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Congratulations to Kera Talsania, Colin Page, Cameron Reed and Angie DeMarco as top 3 finalists for the “Microsoft Games for Good Challenge”. Their submission’s name is “ExperiWOMENtal”and is part of Microsoft's World Series of Innovation.
Help them win the “People’s Choice” award which is based on the group that receives the most votes. Each person can vote Once every 24 hours with a valid e-mail address. (Invalid e-mail address could cause them to be disqualified). Vote!
Springbrook Peer Mediation Program
Starting this month, peer mediation will be available for all Springbrook students. Peer mediators are good listeners, dependable, honest, & trustworthy. They help two students who are having a problem work things out so both sides come out winning.
- Interested in training to become a peer mediator? Speak to Ms. Cohen in Room G307 or Mrs. Giddens in Room E105
- Interested in applying for peer mediation assistance? Click here to send a confidential request, or, if you prefer, paper request forms are also located in the media center and guidance.
First Semester Final Exam Schedule
Below is the final examination schedule by class period and day for the first semester. A contingency schedule follows, in case of inclement weather, along with the bus schedule for exam week buses. Students who do not have an exam for a particular class or do not have a make-up exam have the option of not reporting to school during that time.
|FIRST SEMESTER EXAMS BY CLASS
PERIOD AND DAY
||SCHEDULE FOR EXAM DAYS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
7:25 am – 2:10 pm EXAM
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
PERIOD 1 AND PERIOD
7:25 am – 9:35 am FIRST EXAM (per. 1, 3, 5, 7)
9:35 am – 9:55 amBREAK
10:00 am – 12:10 pm SECOND EXAM (per. 2, 4, 6, HS+)
12:10 pm Dismissal
12:30 pm Departure
by exam week buses with boarding pass*
12:10 pm – 2:10 pm Study period in cafeteria for students without transportation
2:10 pm Departure
by regular buses for students who do not take exam week buses and do not have
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
PERIOD 3 AND PERIOD
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
PERIOD 5 AND PERIOD
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
PERIOD 7 AND HS+
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 , 2015
EXAMS – Students must
schedule with individual teachers in
Math Team Extends Lead in the consortium
Last week, Springbrook’s Math team hosted Meet number 7 and had another strong performance. Springbrook was first place with a score of 14. Paint Branch came in second with a score of 7. Below are the current standings. Springbrook is still number 1 in the NEC! - Math Team Coach Mr. Price
Springbrook and Lenovo Kick-Off an “App-”mazing Partnership
On Friday, November 21, 2014, Springbrook High School welcomed Lenovo Executives, staff from the National Academy Foundation (the parent organization of the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT)), staff from the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Foundations Office, and staff and students into one of their advanced computer classes. The purpose of this gathering was to celebrate the commencement of Springbrook’s AOIT partnership with Lenovo and students’ participation in the Lenovo Scholar Network, a program to enhance students’ technical and entrepreneurial skills.
Earlier this year, Springbrook’s AOIT students, along with nine other schools across the country, won the opportunity to participate in this prestigious program where students compete against each other in designing, developing, and marketing a mobile applications. To aid in this competition, Lenovo donates ThinkPad Laptops and Yoga tablets to schools. As of November, students are currently in the design and testing phase of their apps. As part of their partnership, Lenovo executives and AOIT staff visited Springbrook to show support to students and see their progress.
As students showcased their apps, Steve Boden, coordinator of the Foundations Office noted, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students. They are able to have a rigorous curriculum and learn advanced computer skills. Students also learn how to do product testing and marketing to consumers. They are putting their acquired skills to use and are acting as entrepreneurs while having the guidance and expertise of MCPS instructors and Lenovo volunteers. The experience provides them with an exciting learning environment while allowing them to acquire skills that will benefit them in their post-secondary education and in their careers.
-MCPS Foundations Office www.itfcareers.org
2014 Beat the Odds Scholarship Winner
From the news release (click picture to right for video): "Monica Chica is an amazing young woman. She was born and raised in El Salvador. Just two years ago, when she was fifteen years old, Monica arrived to USA, and didn't know a word of English. Not only did she learn a new language in a new school in a new country, her first year she moved from English language learner into regular classes then honors and AP classes, skipped a grade and played a varsity sport she'd never played before. And that's not all. Monica has had to endure poverty, the loss of her old life in El Salvador and separation from her best friend, her mother. With wisdom far beyond her years, Monica says, "The most important lesson I've learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."
Watch Monica's incredible story. Learn more about Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds program http://bit.ly/1EZ4QRy
Springbrook Hall of Fame
The Springbrook Hall of Fame committee is now looking for nominees for the Springbrook Athletic Hall of Fame. Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2015. Please see this link for the form and rules. Springbrook High School opened in 1960 and has a rich history in terms of athletics.
Last Year'sInaugural 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.
Springbrook Math Team Leads Region
Springbrook High School’s Math Team is still 1st
place in the consortium with more than twice as many points as 2nd
place’s Paint Branch after meet number 4. Meet number 5 will be on Wednesday
November 12th. Team A consists of Aaron Bloom, Sarah Rhim, Kaman Leong, Iko Esemoto and Andy Truong.
-Coach Michael Price
National Merit and National Achievement Scholars
Congratulations to Springbrook senior Patrick Regan Fanelli for earning the notable distinction of Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. 16,000 students, or less than 1% of the 1.5 million students, who take the PSAT are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. Patrick will continue on to the finalist round and may be eligible for one of 7,600 Merit Scholarships which total over $33 Million. In addition, seniors Aaron Bloom, Gustavo Quintero, and Andrew Sumner also scored in the top 5% of all test-takers of the PSAT. They will receive the distinction of Commended National Merit Students.
Congratulations to senior Damali Rollins on earning the notable distinction of Semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. 1,600 Black American students were designated Semifinalists out of 160,000 and are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Those semifinalists will compete in the spring for 800 scholarships totaling over $2.5 million.
Click Here for more information about the National Merit Program.
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