Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's second budget meeting is Tuesday at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.
Fairfax County supervisors will hold a series of town hall meetings this week to discuss the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget plan.h County Executive Ed Long’s $7 billion budget package, proposed in late February, would raise the real estate tax rate from $1.075 per $100 of assessed value to $1.095, as well as cut funding from parks, libraries and other county services. The increase in the real estate tax rate would raise a projected $42 million in revenue but would burden county taxpayers with $262 more in annual real estate taxes. This week’s town hall meetings will give residents and constituents an opportunity to voice their concerns and suggestions for the budget, which will be formally adopted April 30. Of the advertised plan’s $3.59…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The area's best voices have been chosen.
Of the 66 Fairfax County Public Schools students named to 2013 All-Virginia Choruses or chosen to serve as alternates, 11 of them are students at high schools in the Lorton area. Students chosen will perform together April 25-27 at Hanover High School in Mechanicsburg, Va. Two students were chosen from South County High School, six from Robinson Secondary School and seven from Lake Braddock Secondary School. The students will study for two days under the direction of master teachers and conductors. Robinson Secondary School: South County High School: Lake Braddock Secondary School The Virginia All-State Chorus event is sponsored by the Virginia Choral Directors Association, an affiliated unit of the Virginia Music Educators Association. …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Did you play in the snow Wednesday?
It was snowy and rainy in Clifton and Fairfax Station on Wednesday. Patch was out taking pictures and we saw these four freshmen girls at Robinson Secondary School defending their snow fort from four Robinson Secondary sophomore boys. "It's wet snow, but it's still good for sledding," said Maura Brekke after the battle ended in a stalemate. None in the group complained about the weather. "I hope we get more snow so that we don't have school tomorrow," said Maddie Revell. Enjoy the photo! Are you following us on Facebook and Twitter? You should.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Register for workshop set for next Tuesday, Jan. 29.
A workshop is scheduled next week at Robinson Secondary School to help parents raise "a resilient child." Wondering what that term means? According to a notice about the workshop on the Fairfax County Public Schools Web site: "Resiliency is the ability to overcome, and transcend adversity—including trauma, crises, and/or all types of stress…or, in the words of one high school student, resiliency is 'bouncing back from problems and stuff with more power and more smarts.'" Robinson Secondary School will host the workshop: "Resiliency In Action: How Families, Schools and Communities Create 'Bounce Back' Kids," presented Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the school. The workshop will be presented by Nan Henderson, M.S.W., president of …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By Rusty Payne
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Robinson Secondary School basketball players are set to play once again in the Pohanka Chantilly Classic coming up next week. For 20 years, Chantilly High School has hosted one of the area's most exciting holiday basketball tournaments, the Pohanka Chantilly Classic. This year’s tournament, played from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, will feature 16 schools from Northern Virginia, Richmond, Maryland and Washington, DC. Last year’s tournament featured some of the best and most exciting basketball in its history, with Wilson High School of Washington, DC winning the boys tournament and Georgetown Visitation winning the girls title. “We are pleased to continue this great tradition of fine basketball with our friends at Pohanka," said Tournament …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Fairfax County Public Schools and police are still investigating.
Update 10:20 a.m. According to John Torre, spokesman for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), students at Robinson Secondary School were not in danger following the discovery of a gun at the school on Wednesday. "There was no disruption to the school day and no one was in any imminent danger although, as the KIT stated, we recognize the danger associated with any weapon in the school and a weapons violation will result in disciplinary action," said Torre. FCPS offered no further comment as they do not discuss student discipline issues. Lucy Caldwell, public information officer with the Fairfax County Police Department, also confirmed the information included in the KIT, but could not discuss the incident further because the investigation …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The writer will speak about wanting to live a life that matters Wednesday at the Fall for the Book Festival.
Note: Ken Budd will be on C-SPAN 2's book program on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. More info here. ------ Ken Budd faced a crisis of meaning when his father suddenly died of a heart attack. "It's not even dying that bothers me," Budd wrote in his memoir. "It's dying without making a difference in the world. Without doing a damn thing that matters." Budd faced his crisis in a series of volunteer trips around the world, and wrote about them in "The Voluntourist: A Six Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem." On Wednesday, Budd will relive his adventures when he speaks as part of the Fall for the Book Festival. His presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue in Arlington…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Results from the Friday games for South County and Robinson.
The South County Stallions played a close game against the West Potomac Wolverines, but lost 39-49 in Lorton Friday night. The Stallions are now 0-2 for the season. They will play T. C. Williams at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The game is at T. C. Williams. Robinson Secondary School played their first home game of the season Friday. During halftime, the Robinson Rams Athletics Boosters hosted a ribbon cutting for the new synthetic turf fields at the school. Robinson beat T. C. Williams 40-21. The Rams are now 1-2 for the season. The team's next game is Friday, Sept. 21, at Westfield High School. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The new turf was installed in time for 2012 home opener at Coffey Stadium.
Robinson Secondary School and the Robinson Rams Athletics Boosters celebrated the installation of synthetic turf fields at Coffey Stadium during halftime of the Rams inaugural 2012 home football game Friday night against the TC Williams Titans. The Rams won the game 40-21, according to the Washington Post. A brief ceremony was held on the stadium field at halftime. Attendees at the ceremony included Virginia state Senators Chap Peterson and Dave Marsden, Delegate David Bulova, Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, Fairfax Athletic Council Member Marcia Pape, Fairfax County Parks Official Paul Jansen, as well as school personnel. In addition, members from the Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) and Northern Virginia Soccer League (NVSL), …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday was day two of the 35th annual Burke Centre Festival.
The 35th annual Burke Centre Festival concluded Sunday of a picture-perfect early autumn day. Burke Centre Conservancy staff said the Wine Garden, cancelled Saturday evening due to the severe weather in the area, will be rescheduled later this month. Editor's Note: Thank you to everyone who stopped by to spin the Patch Prize Wheel and say hello at our Patch Booth. The compliments from our current readers were much appreciated. For those of you new to Burke Patch, sign-up for the newsletter to stay current with local news via our daily headlines email. Remember, too, to like Burke Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!