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LearningRx Of Vienna/Reston, VA. Leads 6th Annual, Award-Winning Job Shadow Program

LearningRx Of Vienna/Reston, VA. Leads  6th Annual, Award-Winning Job Shadow Program

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the sixth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, for almost 90 11th and 12th grade Fairfax County students, which is a 50 percent increase in student participation from last year. Students applied from James Madison High School, George C. Marshall High School, Marshall Academy, Oakton High School and Mountain View High School in Fairfax County, Va. Students can shadow professionals in more than 30 industries for one day from January through March 2018. In 2014, the TRCC job shadow program earned the Workforce Development award from Fairfax County and FCPS.  Loftus 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

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Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Academy Open House on Fri., Jan. 26

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Academy Open House on Fri., Jan. 26

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Alexandria, Va., is hosting its open house on Fri., Jan. 26 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM with an opportunity to meet and greet with MSA staff as well as refreshments. The open house is located at 5775 Barclay Road, Suite 4, in Alexandria, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org.

“Our open houses are an excellent opportunity to meet MSA families, students, faculty and staff, tour our facility, and experience first-hand what an Academy arts education entails,” said Melissa Dobbs, executive director and founder of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria, Va.

BASIS Independent McLean Celebrates Its Second Annual International Day

BASIS Independent McLean Celebrates Its Second Annual International Day

BASIS Independent McLean’s (BIM) Parent Community Association (PCA) hosted its 2nd Annual International Day to celebrate cultures around the world and in the school community. The PCA transformed BASIS Independent McLean’s cafeteria, the Great Hall, into five continents:  Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. The event brought together students, parents and faculty to celebrate the school’s diverse community. For more information about BASIS Independent McLean, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com/.

“This is a great first community event of the new year because it brings families from all grades together in celebration of the diversity of our families and different cultural traditions,” said Ron Kim, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va.

Carmello’s Holiday Dinner Feeds 35 BARN Community Housing Residents

Carmello’s Holiday Dinner Feeds 35 BARN Community Housing Residents

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. got to make special holiday memories with more than 35 BARN Community Housing residents of Bristow, Va., when they dropped off Christmas dinner for the 12 BARN families. Meals included tortellini crema rosa with a variety of salads and desserts. For more information on Carmello’s, go www.carmellos.com.

BARN Community Housing of Bristow, Va. opened its doors to families facing homelessness in 1997. A 501(c)3 secular non-profit, BARN provides clean, safe housing for families in need of a helping hand.  Started by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, BARN is located on the monastery grounds. BARN is about helping families overcome the obstacles – emotional and financial –empowering these individuals to trust in their own abilities and strive to be the best version of themselves.

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No. Virginia ‘Cook in Mexico’ is Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2017 Magellan Award

No. Virginia ‘Cook in Mexico’ is Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2017 Magellan Award

Cook in Mexico, a Mexican culinary tour was named winner of the 2017 Magellan Gold Award for Best in Mexico for Destinations--Culture and Arts by Travel Weekly, a premiere travel magazine. Haymarket, Va.-based owners George and Linda Meyers host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Mexican kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Mexican historic tours and dance to Mariachi and climb the ruins of Cañada de la Virgin. You can watch their travel adventures on social media at Cook Eat Play Travel or www.cookeatplaytravel.com. For more information, go to www.cookinmexico.kitchen.

The Magellan Awards is the premier award for the travel industry, which honors the best in travel and is judged by a 14-member panel.  The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel.   

BASIS Independent McLean Appoints Veteran Educator and Exeter Administrator as New Head of School

BASIS Independent McLean Appoints Veteran Educator and Exeter Administrator as New Head of School

 

BASIS Independent McLean, a private preschool through 12th grade school that is a part of the nationally-ranked, world-acclaimed BASIS Curriculum network, has announced the appointment of Ron Kim as Head of School. The new head of school will greet prospective families and the school community at an information session on Sat., Jan. 20, 2018. For information on the information session, interested families can visit http://info.basisindependent.com/general-info-session-january-20.

BASIS Independent McLean Appoints Veteran Educator and Exeter Administrator as New Head of School

BASIS Independent McLean Appoints Veteran Educator and Exeter Administrator as New Head of School

 

BASIS Independent McLean, a private preschool through 12th grade school that is a part of the nationally-ranked, world-acclaimed BASIS Curriculum network, has announced the appointment of Ron Kim as Head of School. The new head of school will greet prospective families and the school community at an information session on Sat., Jan. 20, 2018. For information on the information session, interested families can visit http://info.basisindependent.com/general-info-session-january-20.