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Oct. 8-14: Oakton High, Flint Hill Celebrate Homecoming

School board hosts public hearing on proposed Fairfax Leadership Academy

Oakton High School celebrated its Homecoming this week, crowning twins Nestor and Naomi Folta as the king and queen during halftime of the Homecoming game against Chantilly.

Flint Hill School also hosted Homecoming festivities this week. Click here for photos of Spirit Week, and here for coverage of Saturday's Homecoming games and festivities

Fairfax Water crews on Verna Drive caused some interruption to traffic outside Waples Mill Elementary School to install water lines for a new neighborhood being developed.

Three 16-year-old girls were arrested in Springfield for allegedly being in possession of marijuana at an off-campus event. The teenagers were arrested at Waterford Receptions, an event venue that was hosting a regional high school leadership conference at the time of their arrests.

The Fairfax County School Board hosted a public hearing on the proposed Fairfax Leadership Academy, with proponents touting it as an opportunity to close the achievement gap and opponents worrying it would take away resources from other schools and duplicate current services.

The school board unanimously appointed 40 members Thursday to a newly-created committeetasked with reviewing the system's student rights and responsibilities handbook, putting the body in place to begin its work by the end of October.

The deadline for Fairfax County's online transportation survey has been pushed to 4:30 p.m. today. The survey, which asks the public how they think a $3 billion transportation shortfall should be fixed, was originally scheduled to close Friday. 

U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen answered questions posed by Patch's Northern Virginia readers.

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SPORTS

The Oakton High field hockey team ended its last week of the regular season with two wins, a 2-0 victory over McLean and a 3-0 win over Chantilly on Senior Night.

The Oakton High football team suffered its first loss of the season on Homecoming in a 42-21 loss to Chantilly.

After defeating Bishop Ireton 41-27 last week, the Flint Hill football team continued its win streak with a 60-0 victory over St. James on Homecoming.

Alumni Sports Notebook: Watts scores on 95-yard kickoff return despite injury

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