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Freedom High raised over $48,000 for pediatric cancer research by saving money on costly traditional prom expenses, fundraising and donations from local businesses.
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Freedom High School prom raises more than $48K for cancer research

Thanks to savings from cutting prom extravagancies, fundraising efforts and donations from local businesses, Freedom High School was able to donate $45,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital on April 29. They also donated over $8,000 to other nonprofits.

Local nonprofits rake in more than $180K during Give Choose day

The Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties orchestrated the Give Choose day, through which more than 1,400 donations were given.

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Redskins’ Pierre Garçon surprises Loudoun County ‘Teacher of the Year’

Pierre Garçon, wide receiver for the Washington Redskins, walked into Tuck’s classroom on May 2 with a giant check for $500 worth of school supplies. Garçon also escorted Tuck in a limousine to go on his shopping spree at Loudoun Learning.

Community Foundation’s 24-hour “Give Choose” campaign to be held Tuesday

Tuesday will mark a flash fundraising effort from the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. The foundation's Give Choose day is a 24-hours fundraising campaign for 60 of the area's leading nonprofits.

Circuit court rules VDOE must release student growth data

The court ruled VDOE must release LCPS’ Student Growth Percentile (SGP) data, including student test scores and the names of their teachers. The judge said LCPS failed to prove the burden of proof to establish an exemption to Virginia’s Freedom of Information laws.

Dominion High ranked one of best schools in state, nation

The school was also ranked No. 499 in the entire country and awarded a “gold medal” rating by the organization.

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Loudoun grad wins global invention award for connecting at-risk youth with inspiring stories

Loudoun County High School graduate Annie Medaglia has won an international invention award for her work with DreamWakers, a nonprofit that connects at-risk youth with inspiring professionals from similar backgrounds.

MORE: Broad Run H.S. debate team among those boycotting state championships at Liberty

The lobbying came after Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. said at the university's convocation in December that students should arm themselves to "end those Muslims."

Loudoun School Board makes ‘sad’ and ‘painful’ cuts to close budget gap

When the School Board proposed its $1 billion budget to the Board of Supervisors in February, most members said they were proud of what they drafted. They said the budget was both fiscally responsible and still made progress toward key school division goals.

Community pleas with Loudoun School Board to keep sex ed teachers

Over 50 teachers, school staff and community members turned out to Wednesday night’s public hearing to urge the School Board not to cut full-time family life education teachers from the budget.

Briar Woods High School senior Carmine Gothard was one of the top 10 ‘Step Up’ finalists for ‘Breaking Your’ Silence,’ a survivor-based sexual assault support website . Photo Courtesy/Step Up Loudoun

UPDATE: Loudoun students ‘Step Up’ to tackle community’s toughest issues

The Trailside Middle School gymnasium was filled with the clamor of about 160 students on Tuesday as each of the 59 teams from 21 middle and high schools across the county vied to be among the top 10 in the sixth annual Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition.

The Loudoun Valley High School STEM club stands proudly with one of their emergency alert modules on the W&OD Trail across the street from the school in Purcellville.
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UPDATE: Loudoun Valley students win national STEM competition

Loudoun Valley High School’s first STEM club recently created an inexpensive solar-powered emergency alert system that uses radio frequencies. Their project is one of 15 national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

Loudoun School Board works to bridge the budget gap

Superintendent of Schools Eric Williams proposed a list of recommended budget cuts, possible reductions and cuts staff does not recommended making.

Frederick Douglass Elementary earns national attention for school breakfast program

Less than 10 percent of students at Frederick Douglass Elementary in Leesburg were eating school breakfast last school year, and educators noticed the impact.

Madeleine Albright addresses Loudoun students about global challenges

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Friday morning spoke to a group of Loudoun County Public School students and over 500 pupils from around the world about the challenges their generation will face as leaders.
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