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Parrc Assessments

There will be a delayed opening of school scheduled for April 23rd and April 24th in order to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments.  The PARCC assessment will be given to all students who are currently enrolled in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English 10 courses. 

On April 23rd students taking Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 courses will need to report to school at the normal arrival time to take the PARCC assessment.  On April 24th, students who are enrolled in English 10 will need to arrive at school at the normal arrival time to take the English 10 PARCC.

Edison students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English 10 courses need to report to Springbrook High School on the day(s) assessments for these courses are scheduled.  The absence from Edison will be excused for this testing.  Edison students who are not testing should report to school at the regular start time in order to catch the bus to Edison bus that will depart at the regular departure time.

Additional details: 

Springbrook students not enrolled in courses that have PARCC testing will arrive to school at 11:00 am in order to have lunch prior to the start of classes.   

Students who are not testing but rely on a MCPS bus in order to get to school should catch their school bus at the regularly scheduled time; a study hall will be provided in the cafeteria until PARCC testing has concluded.

Springbrook High School 2015 PARCC Delayed Opening Bell Schedule 

7:25 – 11:00

3hrs 35min

Algebra 1 & Algebra 2


English 10


11:00 – 11:30




11:35 – 11:55


Pd 1

Pd 1

12:00 – 12:40


Pd 2

Pd 5

12:45 – 1:25


Pd 3

Pd 6

1:30 –   2:10


Pd 4

Pd 7



Please come to our International Baccalaureate Exposition.

April 22nd, 2015, from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM. Displays include: 

  • IB MYP Projects
  • IB Art
  • IB Films
  • IB Science
  • Community, Action, Service STEM Fare

Questions?   Email: Weinshel, John R 

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Springbrook Math Team Leads Region

After ten meets, a combination of individual, group and power questions Springbrook’s Math team finished with a total score of 116 points. Over twice as many points as the next school in the consortium. Throughout Montgomery County they have the 9th highest score out of the 25 high schools that participated. Please give a congratulations to the following students who participated throughout this season. 


Team A

1. Aaron Bloom

2. Iko Esemoto

3. Kaman Leong

4. Sarah Rhim

5. Andy Truong


Team B and Alternates

1. Tom Petrick

2. Flint Wright

3. Ebenezer Arunkumar

4. Brooke Pohly

5. Jake Dunn

6. Hu Ho


-Coach Michael Price


Sources of Strength

NAMI Montgomery County, the community's largest grassroots mental health organization, has been providing free mental health education, support and advocacy to our community since 1978. Springbrook was chosen as one of four schools in the county to receive training and become a program site. Sources of Strength is a peer-led program that promotes healthy life skills and resilience among middle school and high school students (see attached handout). This program is already implemented in over 700 schools across the country, and NAMI Montgomery County is pleased to bring the program to our community! We hope to eventually bring this program to all high schools in Montgomery County. For more information click on the press release or brochure below: Press Release | Brochure  


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.

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 

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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 



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 Fame 



Cindy Baruch             Joe Behrmann                Tom Brosius 

John Bunting             Loren Danielson             Cathy Fox 

Jeri Ingram                Bob Milloy                        Robert Parry 

Ed Peterson               Mike Strittmater             Tyler Wolfram.

Posted: 11/6/2014


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.

Updated 9/25/14


Junior College Fair Announcement

Juniors are in invited to participate in the Annual College Fair:

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (register by Friday, April 17th) 

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: Transportation Cost $7  College Fair:  Free

Lunch: Bag Lunch 

Free/Reduce student can order lunch a week in advance from the cafeteria.  Please review the college search procedures on naviance and create a college list prior to the college fair.  Submit Permission Slip Career Center: Before School, Lunch and After School.   Questions?  contact Ms. Patterson in the Career center. 

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Swing into Spring

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Springbrook will host it's 15th annual Swing into Spring dinner dance.   Featuring the Springbrook HS Jazz band & Orchestra with Mr. Wyman Jones, Instrumental Music Director.   Please click the graphic above for reservations and more information.   In addition, a silent auction will be held to benefit the music program.   Please click the flyer below for more information.

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Italia, stiamo arrivando!

On April 2nd of this year, a small group of students from the Italian class will be going on a “trip to remember.” We start in Milan to make our way down to Pompeii and back again. This trip will certainly culturize the few, and give them memories they will never forget. It all started one year ago, in the first quarter of Signora Mancuso’s first year Italian class at Springbrook, when she proposed a trip to Italy. With a little push, she got a sufficient number of students interested in the trip and soon persuaded them to actually go. The students paid the fee and from there they started counting down the days. During the count down, Signora Mancuso taught the culture of Italy and hosted meetings with parents, she also asked for proper traveling documents. Lastly, just two weeks before the trip, she hosted a final parent meeting, and asked the students to attend as well. At this meeting, she spoke in more details of the trip itinerary and shared traveling advice, she also gave out free backpacks for the tour to all. The more details she gave of the trip, the brighter the students’ faces got. It’s been a long and anticipated year, but it’s finally here. Buon viaggio -- that's safe travels to the whole group!

-Tyler Braggs and Corinne Errigo



PTSA After-Prom Spirit Night @Qdoba

"WHEN: Tuesday, March 31st 

FROM: 4pm-8pm 

WHERE: Qdoba Mexican Grill 12265 Tech Road Silver Spring MD 20904 

 Must bring flyer. Click on link below: 20% of all purchases will be donated to Springbrook High School PTSA After Prom. After Prom is a safe and alcohol-free celebration immediately following Prom. It keeps our students safe during those often dangerous hours between midnight and 5am. The celebration includes entertainment, games, prizes and food all night long. Thanks for your support!"


Disney's High School Musical @Springbrook

When: 20, 21 at 7:00 pm

 Price: $7.00 for students/ $10.00 for adults 

Tickets will be on sale during lunch and will also be sold at the door at each show.

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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

School Points
Springbrook        74
Walter Johnson 68
Watkins Mill 65
Gaithersburg 61
Paint Branch 40
Rockville 39
Wheaton 29
Seneca Valley 26
Northwest 24
Kennedy 20

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.





7:25 am – 2:10 pm EXAM REVIEW DAY 







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 other transportation 















MAKE-UP EXAMS – Students must schedule with individual teachers in advance.

2015 sem1 exams 

Last Week After-Prom Auction

Don’t miss out on the Springbrook HS PTSA After-Prom Online Auction! Bidding is currently going on for these great bargains:


  • Mr Rivera's parking spot for a week  
  • 2015 pool memberships for between $150 and $270, including Robin Hood, Twin Farms & Hillandale  
  • Custom-designed earrings from internationally acclaimed artist Nick Barnes   
  • Museum tickets such as for The Kreeger Museum, The Spy Museum and Madame Tussaud's  
These are just some of the examples of all that’s available. You can see it all here at: Bidding continues through Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 10pm. Proceeds from the auction support our After-Prom celebration for our students to keep them all safe. Please spread the word and share this website with friends and family locally and across the country. Thank you!


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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

School Points
Springbrook        74
Walter Johnson 68
Watkins Mill 65
Gaithersburg 61
Paint Branch 40
Rockville 39
Wheaton 29
Seneca Valley 26
Northwest 24
Kennedy 20

2014 Alumni Tea

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014

Time: 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Location: SHS Cafeteria.  

The Springbrook High School National Honor Society cordially invites you back for a reunion with your former teachers and classmates for refreshments & conversation! Please Bring your own cup to help make this event environmentally friendly! 


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Springbrook Senior Qualifies at High School Mathematics Competition

Our very own Aaron Bloom has qualified for the second round of the University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition. A total of 2,090 students took the exam with scores ranging from 100 to -38. (Yes, you lose points for wrong answers) Aaron was one of 221 students who qualified for round 2. If you see him, tell him congratulations and wish him luck on round 2. He has already taken the round 2 exam and we are waiting for his scores.

In Addition, two of our juniors had scores in the top 35% of the 2,090 participants. These juniors are Sarah Rhim and Andy Truong, and they both deserve congratulations too.    Our math team continues to lead all other schools in the consortium.

-Mr. Price, Math Team Coach 


4th Annual Drum Line Competition

Springbrook High School Music Department’s 4th Annual Drum Line Competition Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 4pm in the Springbrook Gymnasium.  Come and see Drum Lines from Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the  District of Columbia battle it out for the Best Drum Line and Showcasing Bowie State University, Cheyney University and Lincoln University’s Drum Line.  Tickets can be purchased at the door:  $5 Students, $10 Adults. 

-Mr Jones, Band Director

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Order your Parent Class of 2015 T-Shirt (Due Oct 31st)

Click here or on the image to the right to enlarge.  Parent Class of 2015 T-Shirts are now available for pre-order NOW through October 31st. Please Contact Karen Greger in the Counseling Office. 301-989-5710 or email Cash and checks are accepted.

Updated 10/21/14

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Citrus Sale at Springbrook

The Springbrook Music Boosters Fall Citrus Sale is underway.  The proceeds to benefit the Springbrook Instrumental Music Program.  To place your order, simply go to: , click on “Order Now” and enter the Organization Code 808174 our e-commerce web page will be displayed.  Then just follow the prompts to place your order.  The Holidays are a perfect time for Delicious, Grove Fresh Florida Naval Organges and Indian River Red Grapefruit.

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Springbrook Open House

Please come check out what Springbrook has to offer. The fun starts at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 29th. See you there. Click here or the graphic for more information.

-Signature Coordinator: Mr. Griffiths 


Volunteers Needed - Students & Parents

"Volunteers are needed this Friday, September 26 between 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm to assist with the delivery and pick-up of Mums and Pansies. Students are welcome to help and will earn SSL hours. If either you or your student (or both!) can help, please contact Carolyn Koudry at

Also, since we can still add to our Behnkes' order, there is still time to order Mums and Pansies and support Springbrook's After-Prom. Please submit the attached order form by 9:00 am on Thursday, September 25 to Carolyn Koudry at However, payment must be made at pick-up on Friday, September 26. Thank You!! "

Order Form 

Updated 9/24/14


Minority Scholars Program

The Minority Scholars Program is a new program at Springbrook designed to close the achievement gap for Latino and African American Students. Springbrook students and teachers attended the march along with School Board Officials and Superintendent Joshua Starr to bring awareness to this systemic problem. Read more about the program at the Washington Post article regarding the march :  

Click the pictures below to see full-size version of this event:


Updated 4/29/14


Letter to Parents from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

 I want to share with you information about an event that has affected our school and how it was handled by our staff. I am sending you this letter to give you the facts and to assure you that we are addressing this incident. 

On Monday evening, September 15, 2014, the boys' football locker rooms were disinfected after a member of the team developed an unknown condition that we were initially concerned may be staph. It was later determined that the student did not have staph. On Tuesday morning, September 16, 2014, additional precautionary measures were taken to safeguard that the equipment also was disinfected to ensure that if it was a staph infection that the students would be safe. 

