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Johnson to play D-I basketball for Duke

Thomas Dale High School senior Ka’lia Johnson was 2 years old when she first began bouncing a basketball. Recently, her love and passion for the game, along with her focus on academics, Ka’lia Johnson after she signed the letter of intent with Duke.gave her reason to celebrate, as, surrounded by family, friends and mentors, she signed a letter of intent to play Division-I basketball for Duke University next winter.

L. C. Bird auditorium named after late teacher

Dr. Beth Teigen, principal of L.C. Bird High School, speaks at the school on Sunday, Nov. 21, as the school’s auditorium is named for music teacher and choral director Margaret F. Gregory, who died suddenly earlier this year.

Students enjoy safari at Harrowgate Elementary

t Harrowgate Elementary School, students and parents recently set out on an African safari, collecting games and knowledge as they followed a map in search of treasure.

Carver Middle students offer a taste of the past

Next month at Carver Middle School, area residents can experience more than dinner and a show – they can get a taste of the music, dance and culture of a time long passed. On Dec. 16 and 17, Carver Middle School’s performing arts, visual arts and practical arts departments will come together to present a Madrigal Dinner. Each performance will take place at 7 p.m.; admission is $12 and tickets will only be sold in advance.

Davis students, faculty mark Veterans Day

On Thursday, Nov. 11, more than 1,200 Elizabeth Davis Middle School students, faculty and staff gathered on the front lawn of the school to commemorate Veterans Day with a brief flag raising ceremony.

Blast from the past

In a dimly lit room at Marguerite Christian Elementary School last week, the sound of snaps filled the air as students clad in black responded to a poem read by one of their peers.

Carver Middle theater students to host double feature

As the week slowly drags along and the lovely two-day break seems ages away, looking forward to the weekend surely helps to pass the time.

Pumpkins, popcorn and face painting

Fun was the order of the evening at Matoaca Elementary School’s Fall Festival last week. Along with class-decorated pumpkins, music and face painting, students and parents were able to enjoy a book fair in the library and a silent auction on gift baskets.