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Need a Job? Last minute summer camp? Like Tech and Robotics/STEM?? Posted: Jul 28, 2014 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
My Internship with The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families Posted: Jul 21, 2014 by Jessica Soto :: 0 comments
Film Viewing of Haze Posted: Jun 11, 2014 by Rachel Robertson :: 0 comments
Run for fun Posted: Jun 02, 2014 by Kanika Hav :: 0 comments
Metro Rail info table Posted: May 06, 2014 by daniel flor :: 0 comments
Yorktown's Tennis Team Posted: Apr 01, 2014 by jake gerlach :: 0 comments
Realism Posted: Mar 29, 2014 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
CADCA Leadership Conference Posted: Mar 19, 2014 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Family Communication Posted: Mar 11, 2014 by Ana Fitzpatrick :: 1 comment
Reflection from watching the movie Haze Posted: Mar 10, 2014 by Ana Fitzpatrick :: 0 comments
Phone Experiment Posted: Mar 03, 2014 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Signature in the Schools presents Hero Worship

You’re invited to  Signature in the Schools' production of Hero Worship written by Joe Calarco. 

Posted: Mar 01, 2014 by Karl Green :: 0 comments
Wakefield High School’s 2nd Annual African American Read-In

Wakefield students and staff observe Black History Month in a powerful and creative way.  

Posted: Feb 28, 2014 by Karl Green :: 0 comments
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month - Art Contest

Did you know..? 1 in 3 U.S. Teens is the Victim of Abuse from a Dating Partner. Take Action

Posted: Feb 24, 2014 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Productivity! Posted: Feb 21, 2014 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Culinary Program at White House

A message from ARLINGTON CAREER CENTER

Posted: Feb 19, 2014 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Figure Skating at the Olympics in Sochi Posted: Feb 14, 2014 by Christine DeRieux :: 0 comments
Winter Olympics

 We have Olympic Fever!

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 by Caroline Verrecchia :: 0 comments
Clubs in High School Posted: Jan 17, 2014 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Hopes and Dreams Posted: Jan 07, 2014 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Senior Quote Posted: Jan 07, 2014 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Arlington Youth Soccer Tournament Posted: Nov 19, 2013 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Above The Influence (ATI) Day Posted: Nov 11, 2013 by Bethlehem Demissie :: 0 comments
"Sticker Shock" Experience Posted: Nov 06, 2013 by Misheel Ganbat :: 0 comments
Cyberbullying: A Widespread and Growing Phenomenon Posted: Oct 31, 2013 by Sean Coleman :: 0 comments
How I Celebrate My Hispanic Heritage Posted: Oct 22, 2013 by Marisela Lara :: 0 comments
Nutrition and a Healthy Life Posted: Oct 15, 2013 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
Bullying Prevention Month Posted: Oct 12, 2013 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
iOS 7 review Posted: Oct 10, 2013 by Kanika Hav :: 0 comments
Arlington: A Hub of Competition

 what really matters?

Posted: Oct 08, 2013 by Christine DeRieux :: 0 comments
Education Inequality In Pakistan Posted: Oct 02, 2013 by Caroline Verrecchia :: 0 comments
Three Seniors Named 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Posted: Sep 26, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Great news for teens re: public transport Posted: Sep 03, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
College - What’s In a Name?

1 month til SAT registration deadline, 9/6/13!

Posted: Aug 09, 2013 by Rachel Robertson :: 0 comments
Back to School deals! Posted: Aug 03, 2013 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
The Columbia Pike Streetcar: A Teen’s Outlook Posted: Aug 01, 2013 by Brian Tran :: 1 comment
"Well-Rounded" Vs. Passionate Posted: Jul 29, 2013 by Rachel Robertson :: 0 comments
Arlington Cops: Be Aware, Not Negative Posted: Jul 23, 2013 by Rachel Robertson :: 0 comments
Educate Yourself on the Assets, and Make the Community a Better Place Posted: Jul 18, 2013 by Rachel Robertson :: 0 comments
Thinking About Second Chance Posted: Jul 16, 2013 by Rachel Robertson :: 0 comments
How To Deal With the Competitive Atmosphere of Arlington Posted: Jul 12, 2013 by Rachel Robertson :: 0 comments
Summer shopping tips Posted: Jun 29, 2013 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
7th Annual Latina Power Conference and Expo Posted: Jun 15, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Senior Experience with the APCYF

Interning with the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families= Invaluable Work Experience.

