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Mount Vernon Schools Host Virginia Secretary of Education

“Pre-ci-pi-ta-tion at-mo-sphere, pre-ci-pi-ta-tion at-mo-sphere.” Hybla Valley music teacher Carla Okouchi helped fourth grade students count out beats for a cross-discipline lesson on music and weather. The floor-seated students picked up white plastic recorders and tweeted a melody, with percussive accompaniment from maracas, wood blocks and tambourine.

Burke, Fairfax Station, Springfield, Mount Vernon: What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

“I’m thankful for my family, my relative health and my eighth grade Civics students at South County Middle School.”

95 Express Lanes Scheduled to Open in December in Stafford County and Fairfax County

Beginning next month, a 29-mile stretch of I-95 should look a little different. Existing HOV lanes will change to “Express Lanes,” offering drivers with an E-ZPass a less congested alternative. The change affects 95 starting in Stafford County around Garrisonville Road, north to I-395 in Fairfax County by Edsall Road.

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Mount Vernon Girls’ Basketball Looking for Improvement

Majors open season at home against Centreville on Dec. 2.

The Mount Vernon girls' basketball team opens its season at home against Centreville on Dec. 2.

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(Mount Vernon) Thanksgiving Q&A: UVA, Tech Rivalry Meaningful to Sable Family

Mount Vernon’s Amber Sable all-conference in field hockey, softball.

Mount Vernon's Amber Sable hopes to attend the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.