The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The MCEA (Montgomery County Education Association) has branches in every school, with two teacher representatives at WCHS.

What is the Teachers Union?

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor January 10, 2022

“I went to school, so I can teach just as well as you!” is something that many teachers hear, but it could not be further than the truth. Teachers are highly-educated professionals trained for their...

MCPS seeks to offer healthy and filling meals to all students in the county, no matter what the socio-economic status. Students are required to get a meal and a fruit, to make sure they get all of the nutrients they need.

MCPS dishes out free lunches to all students

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief January 2, 2022

Going out to eat, packing a meal from home or buying from the cafeteria have all been long-standing options for students when deciding what to do for lunch. However, much like other aspects of school during...

On Dec. 1, many students spent the Bulldog Pride Choice period in the Media Center. The Media Center was a top choice for students who wanted to complete homework, read or have quiet study time.

WCHS offers options for advisory with Bulldog Choice

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager December 22, 2021

Every Wednesday, since the beginning of the school year, students have reported to their advisory classrooms between fourth period and lunch for a 30-minute lesson. With lessons covering topics such as...

Students wait in line for COVID-19 screening testing on Dec. 7. Students were randomly-selected to particpate in the testing, which MCPS recently rolled out at all schools.

Pop Quiz! Random COVID-19 testing for WCHS students

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

On Nov. 16, WCHS senior Kaveh Farahifar was handed a yellow piece of paper by his English teacher. Feeling a sense of curiosity while looking at the paper, he realized that he was one of about two dozen...

Questions arise after attack on school property

Questions arise after attack on school property

By Austin Vinner and Jeremy Chung December 13, 2021

As students continue the transition back to school, the issue regarding school safety comes back into question. Recently this has become more prevalent at WCHS due to an incident that occurred on Oct....

MCPS teachers join a Red of Ed protest during the MCPS Board of Education meeting on Oct. 26. Many issues including wages and working conditions are at the center of attention.

Teachers call out Board of Ed. for school system changes

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 1, 2021

The wind roared, making the sub-50 degree weather feel like a blizzard. Although the conditions were unbearable, the teachers persevered. For hours on end, tens of teachers stood outside the MCPS Board...

Despite only six MCPS high schools offering it, the need for financial literacy courses increases. With the resolution on track to be officially finalized in January 2022, this goal could soon come   true

Board of Edu. passes financial literacy graduation requisite

By Jeremy Chung, Assistant News Editor November 23, 2021

On Nov. 9, the Board of Education (BOE), in a unanimous vote, passed a resolution to include financial literacy as one of the required courses to graduate. However, this resolution does not mean it is...

WCHS students wear masks and do their best to socially distance while transitioning between classes. Hallways are among the most dangerous times during the school day due to the large number of people in such a small space.

MCPS masks up to protect students from COVID-19

By Austin Vinner, News Editor October 26, 2021

With the 2021-2022 school year trekking on full steam ahead, let's recap what has probably been the most significant change in schools compared to previous years: masks. So how has the mask mandate been...

The LGBTQ+ Studies course, established for the first time in the 2021-2022 school year at WCHS, explores the identities, issues and history around the LGBTQ+ community. This elective is a hopeful sign that more diverse classes will continue to be developed and implemented.

Diverse texts for a diverse student body

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor October 23, 2021

Shakespeare, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Hawthorne. What do these four have in common? They are examples of the predominantly white male authors that have traditionally been overrepresented in school curriculums....

Hana OLooney, the current MCPS SMOB, smiles in a campaign photo. Throughout the entirety of her campaign, OLooney was active on multiple social media platforms to ensure that she was engaging with as many MCPS students as possible.

Get to know MoCo’s 2021-2022 SMOB Hana O’Looney

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor October 21, 2021

Passionate, engaged and committed - these three words only begin to sum up current MCPS Student Member of the Board (SMOB), Hana O’Looney. From advocating for equity in the school system on the countywide...

Due to the new variations of the AP exams, there are a few recomendations that the College Board advises students to do before exam day, like testing out the app, and getting to the app 30 minutes early.

Students adjust to the new AP exam schedule and format

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor May 29, 2021

It is the busiest time of year. Juniors are trying to prepare for the SATs, seniors are preparing for graduation and sophomores and freshmen are flooded with schoolwork. But recently, the biggest task...

Graduation 2021 will look different than prior years. Instead of being at Constitional Hall in Washington, D.C. -- like in 2019 -- it will be held at WCHS stadium.

Principal Heckert reflects on unique year and looks forward

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

As the end of a school year, mostly defined by changes in how -- and where -- students learn comes closer to fruition, there are a lot of reflections going on. Everything from virtual learning to social...

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