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This Site can’t be Reached…….. Or Can it?

This Site can’t be Reached…….. Or Can it?

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018

For years, MCPS has been implementing filters to Chromebooks which limit the websites students can visit in order to minimize distractions and to safeguard students. This year in particular, RHS has experienced an uptick in its use of Chromebooks in order to make technology more accessible in the...

School Adopts, Cleans Up Section of Rock Creek

School Adopts, Cleans Up Section of Rock Creek

Grace Goodman, Associate Editor

February 13, 2018

After a hike with her family though the Rock Creek trails behind RHS, English teacher Catherine Byrne was disappointed with the amount of litter in the creek. Coincidentally, her International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) students were looking for a Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)...

Superintendent’s 2018-19 Operating Budget

Superintendent’s 2018-19 Operating Budget

Sarah D'Souza, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

Superintendent Jack Smith proposed his operational budget for the MCPS 2019 fiscal school year in the RHS auditorium Dec. 19. Smith proposed a $2.59 billion budget, a $67 million increase from the previous year. The operational budget will go through many stages until it is finalized in July. After...

In Memoriam: David Robbins

In Memoriam: David Robbins

Matthew Difonzo, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

Rockville High School lost one of its most beloved alumni Nov. 30, 2017 when David Robbins ("17) passed away peacefully at his home in Rockville from complications due to cancer. Robbins was first diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, during his sophomore year at RHS. It was initially...

MCPS Plans for Inclement Weather Closures

MCPS Plans for Inclement Weather Closures

Gabe Reyes, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

MCPS built in 182 days into this school year calendar, two more than the 180-day state requirement, allowing for two closings due to inclement weather. So far this school year there have been two school cancellations, and for any future closures, MCPS will have to add an additional instructional day...

Minimum Wage to Increase in 2021

Minimum Wage to Increase in 2021

Sarah Natchipolsky, Chief Copy Editor

January 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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