Coverage of the late Mar 2003 anti-war walkout at Damascus, Walter Johnson, Paint Branch and Quince Orchard high schools.
More pictures from the Thurs Mar 20 anti-war walk-out.
The following is a transcription of the speeches made by Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Secretary of Education Rod Paige at their visit to Blair on Friday, March 7.
The space shuttle Columbia exploded over north Texas on Feb 1 during the re-entry phase of its return to Earth after a 16 day-long mission, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
The Science Service today announced 12 Blair seniors as semifinalists in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search.
The Semester Shakedown has been postponed indefinitely because of a lack of a clear policy on freak dancing, according to Blair Network Communications (BNC) Public Relations Director Jamie Platky.BNC General Manager Christopher Lloyd, BNC Radio Public Relations Manager/dance coordinator Yodit Beru and Platky decided to postpone the BNC-sponsored dance. "With all the freak dancing controversy going on, we wanted there to be a concrete policy before we hold the dance," said Platky.According to Platky, the SGA and administration met on Jan 13 to discuss a policy on freak dancing. The meeting, postponed from Jan 7, established basic rules about appropriate and inappropriate behavior, but did not produce clear guidelines.The meeting "left it open for chaperones to exercise judgement," said Platky, who cited concerns about "gray area" in the guidelines and inconsistent application of rules as issues in the decision to postpone the dance.Said Platky, BNC wants to wait to hold the dance "until there are specific rules drawn up [regarding freak dancing], though that could take a long time." The SGA, PTSA, faculty and administration plan to draft rules at a joint meeting for which a date has not yet been set.
Check out pictures from tonight's SGR Spectacular here! New pictures will be uploaded after each act.
The Silver Chips print edition was named a national Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) on Saturday, Nov 23.
Classes started late at Blair today after a new shooting prompted police to close major roads, preventing students and staff from arriving on time. Students were kept in the SAC until after the first period bell rang and staff members were posted at exits.
According to Principal Phillip Gainous, a producer and filming crew from Good Morning America will be visiting Blair to film students' reactions to the recent sniper attacks.
The following is a letter from MCPS Superintendent Jerry Weast to parents regarding the school system's actions regarding recent shootings in the area.
Blair's Homecoming football game has been postponed to November 1 and the dance will be held November 2. The pep rally scheduled for October 11 will be held on November 1 as well.
The Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) system central office has reinstated Code Blue emergency procedures for the third time as a result of the recent sniper attacks in the area.
The Blair "It's Academic!" team won on its its first-round TV taping on Saturday, September 28.
Senior Morgan Pitts received a $5000 scholarship from the Deer Park/Baltimore Orioles Environmental Service Scholarship Program at the Orioles-Angels game on September 7 for his work protecting and cleaning the Chesapeake Bay.
Blair announced that it had 31 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program and four semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program late today. The semifinalists attended a reception at the end of seventh period where they received information about becoming finalists and congratulations from staff members.
A planned fire drill took place at 12:49 today, just as sixth period was beginning.
A planned fire drill interrupted fourth period classes today.
Frank Ifkovits, former Blair business manager and founder of the Blair student safety committee, died of Parkinson's Disease on June 25.
Blair students scored well on the 2001-2002 Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
On July 22, a Washington Post article about a homeless student's fight to attend public high schools misrepresented a Silver Chips story about students illegally enrolling at Blair.
Pictures of Magnet Arts Night 2002!