Sunday, September 16, 2012
Stats for Lake Braddock, Robinson and West Springfield from Friday's games.
Lake Braddock lost to Westfield on Friday night, 49-29. The team is now 1-2 for the season. They play at West Potomac on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Robinson Secondary School played their first home game of the season Friday. During halftime, the Robinson Rams Athletics Boosters hosted a ribbon cutting for the new synthetic turf fields at the school. Robinson beat T. C. Williams 40-21. The Rams are now 1-2 for the season. The team's next game is Friday, Sept. 21, at Westfield High School. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. West Springfield High School won Friday at home, 33-14 against Lee. The team is 3-0 for the season. The Spartans face Chantilly on Friday, Sept. 21. The away game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Parent nights, work days and special events at WSHS.
Underclassmen Parent Night Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m in the auditorium. This program presents an overview of our comprehensive programs in Student Services. While the program will preview the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years, the target audience are 9th and 10th grade parents as well as 11th grade parents new to our school or 11th grade parents interested in a refresher overview of our programs. On March 11th, we will be hosting a program for junior parents only that focuses on Post-Secondary options, including beginning the process of applying to college, college searches, and military options. Senior Parent Night Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents will be given a detailed process of how to request letters of …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The new turf was installed in time for 2012 home opener at Coffey Stadium.
Robinson Secondary School and the Robinson Rams Athletics Boosters celebrated the installation of synthetic turf fields at Coffey Stadium during halftime of the Rams inaugural 2012 home football game Friday night against the TC Williams Titans. The Rams won the game 40-21, according to the Washington Post. A brief ceremony was held on the stadium field at halftime. Attendees at the ceremony included Virginia state Senators Chap Peterson and Dave Marsden, Delegate David Bulova, Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, Fairfax Athletic Council Member Marcia Pape, Fairfax County Parks Official Paul Jansen, as well as school personnel. In addition, members from the Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) and Northern Virginia Soccer League (NVSL), …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Burke's three high schools played varsity football games on Friday.
The Lake Braddock Bruins beat Annandale 29-25 in a home game on Friday. In a home game, West Springfield beat Robinson 38-14. On Friday, Sept. 14, the team schedules are: Lake Braddock at home against Westfield at 7:30 p.m. Robinson at home against T. C. Williams at 7:30 p.m. West Springfield at home against Lee at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Saunders is slated to take the mound Wednesday, three days after being traded to Baltimore by Arizona.
West Springfield High School graduate Joe Saunders will debut with the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night, as they continue their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Saunders was traded on Sunday by the Diamondbacks, in return for reliever Matt Lindstrom. The Orioles are making a run for the playoffs, something they have not reached since 1997, and the team wanted a veteran pitcher who can help them get there. “We’ve liked Joe Saunders for quite awhile,” said Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette. “He’s pitched in the American League. He’s pitched in the playoffs. He’s pitched in a tough ballpark in Arizona. And we just like his experience," he said. "I also like the fact that he’s left-handed," added Duquette. "I think that …
Immunizations are required as part of the registration process for Fairfax County Public Schools.
The Fairfax County Health Department clinics are offering extended hours to help parents obtain all required immunizations before the start of the 2012-13 school year on Sept. 4. The department's five clinic locations are offering special hours, in addition to their regular Monday - Friday hours. The special hours are: Four locations offer the same regular hours of: These four health department clinic locations are: Springfield District Office Cary Building, First Floor, Suite A-100 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield 22152 703-569-1031 Joseph Willard Health Center 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax 22030 703-246-7100 Herndon/Reston District Office 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston 20190 703-481-4242 New Location Opening Aug. 30 Annandale …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Playing on a team will be much more friendly to wallets.
Student-athletes in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) no longer have to pay a $100 athletic fee to play on a team. The School Board eliminated the fee as part of the FY2013 Budget it passed last spring. The elimination of the fee will result in a revenue reduction of $1.7 million annually, FCPS estimates. Athletes formerly had to pay $100 per sport, though the fee was capped at $200 even if a student was on three school sports teams. It was waived for students who qualified for free and reduced lunch. The fee was in effect during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. The $1.7 will be made up with additional transfer money from Fairfax County.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The annual event will be on August 28 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Spartan Spree West Springfield High School's traditional kick-off to the new school year will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the school on Aug. 28. During this time, students may obtain their schedule and locker, and purchase PE uniforms and athletic passes. Parent Teacher Student Association memberships will also be available for parents. New this year, families are encouraged print and complete all paperwork prior to Spartan Spree. Those who come to Spartan Spree with completed forms will be fast tracked to obtain their schedule. All forms are available on the school's website, according to WSHS Keep In Touch. New Bell Schedule West Springfield High School’s start time will be changing from 7:30 a.m. to 7:20 a.m. Additional changes have …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The boys and girls teams ran their first scrimmage at Burke Lake Park..
Robinson's boys and girls cross country participated in their first scrimmage of the season on Aug. 17. They ran the first two miles of the cross country course at Burke Lake Park against Chantilly, Lee, and Langley. "For many, this was their first race experience and I think we learned a lot," said cross country head coach Kim Coffield. "Everyone showed us that they are right where we want them to be at this point in the season. We are looking forward to a great season from our runners." Nick Marshall and Ava Benham were named the first athletes of the week. "Marshall came back from a tough junior year, trained hard over the summer and started off his year with a great time trial," said Coffield. "We love that Nick has stuck with running…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Nick Balenger, 17, injured in a swimming accident.
Nick Balenger, a pitcher with the 2012 state champion Lake Braddock baseball team, was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a swimming accident while in Maui, reported NBC4 Washington. On Tuesday, two bus-loads of supporters greeted Balenger as he was transferred to MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in northwest Washington, D.C. According to NBC4, Balenger landed badly while attempting a flip in the ocean on a family vacation to his birthplace. According to information on Caring Bridge, Nick has had two surgeries to stabilize his neck. The last surgery fused his C-4 and C-5 vertebrae. He has movement in his arms and sensation in his lower extremities. Nick's mother Sylvie reports the family saw Nick move his knees on Sunday. “We …