Four bands featuring Blair students and parents will perform during the "Rock for El Salvador" concert at the Washington Ethical Society at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 12. All proceeds from the fundraising event will go to the International Partners delegation.
Blair's team participated in the second round of the "It's Academic" competition on March 11. The event will air on Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. on NBC4.
Blair will be holding a meeting after school in the Media Center on Mar. 7 for students interested in creating rectangles to make afghans, or knitted or crocheted quilts, for wounded soldiers.
For centuries, the Chinese have considered the sticky rice soup dumpling, or yuan xiao, a favorite treat during family reunions and lantern parades. But when you coat these dumplings in a fragrant and flaky layer of dried coconut powder, you transform the traditional dessert in to a finger food that is both easy to make and easy to enjoy.
A splash of color, lights and thumping music from big names like Green Day, The Offspring, 2pac and more accompanies reformed druggies, troubled teens and valiant football players who come to practice through injury who exhort "Be the change," "Don't drink, smoke or do drugs," and "Be a good citizen," on three side-by-side screens in the auditorium at Blair. In this inspirational video entitled, "Be the change," students were encouraged to take a more active role in bettering their community. While this inspirational video presented to the junior and senior classes in assemblies during first and third periods respectively on Tues., Oct. 25, was surely flashy and exciting, it had no real impact on the students and wasted valuable class time.
Administrators conducted three student assemblies yesterday, Oct. 25. Seniors and juniors attended a sessions on citizenship during first and third period, respectively, while freshmen girls discussed sexual harassment and responsible behavior during seventh period.
The school-year's first Code Blue and Code Red drills took place during sixth period on Sept. 15, allowing Balir faculty to test a new method for reporting student attendance during emergency situations. The previously scheduled fire drill was cancelled in anticipation of afternoon rain showers, said Safety Committee Sponsor Mark Curran.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
As the winner of the 2005 Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts award, graduated Blair senior Rebecca Sugar will receive $3,000 in scholarship money as well as the priviledge of exhibiting her artwork from June 14 to June 30 at the Gudelsky Gallery in Montgomery College's School of Art and Design.
Two Blair juniors received regional first prize and state runner-up on June 1 in the "Is America Number #1?" essay contest created by ABC's John Stossel. The regional winner and her English teacher won all-expense-paid trips to Hong Kong.
One-hundred-fifty Blair students were presented 36 different awards during the annual Blair Awards Night on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Presenters said this year's awards ceremony is "a particularly difficult one" because of the recent death of senior Andrew Helgeson, who was to receive the Terry Hicks scholarship.
Blair's student-run a capella choir, InToneNation, is holding auditions for new members from today, May 25, to Friday May 27 in Room 16 during both lunches. InToneNation encourages all students to try out with a short song and to attend their annual spring concert on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 14.
Blair ranked 154 on this year's list of the 1000 top high schools in America in the May 16 issue of Newsweek. Out of 25 Montgomery County public high schools, 17 were among top 500 on this list.
The PTSA and Blair's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club are sponsoring the Music and Movie fundraiser in the school gym from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, where Music and Movie Liquidators will bring over $100,000-worth of CDs, audio cassettes, DVDs and VHS cassettes to sell at reduced prices. According to the company's founder, Blair and the PTSA will receive $1,500 from the company for hosting the fundraiser, and from 30 to 50 percent of profits depending on total sales. Parent and student volunteers, as well as student bands, are needed for the event.
A small panel of judges chose two Blair students to be part of the Congressional Art Award Juried Show at the awards ceremony, which took place between 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Strathmore Mansion on April 11.
April means that summer is just a step, skip and a hop away. Whatever your summer travel plans may be for the upcoming vacation, let Ann Brashares' witty "Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood", the third installment in the best-selling teen series "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", show you some all-out fun in a setting we are all familiar with: our very own Montgomery County.
Blair seniors Abby Fraeman and Adam Schuyler won first and fourth prizes respectively in the Maryland division of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) research paper competition, which took place from Feb. 28 to March 1 this year in Chevy Chase. Fraeman will advance to the national symposium, to be held in San Diego from April 27 to May 1.
If you forgot to wear your green garments on St. Patrick's Day, today, March 17, consider yourself warned. "I will personally hunt you down and give you a good finger-wagging," junior Sean O'Brien cautions to all Blazers who do not wear green on the day that honors Ireland's patron saint. Oh, yeah, and not just any shade of green either. "Kelly green, that's the hardcore Irish color," O'Brien adds in a picky manner.
Even though the first full moon of the new lunar year was locked behind slate clouds as the snow sifted down in swirls, the Chinese community celebrated the Lantern Festival, the last day in the traditional 15-day celebration of the Lunar New Year, on Feb. 24 by eating dumplings and parading paper lanterns.
Everywhere you look around, love is in the air. Although Cupid, hearts and roses are undeniably the most commonly used images in an American Valentine's, they are far from being the only love icons. For even though love is universal, different cultures, traditions and lore have fashioned, over long, centuries, enough symbols of love to rival stars for brilliance and to match flowers for variety.
A brief power outage in the 60s and 70s hallways interrupted sixth period today, Feb. 3, cutting off power to many of the computers on the first, second and third floors for the fourth time this school year.
The 18 decibels (dB) clink-a-clank of ice rain on the roofs of cars had already stopped by the time people filed into the auditorium on Jan. 7 for the Winter Choral Concert. Rustles of clothes (4 dB), shushed conversations (17 dB) and energetic greetings (20 dB) quickly died away as Blair's talented singers raised their voice in song. "Lead Me Home" was the softest and slowest, at 62 dB.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its first national Youth@Work Press Conference on Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the various forms of discrimination that teenagers face in the workplace. While student journalists from other states will be joining via telecom, conference organizers are encouraging Blair students to attend the conference in EEOC's Washington, D.C headquarters for live proceedings.
