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Spring 2021 Letters to the Editor

By Observer Staff June 11, 2021

During a year of virtual publications, connecting with the WCHS community has been hard.  However, "the Churchill Observer" is excited to share six "Letters to the Editor" from spring 2021. Below are...

Due to the new variations of the AP exams, there are a few recomendations that the College Board advises students to do before exam day, like testing out the app, and getting to the app 30 minutes early.

Students adjust to the new AP exam schedule and format

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor May 29, 2021

It is the busiest time of year. Juniors are trying to prepare for the SATs, seniors are preparing for graduation and sophomores and freshmen are flooded with schoolwork. But recently, the biggest task...

Graduation 2021 will look different than prior years. Instead of being at Constitional Hall in Washington, D.C. -- like in 2019 -- it will be held at WCHS' stadium.

Principal Heckert reflects on unique year and looks forward

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

As the end of a school year, mostly defined by changes in how -- and where -- students learn comes closer to fruition, there are a lot of reflections going on. Everything from virtual learning to social...

WCHS freshman Megan Demske works at her computer over the weekend. The MAP tests add one more thing students have to worry about.

Students express frustration with MAP testing

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor May 21, 2021

Run by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is a standardized test typically administered in three sections (fall, winter and spring) every year. This month,...

During the study circle, stereotypes of anti-Asian-American were dicussed. The RJSC led the study circle over two days -- May 4 and May 5.

The Restorative Justice and Student Coalition addresses anti Asian hate with student circles

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Following recent acts of violence against Asian-Americans, the Restorative Justice Student Coalition (RJSC) knew they had to act. They decided to hold a study circle, their second this year in advisory,...

When students surprised AP Biology teacher Wendy Franklin on their last day, she was overwhelmed with emotion. Their kind act eventually made it to

Students celebration of WCHS teacher makes national news

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2021

“ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” is watched by an average of 9.6 million viewers on any given night. That is now how many people know the name Wendy Franklin. The AP and Honors Biology teacher...

The Greenbelt Metro Station mass vaccination site administers vaccines to local residents. As one of the closest mass vaccination centers to most WCHS students, this location is a popular one to receive the vaccine.

WCHS students receive COVID-19 vaccines

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor April 30, 2021

After months of restrictions and anxious waiting, Maryland has accelerated their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. Appointments are now available to anyone ages 16+, and WCHS students are taking advantage...

WCHS’s Model UN team hosted their first conference on April 16th-17th over Zoom. Students and Teachers put in countless hours of work to make this conference be the best it could despite the virtual environment.

WCHS Model United Nations Club hosts its first conference

By Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Online Editor April 30, 2021

While many of WCHS’s clubs have decreased meetings or simply stopped club activities due to the challenges that the virtual environment presented this year, WCHS’s Model United Nations (MUN) Club has...

A teacher and her students adjust to outdoor learning environment. WCHS plans to implement the same idea to improve academic performance.

WCHS outdoor learning initiative replaces traditional classrooms *(April Fools)

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor April 9, 2021

WCHS has been around since 1964. For nearly 60 years, the building has stood as a center of education, learning and growth. Now, it won’t. The building will be closed as WCHS transitions to an all-outdoor...

AP Lunch returns to satisfy hungry students*(April Fools)

By Olivia Yasharoff, Arts Editor April 9, 2021

By popular demand, The College Board has decided to bring back AP Lunch and will reintroduce it in all MCPS schools starting next year for students with an appetite for learning about lunch. Honors...

With anti-Asian violence on the rise, groups have come together and protested the recent injustices. This particular compaign was for Vicha Ratanapakdee who died after being violently slammed into on his morning walk.

Recent Asian American hate highlights racism in WCHS community

By Sylvia Thomson, Assistant Social Media Manager March 22, 2021

Bullying, subconscious biases or just plain ignorance? These lines often get blurry when the topic of race gets mentioned in Potomac. With the Asian population making up the second-largest demographic...

SMOB final candidates Henry Kaye and Hana O’Looney, both current juniors at Richard Montgomery high school, will face off in the SMOB general election in April. Current SMOB, Nick Asante, posted this infographic as a congratulations to the finalists who emerged from a field of ten.

SMOB candidates campaign for 2021-2022 school year seat

By Quinn Cook, News Editor March 14, 2021

In a year with few educational continuities, MCPS students will see one soon: a new Student Member of the Board. With Henry Kaye and Hana O'Looney being chosen as the two final candidates at the SMOB Nominating...

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