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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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Pictured is Senior Co-Editor-in-Chief Ruth Dean.

Commencement Letter from the Editor

Ruth Dean, Writer
May 25, 2021

After four years, all of them on staff of The Wire, I am nearing graduation just like all of my fellow seniors. This is an event often referred to as “Commencement.”  Commencement means beginning...

Profiles of the student leaders of the coalition pictured.

Updated: The Student Equity Coalition Receives Student Peace Award

Pheobe Schultz, Writer
April 29, 2021

Correction: An earlier post mistakenly ran solely the full text from the promotional material from the Student Peace Awards instead of the article written by our student reporter. We regret the error. The...

Varsity Girls Lacrosse post win 4/26. The field that Sherrer recalls having memories playing on and wanting to graduate on it.

In Person Graduation is Set for West Po This Year

Ruth Dean, Writer
April 27, 2021

This story has been updated due to significant changes over the past few weeks.  After months of discussion and confusion, senior graduation has finally been planned. On June 3rd, graduation will be...

The Wire Staff Photo of team huddle.

Wolverines Prepare to Take the Field

TaMon Hendricks, Writer
March 26, 2021

Tonight, the Wolverines will take on the Hayfield Hawks for the Wolverine Senior Night at home. The senior night festivities for football, dance, band, and cheerleading will start at 6:15.  Even after...

This is the South County Government Center, a local testing site for our area.

What to Expect When It’s Your Chance to get the Vaccine

Mashyiah Maddox, Writer
March 16, 2021

The first two vaccines have been approved for several months now, and the U.S. recently approved a third vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. Students are wondering what that means for them. Fairfax...

Photo credit to Ms. Simpson.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Simpson

Mashyiah Maddox, Writer
March 16, 2021

Ms. Simpson originally wanted to be a reading teacher and through that path also sort of fell into being an English teacher. After graduating from TC Williams high school, she started in teaching as an...

Senior Ticket Lottery for Home Football Game Friday 3/19

Ruth Dean, Writer
March 16, 2021

There will be a raffle for any Senior interested in going to the home Varsity football game this Friday against T.C. Williams. A google form was sent out to the Senior Class of 2021 Google Classroom for...

Photo credit to Ms. Smith.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Smith

Finn McCool, Writer
March 9, 2021

A math teacher, Ms. Smith’s teaching philosophy is distinct and based in understanding and interaction with her students. “[She wants students] to use what they know to build on the content and be...

Photo credit to Ms. Stoneburg.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Stoneburg

Aaron Moore, Writer
March 2, 2021

She’s back! Well, she’s been back for 4 years. Ms. Stoneburg has been teaching at West Potomac high school for 4 years since she left teaching to pursue her master’s degree. She worked as a clinical...

Get Inspired by the New Guest Speaker Program

Get Inspired by the New Guest Speaker Program

Hana Keenan, Writer
February 27, 2021

Mr O’Farrell and Mr Carfang have been working to organize a series of guest speakers to inspire West Potomac students during this global pandemic. They have planned for speakers to talk every Monday...

Photo credit to Ms. Smith

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Smith

Maxim Chintalov, Writer
February 23, 2021

Mrs. Lindsey Smith, formerly Ms. Reinheimmer, is in her 7th year of teaching Math at West Po. This year, she is teaching Algebra II Honors. She is from New York, but has only ever taught at West Potomac....

Data provided by the Fairfax County COVID-19 Vaccine and Registration page on the county website as of 2/17.

Some Teachers Face Vaccination Hardships Amidst Back to School Preparations

Ruth Dean, Writer
February 17, 2021

As schools are planning to open for in-person learning on March 2nd, 92% of Fairfax County educators have signed up to get the vaccine in order to make school safer for themselves and the students coming...

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