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by Karen Goff — October 28, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

SLHS Band member David Clark earns honors/SLHS

Honor For SLHS Band Member — David Clark, a member of the South Lakes High School marching band, has been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band. He was honored at a ceremony at the school Oct. 20. He is one of 125 high schoolers nationwide selected to the group, which will perform at halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Jan. 7 in San Antonio. This is the third straight year a SLHS student has earned a spot.

Fairfax County Considering Schools In High-Rise Buildings — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing Nov. 1 on a new policy to allow the development of “urban” or “vertical” schools in high-density areas or on parcels of limited size. [Reston 2020]

Drill At Dulles Saturday — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will conduct an emergency response and recovery exercise at Washington Dulles International Airport during the overnight hours of Saturday, Oct. 29, into Sunday, Oct. 30. Numerous emergency vehicles and response personnel will be visible at the Main Terminal between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. During the exercise, a portion of the Arrivals (baggage claim) level inside the Main Terminal will be closed to the public.

Student Wins Big — This Herndon resident, now attending Virginia Commonwealth University, won $30,000 on “Jeopardy.” [Fairfax County]

Nearby: Man Fires Gun Near Worldgate — Herndon Police arrested a man after he shot a gun at in the parking lot of Worldgate Centre earlier this month. [Patch]

Photo: SLHS Student David Clark honored for earning spot in All-American Bowl/Credit: All-American Bowl

  • tammipetrine

    The BOS and Supervisor Hudgins have sprung the hearing on High Rise elementary schools on the community with way too little time to react.

    The BOS was slated to vote on this last week with no hearing that we are aware of; then Hudgins’ EBlast stated it had passed. Not weird enough for you yet? Then Bulova’s office announced the Nov. 1st hearing date. Then Hudgins office issued a notice stating the date was Nov. 2nd. Her office was informed of the date error and made no move to correct it. Ok, now we’re all confused and riled up. Even WMAL got wind of this SNAFU and called me for comment this AM.

    The PTA’s are unaware, the Federation of FFX Co. Citizens Associations’ Ed committee was unaware, 2020 caught the proposed BOS vote by fluke by reading its meeting agenda (Should this be our only source of notice???) and RCA was unaware. Indeed, even the League of Women Voters was unaware!!!

    Where’s the transparency and advance notice promised to us all in Reston as of Supervisor Hudgins’ meeting less than two weeks ago??? Supposedly the FCPS Board of Ed. has discussed this but we know nothing about it and deserve to have a robust discussion and debate. This again is an issue that may seem simple but in fact, is not. The devil is in the details and the details are too vague and/or non-existent. No, Madams of Government for FFX Co., this will not do. We need to talk.

    The citizens of FFX Co. are asking for a delay of this hearing to have time to research info, ask questions and establish recommendations.

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