The Black & White

Main entrance doorbell breaks, causes security issues

Main entrance doorbell breaks, causes security issues

By Lukas Troost

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The doorbell outside the main entrance stopped working Tuesday. When visitors pressed the button, no signal was sent to the main office to unlock the front door. The issue is likely due to the maintenance conducted outside the school that afternoon, Cherisse Milliner, the security team leader, ex...

Homecoming game moved to Saturday at Wootton

Homecoming game moved to Saturday at Wootton

By Jessie Solomon

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Athletic director Andy Wetzel announced Sept. 24 that the homecoming football game against the Wootton Patriots will take place at Wootton Saturday at 12 p.m. The Vikes will remain the home team. The game was moved to Saturday because no fields are available Friday, Wetzel said. It was expected th...

Ocean City sees tourism increase from late school start

Ocean City sees tourism increase from late school start

By Max London

September 23, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Ocean City and other parts of the Eastern Shore experienced a successful end to their tourism season for the second year since Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 executive order mandated that schools start after Labor Day. The measure has attracted more tourism to Ocean City during the week and weekend before the new school st...

Whitman community welcomes 14 new teachers

Whitman community welcomes 14 new teachers

By Zara Ali

September 23, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

With many teachers departing from Whitman last year and increasing enrollment in classes, 14 teachers have joined the staff this 2018-19 school year.

Police ticket droves of students making illegal turn on way to school

Police ticket droves of students making illegal turn on way to school

By Blake Layman

September 22, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Junior Drew Meadows was 15 minutes late to school on Thursday Sept. 20 because she was pulled over for making a turn that she made every day on her way to school for two years. When she turned onto Woodhaven Boulevard, she was stopped by police, who pulled her and the cars behind her over. Police ha...

Photo of the Day: Sept. 17

Photo of the Day: Sept. 17

By Max London

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The new photo ID machine stands in the main office. The machine, put in place today, allows visitors to self-check in and out of the school by scanning a government-issued ID. The system makes the secretaries’ job easier, because they don’t have to stop their work and check everyone in, main offic...

Turf field nears final stages of construction

Turf field nears final stages of construction

By Ally Navarrete

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports

The soccer, football and field hockey teams have yet to play a home game this season as they wait for the new turf field, originally scheduled to be completed in time for the fall sports season. When students returned to school Sept. 4, workers for the company installing the turf were still workin...

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...

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.