Springbrook Students Medal in ACT-SO Olympics
The NAACP-sponsored African American Cultural and Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) was held 4/5/14 on the campus of Montgomery College, Rockville.
Springbrook medaled in the following categories:
Feyikemi Ajayi Original Essay Gold
Nicole Kalitsi Short Story Silver
Damali Rollins Poetry Silver
Liwam Ellis Sculpture Bronze
Beatrice Sesay Vocal Contemporary Bronze
It was a true pleasure working with all of these students and I’m looking forward to future competitions.
- Mrs. Manning
Springbrook Mulch Sale
White Oak Middle School Saturday, May 3, 2014 9am – 12 noon
Shredded, hardwood MULCH – is used as a growth suppressor and landscape treatment3 cu.ft. bags -- $5.00 each Want it delivered? Delivery Fee: $10.00
How much should I buy to cover a 100 sq.ft. area? At a 1” depth, you would need about 1/3-cu.yard of bulk material, which is about 4 bags of mulch. (Quantities are estimates only)
Three Ways to Order:
- Fill out this form. Mail in or hand in by April 28
Springbrook Athletic Booster Club
201 Valley Brook Drive
Silver Spring, MD. 20904
Due COB May 1. Go to www.gobluedevils.net to order via credit card, download another form, or for more info.
Pick up your guaranteed pre-order, or stop by on the day of event to buy extra bags, while they last. Of course we will help load your vehicle!
Checks payable to: Springbrook Athletic Booster Club. (Yes, we WILL need volunteers with trucks! Thank you for asking! Springbrook families and coaches, please call the phone number below to volunteer!) Questions? Visit www.gobluedevils.net
Contacts: Tina Connolly, 301-758-0580, email@example.com
Rob Wendel, 301-989-6070, Robert_S_Wendel@mcpsmd.org
Springbrook 'Law and Administration of Justice' Program Receives Top Honors.
Today, students in the “Law and Administration of Justice” (LAJ) classes attended the “Civics and Law Academy” held at Northwood High School. Today was the culmination of our yearlong partnership with the Montgomery County Bar Association. During the first semester students in both the “Justice, Law, and Society” (JLS) classes and LAJ classes examined the self-defense laws in both Florida and Maryland in light of the Trayvon Martin case (State of Florida v George Zimmerman). Guest speakers included prosecuting and defense attorneys, a homicide detective, police officer, crime scene technician, and a member of the media. The LAJ students, in small groups, then had to write an extensive essay describing the pros and cons of the two state laws and then had to write a bill in reference to self-defense. Three schools, Springbrook, Northwood, and Blair participated in this program. Each school submitted their top five (5) essays that were judged by members of the Montgomery County Bar Association.
I am pleased to announce that the team of Jeneil D’Aguilar, David Mejia, Sydney Olson, and Ashia Thompson placed 2nd in the competition. Along with a beautiful plaque the JLS program was awarded a check. - LAJ Teacher Mr. Frace
School Year Extended and Easter Monday
[...] Under a plan approved by the Maryland State Department of Education this morning, MCPS will hold school on Monday, April 21, 2014 (Easter Monday) and Friday, June 13, 2014, which will now be the last day of school for students. The last day for staff will be Monday, June 16. None of the remaining snow days will have to be made up under the state-approved plan.
I realize that holding school on Easter Monday will be an inconvenience for many of our employees, students, and families. However, the Board of Education and I felt that this plan was the best way to ensure that we would make up two days of meaningful instructional time and cause the least disruption to our community’s summer plans. As you may be aware, MCPS had originally submitted a plan to the state that would make up one snow day—on June 13—but that request was denied. We will be sharing this news with parents and community members today, as well.
This was a very severe winter season and I am grateful for your dedication, commitment, and flexibility under these unusual circumstances. [...]
Joshua P. Starr, Superintendent
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Gates Millennium Scholars Finalist
Springbrook Senior Samiza Palmer has been chosen as a finalist for the Gates Millennium Scholars program. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. GMS selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. They provide personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. Congratulations Samiza!
For more information about the program click the graphic or here.
Student Presents At National Gallery of Art
Senior, Julia Davenport gave her final presentation at the National Gallery of Art’s High School Seminar in their auditorium in Washington, DC on Saturday March 1st. She chose two works of art from the gallery’s collection, researched them then created her own work inspired by them. Julia not only engaged with original works of art, she also learned to think critically about art and art history, and experience the museum as a resource for lifelong learning.
-Jonathan Mann, Chairman/Resource Teacher Art Department, Springbrook High School
Community Yard Sale
<flyer> Join us for the first annual “Community Yard Sale” on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. In order to maximize exposure, the event will be held in the parking lot of White Oak Middle School. Space is limited. Complete the attached application to reserve your spot, then begin gathering the “treasures” that have been collecting dust in your home.
This is also a great way for clubs or teams to raise much needed funds. Pool the “treasures” from your club or team and collect the money for that field trip, jerseys, or other gear.
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Blueprint, our student newspaper. www.theblueprintnewspaper.com
Please email me directly with your questions. Thanks!
Timothy Hibberd, Springbrook HS, Journalism Adviser
New Visitor System at Springbrook
A network-based electronic visitor management system has been implemented at Springbrook High School to assist staff in identifying and verifying business of visitors to the school. This new visitor management system is part of a systemwide Montgomery County Schools initiative that eventually will be implemented in all schools.
The new visitor management system is an automated system that replaces the current paper/pencil sign-in/out logs for visitors. The new system will provide a computer, scanner, and printer to the school. Visitors' driver's licenses will be scanned, and those without identification will manually enter their information. All visitors will receive a badge to wear while in the school building.
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Scholarship Fair for All Grade Levels
Mark your calendar for this year’s 2014 College Success, College Preparation and Scholarship Fair hosted by MCPS, MC & USG.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 hosted at The Universities at Shady Grove from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
This fair is for ALL grade 6 – grade 10 students and their parents.
Click here for the flyer. (Spanish)
Inaugural Class- Athletic Hall of Fame!
Springbrook High School is excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the very first class of Springbrook's Athletic Hall of Fame. Springbrook has a very proud tradition in athletics and we need some help in honoring our past athletes, coaches, administrators or community members. To nominate someone, please visit our hall of fame site at:
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