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Review: Another Compelling ‘Garden of Allah’ Novel

May 13, 2016 1:56 PM0 comments

by J. Rosalyn In his second “Garden of Allah” novel, “The Trouble with Scarlett,” Martin Turnbull takes us back to the late 1930s where our three friends, Kathryn, Marcus, and Gwendolyn are a little older, much wiser, and still living at Hollywood’s Garden of Allah Hotel. As Turnbull takes the […]

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Mustang Girls Soccer Squad Beats Central High School 4-0

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by Matt Delaney George Mason’s varsity girls soccer team began the home stretch of their regular season with another batch of wins, this time over Rappahannock County 8-0 and Central High School 4-0. The Mustangs were a force against the visiting Panthers. With consistent possession of the ball Mason generated […]

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Mustangs Beat 3 Conference 35 Opponents

May 12, 2016 4:24 PM0 comments

by Matt Delaney Another week passes and George Mason’s varsity boys soccer team remains at the top of their food chain, besting Conference 35 opponents Central High School 8-0, Madison County High School 11-0 and Rappahannock County High School 8-0 all while preserving their unbeaten start to the season. Facing […]

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Guest Commentary: Relay for Life & Honoring Cancer Survivors, Fighters

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By Melissa Morse The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a life-changing experience. Our local Relay For Life of the Beltway will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at George Mason High School from noon – midnight and celebrates the communities of Falls Church, Vienna, and Arlington. […]

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5 Mustangs Headed to Governor’s School Summer Program

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Five students from George Mason High School are heading to Summer Residential Governor’s School programs. The 3-week sessions provide the accepted juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences. Students live on campus and are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects, seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists and […]

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Letters to the Editor: A Lack of Truth Telling During Budget Process

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Letters to the Editor: May 12 – 18, 2016    A Lack of Truth Telling During Budget Process Editor, Like many who live in the City, I am proud of our school system. My daughter graduated with the full IB diploma and all her work and effort has stood her well, […]

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Falls Church ESOL Parent Event Slated for May 26

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Falls Church City Public School is hosting an informational event on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for the parents of students in grades pre-kindergarten – 12 in the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program. At the event, there will be information on all […]

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Mt. Daniel Kindergartners Visit Hard Bargain Farm

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Kindergartners at Mt. Daniel Elementary School began making their annual spring trips to Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Md. to see where the eggs for their incubators came from and to visit all the animals. The students saw goats, donkeys, chickens and cows and had a chance to explore on foot […]

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Mason, Henderson Students Shine at Technosphere

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Over 20 Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and George Mason High School students traveled to Richmond on Friday, May 6 to compete in the Technology Student Association’s Technosphere. Mason’s Webmaster team and seven teams from Henderson are state finalists and are also heading to the national competition in Memphis in […]

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Swanson Named TJ Elementary Principal

May 11, 2016 6:45 PM0 comments

Paul Swanson, an elementary principal in Indiana, has accepted the position as the new principal at Falls Church’s Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, replacing the departing Robert Palermo, who has been in the post since the summer of 2010. Swanson comes with 23 years of experience, the last seven as principal […]

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