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

To the Point host Aisha Mbowe discusses the operating budget on the first episode of the show post COVID-19. Many MCPS-TV programs went on hiatus during the pandemic and are now being brought back.

MCPS rolls out new methods of public outreach

By Isar Uslu, Assistant News Editor March 1, 2024

From emails to live streams, phone calls to social media posts, MCPS has many methods of communicating with students, families and staff. But after several policy changes, controversies and school closures,...

The graph above shows the declining student enrollment trends in MCPS schools between Fall of 2017 and Fall of 2022, which could be in part due to the decline in the perceived quality of MCPS schools.

Major changes needed as schools tumble post COVID-19

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Opinions Editor December 18, 2023

As the dust begins to settle after the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a stark reality has emerged—the quality of American schools is experiencing a striking decline. All across...

Police cars are stationed outside Montgomery Blair High School on Oct. 16 after a bomb threat was made to the school. This would be one of three bombs threats made to the school, including one of nine threats from numerous MCPS schools, all within the month of October.

Recent bomb threats wreak havoc in MCPS

By Jeremy Chung, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2023

John F. Kennedy High School, Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS), Oak View Elementary School, Silver Spring International School, Rockville High School, Albert Einstein High School, Springbrook High School...

In the Emergency Preparedness information on the official MCPS website, a playlist of videos about the topic is shown. Yes, it is on their website, but resources like these need to have more exposure to students, staff, and parents.

MCPS must do more to keep their students safe

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Opinions Editor October 27, 2023

In the face of a world fraught with unforeseen challenges, the safety of our students should be non-negotiable. However, it is disheartening to observe that students and schools within MCPS often fail...

Registation for the MCPS Central High School Program (CHSSP) is now available. Students may now register to complete one full-credit course over the summer.

Soak up the sun and knowledge at MCPS summer school

By Catherine Chan, Assistant Online Editor June 6, 2023

Sunshine. Travel. Beach. Friends. Ice cream. These are often the words that come to mind when students think about summer. However, for other students, summer reminds them more of pencils, paper and Zoom...

The WCHS girls basketball team poses for the their senior night photo. Despite a successful season, the difference in attendance is shocking.

50 years of Title IX has progressed women athletics

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

When Title IX of the Civil Rights Act was signed into law on June 23, 1972 by President Richard M. Nixon, its effect on sports was not the intent. What resulted was the spearhead of women's leadership...

The past years overdose statistic have continued the alarming trend of overdoses rising. The number of overdoses reached an all time high in 2022.

MCPS and the media must change the narrative to curb overdosing

By Liam Klein, Opinions Editor February 23, 2023

Prince, Tom Petty, Mac Miller, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Tyler Skaggs, Juice WRLD, Heath Ledger, Len Bias, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley. What do all of these incredible...

In a blend of in-person school learning and virtual learning, MCPS students will be given more course options in 2022-2023 school year to combat the countywide education gap.

MCPS expands virtual classes for upcoming year

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor May 8, 2022

Robotics. Animation. Biotech. German. Italian. Although these five courses are not available at WCHS, WCHS students will still be able to take them in the 2022-2023 school year. How? Through one of MCPS’...

On Wed., March 16, during advisory, students participated in MCPS Antiracist System Audit. Students are taking the audit to help the school system limit bias, discrimination and racism.

MCPS conducts audit to examine role of racism in policies

By Jeremy Fredricks, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2022

“Race and racism were built into our system from the very beginning,” John Landesman, the Executive Director of MCPS’ Office of Strategic Initiatives, said.  MCPS was founded in 1860 for white...

Terry Bell, WCHS security team leader, stands in front of the Bulldog lobby on February 10, 2022, as he watches over movement in the hallway. Security is extremely important, especially after everything that has happened recently.

Tragic events within school district rock community

By Clara Young, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

 Fear is an unavoidable emotion that overcomes many at some point in their lives. Fear made its way through Col. Zadok Magruder High School on Jan. 24 at 12:50 p.m., as the sound of a gunshot rang through...

Clinical vaccine trials for children took place back in fall of 2021. After the FDAs approval of child vaccinations, children in the 5-11 year old age group have been getting vaccinated.

All students in MCPS should have access to the vaccine

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor March 17, 2022

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine? Is it safe? Are they too young to get vaccinated? These are all questions that doctors, parents and children themselves have raised across the country. But the...

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...

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