Fort Hunt Recap: West Potomac Misses Federal Benchmark
Five Fort Hunt Patch stories you don't want to miss:
Didn't have time to read Fort Hunt Patch this week? Don't worry here are the five stories you don't want to miss:
Though over 90 percent of Fairfax County Public students passed Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) test last school year, about half of all schools in the county did not meet testing goals laid out by the No Child Left Behind Act. Schools that did not meet the federal benchmarks include West Potomac High School, Walt Whitman Middle School, Carl Sandburg Middle School, and Fort Hunt Elementary school.
Fort Hunt residents looking a quick respite from a hectic day might find solace in a new day spa. Body and Sol officially opened on Monday.
The Mount Vernon Unitarian Church is nearing the completion of a system overhaul to make it a net-zero energy producing facility.
About 1,400 local residents have found that a Facebook page called Mount Vernon News is an attractive place for neighborhood chatter. The page’s founder, Ron Fitzsimmons, says the online community hub is part hyper-local news, part political sparring and part just-plain-funny repartee.
The 2011 National Register of Big Trees has recognized an Osage orange tree (Maclura pomifera) on River Farm as the largest of its species in the United States.