The Vietnamese Club sold paper crane chains during 5A lunch on Nov. 17 for $0.75 to benefit the Saigon Children's Charity. Due to great demand, the club decided to sell the ornaments this Friday, Nov. 19, as well.
Power to Blair's electric outlets was temporarily disconnected today, Nov. 16, during seventh period because a power surge tripped a breaker within the school's electrical system.
The Montgomery County student government (MCR) passed a bill on Oct. 27 that seeks to delay the enforcement of the Board of Education's new grading policy for county high schools.
Blair was one of five MCPS schools to receive the $5,000 Green Schools award for decreasing its energy spending by 14.47 percent in the 2004 academic year. The money is to be used to support energy conservation efforts within the school, according to Blair#&39;s former business manager, Anne Alban.
Battle ships. Planes shaped like decapitated birds. Obnoxious music jolting obviously painted clouds and cows just plopping out of the sky. All around, fifty-foot-tall robots are breaking things left and right like elephants in a chem lab. Amidst all the clamor and chaos, there is only one thing you can count on: Paramount Pictures' Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow surely won't save viewers from 107 excruciating minutes of bad special effects, atrocious acting and even worse scripting.
Blair's annual summer reading poster contest has been postponed for the second time to Sept. 20 due to a shortage of entries. Interested students should submit entries to their English teacher for a chance to win $100.
The English Department announced a program to dispense used paperback books in Room 174 during both lunches to Blair students and teachers.
The numbers "06" were painted in red above every parking space number in the student parking lot. By the beginning of sixth period, Blair administration had already covered up most of the red writing with black paint.
Chocolate-filled dumplings are covered in a dusting of snowy coconut powder to enhance the flavor and presentation.
Senior Mimi Zou handmade the paper wings, the tiara, and the heart-shaped wand that complete her retro fairy costume on Halloween.
Sophomore Timothy Visclosky brightens up the hallway with his eye-catching costume.
Freshman Xin Shan is as cute as a kitten with her cat ears.
Students evacuated the building "in record time" on Sept. 28 during the second scheduled fire drill of the year.
Sitting in front of small shrines and bending over wooden desks, teachers and other visitors concentrate on making cranes, turtles and lotuses out of multi-colored paper.
In the Sackler Pavilion, under wire sculptures and surrounded by floral baskets, visitors enjoy traditional Asian food.
Teachers and visitors sign up for Back-to-School Night in the Sackler Pavilion.
Teachers enjoy a demonstration of the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy in front of the Sackler shop.
Freshman Sally Huang plays a solo on the Guzheng, or Chinese harp, for a roomful of educators during the Back-to-School Night for Educators event at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Teachers become students in the art of paper-folding during the origami workshop held in the colorful ImaginAsia classroom.
After many tries for some, few tries for others, participants managed to create vibrant final products such as this candleholder.
Health Education Teacher John MacDonald presents the Outstanding Athlete award to senior Patrick Detzner during May 25's Awards Night.
InToneNation director, junior Nate Blustein, tests students' voice range at today's auditions.
Spanish teacher Maria Yordan-Torres puts an arm around daughter Angelica Worth (right) and friend Brooke (left) on Take Your Child to Work Day.
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Teacher Jody Zepp and niece round up Zepp's American Government class.
Entrepreneurship instructor Derek Sontz talks to his newphew about business.
English teacher Ursula Poetzschke opens the door to her classroom for daughter Julia.
Multi-colored and multi-flavored yuanxiao taste best steaming hot right out of the pot. Yuanxiao is such an important part of the Spring Festival that the Lantern Festival is also called the Yuanxiao Fest.
The two red envelopes are printed with words of greeting and good wishes. The one in front has the character for fortune, Fu, printed in gold on it; the envelope behind wishes the receiver luck in getting far in life ("wan li chang chen").
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Flowers and Butterflies is a dance designed to imitate a game played by young children in ancient times. The children, dressed in traditional colors of yellow and red for fortune and luck, chase each other with small round fans with colorful silk streamers.
The Lion Dance, a traditional performance to usher in each Chinese New Year, is
performed by a Chinese Youth Club not affiliated with Blair in Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown. The
dance is usually performed to bring luck and courage to life in the
Performers enact a scene from the Kunqu play "A Stroll in the Garden" from "The Peony Pavilion" (Mu Dan Ting) on Feb. 4. Kunqu is an ancient form of Chinese Opera with 500 years of history behind it.
The Korean Fan Dance is a festive and colorful dance often performed to commemorate special occasions. The performers, who are from Dance One Institute, are dancing with embroidered fans with traditional garbs and headdress to celebrate the Chinese New Years.
Dancers performing the Korean Drum Harmony dance, directed by Dance One Institute and College and Prep Head Lisa Me Hee Seo, celebrate the Chinese New Year with brilliant swishes of cloths and colorfully-painted drums.
Diagram of the crash in the student parking lot. Intersection image and copyright property of Microsoft Live Local.
Graphic of car crash in the student parking lot. Image of intersection and copyright property of Microsoft Live Local.
Outside of Shady Grove Metro station.
The platform of Twinbrook Metro station against a twilight sky.
Regal Cinema 13 at night, across the street from Metro's Rockville Station.
Congressional Plaza, located on Rockville Pike, at dusk.
Outside of Shady Grove Metro station.
A couple converse across a table for two at California Tortilla.
Streets lined with restaurants of different shapes and sizes, offering tantalizing food of different ethnicity.
A customer enjoys dinner at Momo Taro Sushi while chefs prepare the food.
Inside Jerry's Subs & Pizza, across the street from Shady Grove station.
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Italian restaurant, That's Amore, is surrounded by fresh-fallen snow.