Thursday Morning Rundown

Reston National at Indian Ridge

Virginia May Get New HS Grad Requirements — A bill going through the Virginia General Assembly seeks to alter requirements to better fit a “Portrait of a Graduate” which is already being used in Fairfax County. [WTOP]

Dogwood Group Earns Award — Dogwood Elementary’s 21st Century Girls Club was awarded the Verizon Innovative Learning Grant for $20,000. The club offers girls a unique opportunity to delve into real-world problems at the local and regional level, tackle scientific dilemmas, explore, experiment, and act upon their findings.

“Saturday Night in the Suburbs” — Find out what teens are really doing at these seminars sponsored by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County in March. The program features a panel of high school seniors who talk openly about alcohol and drug use, teen parties, social media, parent supervision and enabling, and communication with parents. Middle school and high school parents are encouraged to attend. [FCPS]

RTC Skating Rink Closes March 6 — Get your outdoor skating in before Srping has sprung. [Patch]

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