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

Mr. Miller Redden, a substitute teacher at WCHS, can recently be seen working on a law issue outside of his teaching at other high schools. He has been a substitute for WCHS for a while now and is always willing to help the students who come to him.

Behind the substitute: who are the people that come in to guess teach?

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant online editor November 15, 2022

Substitute teachers are often the most underappreciated types of teachers in schools today. Most students will brush them off and ignore them, and not many will take the time to introduce themselves and...

Students crowd the WCHS cafeteria on the morning of September 29, 2022 to buy and eat breakfast.

Limited lunch options leave students hungry for more

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2022

Walk into the cafeteria and take in the sight: lines of restless students, underfilled trays of pre-packaged food and utensils littering the floor. This scene is an exact replica of last year, except now,...

Mr. Fishman, the Anatomy and Physiology teacher at WCHS, uses his human skeleton model to assist his students with a visual representation to relate to their learning.

Teacher of the Month: James Fishman

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager October 20, 2022

With both an immense amount of knowledge in the subject and prior experiences that pair perfectly with the course, Mr. James Fishman has a lot to offer as the Anatomy and Physiology teacher at WCHS. Along...

WCHS junior Emma Datch takes advantage of class time and catching up on assignments that she is behind on.

WCHS implements catch up days to support students

By Sneha David, Assistant Online Editor October 11, 2022

Many students can find themselves overwhelmed and stressed when they fall behind on work. Making an effort to eliminate this stress, WCHS has now implemented “catch-up days”, a day each month where...

The Spanish Honor Society comes together for their first meeting on Septemeber 28, 2022 to share the light. Together, the SPHS shares their culture with each other during their induction ceremony in WCHS cafeteria.

WCHS honor societies foster subject excellence and community

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant Online Editor October 11, 2022

Honor and society on their own mean two entirely different things, but when brought together they create some of the most valued clubs at WCHS. Honor societies allow students to branch out, help others...

The class of 2024 executive board works on the homecoming mural of Pac-Man in the math hallway.

Homecoming murals bring WCHS students together

By Sneha David, Assitant Online Editor October 4, 2022

As October approaches, the number one thing on many WCHS student’s minds is homecoming. But before homecoming can take place, there is so much planning to be done. One of the tasks being decorations....

Hundreds of WCHS students crowd inside the gym on Sep. 16 for the annual Club day. With over 180 tables set up, many found it challenging to find their way around to each club.

Club day gives students the opportunity to develop new interests

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor September 27, 2022

During most school days, lunch is the time for students to relax, hang out with friends, make up assignments or talk with teachers. However, Sep. 16 had a unique opportunity. As fourth period ended and...

WCHS has its own specialized summer program that students can find on the WCHS website to access any opportunities and frequently asked questions they might need answers to.

The benefits of summer school

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager June 10, 2022

Although students are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for summer break, some might not know the opportunities WCHS offers that students could use during the summer to assist their learning...

A photograph taken of the Super Flower Blood Moon from a telescope during the May 15-16 eclipse.

Super Flower Blood Moon creates a striking night sky

By Sarah Bland, Staff Writer June 10, 2022

The sky became a vibrant red as the witching hour came about, Mercury was in retrograde and it was midnight two days after Friday, May 13. But it was not Armageddon, it was the 2022 Super Flower Blood...

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2022

His outfit of a cap, green shirt and basketball shorts is instantly recognizable. His room is consistently buzzing at lunch. His students appreciate his patience. His passion for WCHS with the colleagues,...

On March 29th, the Washington Nationals released their cherry blossom inspired City Connect.

Connecting to the city: pro sports teams unveil new look

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor May 8, 2022

Cherry blossoms are an iconic symbol of the Washington, D.C. metro area, they even have an entire festival dedicated to them. But now, cherry blossoms have a new influence within the city: sports. On March...

With possible COVID surges after Spring Break, some families have begun stocking up on masks in preparation for a possible reinstated mandate.

WCHS takes steps to avoid post-break surge

By Austin Vinner, News Editor May 8, 2022

After the recent drop in COVID-19 cases and loosening of restrictions, including in-school mask mandates, it seems to many that the pandemic is finally coming to an end. Despite this, it is still early...

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