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G.M.H.S. Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

On Thursday, Nov. 19 from 7:30 – 10 p.m., the thespians of George Mason High School will debut “Little Shop of Horrors,” a musical comedy written by Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Menken about Seymour Krelborn and his blood-thirsty plant.

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Mason’s Sam Waters stars in the school’s musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” playing this week. (Photo: Joy Wagener)

The opening show will take place in the main auditorium of George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). The production will also show on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and will be sold at the door.

Langley Wind Symphony Selected for ‘Music for All’

The Langley High Wind Symphony has been selected to participate in the “Music for All” Festival in March 2010. This is the second time the Langley High Wind Symphony has been selected for “Music for All.”

“Music for All” gives American high school bands the opportunity to perform for an audience, receive insight from recognized leaders in the performing arts and take part in clinics conducted by leading music educators.

T.J. High School Preps for Holiday Shopping Season

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will host its annual gift fair on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the school (6560 Braddock Rd., Alexandria). Patrons can get a head start in the holiday shopping season.

Vendors who have an art, craft or any other service they want to sell at the gift fair should e-mail [email protected] For more information, visit www.tjgiftshow.com.

Langley H.S. Kicks Off Campus Cleanup

Langley High School invites everyone to do their part in keeping the Langley campus clean at the campus cleanup.

There will be mulching, pruning and edging from 9 a.m. – noon around the school (6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean). For more information, call 703-287- 2700.

Marshall Academy Hosts Hair Extravaganza

Students of George C. Marshall High School will host a hair extravaganza event on Monday, Nov. 23 from 3 – 9 p.m. in Room 50 at the school (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church).

Marshall Academy hairdressing students will perform services including men’s and women’s haircuts, shampoo and blow dry, perm, color and highlights. To make an appointment, call 703-714-5536.

McLean H.S. Holds Mini-Conferences

McLean High School will hold mini-conferences on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:20 p.m. These brief meetings will give parents and guardians the opportunity to touch base with teachers.

Teachers and counselors will be able to meet individually to discuss progress and answer any questions. Spanish and Korean translators will be available at the school (1633 Davidson Rd., McLean). For more information, call 703-714-5700.

Bishop O’Connell Student Named Swimmer of Week

Michael Flach, a recent graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School and a freshman at the University of South Carolina was named the Southeast Conference (SEC) Freshman Swimmer of the Week for the week of Nov. 9.

Flach turned in a time of 3:39.12 in the 400-yard individual medley at Tennessee to win the race and post the 9th fastest time in the country and 2nd fastest time in the SEC so far this season. Flach has won seven of his individual races so far in his rookie season in South Carolina.

At Bishop O’Connell, Flach was named MVP in both 2008 and 2009 and currently holds school records in the 200 and 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley.


Stuart H.S. Awards Star Athletes

J.E.B. Stuart High School will be hosting its Fall Sports Award Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:15 p.m. in the school’s auditorium (3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church). The community is invited to join the school in celebrating its star athletes. For more information, call 703-824-3900.

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