On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BoE) announced the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The new calendar features some key differences from past years, most notably changes to the start and end dates, the length of spring break and professional days.
On Dec. 18, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith hosted a community forum to present his latest recommendation for the 2021 fiscal year operating budget. The proposed $2.8 billion budget includes a $121,119,258 increase from last year's budget.
Captains Zaire Cooper and Chris Watkins plan to commit to a collegiate team in the near future
Disney unrolled their new streaming service Disney+ on Nov. 12 and is already experiencing criticism . The company announced that it is including disclaimers before movies on the app that feature “outdated cultural depictions.”
On Nov. 25, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) notified community members of a series of cybersecurity attacks against Naviance, the county's online college and career readiness platform. Occurring from Sept. 12 to 14, the attacks compromised the personal information of nearly 6,000 students across six schools including Blair.
The restaurant chain recently pledged to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations
On Oct. 29, Montgomery County officials held a press conference and community town hall to speak out against the recent removal of the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) list of priorities.
For the first time in over 20 years, MCPS is taking a comprehensive look at school boundaries.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Blair Alumni Association hosted an 85/20 anniversary, 85 years of Blair and 20 years at the University Boulevard campus, to celebrate the history of Blair and induct new members into the Alumni Hall of Fame.
MBHS Code Girls hosted its first Women in STEM seminar in the Blair auditorium on Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Speakers Dr. Barbara Nichols, Major Natalie Collins, Karrin Felton, Dr. Yaireska Collado-Vega, Monica Chu, Shalise Alison and Kayla Huffman discussed the paths to their current STEM careers in hopes of inspiring female students to find their passions in science.
On Sept. 24, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Nancy Navarro introduced Bill 30-19, also called Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (Montgomery County CROWN Act).
During the Montgomery County Board of Education meeting on Oct. 8, student member of the board (SMOB) Nate Tinbite’s high-school athletics proposal passed.
MCPS inspects safety in athletic teams following a rape incident at Damascus High School
Behind a "green" facade, MCPS recently revealed $415,000 allotted for single-use plastic water bottles in their 2018-2019 fiscal budget. Simultaneously, Blair's robust bottle-refilling fountains are characterized by always-faulty filters, marked with a red status light that signifies the new machine is hardly doing its job.
On Oct. 14 at around 8:49 a.m., Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba died from a self-inflicted wound in the parking garage at the corner of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, High School Nation hosted an outdoor arts advocacy assembly in the Blair stadium. Students had the opportunity to visit tents run by the event's various sponsors, such as Hollister, Takis and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Under the Kids Ride Free program, students can ride for free on RideOn and metro buses
On Sept. 13, Blair celebrated its 36 National Merit semi-finalists with a reception in the Career Center.
The singer announced in his Instagram comments that he was not actually scheduled to perform at Blair
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