Thursday, April 18, 2013
Friday is opening night.
It's the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, transported to New York City, where the star-crossed lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. John F. Kennedy High School students will perform West Side Story on April 19 and 20 from 7-9 p.m. and on April 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Read more in Kennedy's school newspaper, The New Frontier. Other local high schools are also putting on shows this weekend:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Wheaton high school principal spoke before the Montgomery County Board of Education last Tuesday about efforts to close the achievement gap.
"Frustration." That's the first word that comes to Dr. Eric Minus's mind when he thinks about the achievement gap--the disparity in academic successes between white or Asian students and African American or Latino students. Minus is the principal at John F. Kennedy High School in Wheaton, a school where 84 percent of the students are African American or Latino, he said. Speaking before the Montgomery County Board of Education on Feb. 12, Minus shared his school's approach, which is to emphasize ninth grade students. Minus has assembled a "Destination Graduation" team that includes teachers, administrators and counselors focused on helping ninth grade students succeed. The school is also working with a nonprofit that conducted home visits …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Einstein's team beat out squads from eight other high schools in Montgomery County, writes Chris Culkin, president of the Wheaton High School Athletic Booster Club.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Montgomery County police have released the latest crime report for the Fourth District, from Oct. 1-9. The list published here is not comprehensive, but rather selects incidents that occurred in or near Wheaton. A strong-arm robbery occurred at John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring on Oct. 3 at 11:25 am. The suspect is known to the victim. Arrested: Male, 16, from Silver Spring. A strong-arm robbery occurred on the grounds of Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, on Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. The suspects assaulted the victim and removed property. Arrested: Male, 13, from Silver Spring; Male, 15, from Capitol Heights; Male, 14, from Capitol Heights. An armed robbery occurred at the Glenmont Metro …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Twenty-two seniors attending the county's public high schools are finalists for the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship competition.
Twenty-two seniors attending Montgomery County's public high schools are semifinalists in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship competition, including one student—Sydney M. Harper—at John F. Kennedy High School, according to a Montgomery County Public Schools statement. "The scholarship program, administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, recognizes academically promising [African-American] students across the nation and awards college scholarships to hundreds of these students each year," according to the statement. Nine public high schools in Montgomery County are represented by this year's semi-finalists, according to the statement. "Last year, 28 MCPS students from seven schools were named as semifinalists and 13 …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
However, scores from the Wheaton High School class of 2012 students came in last in Montgomery County Public Schools rankings.
Good news from the schools: Montgomery County public school students in the class of 2012 "set an all-time record on the SAT and significantly outperformed their peers across the state and the nation on the college entrance exam," according to a Montgomery County Public Schools press release. "MCPS graduates scored an average combined score of 1,651 on the SAT, which is 184 points higher than state of Maryland public school graduates and 153 points higher than the nation’s graduates, according to data released [on Monday, Sept. 24] ... by the College Board," the statement continued. Einstein High School's class of 2012 students came in a little lower than the countywide mean, with an average score of 1,591, according to MCPS records. This…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Find out details of homecoming celebrations at Northwood High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Wheaton High School and Albert Einstein High School.
If you see high school students out on the town in formal dresses and suits in the next few weeks, just know that it's homecoming season. Here's the breakdown of how high schools in the Wheaton area are celebrating: Varsity Football Game: Kennedy v. Richard Montgomery High School, 2 p.m. at Kennedy High School on Sept. 29 Dance: 8-11:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 Varsity Football Game: Northwood v. Kennedy High School, 6:30 p.m. at Northwood High School on Oct. 5 Dance: Oct. 6 at Northwood High School from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Varsity Football Game: Wheaton v. Richard Montgomery High School, 6:30 p.m. at Wheaton High School on Oct. 5 Dance: Oct. 6 at Wheaton High School from 8 p.m. to midnight Varsity Football Game: Einstein v. Watkins Mill High School, …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Follow sports teams at Wheaton High School this fall with Chris Culkin.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Which high school do you think has the most rigorous reading requirements?
High schools in the Wheaton area handle summer reading requirements very differently. Wheaton High School asks its incoming freshmen to choose one of six books. Options include a Dan Brown novel, Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game," and a comic book about the Holocaust. Students in grades 10-12 signed up for summer reading before classes ended in the spring, with different teachers sponsoring each book. Everyone can see what everyone else is reading on the list posted online by student last name. Kennedy High School tells its students to "read what you love" and gives them a list of recommendations. Northwood High School asks its incoming freshmen to read two books: one from the school's list, and one of their own choice. Reading …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Find out when freshman orientation is scheduled for incoming students at Wheaton High School, Kennedy High School and Northwood High School.
Wheaton High School will hold its ninth grade orientation on Thursday from 7:25 - 11:25 a.m. Buses will run on the early release schedule. All ninth-grade families are invited to attend a cookout on the football field from 5-7 p.m. with free food and music. Freshman orientation at Kennedy High School in Wheaton starts at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. Northwood High School's incoming students begin orientation the same day at 7:10 a.m. The first day of the fall semester for Montgomery County Public Schools is Monday. The countywide back-to-school fair is scheduled for Saturday in Rockville.