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The show can’t go on without the CHS tech crew

The show can't go on without the CHS tech crew
April 29, 2015

Every school year, CHS puts on multiple productions ranging from Churchill’s Got Talent to Blast.  In addition to the on-stage performers who spend hours after school rehearsing, each performance requires...

CHS students react to upcoming presidential election

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Scott Walker and Elizabeth Warren.
March 24, 2015

This past fall, voters headed to the polls to cast their ballot in the 2014 midterms, but as the doors closed on the election, another opens: the fast approaching 2016 presidential election. The political...

Athlete Commits: Bethany Dubick

Athlete Commits: Bethany Dubick
March 23, 2015

Congratulations to junior Bethany Dubick who recently committed to play lacrosse at Oberlin College beginning in the spring of 2017. Only having started lacrosse four years ago, Dubick has played varsity...

Hockey wins State Championship with record-breaking dominance

The Varsity One hockey team surrounds the State Championship trophy after beating Mariotts Ridge 10-0.
March 3, 2015

The CHS Varsity One hockey team defeated Marriotts Ridge 10-0 in the 2015 Maryland Student Hockey League (MSHL) 2A championship at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel Feb. 27. This is CHS’ second state...

Math teacher wins ‘My Favorite Teacher’ award

Math teacher wins 'My Favorite Teacher' award
November 21, 2014

Geometry teacher Hsinyu Ho won The Gazette’s “My Favorite Teacher” contest for MCPS high school teachers after being nominated and named a finalist earlier this school year. This award is given...

Starr looks to future as county continues to grow

Superintendent Joshua Starr requested an additional $220.8 million be added to the county’s school construction budget.
November 20, 2014

From an increased dependency on technology to a student population that is growing by thousands each year, in the three years since Joshua Starr became Superintendent of MCPS, he and the rest of MCPS leadership...

Midterm elections bring sweeping changes

Midterm elections bring sweeping changes
November 12, 2014

Sweeping changes are coming to Capitol Hill and several state houses next year. Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate last week, with a current net pickup of eight seats, and strengthened...

BOE pays law firm $140k to advise them in misuse of funds

BOE pays law firm $140k to advise them in misuse of funds
October 24, 2014

MCPS paid D.C. law firm Venable, LLP $140,000 between May and August of this year to advise and defend the Board of Education (BOE) in an incident of recent credit card misuse. According to a September...

Number of unaccompanied minors increases

Number of unaccompanied minors increases
September 26, 2014

For centuries, people have sought better lives by immigrating to America, and it is no different for the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors newly enrolled in MCPS. According to Laura Newton,...

Class of 2018 bonds during Freshman Picnic

Class of 2018 bonds during Freshman Picnic
September 12, 2014

CHS freshmen gathered at Shepherd Stadium during lunch Thursday for the annual D.A.W.G.S. Freshman Picnic. According to event co-chair and CHS parent Natasha Greig, D.A.W.G.S. is an acronym for “Dances...

Teachers say goodbye to CHS after years of teaching

Teachers say goodbye to CHS after years of teaching
May 30, 2014

Gayle Jones After 35 years at CHS, spanish teacher Gayle Jones will retire at the end of June. CHS hired Jones for her first teaching job in February 1979 after another employee was transferred. “Spanish...

Anti-Semitism apparent outside Potomac bubble

Anti-Semitism apparent outside Potomac bubble
March 21, 2014

Two recent incidents of Jewish mistreatment, one in Auschwitz, Poland Jan. 31 and the other in Dallas Feb. 19, have caused several to wonder if anti-Semitism is still present in the world today. Although...

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