School Notes

School Notes

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.

The following students from Coastal Carolina University earned President’s and Dean’s List status for the fall 2005 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average.

* PRESIDENT’S LIST: Meghan L. Connifey of Chantilly, Robin J. Moreland of Fairfax, Mary K. McGee of Fairfax.

* DEAN'S LIST: Lindsay A. Gigliello of Centreville, Nicole A. Grant of Clifton, Michael J. Toth, Jr. of Clifton, and Ryan Younis of Chantilly.

Sarah Cummins of Centreville, a architecture major at Syracuse University, was named to the dean's List for the Fall 2005 semester.

Clifton Children's Academy will be holding a Registration Open House for Kindergarten and Morning and Afternoon Preschool classes on Thursdays, 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

Robinson Middle School will present "Peter Pan" on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, 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

Northern Virginia Christian Academy (NVCA) is a new Christian school in Fairfax that equips students in God's word. The mission is to educate children about God as the creator and sustainer of all life. NVCA was founded by parents and educators with a background in business and teaching. Emphasis is on the best in academics, music and sports. The school is nondenominational, independent and not associated with any church or organization. NVCA will be located in Central Fairfax and will offer a comprehensive program for grades 1-12 to include: weekly chapel and daily prayer, quality faculty with a passion for teaching, elementary music and art, established sports programs, advanced math and science coursework, foreign language program, SAT guidance and college placement and extended care (before and after school). Enrollment packets will be available by Feb. 22. Visit to download an enrollment form, or call 703-203-0046.

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, on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m., at Westfield High School lecture hall. 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 local teens what is really going on in the teen social scene in the 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.

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 handmade 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.

The Capitol Steps is bringing 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.

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 intern 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.

The following students enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University were named to the dean's list for the Fall 2005 semester. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

* Stephanie Goldstein of Clifton is a junior majoring in Public Relations.

* Seamus O'Connor of Chantilly is a senior majoring in Magazine Journalism.

Sruthi Thatchenkery of Autumn Glory Way in Chantilly was named to the dean's list at Duke University for the Fall 2005 semester. She was among 2,051 students who achieved that honor. Sruthi grew up in the Centreville and Chantilly area since grade 1 and attended Centreville Elementary, Greenbriar Elementary, Rocky Run Middle and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

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 to $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 to graduate from NVCC and agree to be part of a program that will promote community college education and become mentors to future Legacy scholars. Final selection of the merit-based scholarships will be determined by academic excellence and leadership during high school.