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March 20, 2015

B-CC IB Film and Media Student to Screen “To Change” at the White House

On March 20, 2015, President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival. Among his guests will be a team of IB Film and media studies students from B-CC: Jiefu “Jeff” Fan, Josephine Ullman, Maksym “Max” Rykov, and Leo Duch, all class of 2016. Their film, “To Change,” was one of fifteen student videos from around the country chosen as “Official Selections” and will be screened in East Room of the White House, which will be transformed …

On March 20, 2015, President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival. Among his guests will be a team of IB Film and media studies students from B-CC: Jiefu “Jeff” Fan, Josephine Ullman, Maksym “Max” Rykov, and Leo Duch, all class of 2016. Their film, “To Change,” was one of fifteen student videos from around the country chosen as “Official Selections” and will be screened in East Room of the White House, which will be transformed into a movie theater. The event runs from 1:00 to 5:00 and will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov. For more information about the film festival visit www.whitehouse.gov/filmfest.

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March 12, 2015

The More You Chip In, the More We All Win!

SUPPORT B-CC STUDENTS ON and OFF THE COURT!

Attend our Annual Fundraiser
Tonight, March 12, from 7:00-9:00 P.M.
at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase

Going to the Game?
Don’t Worry!
We’re Making Donating Easy
Click here now to make a payment online

— OR —

Tonight at the game, use …

SUPPORT B-CC STUDENTS ON and OFF THE COURT!

Attend our Annual Fundraiser
Tonight, March 12, from 7:00-9:00 P.M.
at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase

Going to the Game?
Don’t Worry!
We’re Making Donating Easy
Click here now to make a payment online

— OR —

Tonight at the game, use your smartphone to pledge at bcced.org

We need to raise $10,000!!!
All money raised goes directly to academic support programs for B-CC students
Every $30 provides another student access to TAP
Every $100 provides a student access to Summer Academy

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February 10, 2015

Please Join Us at Our Ninth Annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Community Fundraiser

THE BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE HIGH SCHOOL
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

invites you to
AN EVENING OF WINE, CHOCOLATE and CHEESE
with “heavy” hors d’oeuvres.

The event will highlight academic excellence at B-CC High School and the Foundation programs that help our students succeed. When:    Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7-9pm

Where:   Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

RSVP by: Sunday, March 8, …

THE BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE HIGH SCHOOL
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

invites you to
AN EVENING OF WINE, CHOCOLATE and CHEESE
with “heavy” hors d’oeuvres.

The event will highlight academic excellence at B-CC High School and the Foundation programs that help our students succeed.

When:    Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7-9pm

Where:   Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

RSVP by: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tickets:   $50 per person (estimated ticket value $30)

To buy tickets or make a tax-deductible donation,

  • you may do so online, or
  • print the RSVP form and mail it with your check to B-CC HS Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 31209, Bethesda, MD 20824-1209.

View invitations (general or staff) for more information.

Questions: email bcchsedfoundation@gmail.com

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January 29, 2015

New Scholarship for Graduating B-CC HS Students

In commemorating its 125th anniversary, The Chevy Chase Land Company, a long-time Foundation supporter, announced this week that it is establishing a new, annual $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating B-CC High School student planning to pursue a career in architecture, engineering, or land use/ transportation planning. The new “CCLS Smart Growth Scholarship” is intended to support and prepare the next generation of professionals who will be planning and building healthy, environmentally sustainable, and connected communities.

According to …

In commemorating its 125th anniversary, The Chevy Chase Land Company, a long-time Foundation supporter, announced this week that it is establishing a new, annual $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating B-CC High School student planning to pursue a career in architecture, engineering, or land use/ transportation planning. The new “CCLS Smart Growth Scholarship” is intended to support and prepare the next generation of professionals who will be planning and building healthy, environmentally sustainable, and connected communities.

According to the company’s press release, “The Land Company has been a long-time supporter of the B-CC High School Educational Foundation, and has already committed a total of $40,000 to help fund its efforts to ensure that every B-CC High School student can succeed academically. The Land Company’s additional sponsorship of the CCLC Smart Growth Scholarship reflects its ongoing commitment to supporting young people in the local community.

The CCLC Smart Growth Scholarship application is available at http://www.cclandco.com/community/Scholarship_form_-_BCC.pdf. Application deadline is April 3, 2015.

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November 4, 2014

The College Application Essay Workshop

As the school year begins for B-CC seniors, there is much to look forward to: They’ve survived junior year, with its heavy course load, its endless SAT/ACT practice, and, perhaps most trying of all, its tendency to provoke parental freakouts.

So much is behind these 17- and 18-year-olds (well, maybe not the freakouts), but there’s one final hurdle on their path to the future: the college application, and, most angst-producing of all, the application essay. For many students (and …

As the school year begins for B-CC seniors, there is much to look forward to: They’ve survived junior year, with its heavy course load, its endless SAT/ACT practice, and, perhaps most trying of all, its tendency to provoke parental freakouts.

So much is behind these 17- and 18-year-olds (well, maybe not the freakouts), but there’s one final hurdle on their path to the future: the college application, and, most angst-producing of all, the application essay. For many students (and their nearby relatives), the experience of producing those 500 words casts a long shadow over the fall of their final year of high school.

But for Madeline Linder and 54 other B-CC seniors, these past couple of months were significantly less fraught, thanks to the B-CC High School Educational Foundation’s College Application Essay Workshop.

According to Madeline, the workshop, which was taught last summer by Sarah Mahoney and Claudia Frank, two of B-CC’s very own English teachers, “was definitely so helpful. It’s hard motivating yourself after junior year, but it gave me time to come up with an idea, time to write it, and feedback from the teachers, which was great.

Her mom, Penelope Bell, couldn’t agree more: “She started the school year with a completed essay, removing a major source of stress during the college application process. Best of all, she wrote the essay in four workshop sessions, without us having to nag her into doing it.

The workshop, part of the Foundation’s expanded summer offerings, ran in two sessions, from July 8-11, and from August 12-15. Designed for students needing extra support, the program is open to all rising seniors. “We couldn’t believe the response we got,” says Sarah Mahoney. “We had a waiting list of about 30 kids. We were amazed so many kids were willing to give up 10 hours of their summer, but they were. And it really paid off: Each kid got about 20 minutes of one-on-one time with us each day.

Another plus, she added, is that she and Ms. Frank “have known a lot of these kids for a couple of years. The kids are comfortable with us, and feel comfortable challenging us. In the back-and-forth, the essay really becomes something that is theirs, and it says something about them, which is the ultimate goal. They’re proud of it.

In order to continue to underwrite this workshop, the Foundation needs your help. The college application essay is just one component in our Campaign for Academic Excellence, which comprises a mix of our traditional programs plus some exciting new initiatives, and provides a continuum of year-round support for our students.

Donate today and  help us help all the students at B-CC!

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Campaign for Academic Excellence

The Foundation’s Campaign for Academic Excellence provides a continuum of year-round integrated academic support and enrichment programs that promote high academic standards and success for all students at B-CC High School.



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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 1996-2016 By the summer of 2016, the Foundation has raised more than two and a half million dollars to meet that challenge and to invest in academic excellence at B-CC High School. 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.

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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