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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 ...



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 ...



High School Security Officer Hit by Car, Injured  BethesdaMagazine.com

A Montgomery County Public Schools security guard is recovering from injuries after he was hit by a car late last week. Jeffery Seals, a security officer at ...



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 ...



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 ...



Kevin Broadus Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Morgan State  HBCU Buzz

BALTIMORE, Md. – Morgan State University Director of Athletics Edward Scott, Ph.D. announced the hiring of Kevin Broadus as the 16th head coach of the.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Morgan Names Kevin Broadus Next Head Coach of Men's Basketball  HBCU Buzz

Morgan State University Director of Athletics Edward Scott, Ph.D. announced the hiring of Kevin Broadus as the 16th head coach of the men's basketballprogram ...



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.



'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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



School Notes: Hispanic Group Names Takoma Park Middle School Principal as Educator of the Year  BethesdaMagazine.com

Takoma Park Middle School Principal Alicia Deeny was honored as Educator of the Year at the Maryland Hispanic Gala, which was held at The Fillmore in Silver ...



'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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



School Notes: Blair High Student Writes Pro-Latin Opinion Piece for The Financial Times  BethesdaMagazine.com

Readers of The Financial Times this week might have stumbled across a love letter for the Latin language, penned by a student from Montgomery Blair High ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, 1 month ago.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



County Considers Expanding Free Ride On Service for Students  BethesdaMagazine.com

The Montgomery County Council is considering expanding the “kids ride free” Ride On bus program to weekends to accommodate students who don't drive and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Florida high school shooting survivors share experiences with students in Maryland  WJLA

On Monday night, eight survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting walked into Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring for a closed-door ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



MCPS Graduation Season Starts May 29  Montgomery Community Media

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, bestselling author Nora Roberts, and Kathryn Sullivan, who was the first woman to walk in space, are among the ...



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, ...



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 Student Creates Voting-Year Stickers To Put Politicians on Notice  BethesdaMagazine.com

Silver Spring high schooler Marlena Tyldesley will be old enough to vote this fall, and she wants lawmakers to know it at a glance. So, when she heads to D.C. ...



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 ...



School Notes: Glenallan Teacher Honored for Incorporating Nature, Environment into Lessons  BethesdaMagazine.com

Glenallan teacher honored for incorporating nature, environment into lessons. A teacher at Glenallan Elementary School in Silver Spring was honored as an ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



School Notes: Five Principals Appointed  BethesdaMagazine.com

School board appoints principals. At a Monday meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education appointed principals to fill administrative vacancies at five ...



Bethesda Fencer Wins National Competition in Epic Final Bout  BethesdaMagazine.com

A Bethesda teen outlasted 304 competitors to win gold in Cadet Men's Epee at the 2019 USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in Denver on Sunday.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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.



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.



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 ...



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

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



2019 Southern Maryland spring sports scoreboard | Scoreboard  SoMdNews.com

The following reflect scores reported to Southern Maryland Newspapers as of 10 p.m. Friday, May 17.



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 ...



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 ...



School Notes: National Merit Scholarship Winners Recognized  BethesdaMagazine.com

Twenty-eight more Montgomery County Public Schools students have received National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards sponsored by ...



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 ...



Several MoCo Student-Athletes Receive Washington Post All-Met Honors  BethesdaMagazine.com

Several Montgomery County high school athletes have been selected by The Washington Post for its 2018 Spring All-Met honors. Those named player of the ...



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, ...



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 ...



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