The locker room was cleaned appropriately with an approved disinfectant. However, the same disinfectant was used to clean the equipment, which was not appropriate. On Wednesday morning, September 17, 2014, we received calls from the parents of several football players, who were complaining of rashes and burns on their shoulders, neck, and chest. I met personally with members of the football teams and reached out to all families of students who indicated they felt some burning or other reaction. The parents of all varsity players also were notified. We are working with the MCPS Division of Systemwide Safety to guarantee that all necessary steps are taken to rectify this situation. 

I want to apologize to the students and parents who were affected by this incident. We take the safety of our students very seriously. The actions in this instance, while done with good intent, were unacceptable. We will take the necessary steps to ensure that our staff understands the proper way to clean school equipment so that nothing like this ever happens again. 

If you have further questions, please call the school at 301 -989-5700.



Field Hockey Car Wash Fundraiser

When: Saturday Sept. 20th 1:30pm- 4:00pm 

Where: Sandy Spring Bank 

 13300 New Hampshire Ave  

 Colesville, MD 

 Come out and support the Blue Devil Field Hockey Team and SHS athletic department! 

-Ms Harrison 


Springbrook Color Run [Register by 9/15/2014]

The Color Run is occurring on September 20th, 2014 at 10:00am at MLK Park. 

 A color run is a run/walk in which you get splattered with color powder which is both biodegradable and completely safe. It is a fun way to raise money and enjoy with your friends. 

Springbrook NHS is donating all proceeds to St. Jude Children's Hospital

 This event is for all Springbrook Alumni, students, and staff. If you aren't big on running or you just won't be in town we would love if you could donate any amount of money, it would be much appreciated!

Brochure | Registration Form (Please Register by September 15th)

Updated 9/12/14


Mums & Pansies for Sale!

The Springbrook PTSA is selling beautiful MUMS and colorful PANSIES to benefit Springbrook's AFTER-PROM. The Mums are only $7.00 each or $6.50 each if ordering five or more; same prices as last year! Pansy plants are only $3.00 each or $2.50 each if ordering five or more. Flowers are from Behnkes and are available in a variety of colors such as red, white, yellow, etc. Mums measure 12" - 16" in diameter, and pansy plants are in four inch pots. Order deadline is FRIDAY SEPT 19 at 8:00 am. Pick-up of mums and pansies from Springbrook is scheduled for FRIDAY SEPT 26 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. See attached order form for details on ordering. Questions? Contact Carolyn Koudry at THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THIS YEAR'S AFTER-PROM! 00word 

Updated 8/28/14


Springbrook Hall of Fame

[updated 9/4/2014 to include driving & parking information] 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.  Ceremony will be held at Riderwood on September 20th, 5:00pm.

[Click here for Driving Directions] 

  • PARKING – IMPORTANT: Parking is limited to residents of Riderwood. Upon entering the campus, look for signs that say “Event Parking”. There will be a shuttle bus from the tennis courts parking lot to the Montgomery Station Maryland Hall banquet building. The shuttle buses will run from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm and then again from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 


Inaugural Class of 2014 Springbrook Athletic Hall of Fame 



Cindy Baruch             Joe Behrmann                Tom Brosius 

John Bunting             Loren Danielson             Cathy Fox 

Jeri Ingram                Bob Milloy                        Robert Parry 

Ed Peterson               Mike Strittmater             Tyler Wolfram.

Posted: 5/8/2014

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New Student Orientation

Orientation for all new students to Springbrook is on Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:25am – 11:10am.    Transportation will be provided for Grade 9 students living within the Montgomery County Public Schools bus routes. Bus schedules for this orientation program will follow a regular morning pick-up time. The bus schedules will be mailed with the summer packet in mid-August.

Upcoming Events: 


  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 9th grade parent meeting at 7:00pm in the auditorium  
  • Monday, August 25, 2014 – Classes start for all students 


Posted 7/28/14


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.

Updated: 6/11/2014

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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.

Updated: 5/21/2014


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.

Posted: 5/6/2014

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Gates Millennium Scholar Winners [update]

[Click here for the MCPS Press Release] 

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!

For more information about the program click the graphic or here. 

Updated 4/22/14


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. [...]

 Sincerely, Joshua P. Starr, Superintendent

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Posted 4/3/14


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: 

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Posted: 5/2/2014


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

Posted 4/10/14


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 

Posted 4/9/14

2014 college fair 

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)

Posted 1/31/14 


[FINAL] Bell Schedule for Senior Exams and HSAs

Please click on the graphic to the right or  for a larger version of the table below.

If students need to take a makeup exam, they must first obtain administrative approval, then make arrangements with their teacher. As you can see from the schedule above, the school day for seniors will get progressively shorter as they take their exams. Once they have taken their exams, they do not have to go back to that class. The day of their exam will be their last day in that class. If they do not have an exam for a particular period, they must attend that class until the exam period for that class has ended. Example: If a senior does not have a period 7 exam on Friday, May 16th, he/she must still attend that class. He/she will not have to go back to that class on Monday, May 19th.

2014 Bell Schedule for Senior Exams and HSAs 

Thursday, May 15 

Friday, May 16 

Monday,  May 19 

Tuesday,  May 20 

Wednesday,  May 21 

Thursday,  May 22 

Senior Review Day 


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Senior Exams 6 & 7 


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Senior Exams 4 & 5  


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HSA Biology & 

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HSA Algebra & 

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HSA English & 

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Total Instructional Time Per Period 

Period 1:  207 minutes 

Period 2:  207 minutes 

Period 3:  207 minutes 

Period 4:  207 minutes 

Period 5:  207 minutes 

Period 6:  207 minutes 

Period 7:  207 minutes 

Updated: 5/13/2014

2014 prom  

All Seniors and Prom Ticket Holders

You are cordially invited to...

The Best Event of the School Year!

“After-Prom 2014” 

May 10th from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m.


White Oak Community Recreation Center, Silver Spring


Laser Tag Room Hypnotist! Delicious Food

Large Inflatable Games Photo Booth Sweet Frog!

Casino Games Money Machine CASH PRIZES!!!

DJ Playing Your Music Magic to thrill you! TV, Laptop, Tablet,

Caricature & Tattoo Artists Photos with Movie Stars        Gift Cards & more!   


* After-Prom tickets are free with purchase of prom tickets.  Seniors, who are not attending prom, may still attend After-Prom by purchasing an “After-Prom only” ticket for $10.  These tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.

**Students may come directly to After-Prom from Prom.  Changing area will be available at After-prom. Don’t forget to wear or bring comfortable clothing to change into.

Posted: 5/1/2014


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

  • Pre-order online 

Due COB May 1. Go to to order via credit card, download another form, or for more info. 

  • Pick up on May 3 

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  

Contacts: Tina Connolly, 301-758-0580, 

Rob Wendel, 301-989-6070, 

Posted 4/9/14

2014 yardsalei 

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. 

Please email me directly with your questions. Thanks!  

Timothy HibberdSpringbrook HS, Journalism Adviser  

Posted 3/6/14

2013 natgart 

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

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Posted 3/7/14

2014 PDF 

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. 

<click here to read the letter that was sent to parents> (spanish)

Posted 2/12/14

 2013 HOF  

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: 

Updated 12/5/13 


Springbrook Art Show

Melt the Winter Blues away with Springbrook’s Annual Student Art Show on Thursday April 3, all day. Please join us for the free opening reception for the students, families, friends and Springbrook Community on Thursday April 3rd from 6:30 – 8:00pm. And, don’t forget your dancing shoes for Spring Into Swing on Saturday, April 5th , from 7 – 10:00pm. Call Springbrook for our 14th Annual Dinner Dance A Benefit for the Springbrook High School Instrumental Music Department.

Posted 4/2/14


Swing into Spring  - April 5th

Update - <click here for flyer>

Dance to the sounds of Big Band Jazz and Swing!

14th Annual Dinner Dance A Benefit for the Springbrook High School Instrumental Music Department 

SATURDAY, April 5th 7-10PM 


$25 for Adults now, *$30 at the door

$20 for Seniors 65+, Music Program Alumni, MCPS students & staff; 

$12.50 for children 10 and under. 




Updated 3/12/14

 2014 lsoh-img 

Spring Musical - Little Shop Of Horrors!

On March 21, 22, 28, and 29, Springbrook High School will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors!” Come join us as Seymour and his terrifying man-eating plant invade The Brook. Every performance is at 7:00 p.m. and is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online(Pay Fees Online), during lunch, or at the door. Don’t miss this amazingly spooky show. 


 Ms. Emily DeTroye:   

 Ms. Adrienne D'Orazio: Adrienne_M_D'   


Updated 3/18/14

2014 atow 

Congratulations to Ms. Lyddane for representing Springbrook as the Art Teacher of the Week!

Posted: 3/20/14


IB MYP Progress Reports

The IB MYP Progress Report went home with all 9th and 10th grade students on Friday, March 14th! We are pleased to be part of the pilot program testing out this new report. Please review the progress report with your child and contact your child's teacher, or Mr. Weinshel, if you have questions.

Mr. Weinshel, MYP Coordinator

Posted: 3/18/14


Take a SAT Practice Test At Springbrook High School

Want to know how you would score on

the real thing? Now’s your chance!

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

**Arrive by 8:00am for check-in**

Cost: $5

All proceeds benefit Springbrook High School PTSA

Registration Deadline: March 17, 2014


Please bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator!

Students will receive their test results via email or in person in

the Career Center beginning on April 1st.

Register online at: 

Once you have completed your registration, please with pay online through PayPal or bring your completed form with cash or a non-refundable $5 check (payable to Springbrook PTSA) to the Main Office at school. Questions? Email


FAFSA Update for the Class of 2014

FAFSA Update for the Class of 2014 

Seniors and parents/guardians:  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline is Saturday, March 1, 2014.  You can apply for the FAFSA on-line at  Students and parents must have their individual pin numbers to submit the online application.  For specific questions, please call the FAFSA customer service line at -1-800-433-3243.  In addition, seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA, and demonstrate financial need, may apply for the 2014-2015 Guaranteed Access Grant. Application deadline is March, 1, 2014.   

Finally, Montgomery College online application deadline is scheduled for 

March 1, 2014.   


Please visit the College/Career Center for additional information. 



Este es un menasaje de la oficina de Carreras Académicas de Springbrook HS.  

Es acerca de FAFSA la fecha  de vencimiento es el primero de Marzo , si usted tiene su pin ó número de contraseña puede aplicar por medio de la internet a:   Si tiene preguntas especificas por favor llamar al: 

 1-800-433-3243. Para los estudiantes que tenga un GPA de 2.5 y demuestren que necesitan ayuda financiera necesitan aplicar a  las Becas con Acceso Garantizadas (Guaranteed Access Grand)antes del 1 de Marzo. 

