The Observer

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

The WCHS Varsity Poms team took first place at their county competition on Feb. 1, 2020 at Blair High School.
March 1, 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 was a historic season for WCHS sports. The season featured a total of four division championships and was a great representation of all of the hard work all the athletes put in...

Five-peat team glides into another successful season

Senior Nick Carline drives against Landon School in one of their toughest games of the season. The game was played at Rockville Ice Arena on Dec. 4, 2019.
January 30, 2020

WCHS ice hockey has had a longstanding tradition of success, shown by the five straight state championships the team has won. The program has won eight state championships total, earning them the title...

Team captains play an important role in sports

Varsity cheerleading captains Kathy Hu, Cat Gilligan, Danielle Probert, Ally Salzberg and Peyton Kanstoroom help run practices and promote teamwork throughout the seaon.
January 3, 2020

Many high schools have vastly different sports but one thing these sports all have in common is the role of the captains on these teams.  Although every sport varies in the number of captains on the...

Girls basketball prepares to rock another season

Senior Katie Stanish shoots a lay-up in a game against Wheaton. This is her fourth year on varisty basketball and she is excited for the 2019-2020 season.
December 17, 2019

The WCHS varsity girls basketball season is in full force. After a tough loss to BCC in the playoffs last season, the team has come back stronger than ever with the addition of four talented new freshmen.  “Even...

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

The 2019-202 WCHS field hockey team poses for a team photo on their home field.
November 20, 2019

Yet another undefeated season for WCHS field hockey has passed as they head into the 2019 playoffs. Over the past 4 years, the regular-season record for the varsity field hockey team has been an astounding...

Homecoming planning stresses WCHS students


The WCHS Senior class of 2019 works hard on their homecoming mural with their “back to the past” theme.
October 11, 2019

Homecoming is an event that garnishes a lot of attention every year; the flashy skits and the colorful murals hung up around the halls of WCHS help get students in the homecoming spirit. While this is...

Do AP exams mark the end of your AP class?

AP tests take place in late may and many students spend the weeks leading up to their exams studying.
June 6, 2019

AP exams are widely accepted as the culminating final exam to test how well you know the material from an AP course. But to many students, AP exams signal the end of the class.   All classes are scheduled...

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

Over 100 people came together to the new scoreboard dedication to help commemorate the
legacy of Andy Erlich.
May 15, 2019

The Andy Ehrlich Memorial Scoreboard Dedication took place on May 6th at 5pm at Chuck Stevens Field. The varsity baseball team was scheduled to play their last regular season game following the ceremony...

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

Marie Kondo’s popularity has been rapidly increasing because of her useful organizational tips, and more and more people have been watching her videos of tips to declutter your home.
March 11, 2019

Marie Kondo is seen by many as the ‘Queen of Organization,’ after the popularity of her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” blew up and she was awarded her own Netflix series “Tidying...

Poms continues training to remain within division two

Poms continues training to remain within division two
December 17, 2018

Poms often does not get the credit they deserve, as they are one of only two teams at WCHS whose season lasts through both the fall and winter seasons. Their fall season consists of performing at halftime...

WCHS students do not hear concerns about earbud usage

A student is listening to music, which could be distracting them from their learning.
December 7, 2018

Many students walk down the halls of WCHS plugged into earbuds or airpods and completely tune out from their surroundings. Even in the classroom, several students listen to music during lectures. However,...

Contest boosts spirit

The Media Center chose the 1970's as their door decoration theme.
November 21, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird and “Toy Story” are two examples of the many intriguing themes teachers have used in past WCHS door decorating contests. Every year, along with many other WCHS homecoming festivities...

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