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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...

Robert Dodd named new principal

Robert Dodd named new principal

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The MCPS Board of Education unanimously approved the nomination of Robert Dodd as Whitman’s new principal May 21. He will take over for current principal Alan Goodwin July 1. Dodd is currently the lead consulting principal in the county Office of Human Resources and Development. Previously, he s...

Whitman drama hires new director Randy Snight

Whitman drama hires new director Randy Snight

By Joseph Ferrari

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Whitman Drama announced actor Randy Snight will be director of the department beginning this fall, filling the position Christopher Gerken held for 12 years before his resignation in January. Interim director Jonathan Rizzardi directed the last Whitman production, “The Curious Incident of the D...

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, seniors to speak at graduation

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, seniors to speak at graduation

By Anna Yuan

May 20, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

This year’s senior graduation June 8 will feature Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank as the keynote speaker with student speakers Claude Ayo, Madison Holt and Lucia Mitnik. Milbank has been a columnist for the Washington Post since 2005, focusing mainly on politics. He participated in a pol...

MCPS continues principal search process

MCPS continues principal search process

By Mira Dwyer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, News, School

The county is currently in the process of selecting the next Whitman principal after principal Alan Goodwin announced March 19 that he will retire at the end of this school year. The time frame for applicants to submit resumés for the position closed April 10. Of those who submitted resumés, MCP...

Andy Wetzel named Athletic Director of the Year

Andy Wetzel named Athletic Director of the Year

By Sara Azimi

May 20, 2018


Filed under School, Showcase, Sports

On April 28, the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association named Andy Wetzel District 2B Athletic Director of the Year. The winner is decided based on votes cast by all the athletic directors in the district. Wetzel, one of the longest tenured athletic directors in the county, has been the ath...

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

By Thomas Mande, Chris Atkinson, and Jessie Solomon

May 17, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, News, School, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After repeated delays, the Montgomery County BOE approved the construction of Whitman’s turf field April 24. The field will be installed immediately after the spring sports season, and will be ready for use in the fall, MCPS official Essie McGuire said. At the April 24 meeting, controversy erupted...

BOE holds community meeting; addresses staffing, new curriculum, mental health

BOE holds community meeting; addresses staffing, new curriculum, mental health

By Meera Dahiya

May 16, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The Montgomery County Board of Education met with members of the PTA and other parents from the Whitman cluster May 10 in a triennial community meeting to discuss a new curriculum to be tested at Pyle in the 2018-19 school year, class size and mental health. The proposed new curriculum refines Curricul...

Whitman honors retiring staff in outdoor ceremony

Whitman honors retiring staff in outdoor ceremony

By Joseph Ferrari

May 15, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Whitmaniacs held a pep rally during a double 4th period May 15 to honor principal Alan Goodwin, assistant principals Jerome Easton and Kathryn McHale and 10 other staff members who will be retiring at the end of the school year.The ceremony, held in the Jerome Marco Stadium, included speeches from stud...

Attorneys visit English classes, present legal side of cyberbullying

Attorneys visit English classes, present legal side of cyberbullying

By Lukas Troost

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Lawyers from the Maryland State Bar Association visited English classes May 3 to educate students about the legal consequences of cyberbullying. The presentations were part of a community outreach program directed towards preventing high school students from taking part in online harassment. Four a...

County funds new doors to improve after-hours security

County funds new doors to improve after-hours security

By Blake Layman

May 11, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Workers have begun construction on three new doors on the second floor and in Whittier Woods to increase security and limit who can enter and exit certain parts of the school after hours. “At 3:30 those doors will be secured because right now there is nothing preventing anybody from entering Wh...

Best buddies sing, dance, do magic at annual talent show

Best buddies sing, dance, do magic at annual talent show

By Camerynn Hawke

May 9, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Best Buddies held their annual talent show May 8 in the WAUD auditorium in front of a crowd of around 50 people. For two hours, buddy families—made up of a student with an intellectual or developmental disability and one to four other students—sang songs, danced, drew portraits or did magic. Around ...