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Chantilly: ‘A World of Pure Imagination’

Chantilly High presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Willy Wonka, Charlie Buckett and a fleet of Oompa-Loompas will all burst upon the stage during Chantilly High’s upcoming children’s play, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The curtain rises Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in the school theater. Tickets are $5 at the door or via

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Centreville Snapshot:Work of Young Artists on Display

Centreville High’s Pyramid Art Show was April 14.

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Mount Vernon: Fort Hunt Little League hosts first Challenger game

Children with mental and physical disabilities were able to take the field April 30 as the Fort Hunt Little League hosted its first “Challenger” baseball game at Hollin Hall fields.

Burke: Funeral Held for Lake Braddock Teenager

A funeral service for 16-year-old Brenda Soto of Burke was held Friday April 29 at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home. Soto was a student at Lake Braddock Secondary School, where she was found unresponsive in a bathroom just before 6 p.m. on April 20. The Office of the Medical Examiner hasn’t released the cause and manner of her death.

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Fairfax County 2017-2018 School Year to Begin Before Labor Day

Fairfax County Public Schools delaying their start date until after Labor Day will be a thing of the past. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the School Board decided classes will begin one week before Labor Day, rather than immediately following it, as has been the tradition.

Springfield: West Springfield Teacher Winner in Teacher of the Year Competition

Stephanie Shimp, who teaches social studies at West Springfield High School, is one of two teachers in Virginia named a state winner in the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year competition, sponsored by National History Day.

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Springfield: Lee High School Report

Happenings at Lee High School.

Fairfax: Providence Elementary Principal Wins Leadership Award

Leadership Fairfax, a nonprofit organization founded by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, awarded Providence Elementary School Principal Jesse Kraft with its 2015 Educational Leadership Award. “

Burke and Springfield: Robotic Team Excels, Needs Support

The West Springfield High School/Lake Braddock Secondary School FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team (RTR Robotics Team 2421) won the first regional event of the 2016 FRC season March 4-6 at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Va

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Burke and Springfield: Local Students Do Well at National Japan Bowl

Thomas Jefferson High School and Lake Braddock Secondary Take Home Awards.

Language students put their knowledge to the test at this year’s 24th annual National Japan Bowl Competition. S

Law Enforcement Classes for Teens

The Fairfax County Police Department will host two week-long programs this summer for high school students.

Reston Community Center Launches Online Learning

Reston Community Center (RCC) has announced the launch of UGotClass, an online learning program featuring more than one hundred non-credit courses and certificate programs that can be used for personal and professional development. B

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Pride of Herndon Marches in the Cherry Blossom Parade

The Pride of Herndon played for the entire nation on April 16 in the 81st annual Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C.

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Herndon’s Cortona Academy Students Build Robot to Help Save the Coral Reef

Students from Cortona Academy in Herndon built an underwater robot to help save the coral reefs by removing an invasive species of starfish.

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Herndon NJROTC Hosts Freshmen Drill Meet

The cadets from the Navy Junior ROTC hosted a drill meet for area JROTC units to compete at Herndon High School in what turned out to be a successful event.