SC EMT Passes Away after COVID-19 Battle

first_imgA funeral procession was held Monday. He is survived by hiswife, his children Peyton and Keith, and a host of other family members. Keith Brown, 48, died Wednesday, WCSC-TV reported. He worked for 17 years in EMS in the Charleston area, most recently for MedTrust. His wife Petrice believes Keith was exposed to someone while at work. Related Interim CDC Guidance on Exposure Definitions and Quarantine of Healthcare Workers Exposed to Patients with COVID-19Tracker map created by ESRI, in concert with the World Health Organization, and John Hopkins Universitycenter_img Family and friends are mourning the death of an EMT whopassed away from COVID-19 in South Carolina. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help defray costs. Keith Brown (Photo/GoFundMe) last_img read more

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The Best Fort Belvoir Schools: Daycare – High School (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionMoving to a new duty station can be stressful. You have to secure housing, find out where everything is (grocery stores, doctors, clothing stores, etc.), and figure out where to send your kids for school or research childcare options. Luckily, there will be no shortage of quality education and childcare options for your children in and around the Fort Belvoir area. See for yourself.Suggested Read: Fort Belvoir: In-Depth Welcome Center Virginia School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in a Virginia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 30 of the current school year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age and the child’s previous school records and immunization records. For details on Virginia’s minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12, visit the Virginia Department of Education website. Check with individual schools for additional requirements prior to enrollment.Schools in Fort BelvoirElementary school-age children living on post can enroll and attend Fort Belvoir Primary School or Fort Belvoir Upper School, both part of Fairfax County Public Schools. There are special considerations for military families who are moving into Fairfax County. Reach out to your School Liaison Officer for help or find more information here about registration requirements and policies for new students. The on-post elementary schools at Fort Belvoir are convenient for military families and feed into other schools in the Fairfax County Public School district. Middle and high school students attend off-post schools, Whitman Middle School, and Mount Vernon High School.Fort Belvoir Elementary Schools1. Fort Belvoir Primary School5970 Meeres RoadFort Belvoir, VA 22060Phone: 1 (703) 781-2700Fort Belvoir Primary School enrolls roughly 900 pre-K through second grade students every year. The primary school was constructed after the district was awarded a grant in 2014. It was built on the same campus where Fort Belvoir Upper School sits. It is one of four paired schools in Fairfax County Public Schools. The facility is equipped with the latest technologies to help immerse students in the digital age. The campus has a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab, a science center, and a STEAM resource teacher to provide hands-on lessons to all students.2. Fort Belvoir Upper School5980 Meeres RoadFort Belvoir, VA 22060Phone: 1 (571) 982-1300Fort Belvoir Upper School enrolls roughly 500 fourth through sixth grade students every year. The original elementary school on Fort Belvoir opened its doors in 1998. It replaced three former elementary schools on the installation. The school was modified after the Fort Belvoir Primary School was constructed, and now the two schools sit side by side on a single campus. The Upper School is known for its technology offerings, as well as the musical programs it has to support budding musicians. Student leadership is nurtured through safety patrols, student council, peer mediators, and in-hour morning shows at both schools.Fort Belvoir Middle SchoolAll middle schools are off post and listed below.Fort Belvoir High SchoolAll high schools are off post and listed below.Schools