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 chat page the NaNoWriMo website. There participants could communicate with each other, providing updates on their work and motivation.

Students celebrate writing with national competition

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief January 2, 2022

Every November, thousands of school-aged writers log onto their computers, typing up stories about their hopes, dreams and inner thoughts. At the end of every day, they enter their word counts into the...

Students wait in line for COVID-19 screening testing on Dec. 7. Students were randomly-selected to particpate in the testing, which MCPS recently rolled out at all schools.

Pop Quiz! Random COVID-19 testing for WCHS students

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

On Nov. 16, WCHS senior Kaveh Farahifar was handed a yellow piece of paper by his English teacher. Feeling a sense of curiosity while looking at the paper, he realized that he was one of about two dozen...

Seniors Aryaan Duggal (right) and Ryan Jen (left) show off what they did at Potomac Day on Oct. 23. Duggal manned the stand at Kicks Karate, while Jen led the WCHS drumline in the parade.

WCHS students drum up support at Potomac Day

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

From a parade -- complete with the WCHS drumline -- to dozens of stands representing local businesses, Potomac Day 2021 marked a return to the annual October tradition.  It began with a parade featuring...

Sophomore Zoey Tahardi (standing in the blue jacket) deals the cards out for blackjack at lunch on Oct. 28. She plays blackjack with her group of friends near-daily at lunch, often in the courtyard next to the math department.

21 in 2021: Group brings blackjack to WCHS

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2021

In the courtyard at the end of the math hallway, one might not mistake the blackjack game for the kind found in a high-end Las Vegas casino. There was no felt-covered table, no endless supply of food or...

WCHS 2020-21 schedule equipped with some common student commentary.

Online school had positive aspects

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief June 12, 2021

A glass half-full person can find good in any situation. As this crazy school year comes to a close, there’s been a lot of positives, even though it has been easy to find the negatives: a deadly pandemic,...

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...

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,...

A map of where the Follows traveled during their documentary , Our Towns. The trip took them from the west coast of California, to the Atlantic Oceans shoreline in Maine to South Dakota.

James and Deborah Follows explore small towns across America in “Our Towns”

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

In Americana, a small town is the ideal place -- full of nights spent at the ballpark, outdoor plays reflecting the small town’s heritage and a sense of community. Yet, many don’t get to see this part...

On senior Nathan Varners interactive map of WCHS, students can check out different locations -- including classrooms, the gym, the auditorium and hand sanitizing stations.

WCHS senior Nathan Varner creates an interactive map of school to help students

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor April 25, 2021

As students return to the building for the first time in over a year, and for some, the first time ever, it is not a stretch to say some people have forgotten where they are going. While the lifeblood...

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...

 The lunchroom at WCHS has desks spread out so students can practice social distancing. The lunchroom and Auxiliary Gym will be used for students eating lunch in Phase 1.2.

WCHS administrators discuss school reopening plans

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor March 3, 2021

When the Montgomery County Board of Education confirmed that students would return to in-person school in March, there were a lot of questions- most notably, surrounding how schools would open safely....

An empty classroom at WCHS is prepped for students to return. WCHS, like all Montgomery County Public Schools, has been closed since Mar. 13, 2020, but plans to start returning students in phases.

Montgomery County Board of Education votes to re-open schools in March

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor February 15, 2021

Lunches have been at home. Sports have been virtual. Classes have been taken over Zoom. It has been nearly one year since students in Montgomery County, Md. have been to school, due to COVID-19. Montgomery...

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