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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.

A Grand Green Flag

Elementary school students awarded for environmental efforts.

Franklin Sherman Elementary sixth-grader Alex Verina enjoys the outdoor classroom the school recently built.

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Trick and Treating for Less Fortunate

The entire fifth grade at Churchill Road Elementary decided that they wanted to help other who are less fortunate by trick or treating for UNICEF on Halloween.

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Potomac Snapshot: Medieval Festival

Michelle Roche's fourth-grade class at St. Raphael School celebrated its Medieval Festival this month.

Potomac Brief: Woods Academy Honors Longtime Staff

On Oct. 23, The Woods Academy in Bethesda held a cocktail reception honoring 14 faculty and staff members who have given 20 or more years of service to the school.

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Arlington Snapshot: New Little Free Library

Arlington’s newest Little Free Library opened on Oct. 27 at 1723 North Veitch Street. The new mini library, which offers free books to share from a free-standing wooden box, is the result of a collaboration between Lynn Borton, the library’s steward and founder, and the local nonprofit affordable housing organization, AHC Inc.

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“The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at West Springfield

West Springfield High School drama director Bernie DeLeo knew Shakespeare might be a hard sell with his students and for attracting community members. “I wanted to pick something really fun and relatable to modern-day students and settled on ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona,’” he said.

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Springfield and Alexandria: New Hayfield theater director pulls from 7th through 12th grades for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

Taegan Chirinos is living every little girl’s dream: to become a princess. In just her second musical, the freshman from Lorton won the role of “Belle” in the Hayfield Secondary School production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Fairfax County: Garza Presents Budget Task Force Report to School Board

Transparency and methodology of budget review questioned.

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza is attempting to scale a towering projected budget shortfall for Fiscal Year 2017. On Nov. 9, she presented School Board members the report of budget cuts recommended by a 36-member task force she summoned earlier this year.