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Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.

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Mount Vernon High School Hires Basketball Coach

Mount Vernon High School hired a new head boys basketball coach, Dennis Murphy.

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T.C. Williams: What’s in a Name?

Efforts intensify to change name of T.C. Williams High School.

When the Disney movie “Remember the Titans” was released in 2000, it brought national attention to T.C. Williams High school. Starring Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, the movie shone a spotlight on the integration of Alexandria’s public high school and the 1971 undefeated season of its football team.

GOP Women of Alexandria Host Douglass Leadership Institute Chairman and State GOP Party Candidates

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club (CRWC) of Alexandria met via Zoom to discuss state party candidacies and the recent US Senate primary, and to hear a special guest speaker on African American conservatism.

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Reconsidering Police in Schools in Alexandria

School resource officers face new scrutiny during Black Lives Matter movement.

Earlier this year, rising senior Fina Osei-Owusu encountered a yelling crowd while walking the second floor B wing of T.C. Williams High School.

Westfield Grad Receives Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship

Westfield High grad Michael Corwin has just received a Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute scholarship.

Covid Week in Potomac

FIREWORKS? NEXT YEAR: Fourth of July celebrations; “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” have been cancelled.

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Plans for Old Mount Vernon High School

Virtual meeting puts educational uses on the forefront for the 1939 building.

Old Mount Vernon High School plans.

Safe Community Coalition to Launch Peer-to-Peer Coaching Program

The Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring a student-led, pilot peer-to-peer coaching program for high school and college students. The pilot program will train 10 high school and college students to facilitate circles with four or five of their peers.

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Remote or In-School Learning in Fairfax County

County families should respond by July 10.

School reopens for Fairfax County Public Schools students in eight weeks. That means that families in the 10th largest school division in the United States have until Friday, July 10, to respond with their enrollment choice for the entire 2020-21 school year.

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Q&A with Brielle Brown, Graduating Senior, West Potomac High School

My biggest hardship since school has been closed for the remainder of the year has been preparing for my AP exams outside of the classroom. With distance learning classes only taking place two days a week, I am doing a lot of studying and reviewing on my own.

School Board Votes to Change the Lee High School Name

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School, and will gather community input prior to voting on the new name on July 23.

Honoring the Confederacy Does Not Honor Black Lives

Seven descendants of Confederate colonel support renaming of Mosby Woods Elementary.

As mass movements across the United States and Virginia respond to generations of police brutality and systemic racism by toppling Confederate statues and holding protests, members of the Fairfax County School Board are using their power to effect change.

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Fairfax High Lions Instead of Rebels

Next name change could be Lanier Middle School.

In the wave of the Black Lives Matter Movement – plus the anti-Confederate sentiment sweeping the country – Fairfax High’s mascot and teams will no longer be the Rebels. Instead, they’ll be called the Lions.

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Mountain View High Students Graduate

Mountain View High held a social-distancing graduation outside the school, June 8-9.

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