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...

Junior Soroush Noktehdan, left, and junior Kushal Devkota, right, work together preparing their displays at the Beall-Dawson House. AP Lang students created the immigration displays in class in the second quarter.

AP Lang Students Create Local Museum Exhibits

Andrew Coulibaly, Opinion Managing Editor February 25, 2019

Seventy-four students from English teacher Krista McKim’s Advanced Placement Language and Composition (AP Lang) course created their own museum exhibits called “Migrate With Us: Through the Stories...

History of Helping in RHS Community

History of Helping in RHS Community

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor February 22, 2019

Rockville is a fairly small community, but the people in it have rallied around big causes demonstrating a strong level of commitment and support to each other. Time and time again the community has banded...

Students answer practice questions during the It's Academic practice using their buzzers.  The club's studio is being moved and team members expressed concern over losing their Giant Foods sponsorship.

It’s Academic’s Uncertain Future

Elenna Mach and Sabina Salguero February 14, 2019

Every Monday and Wednesday evening, the It’s Academic team studies together. Only, they are going over things most students are not concerned about, such as which Turkish empire brought tulips to Europe. It’s...

The Washington Post article noted that while MCPS grades rise, scores on external assessments have not, revealing possible grade inflation.

Washington Post Article Spotlights Possible Grade Inflation in MCPS

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor January 16, 2019

Following a Dec. 31 Washington Post article which questioned recent MCPS policies for causing potential grade inflation, Superintendent Jack R. Smith and the community at large have once again been discussing...

MCPS Holds Job Fair to Support Federal Workers

MCPS Holds Job Fair to Support Federal Workers

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2019

MCPS held a job fair for furloughed federal workers Jan. 15 in their Rockville human relations office in which people applied for open job positions such as substitute teachers, maintenance staff and bus...

In response to increased teenage use the Federal Drug Administration banned many flavored pods, specifically the fruit flavored ones.

FDA Regulates Juuls, Bans Flavors Popular with Teens

Teddy Bilodeau, Staff Writer January 2, 2019

Juul Labs Inc. has advertised itself as an alternative for smokers trying to quit, but is now sparking a new epidemic: nicotine addiction in non-smoking teens. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA)...

The recent state report card broke down proficiency in English Language Arts by racial demographic spotlighting the achievement gap.

RHS Receives 4 Stars on State Report Card

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor December 21, 2018

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) unveiled an accountability report card Dec. 4, designed to measure the success of every public school in Maryland and identify areas for improvement. Under...

The University of Maryland report coupled with the recent state report card further confirm that proficiency levels for Latinos in English and math are low, both around 30 percent.

Report Finds that MCPS Fails to Support, Prepare Latino Students

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2018

Despite being the fastest growing demographic and largest racial group in Montgomery County, Hispanic and Latino students continue to struggle academically in MCPS as the achievement gap widens, according...

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