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Students rush to seventh period on Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023 to avoid being swept in a possible hall sweep.

WCHS’ controversial ‘Hall Sweep’ policy prompts student frustration and parent concerns

By Julia Levi and George Chang January 10, 2024

While the occasional reprimand from a security guard or disapproving glance from a teacher were the typical consequences for tardiness, WCHS is now introducing a new ramification: hallway sweeps. Starting...

WCHS Staff has started to check Student IDs to double-check that they are seniors before letting them leave campus during lunch.

New lunch rules impact WCHS students

By Claire Moylan, Photo Manager May 31, 2023

After a WCHS student sits through four periods, they finally hear the sound of the bell signaling that it is time for a break from studying, note-taking and working. It is time for lunch. Most students...

Students are already singing up for the newest edition to the WCHS P.E. classes. The wandering hallways class is filling up quickly, so make sure to sign up soon!

P.E. walked so wandering hallways could run

By Jeremy Chung, The better Jeremy?!?! April 11, 2022

It is no secret that WCHS will be offering new courses for students for the 2022-23 school year. However next year, WCHS will unveil a new groundbreaking physical education course: wandering hallways. This...

Prior to working at WCHS as an attendance secretary, Patrice Thomas worked in various other fields.

WCHS staff members reminisce about past jobs

By Melissa Redlich, Features Editor January 11, 2022

WCHS staff members. Students know them as people who work in the office, help at the bus circle, and keep students safe. Now, they spend their time supporting students and are part of teaching the future...

Security guard Craig Stewart was selected as this years SEIU 2016 Supporting Services Employee of the Year.

CHS Security Guard ‘Stu’ Wins Service Award

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor February 25, 2016

CHS security guard Craig Stewart, best known as “Stu,” has been chosen as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2016 Supporting Services Employee of the Year. The SEIU and the Montgomery...

Staff get access cards

Staff get access cards

By Isabel Dibble, Online Observations Editor March 23, 2015

CHS staff received access cards that will allow them to use card scanners outside the school to enter the building during certain hours. CHS will now be locking doors during the school day, with the...

With the addition of the cameras, students can now be monitered in almost every part of the school building.

County places 50 new security cameras in CHS hallways

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor September 25, 2013

This past summer at least 50 new security cameras were installed throughout the CHS hallways due to a budget increase in the Division of Safety and Security. Previously, CHS had only 32 operating security...

Elementary schools upgrade security systems

Elementary schools upgrade security systems

By Emilie Plesset, Online Editor-In-Chief March 1, 2013

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a request at its Jan. 8 meeting to add $364,000 of funding into the School Securities System Projects which will allow all MCPS elementary schools to install...

MCPS has initiated $9 million security system upgrade.

Metal detectors necessary for school safety

By Julia Reagan, Public Relations and Social Media Manager September 25, 2012

How many students at CHS would expect to hear a gunshot in the cafeteria?  How many would expect a violent and potentially fatal event to happen on their first day of school? The students at Perry Hall...

Scans, pat-downs invade travelers’ privacy

December 21, 2010

Four months of school complete and ten days of relaxation in sight—winter break, a much needed vacation time, is the only thing on most students’ minds as the temperatures drop and the holiday decorations...

Theft reported at Sheperd Stadium

By Christina Zhang, Photo Editor January 4, 2010

A woman reportedly walked into the CHS football stadium Monday, Nov. 2 and stole cell phones out of two students’ backpacks. According to security team leader Terry Bell, the two students who were...

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