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2016: The Year Ahead in Lorton, Fairfax Station and Clifton

With winter vacation, unseasonably warm weather and 2015 in their rearview mirrors, community leaders and elected officials from the Fairfax County School Board, Board of Supervisors, General Assembly turn their attention to some of the most significant issues, developments or decisions in 2016.

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Springfield in 2016

With winter vacation, unseasonably warm weather and 2015 in their rear-view mirrors, community leaders and elected officials from the Fairfax County School Board, Board of Supervisors, General Assembly turn their attention to some of the most significant issues, developments or decisions in 2016.

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Mount Vernon: Gearing Up for 2016 Challenges

Looking at the year ahead.

With winter vacation, unseasonably warm weather and 2015 in their rearview mirrors, community leaders and elected officials from the Fairfax County School Board, Board of Supervisors, General Assembly turn their attention to some of the most significant issues, developments or decisions in 2016:

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Teen Heads to National Competition

Jackson J. Harvey, a student at West Potomac Academy in Alexandria will advance to the American Bankers Association (ABA) national competition, Lights, Camera, Save!

Mount Vernon Snapshot: Scholarship Award

Mount Vernon High School senior Rosemary Morataya received a silver award from The Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: Student Leader

Martha Gallagher, West Potomac Class of 2017, has been appointed to the Fairfax County School Board's Student Leadership Development Program. At the Dec. 10 orientation meeting, she is with School Board Member (Mount Vernon) Karen Corbett Sanders and School Board Member (At-Large) Ryan McElveen.

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Christmas Comes to Hanley Shelter

Christmas came early at the Katherine Hanley Family Shelter, courtesy of the third annual Gift of Giving event.

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Potomac: ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ Flies into Randolph Road Theatre

BRAVO Productions presents Jan. 16-17 performances.

Peter, Pan, Wendy, John, Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and definitely the notably evil Captain Hook will be “flying into” the Randolph Road Theatre on Jan. 16 and 17 to entertain youngsters and their families.

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School Board Sued over Nondiscrimination Policy Changes

Liberty Counsel challenges board’s authority to add sexual orientation and gender identity.

When the members of the Fairfax County School Board added sexual orientation and gender identity to the school system’s nondiscrimination policy in November 2014 and May 2015, did they have the authority?

Arlington: College Applications Submitted — The Long Wait Begins

Navigating the process to admission.

The waiting begins for four Arlington high school seniors who have submitted their college applications due in early January. They discuss the college application process, the details, frustrations and strategies.

St. Francis Creche Preschool Holds Christmas Pageant

Preschool pageant

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Paul VI Lacrosse Signings

Paul VI students sign to play lacrosse.

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Fairfax: Paul VI Signings

Paul VI students sign to play in college.

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Burke, Fairfax Station and Springfield: Lake Braddock Student Dies in Crash

Friends, family and members of the Lake Braddock Secondary School Community gathered Sunday night Dec. 21 to mourn the loss of Laween A. Akrawi, 18, a Lake Braddock Bruin who died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Dec. 18. They laid candles and flowers by an easel holding his senior picture.

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Fairfax County School Board Opens the Door for School Name Changes

No decisions made to affect current school names.

The Fairfax County School Board did not change any names of schools at its Dec. 17 regular business meeting.