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New head football coach Chad Wilson addresses members of the football team after the announcement that he will take over from former coach Joe Allen.

Watkins Mill welcomes a familiar face as our new football coach for the 2022 season

Julien Payen and Emily Ferrufino December 10, 2021

Watkins Mill High School has announced that as of today alternative education teacher Chad Wilson, former offensive coordinator at Springbrook High School, will be taking over as head football coach for...

Students showcase their signs and flags together at the walkout in solidarity of the hate incident at Damascus High School.

Watkins Mill students walk-out in solidarity after hate-based incident at neighboring school

Ryleigh Waters and Krystin Ipina December 7, 2021

A hate-based incident was reported during a Genders and Sexualities Alliance meeting during lunch at Damascus High School on November 30, prompting a walkout in protest of not feeling safe at school, and...

Dont throw away your shot, MCPS, to make education safer.

MCPS needs to mandate student vaccines

Luke Swander November 22, 2021

COVID-19 cases are down, vaccination rates are up, and masks are no longer being required in many places around the country.  With all this going on, it may seem like a good idea to “go back to normal,”...

These new additions to our wonderful Watkins Mill staff team are excited to become a part of the learning community.

Watkins Mill welcomes new teachers into the building

Ayslinn Villalta and Hawi Yohannes November 12, 2021

As the new school year proceeds, Watkins Mill welcomes many new staff members for the 2021-2022 school year.  There are new additions to several departments including the math, special education,...

Jurors 1-12 debating to plead guilty or not guilty.

12 Angry Jurors premieres tonight for free

Ella Rishell and Sanjay Fernando November 11, 2021

Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea Players will perform 12 Angry Jurors live at 7pm Thursday-Saturday, in the auditorium. Ticket admission will be free for everyone, but donations will be accepted. A...

Girls Varsity Field Hockey at their regional semifinal game this past Monday.

NFSHS provides streaming services for all high school sports games

Joshua Burgos and Phanuel Njang November 3, 2021

The National Federation of State High School Associations is providing a live streaming service for high school sports nationwide called the NFHS Network. Under this program, all 25 MCPS schools' sports...

Here are quick and easy ways to get SSL hours whenever you need them.

How to get more Student Service Learning hours

Luke Swander October 27, 2021

Do you want more Student Service Learning hours?  Whether you're trying to get the 75 you need for graduation or the 260 for the purple tassel at graduation, you came to the right place.  Getting SSL...

Associate Editor Ashley Huynh drawn by Krystin Ipina.

Photo Features: New amazing staff profile pictures drawn by the Editors-in-Chief

Ryleigh Waters and Krystin Ipina October 25, 2021

Coming into the new year, the Current staff needed new profile pictures to go on the website, but unfortunately not every staff member sent in a picture to be uploaded. To address this issue while completely...

The skybridge is home to flags from many countries. While Palestine is not officially recognized as a country, its flag will soon fly there as well.

Palestinian flag to be hung in skybridge

Sanjay Fernando, Photography Director November 1, 2021

Principal Carol Goddard approved a proposal drafted by the Muslim Student Association and Young Democratic Socialists of America to hang a Palestinian flag in the skybridge. "The MSA wants to show that...

COVID-19 protocols in schools take measures to prevent the spread of the virus and protect students.

MCPS takes steps to control spread of COVID-19 with protocols

Ashley Huynh, Associate Editor October 14, 2021

Every school in Montgomery County Public Schools offers free rapid testing to students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. This is to help mitigate the spread of the virus and lower the number of healthy students...

Senior Devin Breckenridge catches a pass from senior Kamarr Loussaint.

Photo Features: Homecoming Football Game

Sanjay Fernando and Julien Payen October 11, 2021

One of the most exciting aspects of Homecoming Week is the Homecoming Football game. This year our 'Rines took on the Gaithersburg Trojans at home with a special halftime ceremony for the seniors' Homecoming...

Seniors poster SeniorLand22 for their Candyland themed hallway.

Photo feature: Homecoming Hallways 2021

Krystin Ipina and Ryleigh Waters October 4, 2021

Homecoming always brings excitement from students and staff. One tradition is homecoming halls, which are done by each grade's class council and made to fit a theme. This year's theme was board games;...

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