The Observer

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News

MCPS has a $2.519 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to fund operations for the 204 schools included in the county. While MCPS may be adequately funded, there are still alarming disparities within the county concerning planned distribution of resources to schools and funding for such reso...

New principal arrives at CHS

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

The MCPS Board of Education appointed Ms. Brandice Heckert to be the new principal of CHS May 21. Heckert will replace principal Joan Benz July 1. Heckert was the assistant principal at Bethesda Chevy Chase (B-CC) High School before being appointed principal of CHS. She was also previously a math teach...

Democratic candidate provides volunteer opportunities for teens

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Opportunities like volunteering for a political campaign are rarely available for high school students, but candidate Jordan Cooper provides the chance of experiencing a political environment through his campaign. Jordan Cooper is currently a Democratic candidate running for delegate in District 1...

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

Md. education resource disparity causes teachers to strike

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor In Chief

May 9, 2018


Filed under News

MCPS has a $2.519 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to fund operations for the 204 schools included in the county. While MCPS may be adequately funded, there are still alarming disparities within the county concerning planned distribution of resources to schools and funding for such resources. “My...

CHS hosts MCR to vote for 2018-2019 officers

CHS hosts MCR to vote for 2018-2019 officers

By Dani Miller, News Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Montgomery County Regional (MCR) SGA held a county-wide meeting April 18 in the CHS auditorium. Over 200 students attended the meeting from schools all over MCPS to vote for next year’s MCR officers. According to the MCR SGA website, MCR is a county-wide student government association that represents...

Sport registration moves from paper to online

Sport registration moves from paper to online

By Vicky Gunawan, Photo Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

MCPS replaced the paper process of trying out for sports to an online registration for the 2017-18 school year going forward.   Previously, students trying out for a sport at CHS required different types of forms such as the physical evaluation form and concussion testing baseline consent f...

Native American memorial set to open in 2018

By Rebecca Jackson, News Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

A 1994 Act of Congress permitted the creation of a memorial for Native American Veterans by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on the National Mall. It is set to be unveiled Veterans day Nov. 11, 2020, just two years away. Although Native Americans contribute much to society, they are o...

Anti-Defamation League brings “No Place for Hate” to CHS

By Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

CHS will be the newest school in MCPS to receive “No Place for Hate” training by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).   The goal of “No Place for Hate” is to provide members of the CHS community with a framework and resources for challenging bigotry, name-calling and bullying. The trai...

Mother-daughter pair host drug assembly

Mother-daughter pair host drug assembly

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

When students shuffled into the auditorium Feb. 6 for an assembly, they expected another police officer discussing car crashes or a psychologist talking about depression. Instead they found an MCPS mother and her wheelchair-bound child.   Montgomery College student Lea Edgecomb told the true narrative ...

MCPS supplies free ACT, SAT vouchers to students

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

MCPS is now offering a free SAT or ACT voucher for every junior.   In order to receive the free voucher, students must apply through the Counseling Department or the College/Career Center. Students complete a form, including a photo, and return it to the College/Career Center. The voucher only ...

New 3D printer will add new dimension to CHS

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, School, Top Stories

The CHS Educational Foundation will donate a 3D printer to CHS. The printer has no set date of arrival, but should be here in the next few weeks for students and various departments to use.   The 3D print is achieved through an additive process where thin layers of filament material are success...

2018-2019 budget could harm MCPS programs

2018-2019 budget could harm MCPS programs

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School, Top Stories

MCPS officially released their proposed budget Dec. 19 for the 2018-2019 school year.   This budget allocates funds towards hiring new staff and opening a new middle school in order to compensate for the increased enrollment for the upcoming school year. It also includes funds toward implementa...

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