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Key Club shows appreciation for building service workers through luncheon

Key Club shows appreciation for building service workers through luncheon

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

On October 26, the Key Club at Watkins Mill hand made decorations and held an appreciation luncheon for all members of building services during STEP. At their first meeting, a suggestion mentioned on Google Classroom for their first project was brought up to the entire group, who instantly agreed...

Watkins Mill students playing in the Montgomery Village Community Band

Watkins Mill students playing in the Montgomery Village Community Band

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Three Watkins Mill students have the opportunity to perform with the Montgomery Village Community Band. Their most recent concert was on October 28 at the Lake Marion Community Center. The Montgomery Village Community Band was founded by the Montgomery Village Foundation.  Director Steven Wample...

New MCPS policy regulates use of YouTube without parental consent

New MCPS policy regulates use of YouTube without parental consent

Vicki Wong, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Starting this school year, consent forms need to be signed by a parent or guardian and returned by October 29 in order for students to access YouTube in the classroom. The changes will go into effect by November 5. Following requirements by the federal government, MCPS will require consent forms for...

Water bottle filling stations coming soon to replace old fountains

Water bottle filling stations coming soon to replace old fountains

Natalie Helsel, News Managing Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Watkins Mill High School will be having water bottle filling stations put around the school due to many student concerns.   Water bottle stations were supposed to be displayed last school year. “We’re hoping to have them done no later than winter break,” school business administrator Julia Bro...

NHS honors new members in induction ceremony

NHS honors new members in induction ceremony

Sana Khan, News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

National Honor Society welcomed new members at the annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 3, where friends and families gathered to see them become a part of the legacy. NHS is an elite nationwide organization for high school students that have astounding grades, as well as at least 75 st...

HBCU alumni host symposium for WMHS students

HBCU alumni host symposium for WMHS students

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

On Thursday October 4, juniors and seniors gathered in the auditorium for an HBCU symposium. Alumni from five different colleges and universities answered frequently asked questions and cleared up misconceptions about HBCUs. HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. They were cre...

Voter registration drive helps students prepare for Election Day

Voter registration drive helps students prepare for Election Day

Vicki Wong, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Voter registration drives by the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association and MoCo Students for Change are coming to Watkins Mill High School to help students pre-register to vote this week every day during lunch in the mixing bowl. Adults and students will be available to assist students in pre-...

ELITEs visit African American History museum on field trip

ELITEs visit African American History museum on field trip

Mariam Bukhari, News Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

The ELITE men of Watkins Mill High School took a field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on September 20 to gain cultivated experience. The acronym ELITE stands for Engaged Leaders Inspired to Excel. English teacher Richard Courtot and guidance counse...

Freshmen find high school flexible, full of opportunities

Freshmen find high school flexible, full of opportunities

Gisell Maravi, News Managing Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under School, Features, Showcase

Starting high school is a pivotal point in one's teen years. Although the transition from middle school to high school can be overwhelming, it can also be exciting. After all, these next four years are all about changing and adapting to your surroundings.  High school can be stressful with new respon...

Superheros clash as classes compete in Homecoming week

Superheros clash as classes compete in Homecoming week

Sana Khan

September 25, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Forget Batman versus Superman, this year the Black Panther is coming for Batman in Watkins Mill's annual Homecoming battle of the classes. The Homecoming hall theme this year is superheroes. Freshmen have Guardians of the Galaxy, sophomores have Spider-Man, juniors have Batman, and seniors have B...

Condoms now available in WMHS Wellness Center, coming soon to all MCPS schools

Condoms now available in WMHS Wellness Center, coming soon to all MCPS schools

Jessica Cruz and Bianca Johnson

September 17, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Free condoms are now available at Watkins Mill, Gaithersburg, Northwood and Wheaton high schools. Remaining Montgomery County high schools will follow later this year to attempt to reduce countywide rates of sexually transmitted infections. According to Board of Education member Jill Ortman-Fouse, the nu...

Schedule change shifts breakfast earlier, aims to reduce tardiness

Schedule change shifts breakfast earlier, aims to reduce tardiness

Natalie Helsel and Gisell Maravi

September 12, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Free breakfast will now be served to all students who want it in the cafeteria between 7:15 and 7:45am, which is a change from last year's schedule where breakfast was served in first period until 8am. Watkins Mill High School students learned of the change on the first day of school. “Be here b...