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Pi day celebration

Photo of the Day, March 14: Holloway’s Pi Day celebration returns to Burning Tree

By Jacob Cowan and Maddie Kaltman March 14, 2023

Calculus teacher Michele Holloway and more than 40 of her students celebrated International Pi Day at Burning Tree Elementary School during lunch today. They brought pies of all flavors — and pi in various...

On Valentines Day, the Fomz paid visits to each of the singing gram recipients, putting on energetic performances that involved singing, dancing and standing on tables.

Photo of the Day, Feb. 14: Fomz deliver “Singing Grams”

By Maddie Kaltman February 14, 2023

Love was in the air this morning as the Whitman Fomz, dressed in vibrant pink shirts, bursted into classrooms and serenaded students. From first period to fourth period, catchy love songs — such as “Baby”...

The World Language Cafe team and Social Emotional Special Education Support (SESES) program joined to host a Lunar Lantern Festival celebration in the Commons during lunch today.

Photo of the Day, Jan. 26: Lunar Lantern Festival

By Josefina Masjuan January 27, 2023

When students entered the bustling Commons at lunch today, they stumbled upon the sight of red lanterns and other themed decorations lining the stairwell and surrounding walls, and the sound of traditional...

Magloon speaks to students at lunch today.

Photo of the Day, Tuesday, Jan. 24: Author Kekla Magoon speaks to students at lunch event

By Ines Foscarini January 25, 2023

The Media Center hosted a virtual visit with award-winning author Kekla Magoon during lunch today. Attending students learned about Magoon’s new book, discussed identity and talked with the author about...

Athletes from Whitmans Swim and Dive team made a spirited entrance to the pep rally today.

Photo of the Day, Dec. 7: Winter Pep Rally

By Alessia Pedrazzini December 7, 2022

Students gathered in the main gym to celebrate the beginning of the winter sports season at pep rallies during eighth period today.  The SGA held two pep rallies because Whitman’s main gym was unable...

Robbins facilitates a Secret Santa activity in chorus teacher Michelle Kims class.

Photo of the Day, Friday, Dec. 2: Bestselling author Alexandra Robbins (’94) substitute teaches at Whitman

By Darby Infeld December 3, 2022

Five-time New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins (’94) — who wrote the 2006 novel “The Overachievers” about her alma mater — returned to Whitman today as a substitute teacher for...

The National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF) selected Whitman as one of five local educational institutions to participate in its Neighborhood Tree Planting Program.

Photo of the Day, Wednesday, Nov. 16: students and staff welcome Japanese embassy representatives for cherry tree planting ceremony

By Alessia Pedrazzini November 17, 2022

One hundred and twelve years after the Japanese government gifted the United States two thousand cherry trees as a symbol of friendship between the two nations, representatives from the Japanese embassy...

Social worker Jacklyn Amankwa plays music on Whitmans loudspeaker between fourth and fifth periods on Thursday.

Photo of Yesterday, Nov. 4: music fills the halls between class periods

By Ines Foscarini November 5, 2022

Whitman’s school-based mental health professionals played music between class periods on Thursday and Friday to reduce stress and motivate students and staff at the end of the first marking period.  Social...

The presentation contained information on Maryland gun possession laws, gun violence statistics and violence-free conflict resolution.

Photo of the Day, Oct. 19: Local prosecutors speak at Gun Education Assembly

By Aidan Donnan October 19, 2022

Prosecutors from the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office held a school-wide gun education assembly during third period today. The presentation contained information on Maryland gun possession...

Kemelhor and his classmates placed the plaque near the stadium, overlooking the original location where 35,800 sq. feet Dome once stood.

Photo of the Day, September 30: Class of 1970 unveils plaque commemorating Whitman’s Dome

By Sonya Rashkovan September 30, 2022

Whitman alumni gathered this afternoon in the main gym to unveil a plaque commemorating the school’s Dome that was demolished in 1992. At the time of its construction in 1962, the structure attracted...

Prospective Fomz — also known as “Fake Poms” — dancers spread out across the space and followed Whitman Poms dancers in a warm-up to the rhythm of upbeat music. 

Photo of Yesterday, September 28: Whitman Fomz tryouts

By Meredith Lee September 29, 2022

More than 20 seniors attended tryouts for Whitman’s Fomz team in the cafeteria yesterday night.  Prospective Fomz — or “Fake Poms” — dancers spread out across the space and followed Whitman...

The PTSA’s Student Clubs Committee organized the event, which provided students with the opportunity to sign up for more than 130 of this year’s club offerings.

Photo of the Day, Sept. 20: Whitman Clubs Night

By Aidan Donnan September 20, 2022

Hundreds of students gathered in the bus loop for Whitman’s annual Clubs Night this evening. The PTSA’s Student Clubs Committee organized the event, which provided students with the opportunity to...

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