Healthy Habits and School Supplies Dished Out in Lorton

Classes in session for the 2023-2024 school year.

On Saturday, Aug. 19, Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck kicked the school year off with the First Day Ready event at the Lorton Community Center where students could pick up new backpacks and school supplies before the bell rang on Monday morning. The event was highlighted with food, a moon bounce, school supply distributions, face painting, and a health fair.

Just up the street the Mount Vernon Community School barbecue sandwiches were on the lunch menu on Friday, Aug. 18, courtesy of the school's PTA and Pork Barrel BBQ before the school’s open house on later that day.

Monday was right around the corner for all the students though, and some Fairfax County Public School students felt they had to cut summer a little short this year when the 2023-2024 school year started on Monday, Aug. 21.

At Mount Vernon High School, the theme this year is "Game On, Majors!" a theme to get everyone ready for the coming school year. “We believe that by embracing the ‘Game On’ spirit, our Majors will develop valuable skills that extend beyond the classroom and into their future endeavors,” school officials said. It all started on Thursday, Aug. 17 with an open house night. Back to School Night. Pyramid Night Football Game is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8.