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TJ 5th Graders Present Research on Sea Creatures

December 30, 2016 1:59 PM0 comments

THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S fifth graders presented their research on sea creatures with the models they made of them. There were sharks, whales, jellyfish, octopus, squid and tons of other sea creatures. The depth of research combined with the creative details of the models were truly impressive.

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Mustangs Hit The Mat

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MASON JUNIOR WRESTLER Bryan Villegas grapples an opponent while on his way to his 18th win of the season during the 2016 Mason Holiday Classic that was held at George Mason High School on Friday, Dec. 23. The Mustangs finished fifth as a team out of the nine teams that […]

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GMHS Boys Basketball Loses to Broad Run HS

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George Mason’s varsity boys basketball team lost the final regular season game of the 2016 portion of their schedule 75-70 in a competitive road contest against non-conference opponent Broad Run High School on Dec. 21. It was yet another test for Mason, whose overall record stands at 4-3 and non-conference […]

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Faces of Falls Church: December 29, 2017 – January 4, 2017

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James, a former “corporate marauder” is author of the book, “Songs of the Viking Life: Reflections of a Frequent Flyer.” On his book: “Get on the road. Make something great happen. Get paid. Repeat. The Viking Life. In the last millennium it involved warfare and a great taking. Months away […]

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Mason Girls Hoops Beats Hylton 65-32

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by Matt Delaney A five-game win streak is the George Mason varsity girls basketball team’s Christmas gift to themselves after handling C.D. Hylton 65-32 in their first game of Oakton High School’s Holiday tournament. From the opening tip that sophomore forward Raquel Dodd batted to junior center Kaylee Hirsch who […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks to Our Friends & Neighbors for Support

December 29, 2016 12:49 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: December 29, 2016 – January 4, 2017   Thanks to Our Friends & Neighbors for Support Editor, To our friends and neighbors, We are overwhelmed with the generosity, support, and kindness that you have shared with us after the fire that destroyed our home on December 17. […]

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Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio Play at TJ

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Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio played two assemblies at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 16. The assemblies were sponsored by the Falls Church Elementary Parent Teacher Association. The group showcases different musical styles originating in Louisiana, including zydeco, blues, Dixieland, jazz and Cajun. This wasn’t the first […]

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TJ Students Learn Lessons About Holiday Traditions

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One of the second grade classes at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School learned about the holiday traditions that different cultures have just before the school system went on break for the winter. On Monday, Dec. 19, the students learned about some of the traditions related to Hanukkah, including dreidels. The students made posters […]

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Mason Forensics Students Tour Ballistic Laboratory

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On Friday, Dec. 16, students in the forensics students from George Mason High School took a field trip to the Department of Forensic Science in Manassas. That department analyzes many types of evidence from police agencies across the state. The students toured the ballistics lab and learned how bullets are studied as […]

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Guest Commentary: We Can Build a New School Without Raising Taxes

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By Ross Litkenhous Falls Church is a special place, and not just in a figurative sense. It’s certainly all of the adjectives you would expect to hear when describing a charming city with engaged citizens who put community first. Falls Church is all of those things, and the reason many […]

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