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School Notes are for awards and achievements, as well as special events. Send information to greatfalls@ connectionnewspapers.com, or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Deadline is Friday. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Cooper Middle School needs more volunteers for field day on Thursday, June 14, 7:15 a.m.-noon. Those who are able to help, contact Teresa Weis at teresa.weis@fcps.edu.

The Langley High School Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Sunday, June 17, 3 p.m. Discounted group tickets and a limited number of half-price student tickets are available, order forms are in the Orchestra room. Visit langleyorchestra.org.

Great Falls Elementary was recently recognized by Gov. Tim Kaine for earning a bronze Healthy Virginians award. The governor’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Awards program is part of the Healthy Virginians initiative that promotes good nutrition and regular physical activity. Using a web-based scorecard, schools record data and information concerning time allowed for physical activity, fitness or nutrition nights held to involve families in the program, and provision of food and beverages that meet specific nutritional standards.

Registration is ongoing for the Great Falls Arts Center summer art camp for children age 6 through teens, for eight weeks during July and August. Campers may sign up for one week, two weeks or more. Each week is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Daily instruction includes drawing, painting, sculpture and art history. Instruction will be different for each week. For an application call 703-759-3867 or e-mail greatfallsart@yahoo.com.

Starshine Theater of Great Falls is now enrolling for its summer performance camps.

For students ages 8 through 18 years, there is a 2-week full-production camp’s original stage show “Pirates — to the Caribbean and Beyond.” The theater is seeking older teens with acting, dance or singing experience to serve as work-study-counselor apprentices for this show. There is also a new advanced dance intensive performance section for ages 12 and up. For ages 4 and a half through 8 years, Young Actors at “Starshine Little Theater” camp will compose and perform an original play with music and action/dance choreography. For students ages 3 through 5 years, “Starshine Little Dancers” will create and perform an original presentation using a variety of dance techniques and musical styles. Contact Patricia Budwig, creative director at 703-790-9050 or StarshineTheater@ aol.com.