Posted: Jun 14, 2013 by Lara Phillips :: 1 comment
Prom

 ... a little event at the end of senior year of high school that most girls anticipate for years and most boys start dreading one or two months before

Posted: Jun 04, 2013 by Lara Phillips :: 1 comment
Finishing Up the School Year Strong! Posted: Jun 02, 2013 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
CAPPIES Theater awards Posted: May 30, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Plans for summer?

What are you going to do this summer? it's time to start planning!! 

Posted: May 29, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 2 comments
Second Semester Seniors

being a second semester senior: a cautionary tale from the mind of a victim of full-blown senioritis

Posted: May 28, 2013 by Lara Phillips :: 0 comments
Volunteer this summer Posted: May 24, 2013 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
Does texting hurt your grammatical ability? Posted: May 18, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
More summer options Posted: May 17, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 2 comments
if you haven't seen this... Posted: Mar 12, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Unprepared for College? Posted: Mar 02, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Care For a Change Logo Contest Posted: Feb 26, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Take action! Posted: Feb 21, 2013 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
CADCA Conference Wrapup Posted: Feb 14, 2013 by Anna Tramposch :: 0 comments
Open a Book Posted: Jan 29, 2013 by Carina Marquez :: 0 comments
TNB Member Shalma Akther, Youth Services and Computer Volunteer at Central

 Go Shalma!!!

Posted: Jan 24, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
My Favorite Apps

www.myfitnesspal.com/

Posted: Jan 10, 2013 by Maggie Burgos :: 1 comment
Grant opportunities and local leaders

Be a local leader! Get paid to learn.

Posted: Jan 09, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Happy Birthday David Bowie. Posted: Jan 08, 2013 by Maggie Burgos :: 0 comments
Congrats to TNB Member Vincenza!!!

 and the winner is... 

Posted: Jan 03, 2013 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
After Holiday Sales!

Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? Our Shopping tips guru saves you money too!

Posted: Dec 27, 2012 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
A Concert Review: The Downtown Fiction Posted: Nov 29, 2012 by Carina Marquez :: 0 comments
Arlington Announces 2012 Human Rights Award Winners Posted: Nov 27, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Marijuana: What’s The Big Deal?

 it actually IS a big deal...

Posted: Nov 20, 2012 by Brian Tran :: 1 comment
Reporting on the Teen Volunteer Fair

 a great success!

Posted: Nov 07, 2012 by Maggie Burgos :: 0 comments
Trying a new team

Ed. Note: Emily attends Bullis School, a private school in Potomac, MD. 

Posted: Nov 06, 2012 by :: 0 comments
Friday Fun with YouTube!!!

 awesome video reviews

Posted: Nov 02, 2012 by Kanika Hav :: 0 comments
College Essay Tips

 How to write a great college essay

Posted: Oct 23, 2012 by :: 0 comments
TV reviews

 unwind w/ some fun TV!

Posted: Oct 18, 2012 by Lara Phillips :: 0 comments
The Heist and Lace Up

 New album releases

Posted: Oct 16, 2012 by Talbia Abdullah :: 0 comments
Service and Volunteering in our Area

 Great story on local guys helping out.

Posted: Oct 09, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
SAT info

Seniors / Juniors - I don't envy you...

Posted: Sep 20, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
BACK TO SCHOOL shopping tips

 save money; get stuff you need before Sept 4!!!

Posted: Aug 23, 2012 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
Stop Bullying Video Challenge

Youth 13-18: create a 30 to 60 second video that will inform and motivate youth to prevent bullying, and that promotes an environment where kindness and respect for others matters.

Posted: Aug 21, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
WIN a trip to the GRAMMY Awards!

in search of young musicians (ages 14-18) to compose or create an original song and/or music video that promotes and celebrates healthy living and/or appropriately depicts a story about drug abuse. 

Posted: Aug 17, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
The Imperfect Bubble We Live In

Homelessness in Arlington, Virginia is something that oftentimes goes unaddressed. Read here for more information and how you can help!

Every person is valued in the sight of God because as the saying goes, “God does not make mistakes.”

Posted: Jul 20, 2012 by Lauren mensing :: 0 comments
The Movie "Haze" Posted: Jul 19, 2012 by Lauren mensing :: 0 comments
What Twitter has Taught Me

Is Twitter the new Facebook? *Recent Posts* The 101 on the Lingo

 

Posted: Jul 13, 2012 by Lauren mensing :: 0 comments
The New Top 40

A compilation of the new must-have music for the summer, according to Arlington high-schoolers

Posted: Jul 13, 2012 by Madeline Pages :: 1 comment
Beat the Heat

Some tips for staying safe and healthy in the heat.

