Three more portables will be installed at Blair this summer because of a projected increase in Blair's enrollment for the next school year, said Business Manager Anne Alban. The portables will be built in the grassy area beside the batting cage and will not reduce parking spaces.
Morgan Wootten, a Blair alumnus and the celebrated coach of DeMatha Catholic High School's acclaimed basketball team, retired on Nov 6, ending his career with more wins than any high school, college or professional coach in basketball history.
All U.S. public high schools are now required to provide military recruiters with direct access to student contact information. As part of President George W. Bush's educational reform, non-compliant schools risk losing federal education funding.
Blair's administration removed 84 names of freshmen off the enrollment list at the end of September because students failed to show proof of residency in order to meet school registration requirements.
This school year, Blair senior Diana Alvarez has only once met with her guidance counselor, who juggles the files of over 300 other Blazers. Meanwhile, senior Amanda Good, who attends The Holton-Arms School, an all-girls private school in Bethesda with a 38:1 student-counselor ratio, has met many times with her college counselor, whom Good says is readily available.