NEW PRINCIPAL AT MIDDLEBURG COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
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trips into the Town of Middleburg to visit the public library, post office, and the National Sporting Museum as it relates to their curriculum. In the warmer months, fourth and fifth graders take their gym class in the form of swimming lessons at the Community Center’s pool.
Students are taught the content necessary to meet Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) in a hands-on, creative format. In the 2018-2019 school year, MCCS students exceeded Loudoun County averages for SOLs.
The school is a public charter open to all Loudoun County K-5 residents. There is no fee to attend and no test to gain admission. MCCS is accepting applications for students from kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2019-2020 school year. To speak with Principal Robinson or schedule a school tour, please call 540-687-5048.
Warrenton Horse Show, a tradition since 1899, slogan has recently revealed a new trademark-- ™ Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Mark your calendars for August 28-September 1at the Warrenton Horse Showgrounds on 60 E. Shirley Ave. 540-347-9442 and warrentonhorseshow.com. Here we offer “Something Old” the 1936 John Barton Payne Trophy for the Fox Hunter Corinthian Class. Stay tuned for new, borrowed and blue.
MORE HORSEY NEWS
The latest from Colonial Downs in New Kent, Virginia….With the barn area now open, anticipation is running high for the 2019 Colonial Downs race meeting after a six-year hiatus of flat racing in Virginia. It’s highlighted by the enthusiastic arrival of trainers across the Middle Atlantic, Northeast and Midwestern regions, and attracted by a strong purse structure of $500,000 per day and major capital improvements throughout the facility.
For its 15-day meeting beginning August 8, the Colonial Downs Group has executed wide-sweeping improvements and upgrades to the racetrack, including a new irrigation system for its world-renowned Secretariat turf course, renovations to the 1 ¼-mile dirt track, stable area and paddock, receiving and test barns and dormitories, new jockey’s room kitchen and the installation of a new tote board and video board. Stabling capacity will accommodate approximately 700 stalls. The highlight of the stakes calendar will be the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3) and the $150,000 Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, both on August 31.
Among the many trainers who have committed to stalls for the upcoming meet are multiple graded-stakes winning conditioners John Servis, (Smarty Jones, Jaywalk), Brian Lynch (Oscar Performance, Heart to Heart, Grand Arch) Larry Rivelli (Cocked and Loaded,
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