Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The alleged owner faces charges in the attack.
While Falls Church Police investigated a dog attack Friday that left an adult injured after a pit bull reportedly bit them at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, the school district said they would not be locking the gates around the school. Susan Finarelli, spokeswoman for the City of Falls Church, said the dog was found over the weekend but there is no word on the identities of the two men allegedly seen with the dog. The pit bull is not likely to have rabies, she said and the dog is in quarantine for observation for 10 days, according to protocol. Finarelli said charges are pending against the owner. There is no injury status on the victim. John W. Brett, spokesman for Falls Church City Public Schools, said there are signs all around …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Police are looking for the dog and its owners after incident Friday.
Falls Church Police are looking for a dog that bit a person Friday afternoon, along with the two men who were allegedly with the animal. Police said the dog bit an unidentified person around 4 p.m. on the playground at the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. The two men allegedly allowed the dog, believed to be a Pit Bull Terrier or similar looking dog, to run free without a leash, police said. Police said the men left the area with the dog, refusing to give any information to the victim. The dog is described as black and white, mostly white, medium-sized with short hair. Anyone with any information about the dog or its owners is asked to contact the police at 703-241-5050.
Friday, November 23, 2012
FCCPS now has 20 teachers that are national board certified.
Six Falls Church City Public Schools teachers are among the more than 97,000 educators nationally that earned a certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The six teachers – Cindy Bragg and Jennie Ehrenzeller from Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Brad Lands from Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and Bryan Harris, Erik Healey and Carey Pollack from George Mason High – were announced this week. Lisa High, assistant superintendent of FCCPS, said the school district now has 20 board certified teachers. The teachers are the latest in the FCCPS to attain this achievement since the school division initiated its program to promote National Board Certification in 2006. The certification is the highest accomplishment of …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
See the results from the three precincts.
David Bjerke wanted to eclipse the number of voters that turned out in 2008 in the City of Falls Church. That year, a little more than 82 percent cast ballots at the polls. When the polls closed Tuesday night, Bjerke, general registrar for the city, said a little more than 87 percent of the city’s registered voters had cast ballots. He said 77 percent of the voters cast their ballots on Tuesday at the city’s three precincts. “That’s the number I want,” Bjerke said pointing to a plaque in the office commemorating the percentage of 2008 voters that made it to the polls. In all, 7,298 of the 9403 registered voters in the city cast ballots in the general election. Bjerke said most of the people voted Democrat.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
School officials still waiting for power to be restored to Mount Daniel Elementary.
Falls Church City Public Schools will reopen Wednesday. School officials say Mount Daniel Elementary is still without electricity and they will update parents, staff and students at the school on the status of the opening. Mount Daniel, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and George Mason High all passed their safety inspections Tuesday afternoon. The schools were closed Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Students will still be able to play outside while construction at Falls Church school in ongoing.
Construction at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School won’t cause too much of a headache when classes start back on Sept. 4. Dr. Toni Jones, Falls Church City Public Schools superintendent, said contractors are expanding the school’s cafeteria and adding 15 new classrooms. The project, which started with a ground breaking in June 2011, is on schedule, she said. The renovation project is expected to be completed before the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. “The car drop off is being moved to Oak Street,” Jones said Monday. “The school division will begin sending out numerous notifications over the next two weeks. The Falls Church Police, School Facilities staff, transportation staff, Hess construction staff, and school management …