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

WCHS junior Julia Levi affectionately pets her cat, Samba, as she does her schoolwork. She feels much less stressed now.

WCHS initiates new wellness protocol: bring your pets

By Clara Young, The Other News Editor May 20, 2023

Stress about schoolwork. Stress about college applications. Stress about time management. Stress about social life. WCHS students, along with other high schoolers, know the feeling of stress all too well....

The new WCHS assignment schedule           1. WCHS website                         sets strict deadlines for students. Students 
                          have mixed emotions about the changes 
that were enacted on  February 28, 2023.

WCHS has done ‘well’ with taking care of their students

By Clara Young, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2023

Wellness Wednesday. Five minutes of wellness. Wellness rooms. This school year, WCHS has tried to implement a multitude of wellness opportunities for students. Now, WCHS has decided to take away one of...

The ambassadors of the Umttr club at WCHS pose in front of their poster on club day on Nov. 11, 2021. The ambassadors were recruiting people for their club and gave all students the opportunity to join.

WCHS club sheds light on mental health and wellness

By Cecilia Bernstein, Photo Manager March 28, 2023

Almost one in three high school students experience persistent feelings of hopelessness and depression, according to the Center for Disease Control. As students confront these new emotions caused by school,...

Using the MCPS Stronger Student app, students are able to access various mental health resources through their phone.

Stronger app provides a new outlet to express issues

By Sneha David, Assistant Online Editor March 28, 2023

In the past five years, MCPS has taken many new initiatives to improve students’ wellness, whether it be through programs implemented in the classroom or online resources. Partnering with past Montgomery...

The three members of the Bridge to Wellness team, Maria Bruno, Alex Metral, and Dominic Elliot, stand in front of their Bridge to Wellness room poster.

Bridge to Wellness connects students to positive mental health

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor March 21, 2023

$8,000,000: the Montgomery County Council’s special appropriations for expanding High School Wellness Centers (HSWCs) into every MCPS high school. Although Montgomery County has attempted a wide variety...

This past February, the Educational Policy Department of the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association (MCR-SGA) held a community forum to discuss mental health resources in MCPS. Many students brought up the gaps that they saw and why they thought improvements were necessary.

MCPS’ wellness resources: a good effort but ineffective

By Ha-Yeon Jeon, Features Editor March 2, 2023

A, B, C: Advisory classes, Be Well 365 and counselor lessons on restorative justice, mindfulness and more. MCPS boasts a plethora of programs for its K-12 students that aim to address the gaps in social...

During their five minute wellness time, WCHS students use their phones and talk with friends.

Should WCHS change the 5 minute wellness time?

By Nataly Behnia, Internal Communications Manager September 27, 2022

A new policy has students wondering: is WCHS really helping students' mental health or just wasting their time? At the beginning of  the new school year, WCHS decided to add a five minute wellness time...

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