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PSAT Results Workshop on January 5

From Alexandria Public Schools:

The T.C. Williams High School Counseling Department invites all 10th- and 11th-grade students and their parents and guardians to an "Understanding Your PSAT Results" workshop on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the T.C. Williams main campus auditorium. Topics to be discussed will include how to interpret PSAT scores to understand strengths and challenges, understanding what the PSAT measures, how to better prepare for the SAT and ACT (college admissions tests) using PSAT results and how colleges and universities use SAT and ACT scores. The event also will explain “My College Quickstart,” a free and personalized college and career planning tool powered by PSAT results. PSAT score reports will be distributed to students during social studies classes Jan. 4-5. For more information, please call Director of School Counseling Greg Forbes at 703-824-6876.

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Washington Wizards Preview: Eight Storylines

Washington Wizards Preview: Eight Storylines

WASHINGTON (WUSA/The Wiz Kid) -- Our insider Kevin "Wiz Kid" Jones previews eight burning questions about the Wizards 2011-2012 season.

Is this the season John Wall makes a Russell Westbrook/Derrick Rose like jump into becoming an elite scorer?

My view is that Wall will continually give us a glimpse of jaw-dropping ability that he could one day become an MVP candidate like Rose, but I don't think this is the year he averages 20 points per game. Look around at the roster. There are too many guys who like firing up shots as soon as they get the ball (Blatche, Young, McGee, Lewis and Crawford). Wall won't reach his true potential surrounded by a bunch of me-first type of guys.

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Resilience and Positive Self Talk – Work it Like a Muscle

Scientific research has powerfully demonstrated that Resilience and Positive Self Talk is the key to success at work and satisfaction in life. Your natural reserves of resilience, coupled with the thoughts that you think, affects your performance in school and at work, your physical and mental health, and the quality of your relationships. They are the basic ingredients to happiness and success.

My belief is that everyone has a Resiliency factor. I view exercise as I do the Resiliency factor. For example, when we work out we are building up our muscles to make us stronger and physically fit. That is similar to resilience. We want to build our Resiliency muscle to make us stronger in the sense of how quickly we rebound or bounce back from difficult situations in our lives.

Kids Connect with Nature at Winter Break Camps

Kids Connect with Nature at Winter Break Camps

From Fairfax County:

Kids may never admit it, but the winter break from school can get boring after a while. Parents looking for an activity to engage their restless children should consider a winter camp at Riverbend Park. Located along the Potomac River, the wooded park is offering three naturalistled camps for children to connect with the natural world. Each six-hour camp shares the wonders of nature through hands-on experiences, games, and activities.