También Montgomery College tiene su fecha de vencimiento para aplicar el 1 de Marzo.  


Por favor visite el Centro de Carerras  Academicas  para más información 

Posted 2/27/14


Student Wins Award at Department of Commerce

Harris Kelly 12th Grader is Interning at the Department of Commerce Green Store in DC. On Wednesday January 8, Harris was given an Award to thank him for his hard work. The award was presented by Ellen Herbst, Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Commerce. Since opening this summer the “Green Store” ,which repurposes office supplies within the Department of Commerce, has saved over $130,000.

Posted 1/21/14

2014 psat 

National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist

Congratulations to Springbrook's William Uko for being named as a National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist!

The National Achievement® Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Of the more than 160,000 students who currently enter the National Achievement® Program each year, over 4,700 are honored. A group of about 3,100 Outstanding Participants are referred to colleges for their potential for academic success. A smaller group of about 1,600 are named Semifinalists, the only students who have an opportunity to advance in the competition for National Achievement Scholarships.

Posted 1/13/14

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Springbrook High School PTSA After-Prom Online Auction is Open!

Here’s your chance to snag great bargains while donating to a very important cause – keeping our kids safe on prom night! 

Go to to take a look at great variety of items (134 and growing) to be auctioned off – from sports tickets, salons, top notch personal training, restaurants, counseling services, ski tickets, laser tag, travel packages, homemade gourmet food items, to some one of a kind totally fun experiences, you have to see this auction to believe it. 

Bid on 263 GREAT PRIZES until Sunday February 23 at 10 pm.  Don't miss your chance to snag a bargain! 

HUNGRY? Choose from 68 RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATES — including Azul
17, Black Market Bistro, Cheesecake Factory, Eggspectations, Grill Marx,
Green Turtle, Jewel of India, El Andariego, Lebanese Taverna, Mamma
Lucia, Mandalay, Mark’s Kitchen, Pasta Plus, Pete’s New Haven Style
Apizza, Nando’s Peri-Peri, SweetGreen, Ranazul, and many more?! Or, snag
some of the FOOD and GOURMET items including Whole Foods, Sniders,
cupcakes, elaborate cakes and other desserts for special occasions.

GOING TO THE PROM? Check out the Complete Tuxedo Rental, Limousine and
Florist items.

LOOKING FOR A SHOW? How about tickets to Arena Stage, Clarice Smith
Performing Arts Center, the Folger, Olney Theater, Woolly Mammoth,
Imagination Stage or the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra? Maybe you would
rather catch a movie at The Majestic (Regal) or Centerpark (AMC), or go
see The Capital Steps.

WANT TO GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING? Try Sandy Spring Adventure Park,
Laser Tag, Canoeing, horseback riding or skiing. Feeling more like
looking than doing? Figure out which of the more than a dozen museums,
gardens and house tours are best for you.

Try to decide which personal trainers, massage,
chiropractor, yoga classes, spa, gym or YMCA membership is best for you.

Thumb through the Nationals, Capitols, Redskins, Terrapins,
NASCAR and Orioles items.

Take a look at the driving school items, ring
making workshop, pottery making and knitting classes!

WANT SOMETHING NOBODY ELSE HAS? Take a look at the original artwork and
jewelry by local artists.

of Poker host and nationally syndicated sportswriter Norman Chad host a
poker party for 8 in your home, catered by Toni’s Kitchen.

Bid on Vamoose and Megabus tickets. Stay at
hotels in Maryland, Virginia, Atlanta or Dallas. Or, throw caution to
the wind and spend seven nights at the resort of your choice.

DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT? Consider bidding on the Personal Life
Coaching or Organizational Coaching items.


Questions?  Contact Eileen Hollander at

Updated 2/18/14


Community Forum on Bell Times

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr is recommending that MCPS consider changing school starting and ending times, also know as bell times. Dr. Starr is recommending that high schools start 50 minutes later, middle schools start 10 minutes earlier, and that the elementary school day be extended by 30 minutes. MCPS would like to hear from you on this proposal. The next opportunity to provide your input on this issue is Monday, February 10, at Montgomery Blair High School, located at 51 University Bvld., East, Silver Spring. The forum will take place from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Free child care (ages 4 and older) and interpretation services will be provided. To request a sign language interpreter, please call 301-517-5539 or visit For more information about this community forum, visit and search "bell times" or call 301-279-3100.

Posted 1/15/14

2013 panera 

After-Prom Fundraiser

Monday, February 17th from 6:00 -9:00 pm join us for dinner with a sandwich, soup, or salad! Or enjoy freshly baked breads, bagels, and pastries from the bakery! 

Phone In and Carry Out orders are welcome - 301-680-7940 


Westech Village Corner 

12285 Tech Road Silver 

Spring, MD 20904 

Panera Bread will donate a portion of our proceeds from 6 pm to 9 pm to Springbrook High School After-Prom.   Thank you for your support!

Posted 2/10/14 


Roses Go On Sale

Is there a special teacher, friend, or loved one that you’d like to send a rose to on Valentine’s Day? 

Valentine’s Day Roses will be on sale starting on FEBRUARY 3rd through 11th at lunchtime outside the cafeteria. Just let us know the full names and their first and second period locations and we will deliver the fresh roses and cards. 

Sponsored by the class of 2017. Each order is $2.00.

Posted 1/23/14

2013 posse 

Springbrook Students Win Posse Awards

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

Springbrook has three recipients of the Posse award this year.   They are:  Jonathan Brown - Swanee University, Tariro Kandemiri - Swanee University, and Anthony Ramos - Bucknell University (Chemical Engineering).   They were all awarded four-year full-tuition scholarships.    Congratulations to all! 

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Updated 12/16/13 - expanded list of students winning Posse awards

 2013 ntfe  

Springbrook Takes Top Prize for Tablet/Smartphone Game Design

A special congratulations goes out to Senior Alex Gutierrez and Juniors Gustavo Quinteros , Aaron Bloom, Dawit Tegen and Christopher Sarmiento. Their team won the Adjudicator’s Choice in the Tablet/Smartphone game design of the NFTE World Series of Innovation challenge. Special thanks to everyone who voted for the two teams who placed. (Which is an honor in itself) - Computer Science Teacher, Michael Price.

[original news item is below]

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s World Series of Innovation, presented by Microsoft, is a fun, experiential activity that allows students to think creatively and invent new products or services that address every-day opportunities. All students are encouraged to participate to develop their creativity and innovative thinking skills – and win some amazing prizes. 

 There will be two winning teams per category: one chosen by a committee of elite judges from the sponsoring organization, and one chosen by popular vote through our online voting platform during Global Entrepreneurship Week. 

Please take the opportunity to vote for Springbrook’s own group “Eruditious” for the Tablet/Smartphone Game Design challenge and our other group “Where’s my meal?” for the 40 Chances reduce food waste improving community health challenge. They are both finalist for the NFTE(Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) World Series of Innovation for their challenge. The links are attached below, and voting has begun. Each e-mail address can vote once every 24 hours……so feel free to use multiple e-mail addresses and to keep voting all week!    Links directly to the voting page are below. Thanks for all of your support. 

[update 11/25/2013 - voting is now closed] 

Updated 11/26/13

 2013 hm  

Student Wins National Advertising Competition

H&M and Mentor Foundation USA conducted a national T-shirt slogan campaign to encourage high school students to express what motivates them to stay drug free now and in the future.

With his teacher's, Ms. Lynn Nelson, encouragement, Santiago Romero (pictured) submitted the slogan “Success is My Addiction” and won first prize! 

 Click here for more information about the competition - 

Posted 11/25/13

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First Semester Exam Schedule

Below is the final examination schedule by class period and day for the first semester. A contingency schedule, in case of inclement weather, along with the bus schedule for exam week buses is available in the letter linked below. If your child does not have an exam for a particular class or does not have a make-up exam he/she has the option of not reporting to school during that time.

Click here for the full exam schedule including bus informationAdobe PDF icon square 







7:25 am – 2:10 pm EXAM REVIEW DAY 




7:25 am – 9:35 am FIRST EXAM (per. 1, 3, 5, 7)
9:35 am – 9:55 am BREAK
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 pmStudy 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 other transportation








MAKE-UP EXAMS – Students must schedule with individual teachers in advance.

2013 choral 

Winter Music Concert

This evening at 7:00 p.m., the chorus, chamber singers, and guitar classes will be performing in a winter music concert. This concert was rescheduled from last month because of weather, but we’re hoping for a lot of support despite the setbacks. This is the second annual choral concert for Springbrook’s new choral and theatre programs. Please consider coming to support the kids and the new program! 

 Starting at 6:30, the Community Art Show will also be on display in the lobby. Elementary and Middle students from the NEC Consortium will be showcasing their artwork and will be able to see our school and the amazing art department at Springbrook! 

Please come to show support and meet prospective students and their families. I hope to see you all tonight!  - Ms. Detroye 

Posted: 1/16/2014


Next PTSA Restaurant Fundraiser for After-prom

At Chipotle, on Cherry Hill Road in Silver Spring (same shopping center as the Target, near the Shop Rite) 

Monday Jan. 6 from 5 to 8 pm 

Chipotle is donating 50% of sales if 'Springbrook' is mentioned when ordering

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Posted 1/2/14


"Dear Parents,  

Since becoming superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, I have spoken at length about the importance of social emotional learning—essentially, giving our students the skills they need to navigate their lives in a healthy, positive way. And that is why I am writing to you today."<click to read more> 

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Posted 12/16/13

 2013 math team  

Math Team Extends Lead

"After Meet 4, Springbrook High School is still undefeated in the Northeast Consortium for University of Maryland's Mathematics Competition. Isaac Stevens qualified for Part II of the competition, ranking 29th out of 2613 competitors! Congratulations to all Springbrook High School math achievers! Isaac Stevens, Vitung Quach, Aaron Bloom, Sarah Bhm, Junyan Duanw, William Uko, Alex Jung, Josher Lucker, Kaman Leong, Patrick Talsania, and Iko Esemoto"   -  Coach Ishikawa

Posted 11/13/13


Springbrook High School Horticulture Students Partner with the Community

Mr. Randy Decker and his students join the Greater Colesville Civic Association’s Beautification Committee to spruce up six sites in our community maintained by the GCCA. In keeping with their mission statement to "provide students with practical opportunities for mastering fundamental skills in the care and culture of plant life in the home, business, and social environment,” students picked up their shovels in an effort to give back to the community. To learn about the Horticulture program, click here.

Posted 11/11/13

2013 academic giant  

It's Academic!

