Friday, May 10, 2013
T.C. Williams High School band is one of 15 from around the country selected to perform at halftime of 2014 bowl game in New Orleans.
The T.C. Williams High School marching band is heading to The Big Easy. The Marching Titans will represent Alexandria and Virginia at the 2014 Sugar Bowl, to be held Jan. 2, 2014, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Directed by Carlos Gonzales, the T.C. Williams band is one of 15 high school units from across the country selected to perform at halftime of the BCS bowl game. The 80-member band will spend five days in New Orleans, rehearse with the other invited high school bands, learn from nationally renowned adjudicators and explore the city that gave birth to jazz. “I am thrilled to see that the Marching Titans will be representing Alexandria at the 2014 Sugar Bowl Game, bringing prestige and honor to our historic city,” Alexandria Mayor …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Help the Princess for a Night project with dresses and other items in good to excellent condition.
The deadline for making donations to the Princess for a Night Project is May 3. Project organizers are collecting dry-cleaned formal dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, unused makeup such as sample cosmetics and shopping bags. Donations can be dropped off at the T.C. Williams High School main campus, 3330 King St. through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Interested in finding out more about what's going on in Alexandria? Sign up for the Old Town Alexandria Patch email newsletter, "Like" Old Town Alexandria Patch on Facebook and "Follow" @alexandriapatch on Twitter.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Preteens and teens from around the area to compete at T.C. Williams this weekend.
The Alexandria Spring Invitational cheerleading competition featuring preteen and teen cheerleading teams from neighborhood recreation centers is scheduled for this weekend. The competition is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at T.C. Williams High School. Tickets are available for purchase at the door the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased for $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and under are admitted free. Interested in signing up for the Old Town Alexandria Patch daily email newsletter? Learn more here. For DASH bus schedule information, call 703-370-DASH or visit dashbus.com. For Metro bus schedule information, call 202-637-7000 or visit wmata.com. For information on the competition, additional recreation …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
T.C. Williams High School senior Alec Grosser has emerged as a major league pitching prospect.
Major League Baseball pitching scouts are flocking to Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria this spring to see T.C. Williams High School right-hander Alec Grosser. The lanky pitcher emerged as a big-league prospect in July following a commanding outing in the Commonwealth Games in Salem, Va., according to The Washington Post. Despite committing to play for George Mason University, Grosser didn’t draw much notice from talent evaluators until the July game where his pitches tickled the mid-90-mph range, baffled hitters with late movement and sent scouts into a frenzy. “A year ago, if someone had told me I’d be in a spot like this, I would have been like, ‘What are you talking about?’” Grosser told The Washington Post. Grosser, who stands 6-…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Student's suicide last year sparked drive to bring suicide awareness and prevention program to high school.
One in four children in high school today is clinically depressed. Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman knows this firsthand—his own daughter, Rachel, attempted suicide in high school. “From a family point of view, we struggled a long time as a family, with guilt and questions, and was it our fault?” Sherman told the T.C. Williams High School PTSA Monday night. “… We as a country do not deal with this in a candid and forthright way, like we should.” Now, Sherman said, Rachel is doing “terrific,” is a principal at a preschool program and has two children of her own. His comments came as part of a presentation on a new program to de-stigmatize depression and suicide prevention, “More than Sad.” Seniors at T.C. …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Titans wide receiver Landon Moss will join the Coastal Carolina football team in the fall.
T.C. Williams High School senior Landon Moss is headed to Coastal Carolina University to play football. Moss, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, signed his letter of intent with the Conway, S.C., school on Wednesday’s National Signing Day. “Officially a Coastal Carolina Chanticleer!!” Moss tweeted early Wednesday. The All-Patriot District receiver is one of 30 players in the Chanticleers’ 2013 recruiting class. “I think we’ve got a really, really good recruiting class,” Coastal Carolina football coach Joe Moglia said. “If a freshman is good enough to start, he will start. But, he has to earn that right in camp.” Check out highlights of Moss playing for the Titans. Alec Grosser, who played quarterback for the Titans in the fall, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
PTA Council of Alexandria to present a variety of options for summer camps — day and overnight — for students at all grade levels.
If you’re looking for a summer camp for your kids, the PTA Council of Alexandria is hosting its 2013 Summer Camp Fair Feb. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria of T.C. Williams High School. More than 50 day and overnight camps will have information available for parents of children from pre-school to 12th grade. Camp categories include art, academics, engineering, sports and more. Admission and parking are free. For more information, check the Alexandria PTAC Summer Camp Fair Facebook page. Before Feb. 20, you may also want to check out Patch’s 2013 Alexandria summer camp guide for additional options here in Alexandria!
Monday, February 4, 2013
T.C. Williams Senior Emma Beall urges the community to join in the dialogue for the city's first Youth Master Plan.
Monday, February 4
To the editor, It takes a village to raise a child. That’s why I’m urging you to add your voice to an exciting plan to secure the future of our city’s children and youth. Your input is vital for the design of Alexandria’s first Youth Master Plan, which will address the needs of our city’s young people and build a solid foundation for generations to come. As a youth and lifelong Alexandria resident, I urge you to attend one of three community forums sponsored by the Children, Youth and Family Collaborative Commission. It is our responsibility to provide guidance to our leaders so that vital resources for youth are included in this action plan. Send letters to the editor to email@example.com. You can also follow Old Town Alexandria…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Event will be held Feb. 11 at T.C. Williams.
Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is hosting a student financial aid workshop at T.C. Williams High School that will include presentations, panel discussion, question and answer session as well as informational booths. "Making College Affordable: Financing Your Education," in concert with the U.S. Department of Education, Sallie Mae, Federal Trade Commission and the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Feb. 11.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The event, held at T.C. Williams, is one of the largest indoor rowing events in the world.
Organizers of the 28th annual Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints are looking for volunteers. The event, held at T.C. Williams High School on Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world, according to its organizers. Last year, 1,572 athletes from 56 high schools, 38 rowing clubs, 10 colleges and six fitness clubs competed in the event. The sprints were staffed by 210 volunteers in 2012 – 160 adults and 50 students. Jeff Byron, erg sprint director, said he hopes even more volunteers will step forward for this year’s event. For more news about what's going on in Alexandria, Follow Old Town Alexandria Patch on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and sign up for our free, daily email newsletter.