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Highly anticipated Rock the Block event finally arrives this Saturday

Highly anticipated Rock the Block event finally arrives this Saturday

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and JeNan Hayes

June 2, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Watkins Mill High School will be hosting its first ever “Rock The Block” event on Saturday, June 3 from 3pm-6pm. Everyone in the community is welcome to come out and enjoy. “We got so much [positive] stuff going on here...and I want people to see that [through this event],” Johnson said. "[Roc...

MPSSAA responds to calls for rule change, grants exception for student athletes to wear religious garments in games

MPSSAA responds to calls for rule change, grants exception for student athletes to wear religious garments in games

Sarah Elbeshbishi

April 6, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) granted an exception to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) uniform standards on March 21, allowing students to wear religious garments of all kinds. After junior Je’Nan Hayes was restricted from playing in the girls basketball 3A South Regional Final game due to her wearing a hij...

Gentlemen of Excellence leading young men in positive direction

Keegan Dant, Lirim Krasniqi, and Suriya Sundaramurthi

April 20, 2017


Filed under School, News

The Gentlemen of Excellence is a new club dedicated to forming and shaping the young men of Watkins Mill High School into contributing members of the community. The Gentleman of Excellence was originally thought up by special education teacher Termaine Belote and English and IB Film teacher Jamaly Allen. ...

Why our school is so hot, when it will finally cool off

Why our school is so hot, when it will finally cool off

Anna Liu

April 5, 2017


Filed under School, News

On April 10, Watkins Mill will begin converting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system from heating to cooling mode in preparation for the warmer spring and summer months. Montgomery County Public Schools mandates when the HVAC heating and cooling is converted in the spring and fall....

Watkins Mill alumna set to present at Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference

Samantha Naya

March 23, 2017


Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School alumna Emily Aquino has set high standards for current IB diploma students after getting her paper accepted into the Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference. The Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is a gathering where selected students give 20-minute prese...

Former ‘Rines return to the Den for Career Day

Former ‘Rines return to the Den for Career Day

Lucas Richards and Jessica Cruz

April 3, 2017


Filed under School, News

Alumni returned to Watkins Mill High School to share stories about pathways to their current careers and give advice to students at the first ever Watkins Mill Career Day on March 24. The goal of career day was to have alumni show students the experience of finding the right career and to help stud...

Minority Scholars Program helps students in any way possible, even tutoring

Keegan Dant and Suriya Sundaramurthi

April 26, 2017


Filed under School, News

The Minority Scholars Program (MSP) is an honor society for minority students to participate in tutoring, workshops, retreats, and community building. This year, MSP has expanded even further by providing opportunities for students to learn through tutoring at Stedwick Elementary, Neelsville Middle,...

Former Wolverines spread knowledge with alumni network

Former Wolverines spread knowledge with alumni network

Alex Wright, Destiny Tiburcio, and Jeff Flores

March 29, 2017


Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill High School alumni are looking to build a connected network with both staff and students in order to assist the school in all aspects of the education process. Class of 2012 graduate Jasmine Williams helped organize the former Wolverines to create a group to help current students both ...

PTSA-Booster Club scholarships offer quick college cash with only one application

PTSA-Booster Club scholarships offer quick college cash with only one application

Sarah Elbeshbishi

March 27, 2017


Filed under School, News

Seniors will be able to apply for several scholarships before spring break, requiring no transcript or recommendation letters. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 5 in the College/Career Center at no later than 3pm. "There are a number of scholarships available for Watkins Mill HS seniors...The good...

Sophomore English classes follow podcast instead of book, enjoy assignment

Sophomore English classes follow podcast instead of book, enjoy assignment

Aisha Sowe

March 29, 2017


Filed under School, News

“This is Serial. Told one story from another week by week. I’m Sarah Koenig.” These are the words that start in each episode in the online podcast, Serial. Watkins Mill High School sophomores got to listen to the first season of the podcast in English class, which is about a high school senior, ...

MCPS Superintendent visits the Mill, learns about College Tracks

MCPS Superintendent visits the Mill, learns about College Tracks

Sarah Elbeshbishi

March 21, 2017


Filed under School, News

Dr. Jack R. Smith, Montgomery County Public School’s superintendent, came to Watkins Mill High School on March 16 to visit and learn more about CollegeTracks. Smith came by to see the program in actions, allowing him to speak and watch the staff, students, and volunteers. CollegeTracks, a colleg...

Watkins Mill musicians participate in District II Festival

Watkins Mill musicians participate in District II Festival

Anna Liu

March 24, 2017


Filed under School, News

Musicians from Watkins Mill High School performed in the Montgomery County District II Festival at Quince Orchard High School on February 9 and Walt Whitman High School on February 16. WMHS has participated every year since the instrumental music program began. The festival gives our musicians a ...

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