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School Notes Oct. 8-14

To have school information listed in The Arlington Connection write an e-mail to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407.

Morton J. Zeitlin, general partner of American Service Center in Arlington, Va., presented a $1,500 grant to Arlington County Public Schools.

Escuela Bolivia’s Saturday School will begin on Saturday Sept. 13 at Claremont Elementary School located at 4700 S. Chesterfield Road. Classes will run every Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon until Dec. 20. Registration for the Fall session will be held on Saturday Sept. 6 at Claremont Elementary School between 9 a.m.-noon. Registration can also be completed online at www.escuelabolivia.org. Tuition is $110 per student. Need-based scholarships are available. 


The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 17 Arlington students as semifinalists in the 54th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition. The students include:

Wakefield High School: Leslie Bull,
Magdalen A. Silberman; Yorktown High School: 
Emily A. Carroll,
Robert J. Cooper,
 Stephanie D. Hunt, 
Phoebe M. White, 
John W. Wilson; H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program: Megan M. Hauptman, 
Eric W. Young; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology: Brett J. Anders, 
Adrienne E. Arditti, 
Nathaniel Coddington, 
Spencer deMars, 
Theo S. Gutman-Solo, 
Emma J. Pierson, 
Nicholas R. Starr, 
David Wu

Westfield State College is pleased to announce that Sarah E. Odachowski of Alexandria graduated from Westfield State College. Odachowski received a Bachelor of Science-Education in elementary education.

Three Arlington students were named Nationam Merit Semifinalists: David Sylvster, Leslie Bull and Alexander Matta.

APS and the School Health Bureau remind parents that flu season is fast approaching and that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu shot for children ages six months through age 18 as the first and most important step in protecting against serious influenza infection. To get a flu shot parents should, ask their primary healthcare provider for a flu shot, or check any of the community resources listed below for flu clinics. American Lung Association’s flu clinic locator - www.flucliniclocator.org/. Inova Healthsystem –http://www.inova.org/flu or call 703-750-8818. Many local pharmacies and supermarkets also offer flu clinics.