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Security team strictly enforces parking fees

Security team strictly enforces parking fees

Amalia Harte, staff writer

September 26, 2011

As the year begins, one issue that a licensed student may deal with is the expense of parking permits.  Some students wonder what other parking areas are available for those who don’t want to pay the $200 fee. Although there are neighborhoods near the school, all of these residential areas contain...

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee Batter Fairfax County

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee Batter Fairfax County

Grace Erard and Amalia Harte, news editor and staff writer

September 14, 2011

Torrential rains in Fairfax County on September 8 resulted in severe flooding throughout the region. The storm was responsible for three fatalities, damaged homes and buildings, numerous motor vehicle accidents, and the cancellation of schools and various community events. Flooded roads led to many...

South Lakes kicks off the school year with annual block party

South Lakes kicks off the school year with annual block party

Alexa Amster, copy editor

September 12, 2011

South Lakes held its second annual block party Friday September 2. The block party was postponed to this date after being rained out on the previous date of August 25. The South Lakes community walked through tables that supported many of the activities that South Lakes has to offer including the theatre,...

New flex schedule begins Sept. 7

Rachel Rogers, Seahawk Stories editor

September 6, 2011

As the new school year begins so does the new study periods, Seahawk Seminar and Rewards and Remediation, which will replace the previous Flex program. Abbreviated as SS and R & R, these programs are the new way to help struggling students and reward the students in good standing. “It’s...

Reston experiences rare earthquake

Reston experiences rare earthquake

Kaitlin Welker, co-managing editor

August 24, 2011

Reston was shaken up yesterday at exactly 1:51 p.m. when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the east coast. Living in Virginia, most Restonians were caught off guard by this rare occurrence. “I was working at Chili’s and all the customers started freaking out and I had to calm them down,” said...

Amy’s Amigos raises over $30,000 for cancer research

Sarah Davidson, contributing writer

June 9, 2011

Amy’s Amigos, a student run group started by freshman Olivia Wolfe in 2008, has raised over $30,000 for brain tumor and cancer research since it’s initiation in 2008. The group was started for Amy Boyle, a classmate, teammate, and friend who battled a brain tumor for several years, but passed...

Virginia superintendents petition for SOL flexibility

Virginia superintendents petition for SOL flexibility

Grace Erard, news editor

June 7, 2011

Fairfax County Superintendent Jack Dale and leaders of four other Virginia school systems are urging the State Board of Education to change certain testing requirements associated with the Standards of Learning tests. SOL testing began in 1998, four years before the federal No Child Left Behind Act...

Class of 2011 choose senior, faculty speaker

Class of 2011 choose senior, faculty speaker

Charlotte Smith, staff writer

June 7, 2011

While many of his classmates are looking toward the future, senior Justin Williams is forced to reflect. Williams has recently received a very big honor-he has been chosen to represent the South Lakes Class of 2011 as their student speaker for graduation. “The senior class had a vote and all my...

Tully to retire after 37 years in education

Tully to retire after 37 years in education

Alexa Amster, copy editor

June 7, 2011

After a decade of working at South Lakes, director of student services Shannon Tully is retiring at the end of the school year. Tully has been a member of the Seahawk faculty since 2001.  Her time at South Lakes culminates a 37-year career in education. “My father was a teacher, counselor and...

Trailers become necessary evil as student population increases

Trailers become necessary evil as student population increases

Charlotte Smith, staff writer

June 1, 2011

“They are the ugliest things in the world,” said freshman Lauren Horlacher. This comment is just an echo of many, all which disapprove the new addition of trailers to South Lakes. “Our school is such a beautiful place, but the trailers degrade all the hard work we’ve put into making this ...

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