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Student Musical Groups Perform at Washington’s Airports

Student Musical Groups Perform at Washington’s Airports

From the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is hosting students from the District of Columbia and Virginia for our annual holiday concert series at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The following performances are scheduled, part of the Airports Authority’s School Partnership Program.


The Second Annual Alexandria Community Nutcracker

The following was sent to us by Tara Carter:

Alexandria Elementary School Receives USDA Award

The following was sent to us from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Mid-Atlantic Region:

Alexandria, Virginia November 8, 2010 – Today Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will present the HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award to Cora Kelly School in Alexandria, Virginia.  A dynamic multicultural elementary school, Cora Kelly boasts a student population that is 46% Hispanic, and serves as a magnet school for programs in math, science and technology. 

USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge is a voluntary school nutrition and wellness initiative for schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. To be recognized, schools must meet criteria for nutrition, nutrition education, and physical activity established by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, which, in turn, recognizes them with Gold of Distinction, Gold, Silver, or Bronze status.

“The Giving Circle of Alexandria” answers First Lady’s Call

The following was sent to us by The Giving Circle of Alexandria:

Alexandria, VA, Tuesday, November 09, 2010  The Giving Circle is holding a free informative forum addressing the issue of childhood obesity, with guest speaker Debra Kibbe, Director of Physical Activity & Nutrition at the International Life Science Institute. Childhood obesity is on the rise nationwide; this is not just an inner-city problem, suburban communities are severely affected.  The nationwide obesity crisis has even captured the attention of the White House and First Lady. 

Local High School Students to Testify about Climate Change

Do you want to hear what high school students have to say about Climate Change? You can today at a mock congressional hearing! As part the USA Science & Engineering Festival, students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA will participate in a mock congressional hearing on geoengineering to address climate change, along with experts from NASA, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Bipartisan Policy Center, Climate Institute, and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes.

"Tinkering with the Temperature of Planet Earth" will take place today from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW on the 5th floor. This event is free and open to the public.

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Dominion VA Power to Present 7 K-12 Educational Grants

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 7, Dominion Virginia Power will present checks to 7 area schools to help strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The event is being hosted at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus school and the students from the school will be providing tours of the irrigation system they built as a result of last year’s grant from Dominion. Using wind and solar power they built, the students hooked rain barrels together to create an irrigation system to complete their learning garden.

The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Center Learning Garden located at 2310 Nordok Place in Alexandria, VA.

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