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Students design apps to replace Edline Helper

Students design apps to replace Edline Helper

By Mira Dwyer

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Several student developers have created myMCPS Classroom extension apps to allow students to calculate their grades, replacing the formerly popular Edline Helper app.

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Goodwin: Whitman Strong Day scheduled for Friday

Goodwin: Whitman Strong Day scheduled for Friday

December 11, 2017


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Administrators will hold Whitman Strong Day this Friday, Dec. 15, principal Alan Goodwin said in an email. The day will include a lengthened third period for students to catch up on work and participate in activities designed by students in Whitman's Sources of Strength program.

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UPDATE: Body of missing Whitman student found in Bannockburn woods

December 10, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Principal Alan Goodwin emailed staff today to inform them that the body of senior Navid Sepehri had been found Dec. 10. Sepehri had been reported missing the night before, friends of the Whitman student said.

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Junior teaches freshman English classes about transgender issues

Junior teaches freshman English classes about transgender issues

By Zoe Kaufmann

December 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

These words, delivered by transgender poet Lee Mokobe in a TED Talk, rang through English teacher Omari James’ classroom Nov. 17 as part of junior Lukas Gates’ presentation on transgender issues.

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Weekly News Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 1

Weekly News Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 1

By Julie Rosenstein

December 3, 2017


Filed under National, News

Monday, Nov 27, Whitman sophomore Jojo Greenberg passed away. A vigil was held in her memory Thursday Nov. 30.

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Panel on fake news educates neighbors, students

Panel on fake news educates neighbors, students

By Naren Roy

December 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Neighbors United hosted a panel of three professional journalists to present tools for identifying fake news at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Nov. 6.

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Sophomore Jojo Greenberg remembered in vigil

Sophomore Jojo Greenberg remembered in vigil

By Eric Neugeboren

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Hundreds of community members gathered in front of the school for a vigil Nov. 30 to remember sophomore Jojo Greenberg, who passed away three days earlier.

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Vigil honoring Jojo Greenberg

Vigil honoring Jojo Greenberg

November 28, 2017


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Whitman will host a vigil honoring the life of JoJo Greenberg Thurday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in the parking lot. Principal Alan Goodwin has asked that attendees bring their own matches.

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MyMCPS malfunction leaves students, teachers confused

By Mira Dwyer

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, School

The myMCPS Portal and Classroom didn’t show grades the final day of the first marking period, Nov. 9.

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Thanksgiving recipes: blending diverse cultures into an American tradition

Thanksgiving recipes: blending diverse cultures into an American tradition

By Mira Dwyer

November 22, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

On Thanksgiving, many students celebrate more than just American history. By incorporating their own diverse cultures into celebrations—using ethnic foods, music and traditions—many students prepare and eat meals that reflect their unique family backgrounds. The following students shared how they’ve added their own twists to the traditional holiday.

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Weekly News Roundup: Nov. 13-17

Weekly News Roundup: Nov. 13-17

By Julie Rosenstein

November 18, 2017


Filed under National, News

Looking for easy Thanksgiving recipes? Check out these simple recipes:

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Former MCCPTA Treasurer charged with embezzlement of $39,000 from organization

By Matthew Proestel

November 13, 2017


Filed under Local, News

County prosecutors charged former Montgomery County Council of PTAs Treasurer Lisa Betts with the embezzlement of $39,000 from the MCCPTA. Her plea hearing in the case is set to take place Nov. 17.

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