School Notes

School Notes

Dominion High School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on May 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and May 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.

Park View High School's John Laird signed a letter committing himself to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Laird played strong safety, quarterback and running back for the Patriots and will play under Army's head coach, Bobby Ross. He plans to study mechanical engineering at West Point. Park View Kicker Jared Develli was given preferred walk-on status at Virginia Tech; John Valcour will play football at Frostburg State; and Ryan Beringer will play at Bridgewater.

David Heisler has been selected as the April Student Volunteer of the Month by Loudoun Volunteer Services. David, a student at Broad Run High School, is an active volunteer at Loudoun Healthcare, having performed more than 100 hours of volunteer service. Loudoun Volunteer Services gives special recognition to students who give their time to the community in an extraordinary way. To nominate an outstanding student volunteer or group of volunteers, send a paragraph describing the student's volunteer efforts to Lisa Rose, Volunteer Coordinator, Loudoun Volunteer Services Board at or mail to P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177-7000, or fax to 703-771-5841. To learn more about Loudoun Volunteer Services visit

Park View High School Alumni Kristy Quinn and Drew Smith were honored recently at the Virginia Tech Recognition Banquet hosted by University President Charles Steger and the Virginia Tech Alumni Association for their selection to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Kristy graduated in December from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and her activities included Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society; vice president, Association for Early Childhood Education; and ambassador, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Drew graduates in May from the Pamplin College of Business, and while at Virginia Tech he raised $3,000 for the American Red Cross; covered the NFL for a radio show; and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity.

Potomac Falls High School is the second Loudoun County High School to have the award-winning MADD Assembly Program IRL ("In real life"), MADD's latest multi-media school assembly program for Grades 6-12. IRL incorporates major motion picture clips, music video soundtracks and stories of real young people to communicate with students. Each multi-media show focuses on alcohol and other drug prevention, cutting-edge brain research outlining alcohol's effect on the adolescent brain, and the need for student leadership and activism. Upcoming shows have been scheduled for Stone Bridge High School and Park View High School. The Elementary School Program, "Street Smarts" will be shown at Hamilton, Aldie, Little River, Forest Ridge and Sugarland in June. To learn more about the MADD Assembly Programs, visit the Loudoun MADD website at to see sample clip and the Loudoun Assembly School schedule. The Loundoun County MADD Chapter is run by volunteers and funded through donations, grants and proceeds from the Loundoun MADD Car Donation Program. Businesses that want information on how to sponsor a Loundoun County School Assembly program can contact Loundoun MADD at 703-771-8127 or by email at

Potomac Falls High School presents "Footloose" a teen romance written by Dean Pitchford. This show will be performed on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m.

Baby lambs, goats, piglets, chicken and more farm animals welcome educational groups to guided tours of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Temple Hall Farm Regional Park Interpretive Center in Leesburg. The farm is accepting summer and fall educational tour reservations. Admission for teachers is complimentary and the minimum group reservation size is 15 paid visitors. Tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NVRPA's working farm. Reservations are required. The new reservations telephone number is 703-352-5900. Fees apply to chaperones and siblings older than age 2. The farm tour is $3 per person, with an additional $1 per person for a wagon ride. Free Sunday afternoon farm visits, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., will continue through October. For more information about tours, adventures and opportunities at Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, visit

Park View High School's graduation has changed from 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17.