Thursday, November 29, 2012
The NHL team will produce a highlights segment during the Friday night game in Rockville.
Bethesda and Potomac high school hockey players will get a taste of NHL fame when the Walt Whitman vs Winston Churchill game is featured as the Capitals High School Game of the Week. In partnership with the Maryland Student Hockey League, the Washington Capitals will cover the Friday night match up between Whitman and Churchill, producing a segment with game highlights, analysis and interview with both schools. The game will also feature Captials’ assistant coach and former defenseman Calle Johansson, mascot Slopshot and the Red Rockers. The game received the most fan votes on WashingtonCaps.com, according to the event release. The puck drops at 9:50 p.m. at the Rockville Ice Arena located at 50 Southlawn Ct. in Rockville. Will you be …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Which events are you most looking forward to?
It is homecoming for Winston Churchill High School – which means a week of class competitions, dress up days, penny wars, fundraisers, dances and of course, football. What to know this week: Check out this video from the Churchill Daily Dose team for more information.
The latest offering at Churchill High School is designed to teach real-world experience.
Between English classes, math exams and music studies, students at Winston Churchill High School now have the opportunity to learn an entirely different set of skills – with a practical bent. When The Daily Roast opens at 7:15 a.m. in the Churchill concession stand, a group of students greets teachers with a friendly, “How can I help you?,” and begins taking orders for coffee pick-up or deliveries to classrooms. Until 9:15 a.m. teachers and staff are served K-cup coffee and tea, with cream and sugar – served by students, and all of it donated from parents and staff. In a high school known nationally for its academic rigor, the Daily Roast is a teacher’s effort to bring a new element of education to the school. “These students haven’t had…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools will reopen Tuesday.
Montgomery County public school students and teachers will have the day off on Monday in recognition of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. For a full list of MCPS vacation days, check out our calendar here.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Student runners defy wind advisory and race for charity on full stomachs.
For at least a dozen young runners, it was not enough to face wind gusts of nearly 40 miles per hour, stomachs laden with 23-ounce burritos, a competition fee of $15 and four fast laps on a 40-degree Saturday morning. They had to do it shirtless. The sixth annual Burrito Mile fundraiser was organized by students at Walter Johnson High School for Pennies for Patients, a program that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event drew roughly 200 students to Tilden Middle School’s track off Old Georgetown Road on Saturday. The competitors, many of whom run track for schools throughout the area, had to add a new element to their game: burrito-scarfing techniques. Tariq Beidleman, 17, a senior at Poolesville High School, warmed up for his…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Parents battle “anything goes” attitude amongst student spectators at Cabin John Ice Rink.
Concerns about rowdy crowds at high school hockey games are rising after a fight between two student spectators last month, and parent team organizers say they’re working to combat an “anything goes” attitude among some teenagers who gather to watch the Friday evening games at the Cabin John Ice Rink. A club sport, hockey is not sanctioned by Montgomery County Public Schools, and games take place off campus at Cabin John or the Rockville Ice Arena. Whereas school administrators have the authority to punish a student who misbehaves at an on-campus, school-sanctioned sporting event, such as football, that’s not the case with hockey, said Walter Johnson High School principal Jennifer Baker. “We don’t play any role in this at all from a school…
Monday, October 10, 2011
Born in Potomac, raised in Rockville, former captain Jeff Halpern is a Washington veteran.
The Washington Capitals, preparing for last week's season opener against Carolina, ended practice on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with some spirited sprints at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Head coach Bruce Boudreau and several players pounded their sticks on the ice to encourage teammates at the end of the more than 90-minute practice. “We were shaking our heads with what was going on. Those are pretty difficult [workouts],” Washington center Jeff Halpern said with a smile as he sat by his locker after practice. “You want to stay in game condition.” Halpern, 35, is a Montgomery County success story. Born in Potomac, he grew up in Rockville and began playing organized hockey when he was about 3. As a young boy he played on the rinks…