Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Highlanders defeat Falls Church High for second time this season.
McLean High School blanked Falls Church High 3-0 in the opening found of the Northern Region Soccer Tournament Tuesday night. The game was played at McLean. The Highlanders (9-4 with three ties) beat the Jaguars (3-10 with two ties) 4-1 in a regular season matchup in March.
Jay Howell re-elected, Dennis Findley and Paul Kohlenberger round out adult leadership.
The 2013 McLean Community Center board is finalized with Jay Howell winning re-election. The winners of the community center’s election must be confirmed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which will meet next on June 4. Dennis Findley and Paul Kohlenberger rounded out the adult leadership. The three men will serve three-year terms, according to the center’s Website. Sudharasan Sriram, a student at Langley High School and Steven Pardo, a student at McLean High School, will serve one-year terms each as youth leaders at the community center.
Monday, May 13, 2013
At Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships, the teams from McLean's high schools brought home five first-place finishes.
The men's and women's crew from Langley and McLean both came home victorious from the state championship Saturday at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship (VASRA). The McLean women's crew took first place in the Lightweight Eight with a time of 5:38:70. McLean men's crew took first place in the 1st Eight Petite at 4:54:80. Langley's women took first place in the Women's 1st Four (6:05:20) and the Women's 2nd Four (6:52:10) and the Lightweight Four. The Langley Men's Junior Four took first place in their final, too (5:36:40). Full Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships Results Since 1979, VASRA has sponsored championships for boats from across Virginia and The District. Today, it's the largest Virginia rowing event of the year. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The two teams are playing Friday evening at McLean High School.
The Langley High School Saxons will face the McLean High School Highlanders for the last regular-season varsity baseball and softball games of the season Friday evening at 6:30. Both the softball and baseball teams face off at McLean High School. Baseball Both baseball teams have winning records this season. The McLean v. Langley varsity baseball game is in the running to be WUSA 9’s Game of the Week, the Langley student newspaper Saxon Scope reported. When the two teams met in April, Langley defeated McLean 12 – 4. Softball Like the baseball teams, both varsity softball teams have a winning record this season. The two teams also met in April, and Mclean defeated Langley 5 – 1. Who's going to win Friday night's games? Take our poll here …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
In ranking of top U.S. high schools, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology remains the top school in Virginia, but slips in national standing.
Fairfax County is home to the top five public high schools in Virginia, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools rankings. U.S. News generated the rankings through a partnership with American Institutes for Research, looking at students’ performance on standardized tests and how successfully schools educated black, Hispanic and low-income students. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was once again ranked the top school in Virginia. It was ranked No. 4 of all schools nationally, down from its No. 2 post in 2012. Replacing TJ at No. 2 was BASIS Tucson in Arizona, which jumped from sixth in 2012. Where McLean Schools Rank Langley, James Madison, McLean and W.T. Woodson rounded out the rest of …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In annual Washington Post challenge index that ranks difficulty of high schools locally and nationally, McLean-area high schools are highly regarded.
McLean and Langley high schools are in the top tier among Washington-area high schools, according to Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews' Challenge Index this year. McLean High School ranked 12th among D.C. area high schools this year. Langley ranked 26th on the regional list. McLean area schools ranked higher in Virginia than they did among regional counterparts: Langley was ranked No. 14 among all Virginia schools; McLean earned No. 5. On the national list, Langley was ranked No. 194 and McLean was ranked No. 122. To see the full list, click here. Since 1998, Mathews has ranked Washington-area public high schools using the Challenge Index, his measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college. The formula…
Strong singing, acting kept the show moving.
by Chris Sanderson The auditorium is filled with smoky air, the stage set as an industrial loft. Graffiti covers the walls, and a lone guitarist strums his guitar on his sofa. McLean High School’s recent production of Rent set the tone of the edgy rock musical from the very beginning. Conceived first as a limited workshop production in 1994, Rent became much more than that, eventually winning the Tony for Best Musical. Rent was composed by Jonathan Larson and was based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “La Boheme.” Rent follows the lives of young, New York artists and musicians through their struggle with AIDS. The aspiring filmmaker, Mark, takes the audience through their ups and downs, and the friends and couples grow closer as things become …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Eighteen students from the McLean area took home grand prizes or first place prizes.
Two students from Langley High School won top honors at the 58th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair over the weekend at Robinson Secondary School. Conor Maddry and Jason Cui both won individual grand prizes and first place prizes. Maddry’s project was called “A Novel Cost Effective Exoskeleton.” Cui’s project was called “MicroRNA Biomarkers for Anti-Tumor Response.” McLean High School’s Ashleigh Bowan and Katherine Prado were grand prize alternates for their project, called “Ultrasound Visibility of Biopsy Clips.” Langley High School’s Na He Jeon, working with Saroja Erabelli from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was a grand prize nominee for “Autism: Comparing Effects of Auditory Stimuli…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Innovative Defense Technologies gives cash awards to science programs at McLean and Alexandria-area schools.
Teams from three area high schools took home cash awards for their respective computer science departments earlier this month after successfully competing in an Arlington programming contest. Innovative Defense Technologies, a business at 4401 Wilson Blvd. that specializes in software testing for the Defense Department, held the final round of its annual high school and collegiate programming contest at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Ballston. The competition focused on innovative methods of implementing automated software testing techniques, according to a news release. Several local high school and university teams participated. McLean High School placed first in its division, thanks to the efforts of students Akshay Karthik, Peter…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
McLean High School team wins, Thomas Jefferson places second.
Students from McLean High School won first place in the March 2 annual High School and Collegiate Programming Contest at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, hosted by Innovative Defense Technologies. The competition focused on innovative methods of implementing Automated Software Testing techniques. Several local high school and university teams participated. The McLean team included Akshay Karthik, Peter Ott and Drew Sorrels. IDT recognized McLean’s coach, Jean Wright, for 31 years of teaching computer science at the high school level. Two teams from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology placed second and third. In the collegiate division, Virginia Tech won first place (Ian Davies, Karthik Kumar and Eeshan …