Supporting women in their quest for education, career.
Martina Atabong, 35, is the first member of her family to go to college. “I’m the only one,” she said.
James Madison High School senior Ben Press provided firsthand testimony for the positive effect of new later start times for Fairfax County high school students. “Your investment in our health paid off, as can be seen in the better-rested faces of thousands of high school students across the county,” said Press, addressing the Fairfax County School Board in his new role as student representative at their Sept. 10 meeting.
PTO sets goals for a new year: fundraising for new laptops.
As summer comes to a close, elementary schools in the Great Falls area are hard at work preparing to welcome students to a new school year.
Great Falls Artstars Studios holds piano recitals.
The students of Artstars Studios LLC of Great Falls recently held piano recitals. The theme of the recitals was "Pets On Parade."
Teenager leaders warned, asked to educate themselves and peers against sex trafficking.
Detective Bill Woolf described how human traffickers use all tools possible, including social media, to lure victims anywhere and everywhere, including Tysons Corner, Great Falls and McLean.
In their last meeting of the summer, Fairfax County School Board members began by remembering former superintendent Dr. Robert Spillane, who recently died, and recognizing outgoing members of the school system’s leadership team.
Japanese Immersion class meets Japanese Prime Minister, U.S. Ambassador.
Great Falls Elementary School’s (GFES) sixth grade Japanese Immersion Program (JIP) participants returned from their cultural exchange trip to Japan on July 9.
Historical Society to Hold Great Falls History Trivia Contest and Farmers Market to Serve July 4 Breakfast
Langley High School’s Science Olympiad Team was honored by the Board of Supervisors and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34) Tuesday, June 23.
School Board approves recommendations from advisers, with amendments.
Though it was the second packed house in as many months, it may be early yet to call crowded Fairfax County School Board meetings a trend.
A 2011 graduate returns as a keynote speaker.
Filled to capacity, DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. accommodated the nearly 500 Langley High School graduates, their friends and family members on June 16 for the most-anticipated event of the school year: graduation.
Laying the Foundation at Cooper Middle School.
Cooper Middle School teacher, Lucy Chaplin continually looks beyond the limitations placed upon her students because they also face developmental and cognitive challenges in dealing with their world today.
Spring Show closes out successful year.
The Langley High School choirs recently presented two performances of their spring show, “A Disney Spectacular.”
Last Friday night Forestville Elementary students presented Disney’s Aladdin Jr. musical. Parents, family and friends enjoyed a performance put on by a cast of 50 students.
Employees receive step pay increase but lose portion of planned market scale adjustment.
$7.6 million: That’s how much Fairfax County Public Schools said the School Board needed to cut to meet the goals set out in its Fiscal Year 2016 Advertised Budget.