Monday, December 10, 2012
Falls Church dealt with death of a local college student who was a JEB Stuart High alum.
President Barack Obama made his way to Falls Church last week to meet with a family to discuss how the “fiscal cliff” would affect them. The president also filmed the meeting to serve in part of his efforts to sway public opinion and pressure Congress to come to a resolution. The Falls Church and JEB Stuart High communities were devastated to learn of the death of University of Virginia senior Casey Schulman. Schulman was killed in a snorkeling accident while participating in the Semester at Sea program. For a second time this year, a sewage leak canceled classes at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Falls Church City Public Schools officials said the two leaks were not connected and they will keep a close check on the sewage system …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Marshall, Stuart AP scores amongst eight county schools offering the IB diploma.
The number of Fairfax County Public Schools students taking higher-level courses is rising, the system said this week. Data released by the system shows a significant increase in the total number of students enrolled in classes as well as the number of exams given. It also shows a higher percentage of students are earning a passing score on Advanced Placement exams, though the percentage of International Baccalaureate students scoring 4 or higher on their exams dipped slightly. FCPS Superintendent Jack Dale said in a statement the increase can be attributed in part to more access to AP and IB coursework and differentiated instruction at the schools. “The increases in AP and IB participation are the result of an emphasis on expanding access…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Schulman, a University of Virginia senior was killed in a snorkeling accident last week.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
High school friends recall optimism, warmth and love of fallen friend.
Falls Church and University of Virginia communities were devastated Saturday after learning they had lost an invaluable member with the death of Casey Schulman. Schulman, 22, a 2009 graduate of J.E.B. Stuart High and fourth year student at UVA, was studying abroad with the Semester at Sea program when a boat struck her while she was swimming off the coast of Dominica. No funeral arrangements have been made as of yet. While the story can be found on The Washington Post, Patch wanted to give some of Casey's friends a chance to elaborate on how much of an impact she had on their lives. Julia Straker is a 2006 graduate of Stuart and was captain of the cheerleading team when she met Casey, who had joined as a freshman: "Casey was truly an angel…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Casey Shulman, a University of Virginia senior, was a 2009 graduate of JEB Stuart.
Raiders continued success after losing several players.
Even after graduating seven athletes last year, the girls volleyball team at JEB Stuart High still finished with a 17-10 record, ending their season in the Northern Region Tournament. Senior Lia Rossetti earned National District Player of the Year and earned first team All-Region Honors. Sophomore Jessica Pitkin earned second team National District honors. The Raiders finished second in their own Raider Rumble Invitational, first in the Copper bracket at the Endless Summer Tournament in Virginia Beach and third in the National District Tournament.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Several football players earn district and region honors.
The 2012 high school football season is over but some athletes from the Falls Church-area picked up some awards. Falls Church High finished with the best record amongst the four area high schools at 3-7. Junior wide receiver Jordan Coneys picked up first team All National District and second team All Northern Region honors. Coneys was joined on the National District’s first team by JEB Stuart High’s Hector Hernandez who earned honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Here are the rest of the area high school football players who earned honors for their 2012 performances: Falls Church High, 3-7 (National District) JEB Stuart High, 2-8 (National District) George Mason High, 1-9 (Bull Run District) George Marshall High, 0-10 (…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Holiday season in full swing n Falls Church.
Thanksgiving is behind us but the holiday season is rolling on. For Fairfax Water, the holidays have started off well since they have a deal in place to acquire Falls Church Water. The deal is dependent on a referendum vote in November 2013 by residents of the City of Falls Church. Some people have already spoke out in favor of the deal. You can still voice your opinion on the issue. I’ve always heard people say it’s better to give than receive and the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department put those words into action. Last week, they donated an ambulance to the Island Park Volunteer Fire Department (New York) who lost just about everything in Super Storm Sandy. Jack Gomersall told the baseball world last week that he’ll be taking his …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jack Gomersall first of coach Randy Lightle’s baseball players to sign a scholarship offer to play at a Division I college.
After a dinner meeting with the baseball staff from the Virginia Military Institute in July, it didn’t take Jack Gomersall long to figure out that’s where he wanted to play his college ball. It also didn’t take him long to start looking up VMI hats online. Tuesday, the 17-year-old pitcher from JEB Stuart High signed a scholarship offer with VMI. “I am very excited to play at VMI,” said Gomersall who maintains a 3.0 GPA. “I had gone to dinner with them and they offered the scholarship.” Stuart baseball’s reigning Most Valuable Player earned All-Northern Virginia National District honors for the Raiders. At the plate last season, Gomersall hit .395 with 8 RBI and 32 hits. On the mound, the right-handed pitcher finished the 2012 season with a…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Victim in house fire still not identified.
Hurricane turned Super Storm Sandy made her way through Falls Church early in the week and topped our headlines. The storm left some Falls Church customers without power but Dominion Power restored power to the area. Some people found ways to entertain themselves while their power was out. The storm didn’t stop people from getting out and voting as some Falls Church residents made it out Monday to cast their in-person absentee ballots. There are no hotdog carts in the City of Falls Church but a new restaurant is changing that. The Windy Apple brings the best of Chicago and New York-style hotdogs under one roof to bring that hotdog cart feel to “The Little City.” Fairfax County Fire and Rescue are still investigating a Falls Church fire …