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Loudoun judge rules school counselor not under obligation to inform parents of suicide screening

Loudoun County Judge James Howe Brown Jr. ruled Thursday in Circuit Court that a Potomac Falls High School counselor was not under a mandatory duty to notify parents after screening a student for suicide risk in 2016.

Loudoun Valley senior hosting ‘Rock to Live’ benefit concert for suicide awareness

A Loudoun Valley High School senior is planning a suicide awareness concert called “Rock to Live” at Bush Tabernacle in Purcellville on April 8 from 2-6 p.m.

UPDATE: Leesburg police investigating social media threat against Loudoun County High School

Local authorities are investigating a social media threat against Loudoun County High School Thursday morning, according to LCHS Principal Michelle Luttrell.

Courtesy Photo/Alaa Wedaa

Thousands of Loudoun students walk out to protest gun violence

More than 3,000 Loudoun County Public Schools students walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest gun violence and advocate for safer schools.

Loudoun School Board debates gun violence resolution ahead of walkouts

With school safety at the forefront of public discussion, the Loudoun County School Board is considering a gun violence prevention resolution that could be voted on next week.

Left to right, Rehan Siddiqui, Shahmeer Wamiq and Mustafa Khan. Courtesy Photo/ADAMS Center

All Dulles Area Muslim Society welcomes three new Eagle Scouts

Three Boy Scouts from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Troop 1576 have achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The ADAMS Center celebrated these scouts’ accomplishments with a ceremony Saturday.

Dominion Christian School announces plans to open lower school in Loudoun

Dominion Christian School, a 22-year-old independent classical K-12 college preparatory school with campuses in Oakton and Reston, announced that it will expand and is recruiting kindergarten to second grade students for a new lower school campus in Ashburn with an anticipated start date in fall 2019.

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Schools, business community celebrate deeper learning through connections

The annual Loudoun School-Business Partnership Recognition breakfast celebrated several partnerships like the one with A Place to Be — this year’s Make a Difference Award winner. More than 850 people gathered Friday at the National Conference Center Friday to recognize how local businesses can positively impact students and schools.

Virginia makes play time a priority in elementary schools

The Virginia Senate approved legislation Friday that defines recess as instructional time, responding to concerns from parents worried about a lack of unstructured play over a long school day.

No dogs allowed: Loudoun County Public Schools bans therapy dogs in spite of results

In spite of recent concerns about the system’s treatment of special needs students, the administration decided to enforce an existing regulation against therapy dogs in schools.

Heritage High School among winners of NBC theatre grant

Out of thousands of applications, NBC executives announced Monday that Heritage High School was selected as one of 50 high schools in America to win $10,000 from a new theatre grant.

‘Dismantling hate with compassion and empathy:’ Loudoun gathers in latest show of unity

Hundreds of Loudouners of all backgrounds gathered at Congregation Sha’are Shalom this week in the name of hope and overcoming hate in the community.

LCPS looks to ease concerns over Monroe Tech changes

The Department of Instruction addressed issues surrounding changes to C.S. Monroe Technology Center’s curriculum and admissions process in its move to the new Academies of Loudoun at an ad hoc committee meeting Tuesday night.

Discover Purcellville calls for artists for third annual project

The nonprofit Discover Purcellville is launching a new call for artists for their 3rd annual summer art project, "Painted Love Seats Around Purcellville."

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Stone Hill eighth grader wins 36th annual Loudoun County spelling bee

This year's spelling bee winner is a familiar face. Stone Hill Middle School eighth-grader Anoushka Upadhye, last year's runner up, was crowned champion in the annual Loudoun County Public Schools bee March 1.

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