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Electric car showcase teaches students value of clean energy

Electric car showcase teaches students value of clean energy

By Danny Donoso

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

AP Environmental Science teacher Kelly Garton held an electric car showing in front of Whitman today with the The Electric Vehicles Association of DC to teach students about the importance of clean energy. 

Photo of the day: Cafeteria gains new manager

Photo of the day: Cafeteria gains new manager

By Lukas Troost

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Photo of the Day, School, Showcase

New cafeteria manager Leshia Murray poses behind the register inside the cafeteria. Murray comes from Walter Johnson and brings seven years of experience in the profession.

Photo of the day: Child development class trick-or-treats around school

Photo of the day: Child development class trick-or-treats around school

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Photo of the Day, School, Showcase

Child development students trick-or-treated around the school today with kids from daycare to celebrate Halloween.

Three Black & White editors receive individual awards from CSPA

Three Black & White editors receive individual awards from CSPA

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Three Black & White editors were honored for their work in the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle awards.

Hogan brings Handle with Care program to Maryland schools

Hogan brings Handle with Care program to Maryland schools

By Emma Shaffer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

This year, Governor Larry Hogan expanded Handle with Care pilot programs to Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick and Harford Counties. As of May 1, the program already exists in Cecil and Washington Counties, but Hogan is attempting to make the program statewide.

Students receive Google software consent forms, submit by Oct. 16

Students receive Google software consent forms, submit by Oct. 16

By Anna Yuan

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Beginning this year, all high school students in MCPS will need parent or guardian consent to be able to use various services in Google’s G Suite for Education services, which include Blogger, Chrome Web Store, Google Earth, Google Takeout and approved videos on Youtube. In order to comply with federal and state la...

Photo of the day: students celebrate National Coming Out Day

Photo of the day: students celebrate National Coming Out Day

By Emma Shaffer

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Photo of the Day, School, Showcase

Students wore rainbow and white ribbons at school today to celebrate National Coming Out Day. Rainbow ribbons indicated the individual identified as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, while white signified the student was a straight and cisgender ally to the community. The ribbons were passed out by Whitman Pride...

Whitman Welcomes new asst. principals

Whitman Welcomes new asst. principals

By Anna Yuan

October 11, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, News, School

This fall, Whitman welcomed two new assistant principals, former MCPS supervisor of student online learning Michelle Lipson and former Wilbert Tucker Woodson High School assistant principal Phillip Yarborough, along with new principal Robert Dodd. Lipson and Yarborough replaced Kathy McHale and Jerom...

Students earning more A’s with new grading system

By Anna Yuan

October 9, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, News, School

More MCPS students are receiving A’s in English, math and science classes, according to data released by the Board of Education Aug. 8. The spike in better grades is likely due to a case of grade inflation after the Board of Education changed the grading system in 2016 to alleviate students’ ...

Architects for Whitman addition to hold community meeting

Architects for Whitman addition to hold community meeting

By Zara Ali

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

RRMM-Lukmire Architects will hold three meetings in October and November to gather feedback from staff and community members on the outline for a three-story addition to the building in the Whittier Woods area. They plan to begin construction next fall. The first two meetings will take place in Oc...

Environmental science topics added to required science classes

Environmental science topics added to required science classes

By Blake Layman

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The MCPS Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs recently approved the addition of environmental science topics to the curriculums in existent high school science classes—including biology, chemistry and physics—across all MCPS schools.

AC malfunction creates discomfort among students and teachers

AC malfunction creates discomfort among students and teachers

By Jack Gonzalez

September 29, 2018


Filed under News, School

The air conditioning unit ticks away noisily while students shift uneasily in their seats. Students’ backs are streaked with sweat, and as the teacher lectures over the drone of fans, the temperature in the classroom only rises. During the first week of school, many students sat in classrooms with broken ...