Silverbrook Elementary School runs effective recycling program.
Students at Silverbrook Elementary School in Fairfax Station are learning the value of recycling and helping the environment, thanks to school media specialist Valerie Finney, other teachers, and volunteers who are assisting in the effort to reduce waste.
Girl Scouts from Burke, Springfield and Fairfax Station learn leadership skills while raising money for their trip.
Under the leadership of Troop Leader Sandy Latta, Girl Scouts from Burke, Springfield, Fairfax Station and the Fredericksburg area will be traveling to Europe this summer.
Robinson presents children’s play, “The Snow Queen.”
Based on the same Hans Christian Anderson tale as the Disney movie, “Frozen,” Robinson Secondary presents the children’s play, “The Snow Queen.”
Charles Barrett Elementary School Math Teacher Stephanie Chlebus is one of 102 mathematics and science teachers named as recipients of the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. A panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators selected the winners following an initial selection process done at the state level.
Police detective discusses the job of the Crash Reconstruction Unit.
Fairfax County Police Det. Josh David minored in physics at GMU, and it’s come in handy in his job. A 13-year member of the Police Department, he’s been with the Crash Reconstruction Unit for five years now. And, he said, “I realized how much math, physics and science is involved in what I do.”
The Chantilly High Speech Team won the district title for the second year in a row, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Westfield High.
CYA and DC Candlelighters united to make the holidays brighter for pediatric oncology patients at Inova Fairfax Hospital. CYA collected more than 300 presents for the DC Candlelighter families whose children are fighting cancer.
A group of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School classics students took home more than 100 awards at the annual Virginia Junior Classical League state convention, held in Richmond in November. During the convention, junior Daniel Marshall was elected VJCL vice president, becoming the third state officer in a row from SSSAS.
The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia will host a program titled Our Children: Fostering, Mentoring and Adoption in Virginia on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, with special guests: Nannette Bowler - Director of the Department of Social Services for Fairfax County, Paul D. McWhinney - Director of Family Services for Virginia Department of Social Services, and Dr. Beverly Howard - Coordinator of Fairfax Families4Kids. They will talk about their work at the local and state level working and advocating for the welfare of children and specifically with fostering, mentoring and adoption. The attendees will hear how they can become involved and make a difference in the lives of children.
Eight annual MCT Fest displays students’ talents, leadership.
Students enrolled in Fairfax Academy’s Music Computer Technology (MCT) class impressed parents and teachers by hosting and performing original compositions at the Eighth Annual MCT Fest on Jan. 8 in Fairfax.
Sex trafficking education materials also added to school curriculum.
In order to raise awareness to the fact that sex trafficking can happen anywhere, even in Fairfax County, a new prevention campaign and website raising awareness of this issue launched on Jan. 13.
Proposed Fairfax County public schools budget would cut 731 positions, increase class size.
At the Jan. 9 School Board Meeting, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza released the proposed budget of $2.5 billion for FY 2015. The budget proposal requires an additional $98.1 million, or 5.7 percent increase compared to FY 2014, from Fairfax County, which the school system says is due to uncontrollable factors such as enrollment growth, retirement rate increases and the structural deficit. The FY 2015 proposed budget is an increase of $59.4 million from last year’s approved budget.
Explains why it’s a valuable STEM program.
Chantilly High senior Brian Morris, CEO of Chantilly Robotics Team 612, testified in Washington, D.C., last Thursday, Jan. 9. He spoke before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Trang Nguyen wins spelling bee competition at Herndon Middle School.
“Once you spell the word, there is no going back,” said Nancy Galm, English teacher at the Herndon Middle School on Locust Street. Galm was addressing a group of more than 20 students attending Herndon Middle School who had won or placed their way into the annual spelling bee competition. The competition was held on Jan. 8.
The Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC) held its 20th annual Martin Luther King Festival, Jan. 12, at Westfield High.