School Notes

School Notes

Kyle Conrad, son of Scott and Cynthia Conrad of Chantilly, and 2001 Chantilly High School alum, graduated in December as a Distinguished Military Student with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Tech University, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army in the Medical Service Corps. Kyle was the recipient of a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship, and is currently attending his Officer Basic Course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In mid-April, he is scheduled to report to his first assignment, with the 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, HI.

Clifton Children's Academy will be holding a Registration Open House for Kindergarten and Morning and Afternoon Preschool classes on Thursdays during the month of February: Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. This is for registration for Fall 2006. There will also be limited registration available for this Spring - 2006. Bring your child and come to tour the school. The school is located at 14315 Compton Road in Centreville. Call 703-068-8455 or visit the Web site at

What Will You Do After High School? FCPS high school parents and students are invited to attend the Chantilly Academy Open House: Academy for Engineering & Scientific Technology and Health and Human Services on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. The Academy is located at the Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Enrollment in Academy programs is offered to all FCPS students in their junior and senior years of high school. The classes are advanced, specialized electives. Call 703-222-7460.

Paul VI High School is hosting youth night on Friday, Feb. 10 for current eighth-grade boys interested in Paul VI's athletic program. There will be pizza and drinks in the Paul VI cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Gonzaga vs. PVI basketball game. Free admission to the game for current eighth-grade students. RSVP to Pat McGroarty, head football coach at Paul VI, at: or 703-352-0925, ext. 304.

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.

The Robinson Secondary School Mulch Sale is on. Only $4.25 per bag for 3 cubic feet of shredded hardwood. And the mulch is delivered to your house on Saturday, March 25. Minimum order is 10 bags. Call or email Claudia Clark 703-250-8241 or

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 now through Feb. 21. Call 703-750-8533 to schedule an interview. On-line preregistration is required; go to to register.

Parents are invited to attend an evening educational program titled, Saturday Night in the Suburbs, sponsored by the Westfield Community Coalition and the Westfield High School PTSA. The event is free and is an opportunity for parents to find out from our local teens what is really going on in the teen social scene in our area. The format of the program will be a dialogue with a panel of a dozen students to discuss drugs, alcohol, parties, driving, and communication between teens and parents. The event will be held at the Westfield High School Lecture Hall on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

Chantilly High School's "All Night Party" Basket Bingo Fund-raiser is on Friday, March 24 from 6-9 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Loaded baskets, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and food available. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the door. Call 703-362-8942 or e-mail

St. Timothy School is having a Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 9-3 p.m. The fair will have hand made crafts from over 70 artisans, unique Easter/spring gifts, baked goods, raffles. Admission is free. St. Timothy School is located at 13809 Poplar Tree Road in Chantilly.

Capitol Steps to bring politics of laughter to Westfield High School. The Capitol Steps, D.C.’s renowned political musical comedy troupe, will perform at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Sunday, April 2, at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the school auditorium and proceeds will benefit the WHS Orchestra Program. The cost is $27, and doors open at 4:45 p.m. for general seating. For tickets, call 703-488-6363 x7181. Visit

Brookfield Elementary will be holding 2006-2007 Kindergarten Registration on Monday, April 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parents of children who will turn 5 before Sept. 30, 2006, may call and make an appointment to register, at 703-814-8700.

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.

Congratulations to these local 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.

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 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. He has been assigned to work with Arlington Del. Albert C. Eisenberg, D-47th.

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.

Sarah Cummins of Centreville, enrolled in the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2005 semester. She 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 Dean's 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.

Jay Robert Liotta, son of Alan and Katy Liotta of Oak Hill, has been named to the President's List for the 2005 fall semester at Elon University. Jay, a 2005 graduate of Chantilly High School, is majoring in communications with a focus on TV broadcast. At Chantilly, he co-anchored the televised morning news announcements, held roles in Chantilly musicals and comedies, was a member of the drama team that won districts, placed second in Regionals, and placed fifth in statewide competition, and of the award-winning Theater Sports Team.

Ashley Lauren Shelton, daughter of Path and Kim Shelton of Centreville, has been named to the President's List for the 2005 fall semester at Elon University. Ashley currently holds a 3.8 GPA with a corporate communications major and a business minor. She is co-captain of the gold dance team, a member of the sigma kappa sorority and a participant in the Isabella Cannon leadership program.

Dean Nezam Razavi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amir H. Razavi of Centreville, was named to the Dean's list at Vanderbilt University for the fall 2005 semester.