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School News & Notes: April 15 – 21, 2010

Annual Mustang IB Art Show Kicks Off Wednesday

 

Next Wednesday, April 21 marks the beginning of George Mason High School’s International  Baccalaureate (IB) Art Show. Open to the public, the event runs through Thursday, April 22 from 7 – 9 p.m.  both nights inside Mason’s auditorium (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). For more information, call 703-248-5500.

 

Annual Mustang IB Art Show Kicks Off Wednesday

 

Next Wednesday, April 21 marks the beginning of George Mason High School’s International  Baccalaureate (IB) Art Show. Open to the public, the event runs through Thursday, April 22 from 7 – 9 p.m.  both nights inside Mason’s auditorium (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). For more information, call 703-248-5500.

 

St. James Hosts Open House For Summer Programs

 

It was announced this week that St. James School (830 W. Broad St., Falls Church) will host an open house on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. – noon. The event will give more information on its academic summer classes, two-week programs for students in grades 1 – 9. Bus service is available. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.csov.org/summer or call 703-533-9711.

 

‘Lasso Online’ Receives Silver Crown Award

 

George Mason High School’s online school newspaper, Lasso Online, was named a prestigious Silver Crown Award winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Mason was one of only 27 online publications to receive a Columbia Crown award for 2010. Lasso Online can be viewed at www.fccps.org/lasso.

 

Stuart H.S. PTSA Throws ‘Pie-in-the-Face’ Fundraiser

 

J.E.B. Stuart High School’s 2010 All Night Grad Party Committee is holding a Pie-in-the-Face Fundraiser, the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) announced this Monday. Votes to pie the volunteer teachers and administrators will be sold through the end of this week for $1 a vote. The three people with the most votes will get pied. The pie will fly at the school’s May Day on Friday, April 30. For more information, call 703-824-3900.

 

George Mason H.S. Announces Spring JV Show

 

George Mason High School in Falls Church announced this week that its Spring JV Show will take place Thursday, May 13 – Friday, May 14. An informational meeting for the annual talent showcase was held this Tuesday at the school.

 

Stuart H.S. Mulch Sale Funds All-Night Grad Party

 

J.E.B. Stuart High School’s annual mulch sale will begin this Saturday, April 17 between 7:30 – 8 a.m. at the school (3301 Peace Valley Ln., Falls Church). Proceeds will benefit the Raiders’ Class of 2010 All-Night Graduation Party.
Adult and student volunteers are also needed to work this event. Those interested are urged to e-mail marianneobrien@verizon.net or call 703-405-5855. For more information about the mulch sale, call 703-824-3900.

 

Feedback Welcomed About New ‘Green’ Lunch Trays

 

Lunch trays made from 100 percent recycled materials were introduced into Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) this month, which are said to have less environmental impact than the Styrofoam trays in general use for the last several years.
During the month of April, factors such as the trays’ durability and the cost will be assessed to determine if a permanent change will be implemented or not.
FCCPS Food Service Director Richard Kane welcomes feedback from students, parents and staff via e-mail at kaner@fccps.org.

 

Area H.S. Students National Scholastic Silver

 

Three area high school students won silver awards for their work submitted to the National Scholastic Art Awards competition, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Winners included Michael Crumplar of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in the photography category for “Mexican Standoff,” Dan Nguyen of Oakton High School in the drawing category for “The Poetry of Sticks” and Jennifer Phan of Falls Church High School in the drawing category for “Without Animals…” and for her art portfolio.
A total of 21 students from Fairfax County Public Schools entered. National award winners and their teachers will be honored at an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 9.

 

‘Princess for a Night’ Helps Teen Girls Attend Prom

 

Fairfax County Public Schools is sponsoring its 8th Annual Princess for a Night project, which enables high school-age girls to attend prom without spending a lot of money. During April, formal dresses and other prom essentials are collected at several drop-off points. Community members can donate dry-cleaned spring and summer formal dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, unused makeup (such as sample cosmetics) and shopping bags from department stores through Friday, April 30.
Of particular need are formal dresses in sizes 18 and larger. Winter dresses, soiled or outdated items, casual dresses, or items for mature women will not be accepted. Local drop-off donation locations include Annandale High School (4700 Medford Dr., Annandale) between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the main office and Gold’s Gym (7770 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria) from 4:45 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Annandale H.S. at 703- 642-4100 or Gold’s Gym at 703-360-1400.

 

Frattali, Lavey Names Fairfax County 2010 School Leaders

 

August Frattali, who has served as principal at Carson Middle School since 2003 and has been a Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) employee for 24 years, has been named the FCPS 2010 Principal of the Year and is the recipient of The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.
Named FCPS 2010 Teacher of the Year was Brigitte Lavey, a social studies teacher at Langley High School. Lavey will represent FCPS in Virginia’s Teacher of the Year competition; the winner will be announced in fall 2010.

 

3 TJHSST Students Win Achievement Scholarships

 

Kwame Ampeh, Christopher Carey and Keturah James of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology were among 12 Fairfax County Public School students to receive Achievement Scholarships from the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship program. Scholarships of $2,500 are awarded to African American high-school seniors to be used for undergraduate study at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

 

Vienna H.S. Teacher Scores Italian Fellowship

 

Al Gunn, who teaches Latin at James Madison High School in Vienna, has been awarded a fellowship for the 2010 Italy Classics Summer Educational Seminar with the Fulbright program. Gunn will have an opportunity to learn more about Italian history and culture from ancient to modern times during the summer fellowship. He was selected by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Italy Fulbright Commission and the American Academy in Rome.

 

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