Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The first round is slated to begin Thursday.
Maryland state lacrosse tournament games got underway Wednesday, and local varsity softball teams kick off their 2013 run to the state championship Thursday. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association announced the brackets Tuesday for its 2013 softball tournament, and a number of local schools are in the dance: Montgomery Blair High School, Northwood High School, Springbrook High School, Paint Branch High School and Blake High School. 4A West Bracket 4A North Bracket The full 4A bracket can be viewed here. 3A West Bracket The full 3A bracket can be viewed here. Add photos of your local softball team to the gallery and wish the girls good luck in the comments!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Social Studies teacher at the Burtonsville high school is one of only two Montgomery County Public Schools educators to receive the award.
A Social Studies teacher at Burtonsville's Paint Branch High will receive a 2013 Agnes Meyer Award given by The Washington Post. Jacqueline Fludd Peng is one of only two teachers in Montgomery County Public Schools to be honored with the regional prize, which will be given to 20 teachers. The Post's Educational Leadership Award will be awarded to 18 principals in the area. “Thirty years ago, The Post introduced the Agnes Meyer Award as a way for our community to spotlight local teachers who, through their work, exemplified Meyer’s steadfast commitment to education and, most importantly, our local students,” said Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post, in the newspaper. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Students at the Burtonsville, MD high school asked questions about music programs, school start times and school safety.
Armed with a myriad of questions for their school system's leader, students at Paint Branch High in Burtonsville spent 40 minutes quizzing Dr. Joshua Starr on everything from the stability of music programs to teacher evaluations during a student town hall meeting Jan. 29. "I think it's a great opportunity that MCPS gives us for kids to be able to communicate with the superintendent," one Paint Branch student told MCPS TV. Starr also took the opportunity to allow students to weigh in on changing school start times, a debate that has garnered considerable attention in many different areas of Montgomery County. With a show of hands for which students actually wanted to change bell times, he noted that most did not. "They have a lot of great…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Various programs received $500 grants that will go towards supplies or fundraising.
Things like Algebra textbooks seem like high school necessities. But a shed to store plant soil? After-school snacks? Money to print a newspaper? The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the Burtonsville school, recently awarded $2,500 in "mini grants" to support just those kinds of curriculum extras that may not be part of the school's budget, according to a release from the school. Five programs received $500 that will go towards supplies or the general needs of the program. The grant recipients are: 1. Building a garden shed and planting green: The $500 will be used materials to build a shed to store soil and tools. Horticulture students will create a plan to ready themselves for the Green School …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The high school's Panther Trust is the only county school to support a branch of the Montgomery County Federal Teacher's Credit Union.
What can $5 buy you in high school? A slice of pizza or a burger, maybe, but the students at Paint Branch High in Burtonsville can also open a savings account for the same amount of money. The school annouced Tuesday that The Panther Trust, a branch of the Montgomery County Teacher's Federal Credit Union, will re-open on Friday, Oct. 5. Paint Branch's brand-new building, which opened to students this school year, is the only high school to house a branch of the credit union. Students are able to maintain accounts at the credit union as well as help to operate the business under the supervision of business teachers. A basic savings account is $5 for any student or staff member. Students over 16 years old can also look into a checking …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Matchup of unbeaten teams edges Walter Johnson-Springbrook.
Move aside, Watkins Mill, there's a new big cat in town. After the Wolverines were featured in the first two Montgomery County Patch Games of the Week, the Quince Orchard Cougars have won the week 3 poll for its Friday night matchup against Paint Branch. Quince Orchard-Paint Branch, which won 35 percent of the vote, is one of only two games featuring unbeaten teams this week. The other is Wootton-Damascus, which won only 7 percent. Walter Johnson-Springbrook was week 3's runner up with 21 percent of the vote. The Cougars are coming off a 55-0 drubbing of Montgomery Blair in week 2 and a convincing 28-12 win over Sherwood to open the season. Paint Branch has easily handled two Rockville schools, first defeating Rockville High School 41-18, …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Nearly 1,900 students are expected to report for the first day at the high school's new $81 million building in Burtonsville, MD.
Along with the usual hustle and bustle of the first day of school, students, parents, administrators, faculty and staff at Paint Branch High have a little something extra in store. A 340,000-square-foot modernized building will open to students on Monday, Aug. 27. The school's former building, opened in 1969, was the smallest in the county and required 10 portable units to accomodate the nearly 2,000 students, said Principal Jeanette Dixon. The new building is one of the largest in terms of square footage, second only to Montgomery Blair High in Silver Spring. "When it was being built we used to refer to it as the jewel of Burtonsville," Dixon said. "I really think it's the jewel of Montgomery County Public Schools right now." With an…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Classes resume on Monday, Aug. 27
When classes begin next Monday, Aug. 27, 12 new teachers will welcome students to (or back to) Paint Branch High, according to Principal Jeanette Dixon. The new teachers are: Art Marlena Murtagh English Brandy McDonald Rashemah Stridiron Math Caroline Zwaan Social Studies Jamie Mahoney Carlos Montalvan, Jr. Lewis Schrumm III Samuel Silsbee Special Education Megan Vlass Technology Education Raymond Jenkins Pamela Tyler World Languages Perla Rodriquez
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Benedict J. Wills will receive a scholarship from the University of Maryland.
Benedict J. Willis, part of Paint Branch High's class of 2012, is one of 20 students from Montgomery County Public Schools to be awarded National Merit scholarships in the last round of the competition, MCPS announced. This round of scholarships are sponsored by participating colleges and universities. Previous rounds of the competition were sponsored by corporations or by schools. In total, 81 students from MCPS were awarded either National Merit or National Achievement awards, the school system said. Both awards acknowledge academic achievement; Achievement awards are specifically for African-American students. MCPS students represent more than one-third of all Merit or Achievement scholars in Maryland, MCPS said. The following …
Monday, June 11, 2012
A 340,000 square foot new building will open to students this fall.
Hundreds of former Paint Branch High students gathered Saturday to bid farewell to the only building they'd ever known. In the shadow of the behemoth that is the school's new 340,000-square-foot replacement, classmates who graduated in the 70s mingled with alumni from just last year. Taking pictures by lockers, reminiscing with former teachers--even recounting the days of the school's smokers lounge--groups of old friends visited their favorite spots in the school's building, which will be demolished this summer. Did you attend? Add your own photos!