The Observer

WCHS’ Glow Dance is a Success

Photo courtesy of Julia Greenberg.

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

These breast cancer awareness packets provide students with important breast cancer information in a cute package.

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

WCHS Chinese teacher  Yih Lee is the teacher of the month for March.

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

Photo by Miranda Chung.

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

Photo by Vicky Gunawan.

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

Photo Courtesy of Mia Hazra.

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

The Zero Robotics competition hosts teams from around the globe, including WCHS.

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

Senior Michael Janis, Technology director Benjamin Schnapp, Ms. Brandice Heckert, and junior William Ahn smiling for the camera just after Schnapp received the grant.

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

The Fenton family puts up lights and decorations on their lawn, roof and in front of their house to get into the holiday spirit.

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

The THRIVE club hosted a successful health fair.

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 ...

CHS students represent school on television

The three members of Churchill’s It’s Academic Team, after they won the first round of It’s Academic, competed against Watkins Mill High School and Sherwood High School.

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

December 17, 2018

Have you ever thought, “I can do that,” while watching Jeopardy? On Nov. 10, three WCHS students participated in the first round of the It’s Academic quiz show for the 2018-2019 school year. Sponsored by Giant and Morgan State University, It’s Academic is not just any quiz show; it’s the longes...

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