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Broad Run High School's Project Graduation committee is selling White House Christmas ornaments to support the drug- and alcohol-free party for graduating seniors of the 2006-2007 school year.

The cost is $20 each for one ornament, $18 each for five to nine ornaments, and $16 each for 10 or more ornaments. Contact Carol Peters at 703-450-2344 or

Sully Elementary School Principal Clark Bowers will spend the night on the roof of the school if 750 volunteers are signed up to help construct the Discovery Park educational playground at the school by the end of the Parent vs. Teachers soccer game, Oct. 4. at 6:30 p.m. Discovery Park will need lots of volunteers to help build it during the week of Oct. 16.

The Park View High School class of 1991's 15-year reunion will be held during Park View's Homecoming weekend, Oct. 13-15. On Friday, Oct. 13, alumni will enjoy the Homecoming football game and will meet up at Bungalow Billiards in Cascades after the game. On Saturday, Oct. 14, alumni will have a semi-private gathering on the patio at Champps Americana in Reston. Visit

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; contact the Department of Planning and Legislative Services by e-mailing or calling 571-252-1050.

* Arcola Elementary School in the Stone Ridge subdivision, Aldie: Monday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., at Pinebrook Elementary, 25480 Mindful Court, Aldie; Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., at Aldie Elementary, 23269 Meetinghouse Lane, Aldie.

* Creighton's Corner Elementary School in the Brambleton subdivision, Ashburn: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., at Legacy Elementary, 22995 Minerva Drive, Ashburn; Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., at Mill Run Elementary, 42905 Waxpool Road, Ashburn.

* Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School in the Loudoun Valley Estates II subdivision, Ashburn: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., at Legacy Elementary, 22995 Minerva Drive, Ashburn; Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., at Mill Run Elementary, 42905 Waxpool Road, Ashburn.

* 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.

On Oct. 17, from 10-11 a.m., the public is invited to attend a presentation by the Tidewater Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen at Mill Run Elementary, 42905 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Free. Call the school, 703-779-8927.

Del. David Poisson (D-32) will host a panel of higher education experts, “Choosing the Right College for You,” from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Waddell Theater on the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling. Learn strategies for getting admitted to the college of one’s choice, the role of college-entrance exams in the admissions process and how to meet the rising costs of a college education. The program is especially directed at parents and juniors and seniors attending high schools in eastern Loudoun County including Dominion, Potomac Falls, Broad Run, and Stone Bridge. Free and open to the public. Contact Sandra Martinez at 703-669-4776.

The community is invited Oct. 20, from 6-8:30 p.m., to visit Mill Run Elementary, 42905 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, for the International Family Festival. There will be food and entertainment from across the globe. Call the school, 703-779-8927.

Dominion High School is offering partnership opportunities for its annual girls' and boys' basketball tournament, the Brown's Nissan Tip-Off Classic, which kicks off the 2006-2007 season. Eight teams will participate in this four-day event held at Dominion High School in Sterling Nov. 29-Dec. 2. For more information, contact athletic director Joe Fleming at 703-444-8038 or via e-mail

Members of the Dominion High School community and all local residents are encouraged to join the Receipt Partnership Program — a no-cost way to help Dominion High School raise funds for student activities.

Local stores have teamed with Dominion through ATLAS (Association of Titan Leaders Assisting Students). The process requires linking a supermarket discount card to Dominion's program.

The following merchants are participating by donating a portion of receipts to ATLAS. This is how to link: Giant, go to under "A+ Bonus Bucks." Dominion's code is 0155, must reregister each year. Safeway, go to The account is 500004824. Harris Teeter, go to under "Together in Education." Dominion's code is 6110. Office Depot, when checking out ask the cashier that the "Back to school credit" go to Dominion High School.

Vice chairman Bruce E. Tulloch (R-Potomac) has secured $10,000 in donations for the Potomac Falls High School Challenge Day Character Program. The money was donated by Inova Loudoun Hospital and a check was presented at the PFHS Back-to-School Night Sept. 18. The Challenge Day Character Program promotes self-acceptance and respect for others, motivating the participants to become positive forces in their schools and communities. Nancy Lasik, president of the Parent-Teacher Student Organization, and Kathy Lague, the vice president of programs for the PTSO, accepted the check on behalf of the entire PTSO, which will be funding the Challenge Day Character Program.