A Montgomery County Police Officer tased a female Blair freshman in the courtyard outside the Student Activity Center (SAC) during fifth period Thursday, after the student allegedly assaulted the officer.
Blair junior Van Le was struck by a moving car at 3:30 p.m. Monday while walking home from school, according to Principal Renay Johnson. Le was transported to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., where he is currently receiving treatment.
At the end of the first semester, Vice Principal Andrew Coleman announced his retirement, leaving Blair with a vacant vice principal position. Blair teacher William Currence has filled as interim vice principal for the remainder of the year.
Blair sophomore Christina McCann is officially in the running to become the next Student Member of the Board (SMOB). As a nominee, McCann is the first Blair student to have filed for the position since 2007 when then-junior Will Bucher was placed on the ballot.
On Nov. 28, the Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS) Security Team, in conjunction with MBHS Administration and local businesses in the Four Corners area, implemented the "We Support School Safety" campaign in order to enforce Blair's closed-campus policy.
On Nov. 13, the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education spoke against a bill that intends to expand the size of the board and alter the election process for district members of the board. A scheduled hearing by the Maryland General Assembly will take place next month.
Last week, Montgomery County Ride On buses started to display ads featuring pictures of Blair students' eyes as part of a Montgomery County campaign targeted at high school students in the Four Corners area to improve pedestrian safety in areas with the highest densities of collisions.
This year, Blair Beautiful, a Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) committee dedicated to improving the school's landscape, aims to complete the Blair Bench Project, which places benches around the campus.
Blair juniors and sophomores will be able to choose between three exams to take in preparation for their future college admission tests: the PSAT, the ACT and the newly-offered Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
In the world of high school athletics, Blair and Northwood have a rivalry not unlike the Redskins-Cowboys.
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