The Arlington Chamber of Commerce kicked off the 2015-2016 academic year of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) on Wednesday, Oct. 28 with a parent and student orientation.
Team advances to the state tournament.
A Vienna team of five seventh graders and one sixth grader, self-named "6 R US," captured the first-place Robotics Champions Trophy for overall excellence and the first-place Robot Performance Award at the recent First LEGO League Robotics Regional Qualifying Tournament held in Ashburn.
Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va. announced Cadet Second Lieutenant Chase Dixon from Vienna as Officer of the Month for October.
Legacy of Faith
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 4, The Great Falls Historical Society program provided a panoramic view of the founding and early beginnings of historic churches throughout an area currently known as Great Falls.
Daniel O’Neal, a junior at Robinson Secondary School, died the morning of Oct. 28, according to a letter to school parents and students from principal Matthew Eline. “Daniel will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by the Robinson Secondary School family,” Eline said in the letter.
St. Andrew’s students participate in pioneering study.
Some local school children are helping adjust the way educators view school environments. In fact, they received national recognition for their efforts.
Westboro Baptist Church members from Topeka, Kansas, will be picketing outside Churchill High School during dismissal on Tuesday, Nov. 10, according to Montgomery County Public Schools.
Six students in the Northern Virginia area are competing in the 2015 Siemens Foundation STEM Competition. These regional finalists recently advanced through the semifinal round, and now have a chance to compete at the National Finals taking place on Dec. 4-8 in Washington, D.C., where grand prize winners walk away with $100,000 scholarships.
South County High School Theatre department prepares to bring the community more comic relief at the start of this festive season, with the presentation of its fall production of “Jabberwock” at Dale S. Rumberger Auditorium, Nov. 12-14.
In a pre-Halloween event to raise awareness on the student debt crisis, members of the Virginia Student Power Network (VSPN) dressed up as ‘Walking-Debt’ zombies during the Bernie Sanders National Student Town Hall at George Mason University on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Garza, school reveal what’s next.
In the aftermath of Friday’s chemical fire at Woodson High, both Superintendent Karen Garza and Principal Scott Poole sent messages Monday to the parents. Stressing that the “safety of students and staff is always the top priority in our schools,” Garza directed the following actions be taken.
‘Keep Those Injured in your Prayers’
Five students and a teacher were all injured in a fire last week after a chemical demonstration inside a Woodson High classroom went awry.
With 58.22 percent of the vote in unofficial election results, Dalia Palchik of Annandale defeated the incumbent Providence District Fairfax County School Board representative Patty Reed, who garnered 41.31 percent.
Fairfax resident Jeanette Hough said her race for the Fairfax County School Board started with a phone call to Springfield District representative to the board Elizabeth Schultz. “What are we going to do about the school board?” Hough remembers asking. “We’re being ignored as parents and taxpayers.”
The Virginia Department of Education announced last week that all Arlington schools are fully accredited for the 2015-16 school year based on last year’s Standards of Learning (SOL) test results.