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Rock Ridge and Briar Woods students hand out sandwiches to the homeless at Franklin Square in D.C.
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Rock Ridge, Briar Woods service clubs work together to feed homeless

While many of their classmates were still sleeping, 41 students from Rock Ridge High School and Briar Woods High School gave up their Saturday morning to serve food to the homeless on Sept. 24.

Times-Mirror/Beverly Denny

Loudoun School Board addresses supervisors’ artificial field testing vote

Earlier this month a Loudoun supervisor publicly alleged the School Board gave an exuberant price tag for completing testing on potentially harmful crumb rubber fields as a means to avoid the study altogether. School Board member Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge) brought up the "concerning" comments at a meeting last night.

Nancy Nesselrodt is Loudoun County Public School’s longest serving school nurse. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

With growing student needs in Loudoun, school nurses provide essential care

As the number of students with special needs and economic challenges grows faster than it ever has in Loudoun County and the U.S., the essential roles of school nurses are becoming more important and more demanding.

Loudoun supervisors, School Board discuss Comprehensive Plan strategies

Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun County School Board last night discussed how they will work together to plan for new schools as a new comprehensive plan for the county is drafted.

Courtesy Photo/Autumn Echols

Hero driver saves 32 kids from smoking Loudoun school bus

While driving her usual route to Harmony Middle School yesterday morning, Michele Coates was faced with an emergency she's trained for, but never thought she'd have to encounter.

17 Loudoun middle schoolers taken to hospital after school bus smokes and leaks gas

The bus was on the way to school on Berlin Turnpike when a call was made to emergency services for a bus fire, according to an email notification from Harmony Principal Eric Stewart.

Madison’s Trust fifth-grader Shreyas Sailes (right) does a nature survey with his classmates at the school this morning.
Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Loudoun fifth-graders study environmental impact of their school, raise money to rebuild ecosystem

A few years ago the area where Madison's Trust Elementary School now stands was all forest. Fifth-graders at the school this year are studying the environmental impact of the construction to the ecosystem and how to help reverse it.

Cast members rehearse “A WILL to Survive,” a rock opera that will debut at the Hill School in Middleburg Oct. 2.
Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Musical touring Loudoun County schools addresses suicide prevention

"A WILL To Survive," a 45-minute rock opera produced by A Place To Be music therapy, aims to reach teenagers with music and lyrics they can relate to. The show will begin touring Loudoun County Public Schools as part of the Same Sky Project this year, with a goal of performing in every middle and high school by spring 2018.

Woodgrove High School principal refutes online rumors of violent threat to campus

Woodgrove High School Principal William Shipp this afternoon sent an email notification assuring parents and students it is safe to attend class tomorrow despite rumors circulating social media that there will be a “violent incident” on campus.

Heroin documentary, addiction panel discussion to be held Tuesday in Ashburn

The public is invited to attend a free screening on Tuesday of the film “Chasing The Dragon,” a 45-minute documentary on heroin and opioid addiction.

Former Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent Robert E. Butt.
Photo courtesy Loudoun County Public Schools

Former Loudoun superintendent Robert Butt dies at age 92

Butt brought about full racial integration of Loudoun County Public Schools during the 1969 through 1970 school year. When he retired in 1988, Butt was the longest-serving superintendent among Virginia’s 140 school divisions.

Middleburg Charter Academy recieves $137,000 state grant

Middleburg Community Charter School recently received a $137,700 grant to aid its year-round instructional program from Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Name Northern Virginia Community College’s Nighthawk mascot

Northern Virginia Community College President Scott Ralls has announced a survey to name NOVA’s new mascot, the NOVA Nighthawk.

Safe driving for seniors presentation set for Sept. 19 in Potomac Falls

The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging and Falcons Landing will host “Safe Driving for Seniors,” a panel presentation and discussion at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

32 Loudoun Public School students names National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Students are selected to be semifinalists based on their performance on the PSAT during their junior year. They are among the highest scorers in Virginia and represent the top 1 percent of test-takers. The 32 LCPS students are among 16,000 nationwide to receive the honor.
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