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Spanish morning announcements help ESOL students feel more included

Spanish morning announcements help ESOL students feel more included

Cinthya Salas

March 7, 2018


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It started two weeks before Homecoming, when ESOL Paraeducator Maria Decarballo started noticing that ESOL students knew little about activities going on around school. "They didn’t even know they could vote for a Homecoming court,” Decarballo said. This realization led to her idea to provide...

Outdoor Ed provides learning experience for WMHS counselors

Outdoor Ed provides learning experience for WMHS counselors

Katerina Molina and Angelina Walton

April 9, 2018


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“Foxes, line up! Chipmunks, line up! Screamin' Eagles, line up! Owls, line up! And welcome to Outdoor Education!” Watkins Mill High school students got to experience Outdoor Ed once again, but this time as the teachers. Junior Ana Rodriguez had never been to Outdoor Ed before and was going in una...

New safety measures keep Wolverines safe in case of emergencies

New safety measures keep Wolverines safe in case of emergencies

Kevin Finn and Hezekiah Likekele

March 7, 2018


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In light of recent school safety threats ranging from 1,000 miles away in Florida to local threats at other Montgomery County Public School, students and parents are left wondering, “What policies are in place at my school to prevent and/or diffuse school safety threats?” A major concern with school safety threats i...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors speak to MCPS students at Blair High School

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors speak to MCPS students at Blair High School

Nana Osei Tutu and Jessica Cruz

February 28, 2018


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Former and current Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students spoke to about 650 Montgomery County students at Montgomery Blair High School. They talked about the issue of gun control. Stoneman Douglas experienced a mass shooting on February 14, in which 17 student and staff lives were taken. Surviv...

MCPS sets 2018-2019 calendar, shortens spring break

MCPS sets 2018-2019 calendar, shortens spring break

Sarah Elbeshbishi

March 6, 2018


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Montgomery County Public Schools' 2018-2019 calendar will begin school after Labor Day again and end by June 15, complying with Governor Larry Hogan’s 2016 mandate. The 2018-2019 school year begins for students on September 4, 2018, and ends on June 13, 2019, consisting of 182 instructional da...

Beauty and the Beast opens tomorrow night in O’Shea Theater

Beauty and the Beast opens tomorrow night in O’Shea Theater

Sana Khan

March 15, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea Players will present Beauty and the Beast as this year’s spring play, opening tomorrow night, and running March 16, 17, 22 and 23 at 7 pm in the O'Shea Theater. Unlike the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast, the cast of the show "represents the diversity found ...

African Ball delivers food, music, culture in co-hosted event

African Ball delivers food, music, culture in co-hosted event

Bianca Johnson

February 28, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School's African Student Association co-hosted the second annual African Ball with Clarksburg High School Saturday night. The ball was filled with food, music and lots of entertainment. It also included the first ever Mr. and Mrs. ASA, freshman Baebaa Sayeh and Clarksburg freshman C...

Watkins Mill alum selected as semifinalist for St Lawrence Book Award

Watkins Mill alum selected as semifinalist for St Lawrence Book Award

Jessica Cruz

March 5, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School alum Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer has been selected as a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence book award. The winner gets $1,000, a book publication, and ten complimentary copies of their published work. The St. Lawrence Book Award is awarded annually to an unpublished, first f...

ESOL students travel to DC for production of Hamlet

ESOL students travel to DC for production of Hamlet

Je'Nan Hayes

February 26, 2018


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ESOL students took a trip to the Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington D.C. on February 15, to see a live-action play of Hamlet with a modern-day twist. ESOL teacher Sharon Faber created the ESOL theatre class at Watkins Mill High School to create a positive environment for students who are in ESOL to...

African Student Association hosts second annual African Ball this Saturday

African Student Association hosts second annual African Ball this Saturday

Cameron Moore

February 22, 2018


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It’s Black History Month and the African Student Association will be hosting their second African Ball on Saturday, February 24 from 6pm to 11pm in the main gym. This year's ball will be co-hosted with Clarksburg High School. Tickets are being sold all week for $15 at STEP in the mixing bowl. ASA...

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