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After a study done on the middle school curriculum prompted big changes, MCPS is making changes to the high school English curriculum as well.

New Round of Changes to English 9, 10 Curricula

Olivia Turner, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

After Johns Hopkins University conducted an external audit of the K-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math curricula in MCPS schools, adjustments are now also being made to improve the existing high school...

After a strong if inclement weather days caused by ice and snow, MCPS extended the school year from June 13 to June 14.

MCPS Extends School Year by a Day

Sabina Salguero, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

The last day of the 2018-19 MCPS school year has been moved to Friday, June 14 for students and Monday, June 17 for teachers due to recent weather emergencies caused by ice and snow, which prompted school...

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, RHS high school students will no longer be able to fulfill their technology credit by taking the Foundations of Technology class.

FoT Class Removed Beginning 2019-2020 School Year

Iris Valentin, Features Managing Editor April 15, 2019

The Foundations of Technology (FOT) class has been removed from the course selection options for the 2019-20 school year, upsetting many students who viewed the class as a way to get their technology credit...

4 Damascus JV Football Players' Cases Moved to Juvenile Court; MCPS Conducts Internal Investigation

4 Damascus JV Football Players’ Cases Moved to Juvenile Court; MCPS Conducts Internal Investigation

Esther Frances, Print Copy Editor April 11, 2019

After four Damascus High School (DHS) JV football players were charged as adults for first degree rape and an additional three counts of conspiracy to commit rape in November 2018, four separate hearings...

New policy implemented  April 3 gives all students with unexcused tardies a lunch detention.

125 Students Serve Lunch Detention on First Day of New Tardy Policy

Emily Nagy , Editor in Chief April 4, 2019

Senior Emely Reyes rushed through the halls attempting to make it to first period before 7:45 a.m. after forgetting her art assignment in her car. Frantically, with her painting in hand, she weaved through...

MCPS students gathered in Washington DC March 14 to protest against weak gun laws and in support of new legislation, bill HR8.

Students Walk Out, Protest in DC

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2019

Exactly one year after the first high school student walkout, the student-run social activist group MoCo for Change led a second annual walkout March 14 in Washington D.C., again protesting Congress’...

The new visitor sign-in machine located in the main office.  The machines have been installed in schools throughout the county.

MCPS Implements New Guest Sign-In System

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor March 28, 2019

Five months after the new guest sign-in system was implemented at RHS in October 2018, other schools are now also installing the system in their main offices throughout the county.   The check-in system...

Students have started using the easy-fill water stations to fill up water bottles.  The counter in the top-right corner displays the number of plastic bottles saved by using the water station.  The three new stations were installed in the first week of March.

3 Additional Easy-Fill Water Stations Installed Throughout Building

Ben Kushner, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

Allowing students to easily fill up water bottles, new water fountains were installed the second week of March outside the main gym, outside the main office and in the second floor rotunda paid for by...

Members of the It's Academic team practice buzzing in quickly to answer questions on a wide range of topics.  The team will be competing in the semi-finals May 11 for the first time in three years.

It’s Academic Team Outlasts Two Competitors, Makes Semi-Finals For First Time in 3 Years

Sabina Salguero, Staff Writer March 21, 2019

After an intense playoff match against Richard Montgomery (RM) High School (HS) and Landon HS Feb. 16, RHS’ It’s Academic televised team (A-Team) won 590–495–390 and will be moving on to the semifinals...

New Bill Would Restore County Autonomy In Deciding School Calendar

New Bill Would Restore County Autonomy In Deciding School Calendar

Javier Lopez , Staff Writer March 11, 2019

Maryland senators are fighting to overturn Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 executive order that requires Maryland public schools start after Labor Day and end by June 15. State Senator Paul G. Pinsky introduced...

Mozzarella sticks laid out as one of a variety of lunch options for students.  Cafeteria managers are required to serve certain daily specials, though they have the flexibility to offer additional options.

Behind the Cafeteria Counter: Inside Look at School Lunches

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2019

About one third of RHS students eat school-provided lunch every day, yet many are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes to prepare their meals. All MCPS elementary, middle and high schools offer...

After Renaming Middle School, All School Names Under Review

After Renaming Middle School, All School Names Under Review

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2019

Following Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro’s recommendation to change Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School’s (MS) name, the Board of Education (BOE) has asked for a review of existing...

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