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MCPS Board of Education addresses substitue shortage

MCPS Board of Education addresses substitue shortage

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Observations

Substitute teachers are among the least appreciated of teachers. They are called last minute to work, but they are still able to conduct classes with organization and poise. Recently in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), there has been a shortage of substitute teachers. Because of this, the...

“Wandraiser” helps care for animals in need

“Wandraiser” helps care for animals in need

By Olivia Yasharoff, Staff Water

April 1, 2019


Filed under Observations

Mascara wands are usually used to make eyelashes appear longer, darker and thicker, but with the help of WCHS’s Junior Civitan club, they can also be used to save the lives of animals. The Junior Civitan club is currently working with the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge (AWR), a non-profit organization ...

MCPS Board of Education addresses substitute shortages

MCPS Board of Education addresses substitute shortages

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Observations

Substitute teachers are among the least appreciated of teachers. They are called last minute to work, but they are still able to conduct classes with organization and poise. Recently in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), there has been a shortage of substitute teachers. Because of this, the...

TOTM: Gary Rogers

TOTM: Gary Rogers

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Observations

Ever wanted to meet a teacher who has extensive knowledge on current events, global warming, pollution, energy conservation or ecological footprints? Well look no further, as WCHS has the teacher for you. A member of the science department, Gary Rogers teaches AP Environmental Science and is a scie...

“Wandraiser” helps to care for animals in need

“Wandraiser” helps to care for animals in need

By Olivia Yasharoff, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Observations

Mascara wands are usually used to make eyelashes appear longer, darker and thicker, but with the help of WCHS’s Junior Civitan club, they can also be used to save the lives of animals. The Junior Civitan club is currently working with the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge (AWR), a non-profit organization ...

Media Center Hosts Successful Blind Date With a Book

Media Center Hosts Successful Blind Date With a Book

By Mary Hinton, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


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At this point in the year, most WCHS students, if not all, feel tired, overwhelmed and completely stressed out. A solution to this can be found at a somewhat unlikely location: the media center. At the media center, you can make your way over to the “Blind Date With a Book” section, where you c...

WCHS MSA Participates in MIST

WCHS MSA Participates in MIST

By Nur Yavuz, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Observations

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is reaching out to WCHS students to join and participate in the 2019 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST), an educational competition about the religion of Islam, including interesting workshops for students to participate in. As the WCHS community grows in diversity, le...

WCHS Snow Day Controversy

WCHS Snow Day Controversy

By Ari Dimitoglou, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Observations

For the past couple of months, MCPS has had a plethora of early releases, two-hour delays and days off of school due to weather-related issues. As much as students enjoy the shortened days and weeks, the snow days add up, possibly causing a shorter spring and summer break. Many parents, as well as teachers, supported...

WCHS’ Glow Dance is a Success

WCHS’ Glow Dance is a Success

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

Different schools have different dance traditions such as winter formals, Sadie Hawkins dances and even dance marathons. As of the 2017-2018 school year, WCHS started the tradition of the Glow dance, a night filled with neon lights, neon clothing and DJ’d music. This year however, with low ticket sales and...

WCHS Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Day

WCHS Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Day

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019


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Cancer affects many WCHS student in some way, whether they have a family member or friend with cancer, or they get involved with trying to prevent and spread awareness of cancer. It is important to start thinking about cancer prevention at a young age in order to be preventative and prepared to take on the man...

March TOTM: Yih Lee

March TOTM: Yih Lee

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Observations, Top Stories

When choosing a language to learn at WCHS, many students think of Spanish or French, yet there is one language that is unique and taught with extraordinary knowledge: Chinese. A member of the language department, Yih Lee teaches Chinese 4 through 7 and AP Chinese. Growing up, Lee had no intentions ...

Parent information meeting held for incoming students

Parent information meeting held for incoming students

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Observations

In an effort to relieve the stress of incoming students and their parents, WCHS subject departments and administrators hosted the annual eighth grade parent information meeting Jan. 8. Only days into the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year, it is time for students to start signing up for...

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