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

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?

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...

WCHS winter sports team captains pose all together. Their leadership and hard work helped lead all teams to great seasons.

Winning winter sports teams wrap up their seasons

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor March 22, 2022

Successful: one word to recap the WCHS winter sports season. After a winning-filled fall that included unprecedented Bulldog spirit, the momentum and expectations bled through to winter sports teams. They...

The swim team competes in a relay race in which they won against WJ. On Feb. 12 the team upset Gonzaga to take home the Metro Championship.

Underdawgs on top: Swim team wins Metros

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor March 13, 2022

As a triumphant celebration of victory, the WCHS boys swim and dive team flung themselves into the pool and let their excitement out in the form of splashes. After a very successful season, in which the...

Alec Lehtman goes biking through the snow with Josh Heimlich during a snow day.

Snow days spark excitement for students

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor February 13, 2022

During the cold months of winter, while school is hard and days are short, there is one thought that causes excitement and warmth to fill the halls: snow days.  The 2020-2021 school year proved to...

Students sit at graduation ready to move on to the next part of their life. In order to get to this moment students often stress themselves out jam-packing their schedule with extracurriculars in order to get into college.

Students should stack their experience, not their resume

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor January 2, 2022

Although the WCHS school day ends at 2:30 p.m., most students’ days do not end until much later. Much of this time is taken up by various extracurriculars that are meant to be a way for students to express...

The WCHS chapter of Best Buddies is an opportunity for all students to interact and develop friendships.

Best Buddies fosters community of inclusion

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor December 9, 2021

Playing charades, watching a movie, gathering for dinner and singing karaoke are only some of the fun activities that the WCHS Best Buddies chapter have done this year. A group of friends doing activities...

Smiling for the camera, the WCHS field hockey team proudly holds up the plaque for winning the county championship game.

Sunny success for field hockey team after the rain

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor November 25, 2021

Heavy rain pummeled the field and the game had been twice delayed, but the feeling of excitement when the whistle blew to start the inaugural Field Hockey County Championship Game was unaffected.  For...

Seniors spirited in the white out theme pose at the bottom of the student section. The hype and fun of games have helped to bring out bigger crowds and fill the bleachers.

K-9s bark a new sense of spirit at WCHS football games

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor October 26, 2021

Every single WCHS varsity sport has a winning record. WCHS has long been known for solid academics, but it is not normally considered a “sports'' or “spirited” school. While the wins may be due to...

Lexie Levitt runs past defenders on her way to scoring a goal for the WCHS JV Lacrosse Team.

Students and fans are finally allowed to attend MCPS games

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor May 30, 2021

443 days ago, on March 6, 2020, WCHS students and community members packed into the gym and watched as the Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Paint Branch High School to advance to the state semi-finals....

WCHS junior Dani Primerano smiles behind here mask after recieving her COVID-19 vaccine. Getting a cool narwhal bandaid was an added perk to finally getting the shot.

Vaccine eligibility eases student concerns

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor May 17, 2021

Needles and fear: for many WCHS students those two words are synonymous. In normal years, students dread having to get shots, but everyone knows this year is not normal with desperation setting in to receive...

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