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BSU Hosts Congressman Raskin to Discuss Black History Month, School Shootings

BSU Hosts Congressman Raskin to Discuss Black History Month, School Shootings

Rebecca Pujo, Editor- in-Chief

February 22, 2018


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Congressman Jamie Raskin spoke in the media center yesterday in an event hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) for Black History Month. Raskin, who represents the eighth district of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives, answered questions from students and spoke about timely issues such as Bla...

US Schools Reading Scores Drop

US Schools Reading Scores Drop

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

February 22, 2018


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In data released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the U.S. rank dropped from fifth in 2011 to 13th in 2016 in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, (PIRLS,) an exam meant to measure reading ability. PIRLS is described on the NCES website as “an international assessment...

Principal Bensen Addresses Students About Recent School Shooting

Principal Bensen Addresses Students About Recent School Shooting

Sarah D'Souza and Alex Reynolds

February 16, 2018


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Following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., along with an incident at Clarksburg HS Thursday in which a student was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded firearm to school, principal Billie-Jean Bensen addressed students over the morning announcements ...

This Site can’t be Reached…….. Or Can it?

This Site can’t be Reached…….. Or Can it?

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


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For years, MCPS has been implementing filters to Chromebooks which limit the websites students can visit in order to minimize distractions and to safeguard students. This year in particular, RHS has experienced an uptick in its use of Chromebooks in order to make technology more accessible in the...

School Adopts, Cleans Up Section of Rock Creek

School Adopts, Cleans Up Section of Rock Creek

Grace Goodman, Associate Editor

February 13, 2018


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After a hike with her family though the Rock Creek trails behind RHS, English teacher Catherine Byrne was disappointed with the amount of litter in the creek. Coincidentally, her International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) students were looking for a Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)...

Superintendent’s 2018-19 Operating Budget

Superintendent’s 2018-19 Operating Budget

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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Superintendent Jack Smith proposed his operational budget for the MCPS 2019 fiscal school year in the RHS auditorium Dec. 19. Smith proposed a $2.59 billion budget, a $67 million increase from the previous year. The operational budget will go through many stages until it is finalized in July. After...

In Memoriam: David Robbins

In Memoriam: David Robbins

Matthew Difonzo, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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Rockville High School lost one of its most beloved alumni Nov. 30, 2017 when David Robbins (‘17) passed away peacefully at his home in Rockville from complications due to cancer. Robbins was first diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, during his sophomore year at RHS. It was initially...

MCPS Plans for Inclement Weather Closures

MCPS Plans for Inclement Weather Closures

Gabe Reyes, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018


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MCPS built in 182 days into this school year calendar, two more than the 180-day state requirement, allowing for two closings due to inclement weather. So far this school year there have been two school cancellations, and for any future closures, MCPS will have to add an additional instructional day...

Minimum Wage to Increase in 2021

Minimum Wage to Increase in 2021

Sarah Natchipolsky, Chief Copy Editor

January 3, 2018


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Starting in 2021, Montgomery County business owners will be required to pay their workers aged 20 and older a $15 minimum wage following a unanimous vote by the Montgomery County Council Nov. 7. The new wages will be phased in over the course of three years. In July 2021, large employers with 51 or...

El Club de la Directiva Hispana (HLC) Celebró la Noche Latina

El Club de la Directiva Hispana (HLC) Celebró la Noche Latina

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2017


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El club de la directiva Hispana (HLC) celebró la Noche Latina el 13 de diciembre en la cafetería y presenta varios aspectos de la cultura latina como bailes, comida, música y actividades por un honorario de entrada de $5. “Noche Latina es una noche para todos las culturas hispanas y latinas par...

Sherlock Leads Her First Winter Band Concert

Sherlock Leads Her First Winter Band Concert

Zoe Moser, Sports Managing Editor

December 18, 2017


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The RHS Music Department kicked off the first part of the winter concert Dec. 7 in the auditorium with a holiday-spirited theme under the direction of new band and orchestra teacher Nicole Sherlock. Four ensembles performed at the concert: the concert band, concert orchestra, symphonic band and s...

Hispanic Leadership Clubs Host Noche Latina

Hispanic Leadership Clubs Host Noche Latina

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2017


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Cheers echoed throughout the cafeteria as performers dressed in colorful attire passionately took the stage, displaying representations of centuries-old festivities with modern twists. Hispanic Leadership Club (HLC) hosted Noche Latina Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in the RHS cafeteria, featuring va...

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