The Observer

CHS Students Travel to Cuba

CHS students are among the first to visit Cuba after the trade embargo was lifted.

By Lauren Roseman, News Editor

May 6, 2016

CHS students went on a trip to Cuba from March 25 to April 2. They visited Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad and Cienfuegos, and Miami in Florida. According to AP Spanish Literature teacher and trip sponsor Kristin Beheler, CHS students were able to travel to Cuba using a group visa. "We had to submit...

CHS Community Mourns Loss of Junior

Photo Courtesy of Finest Hours

By Thomas Atkinson and Lauren Roseman

May 5, 2016

Junior Anna Castillo (Maya Castle) passed away April 16 at the age of 16. She is survived by parents Daniela and Victor Castillo and extended family members. Maya’s legal name was Anna Castillo, but she preferred to be called Maya Castle. She was especially active in the CHS Art Department. "Maya r...

CHS Students Involved with Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Sophomore Maria Shapiro learns entrepreneurial skills on Launch Academy.

By Lauren Roseman, News Editor

April 30, 2016

Although there is no AP Entrepreneurship class, many CHS students are interested in owning and running their own business, so they have taken to the web to learn. The program from Youth Entrepreneurship Society, or YES!, Launch Academy is an online program for high school students to collaborate and lea...

CHS Annual Mulch Sale

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

February 27, 2016

The annual CHS Mulch Sale fundraiser is currently underway to benefit the junior and senior classes. The mulch costs $5.75 per bag and is being sold online from Feb. 15 to Mar. 24 (, and sold in person from Mar. 14 to 23. The mulch will be delivered on Apr. 9 and 10, and driveway...

‘Real Housewives’ Brings Drama to P-mac

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

November 24, 2015

“If you don’t behave yourself in Potomac, you might be asked to leave.” Bravo TV announced Nov. 11 that The Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOP) will be added to the Real Housewives franchise as the eighth show. Centered around the lives of six wealthy, powerful African-American women from the Potomac...

Signature Arts Academy Changes

Signature Arts Academy Changes

By Lauren Roseman, Production Editor

October 28, 2015

This year, the Creative and Performing Arts Signature Program is undergoing changes to help improve the program by making it easier to keep track of program requirements. The changes include the creation of a Google Classroom account for the Academy, the addition of a point-system, a yearly portfolio...

New NCHS Inductees

By Lauren Roseman, Production Editor

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to all of the students inducted into the National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS). Emilie Butchko Ryan Gold Kyle Barclay Lorraine Chow Allen Ding Jennifer Duan Claire Frommer Michael Hung Enoch Li Victoria Markin Sarah Morgan Ally Porter Joseph Primmer Jacob Wagner Cyrus...

Hakopian stars on Dr.Oz show

Girls Varsity coach Haroot Hakopian talks on the Dr.OZ show about concussions.

By Lauren Roseman, Business Manager

September 16, 2015

Varsity girls’ soccer coach Haroot Hakopian will be on The Dr. Oz Show Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. to talk about concussions. When Dr. Oz recently got brain scans back from the doctor that showed the concussions he got as a young child are still affecting his brain today, he decided to dedicate...

Peers sources of strength in mental health program

The National Honor Society is bringing a new organization, Sources of Strength, to CHS to help those struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts.

By Lauren Roseman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015

This year, the National Honor Society (NHS) is bringing the suicide prevention program “Sources of Strength” to CHS in order to bring awareness to recognizing suicidal signs in students. Every year, the NHS selects a topic to advocate for, and this year the students chose to focus on suicide prevention. According...

Registration moves from pen and paper to online

Moore discusses next year's course load with sophomore Enoch Li.

By Lauren Roseman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015

Forget about that long and tedious process of registering for classes, where students have to search the course bulletin to find a four-numbered code for each class, write it on the registration card and bring the card to school the next day counselors can add them to the database. This year, in order...

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