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February 22, 2018 by Judith Klein Mager (Register to contact)

Thank the students for supporting the Parkland survivors. I am very proud of my alma mater.

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Virginia teen wins $250,000 prize for research on exoplanets  Richmond.com

WASHINGTON — In sixth grade, Ana Humphrey attended the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science competition and was inspired after ...



This Northern Va. student won the $250,000 prize in a top science competition  Washington Post

In sixth grade, Ana Humphrey attended the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science competition and was inspired after speaking with a student ...



Region's First Hip-Hop History and Culture Class Starting at Blair High School  BethesdaMagazine.com

A vision to integrate hip-hop music and history lessons is putting a Silver Spring high school on the leading edge of an emerging teaching method that combines ...



High school in Silver Spring all clear after bomb threat, principal says  WUSA9.com

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A Montgomery County high school has been given the all-clear after students were evacuated following a bomb threat, according to the ...



Big Ten Tournament-goers weigh in on the United Center as the venue choice  Herald & Review

CHICAGO — The Big Ten Tournament brings fans from across the Midwest, East Coast and beyond each year to watch their favorite schools and alma maters ...



Blair graduation tentatively set for June 7  Silver Chips Online

Montgomery Blair High School's Class of 2019's graduation date has been tentatively set to Friday, June 7, 2019. This will be two weeks after the final day for ...



Bethesda Teen Brings Home Gold From Fencing Junior Olympics  CBS Baltimore

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Congratulations are in order for one Montgomery County teenager. Justin Haddad is now the national champion for his ...



UPDATED: Rising Junior at Blair High Killed in Monday Evening Shooting  BethesdaMagazine.com

A rising junior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring was killed in a Prince George's County shooting Monday night. The school's principal, Renay ...



Free Dinner For Federal Workers In Silver Spring  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Free Dinner For Federal Workers In Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD - On Feb. 8, there will be a free community dinner and resource fair for federal workers ...



3 Silver Spring Students Are Finalists In STEM Competition  Silver Spring, MD Patch

3 MCPS Students Are Finalists In STEM Competition - Silver Spring, MD - Three Montgomery Blair High School students are among 40 finalists in the nation's ...



Montgomery Blair Students Plan Walkout On March 14  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Montgomery Blair Students Plan Walkout - Silver Spring, MD - Students from Montgomery Blair High School will join a national walkout event this week in a call ...



Former Montgomery Blair High School teacher speaks out against harassment allegations made by alumni  FOX 5 DC

More than four years after retiring as a distinguished math teacher at Montgomery Blair High School, Eric Walstein has been accused of harassing and ...



Montgomery Blair High Graduate To Compete Friday on Jeopardy!  BethesdaMagazine.com

A Gaithersburg resident will test his knowledge on one of the country's best-known TV game show stages this week. Erik Agard, a 2011 graduate of Montgomery ...



Arrest made in killing of Montgomery Co. high school student  WTOP

WASHINGTON — Police have arrested a man wanted for the fatal shooting of a Montgomery County high school student last month. Tyrell McArthur, 22, of ...



Montgomery Blair High Graduate Erik Agard Wins Big on Jeopardy!  BethesdaMagazine.com

The third time was a charm for Gaithersburg resident Erik Agard, who won his third consecutive Jeopardy! game Tuesday night, winning a total of $66,802.



Montgomery Co. ‘Shutdown Social’ feeds furloughed feds Friday  WTOP

A passel of Montgomery County restaurants are pooling resources to throw a potluck for feds and contractors hit by the shutdown.



Police identify two suspects in murder of Silver Spring teen  WJLA

Montgomery Blair High School is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old student who was set to start his junior year in just a few weeks.Kevin Wilson, of Silver Spring ...



Silver Spring high school students win $25000 for college in science contest  WJLA

A computer science project on swarming robots earned 17-year-old Grace Cai $25000 for college. The Montgomery Blair High School senior is one of three ...



'We're in this together' | Montgomery Co. businesses, neighbors plan 'Shutdown Social' to feed furloughed workers, contractors  WUSA9.com

Montgomery County businesses and neighbors have banned together to help federal workers enjoy a night out.



