The Academies at Montgomery Blair

 

MONTGOMERY BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL

51 University Boulevard East

Silver Spring, MD 20901-2451


Welcome to the Academies at

Montgomery Blair High School!

(301) 649-2880            @mbhsacademies



Volunteers Needed at AFI DOCS

The AFI DOCS film festival is looking for student volunteers to help in Silver Spring or D.C. during the event in June. They're looking for students who can help manage ticket sales, customer service, on-site events, and some higher-level technical, marketing and communications positions. This is a pre-approved SSL opportunity so hopefully there are students in need of hours who might be interested. 


Click here for the flyer for potential student volunteers.


If you need any additional information,

Ben Lickerman, Volunteer Manager, at (301) 512-4121 or at ben.lickerman@gmail.com

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2016 Madiera School Film Festival

This is just another quick reminder to encourage your students to submit their short films to the 2016 Madeira School Film Festival.  The deadline is quickly approaching in 2 days!  Students need to submit their short films of under 6 minutes to our website by May 20, 2016 at midnight.  For more information and to submit to the festival, visit www.madeira.org/filmfestival.  We look forward to their participation!

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Capstone Showcase a Huge Success!!!

The Spring Capstone Showcase took place on Wednesday, 4/13, 5th and 6th periods

in the Media Center.  Over 80 students presented - Congratulations!

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Swingin’ Sounds for Senior Citizens

The 4th annual Swingin’ Sounds for Senior Citizens event took place on Sunday, March 20 in the SAC.  The Tri-M Music Honor Society proudly sponsored this event in honor of Music in our Schools Month!  Both of our terrific Jazz Bands performing a variety of familiar standards.  Great job!

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Blair’s First Computer Science Day

On Friday February 26th the Science National Honors Society organized Blair’s first computer Science Day held in the Media Center.  SNHS welcomed 150 Blair students and Middle School students from the down county consortium to participate in the event.  Students received snacks and heard an excellent talk on Computer Sciences worldwide impact by Dr. Jandelyn Plane, from the University of Maryland Computer Science Dept.  Then students were able to choose from a number of break out sessions put on by Blair’s wonderful STEM Clubs.  Each session was hands on, Smartphone Programming Club led a session on creating phone applications, Cybersecurity Club ran a security, anti-hacking, program, The Computer Team ran a session on algorithms, and SNHS ran the Hour of Code Program.  Thank you to all participants and the hard working Blair Students who made this vision a reality.

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Dr. Sundrum Visits STEM Students

On Wednesday February 3rd the STEM academy welcomed “Nifty Fifty” speaker Dr. Raman Sundrum to Blair High School.  Dr. Sundrum spoke to about a hundred students looking to pursue careers in the sciences in the Media Center.  He discussed how the Large Hadron Collider at Cern could be used to get instant views into the 5th dimension. 

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New Opportunities Posted

New opportunities for all of the academies posted.  Be sure to check out the

new opportunities in your academy today!

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SSL Opportunities Available

Those seeking more Student Service Learning (SSL) opportunities should follow up with

Mrs. Hiscock, Blair’s SSL Coordinator, during 5th or 6th period in room 130. 


Every student must complete 75 hours of community service to graduate from a Maryland State Public School. The deadline for seniors to turn in service learning forms for this school year will be May 6, 2016. 


All seniors who have completed 260 or more community service hours by April 1, 2016 will be eligible for the Exceptional Service Award. This includes a Certificate of Meritorious Service from the Maryland State Department of Education and Montgomery County Public Schools, as well as a purple tassel to wear at graduation.  Click here for more information.

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Take advantage of the opportunities and resources available

and make this the year you work to reach your full potential!


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The Academies at Montgomery Blair High School are committed to providing a nurturing environment in which students are:

· challenged to achieve the highest level of academic rigor,

· supported in their pursuit of academic and career goals,

· provided access to career pathways that meet their interests/needs and,

· equipped with the skills to be successful beyond high school.

 

K. Moose, K. Murley, L. Blaha, S. Jacobs Ivey, J. Haigh, M. Horne