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New teachers arrive at WCHS for 2020-2021 school year

These new teachers joined the WCHS staff department this fall.
October 28, 2020

Since schools closed due to COVID-19, there have been many new teachers in the WCHS community. In total, 28 new staff members are new to WCHS; 23 of them are teachers. Due to remote learning, it has been...

WCHS teachers switch from Google Classroom to myMCPS


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Before the pandemic, teachers used Google Classroom as the main platform for online teaching and resources. Now educators use Canvas which students and teachers are beginning to get used to.
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Before the pandemic, teachers used Google Classroom as the main platform for online teaching and resources. Now educators use Canvas which students and teachers are beginning to get used to.
October 28, 2020

Last year during the fourth quarter, teachers were frantically trying to instruct classes using Zoom and Google Classroom. Eventually, it was decided that the first semester of the next school year would...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

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

Teachers Required to Wear ID’s After Break

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...

Teachers list their favorite songs from their playlists

Brown jams on out on his guitar for fun.
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...

Teachers need to learn to not bully

Teachers need to learn to not bully
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...

Teachers look foward to relaxing retirement

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...

Teachers plan to pursue their passions outside of CHS

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...

Teachers flip classroom

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...

Different teachers + same class = unfair advantage

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...

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