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LearningRx’s Hosts 24th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber Stars Event

LearningRx’s Hosts 24th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber Stars Event

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 24th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Stars event with 42 students attending from 21 Fairfax County area schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

More than 130 attendees joined the event, including Jay Pearson, executive principal, Region 2, Fairfax County Public Schools and Maureen Loftus, youth and education chair for the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Tysons Regional Chamber partners with area schools to celebrate and honor selected students who deserve recognition for positive potential or significant improvements. The Chamber Stars event celebrates the accomplishment of students who have persevered despite significant obstacles or personal struggles. 

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Youth Ballet to Present ‘Cinderella’

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Youth Ballet to Present ‘Cinderella’

Metropolitan School of the Arts Youth Ballet presents Cinderella on Sun., April 30 at 12 noon,
3 p.m. and 6 p.m. seatings at the George Washington National Masonic Memorial Theater at 101 Callahan Dr. in Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $12 per person. For more tickets, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

BASIS Independent McLean Hosts Local Jack and Jill of America No. Va. Chapter at Writing Symposium

BASIS Independent McLean Hosts Local Jack and Jill of America No. Va. Chapter at Writing Symposium

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Chapter conducted a Reading & Writing Symposium recently at BASIS Independent McLean in McLean, Va. facilitated by an Emmy-award winning journalist, distinguished authors, celebrated teachers and a gifted illustrator, to encourage pre-school through high school students to develop an appreciation for the art of writing and illustration through engaging, interactive activities. For more information on BASIS Independent McLean, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany, of Haymarket, Va. donated two Tuscan culinary tours for the Comfort Cases, based in Silver Spring, Md. The live and silent auctions offered several trips and luxury packages. For more information about the tour, go to www.cookintuscany.com

The winners of the Cook in Tuscany culinary tours will be able treat themselves in the Tuscan lifestyle and discover the region’s passion for food and fun. The tour provides daily cooking lessons from local “Nonnas”, first class accommodations in the medieval hill-top village of Montefollonico, visits to regional wineries and cheese makers, tours of local and historic sites and many recreational activities.

“It’s our honor to be able to support Comfort Cases, we hope that our auction items can help provide hundreds of backpacks for foster care kids,” said Linda Meyers, co-owner of Cook in Tuscany.

BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at 34th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Com

BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at  34th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Com

For the first time in almost 30 years, the 34th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition awarded first place to a new math champion: BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) of McLean, Va., which opened in 2016. BIM’s middle school math team placed first among schools in the Northern Virginia Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition (comprised of 17 schools). Longfellow Middle School of Falls Church, Va., who has historically earned the first place award since the 1980s, came in second place. For more information on BASIS Independent McLean, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

Vienna Student Learns Hands-On Teaching at BASIS Independent;Tysons Chamber Job Shadow Program

Vienna Student Learns Hands-On Teaching at BASIS Independent;Tysons Chamber Job Shadow Program

Angie Soler, a senior at James Madison High School of Vienna, Va., got hands-on teaching skills when job shadowing BASIS Independent McLean’s kindergarten teacher, Danielle Sarver. Soler is part of the 5th Annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program, which includes 50 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison, Marshall Academy and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va. Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

More than 20 local companies are hosting students, to include: BASIS Independent McLean, Intelsat, Navy Federal Credit Union, Impact Business Solutions, Tysons Corner Animal Hospital, AV Architects, Alpha Graphics and Seasons 52.

BASIS Independent McLean Students Give Back to Fairfax County Animal Shelter

BASIS Independent McLean Students Give Back to Fairfax County Animal Shelter

BASIS Independent McLean’s early childhood and primary students created and donating 20 hand-made animal beds, blankets, cat toys and dog treats to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. For more information on the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

“At BASIS Independent McLean, we teach our students how we’re all part of a bigger community, which is exactly what our animal bed project conveyed to our youngest students,” said Sean Aiken, head of school, BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va. “Not only did our students love creating the beds, but they were equally enthusiastic to learn that their hard work would bring comfort to so many animals in need,” said Aiken.