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Area Roundups

Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton and Springfield briefs.

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Potomac: Students’ Proposal to Take Spaceflight

Bullis pair’s experiment selected for International Space Station.

As the winners of the Bullis Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), Amanda Kay and Skylar Jordan’s experiment will be launched on the spring/summer 2016 International Space Station (ISS) payload. What an accomplishment for these Bullis sophomores!

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Herndon High Winter News

STEP Team, Marching Band, Writing Center active at the school.

The Herndon High Step Team performed at the Strathmore on Saturday, Jan. 16 to celebrate and honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reston: South Lakes, Storm Water and Collaboration

RA approves funding for independent study of stormwater flows between Cedar Cove Cluster and Wakerobin Lane.

When the Board of Supervisors approved a 40,000 square foot addition to South Lakes in October 2015, Terry Maynard of Reston 20/20 emphasized a failing stormwater management plan for the adjoining neighborhoods of Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove.

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Reston: Around the World in a Day

Google at Ideaventions: Reston academy keeps promises.

Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science in Reston which opened in the fall of 2015, has celebrated several achievements over the past months.

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The Langley School Crowns Geography Bee Champion

Ten students in grades 4-8 at The Langley School tested their geographic knowledge during the first round of the 28th annual National Geographic Bee on Jan. 14.

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McLean: Days to Remember

With violin, viola and bass bows stowed into the overhead compartments of KLM flight 652 on Jan. 15, the McLean High School Philharmonic flew to Europe to participate in the 22nd exchange program with the Detmold, Germany Jugendorchester.

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Fairfax: Daniels Run Elementary Presents State of the School Report

“The state of Daniels Run is strong and getting stronger,” declared Daniels Run Elementary School principal Adam Erbrecht at his annual state of the schools report to the City of Fairfax School Board on Monday, Jan. 11 at the regular school board meeting.

FCPS Award Nominations Sought

The nomination deadline is Feb. 3.

The Week in Burke

Broken Sprinkler Pipe at Heatherwood and FCPS Award Nominations Due

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to Heatherwood Retirement Community in Burke Saturday night after a sprinkler pipe burst due to heavy snow on the structure’s roof.

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Chantilly: Cookie-Fueled Success

Latin students of St. Veronica School in Chantilly saw cookies as the secrets to their success on the Certamen circuit.

Chantilly Snapshot: ‘Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk’

Take two popular fairytales, add a couple gigantic puppets and mix well, and the result is Chantilly High's upcoming children's show, “Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk.”

Building for the Future

School Board approves five-year $777 million Capital Improvement Plan.

While the rest of Fairfax County hunkered down in preparation for Winter Storm Jonas’ Friday arrival, members of the School Board held their business meeting as scheduled on Jan. 21 and approved a five-year Capital Improvement Plan requiring $777 million.

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Arlington Snapshot: Shared Goals

Arlington Public Library staff presented the The Reading Connection with a check for more than $2,400 — representing a $1 donation from the Friends of the Arlington Public Library for each person who completed 2015 Summer Reading.

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Burke and Springfield: Lake Braddock Musical Theatre presents Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Since October, Lake Braddock junior Josh Lee has been transforming into Beast. He’s not ‘a beast,’ though he stands fairly stout at a formidable six-plus-feet-tall; Lee is cast as the dark and complex title character in his school’s Musical Theatre production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

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