The Blue Devil’s IT'S ACADEMIC match aired, Saturday, November 9 at 11:00 am on NBC4. Kibre Haile, Ezra Hollander and Josh Lucker played against teams from Thomas Jefferson HS Fairfax County and Stone Bridge HS Loudon County Virginia. The match was won by Jefferson who were finalists last year.

The Springbrook team was supported by the Poms who were spectacularly popular with NBC Studio team and audience.

To honor the team and the school the program’s sponsor Giant Food will be featuring special "Springbrook High School Hoagies" at it’s White Oak store on 11221 New Hampshire Avenue from Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10.

The team’s next competition is against Wheaton in the MCPS Quizbowl taping will take place on Tuesday, November 12th at Richard Montgomery High School.

Posted 11/08/13

2013 boat at mlk  

Springbrook Science Students Take the Plunge

Some classes are pass-fail. For some physics students at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, a recent class was more of the sink-or-swim variety. The Martin Luther King Swim Center in Silver Spring was the setting for their Oct. 30 lesson on Newton’s three laws of physics, as teacher Jacob Abrams wanted to offer them what he called “the right mix of challenging and stimulation.”  read more at the gazette or watch the MCPS video 

Posted 11/07/13

Art Show 

Rescheduled Art Show & Choral Concert

The Springbrook Community Art Show and Choral Concert scheduled for Thursday, December 12th is cancelled due to the recent snow days. The art exhibition and performance featuring elementary, middle, and high school students has been postponed until Thursday, January 16th. Please stay tuned for further information.

Posted 12/11/13

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Blue Devil Makes All-County

Since arriving at Springbrook last school year, Karen Escobedo has been a valuable member of the Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track Teams. She is a tremendous distance runner. Karen holds the 2nd best time for girls on Springbrook’s home Cross Country course at MLK Park. This year she placed 2nd in the Consortium Cup Challenge, 13th in the County Meet, 2nd in the Regional Meet, and 9th at the State Meet. For her accomplishments this year in Cross Country she was selected to the 2nd team All-County. Congratulations Karen. We are very proud of you!

-Coaches Frace and Trapp 

Updated 11/18/13

2013 choral  

Northeast Consortium Choral Concert

Please join us for the First Annual NEC Cluster Choral Concert at Springbrook. Admission is free and open to the public. Event will be held on November 14th at 7:15 p.m in the Springbrook Auditorium.

Posted 11/07/13


Springbrook Holiday Bazaar

The staff of The Blueprint newspaper (Springbrook HS) is pleased to announce that the first annual Springbrook Holiday Bazaar will take place on November 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of Springbrook High School. It is the major fundraiser of the fall semester.

We are looking for vendors who would like to reserve space to sell their holiday items and for members of the Springbrook community who want to start the holiday shopping season by supporting the fine efforts of the newspaper staff. Vendor tables cost $20 and premium tables (with access to electrical outlets) cost $25. (link to form)

Would you like to volunteer or bake a dessert for our "Holiday Goodies" table? We'd like to hear from you as well.

For more information, please contact the newspaper adviser, Tim Hibberd at

Proceeds benefit the SHS newspaper, The Blueprint 

Posted 10/9/13


Jostens: Caps, Gowns, Rings!

Mr. Scary from Jostens will be here on Thursday, November 14th and Friday, November 15th in the cafeteria during lunch. He will be taking orders for Caps and Gowns; Class rings and Announcements. Seniors may purchase just a cap and gown for $30.

Posted 11/7/13


2013: State of the Schools

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will deliver his second State of the Schools address at The Music Center at Strathmore on Monday, November 11, 2013. Dr. Starr will share his vision for how we can prepare all students for success in their future. We will also celebrate the outstanding students of Montgomery County Public Schools. Let us know you're planning to join us on November 11. Please RSVP by November 1 at The event is free and should conclude by 9:30 a.m.

The Music Center at Strathmore 

5301 Tuckerman Lane 
North Bethesda, MD 20852

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with student performances and artwork featured throughout the beautiful Music Center at Strathmore.

Dr. Starr presents his State of the Schools Address at 8:30 a.m. 

Foreign language and sign language interpretation will be available. Free parking will also be available in the Grosvenor/Strathmore garage. For more information about the event, please call 301-279-3424.

Posted 10/30/13

2013 natgart  

National Gallery of Art Selects Springbrook Student

Springbrook's Julia Davenport was accepted into the 2013-2014 National Gallery of Art High School Seminar. Only 25 high school students in the D.C. metropolitan area are accepted into this prestigious and competitive seminar.

The High School Seminar is a partnership between schools in the metropolitan Washington area and the National Gallery of Art. Students must be sponsored by their art teachers. Only one student per school will be accepted. Participation is based on a selective application process.  

Click for more information about this program... 

Posted 10/21/13

2013 maea  

Congratulations to Mr. Mann!

The Maryland Art Education Association has given the 2013 Master at the High School Level Award to our very own, Jonathan Mann! The distinction is “in grateful recognition of outstanding achievement and exemplary service to Montgomery County Public Schools and the art education profession.”

Posted 10/21/13


Jostens: Caps, Gowns, Rings!

Mr. Scary from Jostens will be here on Tuesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 6th in the cafeteria during lunch. He will be taking orders for Caps and Gowns; Class rings and Announcements. Senior packets will be distributed through English classes this week. If you need additional packets please see Mrs. Brown-Miles in the Counseling Service department.

Posted 10/30/13

2013 panera  

Panera Bread Fundraiser

Join us for dinner at the Panera Bread in Westech Village Corner on Monday, November 4th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM with a sandwich, soup, or salad!  Or enjoy freshly baked breads, bagels & pastries from our bakery!   Phone In and Carry-Out orders are welcome!  301-680-7940.   Panera Bread will donate a portion of our proceeds from 6-9 PM to Springbrook High School's After-Prom.

Panera Bread

Westech Village Corner

12285 Tech Road

Silver Spring, MD 20904

Posted 10/29/13

devil news  

Spirit Week Activities

  • Daily Themes: Monday-Twin Day Tuesday-Costume Day Wednesday-Wacky Tacky Day Thursday-Blue Devil Day 
  • We are collecting canned food for Manna. See below. There are collection boxes in the main office, G-302, G-315, G-307, F-109, and F309. Please help us help the less fortunate. 
  • Hang-up is at 6pm on Thursday! We’d love to see you there! 
  • Our Homecoming Football game against Kennedy is at 6:30 on Friday. Come out and support the Blue Devils! 
Manna - Kids Helping Kids - Food & Funds Drive
  • WHEN: October 22nd- October 31st  
  • ALL DAY DROP-OFFS: Main Office, G-302, G-315, G-307, F-309 and F-109  
  • Attention Students! Help the SGA raise food for 251,730 children in Maryland that suffer from hunger everyday by donating can goods such as: Canned Soups, Peanut butter, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Canned Meats (Chicken& Tuna), Rice & Oatmeal, Baby Products (Diapers, infant formula, etc.) 

Posted 10/28/13


American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom

Our very own Pat Yongpradit is featured in a new book called American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom. Check the book out at Pat spoke at the Barnes and Noble in Bethesda as a part of their Teacher Appreciation week from 4 to 5 pm on Saturday Oct. 12th. Come get 25% off class and personal purchases during Educator Appreciation Days 10/12-20.  

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Posted 10/8/13

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Springbrook Pilots New IB MYP Progress Report

Springbrook High School is pleased to announce that they have been chosen to pilot a new IB MYP Progress Report for all 9th and 10th grade students. This report will come out at the end of the first semester and at the end of the second semester.  This will be in addition to the regular MCPS Report Card. Please read this open letter to parents for more information:

Open Letter to MYP Parents.pdf

Posted 10/4/13

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Math Team Extends Winning Streak

Once again, our mathletes humbled the rest of the field in our consortium: 

Springbrook ‘A’ 14 

Springbrook ‘B’ 5 

Good Counsel ‘A’ 7 

Good Counsel ‘B’ 1 

Kennedy ‘A’ 0 

Kennedy ‘B’ 0 

Wheaton 4 

Sherwood 0 

Blake DNS 

Northwood DNS 

Paint Branch DNS 

High Scorer’s were: Isaac Stevens ( 4/4 - perfect score on the individual rounds), Vitung Quach (3/4 – individual rounds), Aaron Bloom (3/4 – individual rounds). Other notables were: Sarah Rhim (1/4), Josh Lucker (1/4), and William Uko (1/4). Please congratulate our stellar matheletes; they deserve recognition; thanks for your support. - Mr. Ish

Posted 9/26/13 


College & Career Center News

Start your school year off with a regular visits to the career center to help make your college/career search easier! Students are more than welcome to come and take advantage of the free resources during their lunches, before and after school. Come and get the latest information on SAT/ACT Information, scholarships, college visits, jobs, program opportunities and much more. Ms. Patterson your career coordinator is also available for special request and one-on-one career guidance. Class of 2013 received over $13 million dollars in scholarships last year and I am sure that Class of 2013 can top that amount. Also, come and find out more about the scheduled college/universities and career guest speakers that will be visiting your career center.   USC, Univ of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, American University, Stanford University, and more are scheduled.   

Click here to check the current list 

What is a college visit? 

College visits provide the opportunity for juniors and seniors to speak with college admission representatives from various colleges and universities. The admission representatives provide our students admission information, financial, scholarship and more to assist with the search for college/ universities..



  • Research the college before to the visit.  
  • Make sure to sign in at the scheduled college visit/ (attendance purposes).  
  • Make sure class work updated (no scheduled test).  
  • Make sure that you have your scheduled period teacher’s permission.  
  • Have your questions prepared to ask the college representative.  
  • Make sure your agenda book is stamped and approved one day before the scheduled college visit. 


See you soon!!

Posted: 9/2/13


Portraits Alive! Springbrook student select to be a Teen Ambassador at the National Gallery of Art

Alexander Dave was selected to be a Teen Ambassador at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. He was one of 13 to perform for visitors to the National Gallery of Art. Portraits Alive! Teen Ambassadors created a collaborative museum-theater piece by choosing a sitter (person in a portrait) from NPG’s collection. Alex was Arthur Ashe. Alex gives special thanks to his History teachers Ms. D'Orazio and Ms. Abeshouse!

Posted: 8/12/13


Redskins' Garçon gives Springbrook Football New Uniforms

Thank you to the Redskins' Pierre Garçon and Russell Athletics for their generous contribution to the football program! “I decided to sponsor high school football teams, because youth football meant so much to me growing up,” [Pierre] Garçon wrote in the message. “I thought this would be a good way to give back. It is important for me to sponsor local football programs because I wanted to show gratitude to the people of Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas for the support they have given me in just my first year with the Redskins. I want to get more involved with Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland charities to show how thankful I am to be a part of this area and to show my fans that I appreciate their support.”...<read more> 

Posted: 7/8/13

2013 openhouse  

Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM We showcase our talented faculty and students for Springbrook's Open House night. Learn more about our Justice, Law, and Society; International Baccalaureate; and Academy of Information Technology. Live science demonstrations, activities, Athletics, robots, music, culinary arts, and more! 

