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Dominion High School news:

* The 2005 White House Ornament, honoring President James Garfield, is on sale now at the Dominion High School Office, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling. Cost is $18 and supports Dominion High School and ATLAS. Deadline for orders is Nov. 30.

* Sponsorship opportunities still exist for the eight-team Titan Tip Off Basketball Tournament, Dec. 1-3. Contact athletic director Joe Fleming, 703-444-8038, for details.

Briar Woods High School PTSO is selling poinsettias for decorating home, office, church or as gifts for clients or office employees. Funds benefit student activities. Poinsettias will be delivered to the school for pickup on or about Dec. 9. Large orders may be delivered to a selected destination if needed. Call 703-726-0280 or 571-223-2344 for more information. Visit for

order form and pricing.

The Sully Elementary School PTO presents music and dance of the Andes, featuring music by Yarawi and dance by Alma Boliviana (Bolivian Soul) to be performed at Sully Elementary School, 300 Circle Drive in Sterling, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., in a performance open to the general public. The cost is $8 per person. Children under 2 are admitted free. All proceeds will go toward Sully's Discovery Park, the new Science Park and Playground to be built at Sully. This interactive program is suitable for all ages. Snacks and drinks will be available for sale. Contact Valerie Petrey at 703-787-8931, or Peter Kronenberg at 703-444-9484,

Dates for SAT and ACT testing for 2005-2006 have been established for Loudoun County Public Schools. The tests are administered on nationally standardized dates and require advanced registration.

Students may register online or may obtain paper registration materials from the guidance office of each high school. Registration and study information is available at for the SAT and at for the ACT. Students should register at least six weeks in advance of the tests.

Most colleges require SAT or ACT for college admissions. Some colleges also require certain SAT II subject tests for admissions or placement. Students should check with all of the colleges to which they plan to apply to determine which tests are required and preferred.

Students usually register for the SAT or ACT in their junior year and repeat the test in the senior year. Some students elect to take both the SAT and ACT.

The SAT test dates are:

* Dec. 3: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Loudoun County High School.

* Jan. 28: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Loudoun Valley High School.

* April 1: SAT only, Loudoun County High School.

* May 6: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Broad Run High School.

* June 3: SAT and SAT II subject tests, Park View High School.

The ACT test date is April 8, Broad Run High School.

Potomac Falls High School will be holding its biannual performance of "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 8-10, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11, 2 p.m., at the school, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. Tickets $5. For advanced tickets or more information, call 703-444-7542.

The Stone Bridge High School Project Graduation Committee is sponsoring its Third Annual ÒSBHS Car or Cash Sweepstakes.Ó Tickets are $30, with the winner Ñ selected Dec. 16 Ñ having a choice of winning a 2006 Nissan Sentra from BrownÕs Sterling Nissan or $10,000 cash. Only 600 tickets will be sold. All proceeds go toward the all-night, alcohol-free, drug-free, tobacco-free party for SBHSÕs graduating seniors on graduation night, June 14.

To purchase tickets, call 703-729-5717 or download a form from links on the SBHS Web site at Tickets will also be sold at home SBHS athletic events and at Ashburn Starbucks.

Sugarland Elementary PTO is holding a hot sauce fund-raiser. The hot sauces are private label with original Sugarland Elementary artwork and are sold in the following flavors ÒWildcat Wing Sauce,Ó ÒPrincipalÕs Punishment,Ó ÒSugarland ScorcherÓ and ÒTeacherÕs Torment.Ó Stop by the Sugarland Elementary main office, 65 Sugarland Run Drive, sterling, during business hours or visit the Web site

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. announces the Long & Foster $200,000 Scholarship Program for well-rounded graduating high-school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university. The program will award $1,000 each of 200 worthy recipients for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The deadline for applying is March 1 and the scholarships will be awarded in the beginning of April. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the studentÕs name.

Applications for the program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster residential sales offices, from high-school guidance counselors or via Long & FosterÕs Web site at Also visit the Web site for details on eligibility and application requirements.