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Student Publishing Partnerships

The Student Publishing Partnerships program serves schools from across the district as they create printed journals and magazines.

Located within the MCPS print shop in Rockville, the program resources include industrial-grade digital printing technology, integrated with e-publishing. However, the print-media production experience we offer students is the highlight of our instructional support program.

MCPS Student publishing can be categorized as -
     • arts and literary journals,
     • magazines, and
     • unique publishing activities.

Most of the arts and literary journals are extracurricular club activities at the secondary level, while the periodic magazines are produced in high school journalism classes.

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Samples of Published Work

(Repeat and active programs as of February 18, 2021)

Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS
     • Literary Journal, Chips - Dawn Charles, Advisor
     • News Magazine, Tattler - David Lopilato, Advisor

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Walt Whitman HS
     • Zine, The Eidolon - Emily Glass, Teacher and Sponsor

Walt Whitman HS The Eidolon Zine cover  The Eidolon Zine cover










Wootton HS
     • Literary Journal, Pulp - Zachary Hardy, Advisor
     • News Magazine, Common Sense - Evva Starr, Advisor

Wootton Common Sense cover

  Wootton Common Sense cover










Walter Johnson HS
     • Literary Journal, Spectator - Wendy Borelli, Advisor
     • News Magazine, Pitch - Wendy Borelli, Advisor  

Walter Johnson Pitch cover

  Walter Johnson Pitch cover










Einstein HS
     • Literary Journal, Relativity - Dorothy D'Ascanio and Candace Montague, Advisors

Einstein cover-spread

  Einstein cover-spread









Quince Orchard HS
     • Literary Journal, Cat's Tales Volume 29 - Marisa Trettel, Advisor

mind+soul cover-spread

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Argyle MS
     • Yearbook - Nicole Rex, Advisor

Argyle Yearbook cover-spread

  Argyle Yearbook cover-spread









Program Curriculum Highlights

     • The key benefits of using a digital file management protocol
     • The structures associated with best practices in digital publishing, and how
those structures drive the print-media production process.

Program Approach

The program diligently follows the creative path set by the students. They benefit from first-hand experience with industry standards and from the creative input of MCPS staff.

Students leave the program armed with skills that will help them in future publishing endeavors, along with a portfolio of their work.

Feedback and Counsel

The program is fortunate to receive direct feedback and ongoing counsel from two current high school journalism teachers. We plan to publish current-events journalism by students from every MCPS high school in 2024.