The Current

It’s Academic team competes in show’s potential final season

It’s Academic team competes in show’s potential final season

Sana Khan

November 29, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

On Saturday, November 10, the Watkins Mill It's Academic team went to NBC4 studios to compete against Sherwood and Churchill High School in the largest school trivia show in the United States. Senior Shawal Wasim, junior Fahad Habona, junior Alejandra Gullien-Jara, junior Rut Bonilla, and sophomo...

Orange Nation to host third annual Mill Madness Thursday night

Orange Nation to host third annual Mill Madness Thursday night

Arthur Siqueira, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Mill Madness is about to take off, so come out to the main gym Thursday, November 29 at 6:30pm to enjoy the pep rally put on by Orange Nation. Mill Madness is a school event with a live DJ and dance. Students will also be able to participate in giveaways and eat food provided by Wingstop. Giveaways for ...

New active assailant plan teaches students to avoid, deny or defend

New active assailant plan teaches students to avoid, deny or defend

Bianca Johnson and Jessica Cruz

November 16, 2018


Filed under Community, School, News

Students participated in a 52-minute class on Monday, in which they watched a video on how to handle an active assailant situation. Students and teachers then discussed different approaches to various scenarios.   Before the end of the last school year, Montgomery County Public Schools partnered wi...

OLAS win two awards in annual Latin Dance competition

OLAS win two awards in annual Latin Dance competition

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Watkins Mill's OLAS competed at the 19th annual MCPS Latin Dance Competition on Monday, November 19. The competition was at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, with nine MCPS high schools competing for first place. The Latin Dance competition allows students to showcase their cultures thr...

Key Club makes dog toys to donate to shelters over Thanksgiving

Key Club makes dog toys to donate to shelters over Thanksgiving

Jade Pinkowitz

November 21, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Watkins Mill High School's Key Club is giving back during the holidays by donating homemade dog toys to the local animal shelter. They made and collected about 500 dog toys.  Kids involved in Key Club also wrote out thank you cards for their teachers. This week is the last week to join the club....

Key Club shows appreciation for building service workers through luncheon

Key Club shows appreciation for building service workers through luncheon

Mariam Bukhari, News Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

On October 26, the Key Club at Watkins Mill hand made decorations and held an appreciation luncheon for all members of building services during STEP. At their first meeting, a suggestion mentioned on Google Classroom for their first project was brought up to the entire group, who instantly agreed...

Watkins Mill students playing in the Montgomery Village Community Band

Watkins Mill students playing in the Montgomery Village Community Band

Aisha Sowe, Associate Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Three Watkins Mill students have the opportunity to perform with the Montgomery Village Community Band. Their most recent concert was on October 28 at the Lake Marion Community Center. The Montgomery Village Community Band was founded by the Montgomery Village Foundation.  Director Steven Wample...

New MCPS policy regulates use of YouTube without parental consent

New MCPS policy regulates use of YouTube without parental consent

Vicki Wong, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018


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Starting this school year, consent forms need to be signed by a parent or guardian and returned by October 29 in order for students to access YouTube in the classroom. The changes will go into effect by November 5. Following requirements by the federal government, MCPS will require consent forms for...

Water bottle filling stations coming soon to replace old fountains

Water bottle filling stations coming soon to replace old fountains

Natalie Helsel, News Managing Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Watkins Mill High School will be having water bottle filling stations put around the school due to many student concerns.   Water bottle stations were supposed to be displayed last school year. “We’re hoping to have them done no later than winter break,” school business administrator Julia Bro...

NHS honors new members in induction ceremony

NHS honors new members in induction ceremony

Sana Khan, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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National Honor Society welcomed new members at the annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 3, where friends and families gathered to see them become a part of the legacy. NHS is an elite nationwide organization for high school students that have astounding grades, as well as at least 75 st...

Voter registration drive helps students prepare for Election Day

Voter registration drive helps students prepare for Election Day

Vicki Wong, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

Voter registration drives by the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association and MoCo Students for Change are coming to Watkins Mill High School to help students pre-register to vote this week every day during lunch in the mixing bowl. Adults and students will be available to assist students in pre-...

HBCU alumni host symposium for WMHS students

HBCU alumni host symposium for WMHS students

Nana Osei Tutu, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under School, News, Showcase

On Thursday October 4, juniors and seniors gathered in the auditorium for an HBCU symposium. Alumni from five different colleges and universities answered frequently asked questions and cleared up misconceptions about HBCUs. HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. They were cre...