Posted: Jul 13, 2012 by Madeline Pages :: 0 comments
Fun Activities for those Summer Babysitting Jobs

Babysitting jobs in the summer can get a little repetitive- playing at the house, making lunch, pool, playdates, movies at the house… Here are some great ideas to do with the kids you are in charge of! Or even with your friends (they are pretty great!)

Posted: Jul 13, 2012 by Lauren mensing :: 1 comment
Thinking about internships? Posted: Jul 12, 2012 by Madeline Pages :: 1 comment
a rant about texting

 2 views on iMessage...

Posted: Jul 06, 2012 by Lauren mensing :: 1 comment
Tips on Saving this Summer and Summer Sales

 Deals!

Posted: Jul 05, 2012 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
Graduation article

Our Own TNB Co-Chair Niti was valedictorian speaker at W-L graduation! 

Posted: Jul 03, 2012 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
Get Caught Reading not just for kids!

  win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Posted: Jun 28, 2012 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
Getting Better: LGBT Pride Month Posted: Jun 21, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Senior Projects and Senior Experience Posted: Jun 13, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
2 TNB'ers honored at science & engineering fair!

 2 TNB'ers honored at science & engineering fair!

Posted: Jun 04, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
SOL and AP Test Prep Help

 Test pressure - don't let it get you!

Posted: May 22, 2012 by Brian Tran :: 0 comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Red Cross Youth Team

 volunteering!

Posted: May 04, 2012 by Brian Tran :: 1 comment
teen pot use surged in 2009-2010

data is different around here. 

Posted: May 02, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
How to relax in the midst of exams week!

It seems like it is especially difficult to be a student this week with the beautiful weather outside, return of shows like Bones, and major exams for AP and IB students. If you are anything like me, you find yourself distracted and stressed out by the end of the year work-load. Read-on for some tips on how to concetrate and still have fun!

Posted: May 01, 2012 by Maggie Burgos :: 3 comments
April is Alcohol awareness month

It's alcohol awareness month.

Posted: Apr 10, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
fun contest

 Design a Hallmark card!

Posted: Apr 05, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
money for college

 Some of our TNB members are hearing back from schools! 

Posted: Mar 30, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Stop Bullying Conference March 10

Nominate educator of the year at http://action.glsen.org/page/s/educator-of-the-year

Posted: Mar 17, 2012 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
Traveling Abroad!

 an adventure...

Posted: Mar 10, 2012 by Kanika Hav :: 3 comments
Two TNB members make it to International Science Fair Posted: Mar 07, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Funny news

Who says the news is depressing?

Posted: Mar 01, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Wakefield wins It's Academic!

from SchoolTalk from Wakefield High School <apsschooltalk@apsva.us>

Posted: Feb 07, 2012 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
teen pregnancy??

do you see this affecting young people in Arlington??

Posted: Feb 03, 2012 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
Blog rules and comments

We LOVE comments, but let's keep it civil and useful.

Posted: Jan 27, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 1 comment
Wakefield High Student Wins Decal Contest!
“Silent Memories” chosen as winner, 1,987 votes were cast online and by mail.
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
BEST BUDDIES! YHS Square Dance!

March 10th 5pm-7pm!! EVERYBODY welcome!!

 

Posted: Jan 21, 2012 by Anna Tramposch :: 1 comment
Help me go to Puerto Rico!!

Help get Anna a job!!

Posted: Jan 21, 2012 by Anna Tramposch :: 0 comments
real talk about STI/STDs

http://www.sexetc.org has tons of great info and things you really should know.

Posted: Jan 19, 2012 by Sally LaBonte :: 1 comment
New Year's Resolutions

I usually resolve to not make any resolutions. What do you think about resolutions? Do you make them? Do you keep them??

Posted: Dec 30, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Facebook Works To Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook is taking steps to help those who are feeling suicidal or those who are concerned about them. What a great idea.

Posted: Dec 15, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 1 comment
Job and Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

New website feature!

Posted: Dec 13, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Today, December 1, 2011, is World AIDS Day

Today, December 1, 2011, is World AIDS Day

Posted: Dec 01, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
The Phenomena That is Black Friday

The most exciting day of shopping that comes once a year!

