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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...

NASAGV starts price tag demonstration to show frustration with politicians

NASAGV starts price tag demonstration to show frustration with politicians

By Lily Cork

May 28, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The Whitman chapter of the National Association of Students Against Gun Violence began passing out over 300 orange $1.18 price tags May 18 to protest against the lack of a legislative response to recent school shootings. Students have attached the tags to their backpacks in hopes that it will start a c...

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...

Whitmaniacs organizes “Give Like Goodwin” book drive

Whitmaniacs organizes “Give Like Goodwin” book drive

By Sydney Miller

May 23, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Whitmaniacs is holding a book drive until May 25 in departing principal Alan Goodwin’s honor. The books will be donated to underprivileged students in MCPS and a children’s library in Ecuador that the Manos Unidas club is helping build this summer. The club dedicated the book drive to Goodwin...

Boy Scouts changes name to Scouts BSA after allowing girls to join

Boy Scouts changes name to Scouts BSA after allowing girls to join

By Lily Cork

May 23, 2018


Filed under National, News, Showcase

The Boy Scouts of America announced May 2 that they will change the name of their main scouting program from Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA, following their October 2017 decision to allow girls to become Scouts. The 108-year-old organization has been criticized for being too conservative and barred openly gay boys from joining un...