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Senior Holds Concert

Senior Holds Concert

Eliza Asbury, Business Manager
February 22, 2017
Filed under Observations

CHS senior Ethan Shrier and Marshall High School, in Virginia, senior Allison Park held a benefit concert on Jan. 29 to raise money to help continue music programs in public schools. The CHS musician played several pieces of music, including “Fantasy No. 1” by Georg Telemann, and “Meditation”...

Poms Team Holds Camp

Poms Team Holds Camp

Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager
February 22, 2017
Filed under Observations

The CHS Poms team held a mini camp Feb. 15-16 to give first to eighth graders an opportunity to learn how to dance. The camp is something the poms team has hosted in the past. After a two years hiatus, the team decided to start it up again this year. The team choreographed a dance number and split the...

Senior Wins Design Award

Senior Wins Design Award

Eli Gordon, Production Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Observations

CHS senior Garrett Goltz won the Wheaton Arts Parade poster competition for his digital art poster Dec. 21. The goal of the project was to make a poster symbolizing art in the Wheaton area. His design will be shown on parade posters, programs, banners and other marketing materials. In addition to his...

Orchestra’s Tango Night

Orchestra’s Tango Night

Eugenia Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2017
Filed under Observations

The CHS Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble Symphony held their annual winter concert Dec. 15. The theme of the concert was "Tango Nights." Songs performed included "Oblivion" by Asto Piazzolla, "It Takes One to Tango" by Brian Balmages and "El Tango Roxanne" by Sting. "My...

Spanish Teacher Retired

Spanish Teacher Retired

Rebekah Sklute, Online News & Observations Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Observations

After many years of being a devoted, enthusiastic and compassionate Spanish teacher of several levels, World Language Department Chair, Sharon Kleiman retired over the summer and did not return for the 2016-2017 school year. Kleiman made each lesson exciting and interactive. She filled each class...

MCPS Libraries Awarded

Camila Camp, Production Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Observations, Uncategorized

The Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) won the Top Innovator Award from the Urban Libraries Council Oct. 24, 2016. MCPL has been rapidly increasing in the selection of books and the amount of computers they have for students to use. “They provide great places to read and study,” sophomore...

Spanish Honor Society

Rebekah Sklute, Online News & Observations Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Observations

Congratulations to the new students accepted and inducted into the Spanish Honor Society. “I hope that this year the Spanish Honor Society will get CHS students excited about studying Spanish,” senior and president Sarah Sachar said. “Learning a new language is a great way to expand one’s worldview,...

CHS Students Receive Medals for Russian Olympiada

CHS Students Receive Medals for Russian Olympiada

Thomas Atkinson, News Editor
May 27, 2016
Filed under Observations, Observations, Online Exclusives

Bronze and silver medals were awarded to 10 CHS students, May 24 for their participation in the Maryland Olympiada of Spoken Russian competition at Goucher College on May 10. The competition included four parts for the students to do: conversations about themselves, cultural knowledge, being able...

Junior Recognized for DNA Essay

Junior Recognized for DNA Essay

Emily Wang, Features Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Observations

  Junior Sarah Sachar recently received an honorable mention in the American Society of Human Genetics’ (ASHG) 11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest for her paper encouraging the postponement of adolescent testing for myotonic dystrophy. The theme of the contest was to choose an adult onset...

Go-Baby-Go Workshop

Go-Baby-Go Workshop

Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Observations

Senior Nathan LeBauer, junior Alison Li and sophomore Maria Shapiro attended the Go Baby Go workshop May 7, representing CHS. Along with other high schoolers who attended the workshop, these CHS students modified six toy cars to aid specific children with special needs. The modifications included...

Nat’l Honors Society Induction

Nat’l Honors Society Induction

Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Observations

Eighteen juniors were inducted into the National Honors Society (NHS) May 10. Congratulations to the newly inducted members of the NHS. "This year had another small class of inductees, but those who were admitted [to NHS] were still held to the highest standards of academics," NHS sponsor Jamie Frank sa...

Choral Music Awards

Choral Music Awards

Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Observations

Seniors Natalie Hwang, Anna Votaw and Valerie Weitz received theater excellence awards to recognize their commitment to theater through their high school career. Drama teacher Naomi Ratz nominated these three seniors to honor their active participation and starring roles in past productions. Each...