Monday, March 18, 2013
Mark Twain Middle School student Danielle Emhof organized and planned for a relay team of students to run in the National Marathon last Saturday.
Danielle Emhof — an eighth grade student at Mark Twain Middle School — came up with the idea to run 1 mile in honor of each victim from the December school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., during this year's National Marathon in D.C. Following Danielle's plan for 13 students to run the first part of the race and for 13 more students to finish the race, Danielle and her team completed the marathon and ran 1 mile for each of the 26 victim's of December's tragic shooting. This year's National Marathon took place Saturday in D.C. Keep up with Kingstowne news and events by signing up for our newsletter. Learn more here! See also: Twain Middle Schooler to Run in National Marathon in Honor of Sandy Hook Victims
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Members tasked with reviewing, making recommendations about safety in Virginia schools.
State Sen. George Barker (D-39th) will serve on a state task force designed to review school safety procedures and make recommendations for any improvements at Virginia's schools, a group formed by Gov. Bob McDonnell in the wake of the December shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Shortly after the shootings, which left 26 students and educators dead, Gov. Bob McDonnell issued Executive Order 56 establishing a multidisciplinary task force to review school and campus safety. Barker is among the task force members the governor announced Wednesday. In addition to several state legislators, law enforcement officials and mental health and safety experts, it also includes k through 12 and university-level educators and …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Help Patch build a huge virtual card to the Newtown, Conn. community and let them know they are in your heart and on your mind.
When unthinkable tragedy strikes, we grapple for a way to come to terms with the how and the why. We search for ways to make sense of what happened, even when it doesn't make sense. The horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday stunned a nation as the news broke that not one child, but 20 six- and seven-year-old children and six of their teachers had been shot and killed by a gunman who then took his own life. Most communities can only begin to imagine sorrow washing over this Connecticut town described as close-knit and quiet, a suburban community just 60 miles outside of New York City. It is something we've never imagined, so many lives cut so unbelievably and inexplicably short. Patch is in more than …