Friday, May 3, 2013
The team won all nine of its spring 2013 games.
For the first time ever, Churchill High School's junior varsity boys lacrosse team had a perfect season, winning all nine of its games, according to a Patch source. The team finished its winning spring 2013 season Wednesday evening with a 9-3 win over Clarksburg. Congratulations to the 9-0 team and to Head Coach Dave Blumenthal!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Eight of the county's public high schools—including Churchill High School—placed in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best High Schools list.
Montgomery County Public Schools are back in the news again. Eight of the system's public high schools placed in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best High Schools list, with seven of them—including Winston Churchill High School—receiving a gold medal for being among the top 500 schools in the nation, and one receiving a silver medal, Montgomery County Public Schools reported in a statement. Of the gold medal high schools in Montgomery County, Churchill High School received the best ranking: Wheaton High School, ranked 1,032nd, received a silver medal. "The schools on the U.S. News Best High Schools list should be proud of the work they have done to serve their students and prepare them for college and the workplace," Superintendent Joshua …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Winston Churchill High School production ended Saturday evening.
“Omigod You Guys,” have you, like, heard? Elle Woods has finally landed in Potomac! With energy and humor abound, Churchill High School’s production of “Legally Blonde” was a fun, captivating performance that left the audience smiling and tapping their feet until the very end. Based on the 2001 film of the same name, “Legally Blonde—the Musical” opened on Broadway in 2007 to overwhelmingly positive reviews, winning several Tony nominations, as well as the Lawrence Oliver Award for Best New Musical. With music and lyrics by Lawrence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, “Legally Blonde” tells the story of a UCLA sorority girl, Elle Woods, who travels all the way to Harvard Law School to win back the love of her ex-boyfriend, Warner. While there, she …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Coach Joe Allen and quarterback Lansana Keita talk to Patch after losing their first game of the season.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Churchill Bulldogs are no longer undefeated after losing to Seneca Valley 32-6 on Friday night. Penalties and turnovers were key factors in the loss. Churchill was able to move up and down the field, but they weren't able to capitalize on their chances because of interceptions and fumbles. Running back Curtis Kamara scored the only touchdown for the Bulldogs. Next Game: Gaithersburg @ Churchill at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Churchill and Seneca Valley both enter the game undefeated through the early part of the season. The game, which will be played at Seneca Valley High School, starts at 6:30 p.m.
After watching his team post convincing wins in each of its first three games, Winston Churchill football coach Joe Allen said he is looking forward to seeing how his Bulldogs fare in today’s matchup with Seneca Valley. Churchill lost to the Screamin’ Eagles, 34-0, last season. Allen referred to Seneca Valley as “very talented and athletic” and said the game “will serve as a measuring stick for us." The Screamin’ Eagles have made the playoffs nine of the last 10 seasons. And, like the Bulldogs, Seneca Valley has won each of its first three games to start this season. “We’re really excited for this opportunity,” Allen said. “This is going to be a big game for us.” Churchill beat Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 47-7, last Friday after outscoring …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Dr. Benz embraces the challenge of transitioning ninth-graders to high school life.
As another school year is upon us, Patch sat down with Dr. Joan Benz, principal of Churchill High School to find out what she did on her summer vacation and her outlook for the 2011-12 school year. Potomac Patch: Is being a high school principal a year-round job, or are you able to take time off during the summer to travel, or pursue leisure activities? Dr. Joan Benz: Being a senior high principal absolutely requires year-round planning. Between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next, I always take a week to travel to New England to be with family and friends. Patch: What is the most challenging thing about the start of a new school year? Benz: One of the most challenging annual events is assisting ninth-graders to …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Michael Fisher updated the Character Education and Student Life Committee on progress with the digital sign at its meeting on Wednesday.
The Character Education and Student Life Committee of Winston Churchill High School met Wednesday to discuss a range of topics that included an update on the selection, funding and progress on installation of a new digital sign on the corner of Gainsborough Road and Victory Lane. Co-chair of the committee, Michael Fisher, who is leading the project, reported that two sign vendors have contacted him about the contract for the sign at Churchill, which he estimated will cost between $20,000 and $45,000. Jack Stone Signs and Watchfire Digital Outdoor Signs approached the school about working on the digital sign, said Fisher, who will also request a bid from Daktonics. Fisher said he spoke with other local schools that have signs made by the …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Churchill High School hosted a fundraiser on Nov. 30 at Elevation Burger to raise money for a new digital sign.
Elevations Burger's customers on Tuesday evening did more than just eat food — they helped raise money for a new means of communication at Winston Churchill High School. Churchill High School hosted a fundraiser on Nov. 30 at Elevation Burger, 12525 Park Potomac Ave., to raise money for a digital sign to replace the school's current marquis on Gainsborough Road. A portion of the money Elevation Burger made from eat-in and carryout orders from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. will go to help fund the digital sign, which will cost between $20,000 and $45,000. "We're doing this because the sign brings the Churchill community together and increases communication between the school and families and the rest of the community," said Suzanne Weiss, a Churchill …
Friday, November 5, 2010
What's up for the weekend of Nov. 5 through Nov. 7.
This weekend will be a chance for Potomac residents to get out of the house and enjoy local theater, events and sports. On Friday, Churchill High School's girls' soccer team is competing against Walter Johnson for the semifinals. The game, which will take place at Churchill, will begin at 3:30 p.m. and go until 5 p.m. Churchill's fall musical, Anything Goes, will have performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission and $12 reserved seating. If you've ever wanted to know more about your local police force, stop by the Montgomery County 1st District Police Department's open house event on Saturday. The event -- which lasts from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the 1st District station -- will include activities …
Anything Goes, the fall performances at Churchill High School, has been a successful production that has involved the hard work of many students.
In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but now, God knows, anything goes… In the words of composer Cole Porter, the opening night of the Winston Churchill High School's performance of Anything Goes was "the tops" — a standard the cast hopes to continue at the show's performances this weekend. Director Carlos Barillo, who has been teaching at Churchill for ten years, said he has always produced curricular-based musical productions such as Les Miserable and Miss Saigon, but this is the first year he directed a school-wide fall musical production. Unlike before, Barillo not only used the students in his theater classes to perform, but he was able to hold auditions and cast students from the entire school in …