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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Administration Relaxes Outdated Hat Policy

Administration Relaxes Outdated Hat Policy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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Wilde Lake Students Participate in Nationwide Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Wilde Lake Students Participate in Nationwide Walkout to Protest Gun Violence

Ihsaan Fanusie, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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At 10:00 this morning, Wilde Lake students participated in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence and demand change from Congress. The walkout was part of the nationwide ‘ENOUGH’ movement, formed in response to the Parkland Florida Massacre exactly a month ago. Schools across the Unite...

Escalating Concerns About Gun Violence Bring Maryland Senator Ben Cardin to Wilde Lake

Escalating Concerns About Gun Violence Bring Maryland Senator Ben Cardin to Wilde Lake

Rachel Henry and Hope Kahn

March 7, 2018


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In a Q and A with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin on February 23, Wilde Lake students took every opportunity to question government policies, demand political action, and speak for student safety regarding gun violence at school. Following the Parkland shooting where 17 students and staff were killed, the Sto...

Howard County Repeals Policy To Start All Schools After 8

Howard County Repeals Policy To Start All Schools After 8

Rachel Henry, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2018


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The Howard County Board of Education has decided not to follow through with the policy to change school start times for the 2018 school year as announced last year. After former HCPSS superintendent Renee Foose voiced concern for such early school start times, it was ruled that come the 2018-201...

Higher Education: The Next Financial Crisis?

Higher Education: The Next Financial Crisis?

Ihsaan Fanusie, News Editor

January 11, 2018


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Are you a high school student preparing to graduate within the next four years? Are you planning to attend a two or four year college and get a degree before entering the workforce? If so, you might be shocked to discover that there may be an economic bubble in higher education- and it could be g...

Howard County Makes Changes to Lockdown Procedures

Howard County Makes Changes to Lockdown Procedures

Jane Hilger, Writer

December 20, 2017


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Across the county, schools have tightened up on lockdown procedures, a response to a growing concern for gun violence across the nation. According to "The LA Times," a gun has been fired on school grounds almost once a week since the events of Sandy Hook. In October of this year alone, gun violence...

Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Replacing Mr. LeMon as School Principal, Mr. Wilson Makes School Culture A Priority

Hope Kahn, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017


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As soon as Mr. Wilson began his position as principal of our school, he made it his priority to put students first. Since the first day on the job, one of his main focuses has been building relationships with the students, staff, and community members. “The sign on my door says principal, but that means no...

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