  Click here for 2013 Program Guide. 

Posted 10/21/13


First Annual Powder Puff Football Game

Click here for the promo vid! 

Come out to watch our fiercest Blue Devils battle it out on the main field on 6:00 - 8:30 PM on Tuesday, October 22nd. Tickets sold at the gate starting at 5:15 PM. $5/Adults $3/students with ID. For more information please contact Mrs. Greger or Mr. Overton.

Which class will take home the first annual Powder Puff trophy?!

Posted 10/7/13


Springbrook Welcomes Fulbright Scholars

Three International Fulbright Scholars arrived at Springbrook today. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level teachers to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.


Springbrook Host Teacher      Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Jeanni Kim From Finland, (Math teacher) Mikko Rahikka
Christopher Yep From Argentina, (English teacher) Analia Gozzarino
Chaz Foster From Singapore, Mun Yee  (visual art teacher)

More about the Fulbright Teacher Program: 

Posted 9/11/13


Parent Financial Night

Parents, guardians and students of all grade levels are invited to participate in the Parent Financial Night schedule at Springbrook High School on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the auditorium. Spanish speaking parents are invited to the career center for the financial presentation in Spanish. Please mark your calendars to attend this presentation as it will provide valuable information regarding College Admissions, Financial Aid, FAFSA Update and more. For additional details, please contact Ms. Patterson in the career center for additional information.

Posted 9/19/13


Fall HSA Testing starts this week

  • Biology – Monday, September 30th 
  • Algebra – Tuesday, October 1st 
  • English – Wednesday, October 2nd 
  • All Contents Makeups – Thursday, October 3rd 

Click Here For More Information - Fall HSA Presentation 

Posted 9/30/13

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Student Picture Make-up Day is October 1st

Parents - Student Picture make-up day is October 1 during lunch in the auditorium. If your child missed the August sessions, he/she must report to the auditorium during lunch. Questions? Contact Journalism adviser Tim Hibberd at 

Posted 9/23/13

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Math Team Wins Area Competition

Congratulations to the Math Team and sponsor Mr. Ishikawa. They remain undefeated.  They lead all schools in our consortium for the third year in a row!  Scores for the 5 schools that competed in last week's competition are as follows: 

Springbrook ‘A’ 12 

Good Counsel 7 

Springbrook ‘B’ 5 

Blake 2 

Kennedy ‘A’ 2 

Wheaton 2 

Kennedy ‘B’ 1 

Kennedy ‘C’ 0 

Sherwood Did not compete (no show) 

Paint Branch Did not compete (no show) 

High scorers for our team were: Isaac Stevens (4/5 correct), Vitung Quach (3/5 correct), Aaron Bloom (3/5 correct), Stefanie Tam (2/5 correct). "We had two teams for Springbrook and we’re still growing in numbers. Thanks for all of your support to the efforts of our wonderful team. You guys deserve a great thank you for all that you do" - Mr. Ish 

Posted 9/17/13

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Back to School Night @ The Brook

Schedule of Events 

Please join us Thursday, September 26, 2013 with events start from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for Springbrook's Annual Back to School Night.

There will be representatives from the PTSA, the Springbrook Booster Club, and many of Springbrook's extracurricular activities, including athletics and publications.    Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Springbrook High School.   





7:00 – 7:20 p.m. 



7:25 – 7:35 p.m. 



7:40 – 7:49 p.m. 


7:54 – 8:03 p.m. 


8:08 – 8:17 p.m. 

Parent Attendance Recorded 


8:22 – 8:32 p.m. 

5th Period “Plus” Explained 


8:37 – 8:46 p.m. 


8:51 – 9:00 p.m. 

In addition the following parent meetings will be held:


  • Parents of Seniors are invited from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm in E202 for a presentation by the Head of our Counseling Services Department for information about the College Applicatio Process
  • The ESOL Parent Meeting is scheduled from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m in the Media Center 
  • Grade 10 Health students will meet @ 6:00 pm in G110 
  • The Athletic Director, Rob Wendel, will be giving a presentation on CoreCourseGPA at 6:30PM in the E115 computer lab.  Student Athletes will be given letters with passwords to access this new NCAA website.
    • is web-based software that allows school counselors, coaches, parents and student-athletes to easily track a student-athlete's progress towards meeting NCAA Eligibility Center requirements ( SAT and ACT scores and a complete listing of the number of core course credits satisfied and the number to be completed) for both Division I and Division II. also provides counselors, coaches, parents and student-athletes with information about financial aid, the recruiting process, recruiting rules and other academic subject matter. 


Bus shuttle transportation will be available from and to White Oak Middle School starting at 6:00 PM 


Updated: 9/25/13

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Picture Day Online

ONLINE PREORDER INSTRUCTIONS: Prepaying online is simple and easy ... 

  •  Step 1: Log onto 
  •  Step 2: Enter your school's Picture Day #(MJ813147Q0) and your student's first name  
  •  Step 3: Simply follow the easy online instructions.  
  •  Step 4: Once you have finished ordering online, fill out your prepay portrait order envelope as normal inlcuding your online payment code at the bottom of the order envelope. Pre-order your portrait package for the best value.   All students will be photographed and have the opportunity to purchase portraits. Portraits can be purchased by prepaying online, with a prepay portrait order envelope or later by proof. Portrait order envelopes are available at your school. 

All students will be photographed and have the opportunity to purchase portraits. Portraits can be purchased by prepaying online, with a prepay portrait order envelope or later by proof. Portrait order envelopes are available at school.

Click here for more information... 

Posted: 8/29/13


National Honor Society Applications Due Monday 9/23

 Purpose The purpose of the Springbrook chapter of the National Honor Society is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in all studentsat Springbrook High School.

Membership Membership in the National Honor Society is based upon outstanding scholarship (3.5 or greater unweighted GPA or 4.0 or greater weighted GPA), strong leadership, active school and/or community service, and exemplary character (to be recognized by the Springbrook staff as an honest, trustworthy, dependable person).

Selection Members are selected by a faculty committee. Eleventh and twelfth grade students who believe themselves eligible for consideration are invited to apply

Fall 2013 application - PDF | Word 

Posted 9/18/13


NGA Scientists visit Springbrook Academy of Information Technology

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) project scientists met with students from Springbrook High School’s Academy of Information Technology on June 13. The visit to the Maryland school is part of the agency’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach initiative aimed forming a collaborative academic partnership that provides valuable hands-on research experience with NGA scientist and developer mentors....<read more> 

Posted: 6/19/13


College and Careers @ Springbrook

Stop by the Springbrook Career Center for FREE 2013 Summer & College Readiness Workshops and pick-up information about college tours. First workshop is on June 25th 9:00-11:00am. Students will get a jump start on essay writing for college and scholarship applications. Additional workshops throughout the summer include interview/resume workshops, ACT/SAT Boot Camp (Kaplan), financial aid/financial planning, and more. All are Free!

To Sign-Up:

Send an email to the Career Coordinator -

Include in email: 

Click here for more information 


Posted: 6/18/13


Attention 2013 Graduates

dvd  Graduation DVDs are ready for pickup in the main office. A limited supply are also available for purchase ($20). Get your DVD of the ceremony, graduates, and commencement speech by Springbrook-Grad Shawn Springs.

If you are interested in viewing or purchasing a graduation day photo, you may contact the photographer @  

Click on: Graduation Day

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Updated: 6/18/13


Rising Senior Meeting (Class of 2014)

In case you missed the May 30th” Rising Senior meeting” Click here for a re-cap. Remember to schedule an appointment for a Senior meeting this summer with your child’s counselor.

Posted: 6/12/13


2013 Star Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to all the students who participated and won in the 2013 Star Scholarship contest. Springbrook had 44 winners in this year's contest. Scholarships totalled over $27,000

Certificate of Merit Abraham Anteneh
$1,000.00 Hannan Abubaker
$1,000.00 Khadijah Adamu
Certificate of Merit Feyik Ajayi
$250.00 Berlys Akpaca
$1,000.00 Noah Allen
$250.00 Donald Anyanwu
$1,000.00 Saron Asfaw
$1,000.00 Tai Bikamba
$1,000.00 Jonathan Brown
$250.00 Vanday Bundu
$1,000.00 Camille Cade
$1,000.00 Courtney Cline
$1,000.00 Sumaiya Delane
$250.00 Ruth Dereje
$1,000.00 Dominic Ellis
$1,000.00 Iko Esemoto
$1,000.00 Kiev Gambrell
$250.00 Nathyn Gilgeous
$250.00 Gelila Haile
$1,000.00 Kibrework Haile
$250.00 Gabriel Henderson
$250.00 Barbara Hounsou
$1,000.00 Nicole Kalitsi
$250.00 Sanna Kamara
Certificate of Merit Hamdi Kamus
$1,000.00 Tariro Kandemiri
$1,000.00 Grace Kenlaw
$250.00 Kumam Khasar
$1,000.00 Adiskidan Lebeta
Certificate of Merit Marcus Newbold-Rankine
$250.00 Sandra Nganpe
$250.00 Sherese Nornoo
$1,000.00 Joshua Ofori
$250.00 Joseph Ogunbodede
Certificate of Merit Samiza Palmer
$1,000.00 Cameron Reed
$1,000.00 Lefeka Reubens
$1,000.00 Tobias Simon
$1,000.00 Ryan Washington
$250.00 Iyasias Wondwassen
$1,000.00 Andrea Wye
$1,000.00 Timaj Yusuf
Certificate of Merit Tisam Yusuf

Posted: 6/11/13


Almeida Breaks Track Records

Graduating senior track star Sydney Almeida broke 2 school records during the spring track & field season according to Coach Darnell Myers. They were in the 1600 meter run and the 3200 meter run. Betsy Schmid held both of the records since 1983 for the Blue Devils. The 1600 record was broken at the Montgomery County championships and the 3200 was broken at the Maryland State championships. Sydney's times were 5:12.9 for the 1600 and 11:18.72 for the 3200. Sydney also holds the girls record for Cross Country as well as the 1600 meter run for the Indoor Team. Sydney plans to continue her running career next year at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Posted: 5/30/13


Jazz & Music Camp starts June 24th

The Instrumental Music and Jazz Workshop of the Summer Institute is a one-week intensive course of study in the areas of instrumental music development and jazz performance. This workshop is designed to build fundamental concepts in performance techniques, jazz improvisation, music theory and history. It is open to all instrumental music students in grades 6-12 and of all instrument types and musical abilities.

