School Notes

School Notes

Middle and high school students enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools have won a total of 348 regional awards in the Scholastic Art Awards competition sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Their work will be on display at Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Community Cultural Center from Feb. 3-16. An awards ceremony is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Of the more than 1,500 entries from FCPS students, 101 Gold Keys were awarded, 159 Silver Keys were presented, and 88 Certificates of Merit were given for outstanding drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, computer art and animation, graphic design, videos, mixed media, three-dimensional works, and portfolios.

* Winners from Centreville High are: Kaitlyn Nootens, Evan Riddle, Philip Taylor, Ho Ma, Colleen McMurrer, Alia Yusuf, Matt Bowanko, Brittany Richmond, Aaron Street, Ryan Till, Samantha Brown, Emily Falk, Nicole Gates, Eunjeong Joo, Joo Hyun Lee, Daniel O'Connor, Ryan Till, Young Ha Kuen.

* Winners from Westfield High are: Noveen Ausat, Jessica Dodd, Alia Hassan, Carrie Houston, Bradley Robinson, Kimberly Gonzalez, Jake Hamm, Kerry McDonnell, Abby Sykes, Becca Watkins, Sarah Adamson, Colleen Dolinger, Hyon Hodge, Matthew Chodoronek, Kaitlyn Grimsland, Hyon Hodge, Christina Kim, Elly Kim, Samantha Prater, Brian Beavers, Remy Gribeau, Kerry McDonnell, Jennifer Nicklyn, Raylor Russell and Weston Vierregger.

* Winners from Chantilly High are: Terra Chapman, Jane Ju, Yae Kim, Sarah Soh, Garrett Fees, Emily Kollaja, Alexandra Fraumeni.

The Chantilly Drama Department will be presenting its first show for the New Year, "The Reluctant Dragon." The play is one of two children's shows the Chantilly Drama Department will present during the year, with an emphasis on fun theater for the entire family. There are two casts comprised of 58 performers from Chantilly High and eight student technicians.

"The Reluctant Dragon" will be performed in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check at the door for $5 each. Show Dates:

* Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

* Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m.

* Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.

If any of the shows are canceled due to inclement weather, they will take place the following weekend (Feb. 10, 11, 12) at the same scheduled show times.

The Brookfield Elementary School PTA presents Engineer It! A Bright Ideas Science Night Details on Friday, Feb. 3 at Brookfield Elementary School. This free, hands-on science event allows children of all ages the opportunity to explore engineering. Schedule of events: 6 p.m. — Caliper Café Concession Stand — pizza, soda, and other food items will be on sale. (Brookfield cafeteria) 6 p.m. - Usborne Book Fair. (Brookfield Center hallways) 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. - Waves, Waves, Waves (Brookfield Center) 6 and 9 p.m. - Bright Ideas Activities. Hands-on experiments and crafts. Call 703-814-8700.

Stone Middle School PTA will be hosting an "Adults Only' evening seminar of "Netiquette" on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Jamie Newman of Childhelp/VA will conduct the seminar and provide suggestions for keeping children safe while they are engaged in the internet world. RSVP by Feb. 5 to Jennifer at 703-266-1742 or e-mail

The Science Department of Chantilly High School will present the 22nd annual Science Fair. Wednesday, Feb. 8, will be devoted to project presentation and judging. Chantilly High is fortunate to have a community of professionals from its partner, Northrup Grumman, and area businesses that volunteer their time and expertise to support the students and evaluate their research. The support of parents, administration, staff, and the P.T.S.A. have contributed to the success of the fair and its participants. The public is invited to view projects on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 7-7:30 p.m., immediately following the presentation of awards at 6 p.m. Twenty-two projects will be selected from among the award recipients to compete in the Fairfax County Regional Science Fair, whose Grand Prize winners will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, to be held in Indianapolis from May 7-13. First-place winners at the Regional Fair are eligible for statewide competition in April.

Centreville High School will present a College Planning Night for juniors and their families to be held on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the theater. A panel of college admissions representatives will share their expertise and present an overview of the admissions process. A panel of current CVHS seniors will talk about the college application process from the student’s perspective. Contact Claire Leftwich, Career Center Specialist, 703-802-5445.

Robinson Middle School will present "Peter Pan" on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Russell Theatre at Robinson Secondary. This show will make Robinson Middle School the first in Virginia to take its students to new heights, with the help of the Fairies at Fly by Foy, the official flying team of "Peter Pan" on Broadway.

Tickets are on sale for Feb. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., and matinee performances on Feb. 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 pre-sale (before Feb. 13th), $10 at the door. Order tickets at, or mail a check with the show date/time, number of tickets, name, and phone number to: Robinson Secondary School c/o MS DRAMA D106 5035 Sideburn Rd. Fairfax, VA 22032.

Fairfax County Public Schools has scheduled an elementary school teacher job fair to recruit teachers for the 2006-07 school year and is searching for teachers and counselors with strong academic backgrounds. It will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Registration runs from Feb. 7-21. Call 703-750-8533 to schedule an interview. On-line preregistration is required; go to to register.

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.

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.

VCU student Emad Maghsoudi has been selected for participation in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Virginia Capital Semester program.

Maghsoudi and 29 other students from accredited Virginia public and private colleges and universities will spend at least 20 hours a week as interns for state lawmakers during the 2006 Virginia General Assembly session. They will also participate in a policy-making seminar at the State Capitol.

Maghsoudi is a sophomore from Clifton and is studying political science at VCU. Maghsoudi has been assigned to work with Arlington Del. Albert C. Eisenberg, D-47th.

Enrollment in next year’s Virginia Capital Semester program is now open. For consideration, interested students must complete an application form, and provide a current college or university transcript and a letter of endorsement from a faculty member. The deadline for applications for next year’s program is Oct. 1.

Tracy Erin Williams, a graduate of Chantilly High School, has received her Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from the College of William and Mary. She was named to the National Dean's List, and she also received the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award. She competed for the Tribe cross-country, indoor and outdoor track teams, earning all-CAA honors in cross country and track as well as qualifying for cross-country nationals.

Congratulations to these students who were named candidates for Presidential Scholars:

* Centreville — Lisa M. Marrone, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology;

* Centreville — Joshua R. Mullins, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

The following students enrolled in the School of Architecture at Syracuse University were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2005 semester. Sarah Cummins of Centreville is a senior majoring in architecture.

The following students enrolled in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University were named to the Deans List for the Fall 2005 semester.

Ryan Maybee of Centreville is a freshman majoring in management.

Daniel Germano of Clifton is a junior majoring in finance and marketing management.

Andrew McNeill of Clifton is a junior majoring in finance.

The following students enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2005 semester. Jon-Michael Eclar of Chantilly is a sophomore majoring in music industry.

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