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

Now more than ever, many teachers are feeling burnt out and ready to leave their jobs due lack of appreciation along with a variety of other issues they face.

Teachers are feeling tired and unvalued. And they’re leaving.

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor May 26, 2022

National Teacher Appreciation Week, celebrated in the first full week of May every year, is a week for students to thank teachers for all the hard work they do. Some students may give gifts, make cards...

The Local Summer School Program, offered across schools in MCPS, has a wide variety of course options for students who want to take classes over the summer.

Summer heats up with learning opportunities

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager May 8, 2022

“Are you interested in taking credit courses like Health and Honors Geometry this summer? Are you interested in taking enrichment courses like College Essay Writing and SAT/ACT Prep? Sign up for the...

The Princeton Review Prep book for AP Anti-Bullying is a top pick for those who are already starting to prepare for the exam. The book includes 6 practice tests so students are able to put their anti-bully skills to the test.

Be nice: AP Anti-Bullying stomps out negative behavior

By Caroline Harless, The Better Photo Manager April 4, 2022

AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Government and Politics. The list goes on for the AP classes offered at WCHS. However, for years there has been one class that many students were advocating for: AP Anti-Bullying....

Student Member of the Board Hana O’looney at the Feb. 24 Board of Education meeting. At the meeting, O’looney advocated to keep the mask mandate in schools which caused her to face lots of negativity online.

SMOB Hana O’looney faces unfair cyberbullying for speaking up

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager March 21, 2022

The role of the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) comes with engaging in issues prevalent in MCPS: having a say on the Board of Education (BOE) and advocating for the student body. However, when current...

A restorative justice circle from Dec. 4 at Neelsville Middle School. Students across the county participate in restorative justice workshops to correct their behavior and learn how to better the community.

Restorative justice is the future of conflict resolution

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager March 17, 2022

Imagine a student who has gotten into a physical altercation on school grounds. As the student is hauled off to the principal’s office, what is the first punishment that comes to mind? Most would say...

Released on Jan. 7, 2022, “Hype House” gives viewers an insight as to what goes on in the personal lives of the some of the most popular TikTok creators.

New Netflix show worth the ‘hype’

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager February 13, 2022

Imagine a $5 million mansion located just outside of Los Angeles: 11,293 square feet within a gated community spanning across 20 acres of land, a seven-car garage and an indoor home theater that can seat...

On Dec. 1, many students spent the Bulldog Pride Choice period in the Media Center. The Media Center was a top choice for students who wanted to complete homework, read or have quiet study time.

WCHS offers options for advisory with Bulldog Choice

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager December 22, 2021

Every Wednesday, since the beginning of the school year, students have reported to their advisory classrooms between fourth period and lunch for a 30-minute lesson. With lessons covering topics such as...

At Bath and Body Works, the holiday display, located in the front of the store, presents customers with some of their most popular candles for the holiday season. Bath and Body Works offers a wide variety of scents to choose from during this time of the year.

The smell of the holidays: choosing the right candle

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager December 2, 2021

Have you ever walked into Bath and Body Works and instantly became overwhelmed by the amount of products and scents they have to offer? Their candles and other bath products are enjoyed by many, but it...

The portables were a new addition to WCHS in order to accommodate the growing number of students. Pictured is Portable 1, where many students have AP NSL class.

Portables prompt problems for WCHS students and teachers

By Caroline Harless, Photo Manager October 26, 2021

You’ve probably noticed the tan-colored structures with walkways and a courtyard outside of WCHS. However, do you know what they are? Well they’re called portables: new classrooms that were added in...

WCHS classrooms have been arranged to accommodate the CDC guidelines with desks 6 feet apart. With 12-15 desks per classroom, students who go back to school can feel safe.

WCHS families express mixed feelings over school reopening

By Caroline Harless, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Virtual school is not something anyone could have expected. Joining classes everyday through Zoom, doing school at home and not being able to see friends and teachers would have sounded bizarre a year...

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