Live Bullet Found in Classroom

by Nick Hermosilla ‘19 A .22 caliber bullet was found in a classroom during third period last Wednesday, November 27. The teacher of the class has not been identified by the school but the name has been shared widely by students on social media. According to a letter sent to the Sherwood community by Principal Eric Minus on the same day, … Read More

With Exception of Hogan Re-election, Democrats in Maryland Roll in Midterms

by Mallory Carlson ’19  The midterm elections, which took place this past Tuesday, November 6, affected citizens across the country, on local and national levels. In Maryland, although there was perhaps not the same high potential for change as in some other states like Texas or Virginia, the results are still useful in suggesting what constituents can expect in the … Read More

Students Will Get a Longer Spring Break Next Year

by Christianna Tran ‘20  Montgomery County’s Board of Education has decided on a longer spring break for the 2019-2020 school year. Previously the board could not decide on two possible scenario schedules for next year’s school calendar; scenario one called for a spring break to last from April 4 through April 13 while scenario two requested for a spring break … Read More

Sherwood Administration Removes Bathroom Entrance Doors at Start of School Year

by Sydney Henry ’20 Upon arrival at Sherwood for the start of the 2018-2018 school year, some students began to notice the absence of doors at the entranceway to bathrooms in certain halls. Prior to this school year, only one or two bathrooms didn’t have doors, but now only B-Hall is left with doors at the entrance of its bathrooms. “I … Read More

First School Closure Brings Seasonal Criticism

by Mallory Carlson ‘19 The first snow day of the year brought, as could be expected, exuberance from students but has also been met with criticism from many community members due to the late notice of the decision. Slightly before 5 this morning, MCPS sent out an alert that there would be a two-hour delay, but a final decision would … Read More

Mr. Rooney Leaves Sherwood After 20 Years

Russell Irons ‘19 Security team leader Pat Rooney is leaving Sherwood after 20 years, is going to Walter Johnson to fill a vacancy for its security team leader. Rooney’s motivations for switching schools towards the tail end of his career are not related to discontent at Sherwood, but rather a sense of duty. “Walter Johnson is going to be the … Read More

Damascus JV Football Under Investigation

Adam Pfeiffer ‘20 On Thursday, November 1, Damascus Principal Casey Crouse announced that the JV football team would forfeit their game against Sherwood the same day amid allegations of hazing and sexual assault. The game was a makeup of the originally scheduled September 8 matchup. The alleged assault occurred on Wednesday, Halloween, after school in the male locker room. As … Read More

County Considers Adding Days to Spring Break

by Christianna Tran ‘20 Montgomery County’s Board of Education is currently developing a calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. During their latest meeting, held October 9, the board limited their options down to two possible calendar schedules. Of these two schedules, one plan proposes a longer spring break, while the other plan keeps a shorter spring break, similar to the … Read More

Students Attending Protests To Be Excused

by Liam Kennedy ‘19 MCPS students who attend an organized protest during the school day may have their absences excused thanks to a plan proposed by the Board of Education’s Policy Management Committee. According to the proposal, students will receive an excused absence if they obtain permission from the principal of the school, the parent, and the organization that is … Read More

New Curriculum To Be Implemented This School Year for Elem. and Middle Schools

 by Vendela Krenkel ’20 Before the end of last school year, MCPS engaged in the process of selecting a new curriculum for grades K-8 in subjects English and math, as well as for Algebra I courses in high school after a Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy study found that MCPS’ current Curriculum 2.0 does not prepare students enough for … Read More