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Students design apps to replace Edline Helper

Students design apps to replace Edline Helper

By Mira Dwyer

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Several student developers have created myMCPS Classroom extension apps to allow students to calculate their grades, replacing the formerly popular Edline Helper app.

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Sophomore Jojo Greenberg remembered in vigil

Sophomore Jojo Greenberg remembered in vigil

By Eric Neugeboren

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Hundreds of community members gathered in front of the school for a vigil Nov. 30 to remember sophomore Jojo Greenberg, who passed away three days earlier.

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MyMCPS malfunction leaves students, teachers confused

By Mira Dwyer

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, School

The myMCPS Portal and Classroom didn’t show grades the final day of the first marking period, Nov. 9.

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Thanksgiving recipes: blending diverse cultures into an American tradition

Thanksgiving recipes: blending diverse cultures into an American tradition

By Mira Dwyer

November 22, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

On Thanksgiving, many students celebrate more than just American history. By incorporating their own diverse cultures into celebrations—using ethnic foods, music and traditions—many students prepare and eat meals that reflect their unique family backgrounds. The following students shared how they’ve added their own twists to the traditional holiday.

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Online payment portal fails to charge credit cards, MCPS asks parents to make transactions a second time

By Jessica Buxbaum

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, School

MCPS financial officers are asking those who made purchases on the Online School Payment portal Sept. 13 to Sept. 30 to re-enter their credit card information due to an error by the vendor, Online School Management Systems.

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Motivational speaker and freshman lead anti-bullying assembly

Motivational speaker and freshman lead anti-bullying assembly

By Naren Roy

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Motivational speaker and rapper Anthony McLean delivered an anti-bullying presentation Oct. 23 in the auditorium. Before McLean’s Bullying and Inclusivity presentation, freshman Brian Ellis spoke about his experiences with hate at Whitman.

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Speech and Debate team hosts political panel fundraiser

Speech and Debate team hosts political panel fundraiser

By Jeremy Wenick

October 26, 2017


Filed under Media, News, School, Showcase

Six journalists and political professionals participated in a panel regarding Trump’s administration and the world of politics Oct. 24 in the auditorium. Speech and Debate team speech captain Valerie Akinyoyenu introduced the panel, held as a fundraiser for the Speech and Debate team, and team president Elisa McCartin and vice president Camille Caldera co-moderated.

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MCPS representative checks ADA compliance, repairs to follow

MCPS representative checks ADA compliance, repairs to follow

By Rebecca Hirsh

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

An American Disabilities Act compliance surveyor inspected Whitman last week as part of a countywide check to ensure all schools follow the regulations of the law and are accessible to all disabled people. After three days of work, surveyor David Patnode reported complete compliance in all hallways, stairways and the courtyard. However, he found problems in the bathrooms dealing with space around toilets and sinks.

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Drumline banned from playing next home football game

Drumline banned from playing next home football game

By Sydney Miller

October 20, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Drumline will not perform at the football game against Northwood Oct. 20 due to an agreement made with administrator.

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Multiple English classes undergo curriculum changes

Multiple English classes undergo curriculum changes

By Rebecca Hirsh

October 17, 2017


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The English department adapted the traditional AP Language and Composition and Honors English 12 curricula this year to fit new MCPS and Whitman standards.

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Double eighth period homecoming pep rally prevents fire hazard

Double eighth period homecoming pep rally prevents fire hazard

By Rebecca Hirsh

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The SGA will hold two separate homecoming pep rallies during a double eighth period Oct. 13, due to the gym’s safety regulations.

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