School Notes

School Notes

<lst>Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991. Or call Michael O’Connell at 703-917-6440.

Contact information is needed for Lee High School Alumni - Class of 1993 for the 10-year reunion. Visit or e-mail

Focus In On College, sponsored by Jewish Vocational Services. This workshop will help students frame skills, interests and personality style and develop a college plan. Thursdays, through June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Jewish Social Service Agency, 3016 Javier Road, second floor, Fairfax. Registration: 703-204-9100.

Summer Art Camp is now open for registration. Camps include: Art Camp for 8 years and up, 12:15-3 p.m.; Crafts and Drawing Fun for 5-8 years, 9:45-11:45 a.m.; Drawing Camp for 8 years and up, 9:30-11:45 a.m. Sessions are June 23-27, July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8, with an extra session of drawing camp, July 28-Aug. 1. Classes run five days a week, with the exception of a Tuesday through Thursday session of crafts and drawing camp the week of June 23. For more information or to register, call Carol Zeitlin, camp instructor, at 703-250-6930.

Great Reunions announces these confirmed dates for local high schools' 2003 reunions:

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Class of 1973, will reunite on July 17 at the Hyatt Fair Lakes Hotel, Fairfax.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Class of 1983, will reunite on July 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfax.

Lake Braddock Secondary School, Class of 1983, will reunite on June 21 at the Marriott Tysons Corner, Vienna.

Robinson Secondary School, Class of 83, will reunite in August 16 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, Vienna.

Robert E. Lee High School, Class of 1983, will reunite in August at the Hyatt Arlington.

For more information, visit

Oak View Elementary will host Camp Invention, a national summer day camp that encourages children to develop their creative abilities, Aug. 4-8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp Invention is designed to promote creative learning by inviting children to participate in five inventive modules each day, such as disassembling old machinery and using the parts to make new inventions and making safety devices for skateboards, cars and eggs. Intended for children entering second through sixth grades in the 2002-2003 school year.

Camp Invention is a project of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, centered in Akron, Ohio, and is presented in partnership with the United States Patent and Trade Office. The $190 camp fee includes snack and a t-shirt. A 10 percent discount is offered for siblings. Registration is limited to 110 children. Call 703-764-7104 to register. For more information, visit

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center is presenting the following special programs at the PEATC office, 6320 August Drive, Suite 1200, Springfield:

On Wednesday, June 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., attend the Educational and Disabilities Fair sponsored by Exxon Mobile, Gallows Road.

E-mail or call Rashid at 703-923-0010 for more information and registration. For other programs, check If the building door is locked, use the speaker beside the door to call the 12th floor for assistance.

Robinson Secondary School's Class of 1973, the first graduating class, will host its 30-year high school reunion on Saturday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m., at the Hyatt Fair Lakes, 12777 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax. Reunion details can be viewed at For more information, contact Michelle "Shelley" Sala at

Three Fairfax County Public Schools students won awards from the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library. Brian Bartoldus, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, won first place and a $500 scholarship. Bartoldus sings and plays the piano and organ. The Music Friends also awarded a $250 second place scholarship to Gregory Steele Klinger for his participation in the organization's first "Music Theory & Music History" scholarship competition. Klinger plays the guitar and is a senior at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Prize money for the first and second place prizes was provided by The Washington Post.

Violist Kimberly Nicole Kakalec won a special $100 Honorable Mention award funded by the Music Friends. She is a senior at Fairfax High School.

At the Hayfield Secondary It's Not Necessarily Academic Tournament, hosted by the It's Academic team, the "Van Buren Boyz," with members David Pijor, Tim Peterson, Geoff Hale and Tyler Kelly, won the first place trophy. The "Swat Cats," made up of Brian Braunlich, Stephen Quinn, Ryan Stevens and John Michelli, came in second.

The winners of Hayfield Secondary's overall Student Council Association elections for the 2003-2004 school year are: Will Murphy, president; Mike Philipps, vice-president; Joe Smolinski, treasurer; and Kyle Adams, secretary.

Claire Bridger of Hayfield Secondary recently won the Media Center National Library Week essay contest. Claire's essay can be seen on the Media Center's Web page. Leslie Cruz, Sean Na, Amanda Donnell, Ingrid Garcia and Garam Sim received honorable mention.

The Hayfield Secondary Orchestra received a superior rating and a first place trophy at its recent competition.

Hayfield Secondary School students placed high at the recent Fairfax County Science Fair at Robinson Secondary School. Winners included: Sean Banks, first place zoology; Ashley Rock, second place botany; Benjamin Creinin and Erik Olson, second place microbiology; Jennifer Joyce, second place physics; Joshua Young and Madison Lipman, second place engineering; Jay Meyer, third place, behavioral & social sciences; Anchal Khosla, third place, biochemistry; Jasmeet Kapoor, third place, computer science; Lauren Knizner and Michelle Stockhaus, third place earth & space science.

Receiving honorable mentions were: Nicole Crerar and Kathyrn Wilson, chemistry; Marla Belian, earth & space science; Michael Puterbaugh, environmental sciences; Amanda Evans, environmental sciences; Philip Schuchardt, environmental sciences; Terry Stedman, mathematics; and Michael Saunders and Kimberly Peck, physics.

Special Organization Awards included: American Meteorological Society, D.C. Chapter- Michael Puterbaugh; Central Intelligence Agency - Jay Meyer; Fairfax County Health Department - third place certificate - Philip Schuchardt; George Washington Engineer Alumni Association - Michael Puterbaugh, Michael Saunders and Kimberly Peck; Northern Virginia Dental Society/Virginia Dental Association - Joshua Young; and Washington Statistical Society - Benjamin Creinin and Erik Olson