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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, Showcase

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, Showcase

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...

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
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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 ...

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, Showcase

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...

Watkins Mill musicians perform in Spring concert

Watkins Mill musicians perform in Spring concert

Anna Liu
May 12, 2017
Filed under School, News, Showcase

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, Showcase

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, Showcase

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, Showcase

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...

Gentlemen of Excellence leading young men in positive direction

Keegan Dant, Lirim Krasniqi, and Suriya Sundaramurthi
April 20, 2017
Filed under School, News, Showcase

The Gentlemen of Excellence is a new club dedicated to forming and shaping the young men of Watkins Mill High School into contributing members of the community. The Gentleman of Excellence was originally thought up by special education teacher Termaine Belote and English and IB Film teacher Jamaly Allen. ...

MPSSAA responds to calls for rule change, grants exception for student athletes to wear religious garments in games

MPSSAA responds to calls for rule change, grants exception for student athletes to wear religious garments in games

Sarah Elbeshbishi
April 6, 2017
Filed under Community, News

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) granted an exception to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) uniform standards on March 21, allowing students to wear religious garments of all kinds. After junior Je’Nan Hayes was restricted from playing in the girls basketball 3A South Regional Final game due to her wearing a hij...

Why our school is so hot, when it will finally cool off

Why our school is so hot, when it will finally cool off

Anna Liu
April 5, 2017
Filed under School, News

On April 10, Watkins Mill will begin converting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system from heating to cooling mode in preparation for the warmer spring and summer months. Montgomery County Public Schools mandates when the HVAC heating and cooling is converted in the spring and fall....

Watkins Mill alumna set to present at Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference

Samantha Naya
March 23, 2017
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School alumna Emily Aquino has set high standards for current IB diploma students after getting her paper accepted into the Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference. The Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is a gathering where selected students give 20-minute prese...

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