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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...

Vote now in the WTOP Clicks for Kids Sweepstakes to win $15,000 for WMHS

Vote now in the WTOP Clicks for Kids Sweepstakes to win $15,000 for WMHS

Brandon Rodgriguez
March 6, 2017
Filed under School, News

WTOP's Click for Kids Sweepstakes begins today, Monday, March 6. Watkins Mill needs enough votes for a chance to win money for a new weight room. There will be three monetary awards: a grand prize of $15,000, a first place prize of $10,000, and a second place prize of $5,000. “Our weight room...

O’Shea players prepare to perform ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

O’Shea players prepare to perform ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Aisha Sowe
March 8, 2017
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea players will be presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for their spring production. The production is a one-act musical comedy that revolves around six quirky adolescents competing in the Bee. Teacher, coach, and director Jamaly Allen chose this musical to...

ESOL students travel to DC for performance at Shakespeare Theatre

ESOL students travel to DC for performance at Shakespeare Theatre

Chase Deist and Sarah Elbeshbishi
March 1, 2017
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School's ESOL program attended a performance of King Charles III at the Shakespeare Sidney Harman Theatre in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 22. King Charles III is about the aftermath of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the current reigning monarch of England. On top of Ch...

Seniors face Staff again, look for another win

Destiny Tiburcio
April 19, 2017
Filed under School, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

This year Watkins Mill High School continues with an exciting tradition: the senior vs. staff basketball game. In this game boys and girls of the senior class play against teachers in a friendly–yet competitive–game of basketball. These annual games are greatly anticipated by both seniors and...

Watkins Mill hosts SMOB nominating convention for second year

Watkins Mill hosts SMOB nominating convention for second year

Suriya Sundaramurthi
March 1, 2017
Filed under School, News

Over 500 students from all over MCPS came to Watkins Mill High School on February 22 to nominate the final two candidates for this year's Student Member Of the Board of Education. Unlike in years past, the elections went much differently as 13 candidates participated instead of the usual four candi...

African Student Association ends Black History Month with African Ball tomorrow night

African Student Association ends Black History Month with African Ball tomorrow night

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and Je'Nan Hayes
February 24, 2017
Filed under School, News

The African Student Association (ASA) will be hosting its first-ever African Ball tomorrow night, February 25, from 7 to 11pm in the main gym.  Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased through lunch today. Senior president Adwoa Debrah, vice presidents junior Megan Dakwa and sophomore Nana Tutu created...

Biology teacher Doerrler earns National Board Certification

Biology teacher Doerrler earns National Board Certification

Josephine Moore
March 1, 2017
Filed under School, News

Biology teacher Karen Doerrler was recently certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which assesses teachers nationwide on a standard level that is created by teachers, for teachers.  The NBPTS uses research on the best teaching practices to improve teaching and ther...

Watkins Mill gets face lift with new website

Watkins Mill gets face lift with new website

Jessica Cruz and Louisa Boockhoff
March 3, 2017
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School's new mobile-friendly school website showcases different student cultures and rigorous programs while offering new features such as a student page and sports clubs pages. This new platform allows for more community outreach. The old school website platform “wasn’t real...

Rising freshmen visit Watkins Mill for Eighth Grade Parent Night

Rising freshmen visit Watkins Mill for Eighth Grade Parent Night

Brandon Rodriguez
February 17, 2017
Filed under School, News

Future Wolverine students and parents were invited to Watkins Mill High School for Eighth Grade Parent Night last night, February 16. This event was opened to students from both feeder middle schools, Neelsville and Montgomery Village.  The Eighth Grade Parent Night consisted of several tours aroun...

Youth Summit takes freshmen rock-climbing as bonding experience

Youth Summit takes freshmen rock-climbing as bonding experience

Jamil Malik and Fifi Cann
February 24, 2017
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill's Youth Summer Summit is a program that prepares rising freshmen for high school, taking place during the summer and throughout the school year. Students partake in team building activities in order to build a group mentality and foster cooperation. The first Youth Summer Summit was a one we...

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