News Briefs

News Briefs

<sh>FCPS Plans ESOL Parent Meeting

<bt>Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is hosting a meeting for parents of students in the English for speakers of other languages program on Saturday, May 1, at 8:30 a.m., at Jackson Middle School. The meeting is an opportunity for parents to offer feedback on existing programs and suggestions to improve services for their children.

Focus group sessions will convene at the meeting in seven languages (Arabic, English, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese), with interpreters, to provide participants with the opportunity to share their ideas. Complimentary bus transportation is also provided from the following sites:

* Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, at 8 a.m.

* Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon, at 7:30 a.m.

* Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call 703-277-2623 or 703-277-2624.

Jackson Middle School is located at 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

<sh>Laurel Hill Master Plan Hearing Announced

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority hosts a public hearing on Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. At the meeting, the Park Authority will present its Draft Master Plan for Laurel Hill Park and will solicit public feedback. The park is located at the former prison complex in Lorton. The proposed plan is available for review at the Fairfax County Park Authority offices at the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 421, Fairfax or on the Park Authority Web site at Individuals or organizations interested in this planning process are urged to attend or have a representative at the public hearing to present their views. If members of the public would like to speak at the hearing or would like more information, call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662 or e-mail her at


<bt>In its profile of Lake Braddock teacher Joseph Hills ("Teaching Style Involves Investigation, Inquiries," April 8-14, 2004), the Connection mistakenly identified the subject as "Joseph Hill."