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Photo of the day: Sept. 7

Photo of the day: Sept. 7

By Thomas Mande

September 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

English teacher Cody Therrien and writing center director Orion Hyson pose with their new staff t-shirts. Many teachers around the school wore the shirts today, which sport the motto “believe in Whitman, honoring the past and teaching the future.” “It’s an inspirational reminder that Whitman has a well-earn...

Montgomery County named healthiest in state

Montgomery County named healthiest in state

By Lukas Troost

June 5, 2018


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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.

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...

District 16 state delegate primary: an inside look at local candidates

District 16 state delegate primary: an inside look at local candidates

By Katie Hanson

May 27, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

As the June 26 primary election for the District 16 delegates approaches, three candidates from the Whitman area are ramping up their campaigns for the three available seats in the Maryland House of Delegates. SARA LOVE (D) Sara Love, 51, is a Democrat and single mom with a sixth grade son at P...

Pop-up bike lane tested in downtown Bethesda

Pop-up bike lane tested in downtown Bethesda

By Zara Ali

May 22, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation launched their first trial bike lane, referred to as a pop-up lane, Friday May 18 to test the lane as a possible permanent path for cyclists. If established, the trial lane will mark the first installation of a network of bike lanes within downtown B...

Westbard lawsuit dismissed, citizen group to appeal

Westbard lawsuit dismissed, citizen group to appeal

By Zoe Kaufmann

April 21, 2018


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A Montgomery County Circuit Court reaffirmed the legitimacy of the growth plan for the Westbard neighborhood March 9, dismissing a lawsuit filed by Westbard residents.

Students advocate against gun violence through #neveragain Whitman Facebook group

Students advocate against gun violence through #neveragain Whitman Facebook group

By Matthew Proestel

April 13, 2018


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In the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, several Whitman students created the Facebook group “#neveragain Whitman” to discuss ideas for gun reform.

Adventure Theatre suffers electrical fire

Adventure Theatre suffers electrical fire

By Zoe Kaufmann

April 8, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

An electrical fire damaged children’s theater company Adventure Theatre’s Glen Echo location March 2. The Montgomery County Fire Department was called to the Glen Echo building at around 1:30 AM, Bethesda Beat reported.

Study Circles at Whitman spark ‘comfortable conversations’ about race

Study Circles at Whitman spark ‘comfortable conversations’ about race

By Naren Roy

March 22, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

 Whitman hosted the MCPS Study Circles program for the first time Feb. 12 and 27 at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. The forum, facilitated by MCPS “equity professionals” from central office, allowed students and teachers to engage in discussions about the effect of race in the class...

Two county schools extend school year to narrow achievement gap

Two county schools extend school year to narrow achievement gap

By Katherine Sylvester

March 19, 2018


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Two Silver Spring elementary schools plan to narrow the achievement gap between low and high-income students with a new initiative: a longer school year.

Shots fired in Montgomery Mall parking lot Friday

By Elyse Lowet

March 11, 2018


Filed under Local, News

Police rushed to Westfield Montgomery Mall Friday night after receiving reports of gunshots fired at about 7:08 p.m. They found shell casings in the parking lot by the food court, but did not find any victims. The bullets struck two parked cars in the lot.