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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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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 ...



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 ...



Silver Spring high school students win $25,000 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 ...



Blair seniors enjoyed a day of fun at Smokey Glen Farm  Silver Chips Online

On Sept. 27, Blair seniors departed from school after second period to Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Md. for a day of adventure, food and unity. Activities ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 School Graduation Schedule 2017  Patch.com

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



MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 24  Montgomery Community Media

More than 10,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school ...



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 ...



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 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 Teen Competes On Jeopardy!  Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD Patch

Montgomery Teen Competes On 'Jeopardy!' - Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD - Montgomery County's Sophia Weng will compete on 'Jeopardy!



MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores  Montgomery Community Media

Here's how Montgomery County Public Schools ranked based on which MCPS high schools scored "best" on the Maryland state school report card in 2018.



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 ...



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 ...



Winners Of CSPANs Student Documentary Competition To Be Honored  Patch.com

CSPAN's Student Documentary Competition - Rockville, MD - CSPAN and Comcast will honor Montgomery County students for their work for the network's ...



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 ...



Girls' advocacy at Blair  Silver Chips Online

Women have been historically underrepresented in the workforce and have had fight for basic rights. Despite the recent push for women's advocacy, girls today ...



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 | 1 year, 3 months ago.



Montgomery County is finally talking about its segregated schools. But can we fix them?  Greater Greater Washington

Montgomery County's public schools are growing, and they're also growing more segregated by race and class, which is hurting student performance across the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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…



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 ...



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.



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 ...



ONLY ON 7: Full video of huge brawl sparked by gang rivalry at Silver Spring high school  WJLA

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 ...



Damascus H.S. assistant principal charged with 2nd DWI, arrest caught on body camera  WJLA

An assistant principal at Damascus High School is on personal leave after police charged her with drunk driving for the second time in less than two years.



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 ...



Student charged in connection to bomb threat at Montgomery Blair High School  Fox Baltimore

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WBFF) -- A student has been charged as a juvenile in connection with Tuesday's bomb threat at Montgomery Blair High School.



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, ...



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 ...



Students Blast 'Racist, Segregationist' Comments At Public Meeting  BethesdaMagazine.com

Less than a week after a community meeting about a systemwide school boundary study sparked wide-reaching conversations about racial equality across ...



These 1970s plans show the Silver Spring that could have been  Greater Greater Washington

Today, many people might think of Silver Spring as a pretty prosperous place, with a steady stream of restaurant openings, cranes everywhere, and busy ...



U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Maryland Schools Make List  Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD Patch

Maryland Schools Make Elite U.S. News List - Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday.



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 ...



La Plata baseball shuts out Hereford to advance to 2A state final  SoMdNews.com

SILVER SPRING — The La Plata Warriors entered Tuesday's Class 2A state semifinal baseball game at Montgomery Blair High School against Hereford having ...



Students participate in town hall  Silver Chips Online

Newly-elected Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) spoke at a town hall on Sun., Feb. 26, along with ...



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 ...



Board of Education of Baltimore County appoints next superintendent  WBAL TV Baltimore

The Board of Education of Baltimore County voted to appoint the next superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools.



In a prestigious high school math and science program, alumni say #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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Final 2019 Southern Maryland spring sports scoreboard | Scoreboard  SoMdNews.com

Thursday, May 16. Metro Independent Schools Athletic League championship. Riverdale Baptist 7, Southern Maryland Christian 4. Friday, May 17. Class 1A ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Teens Thought They Found A Way Around Cafeteria Food. Schools Say No.  HuffPost

Random people delivering Thai food is not part of our safety plan.”



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 ...



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 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 ...



Students, bored by cafeteria fare, love food delivery services; schools don’t.  Washington Post

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Students in middle and high schools across America thought they had found a way around cafeteria “cuisine” and boring brown-bag ...



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.



Montgomery County substitute teacher arrested for sexual abuse of teen student  FOX 5 DC

A Montgomery County substitute teacher has been arrested after police say he was involved in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student.



Police: Student smuggles 'pot brownies' into high school, sickens two students  WJLA

He laced chocolate brownies with marijuana, snuck them into his high school, sold them for $15 each and managed to harm two fellow students in the process, ...



