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Sophomore Nina Aksentijevich enjoys the snow during January’s blizzard.

MCPS Extends School Year by One Day Due to Snow

By Sofia Williamson, Online Opinions Editor May 3, 2016

MCPS extended the 2015-2016 school year by one day, making the last day of the school year June 20. The request for the one-day waiver was approved by the Maryland State Department of Education April 19. State...

CHS extends the school year due to excessive snow days

CHS extends the school year due to excessive snow days

By Rebecca Jackson, Circulation Manager March 21, 2016

The MCPS Board of Education put out a memorandum on March 3, stating the revisions for the third and fourth marking periods. The third marking period will now end on April 12, the week after spring...

Snow-covered sidewalks made it difficult for students to walk to school during last winter's severe weather.

School sidewalks will be priority in snow removal

By Thomas Atkinson, Public Relations Manager November 21, 2014

Sophomore Jacob Friedman remembers having to walk to school on icy, uncleared sidewalks with start of winter just around the corner. “Many people didn’t shovel the sidewalks, including the school,”...

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor February 27, 2014

After a relaxing five-day weekend, many students and staff returned to CHS last Tuesday to the surprise of significant amounts of un-plowed snow and ice in the parking lots. This un-plowed snow and...

MCPS makes a mistake sending students to school

MCPS makes a mistake sending students to school

By Yash Nigam, Production Editor January 10, 2014

MCPS acted irresponsibly by deciding against a school delay Jan. 7, the coldest day of not only this year but also the past two decades. Its inaction and failure to realize that subzero temperatures can...

Fields remain wet after February snow storms

By By: Thomas Geenan March 23, 2010

As the last of the 20-plus inches of snow melt away, the CHS fields are still saturated and muddy, but this will not cause any setbacks in the spring sports schedule, which starts before spring break....

Blizzard shakes up MCPS

By Yasmin Akbari, Fact Checker March 2, 2010

Due to the severe storms that hit the area this winter, MCPS cancelled nine school days, exceeding the four contingency days currently built into the school calendar. While the calendar calls for five...

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