Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Students from Mount Vernon and West Potomac High School will compete in the National Leadership Conference.
Five Fairfax County Public Schools Health and Medical Sciences students have finished in the top three at the 33rd annual Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference in Williamsburg. These students have advanced to the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Nashville in June. HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education that provides leadership development opportunities and recognition to Health and Medical Sciences students, according to a press release sent by FCPS. At the state level in the Physical Therapy category, Nena Abernathy of Mount Vernon High School won first place; Jordan Gooch of Lake Braddock Secondary School finished in second place, and Garrett Farmerie…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Four West Potomac High School students traveled to Richmond to learn more about the Virginia General Assembly.
Four West Potomac High School students shadowed Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44th District) in Richmond last week during the Third Annual Amundson Institute program. Founded by former Delegate Kris Amundson as the Young Leaders program, the Amundson Institute gives students in the Mount Vernon and Lee Districts a look at the legislative process. The Amundson Institute included student athletes and leaders with an average GPA of 3.74. During their time in Richmond, students attended committee meetings and met with lobbyists and Senators Puller and Ebbin. This year's participants represented West Potomac High School, Mount Vernon High School, and St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School. This year's group of students are as follows:
Monday, November 26, 2012
West Potomac boys and girls basketball teams will take on Mount Vernon High School in a double header Tuesday.
The West Potomac High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams have been gearing up for their season opener against Mount Vernon High School. Last week, the athletes played multiple scrimmages against Wakefield High School and Robinson Secondary. The first game of the season will be a double header on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at West Potomac High School located at 6500 Quander Road at 5:45 p.m. The girls varsity team will also take on Herndon High School in a home game Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., while the boys varsity team will play against the Hornets in an away game scheduled for the same day and time.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Hayfield graduates were above state average in 2012; West Potomac and Mount Vernon close to state average last year.
Fairfax County Public High Schools graduated 91.3 percent of its students last year, according to the Virginia Department of Education, beating out the statewide average of 88 percent. The Class of 2011 had a 91.4 percent graduation rate, according to VDOE data. In the Richmond Highway area, here is the graduation rate for local high schools: Hayfield Secondary School had a 92.7 percent rate of graduation last year. West Potomac High School had an 87.7 percent rate of graduation last year. Mount Vernon High School had an 86.9 percent rate of graduation last year. According to a release from Fairfax County Public Schools, the on-time graduation rate is based on four-years of data that factors in "student mobility, changes in student …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Supervisor Gerry Hyland, School Board members and Park Authority members met to update parents and students about getting funding for turf fields and transportation for after school programs.
A development along Richmond Highway will be providing some funds toward an artificial turf field for a local high school, according to community updates Monday evening from Fairfax County Supervisor Gerry Hyland and others. However, it may be some time before students are able to use it. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland met with parents, students and VOICE leaders Monday at West Potomac High School to provide an update on improving local recreational facilities. At the meeting, Hyland and Park Authority Board Member Linwood Gorham also provided brief updates on transportation for after school programs. “We have a number of developments that are occurring, and redevelopments along Richmond Highway particularly," said Hyland. "…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Hyland will tour fields at West Potomac High School and Mount Vernon High School.
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland will meet with parents, students, and VOICE leaders Monday to provide an update on improving local recreational facilities. Supervisor Hyland will join Park Board rep Linwood Gorham and School Board member Dan Storck for a tour of the practice fields and stadium field at West Potomac High School and hear updates from the Wolverine Athletic Boosters. Hyland, Gorham, and Storck will then visit Mount Vernon High School to deliver an update on improving local recreational facilities. Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay took a tour of Muddy Hole Farm Park, Audubon neighborhood, Mount Vernon Woods Park, and Mount Vernon High School in August. These tours stemmed from a 400-person public meeting …
Friday, August 31, 2012
West Potomac defeated Mount Vernon, 34-7.
The West Potomac Wolverines won the coveted Battle of the Highway trophy Thursday in their season opener against the Mount Vernon Majors. The Wolverines held off the Majors throughout the game and ended the night with a 34-7 defeat over the Majors on Mount Vernon's home truf. This win marks West Potomac head coach Jeremiah Davis' first win coaching the Wolverines. "It felt really good," Davis said. "The guys really bough into what we were trying to do. Winning always helps." Despite their loss to the Wolverines, Mount Vernon head coach Barry Wells is optimistic the Majors can be ready for their next game against Marshall next Friday. "We're going back to the drawing board," he said "I don't think we were in the best physical condition. We…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
West Potomac and Mount Vernon High School students came out to show their support for their schools.
West Potomac High School students, parents, and athletes gathered Wednesday night in the Michael Skinner Field House at Mount Vernon High School for a community pep rally. MVHS and West Potomac athletes, students, and faculty members participated in fun games including touch football, chair races, and a dance-off with both school mascots. The community pep rally began as a way to bring together the Mount Vernon and West Potomac communities, MVHS Principal Nardos King said. "We're rival schools, but we don't have to not like each other," King explained. "We should be supporting each other's communities." King hopes the pep rally becomes an ongoing tradition. "I just really like to see the camraderie and school spirit," she said. When asked …
Mount Vernon High School and West Potomac High School face off in the first game of the season.
Mount Vernon High School and West Potomac High School football teams will duke it out in tonight's battle of the highway. The Majors will host the Wolverines in tonight's season opener at 7 p.m. at Jeff Todd Stadium. Take our poll and tell us who you think will win tonight's game.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Stops included Muddy Hole Farm Park, Mount Vernon Woods Park and Mount Vernon High School.