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Puerto Rican Native Brings Her Experience to Wilde Lake

Puerto Rican Native Brings Her Experience to Wilde Lake

Marian Isailovic, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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Ms. Mendez-Crespo was inspired by her kindergarten teacher and has aspired to be a teacher ever since. “She was really fun, and I wanted to be just like her,” she said. She began her teaching career in 2008, working with elementary students for five years in Baltimore City before moving to teach at St...

Coach Kincaid Leads Wilde Lake Field Hockey to Victory

Coach Kincaid Leads Wilde Lake Field Hockey to Victory

Susie Osborne, Writer

November 30, 2018


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The Wilde Lake field hockey team finishes with a 7-8 record compared to last year’s 2-13 record, thanks to coach Virginia Kincaid. Before coming to Wilde Lake, Kincaid spent 39 years coaching at Glenelg, and won 22 county championships, 25 region titles, and 6 state crowns overall. Then she was offered a p...

Finally Teaching High School, Mr. Frederick Couldn’t Be More Grateful

Finally Teaching High School, Mr. Frederick Couldn’t Be More Grateful

Bryan Shin, Writer

November 30, 2018


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The atmosphere of high school is what brought prior middle school gym teacher Mr. Frederick to Wilde Lake. Mr. Frederick came from Thomas Viaduct Middle School, the newest middle school in Howard County. He is excited about his new position in a high school. “I was always trying to get into high...

Ms. Jackson Watches Students Grow From Middle To High School

Ms. Jackson Watches Students Grow From Middle To High School

Sarah Rubin, Writer

November 28, 2018


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From the way she so comfortably interacts with every student at Wilde Lake, one would’ve never guessed that new assistant principal Ms. Jackson grew up as a small-town girl in Massachusetts, where there was only one high school for her entire community. Though she may not have been the best studen...

At Wilde Lake, Students reflect on the cost of “Screentime”

At Wilde Lake, Students reflect on the cost of “Screentime”

Aenilah Watkins and Erica Knight

November 28, 2018


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“I spend more time looking down at my phone than I do talking to people." Narda Espinoza and Abbie Kennebrew reflect on the impact cell phones have not only had on their social interactions, but of those around them.  “Today, phones have become a total distraction to the point where it affects everyday...

“Prepared for anything,” Ms. Riley Is Ready For Wilde Lake

“Prepared for anything,” Ms. Riley Is Ready For Wilde Lake

Rachel Henry, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


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New Assistant Principal Ms. Riley is always prepared for anything. She keeps two pairs of rain boots in her office, an extra pair of heels, and another pair of flats, “just in case.” She also keeps a fanny pack for easy access to her phones, several pens, and spare change.  Ms. Riley worked ...

Ms. Kostelec Returns to Her Roots

Ms. Kostelec Returns to Her Roots

Sydney Cox, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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Ms. Kostelec greets her students with a smile on her face, radiating her readiness for another day at school. Four years ago Ms. Kostelec graduated from Wilde Lake, and now she’s starting her teaching career in the place she always called home. She credits her English teachers, Ms. Sheinhorn, Ms. Curtis, Mr....

Coming From a Development Center, Mr. Calkins Transitions to a Wilde Lake

Coming From a Development Center, Mr. Calkins Transitions to a Wilde Lake

Bryan Shin, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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Life at a place like Wilde Lake may be the norm for most students and teachers in Howard County. However, when new math teacher Mr. Calkins transferred to Wilde Lake from a Great Oaks Career Campus in Cincinnati, Ohio, he found a completely different environment than he was used to. “The school I...

Mr. Hill Looks Out for the People Who Need the Most Help

Mr. Hill Looks Out for the People Who Need the Most Help

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2018


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  Mr. Hill has always known that he wants to make a difference. He spent two years in Baltimore City completing service work and seven at Harpers Choice as a Special Education teacher. This year, he furthers his love for helping those who need support as he joins his wife and the rest of the Wi...

Ms. Nichols’ Childhood Shapes Her Perspective of What a Teacher Should Be

Ms. Nichols’ Childhood Shapes Her Perspective of What a Teacher Should Be

Maddie Sommers, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


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  In the fall of 1984, in Keene, Texas, Jessica Nichols attended her first day of fourth grade.  Smiling from ear to ear, she skipped into her new classroom with an optimistic attitude, looking forward to yet another year of school. Keene was a tiny town in Johnson County, the kind of town you mi...

ESOL Classes Provide Support For Hispanic Students to Succeed

ESOL Classes Provide Support For Hispanic Students to Succeed

Hannah Van Osdel, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Many Wilde Lake High School students have Spanish as their first language, later having to transition to English. Through many years of ESOL (English as a Second Language), these students tell their stories of how transitioning from Spanish to English led to their success. When Lorena Widman moved to...

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