Vienna/Oakton Education

Vienna/Oakton Education


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Oakton: A Joyful Occasion Despite Heavy Storms

Members of Oakton graduating class of 2016 celebrate at the EagleBank Arena.

McLean and Vienna: Marshall High Bids Farewell To Class of 2016

Spencer Gilbert and Megan Kenny receive the Statesman Award.

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Vienna: Saying Farewell at Madison High

Graduation Ceremony took place on Wednesday, June 15.

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Vienna Bike Rodeo Kicks Off ‘Bike/Walk to School Week’

Annual kids’ obstacle course embraces safe biking.

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Fairfax County: School Board Adopts $2.7 Billion Budget

FY 2017 budget aims to raise teacher salaries, lower class sizes.

The Fairfax County School Board has made good on Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza’s promise when she introduced a FY 2017 budget for the school system.

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Fairfax County: 15th Day Prom held for students with disabilities

Students’ bodies bounced, swayed and spun on the dance floor while the Black-Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” blared from towering speakers. In another room, glamorous girls and boutonniered boys waited in line to pose for a professional photographer. It was a prom.

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Oakton Cougar Robotics Advances to World Competition

After battling it out in regional competitions and the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship this past week at Maryland’s Xfinity center, the Cougar Robotics team has earned a spot in the FIRST World Championship and will travel to St Louis, Mo. to compete on April 27-30.

Vienna: Westbriar Elementary Celebrates 50th Anniversary

From 350 students in 1965 to 750 students today, Westbriar boasts outstanding academic programs and recognition.

In the early years of Westbriar Elementary School’s 50-year-run, there were but 350 students from the neighborhoods along Old Courthouse Road on down to Browns Mill.

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Vienna: Kilmer Middle School Librarian is Region’s Librarian of the Year

Gretchen Hazlin, head librarian at Kilmer Middle, has been named the 2016 Potomac Region Librarian of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL).

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Vienna Teen Wins National Gold Medal in Art

Also receives $10,000 Scholarship at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Razan Elbaba, 17, a senior at Oakton High School in Vienna, won the Gold Medal Portfolio and a $10,000 scholarship in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers in New York.

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BASIS.ed Alumni Reunite at Tysons Sheraton Premiere

School registration is underway for Tysons Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. The school will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean.

UVA Students to Tackle Global Health Issues

Area students among 52 scholarship recipients.

From studying honey as a wound-healing additive in Rwanda to assessing the effect of mobile banking on women in rural India, 52 University of Virginia students will use Center for Global Health scholarships this summer to address public health problems in the far-flung corners of the globe.

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Oakcrest Awards Scholarships

Oakcrest School in McLean awarded scholarships to Maria Luisa Bertolini, current Oakcrest eighth grade student, and Angela Diaz-Bonilla, a homeschooled student, as the recipients of the Class of 2020 Veritas Award.

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Vienna: History Revisited at Thoreau Middle

At school’s Speakeasy Day students showcase projects of their choice and immerse themselves in Roaring Twenties culture.

Standing in the corner of the school’s library, Nathaniel Kurtis, a seventh-grade student at Thoreau Middle School, stood behind his poster and lego model of a truck and plane that he would soon present to his teachers and peers.

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Vienna: Outstanding Teacher

Corey Thornblad of Kilmer Middle School honored by FCPS.

Corey Thornblad, social studies teacher at Kilmer Middle School, has been named the Fairfax County Public Schools 2016 Outstanding Teacher.