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Former ‘Rines return to the Den for Career Day

Former ‘Rines return to the Den for Career Day

Lucas Richards and Jessica Cruz
April 3, 2017
Filed under School, News

Alumni returned to Watkins Mill High School to share stories about pathways to their current careers and give advice to students at the first ever Watkins Mill Career Day on March 24. The goal of career day was to have alumni show students the experience of finding the right career and to help stud...

Minority Scholars Program helps students in any way possible, even tutoring

Keegan Dant and Suriya Sundaramurthi
April 26, 2017
Filed under School, News, Showcase

The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is an honor society for minority students to participate in tutoring, workshops, retreats, and community building. This year, MSP has expanded even further by providing opportunities for students to learn through tutoring at Stedwick Elementary, Neelsville Middle,...

Former Wolverines spread knowledge with alumni network

Former Wolverines spread knowledge with alumni network

Alex Wright, Destiny Tiburcio, and Jeff Flores
March 29, 2017
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School alumni are looking to build a connected network with both staff and students in order to assist the school in all aspects of the education process. Class of 2012 graduate Jasmine Williams helped organize the former Wolverines to create a group to help current students both ...

PTSA-Booster Club scholarships offer quick college cash with only one application

PTSA-Booster Club scholarships offer quick college cash with only one application

Sarah Elbeshbishi
March 27, 2017
Filed under School, News

Seniors will be able to apply for several scholarships before spring break, requiring no transcript or recommendation letters. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 5 in the College/Career Center at no later than 3pm. "There are a number of scholarships available for Watkins Mill HS seniors...The good...

Sophomore English classes follow podcast instead of book, enjoy assignment

Sophomore English classes follow podcast instead of book, enjoy assignment

Aisha Sowe
March 29, 2017
Filed under School, News

“This is Serial. Told one story from another week by week. I’m Sarah Koenig.” These are the words that start in each episode in the online podcast, Serial. Watkins Mill High School sophomores got to listen to the first season of the podcast in English class, which is about a high school senior, ...

MCPS Superintendent visits the Mill, learns about College Tracks

MCPS Superintendent visits the Mill, learns about College Tracks

Sarah Elbeshbishi
March 21, 2017
Filed under School, News

Dr. Jack R. Smith, Montgomery County Public School’s superintendent, came to Watkins Mill High School on March 16 to visit and learn more about CollegeTracks. Smith came by to see the program in actions, allowing him to speak and watch the staff, students, and volunteers. CollegeTracks, a colleg...

Watkins Mill musicians participate in District II Festival

Watkins Mill musicians participate in District II Festival

Anna Liu
March 24, 2017
Filed under School, News

Musicians from Watkins Mill High School performed in the Montgomery County District II Festival at Quince Orchard High School on February 9 and Walt Whitman High School on February 16. WMHS has participated every year since the instrumental music program began. The festival gives our musicians a ...

Girls basketball player benched for wearing hijab in playoff game

Girls basketball player benched for wearing hijab in playoff game

Sarah Elbeshbishi
March 10, 2017
Filed under School, News

A Watkins Mill High School junior was unable to play in the girls basketball 3A South Regional Final because she was wearing a hijab and a referee invoked a seldom-enforced rule about documentation for religious headgear.   On March 3, the Watkins Mill girls basketball team arrived at Oxon Hill H...

O’Shea players plan second coffee house tomorrow, make improvements from first cup

O’Shea players plan second coffee house tomorrow, make improvements from first cup

Jamil Malik and Fifi Cann
March 16, 2017
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea players will be holding its second "Coffee at the Mill" for the 2016-2017 school year, this Friday, March 17 in the cafeteria from 6:30pm to 9pm. Students from Watkins Mill and other schools will be able to show off their talents. There will be various performances ...

Former Wolverine gives snow day predictions, runs popular @MCPSsnow Twitter account

Former Wolverine gives snow day predictions, runs popular @MCPSsnow Twitter account

Briana Pasion
January 25, 2017
Filed under Community, News

Watkins Mill High School alumni Alexandros Tsironis has become a local Montgomery County celebrity to all kids hoping for a snow day from his accurate predictions through his website, MoCoSnow. A PE teacher at the Blair G. Ewing Center by day, Tsironis makes predictions on weather and whether Montg...

MCPS, WMHS stand by Obama’s order on transgender bathroom use

MCPS, WMHS stand by Obama’s order on transgender bathroom use

Lee Robinson
March 10, 2017
Filed under Community, News

He’s back at it again. President Donald Trump withdrew President Barack Obama's executive order that students could use whichever gender-separated public facility that they identified with. Now, it is up to the states to decide which bathroom one has to use. This is particularly harmful to the genderq...

Minority Scholars Program retreats to Northwood in bonding experience

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and Je'Nan Hayes
March 22, 2017
Filed under School, News

Minority Scholars Program attended their annual retreat on Saturday, February 25 at Northwood High School from 7am to 4pm. The retreat included new activities and performances that everyone got to experience. The Minority Scholars Program was created to close the achievement gap for minorities in elementa...

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