Bethesda Chevy Chase

October 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

157 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifinalists in the 2021 competition Wednesday, Sept. 9. 157 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists. The semifinalists will now go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. The schools with the most finalists are Montgomery Blair (39), Richard […]

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August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda Food Distribution Scheduled for Fridays Through October

A group of nonprofits, businesses and churches are distributing food every Friday from now through October in Bethesda. Anyone in need may participate at the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad which is located at 5020 Battery Lane. Participants in cars should enter the fire station from the Battery Lane entrance and remain in their car. The […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blair High School Principal Acknowledges Social Media Posts About Sexual Assaults

Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a message Sunday to the Blair community about recent sexual harassment and assault allegations from students.  Allegations from students across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are being made anonymously on Instagram, on accounts dedicated to sharing and spreading awareness about the ongoing sexual harassment and assaults of […]

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January 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

B-CC, Walter Johnson Principals Release Joint Statement on Student Arrests

Three students involved in altercations after a basketball game between Walter Johnson High School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School were arrested at B-CC in Bethesda on Friday night. Shelton Mooney—the acting principal of B-CC—and Jennifer Baker—principal of Walter Johnson—emailed the school communities in a joint letter over the weekend calling the incident “unacceptable.” The principals […]

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October 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Missing Teacher Found Safe, Unharmed

Update, Oct. 20, noon: Deborah Anne Celmer has been located safe and unharmed, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Original post: An English teacher from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School has been reported missing by her family. Deborah Anne Celmer, 41, of Rockville, was last seen by her family on Oct. 12 at 11 p.m., […]

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September 28, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

In Physical Affair, B-CC Boys Beat WJ In Extra Time

September 28, 2019: North Bethesda, MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase Boys Varsity soccer found a way to win in extra time to defeat rival Walter Johnson Boys.  With 6:40 left in the extra time period a cross pass found B-CC’s Ethan Tiao who tapped in a heel goal in front of WJ’s goal out stretched defenders. It […]

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September 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

138 MCPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the semifnalists in the 2020 competition Tuesday. 138 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are National Merit semifinalists. The semifinalists will now go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. The schools with the most finalists are Richard Montgomery (39), Montgomery Blair (36), […]

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April 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Students Enter Equity Conversation

‘You Can’t Fix Racial Equity if You’re Going to Continue to Cater to Racists’ High school and middle school students came out to Gaithersburg High School Monday night to share their thoughts on racial equity and social justice policy. Students discussed in groups — large and small — how they’ve been affected by inequities at […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

B-CC High School Seniors Start National Conversation About Masculinity

The Bethesda Chevy Chase female students who were “rated” by their male classmates have started a national conversation about toxic masculinity. Last week, The Washington Post published a profile about the student leaders who are speaking out about how they were affected by the list, which rated 18 girls in B-CC’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. […]

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December 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Elrich Says Police Procedures Need Review

County Executive Marc Elrich was asked about the June 11 shooting of Robert White, who was walking through a Silver Spring neighborhood. The confrontation escalated to the point that the officer shot and killed him. Elrich also referenced the arrest of Samir Ahmed, a man police arrested after he summoned police to help a drunken […]

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