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Girls basketball player benched for wearing hijab in playoff game

Girls basketball player benched for wearing hijab in playoff game

Sarah Elbeshbishi

March 10, 2017


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A Watkins Mill High School junior was unable to play in the girls basketball 3A South Regional Final because she was wearing a hijab and a referee invoked a seldom-enforced rule about documentation for religious headgear.   On March 3, the Watkins Mill girls basketball team arrived at Oxon Hill H...

O’Shea players plan second coffee house tomorrow, make improvements from first cup

O’Shea players plan second coffee house tomorrow, make improvements from first cup

Jamil Malik and Fifi Cann

March 16, 2017


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Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea players will be holding its second "Coffee at the Mill" for the 2016-2017 school year, this Friday, March 17 in the cafeteria from 6:30pm to 9pm. Students from Watkins Mill and other schools will be able to show off their talents. There will be various performances ...

Former Wolverine gives snow day predictions, runs popular @MCPSsnow Twitter account

Former Wolverine gives snow day predictions, runs popular @MCPSsnow Twitter account

Briana Pasion

January 25, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Watkins Mill High School alumni Alexandros Tsironis has become a local Montgomery County celebrity to all kids hoping for a snow day from his accurate predictions through his website, MoCoSnow. A PE teacher at the Blair G. Ewing Center by day, Tsironis makes predictions on weather and whether Montg...

MCPS, WMHS stand by Obama’s order on transgender bathroom use

MCPS, WMHS stand by Obama’s order on transgender bathroom use

Lee Robinson

March 10, 2017


Filed under Community, News

He’s back at it again. President Donald Trump withdrew President Barack Obama's executive order that students could use whichever gender-separated public facility that they identified with. Now, it is up to the states to decide which bathroom one has to use. This is particularly harmful to the genderq...

Minority Scholars Program retreats to Northwood in bonding experience

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and Je'Nan Hayes

March 22, 2017


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Minority Scholars Program attended their annual retreat on Saturday, February 25 at Northwood High School from 7am to 4pm. The retreat included new activities and performances that everyone got to experience. The Minority Scholars Program was created to close the achievement gap for minorities in elementa...

Vote now in the WTOP Clicks for Kids Sweepstakes to win $15,000 for WMHS

Vote now in the WTOP Clicks for Kids Sweepstakes to win $15,000 for WMHS

Brandon Rodgriguez

March 6, 2017


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WTOP's Click for Kids Sweepstakes begins today, Monday, March 6. Watkins Mill needs enough votes for a chance to win money for a new weight room. There will be three monetary awards: a grand prize of $15,000, a first place prize of $10,000, and a second place prize of $5,000. “Our weight room...

O’Shea players prepare to perform ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

O’Shea players prepare to perform ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Aisha Sowe

March 8, 2017


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Watkins Mill High School's O'Shea players will be presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for their spring production. The production is a one-act musical comedy that revolves around six quirky adolescents competing in the Bee. Teacher, coach, and director Jamaly Allen chose this musical to...

ESOL students travel to DC for performance at Shakespeare Theatre

ESOL students travel to DC for performance at Shakespeare Theatre

Chase Deist and Sarah Elbeshbishi

March 1, 2017


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Watkins Mill High School's ESOL program attended a performance of King Charles III at the Shakespeare Sidney Harman Theatre in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 22. King Charles III is about the aftermath of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the current reigning monarch of England. On top of Ch...

Seniors face Staff again, look for another win

Destiny Tiburcio

April 19, 2017


Filed under School, News

This year Watkins Mill High School continues with an exciting tradition: the senior vs. staff basketball game. In this game boys and girls of the senior class play against teachers in a friendly–yet competitive–game of basketball. These annual games are greatly anticipated by both seniors and...

Watkins Mill hosts SMOB nominating convention for second year

Watkins Mill hosts SMOB nominating convention for second year

Suriya Sundaramurthi

March 1, 2017


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Over 500 students from all over MCPS came to Watkins Mill High School on February 22 to nominate the final two candidates for this year's Student Member Of the Board of Education. Unlike in years past, the elections went much differently as 13 candidates participated instead of the usual four candi...

Youth Summit takes freshmen rock-climbing as bonding experience

Youth Summit takes freshmen rock-climbing as bonding experience

Jamil Malik and Fifi Cann

February 24, 2017


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Watkins Mill's Youth Summer Summit is a program that prepares rising freshmen for high school, taking place during the summer and throughout the school year. Students partake in team building activities in order to build a group mentality and foster cooperation. The first Youth Summer Summit was a one we...

African Student Association ends Black History Month with African Ball tomorrow night

African Student Association ends Black History Month with African Ball tomorrow night

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and Je'Nan Hayes

February 24, 2017


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The African Student Association (ASA) will be hosting its first-ever African Ball tomorrow night, February 25, from 7 to 11pm in the main gym.  Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased through lunch today. Senior president Adwoa Debrah, vice presidents junior Megan Dakwa and sophomore Nana Tutu created...

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