The Observer

Teacher of the month: Katelyn Blanken

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 two classes of Physical Education.  Blanken was first inspired to become a teacher when she was a hi...

Friendship between teachers strengthens WCHS community

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 building that shares similar interests, is in a situation similar to theirs or someone they have a ...

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 gig as a DJ. “I started DJ-ing house parties when I was in college, way before anything was on...

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 called Yellow Barn for those interested in various expressions of art. “This is my exhibit...

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 gone above and beyond by filling out the LOT forms, which are located outside of the attendance and c...

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