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New MCPS LGBTQ+ Studies course makes history

The student members of MoCo Pride pose for a group picture. They have been working hard all year to create the country's first high school LGBTQ+ Studies curriculum.

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager

May 13, 2020

Over the past few years, MCPS has made efforts to diversify their curriculum. These changes include the introduction of books written by women and people in color into English curriculums, and the introduction of history courses beyond what is normally taught. In 2021, MCPS will extend this to member...

MCPS debates divisive redistricting policies

At the Nov. 18 public hearing at Calver Educational Services Center, the Board of Education gave a short presentation. This included a reminder of future regional community meetings that anyone is allowed to attend.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

January 2, 2020

Members of Montgomery County are divided on the concept of redistricting, as the Board of Education pursues a comprehensive assessment of the county’s boundaries. The Board has been hosting Districtwide Boundary Analysis Public Meetings in Montgomery County, including a recent public hearing at the ...

Administration works to fight against vaping epidemic

Although they were originally designed to help addicts quit smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes have found a new and dangerous use among youth.

By Miranda Chung and Ohio Meshanko

October 18, 2019

To date, more than ten teenagers have been confirmed dead as a direct result of e-cigarettes, or vapes. Last spring, some anonymous WCHS students were found intoxicated in a bathroom due to vaping. One student even had to be picked up by ambulance after another vaping related incident.  E-cigs w...

Rockville Rape Charges Dropped

Rockville Rape Charges Dropped

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

May 17, 2017

According to a May 5 WTOP article, charges filed against two Rockville High School students are now dropped.   According to a May 5 MCPS announcement, Superintendent Jack Smith states the 18-year-old will be charged with child pornography, while the 17-year-old will be tried in the juvenile...

CHS Ranked #1 in M.D., #75 in U.S.

CHS Ranked #1 in M.D., #75 in U.S.

By Julia Lescht, Online Opinions Editor

May 1, 2017

CHS was recently ranked the number one high school in the state of Maryland and the 75th best high school in the U.S. by US News and World Report’s 2017 High School Rankings. CHS additionally earned a gold medal and was ranked number 108 in National STEM High Schools. The well-known annual high...

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