The Current

Senior starts gardening club, takes horticulture to revitalize school’s greenhouse

Brennan Guilds

February 2, 2017


Filed under School, News

Sherwood, Gaithersburg, Walt Whitman, Seneca Valley, and Clarksburg. What do all these schools have in common? They have a greenhouse and make use of it. But what you may not have known is that Watkins Mill has one too. The Gardening Club was started by senior Harrison Deist. “I wanted to make use of ...

College prep program helps juniors ‘ACE’ SAT, ACT

College prep program helps juniors ‘ACE’ SAT, ACT

Kola Akinnibi and Lirim Krasniqi

March 2, 2017


Filed under School, News

The Achieving College Excellence and Success program (ACES) is a college readiness program run by academic coach Tiffany Shaw, giving students a place to learn about applying to college and prepare for the application process. “ACES began about five years ago, so this is the fifth school year w...

Safety tips for walking to school after foiled kidnapping attempt

Josephine Moore and Steeven Tabuada

January 6, 2017


Filed under School, News

In light of the attempted kidnapping in Cider Mill, it is vitally important to make sure you know what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation. As teens, preventing a kidnapping is all our responsibility; long gone are the days of holding mommy’s hand on the way to the bus stop, and...

Students perform winter holiday concert preview

Students perform winter holiday concert preview

December 1, 2016


Filed under School, News, Video

Instrumental and choral music students performed during second and third periods today as a preview for tonight's Winter Instrumental Music Concert.  The show tonight will be free at 7pm in the auditorium and choral music will host their Winter Choral Music Concert December 8 at 7pm in the auditorium...

New writing lab opens to help students with papers, assignments

New writing lab opens to help students with papers, assignments

Keegan Dant

February 15, 2017


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This year, Watkins Mill High School has a new writing lab for all students available during STEP in room A202. The writing lab gives students an opportunity to fine tune, start, and finish any work that needs to by typed. Assistant principal Steven Orders came up with the idea for the lab with Engli...

MCPS sets 2017-2018 school calendar to follow Hogan’s mandate, keep spring break

MCPS sets 2017-2018 school calendar to follow Hogan’s mandate, keep spring break

Sarah Elbeshbishi

December 22, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Montgomery County Public Schools has officially determined its 2017-2018 school calendar, containing the mandatory 180 days while also fitting within Governor Larry Hogan’s time frame. The calendar was determined at the Board of Education’s meeting on December 13. The school year will begin on...

Third annual MYP Fair continues tradition, showcases student talent

Third annual MYP Fair continues tradition, showcases student talent

Brennan Guilds

December 23, 2016


Filed under School, News

Last Friday Watkins Mill hosted its third annual Middle Years Programme project fair. The event is an opportunity for Sophomores to showcase the work they did on their projects and to talk about something they are passionate about. “We had 34 students that finished by the project fair which is seven more than la...

Four students accepted to Maryland All-State Choir

Four students accepted to Maryland All-State Choir

Josaphine Oshagbemi and Mia Zuniga

January 5, 2017


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Watkins Mill High School juniors Christina Levine, Elisabeth Warren, Kwame Lawson-Gray, and senior Gabby Rivera auditioned for the Maryland All State Choir on Saturday November 19 at Urbana High School and were accepted.  Around seven to eight students from WMHS applied and auditioned. The auditions ...

New Muslim Student Association provides forum, safe space for kids

New Muslim Student Association provides forum, safe space for kids

Sarah Elbeshbishi

December 15, 2016


Filed under School, News

Students formed a new Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Watkins Mill this year, helping to offer some solidarity during the current political climate. Last year, the association lacked a sponsor, preventing  it from being an official organization. However, this year the school was able to find ...

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...