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MCPS' new policy allows students struggling with mental health to transfer schools.

MCPS modifies transfer policy, allows students to relocate for mental health

By Lily Freeman October 28, 2020

The MCPS Board of Education modified the student transfer policy on October 6, clarifying that students may relocate to other schools for mental health related reasons.  The previous policy required...

On the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month, the MSP hosted a virtual panel to honor the Hispanic community.

Minority Scholars Program honors Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual panel

By Grace Corbett October 17, 2020

Minority Scholars Program members hosted a virtual panel in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month during OneWhitman on October 15. During the panel, MSP students described the impact of both COVID-19 and...

Student leaders and panelists take viewers' questions about best practices in dealing with sexual misconduct.

Town hall brings to light MCPS’ sexual misconduct allegations

By Lily Freeman October 14, 2020

MCPS hosted a virtual student town hall addressing its sexual misconduct prevention methods on October 13. The county held the event in response to several social media posts over the summer in which students...

Bradley Hills Elementary School, where four staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Four Bradley Hills Elementary School staff members contract COVID-19; building temporarily closes

By Lily Freeman October 8, 2020

The Bradley Hills Elementary School building will close for two weeks after four staff members tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email MCPS sent out to Bradley Hills families this afternoon. The...

A sign for the new program, which encourages outdoor dining and socialization.

Picnic in the Park program opens in Montgomery County, provides outdoor meal delivery service

By Grace Corbett October 7, 2020

Montgomery County Parks has partnered with Visit Montgomery’s MoCo Eats to provide the new Picnic in the Park Program to the public. The program delivers meals from local restaurants at drop-off locations...

A view of construction on River Road, where the MDOT SHA will be spending $1.9 million on improvements.

River Road construction underway to ensure pedestrian safety

By Claire Lane October 4, 2020

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration began a roadway safety improvement project on River Road (MD 190) between Braeburn Parkway and Pyle Road on August 7. The MDOT...

The $1.55 million budget will be used to combat sports access inequities.

MCPS approves increased sports budget to fight countywide access disparities

By Claire Lane October 3, 2020

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved $1.55 million in spending to increase youth sports accessibility on September 15. The budgetary decision comes after the Montgomery County Office of...

MCPS enrollment  declined by over 2000 students this year following a period of sustained growth.

MCPS enrollment down thousands from last year

By Lily Freeman September 29, 2020

Enrollment in MCPS is down for the first time in over a decade, school district officials said during a Board of Education meeting on September 10.  The decline comes after years of positive growth:...

The AEF sued MCPS on September 1, citing discriminatory admissions practices of middle school magnet programs.

Nonprofit sues MCPS over changes to middle school magnet program admissions

By Lily Freeman September 25, 2020

The Association for Education Fairness, a Montgomery County parent coalition, filed a lawsuit against MCPS on September 1, claiming that recent changes to the admissions process for the county’s middle...

Assistant Principal Joseph Msefya joined Whitman's staff this year. Msefya formerly served as a staff development teacher at Newport Mill Middle School.

“Phenomenal” educator Joseph Msefya joins staff as new assistant principal

By Lily Freeman September 23, 2020

Whitman welcomed former Newport Mill Middle School staff development teacher Joseph Msefya as the new 11th grade administrator this past July. Msefya, who replaced Rebecca Zatz, is serving as Clubs...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an inspiration to many Whitman students, passed away September 18.

“My heart sunk”: Whitman community mourns the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Aleydis Barnes September 21, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington D.C. Friday night due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to a Supreme Court press release.  While technical...

Montgomery County Green New Deal Coalition Forum fostered productive conversations on environmental and housing issues.

County climate activists host forum on housing, economy and healthcare

By Christian Larson September 19, 2020

The Montgomery County Green New Deal Coalition hosted an online meeting on September 16, providing residents with a platform to discuss countywide concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics ranged from...

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