• Your Parents’ Tax Dollars at Work

    Staring down at the almost completed gymnasium from the viewing area on the second floor, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley experienced a taste of what students at WJ go through everyday due to the lengthy modernization process. O’Malley, accompanied by a score of county and state officials, including County Executive Isiah Legget and...

  • News Briefs for October 2008

    Additional Courses Debut at WJ WJ has made additions to course selections in the Math, Foreign Language, Technology, Art and Social Studies departments. The Math department added Bridge to Algebra 2, Foreign Language has introduced Italian 4, Technology began offering TV Production and Fashion Illustration will make its debut in the second...

  • Chipotle:The “Burrit-ification” of G-Square

    Rumors abound through the hallways of the possibility of a Chipotle being constructed in replacement of Greenbrier’s Bagels. Come January, a buffet of burrito’s and salad bowls will be available to WJ students. The construction is projected to finish in mid to late December. “Burrit-ification” banners will appear on the soon-to-be Chipotle...

  • Building Services “Backbone” of School

    Just four hours into the school year, Principal Christopher Garran’s voice was already blaring over the school’s PA system to make a familiar announcement, urging students to clean up after themselves. Garran has stressed this issue many times; he has closed down hallways and even threatened to end WJ’s open-lunch policy. Still,...

  • The Troubles of Modernization

    The complexities of construction have left teachers and students waiting to mark their spot in the facilities that are slowly creating a new WJ. As one delay occurred, the domino effect came in to play further postponing the construction. Pepco failed to hook up the power on time, putting construction two weeks...

  • Modernization Brings New Technology

    They’re the newest of their kind. Shiny, white gleaming pieces of technology with glowing buttons and an array of colors to enhance the learning and aid the teaching in every new classroom of WJ. They are Promethean Boards. As modernization continues, each classroom has been furnished with a Promethean Board complete with...

  • Donald Reddick: The Legacy Who Changed the Halls We Walk

    When you find yourself exercising one of the many student freedoms enjoyed at WJ, chances are you owe it to former WJ principal Donald H. Reddick. Principal from 1967-1981, Reddick passed away on July 30 at the age of 80 from coronary artery disease; his legacy, however, lives on through the student...

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