The Current

Annual spring break trip will take students to China after visiting Greece last year

Annual spring break trip will take students to China after visiting Greece last year

Adeline Djemene

November 15, 2017


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Spring break is a wonderful time to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself... or go to China. Here at Watkins Mill High School, social studies teacher Thomas Sneddon offers annual educational school trips overseas. Sneddon took over from social studies teacher Adam Schwartz in running the annual t...

Child development introduces teenagers to careers in education

Child development introduces teenagers to careers in education

Vicki Wong

November 1, 2017


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You may have walked past the child development class, with its banner hanging high in the hallway, or maybe you have seen children playing outside on the playground and wondered, “What do they do, exactly?” Students taking child development learn about the development of children while runnin...

Teachers marry high school and college sweethearts, proving relationships can last

Teachers marry high school and college sweethearts, proving relationships can last

Taylor Dawson

January 8, 2018


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Most people believe that high school relationships don't last, but several Watkins Mill staff members have proven them wrong. They are now married to their high school and college sweethearts. "It’s true, if she can cook, you have to wife her," football coach Michael Brown said. He knew his wife...

Johnson’s energy extends out of classroom, into inspiring fitness regimen

Johnson’s energy extends out of classroom, into inspiring fitness regimen

Brennan Guilds

November 10, 2017


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Motivation is often a distant fantasy that lies in legends, along with unicorns and universal peace. This tale is no different for motivator-in-chief and science teacher Matthew Johnson. You can often find him garnering hype at football games and pep rallies. Those who take his classes are already...

LGBTQ+ Club hosts ‘National Coming Out Day’ pizza party

LGBTQ+ Club hosts ‘National Coming Out Day’ pizza party

Jubilee Robinson

October 5, 2017


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To kick off the new school year, Watkins Mill's LGBTQ+ club will be celebrating National Coming Out Day on Wednesday, October 11, with a pizza party. Gay, straight, or anywhere in-between, anyone is encouraged to come to B200 (upstairs, near the auditorium) at 11:30, and support their queer classmates...

Freshmen bond with each other, upperclassmen during Youth Summit

Freshmen bond with each other, upperclassmen during Youth Summit

Aisha Sowe and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

October 12, 2017


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Paint balling, whitewater rafting and laser tagging are all fun ways to meet new people and have fun. For a special group of freshmen those activities are a school-sponsored outing.    Youth Summit is an opportunity for incoming Watkins Mill High School freshmen to meet peer leaders and obtain strat...

Schwartz spent summer teaching psychology in Philippines

Schwartz spent summer teaching psychology in Philippines

Briana Pasion

October 3, 2017


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Psychology and history teacher Adam Schwartz had the career opportunity of a lifetime to teach in Iloilo, Philippines for over three weeks during the summer through a program called Teachers for Global Classrooms. While there, Schwartz taught a psychology class to seniors and met with teachers at...

Seniors give tips on making the most of high school experience

Seniors give tips on making the most of high school experience

Destiny Tiburcio, Associate Editor

September 25, 2017


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As seniors settle into their last year of high school, they have knowledge and experiences that lower-classmen are eager to hold. Through multiple successes and failures, seniors have learned lessons that are useful in and outside of the classroom. SAT scores may be something that freshmen are not concerned abou...

Orange Nation builds pride, community involvement

Orange Nation builds pride, community involvement

Kola Akinnibi

September 26, 2017


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“ORANGE NATION!” *clap clap clap clap clap* “ORANGE NATION!” *clap clap clap clap clap.* You can catch science teacher Matt Johnson leading Watkins Mill High School's most famous chant at football games this fall.  Johnson was a paraeducator at The Mill for five years before he became a science te...

Students sign up for new American Sign Language class

Students sign up for new American Sign Language class

Aisha Sowe and Nadaja Burnett-Pierre

October 6, 2017


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Spanish, French and English classes have always been offered as a chance to learn a second language at Watkins Mill High School. However, students can now enroll in one more, American Sign Language (ASL). As of now the class only offers one year, but teachers and administrators are looking forward to adding a...

Former Wolverine runs popular @TheMoCoShow Twitter account

Former Wolverine runs popular @TheMoCoShow Twitter account

Briana Pasion

September 15, 2017


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In Gaithersburg, Maryland born and raised, Watkins Mill High School was where he spent most of his days. Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all sweet and gaining those follows through every tweet. Watkins Mill alumni Alexandros Tsironis is a local Montgomery County celebrity through his popular Twitter acc...

Robotics club repeats recent success

Fiifi Cann and Jamil Malik

June 6, 2017


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Looking for a place to build cool robots or competing against other schools? Then the Robotics Club is the place for you. "[Students learn] teamwork, leadership skills, students get to learn some mechanical engineering from building the robots," said engineering teacher Andre Braxton. Each year they ...