walt whitman high

September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Whitman Student Charged with Hitting Classmate with Frying Pan

Update (Sept. 18): Court records show that the student who hit a classmate with a frying pan at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda faces first-degree assault charges. Police identified the student who was arrested at Whitman Monday morning as 19-year-old Prince Cutchember of Bethesda. Cutchember is being held without bail at the Montgomery County […]

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May 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Officials Call National High School Rankings List ‘Inaccurate’

MCPS Says U.S. News & World Report Has ‘Discrepancy’ in School Data Montgomery County Public Schools emailed families Wednesday evening about U.S. News and World Report‘s 2019 national high school rankings list. School officials are claiming that the data U.S. News & World Report used to compile the list is faulty. In the email, MCPS […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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April 30, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Whitman Students Post Blackface Photo, Use N-Word in Description

The principal of Walt Whitman High School sent a letter to parents and students Monday morning addressing a “hate-bias incident” involving two students. The letter stated that the two students posted a picture on a private social media account over the weekend of themselves in blackface and used the N-word in their description, which disturbed […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

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January 24, 2014 | Staff Writer

Children of the Dream Awards (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, the Children of the Dream awards are announced at the Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute and celebration at Strathmore. Meet Ekiomoado Olumese of Poolesville High, Malachi Stoll of Walt Whitman High and the Dance Marathon Group at Clarksburg High. Related posts:      

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