Registration form is due June 21st 

Posted: 6/18/13


Freshman Camp @ The Brook

Attention incoming 9th grade students! Do you want to learn more about Springbrook? Are you interested in finding out about some of our unique programs? Come join us for a 1 week summer experience starting June 24th. Engage in cooking, technology/robotics and art and participate in High School 101 to get all your questions answered! 

More Information 

Sign-up Form 

Posted: 4/12/13

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International Service trip to Costa Rica

Springbrook has started an annual international service trip for students in our International Baccalaureate (IB) program. We are committed to helping our students develop an international perspective by giving them a chance to explore another country in person while also engaging in service to that country. This June we will be taking 24 students to Costa Rica. Please help us subsidize the $2000 cost for each student’s trip by donating. Thanks for your support. To donate online click here: 

Posted: 4/5/13


Green Day @ The Brook

Guerilla gardening Green Day - part 2. The first day was Sat., April 20 when 34 students filled over 20 bags of trash. Follow-up event was Thursday, April 25 after school when 11 students repurposed the raised beds in the cafeteria courtyard with kale, radish, and lettuce seedlings. Thank you to all of the students and staff who helped out.

Questions on how you can go Green? See Mr. Decker in Room G108

Posted: 5/1/13

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Click here for all of the pictures from the event 


President of MSU Visits Springbrook

On Tuesday, April 30th, Dr. David Wilson, the president of Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, visited Springbrook. He presented Acceptance Letters to the University and scholarships of $5,000 to three of our students. Congratulations to Avery Furey, Cheryl Osei and William Thompson.

Click picture for larger version.

Posted: 5/1/13

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Final Exam Schedules

Below is the final examination schedule by class period and day for the second semester; followed by Bus Schedules for that week.   If your child does not have an exam for a particular class or does not have a make-up exam he/she does not have to come to school during that time. Report cards will be mailed home on June 25, 2013.



 THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 

7:25 am – 2:10 pm         EXAM REVIEW DAY 

 FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 


7:25 am – 9:35 am  FIRST EXAM 
9:35 am – 9:55 am  BREAK 
10:00 am – 12:10 pm  SECOND EXAM 
12:10 pm  Dismissal 
12:30 pm  Departure by exam week buses with boarding passes 
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 other transportation  

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

 TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013 




THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 


 FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 

Last day for students

MAKE-UP EXAMS – Students must schedule with individual teachers in advance. 

EXAM WEEK BUSES JUNE 7, 11, 12, and 13, 2013

WHEN - JUNE 7, 11, and 12 at 12:30 pm JUNE 13 at 10:00 am

WHAT - 3 exam week buses will run the same routes as the regular after school activity buses 

WHERE - Parking area at end of B Wing 

HOW - A boarding pass must be obtained EACH EXAM DAY in order to ride exam week buses. Passes are available on a first come, first served basis.

Passes will be available each day in the cafeteria at: 6:30 am – 7:15 am AND 9:35am – 9:55 am (exam break)

Posted: 5/28/13


Save the Date

What: Making the Most of Your Senior Year!

The counselors will discuss the summer senior meeting, college preparation, goals for senior year, and other important topics.

Who: Current Juniors, Parents, and Guardians

When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 7 pm – 8 pm

Where: Springbrook auditorium

Posted: 5/21/13


HSA & Senior Exams Schedule

Please expand this box or click the image to the right to see the full HSA and Senior Exam schedule for 5/20-5/24.  

Mon 5/20 Tues 5/21 Wed 5/22 Thurs 5/23 Fri 5/24

Algebra HSA

7:25– 10:45

English HSA

7:25 – 10:45

Biology HSA

7:25 – 10:45


7:25 – 10:45

Regular Bell Schedule

Period 1

10:50– 11:10

Period 1

10:50 – 11:10

Period 1

10:50 – 11:10

Period 1

10:50 – 11:10

Last Day

For Seniors


11:15– 12:00


11:15 – 12:00


11:15 – 12:00


11:15 – 12:00

Senior Makeups

by Appt.

Period 2

Senior Exam 12:05-1:05

Period 4

Senior Exam 12:05 – 1:05

Period 6

Senior Exam 12:05 – 1:05

Period 1

Senior Exam 12:05 – 1:05


Period 3

SeniorExam 1:10– 2:10

Period 5

Senior Exam 1:10 – 2:10

Period 7

Senior Exam 1:10 – 2:10

Period 2 & Sen. Make-ups

1:10 – 2:10


Next week, May 20–24, is High School Assessment (HSA) testing week throughout the State of Maryland. As a graduation requirement, all high school students must take and pass the HSA in biology, algebra, government, and English. In addition, final exams for seniors also will begin on May 20, 2013. The schedule for next week is on the reverse side of this letter, and we suggest you review it with your child so you are clear on responsibilities for each day.

Students who do not have an HSA exam in the morning will not have to report to school until 10:45 am daily. The Montgomery County Public Schools will provide regular transportation in the morning and afternoon. Students arriving late must provide their own transportation each day next week. For those coming at the regular time with no HSA, a study period in the cafeteria will be provided.

If you should you have any questions regarding the HSA and your child, you should contact your child’s professional school counselor at 301-989-5710.

Updated: 5/15/13


NHS Coffeehouse

Come and spend your last day here Seniors! May 24th @ 2:30 in the courtyard. Only $3 Enjoy food and drinks while watching live entertainment. Are you interested in performing? Sign-up and give it a try!

Posted: 5/21/13


Top Ten Reasons to Go to After Prom

10. All you can eat pizza, subs, and chicken, and it's free! 

9. Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt with unlimited toppings. 

8. Where else can you play casino games, laser tab, bungee basketball, win prizes, and not pay a dime? 

7. Go home with more money in your pocket than when you arrived. 

6. Get a tattoo you won't later regret (it's airbrush and temporary) 

5. Daring Stunts and Magic Show will blow your mind (and keep you awake!) 

4. Chance to be the lucky winner of a 32-inch color TV, a laptop, $100 Visa Cards, or a tablet computer. 

3. Receive the Red Carpet Treatment you've been waiting for all your life. 

2. Beats being busted for underage drinking or totaling your parent's car. 

1. You will NEVER have this much fun with your 2013 classmates again!


Brought to your by the PTSA After Prom Committee

Posted: 5/14/13


Springbrook After-Prom

ATTENTION PARENTS OF ALL GRADES: Please sign up to help at After Prom. We really need you!!! A total of about 80 volunteers are needed, from set-up on Friday evening May 17th thru clean-up on Sat morning May 18th. Sign-up is easy. Just go to

Volunteer for as little or as much time as you are able to. Meet other parents and have a great time helping out at the BEAUTIFUL NEW White Oak Community Recreation Center! If you have a senior, we can make you as visible or invisible as you’d like; if you are a parent of an underclassman, your help will benefit this year’s juniors and seniors, but your child will benefit from the support of other underclassman parents when he/she attends the prom. 

Questions? Contact Sarah Kestner (Landon 12th) or Eileen Hollander (Ezra 11th).

Posted: 5/2/13


Got Mulch?  

Shredded, hardwood MULCH – is used as a growth suppressor and landscape treatment. 3 cu.ft. bags -- $4.75/ea. delivered; $4.25/ea. guaranteed pre-order for pickup, and day-of-sale.  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)

White Oak Middle School Saturday, May 4, 2013 9am – 12 noon


Stop by on the day of event to buy extra bags, while they last. Of course we will help load your vehicle! 

*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 


Tina Connolly, 301-989-9298, 

Rob Wendel, 301-989-6070, 

Updated: 4/29/13


5th Annual Fashion Show

Super Villians and Fashion Heroes, a Fashionable Tribute to the Comics is the theme for this years Annual Fashion Show. Show starts at 7:00 PM on May 3rd, 2013. Tickets are $5 for students with ID and $10 for adults. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Brought to you by the Free Instinct Fashion Club.

Posted: 4/29/13


Spring Choral Concert

Please join us for the annual spring choral concert on Wednesday, May 1. The performance will begin at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a reception. This concert is free and open to the public..

Posted: 4/29/13


Grease: The Musical

Please join us Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm for the final two performances of Springbrook's Spring Musical: Grease. Tickets will be on sale at the door. For more information or to purchase T-Shirts or DVDs go to   Thank you for your support of the Arts Program at Springbrook and the wonderful cast and crew of this year's Spring Musical.   

Posted: 4/25/13

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3rd Annual MYP Personal Project Exhibit (part of the Springbrook Art Show)

Please join the International Baccalaureate Program and the Arts Department for a celebration of Springbrook’s student work on Thursday April 25th from 5:30 to 8:00pm. What is exciting about this year’s exhibition? MYP projects, IB Art and short films completed in IB Film will be on display along with the latest examples of student work in Ceramics, Photography, Drawing and Design, Art and Culture, Studio, Digital Art and AP. It will also include selections from the Music Department and Childhood Development Students. Come join us for this free event.

Posted: 4/23/13


Springbrook Art Show

Please join the Arts Department for a celebration of Springbrook’s student work on Thursday April 25th from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Come see the latest examples of Ceramics, Photography, Drawing and Design, Art and Culture, Studio, Digital Art, A.P. and I.B. work. What is exciting about this year’s exhibition? It will also include selections from the Music Department, Childhood Development Students, MYP projects and the short films completed in IB Film. Come join us for this free event.

Posted: 4/18/13

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Green Day @ SHS

Sign up to help clean the creeks and streets in our neighborhood on April 20, 2013. Get together with a group of ten of your friends and collect the most trash. The team with the most trash collected wins a special catered lunch. T-shirts and lunch will be available for purchase on April 20, 2013. If you have questions, please see Mr. Decker in room G108.

Posted: 4/11/13


SAT Practice Test

Take an SAT practice test at Springbrook High School. This test is proctored like an actual test, except your score won’t go on record!

Saturday 4/20/13 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM

$5 pre-registered / Registration Deadline: Monday, April 15th

Please bring cash or a non-refundable $5 check (payable to Springbrook PTSA) to the Main Office. All proceeds benefit the Springbrook High School PTSA.

Parents/students are invited to pick up test results and attend a SAT Strategies Seminar on Wednesday, April 30, 2013 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM 


Sponsored by: Springbrook High School & Kaplan Test Prep

Questions? Email 


Posted: 4/2/13


Fundraiser - International Service Trip Fund

Support a local business and Springbrook by buying sandwiches, soup, or frozen yoghurt at Green Apple Convenience Store on Mondays and Tuesdays in April.


Green Apple is just up New Hampshire Avenue from Springbrook HS at 12830 New Hampshire Ave.


Posted: 4/2/13


Springbrook Arts

Our Springbrook Arts store is now open and taking orders for “Grease at the Brook” dvds, program guide advertisements & shout-outs, and T-Shirts to support the Spring Musical. Thank you for your support of this program! 

