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Encyclopedia > Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School
Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School
Address 2100 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Contact Information Phone: 301-279-8550
Fax: 301-279-8569
Established 1970
Community Suburban
Type Public Secondary
Student Body Co-Educational
Student to Teacher Ratio 20.2 to 1
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 2538
District Montgomery County Public Schools
Area Four
Wootton Cluster
Mascot Patriot
Colors Red, White and Blue
Motto Patriot Pride
Newspaper Common Sense
Distinctions 2002 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
School Website Home Page
Administration


Dr. Michael J. Doran, Principal
Mr. Edward Owusu, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Carol Sander, Assistant Principal
Dr. Frank Critton, Assistant Principal
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Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School is a high school in Rockville, Maryland. Its namesake is Thomas Sprigg Wootton, the founder of Montgomery County. The school was founded in 1970 and is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools system. The majority of the students come from Robert Frost Middle School or Cabin John Middle School. The principal since July 2003 is Dr. Michael Doran. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: , Country State County Montgomery Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860 Government  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area  - Total 13. ... Thomas Sprigg Wootton was the founder of Montgomery County, Maryland, by making a proposal in the Maryland General Assembly on September 6, 1776. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Montgomery County Public Schools system in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA is noted for its nationwide excellence. ... Robert Frost Middle School is a middle school in Rockville, Maryland. ... Cabin John Middle School is a middle school located in Potomac, Maryland. ... A principal is the chief administrator in an elementary school, secondary school, or high school. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Academics

In 2005, Wootton was named the 17th best high school in the United States by Newsweek. The only school from Montgomery County to beat it was Richard Montgomery High School, which placed 11th. The rankings have come into question however because of the controversial method used to evaluate schools. "Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests taken by all students at a school in 2004 divided by the number of graduating seniors." This method completely disregards the scores on the test, i.e., the school ranked number one could have the lowest scores on tests in the country as long as that school takes the most tests.[1],[2] Near the end of 2005, the Wootton history department opened up WoottonHistory.com, a collection of AP World essays and other such information in order to help AP World History students with resources in preparation for the AP exam. The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... Richard Montgomery High School (#201) is a secondary public school located in Rockville, Maryland. ... Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wootton students are described as ambitious, intelligent, and diverse. The average student takes several Honors/AP courses.


Extracurricular activities

Clubs

  • On April 28, 2007, Wootton won 1st place[3] for the 2nd-Year-Team at the University of Maryland's 23nd Annual Chemathon. Twenty-four high schools from Maryland, Virginia, and DC participated. This is the 3rd year in a row Wootton has placed first in the Level II division. The 1st-Year-Team placed 8th in this event.
  • In March of 2006, the Wootton Model United Nations Club attended the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The Club members acted as delegates representing Ukraine and Iceland on various UN Committees.
  • On February 26, 2005,and again on February 25, 2006, the Wootton Science Bowl team won the Maryland/Delaware Regional Science Bowl.
  • At the National Science Bowl on April 30 through May 2, 2005, the Wootton Science Bowl team won fifth place out of sixty-three schools competing nationwide, all of which had won their respective regional event[4].
  • On February 25, 2006, a team of eight Wootton students placed fourth in the B division of the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament.
  • In March of 2005, the Wootton Programming Team got thirty-third place out of the thirty-two schools competing in the University of Maryland Computer Science Competition[5], in October of 2005, the programming team got second place at the Hood College Competition, and in March of 2006, the team placed fifth at the University of Maryland Computer Science Competition, winning $400.
  • The Wootton High School Debate Team placed 4th place in the 2005-2006 regional tournament
  • The Wootton High School Cancer Awareness Club raises awareness of the deadly disease in the school's community. They were recently invited to WHIT Washington FM 99.5 to talk about their club with show host Julian. The club plans to repeat the '05-'06 activities in '06-'07 and add several more.
  • The Wootton TV / Film Club submitted a film to the Montgomery County Schools Media Festival held on April 28, 2006 at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. The film, titled "The S.G.A.", under the direction of Eric Fleischman, a member of the TV / Film Club of 2006 starring English teacher Mr. Lightsey and Wootton Principal Dr. Doran, won 2nd place in the live action video category. Blake high school claimed 1st place in that category.
  • The Foundation Chicos Por Atyra raised over 600 dollars so far this year for impoverished children in Paraguay.
  • A team from Wootton's Research, Design, and Experimentation club won first place at the Montgomery Science Fair, exploring the validity of hormesis.
  • Wootton's Equestrian Club was ranked 2nd in all of Maryland as of Nov 11th, 2007.

