Noah Schnall uses Facetime in an emergency.
Do your children know who to call for help in an emergency? Do they understand how to use a cell phone or an iPad — or Facetime? Have they been told about 911 — how to call and what to say?
Twenty-six high school students in their senior year enrolled in Chantilly Academy’s Cosmetology program have been awarded the Gold Volunteer Service Award by the President of the United States.
Students to watch woodcarver at work at Potomac Elementary School.
Award-winning and nationally renowned sculpting artist Jim Calder is visiting Potomac Elementary School this week and donating his time and skills to convert a huge tree stump near the parking lot into a work of art while PES students give input, learn, and watch the transformation as it happens.
Split-feeder assignments eliminated at two schools.
The Fairfax County School Board voted last Thursday night, May 9, to approve adjustments to school attendance areas in an effort to alleviate overcrowding at Fairfax High and Lanier Middle School.
CAC learns about the bomb squad’s work.
Each month, members of the Sully District Station’s Citizens Advisory Committee learn about a different facet of the work done by the station’s police officers. In April, the topic was the bomb squad.
Information on events going on in Potomac.
Family Fun Day and 5K returns Sunday.
Join Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille for the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day and 5K on Sunday, May 19. Events include a timed 5K race with age group awards, a 1-mile kids’ course, a Tot Trot for those under 5 (100 yards), and a 5K walk. Cash prizes for top three male/female ($100, $75, $50) 5K finishers will be awarded.
The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect that was involved in a robbery on the night of April 11.
County officials to consider creation of vending zones that would allow more flexibility.
It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a beautiful spring day in Rosslyn.
The Boyd School hosted their annual International Children’s Festival on Saturday, May 4, and students, parents, staff and friends participated in the celebration of diversity of the school and the neighboring community.
Maimah Karmo, who founded the nonprofit Tigerlily Foundation in Reston that serves women and girls nationally and globally, is one of four pioneering female leaders who will receive recognition for the dynamic work she is doing in her community. Karmo will receive the Sisterhood Agenda Global Partner Award, now in its third year, as presented by the Sisterhood Agenda at the SHE: Sisters Healthy & Empowered event in celebration of National Women’s Health Week on Friday, May 17, in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Amy’s Amigos host annual Reston Youth Triathlon
Swimmers were able to hit the water at the Ridge Heights Pool Sunday, May 12, a few weeks before the scheduled Memorial Day pool opening, but there was a catch: they had to cycle and run as well. The annual Reston Youth Triathlon took triathletes age 6 to 15 through the pool and on the streets surrounding South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School. Participants ages 6 to 8 swam 50 meters, biked 1.03 miles and ran a third-mile, ages 9 to 11 swam 100 meters, biked three miles and ran 1.11 miles and ages 12 to 15 swam 150 meters, biked five miles and ran 1.51 miles.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has started the master planning process for Baron Cameron Park, a 60-acre park at the northwest corner of the intersection of Wiehle Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue.
Floris United Methodist Church leads student service trip.
Emily Lopynski started her Pen Pal relationship with Afiju, a boy of about the same age from the Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Sierra Leone, when she was in the third grade. Lopynski, a Herndon resident, just finished her freshman year at William and Mary College. She and Afiju are still in touch. In fact, their communication over the years has grown. “It was so wonderful when he got access to Facebook,” Lopynski said. “We could really keep up with each other and have a real conversation.” A vast improvement, considering that for most of the time since the two first “met,” their friendship relied on the exchange of letters that sometimes took as long as five months from the writing of one to the reading by the other.
High school students across Fairfax County will have the opportunity to put a creative twist on their computer talents this spring as they take part in the Council for the Arts of Herndon’s ninth annual SAIC Technology and the Arts Competition. The innovative program challenges students in all Fairfax and Arlington County high schools to create works of animation, digital art, digital music and digital photography, blending technology and artistry into one cutting-edge masterpiece.