Monday, February 25, 2013
Have you seen Sunshine the beagle-basset hound mix?
1. Herndon Community Television is seeking a community volunteer with video editing skills. The organization is looking for creative people who have an interest in working to highlight local events. Volunteers are welcome to use HCTV facilites or work on their home computers. Follow this link for volunteer information. 2. A Herndon family is seeking their dog Sunshine, who wandered off on Saturday evening. She's a friendly beagle-basset hound mix. The family is asking anyone who sees her or finds her to contact them at 703-582-0309. Click here to see a photo of Sunshine. 3. The Herndon Senior Center is seeking volunteers. The Center needs a Mandarin Chineses-speaking volunteer and a Farsi-speaking volunteer to help participants complete …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
HHS cheer took first place at VHSL State Cheer Championships in November.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored the Herndon High School varsity co-ed cheer team during its presentations on Tuesday. The team won first place at the Virginia High School League State Cheer Championships in November, a first for the team. Herndon earned 280.5 points during its championship winning performance. To see the winning routine, click on the embeded YouTube video in the media player above.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Dev will represent Virginia at 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Reston's Navya Dev, a student at Herndon High School, has been nominated to represent Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Dev will join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media, according to a release about the program. National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on learning and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions in journalism and media, the release said. The week-long program is held from July 7 to 12 at George Mason University. Find Herndon Patch via:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tickets are on sale now for the annual Casino Night fundraiser.
With the help of fundraisers, donors and volunteers, Herndon High School's annual All Night Grad Party provides a safe space for the school's graduates to celebrate their graduation. Area residents can head to Herndon United Methodist Church for a gift dinner fundraiser from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Attendees can enjoy a dinner together while supporting ANGP. The meal served will be meatloaf, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, rolls and desserts, with some vegetarian dishes. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Also coming up is a Casino Night parent fundraiser for ANGP. From 7 p.m. to midnight on Feb. 9 ANGP supporters can go to The Breeze in downtown Herndon for Casino Night. Tickets are $35 and include a drink, light …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Performances will be held Thursday and Saturday.
Herndon High School's 2013 Broadway Cabaret, "Bring On Tomorrow," will take the stage this week with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday in the Herndon High School Auditorium. The Cabaret is a showcase featuring songs from Newsies, Hairspray, Shrek, Fame, 9-5, Godspell and many more musicals, and flashy costumes and fun props are part of the show. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors at the door. Find Herndon Patch via:
Sunday, January 6, 2013
From Jan. 7 to 11: Pine Street closure, HHS basketball takes on Centreville, Herndon Chamber and Council meet.
1. Pine Street in downtown Herndon will be closed Monday as Virginia Power works on lines on Station, Pine and Monroe streets in the downtown area. 2. The Herndon Hornet varsity basketball team takes on Centreville High at 7:30 p.m. Monday at home. On Thursday they'll play Chantilly High at 7:30 p.m. in an away game. 3. The Herndon Chamber Committee will meet Tuesday to learn more about the Town of Herndon's new branding initiatives. Town Public Information Officer Anne Curtis and Mayor Lisa Merkel will be on hand. 4. The Council for the Arts of Herndon is hosting a "meet the artist" event for artist Keigh Naquin, who created the new mural on the side of Ice House Cafe, on Wednesday. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at O'Sullivan's. 5. The …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A group of Herndon High School students will go on to the international competition in April 2013.
Herndon High School Business Department's Business Management Virtual Enterprise Class took first place in a statewide business plan competition in Virginia Beach earlier this month. Twenty one teams participated in the competition, which took place Dec. 12-13. This is the first time a Fairfax County school has placed first in the annual competition. The students created a virtual company in Kathy Thomas' class, wrote a buisness plan, then defended their business plan and financials before three groups of judges. The students requested a startup loan of $284,575 to finance their virtual company, Oshibori Mugs, a company that makes travel mugs that can heat or cool a liquid to the user's desire. The officers of the company include CEO …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Driver charged in accident with school bus filled with Dogwood Elementary students on Dec. 13.
GRAFFITI Police report graffiti incidents at Herndon High School and South Lakes High School. On Dec. 15, a security officer reported graffiti found on a sign in front of HHS. A work order was submitted to remove the paint. On Dec. 16, police received a report of words painted on the side of a school bus parked at SLHS. DRIVER CHARGED IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH The driver of a car that hit a Fairfax County School bus on Dec. 13 has been charged with reckless driving. Fairfax County Police say Erika Austin, 40, of Reston was driving her 2003 Kia Spectra about 8:10 a.m. on Dec. 13 when she rear-ended the bus at South Lakes Drive and South Lakes Court. Austin was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Four children on the bus …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Here's what's happening in Herndon this weekend.
FRIDAY • Lanigan Celebration & Fundraiser - The friends and family of Sean Lanigan will hold a celebration and fundraiser to celebrate the end of his three-year fight after being falsely accused of molesting a student at Sully's Restaurant and Lounge in Chantilly. SATURDAY • Surviving the Holidays: Helping Those Dealing with Grief - Herndon United Methodist Church is holding a seminar to help those who've lost a loved one survive the holidays and work to discover new reasons to enjoy them again. • Extended Holiday Shopping at The Closet - The Closet of Herndon will have extended holiday shopping hours from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Saturday. The last day for holiday sales this year will be Dec. 20. • Mercury Rizing at Weekend Bluegrass Concert…
Monday, December 10, 2012
AP scores rise while those for IB dipped slightly, Fairfax County Public Schools says
The number of Fairfax County Public Schools students taking higher-level courses is rising, the system said this week. Data released by the system shows a significant increase in the total number of students enrolled in classes as well as the number of exams given. It also shows a higher percentage of students are earning a passing score on Advanced Placement exams, though the percentage of International Baccalaureate students scoring 4 or higher on their exams dipped slightly. FCPS Superintendent Jack Dale said in a statement the increase can be attributed in part to more access to AP and IB coursework and differentiated instruction at the schools. “The increases in AP and IB participation are the result of an emphasis on expanding access…