UPDATE: 300 missing SAT tests force Loudoun students to retake
Thu., May. 28 | 01:00 PM - Around 300 Loudoun students' SAT tests are missing, requiring students who took the test May 2 to retake the test.
Teacher of the Year: Mitchell Seipt brings history back to the future
J. Michael Lunsford Middle history teacher Mitchell Seipt has quite the collection of knick-knacks in the corner of his classroom, which he wants to feel like a home for students. The armchair, lamp and carpet in the corner opposite to the one pictured here aid the ambiance. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris
Wed., May. 27 | 12:48 PM - One classroom at J. Lunsford Elementary in Chantilly manifests the man that is Mitchell Seipt, who been teaching U.S. history at the school for four years.
Field hockey first sport in Loudoun to reap benefit of changed athletics policy
From left to right: Anna Teutsch, Porta Palamattom, Lauren Nunley, Sam Klck, Chrissie Hackmer adn Emily Rodriguez, all from Broad Run, celebrated field hockey’s win in Loudoun May 26.
Tue., May. 26 | 09:52 PM - In a long-running discussion between School Board members and local athletes, LOCO for Field Hockey had a win at Tuesday's School Board meeting.
Loudoun at-risk students emerge from hardship
From left to right: Sindy Gonzalez-Baires (Park View), Megan Hite (Woodgrove), Alizah Robinson (Woodgrove), Mihaela Suciu (Tuscarora), Sabrina Chira (Freedom) and Miriam Peacock (Heritage).Times-Mirror/Anna Harris
Tue., May. 26 | 03:01 PM - Megan Hite didn't know she would be receiving $10,000 at the Beat the Odds awards ceremony May 21 at Leesburg's Old Courthouse.
Loudoun Valley alum honored at Memorial Day service in Purcellville
Veterans salute during Loudoun Valley High School’s Memorial Day service, which honored Lt. Col. Todd Douglas Thomson, a 1992 graduate of the school. Thomas died March 13 after a battle with cancer. Times-Mirror/Karen Graham
Mon., May. 25 | 09:51 AM - Honor. Service. Sacrifice. This Memorial Day weekend, the nation takes time to remember and say thank you to the men and women who serve our country.
Leesburg elementary student injured in bus incident
Fri., May. 22 | 03:02 PM - 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.
Redskin talks nutrition at elementary school in Sterling
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
Thu., Mar. 19 | 01:00 PM - 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.
Meadowland elementary gets its playground
Wed., May. 27 | 05:22 PM - Meadowland Elementary has been without a playground since it was built 40 years ago.
Pictures depicting self-harm by students cause concern in Loudoun schools
Wed., May. 27 | 02:59 PM - Pictures and texts depicting self-harm, like cutting, by students have parents and school administration worried in the past week.
Loudoun student faces-off with nation’s top spellers
Wed., May. 27 | 01:27 PM - One of Loudoun's students has a spell-off with the 285 top spellers in the U.S. at the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday in D.C.
Loudoun government awards student scholarships
Thu., May. 21 | 02:45 PM - 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
Thu., May. 21 | 01:20 PM - 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.
One brick at a time in Leesburg
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
Thu., May. 21 | 10:58 AM - Third annual Scouting for Bricks returns to Leesburg next weekend
Loudoun parents rally against toxins in synthetic turf school fields
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
Wed., May. 20 | 01:02 PM - A Loudoun parent group has called for a ban on allegedly toxic materials used in county schools' sports fields.
‘Team Mathias’ mom wants to name new Loudoun school in honor of son
Mathias Giordano and his mother, Roya Giordano, from April 2013. Courtesy photo/Facebook
Tue., May. 19 | 10:01 AM - 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.