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Grading policy delayed

By Samir Paul | June 7, 2004, midnight | In Local »

The Board of Education (BOE) decided on May 11 to move forward with implementation of MCPS' new grading and reporting policy for grades one through eight but to delay implementation for high schools.


Blazers battle for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Blazer

By | April 16, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Silver Chips Online is gearing up for the annual Mr. Blazer contest and brand new Ms. Blazer competition. Read on to find out about all the contestants and how they play to wow the crowd.


Lead alarms went unheeded

By | April 10, 2004, midnight | In Local »


Revised grading policy and training draw criticism

By Samir Paul | March 31, 2004, midnight | In Local »

Staff training and implementation of MCPS' revised grading plan, which began last month, have drawn criticism from the vast majority of high-school principals and teachers. The objections are largely due to costs involved with implementation and a provision that would grant 50 percent credit to a student who turns in no work.


Blazer featured in The Washington Post

By Samir Paul | March 25, 2004, midnight | In Local »


Second quarter Honor Roll

By | March 23, 2004, midnight | In Local »


Debate excels at County Championship

By Samir Paul | March 5, 2004, midnight | In Local »

In what may be the Debate Team's strongest season in several years, senior co-Captain Nick Stone was named the Montgomery County Debate Champion at yesterday's County Debate Finals.  Sophomores Kiran Bhat and Armin Rosen finished in the top four and the top eight, respectively.


Board votes to implement revised grading policy

By Samir Paul | Jan. 20, 2004, midnight | In Local »

In a 7-0 vote last Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) ratified a five-year implementation plan for its controversial new grading policy, which will base students' academic grades solely on




Washington Post Columnist Visits Blair

By | Oct. 27, 2003, midnight | In Local »

Washington Post Columnist Donna Britt visited Blair October 24 to speak about her experiences and to encourage students to pursue their dreams.



MBLUG to host Linux day

By | April 23, 2003, midnight | In Local »

MBLUG is hosting a Demo Day and Install Fest for Linux, a free computer operating system alternative, on Tuesday, April 29th, 2003. Anyone interested in learning more about Linux, discovering uses for their binx account, or setting up Linux on their home system or a new system come by the Magnet Computer Lab, room 316 at 3:00. Free CDs will be handed out, along with a few door prizes. Everyone is welcome.


Damascus HS: walkout shut down

By | March 22, 2003, midnight | In Local »

The closest students at Damascus High School came to walking out of school on Thursday, March 20th were discussions in the hallways before 4th period. "I hear loose talk in the halls of things here," senior English teacher Mrs. Dean said as she addressed the rumors with her 4th period class.


Administration authorizes walkout

By | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Local »

Students for Global Responsibility and Montgomery County Students for Peace and Justice have been organizing a walkout, in coordination with other students across the country, for the day after the United States declares war on Iraq. Because the walkout is expected to draw hundreds of students the administration has agreed to authorize the walkout for safety reasons. Below is a letter from vice principal Linda Wanner to the rest of the staff outlining the procedures the administration will take on the day of the walkout.


Jacobson, Marcy

By | Feb. 25, 2003, midnight | In Local »

Blair teacher Ms. Jacobson has always dreamed of science. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and earned her Master's degree in teaching/education. Afterwards she worked in the Wyeth Aherst research lab.



Thu Fri 13 letter from the Superintendent

By | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Local »


snoWatch

By | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Local »

School has already been cancelled for today, Wednesday, February 19, and with over two feet of snow still on many residential roads in Silver Spring, students may be off for Thursday as well.


2003-2004 school calendar released

By | Jan. 8, 2003, midnight | In Local »


Newsbrief: Blake HS Closing 2 Hours Early today

By | Dec. 16, 2002, midnight | In Local »


SGA press release

By | Dec. 9, 2002, midnight | In Local »


Heath, Cassandra

By | Nov. 18, 2002, midnight | In Local »

History teacher Cassandra Heath says she couldn't have been luckier, "coming to Blair”. Heath now enjoys her fourth year at Montgomery Blair High School, teaching Modern World History and hosting Forensics club, a public speaking extracurricular activity. "The school itself is just amazing,” she says. "All the different races and cultures bring a whole new experience to teaching.”


Congressman, Delegate speak to Blair students

By | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Local »

A former Blair graduate and recently elected Delegate from Maryland's sixteenth district, and the recently reelected Congressman from Indiana's first district came to talk to students in Blair's CAP program on Friday November 8 about the legislative process.


Thu Oct 10 letter from the Superintendent

By | Oct. 10, 2002, midnight | In Local »

The following letter was handed out today, Thursday, October 10, 2002, to all students at the end of sixth period class. The letter addresses the discussions of yesterday's professional day, and the continued support from the community.

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