As a result of new MCPS regulations, the doors on the Colesville Road side of Blair remain locked from 8 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Montgomery Blair principal, Renay Johnson, implemented the new safety measure two weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl.
"At the time I was dealing with a combination of depression, anxiety, an eating disorder and an unhealthy relationship," explains sophomore Ruby Farber who recently returned to Blair after a semester of online schooling.
The Blair bathrooms: something that every girl has used.
For the 2017-2018 school year, Montgomery County Public School's (MCPS) Department of Facilities Management added four new portables and changed two computer labs into classrooms. The expansion occurred after school administration ran a simulation that revealed Blair had more students than space. Construction of the portables began in June 2017 and ended in July, several weeks ahead of schedule.
Time and time again, the Blair Robotics Team came up just short. They suffered a rough 2015 season, and a loss in the district finals ended their 2016 season early. But in 2017, the team finally broke through to the World Championships and made it all the way to the quarterfinals.
Boys' varsity soccer (6-3-4) played an exciting double-overtime game against Bethesda Chevy Chase (7-3-2) on Thursday, but lost on a shootout with a final score of 3-2.
Many of our students attended elementary schools in this area, where just seven miles away from Blair, the first shot of the D.C. sniper attacks was fired.
In the world of high school athletics, Blair and Northwood have a rivalry not unlike the Redskins-Cowboys.
Blair is joining the larger Montgomery County Public School initiative to increase the percentage of students taking the SAT Reasoning Test, as well as the mean SAT combined score of all students.
Students stop in the middle of what they're doing to come up to Maima Barclay; they hug and kiss her cheeks as she puts her arms around them and comments on what they're working on. Everyone says hello in the hallway and as she sits down Barclay rummages through her purse, pulls out a Baby Ruth candy bar and offers it to anyone.With her down-to-earth and playful personality, Barclay is a teacher that students fawn over.
On Oct. 18, Principal Renay Johnson held the first Principal's Advisory Council (PAC), in which handpicked Blair students met to discuss school issues and methods for improvement.
The varsity girls' soccer team (9-2-2) won its final regular season home game in convincing fashion with a 6-1 win over Blake (4-10) on Wednesday night. While the senior night festivities were dampened by rain, the team still struck hard, scoring six goals behind a Jamie Kator hat trick.
Blair ranked as one of 461 Silver Medal Schools on the U.S. News rankings released September 27. According to the U.S. News website, 21,786 high schools from 48 states, including D.C., were analyzed.
A team of Blair administration and Montgomery County officials participated in the Pedestrian Safety Program's first meeting at Blair on Oct. 12 to increase pedestrians' safety at Four Corners.
The Blair administration will take part in an initiative to expand cell phone use in school for the upcoming academic year. The program, which was piloted at 10 other Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) last year, allows students to use cell phones before and after the school day, and during their lunch periods. The policy was proposed at a countywide principal's meeting where principals from all 26 MCPS high schools signed on to the initiative after it received support from Student Government Association (SGA) members and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) participants at the Instructional Leadership Team retreat in July.
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