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This spring, Whitman offered students the opportunity to take five of the seven digital exams.

Recap of AP testing: College Board offers 7 digital exams

By Yaela Teplinsky June 5, 2023

In a reversal of its paper-only system, the College Board administered seven digital AP exams to schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia this spring.  Whitman offered five of the seven AP...

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, incoming MCPS ninth graders will have the opportunity to apply to the four-year program at Whitman.

Whitman’s LASJ program to be expanded for county-wide enrollment in the 2024-2025 school year

By Romina Mofrad June 2, 2023

Whitman’s Leadership Academy for Social Justice (LASJ) program will expand for county-wide enrollment in the 2024-25 school year.  LASJ, which debuted unique to Whitman in the 2020-2021 school year,...

The program will test three different vape detection systems to determine their effectiveness in reducing substance use, Principal Robert Dodd wrote in an email to the school community.

Whitman selected for county pilot program to test vape detectors

By Griffin Haber May 31, 2023

On April 21, MCPS officials selected Whitman to participate in a Vape Detection System Pilot Program, according to an email from Principal Robert Dodd. The program is one of several new safety initiatives...

Members of the Best Buddies Club perform at the annual talent show on May 18.

Best Buddies Club puts on annual talent show

By Olivia Hansel May 27, 2023

On May 18, Whitman community members gathered in the commons for the annual Best Buddies Talent Show. The show consisted of 17 acts in which students sang, danced and recited poetry. Since 2016, the...

Student performers present One Acts: Strange Tales in front of an audience seated directly onstage.

One Acts returns in-person to Whitman Drama

By Liam Darnell May 25, 2023

On May 18 and May 19, Whitman Drama presented the student-run production “One Acts: Strange Tales” in person for the first time in five years. The show ran for approximately two hours and consisted...

The Montgomery County Council will vote on the bill on May 25, and if approved, the salary increases will go into effect for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. 

Montgomery County Council to vote on salary increase for MCPS staff

By Nikhita Dass May 15, 2023

County Executive Mark Elrich proposed a new budget on April 27 to the Montgomery County Council that includes increased teacher wages and funding for MCPS. The Council will vote on the bill on May 25,...

MCPS Superintendent Monifa McKnight speaks to community members at Rockville High School on April 27 about a plan to address the rise in hate speech in Montgomery County schools.

Superintendent Monifa McKnight addresses rise in hate speech

By Ella Werkman May 15, 2023

On April 27, parents, staff and students gathered at Rockville High School to hear MCPS Superintendent Monifa McKnight address the rise in incidents of hate speech in Montgomery County schools. McKnight...

60th annual Festival of the Arts showcases student artwork

60th annual Festival of the Arts showcases student artwork

By Nikhita Dass May 6, 2023

On April 26 and 27, student art filled Whitman’s halls at the annual Festival of the Arts event. In the commons and auditorium, the annual event featured performances from choir, orchestra, band, jazz...

A protester holds a sign with the words “Dear Climate, Youve Changed” at the End the Era of Fossil Fuels event on Saturday.

“Dear Climate, You’ve Changed”: Whitman’s Fridays for Future club protests climate change on Earth Day

By Abby Ikenson April 25, 2023

Whitman’s Fridays for Future club protested at the “End the Era of Fossil Fuels” event in Washington D.C. to celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness for climate change on April 22. The day-long...

Richard Montgomery junior Sami Saeed won Wednesday’s SMOB election with 70% of the vote.

Sami Saeed elected as 46th Student Member of the Board

By Griffin Haber April 20, 2023

Richard Montgomery High School junior Sami Saeed won the 46th MCPS Student Member of the Board election on Wednesday, according to a press release from the county’s communications office. Saeed is set...

The Montgomery County Council conducts a public hearing about the proposed budget while MCPS students hold signs in a show of support for the measure.

County residents rally in favor of proposed MCPS budget

By Liam Darnell April 17, 2023

Montgomery County residents rallied outside of the County Council Office in favor of the Board of Education’s proposed 2023 budget on Thursday, April 13. The rally preceded a public hearing held by the...

Whitman parent Marc Hausman warns students of the consequences of drug abuse at an assembly on Thursday.

“You honor Landen by honoring yourself”: IMPACT Week speakers promote student safety

By Ava Faghani March 27, 2023

Content warning: This article contains references to substance use and sexual abuse. Whitman parent Marc Hausman and Assistant State’s Attorney Debbie Feinstein spoke to students at an assembly during...

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