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Fairfax County Updates Teacher Safety Training In Wake of Woodson Fire

Science teachers across Fairfax County Public Schools have begun mandatory updated safety training in the wake of an Oct. 30 fire at Woodson High School that injured five students and a teacher, and caused $7,500 in damage.

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Alexandria Teenager Awarded Scholarship for Sonar Research.

Local student receives national science honor.

When Michael You was 3 years old, he would flip through the pages of science picture books. He was particularly drawn to those with illustrations or photographs of ocean animals.

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Robinson Theater Presents “Noises Off”

The Rambunctious Theater Company – in partnership with the Robinson Secondary Drama Department – presents Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” on Nov. 19-21 at Robinson's Russell Theater.

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Lewis: Civil Rights Fight Not Over

Civil Rights icon addresses students for TC’s 50th anniversary.

In the middle of Civil Rights movement, young Americans turned towards civil rights leaders like John Lewis for leadership and advice.

Alexandria: New Faces on School Board Face Old Problems

Newcomers brace for coming budget and redistricting battles.

While incumbents held onto the City Council, the 2015 Alexandria election is bringing some new faces to the Alexandria School Board.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Veterans Day at Waynewood Elementary

Macy Lindbloom, SCA president, leads the Pledge of Allegiance with Principal James Meier at her side during Waynewood Elementary School’s celebration of Veterans Day.

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Centreville Snapshot: National Merit Breakfast

Twenty-two seniors were awarded National Merit Scholar certificates on Friday, Oct. 23 at Centreville High School. Two of the recipients are also National Merit Semifinalists. The National Merit Semifinalists are Emily Angelotti and Grace Chu. The commended students are (in alphabetical order) Brent Bailey, David Bennett, Elizabeth Earls, Christian Gehman, William Holincheck, Christopher Hurt, Michael Kastanowski, Jedrick Kim, Joseph Kim, Yevin Kim, Seung Joo Lee, Michelle Nguyen, Rafael Olivas, Patrick Pankratz, Jarod Raedels, Katherine Ryan, Elizabeth Vanyan, Adam Waldmiller, Rebecca Yoo, and Daniel Zhang.

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Ad Fontes: ‘A Blessing to Be In Our Own Building’

Ad Fontes Academy now united on one campus.

It’s been a long time coming, but Ad Fontes Academy can finally be described as a school united.

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Potomac: Students Receive Art Honors

The Potomac Elementary PTA honored 35 Potomac Elementary students on Nov. 10 for their achievement in the arts in the annual national PTA Reflections art contest.

Herndon MOMS Club on The Art of Babywearing

The MOMS Club of Herndon will host a monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov.19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Trinity Presbyterian Church (651 Dranesville Rd, Herndon). A

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Herndon Cadets Learn from Active Duty Military Personnel

The Herndon High Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) departed Herndon on Friday, Oct. 30 for a three-day and night orientation field trip to Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

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Langley Senior Aims to Engage Young Voters

Swetha Ramesh invited to present nonprofit at Harvard.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Langley High School senior Swetha Ramesh traveled to Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. where she was invited to present her 501(c)(3) nonprofit SILVER (Students for Increased Legislation on Voter Engagement through Registration) as part of a panel discussion on millennial political engagement.

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‘You’ll Be Laughing, You’ll Be Crying’ in Langley High School's 'Almost Maine'

Langley High School students perform at The Langley School.

Playwright John Cariani convinced Richie Follin and Peter Ongman to stare into each other’s eyes for 25 seconds. On stage.

McLean High Athletes to Play at Colleges

Scholar athletes accepted at colleges.

McLean Band Wins National Excellence Award

The National Band Association selected the McLean High School band program for a National Program of Excellence Award, and winner of the Southern Division Excellence Award.