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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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Mrs.Kim after winning Masters Nationals 2017 in Rowing.

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Kim

Vivian Baxter, Writer
December 11, 2018

Mrs. Kelly Kim is a second year teacher here at West Potomac and has quickly become one of the favorites among students. Between befriending her students, having fun classes, and talking to anyone who...

(Courtesy @WestPoCI via Twitter) The 2016-2017 Combating Intolerance Class.

Combating Intolerance Students Honored with FCPS Student Peace Award

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
March 31, 2017

West Potomac’s elective Combatting Intolerance, taught by history teacher Robert Kerr, received a Peace Award at the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County for the work the class has done. The aim...

Interim Principal Dale Rumberger talking to students. (Courtesy West Potomac High School Website)

Getting to Know Your Interim Principal, Dale Rumberger

Nina Raneses, Editor in Chief
March 21, 2017

Week after week, West Potomac’s boys’ varsity basketball team left fans on the edge of their seats. It’s impossible to miss the energetic and ever-spirited student section, as interim principal Dale...

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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...

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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...

Spangenberg is a first year teacher at West Potomac, and teaches chemistry.

Teacher Feature — Steven Spangenberg

Wingel Caburian, Reporter
May 9, 2016

When some West Potomac sophomores looked into their schedule at the start of the 2015-16 school year, they read “Spangenberg” beside their chemistry period and wondered what their new teacher would...

FCPS Makes the Change to Recycled Paper

FCPS Makes the Change to Recycled Paper

Huda Khan, Reporter
April 18, 2016

West Potomac High School recently switched to using recycled printer paper instead of the standard 8x11 paper. Despite the positive effects it has on our environment, the decision to start using recycled...

Its the Second Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the Second Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
January 7, 2016

Fresh from winter break, students learned that they soon need to choose their classes for the 2016-2017 school year. The month of January at school is essentially dedicated to student’s course selection,...

The National Honor Society inducts new students yearly for membership who have significantly achieved in academics and community service.

New NHS Inductees Ready for a Great Honor

Claudia Santa Anna, Reviews Editor/Copy Editor
November 10, 2015

A swarm of proud parents and their well-dressed students are beginning to crowd in the auditorium in Springbank. Though the West Potomac theatre’s autumn show, American Idiot is opening in the auditorium...

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...

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What’s the Deal with Humanities?

Cooper Rosenberg, Reporter
October 7, 2015

What's the deal with Humanities? Many students began this school year with a surprise: without having signed up for it, they were enrolled in the class. Or, more accurately, classes. Humanities is...

SIS: What You Need to Know About the New Grade System

SIS: What You Need to Know About the New Grade System

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
September 23, 2015

Along with the many changes West Potomac as well as Fairfax County faced this year, the new attendance and gradebook system, SIS, has sparked great opinion among parents, students, and staff.   According...

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