Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Churchill High School came in at No. 100 in The Washington Post's annual High School Challenge index.
Four of Montgomery County's public high schools are among the nation's top 100 high schools, according to The Washington Post's 2013 High School Challenge. Those four are: Poolesville High School (No. 47), Richard Montgomery High School (No. 87), Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (No. 92) and Winston Churchill High School (No. 100). Of Montgomery County Public Schools' 25 high schools, 23 are included in the top half of the list of more than 1,900 high schools across the country. The list, released on Monday, April 15, ranks schools based on their students' access to challenging classes such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes. "Our district’s strong performance on the High School Challenge indicates that we are …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A roundup of our top crime headlines from the month of February.
A sex offense at a Bethesda spa, an emergency room patient who threatened to shoot a police officer at Suburban Hospital, and a Walt Whitman High School student charged after allegedly robbing another student in a school bathroom. These are a few of the top Bethesda crime headlines from the month of February. Get caught up on this month's crime news:
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, November 1, 2012
A 17-year-old male student was arrested Oct. 25 on school grounds, according to Montgomery County police.
A 17-year-old male student was arrested Oct. 25 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and charged with intention to distribute marijuana, according to Montgomery County police. Police were called to B-CC at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 25, according to officer Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman. The boy was arrested on school grounds and police found five pre-packaged plastic baggies of marijuana in his possession, Innocenti said. He was transported to the Second District Police station and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled, dangerous substance on school property, Innocenti said. Dana Tofig, a Montgomery County Public …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A feasibility study is looking at ways to accommodate as many as 750 new students at the overcrowded school.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School cluster is already overcrowded, and the kids keep coming. On the first day of school in 2017, the high school could have 500 more students walk into its classrooms than the facility can accommodate. Montgomery County Public Schools has realigned school borders and planned an additional middle school to ease over-enrollment in the cluster at the elementary and middle school level, but at the high school level, planning to ease overcrowding has just begun. With 1,840 students and a building capacity of 1,665 students, enrollment at B-CC High School is already too high, according to Bruce Crispell, director of long range planning with the county school system. The high school’s enrollment figures are …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Jonathan Groff of Fox's hit show "Glee," and Anthony Rapp of Broadway's "Rent" will appear at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School for ArtSpeak!
Two of musical theater's biggest stars will sit down with Montgomery County's aspiring music students to educate and inspire. Tony-nominated Jonathan Groff of "Spring Awakening" and the Fox hit show "Glee," and Anthony Rapp of Broadway's "Rent" fame, will appear at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School for ArtSpeak! on Oct. 2 to talk about their careers, sign autographs, answer questions and sing a few songs. ArtSpeak! is a DC-based program that brings artists to high schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, to raise interest in theater and arts. Events include panel discussions, with the opportunity for students to ask questions and compete in contests and games. "For theater students in this area, to have the opportunity to see and …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Administrators and students from four Montgomery County schools react to 36 Whitman students being suspended from extracurricular activities for drinking at an off-campus party.
Three dozen students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda were suspended from extracurricular activities resulting from an off-campus, underage drinking incident, the Gazette reported in early January. Whitman Principal Alan Goodwin interviewed several students after picking up on school gossip and Facebook chatter and was able to identify the students cited by Montgomery County Police for alcohol possession at the house party Dec. 10, according to the report. This raised the question: What jurisdiction do schools have to punish students for their actions away from school? Patch caught up with administrators from Wootton and Quince Orchard and students from Whitman, Wootton, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase regarding Goodman’s decision and …