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Board of Supervisors Approves 2015 Revised Budget Plan

FCPS full-day Mondays at discussion forefront.

When students at the 142 public elementary schools around Fairfax County stayed there the full day on Monday -- the first time in about four decades -- they likely weren’t worried about the cost. That’s between the school board and board of supervisors. Grown-up stuff.

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Attending Classes in a Foreign Country

Fairfax Academy student will spend school year in Korea.

Normally, Serena Gregory would have just begun her last year at Chantilly High, caught up in the excitement of new classes, old friends and the thrill of being a senior.

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The Langley School Opens New Middle School Facility

The Langley School officially opened the doors of its new Middle School building during a special student assembly and ribbon-cutting on the first day of school, Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Freshmen Orientation

Chantilly High School welcomed the Class of 2018 on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the annual freshmen orientation. More than 600 freshmen and newly transferred upper class attended.

Fairfax County Calendar

Your guide to entertainment in Fairfax County for Sept. 5 - 12.

For those looking to fill their calendar with some home-brewed, Fairfax County fun stuff (read: entertainment and diversion), The Connection's Fairfax County Entertainment Calendar has many options: weekend jaunts and larks; date night inspiration; winter-to-spring fun; day-long festivals and events; art-outings; family fun-and-learning fusions; plays and shows; beyond-Small Business Saturday local shopping and bazaars; markets of handcrafted wares; music; 1Ks to marathons... the list goes on. If you know of an event not listed in our entertainment calendar, email it to for happenings in south Fairfax County or for entertainment in the northern parts of the county.

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New Year, Same Challenges

Local school leaders address obstacles.

The first day of school may represent a fresh start for students, parents and teachers, but there are a number of ongoing challenges facing schools in Mount Vernon. For School Board member Dan Storck, the new school year is a reminder that these haven’t gone away.

Twilight Rock-n-Run 5K Race at South County High

The South County High School Band has announced the Inaugural Twilight Rock-n-Run 5K Race that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

School Sights

First day at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

“I’m excited to see friends. And to have Mr. Waiss as a teacher. He’s supposed to be like me, so I’m excited to meet him. We’re waiting for friends, and tired.”

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Special Love Hosts Camp Fantastic

Ninety-nine campers (ages 7-17) with cancer just had an amazing week at Special Love’s Camp Fantastic. Children and teens with cancer from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including D.C.

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Vienna Students Head Back to School

Fairfax County Public Schools students started the 2014-2015 school year on Sept. 2.

Lake Braddock Student Shines

Lake Braddock Secondary School’s Nathan Bender was selected to represent his school at an all expenses paid Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisburg, Va.

New Principal At St. Mark

Darcie Girmus appointed principal of St. Mark Catholic School.

St. Mark Catholic School has announced the appointment of Darcie Girmus as principal for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Girmus, one of the original founding faculty members of St. Mark Catholic School, has served the School community since its opening in August 2003.

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Eagle Scout Project to Benefit Herndon High Band

Ryan Jasmann, with Boy Scout Troop 157, based out of Herndon United Methodist Church, dedicated his Eagle Scout project to benefit the Herndon High School Band program.

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Herndon High Marching Band Holds Summer Camp

The Herndon High School Marching Band has been preparing and practicing their show, the Final Frontier, since the first week of August. The first two days of camp consisted of 33-member leadership team learning how to be effective leaders of this 147-member band.

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Herndon Elementary Holds Open House

Parents, teachers and students meet before school begins.

Herndon Elementary School (HES) held an open house on Aug. 29 as an opportunity for teachers, parents and students to meet and connect. Fairfax County Public Schools opened Sept. 2, so students could visit their classrooms and get oriented.