Bethesda teen brings home gold from fencing Junior Olympics  WTOP

A teenager from Bethesda, Maryland, didn't expect to win the gold medal, but now is the national champion for his age group in fencing. See photos and video of ...



Recognizing important black females in STEM  Silver Chips Online

We often appreciate the contributions of famous scientists such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. But it's also important to reflect on the ...



Birthday boy leads Knights | High School Sports  Frederick News Post

SILVER SPRING — For Jackson McDaniel, it was only his second-best outing of the season. But the performance he turned in Tuesday at Montgomery Blair ...



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 ...



Silver Spring Restaurant Inspections: Eight Eateries Cited  Silver Spring, MD Patch

Silver Spring Inspections: 8 Eateries Cited - Silver Spring, MD - Eight eateries were out of compliance. Here are the latest restaurant, school, and business ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



'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.



Silver Spring Students Compete In Quiz Bowl Championship  Patch.com

Quiz Bowl Championship - Silver Spring, MD - Two teams from Montgomery Blair High School joined over 300 of the top high school quiz bowl teams to ...



Prospect of Elite Competitions Inspires Top-Notch Training for High Schoolers  Education Week

This week, four high school students were awarded $100,000 scholarships for their scientific research in the Siemens Competition in math, science, and ...



Flu epidemic sweeps across Montgomery County  Silver Chips Online

The flu season was officially deemed an epidemic in Montgomery County in January as the numbers of flu patients continued to rise, shaping the 2018 flu ...



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 ...



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 ...



Kojo Roadshow: A Town Hall On School Diversity In Montgomery County  The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The school system in Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the nation's largest, and its schools are among the top performing. But like many jurisdictions in ...



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. ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



Md. high schoolers meet students, alumni from Florida school where shooting happened  WTOP

A meeting in Silver Spring brought Montgomery County students together with several young people from the Parkland, Florida, high school, where a Feb.



Sherwood High School Advances in State Volleyball Playoffs With Win Over Blair (PHOTOS)  Montgomery Community Media

The night began with Blair High School scoring six unanswered points on their way to taking the first game of the best three out of five Maryland State volleyball ...



This Northern Va. student won the $250000 prize in a top science competition  Washington Post

She is the first Hispanic student to win in more than two decades.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hundreds of Md. Students March to Capitol, Call for Gun Control  NBC4 Washington

Hundreds of students from several Montgomery County, Maryland, high schools walked out of class and marched toward the U.S. Capitol Wednesday 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 ...



Top Teens  BethesdaMagazine.com

Senior, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Vikram Akwei quickly finished the substitute teacher's English assignment one day in eighth grade at Bethesda's ...



Assistant Chief Retiring With More than 30 Years with Montgomery County Police  Montgomery Community Media

Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Betsy Davis completes her last tour of duty Friday, retiring after more than 30 years with Montgomery County police.



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.



Morgan State Hires Kevin Broadus As Head Men's Basketball Coach  Press Box

Morgan State hired former Maryland and Georgetown assistant coach Kevin Broadus as its new head men's basketball coach, the school announced May 2.



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 ...



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 ...



Montgomery Co. schools face challenging demographic shift  WTOP

The Montgomery County school system has seen its population shift the past few years. Now, officials want to know what's being done to address the ...



Blair places first at Latin Certamen Plebianum competition  Silver Chips Online

On Nov. 16, Eleanor Roosevelt High School hosted the annual Latin Certamen Plebianum competition in which Blair students competed in two events and won ...



Study Group To Look at Using Woodward High To Deal With Capacity Crunch at Eight Schools  BethesdaMagazine.com

The very earliest that Woodward High School in Rockville could reopen to ease overcrowding is September 2022, but education leaders are already starting to ...



Montgomery County Students Named Presidential Scholars  Germantown, MD Patch

MCPS Students Named Presidential Scholars - Germantown, MD - Two students from Montgomery County were selected among just 161 people to receive the ...



'Truth? We'd rather be in Indianapolis.' Big Ten Tournament-goers weigh in on the United Center as the venue c  Chicago Tribune

Rivalries, beer, friends, family and, of course, basketball. Fans give plenty of reasons for attending the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center.



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.



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 ...



IBBR High School Intern Sarah Gao Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist  PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sarah Gao, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and a research intern ...



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