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MCPS updates the Student Code of Conduct

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has changed the "Academic Dishonesty" and "Bullying/Harassment" sections of the 2017-2018 MCPS Student Code of Conduct in response to new data from Montgomery County Public Schools, the state of Maryland and the wider MCPS community.

Flying forward but still looking backward

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black culture and history, which has had an immeasurable impact on America and the world, while acknowledging the hardships the black community has faced. Students learn about black history in classes and through Sankofa.

English class: beyond the lectures and essays

Let's face it: English is the only class that's required for all four years of high school, so people may be reluctant to enroll in even more English electives. However, as Blazers finalize their schedules for the 2015-16 school year, it's important to understand the extent of English courses in our school.

Blair intern named Teacher of Promise

Student intern Brittany Boyd received a Teacher of Promise award from the Maryland State Department of Education for her dedication towards teaching. Boyd received recognition out of several candidates from the University of Maryland.

Sankofa full of talent and tradition

Sankofa—Blair's annual celebration of Black History Month that includes a stunning variety of song, dance, spoken word and more—brought history, culture and tradition to life Friday night, in its last year with Vickie Adamson as director.

Moving forwards while looking backwards

Dressed in traditional African attire, students strut across the stage, pausing every few seconds in sync with the music. The entire cast makes their way through the audience and back onstage where they sing their final song. The diverse cast of students links hands and the audience rises and joins in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

Ninth grade English adopts common core standards

The English department began implementing a curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) for ninth grade this school year.
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