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‘Rines community offers an array of SSL opportunities

‘Rines community offers an array of SSL opportunities

Brett Bauer

February 27, 2018


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75 Student Service Learning hours are required by seniors to graduate, showing students the importance of helping out in their community and making connections between their community and school. Montgomery County Public Schools website offers opportunities for students to get SSL hours. "The first...

Axe tailgate bus stops by Watkins Mill, gives out free samples and hair care advice

Axe tailgate bus stops by Watkins Mill, gives out free samples and hair care advice

February 12, 2018


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An Axe tailgate bus (the Goldmobile) stopped by Watkins Mill at lunch today to give free hair advice and free body spray samples. Football coach Michael Brown arranged for the Goldmobile to come down and showcase some cool Axe products.  Axe also donated $250 to the school for the opportunity. ...

Baphumelele Project gathered supplies, money for South African orphanage

Baphumelele Project gathered supplies, money for South African orphanage

Aisha Sowe

March 20, 2018


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Social Studies teacher Thomas Sneddon, along with career program students, participated in the Baphumelele Project and successfully raised $1,000 (11,000 South African Rand) for Mama Rosie's orphanage, Baphumelele Children’s Home, in Cape Town, South Africa. The project started around late November and...

‘Plastic for Prosperity’ project hopes to bring joy to the less fortunate in our area

‘Plastic for Prosperity’ project hopes to bring joy to the less fortunate in our area

Jessica Cruz

January 24, 2018


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Students and teachers are donating plastic bags in the hopes of reaching a collection goal of 240,000 bags to help make mats for over 800 homeless people in Montgomery County. Plastic for Prosperity is a project that two alumni, Ian Nathan and Nick Marasigan, created as part of their Enactus progra...

National Honor Society teams with Minority Scholars Program to tutor middle school students

Nadaja Burnett Pierre and Aisha Sowe

February 6, 2018


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National Honors Society and the Minority Scholars Program are collaborating together to tutor Montgomery Village Middle School students. Members are tutoring in any subject and will continue until May. Minority Scholars Program sponsor Sandy Young originally wanted the NHS and MSP students to tutor...

‘Dream It Be It’ program offers support for high school girls

‘Dream It Be It’ program offers support for high school girls

Sarah Elbeshbishi, Editor in-Chief

December 22, 2017


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"Dream It Be It: Career Support for Girls," a program that works with high school girls to help determine goals, along with personal and work values, hosted 35 Watkins Mill High School female students on Monday, December 11. Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County, a chapter of the Soroptimist...

Johnson & Orders think ‘Outside the Box’ in new podcast

Johnson & Orders think ‘Outside the Box’ in new podcast

Chase Deist and Fiona Franke

December 21, 2017


Filed under School, Features, News

You hear them in the hallways, you hear them on the morning announcements, now get ready to hear them on your phones. Science teacher Matt Johnson and assistant principal Steve Orders have created a podcast called “Johnson & Orders: Outside the Box." “'Outside the Box' is a play on ...

IB Career Program Students conduct drive to benefit Mama Rosie Orphanage in Cape Town, South Africa

IB Career Program Students conduct drive to benefit Mama Rosie Orphanage in Cape Town, South Africa

Jessica Cruz

December 19, 2017


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Rosie Mashale made it her job to help abandoned kids in South Africa, many of whom are infected with HIV and AIDS, have a second chance at life. Social Studies teacher Thomas Sneddon met Mama Rosie (Rosie Mashale) when he was in South Africa for a teachers convention. Sneddon and his wife decided to v...

Seniors begin preparing for graduation, which is set for June 8

Seniors begin preparing for graduation, which is set for June 8

Vicki Wong

January 9, 2018


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Senior graduation is tentatively scheduled Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10 am at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. There will be no school for underclassmen that day. “I feel like [the graduation date] is at good time. Usually it’s kind of far behind and… now it’s at a good time and it’s ...

Juniors come out on top in clashing of classes last Wednesday

Juniors come out on top in clashing of classes last Wednesday

Nana Osei Tutu

December 8, 2017


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Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, where you at? On Wednesday night, all of the classes battled it out in several games to represent winter sports in spirited competitions for the first annual Clash of the Classes. The night started off with an introduction by science teacher and Orange Nati...

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Classes clash at winter Mill Madness event tomorrow night

Cameron Moore and Bridget Mundy

December 5, 2017


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Classes will be battling head-to-head for a trophy at the Clash of Classes event tomorrow night, December 6, during the Winter Mill Madness at 6pm in the main gym. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets for Clash of the Classes were sold today and will be sold tomorrow in the mixing bowl at STEP for one dollar....

Youth Summit raises awareness for homeless in Montgomery County

Youth Summit raises awareness for homeless in Montgomery County

Jubilee Robinson, Opinion Managing Editor

December 6, 2017


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Watkins Mill's Youth Summit program participated in an event to help the homeless in Montgomery County on November 19 by preparing bag lunches for those in need. The students assembled over 200 bag lunches that were donated to a local homeless shelter. They also made inspirational notes to put on...

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