McLean Highlander Dances at White House ReceptionMcLean High School freshman Erin Howard was honored to perform for President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Prime Minister of Ireland Brian Cowen at a White House reception held this St. Patrick’s Day.
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.
School News & Notes
F.E.S. Offers SOL-Related Intersession Activities Franconia Elementary School is starting its seventh year on the modified elementary school calendar. At the end of each quarter, students have the opportunity to take reinforcement and enrichment classes associated with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.
State Board of Elections Gives OK to Referendum
The Virginia State Board of Elections certified this week a referendum question for the May 6 ballot in the City of Falls Church that would, if passed, change the City’s charter by imposing a strict limit on the ratio of commercial to residential square feet in any new mixed use […]
March 6 – 12, 2008
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Human Trafficking is one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our time. It’s modern day slavery and should not exist, especially not in the United States. Yet each year, hundreds of cases are reported and many more go unreported. According to estimates by the Department of State, 45,000 to […]
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 […]
F.C. Council Votes to Repudiate Immigration
Unanimous in Strongly-Worded Support of Integration, Inclusion As if in direct defiance of a Virginia Crime Commission call earlier the same day for state trooper enforcement of federal immigration laws, the Falls Church City Council passed unanimously a strongly-worded resolution Tuesday night rejecting “the enactment of any policies that would […]
School News and Notes
Commended Students in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program McLean High School Each of the commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2008 competition by taking the 2006 Preliminary SAT/National Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The McLean High School students who […]
New Chinese, Arabic Language Focus in N. Va Public Schools
F.C.’s Mason High Boasts Solid Rise In S.A.T. Scores Northern Virginia is not wasting any time staying at the forefront of the new national trend to teach Chinese and Arabic languages in its public schools. New programs are being launched with the start of the school year in the City […]