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Gilbert wins Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year award

Gilbert wins Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year award

Renato Masson, Babacar Mbodj, and Victoria Joya Eucdea
May 12, 2016
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Culinary arts teacher Lisa Gilbert was named Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Association of Family and Consumers Sciences on April 7. Gilbert was nominated by Mary Yeates, a former Culinary Arts teacher at Watkins Mill High School and Gilbert’s current MCPS supervisor. Yeates posted on Twitter...

Watkins Mill’s got talent: annual show displays skills, guest stars

Jubilee Robinson and Danielle Rivera
May 4, 2016
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Watkins Mill's annual student talent show was held in our auditorium on April 22. People of all ages came to witness students' talent, hard work, and guest stars.  This was Watkins Mill’s third annual talent show, and needless to say, it was a success. The auditorium was packed, and every act was...

Students awarded prestigious Banneker/Key Scholarship, West Point admission

Students awarded prestigious Banneker/Key Scholarship, West Point admission

Catherisa Apostol and Dasha Alston
May 5, 2016
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College should be the best years of your life, and there’s definitely no way to make those years better than going to a prestigious college for free. Senior Maddie Rodriguez-White has won the Banneker/Key Scholarship to the University of Maryland: a full-ride academic scholarship, which cover...

Algebra 2 students passing rate soars to 93 percent, among highest in MCPS

Algebra 2 students passing rate soars to 93 percent, among highest in MCPS

Harris Malik and Saul Flores
April 29, 2016
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Watkins Mill High School students had one of the highest passing rates for first semester Algebra 2 in the county. The Algebra 2 students have made a huge improvement compared to last year. The Algebra 2 students demonstrated a 93 percent passing rate for all students in the first semester. In t...

Senior finally has new wheelchair after #ChairforIbra raises $32,000

Senior finally has new wheelchair after #ChairforIbra raises $32,000

Vijay Vanathayan and Suriya Sundaramurthi
April 18, 2016
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Cruising 25 miles per hour down the hallway, it’s like a mini Cadillac. But the best part about this ride is that the Watkins Mill High School community, teachers, and student body raised the money to pay for it. After raising more than $32,000 in donations through GoFundMe, senior Ibrahim “Ibra” Samia finally has his brand new...

New superintendent takes office July 1, has big plans for achievement

New superintendent takes office July 1, has big plans for achievement

Sarah Elbeshbishi
April 19, 2016
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Dr. Jack R. Smith, who is currently the interim state superintendent of Maryland schools and was formerly the superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools, will serve as Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent starting July 1. He was selected out of more than 70 applications from all over t...

Goddard works quickly to ensure student safety when auditorium fly bars become unstable

Goddard works quickly to ensure student safety when auditorium fly bars become unstable

Jubilee Robinson and Danielle Rivera
April 14, 2016
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When a potentially lethal danger arose concerning the fly bars in the auditorium, principal Carol Goddard and theatre teacher Scott Tarzwell sprang into action to ensure student safety and that the show would go on. If you've ever been in the auditorium, then you might have noticed the “fly ba...

Sophomore starts Young Educators of Excellence movement to abolish inequality

Sophomore starts Young Educators of Excellence movement to abolish inequality

Ajay Branch and Kevin Finn
April 6, 2016
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When the Watkins Mill High School Young Educators of Excellence movement achieves its goals, people all around the world will no longer have to deal with problems of inequality and discrimination.  “This movement isn’t just about Watkins Mill or our community, it’s about the world and everyone...

‘In the Heights’ opens tomorrow night, brings heat from ‘Hamilton’ creator to Watkins Mill’s stage

‘In the Heights’ opens tomorrow night, brings heat from ‘Hamilton’ creator to Watkins Mill’s stage

Victoria Joya, Babacar Mbodj, and Renato Masson
April 7, 2016
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Washington Heights' Hispanic heat has hit the Watkins Mill High School stage in the form of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award winning musical In the Heights, which opens tomorrow night at 7pm. “In the Heights” is about the everyday life of South American immigrants living in the small New York...

Maryland Meals for Achievement provides free breakfast for all Watkins Mill students

Maryland Meals for Achievement provides free breakfast for all Watkins Mill students

Sarah Elbeshbishi, Saul Flores, and Harris Malik
March 16, 2016
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Maryland Meals for Achievement now provides free breakfast to all students at Watkins Mill High School, offering a wide variety of healthy foods and helping students start the day with a nutritious meal. Maryland Meals for Achievement is a research-based pilot program that provides an in-classroom breakfas...

New Voices Bill proposes to fight censorship, promote freedom of speech in student media

New Voices Bill proposes to fight censorship, promote freedom of speech in student media

Ajay Branch, Exlee Dawson, and Vijay Vanathayan
March 10, 2016
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If the state Senate passes a new bill introduced on February 5, student journalists in Maryland might soon be able to decide for themselves what is appropriate for them to print. The New Voices Bill was introduced by Democratic Senators Jamin Raskin and Jim Rosapepe and, if it should become law, will...

Students from across MCPS gather at Watkins Mill to nominate SMOB candidates

Students from across MCPS gather at Watkins Mill to nominate SMOB candidates

Lirim Krasniqi, Azmi Abdelrahman, and Suriya Sundaramurthi
March 7, 2016
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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. After three hours of political debate at NomCon, sophomore Alex Abrosimov from Richard Montgomery High School and junior Eric Gue...

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