Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio Play at TJ

December 29, 2016 12:29 PM0 comments

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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Henderson Science Students Summarize Knowledge

December 28, 2016 4:16 PM0 comments

Seventh grade science students at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School worked as a team to complete an intensive vocabulary review of cell structures and their functions. Before winter break, they wrapped up the basics of organelles with a quiz. When the students return from break, they will learn the details […]

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Operation EarthWatch T-Shirt Designs Due Jan. 9

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The Falls Church City Public School system encouraged parents and students in the school system to complete their Operation EarthWatch December activity sheet over the winter holiday in its Morning Announcements email. They also encouraged students to work on drawing a design for Operation Earthwatch’s “Nurture Nature” themed t-shirt competition. […]

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James Trombo Wins 8th Grade God Off at Henderson

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James Trombo, an eighth grader at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, won the annual God Off at the school, where students take on the role of Greek gods in order to make a pitch to their fellow students as to why they should be the patron god of a new […]

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George Mason HS Jazz Ensemble Plays for Lions Club

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A small group from the George Mason High School Jazz Ensemble played for the Lions Club’s holiday dinner at the Italian Cafe on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The performance was just one of many by Mason’s music students this month. Three different groups of musicians played for the News-Press‘ holiday party on […]

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Mason Students Build Holograms for Smart Phones

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George Mason High School is working to expand use of the MakerSpace by encouraging all students to become involved during Mustang Block. A planning team of teachers, administrators and students with the leadership of assistant principal Kevin Clark are meeting weekly to create monthly maker challenges. The first challenge is creating a […]

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Woodrow Wilson Library Screens ‘Scrooged’

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The Woodrow Wilson Library is screening the holiday classic “Scrooged,” which stars Bill Murray, on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the library, located at 6101 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church. “Scrooged” is a twisted take on the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, where Murray plays the role of Scrooge, under the name Francis […]

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Arlington Children’s Chorus Hold Auditions on Jan. 9

December 27, 2016 4:45 PM0 comments

The Arlington Children’s Chorus is conducting auditions for its spring season on Monday, Jan. 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Glebe Elementary School, located at 1717 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Auditions are open to children in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with unchanged voices who are in grades 2 […]

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