The senior class will sponsor a senior class cookout on Friday, May 20 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the school stadium. Admission to the event is limited to seniors and is $1 with IDs.
The senior exam schedule as published in the planbook's calendar is incorrect, according to the memorandum that was sent to Blair teachers and administration Monday, May 3.
Superintendent Jerry D. Weast suspended the pilot program for the new health education curriculum, which was scheduled to begin May 5, following a ruling by US District Court Judge Alex Williams, who issued a temporary restraining order blocking the pilot.
Senior Ely Portillo, editor-in-chief of Silver Chips Online (SCO), has been named a recipient of the annual Knight Ridder minority scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards for high school journalists. Portillo is one of five awardees this year and is the fourth to win from Blair.
A student's car was broken into and burglarized on Friday, March 11, sometime between 7:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. A police report was filed Saturday, March 12; no items have been recovered as of yet.
Silver Quill, Blair's literary magazine, was awarded the highest honor possible for student-produced literary magazines by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for their 2004 publication.
Albert John Luthuli was a prominent leader of the nonviolent civil rights movement in South Africa and an activist for peace and quality education. He was born around 1898 in a small tribe in Groutville and died July 21, 1967.
Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the first black poets to be nationally recognized by both blacks and white readers. He was born in Ohio in June 1872 to two freed slaves and died at the young age of 33 in February of 1906.
Silver Chips Online was selected as one of seven finalists in the National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) annual online Pacemaker competition. Winners will be announced at a journalism convention in April.
Amnesty International is holding a write-a-thon on Feb. 18 in an effort to end violence against women. The event is part of an world-wide campaign.
The Valentine's Day dance, which was to be held Feb. 11, has been cancelled due to scheduling issues, according to SGA sponsor Rondai Ravilious.
An electrical overload caused a brief power outage to occur during at approximately 12:25 p.m. today, Feb. 9, causing many computers in the 60s hallways to shut down. The outage is the second in 10 days and the fifth this school year.
Parking permits were distributed to seniors yesterday, Feb. 3, during both lunches. Unlike in previous years, space locations were assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, best known for writing about blacks in poverty, was born June 7, 1917 in Kansas. She began writing at the age of seven and died Dec. 3, 2000 in Chicago as a well-respected literary figure.
The math/science/computer science Magnet at Blair is celebrating its 20th anniversary this school year. A reception for all Magnet graduates will be held in the spring.
A fire alarm sounded at approximately 11:35 am Wednesday, Jan. 19 during the sixth period exam, resulting in the fourth unplanned evacuation this year. Students were given an additional 30 minutes to complete their exams.
The Washington Post published a news article on Wednesday, Jan. 5 headlined "Environmentalist Group Backs MD Connector," which focused on the African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA), a group that supports the construction of the Intercounty Connector (ICC), a project opposed by nearly all other environmental organizations.
The SGA will hold a donation event for the tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia. Donation jars will be available along Blair Boulevard and in the SGA office during both lunches beginning next week.
Senior class officers are launching a hallway cleanup activity for students to pick up trash in the SAC after 5 lunch. The program will commence Monday, Dec. 13.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is holding an old cell-phone donation drive for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is in Oct.
Senior Dan Cate was cited in an article in The Washington Post today, Oct. 23, regarding the collegeboard.com crash. The story featured students who had unsuccessfully tried to access their SAT scores from the Oct. 9 exam through collegeboard.com.
Actor Christopher Reeve, best known as the star of Superman, died Sunday, Oct. 10 from heart failure at the age of 52, according to The Associated Press.
The homecoming football game will take place tomorrow, Oct. 8, two weeks earlier than last year's game, which was on Oct. 24. Blair's varsity football team will take on Wheaton at 6:30 p.m., and the game will be followed by the Homecoming Dance on Oct. 9 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Homecoming dance tickets will be sold for $10 each beginning Monday, Oct. 4, according to Senior Class President Alejandra Barberena.
Homecoming weekend will be held 16 days earlier than last year, due to scheduling restrictions and a decision made by a group of administrators and sports coaches. The date has caused some difficulties for clubs who are planning for the event.
Nearly 780 new Dell computers were bought for Blair through MCPS' TechMod program last summer, and the network was updated from Mac OS 9 or X to Windows XP Professional, allowing for a faster, more current system. However, the changes have caused several problems, one of which prevented the students from logging on.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 16,000 semifinalists of the fiftieth annual National Merit Scholarship program today, Wednesday, Sept. 15. Fifty-six of the qualifiers were Blair students.
The hottest new phenom at the Olympic games this summer hits close to home for many of us. Michael Phelps, the 19-year-old sensation from Baltimore County, is not like the other star athletes or celebrities.
The 28th Olympiad of the modern era officially commenced yesterday night at 11:15 p.m. in Athens, Greece, following a momentous 3-hour opening ceremony. The event was filled with expositions symbolic of Greek life and legends, and emphasized fire, water and the ancient Greek Gods.
Officials are closing area streets and buildings in addition to postponing deadlines for memorial ceremonies for former president Ronald Reagan. The following information is subject to change.
After 35 years of teaching, twelfth grade honors English teacher Silvia Trumbower will retire at the end of this school year. She hopes to spend more time with her family, to actively participate in church and volunteer activities and to pursue her interests in gardening, traveling and art history.
The first ever created rapid saliva test for HIV was approved on March 26 by the Food and Drug Administration, according to the Washington Post. The device yields results within 20 minutes and is 99 percent accurate.
Blair's track team placed low in the 4A West Regional Championships today, with few runners qualifying for the upcoming Maryland State Competition.
Blair's track and field team placed low in the continuation of the rain-delayed 4A West Regional Championships today, with few runners qualifying for the upcoming state competition.
Even with three key runners unable to compete, track's third seasonal meet against Rockville High School ended successfully with final winning scores of 96-41 for the boys' team and 94-37 for the girls.
Blair?s track and field team fell behind Blake High School on Apr 1 in the second meet of the season. The girls lost 81-56 while the boys were close behind their competitors with a final score of 73-64.
Blair's outdoor track team fell to Blake in the second meet of the season today, with the girls losing 56-81 and the boys close behind their competitors with a final score of 64-73.
Both the boys and the girls outdoor track teams performed well in the first meet of their seasons against Einstein, placing first in nearly every event.
Senior Ameer Abutaleb presents his senior research project during the 2005 Magnet Research Convention.