The Observer

Teachers deserve to feel safe at their own place of work

Teachers at a March 2018 protest hold up signs against the proposal of a law that mandates school teachers to be armed.

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

December 20, 2018

From an outsider's perspective, teaching is an incredibly difficult career to love. On top of dealing with troublesome students, demanding curriculum and helicopter parents, teachers have to worry about their own safety at school. No teacher should feel unsafe at their place of work, but recent local...

Teachers bring family to WCHS through their own kids

Mr. Hart-Southworth has two sons at CHS, Alonzo and Stevie. He is just one of many teachers at CHS with kids who attend the school.

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 18, 2018

A freshman boy gets dropped off at school in front of the main office before first period. He urges his dad to drive away fast so he is not seen with him. His dad drives away into a parking spot in the staff lot and walks right into school behind his son. While this may seem like every high schooler’s...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

English teacher and football head coach Albert Song gives the team a pep talk before a game.

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to be his coach, it’s a different story. Teachers coaches have the extra responsibility of managing...

Teachers Required to Wear ID’s After Break

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

January 4, 2016

CHS staff will be required to wear lanyards, displaying their identification cards while at school starting Jan. 4. This change is a renewal from the policy that started many years ago at CHS. "We had a system where teachers wore their badges and students had to carry theirs somewhere in a wallet or poc...

Teachers list their favorite songs from their playlists

Brown jams on out on his guitar for fun.

By Sarah O'brien, Production Editor

November 25, 2015

Kevin Brown English and AP Lang teacher Kevin Brown likes rock songs with masculine singers, that give meaning to their words. Here are his favorite songs: 1) “Black” by Pearl Jam 2)“Where Did You Sleep Last Night” by Nirvana 3)These next two were a tie for Brown, both performed by the...

Teachers need to learn to not bully

Teachers need to learn to not bully

By Sammi Silber, Senior Writer

May 7, 2015

We are all aware of our favorite and least favorite teachers. Some will cheer you on and never give up on you.  Others will kill you with their negativity and attitude, which can in the end psychologically affect us students. When students are in school, they have to balance seven periods of homework,...

Teachers look foward to relaxing retirement

By Emily Birnbaum, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2013

Joel Aronchick Health and physical education teacher Joel Aronchick plans to retire at the end of this year after 35 years of teaching—28 of them with MCPS and four with CHS. He has chosen this year to retire because his daughter and stepdaughter are both graduating from college while his youngest...

Teachers plan to pursue their passions outside of CHS

By Elizabeth Campbell, Emily Birnbaum, Julia Regan, and Jane Zankman

May 24, 2013

Scott Selman By Elizabeth Campbell Editor-In-Chief  If you’ve ever gone to Blast, a football game, Homecoming, heard the Daily Dose or walked through the CHS building, Scott Selman has affected your time in high school. After nearly a decade as CHS’ Media Service Technician and in other roles,...

Teachers flip classroom

By Ilana Berger, Fact Checker

May 31, 2012

In the spring of 2007, Colorado teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams became pioneers not only in education technology, but in the way teachers interact with their students by inventing the flipped classroom. Bergmann and Sams began by recording lessons using screen capture software and posted th...

Different teachers + same class = unfair advantage

By By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News

December 20, 2011

 Every year when students receive their schedule cards, the first thing they do is eagerly scan the teachers they received. News of the "easy" teachers is greeted with shrieks of delight, while others groan at the disappointment of a "hard" teacher.  Unfortunately, as unfair as it may be, teachers...

Student-teacher chemistry lacks bonding

By Kyle Edwards, Production Editor

December 22, 2010

Robin William’s character in the film The Dead Poets Society, Jon Keating, not only teaches his students the beauty of the English language, but he also preaches the importance of “carpe diem,” or seizing the day. The sad reality of teaching in today’s world is that the only way a teacher can...

Do teachers have lives? They do! They certainly do!

By By Lori Koenick Staff Writer

October 4, 2010

When last bell rings and students rush out to catch the bus and start their afternoon, teachers calmly wait in their classrooms for the chaos to cease. But what do teachers do once they leave the building? Some teachers have surprising hobbies and lead lives dedicated to their families. Modern World...

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