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Centreville High School Beautification Day

On August 21 Centreville High School will be holding its 2nd Annual Grounds Beautification Day. The community is encouraged to come out starting at 8:00 a.m. to help with weeding, mulching, planting and trimming. Last year there were lots of helpers and the high school is expecting an even bigger crowd this year.

Students can earn volunteers hours for the work they put in. Tell your friends, neighbors and family and bring any supplies of your own such as wheelbarrows, weed eaters, rakes and shovels. After the school is beautified, it will be ready for the Back to School Festival on September 1 and the Freshman Orientation on September 3!

Local Residents Enjoy ‘Staycations’

'Staycation' is a new word that was added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary this year. Local Centreville resident, Natasha Powderly, is learning to enjoy her fare share of staycations. Staycations are defined as vacations near home, saving hundreds of dollars of fees from airfare, car rental, and other costs associated with a typical vacation.

Natasha and her husband have discovered that staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner at least once a month is a perfect get-away. They first tried it out last year for their anniversary, and now they try to get back as much as possible.

In the midst of a difficult economy, the Powderly’s have found creativity and new opportunities for vacations in the form of staycations. The Powderly’s find this staycation perfect because they can get away from the kids, but still be close to home. It is a nice chance for the couple to get away, without the hassle of a real getaway weekend.

It’s Almost Back to School Time

It’s almost time for Centreville students to head back to school! The Centreville High School Back to School Festival will be held on Wednesday, September 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the CVHS bus loop.

CVHS parking permits for the 2010-2011 school year will go on sale starting August 31 for those senior students planning on driving to campus. Students can pick up their permits from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the CVHS Wildcat Parkapalooza 2010, a BBQ cookout hosted at CVHS. If students are unable to attend the BBQ, they will be able to pick up their parking permits on Wednesday, September 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the school atrium.

Going back to school also means time for falls sports. On Monday, August 16, CVHS is hosting a “Meet the Fall Sports Coach” meeting for students in the theatre from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss out if you want to meet your future coach!