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Fame musical connects to different generation of ‘dreamers’ at Watkins Mill

Fame musical connects to different generation of ‘dreamers’ at Watkins Mill

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

May 17, 2019


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On Friday, May 10, 50 ESOL students got the opportunity to see Fame: A School for Dreamers live at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington D.C. Fame: A School for Dreamers is based on the 1980 film with the same name. The story revolves around students at a performing arts high school showcasing the...

Art show celebrates student work in media center tonight

Art show celebrates student work in media center tonight

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

May 9, 2019


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Watkins Mill's annual art show is back to showcase and celebrate students' artwork. The art show is on display today, May 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the media center. The art show is a school event in which students' artwork is chosen by their art teachers based on skill, execution, and meaning. It...

Academy of Finance travels to New York to visit NASDAQ

Academy of Finance travels to New York to visit NASDAQ

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

May 7, 2019


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Academy of Finance students traveled by charter bus to NASDAQ in Times Square, New York on Friday, April 26 to participate in the closing bell ceremony. The field trip to NASDAQ, which has the second largest market value of public stock exchange shares, was open to all students taking the course alon...

Rogers wins Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to community

Rogers wins Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to community

Vicki Wong, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019


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Alternative teacher Lola Rogers won the Board of Education’s Distinguished Service Award, after her twenty-first year working in Montgomery County Public Schools and her fourth year working at Watkins Mill. The award recognizes people in MCPS who have given to public education. The ceremony was on...

Imagination Stage brings deaf actors to perform for ESOL, sign language students

Imagination Stage brings deaf actors to perform for ESOL, sign language students

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

May 2, 2019


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Imagination Stage, a theater arts organization, collaborated with ESOL theater teacher Sharon Faber and had students from the Piano Theatre perform a play at Watkins Mill High School on April 16. The Piano Theatre was founded by Vladimir Chikisnev in 1986 at the Nizhny Novgorod Boarding School for ...

Preparations begin for annual Rock the Block celebration

Preparations begin for annual Rock the Block celebration

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

April 12, 2019


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On June 1, from 3 to 6 pm, Watkins Mill will partner with local businesses to host the third annual Rock the Block event, open to people of all ages. “The goal of Rock the Block is to bring the Watkins Mill community together, to have fun and celebrate the greatness of our school clusters,” soc...

Teachers involuntarily transferred as enrollment numbers fall below projection

Teachers involuntarily transferred as enrollment numbers fall below projection

Jessica Cruz, Editor-In-Chief

April 8, 2019


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Several teachers in each department have been placed on the involuntary transfer list after enrollment rates fell short of projected numbers for the 2019-2020 school year. The county released enrollment numbers for Watkins Mill High School, predicting that the number for the 2019-2020 school year ...

Students participate in National Day of Silence, raise funds for float in Pride Parade

Students participate in National Day of Silence, raise funds for float in Pride Parade

Natalie Helsel and Gisell Maravi

April 10, 2019


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Students at Watkins Mill High School plan to participate in the National Day of Silence on April 12 in a show of support for LGBTQ students. The annual Day of Silence is when LGBTQ students and supporters do not speak for part of the day or the whole day. The event spreads awareness within communities...

April Fools: MCPS announces new plan for year-round school beginning in June

April Fools: MCPS announces new plan for year-round school beginning in June

Jamie Carmichael

April 1, 2019


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Beginning in June 2019, Montgomery County Public Schools will have year-round school, after the Maryland legislature overturned Governor Larry Hogan's veto concerning school start dates. All schools county-wide will be in session for nine weeks, then on break for four weeks. The purpose of Hogan's...

Robinson named Bethesda Magazine ‘Top Teen’ for her humanitarian efforts

Robinson named Bethesda Magazine ‘Top Teen’ for her humanitarian efforts

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019


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After being homeschooled from kindergarten to eighth grade, senior Jubilee “Lee” Robinson entered the halls of Watkins Mill High School on the first day of freshman year with her short and very bright pink hair, ready to take on any challenge that came her way. For the second year in a row, a Watkins Mill...

April Fools: Watkins Mill to be renamed after ‘most iconic’ teacher

April Fools: Watkins Mill to be renamed after ‘most iconic’ teacher

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

April 1, 2019


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After MCPS's decision to re-evaluate school names, the Board of Education has decided to start renaming at the school where it all began, Watkins Mill High School. And who better to be named after than the most iconic Watkins Mill teacher of all, David Sampselle? Sampselle has been a teacher at the...

Bero awarded Belichick Foundation scholarship for lacrosse equipment

Bero awarded Belichick Foundation scholarship for lacrosse equipment

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

March 22, 2019


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Last week, Watkins Mill High School received a scholarship from the Bill Belichick Foundation, giving the boys lacrosse team a bunch of new equipment. The new equipment will accommodate 25 players. “The helmets will go to the JV kids because we didn’t have enough before… the sticks, the pads...