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Lee J. Kaplan presents his show ‘Bully’ at CHS

Lee J. Kaplan presents his show ‘Bully’ at CHS

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

April 7, 2014

Churchill students eagerly gathered in the auditorium Thurs. April 3 to listen and learn about the terrors of bullying. Producer, writer and actor Lee J. Kaplan performed Bully, an original production inspired by entries in his sixth-grade journal. Students’ responses were extremely positive and su...

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

By Caitlin Doherty, Senior Writer

April 4, 2014

Maryland State Department of Education approved April 2 a plan to have MCPS hold school on Monday, April 21 and Friday, June 13 to make up for the 10 days of school missed due to snow days. Initially MCPS submitted a plan to the state that would make up one snow day on June 13, but that request...

Class of 2014 holds mulch kickoff fundraiser

Class of 2014 holds mulch kickoff fundraiser

By Noah Salzberg, Online Features Editor

March 27, 2014

To kick off the annual mulch sale weekend, the class of 2014 had a fundraiser at the Chipotle in Georgetown square March 25. The fundraiser’s intention was to gain extra revenue for the class of 2014’s year-end events, including Graduation, Prom, and the Senior banquet. “We knew we would...

CHS gets rid of wellness weekend

By Brittany Goodman, News Editor

March 14, 2014

Although CHS students were looking forward to a stress free weekend after the chaotic snow day makeup schedule, they will have to wait. The 2014 Wellness Weekend has officially been canceled. Wellness Weekend was originally created by the Character Education Committee in order to promote healthy activities...

CHS junior class to hold silent auction

CHS junior class to hold silent auction

By Julia Heimlich, News Editor

March 13, 2014

The junior class is holding its second annual silent auction March 13 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center. All of the money earned from this event will go toward helping to fundraise events including prom and senior banquet for the class of 2015. “I came up with the idea...

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

MCPS fails to adequately clear snow and ice

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor

February 27, 2014

After a relaxing five-day weekend, many students and staff returned to CHS last Tuesday to the surprise of significant amounts of un-plowed snow and ice in the parking lots. This un-plowed snow and ice even prevented some students and staff members from using their regular parking spaces.  “All last w...

Extra snow days this Winter have come at a price

Extra snow days this Winter have come at a price

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager

February 26, 2014

Hot cocoa, sledding, and snuggling by the fireplace. Everyone loves snow days. However, students may have to sacrifice part of their summer for all of the snow days MCPS has had this year. This year, MCPS added four extra school days to its calendar for emergency closings, but there have been seven...

CHS to offer Russian

CHS to offer Russian

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

February 11, 2014

This week, counselors came to students’ classes to talk about registering for next year’s courses. When students opened the class description booklets, they discovered a big surprise. CHS will be offering Russian 1 for the 2014-15 school year. The class will be open to students of all grade levels...

#ObserverWanted Contest

#ObserverWanted Contest

By Jamie Lescht and Jordan Maser

February 6, 2014

The Observer is giving away two free tickets to see The Wanted in concert at the Filmmore in Silver Spring on April 9. In order to enter the contest, follow The Observer @CHS_Observer on Twitter and retweet all posts with #ObserverWanted. Only current CHS students can be considered, no purchase nece...

Redkins Search for New Coach

Redkins Search for New Coach

By Danny Gordon

January 8, 2014

After an extremely disappointing 3-13 season, many CHS Redskins fans are left wondering what happened to their once promising hometown team. Just one day after the season ended the entire coaching staff including head coach Mike Shanahan, was fired. Now the team begins its search for a new head coach...

UN sponsored Girl Up strives to achieve gender equality

UN sponsored Girl Up strives to achieve gender equality

By Ana Faguy, Production Editor

December 6, 2013

Despite the numerous achievements woman kind has made in society, they are still often thought of as second class citizens. However one CHS senior is leading the charge to change that. Girl Up is a United Nations Foundation campaign created to make sure all girls have an opportunity to become educated,...

Civitans Club sponsors used electronics drive

Civitans Club sponsors used electronics drive

By Emily Raab, Production Editor

December 3, 2013

The Civitans Club collected six boxes of gently used technology during the electronics drive that began Oct. 25 in order to aid schools lacking technology resources. CHS runs the drive through e-collaborate, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by CHS alumna Naina Boveja. "I started e-collaborate...

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