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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Oakton teachers


Layla Al Jallad, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

  After FCPS’ hybrid schedule in 2020-2021, requirements for all students and staff were to wear masks at all times and keep their distance from one another. This stayed the same through the following year until March 1st when regulations...

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An Exciting School Calendar

omiisha cheella, staff writer | June 7, 2023

       The last week of school is the most boring. Usually, you finish any classwork the week before, but some teachers make sure to plan a graded assignment the final week. At Oakton, the last week of school is a three hour early release. Except...

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The Great Gombos

Vivian Yu, Business Manager/Online Story Manager | June 7, 2023

Teachers are a huge part of how students learn and how much information they can retain. Having a teacher that puts their all to help students learn and enjoy the class can make a difference in a student hating a subject they once loved, or falling in...

Teacher Trophies

Teacher Trophies

Madeline Deppe, Staff Writer | May 9, 2023

----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----  Most likely to grade things two months late Ms. Sabino "It's no contest the bio teachers arguably...

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Mean Girls: The Musical

Marianna McDevitt, Lifestyle Editor | December 7, 2022

     Preparations are being put in place to produce one of the most infamous musicals ever, Mean Girls. Based on the 2004 film, Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan, Cady Heron is thrown into a new territory, high school, in suburban Illinois. She...

Grateful for Food

Omiisha Cheella, Staff Writer | December 2, 2022

Are you tired of eating the same, bland, turkey every year on Thanksgiving day? Are you tired of wondering where the flavor is? Do people praise the cook about how good their mashed potatoes are, when really it's so tasteless that a spoon of oats would...

It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Problem, It’s Me

Salma Tarraf, Layla Abshire, and Tasneem Falah | November 22, 2022
The #TSAntiHeroChallenge has brought a new sense of meaning and compassion to pieces of people’s character.
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A New Cougar Joins the Den

Benjamin Shield, Staff Writer | September 16, 2022

This new school year has brought many changes to Oakton High School such as the new phone policy, the new bathroom pass system, and the most important change, the new teachers. Due to the shortage of teachers in FCPS this year, Oakton High School has...

All About Our Stunning Mr. Stroud

All About Our Stunning Mr. Stroud

Tyler Donaldson, Opinion Editor | May 25, 2022

Mr. Stroud is an assistant principal here at Oakton.  Some of the benefits of working at Oakton according to him are that “students and staff are very friendly and fun to work with.”  Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and his commute to Oakton...

All About Our Wonderful Mr. Waxman

All About Our Wonderful Mr. Waxman

Tyler Donaldson, Opinion Editor | May 5, 2022

Introduction Mr. Eliot Waxman is a government teacher here at Oakton.  He teaches USVA Government HN, AP US Comparative Government (Super Seminar), and AP Research. According to Mr. Waxman, the best thing about working at Oakton is “getting to work...

New teachers and their experience returning in-person

Portia Dai, Editorial Board | September 22, 2021

The entire student body has returned back in-person, initiating an adjustment period for students and teachers alike. To add an additional layer to the adjustment, new teachers Ms. Chough and Ms. Kondisko shared their experiences as teachers new to Oakton...

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Teachers who have adjusted well to distance learning

Shevany Moharir, Editorial Board | November 3, 2020

The first quarter of this unconventional school year is officially over. Online school has certainly proved to be a struggle for many students who have yet to be adjusted to the new learning environment. As much as students have been struggling, however,...

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