Friday, January 11, 2013
School will expand by 33,184 feet to accommodate hundreds of new students.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the plans to expand and renovate Reston's Terraset Elementary School. The plans include building additions of 33,184 square feet. There will be a an administration addition, art/music addition, two classroom additions and a multi-purpose addition. The upper parking area will be redesigned to improve traffic flow and to provide a kiss-and-ride drop-off area. The two existing pedestrian bridges will be demolished, and a new centrally located bridge will be constructed to connect the school with the kiss-and-ride area. Terraset was built in 1977. The additional space will increase the capacity of Terraset from 600 students (487 are enrolled for 2012-13) to nearly 900. Former principal …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Cops stopped at Terraset Elementary School Tuesday as part of a tour to pick up toys for hospitalized kids.
A police motorcycle motorcade rolled into Reston's Terraset Elementary School on Tuesday, but it was all in the spirit of the season. Santa's Ride For The Children is a countywide effort to collect toys for hospitalized children at Christmas. Terraset students - along with kids at nine other Fairfax County elementary schools - were encouraged to bring donations of new toys and games to school. On Tuesday, Fairfax County Police officers, along with help from the Vienna Police Department, Virginia State Police and other local agencies, came by, accompanied by some special guests. The donations will be delivered to Inova Fairfax Hospital and other local facilities.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Board will revisit issue of big renovation and expansion of Terraset Elementary School in January.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday deferred decision on the plans for Terraset Elementary School's renovation and expansion. Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins suggested the supervisors revisit the issue in January. The Fairfax County Planning Commission last week recommended for approval the renovation and expansion plans, which include five new building additions, a new kiss-and-ride area and nearly double the capacity for the 36-year-old school at 11411 Ridge Heights Rd. However, the plan will proceed without a new soccer field that received complaints that it would interfere with a softball field that was built with Title IX funds. A Nov. 15 staff report highlighted some of the plans, which include: * A 3,400-square…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will now vote on five additions and increased capacity and parking for the school.
The Fairfax County Planning Commission on Thursday recommended for approval the renovation and expansion plans for Terraset Elementary School. The plan will now go to the Board of Supervisors for a vote. Fairfax County Public Schools are planning five new building additions, a new kiss-and-ride area and other changes to the 36-year-old school at 11411 Ridge Heights Rd. A Nov. 15 staff report highlighted some of the plans, which include: * A 3,400-square foot administrative addition to the front entrance. * A 7,613-square-foot art and music addition * An 11,100-square-foot media and classroom addition. * A 3,919-square-foot School Age Child Care addition * A 7,521-square-foot west classroom addition * A new kiss-and-ride area * Removing the…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
FCPS plans 33,463 square feet of additions to elementary school.
Big changes are planned for Terraset Elementary School, and the public is invited to speak up on Thursday as the detailed renovation plan goes before the Fairfax County Planning Commission. To speak before the commission at the 8:15 p.m. meeting, click here (case number is PRC C-203) Fairfax County Public Schools are planning five new building additions, a new kiss-and-ride area and other changes to the 36-year-old school at 11411 Ridge Heights Rd. A Nov. 15 staff report highlighted some of the plans, which include: * A 3,400-square foot administrative addition to the front entrance. * A 7,613-square-foot art and music addition * An 11,100-square-foot media and classroom addition. * A 3,919-square-foot School Age Child Care addition * A 7,…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
A look at some of the planned projects up for discussion soon.
Here is a look at the status of some of Reston's larger development projects. Terraset Elementary School - Fairfax County Public Schools Design and Construction Services has filed a Planned Residential Community Plan for Terraset Elementary School Renovations. The plans include proposed building additions totaling 33,184 square feet to include an administration addition, art/music addition, two classroom additions and a multi-purpose addition. The upper parking area will be redesigned to improve traffic flow and to provide a kiss-and-ride drop-off area. The two existing pedestrian bridges will be demolished, and a new centrally located bridge will be constructed to connect the school with the kiss-and-ride area. The application has been …
Monday, September 24, 2012
"Watch Dads of Great Students" gets underway at Reston school.
Mike Spatter took physical education at Terraset Elementary School on Friday. He walked the halls with the third graders, gave high-fives to the fourth graders, ate in the cafeteria, read out loud and listened during social studies. Spatter is not a student, teacher or an administrator. He is a dad of two Terraset students who was taking part in the school's new Watch D.O.G.S. program. D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an initiative of the nonprofit National Center for Fathering. It seeks to engage men - including grandads, uncles or any other father figures - into schools to inspire students, reduce bullying, and enhance learning. Dads sign up to spend an entire day at the school. Terraset principal Lindsay Trout said she heard about…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Hynes: FCPS has to be very careful how it spends school construction bond funds, to comply with the law and to have any hope of addressing backlog of renovations and additions.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Degraded streams are a challenge throughout Fairfax County. Property renovations and additions provide opportunities to rehabilitate streams damaged by decades of over-development and the school system is committed to playing a responsible role in that effort. School system and county government staff are working together to that end, across the county and here in Reston. I want to thank Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova for their active involvement. The costs of stream restoration are significant. Retaining storm water on the Sunrise Valley ES property, for example, would cost 10 times what traditional, and currently acceptable, storm water on the Sunrise Valley property, for example, would …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Terraset students release brook trout they raised this school year.
Students from Terraset Elementary School's EcoClub said goodbye on Monday to the brook trout they raised from eggs this school year. As part of Trout Unlimited's Trout in the Classroom program, the students have been nurturing the fish in an aquarium at the school since September 2011. They were released into the Thompson Wildlife Management Area near Markham, VA, where their growth and development will be studied by biologists in an effort to repopulate Virginia streams with this native fish.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Principal Ellen Cury will end 12 years at the Reston elementary school.
Ellen Cury, principal of Terraset Elementary School, says she will retire at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Cury has been at Terraset for 12 years - two as assistant principal and 10 years as principal. The Fairfax resident, 62, has been an educator for 40 years, 35 of them with Fairfax County Public Schools. With test scores rising, quality teachers on board and plans for a big renovation for the school starting in 2013, she says "Terraset is in a really good place right now." "I started to think about retiring last year," she said on Wednesday. "But I love the community, the school and the kids. My leadership team was very influential in convincing me to stay. But someone new can come in now and bring us to the next level." Cury …