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West Potomac Academy, Alexandria Community Dance Present The Nutcracker

West Potomac Academy, Alexandria Community Dance Present The Nutcracker

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

West Potomac Academy and Alexandria Community Dance are teaming up to present their third joint performance of The Nutcracker, the traditional holiday story with a modern twist, on December 1, 2, and 3, at West Potomac High School.  Four shows will be performed: Thursday, December 1, at 5 p.m.; Friday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 3, at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Barnes and Noble Fundraiser

From Centreville High School:

The CVHS Library just wanted to remind you of our upcoming in-store & virtual book fair! This is a great deal—You can shop in the store Saturday, Nov. 26th, or online Nov. 26th-Nov. 30th (including Cyber-Monday!). All your discounts & coupons apply—just enter our book fair ID #1512028  to have purchases credited to CVHS!  If you’re in-store Saturday, even the Starbucks purchases count—just mention CVHS at the register! Please help us reach our goal of $5K in total sales—if we do, we’ll get 20% back! The voucher is attached.  Thank you many, many times over for supporting your CVHS Library!

School Calendar Revised for Alexandria Public Schools

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Chefs Visit Schools to Demonstrate Benefits of Eating Local Foods

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

In conjunction with Virginia Farm to School Week, Chefs as Parents (www.chefsasparents.com) today sent three chefs to Alexandria City Public Schools to demonstrate the benefits of eating local foods. Each chef demonstrated how to make a salad using local, fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Restaurant Eve Executive Chef and Owner Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve visited first-graders at Mount Vernon Community School, while Virtue Feed & Grain Executive Chef Ryan Wheeler spoke to second-graders at George Mason Elementary School and The Bayou Bakery's David Guas met with third-graders at Matthew Maury Elementary School.

Minnie Howard Holds Sneaker Drive through Nov. 18

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus is collecting new and used sneakers to benefit high school and middle school students worldwide. Collected shoes will be donated to the Burns Foundation/Capitol Education Support, which in turn will contribute 35 cents per pound of collected shoes to the school. Between now and Nov. 18th, please join us in helping others in need by bringing shoe donations to Room 172 at Minnie Howard, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria.

For more information, contact the school at 703-824-6750.

T.C. Williams Photography Student Wins First Place in Annual Competition

T.C. Williams Photography Student Wins First Place in Annual Competition

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Shannon Smythe, a T.C. Williams High School senior and a student in T.C.'s Documentary Studies advanced photography course, received a first-place award for best animal photo in the fourth annual Fotoweek DC/Washington Post Youth Photo Contest. The photograph, titled "Missy," is a triple exposure of a dog taken with a Holga, a $30 plastic film camera. The photo was then scanned and digitally edited.

 

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus presents an academic conference about the Civil War

From NVCC:

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “At the Crossroads of History: Bailey’s Through the Century” on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. This conference will focus on the history of the Bailey’s Crossroads area with a particular emphasis on the Civil War period. The catalyst for this conference is a celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s review of the Union troops that took place near the present-day Alexandria Campus on Nov. 20, 1861.