South Lakes Sentinel

Sophomore travels to Italy in search of violin maker

Sophomore travels to Italy in search of violin maker

Charlotte Smith, staff writer

September 12, 2011


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This summer, sophomore Fedor Ouspensky traveled to Italy with his parents for two weeks. “We went to Italy because of its music and culture,” said Ouspensky. “I really want to see the world.” While planning his trip, he stumbled across an interesting idea. “I was looking online for...

New teacher series: From Spain to Reston, Hope arrives

New teacher series: From Spain to Reston, Hope arrives

Layla Sharaf, staff writer

September 12, 2011


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This 2011-2012 school year, South Lakes received 26 new teachers. The administration worked hard to find extremely qualified and enthusiastic staff to improve the academic experience. As the students are getting used to their new teachers, the teachers are getting assimilated into the South Lakes...

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


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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,...

Reston experiences rare earthquake

Reston experiences rare earthquake

Kaitlin Welker, co-managing editor

August 24, 2011


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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...

2011 Varsity Volleyball schedule

2011 Varsity Volleyball schedule

August 17, 2011


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August 22 vs. Dominion (7:15 p.m.) August 24 at Lake Braddock Secondary School Rumble Invitational (5 p.m.) August 29 vs. Mount Vernon (7:15 p.m.) September 1 at Westfield (7:15 p.m.) September 2 at Virginia Volleyball Center for the Northern Regional Tournament (4 p.m.) September 3 at...

The list: Class of 2011 heading in all directions this fall

The list: Class of 2011 heading in all directions this fall

Compiled by staff

June 15, 2011


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As graduation for the Class of 2011 approaches, here is a look at those attending college in the fall, along with some trivia connected to each school.  American University, Washington, D.C. (Eagles)  Robert Bouwmeester  The Princeton Review listed American University as the most politica...

Creating an at-home summer film festival

Creating an at-home summer film festival

Kaitlyn Hudenburg, contributing writer

June 9, 2011


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Since 2009, movie ticket purchases have decreased by 350 million. This may be due to the rising cost of movie tickets, or the different ways of watching and obtaining movies, rather than going to the theater. Among the popular movie distributors are Netflix, Redbox, and Blockbuster. For $7.99 a month,...

Virginia superintendents petition for SOL flexibility

Virginia superintendents petition for SOL flexibility

Grace Erard, news editor

June 7, 2011


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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


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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


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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...

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