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FCPS lauded by state for innovation

Fairfax County Public Schools is among five school districts across the commonwealth recognized as “School Divisions of Innovation” by the State Board of Education for designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional practices and school structures to improve student...

Schools & Military, 9/30/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. ** Mathieu Jugnet of Vienna and Meghan O’Brien of Vienna have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Seton Hall University. ** A total...

Vienna panel clears way for nursery, kindergarten at church

The Vienna Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on Sept. 14 unanimously approved a conditional-use permit to allow a nursery-and-kindergarten facility at Vienna Assembly of God Church. The day-care facility will would be operated by Ahmad and Anastasia Abraham of The...

Oakton High students participate in global-health conference

Four Oakton High School students recently participated at the Global Health Leaders Conference sponsored by Johns Hopkins University. The students – Lucy Kim, Sejal Singh, Emily Yu, Rana Ali and Sarah Cortez-De La Cruz – presented talks on various aspects...

FCPS students named National Merit Semifinalists

A total of 214 students from 16 high schools from across Fairfax County Public Schools have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2022. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology has 144 semifinalists – almost...

FCPS elementary school earns Blue Ribbon status

One Fairfax County school was named among seven Virginia public schools honored as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, but the rest of Northern Virginia’s inner suburbs found themselves shut out. A total of 325...

Schools & Military, 9/23/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. ** Eleni Voudouris of Oakton earned a doctor of physical therapy degree during recent commencement exercises at Emory & Henry College. ** Daniel Elston of McLean earned a...

McLean AAUW serves up STEM awards

The McLean area branch of the American Association of University (AAUW) presented its 2021 STEM Achievement Awards to six female high-school students during a Sept. 18 ceremony held online. Recipients include McLean High School students Susan Shobeiri (math), Vivian Kreeb...

Scouts ascend to Eagle rank in McLean

Three members of Boy Scout Troop 128, sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church in McLean, ascended to Eagle Scout rank during a Court of Honor program held at the church on Sept. 12. The Scouts – Max Profaizer, Sam Bennett...

FCPS students honored with AP accolades

Sixty-six Fairfax County Public Schools students earned the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma and an additional 23 earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate during the 2020-21 school year. The AP Capstone diploma program is a two-year effort that works...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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