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Preparations begin for annual Rock the Block celebration

Preparations begin for annual Rock the Block celebration

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

April 12, 2019


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On June 1, from 3 to 6 pm, Watkins Mill will partner with local businesses to host the third annual Rock the Block event, open to people of all ages. “The goal of Rock the Block is to bring the Watkins Mill community together, to have fun and celebrate the greatness of our school clusters,” soc...

Students participate in National Day of Silence, raise funds for float in Pride Parade

Students participate in National Day of Silence, raise funds for float in Pride Parade

Natalie Helsel and Gisell Maravi

April 10, 2019


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Students at Watkins Mill High School plan to participate in the National Day of Silence on April 12 in a show of support for LGBTQ students. The annual Day of Silence is when LGBTQ students and supporters do not speak for part of the day or the whole day. The event spreads awareness within communities...

Teachers involuntarily transferred as enrollment numbers fall below projection

Teachers involuntarily transferred as enrollment numbers fall below projection

Jessica Cruz, Editor-In-Chief

April 8, 2019


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Several teachers in each department have been placed on the involuntary transfer list after enrollment rates fell short of projected numbers for the 2019-2020 school year. The county released enrollment numbers for Watkins Mill High School, predicting that the number for the 2019-2020 school year ...

April Fools: MCPS announces new plan for year-round school beginning in June

April Fools: MCPS announces new plan for year-round school beginning in June

Jamie Carmichael

April 1, 2019


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Beginning in June 2019, Montgomery County Public Schools will have year-round school, after the Maryland legislature overturned Governor Larry Hogan's veto concerning school start dates. All schools county-wide will be in session for nine weeks, then on break for four weeks. The purpose of Hogan's...

Robinson named Bethesda Magazine ‘Top Teen’ for her humanitarian efforts

Robinson named Bethesda Magazine ‘Top Teen’ for her humanitarian efforts

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019


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After being homeschooled from kindergarten to eighth grade, senior Jubilee “Lee” Robinson entered the halls of Watkins Mill High School on the first day of freshman year with her short and very bright pink hair, ready to take on any challenge that came her way. For the second year in a row, a Watkins Mill...

April Fools: Watkins Mill to be renamed after ‘most iconic’ teacher

April Fools: Watkins Mill to be renamed after ‘most iconic’ teacher

Jubilee Robinson, Associate Editor

April 1, 2019


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After MCPS's decision to re-evaluate school names, the Board of Education has decided to start renaming at the school where it all began, Watkins Mill High School. And who better to be named after than the most iconic Watkins Mill teacher of all, David Sampselle? Sampselle has been a teacher at the...

Bero awarded Belichick Foundation scholarship for lacrosse equipment

Bero awarded Belichick Foundation scholarship for lacrosse equipment

Gisell Maravi and Natalie Helsel

March 22, 2019


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Last week, Watkins Mill High School received a scholarship from the Bill Belichick Foundation, giving the boys lacrosse team a bunch of new equipment. The new equipment will accommodate 25 players. “The helmets will go to the JV kids because we didn’t have enough before… the sticks, the pads...

International Night wows with cultural dances, cuisines, music

International Night wows with cultural dances, cuisines, music

Sana Khan

March 21, 2019


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On Thursday March 14, Watkins Mill held its annual International Night. There were students representing countries from Africa, Central America, South Asia, Europe and more who participated in the event. International Night is when the students of Watkins Mill unite to express themselves and show...

Senior Khava Tsarni serves as student page in Maryland General Assembly

Senior Khava Tsarni serves as student page in Maryland General Assembly

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

March 19, 2019


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Senior Khava Tsarni is representing Watkins Mill High School and Montgomery County Public Schools as a student page in the Maryland General Assembly this year. Each year, 105 Maryland teens are selected to represent their school and county in either the House of Delegates or the Senate in Annapolis...

International Night set to wow community with various cultures, cuisines

International Night set to wow community with various cultures, cuisines

Jade Pinkowitz and Sana Khan

March 13, 2019


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Montgomery County Public Schools prides itself on the diversity of its students and staff. Watkins Mill High School represents diversity at its finest, with an accepting community created by people of all races, genders, sexualities, economic statuses, religions, and cultures. With International Night...

Sister Act steals spotlight in O’Shea theatre

Sister Act steals spotlight in O’Shea theatre

Jade Pinkowitz, Opinion CoEditor

March 14, 2019


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The Watkins Mill High School O'Shea players will be performing Sister Act: The Musical for the spring musical. The play is adapted from the movie, originally starring Whoopi Goldberg. Opening night is March 29 with more shows on March 30, April 5, and April 6 at 7pm each night. Tickets cost $5 for...

Senior named to 2019 Women’s Commission Hall of Fame

Senior named to 2019 Women’s Commission Hall of Fame

Sana Khan, News Managing Editor

March 8, 2019


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Senior Josephine Oshagbemi was selected to be in the Women's Commission Hall of Fame for winning the 2019 Women of Tomorrow Award in Maryland. This award is only given to five secondary students in the state. Oshagbemi was nominated for the award by social studies teacher Lauren Squier. “[The award] is ...