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School News: June 24 – 30, 2010

Longfellow M.S. Wins Academic Championship

School-News-Maureen-BolandLongfellow Middle School competed in the National Junior Knowledge Masters Academic Championship at Marymount University this past month. With help from team member Jonathon Leidenheimer, Longfellow’s team, coached by Eugene Huang, swept the competition for the second year in row. Leidenheimer also earned his second MVP award, and is the first inductee into the Junior National Academic Championship Hall of Fame.

Longfellow M.S. Wins Academic Championship

Longfellow Middle School competed in the National Junior Knowledge Masters Academic Championship at Marymount University this past month. With help from team member Jonathon Leidenheimer, Longfellow’s team, coached by Eugene Huang, swept the competition for the second year in row

School-News-Maureen-Boland

Maureen Boland, principal at Haycock Elementary School in Falls Church, has been rated one of the top principals of the year by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers. (Photo: Courtesy Diane Long)

Leidenheimer also earned his second MVP award, and is the first inductee into the Junior National Academic Championship Hall of Fame.

 

Summer Fun Offers a Variety Of Activities for All Ages

The Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church) offers Summer Fun on Monday, June 28 to July 2. Children ages 6 months and up can participate in an activity of their choice. Summer Fun provides many camps including cooking, sports, art and much more. For more information, call 703-248-5077.

 

Clay Café Heats Up Summer With Claymagination

Clay Café (101 N. Maple Ave., Falls Church) is featuring its summer Claymagination camp. The first session begins Monday, June 28 and will continue into July 2.  Children ages 6 and up will learn how to work with clay through different art projects.  For more information, call 703-534-7600.

 

McLean H.S. Orchestra Establishes Memorial Fund

On June 13, the McLean High School Orchestra played its final concert of the season in honor of late vice president emeritus, Mary Kingman. Kingman was a strong supporter, contributor and volunteer of McLean’s orchestra. In her memory, McLean has established the Mary Kingman Memorial Fund to help support the orchestra and all of its programs.

Although only just announced at the concert, the fund has already raised $6,000 out of its $25,000 goal. To make a donation, send a check payable to McLean Orchestra in care of its executive director, John Huling, at P.O box 760 McLean, Virginia 22101. Note Mary King Memorial Fund in the memo.

 

Arts Adventure Camp Launches its Annual Sampler

On Monday, June 28, Arts Adventure Camp kicks off the summer with a weeklong sampler camp. Children between the ages of 4 and rising 8th graders can participate in acting, art and the great outdoors. For more information, contact Creative Cauldron (410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church) at 571-239-5288.

 

Camp Corpus Christi Continues Fun in the Sun

Camp Corpus Christi is continuing its summer fun with its fifth weeklong session starting Monday, June 28.  Children between the ages of 3 and uprising 4th graders can participate in swimming, arts and crafts, and cultural lessons.  For more information contact Corpus Christi (7506 St. Philips Ct., Falls Church) at 703-573-4570.

 

Explore The Americas With Summer Discovery Camp

Summer Discovery Camp will be continuing its summer fun and learning in its fifth session, “The Americas,” on Monday, June 28. Children ranging from preschool and kindergarten to 1st grade will explore South America, Central America and North America.

For more information contact the McLean Children’s Academy (6900 Elm St., McLean) at 703-734-2353.

 

Renaissance Summer Camp Makes Learning Fun

The Renaissance Child’s Place (104 N. Oak St., Falls Church) will be kicking off its second weeklong session of the Renaissance Summer Camp this Monday, June 28.  There are many educational programs to choose from including: Action Lego Magic and Robotics.  Ages vary depending on the program selected.  For more information, call 703-244-0585.

 

MathTree Creates Summer Fun With Numbers

Falls Church Presbyterian Church (225 East Broad St., Falls Church) offers MathTree on Monday June 28 to July 9. This is a summer tutoring program for children in grades 1-9.

MathTree teaches children in small groups while making the material fun.  For more information, call 1-877-6284-987.

 

Kenwood Summer Day Camp Offers Field Trips

On Monday, June 28, Kenwood Summer Day Camp (4955 Sunset Ln., Annandale) will be hosting its third summer weekly session. Kenwood offers daily field trips to water parks, mini golf and more.

Children in grades K-8 will also partake in crafts and sports clinics. For more information, call 703-256-4711.

 

Learn to Skate Summer Fun Camp Offers Hockey & More

Kettlers Capital Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 800, Arlington) launches Learn to Skate Summer Fun Camp this Monday, June 28 for a weeklong program. Kids will learn how to skate on the ice and use their skills to participate in the weekly show.

Ages vary depending on the program selected. For more information, call 571-224-0555.

 

SummerTimes Leads Kids on Creative Adventures

SummerTimes at St. Stephen’s is offering an array of weeklong camps beginning on Monday, June 28. There are many programs to choose from including: Adventures in Virginia Archeology. Ages vary depending on the program selected. For more information, contact St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (1000 St. Stephen’s Rd., Alexandria) at 703-212-2777.

 

Kick Off the Summer With Taekwondo Summer Camp

On Monday, June 28, UMS Martial Arts (6349 Columbia Pike, Suite C, Falls Church) is kicking off the summer with Taekwondo Summer Camp. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 will participate in Taekwondo training and learn Korean greetings. For more information, call 703-914-1110.

 

TIC Summer Camp Introduces Digital Fun & Creativity

On Monday, June 28, TIC Summer Camp held at Oakcrest School (850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean) will be kicking off its first summer two-week session. Children between the ages of 7 and 16 can learn about robotics and film making along with digital art. For more information, call 703-534-0616.

 

Members Needed for Annandale Study Committee

The Annandale Regional Planning Study is looking for interested PTA, PTO and Annandale community members to join their committee. The committee will participate in an ad hoc process which will examine overcrowding at middle schools and high schools in FCPS. Based on the study data, the committee will also review the option of adding a new elementary school in the Annandale area. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 20, at 7 p.m. For more information on the study, call 571-423-2330.