ArtSpace to Host a Black History Month Event
A Black History Month event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Student-athletes from Herndon HS will present readings on the document, its history and importance. The event is free and open to the public, at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon. Go to www.artspaceherndon.org for more information.
Hutchison Elementary Receives Donation From Time Warner Cable
Students and teachers at Hutchison Elementary School will be able to purchase and use additional supplies for their STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiatives as a result of a $70,000 donation from Time Warner Cable. The company donated the proceeds from its third annual Time Warner Cable Charity Golf Classic to the school.
Now in its third year as Hutchison’s partner, Time Warner Cable has donated a total of $102,000 to the school to support instruction. The company is an active partner at Hutchison, where nearly 70 percent of students are eligible for free and reduced price meals. Students participate in career experiences through Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative, and employees hold monthly career day lunches to expose students to possible careers. Time Warner Cable also supports the school by initiating an after-school robotics club, distributing books on Read Across America Day, supporting the Collect for Kids school supply drive, and sponsoring a Math Literacy Night, which attracted 350 families who learned math strategies and support they could provide at home.
Time Warner Cable employees serve as mentors to Hutchison students; in the first two years, mentors have donated 700 service hours to the school and students.