Thursday, May 16, 2013
T.C. Williams tops Lee 9-2 in Patriot District playoff game.
The T.C. Williams High School baseball team topped Robert E. Lee 9-2 Wednesday night at Simpson Stadium in a second-round game of the Patriot District tournament, according to The Washington Post. “Far from perfect, but it was a memorable last game at home,” tweeted T.C. Williams ace Alec Grosser, who emerged as a major league pitching prospect this season. “Thanks to everyone that came out.” With the victory, the Titans advance to the district semifinals and also clinched a berth into the 16-team Northern Region tournament. T.C. Williams will travel to Burke to face Lake Braddock at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, in a Patriot District semifinal game. The winner will play Monday, May 20 at Lake Braddock in the district final.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
T.C. Williams High School band is one of 15 from around the country selected to perform at halftime of 2014 bowl game in New Orleans.
The T.C. Williams High School marching band is heading to The Big Easy. The Marching Titans will represent Alexandria and Virginia at the 2014 Sugar Bowl, to be held Jan. 2, 2014, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Directed by Carlos Gonzales, the T.C. Williams band is one of 15 high school units from across the country selected to perform at halftime of the bowl game. The 80-member band will spend five days in New Orleans, rehearse with the other invited high school bands, learn from nationally renowned adjudicators and explore the city that gave birth to jazz. “I am thrilled to see that the Marching Titans will be representing Alexandria at the 2014 Sugar Bowl Game, bringing prestige and honor to our historic city,” Alexandria Mayor Bill …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Theogony is T.C. Williams High School’s student-run media organization.
T.C. Williams High School’s student-run media organization and newspaper—Theogony—has announced next year’s leadership team. Rising seniors Emily Church, Kevin Cruz, James Patrick McLaughlin, Meredith Poe, Rosa Procaccino and Sydney Schaedel will be managing directors for the 2013-2014 school year. They will lead the following areas: features (Schaedel), news and style (Church), online and layout (Procaccino), opinion (Poe), sports (McLaughlin) and photography and social media (Cruz). Rising senior Sam Hanoura will lead Theogony’s joint television operations with T.C. Williams’ television production classes, taught by Vilma Zefran. Hanoura will produce and co-host Theogony On Air, a monthly television show. Theogony On Air is broadcast on…
Monday, May 6, 2013
City hosts a Mother's Day Jazz Extravaganza.
The city of Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Alexandria City Public Schools will host a Mother's Day Jazz Concert at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, located at 901 Wythe St. This event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature budding jazz musicians from the T.C. Williams High School and the Francis C. Hammond Middle School jazz ensembles. There will be a special guest performance by The Alexandria Citizens Band. For additional information, contact Bertha Coleman at 703-746-5552 or email email@example.com.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The facility was originally slated to shut down for facility improvements on Monday, May 6.
Alexandria parks officials have delayed the closing date for Chinquapin Park Recreation Center by more than a month. The facility, located next the T.C. Williams High School on King Street, was originally scheduled to close May 6 for repairs and improvements, a staff member said. The center will now close for day-to-day operations on June 17 and should reopen in the fall. Staff members are trying to lessen the closure’s inconvience to community members, city officials said in a news release, but said the scope of the facility improvements requires full closure to ensure public safety, reduce costs and shorten the construction period. Chinquapin Park Recreation Center will operate on the following schedule: May 6 through June 16, normal …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
T.C. Williams High School conducted the performance.
Tuesday, April 30
By Brenna Carroll, Bishop Ireton High School student All that could be heard coming from T.C. Williams High School’s auditorium on a recent Friday night was laughter and applause as members of "The Wiz" cast delighted audience members with musical numbers from the upbeat redo of a classic tale based on L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Decorated with a script full of wit and a libretto filled with endlessly catchy melodies, by Charlie Small and William F. Brown, "The Wiz" was sure to be a night of fun on all sides of the stage lights. The story follows Dorothy on her journey from Kansas to Oz as she encounters creatures unimaginable in the real world. Dorothy, played by senior Samantha Rose Williams, showed off her range of …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Event will be held May 3 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Mark your calendars! T.C. Williams Crew will hold its annual barbecue and bluegrass fundraiser this Friday. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Old Dominion Boat Club, 1 King St. The food will be provided by Pork Barrel BBQ. Music will be provided by City Farm—and it’s not your grandfather’s bluegrass, according to PTSA announcement. There will also be a silent auction featuring trips, services, merchandise, restaurant certificates, music events, movies, theater and sporting events. Tickets are $40 or two for $75. The price includes the silent auction, food, drinks and music. Tickets must be purchased in advance online through Paypal. Visit the event website for more information.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Actor Mark Wahlberg talks to T.C. Williams students about the importance of hard work and finding a passion in life.
Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. Slouched in a chair wearing a Los Angeles Clippers T-shirt and blue jeans, Wahlberg, whose new film “Pain and Gain” hits theaters on Friday, talked to students about how he turned his life around, the importance of working hard in school and pursuing passions. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it. It’s through hard work that I’ve been able to achieve this kind of success.” A high school dropout, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tennis teams currently can't practice at the high school.
Alexandria City Public Schools has plans to build six tennis courts on the campus of T.C. Williams High School, with construction expected to begin in spring 2014. Monica Szczepaniec with Alexandria City Public Schools’ educational facilities office told members of the Seminary Hill Association on Thursday that athletic department officials requested the courts. “Currently students are being bused to other jurisdictions around Virginia to practice and play competitively,” Szczepaniec said. “This cuts into their study time.” A community meeting with students and school neighbors was held in October 2012 at T.C. Williams. The school district analyzed building courts either in the northwest corner of the school property, adjacent to King …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Event includes used book sale, games, music, more.
The 26th Annual T.C. Williams Titan Expo is coming to the high school this year on Sunday, May 5. The community fun fair will include games, food, live music, a full court press, moonbounce, car bash and book sale. The event will raise funds for the Larry Trice PTSA/SCA Scholarships, which are awarded to T.C. Williams students interested in pursuing post-secondary degrees, particularly in the technical and education fields. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the high school, located at 3330 King St. Admission is free, but 50-cent tickets will be sold for games, activities and food. To date, the expo has raised more than $350,000 in direct funds for scholarships, which have been awarded since 1986. The award amount is $1,800 a …