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School Notes

August 1, 2002

The Charge Ahead '06 Team at Chantilly High School, comprised of faculty, staff, SGA officers, and Charge Ahead alumni, is offering rising freshmen the opportunity to become acquainted with Chantilly High. Offered in two, one-week sessions, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16, this team guarantees that all participants will be "seasoned Chargers" by Sept. 3.

Sign up now for a week that will include: a tour of the school and grounds, a motivational speaker, future school activities and programs, a technology seminar, an ice cream party, a study/writing/research skills seminar, "meet your subschool day," and more.

Registration forms are available in the main office. Completed forms with $120 fee can be turned in during office hours or mailed to the school. Call 703-222-8100.

Pleasant Valley Preschool, a nonprofit, cooperative preschool, has openings for the 2002-2003 school year. The school has been in operation for 23 years and is located in the Greenbriar Community Center on Stringfellow Road. The school offers parents a great opportunity to be involved in the nurturing development of their children. There is a well-qualified teacher, assistant teacher and participating parent on hand for each class. Class size is limited to 15 children. Call the membership chairman at 703-803-4960 or the school at 703-378-6911.

Kristen J. Loudermilk, a senior at Virginia Tech and the daughter of Mary Loudermilk of Clifton, was awarded the $1,500 Gladys S. Decker scholarship for the coming fall semester to pursue her studies in biochemistry, chemistry and art history. Loudermilk is active in the Student Council Association and was named a member of Phi Beta Kappa, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Golden Key National Honor Society.

Centreville Preschool Inc., a nonprofit co-op preschool, has a limited number of slots available for 3- to 4-year-olds in its afternoon programs beginning in September. CPI is located at 13916 Braddock Road. Call CPI at (703) 830-5656.

The Deer Park PTA will hold the first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Deer Park Library. This is a general meeting and all are welcomed to attend. Topics of discussion will include the projected budget and the new school year.

Heather Carver, daughter of Bob and Dot Carver of Chantilly, has earned Dean’s List honors for the spring semester at Lynchburg College, a private college in central Virginia.

These Centreville students made the Dean's List at Mary Washington College for the Spring Semester 2002: Erin McTigue, Amanda Mulhern, Brandon Robinson, Catherine Smith, Alyssa Tice, Brian White and Michael Plummer.

Robinson Secondary's Class of 1992 will hold its 10-Year Reunion on Oct. 19 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington. Call First-Class Reunions at 888-327-1984 or visit the Web site at www.fcreunions.com to update information.

Alice Foltz, an educator from Centreville, has been awarded the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Educator by the summer residential Governor's School for Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Richmond. Each summer, 400 students from across Virginia who have exhibited exceptional ability in their particular discipline are invited to participate in either the Governor's School for Humanities or Visual & Performing Arts. These students are encouraged to recognize an educator who has had the greatest influence on their achievement. Jaclyn Link, a student in the Humanities program, recognized Foltz as such an educator.

Brookfield Elementary School will pilot two full-day kindergarten classes for the 2002-2003 school year. It will also have three half-day kindergarten classes. Parents will be notified of the opportunity to have their children in the full-day program. From the pool of those interested, there will be a lottery to select the students who will be in the full-day kindergarten program. The classes will be balanced to include ESOL and non-ESOL students.