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Washington Post Article Spotlights Possible Grade Inflation in MCPS

Washington Post Article Spotlights Possible Grade Inflation in MCPS

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor

January 16, 2019


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Following a Dec. 31 Washington Post article which questioned recent MCPS policies for causing potential grade inflation, Superintendent Jack R. Smith and the community at large have once again been discussing the topic of assessing student grades. The Washington Post article noted that while internal grades ris...

MCPS Holds Job Fair to Support Federal Workers

MCPS Holds Job Fair to Support Federal Workers

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019


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MCPS held a job fair for furloughed federal workers Jan. 15 in their Rockville human relations office in which people applied for open job positions such as substitute teachers, maintenance staff and bus drivers. Hundreds of applicants showed up and brought their resumes and government identification, sig...

FDA Regulates Juuls, Bans Flavors Popular with Teens

FDA Regulates Juuls, Bans Flavors Popular with Teens

Teddy Bilodeau, Staff Writer

January 2, 2019


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Juul Labs Inc. has advertised itself as an alternative for smokers trying to quit, but is now sparking a new epidemic: nicotine addiction in non-smoking teens. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) announced Sept. 12 that vape company Juul would be given 60 days to prove they can keep their produ...

RHS Receives 4 Stars on State Report Card

RHS Receives 4 Stars on State Report Card

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

December 21, 2018


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The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) unveiled an accountability report card Dec. 4, designed to measure the success of every public school in Maryland and identify areas for improvement. Under the revamped model, Rockville High School (RHS) was awarded four out of five stars. This yea...

Report Finds that MCPS Fails to Support, Prepare Latino Students

Report Finds that MCPS Fails to Support, Prepare Latino Students

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


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Despite being the fastest growing demographic and largest racial group in Montgomery County, Hispanic and Latino students continue to struggle academically in MCPS as the achievement gap widens, according to a Nov. 8 report. The report by the University of Maryland (UMD) School of Public Health rev...

Rockville Town Square Fears Closure Due to Debt, Multiple Stores Shut Down

Rockville Town Square Fears Closure Due to Debt, Multiple Stores Shut Down

Esther Frances, Print Copy Editor

December 21, 2018


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Since 2006, Rockville Town Center has provided residents with a diverse mix of restaurants, shops and seasonal festivities. But due to a decline in customers and a lack of revenue, Dawson’s Market, Mellow Mushroom and Pandora Seafood and Bar all closed their doors this fall, the latest in a trend of ...

Report Finds Dangerous Lead Levels in Some Schools’ Drinking Water

Report Finds Dangerous Lead Levels in Some Schools’ Drinking Water

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

December 20, 2018


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After testing MCPS water fountains last summer and finding alarming levels of lead in certain schools, Board of Education (BOE) member Jill Ortman-Fouse introduced a $1.1 million resolution to purchase new water bottle filling stations for every school in the county. Testing within schools found that 63 water f...

Amazon’s Second Headquarters Brings STEM Enthusiasm to DMV

Amazon’s Second Headquarters Brings STEM Enthusiasm to DMV

Matthew Liu, Opinion Managing Editor

December 19, 2018


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Electronic commerce giant Amazon announced Crystal City, Va. and Long Island City, N.Y. to be the locations of its much-hyped second headquarters Nov. 13, bringing newfound attention to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers for high school students in the Washington, D.C. area. ...

MCPS Addresses Recent Hazing in Light of Damascus Charges

MCPS Addresses Recent Hazing in Light of Damascus Charges

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2018


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Following the alleged hazing and sexual assault at Damascus High School Oct. 31, MCPS is giving renewed attention to hazing and its implications. Four 15 year-old Damascus HS junior varsity JV football players were charged on five different counts each: one count of first-degree rape, three count...

SMOB Tadikonda Visits RHS, Hears from Students

SMOB Tadikonda Visits RHS, Hears from Students

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

December 16, 2018


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Student Member of the Board Ananya Tadikonda visited RHS Dec. 6 during lunch to meet with students and student leaders to discuss her current policies and student concerns. She plans to visit all middle and high schools throughout MCPS by the end of her term. "I just want to hear them [students]. I want...

Coffee House Being Held to Raise Money for Students in Car Crash

Coffee House Being Held to Raise Money for Students in Car Crash

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor

November 29, 2018


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Chorus is hosting a coffee house Friday Nov. 30 in the chorus room at lunch to raise money for the Ortiz family, after sisters, senior Lia Ortiz, freshman Iliana Ortiz and freshman Liliana Ortiz, were hospitalized Nov. 23 due to a car crash on Norbeck Road. The coffee house will include student perfor...

Pedestrian Safety a Renewed Concern After Kennedy HS Accident

Pedestrian Safety a Renewed Concern After Kennedy HS Accident

Andrew Coulibaly, Opinion Managing Editor

November 29, 2018


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Montgomery County is always trying to increase safety for all residents and lately, there have been renewed calls to focus more on pedestrian safety for students after four John F. Kennedy High School (JFK) students were injured in a car crash while waiting at a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) ...

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