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DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Cheryl Wilhoyte, Ph.D. of Falls Church, Va. is now heading up the Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va.  As the head of school, she’ll be tasked to develop, guide and plan academic and school programming for the D.C. area’s first private, secondary performing arts/academic school, that serves 7th through 12th graders. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Earning her doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, Dr. Wilhoyte specializes in empowering schools, coaching, turnaround principalships, and leadership planning at the district, state and national levels. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Johns Hopkins University in Annapolis, Md., Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. recently hosted its annual Spring Recital, featuring their senior students with piano and musical theatre performances at the The Artisphere in Arlington, Va. The Center’s high school graduates are moving on to college, including

Hermela Solomo, joining the High Tech Dance Team at Virginia Tech, Rosie Matthews going to Pace University in NYC, studying commercial dance, Gabi Stapula, also to attend Pace University in NYC for musical theatre, Arianna Bhambhani to attend Virginia Tech, Brianna Latrash, heading to University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,  Emily DiMaggio attending University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Alexandra Rosenberg going to The College of William and Mary and Ara Snyder attending Pennsylvania State University. Go to www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS: FIRST D.C.-AREA SECONDARY PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS and PERFORMING ARTS

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS: FIRST D.C.-AREA SECONDARY PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS and PERFORMING ARTS

 

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. is growing in big ways, from dance studio to the first, D.C.-area, private performing arts high school. MFAC currently offers performing arts studio classes in Alexandria, Old Town Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va., but MFAC is set to move their Fairfax Station location to leased space at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va. on July 1, 2013 and will commence their all-day high school classes at their newly created, Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) on the 55-acre Lorton Arts Foundation campus in September, 2013. The Lorton Arts Foundation, Workhouse Arts Center and Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) agreed on a collaboration proposal to incorporate MFAC service on the campus, and recently received approval from Fairfax County to move forward on Phase 1 of the proposal. Go to www.metroschoolofthearts.org for more information on school admissions.

MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

MARCHING BOBCATS TO STORM NORMANDY IN 2014

A nine-time Virginia Honor Band, the Battlefield High School Marching Bobcats have been selected as one of only six U.S. high school marching bands to participate in the first-ever commemorative D-Day parade on its 70th Anniversary in Normandy, France, in June 2014.

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of Nazi Germany. Seventy years later on June 6, 2014, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village liberated by American paratroopers, will host a historic parade. Military units, marching bands, along with cultural and civic groups will march down the same streets that were lined with American troops in 1941. Dignitaries and military officials from the United States, Canada, and all across Europe will attend. The President of the United States, cabinet members, and officials representing all branches of the Armed Forces will also be present.

Manassas City Public Works Joins Schools to Support Growing Up Green Program

Manassas City Public Works Joins Schools to Support Growing Up Green Program

 

For the past five years, the City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities and the Manassas City Public Schools have been ‘going green’ by championing the Go Green Initiative, a comprehensive environmental program that teaches earth-friendly behaviors and helps evaluate environmental impact. From school energy audits to learning gardens, Manassas City Schools are helping students grow up green and educating them on the benefits of recycling and reusing. Going Green Initiatives are endorsed by the National School Board Association, the National Recycling Coalition, and Parent-Teacher Associations throughout the United States. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

First Week of DC Public Schools Proved Positive and Productive

First Week of DC Public Schools Proved Positive and Productive

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District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) welcomed back thousands of students across the city for the 2012-2013 school year that started on August 27th.  While official enrollment numbers won’t be available until later this fall, DCPS is on track for a positive and productive year that will include modernized facilities across the district, new math standards and curriculum, innovation and technology and improved instruction. These improvements and efforts all come under the strategic direction of A Capital Commitment, DCPS’ five-year, bold plan to improve the school district.