Student Publications

Bishop McNamara provides a great options for students to express their writing and photographic interests through student publications. With Poetic Justice/Inkwell, The Stampede Newspaper and the Stampede Online Newspaper, and the Yearbook, students have many opportunities to produce written and photographic works.

Please use the links below to browse through the various student publications at Bishop McNamara. 


Poetic Justice/Inkwell (Literary Magazine)

The Poetic Justice Club promotes creative writing and poetry throughout the school and provides a forum for creative writers. Specific events include the coffeehouses and the production of the literary magazine, The Inkwell, in the fall and in the spring.

The Stampede

The Stampede is the student newspaper of Bishop McNamara High School.

Produced by the journalism classes, The Stampede student newspaper -- which now includes an online version --- provides our community with news and stories about events and issues that impact our school. The paper is operated by students, who report, write, edit, design, photograph and produce videos and podcasts for publication. The moderator teaches students how to assemble a newspaper and coordinate all activities necessary for its production. The Stampede publishes between four and eight issues per year. 

Moderator: Mr. Shryock

For our online version go to The Stampede Online
Link to their blog on WashingtonPost.com

Caritas (Yearbook)

The BMHS Yearbook, Caritas, is an important part of a school's history and tradition as record of the evolution of the institution. A staff comprised of a faculty moderator and students work through the school year, primarily after school to create the book. Layout design, copy, and photography are created by the staff, which is a group that draws from a diverse group of students in all grade ranges. 

Moderator: Ms. Dado

School Calendar

    • SunNov23 FALL MUSICAL
    • MonNov24 THANKSGIVING RECESS
    • TueNov25 THANKSGIVING RECESS
    • WedNov26 THANKSGIVING RECESS
    • ThuNov27 Thanksgiving
    • ThuNov27 THANKSGIVING RECESS

BMHS News

Parents of current BMHS juniors ~ be sure to join the Counseling Center for College Information Night on Wednesday, December 3! Click on the headline above to learn more.
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The Counseling Center will host a Mid-Term Exam Study Workshop on Thursday, December 11 from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Click on the headline above to read more.
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Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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