Category archives for: Education

New Approach to Education Comes to Loudoun

An innovative approach to education is coming to Loudoun that promises to provide options for students that struggle with traditional schooling. The Embark Center for Self-Directed Learning is slated to open in Loudoun and is now accepting applications for the 2017 school year. Utilizing a self-directed approach to learning, the Embark Center provides an alternative […]

Garvey Returns to a Community She Loves

Katy Garvey is a new principal with an old affiliation when it comes to Seneca Ridge Middle School. For three years (2010-13), she was an assistant principal at the neighboring Dominion High School. “It’s nice to have been in ‘Titan Territory,’ know what that’s like and try to bridge that gap for kids with what […]

Sihan Sandhu Wins World Golf Championship

Sihan Sandhu, a fifth-grader at Creighton’s Corner Elementary, won the 10-year-old division in the World Golf Championships, held August 4th-6th at the Legacy Golf Links in Pinehust, N.C. Sihan finished 23 strokes under par, shooting a 63, 62 and 68 in the three-round tournament.  He finished 17 strokes ahead of the second-place finisher. He set […]

Pep Rally Welcomes Schmidt Back to Rock Ridge

“Phoenix, in ancient Egypt and in Classical antiquity, a fabulous bird associated with the worship of the sun. The Egyptian phoenix was said to be as large as an eagle, with brilliant scarlet and gold plumage and a melodious cry. Only one phoenix existed at any time, and it was very long-lived—no ancient authority gave it a life span of […]

Virginia Students Outperform Nation on SAT

Virginia public school graduates in 2016 continued to buck a multiyear, nationwide trend of sharply lower achievement on the SAT college-admissions test. The College Board, which publishes the SAT, reported today that the average scores for public school graduates in the commonwealth rose by one point in reading, held steady in mathematics, and fell one […]

Advisory Committee for Gifted Education to Hold First Meeting of the School Year

The Advisory Committee for Gifted Education will hold its first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th, at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices in Room 100 A. The committee serves as a support group to make suggestions about gifted programs and to promote community […]

Loudoun Students Exceeded State and National Counterparts on the ACT in 2016

Students in the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Class of 2016 exceeded their state and national counterparts on the ACT.  The Class of 2016 also showed slight improvements in performance over the LCPS class of 2015. The average composite score for the LCPS class of 2016 was 24.6. This was 1.3 points higher than the […]

School Starts August 29th for 78,665 Students

Loudoun County’s 89 public schools will open on Monday, August 29th, welcoming an estimated 78,665 students for the 2016-17 school year. Students will begin school on the Monday prior to the Labor Day holiday. The last day of school will be Friday, June 9th. This fall Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) will open the doors […]

Loudoun County High School Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Loudoun County High School recently announced the Class of 2016 for its Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2016 will be inducted during a ceremony on Friday, September 23rd, at the high school. Among the inductees are: Coaches/Contributors Pat McManus, Head Football Coach, 1991-2006 McManus quickly developed Loudoun County High School into a power […]

Little River Tech Ambassadors Teach Teachers

Roles reversed at Little River Elementary as students taught their teachers how to use multimedia apps and software for the upcoming school year. The students presented the professional development workshop for their teachers after completing a week of Tech Ambassador Camp during the first week in August. The tuition-based camp attracted 40 students who will […]

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