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Herndon: The Mark of Excellence

Herndon High’s Navy Junior ROTC demonstrates discipline and preparedness.

“Commander, United States Navy, arriving!” announced a Herndon cadet on Friday, Jan. 15 as Commander Ross Piper, U.S. Navy, was piped aboard.

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Centreville Snapshot: United in Song

Centreville Pyramid Choir encompasses Union Mill, Centreville, Centre Ridge and Colin Powell elementary schools, Liberty Middle School and Centreville High School.

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Chantilly: Fairytales, Puppets and Laughter for Everyone

Chantilly High presents “Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk.”

Take two popular fairytales, add a couple gigantic puppets and mix well inside the mind of Chantilly High Theater Director Ed Monk, and the result is the school’s upcoming children’s play.

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Tysons Chamber Kicks Off 2016 Job Shadow Program

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston is leading the fourth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 60, 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, where students will shadow professionals in various industries for one day in January or February.

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Oakton Teen Gets the Nobel Experience

Interest in science and medicine leads to Stockholm trip.

Ekaterina Forkin, a sophomore at Oakton High School, spent several days in Stockholm Sweden learning about how Nobel laureates are selected.

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Kindergartners Study Dr. King

Churchill Road kindergartners have spent the last several weeks studying Martin Luther King, Jr.

Week in Springfield

Weekly happenings in Springfield

Children’s Science Center Lab Brings Invention Programs to Northern Virginia

The Children’s Science Center in Fairfax has partnered with Camp Invention to bring its nationally acclaimed enrichment programs, Club Invention and Camp Invention, to the region.

Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry’ Come to Herndon Elementary

Herndon Elementary fourth and sixth grade students met with historical reenactors of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.

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Herndon: Taiko Drumming at Fox Mill Elementary

At Fox Mill Elementary School students not only learn the Japanese language, but also gain exposure to Japan’s culture.

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Two Companies Bring Their Magic to McLean for 2016 Puppetry Festival

Children can enjoy two puppet shows and learn how to make their own puppets at a Puppetry Festival sponsored by The Alden in McLean on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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Potomac School Seniors Named Semifinalists in Intel Research Competition

Potomac School seniors Madeline Dubelier and Gianmarco Terrones have been named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2016, a prestigious pre-college science and math competition.

Brief: Preserving Arlington’s Past

The county’s History Task Force has made its final recommendations to the county manager for how to preserve Arlington’s history online. Using an online survey, they garneted 450 responses, to determine how to make archival information available to residents online in the most effective way.

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Above a Cut

FCPS Superintendent Garza calls for no additional cuts in $2.67 billion FY 2017 budget

For Fiscal Year 2015, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza oversaw $96.5 million in cuts made from the school system’s annual operating budget. For FY 2016, it was $55.4 million, she said.

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2016: The Year Ahead in Burke

With winter vacation, unseasonably warm weather and 2015 in their rear-view mirrors, community leaders and elected officials from the Fairfax County School Board, Board of Supervisors, General Assembly turn their attention to some of the most significant issues, developments or decisions in 2016.