Saturday, April 27, 2013
The drama club puts on a production that combines classic fairy tales, but with a bit of a twist.
Saturday, April 27
Written by Kat Owczarski of Oakcrest School --- With classic characters such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, it can almost be assumed that a "Happily Ever After" is soon to follow. This is not always the case, however, and especially not in Robert E. Lee High School’s production of "Into the Woods." Many classic fairy tales collide in Stephen Sondheim’s musical, which first appeared on Broadway in 1987. The musical did exceptionally well, winning three out of ten Tony nominations. Since then, "Into the Woods" has seen a number of different productions, including a 2002 Broadway revival. The story begins with four characters, Cinderella, Jack of the beanstalk fameand The baker and his wife each lamenting over their individual …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The school library is currently collecting donations for the sale in early May.
The Robert E. Lee High School library will have a used book sale May 6-8. Dr. Kimberly Parsons, head librarian for the high school, said they are currently accepting book donations through April 30 for the annual sale. The library is accepting all types of books including fiction, nonfiction, college textbooks and children's books. For more information on the book sale, to make a donation or to arrange a delivery, call the library at (703) 924-8370. Stay on top of local news and events by signing up for the free Kingstowne Patch newsletter.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Meghan Cox has committed to playing soccer for James Madison University, and Daniela Neves will play for West Virginia University.
Robert E. Lee High School varsity soccer players Meghan Cox and Daniela Neves signed their letters of intent Wednesday morning to play for James Madison University and West Virginia University respectively. The athletes' friends, families and supporters were there to congratulate them. Cox and Neves have known each other since preschool and have played on their high school and club teams together for many years. Neves started playing soccer when she was 3 years old, and Cox when she was 4. "It's been a great experience, and this is a great opportunity. I feel so blessed," Neves said. "I'm grateful for the coaching staff and the girls I play with [at Lee] because it's just a great feeling to have their support." Both athletes play the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Coach John Fuller was promoted from JV coach to varsity coach.
Coach John Fuller is now the varsity girls soccer head coach at Robert E. Lee High School after the former coach, Nicky Giunta, left after two seasons to pursue her master's degree. "I have watched many of the returning varsity girls play this past season and, with the addition of some other super players, they are really going to be something special,” said Coach Fuller. Coach Fuller took the helm with 18 years of experience coaching girls soccer. He previously coached the JV team at Lee High, as well as the JV team at the Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, MD. He also coached U16 travel teams in Virginia and Florida that won two regional titles and earned second place at the Walt Disney tournament in Orlando, FL. "I am …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Ryan Wilshusen self-published 'Darkest Siege: Book One of the Blade Chronicles' this year as a senior at Robert E. Lee High School.
Ryan Wilshusen began writing stories when he was 10 years old. Years later, some of them became part of his first novel, which he started during his junior year at Robert E. Lee High School. He only intended to write a short story, but after five pages, he felt as though the story wasn't finished. "I got to 70 pages and thought, well, that could be an entire book, but that's not long enough to justify being an actual story," Wilshusen said. He continued to add more characters and story lines and ended up with 297 pages by the end of the week. Now, Wilshusen, a 2012 Lee graduate, has published his novel Darkest Siege, a story set in the late Renaissance period which chronicles the fictional adventures of three young men, Emesos, Ishik and …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Be alert and make yourself knowledgeable so that you can help, says a counselor at Robert E. Lee High School.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I just spent three days at the combined Department of Defense - Veterans' Affairs conference on suicide and suicide prevention. I have to tell you that some of what I heard made me very proud and other things completely horrified me. Although this conference was about military and veterans, we have a suicide problem in our society and our community. We've had students complete suicide this year along with so many others; doctors, lawyers, parents, anyone is susceptible to those thoughts. For those of you who don't know why I am attending such a conference, after I earned my license as a school counselor, I went on to more courses, another 2000 hours of seeing clients and a license for mental health counseling. I currently use that skill …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Lancers teamwork holds off Oakton Cougars in win for high school team.
The Robert E. Lee Boys' Soccer Team was able to hold off a late charge by the Oakton Cougars Tuesday night to win 1-0 in Lee's home opener. After a quick restart, and some quick midfield play, senior Luis Aguilar found senior Jamie Ahmed who took one touch into space then placed a 36-yard shot into the upper-ninety with 12 minutes left. Junior Douglas Gutierrez had his first shutout of the season and had eight saves to go along with it. The Boys Varsity Soccer Team is coached by Head Coach John Millward and Assistant Varsity Coach Elliott Millan. The Lancers return to Lee on April 10 to take on a Patriot District foe, the Lake Braddock Bruins, at 7 p.m. (Information for this story was provided by Lee High School.)
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Taylor's team knocked Knudson's Hawks out of the 2010 playoffs
Last November, Hayfield Hawks wide receiver Hayden Knudson and Lee Lancers wide receiver Kyon Taylor faced each other as rivals in a football playoff game the Lancers eventually won, 25-20. Now, they'll have to work as teammates, after both signed Wednesday to play at the University of New Hampshire in the fall, New Hampshire's Foster Daily Democrat reports. Taylor and Knudson also both play as defensive backs, as well as wide receivers. "[Taylor] can go with the ball and has great instincts in the open field," UNH Coach Sean told the Daily Democrat. Knudson gained some fame on the internet last year, when a video of him intercepting a field goal and returning it for a touchdown went viral. As of this writing, it has nearly 250,000 views…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Makes Washington Post cross-country list of elite athletes
The Washington Post has named Bailey Kolonich, a cross-country runner from Robert E. Lee High School to its 2011 Fall All-Met team of all-star players. Kolonich, a sophomore, placed third at Virginia AAA Patriot District and Northern Region championships before placing 13th for All-State honors at the VHSL State Championships. Kolonich also led the Team Virginia girls to another title at the Battle of the Potomac Border Wars race last month in Gaithersburg, in a time of 19.56 in the 5k run. An interview with Kolonich after that race is featured in the featured YouTube video.