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Peter Pan Flies into George C. Marshall H.S.

The theatre group of George C. Marshall High School is launching its fall production of “Peter Pan: A Musical.”

Theatre director Trena Weiss-Null has incorporated over 63 pieces of music, song, dance and magic into the Neverland set. The show stays true to the Broadway play and includes complex props and involved performances from the Marshall cast and crew.

This family-friendly production opens next Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the George C. Marshall auditorium (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church) and will run the weekends of Dec. 4 – 6 and Dec. 11 – 12.

Those interested in attending may purchase tickets at the door for $5 per student and $7 per adult.

For more information, call 703-714-5400.

Local Schools Place High In Smithsonian Challenge

Representatives from St. Ann School of Arlington and Grace Lutheran School of Falls Church placed second and third at the Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s “Big Bonus Bash” at the Smithsonian Institution held on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Seventh and eighth graders crafted original works, displays and messages that help communicate why calcium should matter to their peers. The winners earned between $100 – $500 in prizes for their schools.

Mary Ellen Henderson M.S. PTA Hosts Book Fair Night

The Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) invites all to get their holiday shopping out of the way while supporting a local school. The PTA’s Book Fair Night will raise funds through book purchases while students perform holiday songs and stories throughout the evening. The fundraiser will be topped off with free coffee and home baked goodies.

To participate stop by Barnes & Noble (6260 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church) on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Those who are unable to attend but would still like to help the school should quote voucher number 501270 at any Barnes & Noble store in the country during the week of Dec. 4 – 11 and purchases will be credited to Mary Ellen Henderson.

For more information, call Kathy McCleary at 703-532-7066 or e-mail

Langley H.S. Hosts Financial Aid Night

The Student Services Office of Langley High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night for all Fairfax County residents to help students and parents troubled over college financial aid. The evening will help explain FASFA forms and information, scholarships, grants and loans.

The evening of fiscal education will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Langley High School auditorium (6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean). For more information, call 703-287-2700.


Capitals Hockey Schools At Luther Jackson M.S.

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich, defenseman Jeff Schultz and assistant coach Dean Evason visited Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church to host the Capitals Hockey School presented by Chevy Chase Bank on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

The trio began the session fielding questions from students in the middle school’s gym before directing a floor hockey clinic with the 150 seventh grade students.

The clinic instructed students about puck handling, passing and shooting, before hosting a skills competition and scrimmage. The program concluded with the Capitals donating a set of floor hockey equipment to the school.


Langley H.S. Theatre Leaves for N.Y. Trip

Langley High School’s Theatre Arts field trip to New York will leave on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5 a.m. from the school’s grounds and return on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 5 a.m.

Students and chaperones are asked to dress warmly and arrive to the school parking lot no later than 4:45 a.m.

This is the third consecutive year the Capitals have conducted the program.