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From the board: NRA makes poor suggestion to put guns in classrooms

From the board: NRA makes poor suggestion to put guns in classrooms

April 24, 2013


Filed under From The Board, Opinion

In the wake of mass shootings, most recently at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the issues of gun control and safety are again under scrutiny by the entire nation. At Sandy Hook, 27 people, including 20 elementary aged children, lost their lives at the hands of a merciless and dangerously...

From the board: feel the love – thanking Seahawks who deserve recognition

From the board: feel the love – thanking Seahawks who deserve recognition

February 15, 2013


Filed under From The Board, Opinion

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we thank the many deserving people at our school whose contributions go unnoticed or are underappreciated. First and foremost, thank you to Kim Retzer, our first year principal and first time mother in January. Her commitment to our school while being pregnant was a...

From the board: Save Barnes & Noble for sake of entire Reston community

From the board: Save Barnes & Noble for sake of entire Reston community

December 23, 2012


Filed under From The Board, Opinion, Top Stories

A new year typically means positive change, but a recent announcement will lead to a tragic change to the community of Reston in 2013. As an International Baccalaureate school, South Lakes utilizes many tools which contribute to an innovative learning experience. Particularly, books are resources...

From the online board: Christmas begins too early

From the online board: Christmas begins too early

December 12, 2012


Filed under From The Board, Opinion, Top Stories

Imagine going for a drive on a cold, snowy night, sipping peppermint hot chocolate and listening to holiday music, while looking at Christmas lights. Now imagine doing this every day from mid-October to late December. As Halloween approached this year, several stores began selling Christmas decorations...

From the board: new electronic policy inadvertently excludes students without Internet access

From the board: new electronic policy inadvertently excludes students without Internet access

October 20, 2012


Filed under From The Board, Opinion, Top Stories

Starting this year, the administration implemented a new policy regarding the use of personal electronic devices, also known as PEDs, such as phones, tablets, and laptops in the classroom. The new procedure allows students to use various technologies during classroom instruction if the teacher permits it ...

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