Blair HS

September 18, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Board of Education Candidate Talks With High School Students About Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Board of Education candidate Sunil Dasgupta talked with students from local high schools Thursday night about their experiences with virtual learning and what they think could be done better. “I want to come out of this [pandemic] stronger. I want to come out of this not with the old normal. I want to […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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June 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Almost Half of MCPS Students Arrested Were African Americans

Forty-five percent of the Montgomery County Public School students arrested on school premises during the 2018-2019 school year were African Americans although they make up about a fifth of the student body. According to a report by the Maryland State Department of Education, 163 Montgomery County students were arrested during that time. Of that total, […]

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April 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair’s Silver Chips Student Reporters Meet New Digital Deadlines

Montgomery Blair High School’s independently run student newspaper, Silver Chips, is currently operating exclusively for the web. Since Montgomery County Public Schools have moved to online learning, Blair senior Prayag Gordy—an editor for Silver Chips—has realized “the student media is the local media.” Silver Chips has 80 staff members, made up of reporters, editors, photographers, […]

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February 12, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

In Maryland, Blair is Top Feeder School for Harvard, Princeton and MIT

In Maryland, a total of 52 public and private high schools had at least one former student graduate from Harvard, Princeton or Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring ranked first with 10 former students graduating in 2018: three from Harvard, two from Princeton, and five from MIT, according to […]

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January 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair High School Seniors Pledge to Drive Responsibly

On Thursday morning, Councilmember Will Jawando hosted a launch event for the safe driving initiative, #DrivingItHome, at his alma mater of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The initiative was started in Feb. 2019 by Prince George’s Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker. Anderson-Walker launched the initiative after a series of deadly collisions on Indian Head […]

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November 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 6 and it’s National Nachos Day! As you eat melted cheese on chips, here are five things worth noting in Montgomery County. 1. Public Forum for Kirwan Commission Funding:  Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., Montgomery County’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Forum takes place at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. […]

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October 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair Student Laid to Rest Friday

Montgomery Blair Principal Renay Johnson shared details about Moses Hailom’s funeral arrangements on social media Thursday evening. The funeral for Hailom, 18, takes place Friday at 10 a.m. at the International and Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Washington, D.C. View this post on Instagram A Celebration of Life for Moses Hailom, our Blazer A post shared […]

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October 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair Principal Announces Sudden Death of Student

A twelfth-grade student at Montgomery Blair High School died unexpectedly Monday. Renay Johnson, principal of Blair, tweeted a letter sent home to the school community on Tuesday evening. In the letter, Johnson confirmed the passing of 18-year-old Moses Hailom. “For those of you who knew Moses, we ask that you remember and celebrate his life. […]

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October 17, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Three Juveniles Charged in Blair HS Robbery

Three juveniles were charged with robbery, assault, and theft after an incident at Blair High School in Silver Spring on Wednesday morning. The teenagers, ages 15, 16, and 17, did not attend Blair. The robbery took place around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.  Two Blair students said they were robbed on the school track by three unknown […]

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