Near Fort BelvoirFamilies that choose to live in off-post housing will need to enroll in schools within their associated district. Public school districts generally don’t allow out-of-district enrollment. There is one public school district near Fort Belvoir, in Fairfax County.Fairfax County Public School DistrictGatehouse Administration Center8115 Gatehouse RoadFalls Church, VA 22042Phone: 1 (571) 423-3000Fairfax County Public Schools has plenty of choices for its nearly 188,000 students living in Fairfax County. The district is the 10th largest school division in the U.S., with 198 schools and centers split up into five regions. This enormous district doesn’t leave children behind though. Academics are at the root of everything; parents regularly relocate to the area to take advantage of the quality education their children can expect at a Fairfax County Public School. Over 90 percent of students graduate on time, and around the same number plan to pursue post-secondary education. Students have the option of taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes in high school. Many students have ties to nearby Fort Belvoir so the district offers military transition services to make things as easy as possible for transferring students.Elementary Schools Near Fort BelvoirRiverside Elementary School8410 Old Mount Vernon RoadAlexandria, VA 22309Phone: 1 (703) 799-6000Riverside Elementary School is an elementary school serving roughly 840 students from pre-K through sixth grade and is an advanced academic placement center for qualified students in third through sixth grade. The elementary school was built in 1968 on land that was once owned by George Washington. Riverside Elementary serves a culturally rich and economically diverse community. Students at the school are challenged by high expectations and have a wide variety of learning opportunities with reduced class sizes. Those in fourth through sixth grade can participate in chorus, band and strings classes, or work on the morning news team.Middle Schools Near Fort BelvoirWhitman Middle School2500 Parkers LaneAlexandria, VA 22306Phone: 1 (703) 660-2400Whitman Middle School enrolls nearly 1,000 seventh and eighth-graders. The middle school opened in 1961 and was named after the famous poet, Walt Whitman. The campus previously sat on Old Mount Vernon Road where Mount Vernon High School is today. The diverse student population has a number of programs to help guide them toward a successful future once they begin attending high school. There are after-school activities (tutoring, clubs, and sports), staff/mentor-mentee and literacy programs, and a focus on college preparatory.High Schools Near Fort BelvoirMount Vernon High School8515 Old Mount Vernon RoadAlexandria, VA 22309Phone: 1 (703) 618-3100Mount Vernon High School enrolls approximately 2,000 high schoolers from ninth through 12th grade. The school sits less than a mile from George Washington’s home and is steeped in tradition. Founded back in 1939, the school has a world-class curriculum and students can choose from a wide offering of advanced courses. Mount Vernon High School offers students a broad range of extracurricular activities tailored to the broad range of student interests. Contributing to the school’s unique character and strength is its diversity with more than 50 countries and 30 languages represented in its student population.Charter Schools Near Fort BelvoirCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. There is a list of eight charter schools that are nearby Fort Belvoir; however, there are only two that are about an hour drive each way. For more information about the charter schools in Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website.1. Middleburg Community Charter School101 N Madison St.Middleburg, VA 20117Phone: 1 (540) 687-50482. Hillsboro Charter Academy37110 Charles Town PikePurcellville, VA 20132Phone: 1 (540) 751-2560Private schools near Fort BelvoirParents who choose to send their children to a private school near Fort Belvoir are met with quite a few options. Nearly half of the private schools in the area have a religious affiliation but they do not skimp on academics. According to Private School Review, these are some of the best private schools in the Fairfax County area.1. Browne Academy5917 Telegraph RoadAlexandria, VA 22310Phone: 1 (571) 451-1006Browne Academy is a day school committed to helping children by providing extraordinary teaching, exceptional academic programs, and offering a nurturing community. Small classes and hands-on learning nurture each child’s academic, social, and emotional growth. The academy enrolls children from preschool through eighth grade and helps equip them to navigate life after graduating.2. Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy6401 Missionary LaneFairfax Station, VA 22039Phone: 1 (703) 323-8100Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy places among the top private schools in Virginia for its size (a student body of nearly 300). The co-ed school was founded in 1976 and offers grades pre-K through 12th. The school is fully accredited by the North American Christian School Accreditation Agency as well as the American Association of Christian Schools. The academy maintains smaller class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio of 14 students for each teacher to offer students individualized attention.3. Oakcrest School1619 Crowell RoadVienna, VA 22182Phone: 1 (703) 790-5450Oakcrest School is an all-girls Catholic school serving grades sixth through 12th. The school, spanning over 23 acres, has an enrollment of nearly 300 and boasts small class sizes (15 students) with a ratio of six students for every teacher. The school offers a variety of advanced courses, such as AP History, AP Biology, AP Physics, and AP Music Theory. Students can pick from 10 sports and more than 20 extracurriculars, like debate team, marine biology club, National Honor Society, Latin club, and Stewards of Earth club.4. St. Ambrose School3827 Woodburn RoadAnnandale, VA 22003Phone: 1 (703) 698-7171St. Ambrose School is a parish school founded in 1995 serving about 210 students from preschool through eighth grade. It offers plenty of sports and extracurriculars, including basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, chess club, yearbook, garden club, STEM club, band, choir and drama club, among others. Class sizes are small, with about 19 students in each class, and a student to teacher ratio just slightly above the national average, with one teacher for every 15 students.5. Westminster School3819 Gallows RoadAnnandale, VA 22003Phone: 1 (703) 256-3620Westminster School is a beautiful school sitting on nearly seven acres in the heart of Fairfax County. The school was founded in 1962 and serves nearly 250 students from preschool through eighth grade. It offers sports like basketball, soccer, softball and karate, and 20 extracurriculars, including chess club, French club, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, music class, theater arts, dance, Builders Club, art and chorus, among others. Class sizes are very small, with an average of 12 students in a class and a student-teacher ratio of nine to one.Daycares near Fort BelvoirLeaving your child in someone else’s care is not easy for many parents. When looking for the right daycare facility, reading reviews on Care.com and Yelp and visiting a few options when possible is the best way to make a decision about where to send your child. Or, if you’re looking to secure childcare on post at Fort Belvoir, there are different options to choose from. On-post child care centers offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for your child. There are also options for Parents’ Night Out or Parents’ Day Out child care.ConclusionMoving every few years can certainly take its toll on you and your child. Ensuring that your child’s education is taken care of or securing child care right away helps alleviate this burden. There are plenty of educational options near (and on) Fort Belvoir to make sure your child’s mental and physical well-being will be well taken care of. Use the above information to help narrow down the choices so you can rest easy and spend your time on something else, like finding a new restaurant to try out.More like this: 25 of the Best Restaurants Near Fort Belvoirlast_img read more

