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

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

Teacher of the Month: Jonathan Lee

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2022

His outfit of a cap, green shirt and basketball shorts is instantly recognizable. His room is consistently buzzing at lunch. His students appreciate his patience. His passion for WCHS with the colleagues,...

WCHS auditorium celebrates its new prestigious award for Teacher of the Year with a big crowd and a bundle of congratulatory balloons.

Teacher of the Year: The Auditorium!

By Ryan Weiner, Professional Half-Face Snapper April 4, 2022

During the 2020-21 school year, this teacher took a break for most of the year as classes went virtual and only had a limited role for AP tests, even when students came back. Yet, since the start of the...

Carol DeOro, an Honors English 12 and AP Language and Composition teacher, holds up her Teacher of the Month sign in her classroom. DeOro has been teaching English for 31 years and loves helping her students improve their reading and writing skills.

Teacher of the Month: Carol DeOro

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor January 2, 2022

Anyone who has ever met her will say the same thing: Carol DeOro has spunk. Known for her humor and crazy stories, the Honors English 12 and AP Language and Composition teacher has touched many hearts...

Due to the sudden switch to distance learning, teachers have had to adjust how to teach their lessons during the pandemic.

WCHS teachers battle anxiety during virtual learning

By Sylvia Thomson, Assistant Social Media Manager October 28, 2020

No one was prepared for the extreme set of obstacles that the pandemic hurled at us. Teachers were especially taken aback in the spring by the switch to distance-learning, scrambling to modify their classes...

Mr. Clark poses for a photo with his award. The government teacher graduated from the University of Maryland with a double degree.

TOTM: Bryan Clark

By Victoria Park, Opinions Editor March 4, 2020

Social studies classes are some of the most engaging and interesting courses to take at WCHS, especially because of the passionate teachers in the department. AP Comparative Government and AP NSL teacher...

Mr.Sanz has implemented the Frantic Friday program to help his orchestra students de-stress. On Fridays, students have the chance to study for classes, catch up on homework or even take a nap.

Relax into the weekend thanks to Frantic Fridays

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager January 30, 2020

School and the workload can be overbearing to students and with the added weight of sports and other extracurriculars, it can be easy for students to feel like they are drowning in a swirling sea of tests,...

Blanken poses for a picture with her award. Blanken, an AP Psychology teacher, has been at WCHS for 13 years.

Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

By Emily Zhang, News Editor November 20, 2019

Empathetic, passionate and energetic- these words perfectly describe WCHS AP Psychology and Physical Education teacher Katelyn Blanken. This year Blanken is teaching three classes of AP Psychology and...

Amanda Marshall (right) and Erin Brown (left) have been friends at WCHS for almost 13 years, and enjoy many afterschool activites together

Friendship between teachers strengthens WCHS community

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor October 8, 2019

Friendships are said to reduce stress, prevent loneliness and provide support through tough situations. At WCHS, students are not the only people who need friends.  When teachers find someone in the...

English teacher Reilly moonlights as master DJ

By By Meghna Balakumar Staff Writer Justine Stayman Staff Resources Manager March 1, 2011

A mild-mannered teacher by day and a master of the turntables by night, CHS freshman English teacher Matthew Reilly defies any assumptions about the supposedly banal life of teacher, with his part time...

Teacher is featured artist-in-residence at Glen Echo Park

By Jessica Hirsch, Online Observations Editor and Amna Farooqi, News Editor October 1, 2010

Alexandra Michaels, who has taught at CHS for the last three years, is being featured as the Artist-in-Residence at Glen Echo Park for the month of September. Her work will be featured in a gallery setting...

Lots of Thanks to recognize CHS teachers and staff

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor May 28, 2009

CHS’ Lots of Thanks (LOT) program honors and commends teachers, administrators, and support personal for their countless contributions.  Students and parents can give thanks to those who have...

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