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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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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 ...



'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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Amid shutdown and snow, DMV lawmakers reach out to federal workers  Roll Call

Lawmakers across the Washington region spent the weekend touching base with federal workers affected by the government shutdown at roundtables, town ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Blair mourns the loss of junior Kevin Wilson  Silver Chips Online

On Monday, authorities found junior Kevin Wilson suffering from multiple wounds behind Belford Towers Apartments in Takoma Park. The police transported ...



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 ...



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, ...



'It's okay to be white' flyers posted on doors of Montgomery Blair HS in Md.  WJLA

The principal of Montgomery Blair High School believes a flyer posted around her school was meant to incite racial tension.The piece of paper said, “It's okay to ...



Montgomery Blair Student Wins $100K In Siemens Competition  Patch.com

Silver Spring Student Wins Prestigious Completion - Silver Spring, MD - A senior at Montgomery Blair High School won an $100000 grand prize in the ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 | 9 months, 2 weeks ago.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



MCPS Student Leaders To Take Stage at March For Our Lives in DC  BethesdaMagazine.com

The local students who led 2,500 of their peers to rally in D.C. last week are now set to appear onstage before hundreds of thousands at this weekend's March ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Prosecutors Say Substitute Teacher Was 'Mentor' to Student He Allegedly Abused  BethesdaMagazine.com

Prosecutors alleged Tuesday that a Montgomery Blair High School substitute teacher was a “mentor” to a female student he is accused of abusing, though his ...



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

SUV struck utility pole near Montgomery Blair High School.



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, ...



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. ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



2 Rockville Students Score College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships  Rockville, MD Patch

Rockville Students Score Merit Scholarships - Rockville, MD - Congratulations to these Rockville seniors, who received scholarships sponsored by the colleges ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Politics Roundup: In TV Ad Blitz, Blair Assures Viewers: 'I'm the Opposite of Donald Trump'  BethesdaMagazine.com

In TV ad blitz, Blair assures viewers: 'I'm the opposite of Donald Trump'. When David Blair announced late last year that he would make his first run for office ...



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 ...



Education Top Priority for Samir Paul's Campaign for Maryland House of Delegates Seat  India West

Samir Paul, an Indian American high school computer science teacher at Silver Spring, Md.-based Montgomery Blair High School, announced his intentions to ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



Love Tops Paul by Just Nine Votes in the Democratic Primary for District 16 Delegate Seat  BethesdaMagazine.com

District 16 delegate candidate Samir Paul on Monday announced he intends to petition for a recount in his narrow primary loss to former ACLU public policy ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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. 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 ...



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 ...



Maryland Students Participate In National Walkout, Protest Inaction On Gun Legislation  WBAL Radio

One month to the day that 17 students died in a Florida school shooting, students across the country -- and in Maryland -- are participating in a walkout.



Comcast NBCuniversal Awards $110,000 In Scholarships To 101 Maryland High School Seniors  PR Newswire

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships for the ...



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 ...



MCPS places restrictions on school WiFi  Silver Chips Online

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) restricted WiFi in schools so that students can no longer access social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat, ...



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: ...



Vigil held for 19-year-old who drowned in Potomac  WTOP

The body of a 19-year-old man lost swimming in the Potomac Monday has been recovered. Now fellow students and friends of Ngo Tekwe Forchick of Takoma ...



Former MCCPTA treasurer embezzled $39015  Silver Chips Online

Former Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) treasurer Lisa Betts, 47, was charged with embezzlement and misuse of ...



Local teacher spends summer with C-Span  WHAG - www.localdvm.com

A Montgomery County teacher is spending his summer in Washington, D.C. with C-Span.



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 Graduation Schedule 2017, Live Stream Link  Patch.com

List Of Montgomery County Graduations - Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD - Montgomery County high school commencement ceremonies are under say; some will ...



County Teachers Union Passes Over Two Incumbent State Legislators in Latest Endorsements  BethesdaMagazine.com

The Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), in its latest round of endorsements, has opted not to support the re-election bids of two current ...



Montgomery County Students Among First To Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence  CBS Local

Students at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring walked out around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning to protest gun violence.



Washington-area middle-schoolers are among finalists for science ingenuity in solving everyday problems  Washington Post

Three local students became finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Youn Scientist Challenge.



County Employee Union Passes Over Three Incumbent State Legislators in Latest Endorsements  BethesdaMagazine.com

Another large local union unveiled its endorsements for the Maryland General Assembly late Wednesday—and while it is supporting most of the incumbents ...



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 ...



What's Happening to Me?  BethesdaMagazine.com

Some high school seniors choose an easier course load after a grueling junior year, but Katya Damskey is taking three AP classes at Walt Whitman, plus playing ...



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