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Alexandria: Fun with 18th Century Science

The Virginia Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge met on Sunday, March 22, at the Apothecary Shop in Alexandria. The society is led by science educator and living history instructor Dean Howarth and is comprised of students attending McLean High School. Each student studies the life and work of an 18th century thinker and reenacts that individual.

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‘Homework Helpers’ Expands, Serving Four Schools

Parent-led program matches middle school tutors with elementary students.

For two years now, a group of seventh and eighth grade students at Rocky Run Middle School have been working with local elementary school students every Tuesday and Wednesday night to tackle different academic obstacles.

Centreville Students Shine at Science Fair

Projects included music, sports, energy, hearing and plant growth.

At Centreville High’s recent Science Fair, students displayed their projects in the school cafeteria for judging; below are details about a few of them.

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Cappies Review: Centreville High School's ‘Beauty and the Beast’

On a dark and stormy night, a selfish prince denies an old woman refuge in his palace … and is left with a curse that can only be broken by true love. Thus begins Centreville High School’s spellbinding production of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Brief: Later School Start Times in Potomac

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted to change school starting and ending times for the public schools effective for the 2015-2016 school year — moving middle and high school start times 20 minutes later and elementary school start times 10 minutes later.

Arlington's Little Libraries: Take a Book, Return a Book

Front lawn libraries sprouting all over.

The “little free library” movement has arrived in Arlington. It explains those unusual structures beside the sidewalks that look like overgrown birdhouses. Soon, more will appear on county-owned property courtesy of Arlington Public Library.

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Fun with Science in Arlington

The students at Fort Belvoir Elementary School in Fairfax County weren’t the only ones inspired by Thursday night’s STEAM/Science Fair. Marymount University’s Gianna Fogelbach was inspired as well.

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Herndon Potter’s Fire Helps Scholarship Program

Pottery business makes contribution for military scholarship program.

The Herndon based business Potter's Fire has donated $10,500 in handmade pottery to be auctioned off at Bootlegger Bash for the Fort Campbell Spouses Club on March 20.

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Fairfax County Students Win Science Awards

Students from across the county recognized at 60th Annual Fairfax County Regional Science And Engineering Fair.

High school students from Fairfax County schools attended the annual regional science fair held at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, March 20-22, to compete for prizes and recognition.

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Hannah Graham remembered at West Potomac Softball home opener in Mount Vernon

Ruddy cheeks glistened with sweat and tears following a home opener for the West Potomac softball team.

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Town of Herndon Hosts TEDx at NextStop Theatre

NextStop Theatre in the Town of Herndon hosted a TEDx event on Saturday, March 14. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private nonprofit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading."

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Students From Around Fairfax County Recognized for Promoting Peace

After a friend of South County High School senior Sakira Coleman was sexually assaulted while running on a local public path, Coleman decided to take action and started the “Fight for Your Right to Run at Night” program.

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Fairfax High Band Students Shine

Fairfax High band members made their school proud at the recent, All-District Band auditions, March 6, at West Springfield High. Fairfax had the most students selected of any high school in the district. Some 36 FHS band students were chosen and another nine were named alternates.

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Alexandria: IB to the Rescue?

Jefferson-Houston to expand International Baccalaureate program.

Alexandria’s unaccredited Jefferson-Houston elementary and middle school is expanding its International Baccalaureate (IB) program to the full school in hopes of reforming the school’s image. Jefferson-Houston will be the first and only school in the Alexandria school system to have a full International Baccalaureate program.

West Potomac Cadet CSM Kelia Aardema Wins "Commander's Award"

West Potomac Cadet CSM Kelia Aardema