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Marymount Graduation: ‘Become Servant Leaders’

During Marymount University’s commencement exercises, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture Tony P. Hall encouraged Marymount University undergraduate degree candidates to “take the opportunity that is always around” to serve by “doing the thing that is in front of you,” as Mother Teresa advised him when he visited her in Calcutta. Todd Stottlemyer urged graduate degree recipients to “seek success with significance” as a servant leader, as his company chose to do when its employees were faced with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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Arlington: Pre-schoolers Learn from Garden Therapy

The door swings open and 12 pre-schoolers skip to the corner and sit themselves in a circle. It is the monthly half-hour garden therapy session at Glebe Elementary in Arlington.

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Arlington: Yorktown Coding Team Takes First Place

Yorktown High School Coding Club members Brandon Peck, Ji Seok Lee, and Evan Cater won first place in the World Citizenship category at the Microsoft Imagine Cup US National Finals in San Francisco last month.

Arlington: School Board Passes $557 Million Budget

Budget includes cuts towards retirement benefits and elimination of office staff.

While the Arlington School Board passed its budget without any debate or disagreement, funding cuts could have a substantial impact on local schools. The May 7 School Board meeting resolved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, it also opened up a discussion of other issues facing Arlington Public Schools (APS) in 2016.

Arlington School Board Candidates Seek Democratic Endorsement

School overcrowding is the primary focus for both candidates.

While School Board candidates don’t run as Democrats or Republicans, earning the endorsement of a political party has created an unspoken primary. Two candidates, Reid Goldstein and Sharon Dorsey, have begun campaigning for for the Democratic endorsement. Both candidates have focused their campaigns on overcrowding in the schools, though the proposed solutions vary.

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‘West Side Story’ Opens Thursday

Yorktown Theatre Arts presents its spring musical “West Side Story,” Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25 at 7 p.m. in the school theatre located at 5200 Yorktown Blvd.

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Yorktown Coding Club is Competing in California

Yorktown High School Coding Club students (from left) Brandon Peck, Ji Lee, and Evan Cater are traveling to San Francisco on April 21-25 to compete in the Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup 2015 Finals.

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Arlington: Yorktown Musicians Rated ‘Superior’

Groups judged with high school bands from North Carolina and Massachusetts.

Yorktown High School’s Concert Band, led by Brian Bersh, and Yorktown’s Madrigals, led by Roger Oliver, travelled to Richmond on Friday, April 10, to perform at the Dixie Classic Festival, held at Hanover High School from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Arlington: Marymount Students Help Make a Basketball Tourney Special

Jimmy McKay knew it would be fun to volunteer at the 20th Annual Northern Virginia Special Olympics Basketball Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 4, at Marymount University.

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History Lesson: Arlington's McKinley Elementary and the Cold War

This article was originally published in the McKinley Elementary School newspaper.

Did you know that there is a fallout shelter under McKinley? A fallout shelter is a room that was used in case of a nuclear attack.

Arlington's Little Libraries: Take a Book, Return a Book

Front lawn libraries sprouting all over.

The “little free library” movement has arrived in Arlington. It explains those unusual structures beside the sidewalks that look like overgrown birdhouses. Soon, more will appear on county-owned property courtesy of Arlington Public Library.

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Fun with Science in Arlington

The students at Fort Belvoir Elementary School in Fairfax County weren’t the only ones inspired by Thursday night’s STEAM/Science Fair. Marymount University’s Gianna Fogelbach was inspired as well.

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Marymount Celebrates Blessing of Chapel

Twenty-two custom-designed stained-glass windows were the inspiration for the first renovation to the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel in its 62-year history at the heart of the Marymount University campus.

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Kenmore Students Put Art on the Table in Arlington

Seventh Grade Art students create designer tables for gallery show and sale.

With power tools and the gift of color, Kenmore Middle school art students designed and constructed 39 coffee tables that went on display in the gallery space in Arlington’s Ballston Mall.

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W-L Gymnast Hatcher Places Fifth at States in All-Around, Arlington

Yorktown sophomore Mitrovich earns all-state on bars, beam, jump. Hatcher Places Fifth

In 2012, Washington-Lee gymnast Sophie Hatcher was a freshman in awe of teammate Mary Lynn Clark, who won state championships that year on bars and vault.

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