We all know the story: student skips school, student gets marked absent from his or her class and the absence is marked unexcused. Rinse and repeat five times, and the student has a Loss of Credit (LC) on his or her report card. But the narrative will hopefully change next year, as a county proposal could eliminate this inefficient policy.
The University of Maryland Board of Regents approved a decision on Dec. 4 that will require undergraduate applicants to take four years of high school math, including a course their senior year, according to Teri Hollander, the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.
The Board of Education (BOE) has recommended restroom renovations for Blair in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, according to Adrienne Karamihas, the capital budget manager for the MCPS Department of Facilities Management. The renovations are part of MCPS's Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
Montgomery County has used up its stock of H1N1 vaccinations to be provided in the area, according to Mary Anderson, spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (MCDHHS). Free H1N1 vaccines will no longer be provided on the predetermined dates of Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.
In the gym of Silver Spring International Middle School, formerly Montgomery Blair High School, Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" played in the background and former Blazers strolled about, covered head to toe in red and white.
In May of last year, the school administration implemented a new lunchtime policy that restricted students to the Student Activity Center, courtyards and Blair Boulevard up to the media center during 5A and 5B lunches. Students can only go to other locations in the school if they have a pass signed by a teacher or administrator that they can show to members of the security staff.