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Student Profiles: Volunteer Work

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Brett ChavisVolunteer Firefighter Most high school students think their schoolwork is hard enough to manage, but some manage to find time to save lives as well. Junior Brett Chavis volunteers as a firefighter and Emergency Medic...

New Year Ushers in New Wing; Move Set for Jan. 5

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Staff and students are looking forward to moving from portables into new classrooms. The new science wing along with several new hallways will be opening on Jan. 5. All foreign language and ESOL classes, some English classes an...

News Briefs for December 2008

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

New Chipotle Raises $4000 for WJ on its Opening Night-Ava Bleiberg By 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, the line from Chipotle extended to Blockbuster. By 4:59 p.m. people in the line started a countdown to 5:00 p.m. Once the countdown reached z...

Leadership Leads the Way in Altruistic Fundraising

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Can you spell brouhaha? Shoot some hoops? These are just two of the ideas that have been used for fundraisers for a good cause. Better yet, students came up with the ideas themselves  to run and manage the whole event. Fundraisers su...

Governor Howard Dean Brings Politics to Life After Speaking to WJ Students

Alex Baden

December 18, 2008

Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean addressed a crowd of students at Walter Johnson on December 11th. Read More »...

BAD DAY TO BE A PUMPKIN: Halloween Festivities Offer Hidden Learning Experience

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Clockwise from left: junior Daniel Kirwan chows down on pumpkin pie, junior Chauncey Liffiton paints sophomore Ronnie Bonacorda’s face, two pumpkins carved by students in the pumpkin carving contest. “Drop the chair! Dr...

State Department of Education Votes to Keep the HSA

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

After taking three HSAs in May, junior Dave Smith*,  who receives special education services, spent a week and a half last summer in a school-sponsored tutoring program geared towards teaching the skills necessary to pass th...

Pre-Gaming Leads to Consequences at Homecoming Weekend

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Six students underwent consequences after being apprehended by administration due to the consumption of alcohol before the Homecoming game. Twenty-four hours later, three more students were caught drunk at the dance. All the st...

‘It’s Easy Being Green’: MCSEA’s Effort for Grid Neutrality

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

If WJ becomes grid neutral, a site that produces as much electricity as it uses in a year, then students can anticipate change in the school’s design in order to attain higher energy efficiency and on site energy generation. WJ...

Your Parents’ Tax Dollars at Work

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

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 proc...

News Briefs for October 2008

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Additional Courses Debut at WJWJ 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 introduce...

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

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

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 i...

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