School Notes

School Notes

The Fairfax Towne Center Baja Fresh is currently hosting an art show entitled, "Forms In Space." Sixteen Lees Corner Elementary sixth-graders are participating. Students experimented with color, movement, balance and light to create shaded forms that appear to float through space. The show will be on display through the end of April. The featured students are: Christina Nguyen, Delaney Dreyer, Miranda Leung, Adam Gaskins, Jessie Sun, Sam Arnone, Melissa Masters, Katrina Hutzall, Min Ji Kim, Kenny Ly, Elizabeth George, Lauren Mashinski, Paige Irwin, Elizabeth Graviano, Radhika Pavgi and Mitchell Phillips.

Centreville High School's Class of '96 Reunion Committee is planning its 10-year reunion. If you are a member of the class or know someone who is, visit to submit your contact information and receive further information.

Students enrolled in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall will be collecting gently used prom dresses for distribution to needy students through Saturday, April 22. The students, who study marketing with an emphasis on the retail industry, will turn the classroom into a temporary prom dress shop using the visual merchandising and store design skills they have learned. Dresses are also being collected at some high schools located near the mall. Accessories such as bags, shoes, and jewelry are also being accepted.

Students who are in financial need of a prom dress can come to the mall classroom and select a dress free of charge at the following times:

* Monday, April 17, 3-5 p.m.

* Wednesday, April 19, 5-7 p.m.

* Friday, April 21, 3-5 p.m.

* Saturday, April 22, 1-4 p.m.

* Tuesday, April 25, 3-5 p.m.

* Thursday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.

Training and auditions for the Chantilly High School Choir will be held in the school auditorium April 19 and 21 and are open to all rising freshmen and current CHS students. Call 703-222-8181 or visit

Chantilly High School will be performing "Auntie Mame," directed by Drama Teacher Ed Monk, as its spring "Cappie" Production. The play is double cast; so attend each week to see both casts perform.

Set designers Marley Monk and Kevin Jones, both seniors, have created an eye-popping set that not only extends from the Roaring '20s through the Great Depression and beyond, but to various locations around the world, as well.

Performances will be held at the Chantilly High School Auditorium April 21, 22, 28 and 29, with all shows starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door.

The second annual Leadership Conference for Middle School Boys is at Hayfield Secondary School Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The boys selected are in need of extra support and encouragement, motivation and recognition — to understand that finishing school, earning a high school diploma and going onto college can and should be goals that they set for their future. There will be Career and Leadership sessions that the boys will attend. A few of the speakers will be FCPS Superintendent Dr. Dale; Edward Cunningham, Keynote Speaker; and Willie Jolley, closing speaker.

Greenbriar West will be hosting the annual Spring Carnival on Saturday, April 22 from 12-4 p.m. at Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly, due to the current renovation. With the theme, "GBW Olympics," there will be moon bounces, games, food, a bake sale, pie and cake-decorating contests, a cakewalk/bakewalk, 50/50 raffle and more. Contact or

The Fairfax County School Board has scheduled a series of community meetings, called District Dialogues to discuss academic goals for Fairfax County Public Schools. These meetings will take place in April and May and are open to all members of the community. All of the meetings begin at 7 p.m. The Sully District meeting will be on Tuesday, April 25 at Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

Students may learn leadership and community service by attending The Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax, June 26-30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Students entering grades 10-12 in fall 2006 are eligible to apply for this free, leadership institute held at the Mason District Government Center. Apply at or call Emily Swenson at Volunteer Fairfax at 703-246-3460. Application deadline is May 1.

The Centreville Community Foundation is establishing a scholarship program to recognize local students who participate in community service in the Centreville area. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student at each of the three high schools: Centreville High School, Mountain View Alternative High School and Westfield High School. The goal is to encourage students to become involved in the local community and contribute volunteer hours that support CCF's mission in the areas of arts, youth, education, economic development and community improvement. The scholarship award may be used to pursue any type of post-secondary education and/or related expenses during the '06-'07 academic school year. Contact Marvin Powell, chair of the Centreville Community Foundation,

The 10th annual Deer Park Elementary School PTA golf tournament is being held on May 1 at South Riding Country Club. Registration is $100 and includes green fees, cart, buffet lunch and many great door prizes. Registration and lunch on May 1 begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information and to register on-line, see

Students on the Patriot Team at Rocky Run Middle School are learning they can make a difference in their world at the age of 12 or 13. The students have established a community service project called Communiteen, that supports the Northern Virginia community in several ways. The students are donating toiletries and assembling the donations into welcome kits that will be delivered to the Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston. Some of the students adopted needy children or families for the holidays, providing them with needed items. Others participated in park land or neighborhood cleanup projects.

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), in cooperation with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, announces the launch of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program. This program, offered as part of the celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), will offer up-$3,000 for a full year of tuition, books and fees to 40 first-year students in the 23 community colleges in the VCCS.

To be eligible for this scholarship opportunity, students must be enrolled full-time in an associate’s degree program and attending college for the first time. The scholars must have plans-graduate from NVCC and agree-be part of a program that will promote community college education and become mentors-future Legacy scholars. Final selection of the merit-based scholarships will be determined by academic excellence and leadership during high school.

Clifton Elementary School PTA has received a $300 grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. This grant will help support the Cultural Arts Program which hosts various artistic assemblies for the students at Clifton.