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Back to School Town Hall Focuses on Mental Health

Panel: Support, structure and routine can help students deal with stress.

Parents facing the stress of COVID-19 related school and job issues were invited to a town hall meeting designed to support mental wellness for themselves and their children during these days of social distancing and online learning.

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Alexandria Celebrates the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution will be celebrated in Alexandria City Public Schools during the week of Sept. 17-23, 2020.

Lanier Middle School to be Renamed

The City of Fairfax School Board on Monday voted to change the name of Lanier Middle School.

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TJ Students One Step Closer to Rocket Launch

The student-run and self-taught group, known as Project Caelus, is trying to launch a liquid-fueled rocket to the edge of space.

A group of 26 students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) just came one step closer to launching a rocket to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Horses and the People they Help: A Six-Part Series

If you aren't familiar with how horses are helping people, read on.

Horses and the People they Help: A Six-Part Series

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‘I Don't Care If the Horse Poops on Me!’

One mom's commitment to helping her son to get back to therapeutic riding.

"When your child is young and has a diagnosis, you try anything," says Rachel Kirkland.

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Leading by Example

Equine Assisted Learning teaches critical life skills.

"The ability to be aware to have compassion; to be confident, but not arrogant; and to take joy in helping to create someone else's success."

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Talking to Ty

The 21-year-old Paint Gelding is a great listener.

“Everyone gets her. Everyone accepts her. Everyone likes her. And that means a lot, as a parent.”

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Turning Possible into Possibilities

When therapy was needed during quarantine, Sprouts provided a way.

“Riding takes my physical therapy to the next level.”

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Horses as Co-Therapists?

Introducing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

"I saw these kids coming from foster homes and oftentimes reading their charts, the amount of trauma and neglect [they had experienced] was horrifying. Where do you even start?"

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Horses and the People They Help

If you aren't familiar with how horses are helping people, read on.

Perri Wight Green of McLean was riding horses before she could talk.

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‘The Need Continues’ in Mount Vernon

Backpacks, school supplies distributed to families in need.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief John Butler was among the volunteers at Penn Daw Fire Station 11 Aug. 31 to distribute more than 1,100 backpacks filled with school supplies for families in need throughout the county.

Senior Academy Fall Session Is Going Virtual

Registration is opened for October sessions.

Senior Services of Alexandria is hosting its Fall Senior Academy virtually via zoom in October.

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For Seniors, It’s Their Last First Day at T.C.

Outdoors, some almost-normal activities allow seniors to celebrate the last time they will have the first day of high school, albeit with masks and distancing.

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Eddie George to Speak Sept. 16

ASC to Host Heisman winner, NFL great via Zoom.

Heisman Trophy winner and four-time NFL Pro Bowler Eddie George will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 16 meeting of the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club.

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