Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A roundup of our top crime headlines from the month of February.
A sex offense at a Bethesda spa, an emergency room patient who threatened to shoot a police officer at Suburban Hospital, and a Walt Whitman High School student charged after allegedly robbing another student in a school bathroom. These are a few of the top Bethesda crime headlines from the month of February. Get caught up on this month's crime news:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A B-CC student has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly punching a fellow student.
Police say a 16-year-old Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School student has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly punching another student in a school stairwell. Police responded to the school at 8:11 a.m. Feb 6, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti. The boy struck a 15-year-old victim in the chest with his fist, Innocenti said. The teens had been having a conversation prior to the assault, but it's not clear what they were discussing, Innocenti said. The 16-year-old suspect was charged, but wasn't arrested at school, Innocenti said.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The new sign in front of the high school boasts the school's colors of blue and gold.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is boasting a colorful new marquee, thanks to the school's PTSA. The marquee, featuring the B-CC colors of blue and gold, brightens up the school's East-West Highway frontage. Funding for the new sign was provided by the PTSA with additional contributions from MCPS, B-CC's Giant A+ proceeds, and donations from the Sports, Music, and Theater Boosters, according to the PTSA. It also features an electronic sign board which will highlight school announcements. What do you think of the new marquee? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Students raised enough money to resume print publication of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's student newspaper, "The Tattler," this month.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's student newspaper, The Tattler, is back up and running, after students worked hard to pull the paper out of $3,000 of debt, The Gazette reported. "The Tattler is safe for this year at least, but advisers and student business managers of papers countywide say they are having a hard time keeping their print product alive," The Gazette added. All 25 of the county's high schools have student newspapers—printed, online or both—Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig told The Gazette. To ensure journalistic integrity, The Tattler does not accept school system funds, and must be self-supporting through advertisements and fundraisers. "It costs about $700 to print 1,700 copies of the 12-page …
Three designs to be presented to the school board will be judged based on price and feedback.
Parents of former, current and future students of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School came together on Nov. 28 to examine a feasibility study of three designs for an addition to the high school that would increase the school enrollment by about 28 percent—to 2,400 students. They had the opportunity to provide feedback that will be incorporated into the designs to be submitted to the Montgomery County School Board. Construction for the addition is expected to last up to two years and must be completed by August 2017, according to Smolen Emr Ilkovitch Architects Project Manager Gary Mosesman. Although the number of students at the high school is projected to increase to 2,200 students in five years, the plans make enough space for 2,400 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The "most efficient" concept so far, architects say, is one in which a four-story addition would be located at the front of the building.
First, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase school cluster's elementary schools needed expansion. Then, discussions about building a new middle school began. Now, it's the high school's turn, and an addition to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School to increase the school's capacity to 2,400 students is under discussion, Bethesda Patch reported. The Montgomery County Council already has approved partial funding for the project, in order to coordinate subdivision development in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area with school growth, Bethesda Patch said. The school currently serves just over 1,800 students, according to the school's website. Enrollment is "projected to grow to almost 2,200 students by the 2017–2018 school year," according to the official meeting …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A 17-year-old male student was arrested Oct. 25 on school grounds, according to Montgomery County police.
A 17-year-old male student was arrested Oct. 25 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and charged with intention to distribute marijuana, according to Montgomery County police. Police were called to B-CC at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 25, according to officer Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman. The boy was arrested on school grounds and police found five pre-packaged plastic baggies of marijuana in his possession, Innocenti said. He was transported to the Second District Police station and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled, dangerous substance on school property, Innocenti said. Dana Tofig, a Montgomery County Public …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Coach Wood guided the team to 10 state championships and 16 state tournament appearances, "The Gazette" reported.
After 19 highly successful seasons running Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's field hockey team, Coach Amy Wood is stepping down. During her time with the team, the team logged 10 state championships and 16 state tournament appearances, The Gazette reported, adding that Wood is leaving her coaching position to pursue a doctorate degree in pharmacy. Wood's career record is 277-44-9, and she was named All-Met Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2004, The Gazette added. Read more about Wood's departure on The Gazette.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The 453 graduating seniors of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School were urged by David Simon—writer of "The Wire" and a fellow B-CC alum—to constantly ask themselves if they are changing the world for the better.
As David Simon addressed the sea of 453 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School graduates dressed in royal blue caps and gowns, he had to admit one thing: The tables were turned. Three and a half decades ago, Simon—head writer and executive producer of HBO's "The Wire"—had been one of those smiling students dressed in blue and about to receive a diploma. As "the lumpy white guy" droned on at the podium, Simon had his thoughts on only two things: booze (Would his fake identification work at the liquor store?) and women (Would he finally 'get the girl' at the shore?). But on Monday morning, June 4, "now I'm the lumpy white guy," Simon said, as he stood at the podium, addressing the high-powered, B-CC senior class of 2012 in the auditorium of DAR'…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Journalist, author and producer is a B-CC grad.
David Simon, journalist, author and producer of HBO’s "The Wire," is set to speak to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School seniors during their graduation ceremony next week. Simon, a B-CC grad, is a former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. He delivered the commencement address at Georgetown University this month. And earlier this year, he spoke to student newspaper The Tattler about his time at B-CC. Simon wrote for the student paper during his high school years, according to the article, and became its editor-in-chief. In the story, he offered this advice to high school journalists: “Don’t cheat,” he told The Tattler. “Don’t shape the facts to fit the story. Respect the people you write about and grant each of them …