Great Falls Elementary students take two-week trip to Japan.
Several Great Falls Elementary students will be spending the first part of their summer vacation in Japan, as part of an exchange program. While on the trip, they will visit various locales in the country, including a visit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Celebrate Great Falls donates to three local elementary schools.
Celebrate Great Falls presented the parent teacher groups for the three Great Falls elementary schools, Colvin Run, Forestville and Great Falls, a check for $7,104.46 Tuesday, June 11.
Children flock to presentations put on by students.
The Lancers provided a piercing glimpse into how young minds can embrace the implications of science and showcase them in a fun and educational way. Robert E. Lee High School held its second annual Community Science Day, an event where high school students present projects to both judges and interested families. The exhibitions, which were created predominantly by seniors, covered a wide range of topics, from food and calories to cosmic rays. Young children filtered from room to room, engaging in the activities that aimed to cultivate an interest in the subject matter.
Accotink Academy students show off more than custom-made clothing at Fashion Show and Shoot.
The Accotink Academy Fashion Club, led by the secondary school teachers Nina Lojanica (“Mrs. L”) and Fallon Keplinger, hosted their annual Fashion Show and first professional fashion shoot on Thursday, June 6, on site at Accotink Academy in order to celebrate the handmade clothing the members of the club produced and styled.
New student registration for T.C. Williams High School will take place 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 24 through 28. Schedule registration appointments for students entering grades nine and 10 by calling the T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus, 3801 W. Braddock Road, at 703-824-6755. Schedule appointments for students entering grades 11 and 12 by calling the main campus, 3330 King St., at 703-824-6800. Children born outside the U.S. or who speak another language at home should register from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., no appointments necessary, at the English Language Learners Office, 4701 Seminary Road.
Saint Timothy Catholic School’s yearbook program has been named a 2013 Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence by Jostens, a leading producer of yearbooks. Jostens recognizes dynamic school yearbook programs and yearbook staff who work hard to create and engaging yearbook.
The following students were named to the dean’s list at Bridgewater College: Sean Douglass, a sophomore majoring in applied physics; Matt Pisarcik, a sophomore majoring in applied physics; and Taylor A. Riley, a sophomore majoring in business administration.
Regional recognition for student performances.
Chantilly and Westfield high schools each won two awards at the 14th annual Cappies Gala, Sunday night, June 9, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Neighborhood Nest Watch Program involves students in banding local birds.
Throughout the last two weeks, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has sent ornithologists to Lake Anne Elementary School to teach all grade levels about birds. An ornithologist is a scientist that studies the health and habitat of birds. They capture birds and measure the legs for bone growth and the length of the feathers. These measurements, along with the weight, indicate the health of the bird. They also study the habitats of birds, which may be an indicator of the health of the birds in the area.
Jefferson-Houston students receive AFD certificate of appreciation
Firefighters from Stations 208 and 209 paid a visit to Jefferson-Houston Elementary School June 12 to present a certificate of appreciation to a brother and sister for their composed handling of a 911 emergency call during a life-threatening situation.
Becky Todd, late husband Jeff honored by county.
Becky and Jeff Todd have been active in the Mount Vernon community for more than 30 years. Through their work with Todd Restaurants, the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and many other groups, the couple has made a major impact on the community.
Acting garners recogntion
Area schools brought home a variety of awards from the 14th annual Cappies Gala, Sunday night, June 9, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. West Potomac high School won two Cappies
A 200-person event, organized by the community organzation VOICE, brought together Route 1/Mount Vernon/Lee area youth, parents, and faith leaders to celebrate progress to improve youth recreation facilities and programming in the area on Monday evening, June 10, at West Potomac High School.
Letter to the Editor:
Congress is currently debating our country’s budget right now, but education does not seem to be a top priority.
Gates to open a Holocaust, A Holocaust only leading Jews to Hell Caused by Hitler and his Nazis. The years went by and by. Then World War II began. It was like all Hell broke free Battle after blazing battle. We are here behind these gates. Now we're just skeletons standing where man used to dwell. I draw my last breath right here.