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Inaugural ‘Let Me Run’ 5K in Great Falls

It was an inspiring Saturday morning Nov. 4 as Great Falls Elementary hosted the inaugural "Let Me Run” Elementary 5K Race.

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Westfield High’s Cappies play is ‘Miss Holmes’

What if Sherlock and his assistant were women?

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant are both literary legends. But in Westfield High’s upcoming Cappies play, they’re portrayed as women, for an intriguing new spin on the story.

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Female Olympic Rowers Break Barriers to Win

Centreville High presents ‘Girls in the Boat’

Centreville High’s upcoming play, “Girls in the Boat,” tells the stories of the U.S. women’s Olympic rowing team as it breaks down barriers for women in sports and eventually wins its first gold medal.

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"The Snowman in Concert"

"The Snowman in Concert" is back at James Madison High School.

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Fairfax County Investing in Electric School Buses

Diesel school buses will be gone by 2035.

Electric bus slide

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Fairfax High Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

A fresh, new take on a classic love story.

Featuring a cast and crew of nearly 60, Fairfax High is presenting “Romeo and Juliet.” But this version is set in a different time period than the original and has a surprising amount of humor.

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Woodson High Presents New Play, ‘The Trials’

Poses serious questions about climate-change responsibility.

Woodson High’s new play, “The Trials,” is set in the near future, when the climate emergency is worsening and all adults who’ve adversely impacted the climate are put on trial.

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Exercising Democratic Rights to Reduce Cafeteria Waste

A group of students from Great Falls Elementary and Cooper Middle Schools collected over a hundred signatures for a petition on reducing cafeteria waste. They then delivered the petition to Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Don Beyer’s offices on Sept. 1.

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Music Students Make Sweet Summer Sounds

Franklin Middle holds 36th annual Band and Orchestra Camp.

The sweet sounds of music filled the halls of Franklin Middle School during the 36th annual Band and Orchestra Camp. It ran June 22-July 14, and 350 fourth- through rising 10th-graders attended.

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Bandaid Approaches to Food Insecurity

School system extends summer food program at public school sites.

School food program

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Forty-four of the Nation’s Highest Poverty Schools in FCPS

These schools serve free breakfast and lunch to all students

Schools

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Supervisors Recognize McLean HS "It’s Academic" Team

First ever FCPS to win two championships in a row.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized the McLean High School Scholastic Bowl Team for their "It’s Academic" championship with a resolution on Tuesday, July 25

The Closet of The Greater Herndon Area, Inc. Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Closet of The Greater Herndon Area, Inc. (“The Closet”), recently announced the distribution of scholarships totaling $48,000 to 34 local students.