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FCPS Teen Chefs to Receive Cooking Tools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Middle school students from Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools will receive a variety of cooking tools so they can practice their newly-learned cooking skills at home at the closing reception of the Teen Chefs on the Move! program on Thursday, January 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church. Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools are Fairfax County public schools.

FCPS Yearbook, Newspaper Staffs Earn Top Honors From CSPA

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Student journalists from seven Fairfax County public schools have been recognized as finalists for the Scholastic Crown Award, the highest honor bestowed on student publications by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).  Each of the publications will receive either a Gold or Silver Crown Award during the CSPA convention in March 2012.

FCPS is home to four of the 66 high school yearbooks from across the nation to be named Crown Award finalists.

Crown Award finalists are:

Kids and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Kids and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

 

                        

Kids and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services shocked parents around the country when they issued new guidelines regarding children and cholesterol. Their recommendations, joined by those of The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, outline guidelines that suggest all children between the ages of 9 and 11 should have their cholesterol levels checked. The move, which came about because children today are being seen with abnormal cholesterol levels and even the beginning stages of artherosclerosis, has left many parents seeking answers to their questions.

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

With the holiday season upon us, many people will be focusing on the food that takes center stage at family meals, parties, and office gatherings. Often, however, it is the holiday drinks that can steal the show or help to put the finishing touches on the festivities. Choosing the right holiday drinks to provide to your guests can be easy, with a little advance planning.

 

Alexandria and McLean Residents Awarded Full-Tuition University of Phoenix Scholarship

From the University of Phoenix:

University of Phoenix, the largest private University in North America, today announced the six nationwide recipients of its “Forever a Phoenix” scholarship.  Two of the six scholarships were awarded to local residents Timothy Steele of McLean and Traci Robinson-Williams of Alexandria. Steele and Robinson-Williams each hold a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix, and will use the scholarship to pursue master’s degrees. 

“It’s always rewarding to see students taking additional steps to advance their educations,” said Erik Greenberg, campus director, University of Phoenix Northern Virginia. “Timothy and Traci are true ambassadors of our values at University of Phoenix, so it’s an honor and a pleasure to award them these scholarships to continue to pursue their educational and career goals with the University.”

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).

New Resource Available to Help Fairfax Families with School-Aged Children

New Resource Available to Help Fairfax Families with School-Aged Children

Red Apple Advocate (RAA), Fairfax County’s newest blog, launched just two weeks ago. Judi Hershman, the founder of the blog, has been in the Northern Virginia area for about 35 years. Hershman decided that there was a need for a blog that would promote a positive way to get things done in the Fairfax Country School District. Hershman is this week's Super NoVA for creating an online resource that is "dedicated to the ideal of sharing authentic and helpful information about issues and opportunities surrounding the everyday lives of school-aged children and their families."