walter johnson high school

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. Accordingly, schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s […]

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October 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer meets the media and discusses Metro, the threat to Walter Johnson High School, small cell towers and a proposed outdoor smoking ban.

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

No Bail For Man Accused of Threatening to Shoot Bethesda High School

Bail was denied Monday for the man police said threatened to shoot Walter Johnson High School on social media. With the help of Baltimore County Police, former Walter Johnson High School Student, Luis Cabrera, 18, was arrested in Towson over the weekend. He was charged with one count of threat of mass violence after students […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Releases Statement on School Safety Following Threats from Former Student

After a former Walter Johnson High School student was arrested and charged with making threats to the school,  officials from Montgomery County Public Schools said that they “commend the students who came forward to keep their school and classmates safe.” Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department said that Luis Cabrera, 18, threatened students at […]

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October 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Former Student Arrested For Making Threats Against Walter Johnson High School

Officers from Montgomery County Police Department have arrested a former Walter Johnson High School student for making threats to the school. Luis Amilcar Cabrera, of the 200 block of Congressional Lane in Rockville, was arrested in Towson Thursday evening.  He was charged with one count of threat of mass violence, and currently being held without […]

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September 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks at Bethesda Yom Kippur Service

Yom Kippur is the most solemn of all the high holy days in the Jewish religion. It’s a time for reflection, atonement and fasting. Today, it was a day of surprise for some of the several hundred who attended morning services at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The guest speaker was none other than […]

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May 28, 2018 | Marisa Fried

MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2018 this year. Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank, Congressman Jamie Raskin, award-winning TV producer Andrew Och, and ESPN sportscaster Bram Weinstein will also […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 MCPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Recipients are judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for success in college 21 students from Montgomery County Public Schools have been awarded National Merit Scholarships, according to a news release. Of the more than 15,000 students who applied, these students are among 48 high school seniors in the state of […]

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May 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Graduation Caps thrown in sky photo

Twenty-one MCPS Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

Twenty-one Montgomery County Public Schools students have earned  National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nation wide and were among 48 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. On […]

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February 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bomb Threats Hit Churchill, Walter Johnson High Schools

Police responded to two bomb threats in high schools Wednesday morning — one at Churchill High School in Potomac and one at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The Churchill bomb threat was called in at 7:15 a.m. and officials evacuated the school, Officer Rick Goodale said. After examined by bomb-sniffing dogs, school administrators allowed […]

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