The A-Blast

Students reflect on first quarter

October 29, 2009

As the first quarter works its way to an end and a four day weekend, students at AHS consider what they have done well and what they could have done better. As the shortest quarter of the year, and the busiest for most kids, t...

Cheerleading heads to Districts

October 28, 2009

On Monday, Oct. 26, the Annandale cheer leading squad took a trip, along with the other competitive high schools in the Patriot District, to Lake Braddock Secondary School for a cheer leading competition. It was very ...

County’s thin wallet invokes cut proposals for AHS

October 21, 2009

In the AHS library on Wednesday, Oct. 21, three Fairfax County representatives sat before a morose crowd of concerned parents, alumni and administrators attempting to sell the latest School Board proposed budget cuts that will di...

Field hockey cut down early

October 21, 2009

The Atoms field hockey team played the W.T. Woodson Cavaliers on Oct. 13 at home and ended with a tough loss of 2-1 with the lone goal coming from junior Adrienne Williams. This was the last game of their regular season wh...

17 minutes of pain

October 21, 2009

Saturday, Oct. 17 was cold, wet and dismal. The muddy ground squashed with each step and gray specks of moisture floated through the sky. And yet seven boys and five girls from AHS stripped down to their meager uniforms and pr...

Band on the March

Mackda Dinberu, Staff Writer

October 16, 2009

Tomorrow the AHS marching band will be taking a trip down to Winchester, VA for a competition at James Wood High School. The Marching Atoms will be performing at 8:15 in the evening. The band has been ruthlessly working on impr...

Band citrus fundraiser begins

October 14, 2009

AHS Band Boosters is currently throwing their annual citrus sale. The fundraiser benefits towards things like their instruments and transportation buses for marching band competitions. This year the citrus sale is being run by...

AHS holds PSAT exams

October 14, 2009

It is that time of year again. Students, with the exception of seniors, prepare themselves for a hard working half day of school, and a date with the Practice Scholastic Apptitude Test on Wednesday October, 14. What are the PS...

First quarter interim grades mailed home

October 9, 2009

A few days ago, labels were made, papers were printed, and tons of envelopes were stuffed. This process, which takes a week to prepare for, culminated in the distribution of interim grades. The increase in the student population has definitely made an...

Big win for field hockey

October 8, 2009

The field hockey ladies have done it again. Last night, the varsity field hockey team roughed out a challenging game against the West Potomac Wolverines on their senior night. The game started off intensely and rapidly got ev...

Homecoming nominations gathered

October 5, 2009

Homecoming nominations started today, Monday, Oct. 5 and will run until Wednesday, Oct. 7. This is the first year all grade levels are able to participate. Each person is given one chance to nominate a male and female in thei...

Movie Review: Toy Story 3D

October 3, 2009

Toy Story 1 & 2 in three dimensions (3-D) excels the original non 3-D Toy Story 1 from1995 and Toy Story 2 from 1999. The comical adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head, and the rest of the gang have r...

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