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CHS Open Air Market

CHS Open Air Market

By Julia Heimlich, Senior Writer

May 11, 2015

Calling all high schoolers in search of good food, good music, good people and an all-around good time: look no further than CHS’s Open Air Market, an event which will be hosted May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by senior WeiAnne Reidy. Reidy coordinated this event primarily for seniors, as a way for...

CHS literary magazine hosts winter concert fundraiser at Cabin John Park

CHS literary magazine hosts winter concert fundraiser at Cabin John Park

By Julia Heimlich, News Editor

December 11, 2014

Had you peeked into Cabin John Park during the early evening of Dec. 10, you would have found a bundled-up group of students laughing, listening to live acoustic and sipping hot cocoa. To raise money for the publication, CHS’s own literary magazine transformed the average “Cal Tor/Baskin Robbins...

Teachers say goodbye to CHS after years of teaching

Teachers say goodbye to CHS after years of teaching

By Gil Jacobson, Ana Faguy, and Julia Heimlich

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 isn’t the only thing I’ve taught,” Jones said.  “I was a double major in college...

Seniors celebrate at senior breakfast

Seniors celebrate at senior breakfast

By Julia Heimlich, Features Editor

April 25, 2014

A swarm of hungry teenagers crowded the CHS cafeteria April 25 to share one of their last big moments together as the class of 2014. The CHS Parent Student Teacher Association (PTSA) runs the annual senior breakfast as a way to commemorate students finishing off their final year of high school. “It’s...

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...

California Tortilla Night

By Julia Heimlich, News Section Editor

December 11, 2013

California Tortilla is holding a fundraiser to support the Churchill Observer Dec. 10.   The event will be held from five until eight p.m., and a percentage of the profits made from anyone who mentions “Observer” when ordering will be donated to help fund for the paper.   “The Observ...

CHS Hosts Annual Monday Night Madness

CHS Hosts Annual Monday Night Madness

By Julia Heimlich, News Editor

October 9, 2013

The CHS senior class came in first place during Monday Night Madness, a spirit week event hosted Oct. 7. Held on the auditorium stage, all students who attended had the chance to participate either on stage in one of the events, or through cheering their class on in the audience.  Games included...

ArtJamz’s new location makes for unique outing

ArtJamz’s new location makes for unique outing

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager

April 25, 2013

In need of a fairly local getaway during the upcoming break? Grab a few friends and head out to ArtJamz, a painting studio and lounge for artists ranging from novices to Van Goghs. ArtJamz moved to a newer and bigger space on Connecticut Avenue March 7. The studio is run much like a restaurant, in ...

Markoff’s forest haunts those seeking a scare

Markoff’s forest haunts those seeking a scare

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager

November 7, 2012

An eerie overpass, an unsettling circus scene and ghostly figures hauling around chainsaws: is this the set of a horror movie? Nope, just one of the 20-minute murky, wooded trails at Markoff’s Haunted Forest. Even the drive up to Dickerson, MD makes for a pitted stomach. Seemingly neglected farmhouses...

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