Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rebecca Donlon died unexpectedly Monday.
Liberty Middle School is mourning the loss of eighth-grade civics teacher Rebecca Donlon, who died unexpectedly Monday. Donlon, an award-winning teacher, had also worked with Centreville High School students as a cheer coach and teacher cadet sponsor. "Mrs. Donlon was a wonderful and talented teacher who had the ability to make positive connections with each child in her class. She was loved and admired by her colleagues, parents and especially her students," Principal Catherine Cipperly wrote in a message to parents. "We were all privileged to know and work with her since her arrival at Liberty Middle School in 2006, and she will be greatly missed." In 2011, Donlon won the Virginia Historical Society's Brenton S. Halsey Teaching …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Thousands pack into Centreville High School for a campaign appearance by President Obama.
"Hello Wildcats!" On Saturday afternoon, President Barack Obama ended two days of campaigning across Virginia at Centreville High School, where he spoke about the need to renew the American middle class and the economy. Central to his theme was his call to Congress to extend a Bush-era tax cut to families that make less than $250,000. Republicans want to see that cut applied to all, including families making more than $250,000. Obama has said previously that he would veto anything that includes tax cuts for all. Photo gallery of today's campaign stop at Centreville High "What I’ve said is, look, middle-class families, folks who are making $250,000 or less, 98 percent of Americans, you shouldn’t see your taxes go up one dime," Obama said in…
President Obama made a campaign stop Saturday at Centreville High School in Clifton.
President Obama visited Centreville High School in Fairfax County Saturday as part of a campaign swing through the state. The photos were taken at the speech, in the high school gym, as well as outside the school, where some local protesters gathered beforehand. Read more about today's visit here: President Obama Campaigns at Centreville High The CVHS Presidential Visit: What You Need to Know Obama to Speak at Centreville High School Saturday Many Wait in Line for President Obama Rally Tickets Poll: Should Obama Propose Extending Tax Cuts to All?
Traffic will likely be significantly impacted.
President Obama will visit Centreville High School on Saturday. Whether you plan to attend or not, the appearance has the potential to impact your day. Here's what you need to know: Can I attend the event? Not unless you have a ticket. The Obama campaign distributed a limited amount of tickets earlier this week. Those who have tickets may enter starting at 2 p.m. Arriving early is best for security screening purposes. What will the president talk about? The event is called "A Vision for Virginia's Middle Class." Virginia has emerged as a battleground state, and this is an official campaign appearance. Will traffic be impacted? Most likely. The event doesn't start until 4 p.m., but doors open at 2 p.m. People will likely arrive much …
Friday, July 13, 2012
President Obama wants to extend tax cuts only to those making less than $250,000.
As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Fairfax County, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, on Saturday, members of Congress are debating whether to heed his call to extend a Bush-era tax cut to families making less than $250,000. Republicans want to see that cut applied to all, including families making more than $250,000. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who represents Virginia's 7th Congressional District, said he would schedule a vote later this month to extend the cuts to all, including the wealthy. Obama has said he would veto anything that includes tax cuts for all. Former Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat and friend of the president, disagrees with Obama on the cut-off point. Instead of just extending the tax cuts for …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Free event will require tickets, distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Thursday
President Obama will be speaking at Centreville High School on Saturday, reportedly the last stop in a two-day campaign swing that will take him through Virginia. Tickets to the campaign event are free but must be obtained beforehand. The Fairfax Obama for America office, located at 11215-P Lee Highway, will distribute tickets starting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Tickets are also available at the Falls Church OFA Office at 7285 Arlington Blvd.
, Falls Church. Doors at the high school will open Saturday at 2 p.m. Attendees should allow extra time for security checks. Obama will spend two days, Friday and Saturday, traveling throughout Virginia on a campaign swing conducting grass-root events, according to his…
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Ken Ekanem, of Clifton, signs with Virginia Tech.
At National Signing Day at Centreville High School two-time All-Met defensive end Ken Ekanem announced his decision to attend Virginia Tech. Ekanem, of Clifton, had 20 offers from other colleges and decided to become a Hokie. Read more about how recruiters spent significant time and energy recruiting Ekanem, even as early as his junior year. Five other Centreville top athletes signed to play in college. Zach Sakora signed to play lacrosse for Rutgers. Connor Coward signed to play soccer for James Madison University. Three baseball players also committed to play: Bobby San Martin signed to play for James Madision University, Kevin Lachance for UMBC and Texas Williams for Temple University.
Monday, May 30, 2011
The perspective of the Challenge Index from an IB student
Each year, Jay Matthews of the Washington Post takes it upon himself to value and rate quantity rather than quality. This great endeavor is the Challenge Index. Schools are ranked by dividing the number of AP/IB tests given by the number of seniors. This produces a ratio that falsely indicates the quality of the school. Jay Matthews writes of the glory of schools, particularly lower income schools, who push students to take AP classes. The method of ranking is flawed, and much debated, but the real problem is in its wake. Fairfax County launched a recent initiative to have every student graduate with one AP/IB credit. Hm. That sounds like a ploy to get a higher ranking, considering the index is determined by dividing the number of tests…