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Honors Societies induction ceremonies connects 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...

DECA opens a door to a new world for high school students

Two teams from WCHS’s DECA club pose for a self timed photo at this year’s Maryland statewide event held on Feb. 28th. Farah Baloghlanova (left), Claire Kim (left center), Olivia Meshanko (right center), and Maanika Gupta (right) all made the trip to Baltimore for the event.
May 11, 2020

DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, is an organization that allows students to gain skills in many different clusters of entrepreneurship, economics and business. High school students in...

SPICE Club pumps up WCHS students with music

Every Friday a student official of the key club attaches their phone to the PA system and plays music. This makes every Friday calming and exciting for the students.
March 12, 2020

Sophomore Elizabeth Qiu looks up at the clock to see that there are five minutes left of the third period. She rushes to the teacher, showing him a slip of paper and dashes out the door. Qiu makes her...

Basketball team toasts teachers with an a.m. caffeine fix

Members of WCHS varsity basketball team pose with their teachers in the media center during an appreciation coffee for staff.
March 4, 2020

Teacher appreciation week is not until the first week of May, but some students are already showing their gratitude. On Feb. seventh, the varsity basketball teams honored their teachers by hosting a staff...

Let’s talk about periods.

Donations from the period club sit on a table. The club tries to donate period products to women in need.
March 4, 2020

To think that all the WCHS Period Club does is talk about periods would be a mistake--and the club leadership will not let you forget it. “Of course talking about periods is an important goal of ours,...

TOTM: Bryan Clark

Mr. Clark poses for a photo with his award. The government teacher graduated from the University of Maryland with a double degree.
March 4, 2020

Social studies classes are some of the most engaging and interesting courses to take at WCHS, especially because of the passionate teachers in the department. AP Comparative Government and AP NSL teacher...

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