School Notes

School Notes

<lst>Chantilly High teacher Lenore Callahan was honored for encouraging students to pursue their career interests through the National Youth Leadership Forum, in association with National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-11. Callahan was cited for encouraging Chantilly students to explore NYLF programs in law, medicine and/or defense, intelligence and diplomacy.

The following Virginia Run Elementary students are winners in the "3 on 3" Basketball Tournament held recently at the school:

3RD-4TH GIRLS: Emily Elcano, Caitlin O'Bara and Ashley Ziegler.

3RD-4TH BOYS: J.T. Hornyak, Kevin Lawall and Sean Dougherty.

5TH-6TH GIRLS: Angie Giancola, Sammy Spees and Chelsey Gordon.

5TH-6TH BOYS: Ross Lavin, Mikey Glennon and Anthony Nosal.

The Junior Prom "Only in Dreams" for Chantilly High will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner. It will be followed by a non-alcoholic after-prom party at the Bowl America in Chantilly, which starts immediately after the prom and will continue until 5 a.m. In addition to cosmic bowling and ice cream sundaes, breakfast will be provided. Admission to the party is included in the prom ticket.

The Centreville Pyramid Art Show will be held Thursday, May 9, from 4-7:30 p.m., at Centreville High. Showcased will be student artwork from Centreville High, as well as from Cub Run, Bull Run, Centre Ridge and Centreville elementaries. The high school's music department will provide entertainment; the public is invited.

Lace up those running shoes and get ready for the Willow Springs Fox Trot 1/2 Mile/2K/5K Fun Run/Walk to be held the evening of Friday, May 10 at Willow Springs Elementary, located at 5400 Willow Springs School Road, Fairfax. There will be door prizes, T-shirts, refreshments, and awards. Race day registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and warm-up at 6:15 p.m. Registration forms are also available at the school. Call (703) 679-6000.

A fun fair sponsored by the Centre Ridge Elementary School PTA will be held on Saturday, May 11. There will be pony rides, train rides, a spiral turbo slide, giant moon bounces, a 50/50 raffle and more.

The Cub Run Elementary School PTA will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All members are welcome to attend the meeting where the PTA will elect the slate of officers for the upcoming school year. Contact Jennifer Campbell at 703-266-1742.

A discussion on Cyber Safety by Dr. Cherie Geide, an educational consultant and Marymount University Adjunct Professor of Education, will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 7-9 p.m. at Deer Park Elementary. After the presentation, a panel of Cyber Safety experts will field questions and answers from the audience. These experts will include a content-filtering specialist from Fairfax County Public Schools, Deer Park School's technology resource teacher, a representative from the Internet service provider industry, a certified crime prevention specialist with the Fairfax County Police Department, and Dr. Geide.

Dr. Geide was the conference director for the national conference on Cyber Ethics: Teaching Responsible Use of Technology hosted at Marymount University in October 2000. Contact Deer Park School at 703-802-5000.

Broadway Pops is the Centreville High Choral Department's Spring Concert, and runs two nights β€” Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. It features choral repertoire from the pop and musical theater genres, with performances by all the choirs and featured soloists. Tickets are $4.

Chantilly High School will be having its All-Night Graduation Party on Thursday, June 13, from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. The ANGP is a drug-free, alcohol-free all-night party for seniors. Plenty of food, lots of games and prizes, and a night full of fun. Tickets are $50 and checks should be mailed to Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151, ATTN: ANGP Reservations.

Westfield High School's All-Night Grad Party Committee is selling tickets for the All-Night Grad Party to be held on Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Consider buying your senior a ticket as a graduation present. Tickets are on sale for $45 every Friday in the school cafeteria during all lunches. Contact Ann McCormick at 703-815-2834.

Westfield High School's All-Night Grad Party Committee is still seeking volunteers to work on all committees now. Volunteers are also needed for the night of the party, Thursday, June 13. Senior parents are welcome to help all night or on a shift basis. Underclass parents are also welcome and needed to help on some committees during the afternoon and early evening of June 13 while senior parents are attending the graduation ceremony. If you can help, call Trish Manghelli at 703-392-1270 or via e-mail at

The Franklin Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra Camp will take place July 1-19 at Franklin Middle School. The schedule is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $140/student, $150 after June 7. The final concert will be July 19 at 6 p.m. for the orchestra and 7:30 p.m. for the band. The camp is for grades 3 to high school. Students will experience the following classes: full band classes for all levels of band experience, sectionals with instrumental specialist, music theory sessions, classes for elementary through high school, orchestra classes for all levels of orchestra experience, special classes for beginning band and orchestra students. Students may study the following instruments: all woodwinds, all brass, all percussion and all strings instruments. For an application, call Lawrence Walker at 703-904-5145.

Fairfax County Public Schools is sponsoring a Tech Adventure Camp July 8-19 at Chantilly and Edison High Schools from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Class selections include: Web Page Design, Digital Photography, Aviation, Robotics, Electronics, Visual Basic Programming, Culinary, and First Aid. Students currently in grades 6, 7, and 8 are eligible to register; transportation will be provided for Fairfax County residents. Tuition including transportation is $300 for Fairfax County residents and $400 for out-of-county residents. Visit the Tech Adventure Camp Web site at or call 703-208-7789.

NVTA, formerly known as Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance, announces its sixth annual theater scholarships for high school seniors. NVTA is a non-profit organization comprised of community theaters throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Each year NVTA offers $1,000 scholarships to talented young people who intend to pursue the dramatic arts, musical theater or technical theater in college. The technical scholarship includes the areas of set design, costuming, lighting and make-up/hair design. The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2002. Call Anne Ridgway at (703) 330-ARTS.

Chantilly High School's Class of 1992 will hold its 10-Year Reunion on July 20 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks in Fairfax. Call First-Class Reunions at 888-327-1984 or visit the Web site at to update information.

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 to update information.

STEP β€” Saturday Toward Excellence Program β€” is in need of tutors and mentors. The program offers nonprofit tutoring and mentoring at Chantilly High School for students in elementary, middle and high school. Tutoring sessions run from 9:30-11:15 a.m. The following subjects are in need of tutors: calculus, geometry, algebra, general math, chemistry, physics, biology, general science, social studies, Spanish, French, reading, elementary math, reading and language arts. Call Barbara Tyler, STEP coordinator, at 703-830-8039.