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SFA Warns of Financial Offers

Some T.C. Williams High School students have been receiving letters from private companies offering to help determine college admission and financial aid eligibility.

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Teaching Technology Gallery Walk Benefits Students, Teachers

Gallery Walk highlights innovations in classroom technology.

“You have died of dysentery.”

Treating All Students and Staff with Dignity and Respect

“The decision by the School Board to add “gender identity” to our nondiscrimination policy is to provide an environment which promotes equality where every student and employee is treated with dignity and respect. This tells our students and staff that school and the FCPS workplace are places where they can be safe from harassment and discrimination."

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West Potomac Team to Compete at World Competition

A West Potomac High School Odyssey of the Mind team has once again earned a spot to compete at the World Competition on May 20 - 23 at Michigan State University.

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First Year Teachers Honored

Award ceremony and fashion show at the Springfield Golf and Country Club.

At the Springfield Country Club, the Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society (DKG) International honored four novice teachers for excellence in their first year of teaching, presenting each of them with $300 grants.

Getting To Know T.C. Williams High School’s New Principal

Dingle’s background in diversity education and a faculty standoff.

When students at T.C. Williams High School get called into the principal’s office next school year, they will find a new face on the other side of the desk.

Encouraging, Inspiring and Rewarding Young Writers

The Great Falls Writer’s Group names winners of Its first Youth Writing Contest at the first Great Falls Book Fest.

At Saturday’s first Great Falls Book Festival, winners were named in the first-ever Youth Writing Contest at the Great Falls Library. First-place winners are Tyler Southworth and Caroline Wenks.

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Arlington: Yorktown Coding Team Takes First Place

Yorktown High School Coding Club members Brandon Peck, Ji Seok Lee, and Evan Cater won first place in the World Citizenship category at the Microsoft Imagine Cup US National Finals in San Francisco last month.

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Wheeling Their Way to School

Lake Anne Elementary students join International Bike to School Day.

Melissa Romano, mother of two students at Lake Anne Elementary School in Reston and one at Forest Edge, has been coordinating a monthly “bike to school” for about two years, but even she admitted that she had to up her game to organize Lake Anne’s participation in this year’s International Bike To School Day.

Vienna Native Nate Millington's Studies in Brazil

University of Kentucky doctoral student Nate Millington recently received the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship and will travel to São Paulo, Brazil, this June to study flooding and its effects on the city's urban design and its people. Millington will study at the University of São Paulo (USP) and will return March 2016.

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Recognizing Helping Hands

Vienna Optimists honor sixth-grade students with Helping Hands Awards.

It is not often that elementary school students are recognized for outstanding contributions to school and community at an evening banquet in their honor.

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Musicians, Safety Patrols Receive Awards

Woman’s Club honors middle- and elementary-school students.

The musicianship of four students from Cooper and Longfellow middle schools was recognized by the Woman’s Club of McLean at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, where the students also performed on their instruments.

Arlington: School Board Passes $557 Million Budget

Budget includes cuts towards retirement benefits and elimination of office staff.

While the Arlington School Board passed its budget without any debate or disagreement, funding cuts could have a substantial impact on local schools. The May 7 School Board meeting resolved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, it also opened up a discussion of other issues facing Arlington Public Schools (APS) in 2016.

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Fairfax County School Board Adds "Gender Identity" to Nondiscrimination Policy

Discrimination is bad, and everyone should have a safe environment in which to learn. These sentiments were common to the Fairfax County School Board members and the hundreds of parents who packed the auditorium and front lobby of Luther Jackson Middle School for the board’s May 7 meeting.

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Springfield: Lee Seniors Present at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Robert E. Lee High School senior Peter Block studied two decades of violent crime in Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax Counties. His classmate Brian D’Amore looked into the need for additional Tesla electric car supercharger locations in Loudoun County.