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<b>Herndon High School Band</b> members will be distributing "Tags" throughout the Herndon High School district announcing the dates and times of their free concerts during the 2005-2006 school year Sept. 10.

They will also be soliciting funds to help support this award-winning band program. Donations help pay for uniforms, music and band instrument maintenance as well as an ambitious program of festivals, concerts, invitational performances and competitions.

The "Pride of Herndon" appreciates each contribution and invites the community to join them for one of their concerts this year.

To learn more about the program, visit

The <b>Minerals Management Service and Herndon High School</b> have joined forces to help revitalize the agency’s recycling program at their Elden Street location. The new program will not only increase recycling efforts, but also help provide scholarships to students at the local high school.

Under an agreement between MMS and the student environmental club at HHS, students will pick up recycled white paper, colored paper, newspapers, and cans from MMS. The HHS student environmental club currently collects recyclables from more than 150 local businesses. The student environmental club sells the recycled items and uses the proceeds to provide college scholarships to worthy students.

Over the past 15 years the recycling program run by the student environmental club has resulted in more than $200,000 in scholarships for HHS students.

The <b>Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College's Reston Center</b> will offer nearly 30 courses for the fall semester in a variety of subjects, including business, art, information technology, foreign language, mathematics, English and social and human studies.

Registration for fall classes at the Reston Center and all six NVCC campuses is ongoing. Applications can be completed online at or by visiting any NVCC campus location. Eligible Washington, D.C., residents can receive in-state tuition rates for NVCC courses, and financial aid and scholarship options are available for qualified individuals. Call 703-323-3000 or visit

Coed, high-school classes will be offered for the first time this fall by <b>Oasis School in Reston</b>. Available curriculum will suit ninth and some 10th graders, with advanced eighth graders also a possibility. Some classes are also available to homeschoolers. September will start the fourth year of Oasis School's challenging single-gender program for girls. This program offers small classes and individualized programs well-suited to bright students who thrive in a more nurturing, less competitive environment with room for lots of creativity.

Openings are still available for grades four-eight. Call 703-338-3307.

The <b>South Lakes High School Class of 1985</b> will host their 20-year reunion, which will take place on Oct. 22 at the Reston Sheraton. Those interested in attending should email name and mailing address to For more information, visit Those interested in helping with planning should contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.