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

From left, WCHS students Mira Wedam, Sneha David, Pavania Durbhakula, Anjali Tatavarthy, Anchal Sharma and Riya Wedam pose on the last day of the four-day conference for a congratulatory photo, holding their respective awards.

WCHS Model UN crafts diplomatic triumphs

By Kanav Kachoria, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

Their hearts race and their voices shake, as their anxiety slowly creeps up. Public speaking is a skill that is imperative in today’s world, yet the average high school student despises these situations....

As part of the Blueprint for Marylands Future, the Maryland State Department of Education is conducting expert site reviews of schools all across the state to ensure they are fulfilling the goal of transforming education across Maryland.

Unveiling the future of education: MSDE site reviews

By Leah Kreisler, Sports Editor March 4, 2024

On Jan. 10 and 11, 2024, WCHS underwent a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Expert Review Team (ERT) site visit. MSDE is conducting these school reviews to assess how well schools around the...

Mr. Stephen Wilson serves math with a smile every day he can and does his best to brighten students days.

Teacher of the month: Stephen Wilson

By Nate Levine, Social Media Manager March 1, 2024

The undisputed fastest grader in WCHS history. A highly caring teacher his students come to know well and love. A stickler for attendance because he knows that being present in the classroom is what allows...

WCHS students create handmade cards to send to the Cards for the Hospitalized Kids organization during the clubs meeting on Sept. 28, 20244, in room 249.

WCHS students make cards for hospitalized kids

By Amari Suissa, Internal Communications Manager March 1, 2024

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), almost 5.2 million kids are hospitalized a year, with each staying an average of four days. For anyone, being cooped up in a hospital room is lonely,...

WCHS sophomore Sam Gans and her friends pose for a photo dressed up in their various combinations of neon outfits at the glow dance

GLOW Dance shimmers as a dazzling success

By Lily Chadwick, As. Sports Editor, Photo Manager March 1, 2024

Pounding music. Flashing lights. Neon clothing. The WCHS 2024 Glow Dance was a shining success. The dance is an annual tradition where students dress up in neon skirts, tops, vests, beads or anything that...

WCHS student Thao Nguyen reviews French on Duolingo while at lunch. Taking the biliteracy exam helped Nguyen understand her French skills and work to better them.

Seal the deal on language fluency with biliteracy exam

By Rebecca Dean, Assistant Arts Editor March 1, 2024

As the silver confetti streams down, some WCHS students in blue graduation robes can receive a gleaming medal in addition to their diploma. Students desire the sparkling medal that those who have earned...

The two GoGuardian logos in the top right tools bar on Google Chrome sit bland, indicating that the software is not activated. The white logo will turn blue with a circle around it as soon as a teacher activates the software.

Should MCPS give GoGuardian a go?

By Ryan Shenker, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

“Will GoGuardian go?” That is the question that many students are asking after the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) received the 2024-25 proposed operating budget from MCPS. In an unexpected...

Various documents from the MCEAs website lie scattered. With hundreds of pages, it is a bit overwhelming. The unions goals are still simple.

Teacher’s union gives teachers a voice in MCPS

By Ray Guan, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

There is very little that is more important than education. Teachers are powerful; they build future generations. However, they do not receive enough respect and recognition from society. What force on...

Aeronautical Science Club takes off this year with unprecedented success.

Fly high with WCHS’ Aeronautical Science Club

By Nirvaan De Silva, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The Aeronautical Science Club has taken off this year and wants more members to come along for the ride! In its first year as a club, it has had remarkable success, with around 25 regular members who come...

WCHS junior Gabby Mariam poses with the guacamole she prepared for the WCHS Spanish Honors Society potluck held on Febuary 21. The event was a time for the group of students to get together and celebrate Spanish culture and the Spanish language.

WCHS’ Spanish Honors Society displays their culture with a potluck

By Claire Moylan, Assistant Features Editor & Photo Manager February 23, 2024

The WCHS Spanish Honors Society is a group of accomplished Spanish students who come together to celebrate Spanish culture and host events to bring the community together. On February 22, the group did...

AP Chemistry students are grouped into lab tables where they are expected to collaborate on solving the problems and helping each other learn.

Out of element: concerns over AP Chemistry prerequisite

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

Despite all AP courses undoubtedly being much more rigorous than the average high school class, there is still a classification among students of these courses as either “hard APs” or “easy APs.”...

Ms. Emmalee Kenny proudly holds up her Teacher of the Month sign.

Teacher of the month: Emmalee Kenny

By Clara Young, Copy Editor December 15, 2023

On a dreary school morning, 40 minutes of physical activity or awkward health topics could sound more appealing to the average student. Yet, the Physical Education and Health departments might have changed...

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