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Guest Commentary: We Can’t Continue to Ignore Concerns About F.C. Schools

May 19, 2016 1:02 PM0 comments

By Erik Pelton Last week, Falls Church City Public Schools held its annual celebration of teacher and staff award winners. David Morales, custodian at Thomas Jefferson Elementary and support staff of the year winner, inspired the audience with his talk of attitude, enthusiasm, and love, imploring us to encourage and […]

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The Lasso in the News-Press: ‘Local Boy Makes Movies’ & Money

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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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Henderson MS Band Wins Trophies at Busch Gardens

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Eighth grade students in the band and choir at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School recently had a successful trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, where they competed in the Music in the Parks festival. The band received a first place trophy with an excellent rating and the choir received a first […]

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Neigh, Neigh! Magical Brooch at Kentucky Derby Designed in F.C.

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The one who won the actual race at the Kentucky Derby last weekend was not the horse who caused the biggest Internet stir.

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READ Program Enters 2nd Year at Henderson MS

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The Reading Enjoyment and Development program, a collaboration with George Mason University, has entered its second year at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and is resulting in progress in reading ability for several Henderson students. Reading specialists in training at George Mason University are tutoring students at Henderson in reading and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Metro system is a major asset to the economic success of the National Capital Region, but it needs help, lots of it, now. That was the message of Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) meeting last week. There are only seven major […]

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Mustangs Softball Team Blanks Strasburg Rams on the Road

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by John Rodock – Special to the News-Press Julia Ferris tossed a one-hitter as Antonio Bravo’s Mustangs picked up their second straight district win, 1-0 over Strasburg on Saturday, May 14. After enduring an unprecedented string of rainouts that spanned two weeks. Mason had finally gotten back into action on […]

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Holocaust Survivor Shares Life Story at Henderson

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Sam Ponczak, a Holocaust survivor, shared his and his family’s experiences during World War II with sixth grade parents and teachers at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School recently. Ponczak  is a regular speaker for the United States Holocaust Museum and has been a guest speaker for the Department of Justice […]

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1.8-Acre Site By Jefferson Elementary Slated to Be Sub-Divided for 7 Homes

May 18, 2016 7:18 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Planning Commission was within its power to grant final approval for the subdivision of 1.8 acres known as the Fellows Tract at 604 S. Oak Street adjacent the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School into seven lots for residential development Monday night, but stopped short.

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Editorial: ‘Arrogance’ Versus Some Hard Facts

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One of the oft-repeated arguments circulating around Falls Church in the aftermath of the City Council’s controversial 4-3 decision to deny almost $1 million of the School Board’s budget request has been that the School Board’s and the Superintendent’s “arrogance” was reflected in their refusal to accept the City Council’s […]

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