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Falls Church News Briefs: May 14 – 20, 2009

Haycock Elementary PTA Battles Lack of Renovations Faced with a 177-student overcapacity – 767 children in a school with a capacity of 590 – Haycock Elementary’s parents voiced anger and frustration at a meeting Monday night over a lack of renovations at the school, which hasn’t seen any major construction since its doors opened in […]

School News & Notes

McLean H.S. Attends Invitational Jazz Festival The McLean High School Jazz Ensemble will be participating in the Chantilly Invitational Jazz Festival on March 28, at the Chantilly High School.

Community News & Notes


USAID Director to Speak at Weekly Rotary Meeting USAID (United States Agency of International Development) Director Mauricio Vera will speak to the Falls Church Rotary Club about his organization’s efforts to combat poverty, aid democratic movements and help with disaster relief efforts in nations around the world.

Community News & Notes


Starr to Speak at McLean Chamber Luncheon Alice Starr, former president of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and prominent McLean community activist, will be the featured speaker at the TML Copiers Power Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 2.

Northern Virginia Art Beat


Falls Church artists are currently all over the place. Take some time over the coming week to find their creativity across the region.

Our Man in Arlington

Reader Alert! Be forewarned that much of the following is pure plagiarism, taken from the ArlingtonArtsletterOnline. Sorry about that, but the list of things to do in Arlington during the next month underline one of the main themes of this column: that Arlington is a remarkably cohesive yet diverse community. So here is a list […]

School News & Notes

 KATE POTRYKUS AND JACKIE PACELLA, rising seniors at GMHS, prepare to leave for China. Ten students and eleven chaperones departed on June 24 and will return July 2, during which they will visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. GMHS Chinese teacher Tina Kao is hopeful this trip will create an exchange program for Chinese students. (Photo: Courtesy Shelbi Taylor).

McLean HS Theatre Students Traveling to Scotland The McLean HS Theatre Department has been selected to perform in the world’s largest arts festival as part of the American High School Theatre Festival. McLean students will travel to Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of 2009. There will be over 1,800 different performances over […]