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BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

School registration is underway for Tyson Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. BASIS Independent McLean will be Tysons Corner, Va.’s first, private school for pre-k to 12th grade. Enrollment is open now through Aug. 1, 2016. School will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. For more enrollment information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

“We’ve have a global marketplace, a global economy‑‑‑and our children’s education should meet that global challenge, which is exactly what we’re doing at BASIS Independent, teaching our next generation to be globally competitive,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. “Whether it’s our select teacher recruitment, foreign language or critical thinking curriculum, BASIS Independent continually raises the bar for students to learn more,” said Aiken.

FOUND: 70-year-old Reston woman


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a 70-year-old Reston woman on Friday afternoon in safe condition. 

Alice Smith was found in a vehicle in King's George County. A state trooper saw the car stopped and pulled behind it to check on it. 

The officer determined the driver was Smith. 

Smith went missing on January 19, Fairfax County police said. 

 

 

 


Reston students travel around the world with virtual reality


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Students in Reston got the chance Thursday to travel to far off places without leaving their classroom.

The took virtual field trips through Google Cardboard, traveling all around the country, across the globe and beyond.

Google chose Ideaventions Academy, a math and science based school, to test their expeditions.

"It's amazing, I love the 3D graphics. I've seen pictures before, I've never had that feeling where you look around, see something different," a student said. 

"I don't think I've ever shown a powerpoint and gotten that oohh ahh," Mariana Pabon, a biology and chemistry teacher. 

This is not your typical learning environment. Ideaventions Academy is a private STEM-based school, but Google approached all sorts of classrooms from private, public and charter schools to test Google Cardboard.

CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE’s DINNER at CARMELLOS; Kids Under 10 Eat FREE

CHRISTMAS EVE and NYE’s DINNER at CARMELLOS; Kids Under 10 Eat FREE

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. is offering a Christmas Eve dinner, Thurs., Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and New Year’s Eve a la carte dinner on Thurs., Dec. 31 with seatings from 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (Two-hour seatings are booked for parties of two to six people; larger parties have two and a half hour seatings). Complimentary Portuguese sparkling wine is served with all seatings. Late seatings receive party favorites if they stay until midnight. Children 10 and younger can eat free from the kids’ menu. Menu prices vary. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

XMAS EVE MENU:
Appetizers – Family-Style House Appetizer, Brick-Oven Oysters Rockefeller, Spitada De Camarao, Mini Beef Wellingtons, Risotto Fritters, Calamari Fritti, Lobster Bisque, Roasted Butternut Squash

Salads - Autumn Mesclun Salad, Chopped House Salad, Caesar Salad

Reston mother found after fleeing with 6-month-old son


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police have located a 38-year-old mother who fled the Reston area with her six-month old son.

Nely Bonillas de Cordon of Reston was believed to have fled the area on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. with her son Arturo, Fairfax County police said.

Her husband reported them as missing and believes they may be headed to El Salvador. She expressed her desire to take her son there to be with extended family.

Officers located Cordon in the Reston area after being notified by Child Protective Services. She was charged with one count of abduction.

CPS is working on arrangements for the care of the child. Police said he appeared to be unharmed.

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Man wanted for knife attack inside Reston restaurant


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man is wanted after Fairfax County police say he attacked a man with a knife early Sunday morning inside a restaurant in Reston.

At around 1:21 a.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Vienna man and his 26-year-old girlfriend from Fairfax were at Clyde's of Reston on Market Street when an unknown man began talking with the girlfriend, police said.

The Vienna man got into an argument with the unknown man that police say escalated into a physical altercation. The unknown man then produced a knife and allegedly cut the boyfriend before fleeing.

The unknown man is described as Hispanic, wearing a black jacket, a white shirt and blue jeans.

Police say the boyfriend suffered non-life threatening injuries.  

NATURE VISIONS PHOTO EXPO COMES to HYLTON ARTS CENTER, NOV. 14, 15:

NATURE VISIONS PHOTO EXPO COMES to HYLTON ARTS CENTER, NOV. 14, 15:

Nature Visions Photo Expo (NVPE) will showcase nature photography at its best at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Va. Sat., Nov. 14 and Sun., Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.