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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, but some from the past as well. Having moved to Wilde Lake from Harper’s Choice Middle, Ms. Keck is a friendly familiar ...

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Meditation and mindfulness: Working towards a healthier classroom

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

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 a blanket wrapped around you from head to toe. The room is silent except for the voice emitting f...

Mr. Nicks Motivates Students Through Class Visits

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

Sarah Rubin, Print Co-Editor in Chief

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 he visited during the month of April, he shared his own story hoping to connect, inspire, and motiva...

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 8:39” which reminds me of my father who passed away. One day, I forgot my necklace at home and c...

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 up, she always had a passion for math, and she found her talent for solving math problems and expla...

Mr. Wallace Returns to Howard County as a Government Teacher

Mr. Wallace in his classroom

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 Native American Studies teacher in high school inspired him to move to New Mexico when he was 21 years old, i...

Family History Impacts Mr. Holzman’s Career

Mr. Holzman with his family

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 grandfather’s lives made the most significant impact on him. “One of my grandfathers, even th...

Mr. Damseaux is Forever Going the Extra Mile

Mr. Damseaux smiles next to a math equation.

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 math teachers he’s had over the years, starting with his 11th-grade precalculus teacher and l...

Ms. Alcaraz Finds the Pleasant Surprises of Life

Ms. Alcaraz instructing her students during a science lab.

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 ever expected. Five years ago, Ms. Alcaraz moved to Florida from Puerto Rico with her future hus...

Mr. Green Waddles Into the Band Room With Happy Feet

Mr. Green conducting in his penguin costume.

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. Mr. Green is an experienced percussionist with a performance degree from Johns Hopkins’ Peabody ...

Brett Molin Makes Safety His Priority as Assistant Principal

Mr. Molin talking to Ms. Riley during a lunch shift.

Maddie Sommers, Writer

December 12, 2018

Since he was a child, Wilde Lake’s new Assistant Principal, Mr. Molin, knew he wanted to grow up to be a role model for students. He strives to ensure that students have the support growing up that he lacked. “I didn’t have a lot of support in my house, and so I didn’t know what ...

Mr. Penn Leaves the Social Studies Department to Fill Athletic Director Position

Mr. Penn is seen entering the building to oversee lunch duty.

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief

December 10, 2018

This year, the Social Studies department is losing one of its most-loved teachers, Mr. Penn, who is stepping into the position of Athletic Director. As a teacher, Mr. Penn was elected “teacher of the year” twice by the senior class. He coached football, basketball and baseball, sponsored the Alp...

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