Two of Nancy Borts seventh-grade science classes at Francis C. Hammond Middle School created a video this year that won first place at a Youth Summit sponsored by Earth Force, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of watersheds.
The Alexandria City Public Schools Summer School program has two unique opportunities for rising middle school students.
Nora Belkhayat, a seventh-grader from Francis C. Hammond Middle School, won first place in the middle-school division of the 2009 Imagine That! Engineering Innovation Essay Contest for an essay that described a magnetic-levitation type of transportation that she called the spit-baller.
After more than three months of debate, numerous revisions and an influx of millions of dollars in federal stimulus funding, the School Board has approved the city schools budget for the upcoming fiscal year.