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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.

The Centreville High School Band will begin its annual sale of fresh H&S Florida Citrus on Monday, Nov. 4. Final orders are due on Monday, Nov. 21. Students will take orders throughout the community for fresh Florida navel oranges and pink grapefruit. Oranges are priced at $30/case or $19/half-case; grapefruit are priced at $ 28/case or $ 17/half-case. Fruit will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 2, just in time for the holidays. Call the Centreville High School Band Office at 703-802-5510. Call-in orders will be available for pickup at the Centreville High School Band room on Friday, Dec. 2, between 3-7 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay for musical equipment and travel expenses for spring competitions.

Centreville High School Fall Orchestra Concert will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The string ensemble, concert orchestra and chamber orchestra will present their fall concert this Thursday at CVHS. There will be a cheesecake tasting at the reception following the concert as a kick-off to the fall fund-raiser.

The public is invited. No tickets will be sold, however, donations for Katrina victims will be taken at the door. Contact Cheryl Cooley at cheryl.cooley@fcps.edu.

The Chantilly High School's choral group, Touch of Class, presents its annual Fall Cabaret on Thursday, Oct. 20. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available now through choral students or in the cafeteria beginning Monday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be order forms available in the main office beginning Monday, Oct. 17. Tickets will be sold at the door, if still available. Call Joyce Resua at 703- 478-6382.

A Pyramid Chorus Concert will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School auditorium. The Fairfax High Choirs, under the direction of Susanna Martone, will be joined by the choirs of Sidney Lanier Middle School, directed by Mrs. D. Bradee and Daniels Run Elementary, under the directorship of Caroline Desmond and Lucinda Sexton. The school is located at 3500 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Admission is free. Call 703-219-2355.

The Brookfield Elementary School Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for fun, games and refreshments. There will be inflatable basketball hoops, face painting, a cake walk and karaoke. Call Jill Boddie, 703-449-0755.

Mr. Martin’s civic classes at Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly will participate in The Youth Leadership Initiative's 2005 Mock Election sponsored by the University of Virginia. Virginia students will be able to cast their vote in the state's gubernatorial race. Students will also vote for the offices of Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and in House of Delegates races.

Students will register and vote on-line after participating in lessons on campaigns, elections and more. The secure online polls are set to open at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. Results of the Mock Election will be available the morning of Friday, Nov. 4.

Westfield Theatre Boosters presents its fifth annual Halloween Festival Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Westfield High School in Chantilly. Featuring a haunted house, witches’ cave and living wax museum, the festival is an annual favorite with children and adults in the community. The living wax museum showcases theatre students who stand perfectly still, as if made of wax, dressed in a variety of Halloween costumes. Theatre students also transform the Black Box Theatre into a thrilling and chilling haunted house and for the second year, will create a fright-free witches’ cave. Tickets are $3 for all three attractions and $2 for just the living wax museum and witches’ cave. All proceeds go to support theater activities at Westfield High School. Contact Westfield assistant theatre director Zoë Dillard at 703-488-6432.

The Chantilly High School Orchestra will present its 6th Annual Spooked on Classics Halloween Concert on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chantilly High School Auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

The evening of fun, music and drama is appropriate for Halloween fans of all ages and tots, teens, parents and grandparents. Included in the program will be spooky pieces such as the Alfred Hitchcock theme from Funeral March of a Marionette, Danse Macabre, Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space, and several selections from The Wizard of Oz. Student members of the orchestra will dress in Halloween costumes, and the audience is invited to do likewise. The Chantilly High School Drama Department will join with the orchestra to add to the excitement. Admission is $3, and tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 703-222-7097.

See a sneak preview of Theatre Centreville's "Competition Piece" on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at CVHS. This one-act play is Theatre Centreville's entry in the annual Virginia Theatre Association high school competition, in Reston on Oct. 28-30. Tickets are available at the door. "Competition Piece" is a comedy about three high schools competing in a state-wide competition: the preps perform a romance; the nerds present a teen drama; and the metal heads give a Kabuki spin to King Lear.

Clifton Children's Academy will be holding a Registration Open House for kindergarten and morning and afternoon preschool classes on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is for registration this academic year, and information for 2006-2007 will also be available. The school is located at 14315 Compton Road in Centreville. Call 703-968-8455 or visit www.childrensacademy.com.

The Chantilly High School Athletics Boosters Club will host The 15th Annual Chantilly Holiday Shops Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Chantilly High gym. A major fund-raiser for the CHS Athletic Department, the athletic boosters have invited artisans and vendors from all over the mid-Atlantic to feature their merchandise at the show. The Holiday Shop will offer a selection of jewelry, home accessories, clothing, woodcrafts, ceramics, bed and bath items and personalized gifts and food. A new raffle will be offered this year, with prizes including an iPod, a digital camera, and gift certificates to Fair Oaks Mall. Visit Chantilly's athletic booster's page at www.chantillysports.org.

The Fairfax High School baseball team will host its fourth annual art auction fund-raiser on Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax. The auction will feature fine works of art supplied by Marlin Fine Auctions of Deer Park, N.Y. Tickets are $10 per person and a light dinner will be served. There will be a door prize and raffle prizes throughout the evening. Contact Linda Schlesinger at 703-278-8299.

"Reflections" is National PTA's fine arts competition for students, and the PTSA sponsors this program at CVHS. This year's theme is "I Wonder Why..." Encourage your young writer, photographer, artist, or musician to create and submit original work to this well-respected competition. Recognition is awarded at the school, district, state, and national levels. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 9. More information, rules, and entry forms are available at www.CVHSPTSA.org. Contact Patricia Franck at 703-803-6318 or patricia.franck@gte.net.

Theatre Centreville is hosting its fall play, "Noises Off" a popular play-within-a-play by Tony Award winner M. Frayn. This play will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Centreville High School stage, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton. Tickets are $7.

Three CVHS students are among the 36 FCPS students who have been selected for the Virginia Music Educators Association Honors Choir. They are Ashley Antle, Alex Blizniak, and Lindsey Reese. The Honors Choir will perform at the VMEA annual conference on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Norfolk. Selection for the 132 spots is by audition and highly competitive.

The Goddard School in Chantilly has raised $778 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The parents, teachers, and management team made donations throughout the month of September. The school also donated registration fees it received from new enrollees. Currently, the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes are collecting spare change to contribute to this worthy cause.

In addition, the Goddard School is also having a fall enrollment special. New enrollees will get the benefit of receiving 50 percent off their first month’s tuition.

Pleasant Valley Preschool is currently enrolling for it's class for 4-year-olds. The co-operative preschool is located in the Greenbriar Community Center on Stringfellow Road. Call 703-378-6911 for details or visit the Web site at www.pleasantvalleypreschool.com.

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 sally.maclean@fcps.edu.

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

Senior Christine Garzon has been promoted to the top leadership ranks of the Air Force Junior ROTC detachment at Randolph-Macon Academy. Christine is the daughter of Jose Garzon of Chantilly, and Susana Barton of Stoneham, MA.

Christine was awarded the rank of cadet captain, with the position of Deputy Support Officer. Only students with records of strong academics and leadership abilities are eligible for the Academy's cadet officer and non-commissioned officer ranks.

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 reuattheview@yahoo.com 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 slhs1985.org or contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Foundation has awarded Rose Antwi of Centreville a $2,000 scholarship toward her studies at the Northern Virginia Community College's Medical Education Campus (MEC), located in Springfield. The scholarship rewards a student who has, among other criteria, maintained a 3.0 GPA. Antwi is entering her second year at the MEC and is a nursing major.

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.