After 86 years in print, B-CC High School's The Tattler, one of the oldest high school school papers in the country, needs support to meet the rising cost of printing.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students from the class of 2012 scored better-than-average marks on the SAT.
Good news from the schools: Montgomery County public school students in the class of 2012 "set an all-time record on the SAT and significantly outperformed their peers across the state and the nation on the college entrance exam," according to a Montgomery County Public Schools press release. "MCPS graduates scored an average combined score of 1,651 on the SAT, which is 184 points higher than state of Maryland public school graduates and 153 points higher than the nation’s graduates, according to data released [on Monday, Sept. 24] ... by the College Board," the statement continued. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's class of 2012 students did even better than that, earning an average score of 1746. The class of 2011 earned an average …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
"The semifinalists will go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be offered in the spring," according to a Montgomery County Public Schools statement.
Just six students from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School are semifinalists for the 2013 National Merit Scholarship competition. The super six are: Alyssa M. Berez, Junwen Deng, Catherine G. Giddings, David A. Hesslink, Raphael A. Sacks and Michaela R. Socolof, according to a Montgomery County Public Schools statement. Across Montgomery County, 137 public school students have been named semifinalists for the award. "The semifinalists will go on to compete nationally for scholarships that will be offered in the spring," according to the statement. Last school year, 81 Montgomery County Public Schools students received the award, including three students—Dimitrios Halikias, Elizabeth W. Himwich and Catherina L. Leipold—from Bethesda-Chevy …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School student was among the 21 public school students in the county to be named a National Merit Scholar in the most recent announcement of winners, according to MCPS.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School student Catherina L. Leipold is one of 21 Montgomery County public high school students to win a National Merit Scholarship in the most recent round of National Merit Scholarship announcements, according to an MCPS announcement. Leipold, community service chair for the class of 2012 at B-CC, will study journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Leipold joins fellow B-CC class of 2012 graduates Dimitrios Halikias and Elizabeth W. Himwich in winning the prestigious award this year. The latest round of awards brings the total number of MCPS students honored with the scholarships this year to 81. The awards, sponsored by universities and colleges, honor winners with between $500 and $2,000 …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Coach Wood guided the team to 10 state championships and 16 state tournament appearances, "The Gazette" reported.
After 19 highly successful seasons running Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's field hockey team, Coach Amy Wood is stepping down. During her time with the team, the team logged 10 state championships and 16 state tournament appearances, The Gazette reported, adding that Wood is leaving her coaching position to pursue a doctorate degree in pharmacy. Wood's career record is 277-44-9, and she was named All-Met Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2004, The Gazette added. Read more about Wood's departure on The Gazette.
Students and teachers recognized for hard work and contributions to the community.
Our local students and teachers just can't be kept down. It's summer vacation, and they're still making headlines. *** Two graduating seniors from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School were named 2012 Merit Scholars, The Gazette reported: Of the 8,300 finalists nationwide, 28 were graduating seniors from Montgomery County. Each finalist received a $2,500 scholarship, The Gazette reported. *** Montgomery County's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Parents' Council recently honored more than 30 staff members of Montgomery County Public Schools as part of a "Best and Brightest" awards program. Included were three Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School staff members: The NAACP Parents' Council also honored Westland Middle School …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The 453 graduating seniors of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School were urged by David Simon—writer of "The Wire" and a fellow B-CC alum—to constantly ask themselves if they are changing the world for the better.
As David Simon addressed the sea of 453 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School graduates dressed in royal blue caps and gowns, he had to admit one thing: The tables were turned. Three and a half decades ago, Simon—head writer and executive producer of HBO's "The Wire"—had been one of those smiling students dressed in blue and about to receive a diploma. As "the lumpy white guy" droned on at the podium, Simon had his thoughts on only two things: booze (Would his fake identification work at the liquor store?) and women (Would he finally 'get the girl' at the shore?). But on Monday morning, June 4, "now I'm the lumpy white guy," Simon said, as he stood at the podium, addressing the high-powered, B-CC senior class of 2012 in the auditorium of DAR's …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
U.S. News and World Report ranked Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School No. 6 in the state.
In a recent report, U.S. News and World Report ranked Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School sixth in the state for its academic excellence. It's not a bad showing, but it doesn't compare well to last year's national High School Challenge ranking—in which B-CC ranked No. 1 in the state in preparing students for college work. Significantly, though, the top seven public high schools in the state, according to this year's U.S. News and World Report ranking, are all in Montgomery County: According to U.S. News and World Report, B-CC has a student-teacher ratio of 18 students per teacher. Most schools in Maryland have fewer than 18 students per teacher. The school's "college readiness" factor is 65, as compared to the No. 1 school's "college …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School baseball's Nico Narel-Aguilar, a senior, is leading the Barons to victory, The Gazette reported.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior pitcher Nico Narel-Aguilar has been having a good baseball season this year just as he's had in previous years, The Gazette reported. "He’s getting ahead of guys, throwing a lot of first-pitch strikes [and] he’s making them hit his pitch and not their pitch,” Bethesda-Chevy Chase Baseball Coach John Schmidt told The Gazette. “He throws a lot of first-pitch strikes and he’s got a great off-speed pitch to throw. I’ve coached him for three years and this is the best I’ve seen him. I think he’s one of the best in the county," Schmidt added. Narel-Aguilar has two main pitches that he uses to strike out batters: "a fastball that reaches a little more than 80 miles per hour and a curveball," The Gazette …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Copies of the "Tattler," Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's student newspaper, were confiscated for several days, then released.
Is it acceptable for a school's principal to recall copies of a public school newspaper? That's what Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students, teachers and parents wondered last week, when "some of the roughly 2,000" copies of Tattler, the school's student newspaper, were recalled by Principal Karen Lockard on Friday, March 16, and were not released until Tuesday, March 20, according to Bethesda Magazine. The story that prompted the recall? A 70-word sidebar about WUSA Channel 9 reporter Andrea McCarren's recent reports on teen drinking. McCarren reportedly complained to Lockard that the Tattler story could lead to the harassment of her children. Last month, McCarren, a Chevy Chase resident, had "[taken] herself off the air after she said…