Montgomery Blair Student To Compete In National Quiz Bowl  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Montgomery Blair Student In National Quiz Bowl - Silver Spring, MD - Congratulations to Anson Berns, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School, who is ...



MCPS mandates new active shooter drills  Silver Chips Online

Montgomery County Public Schools instituted a new policy this year requiring all schools to conduct active shooter drills. The addition of this new protocol stems ...



MoCo High School Students To Meet With Survivors of Florida School Shooting  BethesdaMagazine.com

Updated 10:03 a.m. Monday: Montgomery County High School students are expected to meet Monday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring ...



About Us | Silver Chips  Silver Chips Online

Silver Chips Online is an independent student newspaper of Montgomery Blair High School (www.mbhs.edu) in Silver Spring, Maryland. Silver Chips Online is ...



Md. high school won’t ‘fall victim’ to ‘okay to be white’ flyers  WTOP

Montgomery County school officials are investigating who posted flyers stating “It's okay to be white” at a high school in Silver Spring. Ten of the fliers were found ...



2 MD Schools In Top 50 Sending Students To Elite Universities  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Want To Attend Harvard, Princeton Or MIT? - Silver Spring, MD - A new website ranks high schools based on how many students they send to Harvard, ...



Police: MCPS 12th grader reeking of marijuana, caught with weed, digital scale  WJLA

The overwhelming odor of marijuana led staff at Montgomery Blair High School to sniff out a 12th grader who was attempting to sell drugs to fellow classmates, ...



Scenes from the Blair High School Protest  BethesdaMagazine.com

Updated, 1:59 p.m.: What appeared to be several hundred Montgomery Blair High School students walked out of class Monday morning in protest over Donald ...



Montgomery Blair High School struts its science stuff  Washington Post

Montgomery Blair High School, a hub of science and math achievers in the Washington suburbs, has just notched another distinction: winner of the 2016 ...



Montgomery Blair High School Graduation 2017 Schedule  Patch.com

Silver Spring Graduation - Silver Spring, MD - Montgomery Blair High School high school has their commencement date and times set. See the schedule below.



Signs saying ‘it’s okay to be white’ found at Maryland high school  The Washington Post

Fliers saying "it's okay to be white" were found taped to the exterior doors of a Maryland high school Wednesday morning, apparently as part of an effort to spark ...



Police Seek Suspects Wanted In Shooting That Killed MCPS Student  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Police Seek Suspects In Fatal Shooting Of Teen - Silver Spring, MD - Police are actively searching for two suspects who are allegedly involved in a shooting that ...



Why Montgomery Blair High School alumni are saying #MeToo  The Washington Post

Years after they left one of the nation's premier high school programs in math and science, hundreds of alumni have come forward to support allegations that a ...



Top posts of 2018: Montgomery County says no new homes in Silver Spring because the schools are full  Greater Greater Washington

This article was GGWash's 7th most popular post in 2018. If you like what you read, please support our journalism by joining the GGWash Neighborhood, our ...



Montgomery Co. school urges talk between parents, teens before watching Netflix show  WTOP

WASHINGTON — An Montgomery County high school principal is urging parents to talk with their teenage kids before they watch the second season of a ...



Potluck For Workers Idled By Shutdown Hosted By Council Member  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Councilmember Hosts Potluck For Shutdown Workers - Silver Spring, MD - On Friday, Jan. 11, residents are invited to attend and bring a food to share with ...



Montgomery Blair High School Substitute Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student  BethesdaMagazine.com

Updated 9:30 a.m. Monday: A substitute teacher and assistant football coach at Montgomery Blair High School has been arrested and charged with sexually ...



Dinner Arranged for Furloughed Federal Workers  BethesdaMagazine.com

With the federal government shutdown nearing an 18th day, workers who are off the job and not getting paid are receiving support from elected leaders.



Montgomery County School Board Members Rack Up Endorsements Leading Up to Nov. 6 Election  BethesdaMagazine.com

Six women are vying for three contested seats on the Montgomery County Board of Education, many of whom have been endorsed by high-profile officials and ...



Outreach To Federal Workers Expands as Shutdown Continues  BethesdaMagazine.com

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, county leaders say furloughed employees' morale is dipping, but dozens of organizations continue to ...



