The Observer

CHS Security Guard ‘Stu’ Wins Service Award

Security guard Craig Stewart was selected as this year's SEIU 2016 Supporting Services Employee of the Year.

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

February 25, 2016

CHS security guard Craig Stewart, best known as “Stu,” has been chosen as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2016 Supporting Services Employee of the Year. The SEIU and the Montgomery Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) established the award to select the employee who best...

Staff get access cards

Staff get access cards

By Isabel Dibble, Online Observations Editor

March 23, 2015

CHS staff received access cards that will allow them to use card scanners outside the school to enter the building during certain hours. CHS will now be locking doors during the school day, with the exception of 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. when students arrive. “The most important effect of the cards is...

County places 50 new security cameras in CHS hallways

With the addition of the cameras, students can now be monitered in almost every part of the school building.

By Jordan Maser, Features Editor

September 25, 2013

This past summer at least 50 new security cameras were installed throughout the CHS hallways due to a budget increase in the Division of Safety and Security. Previously, CHS had only 32 operating security cameras. The new security cameras are smaller and less obvious. Netcom Technology Inc. technic...

Elementary schools upgrade security systems

Elementary schools upgrade security systems

By Emilie Plesset, Online Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2013

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a request at its Jan. 8 meeting to add $364,000 of funding into the School Securities System Projects which will allow all MCPS elementary schools to install the new Access Control Systems (ACS) security system by June 30. The ACS is part of a 2007 initiativ...

Metal detectors necessary for school safety

MCPS has initiated $9 million security system upgrade.

By Julia Reagan, Public Relations and Social Media Manager

September 25, 2012

How many students at CHS would expect to hear a gunshot in the cafeteria?  How many would expect a violent and potentially fatal event to happen on their first day of school? The students at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County certainly were not expecting it, and CHS students would not either.  B...

Scans, pat-downs invade travelers’ privacy

December 21, 2010

Four months of school complete and ten days of relaxation in sight—winter break, a much needed vacation time, is the only thing on most students’ minds as the temperatures drop and the holiday decorations loom around every corner.  Many will choose to fly and leave the regular distresses behind...

Theft reported at Sheperd Stadium

By Christina Zhang, Photo Editor

January 4, 2010

A woman reportedly walked into the CHS football stadium Monday, Nov. 2 and stole cell phones out of two students’ backpacks. According to security team leader Terry Bell, the two students who were at the track that Professional Day left their bags unattended at the entrance and went for a run. After...

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