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Johnson recognized with BOE Distinguished Service Award

Johnson recognized with BOE Distinguished Service Award

Brennan Guilds

May 16, 2018


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Science teacher Matthew Johnson received the 21st annual Board of Education Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, May 3 in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments at Watkins Mill High School. First awarded in fall of 1997, the award aims to recognize and appreciate individuals, groups...

Senior Vijay Vanathayan asks president of everything at Watkins Mill Sarah Elbeshbishi to prom with only 8 days left

Senior Vijay Vanathayan asks president of everything at Watkins Mill Sarah Elbeshbishi to prom with only 8 days left

Vijay Vanathayan

May 10, 2018


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Hey Saraaaah. How ya doin? I heard you weren’t going to go to prom, and I couldn’t let that happen.  It's your senior year and if anyone deserves to go and have a great time, it's you!  I know it’s super late to ask, but I figured why not? I’m sure we’ll have fun, and I already have a p...

‘Be Free of It’ assembly outlines dangers of opiod crisis

Vicki Wong

May 8, 2018


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On Tuesday, May 1, the Be Free of It assembly was where Lea Edgecomb and her mother talked about their family’s experience with opiate overdose in front of juniors and seniors. In 2009, a depressed 15-year-old Edgecomb had been living in Montgomery County and overdosed on one dose of heroin. Emergency...

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 ...

Students say yes to the prom dress at Discovery Communications event

Students say yes to the prom dress at Discovery Communications event

Jessica Cruz

April 19, 2018


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Selected Watkins Mill High School seniors attended Discovery Communications' “Say Yes To The Dress” event where they picked out dresses and tuxes for prom. This is the second consecutive year Watkins Mill students attended. Watkins Mill was the only school in Montgomery County chosen by Discovery to p...

Imagination Stage presents Oyeme! the beautiful for ESOL students

Imagination Stage presents Oyeme! the beautiful for ESOL students

Cinthya Salas

April 25, 2018


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Actors from Imagination Stage presented ¡Óyeme! the beautiful on Thursday, April 19 at Watkins Mill High School, where unique personal stories of immigrant students who made their way to the United States through struggle and hardship were highlighted. ESOL theatre and ESOL 3 teacher Sharon Fabe...

Selom Kalin crowned Mr. Watkins Mill in 30th annual competition

Selom Kalin crowned Mr. Watkins Mill in 30th annual competition

Jessica Cruz and Bianca Johnson

May 3, 2018


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Senior Selom Kalin won the thirtieth annual Mr. Watkins Mill pageant on Tuesday, May 1. The night was filled with cheers and laughter as eight seniors competed for the chance to be the next Mr. Watkins Mill. To kick off the show, the boys were introduced by the hosts, seniors Natalie Rodriguez and S...

‘Signs of Suicide’ program helps students spot troubling signs

‘Signs of Suicide’ program helps students spot troubling signs

Nana Osei Tutu and Hezekiah Likekele

April 18, 2018


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All Watkins Mill High School students watched a suicide awareness video during their math classes today then took part in a guided discussion as part of Montgomery County Public Schools' "Signs of Suicide" program. Students will watch a video entitled “Friends for Life." MCPS is taking initiative...

WM Elites provides role models, relationships for young men

WM Elites provides role models, relationships for young men

Charisse Warfield, Aisha Sowe, and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

April 17, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School Elites is a club for young men that provides positive male role models and helps students form strong relationships to become better men. Males from any grade are welcome to join. “We like to do a lot of team building activities,” English teacher and sponsor Richard Co...

‘Rines Minority Scholars Program members host county-wide retreat

Hezekiah Likekele and Nana Osei Tutu

April 11, 2018


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On March 17, Watkins Mill hosted the 7th Annual Intra-County Minority Scholars Program. The Minority Scholars Program is a countywide, student-led and student-based program where minority students come together and find ways to close the achievement gap. The day started early for the Wolverine MSP ...

Active-shooter drill between classes helps prepare students for emergencies

Active-shooter drill between classes helps prepare students for emergencies

Briana Pasion, Nana Osei Tutu, and Hezekiah Likekele

April 6, 2018


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Watkins Mill High School conducted an active-shooter drill on Thursday during the five-minute transition time between classes with an announcement for all students to go into the nearest classroom and into a lockdown. “I do feel [active-shooter drills are] necessary even though some kids may not ta...

Water bottle filling stations to be installed after Watkins Mill wins energy saving award

Water bottle filling stations to be installed after Watkins Mill wins energy saving award

Vicki Wong

March 22, 2018


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Water bottle filling stations will be placed around the school after Watkins Mill won a quarterly energy award from the School Energy & Recycling Team program, which gives $2,000 to the winners. The award was given based on data that shows Watkins Mill reduced its energy use during the first q...