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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) CelebrA? la Noche Latina

El Club de la Directiva Hispana (HLC) CelebrA? la Noche Latina

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2017


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El club de la directiva Hispana (HLC) celebrA? la Noche Latina el 13 de diciembre en la cafeter a y presenta varios aspectos de la cultura latina como bailes, comida, mA?sica y actividades por un honorario de entrada de $5. "Noche Latina es una noche para todos las culturas hispanas y latinas para ve...

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...

Progress Checks Replace RQAs

Progress Checks Replace RQAs

Esther Frances and William Wheeler

December 14, 2017


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Progress Checks have replaced Required Quarterly Assessments (RQAs) and students will begin taking the county-created assessments toward the end of the second quarter in various courses spread out across numerous content areas. RQAs replaced county formatives and final exams for specific courses for ...

2018-19 School Calendar Finalized

2018-19 School Calendar Finalized

Amy Tran, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2017


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After considering four possible calendars for next school year, MCPS' Board of Education (BOE) released the 2018-19 school calendar Nov. 14 with 182 instructional school days, starting school Sept. 4 and ending June 13. School will be closed for non-instructional days Sept. 10 and Sept. 19 which ...

Registration Process for All Sports Updated, Moved Online

Registration Process for All Sports Updated, Moved Online

Jabril Mohamed, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Beginning this winter sports season, MCPS introduced online registration for completing and submitting the required paperwork for try-outs, replacing the previous hard copy submission process, which has been met with a mixed sense of streamlining the process and confusion over the new system. Online...

Modern Addiction: JUULs

Modern Addiction: JUULs

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


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A new trend has swept over students around the country including some at RHS: the recreational use of electronic cigarettes in and out of school, particularly the JUUL brand. In 2016, over two million middle and high schoolers used e-cigarettes, according to a September 2017 FDA study. JUULs are comp...

Students Struggle with Limited Parking Spots

Students Struggle with Limited Parking Spots

Amy Tran, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


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Students continually struggle to find parking every day due to the limited 109 spots allocated to them. While the struggle continues, the solutions are not simple as admin finds many empty spots daily, reaffirming their position that 109 is adequate. The student parking lot in the back of the school by the stadium...

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


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Several MCPS students, including senior Alex Rankine, were honored as Fitzgerald scholars at the 21st annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Oct. 21 at Richard Montgomery HS(RMHS). The festival also honored author Annie Proulx with the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for Outstanding Achieveme...

Band Hits High Note with New Director

Band Hits High Note with New Director

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


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Marching band is moving to a new rhythm with Nicole Sherlock taking over as the new Instrumental Music Director, replacing former director Phil Barnes. Sherlock has been teaching music for 25 years, and is directing the pit orchestra in addition to marching band. Sherlock previously taught in Hawaii, and sa...

New ESOL Biology Class Teaches Without Language Barriers

New ESOL Biology Class Teaches Without Language Barriers

Elenna Mach and Olivia Dea��Ath, Sports Editor and Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Beginning this school year, a new biology class for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is being offered at RHS and other schools in the county to help students learn without language barriers. Recognizing the growing number of ESOL students, RHS implemented the new class for 45 students...

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