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Junior Wins RamIdol Second Year in a Row

Junior Wins RamIdol Second Year in a Row

March 8, 2011


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On March 5 at the annual RamIdol singing competition held in the auditorium, junior Genevieve Dubroof outcompeted runner-up sophomore Sontanna Cremins by only a single point, and became a RamIdol winner for a second year in a row. There were three judges at the event: physical education teacher Frank...

Seven Teachers Awarded With National Board Certification

Seven Teachers Awarded With National Board Certification

March 7, 2011


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Seven teachers at RHS have recently been named new National Board Certified Teachers, a very prestigious honor that takes a lot of time and hard work to achieve. The teachers came from many different departments. The list of recipients includes math teachers Lindsay Junkins, Staci Lang and Karl Kraus,...

Spring Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” Coming Soon

Spring Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” Coming Soon

March 4, 2011


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Lights! Camera! Action! Well, not quite yet. Currently, the spring musical, a production of "Bye Bye Birdie," is still under construction. The sets are currently being made, costumes are being put together and the rehearsals are underway. "Bye Bye Birdie" takes place during the 1950's, and is the...

Committee Forms, Brainstorms New Lunch Policies

Committee Forms, Brainstorms New Lunch Policies

March 3, 2011


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Administration has created a committee composed of staff, student representatives and parents in hopes of creating a lunch period that will quell any concerns and be suitable for years to come. After seven years of various lunch alterations, the committee has decided to sit down and propose the best...

Rams Basketball Shows Promise

Rams Basketball Shows Promise

February 28, 2011


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Senior Deandre Kelly epitomizes the sport of basketball at RHS; as the star of the team, Kelly set a new record for RHS by scoring over 1,000 points as a varsity player. Kelly has been on varsity all for four years of his high school career. His talent and leadership on the court has helped create...

New Year, Better Year For Boys Varsity Baseball

New Year, Better Year For Boys Varsity Baseball

February 28, 2011


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The RHS varsity baseball team had a win, loss, tie of 3-2-0, and their overall standing was 11-7. The Rams ranked fifth out of twelve Montgomery County 3A/2A varsity baseball high school teams in the 2009-2010 season. "Expectations are hard to match, especially depending on their last year stats, some of these guys had career years," said boys varsity baseball coach Farron...

Pompon Spirit Award Winners

Pompon Spirit Award Winners

February 28, 2011


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February is the most important month for the pompon season. The RHS squad has been working hard for the past six months to perfect their jumps, leaps and turns in preparation for the final competition: Counties. There is just one problem: RHS spirit is flat. For the last two seasons, RHS has won the spirit award at the Division II Montgomery County Compe...

Exam Credit Bill

Exam Credit Bill

February 28, 2011


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MD Senate bill 109, introduced Jan. 21, should guarantee that any Maryland public college or university providing students with course credits for Advanced Placement exams must do so for students that have taken standard and higher level International Baccalaureate exams. The practice of grantin...

Threatening Budget Cuts

Threatening Budget Cuts

February 28, 2011


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New budget cuts aimed at reducing unnecessary spending in MCPS schools is causing many Fine Art classes being compressed into fewer class periods or even getting rid of them completely, evoking some fear into Fine Art teachers. RHS's Fine Art department has been impacted from previous budget cuts, but this year's could be the most significant in funding loss. RHS Fin...

Empty Bowls Night Raises $2,000

Empty Bowls Night Raises $2,000

February 28, 2011


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Empty Bowls Night was a concept developed by art teacher John Hartom in 1990 to raise funds for the community; RHS is hosting its sixth annual Empty Bowls Night to raise money for the Capital Area Food Bank. Empty Bowls Night was adopted by RHS to help support National Hunger and Homeless...

Baseball Team Prepares For Season

Baseball Team Prepares For Season

February 18, 2011


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Baseball at RHS has displayed a continuous pattern of improvement in recent seasons with many thanks to Head Varsity Baseball Coach Farron Riggs. Riggs has been coaching Varsity baseball at RHS for 14 years. He also coached two years of Junior Varsity baseball. Winter training started January t...

RHS Receives Amazon Kindles for Student Use

RHS Receives Amazon Kindles for Student Use

February 7, 2011


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On Jan. 4, RHS became the first high school in the Montgomery County Public School system to get Amazon Kindles, when the school library bought ten of the e-readers for students to use. The Amazon Kindle is a portable e-book reader. It can access the internet to download e-books from the Kindle market...

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