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    Leesburg elementary student injured in bus incident
    Leesburg Police Department and Loudoun schools confirmed a student at Leesburg's Frances Hazel Reid Elementary was injured by another student in an incident on the bus May 20.

    Synthetic turf fields are used by Loudoun schools for several sports and in most weather conditions. The fields are expensive, about $1 million to build, but are durable and easy to maintain. The fields contain rubber pellets made form materials that could pose health risks, but links have not been proven. Some school districts are replacing the fields. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Loudoun parents rally against toxins in synthetic turf school fields
    A Loudoun parent group has called for a ban on allegedly toxic materials used in county schools' sports fields.
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    Mathias Giordano and his mother, Roya Giordano, from April 2013. Courtesy photo/Facebook

    ‘Team Mathias’ mom wants to name new Loudoun school in honor of son
    A Leesburg mom carrying her son's legacy forward after he died of bone cancer advocates for a new middle school (MS-9) opening in Dulles to be named after him.
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    Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan gave students at Guilford Elementary in Sterling high-fives as they filed out of the school’s cafeteria. Anna Harris/Times-Mirror

    Redskin talks nutrition at elementary school in Sterling
    Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan came to talk with students at Guilford Elementary in Sterling about nutrition and the value of a healthy breakfast as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
    Loudoun government awards student scholarships
    Three students were awarded scholarships worth $750 each from the Loudoun County Employee Advisory Committee at a Board of Supervisors meeting May 20.
    Four NoVa students named to Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
    Four students from Northern Virginia Community College, including one from Sterling, were named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's top ten All-American Academic Team during a ceremony April 22 in Richmond.

    Connor Milligan, 4, and Brian Staton, 4, both of Ashburn, enjoyed building a wall together at the Scouting for Bricks display at Heritage High School last year. The two-day Lego-themed extravaganza is a fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 39 in Purcellville. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    One brick at a time in Leesburg
    Third annual Scouting for Bricks returns to Leesburg next weekend
    Loudoun School Board considers full-day kindergarten lottery
    A “free-for-all” lottery for open seats left in the universal full-day kindergarten plan for low-income and at-risk students could be in the county's near future, depending on how a divided School Board chooses to lean in coming meetings.
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    An Odyssey of the Mind team from Steuart Weller Elementary School is heading to the World Finals in Michigan May 20. Courtesy Photo

    Loudoun students head to Odyssey of the Mind world finals
    A combination of child play, creative thinking and problem-solving, Odyssey of the Mind is the largest international academic competition for students from kindergarten through college.
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    Loudoun schools prep for department changes amidst staff concerns
    Loudoun schools are moving the furniture around in administrative and instructional departments to change the flow of information and finances within the school district after a May 12 School Board meeting.
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    Northern Virginia suffers from one of the highest infection rates for Lyme disease in the country.

    New Lyme disease test in clinical phase at Northern Virginia lab
    A new Lyme disease test that's said to achieve greater accuracy in results is in the clinical phase at Internal Medicine of Northern Virginia in Reston.
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    Two Loudoun schools in U.S. News top Va. high schools
    Two of Loudoun's public schools made it into first 50 of U.S. News' list of top Va. high schools.
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    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe with Will Salzmann of Cascades (center), recipient of a 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award. Photo Courtesy/Michaele White, Governor’s office.

    Cascades teen earns Governor’s Award
    Will Salzmann, a 13-year-old student at River Bend Elementary School and a Cascades resident, works about 20 hours a month with Annette Brennan, his mother's business partner, on the Feed the Street project.
    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards more than $230,000 to nine local nonprofits
    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation award a total of $238,770 as part of the 2015 Good Neighbor Grants to nine nonprofits focused on academic programs, college access initiatives and arts education.

    Creighton’s Corner Elementary teacher and winner of the Va Lottery Super Teacher Award Sara Christie (middle) with parents, including nominator, Jennifer Brody (pink/white striped dress). Courtesy photo/Virginia Lottery

    Ashburn teacher wins Va. Lottery Super Teacher Award
    Ashburn teacher wins Va. Lottery Super Teacher Award
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