In early December, the Maryland State Department of Education released the annual report cards for school across Maryland and gave Atholton High School five out of five stars.
On January 3rd, Atholton High School’s Theater Department traveled down the road to Howard Community College to partake in the Howard County Theater Festival. Atholton later ventured to Towson University on January 11th and 12th for the annual Maryland Thespian Festival.
Students created a club centered around improving public speaking skills.
On December 22, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a government shutdown due to several disputes between the Democratic party and the Republican party in the White House over immigration issues. Since 1776, there have been a total of 21 government shutdowns, the current one being the longest one we have ever had. The shutdown hits closer to home, at Atholton High School, affecting students and events alike.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced on Tuesday, January 8th that former Howard County police captain Lisa Myers will become the first female and the first African American police chief of the county.