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G.M.H.S Students Praised For High Scores

A group of students from George Mason High School were recently honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program for receiving high scores. Students recognized were Dean Ball, Hannah Boning, Katherine Buenneke, Jordan Cheney, Julia Douglas, Mary Glover, Wendy Herbst, Grace Kuipers, Natan Lailari, Jason Liew, Graham Overby, Samuel Parker, Emilio Ramos and John Western. SNbrian

G.M.H.S Students Praised For High Scores

A group of students from George Mason High School were recently honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program for receiving high scores. Students recognized were Dean Ball, Hannah Boning, Katherine Buenneke, Jordan Cheney, Julia Douglas, Mary Glover, Wendy Herbst, Grace Kuipers, Natan Lailari, Jason Liew, Graham Overby, Samuel Parker, Emilio Ramos and John Western.

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FALLS CHURCH STUDENTS Brian Rubilar (above) of J.E.B. Stuart High School and Christian Roman Romero of George Mason High School have recently enrolled in the statewide Commonwealth ChalleNGe, the Virginia component of the National Guard ChalleNGe Program. The mission of this program is to equip at-risk teens with the values, skills, education and self-discipline needed to produce responsible citizens. Virginia ChalleNGe follows a rigorous schedule of both physical and vocational training. For more information, visit www.vachallenge.org. (Photo: Courtesy Julia Webster)

Although these students were not named semi-finalists, they are still praised for their outstanding academic achievements.

F.C. Schools Sell Poinsettias And Holiday Wreaths

Falls Church City Public Schools are sponsoring a poinsettia and holiday wreath sale to raise funds for the Falls Church City Band Boosters.

The poinsettias are available in red, white, pink and marble. Small poinsettias consisting of 3 – 4 blooms cost $12, medium poinsettias with 4 – 6 blooms cost $15 and large poinsettias with 7 – 12 blooms cost $20.

Holiday wreaths are available in two sizes: 12 – 14 in. and 20 – 22 in. Smaller wreaths cost $15 and larger wreaths cost $20. Orders will be delivered to George Mason High School (7124 Lessburg Pike, Falls Church) the week after Thanksgiving. To place an order, call 703-538-1691.

Mt. Daniel Celebrates Back-To-School Night

Mt. Daniel Elementary School will host a Back-to-School Night on Thursday, Oct. 8 to give parents and teachers the opportunity to meet and discuss upcoming school events. The event will take place at Mt. Daniel (2328 North Oak St., Falls Church) from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call 703-248-5661.

Trinity School at Meadow View Hosts Open House

Trinity School at Meadow View, the only private high school in Virginia recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, invites families to learn more about the curriculum at an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 – 3 p.m. The event will include Q&A sessions and guided tours of the facility (2849 Meadow View Rd., Falls Church). Refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, visit http://trinityschools.org/meadowview/admissions/open-house.

G.M.H.S. Mustangs Host Bake-Sale Fundraiser

The Mustang Ambassadors and 8th graders of George Mason High School (GMHS) will have a bake sale on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. to raise money for the new school year. Don’t miss out on all the scrumptious baked treats in the main lobby of Mason High (7124 Lessburg Pike, Falls Church). For more information, call 703-248-5500.

F.C. Schools Honor Athletic Hall of Famers

Falls Church City Public Schools will host the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet honoring the star athletes in local schools. The banquet will be held in the Mustang Gym at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) on Saturday, Oct. 10.

The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will follow at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail the GMHS Athletic Department at [email protected]

Fairfax County Schools Win Thoth Award

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been named the winner of the 2009 Thoth Award by the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for achievement in communications and public relations.

FCPS was honored specifically for its community campaign on changing school start and dismissal times. The campaign used study circles, surveys and community dialogues to measure the impact of the proposed changes to the bell schedule on families.

 

Marshall H.S. Marching Statesmen Win 1st Place

The Marching Statesmen of George C. Marshall High School were awarded first place in the USSBA Northern Virginia Regional Marching Band Competition.

Congratulations to the Statesmen, Band Director Paul Vesilind and this year’s drum majors Michelle Flores and Jordan Rennert.

McLean H.S. Organizes Parent Information Night

McLean High School has arranged a Parent Information Night on Thursday, Oct. 8 for parents interested in learning about the programs, services and opportunities available through advanced academic programs, formerly known as gifted and talented programs.

The information session will be held at McLean High (1633 Davidson Rd., McLean) from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

This event is open to the public and registration is not required. For more information, call 703-846-8767.