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WCHS clubs adapt to virtual meetings

Elyssa Shenker holds a digital meeting of her club, Purposefully Repurposed. Shenker has been forced to adapt to the challenges of virtual school.
November 11, 2020

As of the 2020-2021 school year, there are 157 active clubs at WCHS. Ranging from Kpop Dance Club to Women in Politics, there is truly a fit for every student. In a normal, in-person school year, it is...

WCHS’s name should be changed

WCHS's name has undergone scrutiny after a petition created by Students for Real Heroes created a petition asking for a name change.
October 21, 2020

Winston Churchill is finally undergoing the scrutiny he deserves and calls to change WCHS’ name have caused both great outrage and happiness in our community. @StudentsForRealHeroes on Instagram led...

Adulting classes should be offered at WCHS

People know that being an adult is not all that kids think it is. It comes with many challenges and local organizations like the one pictured above use this idea to make drivers laugh as they pass this sign.
March 11, 2020

Classes in school on subjects that are useful in real life were once only a wish, but recently, classes on how to be an adult have begun to be offered at some schools. While this class does exist, there's...

Churchill for Climate raises awareness for a hot issue

Churchill for Climate members smile with representative Jamie Raskin, as they hold posters with reasons as to why they participated in the polar plunge
March 4, 2020

Recently, climate change and environmental issues have caused a sense of panic. From threats of the world ending in 50 years to never-ending forest fires, climate change and environmental issues are a...

Early voter registration allows students to prepare for the future

Junior Liz Porter is registering to vote at WCHS during lunch. The Montgomery County Board of Elections registered students three days during lunch.
February 26, 2020

For three days at lunch, the Montgomery County Board of Education had a table at WCHS to allow students over the age of 16 the opportunity to register to vote.   While you have to be 18 to vote, Maryland...

Mental health awareness week comes to WCHS

Therapy dogs were at school Tuesday and Thursday roaming the halls and provided a much needed stress relief for students.
February 6, 2020

The week of November 11th at WCHS was Mental Health Awareness week. November as a whole is Mental Health Awareness month, and this was the was WCHS was implementing self care into the students' schedules. On...

Redistricting meeting opens eyes to both sides of the debate

At the meeting, there were seven posters that explained different facts about MCPS districts and the timeline that was going to be followed. This poster explained the different phases as well as showed the other future meetings for audience members.
February 5, 2020

A current prominent issue in Montgomery County is school redistricting and how it will be implemented. Montgomery County has decided that students will be bussed to various schools throughout the county;...

Relax into the weekend thanks to Frantic Fridays

Mr.Sanz has implemented the Frantic Friday program to help his orchestra students de-stress. On Fridays, students have the chance to study for classes, catch up on homework or even take a nap.
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,...

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

WCHS President Jay Wood preparing to speak for his SMOB announcement video in the halls of WCHS.
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...

Tardiness task force called to combat attendance issues

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...

TOTM: Catherine Trouteaud

Catherine Trouteaud, the teacher of the month for the January publication.
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...

Should there be more serious consequences for those who bribe their kids way into college?

Lori Loughlin (right) and daughter Olivia Jade (left) were involved in one of the largest college scandals in 2019.
January 4, 2020

What are the consequences for individuals who are charged with involvement in bribery to get their unqualified children into prestigious  colleges?  Many of these scandals happen with celebrities....

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