The Observer

TOTM: Shoshana Kohr

As a teacher in the Special Education department, mainly in English, and as the Class of 2023 SGA sponsor, Ms. Kohr has been working extremely hard during this time of virtual learning.
December 23, 2020

Cracking dad jokes from her home computer, WCHS teacher Shoshana Kohr has helped to fuel success for the numerous students she supports every day. Her hard-working, caring and thoughtful attitude allow...

Virtual grade-level meetings connect students before Thanksgiving break

During the 11th grade class meeting, students and staff played
December 14, 2020

While students looked forward to Thanksgiving, they first had to get through Monday and Tuesday, which included club and grade-level meetings, teacher check-ins and a variety of other activities meant...

MCPS teachers torn on returning to in person learning

MCPS's new health metric matrix helps sent baselines for the possibility of the return to in-person learning
December 10, 2020

Montgomery County Public Schools recently released the list of requirements that must be met before in-person learning can resume. All of this comes as we slowly inch closer to the date of February 1st...

TOTM: Obinna Obike

Obinna Obike strives to work hard and motivate his students to perform their best in the online classroom, providing a safe environment for everyone involved.
December 7, 2020

Solely from behind a computer screen, AP Computer Science Principles teacher Obinna Obike inspires, motivates and provides a safe, nurturing environment for his students. Obike’s first year of teaching...

The WCHS Reading for All Club gives back to local elementary school students

The WCHS Reading for All Club's logo, created by President Dan Wei Zuo, shows three students on computers. The club involves its members reading to elementary school students virtually.
December 7, 2020

For young children a huge part of learning comes from reading stories. Unfortunately, virtual school has ensured that kids today do not get to experience it the same way. To help students experience reading...

Honors Societies induction ceremonies connect members during virtual learning

Students gather together on Zoom to celebrate their induction into the Math Honors Society. Covid has forced Honors Societies to come up with innovative ways to maintain their usual traditions.
November 30, 2020

For many WCHS students, Honors Societies are not only resume boosters, but they are also ways to be a part of a large organization to hone specific skills. Many societies are offered, providing tutoring...

TOTM: Samantha McEvoy

McEvoy loves working with the English Department and WCHS students. She loves the feeling of successfully helping others.
November 19, 2020

Kind, determined and passionate are three words that perfectly describe Samantha McEvoy, a WCHS Honors English 10 and AP Literature teacher. She has been teaching for four years, which have all been at...

45-day notice requirement eases the teachers unions fear of returning back to school

The joint statement released by the leaders of Montgomery County Public Schools and three unions on Sept. 25. The statement made clear that just because they are giving a 45-day warning, does not mean school will return in person in 45 days.
November 5, 2020

Bedrooms became classrooms when COVID-19 forced schools to close last spring. Now, more than six months into virtual-learning, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Returning to in-person school...

TOTM: Gregory Gherman

Mr. Gherman keeps his classes interested by cracking an occassional joke. This takes some of the stress off his students and allows them to feel more relaxed in his class.
October 28, 2020

An avid reader, painter, and role model, Mr. Gregory Gherman is a key factor in the success of over 100 students at WCHS. Gherman, who is a member of WCHS’s math department, teaches Honors Pre-Calculus...

WCHS VIBE club immerses members into the world of business and economics

Instagram graphic advertising the VIBE club's October speaker, James Choi.
October 26, 2020

The Valued International Business and Economics club is thriving with new opportunities for students to engage in instruction with professors from all over the country to learn about business and economics....

Students explore creative ways to socialize in the midst COVID-19

A graph showing that 67.5% of students consider themselves inside a bubble.
October 22, 2020

At the beginning of this year, the social lives that WCHS students enjoyed were pretty normal. Students would see their friends on the weekends, after school and on days off. But on March 13, everything...

Quarantine puppies lift students’ spirits during online school

Since Sammy is still a young puppy, she requires a lot of exercise. The Kutsons take her outside multiple times a day and she absolutely loves it.
October 19, 2020

We all expected to be home from school for a mere two weeks, but that’s not how it turned out. Being stuck in the same house with the same people doing the same thing day after day gets boring really...

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