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As Ratings Fall, NBC Cancels Musical-Theater Drama Series Rise

first_img View Comments The new musical theater-themed TV drama Rise has been canceled by NBC, according to Variety. The reason for the cancellation was a decline in ratings. The hourlong series is based on Michael Sokolove’s book Drama High.Rise follows a teacher—played by Broadway alum Josh Radnor (Disgraced)—who takes over his school’s waning theater program and begins staging a production of Spring Awakening. The cast of theater vets also includes two-time Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Rosie Perez (The Ritz), Joe Tippett (Waitress), Damon J. Gillespie (Aladdin) and Taylor Richardson (Annie), along with Moana voice star Auli’i Cravalho.As recently announced, the May 15 finale of Rise will feature a new Spring Awakening song penned by the musical’s Tony-winning songwriting team Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Rise is co-produced by Hamilton Tony winner Jeffrey Seller.last_img read more

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Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPhoto credit KC Parks.Kraske says KC should consider stripping J.C. Nichols’ name from monuments given his racist positions. Kansas City Star editorial board member Steve Kraske argued in a column Sunday that Kansas City should consider renaming the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. Kraske points to the long-lasting effects of Nichols’ efforts to restrict racial and religious minorities from buying houses in his developments in cities like Prairie Village and Mission Hills as rationale for renaming the fountain. “The impact is still felt in our dramatically segregated town. Even today, few minorities live in Nichols neighborhoods, and our city remains one of the most segregated in America. Nichols played a big role in that, but he’s still memorialized today via the city’s most glorious fountain and through the J.C. Nichols Parkway, among other tributes,” Kraske writes. “That should change. We should remove his name from the fountain that he helped buy and install because it’s the most visible Nichols commemoration.” [Steve Kraske: Kansas City should confront racist past and rename J.C. Nichols fountain — Kansas City Star]Incoming KU Chancellor Doug Girod set to depart Mission Hills for Lawrence. Mission Hills’ population is set to see a notable dip. Outgoing University of Kansas Medical Center executive vice chancellor and incoming University of Kansas chancellor Doug Girod will be moving out of the city in the coming months to set up residence at Outlook, the on-campus residence where the KU chancellor is require to live. [New KU chancellor’s salary set at $550,000, with opportunity to earn more by practicing medicine — Lawrence Journal-World]Check out the Shawnee Mission Post on KCPT’s Week in Review. In case you missed it over the weekend, check out Friday’s episode of Kansas City Week in Review, where we joined host Nick Haines and panelists Dave Helling, Bryan Lowry and Barb Shelly to discuss a number of Johnson County topics, from Jerry Moran’s town hall, to Kris Kobach’s announcement that he is running for governor, to the Shawnee Mission School District’s purchase of semi-automatic rifles for its police officers.last_img read more

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What’s really cooking in Guyana?

first_img Oct 27, 2016 Related Posts Share this on WhatsApp Prospects good for agriculture in Cayman Islands –… center_img What sparked my effort to understand Guyanese food culture, and the potential of this sector, was a conversation I overheard a few years ago at an internet café in Bourda, Georgetown about the apparent disappearance of a fruit called bird-shit. I had been returning to Guyana for annual visits and had already reacquainted myself with such fruits delights as Awara, Dunks, Genip, Gooseberry, Jamoon, Sapodilla, Maumee, Soursop, Tamarind, Kuru, Whitey, Five Fingers, Sourie/One Finger/Blim Blim, Simatoo, as well as Cheese & Bread, Fat Pork, and Stinking Toe. Even with such a seemingly endless array of fruits, I wondered at the loss of such a colorfully named fruit, and about what other foods might be endangered. Who knows, bird-shit could be the proverbial “canary in the mine,” warning of diminishing biodiversity and missed opportunities for food sustainability and security. Read more at: Stabroek News  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (Stabroek News) – Food is so central to human life and culture that a West African proverb maintains that “There is no god quite like our stomach, as we must make sacrifices to it every day!” In fact, every culture is identified by, among other means, a distinctive cuisine and thus through food tells of its unique adaptation to the environment. Today there is a growing interest in sustainable food, with roots in the 1970s Slow Food movement, emphasizing local agriculture, optimal nutrition and environmental justice. Although typically trivialized as a mere necessity, food is an undisputed force and could be a site of empowerment against the hazards of commercial food industries. Guyana’s rich history and geography positions it to contribute to the modern sustainable food movement. Guyana’s food sector should be a public policy priority in light of foodways’ strong cultural relevance and current trends in ecotourism, sustainable agriculture and diets. Guyanese understand the significance of being called a “nyam go way,” a name given to someone who visits someone’s home and eats, but leaves too quickly to gyaff or meaningfully interact.  Similarly, an Italian tradition maintains that it is ineffective to engage others on an empty stomach. Such entrenched values affirm the significance of food beyond sustenance and satiation. Guyana’s food environment is sufficiently unique to secure Protected Designation of Origin branding for food products like Casareep, cane sugar, aged rums and unique fruit wineslast_img read more

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State Housing Agencies battered by crunch

first_imgAll states have housing-finance agencies, which either originate mortgage loans to state residents or guarantee loans made by lenders. In 2007, state housing agencies issued $17 billion in bonds that funded 126,611 mortgages. In 2008, some agencies were on track to exceed 2007’s levels, until September when the credit markets froze.Now, at a time when housing-finance agencies’ services are needed more than ever, most states have sharply curtailed their housing-finance operations. A handful of states, including California, Texas and Wisconsin, have suspended their mortgage-lending programs altogether.Wall Street Journallast_img read more

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Vacuum technology used for transport of the future

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Dearman to host event on air quality

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