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Coalition opposes Woodson HS bus depot

Everyone who lives in the area near Woodson High School is encouraged to come to a community meeting Thursday evening on the proposed Fairfax County Public Schools bus depot planned for the green space at the high school near the intersection of Pickett Road and Little River Turnpike.

The proposed bus depot would include space for 51 large FCPS buses and 51 personal vehicles, along with a security fence, sliding gates, and 30-foot light poles. It would be accessed via the Woodson Service Road (off Pickett Road), which is also used for the front “kiss and ride” area, faculty parking, and FCPS fuel, food warehouse, and maintenance facilities.

The meeting takes place in Woodson High School Cafeteria A, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was organized by the Woodson Parking Lot Coalition (WPLC) and will be chaired by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook.

Student Run Apple Federal Credit Union Opens Today

Annandale High School has opened The Atom Branch, Annandale's student run Apple Federal Credit Union, today. It is located in the school cafeteria near the snack line and will be open during all four lunches on white days, except for Mondays. Students can open savings and checking accounts, make withdrawals and deposits, and also apply for other products and services that are offered.

Annandale High School PSAT Exams Coming Soon

The following was sent to us by Annandale High School PTSA:

On Wednesday, October 13th, the PSAT will be administered to all 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Seniors will not attend school that day. Following the PSAT exam, all underclassmen will be released to go home at 11:00. To receive your student’s PSAT score report, 9th and 11th graders must pay a fee of $17 ($9 for students on free/reduced lunch). FCPS covers the PSAT fees for 10th graders, so they do not need to pay for their exam results. Payment can be made in the cafeteria during all four lunch periods from October 1st to October 12th. PSAT exams will not be sent to Educational Testing Service for scoring unless the fee is paid by Oct. 12th. We cannot accept payments after Oct. 12th. Contact: Marcelo Valencia at 703.642.4127

Annandale High School Calendar Updates

This was sent to us by Annandale High School:

Mark Your Calendars -- There are many important dates coming up at AHS!

•     TODAY, SEPTEMBER  8th – Membership deadline if you’d like to pick up your  PTSA packet & Student Directory at Back to School Night

•     TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – State of the School Report

•     WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – Back to School Night and Food Drive

Welcome Back to School Annandale High School!

It’s almost time for Annandale High School to start back up again. Annandale High School would like to remind the parents and students that The Opening of School Student/Parent Packet can be picked up in the AHS Cafeteria on the following dates and times:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

All financial obligations must be resolved prior to packet pickup, which includes getting your class schedule and locker information. All required forms must be completed prior to pick up as well.

Local Teens Focus on Education in West African Coastal Nation

Two local teens are focusing in on building education, but reaching much further than education for their Annandale classmates. 16 year-old Bashir Warsame and 17 year-old Sahnun Mohamud are focusing on education in Somalia.

The two high school boys are focusing on building an educational program in the West African coastal nation of Somalia. This happens to be the home of many of their relatives and the birthplace of their parents. While both of the boys have not visited, they are aware that the education system there has been nearly destroyed because of war. One goal of their education program is to help prevent young child from being soldiers.

Warsame and Mohamud hope that have two schools established by 2011 and they have raised around $4000 thus far. The Loudoun County-based Rotary Club has donated $600 of these funds, while smaller contributions have come from local family members, friends of the boys and community members.