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Relax into the weekend thanks to Frantic Fridays

Relax into the weekend thanks to Frantic Fridays

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

January 30, 2020

School and the workload can be overbearing to students and with the added weight of sports and other extracurriculars, it can be easy for students to feel like they are drowning in a swirling sea of tests, homework assignments and sports meets. Luckily, there is a solution for orchestra students: Frantic...

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The SMOB is the Student Member on the Board of Education in Montgomery County, and he or she has a vote on many crucial issues in the county. The last time Montgomery County has had a SMOB from WCHS was 30 years ago. However, this could soon change. Jay Wood, the current WCHS president, recently announ...

Tardiness task force called to combat attendance issues

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2020

The morning bell rings for WCHS AT 7:45 AM. Instruction begins, and students are expected to be in class. However, this is exactly the contrary. Students arrive 10, 20 even 30 minutes late, flocking the hallways instead of learning. This problem, dubbed “the Tardiness Epidemic,” is one being appro...

TOTM: Catherine Trouteaud

TOTM: Catherine Trouteaud

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

January 30, 2020

Optimistic, kind, caring and so much more. Honors and AP Physics 1 and JV girls softball coach Catherine Trouteaud has brought light and smiles to the faces at WCHS through her love of teaching. Trouteaud has been teaching for a total of 16 years and two of them have been at WCHS. The beginning of he...

Winter heat wave at WCHS

Winter heat wave at WCHS

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

January 3, 2020

The ever changing weather has taken everyone by surprise, including the air conditioning units throughout the school. On the coldest of days, all students want in the morning is to be warmed up as they enter WCHS doors after walking in the cold. Instead, they are greeted with immense amounts of heat ac...

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 20, 2019

Royal blue. Kelly green. WCHS students proudly rock our colors—and it turns out that we can definitely rock pink, too. WCHS’s school-wide Pink-Out Day was last Friday, Oct. 25. The amount of support for breast cancer awareness and school spirit displayed among students was apparent. Special pink-o...

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

Annual Jazz Coffeehouse

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

December 22, 2015

The CHS Jazz Ensemble held its annual winter coffeehouse Dec. 11. The band room was transformed, with lights strung all over the room and winter related decorations such as snowflakes hung from the walls and on the tables. Admission and food were free, and all food was provided by parents and volunteers....

Art Teacher Wins Award

Art Teacher Wins Award

By Emily Wang, Online Arts Editor

December 8, 2015

Ceramics and Art Department Resource Teacher Brendan Roddy was selected as Montgomery County Public School’s Secondary Art Teacher of the Year. MCPS Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist, Linda Adams, nominated Roddy for the honor, and Principal Joan Benz affirmed the nomination. “I am very thankful...

Student Publishes Book

Student Publishes Book

By Eugenia Cardinale, Observations Editor

November 24, 2015

Sophomore Joddie Zeng recently published her novel The Popularity Project, which she began writing in December 2013. The Popularity Project is a contemporary Young Adult romance novel following 17-year-old Ariella Winters as she goes through a social experiment at a completely new school. Her goal...

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...

Key Club Fundraiser

Key Club Fundraiser

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor

October 28, 2015

Montgomery County Key Club hosted an event Oct. 18 for Project Eliminate, which vaccinates mothers and their newborn babies from neonatal and maternal tetanus in developing countries. They raised $1,200, in the form of donations and raffles, compared to the $700 last year. It costs $1.80 to vaccinate...

CHS Wins SERT Energy Award

By Fiona Asbury, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2015

Congratulations to CHS for winning a SERT Third Quarter Energy Performance Award for its consumption last year. SERT is an MCPS program, which stands for School Energy and Recycling Team and promotes efficient and responsible energy use in schools. According to School Business Administrator Lisa Welleck,...

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