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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, Photo of the Day, 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...

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

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...