Police release photo of suspect in sexual assault of teen on Ride On bus  WTOP

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County, Maryland police have released the photo of a man they say assaulted a teenager on her way home from school earlier ...



New Whitman High Principal Hopes To Foster Open Communication  BethesdaMagazine.com

Robert Dodd is surrounded by history in his new office at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. On the wall directly behind the desk is a picture of Walt ...



Blair High Parents Confront Parks Officials Over Softball, Baseball Field Closures  BethesdaMagazine.com

Tensions have been simmering for a few years between Montgomery Blair High School sports teams and the Montgomery Parks officials who care for their ...



Blair High Schoolers Meet Lunch Buddies With New Phone App Designed to Combat Bullying  BethesdaMagazine.com

Montgomery Blair High School senior Jake Koch-Gallup will eat lunch with most anyone, and he's made no secret of it. The 17-year-old has recently started ...



Scores of Maryland high school students stage walk-outs, take Metro trains to Washington for gun reform protests at Capitol: WATCH  Washington Examiner

About 1000 students who attend three of the two dozen high schools in the District of Columbia's neighboring Montogomery County, Md., walked out of classes ...



MoCo students participate in #National Walkout Day  Silver Chips Online

March 14, 2018, 10:47 p.m. | By Absa Fall, Mahnaz Habib, Madeleine Tilley, Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand, Amy Forsbacka | 11 months, 2 weeks ago.



Students and staff devastated by death of Blair student  Silver Chips Online

Blair offered counseling services today for staff and students due to the death of freshman student Mark Jean-Louis yesterday. Jean-Louis passed away while in ...



Suspect Wanted For Sexual Assault Of Teen On Ride On Bus  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Suspect Wanted For Sexual Assault Of Teen On Bus - Silver Spring, MD - Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old ...



MCPS Students Walk Out of Class in Response to Florida Shooting  BethesdaMagazine.com

Update – 10:30 a.m. – Several hundred students walked out of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring on Wednesday morning and headed down ...



Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade 2018 In Pictures  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade 2018: Photos - Silver Spring, MD - This year's Thanksgiving parade had dozens of high school and college marching ...



School Notes: Silver Spring Teacher, Principal Nominated for Education Award  BethesdaMagazine.com

A teacher from Montgomery Blair High School and the principal of Glen Haven Elementary School were finalists to be named educators of the year by The ...



Blair Alumni Accuse Renowned Math Teacher of Years of 'Harassing' Behavior  BethesdaMagazine.com

As Becca Arbacher recalls, most of her classmates had packed up and filtered out of the room when her high school calculus teacher, Eric Walstein, called her ...



Longtime Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger will retire in April  Washington Post

Manger, 64, has been chief in the Maryland county for 15 years and become a national voice on police issues.



Teacher Pay: How Maryland Ranks  Columbia, MD Patch

Teacher Pay: How Maryland Ranks - Columbia, MD - Pay for educators may be a big issue before state legislatures after elections drew nearly 180 teachers to ...



High school students in Montgomery County protest Trump's election  The Washington Post

Hundreds of students at a Maryland high school walked out of class and into the streets Monday morning to protest Donald Trump's election as president, ...



Local Students Return To School After Another 'New Normal' Mass Shooting  WAMU 88.5

Returning to school after yet another school shooting, some students in the region felt stuck; others were ready to get political. All were tired of having to talk ...



Montgomery Blair Teacher Latest Entrant in District 16 Delegate Contest  BethesdaMagazine.com

Samir Paul, who teaches in the countywide math “magnet” program based at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, on Tuesday declared his candidacy ...



Gang rivalry sparks massive brawl at Md. high school  KLEW

A gang dispute set the stage for an altercation at Montgomery Blair High School that injured staff members and involved more than 100 students, Montgomery ...



3 Montgomery Blair students finalists in Intel Science Talent Search  WTOP

At Montgomery Blair High School, three students are finalists in a science competition where the top prize is $100000.



Talented Blazers take on award season in early 2017  Silver Chips Online

Throughout the beginning of 2017, many Blazers entered competitions and fairs to showcase their skills in a variety of subjects. A number of them were ...



Update: Teens from More Than Two Dozen Schools in Montgomery County Plan DC March  BethesdaMagazine.com

Updated 10:25 a.m. Tuesday: Montgomery County students representing more than 25 high schools are planning to march on D.C. on Wednesday to remember ...



