School Notes

School Notes

The following Chantilly High School students have been named Commended Students in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholars. Congratulations to: Danny Chong, Joshua Danehower, Charles Durnell, Eileen Foley, Danielle Fox, Megan Frook, Kaitlyn Hamilton, Virginia Hutcheson, Richmond Hwang, Eun Ji Kim, Karen Kim, Brittany Koffer, Rachel Koffer, Shannon McMahon, Michelle Sawwan, Ashna Saxena, Mrudula Venigalla, Alexander Wilkerson and Terry Zhang.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2007 competition for Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2007 competition by taking the 2005 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Heather Borowski and Eun Ji Kim of Chantilly High School have received 2006 Achievement Awards in Writing by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Ann Lewis, a Hope College senior from Centreville, is studying off campus in the Chicago Metro Program in Illinois during the 2006 fall semester. Lewis is the daughter of James and Kathryn Lewis of Centreville. She is a 2003 graduate of Westfield High School.

The following freshmen from Chantilly have been selected as members of the University Honors program at Virginia Tech.

* Janet De Mena is majoring in animal and poultry science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

* Natalie Fuentes is majoring in music in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

* Jennifer Kim is majoring in finance in the Pamplin College of Business.

* Evan Luzi is majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

* Robert Palmer is majoring in psychology in the College of Science.

* Lauren Waddell is majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

The Westfield High School Homecoming parade will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. There is a new parade route this year that begins and ends at Cub Run Elementary School. The parade will wind a route from Sully Park Drive at Cub Run Elementary School to Glen Meadow Drive, Kimanna, Braddock Road and back to Sully Park Drive. The Homecoming football game vs. Oakton follows at 7:30 p.m. at WHS.

The first graduating class of Chantilly High School, the Class of 1976, will hold its 30th reunion, Saturday, Oct. 14 (Labor Day weekend). The Homecoming Football game is the Friday before. It will be at the Hilton Dulles at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 a person, and rooms are $89 each. Checks payable to Chantilly Class of 1976 Reunion may be sent to: Meg Lawless, 15311 Blueridge View Drive, Centreville, VA 20120. Call Reunion Committee Members: Meg Lawless 703-795-3340 -

The Brookfield Elementary Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be a silent auction, a cake walk, a stuffed animal walk, carnival food, and the annual chili cook-off. Prizes will be awarded for the games, and there will be a few new booths this year, including a “Craft Corner” and a wreath decorating contest. Brookfield Elementary School is located at 4200 Lees Corner Road.

Rocky Run Middle School's Fall Book Fair will be held Oct. 23-27 in the media center, during school hours. Scholastic Book fairs feature many new titles for teen readers. There will not be a family buying night; parents are encouraged to come to the school during school hours. All parents who want to shop at the Fall Book Fair need to first sign in at the main office. The Fair will be open during late bus days until 4 p.m. Parent book fair coordinators are Amy Hansen and Elizabeth Nelson. Call Yvon Jensen at 703-802-7708 to volunteer. The proceeds from this event will purchase new AV equipment needed by Rocky Run Middle School.

The Fairfax County Public Schools will hold ESOL parent information meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Chantilly High School.

The 26th Annual St. Timothy School Fall Craft Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, has a few more booths available for crafters seeking to sell their handmade items. This is a large event, with more than 150 crafters participating from all over the Mid-Atlantic region. Contact Karen Yee at 703-803-0460 or Kelly Schmank at 703-222-3823 or log onto the St. Timothy School Web site to receive an application at

Pleasant Valley Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2006-07 school year. This is a cooperative preschool with classes available for 3- and 4-year-olds. The school is located in the Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Road, Fairfax. Call 703-378-6911 or visit the Web site at

The Westfield High School Chamber Singers have been selected to participate in the Washington Chorus Side-by-Side program for the 2006-07 school year. Performances will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md., and on Saturday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 23, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ticket information is available at

Liberty Middle School's After-School program affords interested volunteers the opportunity to work with groups of middle school students in a variety of academic, enrichment, youth development, and recreational activities anytime between 3–6 p.m. daily. They are looking for help with a myriad of activities to include tutoring; teaching computer skills, dance, cooking, oil painting, gardening, and creative writing; supervising a literacy, math, technology, or science activity; coaching a sports activity; or teaching aerobics. Contact Elizabeth Vandenburg, Liberty After-School Program Specialist, 703-988-8211 or