Thursday, May 2, 2013
Ms. Christina Ross hit it big-and she didn't even have to gamble.
Wednesday wasn't the average dreaded hump day for Osbourn Park High teacher Christina Ross. A day of teaching seniors suffering from spring fever was well rewarded when she discovered she'd won the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award which comes with a personal $2,000 check. Award co-sponsor Supply Room Inc. also gave her a $2,000 classroom credit for supplies. "Well, I'm going quit my second job," a smiling Ross said when asked what she was going to do with her award money. The gift came as a total surprise to the Advanced Placement government teacher. School administrators lured Ross and her class to the Osbourn Park library for the big reveal by making up a story about something being wrong with the roof over her classroom. School …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Manassas City Public School students and staff will be honored on May 11.
Teachers, staff and students of Manassas schools as well as business community partners are set to be honored on May 11. The Night of Excellence is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Candy Factory Center for the arts at 9419 Battle St. in Old Town Manassas. There Manassas City Public Schools staff will present achievement awards to their colleagues. Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation will present scholarships to Osbourn High seniors and thank business community partners for their support. The free event is open to everyone. The Night of Excellence is sponsored by Micron Technology, Inc. For more information, visit the Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation website at mcpsedfoundation.org. Are you planning to attend this …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The principal of Weems Elementary School was flown to LA to appear on the show, which aired today.
Weems Elementary School is the proud recipient of a $50,000 check, compliments of the Ellen Degeneres Show and Shutterfly. Angela Burnett, principal of Weems, was flown to Los Angeles to appear on an episode of the show, which aired Tuesday at 3 p.m. on NBC. The show also aired a surprise live shot from Manassas with the Wildcat children cheering her on. Here is video of the Ellen Show appearance. Burnett appeared on the show after Weems librarian Rachel Kirkland wrote to the show about the students and their need for school uniforms, a new initiative the school is taking on next year. Weems is a Title I school, meaning most of the students qualify for free and or reduced-cost lunch because of family income. Some of the student's families…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The NOVA STEM academy allows Osbourn and Manassas Park High Students to take college classes at the Manassas campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
A few fortunate juniors and seniors from Osbourn and Manassas Park High Schools will have access to college courses without paying any money, thanks to the implementation of a new program at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). The college, the schools as well as their respective school boards, Micron Technology and Aerojet teamed up to make the new program free to students and their parents, NVCC spokesperson Carlene Mackereth said. The program has room for 120 students from each school, allowing them to work toward a certificate or an associates degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, where there is a projected shortage of workers. The program begins in July, but interested rising juniors and …
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The casts will peform the play at 6:59 p.m. on Saturday at the Thomas H. DeBolt Auditorium.
Manassas Park High School students will perform the popular play, "Anything Goes" Saturday night at 6:59 p.m. at the Thomas H. DeBolt Auditorium inside the Manassas Park Middle School. The play is about Reno Sweeney, a nightclub singer-turned-evangelist who is traveling aboard the SS American from New York to London in the 1930s. A short video from Thursday's dress rehearsal is at the right of this story. "Aboard the ship there are many love interests; Lord Evelyn Oakleigh is engaged to a girl named Hope Harcourt. Her mother is aboard the ship also; she is very concerned with their wealth and finances and marrying into a wealthy family, but they don't really love each other," said Kristina Schenck, the director of the play and the choral …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
District to hold ceremonies for high school seniors beginning May 31.
Thursday, April 25
Release, Prince William County Schools: The following graduation dates, times, and locations have been announced for Prince William County Public Schools high school, summer school, practical nursing program, and adult education students. Events scheduled at Jiffy Lube Live Pavilion and the Patriot Center are subject to change. Members of the Prince William County School Board are expected to attend many of these events.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
One of Manassas City Public School's administrators will exit this summer.
Michaelene Meyer, the deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction, will be exiting the Manassas City Public School system this summer. Meyer has been selected to lead Tazewell County Public Schools. She is expected to begin her new role in July. A note on the Tazewell County schools website welcomes Meyer. "Dr. Meyer has been recognized as an outstanding educator by both state and national organizations," the note reads. Meyer spoke with the Bluefield Daily Telegraph about the appointment. “I am thrilled to be named the new superintendent of Tazewell County Schools and look forward to working with the school board in continuing the work of improving the educational program for the students of our schools,” Meyer told the paper. …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Manassas City Police began an investigation after the victim told school officials about the suspect.