School Notes

School Notes

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Westfield High School will host its International Night on Thursday, April 14 from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be different foods and songs from other countries. Cost is $5 for the public and $3 for students. Free to children under 5. The school is located at 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.

Oak Hill Elementary and Lees Corner Elementary sixth-graders will square off in a basketball game on Thursday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Chantilly High School. There will be a half-time three-point shootout for 60 eligible students of all grades. Tip off is at 6 p.m. and the Washington Redskin’s Hogettes will be there as special guests.

Cold Stone Creamery at Worldgate has sponsored Half-Time Three-Point Shoot Out for eligible Oak Hill and Lees Corner Elementary students of all grades. Several other businesses and local community members have also provided sponsorship donations. Game officials are Chantilly High School students who are former alumni of the two elementary schools.The event is held before an audience that includes families, students, alumni and faculty of both schools. For tickets, call Oak Hill Elementary, 703-467-3500 or Lees Corner Elementary, 703-227-3500.

The students of Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology invite the community to their production of "West Side Story." The plot revolves around two lovers, Maria and Tony, each from rival gangs: the Sharks and the Jets. Both struggle to keep their relationship alive. In a tragic turn of events, street violence escalates into a horrific finale.

West Side Story will be performed April 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Thomas Jefferson High School is located at 6560 Braddock Road in Alexandria. Call 703-750-8300 for tickets and details.

Liberty Middle School will be hosting an informative evening for local Korean parents and students (middle and high school) at Liberty MS on Tuesday, April 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. Moon, an FCPS School Board member, and Mr. Lee, a guidance counselor at Lanier MS, are the guest speakers.

The Advanced Sports Marketing students at Westfield High School are working on a project where we promote a D.C. United game throughout the school and outside the school in order to sell as many tickets as possible.

The marketing students are led by Jennifer Lee and have also been instructed by D.C. United Account Executive, Matt Homonoff.

The class has been broken up into four groups with four team leaders. Each group came up with their own promotional plans that included a player autograph session at The Fan's Choice, a candy give out, slides on the school announcements, etc.

There have been competitions within the class that promote competitive business nature and they include making a slogan, creating print ads, and who can sell the most tickets.

The game will be held on April 23 at RFK Stadium vs. the New England Revolution at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold for $20 each; $2 of that goes back to the marketing class.

Every ticket comes with a bracelet that allows the fan to go on the field after the game and receive an autograph from a D.C. United player.

Peter Larson of Chantilly has been selected to be stage manager for the University of Washington's production of "A Company of Wayward Saints" by George Herman. Larson is the son of Brian and Susan Larson of Chantilly and a 2003 graduate of Chantilly High School. A sophomore majoring in political science and theater, Larson is a production assistant for the Department of Theatre and Dance. He is the recipient of the Alexander Holsinger Scholarship, a Judicial Review Board representative and a member of the Student Conduct Hearing Board.