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
Under a new policy for leaving campus during lunch, seniors will no longer use traditional paper lunch passes starting Oct. 12 in response to an influx of students caught with fake lunch passes.
Teachers pass out the list of required summer reading and the whole school collectively groans. No longer are students free to choose the old classic, a best-selling thriller or the Sunday sports section. Teachers make these choices for them.
The football team (2–3) rebounded against their arch rival the Churchill Bulldogs Saturday with a 44–14 victory.
Hatikvah: the hope. The Israeli national anthem, which was created to remind the world that the hope of a Jewish homeland has become a thriving reality, also represents the hopes of many women to have the chance to pray equally at the holiest Jewish site.
An assortment of new Maryland laws, including new policies on health, transportation law enforcement and social and environmental issues, will take effect today.
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.