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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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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.