Hogan Clashes With County Health Officials Over School Reopenings

Hogan Clashes With County Health Officials Over School Reopenings
October 23, 2020

Following the abrupt closure of the 2019-2020 school year, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted MCPS to begin planning for distance learning. On Aug. 7, the Board of Education (BOE) approved a proposal that...

MCPS Fights Food Insecurity Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

MCPS Fights Food Insecurity Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
October 13, 2020

In an effort to fight food insecurity, Montgomery County began offering residents under the age of 18 curbside meals at 74 MCPS school sites Sept. 18. The Montgomery County Food Security Task Force (FSTF)...

Controversial School Overhaul Passes Maryland State Legislature

The controversial legislation commonly known as the Kirwan Commission waits for a final signature from Gov. Larry Hogan.
April 20, 2020

The controversial educational reforms recommended by the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, more commonly known as the Kirwan Commission, passed through the Maryland House of Delegates...

Lomax Family Advocates for Insurance Coverage Bill

Jennifer Lomax testified against the House Bill 447 and her daughter Bella Lomax delivered a speech advocating for the Senate Bill 475 Feb. 26.
April 15, 2020

After unanimously passing the state legislature, House bill 447 and Senate bill 475 headed to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk March 17, mandating insurance coverage for the illness Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric...

SMOB Proposes In-School Driver’s Education Class

SMOB Proposes In-School Driver's Education Class
February 27, 2020

John F. Kennedy High School senior, Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Nate Tinbite proposed last November that MCPS partner with driver education programs to enable more cost efficient and readily available...

RHS Announced as a Top Engineering School By University of Maryland

University of Maryland College Park ranked RHS among the top 25 high schools that provide students to the their A. James Clark School of Engineering.
February 26, 2020

For the second time this past decade, RHS has been named one of the top 25 high schools providing students to the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and...

RHS Student Recognized for Creative Writing Skills at Fitzgerald Festival

Each of the 13 Fitzgerald Scholars pose with their awards from the festival, which took place Oct. 12 at the Glenview Mansion.
February 4, 2020

Senior Marissa Hartman and English teacher Anne Ehlers were selected to attend the F. Scott Fitzgerald Festival Oct. 12 at the Glenview Mansion near RHS. The festival is an all day event that includes...

BOE Regains Autonomy Over School Calendar, Adopts 2020-21 Calendar

BOE Regains Autonomy Over School Calendar, Adopts 2020-21 Calendar
January 22, 2020

MCPS adopted the final calendar for the 2020-21 school year Dec. 3 after months of deliberation and consideration of student, parent and MCPS employee input. With a change in state legislation, school...

Students React to Presidential Impeachment, 2020 Election

In response to the impeachment of President Donald Trump, students give their opinions on Trump and the upcoming 2020 election.
January 15, 2020

Following a Congressional impeachment inquiry into allegations that President Donald Trump threatened to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine unless Ukrainian President Vladamir Zalinsky opened an investigation...

Staff Takes Steps to Listen, Connect to Minority Students

Students leaders in the Minority Scholars Program discuss questions and concerns regarding the school climate during a staff meeting Nov. 12.
January 9, 2020

To better understand student struggles, garner feedback for teachers and promote a positive school climate, the RHS staff listened to a panel of 12 seniors discuss both positive and negative experiences...

New RockVillage Period Added, Made to Support Students

Students complete an icebreaker activity during the second weekly RockVillage advisory class. Future meetings will focus less on academics and instead, activities such as mindfulness.
November 14, 2019

To create more time for county lessons and for teachers to build better relationships with students, RHS has introduced a new advisory period, RockVillage, which went into effect Sept. 25 and is planned...

Transgender Community Unites in the Face of Violence

A vigil service was organized Sept. 8 to celebrate the life of former RHS student Bailey Reeves. Family, friends and members of the community sang  songs and shared stories of the young transgender teen.
October 25, 2019

Dozens of people gathered at Bauer Recreational Center Sept. 8, surrounding candles that spelled out “Bailey,” admiring the photos that lined the sidewalk and releasing white balloons into the dark...

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