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PTSA holds retirement party for administrators

PTSA holds retirement party for administrators

By Max London

June 25, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The PTSA held a retirement party June 13 for retiring administrators Alan Goodwin, Jerome Easton and Kathy McHale at the Bannockburn Community Clubhouse. The event was open to staff members, parents and former students. The PTSA organized the party to give the Whitman community an opportunity to sa...

Student IDs change color for security

Student IDs change color for security

By Matthew Proestel

June 15, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

When students return in the fall for the 2018-19 school year, student IDs will vary in color based on students’ grades. The freshman IDs will be red, the sophomore IDs will be orange, the junior IDs will be blue and the senior IDs will be green.

Dodd meets with new parents at principal’s coffee

Dodd meets with new parents at principal’s coffee

By Thomas Mande

June 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Incoming principal Robert Dodd spoke with new parents and members of the PTA at the annual principal’s coffee for parents of new students June 12.

Senior Josh Engels wins National Merit Scholarship

Senior Josh Engels wins National Merit Scholarship

By Zoe Kaufmann

June 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Josh Engels received a National Merit Scholarship worth $2,500 May 11. Engels is the only Whitman student and one of 21 seniors in MCPS selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for the award this year.

MCPS experiences WiFi outage due to hardware failure

MCPS experiences WiFi outage due to hardware failure

By Anna Yuan

June 12, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

A county-wide WiFi outage occurred at 10:30 am June 11 for approximately 10 minutes. The outage was due to a power source failure of a key piece of equipment, MCPS Chief Technology Officer Pete Cevenini said in an email sent to MCPS administrators.

Class of 2018 turns their tassels

Class of 2018 turns their tassels

By Rebecca Hirsh

June 12, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Four hundred and eighty-seven seniors from the Class of 2018 received their diplomas in a ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall in D.C. June 8. Speakers at graduation included three students—seniors Claude Ayo, Madison Holt and Lucia Mitnik—and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Graduation was espec...

Montgomery County named healthiest in state

Montgomery County named healthiest in state

By Lukas Troost

June 5, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Montgomery County was named the healthiest county in Maryland for the fifth year in a row March 14, according to rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.

Media center scurries into new computer mouse policy

Media center scurries into new computer mouse policy

By Max London

June 1, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

After a string of mouse incidents, one would expect the MCPS exterminating team to be swarming the media center. Instead, students will have to go in search of mice for themselves. Media center specialists implemented a computer mouse rule when they became aware of a mouse shortage before spring br...

Senior Destinations 2018

Senior Destinations 2018

By Anthony Breder and Caleb Herring

June 1, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

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Photo of the Day: May 31

Photo of the Day: May 31

By Sydney Miller

May 31, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Incoming principal Robert Dodd visited Whitman today to meet with current principal Alan Goodwin and see the school. Dodd was confirmed as Goodwin’s replacement May 21. Dodd will begin his position July 1. “I’ve enjoyed meeting with Dr. Goodwin and learning as much about the school as I possibly...

BOE names elementary school after LGBTQ activist Bayard Rustin

BOE names elementary school after LGBTQ activist Bayard Rustin

By Naren Roy

May 30, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The MCPS Board of Education voted 6-2 April 12 to name a new Richard Montgomery cluster elementary school after openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. The school will open this fall and be the first in MCPS to have an openly LGBTQ namesake. Rustin worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. to organize the M...

MCPS receives C+ on 2017 School Food Environment Grades

MCPS receives C+ on 2017 School Food Environment Grades

By Max London

May 29, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

Local non-profit Healthy School Food Maryland gave MCPS a C-plus grade for its cafeteria food in 2017 in a report released May 8. This is the second year that the organization has issued a report: last year, MCPS received a C. Healthy School Food Maryland annually grades all 24 counties in the state. Gra...