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, …
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…
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 …
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 …