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WCHS Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont   is the November 2021 TOTM, an award he earned through his engaging lessons and close connections with students.

Teacher of the Month: Leonard Dermont

By Ela Jalil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

After over 30 years of teaching, and 20 of them at WCHS, Art History and Ceramic Sculpture teacher Leonard Dermont has finally received the coveted Teacher of the Month award. His devotion to art and teaching...

Pictured are the winners of the WCHS Gardening Club’s pumpkin carving contest on Oct. 25. The designs pictured from top to bottom are “Monsters Inc.” character Mike Wazowski, a Bulldog paw print and the meme “loss.”

Blossoming Gardening Club takes root at WCHS

By Olivia Yasharoff, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

Good thymes and green thumbs: the new WCHS Gardening Club is planting the seeds for a successful first year.  The formation of the club stemmed from the co-founders’ appreciation for plants, produce...

Lily Braun, the WCHS School Psychologist, is located in Room 115A. Working together with the Special Education and Counseling departments, she plays a crucial role in students wellbeings.

School psychologist opens door for mental health

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Opinions Editor November 25, 2021

Walk down the main office hallway, pass the Health room, Mailroom and the College & Career Center. Keep walking down the counseling hallway and take a left into room 155A, right into an office unnoticed...

Smiling for the camera, the WCHS field hockey team proudly holds up the plaque for winning the county championship game.

Sunny success for field hockey team after the rain

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor November 25, 2021

Heavy rain pummeled the field and the game had been twice delayed, but the feeling of excitement when the whistle blew to start the inaugural Field Hockey County Championship Game was unaffected.  For...

Senior Sebby Breton runs ahead of the pack at the Woodward Relays at Georgetown Prep on Sept. 4 2021. Breton first joined cross-country sophomore year and has become the number one runner on the team.

Athlete of the Month: Sebby Breton

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor October 26, 2021

For two hours a day, six days a week, senior Sebastien Breton hits the pavement, one foot in front of the other. Breton is a valuable member of the WCHS cross-country team and has been running since seventh...

The student section wears all white and is excited for a big game against BBC. The Bulldogs would end up winning this game 7-0, winning their first home game of the season.

We’re back! Football team dominates with fan support

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor October 26, 2021

As the new school year begins, students at WCHS have begun to remember what makes high school great. Seeing friends everyday, going out for lunch, and real interactions with teachers are just a few reasons...

The promotional flyer for the physics Discord server at WCHS is shown above, consisting of the info on the server and decorations of WCHS pride colors.

Discord goes viral in WCHS classrooms

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi, Assistant Online Editor October 26, 2021

Lack of good out-of-school communication between teachers and students has always been a problem at school. In the past year, the result of full-time virtual learning has amplified the effects of miscommunication....

WCHS junior Nishu Shahs car sits in her parking spot. She parks in a driveway which she had to pay for, for the 2021-22 school year.

Limited parking results in unlimited problems

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2021

Once an afterthought, parking at WCHS is now a premium. Over the past couple of years, WCHS has seen a boom in students with licenses and cars. With the number of students with licenses increasing, so...

Seniors spirited in the white out theme pose at the bottom of the student section. The hype and fun of games have helped to bring out bigger crowds and fill the bleachers.

K-9s bark a new sense of spirit at WCHS football games

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor October 26, 2021

Every single WCHS varsity sport has a winning record. WCHS has long been known for solid academics, but it is not normally considered a “sports'' or “spirited” school. While the wins may be due to...

Taylor seated in his office with a copy of The Churchill Observer from when he worked as an administrator at WCHS.

Meet Principal Taylor

By Ela Jalil and Olivia Yasharoff October 26, 2021

He just couldn’t stay away. Six years was too long for former WCHS Assistant Principal John Taylor to be apart from the magnetism of the Bulldog community. Now principal, Taylor brings his passion for...

Some students may not have access to computers or a stable internet connection, which makes it extremely difficult for them to learn on a virtual platform.

Online school has many negative effects

By Allison Fan, Assistant Features Editor June 4, 2021

As the unprecedented 2020-2021 school year comes to an end, many are now wondering what comes next. While MCPS is planning to fully return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, they are...

WCHS freshman Megan Demske works at her computer over the weekend. The MAP tests add one more thing students have to worry about.

Students express frustration with MAP testing

By Michael Demske, Assistant News Editor May 21, 2021

Run by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is a standardized test typically administered in three sections (fall, winter and spring) every year. This month,...

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