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MSP student presenters and attendees of the Town Hall gather together to take a group photo.

Minority Scholars Program Town Hall Recap

Abijah Hines, Associate Editor February 23, 2024

Watkins Mill's Minority Scholars Program (MSP) hosted its annual Town Hall in the O'Shea Theater on Friday, February 16, tackling the impact of representation and favoritism in the media. President Huswat...

Muslim Student Association brings back the Henna Fundraiser and donates proceeds to Palestine.

MSA and NHS collaborate on fundraiser for Palestine

Teleca Davidson, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

Watkins Mill High School's Muslim Student Association (MSA) members started a Henna tattooing fundraiser to help support Palestinians in Gaza.  “It’s very unfortunate what’s happening right now,”...

Sophomores begin MYP project!

Middle Year Projects (MYP) projects

Zoë Conroy, Staff Writer January 13, 2024

Watkins Mill High School’s Middle Year Projects (MYP) have begun. The MYP project is a capstone project where students pick a subject of interest, learn more about it, and document their progress. The...

MCPS introduces their plan to inforce required identification in April.

Safe Schools Resolution requires student IDs in high school by April

Tracy Espinoza, Staff writer January 11, 2024

On November 9, 2023, the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously passed the Safe Schools Resolution proposed by Student Member of the Board, Sami Saeed, requiring student ID checks in Montgomery...

Winter sports begin with a bang!

Winter Sports Feature

Roseline Oshagbemi, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

November 15 marked the start of our winter sports season. The winter season includes boys’ and girls’ basketball, cheerleading, track and field, wrestling, poms, swimming, and diving.  Here are...

Juniors win $1500 first prize for video on dangers of fentanyl

Roseline Oshagbemi, Staff Writer January 8, 2024

Juniors Steven Santiago, Thomas Petitit, and Jabea Ewane won $1,500 after getting first place on their video “Dangers Of Fentanyl - FOREVER 16:” I Didn’t Want to Look Lame.” Around mid-October,...

WMHS students test for The Seal of Biliteracy.

Seal of Biliteracy

On Wednesday, November 15, 113 Watkins Mill High School students tested for The Seal of Biliteracy. A certificate demonstrating proficiency in two or more languages is awarded to those who pass.  “The...

MCPS informs students about the history of enslavement and segregation in MoCo.

Learning about enslavement in Montgomery County

Nicole Han, News Managing Editor December 12, 2023

On November 29, students learned about Montgomery County’s history of enslaved people, which is a continuation of last year’s lesson, Remembrance and Reconciliation. Remembrance and Reconciliation...

Maternity leave policies affect teachers.

Teachers continue to be affected by maternity leave policies

Adwoa Obeng, Associate Editor December 5, 2023

In a country without a national paid maternity leave, working parents have trouble balancing their career and family life. Teachers, in particular, who plan to have children are left with limited, un-ideal...

Principal Nájera and the Watkins Mill OLAS team take a picture at the end of the competition.

OLAS Compete in the 2023 MCPS Latin Dance Competition

Zoë Conroy, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

Watkins Mill High School's Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) Latin Dance Club won the 2023 Montgomery County Public Schools Latin Dance Competition's Merengue category.  The competition,...

The cast of She Kills Monsters give their closing bows after the teaser.

O’Shea Theatre Presents ‘She Kills Monsters’

Angela Mvogo, News Managing Editor December 1, 2023

Watkins Mill High School O'Shea players will put on a performance of the play She Kills Monsters live at 7 pm from Thursday to Saturday in the auditorium. Ticket Admission for students is $3 and $5 for...

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