Thursday, May 16, 2013
T.C. Williams tops Lee 9-2 in Patriot District playoff game.
The T.C. Williams High School baseball team topped Robert E. Lee 9-2 Wednesday night at Simpson Stadium in a second-round game of the Patriot District tournament, according to The Washington Post. “Far from perfect, but it was a memorable last game at home,” tweeted T.C. Williams ace Alec Grosser, who emerged as a major league pitching prospect this season. “Thanks to everyone that came out.” With the victory, the Titans advance to the district semifinals and also clinched a berth into the 16-team Northern Region tournament. T.C. Williams will travel to Burke to face Lake Braddock at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, in a Patriot District semifinal game. The winner will play Monday, May 20 at Lake Braddock in the district final.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
T.C. Williams alum Chip Esten helps raise funds for the Alexandria Scholarship Fund.
Star of ABC show “Nashville” Chip Esten recently returned to Alexandria to play a fundraiser for his alma mater. Esten performed Friday night at Durant Center at a $150-per-ticket benefit for the Alexandria Scholarship Fund, reports Megan Cloherty for WTOP. Esten played for about 200 school supporters and others at the May 3 event at the Durant Center. “Most of the people here have had to listen to me play music over the years, so now it’s funny they were nice enough to cough-up for the charity and listen to it again,” he told WTOP. He recalls his time at T.C. Williams for WTOP: "My teachers always loved me the year after I was in their class. I'd be walking down the hall and they'd be like, 'Chip, how are you doing?' I'd be like, 'What? …
Monday, May 6, 2013
City hosts a Mother's Day Jazz Extravaganza.
The city of Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Alexandria City Public Schools will host a Mother's Day Jazz Concert at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, located at 901 Wythe St. This event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature budding jazz musicians from the T.C. Williams High School and the Francis C. Hammond Middle School jazz ensembles. There will be a special guest performance by The Alexandria Citizens Band. For additional information, contact Bertha Coleman at 703-746-5552 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
T.C. Williams High School conducted the performance.
Tuesday, April 30
By Brenna Carroll, Bishop Ireton High School student All that could be heard coming from T.C. Williams High School’s auditorium on a recent Friday night was laughter and applause as members of "The Wiz" cast delighted audience members with musical numbers from the upbeat redo of a classic tale based on L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Decorated with a script full of wit and a libretto filled with endlessly catchy melodies, by Charlie Small and William F. Brown, "The Wiz" was sure to be a night of fun on all sides of the stage lights. The story follows Dorothy on her journey from Kansas to Oz as she encounters creatures unimaginable in the real world. Dorothy, played by senior Samantha Rose Williams, showed off her range of …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Event will be held May 3 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Mark your calendars! T.C. Williams Crew will hold its annual barbecue and bluegrass fundraiser this Friday. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Old Dominion Boat Club, 1 King St. The food will be provided by Pork Barrel BBQ. Music will be provided by City Farm—and it’s not your grandfather’s bluegrass, according to PTSA announcement. There will also be a silent auction featuring trips, services, merchandise, restaurant certificates, music events, movies, theater and sporting events. Tickets are $40 or two for $75. The price includes the silent auction, food, drinks and music. Tickets must be purchased in advance online through Paypal. Visit the event website for more information.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Actor Mark Wahlberg talks to T.C. Williams students about the importance of hard work and finding a passion in life.
Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. Slouched in a chair wearing a Los Angeles Clippers T-shirt and blue jeans, Wahlberg, whose new film “Pain and Gain” hits theaters on Friday, talked to students about how he turned his life around, the importance of working hard in school and pursuing passions. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it. It’s through hard work that I’ve been able to achieve this kind of success.” A high school dropout, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In annual Washington Post Challenge Index that ranks difficulty of high schools locally and nationally, Alexandria's high school is in the top half.
T.C. Williams High School is ranked 74th among 176 Washington-area high schools on an annual "Challenge Index," according to Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews. Alexandria's public high school ranked higher in Virginia than it did among regional counterparts: T.C. Williams was ranked 44th when compared to 100 other high schools in Virginia. On the national list, T.C. Williams was ranked 634 out of 1,925 ranked high schools. To see the full list, click here. Since 1998, Mathews has ranked Washington-area public high schools using the Challenge Index, his measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college. The formula: Divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tennis teams currently can't practice at the high school.
Alexandria City Public Schools has plans to build six tennis courts on the campus of T.C. Williams High School, with construction expected to begin in spring 2014. Monica Szczepaniec with Alexandria City Public Schools’ educational facilities office told members of the Seminary Hill Association on Thursday that athletic department officials requested the courts. “Currently students are being bused to other jurisdictions around Virginia to practice and play competitively,” Szczepaniec said. “This cuts into their study time.” A community meeting with students and school neighbors was held in October 2012 at T.C. Williams. The school district analyzed building courts either in the northwest corner of the school property, adjacent to King …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Event includes used book sale, games, music, more.
The 26th Annual T.C. Williams Titan Expo is coming to the high school this year on Sunday, May 5. The community fun fair will include games, food, live music, a full court press, moonbounce, car bash and book sale. The event will raise funds for the Larry Trice PTSA/SCA Scholarships, which are awarded to T.C. Williams students interested in pursuing post-secondary degrees, particularly in the technical and education fields. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the high school, located at 3330 King St. Admission is free, but 50-cent tickets will be sold for games, activities and food. To date, the expo has raised more than $350,000 in direct funds for scholarships, which have been awarded since 1986. The award amount is $1,800 a …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The May 5 Titan Expo will feature a book sale.
Have some used books in good condition you’re willing to part with? Consider donating them for the Titan Expo Used Book Sale. The Titan Expo is an annual, student-run festival at T.C. Williams High School to raise money for the PTSA and Larry Trice Scholarships. This year’s expo will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, rain or shine. The expo will take place at T.C. Williams, 3330 King St., on the field in front of the parking garage. Book donations can be for all ages, fiction or nonfiction and hardback and paperback. Please do not donate textbooks. CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are also welcome. Collection boxes are located at: If you would like to serve as a collection site coordinator and deliver books to the storage facility, would like …