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School leaders present options to ease overcrowding at Mercer Middle School

School Board members Jeff Morse (Dulles) and Beth Huck (At Large) hosted a town hall meeting to address possible solutions to overcrowding at Mercer Middle School. The school’s principal, Bob Phillips, also presented a run down of what school days would be like for eighth-graders if the School Boards opts to create an annex for excess students in portable classrooms at John Champe High School.

School Board members host town hall on overcrowded Dulles schools

During the Town Hall they will discuss the severe overcrowding at Dulles South middle schools and potential courses of action. Morse will present a summary of enrollment and capacity concerns and mitigation options. Mercer Middle School Principal Bob Phillips will provide an overview of how potential courses of action would be executed. Following the presentations, a question-and-answer session will be held.

Loudoun County Public Schools launches new online pre-registration

Loudoun County Public Schools is implementing a new online, pre-registration process that will make registering new students for kindergarten easier for many parents.

Loudoun law enforcement, mental health experts team up with former NBA player’s Project Purple

Chris Herren, a basketball player, will speak Feb. 15 at Riverside High School in Leesburg about his rise to fame in the NBA and his fall and recovery after drug addiction.

After controversy, new Dulles middle school up for a new name

After months of controversy, the new Dulles middle school slated to open this fall, will soon have a new name.

UPDATE: Loudoun County Public School after school activities canceled today

Loudoun County Public Schools are closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 9, because of inclement weather.


George Mason University researchers announce groundbreaking Lyme test

GMU has completed the largest study of its kind looking at early-stage indicators for Lyme, a disease especially prevalent and devastating for Northern Virginia residents.

Police investigating sexual assault at NOVA Loudoun campus

Police at Northern Virginia Community College's Loudoun campus are searching for a man who inappropriately touched a woman as she walked to her car last night.

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House of Delegates committee kills two full-day kindergarten bills from Loudoun lawmakers

Two bills aimed at expanding access to full-day kindergarten in Loudoun died in the Virginia House of Delegates this week.

Loudoun supervisors, School Board address community concerns at joint town hall

Nearly 100 parents and community members gathered Wednesday night for a joint town hall meeting to ask members of the School Board and Board of Supervisors questions about governance and public education.

Hillsboro Charter Academy will open in the same historic building that Hillsboro Elementary School currently houses. Courtesy photo.

Community movement saves historic Hillsboro school

Hillsboro Charter Academy, Loudoun’s second venture into charter education, is on track to open in the fall. Born out of a community effort to preserve a historic school building, the charter will be a semi-autonomous entity of Loudoun County Public Schools.

Juvenile charged with making Loudoun Valley bomb threat

Loudoun County deputies on Tuesday served a juvenile with a petition to appear in court for threatening to bomb a Purcellville high school on Jan. 15.

Mobile Hope receives $10K grant from Dominion Resources

The Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of energy supplier Dominion Resources, donated $10,000 to Loudoun-based Mobile Hope to help the organization deepen its efforts to help the county’s precariously housed, homeless and at-risk youth and young adults.

MORE: Loudoun School Board adopts $1 billion budget

The Loudoun County School Board adopted a revised budget Tuesday night that will cost the county about $200,000 less than the superintendent’s proposed budget.

Joint town hall to address Loudouners’ education concerns

A joint town hall meeting with members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administrative Offices at 21000 Education Court in Ashburn.
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