The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

WCHS recent sports success has filled the trophy case of the school where the accomplishments of WCHS athletics are on display. Awards range from State championship plaques to individual player awards.

Winning streak increases WCHS spirit and unity

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2023

WCHS has long been known for strong academics proven by its many accolades over the years such as being a National Blue Ribbon School and ranked as the best high school in Maryland based on academic performance....

A yard sign is made to distribute around the community for once Mr. Clark announces his presidential run.

WCHS’ Mr. Clark to run in upcoming presidential election

By Rachel Mattison, SHmecon Enthusiast May 16, 2023

Every day Mr. Bryan Clark arrives at WCHS to teach, but he does not even walk inside of the building. His classroom is in a portable, which means that he greets his students outside, and when it is rainy,...

On a hot summer day, a scoop of Key Lime Key West from Sarahs Handmade Ice Cream is sure to cool any WCHS student down.

I scream, you scream, we all want…some ice cream!

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2023

As the weather warms, people’s sweat drips, and so do their ice cream cones. While most local ice cream shops are open all year long, as people spend more time outside during the summer months, ice cream...

WCHS seniors Sanaz Wycoff and Hannah Schulsinger pose together outside of the school building in shirts with their colleges on it on May 1, 2023.

May 1st: a day to celebrate Seniors

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2023

Left and right, surrounding the front entrance outside of the school, phones could be seen everywhere taking pictures of friends touting shirts announcing their plans for after graduation. May 1st is the...

Rubani Singh and fellow WCHS seniors pose in the cafeteria during the GLOW dance. Their neon outfits popped against the dark setting.

Annual WCHS January dance is “GLOW” much fun

By Rachel Mattison, Online EIC March 27, 2023

On typical Friday afternoons students can be seen rushing out of school, eager for the weekend to start. However on Jan. 21, students excitedly entered WCHS, on a Saturday night, not to learn but to instead...

A pita chip gets dipped into spinach and artichoke dip that was offered as one of many food options at a Super Bowl party on Feb. 12.

Touchdown! Super Bowl dips are a fan-favorite

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2023

113 million people uniting over one thing feels like a rare occurrence in this divisive world. However, on Sunday, Feb. 12, that is the estimated number of viewers who tuned in to watch the Kansas City...

The promotional poster for “Murdaugh Mysteries: A Southern Scandal” shows a close up of Alex Murdaugh eyes to make viewers feel uncomfortable and as if they are looking directly at a murderer.

Netflix’s ‘Murdaugh Murders’ docuseries delves deep into the shocking southern scandal

By Rachel Mattison, Online EIC March 15, 2023

At the intersection of crime, political power, curiosities, southern tradition and family dynamics lays the State v. Murdaugh case. The trial, which found Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and...

WCHS junior Sophie Myers baked a blueberry pie with her her family as a way to spend time with them and produce a yummy dessert.


By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2022

After stomping through leaves, enjoying the beautiful surrounding colors and spending time  with family, many students end their fall nights eating pie. A dessert that can cater to a diversity of pallets,...

An MCPS press release provides a visual diagram of how semester grades began getting calculated starting the 2016 school year.

MCPS grades are inflated and that needs to change

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

In a world where college admission is already so difficult with so many high-achieving students, MCPS’ current grading system puts its top students at a disadvantage. With no differential in a 10% grading...

Students in Ms. Dinus English classes keep their computers open. Some work on classwork but some do their college applications during that time instead.

Best use of English class: To apply or not to apply?

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2022

WCHS prides themself on their elite academics alongside its positive student culture. They boast an impressive 98% college attendance rate post graduation and emphasize the need to prioritize mental health...

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2022

His outfit of a cap, green shirt and basketball shorts is instantly recognizable. His room is consistently buzzing at lunch. His students appreciate his patience. His passion for WCHS with the colleagues,...

The WCHS varsity softball team poses with the regional championship plaque after defeating Walt Whitman high school.

WCHS softball team wins regional title 28 years after their first

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

A short line drive was caught at second base marking the third out of the seventh inning. Gloves were thrown up into the air, players came running out of the dugout and the field erupted with hugs and...

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