The Black & White

Photo of the day: Sept. 27

Photo of the day: Sept. 27

By Blake Layman

September 27, 2018


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

A film crew from HBO’s nightly news show, Vice News Tonight, followed around seniors Rachel Zeidenberg and Cassandra Branson today for the show’s daily documentary. The documentary will provide perspectives on the Kavanaugh allegations from teenagers who are the same age now as Dr. Christine Blasey...

Goodwin takes part-time job at MCPS Department of Safety

Goodwin takes part-time job at MCPS Department of Safety

By Meera Dahiya

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

After 14 years of serving as Whitman principal, Alan Goodwin took a part-time job this year at the MCPS Department of Safety and Security to improve school security for all county schools. “While I enjoy retirement, this is just a part-time job so I can enjoy retirement while still staying inv...

Main entrance doorbell breaks, causes security issues

Main entrance doorbell breaks, causes security issues

By Lukas Troost

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The doorbell outside the main entrance stopped working Tuesday. When visitors pressed the button, no signal was sent to the main office to unlock the front door. The issue is likely due to the maintenance conducted outside the school that afternoon, Cherisse Milliner, the security team leader, ex...

Homecoming game moved to Saturday at Wootton

Homecoming game moved to Saturday at Wootton

By Jessie Solomon

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Athletic director Andy Wetzel announced Sept. 24 that the homecoming football game against the Wootton Patriots will take place at Wootton Saturday at 12 p.m. The Vikes will remain the home team. The game was moved to Saturday because no fields are available Friday, Wetzel said. It was expected th...

Whitman community welcomes 14 new teachers

Whitman community welcomes 14 new teachers

By Zara Ali

September 23, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

With many teachers departing from Whitman last year and increasing enrollment in classes, 14 teachers have joined the staff this 2018-19 school year.

Photo of the Day: Sept. 17

Photo of the Day: Sept. 17

By Max London

September 17, 2018


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

The new photo ID machine stands in the main office. The machine, put in place today, allows visitors to self-check in and out of the school by scanning a government-issued ID. The system makes the secretaries’ job easier, because they don’t have to stop their work and check everyone in, main offic...

Turf field nears final stages of construction

Turf field nears final stages of construction

By Ally Navarrete

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports

The soccer, football and field hockey teams have yet to play a home game this season as they wait for the new turf field, originally scheduled to be completed in time for the fall sports season. When students returned to school Sept. 4, workers for the company installing the turf were still workin...

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...