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

Now more than ever, many teachers are feeling burnt out and ready to leave their jobs due lack of appreciation along with a variety of other issues they face.

Teachers are feeling tired and unvalued. And they’re leaving.

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor May 26, 2022

National Teacher Appreciation Week, celebrated in the first full week of May every year, is a week for students to thank teachers for all the hard work they do. Some students may give gifts, make cards...

Students fill the auditorium as teachers struggled to find substitute teachers to cover their classes during the rise in Omicron cases.

Omicron sets the stage for new class environment

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2022

Having classes anywhere besides the classroom was once considered an absurdity. However, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and shortages of staff in early January, classes in the auditorium were now commonplace....

The MCEA (Montgomery County Education Association) has branches in every school, with two teacher representatives at WCHS.

What is the Teachers Union?

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor January 10, 2022

“I went to school, so I can teach just as well as you!” is something that many teachers hear, but it could not be further than the truth. Teachers are highly-educated professionals trained for their...

All students must carry blue passes in the halls as a requirement of the new hall pass system under 2021 administration.

WCHS debuts hallway passes making students blue

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager December 21, 2021

For a long time at WCHS, it was virtually impossible to see empty hallways, whether students or staff were occupying them. Now, administrators have implemented a new technique to limit the spread of COVID-19,...

MCPS teachers join a Red of Ed protest during the MCPS Board of Education meeting on Oct. 26. Many issues including wages and working conditions are at the center of attention.

Teachers call out Board of Ed. for school system changes

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 1, 2021

The wind roared, making the sub-50 degree weather feel like a blizzard. Although the conditions were unbearable, the teachers persevered. For hours on end, tens of teachers stood outside the MCPS Board...

A WCHS staff member monitors the front doors by the Bulldog Lobby out into the bus loop to make sure that only seniors who show their lunch passes are eligible to leave at lunch.

WCHS opens a door to new teacher responsibilities

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager October 26, 2021

WCHS staff guarding exterior doors before school and during lunch left many questions up in the air regarding the COVID-19 in-person learning plan, and was not a detail that was overlooked by students....

Many teachers have expressed frustration with the vaccination process. Appointments have been very hard to book and teachers often have to rely on friends, family, and colleagues for information on registration.

Teachers share concerns about COVID-19 vaccine distribution

By Allison Fan, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

When it comes to priority in getting vaccinated, teachers are relatively high on the list. According to Montgomery County’s COVID-19 information website, teachers in Montgomery County are priority group...

These new teachers joined the WCHS staff department this fall.

New teachers arrive at WCHS for 2020-2021 school year

By Liam Klein, Assistant Online Editor October 28, 2020

Since schools closed due to COVID-19, there have been many new teachers in the WCHS community. In total, 28 new staff members are new to WCHS; 23 of them are teachers. Due to remote learning, it has been...

Before the pandemic, teachers used Google Classroom as the main platform for online teaching and resources. Now educators use Canvas which students and teachers are beginning to get used to.

WCHS teachers switch from Google Classroom to myMCPS

By Nur Yavuz, Features Editor October 28, 2020

Last year during the fourth quarter, teachers were frantically trying to instruct classes using Zoom and Google Classroom. Eventually, it was decided that the first semester of the next school year would...

Teachers at a March 2018 protest hold up signs against the proposal of a law that mandates school teachers to be armed.

Teachers deserve to feel safe at their own place of work

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor December 20, 2018

From an outsider's perspective, teaching is an incredibly difficult career to love. On top of dealing with troublesome students, demanding curriculum and helicopter parents, teachers have to worry about...

Mr. Hart-Southworth has two sons at CHS, Alonzo and Stevie. He is just one of many teachers at CHS with kids who attend the school.

Teachers bring family to WCHS through their own kids

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor October 18, 2018

A freshman boy gets dropped off at school in front of the main office before first period. He urges his dad to drive away fast so he is not seen with him. His dad drives away into a parking spot in the...

English teacher and football head coach Albert Song gives the team a pep talk before a game.

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer February 25, 2016

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to...

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