School Notes

School Notes

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Fairfax County Public Schools Career and Transition Services will hold open houses to showcase services that support students with disabilities as they prepare to transition from school to adult life.

An open house is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. CTS is part of the Office of Special Education, Department of Student Services.

Middle and high school-age students, their parents, and FCPS staff members who would like to learn more about transition services are welcome to attend.

The sessions are designed to provide information to families to help their sons and daughters with transition planning prior to course scheduling for the next school year.

Contact Ann Marie Cook at 571-423-4152 or

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Dunn Loring Administrative Center located at 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. The meeting begins promptly at 7:30 p.m., use entrance 2.

Guests are welcome to observe and/or provide public comment at any meeting. Anyone needing accommodations for a disability in order to attend or participate in this Fairfax County Public Schools activity should call 703-204-3956 or # 711 to access the Virginia Relay TTY service.

WJLA-TV’s morning meteorologist will visit Terraset Elementary in the Channel 7 Storm Chaser Hummer on Friday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m.

The meteorologist will speak to students in grades 3-6 about the science of weather, weather pattern predictions, and new technologies that enable weather reporters to provide information to the public.

The students at Terraset Elementary School will welcome Stanley Dixon and Bill Atkinson of the VFW Post 9478 of Leesburg to read to students and answer their questions at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10 in celebration of Veterans Day.

Dixon was in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 23 years and served two tours in Vietnam. He retired as Master Sergeant on Aug. 1, 1979.

Atkinson, the Post Commander in Leesburg, was in the U.S. Army for over 22 years. For the first 18 years he was a Green Beret (U.S. Army Special Forces) and served in various locations throughout southeast Asia and the Caribbean. He retired in May of 1995 as Sergeant First Class. Atkinson’s wife, Hazel, is also a veteran and member of the VFW. Their oldest son, Billy, is in the U.S. Army and serving his second tour in Iraq. He is also a member of the VFW.