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September 7, 2012

The 2012-2013 School Year is in Full Swing!

We hope everyone had a great summer! The news school year is in full swing and campus is bustling. B-CC HS began the 2012-2013 school year on August 27th with 1844 students in grades 9 through 12.

–  9th grade:  484
– 10th grade: 486
– 11th grade: 401
– 12th grade: 473

Classes are larger this year than ever, with an average of 32 or more per class. Some gym classes have over 40 students …

We hope everyone had a great summer! The news school year is in full swing and campus is bustling. B-CC HS began the 2012-2013 school year on August 27th with 1844 students in grades 9 through 12.

–  9th grade:  484
– 10th grade: 486
– 11th grade: 401
– 12th grade: 473

Classes are larger this year than ever, with an average of 32 or more per class. Some gym classes have over 40 students in each. Although B-CC HS was modernized and opened the new facility just a decade ago, already a large addition is planned, for completion in 2017. As a start to mitigate the overcrowding, MCPS has added two portable classrooms this fall to B-CC’s campus.

We want to put a few events on your radar for the upcoming months:

  • Homecoming is the weekend of October 5th. At 6:30pm on the 5th, don your blue and gold and join us for the Varsity football game vs. Paint Branch High School. B-CC alums and Foundation members will be on hand to sell B-CC alumni caps.
  • And, Ellen’s Run, set for Sunday, October 7th, 9 am, at Candy Cane City, raises money for the B-CC HS Community Scholarship Fund, one of the Foundation’s grant recipients. Students, staff, alums, parents, and community members all participate. Register at www.EllensRunOnline.org
  • B-CC’s fall musical production, The Music Man, is open to the entire community on November 30, and December 1, 2, 7, and 8.

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June 6, 2012

David Simon Addresses the Class of 2012

Congratulations to B-CC High School’s Class of 2012!

Graduation was June 4th and this year’s commencement speaker was author, journalist, writer/producer, and B-CC alum (’78), David Simon. The following are his graduation remarks:

“They don’t usually vote on the graduating senior least likely to be invited back as the commencement speaker, or for any other reason. But if they had, I was certainly a favorite for the class of 1978. Nonetheless, the powers-that-be at my old school inquired, and …

Congratulations to B-CC High School’s Class of 2012!

Graduation was June 4th and this year’s commencement speaker was author, journalist, writer/producer, and B-CC alum (’78), David Simon. The following are his graduation remarks:

“They don’t usually vote on the graduating senior least likely to be invited back as the commencement speaker, or for any other reason. But if they had, I was certainly a favorite for the class of 1978. Nonetheless, the powers-that-be at my old school inquired, and since one of my great childhood friends, Gary Zinkgraf, was going to be there to celebrate his daughter Molly’s graduation, I took the gig :

First off, I imagine some of you out there – if you’re familiar with my writing, my rhetoric or my general demeanor – are wondering, can he do a high school graduation? I mean, on an occasion such as this, a certain decorum is required, right?” read more

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May 1, 2012

Honor a 2012 graduate or teacher with a gift to the B-CC HS Educational Foundation

As the school year ends, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the B-CC High School Educational Foundation to honor a 2012 graduate or a special coach or teacher! And if proud grandparents and other relatives want to honor a graduate, please suggest to them that this is a great way to do it.

To hear why your gift to the Foundation is so important, listen to some brief remarks by Principal Karen Lockard recorded at the Foundation’s March fundraising gala.

As the school year ends, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the B-CC High School Educational Foundation to honor a 2012 graduate or a special coach or teacher! And if proud grandparents and other relatives want to honor a graduate, please suggest to them that this is a great way to do it.

To hear why your gift to the Foundation is so important, listen to some brief remarks by Principal Karen Lockard recorded at the Foundation’s March fundraising gala.

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April 30, 2012

Tribute to College Tracks

The Foundation honored  one of our three  Signature Programs, College Tracks, at our March 8th fundraiser. We captured the great testimonies in support of this program on video and are delighted to share it with our community of supporters.

The Foundation honored  one of our three  Signature Programs, College Tracks, at our March 8th fundraiser. We captured the great testimonies in support of this program on video and are delighted to share it with our community of supporters.

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March 30, 2012

B-CC Community Gathers in Celebration and Support at March 8th Wine Tasting

Thank you to all who attended the 6th Annual Wine Tasting on March 8th or made donations in support of the event. It was a fantastic evening filled with great people, food, drink and music. The party drew a crowd of 200 and we were thrilled to hear from B-CC Principal Karen Lockard and honor CollegeTracks, a B-CC HS Educational Foundation Signature Program, and its founders Cathie Goltz, Nancy Leopold and Nancy Zeller. Pictures can be viewed  here.

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Thank you to all who attended the 6th Annual Wine Tasting on March 8th or made donations in support of the event. It was a fantastic evening filled with great people, food, drink and music. The party drew a crowd of 200 and we were thrilled to hear from B-CC Principal Karen Lockard and honor CollegeTracks, a B-CC HS Educational Foundation Signature Program, and its founders Cathie Goltz, Nancy Leopold and Nancy Zeller. Pictures can be viewed  here.

If you missed the event, it’s not too late to make a donation. We will keep you apprised through this site, Facebook, and our newsletter regarding future opportunities to network with our great community of supporters!

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Partnership with B-CC High School Since 1995

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation was established in 1995 during a time of declining enrollment and deteriorating facilities at B-CC High School. The Foundation took on the charge to help improve school facilities, raise academic rigor, and re-engineer B-CC for the 21st Century

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation was established in 1995 during a time of declining enrollment and deteriorating facilities at B-CC High School. The Foundation took on the charge to help improve school facilities, raise academic rigor, and re-engineer B-CC for the 21st Century.

Foundation Net Revenue 1996-2017 By the summer of 2017, the Foundation has raised more than $2.7 million to meet that challenge and has been investing in academic excellence at B-CC High School for more than two decades. With new programs and a newly modernized facility that was completed in February 2002, B-CC’s enrollment, reflecting community confidence in the school, has been increasing steadily ever since, from 1,076 students in 1995 to 2,074 students in 2017.

The generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, students, businesses, and community members has made it possible for the Foundation to fund innovative academic support programs that promote high academic standards and support success for all B-CC students. In the process, the Foundation helped bring several “firsts” to B-CC High School:

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