Monday, February 18, 2013
The Panther Cheer Club took home a national championship trophy.
Monday, February 18
Congratulations are in order to the athletes of The Panther Cheer Club of Alexandria who competed at the beginning of February at the American Masters Championship in Baltimore, hosted by Varsity Brands. The athletes, all of whom are middle school students at Carl Sandburg Middle School, wowed the crowd and judges, taking home a team national championship trophy, as well as championship jackets for each athlete. Coaches Anna Diefendorf, Ann Larkin, and Kelly Larkin, stated that the team has worked very hard this year to go from a team with very limited stunting and other skills to a team that is now performing skills that would be characterized as level 2 and 3 skills pursuant to the all-star skill level division guidelines, which …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Students from three area schools participated in the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport's sixth annual tree trimming celebration. Students from Carl Sandburg Middle School, Groveton Elementary School and West Potomac High School participated in the celebration, which is part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority School Partnership Program. These students joined others from the D.C. metropolitan area to decorate trees with “Home for the Holidays” theme-related ornaments, which will be on display for passengers and visitors to enjoy during the month of December. Last year, more than 250 students from local schools participated in the “Celebrate the Holidays on Candy Lane” themed tree trimming at both airports. Ensembles …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Woodlawn Elementary and Sandburg Middle School ensembles will perform in MWAA concerts.
Two Mount Vernon area school ensembles will perform at Reagan National Airport during the Metropolitan Washington Airports Association’s annual holiday concert series. Woodlawn Elementary School choirs and Sandburg Middle School’s Symphonic Orchestra and Choralettes will perform at Reagan National Airport beginning next week. Also featured is the Wilson High School Choir based in Washington, D.C. All performances are free and open to the public. The schedule of performances is as follows. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Woodlawn Elementary School 5th Grade Choir Terminal C across from Cosi Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Woodlawn Elementary School 6th Grade Choir Terminal C across from Cosi Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. – 11:45…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Seventh grader Hannah Boster plays soccer with the Lee-Mount Vernon Soccer Club.
Carl Sandburg Middle School seventh-grader Hannah Boster received the 2012 Mount Vernon District Champion of Character Award on Tuesday. The Fairfax County Athletic Council and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services selected Boster for the award based on nominations from her coaches. The awards are granted to youth athletes, coaches, and parents who exemplify superb sportsmanship and character. Boster is a member of the Lee-Mount Vernon Soccer Club U13 Red Patriots team. Boster received the award at a ceremony at the Fairfax County Government Center Tuesday evening. “I’m really surprised and very honored by the award,” Boster remarked. Boster's soccer coach Jim Herron has coached her for four years and …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Facility has not been used in several years.
State Del. Scott Surovell has fond memories of the planetarium at what, in his youth, was Fort Hunt High School. “When I was in elementary school at Waynewood, I remember we took a field trip to Fort Hunt High School to go look at the planetarium,” said Surovell, D-44th. “I just remember it being pretty cool. When you’re in elementary school, you don’t get to do something like that very often, and back then there weren’t a lot of planetariums around.” Now Carl Sandburg Middle School, the school has discontinued use of the planetarium in recent years due in part to budget cuts. According to the school district, Fairfax County schools have the greatest concentration of school district planetaria — nine — in the country, except for Dallas. …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Take a look at this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
From Huntington-Belle Haven Patch: West Potomac High School was placed under heightened security on Thursday afternoon after one student robbed another. No one was injured and both were identified and apprehended within minutes, said police spokesman Bud Walker. This week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to put a $30 million bond referendum for flood prevention measures in Huntington on ballots this November. From Fort Hunt Patch: Carl Sandburg Middle School was placed under heightened security Wednesday after principal Terrence Yarborough received indirect threats. Heritage Presbyterian Church leadership decided not to install a cell phone tower on church property after the plans were met with divisions in …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Police and school officials are investigating.
UPDATE: Some school staff members read some remarks in an online forum— some remarks which they perceived to be threatening toward a member of the school staff, according to police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell. "Together, a decision was made to secure the school, based on the nature of these comments," Caldwell said in an email to Patch. "Police investigated further and determined that there was no criminal offense. No charges have been placed." --- Carl Sandburg Middle School was placed under heightened security Wednesday after the principal received indirect threats. The Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Safety and Security notified principal Terrence Yarborough at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday that there were indirect threats being…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Project is expected to be complete by May 2015.
More coordination is needed between the community and Fairfax County Schools officials to determine if the sports fields at Carl Sandburg Middle School can be used as the school is renovated, school officials said Wednesday. Speaking before parents and local residents gathered at the school, Kevin Sneed, county schools director of facilities and planning, encouraged that a representative from the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association coordinate with Project Coordinator Steve Nicholson on how to best use the fields. School board member Dan Storck, the Mount Vernon District representative, said both gyms at Carl Sandburg should be open for community use through next spring. The following school years, one gym will be open. “We know that there…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Batala Washington D.C. draws cheers.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Carl Sandburg Middle School students danced to Batala Washington D.C., an all-female percussion group, on Friday during the school's Multicultural Event and Food Tasting Extravaganza. The annual event, designed to showcase afterschool programs, was free and open to the community. It also featured the talents of local performers from the Washington metropolitan area, incuding Capoeira Candeias, a Brazilian martial arts group; Salsa Vive, featuring choreographers Ricardo Fernandez and Sara Shull Sidar; and the HipHop Youth Company from Born2Dance Studios in Vienna. Members of the school's Cheer Squad, Dance Team, Step Club, Jazz Band, Drama Club and Bollywood Dance groups also participated. Organizers included parent volunteers Anna Knapp …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The middle school celebrates diversity with food and entertainment
On Friday, Carl Sandburg Middle School celebrated diversity with music and dance at its first multicultural night. Performances included: The nationally renowned Boyle School of Irish Dance; Salsa dancers Ricardo Fernandes and Sarah Shull Sidar and acts by Sandberg students. Know a good Viewfinder subject? Tell us in the comments.