FCPS Students Earn 29 Medals in Scholatic Awards

March 23, 2017 4:30 PM0 comments

Fairfax County Public School students earned 29 national medals in visual arts in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Top winners included: • Angela He of Oakton High School, Gold Medal and Best in Grade Award for her video game submission; • Skylar Franzelas of Annandale High School, […]

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Mason Debaters Place 1st at Metro Finals

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Four members of the Debate Team participated in the Public Forum Metrofinals last weekend in Leesburg. Mithi Penaranda and Bella Hubble placed first in Junior Varsity out of a field of 43 teams. They were the only JV team to go undefeated in six rounds of debate. They won the […]

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Summer Day Camp Registration Open

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The Falls Church City Public School summer day camp registration opened March 1 and is filling up fast. Camp begins Monday, June 26 and ends August 25. Interested families may register just for the weeks that they need. Weekly fees include morning and afternoon snack, a field trip, a swim […]

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FCCPS Sees Increased Enrollment

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Monthly enrollment information presented to the Falls Church School Board this week showed that since the end of the last school year, Falls Church City Public Schools has added more than a half dozen classrooms worth of new students. Over the five schools, enrollment increased by 218 students, an 8.72 […]

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Spring Fling Fashion Show this Sunday

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The New Dominion Women’s club will be hosting its annual fundraiser, the “Spring Fling! Fashion Show” on Sunday, March 26, from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. It will feature the latest fashion trends at Bloomingdale’s in Tysons Corner. Guests will enjoy a raffle, light fare and a variety of drinks including […]

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GM Robotics Team Heads to District Championship

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Last weekend, the George Mason High School robotics team qualified for the finals despite losing two wheels in their drive train. With limited time for repairs, the team still managed near wins in both finals matches and is currently ranked 4th out of 129 teams going into the District Championship. […]

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Former Falls Church Resident to Achieve Captain Rank

March 21, 2017 4:51 PM0 comments

Former Falls Church resident CDR Wilbur A. Velarde will be promoted to the rank of Captain on April 1, 2017 in the US Coast Guard Reserve, and assigned to the USCG Office of International Affairs and Foreign Policy Advisor. (Photo: CDR Wilbur A. Velarde)

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Homestretch Raises $100K at Fundraiser

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(From left) David Smith, Stacy Hennessey, Astrid Martinez, Gayle Berry and Diane Gelberd at the Homestretch Fundraiser at the State Theater last month. There were 321 attendees and nearly $100,000 was raised for Homestretch. Big ticket items were some great vacation spots, including Lake Gaston and Cazumel. (Photo: Stacy Hennessey)

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Fairfax Genealogical Conference and Expo

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The Fairfax Genealogical Society’s annual spring conference, “Finding Elusive Ancestors – Tools and Techniques for the Search,” will run on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at the The Westin Tysons Corner (7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). The Keynote speaker is D. Joshua Taylor, host of the PBS series, […]

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St. Patrick’s Episcopal Hosts Concert of Harmony

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On Sunday April 2 at 4 p.m. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church) hosts a Concert of Harmony, featuring music of bluegrass, jazz, Broadway, and classical. American music from many periods in our country’s history withh be featured including solos and harmony of “American Songs” from the […]

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