Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Drew Bonner was just announced as the recipient of the 2013 Allstate Foundation-VHSL Achievement Award.
A Fairfax High School student has been recognized by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) for his achievements in athletics and academics. The honor is one of the most prestigious students awards statewide. The 2013 Allstate Foundation-VHSL Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the VHSL, is given to students who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities. Fairfax High School's Drew Bonner received the Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award for his continued involvement in baseball and basketball while facing the progressive, life-threatening disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Drew earned four letters in baseball, and three in basketball, serving as the Fairfax team's manager after DMD …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The show features looks from nine high school students.
A year's worth of work comes to a head for Fairfax Academy high school students next week, when their clothing lines will take the stage in a community fashion show. “Everyone has little struggles with their collections, so the coolest thing will be able to see all of our friends come together and see that it was all worth it,” said Sarah Dowell, 17. Fairfax Academy’s Fashion Design program trains students for a career in the fashion industry. The program, housed within Fairfax High School, is one of six academies in the Fairfax County Public School System (FCPS). Students in academies take these advanced career elective courses to prepare themselves for careers in their chosen field. Juniors or seniors from about 20 different high …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Students from the 'FX Players' present the musical this weekend and next on the main stage.
Transport yourself back to the 1900s. Matchmaker Dolly Levi - a character made popular by the iconic Dolly Parton - is trying her hand at pairing up the wealthy and poor alike in bustling New York. A widow, Dolly has found herself in love with a "half-a-millionaire," Yonkers merchant Horace Vandergelder. So, she proceeds to weave a web of romantic complications involving him, his two clerks, a pretty milliner and her assistant. Eventually, of course, all is sorted out, and everyone ends up with the right person. Locals on Facebook are already calling The FX Players' Hello Dolly "the funniest show around." Don't miss the talented students from the production company The FX Players at Fairfax High School as they present this "whimsical and…
Friday, April 19, 2013
All high schools in Fairfax County, as well as Fairfax City's high school, made the 'Washington Post's' list of top high schools in the country.
The Washington Post has released its annual list of the top high schools in the country - and schools in the City of Fairfax, as well as Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), made an impressive showing. FCPS' Woodson High School had the highest ranking of FCPS high schools on the list, which is based on a formula devised by Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews. Woodson was ranked 117th on the list of 1,900 schools in 2013. In the City of Fairfax, Fairfax High School ranked 205th. Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews, who determines the school's rakings based on an original formula, says the index is designed "to identify schools that challenge average students." The index score is the number of college-level tests …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A public hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and local families are invited to address the Board with their thoughts.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and Fairfax City Schools are closer to making a decision on how to redraw school boundary lines in an effort to relieve overcrowding in three of the City's four schools. The issue has been a large focus of both the City and FCPS since the summer of 2012, when the City first requested that FCPS address the issue. The original goal was to try and relieve overcrowding at Fairfax High by 600 students, as it is estimated that the school will reach 600 students over capacity by the 2017-18 school year. However, a compromise seems to have been reached following a boundary study conducted by FCPS that proposes moving 300 students out of Fairfax High, and 150 students out of Lanier Middle School. FCPS …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Pitching carries Rebels to 12-0 victory over Mount Vernon.
If the Fairfax High baseball team's early season scrimmage was any indication, its bullpen is going to be a force to be reckoned with this spring The Rebels rolled to a 12-0 victory last Saturday over Mount Vernon. Seniors Walker Carlson and Christian Leckert combined to throw five innings of hitless ball for the win. For a complete look at the Rebels' season outlook, read the full game recap by Brandon Katz in our local voices section. For all Fairfax City sports news, subscribe to our free daily email newsletter.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Sixty-five students across the two schools now have mentors.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The public will get a chance to speak out on a study that could move 750 students out of Lanier and Fairfax.
Fairfax County Public Schools is studying whether to move 750 county students out of Fairfax City schools in order to ease overcrowding issues. Parents and teachers will get a chance to sound off on this boundary study at two more meeting this week and next. Mark your calendars: Students would be moved from Lanier Middle School and Fairfax High School to surrounding Fairfax County schools in school year 2014-15. Possible destinations include: Read the following stories for more information. School Board OKs Study to Move Students Out of Fairfax, Lanier FCPS Recommends Schools for FHS Student Relocation School Officials to Consider Moving Students from Fairfax, Lanier to Other Schools
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Warner brought undocumented 19-year-old to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address to emphasize the need for new policies.
A 19-year-old Fairfax High School graduate was a guest of honor Tuesday night at President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union speech. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) invited Ambar Pinto to the president's address Tuesday night as part of an effort to bring attention to immigration reform. Warner, a supporter of the Virginia DREAM Act, talked about giving talented individuals, no matter their immigration status, a chance at obtaining United States citizenship in a video clip sent to supporters ahead of the speech. The DREAM Act, a bill that would have allowed children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition, died in the Virginia House of Respresentatives earlier this month. “We need to fix our broken immigration system…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The "Peanuts" crew will take the stage at Fairfax High School this weekend.
Editor's Note: Written by George Mason Unversity student Mariam Aburdeineh. Those young – and young at heart – can recognize his bald, round-headed silhouette almost instantly. Even more iconic is his sunshine-yellow shirt with its horizontal black zigzag. He’s Charlie Brown, and this weekend he and the rest of the “Peanuts” crew will appear on stage for Fairfax High’s musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The play is based on the classic “Peanuts” characters by Charles Schulz and presents a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown. At school, he makes a fool of himself in front of a little redheaded girl, works on a book report, and is the only one not to get any valentines on Valentine’s Day. Like the comics, this childlike show …