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Seniors Abraham Quintanilla, Jason Bailey, and junior Andy Romero are ready to take off their masks and win lacrosse games beginning this Monday, May 24.

In-person sports return with updated COVID-19 mandates

Krystin Ipina, News Managing Editor May 24, 2021

As of May 19, 2021 and as students transition back to in-person sports, necessary precautions against Covid-19 have been updated in order to ensure the safety of athletes, coaches and spectators.  For...

Watkins Mill SGA held a zoom town hall with SMOB finalists Henry Kaye and Hana O'Looney.

Watkins Mill SGA holds SMOB town hall

Joshua Burgos, Caleb Vargas, and Jonah Graham April 23, 2021

Watkins Mill Student Government Association hosted a townhall on Thursday April 8, 2021 with SMOB candidates Hana O'Looney and Henry Kaye where they were asked about their standpoints on certain MCPS policies...

Watkins Mill 4 Change met with SMOB Candidate Hana Smob.

SMOB Candidate Hana O’Looney speaks to WM4Change

Caleb Vargas, Really Good Looking Guy April 7, 2021

On Tuesday February 23, 2021, Watkins Mill students were given the opportunity to speak to Hana O'Looney, one of this year's candidates for SMOB through a meeting hosted by WM4Change. O'Looney is a...

Neelsville Middle School student Aubrey Holt uses multiple devices to complete her work for her virtual classes. The majority of students in the Watkins Mill High School cluster opted to remain virtual, but about a third of students will return.

What school will look like at Watkins Mill when students return

Katelyn Burley and Grace Edwards March 12, 2021

Schools across the county are preparing to welcome students back in after the Board of Education voted to reopen. Watkins Mill High School is currently focusing on precautions to reopen safely for students...

There has been a record-breaking drop in cancer cases since 1991.

Cancer-related deaths dramatically decline in recent years, links to COVID?

Lindsey Harmon, Associate Editor March 5, 2021

One of the most significant health problems in the United States is cancer, second to cardiovascular disease, in terms of leading causes of death. Americans avoided over three million cancer-related deaths...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise and impede MCPS plans to re-open.

Board of Education pushes reopening to March depending on metrics

Joshua Burgos and Caleb Vargas January 27, 2021

In a 7-1 vote, the Board of Education decided to push student return to schools from February 15 back to March 15. Initially, the BOE adopted a plan to phase in students when the county met specific...

Minority Scholars Program hosts virtual townhall on colorism to educate and provide resources for students.

Minority Scholars Program hosts town hall on colorism

Melody Safo, Arts and Entertainment Managing Editor January 20, 2021

Minority Scholars Program (MSP) hosted a virtual Zoom Town Hall about colorism on December 18, 2020. There were over 90 students across the county in attendance, including 12 high schools and three middle...

Senior Tanya Yahouedeou was nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.

Watkins Mill senior nominated to Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Caleb Vargas, Associate Editor January 13, 2021

Watkins Mill High School senior Tanya Yahouedeou was nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors program for high school students interested...

Kerrin Torres-Meriwether becomes the acting assistant principal while Duncan Jackson is on leave.

Staff development teacher becomes acting assistant principal

Katelyn Burley and Ryleigh Waters December 23, 2020

Staff development teacher Kerrin Torres-Meriwether has taken over as acting assistant principal at Watkins Mill High School for the second quarter of the school year, while assistant principal Duncan Jackson...

MCPS updates grading policy in hopes to help teachers and students during the pandemic.

MCPS introduces new grading policy

Luke Swander, Business Manager and News Managing Editor December 21, 2020

Due to the challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montgomery County Public Schools Board implemented a new grading policy on November 30, then amended it again in December.   “We...

Covid-19 cases in a community are not just statistics or numbers, they're people.

Students infected with COVID-19 share their experiences with the virus

Krystin Ipina and Ryleigh Waters December 18, 2020

COVID-19 has swept the nation since the national quarantine in March and millions of people have been affected by this powerful virus. Some of these people are students in the Watkins Mill community.  “I...

Local auto shop gives generously to Watkins Mill community  with Holiday Wish project.

Local auto shop helps bring gifts to Watkins Mill community

Ryleigh Waters, News Managing Editor December 16, 2020

A local auto shop is partnering with Watkins Mill High School this holiday season to provide gifts to families in need throughout the WMHS community. The gifts are provided through an annual winter program...

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