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Final Projects vs Final Exams

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
June 5, 2016

As the end of the school year approaches, students and teachers are getting ready for finals.  For some, a final means a big, cumulative test on the designated “final exam” day during the last week...

West Potomacs Odyssey of the Mind team competed in Iowa this past week.

Odyssey of the Mind Team Places 15th in the World

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
May 30, 2016

This past week on May 25-28, West Potomac’s Odyssey of the Mind team travelled to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa to compete in the 2016 World Finals. The team had already won 1st and 3rd at states...

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Study and Organizational Tips for Finals and SOLs

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
May 22, 2016

With testing season in full swing, it can sometimes be overwhelming to try and organize and study for everything.  To help, here are some useful study strategies. Prioritize:  Use a calendar to figure...

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Things To Do In and Around D.C. This Spring and Summer

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
May 15, 2016

  Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park is always a beautiful place to visit. Located along the Blue Ridge Mountains here in Virginia, the park has over 200,000 acres of a...

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As SHOUT Approaches, Extracurriculars and Classes Offer Service Learning Opportunities for All Grades

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
May 11, 2016

It’s almost June, which means most seniors are getting ready for Students Helping Others United Together (SHOUT), an opportunity the school gives them to go out into the community to volunteer.  However,...

Stuent Volunteer Opportunities for All Grades

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
May 8, 2016

It’s almost June, which means most seniors are getting ready for Students Helping Others United Together (SHOUT), an opportunity the school gives them to go out into the community to volunteer.  However,...

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Students, Teachers Prepare as AP Exam Week Approaches

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
April 30, 2016

Advanced Placement (AP) testing season is here.  It’s the time of the year where stress levels rise to an all time high and everyone around the school can feel the tension as AP classes are starting...

Winter Sports Closing Banquet

Winter Sports’ Closing Banquet

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
March 31, 2016

On Mar. 8, 2016, West Potomac athletes attended the winter sports banquet in the Springbank auditorium. The highlight of the night was when junior Khalil Williams won the MVP for the varsity basketball...

West Potomac after plows cleared the driveway during Snowstorm Jonas.

Students’ Snow Struggles

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
February 11, 2016

Two weeks ago, a major snowstorm hit the D.C. area, and most of the East Coast, bringing over two feet of snow to Fairfax County, causing school to be closed for seven days.  Initially, students throughout...

Collingwood Light Show: A Community Tradition

Collingwood Light Show: A Community Tradition

Jenni Wheaton and Bela Starinchak
December 18, 2015

Of the many holiday traditions in Alexandria, Va., one of the most memorable is the Collingwood Light Show on Collingwood Road, organized by Aldersgate Church.  Almost every year since 1994, Bill Vaughan...

Tips and Tricks for Black Friday Shopping!

Tips and Tricks for Black Friday Shopping!

Jenni Wheaton and Bela Starinchak
November 20, 2015

After the day of giving thanks and spending time with families, millions set up their tents to camp out in front of stores and malls, anxiously waiting for the deals and savings to start. With these tips...

Mr. Case gets ready to cut the ribbon on the Clifford S. Hardison Governors Health Sciences Academy

Homecoming Week’s Dedication to Former Principal Clifford Hardison

This past Saturday was the rededication ceremony of the West Potomac Academy to former principal, Cliff Hardison. Hardison was the principal from the fall of 2009 to the spring of 2013, before passing...

Fall Activities for 2015

Fall Activities for 2015

Bela Starinchak, Reporter
October 7, 2015

Fall is finally here! Here are some fun fall activities and festivals in and around the DC area:   Summers Farm: 1 h 2 min (56.9 mi) Located in Frederick, Maryland, Summers Farm had...

Dance Team Partners with Local Non-Profit, Performs at 9/11 Hero’s Run

Dance Team Partners with Local Non-Profit, Performs at 9/11 Hero’s Run

Bela Starinchak, Reporter
September 23, 2015

On September 12th, the West Potomac Dance Team performed at the local 9/11 Hero's Run representing a non-profit organization called ArtSpire Inc.   ArtSpire is a new non-profit organization founded...

School is Out for Wolverines: Where Are You Going This Summer?

School is Out for Wolverines: Where Are You Going This Summer?

Bela Starinchak, Reporter
June 18, 2015

With the end of the school approaching, there are many mixed emotions. There’s excitement for summer, and the next school year, as well as sadness about the end of this year. “This year was a lot...

Science Fair: Young Scientists Express Themselves Through Their Work

Science Fair: Young Scientists Express Themselves Through Their Work

Bela Starinchak, Reporter
February 25, 2015

The annual Science Fair was held at West Potomac HS this past January.  Students began preparing for the Science Fair in October, and continued to work on their projects until the end of January, but...

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