Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Robinson boys lacrosse team will face McLean in the second round of the Northern Region tournament.
The Lake Braddock Secondary School boys lacrosse team fell 8-1 to Robinson Secondary School Tuesday night, knocking the Bruins out of the Virginia AAA Northern Region tournament. With their win, the Robinson boys advance to round two and face McLean on Thursday. The LBSS girls lacrosse team met a similar fate, but put up a fight against Centreville before losing 13-12 in overtime. The Robinson girls lacrosse team did not fare as well as the boys, falling 16-6 to W.T. Woodson. The West Springfield High School girls lacrosse team also bowed out of the tournament after their 13-9 loss to Oakton Tuesday. See the Full Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The 130 foot tall poll would be located near the baseball field at the school.
Around 15 residents and representatives from Milestone Communications met Wednesday evening at Kings Park Library to discuss the proposed monopole AT&T plans to build at Lake Braddock Secondary School. AT&T has filed an application with Fairfax County for a new cell phone tower in order to address a gap in wireless coverage in that area of Burke, according to Cristian Hernandez, project manager with Milestone Communications, who lead the presentation. The gap, Hernandez said, is caused by the inability of current coverage to keep up with area residents' extensive use of devices such as Kindles, iPads and smart phones. The existing poles were built to handle voice coverage, but these days, Hernandez said, the issue is more about data and …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Lake Braddock, West Springfield, and Robinson were all ranked. In ranking of top U.S. high schools, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology remains the top school in Virginia, but slips in national standing.
Fairfax County is home to the top five public high schools in Virginia, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools rankings released Tuesday. U.S. News generated the rankings through a partnership with American Institutes for Research, looking at students’ performance on standardized tests and how successfully schools educated black, Hispanic and low-income students. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was once again ranked the top school in Virginia. It was ranked No. 4 of all schools nationally, down from its No. 2 post in 2012. Replacing TJ at No. 2 was BASIS Tucson in Arizona, which jumped from sixth in 2012. Where Burke Area Schools Rank Lake Braddock Secondary School is ranked 7th in …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Students in the Lake Braddock Secondary School Do Something Club have organized a sock donation project to collect socks and items of clothing for homeless persons.
A group of students at Lake Braddock Secondary School are collecting socks to donate to homeless men and women in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Lake Braddock Secondary School Do Something Club is currently collecting new packages of socks for the Central Union Mission until April 8. "Those who are helping organize drives, or even any student who may donate, benefits from learning how to help others in need. It gives kids a sense of empathy. Teens realize what issues are uprising and important in our communities and how they can make a difference,” said Nirali Shah, president and founder of the Lake Braddock Do Something Club. Shah said she believes there are positive rewards for both givers and recipients through the project. …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The students, who are from Lake Braddock Secondary School, Robinson Secondary School, and West Springfield High School, will perform with other students from across the state in the chorus next month.
Ten Fairfax County Public School students from Burke-area schools Lake Braddock Secondary School, Robinson Secondary School, and West Springfield High School have been selected to perform in the Virginia All-State Chorus for 2013. A total of 66 students were chosen from FCPS schools for the All-State Chorus, which is sponsored by the Virginia Choral Directors Association. An additional 42 FCPS students were also named as alternates to the chorus. Of those 42 alternates, four are from Burke-area schools. The Burke students selected for the chorus are: The alternates selected for the chorus are: According to a news release, the students will perform on Saturday, April 27 at Hanover High School in Mechanicsburg, Va.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Several students from the Burke area participated in last month's inauguration.
Several military children from the Burke area were among the more than 3,000 youth and adults who participated in the 57th Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. More specifically, girl and boy scouts from Burke were part of the “Kid’s Inaugural: Our Children Our Future” concert on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event, which was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, was a time to come together and honor military families. Performers for the evening included musicians Usher, Katy Perry, Far East Movement, Mindless Behavior, members of the FOX TV show "Glee", actor Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent act iLuminate, and the Soul Children of Chicago. Michelle Obama took time to thank the troops and…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The annual competition recognizes students across the country and their creative talents.
Students from Lake Braddock Secondary School, Robinson Secondary School, and West Springfield High School received regional awards in the 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards competition. According to a news release from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), of the 76 high school student winners in the county, seven are from Burke area schools. Five of the 39 Silver Key entries from FCPS were from a Burke area school. A total of 13 FCPS students won Gold Key awards and 61 FCPS students received honorable mentions. According to the Scholastic website, Gold Key regional winners are considered for national level competition. The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and administered locally by Writopia…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The high school theater program will perform the classic fairytale this weekend.
What do a prince, mice, an ordinary girl, a pumpkin, a glass slipper, a fairy godmother, and magic all have common? They're all integral parts of the fairytale Cinderella. This weekend, students at Lake Braddock Secondary School aim to bring a new appreciation to Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Cinderella" with their performance, which will include singing, dancing, and a live orchestra. The musical was originally broadcast live in 1957 and starred actress Julie Andrews. The musical was remade twice for television, first in 1965 and again in 1997. Over 90 high school students have been working tirelessly since November to create a magical family-friendly production (recommended for ages 3 and up). Mary Demarco, one of the directors for …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lawyers for teen boys from West Springfield tell Washington Post their clients have pleaded not guilty.
The teenage boys from West Springfield High School charged with child pornography have pleaded not guilty to the charges, their lawyers tell The Washington Post. The boys, one age 15 and two age 16, were charged Jan. 11 by Fairfax County Police after a tip to a school security officer in November led to an investigation. The boys reportedly videotaped six girls from West Springfield High School as well as Robinson Secondary School and Lake Braddock Secondary School, according to the Post story. "It's an unfortunate mix of teenage libido, alcohol and video. It's nothing more than that," Rodney Leffler, one of the boy's attorneys, told the newspaper. On Monday, West Springfield's principal sent an email to parents: Letter sent to West …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ceremony was held Tuesday at Board of Supervisors meeting at Fairfax County Government Center.
The Board of Supervisors recognized the Lake Braddock Secondary School Girls Cross Country Team as the state champion and Sophie Chase for being selected as the Gatorade Virginia Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. See more about the team on MileStat.com.