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Alexandria Snapshot: ‘The Beauty and the Beast’

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School will present "Beauty & the Beast: The Musical," March 4, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; March 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 See www.sssas.org/arts or call 703- 212-2950. Performers include (from left) Christian Corpening '18 as Lumiere, Darnell Clement '17 as the Beast, Sarah Wilton '16 as Cogsworth, Katie Connor '16 as Chip, Stephany Guadalupe '17 as Mrs. Potts, and Kyla Carney '17 as Belle.

Art of Driving Scholarship Expands Eligibility Outside Fairfax County

After the first few years being open only to Lake Braddock Secondary School Students, the Art of Driving college scholarship in honor of Lake Braddock student Ashley Thompson expanded to all Fairfax County High Schools.

Alexandria: Tucker Modified Calendar Yields a Win-Win

Intersessions provide remediation or enhancement.

The school year is just half over. Rene Paschal, principal at Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, says the school's modified school calendar has worked well for everyone from school children to teachers to parents.

Alexandria Mentor of the Month: At Wright to Read, Developing a Love of Reading

Ms. Jordan and I have worked together for three and a half years.

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Alexandria: A Pub for Presidents

Bulova authors history of Gadsby’s Tavern.

Ever since she graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in anthropology, Gretchen Bulova has been a fixture at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, her name becoming nearly as synonymous with the historic building as George Washington and John Gadsby himself. Now, after 25 years of walking those hallowed halls as its director, Bulova shares the story behind the preservation of the tavern in her book “Gadsby’s Tavern, Images of America.”

Alexandria Brief: Library Receives Curiosity Grant

Alexandria Library received a $7,500 “Curiosity Creates” grant from the American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and Disney.

Column: Laying the Foundation for the Future

Commentary–ACPS 2020 State-of-the-Schools

Autumn is traditionally a time for reflection. As the leaves drift to the ground, we look back at what we have achieved over the course of the year.

Column: Raising Children Who Are Resilient and Readers

Vision: Every child in Alexandria can read and succeed.

Resilience allows children to develop in spite of adversity, which every child faces in some form.

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Alexandria Snapshot: ‘A Bountiful Tom Turkey’

Grace Episcopal School repeated its successful collaboration to collect food items to benefit those who are in need.

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Lewis: Civil Rights Fight Not Over

Civil Rights icon addresses students for TC’s 50th anniversary.

In the middle of Civil Rights movement, young Americans turned towards civil rights leaders like John Lewis for leadership and advice.

Alexandria: New Faces on School Board Face Old Problems

Newcomers brace for coming budget and redistricting battles.

While incumbents held onto the City Council, the 2015 Alexandria election is bringing some new faces to the Alexandria School Board.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Story Time Night

Nov. 5 marked the third annual Story Time Night at Stratford Landing Elementary. This free, literacy building event put on by the PTA draws local celebrities as story tellers.

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Alexandria: Students Receive Van Fleet Scholarships

The winners of the Van Fleet Government Scholarship competition received their awards on Sunday, Oct. 25, in a ceremony at O’Connell’s restaurant in Old Town.

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Alexandria Brief: Supporting TC Graduates

At the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Annual Breakfast, Jack Taylor of Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota/Scion surprised the crowd with the announcement of a gift of $50,000 in honor of T.C. Williams High School’s 50th anniversary.

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Alexandria Snapshot: They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

A group of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School classics students bonded with their peers and won awards at the 62nd Annual National Junior Classical League Convention held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas last summer.