Monday, May 20, 2013
The lights, the glamour, the Kennedy Center...
They built sets, sang and danced and moved audiences with their performances. A number of local high school theater students have been nominated in the 14th Annual Cappies Gala awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 9. The Cappies (the Critics and Awards program) program preps high school theatre and journalism students in the world of theater by publishing their reviews with publications like The Washington Post. At the end of the year, the student critics vote for 200 student winners with 35 awards that are presented at the Gala. The Nominees "Hairspray" at Robinson Secondary School "Singin' in the Rain" at Hayfield Secondary School "THE Music Man" at South County High School Are you following us on …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
There's still time to sign up!
The are only a few days left to sign up for the 7th Annual South County Golf Classic at the Laurel Hill Golf Club. The competition will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thurs. May 23, 2013. It costs $150 per person to play register, and the proceeds benefit the South County High School athletic department. The price of admission also gets you: Mulligans cost $10 apiece, or $40 for five. Prizes will be handed out for a putting contest, closest to the pin and longest drive. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Turf SoCo campaign has begun.
The South County Athletic Boosters want their Stallions to play on fields that will stay green through the roughest of winters. The group, along with the South County Athletic Association, recently announced the Turf SoCo Campaign. The goal is to raise $1.3 million for two turf fields. The man-made turf fields are rubber, and, according to the Fairfax County Park Authority: The Boosters and the SCAA will hold the Turf SoCo Campaign kick-of meeting at South County High School on Tues., May 28, from 7-8 p.m. in the auditorium.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Students Natalie Pasquel and Connor Shaffer both took home awards.
South County High School students took home some accolades at the International DECA Competition. DECA prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management, according to their website. The nonprofit’s annual conference took place last week in Anaheim, Calif. There were 41 Fairfax County students who were winners or finalists. Some from Fairfax County Public Schools were: A complete list of FCPS winners is available online.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Check out the photos from the show!
It's the last weekend to catch "The Music Man", South County High School Theatre's spring musical. Do they really have "Seventy-six Trombones"? You'll have to find out for yourself. The Meredith Willson story is about a con artist who tries to sell band equipment to a small town and make a break with their cash. But his plan is foiled when he falls in love with a librarian. The show is performed with more than 50 South County students in the production. The final perfomances will be held on May 10-11. “The play is nostalgic,” said Kathy McCormally, the South County drama teacher. “It reminds us all of a small town community where folks stick together and life seemed so much easier than all of the craziness we face today.” The Leads All …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Teacher layoffs, program reductions are not a budget issue, Fairfax County Public Schools says.
Fairfax County Public Schools says the decision to cut professional television production classes from four schools in the county — and three teachers along with them — is not due to budget cuts, but instead to declining enrollment. Patch reported last week that Dave Ruby, a professional TV production teacher at Fairfax Academy, who also leads the student-run production company, Digital Wave, will be laid off at the end of the school year. Students, alumni and supporters alike started an online petition soon after to try and help save his job. This week, FCPS spokesperson John Torre told Patch that TV production programs at Lorton's South County High School, West Potomac High School in Alexandria and JEB Stuart High School in Falls …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Check out the photos of the dress rehearsal!
Strike up the band because The Music Man is coming to town! South County High School Theatre presents its spring musical, The Music Man, at Dale S. Rumberger Auditorium, May 3-4, and May 10-11, and features a cast and crew of more than 50 students. An affectionate acclamation to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, the musical by Meredith Willson is sure to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart. The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian. “The …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Be safe out there!
Wednesday, March 13
Each morning, I travel out of Washington, D.C. on Rock Creek’s winding lanes, weave around the Pentagon and onto 395 South, traverse the chaos that is Springfield’s Mixing Bowl, where drivers jockey for position, and exit I-95 in Lorton to begin my day at South County Middle School as a teacher of tomorrow’s business, community, and industry leaders. But as my commute nears its end on the streets around my schools’ campuses, I have one last traffic hurdle to face, and that hurdle constantly forces me to ask myself, “What kind of leaders will they become?” Repeatedly, South County parents have been asked – through reason, and appeals to conscientious and responsible driving – to adhere to the Kiss and Ride policies communicated to them …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The best of Lorton have been chosen to sing on April 27
Of the 66 Fairfax County Public Schools students named to 2013 All-Virginia Choruses or chosen to serve as alternates, 11 of them are students at high schools in the Lorton area. Students chosen will perform together April 25-27 at Hanover High School in Mechanicsburg, Va. Two students were chosen from South County High School and six from Hayfield Secondary School. They will study for two days under the direction of master teachers and conductors. Hayfield Secondary School South County High School: The Virginia All-State Chorus event is sponsored by the Virginia Choral Directors Association, an affiliated unit of the Virginia Music Educators Association. For the full list of students named to 2013 All-Virginia Choruses, click here. Are …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
How far will he go?
South County High School linebacker Oren Burks signed a letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to attend Vanderbilt University this fall. Burks, the 2013 South County Homecoming king, signed the letter after school in a matter of moments, and the act was followed by loud applause from a large crowd of his classmates. He'll receive a full scholarship this fall. "It's been a long journey, and I can go so much further with the support around me," said Burks, who stands at 6'4", and 205 lbs. "It's a big day… I want to thank everyone for coming out." South County Football Coach Gerard Pannoni beamed as Burks signed the letter. "Hopefully we'll get to see you perform on TV some day," he said. Parents Orlanda and Wanda Burks also signed the …