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Letters to the Editor: May 7 – 13, 2009

Many Chose to Live in F.C. Due to Schools Editor, I am replying to the recent Letter to the Editor critical of the level of school funding in Falls Church, entitled “Why Are Schools Flourishing On the Back of City?”.

School News & Notes


Stuart H.S. to Perform Custom Mackey Piece On Friday, May 8, the J.E.B. Stuart High School (3301 Peace Valley Ln., Falls Church) Wind Ensemble will play the world premiere of a new composition at 7:30 p.m.

Letters to the Editor: April 23 – 29, 2009

Many Questions On Plan to Cut School Budget Editor, As the Chairperson of the Professional Educators Advisory Committee and the President of the Falls Church City Education Association, I am very confused by a few points regarding the city funding of the school budget.

School News & Notes


Falls Church Schools Names 2009 Support Staff Employee Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) named band paraprofessional Larry Allen as the 2009 FCCPS Support Staff Employee of the Year for his 10 years of service at George Mason High, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools.

Business News & Notes

News Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation company specializing in defense, homeland security, cybersecurity and other government markets, has signed a lease for 600,000 SF on AOL’s Loudon County campus.

School News & Notes


Falls Church H.S. Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year Francis “Buck” Payne, a social studies teacher and program coordinator of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at Falls Church High School has been named the Fairfax County Public Schools 2009 Teacher of the Year.

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.

Bulova Elected in Fairfax, Now How Bad Will Budget Cuts Be?

With the election of Sharon Bulova to the post of chair of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors Tuesday, the attention at the County Government Center returns to the unsavory process of coping with huge cuts in the upcoming county operating and school budgets.