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Student Member of the Board

April 30, 2009

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Junior Timothy Hwang of Thomas S. Wootton High School was a candidate for SMOB. Hwang moved from inner-city Lansing in Michigan, to Baltimore and finally to Montgomery County. Hwang was named one of the top 25 student leaders in the...

Jazz Ensemble Places Third in Region at Chantilly Jazz Festival

April 30, 2009

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Last minute calls containing an important message were made the evening of Sat., March 28 to all the members of the WJ Jazz Ensemble. Because the band had done so well earlier that morning at the 29th Annual Chantilly Jazz Festiva...

Students Participate in ‘Day of Silence’ Supporting Gay Rights

April 30, 2009

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Student members and supporters of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) participated in the national Day of Silence on April 17 to bring attention to the harassment that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students experienc...

Howard Beaubien Takes Over as Acting Security Team Leader

April 30, 2009

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Following Security Team Leader Lisa Kennedy’s resignation on April 3, new policies are expected to be introduced. Read More »...

Student Attendance for Spring Break Eurotrip Decreased

April 30, 2009

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In addition to the fact that this year’s school sponsored trip to Spain and Portugal was scheduled with a new tour company, there was also a considerable drop in attendance in comparison to last year, both of which made this...

Lt. Governor Pledges $13.6 Million for WJ Construction

April 30, 2009

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In the three years since taking office, the O’Malley-Brown Administration has allotted over $1 billion for school construction, with $120 million to be used in Montgomery County. Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown announced the monetary...

Science Olympiad Starts State Streak

April 30, 2009

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After five months of preparation and work was finally judged at Johns Hopkins University on March 28, junior Tom Mou, Co-President of the Science Olympiad team, bit his nails as the final scores for each event were posted. Re...

MCPS Introduces New Initiative; WJ Math Department Responds by Pushing to Improve Algebra II Performance

April 30, 2009

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In a continuing effort to identify the indicators that will prepare students for college, the MCPS Shared Accountability Office (SAO) announced the "Seven Keys to College Readiness." The Seven Keys is a list of targets collect...

The Biggest Loser: April Blog Update

April 29, 2009

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Pat Richards Blog    Spring break was great, but not for the diet. I seem to have found the four pounds I've lost.  My plan is not to fret over it but to just pick it up again and try again.  However, I've been fighting migr...

The Basics, the Consequences and the Alternatives: Beach Week 2009

March 27, 2009

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-The Basics Every year thousands of seniors descend upon beaches across the United States for a week of fun, bonding with friends, independence and partying. Seniors rent beach houses for an entire week after their graduation as...

WJ DOMINATES: Mock Trial

March 27, 2009

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Many students have heard about WJ’s Mock Trial teams Miller and Schwartz after team Schwartz’s most recent success in making it all the way to the quarterfinals. However, most students don’t know about the division of moc...

WJ DOMINATES: Forensics

March 27, 2009

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The Forensics team at WJ is a successful, yet little-known competitive club which finished in first place at the end of the regular season, bringing the team a total of nine consecutive county championships. The Forensics team...

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