Thursday, April 11, 2013
Seahawks girls soccer ties Stone Bridge, while lacrosse falls in close game against Herndon.
Thursday, April 11
Submitted to Patch by David Woodward and Karen Andrich. Have something you'd like to see published on Herndon Patch? E-mail Herndon@Patch.com. The South Lakes High School girls soccer team held top-ranked Stone Bridge to a 1-1 tie Tuesday. Steady defensive play by the back line of Gabby Alcantara, Lindsey Gibson, and Kaitlyn Gallagher frustrated and stifled the Bulldogs offense all night and All-District Goal Keeper Sara Vigen turned in one of the best performances of her high school career. After a scoreless first half, the Bulldogs went ahead 1-0 and took their one goal lead deep into the second half. With less than two minutes to play, after numerous chances on both ends, the Seahawks earned a PK and sophomore midfielder Elise Andrich…
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 …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
South Lakes grad and coach Jordan Foster will lead Herndon Reston Youth Softball.
Herndon Reston Youth Softball (HRYS) has elected new officers, including the appointment of Jordan Foster as the HRYS League Commissioner as the league enters a new expansion phase. Coach Foster will assume the leadership role from Coach Bob Thomas who retired as commissioner in December to facilitate league clinics and training. Foster,a Reston native, graduated from George Mason University and has been active in softball for 15 years. She played house league for Reston Youth Softball and was a member of the Reston Redbirds travel organization. She was a four-year varsity player at South Lakes High School. She is entering her second year as SLHS' assistant junior varsity coach. She also coaches HRYS teams. In addition to Foster’s …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Fairfax County school board members will vote on five-year school building, renovation plan later this month.
Parents and students told the Fairfax County School Board on Monday night it worried the 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) wouldn't adequately address overcrowding in all places. Doing small boundary adjustments to overcrowded areas and then readjusting the plan's renovation queue, which calculates the order in which major school repairs will occur, might be a better, more efficient long-term strategy, they said. The five-year CIP budget will total $871.2 million or roughly $174.2 million per year. Funds approved in the 2011 School Bond Referendum and previous referenda will address approximately $190.8 million of the five-year requirement, leaving a balance of $680.3 million unfunded. Officials expect another school bond referendum…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Capital Improvement Plan features expansion of high school and possible new high school in western part of Fairfax County.
In the last five years, South Lakes High School has gone from one of Fairfax County Public School's smallest high schools to bursting at its renovated seams. The growth, which puts South Lakes at 109-percent capacity utilization for 2012-13, is projected to put capacity at 140 percent by 2017-18, according to the FCPS Capital Improvement Plan, released last week. The latter number would make South Lakes the most overcrowded school in the county. Capacity utilization refers to the percentage of capacity that is being utilized by a building based on the building’s program capacity and the number of enrolled students. A school is considered overcrowded when the enrollment of the school is higher than its capacity. The issue has vaulted SLHS …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
South Lakes teacher and Herndon soccer coach, falsely accused of molestation, sued the school system for legal costs reimbursement. The school system spent more than Sean Lanigan was asking in their own legal fees to battle him.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Bulldogs quarterback Ryan Burns hurt during 49-6 victory.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Third-ranked Stone Bridge had no trouble with South Lakes on Friday as the Bulldogs easily dominated 49-6 in the Seahawks' home opener. The Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0 Liberty) established their dominance early on, when junior D'Ante Yarborough scored three touchdowns in the first period, including two on touchdown passes from Ryan Burns. Early in the second period, Burns - the 6-foot-5 quarterback who has committed to Stanford - turned his ankle and did not play the rest of the game. He watched from the sidelines on crutches. It is not yet known whether he will be healthy in time for next week's game against Broad Run. After being down 28-0, South Lakes (1-2, 0-1 Liberty) got on the board in the second quarter, when Rashaan Jones fired a 78-yard …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Airports Authority collecting public opinion, but will it be enough to control rising Dulles Toll Road rates?
Citizens came to South Lakes High School in Reston Wednesday night to talk about tolls and there were plenty of people there from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) there to listen. Wednesday night's event was the second of three public meetings organized by the group that oversees the Dulles Toll Road and the construction of the Metrorail's Silver Line. But will public opinion be enough to slow the rise in toll road rates? Under the toll rate proposal, the combined main plaza and ramp tolls, currently $2.25 for 2-axle vehicles, would increase to $2.75 in 2013, $3.50 in 2014 and $4.50 in 2015 in order to help fund the construction of the Silver Line Phase 2. Advocacy group Reston2020 predicts tolls for area motorists …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Herndon and South Lakes high schools will raise money for Reston Interfaith.
The Herndon Hornets and South Lakes Seahawks announced on Friday that they would be raising money for Reston Interfaith through Help the Homeless Walk events this fall. Each school will see who can get the most participants at their Help the Homeless Walks this October as part of their homecoming celebrations. The announcement was made during the HHS vs SLHS football game by principals Kimberly Retzer and William Bates. Through November 4 a number of area schools and organizations will hold Help the Homeless Walks to benefit Reston Interfaith. Those in the Herndon and Reston communities are invited to particpate. This year's goal is 4,000 participants. There are three ways to get involved. • Take part in a walk. There will be a walk in…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
South Lakes High School won the annual Baron Cameron Bowl, 21-7; the schools will have a friendly competition for Reston Interfaith's Help the Homeless walk.
Herndon High School’s JL Griffiths Stadium was packed Friday night as South Lakes came to visit for the annual Baron Cameron Bowl. It was Herndon’s first home game of the season. South Lakes took the lead in the second quarter with a little over three minutes left. The score was 7-0 going into halftime. With 1:49 left in the third period, an 8-yard run led to another touchdown for the Seahawks. After an extra-point kick by South Lakes’ Jeremiah Norman, the score was 14-0 going into the fourth quarter. With 7:46 left in the fourth quarter, South Lakes scored a third touchdown, taking the game to 21-0, but Herndon wouldn’t let the Seahawks walk away with a shut out. With just 10 seconds left in the game, Herndon’s Malcolm McKenzie scored on …