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7 Odd Items Included in Tax-Free Weekend

7 Odd Items Included in Tax-Free Weekend

Back-to-school shoppers can pick up a number of not-so-school-related items during Virginia’s tax-free weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 1

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Three days with tons of school supplies and clothes available tax-free.
Madison High Students Nominated for Cappies for Work on 'The Music Man'

Madison High Students Nominated for Cappies for Work on 'The Music Man'

Drama awards program takes place Sunday at the Kennedy Center.
Popular Fairfax School Board Member Ryan McElveen Stopping by Madison Prom

Popular Fairfax School Board Member Ryan McElveen Stopping by Madison Prom

He accepted a 'promposal' via Twitter and plans to stop by the prom.
Madison Student Takes First-Place in Congressional Arts Competition

Madison Student Takes First-Place in Congressional Arts Competition

Mimi Shang of James Madison High School in Vienna took first place honors with her entitled Bubble Talking. Doi Kim of Madison took fourth place.
At Langley Tuesday Night: Perils of College Drinking Culture Forum

At Langley Tuesday Night: Perils of College Drinking Culture Forum

Parents are encouraged to attend with their adolescent children.
Madison Rowers Capture Seven 1st-Place Wins Saturday on the Occoquan

Madison Rowers Capture Seven 1st-Place Wins Saturday on the Occoquan

The Women's 1st Varsity Eight continued its undefeated streak on the Occoquan with win over Oakton.
What do Teenagers do Saturday Nights? Find Out

What do Teenagers do Saturday Nights? Find Out

What you learn from this teen panel Thursday night may surprise you.
TJHSST Ranked Fourth-Best High School in the United States

TJHSST Ranked Fourth-Best High School in the United States

In U.S. News and World Report best high school rankings, several Fairfax County schools were named the top 10 in Virginia, and three schools were in the top 100 nationwide.
Asian Americans Will Be Two-Thirds of TJ Freshman Class in the Fall

Asian Americans Will Be Two-Thirds of TJ Freshman Class in the Fall

FCPS saw 2,900 apply to prestigious school this year; 487 were accepted for the fall.
Fairfax County Public Schools Schedule for Remainder of the School Year

Fairfax County Public Schools Schedule for Remainder of the School Year

Today (Monday) is a snow make-up day and will be a full day of school.
Vienna Parks and Rec Offers Spanish Language Play Program for Babies, Toddlers

Vienna Parks and Rec Offers Spanish Language Play Program for Babies, Toddlers

Amigos Play program is open to children ages 10 months up to 5 years.
Madison Crew Begins Season with Strong Showing at Polar Bear Regatta

Madison Crew Begins Season with Strong Showing at Polar Bear Regatta

The closest of the races was the Men’s 2nd Eight, with only a little over a second separating them from first-place finisher Woodson.
FCPS to Offer College Financial Aid Workshops at Eight Middle Schools in April and May

FCPS to Offer College Financial Aid Workshops at Eight Middle Schools in April and May

Among the topics to be covered are financial aid basics, understanding the cost of attending college, saving for college and resources available from FCPS.
'The Sweet Scent of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid' by Emma Hastings

'The Sweet Scent of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid' by Emma Hastings

Award-winning fiction by a local teen.
Forum on Substance Abuse Set for Monday Night at Madison High School in Vienna

Forum on Substance Abuse Set for Monday Night at Madison High School in Vienna

Unified Prevention Coalition will hold another forum next month at Annandale High School.
Thomas Jefferson High Student Emma Hastings of Vienna Wins National Writing Honor

Thomas Jefferson High Student Emma Hastings of Vienna Wins National Writing Honor

Inspiration for fiction comes from real life conversations or incidents; she incorporates her passion for science into her writing.
Kilmer Middle School K8 Team Wins 1st Place in Virginia State Chess Championship

Kilmer Middle School K8 Team Wins 1st Place in Virginia State Chess Championship

'Grand Master' chess teacher Greg Acholonu drives from Annapolis to teach students in Vienna.
Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Monday

Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Monday

Forecast is calling for snow on Monday.