Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

Our Lady of Good Counsel School has its Open House on Sunday, Jan. 30 from 1:30-3 p.m., at 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. Prospective students and their parents may tour new facilities and meet faculty members. Facilities only will also be open to the public after each Mass on Jan. 30. A second Open House takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 9-10 a.m., for those wishing to observe while classes are in session. For more information, call Gail McCarthy at 703-938-2553, ext. 12.

Valentine's Dance. Club Phoenix presents a sixth grade Valentine's Dance on Friday, Feb. 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the club, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Event includes food, drinks and games. Free. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. sponsors the Long & Foster Scholarship Program, awarding $1,000 to each of 200 recipients for the 2005-06 academic year. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student's name. The deadline for applying is March 1, and the scholarships will be awarded in the beginning of April 2005. Eligible high school seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate leadership and financial need, indicate positions of leadership and list all school groups and/or community organizations in which they have served or been involved, and any part-time job held while in school. Applications can be obtained at or from high school guidance counselors.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens offers Discovery Creek's Summer Nature Adventure, a day camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 11, from June 13 to Aug. 19. For more information or to register, call 202-337-5111 or visit

The following James Madison High School students made all district band:

Wind Ensemble — Kevin Kingsley, Alto Saxophone; James Trichilo - Bass Trombone; Colin Jones, Bb Clarinet; Steven Cutri, French Horn; Ally Kachman, Flute; Amanda Johnson, Oboe; Max Friedfeld, Trumpet; Jordan Teague, Snare Drum; and Chris Landefeld, Percussion.

Symphonic Band — Robert Parada, Alto Saxphone; Ethan Fast, Baritone Saxophone; Paul Tsiaperas, Baritone; Mason Shelby. Baritone; Evan Williams, Bass Clarinet; Marggie Andrews, Bass Clarinet; Suzanne Huycke, Bassoon; Chrissy Duell, Bb Clarinet; Nicole Alexander, Bb Clarinet; Claire Smith, Flute; Rachel Jones, Flute; Kevin Sullivan, French Horn; Matt Schubin, Tenor Saxophone; Tony Goode, Tenor Trombone; Sam Koff, Trumpet; Joe Boselovic, Tuba; and Brian Porter, Tuba.

Girl Scouts. Two age groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17, with activities/events planned all year round. Activities include high-adventure outings such as rock climbing, white-water rafting and back packing, international and national travel, internship opportunities on Capitol Hill, theater, art, science, technology and making friends. For more information, call Betsy Kiger at 1-800-523-7898, ext. 578, Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or Dale Hook at 703-866-1840. Visit or

Club Phoenix Teen Center. Vienna Community Center features a big screen TV, jukebox and CD player, Dreamcast, pool and pingpong tables and more for Vienna-area middle-school students. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-255-6360.