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Third annual MYP Fair continues tradition, showcases student talent

Third annual MYP Fair continues tradition, showcases student talent

Brennan Guilds
December 23, 2016
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Last Friday Watkins Mill hosted its third annual Middle Years Programme project fair. The event is an opportunity for Sophomores to showcase the work they did on their projects and to talk about something they are passionate about. “We had 34 students that finished by the project fair which is seven more than la...

Four students accepted to Maryland All-State Choir

Four students accepted to Maryland All-State Choir

Josaphine Oshagbemi and Mia Zuniga
January 5, 2017
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Watkins Mill High School juniors Christina Levine, Elisabeth Warren, Kwame Lawson-Gray, and senior Gabby Rivera auditioned for the Maryland All State Choir on Saturday November 19 at Urbana High School and were accepted.  Around seven to eight students from WMHS applied and auditioned. The auditions ...

New Muslim Student Association provides forum, safe space for kids

New Muslim Student Association provides forum, safe space for kids

Sarah Elbeshbishi
December 15, 2016
Filed under School, News

Students formed a new Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Watkins Mill this year, helping to offer some solidarity during the current political climate. Last year, the association lacked a sponsor, preventing  it from being an official organization. However, this year the school was able to find ...

Senior soccer star wins full-ride Posse Scholarship to University of Rochester

Senior soccer star wins full-ride Posse Scholarship to University of Rochester

Briana Pasion
January 3, 2017
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Playing for the varsity soccer team, working 25 hours a week, and winning a full-ride scholarship for college may seem like a dream, but senior Oswaldo Baires-Mendez made this a reality after winning the Posse Scholarship this year. The Posse Scholarship is a full tuition, four-year scholarship to...

C-SPAN bus visits Watkins Mill, gives tours to government, journalism students

C-SPAN bus visits Watkins Mill, gives tours to government, journalism students

Chase Deist and Sarah Elbeshbishi
December 13, 2016
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Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) came to Watkins Mill High School on December 5, allowing students to learn more about the channel and give students a tour of the C-SPAN news bus. Social studies teacher Maxwell Bero contacted C-SPAN after receiving an email asking if they wanted a...

Montgomery Village police join football to defeat Seneca Valley in officers/players game

Montgomery Village police join football to defeat Seneca Valley in officers/players game

Gabe Leonard and Hezekiah Likekele
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community, School, News

Watkins Mill football players and Montgomery Village police officers joined forces as they beat the Seneca Valley football team and Germantown police officers 49-35 on Thursday. The game was played in The Den on a frigid December night, but both teams and all of the fans still had a good time. Al...

Renovations begin to replace rigging, lighting systems in auditorium

Renovations begin to replace rigging, lighting systems in auditorium

Anna Liu and Vicki Wong
December 20, 2016
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Renovations to Watkins Mill High School’s stage will begin December 14 and end January 27. The new additions are exciting for Watkins Mill, despite prohibited use of the auditorium until finished renovations. Renovations will include new and improved equipment like rigging with electronic equipm...

Police officers join players in free football game against Seneca Valley today

Police officers join players in free football game against Seneca Valley today

Alex Wright and Kolawole Akinnibi
December 8, 2016
Filed under Community, School, News

Watkins Mill football might be out of the playoffs, but their season is not quite done yet.  The team will be joined by Montgomery Village police officers to take on Seneca Valley High School and Germantown police officers in the Police and Players Flag Football Game today at 4:30pm. The game w...

Madness rocks Mill for winter sports rally

Madness rocks Mill for winter sports rally

Gabriel Leonard
November 28, 2016
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We’ve got spirit yes we do! We’ve got spirit how ‘bout you? The second round of Mill Madness took place on Tuesday night in the main gym at Watkins Mill. Winter sports teams introduced themselves to the school as students participated in many fun games and challenges. The boys and girls b...

Mill Madness continues tonight to kick off winter sports season

Mill Madness continues tonight to kick off winter sports season

Hezekiah Likekele and Alex Wright
November 22, 2016
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Orange Nation will hold its second Mill Madness tonight to celebrate upcoming winter sports like boys and girls basketball, indoor track, cheerleading, bocce, swim and dive, and wrestling. This time Orange Nation will celebrate the start of winter sports and wish the teams luck as they put on a sh...

MCPS will follow Hogan’s mandate to begin school after Labor Day and end by June 15

MCPS will follow Hogan’s mandate to begin school after Labor Day and end by June 15

Sarah Elbeshbishi
November 17, 2016
Filed under Community, News

Montgomery County Public Schools will have a post-Labor Day start for the 2017-2018 school year and end school by June 15 as required by Governor Larry Hogan’s mandate that was released in September. Though in September the Board of Education’s major concern was how to fit in 180 instruction...

MYP fair will showcase student accomplishments

Alex Wright
November 30, 2016
Filed under School, News

Watkins Mill will host its third annual Middle Years Program project fair on December 15, celebrating students who completed a culminating personal task for the program, which introduces students to International Baccalaureate ideas. Students take this opportunity to choose a topic that interests ...

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