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Fairfax County: School Board Work Session Draws Transgender Regulation Protesters

The Fairfax County School Board was scheduled to discuss new regulations for addressing daily life at school for students who identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming at July 21 work session held at the school system’s Gatehouse Road headquarters in Falls Church.

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Reston: Not Your Average Summer Camp

SySTEMic Solutions Robotics Camp teaches children real-world skills for building, coding robots.

Having fun, making friends and building robots? For some Fairfax County children, it’s all in a day’s camp.

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Fairfax County: School Transgender Regulations in Limbo

Fairfax County Public Schools are holding off on implementing new regulations regarding transgender and gender nonconforming students.

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Fairfax County: School Board Receives New Transgender Regulations

Discussion moves to a work session

Friday afternoon, July 1, Fairfax County School Board members each received an email containing new operating regulations regarding transgender and gender nonconforming students.

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Reston: Making STEM Accessible

Restonian Jackie Trautman encourages girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math through internship.

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Fairfax County: School Board Renews Superintendent Garza’s Contract

Fairfax County Public Schools has secured four more years with Dr. Karen Garza at the helm as superintendent. The School Board members voted unanimously to extend her contract through June 30, 2020 at their June 30 meeting.

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Reston: Aldrin Elementary Students 'Slime' Principal

Reading for the pleasure of "sliming the principal.

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Reston: Program Encourages Children to ‘Read for the Win!'

Reston Regional Library’s annual summer reading program keeps minds fresh during the summer months.

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Reston Hospital Center Medical Staff Awards Scholarships

The Medical Staff of Reston Hospital Center awarded scholarships to 19 Fairfax and Loudoun County High School seniors in recognition of their academic excellence and excitement for pursuing a career in healthcare.

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Reston: Go Big, Class of 2016

“Think of this as the morning announcements for the rest of your life,” said senior Meaghan Elizabeth Nally, now a graduate of South Lakes High School Class of 2016.

Reston: South Lakes Student Wins Film Festival Awards

Carlos Lenz Wins Best Documentary and Best Commercial-Public Service Announcement at the Virginia High School League Film Festival.

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Added to Fairfax County Student Handbook

School Board members debate whether students should be held accountable.

Students in Fairfax County Public Schools started the 2015-2016 school year without the words “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” as part of the nondiscrimination guide within their student handbook.

Reston: Neil Kothari, 15, Leads Odyssey of the Mind Team to World Finals

Kothari has coached a sixth grade team of Hunters Woods students for 8 months leading up to the World Finals.

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Reston: Science Night at Dogwood Elementary

The schools hosts Science Night with Children’s Science Center.

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Fairfax County: High School Senior Addresses School Board on LGBT Issues

Board conducting community review of Family Life Education curriculum recommendations.

Bennett Shoop remembers first being bullied in second grade. He liked to dress all in black, wear weird shirts, be alternative in his outward expression.