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BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. is blazing the trail for Tysons Corner’s first preK to 12th school. Raised by educators, Aiken’s passion for teaching and education came easily.  Most recently, he headed up two nationally ranked schools.  For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

A native of Arizona, Aiken excelled in his science/math magnet program, ranked at the top in the state in academic competitions, was an avid athlete, an accomplished musician, and one of 20 Arizona students hand-picked and awarded a full merit scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and minor in English from the University of Arizona and earned a masters of education in teaching and teacher education from there as well.

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Honors First Graduating Class

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Honors First Graduating Class

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. held its first high school graduation since its opening. Ten area students earned their high school diploma from the Metropolitan School of the Arts Academy, now located in the newly renovated, expanded Alexandria school and studios.  Students are heading to colleges around the United States, and earned $1.6 million dollars in academic college scholarships. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

USA Today Names Haymarket, VA's 'Cook in Tuscany' Top Foodie Destination

USA Today Names Haymarket, VA's 'Cook in Tuscany' Top Foodie Destination

Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, was recently named one of the top 15 Foodie Destinations by USA Today. Haymarket, Va.-based owners, George and Linda Meyers spend six months of the year in Tuscany, where they host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. For more information, go to www.cookintuscany.com.

LEARNINGRX OF NO. VA. DONATES 20,000 LEGOS TO AUTISM SOCIETY OF NO. VA.

LEARNINGRX OF NO. VA. DONATES 20,000 LEGOS TO AUTISM SOCIETY OF NO. VA.

More than 20,000 Legos were donated to the Autism Society of Northern Virginia by local LearningRx brain training centers in Leesburg, Fairfax, Reston and Vienna, Va., and LearningRx directors committed to trekking a 10-foot “LEGO® Walk of Fire” in bare feet upon meeting their 20K Lego goal. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

“We’re grateful to the community to help us support autism awareness and surpassed our Lego goal,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston and Vienna, Va. “Our Lego Walk of Fire was everything you’d expect…it was painful, but fun…the key is to walk quickly,” said Loftus.

ASNV provides LEGO®- based activities at various campaigns, but currently have to rent LEGO®s for these events. With enough LEGO®s, ASNV could have their own set of LEGO®s to be used for all of their autism outreach programs.

BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

BASIS.ed Tops School Rankings in US News & World Report and Washington Post

In rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report, BASIS.ed schools were named the #2, #3, and #6 best high schools in the nation.

The rankings, which highlight top-performing public schools on a state and national level, had BASIS Scottsdale as #2 in the nation for the second consecutive year, as well as the #1 charter school in the nation and the #1 high school in Arizona. BASIS Tucson North was #3 nationally, the #2 charter school nationally, and the #2 high school in Arizona. BASIS Oro Valley is the #6 high school in the nation, the #3 charter in the U.S. and #3 high school in Arizona.  

DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

Local LearningRx brain training centers are looking for LEGO®s; lots of them for the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, where LEGO® building is a regular part of their community events. Northern Virginia LearningRx centers in Leesburg, Fairfax, Reston, and Vienna have a goal to collect 20,000 LEGO®s in total, and upon reaching that goal, center owners commit to trekking a 10-foot “LEGO® Walk of Fire” in bare feet. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

ASNV provides LEGO®- based activities at various campaigns, but currently have to rent LEGO®s for these events. With enough LEGO®s, ASNV could have their own set of LEGO®s to be used for all of their outreach programs.

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

CARMELLO’s & MONZA SPECIAL MENU for HISTORIC MANASSAS RESTAURANT WEEK – MAR. 7 to MAR. 13

Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Manassas, Va. are gearing up for the annual Historic Manassas Restaurant week, Mar. 7 to Mar. 13. Carmello’s will feature a 3-course menu for $35 (inclusive) and Monza offers 2-courses for $25 (inclusive). For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s Restaurant Week menu offers 3-courses from the following selections:

Course One: Mozzarella Spedini, Crab Fritters Portuguesa or Salada Mista de Alcachofas

Course Two: Linguine Mar e Monte, Agnolotti con Pesto, Filete de Robalo ala Vasca or Chicken Marsala

Course Three: Mascarpone Mousse with Strawberry Sauce, New York Style Cheesecake or Crème Brûlée

Monza’s Restaurant Week Menu offers 2-courses from the following menu:

Course One: Crab Fritters Portuguesa, Insalata alla Caesar, Chopped House Salad, or Mozzarella con Pomodoro e Basilico