Math teacher Michelle Holloway and some of her AP Calculus BC students teach math concepts to a class of fourth graders at Burning Tree ES today in celebration of Pi Day.
By Lucy Chen
The Montgomery County Council approved a $5.3 billion budget May 26, and unanimously voted in favor of implementing smaller class sizes in MCPS. As a result, in the 2016-2017 school year, previously negotiated raises for teachers will be trimmed to allocate more of the budget toward reducing class sizes.
For centuries, the media has been a medium to spread information and mobilize the public. As technology revolutionizes communication, making information more rapidly available and in demand, the nature of media-political relations has seen a drastic shift, particularly in the 2016 presidential race.
As the lights came up in the auditorium, eight senior boys in pink tuxedo shirts tangoed to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” leaving it all on the stage as they prepared to fight for one of the most coveted titles in school.
A few months ago, my math teacher told our class about how “incredible” her son was. Having met Corbin, I know that he’s indeed a genuine legend (he’s an adorable dancer with class and sass). But coming from his mom, it just seemed biased. She noted the palpable discomfort in the room and then said, […]
Dozens of students shared the “KONY 2012” video on Facebook today, after the organization Invisible Children premiered the video online to raise awareness about Joseph Kony, who leads the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa and abducts children for child soldiers and sex slaves.
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Sophomore Rachel Bird won the second Photo Club contest last week with this photo. The theme was portraits.
It’s been only two and a half weeks since my last post, but in that time, I’ve experienced more than I could have ever imagined through visits to a wildlife park, the prison that held Nelson Mandela and a leadership camp.
As part of its series “WASTED: Young and Using,” WUSA9 News aired Feb. 2 a segment that includes video of a student’s Dec. 10 house party, in which the police cited about 35 students.
It’s 30 degrees (in Celsius) right now, I saw a baboon walking down the street yesterday, and when I asked for ketchup at lunch today, the waitress looked at me like I was crazy. Needless to say, this side of the world is far different from our “Bethesda bubble.”
Exams for first semester start tomorrow and continue through next week. Students do not have to show up to classes in which they don’t have an exam. Buses still run on normal schedules, but students can stay in the media center or cafeteria.
Wearing a hoodie to avoid the snow, junior Eric Walton heads home after crew practice. Students spent a good portion of the afternoon admiring the new year’s first snowfall.
A hawk landed in the courtyard this morning. Principal Alan Goodwin named it “Walt.”
It’s November of 2000, and Al Gore and George Bush are locked in a stalemate in the race for the American presidency. In the heart of the action is Richard Berke, hot on the story as debates raged over who would be the victor. Now, Richard Berke (’76) is an assistant managing editor for the New York Times, overseeing all political campaign coverage as well as the Times’ feature sections, but this news buff got his start writing for the Black & White in the 1970s.
Superintendent Joshua Starr will present his FY 2013 budget recommendation tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Richard Montgomery HS.
The Shakespeare Club rehearses its production of “All’s Well That Ends Well” this Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and admission is free with a canned food donation.