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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...

Members of WCHS varsity basketball team pose with their teachers in the media center during an appreciation coffee for staff.

Basketball team toasts teachers with an a.m. caffeine fix

By Kiran Krishnan, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Teacher appreciation week is not until the first week of May, but some students are already showing their gratitude. On Feb. seventh, the varsity basketball teams honored their teachers by hosting a staff...

Mr. Antonucci stands in his office holding his gift of a Peppa Pig and the soysauce while he is surrounded by the written cards all over the walls.

Unique gifts boosts teachers’ spirits

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor January 5, 2020

Each year students struggle with finding the ideal gift for others. They browse the web and wander into stores at the mall in hopes of finding the perfect present whether it be for a friend or a teacher....

Blanken poses for a picture with her award. Blanken, an AP Psychology teacher, has been at WCHS for 13 years.

Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

By Emily Zhang, News Editor November 20, 2019

Empathetic, passionate and energetic- these words perfectly describe WCHS AP Psychology and Physical Education teacher Katelyn Blanken. This year Blanken is teaching three classes of AP Psychology and...

Projectors that were used many years ago serve no purpose in this day and age as all they do is sit and collect dust.

Tech updates needed within this technological age

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager November 6, 2019

In recent years, many MCPS classrooms have been completely overhauled to accommodate a modern learning and teaching experience. The widespread adoption of Promethean boards and chromebooks, specifically,...

Students in high schools around the country are opening up about how they are feeling and about their mental health to help those around them.

Possible changes push to improve mental health at WCHS

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor June 5, 2019

A high school teacher from San Francisco has gone viral after making a poster that allows students to indicate how they are feeling mentally with colorful post-it notes. This innovative type of mental...

TOTM: Yih Lee

By Victoria Gunawan, Senior Writer May 27, 2019

When choosing a language to learn at WCHS, many students think of Spanish or French, yet there is one language that is unique and taught with extraordinary knowledge: Chinese. A member of the language...


Another common form of meditation is through yoga, which involves different poses and movements, as depicted in the image.

English dept. leads teacher meditations

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2018

English teachers Jeffrey Savett and Samantha McEvoy have began department-wide meditation meetings, where they lead English teachers in guided meditation. They meet in Savett’s classroom twice a...

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor November 26, 2018

Need a cheap yet fashionable outfit fast? Never fear! Look no further than Forever 21; it has everything you could possibly hope for and more, as long as you do not mind contributing to water pollution...

CHS social studies department slays school spirit

CHS social studies department slays school spirit

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-In-Chief October 25, 2017

When it comes to the Churchill spirit, there’s no department that does “Bulldog Pride” better than the social studies department. Throughout the years, the social studies department has developed...

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