Posted: Nov 25, 2011 by :: 3 comments
Teen Network Board PSA

Last year the Communications committee of the Teen Network Board (TNB) had the idea to create a PSA and we finally filmed it. Being the committee chair, I volunteered to be in it, and I'm glad I did!

Posted: Nov 17, 2011 by Anna Tramposch :: 3 comments
Please Don't Smoke in Arlington Parks

Smoke-Free Parks Kickoff on the Great American Smokeout, November 17 at 2pm at Bon Air Park

Posted: Nov 08, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Follow Up: Audi Best Buddies Challenge

 Following up on my earlier post about the Audi Best Buddies Challenge! (and my long day after!)

Posted: Nov 01, 2011 by Anna Tramposch :: 2 comments
Happy Halloween!

have a safe, sober, happy Halloween!

Posted: Oct 30, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Teens + Transit = Win-Win

Read the top six reasons you should ride transit!  You'll always have a ride: With Metrobus, Metrorail and ART, you always have a ride. No more begging mom to take you everywhere, no more bumming a ride off friends... (Click here for more!)

Posted: Oct 21, 2011 by Kim Durand :: 1 comment
Audi Best Buddies Challenge

Audi Best Buddies Challenge- Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Posted: Oct 04, 2011 by Anna Tramposch :: 1 comment
Festival Latinoamericano Highlights Arlington's Latino Culture

Celebrate Arlington's Latino Culture with fellow Arlingtonians of all backgrounds, and partake in the Tell Arlington’s Story initiative.

Posted: Sep 27, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Submit an Event!!!

Send us your info on upcoming events!

Posted: Sep 20, 2011 by Website Editor :: 1 comment
Sept. 4-10 is National Suicide Prevention Week

free event at NRECA Wednesday, September 7, 2011 7-9 pm

Posted: Sep 06, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Earthquake stories and TNB meetings...

Where were YOU when the earthquake hit Arlington? Also, First TNB meeting is Tues 8/30 at Central Library...

Posted: Aug 25, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 2 comments
TNB honored for their work - WOOT!

The substance-abuse subcommittee of the TNB is recognized by the Washington Mystics and INOVA Health.

Posted: Aug 14, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Welcome to the Arlington Teens website!

A new-and-improved version of the former Teen Portal, we are here to give Arlington teens a place to be heard, connect and get info.

Posted: Aug 11, 2011 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
hi from the new TNB Co-Chair

Hi!

Posted: Jul 19, 2011 by Rachel Wimmer :: 0 comments
And another greeting... Posted: Jul 19, 2011 by :: 1 comment
Gang Task Force Soccer Tourney at W-L

The Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force and Arlington's Gang Task Force held a soccer tournament this month. Teams from Fairfax, Prince William County, Alexandria and Arlington competed in a smart alternative to gang violence.

Posted: Jun 23, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
Survey Data Reveal the Risks We Take

Arlington teens are drinking less alcohol, watching less TV and getting more exercise. But we're also reporting more experiences with depression and bullying, according to data from the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families.

Posted: Jun 06, 2011 by Website Editor :: 0 comments
23 Chosen as WHS Scholars for 2011

"The halls of Wakefield are filled with seas of color: black, white, every shade in between, and everyone peacefully coexists - I couldn't imagine it any other way. I live in a community that is only a step away from a world without prejudices. I hope to continue this life at University and be able to then share the ideas of such an environment in all of the places that I go."
- A Wakefield 2011 graduate
 

Posted: May 29, 2011 by Sally LaBonte :: 0 comments
What professors want 1st-year students to know

If you’ve passed your first couple years of high school then you’ve likely already started the universal pursuit of the college-bound: What do colleges want to see in prospective students? But while playing the game with admissions offices, most students vying for college spaces forget the people who will actually affect their academic experience the most: their college professors. And although professors don’t usually influence the admissions process, they also have expectations for incoming students.

Posted: Apr 01, 2011 by Alison Ryland :: 0 comments
Two Opps for Those Interested in Film Production

If you aspire to a career in film, or just like playing around behind a camera, here are two opportunities for you to explore your passion.

Posted: Feb 05, 2011 by Anna LeValley :: 0 comments
What I thought I was getting into when I went to college…and what it’s really like

Five months ago I was a ball of nerves about to be kicked into the big field of college. I was excited to experience all the wonder of new adulthood and college student-ness I’d been promised, but dreading that I wouldn’t fit in with the aura.

Posted: Jan 12, 2011 by Alison Ryland :: 0 comments