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Education Notebook - 09/25/02

Renewal Retreats

<bt>The Safe and Drug-Free Youth Section of the Fairfax County Public Schools will be hosting three, two-day community retreats to promote safe ad drug-free communities. The retreats will be held at the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club on Sept. 26 and 27, Oct. 8 and 9, and Nov. 7 and 8. The renewal retreats are funded by a federal Drug-Free Communities Support Grant awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Seven school representatives, along with eight community members, from each school pyramid will take part in one of the two-day retreats. The goals are to strengthen the school-community coalition capacity, to provide coalitions with a wide range of strategies enabling them to undertake an underage drinking campaign or to address other major concerns identified in the 2002 Communities That Care youth survey.

In addition, a provision in the No Child Left Behind Act permits the Safe and Drug-Free Youth Section to apply for additional funds. The application for those funds will be available for review at the retreats.

For more information about the retreats or to review the grant application, call Clarence Jones, Safe and Drug-Free Youth Section coordinator, at 703-876-5265.

<sh>Schools Events Calendar

<bt>Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Carson Middle School (MS), grades 8. 13618 McLearen Road, Herndon;

Fairhill Elementary School (ES) and Center, grades kindergarten-6. 3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax;

Greenbriar East ES, grades kindergarten-3. 13006 Point Pleasant Drive, Fairfax;

Greenbriar West ES, grades 4-6, GT. 13300 Poplar Tree Road, Fairfax;

Halley ES, grades 1, 3, 5, 6. 8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station;

Herndon High School (HS), grades 9-12. 700 Bennett St., Herndon;

Lake Braddock Secondary, grade 9-12. 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke;

Longfellow MS, grades 8. 2000 Westmoreland St., Falls Church;

Madison HS, grades 9-12. 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna;

Robinson Secondary , grades 9-10. 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax;

Stone MS, grades 8. 5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville;

Wakeforest ES, grades kindergarten-6. 4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax;

Westbriar ES, grades kindergarten-6. 1741 Pine Valley Drive, Vienna;

West Potomac HS, grades 9-12. 6500 Quander Road, Mount Vernon;

West Springfield HS, grades 9-12. 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Mount Vernon Woods ES, grades preschool-3. 4015 Fielding St., Mount Vernon.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

Adult and Community education Advisory Committee meeting. Pimmit Adult Center, 7510 Lisle Ave., Falls Church.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Mantua ES and Center, grades kindergarten-5. 9107 Horner Court, Fairfax;

Oak View ES, grades kindergarten, green team, 4-5. 5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax;

Providence ES, grades 1-6. 3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Burke Center. 9645 Burke Lake Road, Burke;

Cooper MS, grades 8. 977 Balls Hill Road, McLean;

Crossfield ES, grades 4-6. 2791 Fox Mill Road, Herndon;

Fairfax Villa ES, grades kindergarten-6. 10900 Santa Clara Drive, Fairfax;

Floris ES, grades p.m. kindergarten, 4-6. 2708 Centreville Road, Herndon;

Greenbriar East ES, grades 4-6. 13006 Point Pleasant Drive, Fairfax;

Greenbriar East ES, grades kindergarten-3. 13006 Point Pleasant Drive, Fairfax;

Hayfield Secondary, grades 7-8. 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria;

Herndon MS and Center, grades 8. 901 Locust St., McLean;

Hughes MS, grades 7-8. 11401 Ridge Heights Road, Reston;

Irving MS, grades 8. 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield;

Key Center. 6404 Franconia Road, Springfield;

Little Run ES, grades kindergarten-6. 4511 Olley Lane, Fairfax;

Marshall HS, grades 9-12. 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church;

McLean HS, grades 9-12. 1633 Davidson Road, McLean;

Sandburg MS, grades 7-8. 8428 Fort Hunt Road, Mount Vernon;

Willow Springs ES, grades 3-4. 5400 Willow Springs School Road, Fairfax.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Mount Vernon Woods ES, grades 4-6. 4015 Fielding St., Mount Vernon.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Fairfax County School Board regular business meeting. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Professional Technical Studies Advisory Committee meeting. Walnut Hill Center, 7423 Camp Alger Ave., Falls Church.

Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Bull Run ES, grades 4-6. 15301 Lee Highway, Centreville;

Kent Gardens ES, grades kindergarten-2. 1717 Melbourne Drive, McLean;

Stenwood ES, grades kindergarten-6. 2620 Gallows Road, Vienna.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Kent Gardens ES, grades 3-6. 1717 Melbourne Drive, McLean;

Oakton HS, grades 9-10. 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna;

Woodley Hills ES, grades kindergarten-6. 8718 Old Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

First grading period ends for modified elementary calendar Fairfax County Public Schools.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, grades 9-12. 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Belle View ES, grades kindergarten-6. 6701 Fort Hunt Road, Mount Vernon;

Centreville HS, grades 9-12. 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton;

Langley HS, grade 9-10. 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean;

Oakton HS, grades 11-12. 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna;

Robinson Secondary, grades 11-12. 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax;

Willow Springs ES, grades 5-6. 5400 Willow Springs School Road, Fairfax.

Thursday, Oct. 3-Friday, Oct. 4

Student holidays for modified elementary calendar Fairfax County Public Schools.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Pulley Center. 6500 Quander Road, Mount Vernon.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Back-to-School Night

Dranesville ES, grades kindergarten-6. 1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon;

Key MS, grades 7-8. 6402 Franconia Road, Springfield;

Thoreau MS, grades 7-8. 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Herndon High School, Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Hyatt Dulles, Herndon;

South Lakes High School, Class of 1982, 20-year reunion. Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner.

For more information, call First-Class Reunions at 888-327-1984 or on the Web at www.fcreunions.com.