School Notes

School Notes

Stone Middle School will present the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." on Dec. 1-3. Some 46 students are involved in the cast and stage crew. The dates are as follows: Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Stone Middle School is located at 5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville. Call 703-631-5500.

The Centreville High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present 'A Celebration of Winter' concert this Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at CVHS in the auditorium. Some holiday favorites will be performed. Tickets are $3/student, $5/adult and $10/family. Tag Day family passes may be used to get in.

Poplar Tree Elementary School will be holding its Second Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3. It will be held in the cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters are welcome. Crafters interested in participating can contact Kathy Richter at or Tasha Virostek at

The Chantilly High School's Performing Arts Department presents its annual Holiday Spectacular on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9. Reserved seats are $6 and are now available through students in the performance. Tickets will also be sold between 11-1 p.m. in the cafeteria from Thursday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, Dec. 7, while they last.

Chantilly High's Holiday Spectacular will be presented Thursday-Friday, Dec. 8-9, at 7 p.m. each night, in the school theater. It will feature the band, orchestra, choir and theater students singing holiday tunes and acting out scenes from "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," "Mary Poppins," "Aladdin" and "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." Tickets are $6 at the door. Call 703-222-8180.

Paul VI Catholic High School will hold its Annual Christmas Concert Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The concert and show choirs will combine with the string, percussion and wind ensembles to present traditional Christmas selections. Admission is $2 per adult, $1 per student, or $5 per family. Visit

The Westfield High School Choral and Orchestral Programs present selections from Handel's Messiah on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday Dec. 18, in the Westfield High School Auditorium. Saturday's performance is at 7 p.m. and Sunday's performance is at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for school-age students, children and senior citizens. This famous masterwork will feature the WHS Chamber Singers, Bel Canto, Chamber Orchestra and student soloists. Tickets are available in advance and at the door. Call the "Handel Hotline" at 703-488-6363, ext. 7181.

Chantilly High School is offering caroling groups to entertain at local holiday parties as a fund-raiser. Small groups of eight carolers from the Touch of Class show choir and Jazz Touch choir will be available to perform at your place of business or private party this holiday season. Instead of a set fee, donations are given to the Chantilly Music Boosters. These funds are used to offset travel expenses to national competitions for students this spring. To schedule a group to perform at your party, e-mail Carol Hrubik at or call 703-222-1270.

The Goddard School in Chantilly has begun a holiday drive for families in the community through Our Neighbors Child and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. These organizations help thousands of families in the western part of Fairfax County. The parents, teachers, and management are collection food and gifts until Wednesday, Dec. 7. Goddard is asking families in the community to drop by the school located at 5001 Westone Plaza if they would life to make a donation.

The Rocky Run Model United Nations Club participated in the 10th Annual Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs at George Washington University on Nov. 12. The conference met in the new Elliott School of International Affairs building on campus. Thirty Rocky Run students were involved in the conference.

Rocky Run students won several conference awards including two of the highest awards for Most Outstanding Delegate. The two gavel winners in this category were Arvin Ahmadi and Mica Moore. Taylor Enders, Rajni Rao, and Nina Udeshi won Honorable Mention Awards for their very successful involvement and participation.

The 30 students who attended are: Arvin Ahmadi, Elizabeth Chun, Joyce Chung, Will Daybell, Ricardo Dutton, Stephanie Gu, Xianomaw Hu, Danny Kim, Andrew Lam, Jennifer Lee, Tiffany Lee, Alyssa Mendoza, Mica Moore, Emily Powers, Monisha Rao, Rajni Rao, Nina Udeshi, Linda Salvatierra, Lucia Ahmadi, Arvin Saffarini, Serena Yang, Andy Frank, Lauren Joy, Nikhil Nesbit, Erin Babillion, Kelsay Daas, Sanjeet Teklu, Nebby Enders, Taylor Enders, and Weily Shay

Derek Jeffrey Ho, junior, son of Mr. Yen-Fu Ho and Ms. Ann Hsu of Chantilly was named to the High List, Episcopal High School's academic honor roll, for the 2005-06 fall term. This honor denotes an average of 90 or above in five or more academic courses for the term.

Episcopal High School in Alexandria, is a coeducational boarding school that prepares students in grades 9-12 for college. Founded in 1839, EHS offers a dynamic academic program that integrates the educational and cultural resources of Washington, D.C. Academics are enhanced by equally strong athletic, extracurricular, and community service programs. Episcopal's valued Honor Code is one of the oldest among secondary boarding schools in the country. Episcopal High School enrolls 410 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 international locations.

The Art Department at Westfield High School is once again selling White House ornaments. The cost is $17 each. They are in stock now and ornaments can be set aside by calling 703-488-6577 to place an order.

Pleasant Valley Preschool is currently enrolling for its class for 4-year-olds. The co-operative preschool is located in the Greenbriar Community Center on Stringfellow Road. Call 703-378-6911 or visit

Liberty Middle School is looking for caring adults who can spare 30 minutes a day working with students. Tutoring takes place either any time between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on school days, or after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. Boys and girls need help with organizational skills, homework, or any one or all of the core subjects. Students will be matched with adults, depending on strengths and availability. TB test required. Contact Mrs. MacLean at 703-988-8191 or

The Brookfield Elementary School and Center Parent Teacher Association is conducting its annual fall fund-raiser. Gifts and wrapping paper are available through catalogue and online sales. To order online, go to On check out, enter the school “Brookfield Elementary.” Or, to order via catalogue, contact Dawne LeKang, 703-263-9099, or Profits are used to enhance curriculum studies including support for field trips, assemblies, classroom libraries/equipment, teacher development/training, after hours educational programs and to support the operations of the PTA.

Mountain View School in Centreville is planning a 10-year reunion/celebration. The school, located on Spindle Court, first opened its doors as FCPS’s third adult/alternative high school in January 1996 and graduated its first class in June 1996. Since that time, more than 1,000 students have graduated from Mountain View.

A committee comprised of staff and graduates has begun meeting to plan events. In the works are small monthly commemorations followed by a “family reunion” picnic event in June 2006.

The Reunion Committee is looking for contact information on all alumni and former staff. Any alumni, former staff member or person with contact information for either should e-mail or call Sharon DeBragga at the school at 703-227-2388.

South Lakes Class of 1985 is looking for classmates for its 20-year reunion in October 2005. Visit or contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.

Centreville Preschool Inc. (CPI) currently has openings in their 4-year-old program from the 2005-2006 school year. CPI is a nonprofit, cooperative preschool established in 1969 by a group of parents wishing to provide the best possible preschool experience for their children. Call the school at 703-830-5656 and leave a message after hours. The school is located at 13916 Braddock Road, Centreville.