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PARCC Replaced by MCAP

PARCC Replaced by MCAP

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019


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Next year, the PARCC assessment will be replaced by the MCAP, short for the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program, in an attempt to improve state assessment testing by providing a shorter and more efficient way to test the MD College and Career Ready Standards in Reading, English, and Math, accordi...

Wilde Lake Tightens Safety Measures in Response to Threat of Gun Violence in Columbia

Wilde Lake Tightens Safety Measures in Response to Threat of Gun Violence in Columbia

Bryan Shin, Filmmaker/ Writer

May 14, 2019


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The school shootings that have occurred throughout the United States are incidents that have changed the mindsets of many throughout the entire country. 2018 was a record year for school shooting incidents with 113 killed or injured, according to BBC News. In 2018, schools across the United States underw...

Teachers Award Record Number of Positive Behavior Forms

Teachers Award Record Number of Positive Behavior Forms

MiMi Johnson

May 13, 2019


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This year, teachers have handed out more positive behavior forms than discipline forms, the result of an increased effort to recognize students for their successes and not simply their missteps. In the first two quarters of the school year, 179 disciplinary forms were given out to students. But duri...

Wilde Lake Students Attend Glenelg High For a Day

Wilde Lake Students Attend Glenelg High For a Day

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019


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Wilde Lake students are used to the open building, diverse classes, and constant noise, so when five students had the opportunity to attend Glenelg for the day, they noticed an enclosed building, a lack of diversity, and silent hallways. Senior Rachel Henry presented the idea she had last year. “...

Social Studies Teacher Ms. Volpe Awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year

Social Studies Teacher Ms. Volpe Awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019


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Ms. Volpe’s enthusiastic presence is known throughout the school, and now it is known throughout the state. On March 25, she was awarded  “Secondary Teacher of the Year” by the Maryland Council for Social Studies. “I didn’t think I was going to win, so I was running late to the ceremony,...

Howard County Protects Students Against Rising Threat of STIs

Howard County Protects Students Against Rising Threat of STIs

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


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In response to an increasing threat of sexually transmitted infections, Howard County offers condoms upon request to help protect students from STIs in Howard County. In 2017, Chlamydia was the most reported STI in Howard County with 1,136 reported cases followed by 235 cases of Gonorrhea, according t...

Administration Looks for Long Term Solutions to Behavior Problems

Administration Looks for Long Term Solutions to Behavior Problems

Rebecca Nason, News Editor

December 18, 2018


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In an attempt to reduce suspension and detention rates, while also improving relationships between students and staff members, Wilde Lake administration is training teachers to implement a new community building model called restorative justice. According to Mr. Wilson, students should expect fewer re...

Administration Relaxes Outdated Hat Policy

Administration Relaxes Outdated Hat Policy

Preeta Singh, Writer

December 18, 2018


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This year, administration relaxed the policy on hats and hoods, an update that comes after decades of disagreement between students and teachers over headwear. According to Mr. Wilson the revision to Policy 9210, which once prohibited headwear in the building, now allows students to wear hats and hoods a...

In Response to Safety Concerns, Wilde Lake Locks Its Doors to Early Arrivers

In Response to Safety Concerns, Wilde Lake Locks Its Doors to Early Arrivers

Rachel Henry and Hope Kahn

December 18, 2018


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Every morning at 7:10 a.m., the Wilde Lake doors unlock and students cram together to enter the school building. This year, administration is not allowing students to enter the building until 7:10, the contracted teacher start time. According to Mr. Wilson, this is to ensure the safety of the stu...

Teachers Could Expect Low Attendance on Last Three Days of School

Teachers Could Expect Low Attendance on Last Three Days of School

Rachel Henry, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2018


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Because of all of the inclement weather days that occurred this year, Howard County schools have extended the school year to Tuesday, June 19. According to the HCPSS Website,“No new graded work will be assigned at any level June 15-19.” Teachers will be taking attendance on Friday, Monday, an...

Recent Dramatic Decline in Graduation Rate Raises Concerns for Wilde Lake

Recent Dramatic Decline in Graduation Rate Raises Concerns for Wilde Lake

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2018


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Out of the 1276 students at Wilde Lake, 230 students are not expected to graduate within four years according to last year’s graduation rate. This brought concern to Mr. Wilson and the School Improvement Team. Last year our graduation rate has dropped from 88.2 percent to 82.7 percent. Compared to th...

WLHS March 14 Walkout

WLHS March 14 Walkout

Kareem Press, Writer

April 25, 2018


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