RCMS Model UN team wins 4 awards
Raghav Kasi, Writer • March 24, 2021

The RCMS Model United Nations team received four awards at Langley High School’s annual Model United Nations conference on March 20.  Model UN or MUN, is a representation of the United Nations where delegates are faced...

The FCPS School Board debates topics including next year
FCPS votes not to add more days off for religious holidays next year
Liam Ramnanan, Haasini Govindu, and Nadir Javid March 19, 2021

Students will not have the day off for additional religious holidays next year, after the FCPS School Board voted March 18 on a schedule for next year. But there will be no tests or field trips on those religious holidays. FCPS...

FCPS plans five days of in-person learning for Fall 2021
FCPS plans five days of in-person learning for Fall 2021
Adelynne Ingram, Writer • March 18, 2021

FCPS announced on March 16 that in the fall of 2021, all Fairfax County Public Schools will be open for five days a week for in-person learning.  Fairfax Superintendent Scott S. Braband said in a statement, “We have...

SOL testing returns amid pandemic
SOL testing returns amid pandemic
Keely Wen, Kaylin White, and Sree Sakthi Shekar March 18, 2021

FCPS students are being prompted to return to school for SOL testing from April 26 through June 4 amid the ongoing pandemic. This year, the U.S. Education Department is continuing to require students in grades 3-12 across...

Students can take classes in core subject areas and elective this summer, or choose from programs in the arts or career and technical education.
Wide variety of summer courses available
Aamena Muneer and Meher Panesar March 18, 2021

Over the summer, students can take many different online or in-person programs through FCPS. The summer student program is great for students who want to advance or need to retake a course. Students have to meet the prerequisites...

College Partnership Program applications due by March 19
College Partnership Program applications due by March 19
Vaidehi Rajagopalan, Writer • March 18, 2021

Eighth grade FCPS students may submit applications for the College Partnership Program (CPP) as of March 1. The application window closes on March 19. The College Partnership Program is an initiative to benefit “traditionally...

FCPS is planning to add solar panels to more buildings.
FCPS to proceed with new solar panel program
Kimia Rahnavard, Hashmita Nittala, Max Hong, Victoria Owens, and Shubham Patel March 18, 2021

The FCPS School Board voted March 4 to implement a solar program that will allow the county to buy renewable energy with little to no upfront operational costs.  According to the FCPS Board, solar panels will be installed...

Library procedures change 
Dhaya Kumaresan, Yashasvi Banka , and Diya Palaniappan March 18, 2021

As students adapt into in person school, library procedures are adapting as well. RCMS librarians are offering the options of online, library, and curbside checkout for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. Starting from...

Stickers in the lunch room at RCMS remind students to sit down.
Precautions can help protect students from Covid-19
Ben Shield, Dhara Mudras, and Anya Varghese March 18, 2021

Covid is a dangerous virus, but with the proper protocols it is avoidable.  Here are some things you can do to stay safe in Rachel Carson: Avoid touching your face if possible, but if needed use a clean shirt or jacket...

RCMS English teacher starts a podcast
Yuting Liu and Reagan Shin March 18, 2021

Ms. Amy Allen, an English teacher at RCMS, started a podcast on Jan. 28 called Queen of the Classroom. Her channel has already gained over a hundred subscribers on YouTube. The big question is: how does she make all her episodes?  The...

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