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Performing arts

Wootton is known throughout Maryland for its theater department, once described by Principal Michael Doran as "the closest thing to Broadway for miles around." In 2003, their production of Les Miserables was lauded by critics, and leads in that show went on to attend music or theater programs at the Cincinnati Conservatory, Tisch @ NYU, the Penn State School of Music, and Musical Theatre at Emerson College among others. Other difficult shows they have recently tackled with great critical success include Songs For A New World, Seussical, On The Town, and both the male and female versions of The Odd Couple. The fall plays for the 2006-2007 school year included "Revenge of the Space Pandas" and "Children of Eden." Children of Eden was a great success, wowing and pleasing audience members.[6] [7] [8] [9] In Spring 2007, Wootton's spring musical was Sweeney Todd. In fall of 2007, Wootton HS presented the musical comedy "HONK!" and soon it will present the play "Macbeth Did It" in the end of November 2007. For other uses, see Sweeney Todd (disambiguation). ...


Sports

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse team won the Regional Final against Churchill 8-7 in 2006. The team also made a great showing in the state final losing to Severna Park 13-7 which was the greatest showing a Montgomery County team has had against an Anne Arundel County team. The next year they made it to the state finals beating Dulaney in the semi's only to lose to Severna Park yet again. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won state championships in 1978, 1979, and 1983, and lost in the 1985 state finals. The Volleyball team made the finals in 1982, and won state titles every year from 1983 to 1989. The Golf team made the finals in 1982, and was state champions in 1983, 1996, and 1997. The golf team in 2007 included two HIV + members of the team who contracted the disease from each other, Matt Schreiber and Max Rothschild. The 1989 football team became Maryland state runner-ups in 1990. The Wootton swim and dive team had a spectacular season with the boys undefeated and the girls with only one tie. The swim team will be moving to division one next year. In 1996 the Baseball team won the 4A Maryland State Championship. In 1998, the Girls Varsity Soccer team won the 4A Maryland State Championship. The Girls Varsity Soccer team was also a 4A state semifinalist in 1999 and 2000. In 2004 the Boys Varsity Soccer team reached the semi-finals of their regional playoff series. The 2005 Boys Varsity Soccer team finished first in their division, and were ranked as high as 6th by The Washington Post and 4th by The Examiner; but lost to Quince Orchard in the second round of the playoffs. In 2007 the Pom (dance) Squad won a triple threat first place (squad, captain, and spirit) at the Liberty Bell Competition hosted by Magruder High School. In 2007, the field hockey team won the 4A West Region title against Whitman 3-1. Wootton also has a tennis team, field hockey team, golf team, ice hockey team, cheerleading, indoor track, softball team, volleyball (girls, coed, and boys), and intramural club sports. This article is about the sport. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the sport. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School (#510) is a secondary public school located in Derwood in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...


Cross Country

The Boys' Cross Country team made it to the state championship during the 2000 season, for the first time since winning the State Championship in 1978, and again made it there during the 2002 season. In 2003 Boys' Cross Country finished 4th at the state championship. The Girls' Cross Country team has more consistently made it to the state championship, having been there every season from 2000-2005 except 2001. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Track & Field

The previous coach, Mr. Bosnik, ended his coaching career after coaching the Patriots for four years, in the spring of 2005. A new coach by the name of Matt Duckery originally from Bronx, New York was hired, but left his position just before regionals in the indoor 2006-2007 season. He brought a large number of new coaches to the team, including Chris Whigam, and Kellie Redmond, currently the head coach of the track and cross country teams. Last season, the girls went undefeated in their division. The patriots as a whole ended the season with 12 student athletes heading to states.


