Montgomery Blair High School

October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

‘Wimpy Kid’ Author Hosts Drive-Thru Meet and Greet at Blair High School

Jeff Kinney, the author of the popular “Diary of Wimpy Kid” series, hosted a unique book release event in Silver Spring Monday night. Loyalty Bookstore and Montgomery Blair High School hosted Kinney as he promoted the release of his new book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End”  which came out Tuesday. The author, born […]

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October 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Ballot Drop Boxes Available in Montgomery County for 2020 General Election

Montgomery County is offering several ways to drop off mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. For those who request a mail-in-ballot, one option for returning the ballot is by placing it in one of the county’s secure ballot drop boxes. Montgomery County Board of Elections says, “Ballot drop off boxes are monitored and secured by […]

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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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September 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

School Board Candidate Apologizes for Comments in Blair Student Newspaper

Lynne Harris, a candidate for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education, issued a statement Monday apologizing for comments she made to Silver Chips, the student newspaper for Montgomery Blair High School. On Sunday, the student newspaper published statements from Harris—as well as the opposing at-large school board candidate, Sunil Dasgupta—regarding the […]

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August 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery Blair High School Prepares For Opening Day

With the first day of school only three days away, a lot was going on at the parking lot of Montgomery Blair High School on University Boulevard East in Silver Spring. A bright red Welcome Back Blazers sign was being hung on the front entrance, although students will be learning virtually until at least January.  Bus […]

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July 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Eight MCPS Students Awarded College-Sponsored Scholarships

Eight Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have received college- and university-sponsored scholarships in the final round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each sponsoring college or university selected scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four […]

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July 7, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPD Offering Food Donation Drop-off With Extended Hours Tuesday

Montgomery County Police Department will be accepting food donations for people and pets Tuesday, July 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. County residents can drop-off their donations at Montgomery Blair High School, which is located 51 University Boulevard in East Silver Spring. Time has been extended for people to drop off their goods. Instead of […]

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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 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

33 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

33 students have earned college- and university-sponsored National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees are selected by each sponsoring college or university from a group of finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. The awards provide recipients between $500 to $2,000 annually for up to […]

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June 2, 2020 | Emma Shuster

MCPS Announces Virtual Graduation Ceremonies (See Full List Here)

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities, including graduation ceremonies. To honor their graduates, Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a virtual universal graduation on June 7 at 6 p.m. This ceremony can be viewed on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, RCN 89) and on NBC COZI TV (Broadcast Digital 4-2 and on Cable). […]

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