The Black & White

BOE holds community meeting; addresses staffing, new curriculum, mental health

BOE holds community meeting; addresses staffing, new curriculum, mental health

By Meera Dahiya

May 16, 2018


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The Montgomery County Board of Education met with members of the PTA and other parents from the Whitman cluster May 10 in a triennial community meeting to discuss a new curriculum to be tested at Pyle in the 2018-19 school year, class size and mental health. The proposed new curriculum refines Curricul...

Whitman honors retiring staff in outdoor ceremony

Whitman honors retiring staff in outdoor ceremony

By Joseph Ferrari

May 15, 2018


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Whitmaniacs held a pep rally during a double 4th period May 15 to honor principal Alan Goodwin, assistant principals Jerome Easton and Kathryn McHale and 10 other staff members who will be retiring at the end of the school year.The ceremony, held in the Jerome Marco Stadium, included speeches from stud...

Attorneys visit English classes, present legal side of cyberbullying

Attorneys visit English classes, present legal side of cyberbullying

By Lukas Troost

May 14, 2018


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Lawyers from the Maryland State Bar Association visited English classes May 3 to educate students about the legal consequences of cyberbullying. The presentations were part of a community outreach program directed towards preventing high school students from taking part in online harassment. Four a...

County funds new doors to improve after-hours security

County funds new doors to improve after-hours security

By Blake Layman

May 11, 2018


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Workers have begun construction on three new doors on the second floor and in Whittier Woods to increase security and limit who can enter and exit certain parts of the school after hours. “At 3:30 those doors will be secured because right now there is nothing preventing anybody from entering Wh...

Best buddies sing, dance, do magic at annual talent show

Best buddies sing, dance, do magic at annual talent show

By Camerynn Hawke

May 9, 2018


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Best Buddies held their annual talent show May 8 in the WAUD auditorium in front of a crowd of around 50 people. For two hours, buddy families—made up of a student with an intellectual or developmental disability and one to four other students—sang songs, danced, drew portraits or did magic. Around ...

Volume 57 Staff

Volume 57 Staff

May 3, 2018


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Online Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Mande Print Editor-in-Chief: Eva Herscowitz Online Managing Editors:  Hannah Feuer and Rebecca Hirsh Print Managing Editors: Jessica Buxbaum and Eric Neugeboren Online Copy Editors: Jessie Solomon and Ivy Xun Print Copy Editors: Matthew van Bastelaer and...

Community members voice hopes for new principal

Community members voice hopes for new principal

By Anjali Jha

May 2, 2018


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After principal Alan Goodwin announced his retirement, the search for the next principal began. The Black & White spoke to students and faculty members about what qualities they want in a new principal.

Students perform at speech team showcase, SpeechEasy

Students perform at speech team showcase, SpeechEasy

By Rebecca Hirsh

April 26, 2018


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Current speech coach Alexander Burnett (‘12) organized the first SpeechEasy during his senior year to provide an opportunity for parents and students in the community—both with and without direct connections to the speech and debate team—to watch performances and familiarize themselves with the activity. This year, with that same intention, the team revived the event.

Community gathers to discuss principal selection process

By Mira Dwyer

April 21, 2018


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Dozens of community members gathered in the media center April 9 to discuss the process for selecting Whitman’s new principal, who will replace current principal Alan Goodwin after his retirement at the end of this school year.

Photo of the day: April 20

Photo of the day: April 20

By Azraf Khan

April 20, 2018


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Pictured, about 150 students participate in a 13 minute moment of silence in the front of the school. The walkout was part of a nationwide remembrance of the shooting at Columbine High School on this day 19 years ago.

Washingtonian Magazine staff share stories, experience

By Katherine Sylvester

April 17, 2018


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Two media professionals from D.C.’s Washingtonian Magazine visited Whitman Apr. 11. Marketing and communications manager Vanessa McDonald and food editor Jessica Sidman shared professional experience, stories and advice in a fifth period discussion hosted by Whitman’s Young Professionals club.

Junior Lucy Filyaw to shave head for cancer research

Junior Lucy Filyaw to shave head for cancer research

By Eric Neugeboren

April 7, 2018


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Junior Lucy Filyaw plans to shave her head April 13 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for child cancer research.