Thursday, February 14, 2013
A B-CC student has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly punching a fellow student.
Police say a 16-year-old Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School student has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly punching another student in a school stairwell. Police responded to the school at 8:11 a.m. Feb 6, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti. The boy struck a 15-year-old victim in the chest with his fist, Innocenti said. The teens had been having a conversation prior to the assault, but it's not clear what they were discussing, Innocenti said. The 16-year-old suspect was charged, but wasn't arrested at school, Innocenti said.
Friday, February 8, 2013
One lane of Pearl Street between Montgomery Avenue and East-West Highway will be closed, and that block of Pearl Street will become a one-way street.
Drivers headed to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, take note: A new traffic pattern on Pearl Street is about to take effect. To accommodate the construction work at 4500 East-West Highway (where a McDonald's building once stood), the west lane of Pearl Street between East-West Highway and Montgomery Avenue will be closed in the next few weeks, and the east lane of that block of Pearl Street will become a one-way, southbound lane, according to an email from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Signage along both Montgomery Avenue and East-West Highway will alert drivers to the new traffic pattern, the email added. The groundbreaking for the nine-story, 220,000-square-foot office building took place last November. A new …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Josh Singer, coach of the Barons' junior varsity football team for the past three years, will take over as coach of the varsity football team starting in the 2013-2014 school year.
New this week: The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School varsity football team has a new coach, following the resignation, last November, of Rich Noland, who coached the team for three years. Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, the new head coach for the Barons' varsity football team will be Josh Singer—B-CC teacher, junior varsity wrestling assistant coach and the junior varsity football coach for the past three years, The Gazette reported. The school's athletic director announced the news in an email to The Gazette on Monday. "In 2011, Noland led the Barons to their first postseason appearance since 1995. They also made playoffs last fall for a second straight year," The Gazette added. Noland will continue to teach psychology and history …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The state received a B+ grade by Education Week, which released the annual report.
Maryland schools were ranked the best in the nation for the fifth year in a row, according to a study released by Education Week. The state received an 87.5, which is a B+ grade in the publication's analysis. (The state received the same letter grade last year, Patch reported.) Massachusetts trailed by 3.4 points to secure a second-place ranking. At the other end of the spectrum, the report listed South Dakota as the lowest-performing state, with a grade of 69.3, a D+. "Maryland public schools are so fortunate to have bipartisan support throughout the State," State Superintendent Lillian Lowery said in a statement. "Our schools have the benefit of strong support from the Governor, other elected officials, educators, parents, business …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Twenty-three of the county school system's students—the largest number ever for the system—will receive full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation.
More good news on Montgomery County Public Schools: Twenty-three of the county school system's students—the largest number ever for the system—will receive full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation, according to a county school system statement. The county school system had 15 Posse Foundation scholarship students last year, the statement added. "The Posse program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes," according to the statement. The full-tuition scholarships are offered by 44 colleges and universities, which create multicultural teams—called Posses—on each campus. "These student …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The new sign in front of the high school boasts the school's colors of blue and gold.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is boasting a colorful new marquee, thanks to the school's PTSA. The marquee, featuring the B-CC colors of blue and gold, brightens up the school's East-West Highway frontage. Funding for the new sign was provided by the PTSA with additional contributions from MCPS, B-CC's Giant A+ proceeds, and donations from the Sports, Music, and Theater Boosters, according to the PTSA. It also features an electronic sign board which will highlight school announcements. What do you think of the new marquee? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students prefer open lunch over MCPS meal programs.
Crowds of students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School anticipate the sweet sound of a bell every school day at 10:54 a.m. Students grab their coats and wallets and head out the door with a hearty appetite. They’re off to grab lunch at one of downtown Bethesda’s food establishments—on their own dime. Open lunch is not a new policy at B-CC High School. The popular lunch option has been around for as long as one can remember, according to Vice Principal Bennie Green. “I’ve been here for five years and open lunch has always existed, so it’s probably been more than 10 or 20 years,” Green said. Green says students are always waiting for that 10:54 a.m. bell, which marks the start of a 40-minute break for lunch, socializing and a midday stroll…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be a policitian, an engineer, a news anchor, a police officer or a teacher? On Thursday, 134 students from B-CC High School got to find out when they shadowed professionals at 42 area businesses.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Students raised enough money to resume print publication of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's student newspaper, "The Tattler," this month.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's student newspaper, The Tattler, is back up and running, after students worked hard to pull the paper out of $3,000 of debt, The Gazette reported. "The Tattler is safe for this year at least, but advisers and student business managers of papers countywide say they are having a hard time keeping their print product alive," The Gazette added. All 25 of the county's high schools have student newspapers—printed, online or both—Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig told The Gazette. To ensure journalistic integrity, The Tattler does not accept school system funds, and must be self-supporting through advertisements and fundraisers. "It costs about $700 to print 1,700 copies of the 12-page …
Three designs to be presented to the school board will be judged based on price and feedback.
Parents of former, current and future students of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School came together on Nov. 28 to examine a feasibility study of three designs for an addition to the high school that would increase the school enrollment by about 28 percent—to 2,400 students. They had the opportunity to provide feedback that will be incorporated into the designs to be submitted to the Montgomery County School Board. Construction for the addition is expected to last up to two years and must be completed by August 2017, according to Smolen Emr Ilkovitch Architects Project Manager Gary Mosesman. Although the number of students at the high school is projected to increase to 2,200 students in five years, the plans make enough space for 2,400 …