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Grand Re-Opening of Ossian Hall Park and More Student Parking

From Annandale High School:

On Saturday, November 20th at 2:30 p.m., you are cordially invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening of Ossian Hall Park. The Marching Atoms will be performing along with student-athletes from our soccer and lacrosse programs.

As a result of Saturday's re-opening, AHS will regain 48 student parking spaces. A list of students who are on the "waiting list" will be posted on the Main Office window & in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 16. Parking permits will cost $150.00 and can be paid in Room 246 before school AND during all 4 lunch periods beginning Wednesday, November 17. Student parking in Ossian Hall Park will begin on Monday, November 22.


Groundbreaking ceremony heralds construction of new school in Annandale

Fairfax County Public Schools officials, government leaders, and members of the Broyhill Crest community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon to celebrate the construction of a new elementary school on Crest Drive in Annandale. The school is set to open for the start of the 2012 school year. ???

Braddock Elementary's Walk-4-Education event promotes fitness

Braddock Elementary School in Annandale held its first annual Walk-4-Education walk-a-thon Thursday to raise money for the children of the Braddock community and promote the importance of health and fitness.

The children walked a designated path near the school (at 7825 Heritage Drive) marked by Braddock’s physical education teachers, Ken Jackson and Alex Winiewicz—one mile for kindergarten and first-grade students, two miles for second and third-graders, and three miles for fourth and fifth-graders. Teachers, other faculty, and parents, walked, too. The goal was 100 percent participation. It was scheduled for Veterans’ Day, so parents could come and stay for a special Thanksgiving lunch with their children and an assembly.

FCPS Schedules Groundbreaking for Lacey Center Site Elementary School

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elementary school at the Lacey Center site, 3705 Crest Drive in Annandale, on Friday, November 12, at 1 p.m. 

A new school will be built at the site to help alleviate overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. The new school will house 38 general education classrooms, two art rooms, three music rooms, two school-aged child care (SACC) rooms, and a gym and will have the capacity for 750 students. An energy-saving geothermal heating and cooling system will be installed in the school.

Meeting Regarding School Overcrowding This Week

From Annandale High School:

The Committee charged with reviewing options to ease Annandale’s overcrowding will meet again this week at Annandale High School.  The meetings are open to the community and you are encouraged to attend to learn more about this important process for our school.  The next Annandale Regional Planning Committee meeting will be held at 7:00p Wednesday, October 27th in the Lecture Hall.

Annandale High School Car Wash This Weekend

From Annandale High School:

Students, parents and friends may bring their cars to the car wash this Saturday, October 23, between 9:30 and 2:00 behind the Sunoco station at 8011 Braddock Road. The car wash is a fund raiser for Annandale High School's award-winning and internationally acclaimed choral programs and, while there is no charge, all donations will be gratefully accepted.

Annandale High School College Fair

This was sent to us by Annandale High School:

Sunday, October 17 is the Annual FCPS College Fair at Fair Oaks Mall.  Over 318 colleges will be represented at the fair.  The fair will begin at 7:30 pm and will conclude at 9:30 pm.  This is a great way to get information about colleges and to start receiving information about colleges and universities.  Take a large bag with you so that you may easily carry the information that the schools give out.  Also bring along return address labels or a pen so that you can fill out information cards for the schools, as they want to know about you as well.  This is a wonderful activity for all high school students.