Principal Phillip Gainous was awarded the first annual Edward Shirley for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision, on May 5.
The Counseling Department and the PTSA are creating a panel of former Blair students, parents, guidance counselors and current seniors, to share their experiences at college and in the workforce in an assembly in the SAC at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5.
Students in 5b lunch are no longer allowed to eat along Blair Blvd because they continued to leave trash in the hall, according to Principal Phillip Gainous.
Two more Montgomery County elementary schools were found to have elevated levels of lead, bringing the total to three out of three schools tested, and prompting Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to hasten testing throughout the county. However, this is not the first time Montgomery County system has served up water with elevated levels of lead.
Early this morning, Superintendent Jerry Weast issued emergency safeguards for drinking water after elevated levels of lead were found in the water of an elementary school.
Anxious Montgomery County students and parents filled the SAC Tuesday night, for an informational session about the new SAT.
The Blair Senate recently approved SGA's plans to beautify and personalize the school. The SGA proposed three main ideas; a free speech wall, a student mural, and a row of flags from every country represented at Blair.
Senior Vital Akimana will be making several appearances on T.V in recognition of his efforts to promote diversity in Blair and the Silver Spring Community.
English teacher Norman Stant has written a new stanza for Blair's Alma Mater in order to incorporate the changes Blair has experienced in the past few years.
Montgomery County superintendent Jerry Weast, along with four othersuperintendents, has been selected as a candidate for the NationalSuperintendent of the Year Award.
Senior Julie Chiplis was awarded honorable mention in the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) art competition.
For students driving to Blair, turning left into the parking lot on University Blvd has become a nightmare due to the large number of parents using the parking lot as a drop off. The long wait at the light has made students anxious and annoyed at parents. Recently, the intersection was the scene of an accident in which a car flipped over a student's car and into the neighboring firehouse.
The homecoming dance on Saturday night proved to be a profitable and enjoyable experience for staff and students.
The senior courtyard is closed due to inappropriate behavior and vandalism.
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean rallied supporters at the University of Maryland College Park in preparation of the upcoming primary.
The spring 2003 pep rally is officially canceled. The pep rally was not scheduled on the original school calendar.
Blair dominated the Montgomery County Envirothon competition snagging the first eight places.
A fire alarm interrupted 5B lunch on Apr 21, 2003.
Two teams from Blair will be participating in the global Destination Imagination competition, making Blair the only school in the county to send more than one team. The two teams of freshman placed in the top two at the state competition on April 5.
The spring musical West Side Story became the best selling play in Blair history making over 19 thousand dollars.
The Supreme Court will rule on the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy, in the case Grutter vs. Bollinger on April 1.
Pictures of the Westside Story teaser
Following a county-wide high school walkout, students from all over Montgomery County gathered at Judiciary Square to protest the war in Iraq.
As the U.S and Iraq are on the brink of war, Iraqi citizens prepare for something all to familiar. The country has been devestated by nearly a century of political corruption, continous warfare, constant regime changes, and unstable foriegn relations. Below is a brief synopsis outlining major political changes that have shaped Iraq.
The administration has authorized a planned protest against the war in Iraq that has created much controversy between students and staff.
Pictures from Magnet Arts Night 2003!
The snowstorm last week caused minor damage to the school building, according to Principal Phillip Gainous. The two most noticeable problems were in the weight room and the auditorium.
The cast of The Rivals proved to be as witty and comical as the script itself. A mix of quirky characters, beautiful costumes, and a well-designed plot brought out the best from Blair's thespians.
Blair players' winter production The Rivals, opened last night, and will be showing tonight and tomarrow night at 7:30.
Question: What do you get when you cross a giggly rich blonde beauty who has a planned future with a cute sports-obsessed radio host barely making a living? Answer: A typical chick flick. But despite the underdeveloped storyline and a predictable ending director Shawn Levy turns Just Married into a laugh-out-loud comedy.
Six members of the Blair Band and Orchestra were selected to participate in the Maryland All-State Band and Orchestra. Four other students were chosen to sing in the All-State choir.
Poet Liz Rees is acting as a "poet-in-residence" at Blair for the next three weeks.
During the Division II cheerleading competition, the Blair cheerleaders violated a safety rule. According to sponsor, Roxanne Fus the infraction caused them to place last in the competition.
College and Career Night was held last night to inform students about the choices they have after high school. The event, sponsored by the PTSA, focused mainly on college possibilities but also touched on career options.
Two Blair seniors were approached in the student parking lot by an unknown male who got into their car around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. The two girls were walking to their car when three males in a black car pulled up and started making sexual comments.
In today's edition of the Montgomery Extra, The Washington Post praised Silver Chips Online for its quick updates about the sniper attacks.
At least fifty students from Blair joined the tens of thousands of protesters on Saturday October 26, to march around the White House in protest of a U.S invasion in Iraq.
The sniper shootings that began three weeks ago are causing a commotion among athletes because lost game time could affect seniors' up for scholarships.
Over the summer, residents of the Woodmoor community came together to stop the construction of the planned Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut in four corners.
On Monday September 23, a list of the 146 students who received parking permits was posted. Applications were due on Friday the 13, and since then students have anxiously awaited news of the permits.
On November 25, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It is said that everyone remembers the exact time and place they heard the news. Our generation may not have been alive for Kennedy, but we were alive on September 11, 2001, and we will remember the exact time and place we heard the news. For most of us, it was here, at Montgomery Blair High School. Some saw the second plane hit live on T.V. Others heard the news from Mrs. Fus's announcement. Almost instantly, there was fear, chaos, and sadness. But on that day the students came together to grieve, comfort and support. One year later that day is still crystal clear in our minds. We have been changed forever.