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Senior soccer star wins full-ride Posse Scholarship to University of Rochester

Senior soccer star wins full-ride Posse Scholarship to University of Rochester

Briana Pasion

January 3, 2017


Filed under School, News

Playing for the varsity soccer team, working 25 hours a week, and winning a full-ride scholarship for college may seem like a dream, but senior Oswaldo Baires-Mendez made this a reality after winning the Posse Scholarship this year. The Posse Scholarship is a full tuition, four-year scholarship to...

Montgomery Village police join football to defeat Seneca Valley in officers/players game

Montgomery Village police join football to defeat Seneca Valley in officers/players game

Gabe Leonard and Hezekiah Likekele

December 9, 2016


Filed under Community, School, News

Watkins Mill football players and Montgomery Village police officers joined forces as they beat the Seneca Valley football team and Germantown police officers 49-35 on Thursday. The game was played in The Den on a frigid December night, but both teams and all of the fans still had a good time. Al...

C-SPAN bus visits Watkins Mill, gives tours to government, journalism students

C-SPAN bus visits Watkins Mill, gives tours to government, journalism students

Chase Deist and Sarah Elbeshbishi

December 13, 2016


Filed under School, News

Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) came to Watkins Mill High School on December 5, allowing students to learn more about the channel and give students a tour of the C-SPAN news bus. Social studies teacher Maxwell Bero contacted C-SPAN after receiving an email asking if they wanted a...

Renovations begin to replace rigging, lighting systems in auditorium

Renovations begin to replace rigging, lighting systems in auditorium

Anna Liu and Vicki Wong

December 20, 2016


Filed under School, News

Renovations to Watkins Mill High School’s stage will begin December 14 and end January 27. The new additions are exciting for Watkins Mill, despite prohibited use of the auditorium until finished renovations. Renovations will include new and improved equipment like rigging with electronic equipm...

Police officers join players in free football game against Seneca Valley today

Police officers join players in free football game against Seneca Valley today

Alex Wright and Kolawole Akinnibi

December 8, 2016


Filed under Community, School, News

Watkins Mill football might be out of the playoffs, but their season is not quite done yet.  The team will be joined by Montgomery Village police officers to take on Seneca Valley High School and Germantown police officers in the Police and Players Flag Football Game today at 4:30pm. The game w...

Mill Madness continues tonight to kick off winter sports season

Mill Madness continues tonight to kick off winter sports season

Hezekiah Likekele and Alex Wright

November 22, 2016


Filed under School, News

Orange Nation will hold its second Mill Madness tonight to celebrate upcoming winter sports like boys and girls basketball, indoor track, cheerleading, bocce, swim and dive, and wrestling. This time Orange Nation will celebrate the start of winter sports and wish the teams luck as they put on a sh...

Madness rocks Mill for winter sports rally

Madness rocks Mill for winter sports rally

Gabriel Leonard

November 28, 2016


Filed under School, News

We’ve got spirit yes we do! We’ve got spirit how ‘bout you? The second round of Mill Madness took place on Tuesday night in the main gym at Watkins Mill. Winter sports teams introduced themselves to the school as students participated in many fun games and challenges. The boys and girls b...

MCPS will follow Hogan’s mandate to begin school after Labor Day and end by June 15

MCPS will follow Hogan’s mandate to begin school after Labor Day and end by June 15

Sarah Elbeshbishi

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Montgomery County Public Schools will have a post-Labor Day start for the 2017-2018 school year and end school by June 15 as required by Governor Larry Hogan’s mandate that was released in September. Though in September the Board of Education’s major concern was how to fit in 180 instruction...

MYP fair will showcase student accomplishments

Alex Wright

November 30, 2016


Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill will host its third annual Middle Years Program project fair on December 15, celebrating students who completed a culminating personal task for the program, which introduces students to International Baccalaureate ideas. Students take this opportunity to choose a topic that interests ...

Laramie Project tackles tough topics in closing performance Saturday night

Laramie Project tackles tough topics in closing performance Saturday night

Josephine Moore

November 18, 2016


Filed under School, News

Last Friday marked the opening night of this year’s fall play The Laramie Project. Rather than have a fun and goofy play aimed toward children, the O’Shea Players put on a serious  show, which describes the real-life reactions of the Laramie townspeople after the murder of Matthew Shepard. Opening ni...

Watkins Mill students walk out to protest Trump

Watkins Mill students walk out to protest Trump

Kevin Finn, Sarah Elbeshbishi, and Chase Deist

November 18, 2016


Filed under School, News

Students from Watkins Mill High School staged a walkout today, November 18, at 9am in an effort to protest the election of Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. The protest ended by around noon and many students returned to classes after.  In total, students walked approximat...

Social Awareness, GIVE create ‘bless bags’ for Homeless Awareness Week

Social Awareness, GIVE create ‘bless bags’ for Homeless Awareness Week

Keegan Dant

November 18, 2016


Filed under School, News

GIVE and the Social Awareness club have partnered for National Homeless Awareness week to fundraise for items to be placed in bless bags for the homeless and other disadvantaged people. “We wanted to bring awareness to that in our community and ask our school community to donate items like, no...

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