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Montgomery County minimum wage increases to $15 starting in 2021

Montgomery County minimum wage increases to $15 starting in 2021

Briana Pasion

November 30, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Fifteen dollar-per-hour minimum wage was recently approved by the Montgomery County council to begin in 2021. This was one step in a nationwide movement. “I think that [increasing the minimum wage is] going to help out in a way because more people will be able to afford more things, but at the same...

Education changes as classroom technology evolves

Education changes as classroom technology evolves

Destiny Tiburcio and Renato Masson

December 13, 2017


Filed under School, News

As a student in the 21st century, having technology in the classroom is expected. But do you ever wonder what learning was like before Chromebooks, Promethean boards and Google Classroom? There is no doubt that students believe that technology in school is beneficial, but comparative religions tea...

Wolverine role models escort Whetstone kids in ‘Safe Walk Home’ program

Wolverine role models escort Whetstone kids in ‘Safe Walk Home’ program

Jessica Cruz

November 27, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Whetstone Elementary School's "Safe Walk Home" program kicked off this school year on October 24, allowing Rec Zone students give back to the community. The program will run until May 17, 2018. Many residents and county officials have concerns about unattended elementary students after school, which...

Live update photo feature: electives fair

Live update photo feature: electives fair

Sarah Elbeshbishi, Jessica Cruz, Fiifi Cann, Taylor Dawson, and Mariam Bukhari

November 22, 2017


Filed under School, News

Today, November 22 is the electives fair for students to discover new electives that Watkins Mill High School provide. Students share their opinions of the fair and which classes they plan on taking next year.   Junior Sebastian Batanero visited the elective fair this morning during first period.  "It's a great way to learn what elective...

Seniors sign NCAA Letter of Intent, commit to colleges

Seniors sign NCAA Letter of Intent, commit to colleges

Jamie Carmichael

November 14, 2017


Filed under School, News

After years of hard work and dedication, three seniors recently signed their National Letter of Intent on Friday, November 10 after school with their friends and family by their sides. Seniors Katherine Campbell, Kevin Finn and Lucas Richards have played on club and high school teams for baseball ...

Colleges come to The Mill, help students save on visit costs

Colleges come to The Mill, help students save on visit costs

Fiona Franke, News Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under School, News

Several college admissions representatives will be visiting Watkins Mill High School to talk to juniors and seniors about the college process. These visits include the University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University, Salisbury University and Hood College. “We have about 55 or 60 college visits,...

Electives fair introduces new classes, options for students

Electives fair introduces new classes, options for students

Jessica Cruz

November 20, 2017


Filed under School, News

Students will get the chance to explore the different electives Watkins Mill offers on Wednesday, November 22. Students in grades 9-11 will attend during their English classes. The electives fair is an event where students get to explore some of the electives such as cooking, child development an...

Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Homecoming heats up with decades theme in hallways

Bianca Johnson

October 17, 2017


Filed under School, News

Homecoming is just around the corner! The race for the best halls, most spirit and Hoco proposals has begun. With pep-rallies, tailgates and football games, Watkins Mill High School is very busy preparing for the big dance. The annual Homecoming will take place in the Watkins Mill main gym on Satu...

Classes decorate Homecoming halls with decades theme

Classes decorate Homecoming halls with decades theme

Sarah Elbeshbishi

October 16, 2017


Filed under School, News

Members of all four classes came in Friday, Saturday and Sunday to put together their Homecoming hallways.  The theme was decades, with seniors having the 1960s, juniors the 1990s, sophomores the 1980s and freshmen the 2000s.  Teachers will vote on the winning class, which will be announced at the...

National Honor Society inducts new members in ceremony

National Honor Society inducts new members in ceremony

Jessica Cruz

October 13, 2017


Filed under School, News

National Honor Society hosted its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, October 5, initiating the new members. During the induction ceremony the NHS officers spoke about the vision and future plans for the organization as well as expectations for members and their responsibilities. NHS has ab...

New school-wide policy requires tickets to ride activity buses

New school-wide policy requires tickets to ride activity buses

Cameron Moore

October 19, 2017


Filed under School, News

Students taking the after-school activity bus will now be required to have a color-coordinated ticket, which allows the school to be more accountable for students. Students will be able to receive a ticket from the sponsor who they are staying after school with. “We want the students to have a ticket...

Montgomery Village Foundation hiring student representative

Montgomery Village Foundation hiring student representative

Fiona Franke, News Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Community, School, News

The Montgomery Village Foundation will be hiring a student representative to the MVF Board of Directors. Applications are available to all high school juniors who meet the criteria. “We are looking for a student who wants to get involved in the community, shares pride in the Village and can be ...

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