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Encyclopedia > Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC)
Established 1926
Type Public Secondary
Principal Sean Bulson
Students 1,675
Grades 9–12
Location Bethesda, Maryland, USA
District Montgomery County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot Baron
Yearbook The Pine Tree
Newspaper The Tattler
Website Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is a Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, public school named for two of the towns it serves along with Kensington and Silver Spring, Maryland. It is located at 4301 East-West Highway, in Bethesda, an unincorporated community in Montgomery County. Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... The term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, which prepares pupils for university. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... A principal is generally the chief administrator in an elementary school, middle school, or high school. ... Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalems Pool of Bethesda. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The Montgomery County Public Schools system in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA is noted for its nationwide excellence. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a book to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school or a book published annually as a report or summary of statistics or facts. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, which prepares pupils for university. ... Kensington is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. ... Silver Spring is the name of several places in the United States of America: Silver Spring, Maryland Silver Spring, Pennsylvania These are distinguished from places named Silver Springs. ... Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, DC. It takes its name from a church once located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church (built 1820), which in turn was named from a passage in the Christian New Testament. ...


Bethesda-Chevy Chase is a part of Montgomery County Public Schools. The Montgomery County Public Schools system in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA is noted for its nationwide excellence. ...


The school serves the Chevy Chase area and some areas considered to be "Bethesda." Several municipalities, including the towns of Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase View, Chevy Chase Village, and Somerset, and the villages of Chevy Chase Section Three, Chevy Chase Section Five, Martin's Additions, and North Chevy Chase. Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated Census-Designated Place in Montgomery County, Maryland (see Chevy Chase (CDP), Maryland). ... Chevy Chase is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Chevy Chase View is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Chevy Chase Village is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Somerset is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland, near the District of Columbia border. ... Chevy Chase Section Three is a village located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Chevy Chase Section Five is a village located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Martins Additions is a village located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... North Chevy Chase is a village located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ...


In 2005 the school was ranked 29 in Newsweek Magazine's top 1000 High Schools in the U.S., and ranked 34th in the 2006 edition of the list. It was also rated "Best School in America" by Time Magazine in 1960. Newsweek Logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and Canada. ...


Begun as a two-story, 14-room facility on Wilson Lane, B-CC High School opened in its current location on East-West Highway in 1934 at 44,995 ft². New buildings or additions to existing buildings were constructed in 1936 at 36,515 ft², 1950 at 49,616 ft², 1952 at 22,396 ft², 1959 at 32,408 ft², 1966 at 29,023 ft², 1970 at 20,295 ft², 1975 at 8,378 ft² and 1976 at 9,616 ft² which the total was 253,242 ft².


Then, in the summer of 1994, parents, teachers, administrators, business people, and other supporters of B-CC High School formed the Community Coalition for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School . Its charge was to re-engineer and refocus the high school in an increasingly urbanized and cosmopolitan area. CC-B-CC representatives were encouraged to think broadly and innovatively to create programs that would lead B-CC High School and Montgomery County Public Schools into the next century.


Because of this effort, in February 2002, B-CC High School re-opened its doors after a two-and-a-half year, multi-million dollar, comprehensive modernization that, among other things, combined the historic 1934 and 1936 structures into one building. It had a 213,499 ft² addition, 94,716 ft² of renovations of the original 1934, 1936 and part of the 1950 buildings, and 158,526 ft² of demolitions of most of the 1950 building, 1952, 1959, 1966, 1970, 1975, and 1976 buildings. The building now encompasses 308,215 ft².


The school now boasts 70 classrooms (67 regular classrooms and 3 special or alternative education classrooms), a media center with 30 computer workstations and TV studio and media production facilities, a greenhouse, a music laboratory and choral room, 2 gymnasiums and a weight training room, a 900-seat auditorium, and a cafeteria that serves breakfast and lunch. B-CC also has two "firsts" among Montgomery County Public Schools — a Cyber Café, opened in March 2003, and a state-of-the-art Language Lab, installed in the summer of 2004.


The Cyber Café and the Language Lab resulted from two major initiatives launched by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation. Founded in 1996 by a group of parents, alumni, teachers, and business and civic leaders in the B-CC community, the Foundation raises funds for projects that further the tradition of excellence for students at B-CC, now and in the future.

Contents

Administrators

  • Principal: Sean Bulson
  • Assistant Principal: Ms. Karen Lockard
  • Assistant Principal: Ms. Angela Kessler
  • Student Support Specialist: Ms. Irina Ivasovic LaGrange

Student Government

  • President: Tommy Kramer
  • Vice President: Patrick Eagan-Van Meter
  • Treasurer: Jonathan "Ernie" Batselos
  • Corresponding Secretary: Grace Ambrose
  • Recording Secretary: Kate Holley
  • Parliamentarian: Avishek Panth

Notable staff

  • Colman McCarthy, peace studies teacher
  • Warren Richard, European History teacher
  • Jonathan Virden, English and Journalism teacher, newspaper advisor

Colman McCarthy is an anarchist, peace activist and animal rights advocate. ... Peace and conflict studies can be defined as the inter-disciplinary inquiry into war as human condition and peace as human potential, as an alternative to the traditional Polemology (War Studies) and the strategies taught at Military academies. ...

