Media Tips are listed in chronological order. August 27, 2014
The Madison High band and color guard will hold its annual Tag Day on Saturday, September 6. Chaperoned students will go door-to-door in their marching uniforms throughout the communities of Vienna and Oakton to solicit contributions and thank the community for its support. The Tag Day fundraiser helps provide funding for equipment, travel, competition fees, supplemental instruction, and other costs. The band has been invited to participate in the Bands of America Grand Nationals competition in Indianapolis this fall, the first time in 26 years that a band from a Fairfax County public school will be in attendance. Citizens who would like to make a donation can mail their contributions to: Madison High School, ATTN: Band Parents - Tag Day, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna, VA 22181. Citizens are invited to come see the band’s half-time show at Friday night home football games or attend any of their concerts during the year. The performance schedule can be found at www.jmhsband.org. Contact Todd Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hayfield Secondary student Rahel Bogale told her story of being an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Achievement) student at the AVID Summer Institute in Philadelphia this summer. More than 2,200 educators attended the Philadelphia institute, where teachers and students told inspirational stories about the obstacles they faced and how being a part of AVID altered their life’s path. More than 1,000 essays were submitted from across the country, with only 20 student and 10 teacher essays selected to present at the conference. AVID is designed to meet the educational and social needs of students who, with support, have the potential to succeed in a rigorous course of secondary school study and attend and graduate from a four-year institution of higher education. The AVID program is one of five FCPS Instructional Services Department offerings in the College Success Program. Contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.
August 27, 2014