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State Assessment Proves Successful for Orchestra Department

Mina Hamblet, News Editor

April 10, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

Over the weekend of March 16 and 17, the Orchestra department competed in their State Assessments and did extremely well, orchestra director Anne Rupert said. The middle school string ensemble, middle school concert orchestra and...

Republican Women of Clifton speak out about Hijabs

Mina Hamblet, News Editor

March 4, 2013

Filed under Briefs, News

On Wednesday, February 20 at 7, the Republican Women of Clifton (RWC) met at Fairview Elementary for their monthly meeting. According to their website, the group is "the fastest growing Republican Women’s club in Northern Vi...

New stat club to be formed in March

Ian Criman, Editorials Editor

March 4, 2013

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In late March, there will be a new club meeting for the purpose of collecting statistics. Probability and Statistics teacher Marvin Sim said the goal of the club is to have an environment similar to the Elias Sports Bureau, so ...

New football coach selection underway

Nick Runkel, Online Editor

February 5, 2013

Filed under Archives

Hiring a head coach for any sport can be a long, lengthy process but not many are as high profile as the hiring of a head football coach. As the coaching search enters its second month the administration has collected applications...

Coaches Cross and Pearson tie the knot

George Watkins, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

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On a recent weekend instead of their usual responsibilities coaching the football and volleyball teams, Matt Cross and Jill Pearson, now Jill Cross, spent the weekend with each other. On Jan. 5, 2013, the two wed at the Stratosphere...

Annual school singing event showcases student talent

Anagha Srikanth, Editor-In-Chief

February 1, 2013

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On January 18 and 19, Robinson Chorus students came together, some for the first time and some for the last, to stage their annual Cabaret Night in the Gold Cafeteria. For Seniors Renee Colligan and Neema Laheri, this was their...

RoProCo Sponsors Theater Sports

Thomas Friestad, Online Editor

February 1, 2013

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While dozens of drama students excel onstage during regular productions, smaller groups of ‘actletes’ enter the spotlight during Theater Sports tournaments. The Drama Department sponsored the latest of these county-wide competitions...

SGA establishes new Ice Fest pep rally

Jason Focarino, Business Manager

February 1, 2013

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This year the winter spirit week Ice Fest was held the second week of January with a pep rally the Friday before. The winter spirit week had been held in previous years, but the Ice Fest Pep rally was a new event. It was also...

Teacher Evaluations Go Through Change

Ian Criman, Editorials Editor

November 1, 2012

Filed under Briefs, News

A new program that requires teachers to go through an evaluations process has been put into place by the Virginia Board of Education in late July.  While teachers have been evaluated in the past, a new data component has been...

New Charter School, Possibly to Fairfax

Tim White, Production Editor

November 1, 2012

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In late May of 2012, the Fairfax Leadership Academy submitted an application to establish the  FCPS charter school. The proposal included opening a new charter school with an estimated amount of 450 students which would serve...

University Mall to make renovations

Bailey Haase, Photography Editor

June 11, 2012

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University Mall’s remodeling has been long awaited by its many patrons, and the sign telling of University Mall’s upgrades has been up for over a year, reading “Coming soon!” The new University Mall is supposed to be much...

Our school ranked eighty-eighth in the U.S.

Tim White, Production Editor

June 11, 2012

Filed under Briefs, News

In a recent US News & World Report study, our school placed 88th out of 21,776 high schools throughout the nation. This was the highest our school has ever placed in this survey. US News teamed up with a Washington D.C. based...

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