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!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Planning your week? Check out these events in Silver Spring.
The Fillmore Launches Open Mic Series The Fillmore Silver Spring is launching a new Fillmore Cares Open Mic Series in support of a different Silver Spring nonprofit each month. The first event on Monday, April 29, from 6-9 p.m. will benefit A Wider Circle, which aims to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty. Tickets are $5 at the door and a portion of all nightly proceeds will directly benefit the cause. Super Villains and Fashion Heroes The Free Instinct Fashion Club at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring is holding its annual fashion show on Friday at 7 p.m. More information on tickets. Historical B&O Station: How the Railroad Changed Montgomery County If you're down at the historical B&O station on Saturday …
Monday, April 8, 2013
“We have to put on a good performance to prove to people that Springbrook can do this arts program,” said Zoe Braddock, who plays Sandy.
High school theater productions are marked by an air of excitement, hope and anxiety; of students stepping outside their comfort zones to prove to their parents, friends, teachers and themselves that they can handle the stage pressures, remember their lines and become their roles. The pressure ante, already sky-high, is raised even higher for Springbrook High School this year as the students put on Grease, the first musical the school’s produced in three years. “We have to put on a good performance to prove to people that Springbrook can do this arts program,” said Zoe Braddock, who plays the wholesome Sandy. For the past three years Springbrook’s lacked a theater department and teacher. That was until Adrienne D’Orazio arrived this year, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Anne Swaminathan College Scholarship is open to students who demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.
Anne Swaminathan, late Silver Spring therapist, mother of two and namesake of a scholarship exclusively for students at Springbrook High, was intelligent, fierce, candid and curious, according to her friend and neighbor Leslie O’Flahavan. When her friend died last May after battling cancer, O’Flahavan knew a college scholarship would be the best way to remember the woman that she so admired. “She believed in personal strength and personal goal-setting and so honoring her with a scholarship that bears her name makes sense because she believes that people can draw on their own personal strength to make a great life and she would have wanted to support a teenager that way,” said O’Flahavan of Swaminathan. The Anne Swaminathan College …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The club and similar ones at other Maryland schools are part of a nationwide effort to convince more young women to pursue STEM fields--science, technology, engineering and math.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
By Jamie Lee for Capital News Service Classroom F209 at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring came alive as teams of girls tried to create the tallest structure possible using only uncooked spaghetti, masking tape and a marshmallow. As they worked during a recent school day, the young women jumped from discussing engineering strategy to weekend plans at the mall. The students are part of SWIT, Springbrook Women in Technology, a club that meets during lunch to foster friendships and help prepare young women for careers in technology. “The reason we started this club was to encourage the women in the school to stay in the technology field,” said Diana Yavetz, a teacher’s assistant who helps with the club. “Most students come in the ninth…
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Colonels will look to bounce back against Blake on Saturday.
The Magruder High School wrestling team lost 10 of 14 matches, falling 53-14 to Springbrook on Tuesday in Silver Spring. The Colonels (0-2) hosts James Hubert Blake High at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rockville. Springbrook (2-0) travels to Wheaton High at 1 p.m. Saturday. Video courtesy Dual Cam Productions. Click here for more videos from this and other county high school wrestling meets. Final score: Springbrook—53, Magruder—14 106 pounds: Quy Tran (Springbrook) pins Andrew Maco. 113 pounds: Kevin Cristobal (Springbrook) pins Jonny Tineo. 120 pounds: Andrew Barnes (Magruder) def. Chris Hudson, 9-1. 126 pounds: Kris Harrington (Springbrook) pins Joseph Sanchez. 132 pounds: Jaikym Watkins (Magruder) def. Julio Garcia, 6-5. 138 pounds: Ryan Sachs…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Original art by students in several grade levels will be on display at the high school.
The best original art by East Montgomery County students at many grade levels will be on display at Springbrook High beginning this Thursday. The high school's art department is planning its first annual community art show with an opening celebration on Dec. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school. The celebration will include hands-on activities and live music. In addition to works by high school students, the work of students from 10 elementary and four middle schools will also be on display. The work will be on display from Dec. 13 to Dec. 17 during regular school hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The participating schools are: Broad Acres Elementary Burtonsville Elementary Cannon Road Elementary Dr. Charles Drew Elementary Galway …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
WUSA9 reports on computer technology students selling apps on the Microsoft store.
The students of Springbrook High's computer science program are a pretty accomplished group as it is—last year four students traveled to Seattle to present a computer game at Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition. Now, some students in Pat Yongpradit's technology classes have been profiled by WUSA9 for creating smart phone applications. "It's an app product that uses GPS to track the [school] bus to tell you exactly when it's going to be at your stop," Isaac Gracealny, a 10th grader, explained to WUSA9. "It's also going to help you find your bus stop because you know sometimes you get lost, and hopefully it's going to solve the problem of having to wait too long or coming too late." Head to WUSA9's website to see a video of the students in…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Edges Northwest-Seneca Valley, the Battle for Germantown.
For the second week in a row, Watkins Mill football support poured in to upset a marquee matchup in the Patch Montgomery County Football Game of the Week Poll. With 41 percent of the vote, Watkins Mill-Damascus will be featured as the Patch Game of the Week. Gaithersburg-Springbrook was second with 18 percent and the highly anticipated Battle for Germantown between Northwest and Seneca Valley finished third with 13 percent. The Wolverines are coming off a 42-14 win over Poolesville in Week 1 and head coach Kevin Watson said a win over Damascus would be a breakthrough win for his program. PREVIEW: Watkins Mill v. Damascus Damascus (1-0) is coming off a 41-6 drubbing of Clarksburg. The Gazette's No. 3-ranked team scored all of its points in …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Students resume classes on Monday, Aug. 27.
More than a dozen new faculty members will greet Springbrook High students beginning this school year. Fifteen teachers, one counselor and a middle years program coordinator are new to Springbrook, according to Principal Sam Rivera. The new teachers are: Math Music Physical Education Science Social Studies Special Education World Languages Counseling Middle Years Program Coordinator Other important dates: New student orientation: Thursday, Aug. 23 First day of classes: Monday, Aug. 27