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‘Peter Pan’ Premieres at Marshall H.S.

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“Peter Pan,” now playing at Marshall High (Photo: Peggy Pridemore)

The theatre troupe 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 this family-friendly production.

The show is set to debut on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Marshall High School auditorium (7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). The production will also run on Dec. 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. To purchase tickets, visit www.theatreatmarshall.org.

McLean Students Raise Awareness

Students from Cooper Middle School, Kilmer Middle School and Longfellow Middle School recently helped raise awareness of Share of McLean’s holiday relief program by handing out flyers at local grocery stores. The students asked shoppers to support over 200 families in economic distress by purchasing extra groceries or gift cards that can be used at the Share of McLean’s holiday shop in December. The students collected approximately 1,700 pounds of canned goods and more than $2,300 in gift cards.

McLean H.S. Kicks Off Opera Season

The Opera Scenes Players of McLean High School will kick off the December season with b a one-act fairy tale opera that incorporates witches, fairies, angels, children and gingerbread.
The players will perform on Thursday, Dec. 3 & Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium (1633 Davidson Rd., McLean). Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 703-714-5700.

G.M.H.S. Raises Funds for All Night Grad

On Sunday, Dec. 6, Principal Byrd of George Mason High School will host the First Annual “Byrd Feeder” Fundraiser to benefit the All Night Graduation Celebration.
There will be a silent auction featuring items like professional sports tickets, bottles of wine and gift certificates to area restaurants.
The event will take place at Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N. Washington St., Falls Church) from 4 – 7 p.m. For more information, call 703-248-5500.

Stuart FBLA Collects for Charity Toys for Tots

The Future Business Leaders of America
(FBLA) of J.E.B. Stuart High School are hosting the Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots drive. The FBLA will be collecting new, unwrapped toys through Wednesday, Dec. 9. Toys can be dropped off in the main office or room J-213 at Stuart High School (3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church). Money donations will also be accepted. For more information, call 703-824-3900.

Stuart High Holds Book Fair Fundraiser

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTA) of J.E.B. Stuart High School invites book lovers to the annual Book Fair on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6 – 10 p.m at Barnes & Noble (6260 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church). Stuart’s orchestra, jazz band and choir will be performing. To obtain a voucher that can be used at any Barnes & Noble location throughout the week of the book fair, visit www.stuartptsa.org. For more information, call 703-354-6323.

Marshall H.S. Announces New Tennis Coach

George C. Marshall High School is pleased to name Luke Haen as the new head men’s tennis coach for the 2010 season. Coach Haen is a social studies teacher at Marshall High School and is also an assistant coach in the wrestling program.

G.M.H.S. Hosts GMRP Bake Sale

George Mason High School
will host a bake sale on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 3 – 3:15 p.m. to raise funds for the George Mason Relief Project (GMRP) to benefit a school in Mali. All are invited to pick up a sweet treat and support the relief project. The sale will take place in the George Mason High School lobby (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). For more information, call 703-248-5501.


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