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MYP fair will showcase student accomplishments

Alex Wright

November 30, 2016


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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 ...

Laramie Project tackles tough topics in closing performance Saturday night

Laramie Project tackles tough topics in closing performance Saturday night

Josephine Moore

November 18, 2016


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Last Friday marked the opening night of this year’s fall play The Laramie Project. Rather than have a fun and goofy play aimed toward children, the O’Shea Players put on a serious  show, which describes the real-life reactions of the Laramie townspeople after the murder of Matthew Shepard. Opening ni...

Watkins Mill students walk out to protest Trump

Watkins Mill students walk out to protest Trump

Kevin Finn, Sarah Elbeshbishi, and Chase Deist

November 18, 2016


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Students from Watkins Mill High School staged a walkout today, November 18, at 9am in an effort to protest the election of Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. The protest ended by around noon and many students returned to classes after.  In total, students walked approximat...

Social Awareness, GIVE create ‘bless bags’ for Homeless Awareness Week

Social Awareness, GIVE create ‘bless bags’ for Homeless Awareness Week

Keegan Dant

November 18, 2016


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GIVE and the Social Awareness club have partnered for National Homeless Awareness week to fundraise for items to be placed in bless bags for the homeless and other disadvantaged people. “We wanted to bring awareness to that in our community and ask our school community to donate items like, no...

Montgomery County police officers join varsity football for dinner, discussion

Montgomery County police officers join varsity football for dinner, discussion

Sarah Elbeshbishi and Kevin Finn

November 16, 2016


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Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department joined members of the Watkins Mill High School varsity football team on October 28 for a dinner and discussion in the wake of recent events.   This night was an opportunity for both the players and the police officers to discuss their differen...

New cell tower will provide better access to internet, phone services

New cell tower will provide better access to internet, phone services

Briana Pasion, Hezekiah Likekele, and Tatiana Spratling

November 11, 2015


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Watkins Mill High School will install a new cellular tower on school grounds within the upcoming week. The new tower should give both students and staff better cell phone service while on school grounds. Verizon Wireless antennas will be added onto the cellular tower that WMHS already has near the...

Chipotle donates coupons to boost summer reading enthusiasm

Chipotle donates coupons to boost summer reading enthusiasm

Sarah Elbeshbishi

November 9, 2016


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Chipotle Mexican Grill donated roughly 700 free entrée coupons to Watkins Mill High School as an incentive for students that completed their summer reading for the 2016-2017 school year. In previous years students who completed their summer reading on time were added to a raffle to win a Chipotle...

LFI students donate as part of Kids Helping Kids Food Drive

LFI students donate as part of Kids Helping Kids Food Drive

Keegan Dant

October 26, 2016


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'Tis the season for giving back to the community! Learning for Independence or students are giving back to the community by collecting food donations for the second year as part of the Kids Helping Kids Food Drive. Special education and LFI teacher Lore Neubeiser said, “The LFI program ... is a ...

National Honor Society inducts new members, recognizes outstanding students

Alex Wright

October 18, 2016


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Watkins Mill High School's chapter of the National Honors Society introduced its newest members on September 29 with a successful ceremony followed by a pizza party in the school’s library. “It was short and sweet," said English teacher Anita Rajeev, who sponsors the NHS. Rajeev is in her sixth yea...

Homecoming spirit week starts with Maryland Monday

Homecoming spirit week starts with Maryland Monday

Alexa Colindres

October 11, 2016


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Spirit week for 2016's Homecoming kicked off with Maryland Monday.  Students and staff wore their best Maryland-themed gear to show off their school spirit.

Staff outspirits students on Throwback Thursday

Staff outspirits students on Throwback Thursday

October 14, 2016


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While students had fun with their best attempts at the 80s and 90s, the staff members definitely ruled the school--probably because they actually lived through those decades!  

Football team hosts military night to show support

Football team hosts military night to show support

Keegan Dant, Chase Deist, and Sarah Elbeshbishi

October 7, 2016


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Tonight’s Watkins Mill High School football game against the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles will have a military theme in honor of staff and community members in the military or with military families.   Military appreciation night is “mainly to show support for…those that have served our co...

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