Robotics club takes first place
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Local delegate and senators join in on congratulating the team
Senator George Barker (D-39) has sponsored a Senate Joint Resolution honoring the Gar-Field boys basketball team for their undefeated season this year. Del. Luke Torian (D-52) and Sen. Toddy Puller (D-36) also support SJ200, which makes a formal recognition of coach Andy Gray’s 300th win this year against Potomac High School, the end of regular season win against Hylton High School and the team’s first place at the K-Guard Holiday Classic basketball tournament. The resolution was introduced Feb. 27 at the General Assembly in Richmond, VA. Read the full text of the resolution here.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Precautionary measure, students and staff are safe.
Update: Jan. 13 at 12:45 p.m.: "Secure-the-building" mode has been lifted at GFHS. Original post: Prince William County Schools said Gar-Field High School was placed in "secure-the-building" mode on Friday following a robbery at Potomac Mills. The school was placed in the mode per the request of the Prince William County Police department. "This action is precautionary and staff and students are safe. When the Police Department gives the “all clear” for the school, an announcement will be made," reads a post on the school system's Facebook page. We'll post more details about the robbery when we get them.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Results and recaps submitted by coaches.
Gar-Field Swim Recap By: Coach Tara Schnieder The Gar-Field swim team is heading into winter break with a 2-2 record thanks to a pair of wins on Friday. Both the men and women’s teams defeated Potomac and Freedom high schools. There were a number of great swims for the Indians. On the men’s side the standout swims came from senior Klint Edgemon and freshman Lawson Long who both dropped over 1 seconds in the 500 free. In the 100 backstroke sophomore Ryan Grant, freshman Liam Brennan and senior Joe Yarrington took 1, 2 and 3 respectively. In the 50 free a trio of seniors, Julius Brown, Joe Yarrington and Zachary Horrocks all had best times. Sophomore Sherman Green dropped 6 seconds in the 200 IM and 1 in the 100 Fly both for second …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Yellow Jackets defeat the Indians 3-0 in the set: 25-7, 25-11, 25-7.
Records: Gar-Field (0-3), Osbourn Park (3-0); 25-7, 25-11, 25-7 The Heroes: The entire Osbourn Park worked as a well-oiled machine and functioned as a calm, cohesive unit. Both the teams' started close (3-3 and 2-1), but OP's Yellow Jackets always found their rhythm first (8-3 and 7-2). The Indians's Rose-Ellen Mock and Anita Rios failed to falter, and kept their team alive, but it was mostly from the efforts of Kaitlyn Mahoney that the Indians were able to keep their heads in the game. Mahoney didn't miss a single spike, yet could not record all that many kills. The opposing Yellow Jackets just seemed too prepared. Osbourn Park relentlessly dismantled Gar-Field. The Turning Point: Anita Rios had a few amazing digs that amazed the crowd…
Friday, October 15, 2010
Hylton beats Gar-Field 2-0, scores 13-25 and 23-25, respectively
Records: Gar-Field 0-2, Hylton 2-0; 13-25, 23-25 The Heroes: If one were to judge the Hylton Bulldogs solely from their warmup, it didn't look like they could have kept up against the Gar-Field Indians, but in what they lacked in height, they made up for with power. The Indians' first game became rather one-sided—a high velocity serve-fest ripe with overcommitted spikes and frustration. Lexi Doresis and Jennifer Vanegas made some amazing saves and digs to keep the team alive in the second game, never letting the score gap widen too far. The game went back and forth as key plays from Daphne Escueta and Genessis Castillo kept the Bulldogs from taking too much of a lead (17-18). The audience erupted as a key save by Doresis let the Indians …
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Virginia and Prince William County scores have risen in the past year.
According to the Prince William County Schools website, SAT scores across the county rose nine points from the graduating class of 2010. Specifically, SAT scores increased six points in math, two points in critical reading and one point in writing making for an overall average score of 1508. Prince William County Schools' Office of Accountability distributed the scores yesterday. Associate Superintendent for Student Learning and Accountability Tim Healey, a former Woodbridge Senior High School teacher and principal of Osbourn Park, said there are three major reasons as to why SAT scores on up this year. "Four years ago the School Board began paying the fees for all 10th and 11th grade students to take the PSAT test," said Healey. "This …
Saturday, September 4, 2010
The second game of the regular season was at SJHS in Manassas.
The Gar-Field Indians' varsity football team was victorious last night at the cross-town Stonewall Jackson Raiders' home stadium in what was an exciting match-up. Both teams battled it out all night, and spent most of the game tied. Gar-Field's junior runningback David Bailey broke the tie at the end of the third quarter taking the lead for the Indians. The Raiders wasted no time in catching up. Raiders' very active and fast CJ Burns immediately helped Stonewall get back at Gar-Field with a 65-yard return on special teams. The Raiders then regained the tie at 20–20. In the final quarter, Gar-Field's drive toward the goal looked promising, but the ball was torn away from the Indians, resulting in a quarterback fumble for the Indians. Headed…
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Virginia Department of Education changed requirements for the 2010-2011 school year
Labor Day weekend means barbeques, picnics and long lazy days of lounging at the lake. For parents, it also means preparing for the start of another school year, the end of a chaotic summer and a return to the normalcy of a scheduled routine. But for incoming ninth graders at Woodbridge and Gar-Field high schools, it will also mean adapting to the new math graduation requirements. Back in January, the Virginia Department of Education announced a number of changes to graduation requirements for students entering the ninth grade in 2010-2011, all of which were intended to raise the standards of learning for Virginia students. However, after both the Board of Education and the state legislature were presented with concerns from school …