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WCHS snowed in by controversy

WCHS snowed in by controversy

By Ari Dimitoglou, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

TOTM: Curtis Hart-Southworth

TOTM: Curtis Hart-Southworth

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

February 8, 2019

It’s not easy to teach multiple subjects, sponsor a club and raise two sons, but Honors Algebra 2 and MV Calculus teacher Curtis Hart-Southworth fulfills his responsibilities with an enviably calm demeanor. A member of the math department, Hart-Southworth began his career at WCHS in 2006, and this...

Upcoming NHS Fundraiser

Upcoming NHS Fundraiser

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

February 8, 2019

The Churchill National Honor Society is hosting a family night Feb. 8 at WCHS in partnership with the Hope for Henry foundation. The organization collects donations that go to ill children in hospitals and their families. The family night will consist of food, games, crafts, raffles and more carnival-like...

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

WCHS’ Robotics team makes finals

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

January 23, 2019

As part of WCHS’ Advanced Programming class, students are able to opt out of the class’s curriculum and instead participate in the Zero Gravity Robotics competition. Both MIT and NASA sponsor the international competition for high schoolers. WCHS made it to the finals in 2014, before the competition was o...

December TOTM: Rebecca Smith

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

January 4, 2019

Not every teacher at WCHS can say that they have taught all high school grade levels, but as AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) becomes increasingly popular, AP CSP teacher Rebecca Smith has become one of those teachers. A member of the Computer Science and Technology department at WCHS, Smith...

Technology grant awarded

Technology grant awarded

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

December 20, 2018

Throwing together a full high school musical is no small task, and no one can vouch for this more than Media Services Technician and Technical Director Benjamin Schnapp and the WCHS tech crew, responsible for creating the sets seen in our theater performances. Fortunately, in an effort to obtain more...

WCHS homes decorated in spirit of the holiday season

WCHS homes decorated in spirit of the holiday season

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

December 20, 2018

With the holiday season right around the corner, WCHS families begin to flood their front yards with a multitude of bright lights, inflatables, garlands and more. One WCHS family that fills their front yard with Christmas decorations are the Fentons. This house, located on Trailridge Terrace, has over 4...

THRIVE club strives to improve CHS mental health

THRIVE club strives to improve CHS mental health

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

December 20, 2018

Recently, mental health has become a major issue in Montgomery County, especially among high schoolers. The WCHS Thrive Club has taken it upon itself to shed more light on mental health, taking steps to try and help alleviate students’ stress. “Thrive Club’s main goal has always been to raise awareness ...

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