Current News and Upcoming Events

Magnet Back-to-School Picnic

We will be hosting a back to school picnic at Bohrer Park (directions) on the evening of Wednesday, August 24, from 5:00-7:30 pm. Please find out more here, then RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

Ninth Grade Orientation 8/25

Orientation for incoming ninth graders begins at 7:45 AM on August 25th. Regular MCPS bus service, including Magnet buses, will run on that morning, and return buses will run when orientation ends. Please note that Magnet (and CAP) students' orientation ends at 12:20 PM instead of 11:30 AM, to reflect the extra period Magnet and CAP students have, and to allow for the afternoon Magnet buses to run the normal 50 minutes later than the rest of the buses at the end of the day.

Edyth May Sliffe Award

Congratulations to Mr. Stein for being one of the 2016 Edyth May Sliffe Award winners. The Edyth May Sliffe Awards are given out by the Mathematical Association of America, and are given annually to outstanding middle and high school math teachers.

National Science Bowl Champs

Congratulations to the Blair Science Bowl team of Elliot Kienzle, Eric Lu, Alex Miao, Arnold Mong, and Jamie Vinson, who beat all comers in this year's National Science Bowl Championship!

Moody's Math Challenge

Congratulations to Blazers Ethan Holland, Raymond Lin, Eshan Tewari, Victoria Tsai, and Jamie Vinson, whose team was a finalist and ultimately placed 4th in this year's Moody Math Challenge.

Perfect Scores

Congratulations to Juniors Sambuddha Chattopadhay and Abigail Wilson, two of only sixty-seven students on the whole planet to earn a perfect score on the AP Computer Science test last May.

Math Team Champions for Thirty Years

The Blair Math Team won the 2015-16 MCPS Math Team Championship, bringing the team's streak to 30 straight victories in the county. Go Blazers!

Magnet Arts Night Snow Date

Magnet Arts Night has been rescheduled for February 26th at 7:00 PM; see you there!

Junior Parents Meeting/Senior Research Project Info

The powerpoint from the recent Junior Parents Meeting is now available. Information about the Magnet Senior Research Project (SRP) is also available.

Intel Finalists

Congratulations to Arnold Mong and Josephine Yu, who are among the 40 finalists for this year's Intel Science Talent Search! Arnold and Josephine are qualified for the top three awards of $150,000 each this March.

Maryland Science Bowl Champs

Congratulations to the Blair Science Bowl team of Elliot Kienzle, Eric Lu, Alex Miao, Arnold Mong, and Jamie Vinson, who won this year's Maryland State Science Bowl Championship. The team will represent Maryland at the Science Bowl Nationals this spring.

Most Intel STS Semifinalists of Any School

Eric Chen, Noah Fang, Yaelle Goldschlag, Amy Li, Raymond Lin, Arnold Ming, Brian Morris, Josephine Y, and Rona Y have been named 2016 Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists! The nine Seniors are among 300 Semifinalists worldwide; 40 Finalists will be selected in late January to compete for the three top awards of $150,000 each!

Ninth/Tenth Grade Parents Meeting

The Powerpoint for the January 14th Ninth and Tenth Grade Parent Meeting is available here.

Wallops Island Information

Information on the tenth grade trip to Wallops Island this April is available here.

2015 University of Maryland Mathematics Competition

The top three spots in the 2015 UMD Mathematics Competition all went to Blazers; ninth grader Danial Shu took first, while sophomore Guanine Coo and senior Eric Lu tied for second. All three earn full, four scholarships to the University of Maryland as well as $500 in prize money for first place and $400 for second.

Siemens Semifinalists

Ten Blair Magnet students were named as Semifinalists in the 2015-16 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. Blair Semifinalists include Karina Chang, Eric Chen, Robert Fleischman, Ariel Gold-bloom-Helzner, Noah Del Rio Levine, Raymond Lin, Josephine Y, Matthew Y, Ariel Chang, and Mini Chang.

Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to Blair's 41 National Merit Semifinalists, the most in Montgomery County!

 

 

Recognizing that education is an individual experience that depends on the unique talents and interests of each person, the mission of the Blair Magnet Program is to provide an environment in which each person's education is maximized by emphasizing the interrelationships among the disciplines, developing a repertoire of problem-solving techniques, and pursuing both independent and collaborative research projects

To realize the above mission, the staff nurtures the special talents of its academically able students by fostering individualism, independent thinking, and self-confidence by challenging those students through a unique, diversified curriculum. The environment, structure, and content promote the self-learner concept in which students participate in constructing their own knowledge base and learn problem-solving strategies that foster the multidisciplinary approach. The scope of their education extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries as students are asked to connect with a community that includes not only parents, mentors, other students, and staff but also a physical environment as diverse as our region.