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    Education
    UPDATE: 300 missing SAT tests force Loudoun students to retake
    Around 300 Loudoun students' SAT tests are missing, requiring students who took the test May 2 to retake the test.
     > Top / Education / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /

    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

    Teacher of the Year: Mitchell Seipt brings history back to the future
    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.
     > Top / Education / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /

    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.

    Field hockey first sport in Loudoun to reap benefit of changed athletics policy
    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.
     > Top / Education /

    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

    Loudoun at-risk students emerge from hardship
    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.
     > Top / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Stone Ridge / Western Loudoun /

    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

    Loudoun Valley alum honored at Memorial Day service in Purcellville
    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.
     > Top / Education / People / Western Loudoun / Purcellville /
    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.
     > Top / Public Safety / Education / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /

    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.
     > Top / Education / Eastern Loudoun / Sterling /
    Meadowland elementary gets its playground
    Meadowland Elementary has been without a playground since it was built 40 years ago.
     > Briefs / Education / Eastern Loudoun / Sterling /
    Pictures depicting self-harm by students cause concern in Loudoun schools
    Pictures and texts depicting self-harm, like cutting, by students have parents and school administration worried in the past week.
     > Briefs / Public Safety / Education / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /
    Loudoun student faces-off with nation’s top spellers
    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.
     > Briefs / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /
    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.
     > Briefs / Education / Politics / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /
    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.
     > Briefs / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /

    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
     > Briefs / Education / People / Western Loudoun / Leesburg / Purcellville /

    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.
     > Top / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Western Loudoun /

    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.
     > Top / Education / People / Eastern Loudoun / Sterling / Western Loudoun / Leesburg /
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