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

The new MCPS public engagement policy emphasizes the importance of culturally responsive and anti racist engagement. In addition to the policy, the BOE has released tools to ensure communication is effective for a diverse parent community.

WCHS community strives to reach more public engagement

By Leah Kreisler, Online Photo Manager December 2, 2022

On Oct.19, WCHS students were asked to complete a wellness survey during Pride. The survey asked for suggestions and feedback regarding the wellness time provided after second period every day. Despite...

Julie Yang, the new member of the Board of Education for District 3, won with 67 percent of the vote against her opponent Scott Joftus. Yang hopes to bring a new perspective to the Board.

Mom of WCHS graduate Julie Yang secures BOE seat

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor December 2, 2022

After all the votes were counted, Julie Yang will be the newly elected Board of Education (BOE) member for District Three, winning in a landslide victory with 67 percent of the vote against her opponent,...

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

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...

Trump has tentatively appointed Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

Potential Appointee Poses Threat to Public School System

By Sofia Williamson, Opinions Editor January 12, 2017

The public school system has guaranteed educational opportunities to students since the mid 19th century. It has made equality of opportunity a strong possibility for all Americans. President-elect...

Regardless of moral opinion, medical abortion should be taught in an unbiased manner to students in health classes.

Abortion Education Should be Integrated Into MCPS Health Curriculums

By Sofia Williamson, Opinions Editor January 4, 2017

In world history classes, students are taught a wide span of religion views without bias. For instance, In 1962,  the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose...

Bill Expands SMOB Power

By Rebecca Jackson, Circulation Manager March 22, 2016

The Maryland House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 87, which will significantly expand the voting rights of the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) for Montgomery County. If passed in the...

Students to access WiFi next year

Students to access WiFi next year

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager February 28, 2013

Students across Montgomery County will finally have free access to a wireless connection on any personal device in schools beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, thanks to an MCPS Board of Education vote...

Education reform needed to compete

By Joe Nolan, Opinions Editor February 28, 2013

In the midst of the Space Race of the 1950s, the US was startled to find itself playing catch-up with the USSR for the title of world’s greatest superpower. When the Soviets launched Sputnik into space,...

Achievement gap subject of Starrs State of the Schools

Achievement gap subject of Starr’s ‘State of the Schools’

By Dana Youngentob, News Editor December 3, 2012

Superintendent Joshua Starr gave a "State of the Schools" address Nov. 12 to update the community on MCPS’ progress. The theme of this inaugural address was "Building the Future Together." The slogan...

Obama’s education plans calls for sweeping reform

By By Emily Birnbaum, Staff Writer March 1, 2011

President Obama again made his plans known to overhaul President Bush’s signature education law, No Child Left Behind, in his Jan. 25 State of the Union address, but the outcome is still in doubt—for...

Educational Foundation issues grants for student projects

October 27, 2010

This year, the CHS Educational Foundation is continuing its efforts to provide financial support for student- and teacher-run educational activities through its Challenge Grant. “[The Challenge Grant]...

Educational Equality

By Editor in Chief Andrea Mirviss Features Editor Amanda Vinner May 4, 2010

A National Dilemma Some young girls may remember chasing little boys around the playground chanting: “Girls go to college to get more knowledge; boys go to Jupiter to get more stupid-er.” Countless...

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