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Student leadership uses sticky notes to spread messages of positivity

Student leadership uses sticky notes to spread messages of positivity

Gisell Maravi, Associate Editor

November 11, 2019

Going to school, doing extra-curricular activities, and balancing home life can sometimes be stressful for students. To ease the stress, Watkins Mill High School students in the student leadership class posted sticky notes around the school to spread messages of positivity. The sticky note project...

After-school supper program provides nutritious meals for students in extracurricular activities

After-school supper program provides nutritious meals for students in extracurricular activities

Jonah Graham, News Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

The Maryland Meals for Achievement Program provides a late afternoon supper in the cafeteria for all students participating in Rec Zone or other extracurricular activities, but many students aren’t aware of it. The program runs Mondays through Thursdays with meals provided between 4 pm and 4:20 pm...

Class of 1994 returns to honor Sampselle, celebrate school’s thirtieth year

Class of 1994 returns to honor Sampselle, celebrate school’s thirtieth year

Natalie Helsel, Associate Editor

November 6, 2019

Class of 1994 alumni visited on Friday, November 1 to host an assembly for the school's thirtieth anniversary in the auditorium. The class of 1994 was the first graduating class that attended all four years at Watkins Mill High School. Alumni decided to celebrate by honoring David Sampselle, a recently...

WM Elites pack Comfort Cases to provide foster care children with proper suitcases

WM Elites pack Comfort Cases to provide foster care children with proper suitcases

Grace Edwards, News Managing Editor

October 23, 2019

Watkins Mill’s Elites attended a field trip to Comfort Cases on October 17, to pack backpacks in order to provide foster care children with a proper suitcase for their belongings. Comfort Cases, founded by Robert Scheer, is a non-profit organization providing foster children with a backpack or duffel ...

Watkins Mill to join Richard Montgomery as IB magnet school next year

Watkins Mill to join Richard Montgomery as IB magnet school next year

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

October 21, 2019

Watkins Mill High School, along with Springbrook High School and John F. Kennedy High School, will be becoming an IB magnet school for the 2020-2021 school year. "I was very happy to hear that we were one of the schools chosen to have a magnet program," principal Carol Goddard said. Richard Montgomery...

Watkins Mill community mourns the loss of Daquan Wims, comes together to support each other

Watkins Mill community mourns the loss of Daquan Wims, comes together to support each other

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2019

Class of 2017 alumni Daquan Wims passed away Sunday, October 13. Wims is remembered as a student, an athlete, friend, brother, and son, as well as recently becoming the father of Da'Karii Wims. Wims was known by friends and family as DayDay. As a football player, he has younger students who looked...

Volleyball ‘digs pink’ to honor Wilkinson’s breast cancer remission

Volleyball ‘digs pink’ to honor Wilkinson’s breast cancer remission

Kayla Holt, Features Editor

October 15, 2019

Girls volleyball will host their annual Dig Pink game on October 16 to raise breast cancer awareness. This year, the games are in honor of science teacher Lauren Wilkinson, who is currently in remission from breast cancer. Volleyball coach Kauri Martin believes that many lives can be saved by using...

High School Nation returns Friday with Lunch Tour to defeat bullying

High School Nation returns Friday with Lunch Tour to defeat bullying

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

High School Nation will return to Watkins Mill on Friday, October 18 at STEP with a DJ, live musical artist, and free giveaways as part of their High School Nation Lunch Tour. Hollister is still a major sponsor, but there is an additional partnership with global non-profit organization DoSomething. ...

Olney Theatre players construct movement workshop with ESOL theater students

Olney Theatre players construct movement workshop with ESOL theater students

Lindsey Harmon

October 14, 2019

Olney Theatre Center National Players came to Watkins Mill October 2 and 3 during second, third and fourth periods to construct a movement workshop with students from the ESOL theater class in the auditorium. The mission of the Olney Theatre Center is “to bring theater to communities where theat...

High School Nation rocks Watkins Mill with music/arts festival

High School Nation rocks Watkins Mill with music/arts festival

Amelia Burton, Associate Editor

October 8, 2019

High School Nation brought the house down yesterday at Watkins Mill High School. The event was full of fun activities and free gifts that everyone could enjoy. HSN brought five singers: MicahBlu dancing and rapping,  Sophie K with her original music, Kerri Medders serving looks and vocals, CARYS getting...

High School Nation brings music festival experience to Watkins Mill

High School Nation brings music festival experience to Watkins Mill

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

Watkins Mill High School is hosting California-based company High School Nation as they put on a music festival during their 2019 tour today, from 12-2pm. There will be five artists performing, a Q&A session, and multiple opportunities to test out products from the event sponsors. The entire event is f...

Seniors attend STEM breakfast with Superintendent, PEPCO President

Seniors attend STEM breakfast with Superintendent, PEPCO President

Katelyn Burley and Grace Edwards

October 4, 2019

Four seniors were selected to represent Watkins Mill High School at the 2019 MCPS Superintendent’s Breakfast on Friday, September 27 to focus on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Each MCPS high school selected four students, including WMHS seniors Adaly Asenjo Veza, Richard Epper...