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Stricter tardy policy raises awareness about timely expectations

Stricter tardy policy raises awareness about timely expectations

Alexa Colindres, Liam Thomas, and Vijay Vanathayan

December 4, 2015


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In the past few weeks, administrators and staff members have been tightening up on the tardy policy. Disciplinary actions have been used, but the policy has not yet been finalized. Some students support the new policy changes, while others find some of the tools being used by the administration, such...

Principal’s Leadership Council allows student voices to affect school decisions

Principal’s Leadership Council allows student voices to affect school decisions

Keegan Dant, Suriya Sundaramurthi, and Angelina Walton

December 4, 2015


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Principal Carol Goddard created the Principal’s Leadership Council, made up of 23 students of diverse backgrounds who will work to allow student voices to help affect the choices of the school. Hoping to change many things at Watkins Mill, the Principal‘s Leadership Council will meet every oth...

Senior raises awareness for diabetes through STEP performance

Senior raises awareness for diabetes through STEP performance

Alisha Siddiqi

December 2, 2015


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Senior Billie Bioku raised diabetes awareness for her CAS project by posting pictures of herself engaging in healthy activities, and with a performance from her cheer team during STEP on November 13. CAS stands for Creativity, Action and Service. The CAS project is a requirement for students who a...

Art students take art out of school into community with Youth in Healing, field trips

Art students take art out of school into community with Youth in Healing, field trips

Alisha Siddiqi and Victoria Joya Euceda

November 30, 2015


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Students in the Art Club will be participating in the Youth Art for Healing Program where they will paint nine canvasses, which will be hung in a brand-new medical facility in Olney. The new medical facility is called the Olney Outpatient Clinic in the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Youth Art ...

Relationships, respect separate Watkins Mill from Spring Valley

Relationships, respect separate Watkins Mill from Spring Valley

Selom Kalin, Wilhemena Mensah, and Shinel Mullings

November 24, 2015


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On October 28 at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina, there was a controversial incident between a student and a school resource officer over the student refusing to put away her phone. Numerous videos have surfaced of Sheriff Deputy Ben Fields appearing to assault the high school student...

School play flashes back to past with Awesome 80s Prom tonight

School play flashes back to past with Awesome 80s Prom tonight

Chase Deist, Lirim Krasniqi, and Naina Tsarni

November 19, 2015


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Lights! Camera! Action! ’80s! Opening at 7pm tonight, the O’Shea Players will present the Ken Davenport play, The Awesome '80s Prom. Tickets cost only $5 for students and $10 for adults, with $2 off for every adult wearing their best '80s outfits. Cast members will take you back to the Wanaget ...

Two WMHS students selected as pages for the Maryland General Assembly

Two WMHS students selected as pages for the Maryland General Assembly

Kevin Finn and Bennett Stoppelmoor

November 23, 2015


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Two seniors will be proudly representing Watkins Mill High School after being chosen to be pages at the Maryland General Assembly. This is a rare opportunity, as only 14 students in Montgomery County were selected. Seniors Sandra Bazubwabo and Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer will be working as pages at th...

CollegeTracks provides financial aid, application help for all students

CollegeTracks provides financial aid, application help for all students

Sarah Elbeshbishi and Fiona Franke

November 17, 2015


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CollegeTracks, a college access and success program, is coming to Watkins Mill High School in early January, aiding low-to-moderate income, first-generation-to-college students with college applications and financial aid. CollegeTracks started as a little program in 2002, created by three parents of Bethe...

Clancyworks Dancers wow students at lunchtime dance performance

Clancyworks Dancers wow students at lunchtime dance performance

Karyn Chambers and Vijay Vanathayan

November 16, 2015


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ClancyWorks Dance Company came to perform a few dance routines during STEP on November 4 in the main gym.  The dancers showed off their skills, talent, and knowledge of many dance styles. ClancyWorks came to show everyone that there are different types and styles of dance.  "I think some of the...

ArtSpeak! returns to WMHS tomorrow with two Broadway stars

ArtSpeak! returns to WMHS tomorrow with two Broadway stars

Briana Pasion

March 10, 2017


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Calling all thespians! Broadway will be a shorter drive than usual tomorrow because it is coming to Watkins Mill High School. ArtSpeak! is a program run by Montgomery County that allows a school in the county to host volunteering Broadway personnel to visit young thespians and those who love Bro...

Senior named Montgomery County Volunteer of the Year

Senior named Montgomery County Volunteer of the Year

Alisha Siddiqi and Victoria Joya

November 9, 2015


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Senior Elida Maria Vasquez Serrano was named the Student Volunteer of the Year by the Montgomery County Therapeutic Recreation Team on October 29. Therapeutic Volunteer Coordinator  Marco D’ottavi feels great about giving this award and thinks “[Serrano] is one of the best volunteers of all time.” Vasquez...

Security gives tips to protect property as phone thefts rise

Security gives tips to protect property as phone thefts rise

Brennan Guilds and Alex Wright

November 6, 2015


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Watkins Mill students are facing an increase in phone thefts at school this year with over 30 missing phones reported to security. Phones have been stolen from the locker rooms, bathrooms and student backpacks. According to security team leader Darryl Cooper, about ten of the phones reported to secur...

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