Class of 2019’s Wall of Honor debuts

A-Blast 1 month 1 week ago
This week, the Athletics Department put up the Wall of Honor in the jock lobby to acknowledge the efforts of the athletes of last year’s graduating class.  Student-athletes who earn this distinction are chosen for their innate ability to balance school along with participating rigorously in sports.  Recipients are nominated by teachers, coaches, and other...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

Back to School Night to be held tomorrow

A-Blast 1 month 1 week ago
The night that many students and teachers may fear is upon us, Back to School Night. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 4th, AHS is holding its annual Back to School Night for parents. Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents to visit each other their child’s classes, starting by going through the normal red day...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

NEHS accepting applications

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
National English Honor Society is now accepting applications for future members. Juniors and seniors with a ‘passion for English studies’ can fill out the application, which includes an essay and a recommendation from an English teacher, in order to join the club. Due on Sept. 20, applications can be picked up and turned in outside...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

FCPS announces free or reduced-price meals policy

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
Fairfax County has announced its policy for free or reduced-price meals as of this week. At Annandale, as well as other schools in the county, the determining factors for eligibility are household size and income. Children from households whose income meets the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, shown in the picture, may be considered for a...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

Theatre to hold interest meeting

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
The theatre arts program is holding an interest meeting for future participants from 3:00 to 5:00 PM tomorrow in the auditorium. Attendees will have the chance to learn more information on upcoming shows and their auditions, the Improv Club, the International Thespian Society, and joining the Cappies Critic Team. This meeting will also serve as...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

New tardy policy to be implemented

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
At the beginning of every year, the ushering of a new school year brings about change.  One change in particular that will be occurring this year at Annandale is the new late policy. Named START on Time, this new policy will combat student tardiness and prevent students from skipping classes. How START on Time works...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

FCPS launches app to track buses

A-Blast 1 month 2 weeks ago
There is no worse feeling than the bus being late and not knowing when it is going to arrive, especially for parents with young children.  Thankfully, FCPS is launching the Here Comes the Bus app this school year.  Set to launch tomorrow for the first day of the school year, the app tracks the buses’...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

AHS Latinx Students Participate in the Hispanic College Institute at Virginia Tech

A-Blast 2 months 2 weeks ago
From July 18 to July 21, rising seniors Gabriela Alarcón, Abril Sanchez Quiero, Brenda Huamani, and I attended a program by the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN). Called the Hispanic College Institute (HCI), the program was hosted at Virginia Tech.  With approximately 150 Latinx students across all of Virginia attending this four-day, three-night pre-college...
Frances Montevilla, In-Depth Editor

AHS students participate in diversity program at Virginia Tech

A-Blast 2 months 3 weeks ago
This summer, select students from AHS attended a diversity program at Virginia Tech. The program, called the Black College Institute or BCI, hosted this diversity program for rising high school seniors at Virginia tech.  The goal of the program is to increase diversity levels at Virginia Tech by educating minority students with hands-on experiences and...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

AHS welcomes interim principal

A-Blast 3 months ago
After the retirement of AHS principal Tim Thomas following a tenure of four years, the Atoms are pleased to announce his successor, Mark Merell.  Beginning this August, Merell will serve as the interim principal until a permanent principal can be found. Prior to this school year, he worked with FCPS for over 32 years as...
Suad Mohamed, Co-Editor in Chief

AHS students attend Boys and Girls State

A-Blast 3 months 1 week ago
Every school year, the American Legion provides students across the state with the opportunity to apply for Boys and Girls State. During the month of January, application flyers are made available around the school. Representatives from the previous Boys/Girls State participants visit junior History classes preaching the benefits of applying to Boys/Girls State. Both programs...
Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief
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