<36hd>What's New in Elementary Schools

<bt>The following listing of elementary schools serving Reston includes highlights for the upcoming school year, enrollment numbers and back-to-school nights.


<bt>Address: 1375 Center Harbor Road

Phone: 703-904-3800

Grades: K-6

Principal: J. Martin Marinoff, Jr.

Assistant Principal: Debbie Miller

PTA Co-Presidents: Beth Krauser and Jeanne Talbot

Enrollment: 720

Back to School Night: Sept. 9

Aldrin Elementary is a 2-story, 32-classroom building, housing a technology center, a technology lab, a resource center, a health and nutrition center, a weather station and television broadcast facilities. The school also has four computer stations, a TV and a VCR in each classroom.

Aldrin's programs include preschool handicapped, noncategorical special needs, School Age Child Care (SACC), learning disabled, physically disabled, English for Speakers of Other Languages and general education programs. New this year are two parent liaisons, Claudia el Sawy and Nina Sertich-Navarro, who will interact between the school and non-English speaking families.


<bt>Address: 11900 Lake Newport Road

Phone: 703-375-4800

Grades: K-6

Principal: Cynthia West

Assistant Principal: Gregory Brotemarkle

Armstrong Center Principal: Matt Harris

PTA President: Craig DuBois

Enrollment: 500

Back to School Night: Sept. 16-17

This year Armstrong welcomes two new teachers in the special education department that will help with the inclusion program. Contained within the school is the Armstrong Center, a special education environment for students with emotional disabilities that will teach more than 50 students this year. Armstrong will also be continuing its program for autistic children.


<bt>Address: 12300 Glade Drive

Telephone: 703-262-3100

Grades: FECEP, K-6

Principal: Ricki Harvey

Assistant Principal: Linda Thetford

PTA President: Susan Tangen

Enrollment: 630

Back to School Night: Aug. 14

Dogwood Elementary has added five classrooms over the past two years and has increased enrollment. It will also be welcoming 10 new teachers this fall to its year-round schedule, implemented during the 2000-2001 school year. Every nine weeks, students may select optional courses geared toward their individual interests, needs and learning styles.

As a Project Excel school, Dogwood offers small class sizes (e.g., 15 students in each first grade class and approximately 22 students per class, grades 2-6). The school also offers full-day kindergarten, a Reading Recovery program, a full-time Gifted and Talented (GT) and technology teacher, a parent liaison, Title I support and the Literacy Collaborative project.


<bt>Address: 1501 Becontree Lane

Phone: 703-925-8000

Grades: K-6

Principal: Frank Bensinger

Assistant Principal: Roberta Sherman

PTA President: Yolanda Maldonado

Enrollment: 810

Back to School Night: Sept. 15-16

This focus school for technology and communications is in the process of growing by 12 classrooms. However, laserdiscs, interactive encyclopedia, Internet access, Windows on Science, Hands-On Science, a fully automated library and a minimum of two computers in each classroom help Forest Edge achieve its technological goals while under construction. The school has a reduced-ratio first grade (15 to 1 student-teacher ratio) as well as the FAST Math program to help ESOL students develop basic math skills needed for success in the regular classroom.


<bt>Address: 2401 Colts Neck Road

Telephone: 703-262-7400

Grades: FECEP, K-6

Principal: Stephen Hockett

Assistant Principals: Bridget Chapin and Olivia Toatley

PTA President: Jane Kolb

Enrollment: 900

Back to School: Sept. 16, 17

Hunter Woods Elementary is a magnet school for the arts and sciences. Success by Eight, Reading Recovery, multi-age classes in the primary grades, looping in the upper grades and inclusion and combined services delivery model for special education students are some of the programs that Hunters Woods offers.

The school is finishing up two and a half years of construction. As a result, the school has a new 12-room wing and an almost complete renovation of its older areas, including a new science room, art room, black box theater, a new stage and two new basketball courts.


<bt>Address: 11510 North Shore Drive, Reston

Telephone: 703-326-3500

Grades: FECEP, K-6

Principal: Michelle O. Padgett

Assistant Principal: Wanda F. Nelson

PTA President: Theresa Grill

Enrollment: 555

Back to School Night: Sept. 22

Lake Anne's most well known feature is its Spanish partial-immersion program in which many students receive mathematics, science and health instruction in the target language. Most students in grades 1-6 have two teachers, one responsible for language arts and social studies, the other for math, science and health.


<bt>Address: 10824 Cross School Road

Telephone: 703-715-3800

Grades: K-6

Principal: Dr. Beth English

Assistant Principal: Mona Weisman

PTA President: Jennifer deCamp and Terra Allen

Enrollment: 500

Back to School Night: Sept. 24

Sunrise Valley Elementary School (SVES) offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages Center, as well as a satellite program for moderate to severely disabled students. Another program works with local universities and helps train future leaders for the school system. The professional development academy offers simultaneous preparation and professional development of pre-service and experienced teachers. Twelve teacher-interns from Marymount University reside at SVES for the entire school year. The school also has an artist-in-residence to provide the students with personal contact with an accomplished artisan.


<bt>Address: 11411 Ridge Heights Road

Telephone: 703-390-5600

Grades: K-6

Principal: Ellen Cury

Assistant Principal: Bill Vardeman

PTA President: Suzanne White

Enrollment: 510

Back to School Night: Sept. 10

Terraset Elementary is architecturally distinctive in the Fairfax County Public Schools system. The school was built underground in an energy conservation experiment that was developed out of a partnership with FCPS and the Saudi Arabian government in 1976. As a model technology school, students and staff implement technological applications throughout the entire curriculum. Students are using technology for electronic mail, to telecommunicate with one another and other students across the Internet, to broaden research skills, to create and maintain a database and to utilize the Web for instructional purposes.