Montgomery Co. students march on US Capitol to demand tougher gun laws (Photos)  WTOP

WASHINGTON — A group of students from Montgomery County swapped their classrooms Wednesday for the backdrop of the Capitol to call for change to ...



Maryland Students Want Excused Absences for Protests — and a Year After They Were Dinged for Post-Parkland Marches, Their School Board Is Poised to Agree  The 74

Updated Feb.13: This resolution came before the board at a Feb. 12 meeting; the board voted to send the proposal back to the policy committee for language ...



Online : Why Online School?  Silver Chips Online

"At the time I was dealing with a combination of depression, anxiety, an eating disorder and an unhealthy relationship," explains sophomore Ruby Farber who ...



Food Pantry, Churches Helping Furloughed Federal Workers  BethesdaMagazine.com

As the federal government shutdown creeps toward being the longest in history, churches, businesses and nonprofits are stepping up with services and support ...



Montgomery Co. Substitute Teacher Arrested For Sex With Student: Police  Patch.com

Substitute Teacher Arrested For Sex With Student - Silver Spring, MD - The assistant football coach and substitute teacher at Montgomery Blair High School was ...



Blair's new security system aims to enhance school safety  Silver Chips Online

As a result of new Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) regulations, the doors on the Colesville Road side of Blair remain locked from 8 a.m to 2:30 p.m. ...



Young scientists from Md. and Va. excel at prestigious Intel competition  Washington Post

Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., has again produced a national finalist — actually, two of the 40 nationwide — for the prestigious Intel ...



MCPS Will Get First School Named in Honor of an Openly Gay Person  BethesdaMagazine.com

Montgomery County's newest public school will be called Bayard Rustin Elementary, honoring a civil rights champion and becoming the district's first school ...



Neighbors and Friends Ask Why Police Officer Had To Fatally Shoot Silver Spring Man  BethesdaMagazine.com

Robert Lawrence White probably traveled the route between his childhood home and Silver Spring International Middle School hundreds—maybe even ...



‘I want you to be able to vote.’ These election judges are devoted to their small role in democracy.  The Washington Post

The sign hanging from a table in the crowded high school entryway blared an urgent directive: “DO MORE THAN VOTE!” Nina Uzick had been doing more ...



Hundreds of Maryland students get to know careers that could follow high school  The Washington Post

Some high school students shadowed firefighters, learning about the physical rigor of their work, the intense training required, the rhythms of life in a firehouse.



As Federal Shutdown Costs are Tallied, Praise for Worker Support Efforts  BethesdaMagazine.com

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro said Monday she wasn't sure how deeply the 35-day partial federal government shutdown affected ...



Students take to the streets to demand gun control  New York Post

Students from Montgomery Blair High School march down Colesville Road in support of gun reform legislation in Silver Spring, Maryland.



Two Silver Spring Men Killed in Single-Car Crash  BethesdaMagazine.com

Two men died after a car crashed into a utility pole in Silver Spring early Sunday morning, Montgomery County police said. A black 2015 Lexus RX 350 SUV ...



Students From Seven MCPS High Schools Win National Merit Scholarships  BethesdaMagazine.com

Twenty-one seniors at Montgomery County public high schools were named winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, the school system announced ...



Montgomery County To Unveil Veterans Memorial Wall  Rockville, MD Patch

County To Unveil Veterans Memorial Wall - Rockville, MD - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a tribute to the 130 residents from Montgomery County who ...



Updated: New Principals Named for Whitman, Churchill High Schools  BethesdaMagazine.com

Students at Walt Whitman and Winston Churchill high schools learned the names of their new principals Monday evening. The county school board appointed ...



New certified athletics trainer introduced at Blair  Silver Chips Online

Meghan Wilkinson, an employee of MedStar and certified athletics trainer, joined the Montgomery Blair Athletics department this school year to replace Julie ...



Silver Spring Students Head To Major National Math Competition  Patch.com

Silver Spring High Schools In Math Competition - Silver Spring, MD - Five students from Montgomery Blair High School are traveling to New York City to compete ...



