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Class of 2017 concludes high school career with emotional graduation ceremony

Sarah Elbeshbishi
June 13, 2017
Filed under School, News, Showcase

Yesterday, June 12 the Watkins Mill High School class of 2017 graduated from DAR constitutional hall at 10am, which included speeches from staff and students and performances from Watkins Mill band, orchestra, and chorus. The morning consisted of several of addresses from principal Carol Goddard, senior...

Child Development celebrates preschoolers success with graduation

Child Development celebrates preschoolers success with graduation

Lucas Richards and Jessica Cruz
June 5, 2017
Filed under School, News, Showcase

12 preschoolers graduated at the preschool graduation on May 18. The ceremony marks the passage of a developmental period for the preschoolers as they head off to kindergarten. the preschoolers spent the past couple of weeks talking about the graduation. They came dressed up in graduation caps....

Mr. Watkins Mill competition is a huge success, contestants show audience humorous evening

Mr. Watkins Mill competition is a huge success, contestants show audience humorous evening

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and Je'Nan Hayes
May 26, 2017
Filed under School, News

Mr. Watkins Mill occurred Friday, May 19th, where the nine seniors showcased their talent and creativity. The night ended with Senior Kush Kharod being crowned the overall winner of the 29th annual competition.   The contestants included, seniors Leonardo Molina, Oswaldo Baires, Leonardo Astorima, Bra...

29th annual Mr. Watkins Mill set to go tonight, contestants look to wow the crowd

29th annual Mr. Watkins Mill set to go tonight, contestants look to wow the crowd

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and JeNan Hayes
May 19, 2017
Filed under School, News

The 29th annual Mr. Watkins Mill is tonight, May 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the auditorium. Tickets were sold for $3 at lunch in the mixing bowl and will be sold for $5 at the door. This year's event will be will be hosted by SADD sponsor Ana Mitten and Orange Nation sponsor Matthew Johnson, who wi...

Artwork from WMHS students is put out on display, shows off hard work and artistic talent

Artwork from WMHS students is put out on display, shows off hard work and artistic talent

Anna Liu
May 17, 2017
Filed under School, News

Artwork from Watkins Mill High School students were on display at the art show on Thursday, May 11 in the media center for students to show off their skills and hard work. The art show is an event where art teachers select the students best artwork of the year to be displayed for others to see. V...

Students Spring into cleaning, earn SSL hours

Students Spring into cleaning, earn SSL hours

Jessica Cruz and Louisa Boockhoff
May 16, 2017
Filed under School, News

Students, teachers, and families cleaned school grounds and adjacent park areas on Saturday, May 6 making the school a more appealing place while students got the chance to earn student service learning hours. Science teacher Karen Doerrler helped to organize the spring cleanup. She previously started...

Greece proves to be excellent location for WMHS spring break trip

Greece proves to be excellent location for WMHS spring break trip

Keegan Dant, Briana Pasion, Lirim Krasniqi, and Suriya Sundaramurthi
May 19, 2017
Filed under School, News

This year’s international spring break trip gave students the opportunity to visit a new and foreign place. The spring of 2017 gave students the opportunity to explore Greece and Grecian culture. 34 students and seven adults attended this year's spring break trip. “[The trip is] not academic ...

Watkins Mill musicians perform in Spring concert

Watkins Mill musicians perform in Spring concert

Anna Liu
May 12, 2017
Filed under School, News

Student musicians of Watkins Mill performed in the in-school spring concert on May 8, in the O’Shea Theater, to show off their hard work and improvement in musical skills. The concert was performed by the full orchestra, solo band, solo orchestra, jazz ensemble along with the choral groups: Full...

Teacher appreciation week begins Monday, thank all of your teachers

Teacher appreciation week begins Monday, thank all of your teachers

Sarah Elbeshbishi
May 5, 2017
Filed under School, News

Teacher Appreciation Week begins on Monday, May 12 and ends on Friday, May 12, celebrating all teachers do for their students and community. Beginning in 1984, the National Parent, Teacher Association (PTA) has picked a week in May designated to the celebrating and thanking teachers all across the...

Science National Honors Society visits Maryland Science Center on interactive field trip

Science National Honors Society visits Maryland Science Center on interactive field trip

Suriya Sunadarmurthi, Lirim Krasniqi, and Keegan Dant
May 2, 2017
Filed under School, News

On April 21, the Watkins Mill Science National Honors Society visited the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Maryland to further explore their interests in science. “I wanted to treat my hard-working Science National Honor Society students...to something fun and different from their every day...

Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

Anna Liu
April 28, 2017
Filed under School, News

On April 27, Watkins Mill High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members participated in ‘Angel Day’ to bring awareness and promote responsible decision making ahead of prom night. SADD is a nationwide organization that aims to support a world where young people make positive de...

Highly anticipated Rock the Block event finally arrives this Saturday

Highly anticipated Rock the Block event finally arrives this Saturday

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and JeNan Hayes
June 2, 2017
Filed under Community, News

Watkins Mill High School will be hosting its first ever “Rock The Block” event on Saturday, June 3 from 3pm-6pm. Everyone in the community is welcome to come out and enjoy. “We got so much [positive] stuff going on here...and I want people to see that [through this event],” Johnson said. "[Roc...

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