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Watkins Mill senior nominated to Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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

Staff development teacher becomes acting assistant principal

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

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

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

Covid-19 cases in a community are not just statistics or numbers, they're people.
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 helps bring gifts to Watkins Mill community

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

Watkins Mill welcomes a new assistant principal

Assistant principal Lora Johnson is excited for her new role at the Mill.
November 11, 2020

Watkins Mill High School has a new assistant principal—but she's not new to Watkins Mill. Former special education resource teacher Lora Johnson has returned as an assistant principal.   “I am...

National Honors Society induction ceremony held on Zoom

The Watkins Mill branch of the National Honor Society  held a virtual induction ceremony on Zoom.
November 9, 2020

On October 27, 2020, the Watkins Mill branch of the National Honors Society inducted 33 new members through a virtual induction ceremony held on zoom. The ceremony was coordinated by the NHS coordinator...

Wellness center brings free groceries to the Watkins Mill community

Free produce is available every Saturday at Montgomery Village Middle School.
November 6, 2020

When times get tough, count on the Watkins Mill community to look out for one another. The Watkins Mill Wellness Center is organizing fresh produce distribution every Saturday morning at Montgomery Village...

Teachers given 45 day notice of possible return, no solid safety measures in place

Montgomery County Public Schools presented this health metrics guideline for returning to in-person instruction at the October 27 Board of Education meeting.
October 30, 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools gave the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) Teachers Union a 45-day notice on September 25 to open up discussions about transitioning back to in-person school...

Colleges Change SAT/ACT Requirements due to COVID-19 disparities

Due to the ongoing pandemic, colleges around the nation have changed their SAT/ACT requirements for the high school senior class of 2021.
October 28, 2020

Colleges in the U.S. are making standardized test scores optional for the class of 2021. Below is a list of colleges and resources to see if  you should take the SAT or ACT and submit scores in applications...

Online learning and schedule bodes mixed feelings among students

Four hours on zoom, in addition to clubs and extracurriculars, bodes mixed feelings for students.
October 23, 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools opened the 2020-2021 school year virtually for the first semester due to Covid-19, causing a large learning curve and new challenges for students and teachers. With...

Orange Nation hosts virtual social justice & COVID-19 Town Hall

Science Teacher Laura Davis Vaughan speaking about safe and healthy measures while protesting, at the Orange Nation Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, June 3.
June 10, 2020

As the George Floyd protests persist and takeover the news and social media, Watkins Mill High School's Orange Nation hosted a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, June 3 to discuss the murders of George Floyd...

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