Area Schools Awarded for Educational Excellence
Chesterbrook Elementary School, Carson Middle School, Cooper Middle School, and Longfellow Middle School are among five schools statewide to earn the 2019 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, the highest recognition in the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by Virginia’s governor and the Board of Education.
Recipients of the Award for Educational Excellence must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks, achieve all applicable excellence goals for elementary reading, enrollment in Algebra I by the eighth grade, enrollment in college-level courses, high school graduation, attainment of advanced diplomas, increased attainment of career and industry certifications and, if applicable, participation in the Virginia Preschool Initiative.
Barricade in McLean Ends in Arrest
A man is in custody following a barricade situation that ended around 12:30 a.m. on May 29. Officers were initially called to the 6300 block of Old Dominion Drive around 4:30 p.m. on May 28 after a family member reported an assault. The victim was able to leave the house. A 25-year-old McLean resident refused to come out and barricaded himself in the home.
Patrol officers contained the scene while crisis negotiators and tactical officers responded. After eight hours of working to peacefully resolve the situation, the man was taken into custody, uninjured. He faces charges of assault and violation of a protective order.