The Observer

Going to Washington is a Capital Opportunity

U.S. History and art students got the opportunity to go to the White House Feb. 24 to hear Michelle Obama give a speech about overcoming adversity. The field trip also allowed the students to explore D.C.

By Maya Rosenberg, Social Media Editor

March 22, 2016

CHS is a mere 30-minute drive from the center of the free world, the capital of our country, the District of Columbia. According to Destination D.C., a part of Washington D.C.’s official website that monitors the rate of tourism, D.C. welcomed a total of 20.2 million visitors in 2014, setting a...

CHS bids farewell to retiring staff members: Teacher John Kochowicz

CHS bids farewell to retiring staff members: Teacher John Kochowicz

By Ariana Etessami, Staff Writer

May 31, 2012

After more than a decade of serving the CHS community, Social Studies and Bridge Program teacher John Kochowicz will be retiring from his teaching career.  Kochowicz hopes to use his new free time to pursue other hobbies.  “I look forward to having more time for travel, volunteer work, and...

Schilling wins fellowship

Schilling wins fellowship

By Emily Birnbaum, Contest Manager

March 23, 2012

 Congratulations to NSL teacher Matthew Schilling for winning the Sarah D. Barder Memorial Fellowship, a prestigious educator-recognition award administered by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. Junior Yana Kost recommended Schilling for the prize because he made the "mundane exciting...

Eliminating on-level history adds pressure

Eliminating on-level history adds pressure

February 21, 2012

The CHS administration and social studies department are considering eliminating on-level U.S. History for the 2012-2013 school year. This pending decision is largely justified as a method of accomplishing goals established by the School Improvement Plan (SIP), a yearly report developed by administrators...

Carroll to retire after 40 years, students and staff honor career

By Meghna Balakumar Online Observations

May 16, 2011

From months spent fighting the Vietcong in the Vietnam War to years spent teaching Economics, AP European History and Personal Finance, Michael Carroll’s life has been dedicated to helping others. This June, Carroll will retire from MCPS.   Carroll began teaching in 1972 and came to CHS in 1992.   “I...

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