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ArtSpeak! returns to WMHS tomorrow with LaChanze, Alysha Umphress

ArtSpeak! returns to WMHS tomorrow with LaChanze, Alysha Umphress

Jade Pinkowitz, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Watkins Mill High School will host ArtSpeak! tomorrow, January 23 at 7 pm. ArtSpeak! is a free program based in Washington D.C. produced by Bethesda Based Marketing Program Shugoll Research in an attempt to support the arts. ArtSpeak! includes panel discussions, autograph signings, photo-ops, and per...

MSDE Report Card gives WMHS 3 stars, but ignores certain factors

MSDE Report Card gives WMHS 3 stars, but ignores certain factors

Amelia Burton

January 16, 2020

Each year, the Maryland State Department of Education releases a report card in which each school receives a composite score based on factors such as graduation rate, English and math state test scores, attendance, and responses from the Maryland School Survey. According to the 2018-2019 report card, Watk...

Model UN wins Best Small Delegation Award at conference

Model UN wins Best Small Delegation Award at conference

Eilenora Presley and Lindsey Harmon

January 13, 2020

Watkins Mill High School's Model United Nations team attended two conferences this year at University of Maryland and Hood College, performing very well at each one and earning awards both as individuals and as a group. Model UN is a competitive group sponsored by English teacher Sonya Shpilyuk. Th...

Child development students take preschoolers on field trip to Smithsonian Natural History museum

Child development students take preschoolers on field trip to Smithsonian Natural History museum

Katelyn Burley, Features Managing Editor

January 7, 2020

Preschoolers and advanced child development students from Watkins Mill High School went to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in December to learn more about the world hands on. Each preschooler paired up with two high school students as they walked through the museum, stopping to...

Holiday program provides gifts, food to WMHS families that need them

Holiday program provides gifts, food to WMHS families that need them

Katelyn Burley and Grace Edwards

December 20, 2019

Teachers and the Wellness Center provided Thanksgiving dinner, holiday presents, and meals to 44 families in need at Watkins Mill High School, helping them find the joy of the holidays.  Each year, Youth Summit director and Alternative Program instructor Lola Rogers works with the Wellness Center to find ...

Republican Kevin Caldwell joins the race for Maryland’s Sixth District

Republican Kevin Caldwell joins the race for Maryland’s Sixth District

Katelyn Burley and Grace Edwards

December 6, 2019

Republican and former United States Army Sergeant Kevin Caldwell joined the race for Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District against incumbent David Trone, hoping to bring a voice of the people to the national stage. Caldwell believes he is a very distinct and different candidate. “I’m the only one who’s a...

Students travel to Norfolk, VA to see Hamilton, workshop with cast

Students travel to Norfolk, VA to see Hamilton, workshop with cast

Grace Edwards, News Managing Editor

December 3, 2019

Fifty-six Watkins Mill High School students and six chaperones will attend a performance of Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton: An American Musical, in Norfolk, Virginia on December 19 for the price of $50 including transportation.  Written by composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: A...

PARCC is out for 2020, MCAP will replace it as Maryland standardized test

PARCC is out for 2020, MCAP will replace it as Maryland standardized test

Natalie Helsel and Gisell Maravi

December 5, 2019

Starting this school year, Montgomery County Public Schools will no longer be administering the PARCC exam. Instead, it will be replaced with the MCAP. The MCAP will cover both English and algebra. Content relating to national, state, and local government (NSL) is still in the HSA and science is in...

Rep. Trone brings Speaker Pelosi to Gaithersburg for fundraiser

Rep. Trone brings Speaker Pelosi to Gaithersburg for fundraiser

Katelyn Burley and Grace Edwards

November 25, 2019

Maryland District 6 Congressional Representative David Trone held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, November 17, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at Gaithersburg High School, focusing on the Democrat’s "For the People" agenda. Families from District 6 were invited to attend, along with many...

Bero hopes to bring knowledge of government from classroom to Congress

Bero hopes to bring knowledge of government from classroom to Congress

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

November 22, 2019

Watkins Mill High School history teacher Maxwell Bero is running for Maryland's 6th Congressional District Democratic race against incumbent Rep. David Trone. Bero made his campaign announcement on November 8 and revealed his stances on multiple issues from education to healthcare. "I'm tired. Tire...

Wolverines take ‘Mental Health Day’ before Thanksgiving to promote wellness

Wolverines take ‘Mental Health Day’ before Thanksgiving to promote wellness

Katelyn Burley and Grace Edwards

November 18, 2019

On Wednesday, November 27, Watkins Mill High School will take part in a school-wide Mental Health Day in order to promote the importance of overall wellness for students and staff. Mental Health Day is a student-led initiative sponsored by social studies resource teacher Lauren Squier’s third period...

Program allows girls to ‘Dream It, Be It” with professional mentors

Program allows girls to ‘Dream It, Be It” with professional mentors

Eilenora Presley and Lindsey Harmon

November 14, 2019

During lunch on Thursdays, the Dream It, Be It program for girls meets to encourage sophomore and junior students to participate and become leaders in their community where they talk about issues in their lives and how to manage or solve them. The purpose of the Dream It, Be It program is to provide...