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‘Happy’ Books Come to Neighborhood

Terraset Elementary school book mobile gives out free books.

Several times this summer, a blue Mazda brimming with books has circled Reston’s neighborhoods.

Student of the Year

Jessica Kachadorian, 12, from Leesburg, won Student of the Year in Colorado Springs, Colo. while representing LearningRx in Reston.

McLean Community Center Announces Fall Classes

More than 100 offerings, from art and cooking to safety and writing.

Fall is just around the corner and the McLean Community Center (MCC) has developed a bounty of classes and activities to greet the new season.

Week in Herndon

Service academy appointments and Herndon MOMS club.

Week in Great Falls

Service academy nominations and blood drive.

Keene Mill Elementary Learn New Ways to Teach Science

Next fall, students in Springfield will join a growing movement of innovative science achievement and learning in Virginia. Teachers from Keene Mill Elementary were selected to join a year-long, free professional development project designed to change the way science is taught in schools across the state.

Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Learn New Ways to Teach Science

Next fall, students in Fairfax will join a growing movement of innovative science achievement and learning in Virginia. Teachers from Willow Springs Elementary were selected to join a year-long, free professional development project designed to change the way science is taught in schools across the state.

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Chinese Get Glimpse of American Schools

Group visits Lanier Middle and Fairfax High.

In mid-July, an envoy from China visited the United States – but the trip had nothing to do with politics. Instead, a group of teenage students, plus some parents and teachers, visited Lanier Middle School and Fairfax High to see firsthand what schools are like in the U.S. They were here via a program sponsored by the City of Fairfax and the American Assn. of School Administrators (AASA).

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‘It Was Definitely Humbling’

Chinese and Fairfax High students share impressions of each other.

The teenagers played soccer, ate ice cream, joked with their friends and walked with their heads down, eyes on their Smart phones and tablets. In short, they looked just like their American counterparts – except these students live in China.

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Hollin Meadows Staff Volunteer To Bring Writing Nights

“W is for Writing Nights” will be the title of a student-authored alphabet book created by Hollin Meadows rising Kindergarten through Grade 3 students during eight weekly Monday night writing lessons at Sherwood Regional Library, June 30-Aug. 18.

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Forest Edge Elementary Teachers Learn New Ways to Teach Science

Next fall, students in Reston will join a growing movement of innovative science achievement and learning in Virginia.

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Hutchison Elementary Teachers Learn New Ways to teach Science

Next fall, students in Herndon will join a growing movement of innovative science achievement and learning in Virginia.

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Chess Phenomenon Combines Talent and Hard Work

Greenbriar West Elementary student places second in international chess tournament.

Aasa Dommalapati, 10, of Centreville, a rising fifth grade student at Greenbriar West Elementary School in Fairfax, won the silver medal in the Girls Under 10 category at the 2014 Pan-American Youth Chess Festival held in Mexico.

Jewish Community Center Announces Fall 2014 Course Schedule

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) has announced the Fall 2014 course schedule for the Adult Learning Institute (ALI).

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The End of an Era

After 33 years, Robinson’s Chip Rome retires.

It’s the end of an era at Robinson Secondary: Legendary Theater Director Chip Rome has retired. In 1981, he became the fourth drama teacher the school hired that year, and he more than provided stability. He spent all 33 years of his FCPS career there.