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

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

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

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 calendars are now under the jurisdiction of each individual county board with no restrictions on the sta...

Students React to Presidential Impeachment, 2020 Election

Students React to Presidential Impeachment, 2020 Election

Ben Kushner, Copy Editor

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 into former vice president Joe Biden’s son, Trump became the third ever president to be impeached ...

Staff Takes Steps to Listen, Connect to Minority Students

Staff Takes Steps to Listen, Connect to Minority Students

Colleen Barrett, Editor-in-Chief

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 in school, while also offering suggestions on what faculty can do to create a more uplifting envi...

New RockVillage Period Added, Made to Support Students

New RockVillage Period Added, Made to Support Students

Sabina Salguero, News Managing Editor

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 to continue until the end of the school year.  Conducted every Wednesday between second and third period classe...

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...

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