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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...

New drug testing policy implemented

New drug testing policy implemented

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
September 8, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

A new policy has been implemented that allows the administration to perform random drug toxiology screenings on students.   Any student suspected of being under the influence of drugs on school property can be screened by the school, but administrators will also be conducting random drug tests t...

Truck plows through crowd in Nice, France

Truck plows through crowd in Nice, France

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
July 16, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC

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The Patriot staff members win awards

The Patriot staff members win awards

July 8, 2016
Filed under Awards, JC News, News

Three members of The Patriot staff, junior In-Focus Editor Caroline Cooney and seniors Media Editor Mitch Hopkins and Online Chief Kishan Patel recently won awards from the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society and Youth Journalism International. Both Cooney and Hopkins won Quill and Scroll...

German teacher hired, exchange rescheduled

German teacher hired, exchange rescheduled

Alyssa Kraus, Reporter
June 11, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Mark Canter, class of ’01, has been hired as the new German teacher. In addition to teaching classes, Canter will chaperone the German exchange which will be revived after a brief hiatus. This summer’s German exchange has been rescheduled for the summer of 2018, according to Spanish teacher Jane ...

School experiences faculty changes

School experiences faculty changes

Paige Alban, Reporter
June 2, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

As JC prepares for the upcoming school year, several faculty members have announced they will not return for the 2016-2017 school year. Principal Madelyn Ball will be leaving. She has worked as principal for five years and will be moving to Baltimore to be closer to her family. President Richard O'Hara will...

Assembly honors seniors for achievement

Assembly honors seniors for achievement

Elizabeth Harmison, Media Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

On May 25, the school held the annual Senior Awards assembly to celebrate the graduating seniors and to congratulate them on their achievements. A wide variety of awards and scholarships were distributed to primarily seniors, but a few awards also recognized several members of the junior, sophomore, and f...

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