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Hurricane Matthew hits home with community

Hurricane Matthew hits home with community

Caroline Cooney and Grant Sharretts
October 21, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC

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In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 10

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 10

Lauren Becker, News Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under News

French exchange students arrive On Monday, Oct. 10, students from the French exchange program arrived at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. They shadowed their host students’ school day on Tuesday and Thursday and went on sight-seeing trips Wednesday and Friday. They will be in the U...

French exchange students arrive

French exchange students arrive

Lauren Becker, News Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

After an eight-hour flight from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France to Washington D.C., 16 French students and two teachers arrived at JC on Monday, Oct. 10 around 11 p.m. French exchange students from the Lycée Ribot school located in Saint-Omer, France will be in the U.S. for two weeks....

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 4

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 4

Lauren Becker, News Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under News

Speech and Debate Due to the absence of coaches, the Speech and Debate meet at JC on Thursday, Oct. 6 was cancelled. Spirit Week Spirit Week kicked off with Couch Potato Day on Monday, Oct. 3. Nationality Day, Costume Day, Class Color Day, and Black and Gold Day followed consecutively. Spirit We...

STEM Program expands with new rooms

STEM Program expands with new rooms

Ianna Pirozzi, In-Focus Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Over the summer, the STEM Program revamped their classrooms, leading to the creation of new spaces for STEM meetings and for electives like Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Architecture. These are the first rooms to be remodeled in the academic wing that follow the vision of the Lighting the Way Capital...

Staff members win NSPA Design of the Year Finalist award

Staff members win NSPA Design of the Year Finalist award

Paige Alban, In-Focus Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Awards, News, Top Stories

Two former members of The Patriot staff, Mitchell Hopkins and Claire Grunewald, class of ’16, were recently named finalists for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) 2016 Newspaper Page One Design of the Year award. This is the first time any member of The Patriot has ever won this ...

Administration introduces new Dress Code policy

Administration introduces new Dress Code policy

Elizabeth Harmison, In-Focus Editor
October 4, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

For the 2016-2017 school year, a new policy is in effect that encourages students who are out of uniform for a variety of reasons, including wearing sneakers for medical purposes or losing some part of their uniform, to go to Dean of Students Brian Powell and get a pass that acknowledges that the student...

Academic team wins first competition

Academic team wins first competition

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
October 3, 2016
Filed under News, News Updates

On Sept. 24, the JC Academic Team won their first-round competition on the TV show “It’s Academic.” The team went down to the WJZ-TV studios to compete against Hereford High School and Calvert High School as well as film their first episode for the show. “It’s Academic” is a quiz-show where high sc...

Search for next principal continues

Search for next principal continues

Lauren Becker, News Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

The search for a new principal started shortly after former principal Madelyn Ball announced that she was leaving in Feb. 2016. The opening was listed on major association and career websites which generated applicants, but after initial screenings, the search was put on hold.  “We just weren...

Administration considers Labor Day start

Administration considers Labor Day start

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
September 22, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

On Aug. 31, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order stating that for the 2017-2018 school year, Maryland schools would return from summer break after Labor Day. This executive order will apply only to Maryland public schools. According to the website Maryland.gov, “Starting Maryland publ...

2016 Homecoming theme announced

2016 Homecoming theme announced

Lauren Becker and Alyssa Kraus
September 21, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

The official 2016 Homecoming theme is Harry Potter, which was decided by a survey sent to students via email. The Harry Potter theme beat the other choices of Under the Sea, Around the World, and Rainforest. According to Student Government Association President senior Emma Gromacki, the hallways an...

New women’s dress code introduced

New women’s dress code introduced

Paige Alban, In-Focus Editor
September 15, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

The administration has recently adjusted the uniform policy regarding the skirt length. Skirts are now required to reach the top of the knee instead of the previous policy which stated that skirts must be three inches above the knee. Students remain unallowed to roll their skirts or wear bottoms that sho...

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