School News & Notes

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Registration for the J.E.B. Stuart High School 12th annual Raider 5k Run and the one-mile fun run/walk to be held on Saturday, April 25 has officially started.

Awards will be given out to the top finisher in each age category. The race will start at 8 a.m. The fee for the 5K run is $10 for students and $25 non-students participants. However, the fun run will cost participants $5. The race will begin at the school, continue to Lake Barcroft and circle back. To register or for more information, visit

George Mason H.S. to Host Car Wash

The George Mason High School boys soccer team will have a car wash on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the school (7124 Leesburg Pike., Falls Church) near the trailers. For more information, call Head Coach Arthur Iwanicki at 301-843-8196 or e-mail him at

Bishop Ireton H.S Host Lacrosse Day Festivities

The 5th annual Youth Lacrosse Day will be held at Bishop Ireton High School this Saturday, April 25. The day will be filled with five exhibition games with teams from Alexandria Lacrosse Club, Annandale Lacrosse Club, and Fort Hunt Youth Lacrosse. All the games will be played at Fannon Field (201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria), with the first game starting at 10 a.m. For more information and the complete game schedule, visit or call the director of athletics at 703 751-7606.

George C. Marshall H.S. Performs ‘Company’

The theatre department at George C. Marshall High School will present Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy, “Company”, for its spring production. Opening night is Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the school (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). Tickets are $10. For more information, visit or call 703-883-4740.

FCPS Holds Information for Parents

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will sponsor three meetings addressing the potential boundary changes, which will include a presentation of the county’s study of attendance areas designed to provide relief to Annandale High School and Poe Middle School, both of which are overcrowded. The meeting is open for all parents and residents. The first meeting will be held on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at Falls Church High School; the second meeting on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Annandale High School, and the third on Wednesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Parents and residents may submit questions in advance for the meeting via For more information, call the FCPS Office of Facilities Planning at 703-246-6920.

Falls Church Highs Walsh Wins ACETA

Social studies teacher Greg Walsh of Fall Church High School (FCHS) received the American Civics Education Teacher Award (ACETA).Walsh is one out of three teachers that won the ACETA this year, which is given to elementary and secondary schools teachers of civics, government and related subjects who have demonstrated special expertise in motivating students to learn about the Constitution, Congress and public policy. ACETA is sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, the Center on Congress at Indiana University and the National Education Association.

Oakton H.S. Host Film Festival

An outdoor student film festival will be held at Oakton High School (2900 Sutton Rd.,
Vienna) on the school’s upper field on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. The festival will show the talents of aspiring filmmakers, musicians and actors from Fairfax County Public Schools on a 30-foot outdoor movie screen. The will be competing in two categories – short films and music videos. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating.

Help Stuart Students Attend Prom

Spring clean your old wardrobe and help students at J.E.B. Stuart High School go to prom. The school will accept any prom-worthy items to help less fortunate students. People can drop off dresses, tuxes, accessories, shoes, purses and jewelry at the guidance office at Stuart (3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church). Prom is May 9 and the deadline to bring items is Sunday, April 26. Receipts for tax purposes are available. For more information, visit

TJHSST Named Physics Semifinalists

Eight Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) students have been named semifinalists for the U.S. Physics team: Jared Hallett, Brian Hamrick, Dan Li, William Minshew, Chris Olund, Arvind Thiagarajan, Mingyee Tsang, and Yangbo Xu. The U.S. Physics Team Program promotes and demonstrates academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.

Wizard of Oz’ Comes to FCHS

The classic “Wizard of Oz” play will be performed by Westlawn Elementary on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fall Church High School (FCHS) auditorium (7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church). The fee is $8 for adults and $6 for students. For more information, visit or call 703-241-5100.

First Graders Perform for Parents & Friends

Hayfield Elementary School‘s first grade students will present a performance on Friday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the school (7633 telegraph Rd., Alexandria). The presentation will include a water cycle dance, a little red hen reader’s theater, a timeline of famous Americans, and poems about money and coin. The presentation is open for all for family and friends. For more information, visit