School Notes

School Notes

Send your organization’s announcement to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connection or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Questions? Call Bonnie Eaton at 703-917-6449.

The Loudoun Education Association will hold a community forum at Harper Middle School in Leesburg regarding the school system’s local and state funding issues, from 7-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Edgar Hatrick, Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent; Joseph Vorgric, chairman of the School Board; and Scott York, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, are scheduled to attend.

Sixty students and two dozen parent volunteers from Ashburn Elementary raised a record $3,761 for the American Heart Association during the school’s third annual Jump Rope for Heart activity on Oct. 16.

The top three students in donations raised were Sloan Meadows ($231), Gemma Birdie ($219) and Corey Milner ($150). Their names have been turned into the Jump Rope for Heart Center making them eligible for a drawing for a trip to Walt Disney World.

Around a million high school students enter The National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT each year.

Of this number, about 34,000 receive letters of commendation for achieving a high score on this test. In some cases, these students are referred for special scholarships to be awarded by corporations and businesses.

The following students from Loudoun Count Public Schools have achieved this commendation:

Andrew C. Baker, Potomac Falls High School

Shannon Baker, Potomac Falls High School

Jonathan Barnett, Loudoun Valley High School

Maryellen Belle, Loudoun Valley High School

Samuel Beneck, Park View High School

Katie Cole, Potomac Falls High School

Elizabeth Crawford, Loudoun County High School

Laura Cusumano, Broad Run High School

Timothy Ensele, Park View High School

Jessica Foster, Loudoun Valley High School

Emily Fraser, Loudoun Valley High School

Kelly Geoghegan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Jenna Griffin, Loudoun County High School

Reuben Griffing, Potomac Falls High School

Jessica Guilbert, Stone Bridge High School

Justin Hanger, Loudoun County High School

Maria Happel, Loudoun County High School

Samantha Hoben, Stone Bridge High School

Courtney Hunter, Broad Run High School

Jocelyn Kemp, Loudoun County High School

Stacey Lyon, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

William Mann, Broad Run High School

Carl Meier, Broad Run High School

Alec Milnes, Stone Bridge High School

Matthew Mirch, Stone Bridge High School

Justin Pope, Stone Bridge High School

Jennifer Prall, Loudoun County High School

Cara Pugliese, Potomac Falls High School

Ryan Scofield, Broad Run High School

Josiah Toepfer, Potomac Falls High School

Joseph Turner, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Caitlin Valentino, Loudoun County High School

Melissa White, Potomac Falls High School

Laura Yodis, Broad Run High School

The Loudoun Greens are pleased to announce the winners of the 2002 Family Stream Day Poster Contest. Each of these students received $50 savings bonds, courtesy of the Greens, at the Loudoun Watershed Watch family celebration commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, on Oct. 19, at Rust Sanctuary in Leesburg: Julia Hess of Cool Spring Elementary, teacher, Ms. Tolles; Sarah Caskie of Waterford Elementary, teacher, Ms. Vangnes; Sarah Beisler of Waterford Elementary, teacher: Ms. Vangnes.

In addition, Jennifer Heaton of Waterford was selected to receive a special cash award of $10, for a drawing that expressed strong commitment.

Honorable mentions included: Jessica McCann, Elizabeth Jackson, Andrew Keys, and Stephanie Johnson.

Administrative support for the contest was provided by the Loudoun Soil and

Water Conservation District education specialist, Suzanne Brown.

Potomac Falls High student Felice Manget of Sterling has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The Society inducts students who have achieved superior academic achievement.

The Loudoun County Economic Development Commission (EDC) presented the first Education Leadership Award on Nov. 7. The award was given to Frederick F. Flemming, Leesburg School Board representative, and to the Park View High School Improvement Team. The new, annual award was created by the EDC Education and Workforce Committee to recognize individuals, groups, or organizations that demonstrate leadership and achievement in the fields of higher education, workforce development, continuing and adult education, or public school administration. The award was presented at the EDC VIP Reception. Contact Pam Treadwell, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development at ptreadwell@ or 703-777-0427.

Crème de la Crème will open in Sterling at 212970 Springlake Court in late December. The 21,000 square-foot facility is open for enrollment and staff interviews. The school is available for infants through private kindergarten. There are also part time programs for children two through pre-kindergarten. After-school and summer camp programs will be offered for children ages 5-12.

The pre-school caters to children’s individual emotional, physical and cognitive development needs. Classes are monitored by closed circuit TV and displayed on monitors in the lobby.

Amenties include computer and math labs, creative movement, music, art studio, a TV studio, gymnasium, water park, tennis, basketball and soccer. Call Patty Skolnik at 703-444-4217. Visit

SAT and ACT Tests will be administered on Jan. 25, 2003 at Loudoun High School. Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 27, with a late day of Thursday, Jan. 2. SAT I, SAT II, ELPT offered on this date.