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School News & Notes


Trinity’s Junior Class Wins Metaphysical Pursuit The junior class at the Trinity School at Meadow View has won Metaphysical Pursuit for a third-straight year. A team, representing grades 7 – 12 compete against each other in a game combining Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit.

Community News & Notes


McLean Rotary Awards Six Scholarships The Rotary Club of McLean earlier this month awarded six academic scholarships to recent graduates of Pimmit Hills High School who will use the funding for college-level courses.

Falls Church News Briefs

F.C. Homeless Shelter Auction Benefit is Saturday Lucrative, vacation auction items are among the over 100 items that supporters of the Falls Church Winter Emergency Homeless Shelter will be able to bid on this Saturday night at the annual benefit to raise money for the shelter. Vacation opportunities in Captiva Island, Florida, the Outer Banks […]

Community News and Notes


Local Students Named to Dean’s List Student Tara Benesch of Falls Church was named to Washington University‘s Dean’s List for the spring 2008 semester.

Community News & Notes

Synthetic Turf Fields Groundbreaking Celebration surrounding the conversion of two existing athletic fields to synthetic turf took place during a groundbreaking ceremony held June 29, 2008 at Spring Hill Park in McLean. Officials from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax Park Authority and McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) joined players, coaches and local families […]

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 […]

School News & Notes

FCPS Modifies Admissions Test Fairfax County Public Schools will modify the admissions test for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology beginning with the December 2008 test session. The test is comprised of standardized mathematics and verbal reasoning questions that assesses the knowledge and skills needed for success in a high school program for […]

School News and Notes

  The Congressional Schools of Virginia Graduates Eighth Grade Class The Congressional Schools of Virginia graduated 30 students in its 69th commencement on June 7. Retiring eighth grade teachers Margaret Quadrino and Susan Lautenbacher gave the commencement address and students Rami Bedewi and Maham Sohrab were nominated by their peers to speak on behalf of […]

Broderick Moves On After Successful ’08

  Finishing his career with George Mason High School on a high note with a run to the Virginia Group A state semifinals in girls basketball, varsity basketball coach Bill Broderick is moving on. Broderick has accepted a position at Elon University, where he will serve as an assistant coach and recruiting specialist on the […]