Friday, March 29, 2013
St. Elmo's Coffee Pub is hosting the book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The authors of “Mighty Titans,” a compilation of stories conveying students’ challenges and successes in the classroom at T.C. Williams High School in the mid-2000s, will be signing copies of the book at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub in Del Ray from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Roderic Brame, who taught Earth Science at T.C. Williams from 2003 to 2006, wrote and compiled the book with his wife, Rachel. While working at T.C. Williams, Brame called his students “Mighty Titans.” The book is a personal narration about programs designed to improve learning and teaching in a diverse, urban setting. Along with his narration, the book contains testimonies from 21 former T.C. Williams students. Brame discusses the importance of teachers and …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The May 5 Titan Expo will feature a book sale.
Have some used books in good condition you’re willing to part with? Consider donating them for the Titan Expo Used Book Sale. The Titan Expo is an annual, student-run festival at T.C. Williams High School to raise money for the PTSA and Larry Trice Scholarships. This year’s expo will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, rain or shine. The expo will take place at T.C. Williams, 3330 King St., on the field in front of the parking garage. Book donations can be for all ages, fiction or nonfiction and hardback and paperback. Please do not donate textbooks. CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are also welcome. Collection boxes are located at: If you would like to serve as a collection site coordinator and deliver books to the storage facility, would like …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Students photographers created 30 posters encouraging reading.
Teachers, administrators, students and staff at T.C. Williams High School became photography subjects this year as part of the “celebrity” READ poster project. Based on a series begun by the American Library Association in 1985, advanced commercial photography students selected their subjects, set up photo shoots and added text to 30 photograph posters, which will be displayed throughout the school. Senior Kaylynn Majors, who attended a reception introducing the posters Thursday morning at the school, photographed school secretary Patricia Moran reading “Sugar and Spice” by Lauren Conrad. “It was just fun. I liked it. I got to be in charge,” Majors said with a laugh. “Because, you know, you look to the adults in the school to tell you what…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Organizers of the Pink Zone event also announced that Alexandria will host the Relay for Life in Del Ray this spring to support the American Cancer Society.
The T.C. Williams High School girls basketball team honored breast cancer survivors at the third annual Pink Zone event this week. Before the Feb. 5 game, Coach Kesha Walton presented survivors Lieutenant Monique Rea, Sergeant Lynn Oliver and Deputy Valarie Wright of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office and her own mother Eva Walton with pink carnations and courtside seats to see the Titans play Lake Braddock. Michelle Daichman of the American Cancer Society gave each woman a special survivor sash. The Alexandria Fire Department showed its support of breast cancer awareness by selling pink "Fired up for the Cause" T-shirts benefitting the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund for Early Detection and Education at Inova Alexandria Hospital. The …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The event, held at T.C. Williams, is one of the largest indoor rowing events in the world.
Organizers of the 28th annual Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints are looking for volunteers. The event, held at T.C. Williams High School on Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world, according to its organizers. Last year, 1,572 athletes from 56 high schools, 38 rowing clubs, 10 colleges and six fitness clubs competed in the event. The sprints were staffed by 210 volunteers in 2012 – 160 adults and 50 students. Jeff Byron, erg sprint director, said he hopes even more volunteers will step forward for this year’s event. For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Students in the Leadership Class have put together Titans Care spirit towels, made possible by a donation from The Motley Fool, and on sale at this weekend's basketball games.
Fans at the T.C. Williams basketball games this weekend will be waving spirit towels as part of a fundraiser for Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Titans Care towels are being sold Friday and Saturday night at the T.C. Williams home games for $5. It’s part of a fundraiser for the Connecticut school’s memorial scholarship fund hosted by the University of Connecticut. The fund was created to help give the gift of higher education to siblings of the children killed at the school last month and to the children of the staff members who were killed. Community partner The Motley Fool paid $1,600 for the 2,000 towels. T.C. Williams graphic teacher Bobby Trout had his students print them in class, according to T.C. Williams teacher and project …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Principal Suzanne Maxey says efforts are showing improvements, but more work needs to be done.
T.C. Williams High School Principal Suzanne Maxey and staff told a small group of parents Monday night the school is making strides toward becoming a better performing school and that recent survey data from students and staff bears that out. School administrators presented the third-party Hanover Survey and Report, which surveyed about 50 percent of students and staff. “I can tell you, without looking at any data at all, I could have written this report,” Maxey said. “Because if you have yours ears to the ground, if you are paying attention, if you’re listening to people, you do know what is going on with your school.” T.C. Williams is undergoing a transformation process as a result of its 2010 state designation as a persistently low-…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Educational event aims to inspire Washington-area students to turn their passion for technology into careers.
Six T.C. Williams High School students got a hand-on educational experience Saturday with JAMtech™, presented by the Alexandria-based firm Carney, Inc. Associates from Carney, a federal contracting firm specializing in advanced solutions, are showing local high school students interested in technology—including online gaming, graphics, computer programming and social media—how to turn their passion into careers. The firm presented its sixth JAMtech™ Saturday at T.C. Williams. The event was a hands-on educational workshop that introduces students to technology used to develop digital games and applications. Participants are then eligible to apply for Carney’s internship program for the opportunity to experience working in a professional …
Monday, October 22, 2012
T.C. Williams earns second straight win.
The T.C. Williams High School football team topped Annandale 52-7 on Saturday for a big homecoming win at Parker-Gray Stadium, according to The Washington Post. Tailback Dealo Robertson led the Titans’ ground attack with 175 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns. Quarterback Alec Grosser completed 15 of 22 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns. Grosser also scored a rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Receiver Julius Cooper caught five passes for 106 yards, including scoring receptions of 21 and 25 yards. The Titans’ defense also scored twice—Rashawn Jackson returned an interception 60 yards for a score and Timothy Garvin returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown. The win, the second straight for the Titans, moved the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Students will get a chance to talk to representatives for colleges and universities.
T.C. Williams High School will hold its annual college fair Tuesday, Oct. 23. Representatives from colleges and universities will be on hand to answer student questions during the event. Participating institutions of higher learning include The College of William & Mary, Tuskegee University, University of Virginia and Yale University The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school. The event takes place in the gymnasium on the main campus. Military representatives also will available. All students and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. T.C. Williams is located at 3330 King St.