Posted: 3/18/2013


Senior Information - Class of 2013

Please visit our Senior Information page for information about this years graduation and important dates and times.

On March 20, 2013, there will be an evening meeting for parents of seniors to review the procedures and deadlines for graduation, prom and other year end activities. The meeting will begin at 7 pm in the cafeteria. Parents, please save the date and plan to attend so you can have your questions answered.

Posted: 3/13/13

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MYP Personal Project Update:

Attention 10th Graders! 

The due date for MYP Personal Projects is quickly coming up. All three parts of the project (The process journal, the project/exhibit itself, and the written report) are due to your supervisor by March 15th. Please meet with your supervisor regularly. If you have questions, you can see Mr. Weinshel in the main office.

Posted: 2/6/13


13th Annual Swing Into Spring Dinner Dance and Benefit

Dance to the sounds of Big Band Jazz and Swing!   A Benefit for the Springbrook High School Instrumental Music Program.   

  • Candlelight Dinner 
  • Free Swing Dance Lesson 
  • Silent Auction Featuring The Award-Winning Springbrook High Jazz Band Springbrook High School String Ensemble 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

7:00 pm-10:00 pm, @ The Brook Cafe

Springbrook High School, 201 Valleybrook Dr., Silver Spring, MD

Ticket Information: $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors 65+, MCPS Staff $12.50 for Students & Children 10 and Under  

Swing Into Spring Reservation Form 

Posted: 2/25/13

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Springbrook March Madness.


3 on 3 Basketball Tournament  


*March 11th—15th, 2013  

Cash Valued Prize for the Winners

64 Team Bracket  

First Register First Serve

Cost: $20 Per Team  

(Minimum of 4 Players Per Team/ Current Springbrook Students Only )

Registration: During Lunch In Room F-215  

*Registration Deadline: March 1, 2013


Admissions Ticket is 5 Canned Good Items For Entry
Help the hungry!!!
Canned Food collection: February 1st– March 1st
Room: F-215


Hosted by: Men of the Brook

Posted: 1/31/13



Springbrook International Dinner

Come to the fifth annual Springbrook International Dinner on Friday, February 15th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Tickets sold at the door -- $5.

Celebrate Springbrook culinary diversity and enjoy some great food!

Posted: 2/4/13


Springbrook Auction Ends March 10th!

The Springbrook High School After Prom Celebration 2013 closes Sunday, March 10th, 2013.Items range in price from $10 - $1,500+. Bids start as low as $3!


Our goal this year is to raise $7,500 to support Springbrook High School After Prom Celebration. We think there are a lot of items that may be of interest to you, and we invite you to check out the possibilities. We appreciate your help sharing the link to the website with friends and family. Easy ways to do that are to either refer people via the website or post the link on your facebook (or similar) page. There are many items that could be used by people all over the country. Please help us make sure they know about our auction! We need your support! There are 274 items to choose from.


Click here to Browse & Bid! 


Sponsor: Springbrook PTSA 

Contact us at or 301-989-9145 to take advantage of promotional opportunities for your business or to pledge your individual support. 



Updated: 3/7/13

Dr. Starr  

Superintendent hosts Town Hall meeting

Superintendent Joshua P. Starr is spending the day in your community. Dr. Starr will spend the day meeting with staff and visiting schools in the Northeast Consortium. Dr. Starr will hold a Town Hall meeting for parents and community members, where you can ask him questions and share your thoughts.
  • Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Starr • Monday, March 11, 2013 • 7:30-9:00 p.m .
  • James Hubert Blake High School. 300 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20905
Free child care (ages 4 and older) and interpretation services will be provided.
For more information visit the superintendent's page at or call 301-279-3100.

El Superintendente Joshua P. Starr esta pasando el dia en su comunidad. El Dr. Starr pasara el dia reuniendose con elpersonal y visitando escuelas en los nucleos de escuelas de Northeast Consortium. El Dr. Starr tendni una Reunion Publica para los padres y los miembros de la comunidad, dondeusted podni hacerle preguntas y compartir sus opiniones.
  • Reunion Publica con el Dr. Starr • Lunes, 11 de marzo, 2013 · • 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • James Hubert Blake High School, 300 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20905
Se proveera servicio de cuidado infantil (4 anos de edad o mas) e interpretacion de idiomas.  Para mas informacion, visite la pagina del Superintendente, en, o llame al 301-279-3100. 


Posted: 2/21/13

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Heritage Show

Starting Valentine's Day, come out for Springbrook's Heritage show February 14th and 15th. 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. Don't miss this year's show, which showcases the best talent that Springbrook has to offer.

Posted: 2/7/13

2013-2014 Course Registration Meetings
Monday, January 28th Class of 2016
Tuesday, January 29th Class of 2015
Wednesday, January 30th Class of 2014
It's time to begin the registration process for the next school year. Students will meet with their counselor in the auditorium on the following dates and periods. First, find the date of your meeting from the table above, then, check your counselor below and see which period you'll be called to the Auditorium.
If Your Last Name Begins with: Your Counselor is: Meet in Auditorium:


Ms. Shin

Period 1



Period 2



Period 3


Ms. Brown-Miles

Period 4


Ms. Sanford

Period 5


MS. Gregor

Period 6


Mr. Overton

Period 7

Registration Handbook

Superintendant's Student Town Hall Comes to Area

Superintendent Starr’s fourth Student Town Hall meeting of the school year will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Paint Branch High School. Dr. Starr will hear directly from students and answer their questions. Secondary students can submit questions in advance via email ( or Twitter (hashtag #studenttownhall). The event will be webcast live online and broadcast live on MCPS TV.

Posted on: 1/25/13


Vote for Springbrook as Game of the Week.

Springbrook's girls basketball team was selected as one of the Top Five games of the week. Click here to vote. Channel 9 will send a photographer to the basketball match-up that receives the most votes and you can tune in to the 11 o'clock sportscast on Friday night to catch highlights from the winning game. The poll is open until Thursday at 10:00 p.m. and the winner will be accounced on-air Thursday night on Channel 9 (WUSA)

Posted on: 1/23/13


Springbrook Math Team Remains Undefeated.

Our math team won again (at Paint Branch). Scores were as follows: Springbrook A (13), Good Counsel (10), Springbrook B (6), Kennedy (6), Good Counsel B (2), Paint Branch (did not have a team), Blake (did not show), Sherwood (did not show). With only one meet left (the big meet), we’re still number one in our consortium. On the ‘power question’ meet (about a month ago, we were only beaten by the Blair Magnet team. Yes, we were able to beat the ‘W’ schools) We were second overall in that very difficult meet. Thanks again for the wonderful support that we get!


Posted on: 1/24/13


Exam Schedule Information

Click here for information about 1st semester exams 

(includes exam schedule in the event of a 2 hour delay, early closing, or closure)


Two Hour Delay First Exam
9:25 - 11:35 am
11:35 - 11:55 am
Second Exam
12:00 - 2:10 pm
Dismissal at
2:10 pm for
all students
Early Closing
Does not affect schedule

School Closed
One day

Scheduled exams are postponed for one day
School Closed
Two Days

Scheduled exams are postponed for two days

Arabic Classes Visit Saudi Arabian Embassy

The Arabic classes with Dr. Mona Hamdy along with Ms. Carol Middlebrook’s IB Spanish class visited the Saudi Arabia Embassy on December 7, to learn about the history, economy, and culture of the Saudis, and the Arab influence on the Spanish architecture.

Posted on: 12/17/12

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2012 Alumni Tea

Springbrook High School cordially invites you to join your former teachers and the Class of 2013 for refreshments & conversation.

Wednesday, December 19

Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Location: Springbrook Cafeteria


Hope to see you there! Help us make this event environmentally friendly — Please bring your own mug or cup P.S. Anyone interested in participating in a college discussion panel during the 1st week of January is asked to contact Yvonne for more information. .


Sponsored by the National Honor Society


Posted on: 12/14/12

Art Show  

First Annual Community Art Show [Past Event]

This month Springbrook High School opens its student art show to the surrounding community by including and celebrating the work of local elementary and middle school students. A wide variety of art from ten elementary and four middle feeder schools will be hung side by side with the best work of Springbrook's own student artists. Please join us for the opening celebration of this first annual Community Art Show on December 13th, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Springbrook High School. This free event will feature hands-on activities for all ages and live musical performances. The exhibition will remain on view from Thursday, December 13th through Monday, December 17th during regular school hours: 7am – 4pm. For more information please contact Jonathan Mann, Art Department Resource Teacher, at 301-989-5794 or

Springbrook High School Community Art Show 2012

December 13, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

201 Valley Brook Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20904


Participating Schools: Broad Acres E.S. Burtonsville E.S. Cannon Road E.S. Dr. Charles Drew E.S. Galway E.S. Greencastle E.S. Jackson Road E.S. Stonegate E.S. Westover E.S. Benjamin Banneker M.S. Briggs Chaney M.S. Francis Scott Key M.S. White Oak M.S. & Springbrook H.S.

Posted on: 12/12/12


2013 Yearbook Sale

Be sure to get your orders in before the price goes up after the pre-sale period. If you order now, the price is only $65. Deadline is January 31st, 2013. Click here to order on-line or stop by E314.

Posted on: 12/07/12


Toy Drive @ Springbrook

The SGA is having a toy drive! Help victims of Hurricane Sandy, ages four months to 14 years old, and donate your new toys from now until Dec 16th. Drop off boxes will be in the main office, the media center, and room G-322. Ms. Grinder and the SGA appreciate your effort.

Posted on: 12/04/12


Springbrook Spirit Night at Urban BBQ [Past Event]

Tired of turkey? Come to Springbrook Spirit Night at Urban BBQ in the Hillandale Shopping Center Nov 28 between 5:30 and 9:00 pm. A percentage of all purchases will be donated to this year's After-Prom event. Take-out included. No need to present a flyer when you order.

Please spread the word to friends and neighbors. It's an easy way to support Springbrook's After-Prom event while also having an evening off from cooking!

Urban Bar-B-Que is located in the Hillandale Shopping Center, 10163 New Hampshire Ave., SS 20903. Phone: 301-434-7427

Posted on: 11/27/12


Springbrook Wins in World Series of Innovation

Congratulations to all three teams representing Springbrook at the 2012 World Series of Innovation, sponsored by Microsoft. One team won both judge’s choice and people’s choice. The other teams split judge’s and people’s choice. Springbrook swept all 4 awards for both app and game design categories. Click here for more information about the competition. 

