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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...

Teacher appreciation week begins Monday, thank all of your teachers

Teacher appreciation week begins Monday, thank all of your teachers

Sarah Elbeshbishi

May 5, 2017


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Teacher Appreciation Week begins on Monday, May 12 and ends on Friday, May 12, celebrating all teachers do for their students and community. Beginning in 1984, the National Parent, Teacher Association (PTA) has picked a week in May designated to the celebrating and thanking teachers all across the...

Science National Honors Society visits Maryland Science Center on interactive field trip

Science National Honors Society visits Maryland Science Center on interactive field trip

Suriya Sunadarmurthi, Lirim Krasniqi, and Keegan Dant

May 2, 2017


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On April 21, the Watkins Mill Science National Honors Society visited the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Maryland to further explore their interests in science. “I wanted to treat my hard-working Science National Honor Society students...to something fun and different from their every day...

Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

Angel day facilitated by SADD members promotes responsible decision making ahead of prom

Anna Liu

April 28, 2017


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On April 27, Watkins Mill High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members participated in ‘Angel Day’ to bring awareness and promote responsible decision making ahead of prom night. SADD is a nationwide organization that aims to support a world where young people make positive de...

Highly anticipated Rock the Block event finally arrives this Saturday

Highly anticipated Rock the Block event finally arrives this Saturday

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and JeNan Hayes

June 2, 2017


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Watkins Mill High School will be hosting its first ever “Rock The Block” event on Saturday, June 3 from 3pm-6pm. Everyone in the community is welcome to come out and enjoy. “We got so much [positive] stuff going on here...and I want people to see that [through this event],” Johnson said. "[Roc...

Gentlemen of Excellence leading young men in positive direction

Keegan Dant, Lirim Krasniqi, and Suriya Sundaramurthi

April 20, 2017


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The Gentlemen of Excellence is a new club dedicated to forming and shaping the young men of Watkins Mill High School into contributing members of the community. The Gentleman of Excellence was originally thought up by special education teacher Termaine Belote and English and IB Film teacher Jamaly Allen. ...

MPSSAA responds to calls for rule change, grants exception for student athletes to wear religious garments in games

MPSSAA responds to calls for rule change, grants exception for student athletes to wear religious garments in games

Sarah Elbeshbishi

April 6, 2017


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Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) granted an exception to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) uniform standards on March 21, allowing students to wear religious garments of all kinds. After junior Je’Nan Hayes was restricted from playing in the girls basketball 3A South Regional Final game due to her wearing a hij...

Why our school is so hot, when it will finally cool off

Why our school is so hot, when it will finally cool off

Anna Liu

April 5, 2017


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On April 10, Watkins Mill will begin converting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system from heating to cooling mode in preparation for the warmer spring and summer months. Montgomery County Public Schools mandates when the HVAC heating and cooling is converted in the spring and fall....

Watkins Mill alumna set to present at Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference

Samantha Naya

March 23, 2017


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Watkins Mill High School alumna Emily Aquino has set high standards for current IB diploma students after getting her paper accepted into the Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference. The Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is a gathering where selected students give 20-minute prese...

Former ‘Rines return to the Den for Career Day

Former ‘Rines return to the Den for Career Day

Lucas Richards and Jessica Cruz

April 3, 2017


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Alumni returned to Watkins Mill High School to share stories about pathways to their current careers and give advice to students at the first ever Watkins Mill Career Day on March 24. The goal of career day was to have alumni show students the experience of finding the right career and to help stud...

Minority Scholars Program helps students in any way possible, even tutoring

Keegan Dant and Suriya Sundaramurthi

April 26, 2017


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The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is an honor society for minority students to participate in tutoring, workshops, retreats, and community building. This year, MSP has expanded even further by providing opportunities for students to learn through tutoring at Stedwick Elementary, Neelsville Middle,...

Former Wolverines spread knowledge with alumni network

Former Wolverines spread knowledge with alumni network

Alex Wright, Destiny Tiburcio, and Jeff Flores

March 29, 2017


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Watkins Mill High School alumni are looking to build a connected network with both staff and students in order to assist the school in all aspects of the education process. Class of 2012 graduate Jasmine Williams helped organize the former Wolverines to create a group to help current students both ...

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