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School News: June 17 – 23, 2010

‘Building a Healthier You’ Contest Winners Announced

SNmehconcertThe winners of the 2010 Falls Church City Public Schools Building a Healthier You Video & Poster Contest were announced this week. The grand prize video winner was Karan Kumar, with Matt Baker taking second place. Julie Connelly and Miles Lankford were both runners-up for their posters.
The challenges were aimed to reinforce the importance of healthy living. Prizes ranged from Nintendo Wii game systems to flip cameras.

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Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School’s band and jazz band put on a concert in the school’s cafeteria on Wednesday, June 9. The concert was conducted by Connie Jenkins, the school’s band and general music teacher. (Photo: Vicki Coe, News-Press)
‘Building a Healthier You’ Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 2010 Falls Church City Public Schools Building a Healthier You Video & Poster Contest were announced this week. The grand prize video winner was Karan Kumar, with Matt Baker taking second place. Julie Connelly and Miles Lankford were both runners-up for their posters.
The challenges were aimed to reinforce the importance of healthy living. Prizes ranged from Nintendo Wii game systems to flip cameras.

 

Mason H.S. Spirit Wall to Receive Makeover

George Mason High School’s spirit wall, a wall right at the entrance to the school, will be getting a fresh paint job this summer. The painting is currently of five mustangs running through the words “Mustang Spirit,” along with the school’s quote: “All men are by nature born equally free and independent.”
The new paint job will only include a fresh coat of paint, with no change to the design of the mural itself. Volunteers are being accepted to help paint the wall and the project is open to everyone.

 

Thomas Jefferson Holds Annual ‘Market Day’

Throughout the 2009-2010 school year, students at Thomas Jefferson (TJ) Elementary were awarded “Tiger Bucks” for good behavior and a various achievements. All of their hard work paid off his past week when they were finally able to use their hard-earned dollars.
Held at the end of every year, TJ Market Day allows students to spend what they have earned throughout the year at fellow students’ stores, where anything from baked goods to magnetic buttons could be purchased.

 

GCM H.S. Gets Recognition At Cappies For ‘Peter Pan’

George C. Marshall High School’s performance of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” broke overall attendence records in December last year. Last week at the 2009-2010 Cappies, Marshall Theater received three nominations and a win for the performance.
Yara Alemi, Shannon Brown, Madeline Fleshman, Robbie Teaque and the rest of the props and effects team were nominated for props and effects; Ellen Chapin was nominated for lead actress in a musical; and Orla Conway was nominated and won for featured actress.

 

Stuart H.S. Students Wins $20,000 Scholarship

JEB Stuart High School student Dawar Aziz was awarded one of 75 $20,000 scholarships provided by the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation in their fifth annual Class of KFC program, coming out on top of over 100,000 other applicants. The scholarship is based on financial need and the impact that the students have on their communities and schools.
During high school, Aziz participated in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Alpha Theta, Amnesty International, Recycling club, Raider Readers, Math club, Health Occupation Students of America, Sudoku club, College Partnership Program, the Early Identification Program and the school’s Cross-country and Track teams.
Aziz plans to use the scholarship to attend Geoge Mason University and pursue a degree in pre-medicine to prepare for dentistry school.

 

Fairfax County School Board Establishes Planning Council

The Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) has approved the creation of a Facilities Planning Advisory Council (FPAC). The council’s duties will be to advise and inform the school board and Fairfax County Public Schools staff in the development of long-term facility plans for the county.
FPAC will be responsible for studying issues related to enrollment, school capacity, CIP prioritization and transportation efficiencies related to facility planning. It will be made up of 13 representatives; one from each magisterial district, three at-large representatives and one from the City of Fairfax.
The FCSB is accepting applications from citizens who want to volunteer in FPAC through July 14. The application form and more information about the new council and member responsibilities are available at www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fpac/index.htm.

 

Graham Road E.S. Puts On Field Day

Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church will be holding their annual field day on June 17 at the school (3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church). Any parents interested in volunteering to help are urged to contact Stan Carter at smcarter1@fcps.edu.

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