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Ms. Brookman Graduating from McDaniel College in 2020.

In 2020, a Year of Many Firsts, Ms. Brookman Has Her First Year at Wilde Lake

Abby Churilla January 7, 2021

This year, 10th and 11th grade English teacher, Ms. Brookman is taking on her first year of independent teaching at Wilde Lake. On top of these new beginnings, she must face the challenges of virtual...

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Ms. Chrest Teaches Acceptance, Self Love, and Algebra

Komara Barba , Web Manager October 30, 2020

After volunteering at her son’s elementary school, which holds a worldwide mindfulness minute each morning, Ms. Chrest realized how powerful mindfulness can be. “Mindfulness is perhaps the...

English Teacher Ms. Keck Continues To Inspire at The Lake

English Teacher Ms. Keck Continues To Inspire at The Lake

Nadyne Segbe and Sarah Rubin February 3, 2020

A cheerful smile on her face, Ms. Keck stands beside her door, waving at students as they pass her with happy greetings in the hallway. She welcomes them into her classroom, some slightly newer faces,...

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor February 3, 2020

Your feet are firmly planted on the floor, pushing down. Your spine is straight against the back of the chair, posture perfect. Your eyes are closed, and you feel enveloped by the darkness, as if it were...

Mr. Nicks leads a discussion with students (Photo provided by Mr. Nicks)

Mr. Nicks Motivates Students Through Class Visits

Sarah Rubin, Managing Editor May 13, 2019

Walking into a room, BSAP Liaison Mr. Nicks commands attention. His inviting personality and spirited energy draws the crowd in, and all eyes are on him as he greets the students. In the 9th grade classes...

Passionate English Teacher Ms. Kenney Wins Teacher of the Year

Passionate English Teacher Ms. Kenney Wins Teacher of the Year

Darae Lyles, Writer May 2, 2019

I met Mrs. Kenney at the beginning of senior year of high school, but she has been one of my biggest supporters since meeting her. At the beginning of the school year, I bought a necklace that said “Romans...

Ms. Marroulis Makes Math Simple

Ms. Marroulis Makes Math Simple

Susie Osborne, Writer December 21, 2018

When Ms. Marroulis, Wilde Lake’s new algebra teacher, isn’t sharing her passion for math with her students, she is spending her time in the great outdoors jogging, gardening, and traveling. Growing...

Mr. Wallace in his classroom

Mr. Wallace Returns to Howard County as a Government Teacher

Hope Kahn December 14, 2018

Mr. Wallace was born and raised in Howard County, but moved to New Mexico when he was 21 years old. After 12 years in the “Land of Enchantment,” he returns as an American Government teacher. His...

Mr. Holzman with his family

Family History Impacts Mr. Holzman’s Career

Hope Kahn December 14, 2018

Ever since he was a child, Mr. Holzman has felt a connection to history. He brings that passion to Wilde Lake as the new AP Economics, Honors World History and U.S History teacher. The history of his...

Mr. Damseaux smiles next to a math equation.

Mr. Damseaux is Forever Going the Extra Mile

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2018

Running an ultramarathon isn’t easy, but then again neither is earning two masters in math, and yet somehow, Mr. Damseaux has managed to do both. Mr. Damseaux counts himself lucky for all the fantastic...

Ms. Alcaraz instructing her students during a science lab.

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Rebecca Nason, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2018

As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, Ms. Alcaraz wouldn’t have seen herself as a high school chemistry teacher in the US with an eight-month-old and four cats, but life has turned out better than she...

Mr. Green conducting in his penguin costume.

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Hope Kahn December 12, 2018

In 2012, Mr. Green was a student teacher for Wilde Lake’s veteran band director, Mr. Dutrow. Six years later, Mr. Green hopes to offer some of his personal ideas to the same program that is now his own....

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