Parking

During the past few years the school has seen a large increase in the student population with no addition of parking space, which has created a large shortage of parking space for students. Parking spaces were originally given only to seniors, sports team captains, internship holding students, handicapped students, and any junior lucky enough to secure a permit. But in 2002, a "seniors only" parking rule was initiated to combat the shortage of spaces present on campus, but still not every senior can get a parking space. Discounts and other incentives were given to those who carpooled or shared rides with others. Juniors are now only allowed to drive to school if they are handicapped or have an internship. Many underclassmen, which previously drove to school, became angry and started to park their vehicles at the Rockshire Shopping Center or on Greenplace Terrace, a neighborhood street near Wootton. Security guards now patrol these areas heavily to prevent noise and traffic congestion. Underclassmen who park their cars at Rockshire Shopping Center will often be towed. During August of 2006, Montgomery County Public Schools and Rockshire Association would not allow Wootton to continue using their parking lot until insurance contracts were fulfilled. As of September 2006, parking was once again allowed for permit holders.


Demographics

Year Enrollment American Indian/
Alaskan Native
 % Asian/
Pacific Islander
 % African
American
 % White  % Hispanic  %
2006-07 2,482 4 0.1 847 34.1 153 6.2 1,360 54.8 118 4.8
2005-06 2,407 5 0.2 828 34.4 145 6.0 1,328 55.2 101 4.2
2004-05 2,346 2 - 783 33.4 119 5.1 1,322 56.4 120 5.1
2003-04 2,245 4 0.1 720 32.1 96 4.3 1,320 58.8 105 4.7
2002-03 2,084 3 0.2 622 29.8 86 4.1 1,279 61.4 94 4.5

Notable recent events

President George W. Bush speaks at Wootton.

In 2001 the band Of A Revolution (O.A.R.), which includes four alumni, performed at the James A. Coles Field before they reached the Billboard charts.[10] Image File history File links Bush@Wootton. ... Image File history File links Bush@Wootton. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Of A Revolution (or O.A.R.) is an American rock band consisting of Marc Roberge (lead vocals & guitar), Chris Culos (drums), Richard On (lead guitar), Benj Gershman (bass), and Jerry DePizzo (saxophone and guitar). ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Also in 2001, President George W. Bush visited Wootton and spoke with the senior class about a Veterans Day program. [11] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For Veterans Day in the United Kingdom, see Veterans Day UK. President Eisenhower signs HR7786, officially changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. ...


In early 2005, the Wootton cheerleading squad was caught in a scandal when pictures of cheerleaders in uniform in provocative poses made their way to pornographic sites. The story made the national media, including the Washington Post. [12]
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The Graduation ceremony for the class of 2005 featured a speech from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. For the graduation of the class of 2006, former Congresswoman Connie Morella was the speaker. In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová, IPA: , on May 15, 1937) was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. ... Connie Morella Constance Albanese Morella (born February 12, 1931), popularly known as Connie, is a Republican United States politician currently serving as Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ...


Notable alumni

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Notes

  1. ^  http://www.chem.umd.edu/chemathon/teams06.html
  2. ^  Science Bowl#Results of the National Competition
  3. ^  http://www.cs.umd.edu/Outreach/hsContest05/scores.html
  4. ^  http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7723397/site/newsweek/
  5. ^  Best High Schools in America
  6. ^  http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=10449
  7. ^  http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/10/images/20011030-7.html
  8. ^  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1945-2005Jan11.html
  9. ^  http://gazette.net/stories/121405/gaitnew191618_31909.shtml
  10. ^  http://www.bosskillers.com/cgi-bin/bbguild/index.cgi?&action=guildpage&sid=YUhGhdhKk8&guildid=1339

Tom Friend writer for ESPN who broke many scandals in sports like the Maurice Claurett story Science Bowl is a high school academic competition, similar to Quiz Bowl, held in the United States. ...


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