Amid diverse cultures and backgrounds, the student body at Pimmit Hill Alternative High School share at least one thing in common: success on the most recent round of Virginia Standards of Learning, or SOL, exams.
1st, 2nd Graders Take on Chinese at Chesterbrook
Far more advanced than the finger-painting most adults recall in grade school, first and second graders at Chesterbrook Elementary School are already learning and speaking Chinese.
Northern Virginia Art Beat
Do Unto Others… Copyright Basics for Professional Artists with John D. Mason, of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, on the second floor of Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington).
30-Year F.C. Resident Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Wright Dies
Elizabeth Truman Wright (known locally as “Betty”), 94, died on May 15, 2008. She moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1975 from Falls Church, Virginia, after her retirement as an Associate Professor of English at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
A recent study by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly revealed that the foreign-born popula-tion in Virginia increased significantly between 1990 and 2000. The study also pointed out that more than 80 percent of the state’s foreign-born population is here legally. Of […]
Beloved Former Stuart High Teacher Celebrated By Students at Ozzifest
There stood Miss Mask, with Midnight Special, the women’s quartet in which she sings, belting out “In the Still of the Night” before a crowd of more than 100 adoring fans. Her red sequin dress sparkled and shimmied along with the beat Saturday night in the ballroom of the Tysons […]
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
The yearly assessments for area schools under No Child Left Behind came out last week, and the news for Northern Virginia was not very positive. Despite having some of the best schools in the country (according to a recent Newsweek report); 35% failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards […]
Retiring After 37 Years, Hoover to Give G.M.H.S. Commencement Address
At 5 p.m. today at the D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., the George Mason High School Class of 2007 will be graduated, and the commencement speech promises to be memorable. Michael Hoover, the head of the English Department, classroom English teacher, adviser to the senior class and to the […]
Dowd On Drinks: Planet Cognac
LAS VEGAS — As we were assembling for a private dinner over the weekend, I was chatting with Frank Du, a Chinese-American journalist who works for a Chinese-language newspaper in Los Angeles.
Father of State Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple Dies at Age 94 in Texas
The father of State Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple, whose 31st District includes the City of Falls Church, died at age 94 in College Station, Texas, on January 14.