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Alexandria Brief: Library Receives Curiosity Grant

Alexandria Library received a $7,500 “Curiosity Creates” grant from the American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and Disney.

Local Student Honored for Scientific Research

Daniel Chae and his teammates won a $30,000 scholarship in Siemens Competition.

A high school senior from Oakton received a national honor recently for a scientific research project on 3-D tissue printing. Daniel Chae, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was named a national finalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

McLean/Great Falls: A Year in Review

Highlights of 2015

Highlights of 2015

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Potomac: Diener Students and Bullis Buddies Give Back

Project helps the homeless.

“It’s nice helping homeless people and it really gives me something to smile about,” said Bullis 5th grade student Dillon Malkani. He and his fellow classmates have served as “Bullis Buddies” since the beginning of the school year to students at The Diener School — a school which serves children with learning challenges.

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Jefferson Site: From Rejection to Approval

County decision ends year-long fight over traffic congestion and park space.

At its first 2015 meeting in January, the Arlington County Board voted not to approve Arlington Public Schools’ (APS) plan to build a new elementary school adjacent to the Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

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Arlington Snapshot: Christmas Carols

Arlington House, the Lee-Custis residence General Robert E. Lee left behind when he agreed to lead the Confederate Army, once again resonated with the sounds of Christmas, with handbell ringing on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Yorktown’s Chamber Choir on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, from 2-4 p.m.

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Fairfax County: McAuliffe Proposing More for Education

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D, left) unveiled his budget proposal for $1 billion in public and higher education investment at Mark Twain Middle School in Alexandria on Dec. 16, as part of the total state budget he plans to roll out on Thursday, Dec. 17.

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Lorton, Fairfax Station & Springfield: Swim Teams Bring in Toys for Tots

Before their head-to-head meet on Dec. 12, members of the South County and West Springfield High School swim and dive teams dropped off dozens of new toys for the South Run RECenter’s Toys for Tots donation drive.

Vienna: Area Students Honored

Oakton High senior Allan Phillips receives two awards.

Two Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students are among 21 students in the Washington, D.C., region who have been recognized by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the White House in 1987.

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Participating in Hour of Code Lessons

Churchill Road librarian Sari Warren and technology specialist Jordan Craig Kuhn spent Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13), helping students participate in the worldwide Hour of Code lessons.

McLean High School Student Wins Student-Athlete Achievement Award

McLean High School senior Autumn Brenner is one of four students in Virginia awarded the Student-Athlete of the Year award by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

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All Are Welcome Aboard the STEAM Train

New ways to promote STEM disciplines at Colvin Run Elementary School.

“Learning for Learning’s Sake.” That is the gift that Susan Blackwell, the Science Resource teacher who runs the STEAM Lab at Colvin Run Elementary School (CRES), gives to every student at CRES every week.

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Colvin Run Receives Playground Shade Structure

Colvin Run Elementary had the Ribbon Cutting ceremony to commemorate the installation of FCPS’ first playground shade structure.

Chantilly Snapshot: National Competitor

A Poplar Tree Elementary School fourth grade student, Siddhant Nair, placed 10th in the United States Chess Federation Grade Level National Chess Tournament in Orlando, Fla., last week. He competed against 185 fourth graders from throughout the United States.

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Potomac: Collecting Books for Stepping Stones Shelter

The Geneva Day School kindergarten class recently held a book drive with the goal of collecting 100 new children’s books for Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville.