PART 4 : The FCP Breaks the Story……by Alison Kutchma……
On August 29th The Falls Church Post broke the story of the elimination of ILMS (Independent Learning and Management Strategies) the special education class at George Mason High School. When the story hit the community there was a great deal of discussion and concern.
The link to that August 29th story is here if you haven’t already seen it.
Even though Dr. Jones had been approached by GMHS special education teacher Jamie Lahy on Friday morning, she did not send any emails about that until after the story broke to the public.
Falls Church City Public Schools School Board Vice Chairman Justin Castillo receives this email.
From: The Falls Church Post
Sent: Friday 8/29/2014 5:53 PM
To: Justin [...]
Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Spectrum Development invites the community to see the revised plans and ask questions about the proposed Mason Row Mixed Use Development (Broad and West). Mason Row is a roughly 4 acre site bounded by W. Broad Street, West Street, and Park Avenue. The site area now includes 916 West Broad St. The revised proposal will locate quality retail on the ground floor, a movie use with entrance and dining on the ground level and movie screens on lower levels, an extended stay hotel, offices, and rental apartments on at the site as well as streetscape and improvements to the transportation network. The revised plan responds to suggestions received from neighbors, City Boards and Commissions, City staff and the City Council. The current plan is available at www.fallschurchva.gov/MasonRow and it will be supplemented with a resubmission to be filed [...]
The power point presentation from the September 26th meeting of the GMHS/MEHMS Steering Committee
meeting is available on the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/CampusJointSteeringCommittee.
The Architecture Firm RTKL provided a Site Capacity Study of the campus.
The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including: horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, cider pressing from locally grown apples, pony rides and much more. Enjoy live music from Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. Participants who bring their own pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt will be able to craft a scarecrow.
Free tours of the 1845 Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be offered throughout the day.
Admission is free, however nominal fees apply to some activities.
For more information about Farm Day, please visitwww.FallsChurchVA.gov/farmday or call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).