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Juniors come out on top in clashing of classes last Wednesday

Juniors come out on top in clashing of classes last Wednesday

Nana Osei Tutu

December 8, 2017


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Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, where you at? On Wednesday night, all of the classes battled it out in several games to represent winter sports in spirited competitions for the first annual Clash of the Classes. The night started off with an introduction by science teacher and Orange Nati...

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Cameron Moore and Bridget Mundy

December 5, 2017


Filed under School, Features, Showcase

Classes will be battling head-to-head for a trophy at the Clash of Classes event tomorrow night, December 6, during the Winter Mill Madness at 6pm in the main gym. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets for Clash of the Classes were sold today and will be sold tomorrow in the mixing bowl at STEP for one dollar....

Montgomery County minimum wage increases to $15 starting in 2021

Montgomery County minimum wage increases to $15 starting in 2021

Briana Pasion

November 30, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Fifteen dollar-per-hour minimum wage was recently approved by the Montgomery County council to begin in 2021. This was one step in a nationwide movement. “I think that [increasing the minimum wage is] going to help out in a way because more people will be able to afford more things, but at the same...

Education changes as classroom technology evolves

Education changes as classroom technology evolves

Destiny Tiburcio and Renato Masson

December 13, 2017


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As a student in the 21st century, having technology in the classroom is expected. But do you ever wonder what learning was like before Chromebooks, Promethean boards and Google Classroom? There is no doubt that students believe that technology in school is beneficial, but comparative religions tea...

Wolverine role models escort Whetstone kids in ‘Safe Walk Home’ program

Wolverine role models escort Whetstone kids in ‘Safe Walk Home’ program

Jessica Cruz

November 27, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Whetstone Elementary School's "Safe Walk Home" program kicked off this school year on October 24, allowing Rec Zone students give back to the community. The program will run until May 17, 2018. Many residents and county officials have concerns about unattended elementary students after school, which...

Live update photo feature: electives fair

Live update photo feature: electives fair

Sarah Elbeshbishi, Jessica Cruz, Fiifi Cann, Taylor Dawson, and Mariam Bukhari

November 22, 2017


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Today, November 22 is the electives fair for students to discover new electives that Watkins Mill High School provide. Students share their opinions of the fair and which classes they plan on taking next year.   Junior Sebastian Batanero visited the elective fair this morning during first period.  "It's a great way to learn what elective...

Youth Summit raises awareness for homeless in Montgomery County

Youth Summit raises awareness for homeless in Montgomery County

Jubilee Robinson, Opinion Managing Editor

December 6, 2017


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Watkins Mill's Youth Summit program participated in an event to help the homeless in Montgomery County on November 19 by preparing bag lunches for those in need. The students assembled over 200 bag lunches that were donated to a local homeless shelter. They also made inspirational notes to put on...

Seniors sign NCAA Letter of Intent, commit to colleges

Seniors sign NCAA Letter of Intent, commit to colleges

Jamie Carmichael

November 14, 2017


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After years of hard work and dedication, three seniors recently signed their National Letter of Intent on Friday, November 10 after school with their friends and family by their sides. Seniors Katherine Campbell, Kevin Finn and Lucas Richards have played on club and high school teams for baseball ...

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,...

Electives fair introduces new classes, options for students

Electives fair introduces new classes, options for students

Jessica Cruz

November 20, 2017


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Students will get the chance to explore the different electives Watkins Mill offers on Wednesday, November 22. Students in grades 9-11 will attend during their English classes. The electives fair is an event where students get to explore some of the electives such as cooking, child development an...

Montgomery Village Foundation hiring student representative

Montgomery Village Foundation hiring student representative

Fiona Franke, News Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Community, School, News, Showcase

The Montgomery Village Foundation will be hiring a student representative to the MVF Board of Directors. Applications are available to all high school juniors who meet the criteria. “We are looking for a student who wants to get involved in the community, shares pride in the Village and can be ...

Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Bianca Johnson

October 17, 2017


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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...

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