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of B-CC: An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...

Tracy Chevalier (born in Washington, DC in October of 1962) is a historical novelist whose career began with the book The Virgin Blue but who became well known with a book on the creation of the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer. ... Girl with a Pearl Earring is a novel by Tracy Chevalier published in 1999. ... Neal Potter (born March 22, 1915) is an American Democratic politician from Maryland, who served as County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland from 1990-1994. ... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Daniel Stern (born August 28, 1957), is an American television and film actor. ... Home Alone is a 1990 comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. ... Laura Hillenbrand (born 1967) is the author of the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend, a non-fiction account of the career of the great racehorse Seabiscuit, for which she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001. ... Jonathan I. Schwartz (born 1967 ? [1]) is the current President and COO of Sun Microsystems. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... Tommy Davidson (born December 18, 1965 in Washington, D.C., USA) is an American film and television actor. ... In Living Color was an American sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to August 23, 1994. ... Joseph William Haldeman is an American science fiction author. ... The Forever War is a 1975 Hugo Award winning science fiction novel by Joe Haldeman, the first book of the Forever War series which also includes Forever Peace, and Forever Free. ... Chester John Chet Culver (born January 25, 1966) is the current Governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, having recently won the 2006 election. ... Neal L. Fredericks (July 24, 1969 in Newport Beach, California - August 14, 2004 in the Florida Keys) was a motion picture cinematographer, most famous for The Blair Witch Project, noted and praised by critics for its distinctive cinéma vérité style of camera work. ... The Blair Witch Project is a low-budget American horror film released in 1999. ...

Academics

B-CC offers a variety of educational programs including the Advanced Placement Program and the International Baccalaureate Program to its students. Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a group of three educational programmes and their respective examinations, as established by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). ...


In the Class of 2005, over 10% of the student body matriculated at Top 25 schools, including every Ivy League college.


Chips, is B-CC's award winning magazine, currently in its 70th edition, is ranked among the nations top 5% of Literary Magazines


Theatre Department

B-CC is a GRAMMY foundation signature school. This past year Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School won the Maryland State Theatre Society's award for best musical for its production of Urinetown.


Athletics

Fall

  • Football
  • Girl's soccer
  • Boy's soccer
  • Girl's Field hockey (The girls' field hockey team won nine consecutive state championships starting in the mid-1990s, a national record.)
  • Girl's Volleyball
  • Girl's Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Poms

Winter

  • Girl's Basketball
  • Boy's Basketball (Won State Semi-Finals in 2007)
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Mock Trial
  • Swimming and diving
  • Cheerleading
  • Wrestling
  • Ice Hockey (regional champs 2006-2007)

Spring

  • Girl's Lacrosse
  • Boy's Lacrosse
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Gymnastics
  • Outdoor Track and Field
  • Poms
  • Softball
  • Boy's Volleyball
  • Co-ed Volleyball

Club Sports

  • Chess Club
  • Juggling Club
  • Global Action Club
  • Ice Hockey
  • Debate
  • Rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Squash
  • Novice Men/Varsity Women/Varsity Men Crew

Feeder Schools

Middle Schools

  • Westland Middle School (6-8)

Elementary Schools Feeding into Westland Middle School

  • Bethesda ES (K-5)
  • Chevy Chase ES (3-6)
  • North Chevy Chase ES (3-6)
  • Rock Creek Forest ES (PreK-5)
  • Rosemary Hills ES (PreK-2)
  • Somerset ES (K-5)
  • Westbrook ES (K-5)

External links

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

  Results from FactBites:
 
Chevy Chase (town), Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Chevy Chase is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
The town of Chevy Chase is a part of Montgomery County Public Schools.
The town is served by Chevy Chase Elementary School, Westland Middle School, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the latter two of which are located in unincorporated Montgomery County.
Colman McCarthy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (358 words)
He has taught classes in peace studies for 20 years at colleges including Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, College Park, American University, The Catholic University of America and at a variety of high schools in Washington D.C. as well as Bethesda, MD. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on social justice.
He is also the founder and director of the Center for Teaching Peace, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to assist people and groups to promote peace through education.
One of his teaching exercises is having his students protest in front of the school, holding up anti-war signs, in an effort to encourage mobilization, though this has caused many a complaint among parents and other students who consider these protests to be disruptive of the school atmosphere.
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