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Junior Abijah Hines asks long-time Watkins Mill teachers an important question: why remain at the Mill?

Teachers who have taught at Watkins Mill for at least 15 years answer why they stayed

Abijah Hines, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

I decided to ask teachers who have taught at Watkins Mill High School for at least 15 years the big question. Why? Why are you still here? After fifteen years, what's keeping you here? For some teachers,...

The MCPS Board of Education passed the new 2023/24 school year calendar. Read on to learn about breaks, professional days, and the beginning and end of the next school year.

Board of Education passes new 2023-2024 school calendar

Obehi Eromosele, News Managing Editor December 20, 2022

At the December 6 Board of Education business meeting, an approval was signed for a new Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) calendar for the 2023-2024 school year, which offers more days for professional...

The EDL students and trip sponsors are waiting to watch the performance start.

English Language Development students travel to Shakespeare Theater

Abijah Hines, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

The English Language Development (ELD) theater class traveled to the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 1 to see Much Ado About Nothing. ELD classes are designed specifically...

A live music event concludes Hispanic Heritage month to celebrate Watkins Mills Latino/a community.

Hispanic Heritage month ends with radio personality Chris Hypnotic

Obehi Eromosele, News Managing Editor November 15, 2022

Hispanic Heritage month ended with a live music event starring guest host Chris Hypnotic from La Nueva 87.7 on October 21, celebrating Hispanic culture with Watkins Mill High School students. Hispanic...

The out of order signs posted on the doors prevent students from having easier access to bathrooms.

Closing bathrooms for a week or more results in missed classes, health issues

Alasia Bender and Jessica Benavides Samayoa November 11, 2022

“May I go to the bathroom?”  “You mean can you walk half a mile and miss half of the class..? Sure. Take a pass.” If bathrooms are out of order, we need to do something to fix them because...

Watkins Mill students start a new fashion club called Star Vogue.

New student club Star Vogue is back in fashion

Abijah Hines , Staff Writer October 27, 2022

Watkins Mill High School now has a brand new fashion club, Star Vogue. The club accepts all and welcomes anyone with an interest in fashion. Freshman Felix Nelson runs the club as President and freshman...

The LGBTQ+ Studies class, taught by history teacher Melanie Gnatt, is being offered for the second year in a row

LGBTQ+ studies class is offered at Watkins Mill

Abijah Hines, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

You already know about the LGBTQ+ Club, now welcome to the LGBTQ+ Studies class taught by history teacher Melanie Gnatt. LGBTQ+ Studies is open to all upperclassmen and is a one-semester class that...

Class of 2022 throws their caps into the air in celebration.

Photo Feature: Class of 2022 Graduation

Ashley Huynh, Sanjay Fernando, and Ella Rishell June 17, 2022

The Class of 2022 graduated from Watkins Mill High School at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall in Washington, DC on Monday, June 13, 2022. The ceremony opened up with...

The ESOL theater program travels to Washington, DC to visit the GALA Hispanic Theater.

ESOL theater students get “on their feet” after seeing Gloria Estefan musical

Ashley Huynh, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2022

Watkins Mill students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Theater program visited the GALA Hispanic Theater on Thursday, May 19, 2022 to see the musical, On Your Feet!. On Your Feet!...

The National Art Honors Society and visual art students complete a mosaic of a redesigned school seal.

National Art Honor Society and visual art students display new mosaic of school seal

Hali Janzen, News Editor May 27, 2022

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and visual arts students recently completed a clay mosaic of the Watkins Mill High School seal, displayed outside the Wellness Center at the entrance of the school. The...

Assistant principal Kerrin Torres and principal Carol Goddard enjoy the African Ball 2022.

ASA hosts fifth annual African Ball as celebration of culture

Julien Payen April 19, 2022

The African Student Association (ASA) hosted its fifth annual African Ball on Friday, April 1. Over 150 students from 10 schools came to Watkins Mill High School to attend a night of food, dance, and an...

Students take a day of silence this Wednesday to bring attention to issues LGBTQ+ community face.

LGBTQ+ students day of silence

Obehi Eromosele, News Editor April 4, 2022

Rainbow Rines, Watkins Mill High School’s LGBTQ+ club, will participate in the National Day of Silence to bring attention to the silencing and erasure of the LGBTQ people on April 6, 2022. Active...

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