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Photo Feature: Senior vs. staff basketball game

Photo Feature: Senior vs. staff basketball game

Emily Ferrufino, Sports Managing Editor May 24, 2023

Watkins Mill seniors and teachers faced each other in a competitive students vs staff game on Tuesday, May 23 in the gymnasium. The staff started off strong from the tip-off and the seniors put up a...

Students record the new MCPS pre-game announcements, which will be in English and Spanish.

MCPS rerecords the pregame announcements to include Spanish version

Abijah Hines , Staff Writer May 22, 2023

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has decided to re-record the pregame announcements after its initial recording fifteen years ago with an added Spanish version. Having been only updated once...

The ESOL theater students take photos on the stage where legends performed.

ESOL theater class visits Wolf Trap Foundation

Abijah Hines , staff writer May 10, 2023

Watkins Mill's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Theater program toured the Wolf Trap Foundation on April 24, 2023, to learn about the workings of a real-life performance venue. When the...

Powderpuff cheerleaders performed at the 2023 powderpuff game organized by the Class Council 2025.

Class Council 2025 organizes the annual powderpuff game for spring 2023

Andrea Ferrufino and Helena Tran May 8, 2023

Watkins Mill High School hosted the powderpuff football game on April 18, 2023, where the seniors and freshman girls faced off against the juniors and sophomores. The guys of each grade volunteered to...

Student Government Association (SGA) hosted International Night activities near the flagpole area during lunch.

International Night provides free food, fashion, performances tonight

Jason Gao April 20, 2023

International Night is providing a fashion show, and traditional food from different countries for students from Watkins Mill High School. The event is hosted tonight, April 20, in the cafeteria from 5:30pm...

MSP and all town hall attendees gather for a picture together at the end before heading to the cafeteria for pizza.

Photo Feature: Minority Scholars Program Retreat 2023

Andrea Gordon, Opinion Managing Editor April 17, 2023

Montgomery County’s Minority Scholars Program (MSP) hosted its annual Retreat at Northwest High School on Saturday, March 18. Over 1,000 students, teachers, and school administrators came out to learn...

Acting principal of Brown Station Elementary School Vilma Nájera was appointed the next principal of Watkins Mill High School.

Vilma Nájera becomes Watkins Mill’s next principal, starting in 2023-24 school year

Ashley Huynh and Julien Payen April 13, 2023

Brown Station Elementary School acting principal Vilma Nájera will make history as Watkins Mill High School’s first Latina principal in the 2023-24 school year. Becoming appointed as principal at...

MSP and all town hall attendees gather for a picture together at the end before heading to the cafeteria for pizza.

MSP hosts town hall on impacts of white washing

Andrea Ferrufino and Helena Tran April 12, 2023

Watkins Mill’s Minority Scholars Program (MSP) held a town hall addressing the history and impact of white washing in the Timothy O’Shea theater on Friday, February 17. Co-presidents of MSP,...

Assistant principal Ryan Graves will become principal intern at Poolesville High School after spending five years at Watkins Mill High School.

Assistant principal Ryan Graves to become principal intern at Poolesville HS

Julien Payen and Ashley Huynh April 11, 2023

Watkins Mill High School assistant principal Ryan Graves will leave at the end of this school year to become principal intern at Poolesville High School for the 2023-24 school year after five years at...

The ASA board celebrates the African Ball with principal Carol Goddard.

Photo Feature: African Student Association hosts sixth annual African Ball

Ashley Huynh and Julien Payen March 30, 2023

On Friday, March 3, 2023 the African Student Association (ASA) hosted the sixth annual African Ball at Watkins Mill High School. Students from around the county were invited to enjoy a night of food, music,...

The Tri-M honors society is hosting Watkins Mills first X-Factor auditions this Thursday, March 30.

Tri-M honors society will host X-Factor competition this Thursday

Abijah Hines , Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Do YOU have what it takes to make it on the X-Factor? On Thursday, March 30 at 7 pm, WMHS will host its very own X-Factor competition in the Timothy O'Shea theater. All musical talents are welcome to...

In the past school year, there have been several cases of drug overdose.

What exactly is the fentanyl crisis and what is MCPS doing to address it?

Laumar Bropleh and Angela Mvogo Edzoa March 20, 2023

Fentanyl. Fentanyl. Fentanyl. It seems like fentanyl is all anyone is talking about. We all know better than to take fentanyl, so why is this still an issue? The synthetic opioid fentanyl is in more...

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