The Current

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


Filed under School, News

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,...

Electives fair introduces new classes, options for students

Electives fair introduces new classes, options for students

Jessica Cruz

November 20, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Students will get the chance to explore the different electives Watkins Mill offers on Wednesday, November 22. Students in grades 9-11 will attend during their English classes. The electives fair is an event where students get to explore some of the electives such as cooking, child development an...

Montgomery Village Foundation hiring student representative

Montgomery Village Foundation hiring student representative

Fiona Franke, News Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Community, School, News, Showcase

The Montgomery Village Foundation will be hiring a student representative to the MVF Board of Directors. Applications are available to all high school juniors who meet the criteria. “We are looking for a student who wants to get involved in the community, shares pride in the Village and can be ...

Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Bianca Johnson

October 17, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Homecoming is just around the corner! The race for the best halls, most spirit and Hoco proposals has begun. With pep-rallies, tailgates and football games, Watkins Mill High School is very busy preparing for the big dance. The annual Homecoming will take place in the Watkins Mill main gym on Satu...

Classes decorate Homecoming halls with decades theme

Classes decorate Homecoming halls with decades theme

Sarah Elbeshbishi

October 16, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Members of all four classes came in Friday, Saturday and Sunday to put together their Homecoming hallways.  The theme was decades, with seniors having the 1960s, juniors the 1990s, sophomores the 1980s and freshmen the 2000s.  Teachers will vote on the winning class, which will be announced at the...

National Honor Society inducts new members in ceremony

National Honor Society inducts new members in ceremony

Jessica Cruz

October 13, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

National Honor Society hosted its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, October 5, initiating the new members. During the induction ceremony the NHS officers spoke about the vision and future plans for the organization as well as expectations for members and their responsibilities. NHS has ab...

New school-wide policy requires tickets to ride activity buses

New school-wide policy requires tickets to ride activity buses

Cameron Moore

October 19, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Students taking the after-school activity bus will now be required to have a color-coordinated ticket, which allows the school to be more accountable for students. Students will be able to receive a ticket from the sponsor who they are staying after school with. “We want the students to have a ticket...

Failure to purchase parking permit will now result in tickets, obligations

Failure to purchase parking permit will now result in tickets, obligations

Renato Masson

October 18, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Parking permits for the 2017-2018 school year are required for student drivers to park in the student lot. Parking permits cost $37.50 for a semester and $75 for a full year.  Without a permit, students will now be ticketed. “I feel like [parking permits are] not going to work because there are so...

IB students swap videos with Filipino students to share experiences

IB students swap videos with Filipino students to share experiences

Jessica Cruz and Je'Nan Hayes

October 23, 2017


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Juniors taking International Baccalaureate Personal and Professional Skills will be exchanging videos with students in the Philippines. Students will have the chance to experience a day in a different culture without traveling the distance. “This is on a whole [other] level of really learning about ano...

Lakeforest Mall sold at foreclosure auction

Lakeforest Mall sold at foreclosure auction

Bianca Johnson

October 4, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Lakeforest Mall is under new ownership after being sold at a foreclosure auction on August 22. Bought for only one-fifth of the original price, Lakeforest faces many obstacles. The US Bank bought the main property’s revenue after the previous owners, Five Mile, failed to pay their mortgage for seven...

MyMCPS replaces Edline, Google Classroom as online grading tool

MyMCPS replaces Edline, Google Classroom as online grading tool

Adeline Djemene Siani

October 10, 2017


Filed under School, News

Montgomery County Public Schools removed Edline as a method for looking at grades and replaced it with the new MyMCPS portal, which functions as combination of the old Edline and Google Classroom systems. Edline is still available for teachers through read-only access to get any prior information th...

Mill Madness makes memories, starts season with spirit

Mill Madness makes memories, starts season with spirit

Cameron Moore

September 20, 2017


Filed under School, News

The Mill Madness pep rally that occurred Tuesday, September 12, had a successful turnout for the introduction of fall sports. Hundreds of students came out to show school spirit. The event was a great night full of food, giveaways, introductions of fall teams, performances, games, and dancing. Kona...

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