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Montgomery County Releases the Draft Climate Action Plan

Montgomery County Releases the Draft Climate Action Plan

Emma Skoglund February 19, 2021

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released the Draft Climate Action Plan Dec. 14, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2027 and completely by 2035. The Draft Climate...

Covid-19 Vaccines distributed to Montgomery County First Responders, Staff and Nursing Homes

Covid-19 Vaccines distributed to Montgomery County First Responders, Staff and Nursing Homes

Catherine Corbin February 5, 2021

During Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine plan, Montgomery County health care workers were offered the first round of treatment Dec. 22 through Jan. 15. On Jan. 18, the county entered Phase 1B, broadening...

Insurrection at the Capitol

Joneil Canillo January 20, 2021

During Congress’ Jan. 6 meeting to affirm the votes of the 2020 presidential election, an insurrection led by Donald Trump supporters swarmed the U.S. Capitol. Members of Congress, who were in session...

BOE Votes to Push the Reopening of Schools to March 15

Sabina Salguero January 14, 2021

During an update meeting Jan. 12 regarding the Board of Education’s (BOE) previous decision to reopen schools Feb. 1, members voted to delay in-person learning until March 15, though this is subject...

Graphic Image of the 2020 Electoral Votes for each candidate.

RHS Staff and Students React to Gripping 2020 Presidential Election

Jillian Verity , Online Editor January 8, 2021

Those eligible to vote began casting ballots Nov. 3, determining whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States. After four days of counting votes, the media announced...

Forty two members of the RHS Key Club met Dec. 22 over Zoom to discuss opportunities for service learning hours.

RHS Clubs Adapt to Virtual Learning Environment

Emma Skoglund, News Editor December 22, 2020

To accommodate virtual schooling, RHS clubs have made changes in meetings and activities to allow more flexibility for students. However, despite modifications, clubs face different levels of engagement...

Rising COVID-19 Cases Stall Reopening Plans for Special Programs in January

Rising COVID-19 Cases Stall Reopening Plans for Special Programs in January

Sabina Salguero, Copy Editor December 22, 2020

Following a Nov. 6 meeting, the Board of Education (BOE) released an announcement to MCPS families and staff regarding the official framework for back-to-school learning. Though initially hoping to...

Hogan Clashes With County Health Officials Over School Reopenings

Hogan Clashes With County Health Officials Over School Reopenings

Joneil Canillo, Staff Writer 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

Ben Kushner , Editor in Chief 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)...

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

Controversial School Overhaul Passes Maryland State Legislature

Ben Kushner , Copy Editor 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...

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

Lomax Family Advocates for Insurance Coverage Bill

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief 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

Jack Horan, Game Story Editor 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...

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