#MeToo Meets MCPS

by Sarah Nove ‘20 The #MeToo movement, which promotes awareness of issues surrounding sexual misconduct, made its way to MCPS–Eric Walstein, 72, retired Montgomery Blair math teacher, received accusations of sexual harassment in a letter signed by approximately 400 Blair alumni. Walstein denies all accusations. The teacher, who retired in 2013 after over 40 years of teaching in the county, … Read More

Students taking AP Exams Increases Under New Registration System

by Owen Steffan ’18 As AP Exam season rolls around, Sherwood decided to take a different approach to the registration process this year in an effort to boost the number of tests given out. Rather than using the traditional system of AP registration, requiring students to hand in physical forms with payment in front of the career center at lunch, … Read More

What the Walkout Reveals about Politics at Sherwood and in MoCo

by Josh Averbach ’18 On Wednesday, February 21, about 1,300 students from six MCPS schools, according to The Washington Post, left class to attend a protest in DC for stricter gun control in response to the February 14 Parkland, Florida shooting (there is a separate county-wide walkout set to occur on March 14). Sherwood was not one of those six … Read More

Female Maryland State Leaders Demand Accountability

by Danielle Katz ’18  The Maryland General Assembly Women’s Caucus released a report which details anonymous accounts of sexual harassment in Annapolis. The caucus released the report on the same day, February 16, that a new sexual harassment prevention commission created by the General Assembly’s presiding officers held its inaugural meeting.  The Baltimore Sun described that the report, which reveals … Read More

Trump Proposes Arming Teachers

by Kimberly Greulich ’18 Whether you believe it’s the gun that makes the danger or the person, the fact remains: a gun is a hard weapon to handle. The capability to actively take potentially lethal action against another person is difficult to achieve, especially for compassionate and caring individuals. Like most teachers, who care about their students and want to … Read More

MCPS Extends This School Year to June 13

by Brandon Cohen ’20 As a result of the latest snow day on Wednesday, February 7, MCPS extended the school year to June 13. MCPS will most likely extend the school year to June 14 soon because schools were cancelled on Friday, March 2, from high-pressure winds. If weather conditions cause additional cancellations, this year’s spring break could potentially be shortened … Read More

Plan to Join In Walkouts

by Ayana Antoine ’20  The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School was  the first highly publicized school shooting and resulted in the deaths of 15 people. Since then, more than 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings. In 2018 alone there have been 18 school shootings within the first 2 months.The most recent shooting being in Douglas … Read More

Project Change Holds Annual Dodgeball Tournament

by Kara Thompson ‘20 Project Change, a club here at Sherwood known for empowering students to be agents of positive change within their communities, has a tradition of hosting a dodgeball tournament in Sherwood’s gym to raise money for a local charity or business. This year, the tournament will be held on Sunday, March 18, from 5-8 pm, and the … Read More

MD Bill Attempts to Add Extra Time to Children’s PE Classes

by Sydney Henry ’20 “Obesity leads to at least 300,000 deaths among adults in the United States each year due in part to physical inactivity and a poor diet; and inadequate participation in physical activity is a significant contributor to the “epidemic of obesity” that has plagued the nation’s young people during the past 2 decades.” This is what it reads … Read More

Homelessness Rising in Maryland

by Danielle Katz ’18 Living in one of the wealthiest parts of Montgomery County can often create the illusion that rates of homelessness are dwindling. However, homelessness in Maryland is actually on the rise. This issue stretches far beyond the homeless parents seen pacing on 108 and Georgia Avenue collecting money to provide for their children. In fact, in Montgomery County, … Read More