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George Mason H.S. Hosts College Night 101

Parents and students are invited to bring all questions they  have regarding college admissions to George Mason High School’s College Night 101. The College and Career center will be giving an overview of the college process including applications, fees, picking a school, financial aid, scholarships and academic achievement. Copy-of-GMHSFashionShow1

George Mason H.S. Hosts College Night 101

Parents and students are invited to bring all questions they  have regarding college admissions to George Mason High School’s College Night 101. The College and Career center will be giving an overview of the college process including applications, fees, picking a school, financial aid, scholarships and academic achievement.

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GEORGE MASON H.S. STUDENTS (left to right) Emily Fauteux, Jessica Naftzinger and Sam Atkeson were three of the fashion conceptualists for the Mason School Community Association’s “Fifth Element” fashion show and fundraiser on Oct. 22. (Photo: Courtesy Joy Wagener)

The informal event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the school (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). For more information, visit www.fccps.k12.va.us/gm.

Art & Frame Sponsors Student Art Contest

Art and Frame of Falls Church is sponsoring the 9th Annual City Student Art Contest. The theme is “Change in the City of Falls Church.” and students are asked to submit artwork that illustrates change they have observed in themselves, in others or in the community around them, for a 2010 Calendar.

Contest winners will be awarded with an artists’ reception on New Year’s Day, a page spread in the calendar, a display in Art and Frame and prizes, including cash, art-related merchandise and gift certificates.

FIRSTfriday of Falls Church is accepting submissions from students in kindergarten – grade 12. All students must attend a public or a private school in the City of Falls Church or reside in the City.

For more information, visit www.firstfridayoffallschurch.com. The deadline for entries is Nov. 20.

 

McLean H.S. Bands Perform Fall Concert

McLean High School’s award-winning Concert Band and Symphonic Band have been preparing for their opening Fall Concert. The musical ensembles will also include performances by student pipers and the Longfellow Middle School Symphonic Band.

The concert will be held Thursday, Oct. 29 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the school (1633 Davidson Rd., McLean) and is free to the public. A table for ordering band sweatshirts and polo shirts will also be on site.

For more information, visit www.mcleanband.org.

 

Parents Invited to Partners for Safe Teen Driving

Fairfax County Public Schools Partners for Safe Teen Driving program is offering a 90-minute evening presentation for parents as part of high school students’ driver education program.

The program is offered at each Fairfax County high school includes video clips, guest speakers, teen crash statistics, information on driver education, instruction, the licensing process, insurance concerns, common teen traffic violations, parental roles and responsibilities and coaching the teen driver.

The schedule of evening presentations runs through Feb. 11. For dates and times, visit www.fcps.com.

McLean H.S. Chorus Raises Money with Dough

The McLean High School Choral students are raising funds for the caroling winter season with their annual cookie dough sale. Quick-bake cookie dough tubs are sold in a variety of flavors, as well as ready-to-bake pretzels, coffee and cocoa.

The sale runs through Nov. 9. Deliveries are made Dec. 2. For more information, contact Susan at 703-536-8585 or Joanne at 703-204-9172.

 

Crew Teammates Win Scholastic Awards

Helen Fonda, senior and captain of the Bishop Ireton High School women’s crew team, won the U.S. Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll award. Amanda Krauss and Joe Morgan received honorable mentions.

The recipients must display a combination of good grades, high SAT scores and a superior level of performance at a championship regatta.

 

G.M.H.S. Holds PTSA Meeting

The George Mason High School (G.M.H.S.) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) will be holding their monthly meeting to discuss academia, funding, school programs and the events calendar.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the school library (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church).

Fairfax County Offers New Parent Orientation

Fairfax County Public Schools is offering a parent orientation seminar to those new to the school system.

Getting to Know Fairfax County Public Schools: A Parent Orientation” is an interactive seminar that provides information about the school system, the importance of parental involvement in a child’s educational achievement, suggestions for how parents can get involved with their children’s schools and a cultural discussion component that helps accelerate a family’s acculturation to the United States.

The workshop is taught by community liaisons and is offered in English, Arabic, Korean and Spanish. For the seminar schedule, call 703-277-2640 or visit www.fcps.com.

Langley School Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

A cast of 27 students in grades 6 – 8 from The Langley School will present Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” as this year’s fall play/

The show runs for three nights, Nov. 12 – 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Jeffrey J. Sherman Arts Center (1411 Balls Hill Rd., McLean). Tickets are $5 per person and must be purchased in advance through Langley’s Web site, www.langleyschool.org.

 

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