Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Field hockey makes its debut on a Loudoun County Public Schools field as clubs from Briar Woods, Dominion square off.
Potomac Field Hockey (PFH), a local private club, hopes to put a spotlight on the sport in Loudoun with a game between county teams played at Dominion High School’s stadium. Loudoun County's high schools have no field hockey teams, local club teams play under their school banners. The public school systems in several neighboring counties offer field hockey, but Loudoun County Public Schools has not adopted the sport, nor its sister sport ice hockey, which is also played under high school banners through private clubs. Representatives for Potomac Field Hockey say the game, set for 7:30 p.m. May 18, will be the first ever played on an LCPS field and credit Dominion Principal John Brewer, Athletic Director Joe Fleming and Assistant Principal …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Several students from Ashburn and Leesburg high schools were among those who performed at event in Harrisonburg.
Twenty-three Loudoun County Public School band students were selected for the 2013 Virginia All-State Band and Orchestra, a group of top band students across the state. Students recently performed at an event in Harrisonburg, VA, hosted by the Virginia Music Educators Association. Students were selected through auditions held at James Madison University, according to a press release from LCPS. Students selected from LCPS:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Brambleton appears to be primary community that will be split between high schools; most kept whole.
The Loudoun County School Board voted 7-2 Tuesday night to adopt a slightly altered version of one of several boundary maps under consideration for Ashburn and Dulles North. The final plan kept most communities together at one high school, with the exception of Brambleton, which will be divided at Ryan Road. School board members said the plan moved the fewest students of the plans under consideration. Brambleton students living north of Ryan Road will continue to attend Briar Woods along with students from Broadlands, while those south of Ryan Road will attend the as-yet-unnamed high school planned in Loudoun Valley Estates. The board did not decide whether to permit a grandfathering clause for current students. Board members Jill Turgeon…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Students learn about careers they are interested, including some of the less exciting aspects.
For many students, junior year of high school marks the time when they begin to focus on career and college goals. Parents and teachers begin asking, “What do you want to do after high school?” Each year Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun School-Business Partnership Executive Council organizes a Job-For-A-Day Program. On Wednesday, 400 high school juniors from around the county had an opportunity to explore various fields of work. Participating businesses and organizations in the past have included Lockheed Martin, Fairfax Fire and Rescue, AOL and the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as Inova Loudoun Hospital. Inova Loudoun placed more than 60 students for the program and each student worked in an area of interest, such as …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
An Ashburn resident explains what she believes is wrong with the way LCPS selects enrollment districts.
Saturday, April 13
Something is broken in the system used to determine school boundaries in Loudoun County. In the midst of the boundary hearings, school planning zones are being split when new plans are announced, walk zones are being established without safety review or public input, and HOA has become the “official” definition of community. School Board Bylaws 2-32 list in order the initial considerations to be considered when making changes to boundaries. They are as follows: When Proximity is ignored, Trailside Middle School is not the middle school that Newton-Lee Elementary School students will attend. These two schools are located on the same site, are just 70 feet apart, share a common entrance, and will be required to share fields, parking, etc. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Residents may speak Monday during a Loudoun School Board public hearing; the final vote is set for April 23.
UPDATE: At this point, plans 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 remain in contention. An eighth proposal for redrawing school boundaries in the Ashburn and Dulles North area was added to the Loudoun County Public Schools web page about the boundary process earlier today. By 5 p.m. four more plans were added to the site. Residents can weigh in on the various proposals during an April 15 public hearing at the LCPS Administration Building. The board is scheduled to vote on the plan April 23. A recent meeting about the proposed boundaries proved divisive as communities called on the school board to keep them whole or make them whole. The boundary redrawing process will accommodate: The April 15 hearing begins at 6:30 p.m., but speakers are encouraged to sign …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Get links to forms, your school locator and more here and prepare for the April 16 registration day.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) kindergarten registration begins Tuesday, April 16. Elementary schools will register students in their attendance zone only; check for registration hours at the elementary school your child will attend. Not sure which school your child will attend? Enter your address and find out here. Then go to Loudoun County Public Schools' site to find your school’s website in the pull-down menu in the upper left corner of the page. Parents enrolling students at the new Discovery and Moorefield Station elementary schools must register from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at the LCPS Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, in Ashburn. Get registration forms at your local elementary school. Registration forms for …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The exercise at Loudoun Valley HS in Purcellville was intended to help officers prepare for emergency situations.
Loudoun County conducted a safety training exercise at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville Monday morning that simulated a situation involving an armed intruder at the school. During the event, which last from about 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., public access was restricted at the school. Students were off for the day, while teachers were back for a work day following spring break. This exercise focused on the decision-making and coordination processes associated with responding to an armed intruder. The staff of Loudoun Valley High School has volunteered to participate because of the importance it places on school security. By conducting such exercises, participants hope to test current policies, practices and procedures, while educating those…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Those wishing to attend a school other than that assigned can make their request.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students seeking special permission to attend a school other than the one assigned based on their residence may apply now through May 15. The LCPS Department of Pupil Services will issue decision letters no later than June 15. Here's the full list of schools in the county that do not have sufficient capacity for special permission requests for the 2013-14 school year. Most of them are in Leesburg or Ashburn: High Schools Middle Schools Elementary school requests will be reviewed on a grade-by-grade basis. Visit the LCPS special permission page, http://www.lcps.org/Page/76705, or read the School Board Policy §8-20, which governs special permissions, http://lcps.org/2012Schoolassignment, online. For …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Ashburn, Dulles, Lansdowne attendance lines are under review for a middle school and two high schools.