With the season over, many of Blair's athletes are being recognized for their achievements. Highlights of Blair's 2003 spring sports season include Boys' Tennis' division II championship, which will move them to Division I next year, and Girls' Softball's regular-season 3A/4A East title. Congratulations to all.
A Blair senior was named as alternate to the first annual Maryland Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star game.
Members of the Physics Team placed in three competitions at the 2003 University of Maryland Physics Olympics, held on Mar 29.
With the winter season having passed us, Blair students have been selected onto all-County and all-Gazette teams for their respective sports.
The Science Service today announced 12 Blair seniors as semifinalists in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search.
Six Blazers made it on to their sports' respective all-County teams for the 2002 Fall season. Ten Blazers were selected onto all-Gazette teams, and three Blazers received all-Met honors as well.
A report in the Thu Dec 12 issue of the Washington Post stated that a Blair student was robbed in a school bathroom on Nov 15 and threatened to be shot. School officials claim that the story is false.
It is a game of skill, not of chance. It is a game where players fight for control and territory. It is a game where one wrong move can determine who wins and who loses. It is a game almost like war. It is the game of go.
Blair's Physics Team placed in four of the six events at the Final Frontiers competition last Saturday, Nov 9.
Blazers show their festive spirits by dressing up for Halloween.
The SGA President came over the P.A. system at the end of third period today, Fri Nov 1, with an announcement addressing student behavior during pep rallies and Saturday's Homecoming dance.
This is the fourteenth and final letter from Superintendent of Schools Jerry Weast on the topic of the sniper shootings that have plagued the Washington Metropolitan area for the past three weeks. In the letter, Weast expresses his gratitude to school staff and especially law enforcement for their efforts in this trying time.
Superintendent Jerry Weast's 12th letter to parents, students, and staff was sent home with Blair students one day late. The letter addresses the impact of Oct 22 shooting in Aspen Hill on school attendance rates.
The following letter comes from the Superintendent of Montgomery County schools the day that a bus driver was shot on the steps of a Ride On bus in Aspen Hill. The letter addresses this incident as well as the traffic and absences caused by this most recent shooting. It reads as follows
This 10th letter from Superintendent Jerry Weast during the month of October addresses the cancellation of outdoor activities for the past few weeks. The letter was not sent home with students today.
Mary Ellen Verona, project director for Maryland Virtual High School (MVHS) and a former Magnet teacher, died Oct 7, 2002 from complications of cancer.
This seventh letter from Superintendent Jerry Weast comes the day after an 11th shooting in 13 days in the Washington Metropolitan area. The letter, however, focuses on commending school staff and ensuring school safety, and was sent home with students today.
Shown below is the fifth letter from Superintendent Jerry Weast in the past several days. The letter expresses thanks to all people helping in the effort to keep schools safe.
Blazers show their spirit on Hat Day.
This year's Homecoming dance is scheduled to be held in the SAC after a one-year stint in the gym.
This year, students who continued a foreign language or math course from middle school to high school have had their middle school grades automatically placed on their transcripts.
In the halls of Blair, French teacher Arlette Loomis can often be lost in the rush of much taller teenagers. However, nothing can dwarf her life experiences. A refugee from Egypt, Loomis has had to overcome language barriers, and most recently, a battle with cancer.
This school year, Blair has introduced a pilot program called Connections to aid freshmen in the transition from middle school to high school, marking Blair's first step in preparation for the fall 2004 instatement of the Downcounty Consortium.
After the success of its 1997 predecessor, Men In Black II marks the return of Will Smith to the July 4th weekend box office. Despite securing the holiday weekend as what the star has called "Big Willy Weekend," Men In Black II fails to repeat the magic of Men In Black. The movie is amusing, yes, but lacks the freshness and originality of the first.