Game Design: Won Judges’ and People’s Choice

1.Envision by JANSI Entertainment

2.4 girls, 1 boy:Jamie Davis, Ashley Cheng, Noah Allen, Sana Shah, Iko Esemoto 

App Design: Won Judges’ Choice

1.Where’s My Bus by Me Gusta Studios

2.6 boys:Tai Bikamba, Kevin Sobalvarro, Harold Burks, Isaac Gracyalny, Matt McNeil, Alex Wong 

App Design: Won People’s Choice

1.Fantasy Academia by Academaniacs

2.6 boys:Michael Okwali, Baldric Nguena-Papdo, Alex Raymond, Blane Hadley, James Dharmaraj, Juan Sebastian Cortez-Sanchez 

Posted on: 11/25/12


National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Eleven seniors and forty-one juniors will be inducted into Springbrook High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society. This is the biggest group of juniors inducted in the past ten years. The ceremony will be at 7:00 pm in the auditorium on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Family of the inductees are formally invited. Friends and staff also are welcome. More information about NHS? Click here or see NHS advisor: Ms Cohen 

Posted on: 11/8/12

Kelly Massino  

Vote for your Favorite Coach

Click here to read more about what inspires Coach Massino and Vote!  

Use the link above to vote for Springbrook's Varsity Field Hockey and JV Lacrosse Coach, Kelly Massino as your Favorite Montgomery County coach. Everyone is eligible to vote, and may vote as often as they wish, in as many categories as they wish, now through Tuesday, November 20. Winners will be based on the number of votes received, and there will be only one winner at each level, so tell your friends, family and neighbors to vote as well to help lead your favorite coach to victory.

"I have always wanted to inspire players and instill the love of sports in students. However, it’s not just about athletic skill. There are many life lessons to be learned that help to guide players into adulthood. I am inspired on a daily basis as well as I watch the hard work my players put in to develop as athletes and reach for their goals,” says Kelly Massino, varsity field hockey coach at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring. Massino - who also coaches girls JV lacrosse - says if she wasn’t coaching, she’d be “working with children and adults in any atmosphere to help them set and achieve goals for healthy living...."[continued here]

Posted on: 11/8/12


Springbrook Math Team Remains Undefeated.

Congratulations to the Math team for their latest victory. Scores were:
Springbrook A 16
Springbrook B 12
Springbrook C 1
Good Counsel 13
Kennedy 7
Paint Branch 8
Blake 10
Sherwood 0 (Did not show)

Springbrook's Math Team has competed and won many math competitions over the years, including first place in the John Hopkins Math competition. If you love mathematics and are interested in competing contact Mr. Ishikawa, Math Team Advisor, room E-207 or the Mathematics Resource room, F201.

Posted on: 10/18/12

ib myp  

Grade 10 MYP Personal Project

Students in grade 10 are hard at work on their proposals for the MYP Personal Project. Mr. Weinshel has visited students through their NSL classes and spoke with them about the expectations. Students may work individually or as a group. Proposals are due to Mr. Weinshel by Friday, October 26, 2012. All 10th grade students are expected to turn in a project proposal. For more information please visit the IB MYP page here. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact John Weinshel, MYP Coordinator, at:

Posted on: 10/1/12


MCPS Consortia Cup

Congratulations to Senior Sydney Almeida, who was crowned the girls champion at the 4th annual MCPS Consortia Cup held on October 13, 2012! Last week, Sydney also bested the girls all-time Cross Country record at our home course, Martin Luther King(MLK) Park, with a time of 19:32!

For more information about Springbrook Athletics, click here.

Posted on: 10/15/12

devil news  

The Brook News

Introducing a NEW announcement-only e-list sponsored by Springbrook PTSA. TheBrookNews e-list will deliver pertinent, timely news about Springbrook’s events, and activities of groups such as PTSA and booster clubs. Community announcements will be provided on a limited basis to ensure you are informed, but not overwhelmed, with the amount of information received.

To join, just send a blank email to: 

If you have any difficulty, feel free to contact Margarita Ramos, moderator, TheBrookNews at:

Posted on: 10/1/12


Springbrook Math Team Sweeps First Meet

Once again, Springbrook's Math Team is undefeated. We had our first math meet for this year and Springbrook won again! Only three schools showed up for this meet (first one of the year) and the scores were: Springbrook 'A Team' 12 points, Springbrook 'B Team' 4 points, Kennedy 3 points, and Good Counsel 3 points. No other school was represented. Looks like we're slated to do well again. We have so much talented math students here; number 1 in the consortium! - Mr Ish.

Posted on: 9/13/12


College Visits

The career center has updated their list of college visits through the end of the year. Stop by the Career Center(C101Q)and see Ms. Patterson for more information.More Information 

Posted on: 9/16/11


Springbrook Sports: Week One

Congratulations to the Varsity Football team and the Girls Tennis team for winning their first game of the season. The Varsity football team beat Northwood 14 - 7 on their home turf while the Girls Tennis team beat Blake at home in a shutout 7 - 0. For more information about Springbrook Athletics and to check the schedules for upcoming games, visit:


Technology Modernization at Springbrook

This summer all of the computer systems at Springbrook were replaced as part of the County's Technology Modernization Project. Total numbers inched up to approximately 825 computers across 16 labs (plus an additional wireless laptop lab), all running Windows 7. Lead on the project at Springbrook was Naveed Nadjmabadi, class of 2010, now a junior at The University of Maryland, College Park. Naveed was also joined by Alex Golden (class of 2010), and Anthony Rozario (class of 2012). All three were Academy of Information Technology (AIOT) graduates and interned with Mr. Garrett (Information Technology) after gaining skills in technology classes taught by Mr. Thaniel (Lan systems mgmt) and Mr. Yongpradit (Computer Science). After graduating Springbrook, all three edged out candidates from top schools across the county, including universities, and were hired, with a competitive technology-industry salary, after interviews with engineers and management from Montgomery County Public Schools. They join the ranks of other recent Springbrook graduates who have gone on to top technology positions with local companies such as Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, and NASA.


Blue Devil competes in Malaysia

Congratulations to Springbrook Senior, Sydney Milla Almeida, who just completed her first International Sprint Triathlon (Swim 700meters, Bike 20K, Run 5K) in approximately 1 hour and 39 minutes. This is Sydney's first Triathlon. It was held at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Posted on: 8/8/2012


2012 Graduation DVD

Please use the form below to order your copy of the 2012 Springbrook HS Graduation DVD.
Order Form 


2012 Perennial Youth Business Competition

Congratulations to Cheyenne Adler, Elliott McKoy and Renee Adkins who recently won in the 2012 Perennial Youth Business Competition. Perennial, a Washington, DC based family of businesses focused on government relations, law, and sports and entertainment, held the competition semifinals in May and twenty applicants were invited to give a 6 minute "elevator pitch" to a panel of judges representing a wide range of industries. They chose the Springbrook students out of 10 emerging entrepreneurs and gave them $1,000 each in seed money to start or expand their own businesses.


Posted on: 6/27/12


MCABSE Scholarship

Congratulations to Faven Mesfin for winning the MCABSE Scholarship! The Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators recognized 25 Montgomery County Public Schools African American graduating seniors, one from each high school, who have excelled academically, served their communities, and demonstrated excellence. The Scholarship honors distinguished scholars who are committed to leadership in their high schools and communities, are passionate about their education, and demonstrate a deliberate pursuit of academic excellence.

Click here for the press-release

Posted on: 6/11/12


Difference Maker Scholarship

Congratulations to senior Daniel Villard for winning the Difference Maker Scholarship!

Dear Springbrook, 

We received 31 applications for our Difference Maker Scholarship from students representing 14 different schools in Montgomery County.  Our ten-person panel had a very difficult task in selecting winners from a pool of tremendously talented young people. 

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Daniel Villard was selected to receive a Difference Maker Scholarship.  He will be notified by mail this week and will be presented with his award and $2,000 check at Alex’s Run on June 24th .   

We hope you can arrange your schedules to be on hand for the presentation (and join us for the 5K run/walk that follows). 

Bart H. Popeck
The Alex Poopeck Never Back Down Foundation

Posted on: 6/11/12


All-Star Basketball Tournament

Come out this Saturday to the Springbrook All-Star Basketball Tournament @ 4:00 PM in the Main Gym.(Doors open @3:30 PM) There will be half-Time entertainment, food, drinks, and raffles. Proceeds will help benefit the Mid-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund in support of Damon Brooks, 2011 Varsity


Students win STAR Scholarships [update]

The results are in!! Congratulations to Springbrook’s STAR Scholarship recipients.  STAR Scholarships are awarded purely for merit and last year, Springbrook students in grades 9-12 earned 40 STAR awards—almost twice as many as any other MCPS high school!  Be watching out for this year’s STAR scholarship applications coming soon…Springbrook students--You are the best!

Click here for more information about the STAR scholarship  

[update below]

Here are the results of the Star Scholarship from the Star Foundation staff.  17 Certificates of Merit and $21,250 in scholarships earned by 40 Springbrook students in this year’s Star Scholarship.
The high school students are awarded a Certificate of Merit (no monetary value), a $250 or a $1000 STAR Scholarship which is paid directly to their college or university.

Hannan Abubaker


Certificate of Merit

Derick Appiah


Certificate of Merit

Emone Estep


Certificate of Merit

Kevin Kakesa


Certificate of Merit

Nicole Kalitsi


Certificate of Merit

Kumam Khasar


Certificate of Merit

Damali Rollins


Certificate of Merit

Khadijah Adamu


Certificate of Merit

Jonathan Brown


Certificate of Merit

Barbara Hounsou


Certificate of Merit

Mouetar Keita


Certificate of Merit

Matthew Nebiyou


Certificate of Merit

Kelechi Nwadike


Certificate of Merit

Andrew Robinson


Certificate of Merit

Tamara Bascho George


Certificate of Merit

Fredline Pierre-Paul


Certificate of Merit

Rafael Rice


Certificate of Merit

Tai Bikamba



Vanday Bundu



Camille Cade



Jeneil D'Aguilar



Sanna Kamara



Adebukola Olufotebi



Emanuel Abdur-Rahman



Feyikemi Ajayi



donald Anyanwu



Sumafya Delane



Kibrework Haile



Tariro Kandemiri



Fasel Kassa



Samiza Palmer



Ryan Washington



Xavier Alleyne



Ruth Anghesom



Geromme Clarke



Ruth Dudley



Michaela Kane



Marie Keita



Cheryl Osei



Thelma Sabi



Helina Selam



Ange Lydie Tchouaga



Adrianna Fotso



Gelila Haile



Hamdi Kamus



Charell Adagala



Saron Asfaw



Genocia Bah



Denise Beeko



Courtney Cline



Dominic Ellis



Lefeka Reubens



Henok Girma



Rebecca Jean-Simon



Aderajew Mengistu



Chukwukpee Nzegwu



Hayat Wondimu



Posted on: 1/9/12 (updated 5/31/12)

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