MCPS outperformed the nation in Advanced Placement (AP) testing performance and participation, according to a 2005 CollegeBoard report. In MCPS' graduating class of 2004, almost 40 percent of students - twice the state average and three times the national average - achieved a passing score of three or above on at least one AP sometime during high school.
A gun blow to the back of the head late last September. A wrecking at Wheaton Plaza in November that nearly ended in death. A brutal beating in June from those she now calls her closest family. A knife fight after a skipping party early last July.
The Blair PTSA discussed newly-released enrollment projections during its meeting with several MCPS officials last evening in the Media Center. Despite the optimism expressed through the figures, many PTSA members were disappointed with the lack of solutions offered and still feel that the overcrowding problem will persist for several years to follow.
Blair can't afford another year of déjà vu-but we're about to have to.
No one has taught more Blair students than 12th-grade English teacher Norman Stant. Now in his 36th year at Blair, Stant found his niche within the crowded halls of Blair High School in the fall of 1968, not 20 miles from where he was raised in Chevy Chase. Today, he ambles leisurely through the halls greeting students and teachers alike, in the school into which he has integrated 36 years of his life.
Every year around May 19th, junior Paul Wong buys flowers. Then, he and his mother make the trip up Georgia Avenue, driving until they see the gold fence and the large, green stretch of land enclosed within. They park the car along the street, walk a few minutes out on the road and then silently cross onto the grassy grounds; flowers in hand, feet brushing softly against the earth.
For former Blair teacher Karen Zeh, the checklist was simple: Graduate high school. Graduate college. Teach.
A wad of notebook paper flies through the air as newly-assigned substitute Megan Webb enters the room to begin eighth period. Webb, an aspiring teacher fresh out of college, is met with cool stares from her class of freshmen, who ignore her as just another of the rotating batch of stand-ins for their real teacher.
A Blair social worker will be laid off next month due to a lack of funds, leaving behind nearly two dozen students.
Out of Time is like a daytime soap gone painfully awry, a convoluted hybrid of psychological thriller twists meets Days of Our Lives melodrama that pushes the envelope in logic and wobbles erratically between classic film noir and outrageous Soap Opera Central.
The boys' varsity volleyball team ended a promising five-game winning streak with a 2-1 loss to Springbrook High School in its last home game of the season. Facing the Blue Devils in its biggest division match of the year, Blair's team struggled with mental errors and fell in three games: 15-8, 8-15 and 4-15.
APR 25, NELSON H. KOBREN MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM--A depleted boys' varsity volleyball team ended a promising five-game winning streak with a 1-2 loss to Springbrook High School in their last home game of the season. Facing the Blue Devils in their biggest division match of the year, an undersized Blair team struggled with mental errors and unfamiliar rotations to fall in three games of 15-8, 8-15 and 4-15.
The boys' varsity volleyball team capped a close victory over Paint Branch High School on Fri, defeating the solid Panthers in three intense games 16-14, 14-16, and 15-12. The match was highlighted by several amazing Blair comebacks, testaments to the team's mettle and resolve. The team rounded out its record at 6-3.
In their first game back from spring break, the boys' varsity volleyball team eked out a slow victory over the James Hubert Blake Bengals, winning in two sluggish games, 15-7 15-12, and improving their season record to 5-3.
The boys' volleyball team suffered a disappointing loss to the Quince Orchard High School (QO) Cougars, struggling in two close sets. Lacking confidence, the Blazers fell 15-11 and 15-12, bringing their season record to 2-3.
The boys' varsity volleyball team suffered a disappointing loss to the Quince Orchard Cougars on Thursday night, struggling in two close games, but unable to cap a victory. Sorely lacking in confidence, the Blazers fell 11-15 and 12-15, bringing their season record to 2-3.
The boys' varsity volleyball team put up a valiant fight against the Richard Montgomery Rockets tonight, losing 15-3, 13-15, 10-15 in a tight three-game struggle. The Blazers' season record now stands at 1-2.
The boys' varsity volleyball team suffered a disappointing 0-2 defeat to the Kennedy High School Cavaliers on Monday night, in their first home match of the spring season. The Blazers lost 4-15, 6-15, rounding the team's record out at 1-1.
The Blair indoor track and field teams ended a disappointingly short season with a total of 3.5 points at the MCPS Indoor Track & Field Championships at the PG Sportsplex on Monday, January 27.
The Blair indoor track and field teams showed a promising start to a propitious season at the MCPS Developmental Meet at the PG Sportsplex on Saturday, December 14.