The Observer

Orchestra’s Tango Night

Orchestra’s Tango Night

By Eugenia Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


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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

By Rebekah Sklute, Online News & Observations Editor

January 11, 2017


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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

By 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

By Rebekah Sklute, Online News & Observations Editor

December 8, 2016


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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

By Thomas Atkinson, News Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under 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

By Emily Wang, Features Editor

May 26, 2016


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  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

By Becky Wolfson, Online Arts Editor

May 26, 2016


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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

By Maya Rosenberg, Opinions Editor

May 26, 2016


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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

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor

May 26, 2016


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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...

Junior Helps Host CPR Training

Junior Helps Host CPR Training

By Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor

May 20, 2016


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

On May 18 and 19, junior Noah Pereles brought a sergeant to CHS to teach fellow students how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). According to Pereles, the purpose of this event was to give anyone who wanted to know CPR an outlet to learn it through. CPR training will be a graduation r...

Second Annual TEDX

Second Annual TEDX

By Rebekah Sklute, News and Observations Online Editor

May 15, 2016


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The Think Big club organized a TEDx event April 16 in which seven speakers discussed the theme of "Pathways". This event featured speakers such as entrepreneur and businessman Mark Bucher, science journalist and serial social entrepreneur Al Hammond, investigative reporter Tisha Thompson, 17-year-old ...

Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest Winners

By Lauren Roseman, News Editor

May 15, 2016


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Photography students sophomore Aleta Kibler and senior Athena Lewis recently placed second and third at the county level in the "Woman’s Club Youth Art Competition and Exhibition" hosted by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. Cash prizes were awarded, and Kibler received a prize of $100 and Lewis $75. "I ...

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