Community deaths  Washington Post

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. John Aaron III, geologist. John Aaron III, 81, who retired from the U.S. Geological Survey ...



Blair senior remembered after death  Silver Chips Online

Blair senior Paris Essoumba committed suicide Monday evening at his home in Silver Spring. He was 17 years old. Crisis management teams will be available ...



MoCo Student Leader Tells DC March Crowd That Changing Gun Culture Is 'Going To Take Some Will'  BethesdaMagazine.com

Flanked by three fellow Montgomery County high school students, Matt Post strode confidently to the podium on a stage on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington ...



MCPS Graduation Season Gets Started Friday  Montgomery Community Media

An Olympic Gold Medalist, an ESPN sportscaster and the chairman of the Special Olympics are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of ...



Maryland physics phenom 'tried not to faint' upon winning national award  Washington Post

Michael Hofmann Winer is a physics phenom who has won awards and studied how fundamental quasi-particles of sound, called phonons, interact with ...



2 Md. Schools In Top 50 For Sending Students To ‘Elite’ Universities  CBS Baltimore

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Patch) — There are all kinds of rankings of high schools in the United States, with Maryland schools usually making a strong showing.



Updated: Walter Johnson High School Students Return to Class After Bomb Threat  BethesdaMagazine.com

Updated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday: Students at Walter Johnson High School have returned to class after Montgomery County police determined the school to be ...



'It's okay to be white' signs a planned attempt to create racial, political tension  W*USA 9

Students found fliers taped-up at a high school that say, "It's okay to be white." Now, there are some racist, online threats connected to them.



Questioning the Blazer  Silver Chips Online

For years now, our school has been enveloped in confusion because of a single question. It's a question that's turned friends against each other, created rifts in ...



March For Our Lives: Montgomery County Students Take Part  Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD Patch

March For Our Lives: What You Need To Know - Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD - UPDATES: Hundreds of thousands will march for gun control in D.C. Saturday, ...



Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan pleads for increased safety  Montgomery County Sentinel

1,251 total views, 4 views today. SILVER SPRING –A police officer knocked on Silver Spring resident Juan Gomez's door to tell him that his brother had been ...



Montgomery Co. superintendent supports protests, worries about safety during walkouts  WTOP

Leaving school property poses a significant safety risk,” Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith wrote in a letter posted online. “MCPS ...



Montgomery physics teacher is among educators earning presidential honor  Washington Post

James Schafer teaches physics. It is not the easiest subject to master at Montgomery Blair High School, but Schafer largely steers clear of classroom lectures, ...



And the award goes to…  Silver Chips Online

If you're looking for a boring, conformist community, I can tell you that Blair doesn't have that. But what it does have is a very particular set of skills, skills that the ...



Md. student charged with bringing pot brownies to school after 2 students hospitalized  FOX 5 DC

ROCKVILLE, Md. - A Maryland high school student has been charged with distributing marijuana brownies that made two fellow classmates sick at Montgomery ...



Abigail Fraeman: Losing the Mars rover Opportunity is like saying goodbye to a friend  St. Paul Pioneer Press

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 12, I stood on an observation deck overlooking mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to witness a final attempt to ...



Politics Roundup: Business Group Releases 'Economic Ballot' Scoring County Executive Candidates  BethesdaMagazine.com

Business group releases 'economic ballot' scoring county executive, council candidates. Amid the blizzard of glossy political fliers hitting local mailboxes in ...



Some Schools Allow Children to Register With a Gender Option Besides Girl or Boy  The New York Times

The term “nonbinary” on school forms signals a new inclusiveness, experts say.



Losing the Mars rover Opportunity is like saying goodbye to a friend  Washington Post

Scientists like me will spend decades poring over the data it sent back, but today we're mourning.



Updated: Waldstreicher Bests Beyer To Win Madaleno's Senate Seat in Heated District 18 Race  BethesdaMagazine.com

Del. Jeff Waldstreicher of Kensington Tuesday came out on top of what was the county's most visible—and arguably its nastiest—state legislative race this year: ...



Montgomery County High Schools With the Best Graduation Rates of 2016  BethesdaMagazine.com

Graduation rates for Montgomery County Public Schools students edged upward in 2016, with nearly nine out of 10 high schoolers earning their diplomas in four ...



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