Friday, February 15, 2013
Bethesda high schools are among 16 DC-area schools competing to raise the most money for cancer research in four weeks.
Finding a cure for cancer will take a lot of outside-the-box thinking. So will funding that find. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Walt Whitman High School and Walter Johnson High School are participating in the 2013 Pennies for Patients High School Challenge, which encourages high school students to think creatively to come up with ways to raise funds to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter. The challenge began on Monday, Feb. 4, and lasts four weeks. Sixteen schools in the Washington, DC, area are competing for the title of top fundraiser, according to a statement from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "The competing schools have set a collective goal of raising $175,000 for the LLS mission: Cure …
Police say a student shoved another student into a school bathroom and stole money.
Montgomery County Police say a 16-year-old Walt Whitman High School student pushed a fellow student into a school bathroom and stole his money. The incident occurred Feb. 8. According to police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti, the student and the victim, also a 16-year-old Whitman student, were walking down a school hallway around 7:44 a.m. when the boy grabbed the victim by his outer clothing and pushed him into a bathroom. Innocenti said the student searched through the victim's pockets and stole money. The student was arrested at school and brought to the Second District Police station for processing, Innocenti said. He was charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft under $100 and was released to his guardians. The …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Montgomery and Prince George’s county schools serve more fruits and vegetables, but students may not be eating them.
- Erin Egan
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Every day at lunch, children across Prince George’s and Montgomery counties may be facing what conventional wisdom says is one of their worst nightmares. No, it’s not monsters hiding under their beds or behind their closet doors. It’s not zombies chasing after them, either. It’s fruits and vegetables. After Congress passed a nationwide law limiting the amount of calories schools are allowed to serve at lunch, schools in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties are adhering to the rules and serving up more healthy options for students. “Before this year, each student had to select three out of five items,” said Marla Caplon, Director of the Division of Food and Nutrition Services at Montgomery County public schools. “This year, the student …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Student artists display their work at Glen Echo Park.
Students from visual arts courses at Glen Echo Park again have an opportunity this summer to share their artwork with the community, at the Sixth Annual Student Art Show. The show will take place at Popcorn Gallery, an exhibition space managed by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, opening Saturday, August 6, and will run Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday from 12 to 6 p.m. The show is non-juried and is open to students of all ages, though according to Meredith Forster, education program manager for Glen Echo Park Partnership, “most this year seem to be adults.” Patch talked to Forster just hours before the deadline for submissions, the day before the hanging of the show began. “It’s a nice opportunity for people to …
Monday, September 27, 2010
Whitman students dressed in their finest for the Saturday evening festivities.