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Failure to purchase parking permit will now result in tickets, obligations

Failure to purchase parking permit will now result in tickets, obligations

Renato Masson

October 18, 2017


Filed under School, News

Parking permits for the 2017-2018 school year are required for student drivers to park in the student lot. Parking permits cost $37.50 for a semester and $75 for a full year.  Without a permit, students will now be ticketed. “I feel like [parking permits are] not going to work because there are so...

IB students swap videos with Filipino students to share experiences

IB students swap videos with Filipino students to share experiences

Jessica Cruz and Je'Nan Hayes

October 23, 2017


Filed under School, News

Juniors taking International Baccalaureate Personal and Professional Skills will be exchanging videos with students in the Philippines. Students will have the chance to experience a day in a different culture without traveling the distance. “This is on a whole [other] level of really learning about ano...

Lakeforest Mall sold at foreclosure auction

Lakeforest Mall sold at foreclosure auction

Bianca Johnson

October 4, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Lakeforest Mall is under new ownership after being sold at a foreclosure auction on August 22. Bought for only one-fifth of the original price, Lakeforest faces many obstacles. The US Bank bought the main property’s revenue after the previous owners, Five Mile, failed to pay their mortgage for seven...

Mill Madness makes memories, starts season with spirit

Mill Madness makes memories, starts season with spirit

Cameron Moore

September 20, 2017


Filed under School, News

The Mill Madness pep rally that occurred Tuesday, September 12, had a successful turnout for the introduction of fall sports. Hundreds of students came out to show school spirit. The event was a great night full of food, giveaways, introductions of fall teams, performances, games, and dancing. Kona...

Cell phone traffic light signs designed to stop inappropriate classroom cell phone use

Cell phone traffic light signs designed to stop inappropriate classroom cell phone use

Vicki Wong

September 22, 2017


Filed under School, News

Traffic light signs are in every classroom this year to show when teachers will allow cell phone use in class. The signs will clarify expectations and add consistency to cell phone usage. The traffic lights represent teacher discretion in the cell phone policy. Red means all devices must be away and...

Repeal of DACA creates problems, stress for childhood immigrants

Repeal of DACA creates problems, stress for childhood immigrants

Sarah Elbeshbishi

October 2, 2017


Filed under Community, News

In early September, President Donald Trump announced the repealing of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that protects people that were brought to the United States illegally as children. While he later clarified that he will work with Congress over the next six months to come up wi...

Montgomery College’s Global Nexus Initiative promotes cultural understanding

Montgomery College’s Global Nexus Initiative promotes cultural understanding

Fiona Franke, News Managing Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Montgomery College's Global Nexus is a program that looks to increase knowledge and understanding of different cultures. It was established to help the students, faculty and community learn about and understand other cultures.  Global Nexus was previously named the Arab American Heritage Program ...

Security upgrades keep school, students safe after county review

Security upgrades keep school, students safe after county review

Sarah Elbeshbishi

September 14, 2017


Filed under School, News

Montgomery County Public Schools' Department of Facilities Management altered 22 out of 25 high schools, including altering doors and improving blind spots by relocating or adding new cameras after a security reviews of all county schools. The security reviews consisted of school visits from a group of ...

Mill Madness combines spirit, Orange Nation dance party tonight

Mill Madness combines spirit, Orange Nation dance party tonight

Jessica Cruz and Je'Nan Hayes

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

We've got spirit, yes we do!  We've got spirit, how 'bout YOU?   Help boost school spirit and start your school year off with a bang by coming out to Mill Madness tonight at 6:30pm. “I would love to see our students come out and just have a good night,” science teacher and Orange Nation foun...

Class of 2017 concludes high school career with emotional graduation ceremony

Sarah Elbeshbishi

June 13, 2017


Filed under School, News

Yesterday, June 12 the Watkins Mill High School class of 2017 graduated from DAR constitutional hall at 10am, which included speeches from staff and students and performances from Watkins Mill band, orchestra, and chorus. The morning consisted of several of addresses from principal Carol Goddard, senior...

Child Development celebrates preschoolers success with graduation

Child Development celebrates preschoolers success with graduation

Lucas Richards and Jessica Cruz

June 5, 2017


Filed under School, News

12 preschoolers graduated at the preschool graduation on May 18. The ceremony marks the passage of a developmental period for the preschoolers as they head off to kindergarten. the preschoolers spent the past couple of weeks talking about the graduation. They came dressed up in graduation caps....

Mr. Watkins Mill competition is a huge success, contestants show audience humorous evening

Mr. Watkins Mill competition is a huge success, contestants show audience humorous evening

Cameron Moore, Bridget Mundy, and Je'Nan Hayes

May 26, 2017


Filed under School, News

Mr. Watkins Mill occurred Friday, May 19th, where the nine seniors showcased their talent and creativity. The night ended with Senior Kush Kharod being crowned the overall winner of the 29th annual competition.   The contestants included, seniors Leonardo Molina, Oswaldo Baires, Leonardo Astorima, Bra...

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