School Notes

School Notes

Send announcements to the Herndon Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, send an e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week’s paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6476 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Clearview Elementary is holding a “Barnes and Noble” book fair Oct. 11-14 at 12635 Builders Road in Herndon. A percentage of all purchases made with a Clearview voucher will go to the PTA. Several fun events will run during these dates. Contact Kara Rider 703-437-7850 with questions.

v Oct. 11, from 6-8 p.m., is a “Faculty Storytime” on “Barnes and Noble’s” stage featuring many of Clearview’s wonderful teachers and the principals reading their favorite picture books.

v Oct. 13, from 6-8 p.m., is a “ThinkFun” Game Night, also held in Barnes and Noble’s” children department. There will also be Lemony Snicket fun on the stage celebrating the debut of the last “Series of Unfortunate Events” book. The voucher can be obtained on Clearview’s Web site or at the cashier when checking out.

Springfield business executive, Margo R. Friedman, president of American Direct Mail Marketing, Inc., and several of her clients are sponsoring two college scholarships for local students through the In Hope Freedom Rings Foundation. This year’s sponsors include Papa John’s of Vienna. Visit to learn more about the sponsors.

This year, two $10,000 IHFR scholarships will be awarded to two college-bound Fairfax County public high school students who are citizens of the United States and residents of Fairfax County. The recipients will be selected based on financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities, and the completion of an essay.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, Nov. 3. The winners will be notified by Dec. 4. Applications are available at the Career Centers at all Fairfax County public high schools and online at

Herndon High School senior dues have been set at $85. These dues cover the cost of cap and gown, use of the Patriot Center for graduation, and other end-of-year senior activities. Send in a check made out to Herndon High School, and mail to the school at 700 Bennett Street, Herndon, 20170, attn: 12th Grade Office. On the memo line of the check write “Senior Dues” and the student’s name. All questions regarding senior dues can be directed to Mrs. Barlow at 703-810-2291.

Free tutoring available: Herndon High School has partnered with Herndon United Methodist Church to provide free after-school tutoring in many subjects, including, math, languages, chemistry and science and English. The sessions are held Wednesdays, 6:45-8 p.m. at the church directly across the street from the school.

Reston Interfaith in partnership with Kids R First, provided children in need with new backpacks and school supplies. Backpacks stuffed with school supplies were distributed to 2,600 children in Reston and Herndon prior to the first day of school. The goal was met of providing backpacks and school supplies to all children in our community who had expressed a need for this assistance within their school. This is the third year that Reston Interfaith and Kids R First have worked together to help ensure that all of the children start the school year on the path to success.

EF (Education First) Foundation for Foreign Study needs host families for foreign exchange students for 2006-07 in Arlington and Fairfax County high schools. Host families provide room, board, and a caring environment in exchange for an enriching cultural experience for their family. EF selects students from Europe, Asia, and Latin America based on their academic achievement, maturity, and adaptability.

Students are fully insured, speak English, and bring their own spending money. If you would like to share your America with a high school exchange student, contact local coordinator Ruth Roush at home 703-751-0165, cell 703-626-5005, or For more info about EF, visit

The cost of a student lunch at Herndon High School has increased to $2.10. For those hungry students, a second entrée cost has risen to $1.35. If a transfer student (from Herndon Middle or any other FCPS school), the lunch balance needs to be transferred to Herndon High.

Volunteers are needed for the Reston-Herndon American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) tutoring/mentoring program at Forest Edge Elementary School which provides help for academically at-risk young girls. This ongoing activity provides support with friendship, homework help and fun from 3:15-4:15 p.m. each Tuesday that school is in session. Call Fran Lovaas at 703-318-9628 or email Visit