The parent committee seeks volunteers to help coordinate the event, which aims to provide students a drug- and alcohol-free way to celebrate after the prom ends.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Students take on teachers and administrators, and the public is invited to watch.
Herndon High School’s own Iron Chef competition is underway, allowing the school’s students, teachers and administrators to show off their culinary skills. “We have a ton of ingredients to choose from, and they get inspired to make what they want to make,” said Jacquelyn Dresser, the head of the family and consumer science department and a teacher. This is the first year the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club is hosting the competition, which was an idea brought to the administration by student Aki Bredahl. The competition started last Friday and will continue in two additional rounds until the final showdown on May 24, Dresser said. Two chefs compete to create the best dish, which are judged by a panel of …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The students made their annual trip to the OrlandoFest music competition over April 11-15.
The Herndon High School Guitar 3 and 4 students recently received "Superior" ratings at the OrlandoFest music competition, under the direction of guitar program teacher Chris Cunningham. The students made their annual spring competition trip April 11-15, enjoying the camaraderie of other music students from around the country and the Orlando attractions. Submitted to Patch by Stephanie McClellan of the HHS Guitar Boosters. Have something you'd like to see published on Herndon Patch? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you have a child in the music program at Herndon High School? Tell us in the comments. Sign up for Herndon Patch’s daily newsletter "Like" us on Facebook "Follow" us on Twitter Want to share your opinions with the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
All high schools in Fairfax County made the 'Washington Post's' list of top high schools in the country.
The Washington Post has released its annual list of the top high schools in the country - and Herndon High, as well as the whole of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), made an impressive showing. Herndon High School ranked 221st on the list of 1,900 high schools for 2013. FCPS' Woodson High School had the highest ranking of FCPS high schools on the list, which is based on a formula devised by Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews. Woodson was ranked 117th on the list of 1,900 schools in 2013. Nearby, South Lakes High School ranked 308, Chantilly High School ranked 331 and Centreville High School ranked 144. Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews, who determines the school's rakings based on an original formula, says …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
"Pride of Herndon" will represent Virginia in the 2013 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.
In December, the "Pride of Herndon" marching band won't only be the pride of town — it'll be the pride of Virginia, too. Herndon High School's marching band was selected by U.S. Congress and the Marine Corps Marching Band to perform in the 2013 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, which is scheduled for December in Hawaii. The group, which is Virginia's official "ambassador" to the parade, is one of the few high school bands across the country to earn the honor, according to an announcement posted on Patch This year, it earned a score of "1" from every judge at the 2012 Virginia Band and Orchestra Association's Marching Band Assessment — one of only five groups from the state's Northeast division to do so. For previous coverage of Herndon's …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Three named to All-State Band, one named to All-State Orchestra.
Three Herndon High School students have been named to the 2013 Virginia All-State Band and one has been named to the 2013 Virginia All-State Orchestra. Adrian Ahn, Dasha Bradfield and Tiberiu Baicoianu, who all play clarinet, have been named to the All-State Band. Zachary Ward, who plays string bass, has been named to the All-State Orchestra. Out of all of Fairfax County Public Schools' students, 75 were named to the Virgnia All-State Band and 56 were named to the 2013 Virginia All-State Orchestra. Both groups will perform the April 4-6 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. A full list of FCPS students named to the Virginia All-State Band and Orchestra is available online. Find Herndon Patch via:
Monday, March 25, 2013
Reunion for those at HHS from 1969 to 1973.
Herndon High School alumni are planning an upcoming reunion and are looking for fellow students and faculty. Specifically, any faculty, administrators, staff and students who were at Herndon High School between 1969 and 1973. The time date and place of the reunion are all in the works and to be determined, and all other classes are invited. For more information, contact Gary Rinker, sometimes known as Commander William Herndon, at email@example.com. Make sure to leave contact information when responding. Keep up with Herndon news throughout the day by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.
Friday, March 22, 2013
"No evidence of water damage or active mold growth."
Herndon High School staff and their families have expressed concern over mold in the school recently. According to one source, staff members have complained of feeling sick and having chronic sinus issues. The source said an environmental testing engineer from the county tested classrooms and reported a mold infestation. On Wednesday Principal William Bates addressed the issue in an email to families. Bates said minor surface mildew was found in several classrooms of the foreign language wing. He said the mildew was found on surfaces that are not routinely cleaned by the custodial staff, and the mildew was likely due to excessive humidity during the last air conditioning season. “There is no evidence of water damage or active mold growth…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Exhibit at Greater Reston Ars Center features works from Herndon, Reston and Oakton-area schools.
Multimedia works with personal meaning from students artists at Herndon, South Lakes and Oakton High Schools is now on display at Greater Reston Arts Center. The exhibit is Emerging Visions, and it was inspired by an exhibit, Campaign Re/Form, that was held at GRACE last fall, says GRACE associate curator Erica Harrison. "The theme is 'voices," says Harrison. "About 15 students per school have developed ideas on themes they are passionate about. For some, that is environmental and women's rights. Others looking more inward, with personal experiences and challenges, such as social anxiety or body image." "All of the students have really put forth a tremendous amount of effort,"said Harrison. "There is definitely a wide variety of great …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The team took first place and earned the second highest score ever recorded at the VHSL State Championships in November.
The Herndon Town Council honored the Herndon High School varsity co-ed cheer team with a certificate of congratulations on Tuesday. The town awarded the team "for a phenomenal season; for winning the Concorde District Title for the 3rd time; for placing 2nd at the Northern Regional Competition; and for winning the Virginia State Championship." The HHS cheer team won the state championship in November, earning the second highest score ever recorded at the competition. Additionally, the team was presented with their VHSL State Champion rings on Feb. 22. Find Herndon Patch via: