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

Pictured from left to right on the top row are Ms. Zitnik, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Imperial. Pictured from left to right on the bottom row are Sra. Steele, Mr. Savett and Ms. Aghion. All are WCHS teachers when they were younger.

When I was your age

By Leah Kreisler and Cecilia Bernstein March 6, 2024

Decorated hallways. Blast. Glow dances. These are just some of the traditions that define the WCHS experience and have become memories that students will hold onto for the rest of their lives. So what...

Various documents from the MCEAs website lie scattered. With hundreds of pages, it is a bit overwhelming. The unions goals are still simple.

Teacher’s union gives teachers a voice in MCPS

By Ray Guan, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

There is very little that is more important than education. Teachers are powerful; they build future generations. However, they do not receive enough respect and recognition from society. What force on...

From left to right, Michelle Zibrat, John Haas, Rachel Sonnenberg and Kevin Brown. Each of these teachers have been given new opportunities in the Arts, Social Studies, English and administration departments for the 2023-2024 school year.

New Teachers on The Block: WCHS’ newest cast

By Kendyl Groisser, Online Managing Editor October 18, 2023

In the past year, there have been immense changes in the WCHS community, whether it is the parking situation, PMD policy or most importantly: WCHS’ additions to the teacher and administration staff....

WCHS teachers and staff tried a variety of dishes at the PTSA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on May 12th, 2023.

WCHS celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week in May

By Sabrina Chou, Assistant Sports Editors June 6, 2023

If there is anything that WCHS needs more of, it is teacher appreciation. According to the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education, only a third of teachers feel that their profession...

A yard sign is made to distribute around the community for once Mr. Clark announces his presidential run.

WCHS’ Mr. Clark to run in upcoming presidential election

By Rachel Mattison, SHmecon Enthusiast May 16, 2023

Every day Mr. Bryan Clark arrives at WCHS to teach, but he does not even walk inside of the building. His classroom is in a portable, which means that he greets his students outside, and when it is rainy,...

Each year MCPS talks with the MCEA, the teachers union, to determine salaries.

Higher or lower: teachers’ wages

By Nate Levine, Promotions Manager March 6, 2023

What would we do without our teachers? That hypothetical could become a reality shortly, as MCPS is making it hard for teachers to maintain a consistent living situation. With the high cost of living in...

Now more than ever, many teachers are feeling burnt out and ready to leave their jobs due lack of appreciation along with a variety of other issues they face.

Teachers are feeling tired and unvalued. And they’re leaving.

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor May 26, 2022

National Teacher Appreciation Week, celebrated in the first full week of May every year, is a week for students to thank teachers for all the hard work they do. Some students may give gifts, make cards...

Students fill the auditorium as teachers struggled to find substitute teachers to cover their classes during the rise in Omicron cases.

Omicron sets the stage for new class environment

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2022

Having classes anywhere besides the classroom was once considered an absurdity. However, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and shortages of staff in early January, classes in the auditorium were now commonplace....

The MCEA (Montgomery County Education Association) has branches in every school, with two teacher representatives at WCHS.

What is the Teachers Union?

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor January 10, 2022

“I went to school, so I can teach just as well as you!” is something that many teachers hear, but it could not be further than the truth. Teachers are highly-educated professionals trained for their...

All students must carry blue passes in the halls as a requirement of the new hall pass system under 2021 administration.

WCHS debuts hallway passes making students blue

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager December 21, 2021

For a long time at WCHS, it was virtually impossible to see empty hallways, whether students or staff were occupying them. Now, administrators have implemented a new technique to limit the spread of COVID-19,...

MCPS teachers join a Red of Ed protest during the MCPS Board of Education meeting on Oct. 26. Many issues including wages and working conditions are at the center of attention.

Teachers call out Board of Ed. for school system changes

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor December 1, 2021

The wind roared, making the sub-50 degree weather feel like a blizzard. Although the conditions were unbearable, the teachers persevered. For hours on end, tens of teachers stood outside the MCPS Board...

A WCHS staff member monitors the front doors by the Bulldog Lobby out into the bus loop to make sure that only seniors who show their lunch passes are eligible to leave at lunch.

WCHS opens a door to new teacher responsibilities

By Nur Yavuz, Social Media Manager October 26, 2021

WCHS staff guarding exterior doors before school and during lunch left many questions up in the air regarding the COVID-19 in-person learning plan, and was not a detail that was overlooked by students....

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