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Marshall H.S. Hosts Curriculum Showcase

George C. Marshall High School
will host its first Curriculum Showcase Night on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Students enrolled in grades 8-11 at Marshall are welcome to attend with their parents, along with citizens who reside in the Tysons Corner area. SN.jpg

The student band and orchestra will perform, and student paintings, sketches and pottery will be on display. For more information, e-mail Kanwal Sachdeva at [email protected]

Fairfax County Invites Resident to Speak Up

The Fairfax County School Board urges Fairfax County citizens as well as students in grades 6-12 to complete a survey regarding changes to school start and dismissal times. The survey will be available online now through Saturday, Feb. 28. Information about the changes including a chart with proposed starting times for all Fairfax County schools are available online at www.fcps.edu/news/start.htm.

8th-Grade Students Win Essay Contest

Daniel Anderson
, an eighth grader at the Congressional Schools of Virginia located in Falls Church, won first place in the Four-Way Test Essay Contest sponsored by the Annandale Rotary Club. His essay is now running in a district competition. Rajeev Bhagowali, an eighth grader, was awarded second place and fellow eighth grader, William Figg, was awarded third place. The Four-Way Test is a set of ethics used as a benchmark for business, community and personal affairs.

Cashin & Cunningham Make Mason H.S. Proud

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, George Mason High School seniors Jack Cashin and Will Cunningham were named as the school’s two National Merit Scholarship finalists.
Cashin and Cunningham should find out sometime between March and June whether they’ve made it to the final round of National Merit, as they’re judged on their academic record, test scores, written recommendations, leadership experience and more. Just more than 8,000 finalists are to be selected to receive the $2,500 scholarship.

McLean H.S. Orchestra Performs

Mclean High School will host the “Rock You Can Believe In” concert on Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium (1633 Davidson Road, McLean), following a two-day workshop with professional guest artist Bridgid Bibbens.
The McLean Orchestra and members of the Longfellow Middle School Chamber Orchestra will play pieces that Bibbens supplied ahead of her visit. For more information, visit www.mhsorchestra.org.

George Mason High School Mulch Sale

George Mason High School (G.M.H.S.) Athletic Boosters starts their 16th annual Mulch sale. The deadline for orders is Saturday, March 21 and the delivery date is Saturday, March 28. There is free delivery to Falls Church residents and surrounding neighborhoods. Each bag is $5 and profits support Mason Mustang Athletics. Mulch order forms are available to print off at the G.M.H.S. Web site, www.masonathletics.org.

Oakcrest School Awarded National Endowment

OakCrest School has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America grant. History teacher Muriel Croston sent in an application earlier this year. Picturing America is composed of 40 works of American art including paintings, photography and architecture. This award will allow American art pieces to be brought into classrooms and libraries in order to further the understanding of the materials being taught.