February is Black History Month and you can find information in the newsletter about community events celebrating Black History all month long, special information about the HBCU College Fair this Friday, February 16, and information about the annual NAACP scholarships which are now open for application. Staff will be celebrating with special events and activities in classes all month, and with the annual WCHS Black History Celebration on February 22. The WCHS NAACP and PTSA are sponsoring a field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the end of the month – if you are interested in attending, be on the lookout for the sign-up link and information.
Mark your calendars now – the Winter Play by our award winning Winston Churchill Theater department is coming soon. This years production is the hilarious, Oliver-Award winning comedy “The Play that Goes Wrong.” You won’t want to miss the high-jinks as the cast tries to persevere and complete their show within the show. Join us on Friday, Feb 23, Saturday, Feb 24, or the matinee on Sunday, Feb 25th. Tickets are available now on GoFan.com
We want to send a huge Bulldog congratulations to our Winston Churchill Boy’s Swim and Dive Team who won their third Metro Championship on Saturday with a commanding lead, and to our Girl’s team who finished in 6th place overall in a very close girl’s competition. Make sure you check out all of the Winter playoff schedules, and the Spring Sports Registration information – which is open now – and how you can help out the athletics program with their Spring Mulch Sale, orders are open now and due by March 15th. “In the Dawghouse” Save the Date – the annual Bulldog Booster Bash hosted by our Athletic Booster Club will be on April 5th, this is a fun and festive fundraiser for our school athletics teams.
16th Annual HBCU Fair is Set for February 16
Registration for the 16th Annual HBCU Fair opens on Friday, Jan. 19. This free, in-person event on Feb. 16 at The Universities at Shady Grove offers students in Grades 8-12 a chance to connect with representatives from over 50 HBCUs. Explore admissions, financial aid, testing, majors, and more through informative sessions with college representatives.
The fair includes a college preparation workshop for middle school students and parents, discussions on college life, FAFSA completion assistance, scholarship information, and more. Co-sponsored by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery County Chapter of the NAACP, this event requires registration for students and parents/guardians.
Participating students can earn three SSL hours by attending at least 2 workshop sessions and completing an SSL form provided after the event. For additional details, reach out to your school’s College and Career Coordinator or contact Dr. Karen Crews, Director, Student Well-Being and Achievement at [email protected] or 240-740-3952.
WINSTON CHURCHILL HS – Black History Celebration – Thursday, February 22 – 6-8pm (cafeteria) Enjoy food, games, and special speakers as the students from the Black Student Union and Minority Scholars Program celebrate the rich culture and history of black and African Americans in Montgomery County and beyond.
TUTORING HELP: If you are looking for supports and assistance with improving your students grades – please check out the WCHS Student Supports and WCHS PTSA Tutoring Support pages. They compile many different resources for academic support – from Peer Tutoring and Staff office hours here at Churchill, to third party paid options, and the MoCO Public Library and Recreation Program supports.
The Winston Churchill Athletics Program is holding its annual spring mulch sale to support our athletic teams and the student athletes with the help of Denchfield Landscaping Inc. All proceeds will go towards equipment for athletes, facility improvement, and many other needs of our student-athletes and their teams. Your orders will go a long way to keeping WCHS Athletics amongst the best in the state of Maryland. Buy your mulch from us and support WCHS Athletics! All orders must be placed by MARCH 15th and will be delivered March 22nd & 23rd. Free delivery for all purchases.
Go HERE to order.
THANK YOU DAWGS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Underclass Student Pictures
Any student who has not had a chance to order underclass portraits, it’s not too late!
JUNIOR PARENT NIGHT
In case you missed it! Please visit the Class of 2025 Information section of the WCHS Counseling Website to view the Junior Parent Night recording and presentation! Class of 2025 Information
Piano Loaner Program
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has a business partnership with Schaeffer’s Piano Company, Inc., where they provide 15 grand, upright, and digital loaner pianos to MCPS at no cost. MCPS provides maintenance for the instruments and informs our students, parents, and guardians of the partnership. Schaeffer’s Piano Company, Inc., has a public sale of instruments twice a year—the second sale is scheduled for February 17–25, 2024. During this time, the public can purchase pianos at reduced prices. Our partnership with Schaeffer’s Piano Company, Inc.,