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Centreville: Four Helpings of Comedy and Drama

Centreville High’s One-Act Play Festival.

Comedy, drama and four plays for the price of one are all on the bill at Centreville High. Its One-Act Play Festival is set for this Friday-Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. in the school theater. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Crestwood Students in Springfield Sponsor Injured Owl

After a week-long “penny drive” fundraiser, Crestwood Elementary School fifth grader Paola Gonzalez finally got to meet her real-live school mascot. The students raised $760 between Nov. 10 and Nov. 14 to sponsor a 1 and a half-year-old barred owl through the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia.

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Renovation Keeps Rolling at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria

New wing showcased at Nov. 14 ribbon-cutting.

Thomas Jefferson senior Thomas Rogers is big on the laser cutter. “You can cut anything you want,” said the McLean resident, “like exact designs on sheet metal.” Rogers was enthusiastic about the device, but wouldn’t fire it up during the Nov. 14 tour of the Science and Technology Governor’s School’s new two-story wing with 14 research spaces.

Del. Plum Visits Aldrin Elementary

Virginia Del. Kenneth Plum (D-36) engages Aldrin students in discussions about Virginia government as part of National Take Your Legislator to Work Day.

Archaeological Dig at Churchill Road

The week of Nov. 10, Churchill Road fifth graders conducted an archaeological dig in social studies class. Students were asked to develop a fictional culture, then create an artifact which represents an aspect of that culture.

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Chantilly's Westfield High Homecoming

Bean bags and busting moves at Chantilly's Westfield HIgh Homecoming

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Reston Langston Hughes Hosts Fall Concert

Middle school chorus and orchestra display young talent.

Parents and family members had the opportunity to hear the young talent of students at Reston Langston Hughes Middle School at the October fall concerts. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, school chorus director Sarah Stanley led a performance of seventh and eighth grade students.

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‘Love, Hope and Commitment’ in Chantilly

During the reflections portion of The Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee’s (CPMSAC) 30th-anniversary celebration, people explained from various perspectives what the organization has meant to them.

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Centreville Forum Recognizes Volunteers, Leaders

Every week, more than a dozen volunteers plan, teach, organize, and support programs at Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC). Over the year, more than 100 volunteers contribute to the life of Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF). At its annual meeting last Tuesday, Oct. 28, CIF recognized these leaders.

Alexandria:Found Money

School Board votes to fund increased cost of TC tennis courts. jump

The six tennis courts at T.C. Williams High School will not cost $800,000 as originally planned.

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Chantilly: ‘Only Excellence Is Good Enough’

CPMSAC celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC) has come a long way in 30 years — and there’s more work to be done. But Sunday night, it took time out to celebrate three decades of dedication to area youth.

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Fairfax Station, Springfield and Burke students at Sangster Honor Veterans

When Rachel Heyne sang “Let Freedom Ring” on Veterans Day with her classmates in the Sangster chorus, the message touched her.

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Scouting for Food in Centreville

The annual Boy Scouts Scouting for Food drive was Saturday, Nov. 8. More than 900 Boy Scouts plus more than 800 other volunteers collected, packed and delivered nearly 59,000 pounds of food to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries for its food pantry for local families in need.

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Alexandria: Hopkins House Celebrates 75 Years

Learning center helps shape youngsters’ futures.

With a mission to “Build the foundation for the future,” Hopkins House in Alexandria celebrated 75 years of success on Nov.1.

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Chantilly: ‘And Then There Were None’

Westfield High presents Agatha Christie mystery.

Something is definitely amiss after 10 people are invited to a party on an isolated island in Maine and are killed off, one by one. That’s the premise of the classic mystery by Agatha Christie, and it’s Westfield High’s upcoming play.