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WCHS Poms serve coffee to spirited teachers

CHS Poms served coffee to any teacher wearing green, blue, white, or a CHS shirt.

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

October 18, 2018

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...

New MD law helps to protect service vehicles

Maryland’s “Move Over” law now requires drivers to move over for waste and recycling trucks, as well as service and utility vehicles. The previous law only required drivers to move over for emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and police cruisers, but the expanded law now includes work trucks as well.

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

October 11, 2018

Starting Oct. 1, Maryland drivers will have to yield to transportation, service and utility vehicles that are parked along the side of the road. Maryland’s Move Over law, which details the proper driving principles when encountering work vehicles, is now expanding to require drivers to switch lanes whe...

WCHS hosts 15th annual Maryland College Night

Luana Zimmerman introduces the 21 admission officers who came to visit CHS for Maryland College Night.

By Ben Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

October 5, 2018

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...

WCHS movie night draws big crowds

WCHS movie night draws big crowds

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

October 5, 2018

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...

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2018

MCPS has a $2.519 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to fund operations for the 204 schools included in the county. While MCPS may be adequately funded, there are still alarming disparities within the county concerning planned distribution of resources to schools and funding for such reso...

New principal arrives at CHS

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018

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...

Democratic candidate provides volunteer opportunities for teens

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

May 24, 2018

Opportunities like volunteering for a political campaign are rarely available for high school students, but candidate Jordan Cooper provides the chance of experiencing a political environment through his campaign. Jordan Cooper is currently a Democratic candidate running for delegate in District 1...

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor In Chief

May 9, 2018

MCPS has a $2.519 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to fund operations for the 204 schools included in the county. While MCPS may be adequately funded, there are still alarming disparities within the county concerning planned distribution of resources to schools and funding for such resources. “My...

CHS hosts MCR to vote for 2018-2019 officers

Newly elected officers Nate Tinbite, Safwan Masood, Pranav Tadikonda and SMOB elect Ananya Tadikonda  pose with past officers Michael Yin and former SMOB Matt Post.

By Dani Miller, News Editor

May 9, 2018

Montgomery County Regional (MCR) SGA held a county-wide meeting April 18 in the CHS auditorium. Over 200 students attended the meeting from schools all over MCPS to vote for next year’s MCR officers. According to the MCR SGA website, MCR is a county-wide student government association that represents...

Sport registration moves from paper to online

The online registration system will allow students to easily access forms while helping coaches keep track of their players' needs.

By Vicky Gunawan, Photo Editor

March 13, 2018

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...

Native American memorial set to open in 2018

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

March 13, 2018

A 1994 Act of Congress permitted the creation of a memorial for Native American Veterans by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on the National Mall. It is set to be unveiled Veterans day Nov. 11, 2020, just two years away. Although Native Americans contribute much to society, they are o...

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

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018

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...

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