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Cell phone traffic light signs designed to stop inappropriate classroom cell phone use

Cell phone traffic light signs designed to stop inappropriate classroom cell phone use

Vicki Wong

September 22, 2017


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Traffic light signs are in every classroom this year to show when teachers will allow cell phone use in class. The signs will clarify expectations and add consistency to cell phone usage. The traffic lights represent teacher discretion in the cell phone policy. Red means all devices must be away and...

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


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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,...

Security upgrades keep school, students safe after county review

Security upgrades keep school, students safe after county review

Sarah Elbeshbishi

September 14, 2017


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Montgomery County Public Schools' Department of Facilities Management altered 22 out of 25 high schools, including altering doors and improving blind spots by relocating or adding new cameras after a security reviews of all county schools. The security reviews consisted of school visits from a group of ...

Mill Madness combines spirit, Orange Nation dance party tonight

Mill Madness combines spirit, Orange Nation dance party tonight

Jessica Cruz and Je'Nan Hayes

September 12, 2017


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We've got spirit, yes we do!  We've got spirit, how 'bout YOU?   Help boost school spirit and start your school year off with a bang by coming out to Mill Madness tonight at 6:30pm. “I would love to see our students come out and just have a good night,” science teacher and Orange Nation foun...

Class of 2017 concludes high school career with emotional graduation ceremony

Sarah Elbeshbishi

June 13, 2017


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Yesterday, June 12 the Watkins Mill High School class of 2017 graduated from DAR constitutional hall at 10am, which included speeches from staff and students and performances from Watkins Mill band, orchestra, and chorus. The morning consisted of several of addresses from principal Carol Goddard, senior...

Child Development celebrates preschoolers success with graduation

Child Development celebrates preschoolers success with graduation

Lucas Richards and Jessica Cruz

June 5, 2017


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12 preschoolers graduated at the preschool graduation on May 18. The ceremony marks the passage of a developmental period for the preschoolers as they head off to kindergarten. the preschoolers spent the past couple of weeks talking about the graduation. They came dressed up in graduation caps....

Mr. Watkins Mill competition is a huge success, contestants show audience humorous evening

Mr. Watkins Mill competition is a huge success, contestants show audience humorous evening

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and Je'Nan Hayes

May 26, 2017


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Mr. Watkins Mill occurred Friday, May 19th, where the nine seniors showcased their talent and creativity. The night ended with Senior Kush Kharod being crowned the overall winner of the 29th annual competition.   The contestants included, seniors Leonardo Molina, Oswaldo Baires, Leonardo Astorima, Bra...

29th annual Mr. Watkins Mill set to go tonight, contestants look to wow the crowd

29th annual Mr. Watkins Mill set to go tonight, contestants look to wow the crowd

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and JeNan Hayes

May 19, 2017


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The 29th annual Mr. Watkins Mill is tonight, May 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the auditorium. Tickets were sold for $3 at lunch in the mixing bowl and will be sold for $5 at the door. This year's event will be will be hosted by SADD sponsor Ana Mitten and Orange Nation sponsor Matthew Johnson, who wi...

Artwork from WMHS students is put out on display, shows off hard work and artistic talent

Artwork from WMHS students is put out on display, shows off hard work and artistic talent

Anna Liu

May 17, 2017


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Artwork from Watkins Mill High School students were on display at the art show on Thursday, May 11 in the media center for students to show off their skills and hard work. The art show is an event where art teachers select the students best artwork of the year to be displayed for others to see. V...

Students Spring into cleaning, earn SSL hours

Students Spring into cleaning, earn SSL hours

Jessica Cruz and Louisa Boockhoff

May 16, 2017


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Students, teachers, and families cleaned school grounds and adjacent park areas on Saturday, May 6 making the school a more appealing place while students got the chance to earn student service learning hours. Science teacher Karen Doerrler helped to organize the spring cleanup. She previously started...

Greece proves to be excellent location for WMHS spring break trip

Greece proves to be excellent location for WMHS spring break trip

Keegan Dant, Briana Pasion, Lirim Krasniqi, and Suriya Sundaramurthi

May 19, 2017


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This year’s international spring break trip gave students the opportunity to visit a new and foreign place. The spring of 2017 gave students the opportunity to explore Greece and Grecian culture. 34 students and seven adults attended this year's spring break trip. “[The trip is] not academic ...

Watkins Mill musicians perform in Spring concert

Watkins Mill musicians perform in Spring concert

Anna Liu

May 12, 2017


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Student musicians of Watkins Mill performed in the in-school spring concert on May 8, in the O’Shea Theater, to show off their hard work and improvement in musical skills. The concert was performed by the full orchestra, solo band, solo orchestra, jazz ensemble along with the choral groups: Full...

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