Unique Camps Offered at Springbrook
In addition to Freshman Camp, and Jazz/Band, Springbrook hosted a free, two-week enrichment camp for ESOL students. Watch the Video
for more information. More pictures in the slideshow are from High School 101, Digital Design, Creative Cuisine, and Science Spectacular.
Annual Trip to Discovery!
[click graphic for larger picture] Students in the "Justice, Law, and Society" (JLS) program at Springbrook spent the day at Discovery Communications on May 29. The JLS program has had a partnership with the legal department at Discovery for the past eight years. Attorneys from Discovery came to Springbrook during the month of March and taught classes that included: contracts, intellectual property, and employment law. During the trip to Discovery students listened to a very motivational keynote address, participated in simulations dealing with negotiations and conflict resolution, and went on a tour. Discovery also provided breakfast and lunch as well as some fantastic "goodie bags" for the students. This partnership has been a valuable experience for our students over the years and we look forward to it continuing in the years to come.
Summer Camp @Springbrook HS
Freshman Camp is open to all incoming Springbrook 9th grade students. The cost is $50 per student. Space is limited. Please register by May 30, 2014. Transportation is not provided.
Dates: Monday, June 23rd - Friday, June 27th, 8:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Sample Camp Offerings:
• Digital Design - Creative uses of Technology
• High School 101 - Being in the Know
• Creative Cuisine - International Foods
• Science Spectacular - Cool Stuff in the Lab
Click here for the brochure and signup form
Contact: Mr. Weinshel for more information.
Springbrook Hall of Fame
The Springbrook Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce its inaugural class into the Springbrook Athletic Hall of Fame. Springbrook High School opened in 1960 and has a rich history in terms of athletics. From their accomplishments, these 12 individuals are certainly worthy and deserving to be in the first class to be inducted. Information about the induction weekend in September will be available shortly.
Inaugural Class of 2014 Springbrook Athletic Hall of
Baruch Joe Behrmann Tom Brosius
Bunting Loren Danielson Cathy Fox
Milloy Robert Parry
Peterson Mike Strittmater Tyler Wolfram.
Class Council Nominees
Anyone seeking a position on CLASS COUNCIL should pick up the information packet from the media center and contact the class sponsor.
The sponsors are:
Mr. Overton and Ms Greger, Class of 2015 sponsors
Ms. Vails and Ms. Singleton, Class of 2016 sponsors
Ms. Tran, Class of 2017 sponsor
Class Council is intended to be the voice of the students. Class Council officers should be the people who are willing to lead others to promote a happy, safe, and fun school environment for all the students and staff. This occurs through class/school vide events, spirit promoting efforts, service projects etc. Class council officers must also: be academically eligible, attend all class council and SGA sponsored activities, attend meeting during lunch/after school/evenings, not be a disciplinary problem.
Springbrook Senior Places Second at National Math Competition.
Senior Isaac Stevens won $500 from the AMS(American Mathematical Society and a TI-Nspire CX from Texas Instruments by playing Who Wants to Be a Mathematician at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) in Washington, DC on April 25. Isaac was one of eight public and private school students from DC, MD, VA, and NC who participated in the game on Friday afternoon in front of about 150 people. Congratulations Isaac! Read more at the AMS website: http://www.ams.org/programs/students/wwtbam/usasef-2014
Gates Millennium Scholar Winners [update]
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Congratulations to Springbrook Seniors Donald Ogochukwu Anyanwu and Samiza Palmer on their selection as one of the 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars for 2014. Both were selected on their strong leadership, community service and academic achievements. More than 52,000 students applied, making this year one of the most competitive candidate groups in the program’s history. Over $800 million has been awarded since 2000
As a Gates Millennium Scholar, GMS funds are available to attend any U.S. located, accredited college or university with a renewable scholarship based on the GMS Program guidelines. They are also eligible for GMS fellowship funding for education through the master’s and doctoral levels.
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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 and Donald!
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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 '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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