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Falls Church Pyramid to Host Resource Fair for Parents

From Fairfax County Public Schools:


Schools in the Falls Church High School Pyramid will host the second annual Resource and Information Fair for Parents on Wednesday, October 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Falls Church High School.

Stratford University Named Military-Friendly School

Stratford University Named Military-Friendly School

Stratford University has been named as a Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel who are transitioning into civilian life. The school was added to their list of military-friendly schools because of the way it has embraced both those who are active in the military and veterans.

“We are very pleased to have been recognized for our efforts in helping military personnel make the transition and get the university training they seek,” explains Mary Ann Shurtz, the executive vice president of Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “We make every effort to help them meet their goals and look forward to working with other members of our military or who are veterans.”

All Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Friday, September 9

From FCPS Outreach:

Better Education Through Open Publishing

Better Education Through Open Publishing


Open publisher Lulu helps students and teachers profit and share their ideas with readers all over the world.

Dr. Tony Kemerly, professor of biomechanics at High Point University, was frustrated by the limited resources for his class and had spent countless hours every semester stapling worksheets together for his students – a common problem for the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s recorded 1.7 million post-secondary teachers in the country.  Luckily, with the help of open publishing platform Lulu and its eBooks and print-on-demand technologies, these teachers and professors can publish their content for free and can be sure their students are receiving the most up-to-date classroom materials at an affordable price they set.

Stratford University signs letter of intent for an affiliation with Baltimore International College

Stratford University signs letter of intent for an affiliation with Baltimore International College

Stratford University signed a letter of intent for an affiliation with Baltimore International College (BIC) on August 12, 2011. Stratford University plans to assume the educational and operational functions of BIC effective January 1, 2012, pending approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and all involved financial institutions.

Stratford University intends to continue the culinary arts, culinary management, and hospitality management programs in Baltimore. In addition to ACICS accreditation, Stratford University culinary arts programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. Stratford University also plans to use most of BIC’s faculty and will conduct academic and administration functions from the current Commerce Exchange and Culinary Arts Center locations.

Stratford University Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

Stratford University Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

The first week of August is known as World Breastfeeding Week, a time of year dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of this age-old tradition. This special week is celebrated in over 170 countries. In America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately 75 percent of mothers start out breastfeeding, yet those numbers quickly decline. By six months, just 10 percent are exclusively breastfeeding and only 35 percent are including any breastfeeding at all.

It's Academic 50th Anniversary Reusable Bag Hits Giant Stores

From Giant Food:

Giant Food of Landover, Md. and It’s Academic will host an ice cream social and launch party to celebrate the arrival the It’s Academic  50th Anniversary reusable bag at the Falls Church Giant Food on West Broad Street. Last fall, Giant and It’s Academic hosted a design competition, open to local high school students, and more than 250 entries were received.

The winning entry was designed by Worachet Boon Sakprayoonpong, a senior at George Mason High School. Starting this Tuesday, Boon’s design will be featured on thousands of reusable bags and sold in Giant stores across the region, raising funds for Giant’s A+ School Rewards program which provides extensive support to participating area schools.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with remarks at 3:30 p.m.

Special guests include:

Worachet Boon Sakprayoonpong, George Mason High School Senior, First Place Winner