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Mason Senior Externships Seek Volunteer Opps

February 17, 2017 8:36 AM0 comments

George Mason High School seniors will have the opportunity to participate in a nine-day externship from Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 15. The goal is to help graduating seniors experience working in a real-world career, volunteer project or other area of interest. This unique learning opportunity allows seniors to […]

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Mason Swimmers Head to States

February 16, 2017 3:58 PM0 comments

The George Mason High School Swim teams headed to the state meet at the Christiansburg Aquatics Center, outside Blacksburg, on Wednesday. There are eight girls and 11 boys accounting for nine individual entries for the girls and 20 individual entries for the boys, and many relay entries for both teams. […]

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Quinn’s to Host African-American Artists Auction

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Quinn’s Auction Galleries will offer fine art from the inventory and personal collection of Merton D. Simpson (1928-2013) as the highlight of their Feb. 18 African-American Artists Auction. Not only a visionary collector and dealer of African and tribal arts, Simpson was also a prolific and celebrated abstract expressionist, creating […]

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Letters to the Editor: Removing Gyms from School Plan is Just Common Sense

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Letters to the Editor: February 16 – 22, 2017   Removing Gyms from School Plan is Just Common Sense Editor, Three gyms for the new high school? Is that a misprint? I know of no better example of the out-of-control school lobby in Falls Church than this proposal that apparently survived […]

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The Lasso in the News-Press: All About IB

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The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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Marshall Academy Hosts Open House Tonight

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The school will host its annual academy open house for prospective students from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The program will include a complimentary dinner prepared by the academy’s award-winning culinary program, classroom tours, and teacher presentations. High school students can take elective classes at one of the six high school […]

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Falls Church Native Dinah Moore Dies

February 15, 2017 10:45 PM0 comments

Dinah Kathleen Moore (40) of Wilmington, NC, lost her battle with mental illness on February 7, 2017. Dinah was born on May 6, 1976, in Fairfax Virginia, to Cricket Sherman Moore and Thomas Michael Moore. She attended George Mason Jr./Sr. High School in Falls Church, VA, and graduated from Northland […]

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Auto Decal Winner Announced

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  The second annual art contest sponsored by the F.C. Treasurer Jody Acosta culminated in an award of $750 to George Mason High School tenth grader Annika Britten at Monday’s F.C. City Council meeting. Second place went to Sedona Decint, third place went to Clara Mattou and fourth place to […]

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Dominion Power’s Slow Response Investigated

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Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields told the F.C. City Council Monday that an investigation into the delayed response by Dominion Power to a fire that broke out behind the Bowl America during the powerful wind storm Sunday night will occur. The fire, reported to the City Council by Bernie […]

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F.C. Adopts Senior Cottage Ordinance

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By a 6-1 vote (Mayor Tarter dissenting), the Falls Church City Council gave final approval to an ordinance establishing the ground rules for permitting construction, under a “special exception” process, of new senior age-restricted (55 or 62 and up, depending) cottage unit clusters in low-density residential neighborhoods, each unit a […]

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