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Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Dominion High School Choral Department presents it's Winter Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium. Admission is free.

Horizon Elementary School's PTA received the Phoebe Apperson Hearst-National PTA Excellence in Education Partnership Award for 2005-06 Nov. 29. A representative from the Virginia State PTA presented the award in recognition of outstanding collaborative efforts with parents, families, educators, and community members to promote parent/family involvement in ongoing programs that encourage student success. Only one award is presented each year.

The Dominion High School baseball program is seeking to raise funds by recycling used cell phones, PDAs and ink jet cartridges. These items may be dropped off in the collection box at the Dominion High School Athletic Office. Contact coach Jay Raines with any questions, Rock9jay@yahoo.com.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries‚ Virginia Naturally School Recognition program will be honoring 25 schools for their efforts during the 2005-2006 school year. The schools have made a long-term commitment to increase the environmental literacy of their students.

Dominion High School, two years participation; Douglass School, one year participation.

The school system has scheduled community input meetings to establish attendance boundaries for several schools. For more information about the schools potentially impacted by the changes, upcoming meetings or how to submit written comments visit www.loudoun.k12.va.us; contact the Department of Planning and Legislative Services by e-mailing lcpsplan@loudoun.k12.va.us or calling 571-252-1050.

* Forest Grove/Rolling Ridge elementary schools, Sterling: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Rolling Ridge Elementary, 500 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling; Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Forest Grove Elementary, 46245 Forest Grove Drive, Sterling.

* Middle school to be named, (MS-5), in the Dulles area: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Mercer Middle, 42149 Greenstone Drive, Aldie; Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., at Freedom High, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding.