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Watkins Mill gets face lift with new website

Watkins Mill gets face lift with new website

Jessica Cruz and Louisa Boockhoff
March 3, 2017
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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
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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...

Students react to immigration ban, express concerns about being targeted

Students react to immigration ban, express concerns about being targeted

Keegan Dant and Suriya Sundaramurthi
February 10, 2017
Filed under Community, News

Ten days into his term in office, President Donald J. Trump pushed out a controversial executive order banning immigrants from seven middle-eastern countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.    While a federal appeals panel has since frozen the ban, Trump has threatened to take ...

WMHS students perform joint music concert with Montgomery Philharmonic

WMHS students perform joint music concert with Montgomery Philharmonic

Anna Liu
February 7, 2017
Filed under School, News

Three generations of local musicians gathered February 2 in the O’Shea Theater to perform in a joint concert, allowing student musicians to gain experience from performing with more experienced players. Music students from Watkins Mill High School, Neelsville Middle School, Montgomery Village Middle ...

Washington DC March brings community together to support women, immigrants, LGBTQ community

Washington DC March brings community together to support women, immigrants, LGBTQ community

Sarah Elbeshbishi
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community, News

On Saturday January 21, an estimated 4.8 million people marched worldwide to protest the stances of President Donald Trump, which became know as the Women’s March.  Worldwide, 673 marches took place, with roughly 343 of them within the United States. According to the New Yorker, the idea for th...

English teacher’s home, car vandalized after hanging ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner

English teacher’s home, car vandalized after hanging ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner

Sarah Elbeshbishi
January 24, 2017
Filed under School, News

On January 7, English teacher Sonya Shpilyuk’s home was vandalized and an anti-Semitic note was left on her windshield, after hanging a Black Lives Matter flag from her balcony. Shpilyuk and her husband, Mikey Franklin, woke up to to find their building covered with eggs and toilet paper. A handwrit...

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...

Senior starts gardening club, takes horticulture to revitalize school’s greenhouse

Brennan Guilds
February 2, 2017
Filed under School, News

Sherwood, Gaithersburg, Walt Whitman, Seneca Valley, and Clarksburg. What do all these schools have in common? They have a greenhouse and make use of it. But what you may not have known is that Watkins Mill has one too. The Gardening Club was started by senior Harrison Deist. “I wanted to make use of ...

College prep program helps juniors ‘ACE’ SAT, ACT

College prep program helps juniors ‘ACE’ SAT, ACT

Kola Akinnibi and Lirim Krasniqi
March 2, 2017
Filed under School, News

The Achieving College Excellence and Success program (ACES) is a college readiness program run by academic coach Tiffany Shaw, giving students a place to learn about applying to college and prepare for the application process. “ACES began about five years ago, so this is the fifth school year w...

Safety tips for walking to school after foiled kidnapping attempt

Josephine Moore and Steeven Tabuada
January 6, 2017
Filed under School, News

In light of the attempted kidnapping in Cider Mill, it is vitally important to make sure you know what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation. As teens, preventing a kidnapping is all our responsibility; long gone are the days of holding mommy’s hand on the way to the bus stop, and...

Students perform winter holiday concert preview

Students perform winter holiday concert preview

December 1, 2016
Filed under School, News, Video

Instrumental and choral music students performed during second and third periods today as a preview for tonight's Winter Instrumental Music Concert.  The show tonight will be free at 7pm in the auditorium and choral music will host their Winter Choral Music Concert December 8 at 7pm in the auditorium...

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