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CHS theater puts on techni-colorful musical

Senior Ethan J. Miller starred as the title character in the musical
November 29, 2017

The CHS performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” took place Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 in the Gertrude G. Bish Auditorium. The play tells the story of Jacob's son, Joseph, as...

Destructive Acts Prompt Investigation

Various locations at CHS were vandalized
February 27, 2017

Police are currently investigating various incidents of vandalism that have been reported over the past month at CHS and Walter Johnson High Schools. The initial vandalism incident at CHS was reported...

Pep Rallies Lack Excitement and Attendance

Pep rallies are meant to show the best of CHS, yet they often fail to do so.
October 13, 2016

A pep rally is like a mandatory class on school spirit, except most kids skip. The fall pep rally is scheduled for Friday October 14, which also happens to be SOS day. The homecoming football game...

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann

CHS Mourns Loss of Sophomore Baumann
March 22, 2016

Sophomore Alex Baumann passed away Feb. 25 at the age of 15. Baumann is survived by parents Lissa Cooper Baumann and David Baumann and extended family members. Baumann identified as non-binary, meaning...

CHS Theater Shows How to Succeed in Musicals

The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying cast performs on stage during a dress rehearsal. The show opened Nov. 13.
November 30, 2015

CHS’ production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened Friday, Nov. 13. With a large crowd of parents, students and staff attending, CHS’ performance of this classic ‘60s...

Jazz ensemble holds annual winter coffeehouse

Members of the CHS jazz ensemble participated in its annual coffeehouse Dec. 12.
December 15, 2014

The CHS Jazz Ensemble held its annual winter coffeehouse Dec. 12. The theme of the coffeehouse was a 1970s throwback. The band room was completely transformed, with tables set up where the audience...

‘Observer’ asks CHS: What would you do?

'Observer' asks CHS: What would you do?
October 24, 2014

Each day at CHS, students face a variety of scenarios including cramming for last minute tests or stressing over having enough money to pay for lunch at Cabin John Mall.  However, there are some situations...

CHS should mourn national tragedies

Raising the flag at half-mass is another way to commemorate the death of influential figures, no matter how closely related to the community.
December 20, 2013

Any ordinary Friday morning would involve classes starting smoothly at 7:25 and the Daily Dose airing for the last five minutes of fourth period.  However, this was no ordinary Friday morning.  Or at...

Gatsby’s messages are timeless

Gatsby's messages are timeless
December 6, 2013

Catcher and the Rye, The Odyssey, and To Kill a Mocking Bird are just some books that fall on the classic high school reading list, but arguably the most important piece of high school literature is F....

Author gives talk at CHS

Author gives talk at CHS
December 3, 2013

Members of the CHS community listened as Potomac parent Vaddey Ratner discussed her best-selling novel, Under the Shade of the Banyan, on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.   The Winston Churchill High School...

CHS ranked No. 1 in MD for third consecutive year

October 25, 2013

CHS has done it again—landing the No.1 school ranking in Maryland for the third year in a row. According to the report by U.S. News and World Report, CHS ranks as the best high school in Maryland against...

New Teachers of CHS

September 30, 2013

The start of a new school year always brings new faces along with the familiar ones. This year, new staff members joined the CHS faculty in a variety of departments, and the Observer sat down with these...

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