Spring Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” Coming Soon

Director Daniel Tobiassen and Actors and Actresses goes over stage directions. -- Sarah Gitterman

March 4, 2011

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

All possible lunch policies are on the table for the committee to consider. Next year, it may not be possible to sit in the hallway during lunch. -- Nathaly Taffo

March 3, 2011

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 Show good promises -- photo taken by Connor Hylton

February 28, 2011

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

The Varsity Baseball team is training intensely for this season -- photo by Gabriela Grant

February 28, 2011

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

Pom's practice for county competition. --Photo taken by Kelsie Hegarty

February 28, 2011

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

Math Techer Staci Lang teaches her AP Calculus class. -- Photo taken by Magdalena Golczynski.

February 28, 2011

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

Students work in art class. -- Photo taken by Pat Aiamsubahb

February 28, 2011

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

Parents and Staff at Empty Bowls Night -- Photo by Nicholas Cropper

February 28, 2011

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

The Baseball team hopes to improve from their 11-7 record from last year. -photo by Alysa Somnasri

February 18, 2011

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

A student reads a book from one of the ten Amazon Kindles in the RHS library. -photo by Nursena Acar

February 7, 2011

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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