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MCPS monitors students’ wifi usage to help maintain safety

MCPS monitors students’ wifi usage to help maintain safety

By Austin Vinner, Photo Manager

May 10, 2019

Everyone knows that the type of spies that are in movies are not likely to exist to the same degree that they do in the cinema, but other types of spying do exist and one of them is right under your nose. Your internet usage is being monitored, specifically, when you’re are at school. Students in our ...

CHS Top Engineer School

CHS Top Engineer School

By Brooke Weiner, Advertising Manager

March 22, 2016

It’s no secret that CHS offers top-of-the-line academics. Over the years, CHS has received numerous awards and accolades for its excellent performance across the board. Recently, the University of Maryland named CHS the eighth-largest source of students for its Clark School for Engineering. The...

CHS Cuts Elective Courses

CHS Cuts Elective Courses

By Michael Fox and Jonathan Greenzaid

March 22, 2016

Each school year both the county’s and each individual high school’s curriculum will change as a result of fluctuations in registration for certain courses. This year, specifically at CHS, several courses will be cut for the 2016-17 school year. Courses to be cut next year include African American...

Radon Levels Exceed Limits in 28 MCPS Schools

Radon Levels Exceed Limits in 28 MCPS Schools

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

January 5, 2016

Dangerous levels of radon have been discovered in 28 MCPS schools. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that can cause lung cancer. It often seeps into buildings through cracks in the foundation. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon levels should not exceed...

School spirit on the rise at CHS sporting events

School spirit on the rise at CHS sporting events

By Jordan Janis and Katherine Michael, Online EIC and staff writer

October 24, 2014

“We’ve got spirit, yes we do; we’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you?” Since we were sophomores, the CHS student section—also known as the “Dawg Pound”—has not been able to truthfully call this classic spirit chant.  However, this year, that has changed; attendance to sporting events has...

The Churchill Observer’s guide to homecoming week

The Churchill Observer’s guide to homecoming week

By Thomas Atkinson and Madison Hurr, Public Relations/Social Media Manager and Arts Editor

October 24, 2014

As homecoming week quickly approaches, the Observer presents all you need to know about homecoming week. Week of Oct. 20: Money Wars Previously called coin wars, this year class officers will be accepting coins as well as bills as large as $20 in the competition to raise the most amount of money...

Metal detectors necessary for school safety

Metal detectors necessary for school safety

By Julia Reagan, Public Relations and Social Media Manager

September 25, 2012

How many students at CHS would expect to hear a gunshot in the cafeteria?  How many would expect a violent and potentially fatal event to happen on their first day of school? The students at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County certainly were not expecting it, and CHS students would not either.  B...

Different teachers + same class = unfair advantage

By By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News

December 20, 2011

 Every year when students receive their schedule cards, the first thing they do is eagerly scan the teachers they received. News of the "easy" teachers is greeted with shrieks of delight, while others groan at the disappointment of a "hard" teacher.  Unfortunately, as unfair as it may be, teachers...

CHS needs to slow down morning routine

CHS needs to slow down morning routine

November 21, 2011

 Between 7 and 7:25 a.m., something strange happens to this normally well-behaved CHS community. A significant portion of CHS parents and students seem to lose all common sense and respect for the law when it comes time to get out of the car and walk into the school building. Parents drop off illegally...

Promethean boards installed in elementary schools

By Jessica Hirsch Online Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2011

  When I was in elementary school, cleaning the blackboards was a rite of passage. Coughing through the cloud of chalk dust was an experience everyone shared; however, as technology changes, students will no longer get to have that experience.   Local elementary schools have recently begun ...

Zero tolerance policy harms all students

March 21, 2011

Mistakes and second chances are common themes teenagers experience.  As most grow up, they are encouraged to make mistakes and learn from each good or bad choice because the reality is that most depend on mistakes as learning opportunities and use these missteps to discover and grow.  They often seek...

MTV’s ‘If you really new me’ cuts to the heart of high school

By Hanna Taft, Staff Writer

October 5, 2010

How do students perceive one another? Maybe as the laxer, the cheerleader, the rebel, the artist or even the valedictorian. However, very few, if any, really know what goes on behind the facade, and MTV wants to get to the bottom of high school’s deepest, darkest secrets. If You Really Knew Me ...

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