MCPS Considers Proposal for Opening of Recovery School

by Josh Averbach ‘18 According to a July memorandum from Superintendent Jack Smith to the Board of Education, MCPS is considering opening a recovery school to help students who have grappled with drug and alcohol addiction get back on the right track. MCPS previously operated a recovery school called the Phoenix School from 1979 to 2013. “We’re seeing an alarming … Read More

56 Ap Exams Lost at the End of Last School Year

By Leah Peloff ’18 After eight months of preparation in a rigorous, college-level course and hours on end of studying for exams, students walked into their May AP exams with the hopes of saving thousands of dollars by testing out of basic entry-level college classes. Unfortunately, this past spring, 56 Sherwood AP exams were lost, never to be graded by … Read More

MyMCPS Replaces Edline

By Jared Schwartz ’18 Beginning this school year, MCPS has replaced Edline with myMCPS. The county made the switch in an attempt to streamline the software that teachers use, such as Google Classroom and Edline, into one website. MyMCPS is built upon a program called Canvas created by the company Instructure. MyMCPS is split up into two parts, myMCPS Classroom … Read More

Summer Flood Causes Mold

By Isabella Pilot ’18 On July 29, a large storm dumped over five inches of rain in Sandy Spring and subsequently flooded Sherwood. While the flood damage was cleaned up immediately, mold growth was later noticed in the building throughout the month of August, leaving teachers, parents, and students wondering if it would be safe to return to school on … Read More

Sherwood Mourns the Death of New AD

By Emma Shuster     Walter Hardy, longtime coach, teacher, administrator, and mentor in Montgomery County Public Schools for over 25 years, suddenly died after collapsing while at Sherwood on September 2.       Hardy became athletic director at Sherwood on July 1. In the short time that he was present at Sherwood, Hardy had an impact on many and … Read More

Hjelle To Swim in International Competition

by Isabella Pilot ‘18 Once every four years, Jewish athletes from across the globe travel to Israel to compete in the Maccabiah Games, or “Jewish Olympics.” The 20th Maccabiah Games will occur this summer, July 4-18, and are projected to be the biggest, most successful games yet, with 45 events ranging from track and field to chess. Among the nearly … Read More

Newly Passed Bill Gives Maryland Hope

by Brynn Smith ‘19 Recently, the Maryland General Assembly overwhelmingly passed the HOPE Act (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort), a bill comprised of several measures aimed at decreasing the recent spike in death due to opioid addiction in Maryland. Governor Larry Hogan signed it into law on May 25. Drug overdoses are a growing problem throughout the country, and Maryland … Read More

myMCPS Will Replace Edline Next Year

by Alex Nnabue ‘18 For the upcoming school year, myMCPS will replace Edline. MyMCPS was developed by the company Canvas whose platform is widely utilized as grading systems in counties and schools, including Howard County and the University of Maryland. However, Google Classroom will stay. The myMCPS platform will introduce brand new features that Edline and Google Classroom lack, such … Read More

Ertzman To Get a Needed Facelift

by Lucy Kuchma ‘18 This summer, the school auditorium will get a significant change; those glorious mustard-colored seats and ratty, molded carpet will be torn out and swapped out for more modern and polished touches. The seats themselves will be completely torn out and replaced, and the aisles will be recarpeted; as of now, the color scheme is set to … Read More

Study Sheds Light on Depression Prevalence

by Mallory Carlson ‘19 A study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry showcased surprising statistics about depression in young people. The study consisted of more than 100,000 in-person interviews and it was concluded that by the time children are 17, 13.6 percent of boys and a shocking 36.1 percent of girls are or at some point, have been depressed. These … Read More