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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...