The Observer

New countywide initiative encourages safe sex

New countywide initiative encourages safe sex

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

As of Oct. 1, all MCPS high schools will begin a free condom distribution program in light of a rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) amongst teens in Md. Though the pilot program has already begun this year at Wheaton, Northwood, Gaithersburg and...

Q&A with Principal Brandice Heckert

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, School

This year, Brandice Heckert has taken over as CHS principal and has already brought a multitude of new changes to the school, as well as an increase in school spirit. Heckert was the assistant principal at Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) High School before being appointed principal of CHS. She was previously...

CHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

CHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Friday Sept. 28, the CHS Poms team served free coffee to any teacher who showed their school spirit in the second floor teacher’s lounge. The coffee was available to any faculty member wearing blue, green, white or a CHS shirt. The coffee was from Dunkin’ Donuts, and the money to sponsor t...

CHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

CHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

By Ben Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

CHS hosted the 15th annual Maryland College Night on Tues., Sept. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium and several classrooms, in which 21 admissions officers from colleges across Md. met with students and parents. CHS ambassadors arrived early to decorate the halls with college flags and assist pare...

CHS movie night draws big crowds

CHS movie night draws big crowds

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Sept. 27, the class of 2020 hosted a Movie Night to provide a fun opportunity to raise funds. An important component of movie watching is the accompanying snack, and CHS Movie Night served up a surprisingly warm and comfortable setting, unusual for  the CHS cafeteria: Potomac Pizza boxes were pil...

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...

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