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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. Pickup is on or about Dec. 7.

* The next ATLAS meeting and Titan forum, featuring fine arts programs at Dominion, is Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

* Tip-off basketball tournament, Dec. 1-3. Food and drink donations are being sought for that event. Contact Laurie Bush at 703-406-9779.

* Jane Lettman and Ron Phillips have been named co-chairs of DominionÕs Project Graduation committee. This second annual substance-free event, in honor of graduating seniors, will be seeking volunteers and donations. Contact ATLAS president Steve Hammond at

The entire Sterling community is invited to attend the unveiling of the design of Discovery Park, the new Sully science park and playground at Sully Elementary School Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

John Dean, a designer with the playground design firm Leathers & Associates, will be spending the day at the

school gathering input for the design of Discovery Park. The morning will be spent speaking to all the students, giving them an opportunity to describe their ideal playground. During the afternoon, the designer will be designing Discovery Park while speaking to teachers and other committee members.

The day will culminate with a children's performance and a presentation of the preliminary playground design at a community party at 7 p.m. All individuals, businesses and community organizations are invited to attend the evening celebration. Baked goods and drinks will be provided.

Contact Valerie Petrey at 703-787-8931, or Peter Kronenberg at 703-444-9484,