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Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Bianca Johnson

October 17, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Homecoming is just around the corner! The race for the best halls, most spirit and Hoco proposals has begun. With pep-rallies, tailgates and football games, Watkins Mill High School is very busy preparing for the big dance. The annual Homecoming will take place in the Watkins Mill main gym on Satu...

Classes decorate Homecoming halls with decades theme

Classes decorate Homecoming halls with decades theme

Sarah Elbeshbishi

October 16, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Members of all four classes came in Friday, Saturday and Sunday to put together their Homecoming hallways.  The theme was decades, with seniors having the 1960s, juniors the 1990s, sophomores the 1980s and freshmen the 2000s.  Teachers will vote on the winning class, which will be announced at the...

National Honor Society inducts new members in ceremony

National Honor Society inducts new members in ceremony

Jessica Cruz

October 13, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

National Honor Society hosted its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, October 5, initiating the new members. During the induction ceremony the NHS officers spoke about the vision and future plans for the organization as well as expectations for members and their responsibilities. NHS has ab...

Repeal of DACA creates problems, stress for childhood immigrants

Repeal of DACA creates problems, stress for childhood immigrants

Sarah Elbeshbishi

October 2, 2017


Filed under Community, News

In early September, President Donald Trump announced the repealing of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that protects people that were brought to the United States illegally as children. While he later clarified that he will work with Congress over the next six months to come up wi...

MyMCPS replaces Edline, Google Classroom as online grading tool

MyMCPS replaces Edline, Google Classroom as online grading tool

Adeline Djemene Siani

October 10, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Montgomery County Public Schools removed Edline as a method for looking at grades and replaced it with the new MyMCPS portal, which functions as combination of the old Edline and Google Classroom systems. Edline is still available for teachers through read-only access to get any prior information th...

Lakeforest Mall sold at foreclosure auction

Lakeforest Mall sold at foreclosure auction

Bianca Johnson

October 4, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Lakeforest Mall is under new ownership after being sold at a foreclosure auction on August 22. Bought for only one-fifth of the original price, Lakeforest faces many obstacles. The US Bank bought the main property’s revenue after the previous owners, Five Mile, failed to pay their mortgage for seven...

Mill Madness makes memories, starts season with spirit

Mill Madness makes memories, starts season with spirit

Cameron Moore

September 20, 2017


Filed under School, News

The Mill Madness pep rally that occurred Tuesday, September 12, had a successful turnout for the introduction of fall sports. Hundreds of students came out to show school spirit. The event was a great night full of food, giveaways, introductions of fall teams, performances, games, and dancing. Kona...

Cell phone traffic light signs designed to stop inappropriate classroom cell phone use

Cell phone traffic light signs designed to stop inappropriate classroom cell phone use

Vicki Wong

September 22, 2017


Filed under School, News

Traffic light signs are in every classroom this year to show when teachers will allow cell phone use in class. The signs will clarify expectations and add consistency to cell phone usage. The traffic lights represent teacher discretion in the cell phone policy. Red means all devices must be away and...

Colleges come to The Mill, help students save on visit costs

Colleges come to The Mill, help students save on visit costs

Fiona Franke, News Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under School, News

Several college admissions representatives will be visiting Watkins Mill High School to talk to juniors and seniors about the college process. These visits include the University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University, Salisbury University and Hood College. “We have about 55 or 60 college visits,...

Security upgrades keep school, students safe after county review

Security upgrades keep school, students safe after county review

Sarah Elbeshbishi

September 14, 2017


Filed under School, News

Montgomery County Public Schools' Department of Facilities Management altered 22 out of 25 high schools, including altering doors and improving blind spots by relocating or adding new cameras after a security reviews of all county schools. The security reviews consisted of school visits from a group of ...

Mill Madness combines spirit, Orange Nation dance party tonight

Mill Madness combines spirit, Orange Nation dance party tonight

Jessica Cruz and Je'Nan Hayes

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

We've got spirit, yes we do!  We've got spirit, how 'bout YOU?   Help boost school spirit and start your school year off with a bang by coming out to Mill Madness tonight at 6:30pm. “I would love to see our students come out and just have a good night,” science teacher and Orange Nation foun...

Class of 2017 concludes high school career with emotional graduation ceremony

Sarah Elbeshbishi

June 13, 2017


Filed under School, News

Yesterday, June 12 the Watkins Mill High School class of 2017 graduated from DAR constitutional hall at 10am, which included speeches from staff and students and performances from Watkins Mill band, orchestra, and chorus. The morning consisted of several of addresses from principal Carol Goddard, senior...

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