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Soccer Standout Sydney McNamara Enters Final Season at Wilde Lake

Soccer Standout Sydney McNamara Enters Final Season at Wilde Lake

Julia Bohse
October 11, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Sydney McNamara, an integral part of the girls varsity soccer team and a standout student, earned a starting position her freshman year and never looked back. Since her first year on the team, the team has looked to McNamara to score under pressure, and she is not one to disappoint. In addition...

As Registered EMT, Andrea D’Souza Spent the Summer Saving Lives

As Registered EMT, Andrea D’Souza Spent the Summer Saving Lives

Gabby Christopher
October 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Spotlight

While most students spent the summer traveling or hanging out with friends, senior Andrea D’Souza, spent her vacation riding in ambulances and helping people in emergency. D’Souza became an official volunteer Emergency Medical Technician or an EMT on August 31. Volunteer EMT’s are the people...

Shea Siblings Take Over Varsity Soccer Program

Shea Siblings Take Over Varsity Soccer Program

Hope Kahn
October 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Sports

This year, Wilde Lake teachers and siblings Trevor and Megan Shea filled the varsity coaching vacancies on the boys and girls varsity soccer fields. Mr. Shea, a special educator at this school, coached JV soccer at Oakland Mills from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Shea, a Technology teacher, is moving up from...

Mr. Shea Comes to Wilde Lake After Experience as Paraeducator

Mr. Shea Comes to Wilde Lake After Experience as Paraeducator

Misbah Farooqi
September 30, 2016
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After a career in real estate and teaching jobs around the county, Mr. Shea came to Wilde Lake as a special education teacher and boys’ varsity soccer coach. Before coming to Wilde Lake, Mr. Shea was a paraeducator at Homewood and had been a long term substitute at high schools and middle schools...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Rachel Eisenhauer
September 30, 2016
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Here is today's edition of Flashback Friday, with an opinion from October 9, 2001. This was an opinion written by Mohamad Sadd Siddiqui, a Muslim student following the terrorist attacks and the resulting Islamaphobia. We feel that these tensions still play an impact in our country today....

New FACS Teacher Kimberlee Brown Makes a Smooth Transition Into Wilde Lake

New FACS Teacher Kimberlee Brown Makes a Smooth Transition Into Wilde Lake

Rachel Henry
September 28, 2016
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For new FACS teacher Kimberlee Brown, FACS is about life skills. “Students should be able to cook and be self-sufficient, take care of themselves, and know how to be safe in the kitchen,” said Ms. Brown. Ms. Brown came to Wilde Lake this year for the diversity. “I’ve chosen Wilde Lake to...

Special Education Teacher Ms. Kosecki Looks Forward to Making a Difference in Students’ Lives

Special Education Teacher Ms. Kosecki Looks Forward to Making a Difference in Students’ Lives

Rachel Eisenhauer
September 26, 2016
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Special Education teacher Ms. Kosecki is looking forward to “getting to know, working with, and being able to make a difference in the lives of the kids [she is] working with.” In her classroom, Kosecki pauses to ask every student who walked in the room if they are having a good day. She trul...

New Social Studies Teacher Brings Smiles To Student Faces

New Social Studies Teacher Brings Smiles To Student Faces

Luka Trikha
September 26, 2016
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After six years of teaching, Ms. Amalemba joins our staff at Wilde Lake. Ms. Amalemba is a new social studies teacher who taught for one year in Philadelphia and four in Prince George’s County before coming to this school. Ms. Amalemba loves teaching, and her favorite part of teaching is her students....

Erika Hite Brings Her Love of Science to Wilde Lake

Erika Hite Brings Her Love of Science to Wilde Lake

Hope Kahn
September 26, 2016
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Erika Hite has joined Wilde Lake’s community after teaching for 12 years. “I wanted a change and more of a challenge,” said Ms. Hite. Ms. Hite is teaching Earth and Space Science and Chemistry GT. Hite, who started in Howard County and then went to a private school to teach for five years, has...

Mrs. Babe is the New Friendly Counselor at Wilde Lake

Mrs. Babe is the New Friendly Counselor at Wilde Lake

Bryan Castillo
September 26, 2016
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Mrs. Babe, the new 9th grade counselor at Wilde Lake wants to get to know students and wants them to feel comfortable with her. Mrs. Babe went to Hofstra University in New York, where she majored in Psychology. After graduating she knew she wanted to work with kids, and later decided she wanted to...

Mr. Bowen Joins Wilde Lake Staff as Pupil Personnel Worker

Mr. Bowen Joins Wilde Lake Staff as Pupil Personnel Worker

Anjali DasSarma
September 26, 2016
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Mr. Bowen’s path to become a Pupil Personnel Worker at Wilde Lake hasn’t been traditional. “I used to be an accountant, and then I got married. My wife was an art teacher at Owings Mills High School, and it seemed like she had a fantastic job,” said Mr. Bowen. “I looked into it, and I met...

Ms. Franckowiak Studies Climate Change in Andorra

Ms. Franckowiak Studies Climate Change in Andorra

Ihsaan Fanusie
September 26, 2016
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Ms. Franckowiak is bringing international science to her classroom here at Wilde Lake. From July 8 to July 15, Biology teacher Ms. Franckowiak visited Andorra to record scientific data on climate change. Ms. Franckowiak, along with several other science teachers, was volunteering with an organization...

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