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Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. MSA brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction and camps to their youngest students, to teens polishing their craft.  Registration is open now for summer classes starting in July. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Cheryl Wilhoyte, Ph.D. of Falls Church, Va. is now heading up the Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va.  As the head of school, she’ll be tasked to develop, guide and plan academic and school programming for the D.C. area’s first private, secondary performing arts/academic school, that serves 7th through 12th graders. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Earning her doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, Dr. Wilhoyte specializes in empowering schools, coaching, turnaround principalships, and leadership planning at the district, state and national levels. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Johns Hopkins University in Annapolis, Md., Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

Ashby Ponds Helps Area Children in Need this Thanksgiving

Ashby Ponds Helps Area Children in Need this Thanksgiving

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Wednesday, November 20, almost 100 residents and staff at Ashby Ponds retirement community participated in a turkey shoot putting challenge and a turkey trot to help area children in need.  The community raised and donated $1200 to Backpack Buddies, a program that provides weekend food to local children.  The program, supported through Galilee United Methodist Church in Sterling, serves over 280 children weekly at nearby elementary and middle schools. 

Residents at Ashby Ponds Make Returning to School Easier for Parents, Students Alike

Residents at Ashby Ponds Make Returning to School Easier for Parents, Students Alike

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Monday, August 19, the Ashby Ponds Retired Educators Committee made the day brighter for 22 employees at the Ashburn retirement community.  At Ashby Ponds, residents who are retired educators and school employees formed a group at the community to help support education initiatives.  Most of the residents in the group are former Fairfax County Public School teachers, secretaries, and librarians, but many worked in schools in other area counties, as well.  For the fourth consecutive year, the group worked together to help make going back to school easier for the children of hourly employees at the community.  This year, residents bought and donated school supplies for 38 children in kindergarten through high school and distributed the supplies at the community on Monday, August 19.

Loudoun County Students Receive Scholarships from Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

Loudoun County Students Receive Scholarships from Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Saturday, July 13, seven recent high school graduates from Loudoun County were honored with scholarships toward higher education from Ashby Ponds retirement community.  The recipients, who work for the community’s dining services department, will receive up to $4000 (or up to $500 per semester) in scholarships paid directly to the college or trade school of the student’s choice. Funds for the scholarship program have been donated by residents and staff at the community.

At Ashby Ponds, there are nearly 100 high school and college students from Loudoun County and Fairfax County who work for the community’s dining services department.  The students work in a variety of capacities including as servers, restaurant assistants, utility workers, and service coaches.  The students may be eligible for scholarships from the community by satisfying a number of requirements, including:

Loudoun SBDC Offers Business Plan Boot Camp: Five Weeks, One Plan!

Loudoun SBDC Offers Business Plan Boot Camp: Five Weeks, One Plan!

 

Goose Creek Village Shopping Center Hosts Family Fun on June 8 with a Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll

Goose Creek Village Shopping Center Hosts Family Fun on June 8 with a Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll

 

Gather your family — including your pets — and stop by Goose Creek Village Shopping Center on June 8 between 1 PM and 5 PM for the Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll. Goose Creek merchants will participate, as will other small, local businesses, and the event will benefit Loudoun Youth, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that offers youth development and leadership programs to Loudoun County teens.

Guests at the family-friendly outing will enjoy food samplings from the center’s restaurants. Passion Fin, already dubbed a top sushi restaurant in Northern Virginia, will offer free California roll samples and $3 sushi plates, while East Wind China Bistro will offer free samples and coupons.