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Bailey’s Students Help Launch ‘Forest to the Sea’

 

Two fifth-grade classes at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Falls Church will be part of the launch of “Forest to the Sea,” an environmental art and education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. 915schoolnewsOMcoupled

Bailey’s Students Help Launch ‘Forest to the Sea’

 

 

Two fifth-grade classes at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Falls Church will be part of the launch of “Forest to the Sea,” an environmental art and education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, on Thursday, June 11, beginning at 8 a.m. on the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C.

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FALLS CHURCH CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, George Mason High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, were both well-represented recently at the Odyssey of the Mind Word Finals. Held in Ames, Iowa, competitors are seen here embodying the Mason Mustang (back row) and Mary Ellen Henderson Husky (front row) school spirit. (PHOTO: COURTESY KATHY WASHA)

This celebration of National Get Outdoors Day and World Oceans Day will feature environmental muralist Robert Wyland and 10 groups of students from around the country who will share the story of their artistic and scientific process by creating field journals documenting their research, thoughts and sketches during the development of their group mural concept.

 

Annandale High’s Keller Feeds At-risk Students

 

Annandale High School junior Cassady Keller recently partnered with the Annandale Neighborhood Center and the Alternative House to provide meals to students and their families who are experiencing hardships.

Keller’s project runs throughout the month of June. Donations are welcome from those wishing to contribute. Donors can assemble donated meals themselves, or a student volunteer can assemble the dish for them. For more information, contact Keller at [email protected], or Shelli Wayland at [email protected]

 

Artsy Statesmen Work on Collaborative Project

 

Art 1 students at George C. Marshall High School are creating statues, based on the works of contemporary artists George Segal, Sandy Skoglund and Duane Hanson, to be part of an Installation Art display at the school. Working in groups of five to six students, they interpreted the meaning of the works created by these artists in order to create their own sculptures that convey meaning through props, materials and placement.

The groups went through a planning stage, suggesting ideas and discussing how to create meaning, then created thumbnail sketches of their sculptures and got permission for placement. Students documented their installation by taking photos, and each student individually wrote an artist’s statement about the installation.

 

MCC Awards Scholarships To Local H.S. Students

 

The McLean Community Center (MCC) and the Alden Theatre awarded nine local high school students scholarships for successfully competing in the 2009 James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition.

This year’s winners were: Music – First Place: Sungmin Sohn (violin), sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; Second Place: Jessie Nucho (flute), senior at McLean High School; and Third Place: Arthur Han (violin), senior at Langley High School. Winners for Theatre included: First Place: Michael Robinson, senior at McLean High; Second Place: Oliver Hudson, freshman at British School of Washington; and Third Place: Blythe Brady, junior at Bishop O’Connell High School. Winners for Visual Arts included: First Place: Jiwon Kil (oil/mixed media), senior at Langley High; Second Place: Kat Sommovigo (charcoal/wool/acrylic), senior at McLean High; and Third Place: Ivana Shim (acrylic/watercolor), junior at Langley High.