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Transgender Community Unites in the Face of Violence

Transgender Community Unites in the Face of Violence

Elenna Mach & Colleen Barrett, Editors-in-Chief

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 night sky to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former RHS student Bailey Reeves.  Seventeen y...

Botball Team Ranks 5th Worldwide

Botball Team Ranks 5th Worldwide

Madison Dieffenbach, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

After competing at the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) RHS’ Botball team, the Incredibots, now ranks fifth place worldwide.  GCER is a STEM conference that is aimed towards students, teachers, professionals and enthusiasts in the technology community. It features a Robotics sh...

It’s Academic Team Earns Third Place in DC Metro Finals

It’s Academic Team Earns Third Place in DC Metro Finals

Sabina Salguero, News Managing Editor

June 11, 2019

RHS’ It’s Academic team placed third out of 81 teams in the D.C. Metro Finals after being defeated by Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS) and Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) 565–455–360 May 18 at NBS studios in D.C. This is the first time in nine years RHS has made finals since winning the ...

MCPS Data Reveals School Conditions Need Further Review

MCPS Data Reveals School Conditions Need Further Review

Sabina Salguero, News Editor

June 10, 2019

After a change in MCPS’ Capital Improvements Program, which helps maintain and improve facilities, MCPS released new data revealing multiple schools throughout the county are in need of further review after different infrastructure and building characteristic conditions were ranked poorly. The Key...

Boy Scouts Face Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Boy Scouts Face Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Benjmin Kushner, Copy Editor

June 10, 2019

More than 12,000 victims and almost 8,000 perpetrators: that is the magnitude of the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  A recent report that highlights the organization’s extensive history of sexual assault accusations, and failures to address the issue, have brou...

Damascus Principal Steps Down Amid Hazing Scandal, Aftermath

Damascus Principal Steps Down Amid Hazing Scandal, Aftermath

Colleen Barrett, Editor in Chief

June 7, 2019

In light of the four rape charges resulting from the alleged fall hazing scandal at Damascus High School (DHS), which involved accusations that JV football players were sexually assaulted by their teammates and allegations of mishandling the investigation, former DHS principal Casey Crouse has resigned from ...

Free and Reduced Price Summer Meal Program Reaches More Students

Free and Reduced Price Summer Meal Program Reaches More Students

Emma Hourigan, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

MCPS will be serving free, nutritious meals to all minors over the summer regardless of their meal plan eligibility status during the school year through a Free Summer Meals Plan. The MCPS Free Summer Meals Plan is a federally funded program that distributes lunches through approximately 120 scho...

Fewer Requirements for Substitute Teachers

Fewer Requirements for Substitute Teachers

Javier Lopez, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

Due to a shortage of substitutes in the county, the MCPS Board of Education (BOE) submitted a proposal March 12 to review the requirements and guidelines for substitute teacher applicants in order to increase the number of substitutes in the county. The county currently requires substitute teachers to have at lea...

MCPS To Create Policy for Behavior Threat Assessments

MCPS To Create Policy for Behavior Threat Assessments

Elenna Mach, Editor in Chief

June 3, 2019

MCPS drafted a Behavioral Threat Assessment Policy midway through this school year to formally implement protocols to identify potential threats from any individual on school property, especially students. Each school will form behavioral threat assessment teams comprised of administrators, law en...

MCPS Budget Falls Short by $9.4 Million

MCPS Budget Falls Short by $9.4 Million

Javier Lopez, Staff Writer

May 31, 2019

Montgomery County Council leaders pledged to find the means to fully fund the Board of Education’s (BOE) budget request Wednesday, April 24, which MCPS wants to utilize for more educational resources after initially falling short by $14.4 million for the 2020 request of $2.66 billion. Through a...

New Study Reveals Lingering Achievement Gap in MCPS

New Study Reveals Lingering Achievement Gap in MCPS

Sabina Salguero, News Managing Editor

May 31, 2019

Efforts to close MCPS’ achievement gap have been ineffective, according to a recent MCPS report in which the county released a new equity accountability model revealing lower performance rates in literacy and mathematics from minority, low-income students. For decades, there has been a prevalent achi...

School Evacuated Due to Burst Sprinkler

School Evacuated Due to Burst Sprinkler

Paige Krawczel, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

Students and staff evacuated the building at approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, due to a burst sprinkler near the front of the main gym which set off the school fire alarm.   After the fire alarm went off and students and staff spent a 15-minute break on the track and in the front parking lo...

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