The Current

LFI students donate as part of Kids Helping Kids Food Drive

LFI students donate as part of Kids Helping Kids Food Drive

Keegan Dant

October 26, 2016

'Tis the season for giving back to the community! Learning for Independence or students are giving back to the community by collecting food donations for the second year as part of the Kids Helping Kids Food Drive. Special education and LFI teacher Lore Neubeiser said, “The LFI program ... is a ...

National Honor Society inducts new members, recognizes outstanding students

Alex Wright

October 18, 2016

Watkins Mill High School's chapter of the National Honors Society introduced its newest members on September 29 with a successful ceremony followed by a pizza party in the school’s library. “It was short and sweet," said English teacher Anita Rajeev, who sponsors the NHS. Rajeev is in her sixth yea...

Homecoming spirit week starts with Maryland Monday

Homecoming spirit week starts with Maryland Monday

Alexa Colindres

October 11, 2016

Spirit week for 2016's Homecoming kicked off with Maryland Monday.  Students and staff wore their best Maryland-themed gear to show off their school spirit.

Staff outspirits students on Throwback Thursday

English teacher Chris Smith rocks out in his 80s rock star gear

October 14, 2016

While students had fun with their best attempts at the 80s and 90s, the staff members definitely ruled the school--probably because they actually lived through those decades!  

Football team hosts military night to show support

Students and staff dressed in camouflage and green today to show support for the military.

Keegan Dant, Chase Deist, and Sarah Elbeshbishi

October 7, 2016

Tonight’s Watkins Mill High School football game against the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles will have a military theme in honor of staff and community members in the military or with military families.   Military appreciation night is “mainly to show support for…those that have served our co...

New policy allows seniors to leave for open lunch this year

Senior Angelique Ramos brings Chick-Fil-A for her junior friend Rosa Alfaro

Josephine Moore

September 29, 2016

Effective this school year, the senior class is allowed to leave campus during lunch as long as they show security their school ID and arrive back to school in time for fifth period. Although some students left school before without permission, being allowed to leave gives them “more liberty ...

Football, girls soccer teams protest injustice by kneeling during National Anthem

Football, girls soccer teams protest injustice by kneeling during National Anthem

Kevin Finn and Hezekiah Likekele

September 16, 2016

When the Watkins Mill Wolverines football team faced the Gaithersburg Trojans on September 9, they were asked to rise for the singing of the National Anthem. The Wolverine team captains and a few other players decided to take a different approach by kneeling. The idea for the movement came from NFL San ...

New Chromebooks transform English classes into mobile computer labs

New Chromebooks transform English classes into mobile computer labs

Keegan Dant

September 21, 2016

English teachers received 448 Chromebooks this year, adding to the 480 Chromebooks that social studies began using in the 2014-2015 school year. Social studies teacher Sandy Young said the Chromebooks really helped by “cutting down on the amount of paper [teachers] use" and that "[teachers] don't...

Governor mandates post-Labor Day start to school for 2017-2018

Governor mandates post-Labor Day start to school for 2017-2018

Sarah Elbeshbishi

September 23, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order on August 31, requiring all Maryland school to begin after Labor Day and end by June 15. According to Maryland.gov, “'Starting Maryland public schools after Labor Day is not just a family issue – it’s an economic and public safety issue that draws ...

Young, Stackhouse, Taffo chosen as annual PTSA Bell Award winners

Social studies teacher Sandy Young, one of the 2016 PTSA Bell Award recipients

Sarah Elbeshbishi and Ashleigh Kozo

June 10, 2016

PTSA’s Bell Award, the most prestigious award given each year to members of the Watkins Mill Staff, was given to social studies teacher Sandy Young, counseling secretary Ana Taffo, and ESOL teacher Mary Stackhouse on May 26. The Watkins Mill PTSA established the Bell Award program in 1993.  The name “Bell...

Orange Nation starts Mill Madness to stir up school spirit

Science teacher Matt Johnson poses with the students at the first Mill Madness event

Hezekiah Likekele, Alex Wright, and Jeff Flores

September 6, 2016

Orange Nation, led by science teacher Matt Johnson, kicked the school year off with a bang on Thursday with Mill Madness 2016, a pep rally/dance party for our fellow student-athletes to increase pride around the school. Johnson, the head coordinator for the Mill Madness pep rally, is quite proud...

New policy changes semester grade calculation for 2016-2017

New policy changes semester grade calculation for 2016-2017

Saul Flores

June 13, 2016

Montgomery Country Public Schools will implement a new semester grading system in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, as a result of new marking period assessment implementation and thorough feedback gathered by MCPS staff. With the elimination of semester final exams, semester grades will be deter...

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