The Observer

New principal arrives at CHS

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

The MCPS Board of Education appointed Ms. Brandice Heckert to be the new principal of CHS May 21. Heckert will replace principal Joan Benz July 1. Heckert was the assistant principal at Bethesda Chevy Chase (B-CC) High School before being appointed principal of CHS. She was also previously a math teach...

Sport registration moves from paper to online

Sport registration moves from paper to online

By Vicky Gunawan, Photo Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

MCPS replaced the paper process of trying out for sports to an online registration for the 2017-18 school year going forward.   Previously, students trying out for a sport at CHS required different types of forms such as the physical evaluation form and concussion testing baseline consent f...

Anti-Defamation League brings “No Place for Hate” to CHS

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

CHS will be the newest school in MCPS to receive “No Place for Hate” training by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).   The goal of “No Place for Hate” is to provide members of the CHS community with a framework and resources for challenging bigotry, name-calling and bullying. The trai...

Mother-daughter pair host drug assembly

Mother-daughter pair host drug assembly

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

When students shuffled into the auditorium Feb. 6 for an assembly, they expected another police officer discussing car crashes or a psychologist talking about depression. Instead they found an MCPS mother and her wheelchair-bound child.   Montgomery College student Lea Edgecomb told the true narrative ...

MCPS supplies free ACT, SAT vouchers to students

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

MCPS is now offering a free SAT or ACT voucher for every junior.   In order to receive the free voucher, students must apply through the Counseling Department or the College/Career Center. Students complete a form, including a photo, and return it to the College/Career Center. The voucher only ...

New 3D printer will add new dimension to CHS

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The CHS Educational Foundation will donate a 3D printer to CHS. The printer has no set date of arrival, but should be here in the next few weeks for students and various departments to use.   The 3D print is achieved through an additive process where thin layers of filament material are success...

2018-2019 budget could harm MCPS programs

2018-2019 budget could harm MCPS programs

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School, Top Stories

MCPS officially released their proposed budget Dec. 19 for the 2018-2019 school year.   This budget allocates funds towards hiring new staff and opening a new middle school in order to compensate for the increased enrollment for the upcoming school year. It also includes funds toward implementa...

CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes retires

CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes retires

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

After working in two states and three counties, CHS assistant principal Doreen Brandes plans to retire Feb. 1 after leaving a lasting impact on CHS for the past 10 years.   Brandes started her career off as a middle school English teacher in New Jersey, to being a principal at an alternati...

Number of CHS Ivy League applicants doubles

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

During one fateful day in March dubbed “Ivy Day,” CHS seniors anxiously chattered in the hallways about who got accepted to which colleges. On that day, eight of the most selective schools in the country sent out their acceptance and rejection letters. Who applied? Well, almost everyone.  ...

Math win could add up to big bucks toward college tuition

Math win could add up to big bucks toward college tuition

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

A full ride to college is something most people only dream of. However, several CHS students have a shot at winning full tuition to the University of Maryland (UMD).   UMD held its 39th annual high school math competition Oct. 25 (Part One) and Nov. 29 (Part Two). The Part One test is open t...

New mental health club brings positive message

New mental health club brings positive message

By Bradley Furgerson and Eli Gordon

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The CHS counseling department has developed a new stress management and mental health club called Thrive in order to help students identify healthy stress-relieving activities and maintain good mental health.   Counselor Makeyda Soriano, who is spearheading this program, previously sponsore...

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

CHS administration rings tardy bell on late students

By Bryan Fletcher and Vicky Gunawan, Arts and Photo Editors

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The 7:45 bell, an indication that students should not only be in class, but also be seated, seems to uneffective as students are still wandering the hallways in the morning.   Recently, administrators addressed the fact that students have continuously been arriving later than usual to thei...

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