Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Advance Academic Program at Cooper Middle

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to open a new level IV advanced academic center program (AAP) at Cooper Middle School in the fall. The Board made the decision at its business meeting on Feb. 18.

The Board’s decision also provides an option for Cooper-based rising seventh and eighth grade center-eligible students who are currently assigned to the AAP center at Kilmer Middle and Longfellow Middle to attend the new Cooper center in fall 2016 or stay at their current center. Establishing an AAP center at Cooper will address crowding at AAP centers at Kilmer and Longfellow Middle Schools; Cooper currently has the capacity for additional students.

In fall 2017, Cooper-based rising seventh grade students assigned to Kilmer and Longfellow will be required to attend the AAP center at Cooper; rising eighth grade students will have the option to attend Cooper or their current center. In fall 2018, Cooper-based rising seventh grade students and eighth grade center-eligible students will be required to attend the Cooper level IV center.

Comstock Announces Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10) announced the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the District. The Best in Show winner of the competition will have their piece of art displayed in the United States Capitol and runners up will again be invited to have their pieces of art displayed in the Congresswoman’s office. Comstock is a member of the Congressional Art Caucus and started the House Arts Caucus in the Virginia General Assembly.

“As a Member of the House Arts Caucus, I particularly enjoy the opportunity to invite our young people to participate in the annual Congressional Arts Competition,” said Comstock. “We had a wonderful Congressional Art Competition last year with over 180 submissions from students throughout the 10th District that reflected a wide variety of artistic expressions. This nationwide high school art competition allows us to encourage and recognize artistic talent throughout our district.” Students should drop-off their completed artwork on April 11 between 1-6 p.m. at Enterprise Hall on the George Washington Virginia Science & Technology Campus. All art submitted will be on display from April 12 to May 12 in Enterprise Hall. Art submitted must be ready to hang and entries are limited to two per student. On the evening of May 2, the First, Second, Third, Honorable Mention, and Best In Show awards will be announced. For information and guidelines about the 2016 Congressional Art Competition go to https://comstock.house.gov/services/art-competition. Students and teachers can also contact Lucy Norment in the Congresswoman’s office at 703-404-6903 or by email at Lucy.Norment@mail.house.gov

Fundraiser Supporting Safe Community Coalition

A fundraiser for Safe Community Coalition has been announced by HBC Group’s (Keller Williams Realty) Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean to support Safe Community Coalition. Enjoy dinner and know that approximately 70 percent of the proceeds from food and drink will go to SCC as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Contact HBC Group at 703-734-0192 or visit www.HBCGroupKW.com to receive a flyer.

Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post, Kathy and Justin Neal of The Neal Team/SunTrust Mortgage, BOWA, The McLean Chamber of Commerce, and Moe Jebali with Pulcinella Italian Host.