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at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School since 1995

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B-CC High School’s Scandinavian Club Presents A Conversation with Two Nobel Prize Winners

October 22, 2014
B-CC High School Auditorium
4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD
7pm – 9pm

Join us for an evening with two Nobel Laureates who will share their life stories with students to inspire and encourage an interest in the sciences and related fields.

Dr. Thomas C. Schelling – 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in understanding conflict, negotiation and cooperation through game-theory analysis. Often  referred to as the “Father of Game Theory,” Schelling served in the Truman, Eisenhower,  and Kennedy Administrations, and later became one of the founders of the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

Dr. William Phillips – 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics along with two colleagues, for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light, a technique used to slow the movement of gaseous atoms in order to better study them. Dr. Phillips works at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg.

Students free of charge, $5 entrance fee for adults

Proceeds will benefit the BCC High School Educational Foundation.

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Give Local America Today and Support B-CC!

GLA-fullcolorThe Give Local America fundraising campaign is today Tuesday, May 6th. 

Please help make a difference for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students by donating generously to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation. Our goal is to raise $10K to support our students.

Where will that money go? We’ll send 75 of our neediest students to a special summer program to build their academic skills and their confidence. This year for the first time we’re hoping to include a Girls Empowerment Initiative. And we’ll help teachers launch brand new programs next fall that they’ve designed to enrich the curriculum for their students.

Thanks for your support!

Help Us Make History!

GLA-fullcolorMark your calendars! On May 6th 2014, from 12:00a.m. to 11:59:59pm, our  Foundation is participating in  Give Local Greater Washington, an 24-hour online giving event for charities.

Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to our organization through

We hope you will consider supporting us on May 6th!

Your donation will go a long way in helping us to ensure that every student graduates B-CC well-prepared for college and fulfilling careers.

Foundation’s March Event is a Hit!

DSC_0111It’s hard to go wrong with delicious food, friends, jazz and a good cause: On March 13, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High  School Educational Foundation’s annual “Evening of Wine, Chocolate and Cheese” proved to be another big success, as more than 200 guests attended and mingled with faculty, staff and alumni and enjoyed the music of the B-CC Jazz Band.

The money raised will go to support the Foundation’s many programs at the school.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation by three B-CC students who benefitted from three of the Foundation’s signature programs: Francis Navas-Ochoa, ’14, spoke about attending the Summer Academy the summer before his freshman year; Grace Rosen, ’16, explained how much the TAP program has helped her with Algebra II (see a quote from her speech to the left); and Jannah Madyun, ’11, who is now a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park, described her experience with College Tracks and how instrumental the program was in helping her get into college. B-CC Foundation President Matt Gandal and B-CC Principal Karen Lockard also spoke briefly about the importance of the Foundation to the school, and Foundation Secretary Bruce Rosenblum delivered advice to incoming parents and announced the winners of the drawing of gift cards from area merchants.

More pictures from the evening can be viewed here.

If you were unable to attend, you can still make your donation online.

With your help, we fund the following Signature Programs:

The B-CC High School Educational Foundation helps all our students succeed in high school and find a pathway to college and lifelong success. We depend on the generosity of the B-CC community – alumni, faculty, parents, community members, businesses, and municipalities – to fund our three signature programs:
Time for Academic Progress offers after-school academic support to students at all levels.
Summer Academy and Mentoring Program offers a three-week 9th grade summer program that eases the transition to high school for incoming 9th grade students who have struggled academically in middle school, and a one-week 10th grade summer program that helps at-risk rising 10th graders explore post-high school options.
CollegeTracks helps B-CC students overcome the hurdles standing between them and college. A significant number of our students don’t know how to apply to college or get financial aid.

The Foundation's Grants Program also funds professional development to help B-CC teachers hone their skills, equipment and supplies to improve classroom instruction, and start-up expenses for a variety of innovative programs.

Recent Grants:

At its Spring 2014 board meeting, the Foundation awarded grants totaling $22,430 for the following:
IB Program: the 2014-15 subscription to the Questia periodical/textbook web-accessible database;
English Department: the creation and development of a school-year program to help under-performing students develop better study skills and improve academic performance;
English Department: two one-week summer sessions of College Essay Workshop to help rising seniors prepare college admission essays;
Special Education Department: a one-week summer Bridge Projects Program in which teachers and paraprofessionals work with students who have not passed one or more of the HSA assessments and need to prepare “bridge projects” to graduate;
Art Department: a new potter’s wheel to replace the old broken one used in ceramic and sculpture classes;
Media Center: an HD TV camera for the TV Studio for the morning news announcements program and other student projects;
Music Department: a new bass drum set to replace the existing 18 years old drum set used by all instrumental music groups;
Theater Department: wireless microphones for use in main stage productions;
Journalism-Tattler and TattlerExtra: help in covering costs of printing, layouts, web hosting, registration, and licenses;
Counseling Department: the Girls Youth Leadership Group to support its weekly lunch meetings, college visits, and attendance at the Youth Leadership Summit;
Counseling Department: B-CC Community Scholarships for college-bound students facing financial hardships and who would otherwise not be able to attend college;
Girls Leadership Workshop: a one-week summer program to provide grades 10-12 girls who have leadership potential with the inspiration, motivation, and skills needed to be leaders in their communities;
Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program: help to defray the program expenses for the 17 Lazarus Fellows in the summer and during the school year.