Providing Natural Solutions for Male Sexual Health
There's not much we can count on in life, but if there's one guarantee, we can bet that our bodies change as we grow older. That's especially true for men as they age. One moment you're partying at the club, waking up refreshed, and hitting the gym. The next moment, getting out of bed is a chore. You're sore in places you never thought before, and hangovers don't just go away after a hot shower and a big breakfast.
And while sore joints and backaches can be treated with aspirin and ice, other signs of aging aren't as easy to treat. Of course, we're talking about challenges in getting and maintaining erections needed to satisfy your partner. At the extreme, we all know it as erectile dysfunction or ED for short but long before full ED, there are warning signs that things aren't working as they used to work. Hearing the ED word sends shivers down most men's spines. When you think about it, that makes sense - being unable to perform when you need to most is a scary thought.
If you're beginning to suffer from ED or male performance issues or you've been dealing with performance issues for some time, it may seem like nobody has any solutions or even really understands how these issues can impact your life and sense of well-being. However, ED of varying degrees is very common. More than 18 million men suffer from the condition in the U.S. Unfortunately, many of those men hide their performance issues without ever addressing them. If you're one of those men, and it feels like you're stuck in a rut with no help, we're here to tell you you're not alone. Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC is here to provide you with a long-lasting solution to help you regain confidence and perform like you used to.
Additionally, many men including the so-called "bio hackers" are using our treatments to PREVENT the performance decline in the first place. Why wait for the inevitable when you can implement strategies to prevent the decline in the first place.
The Proactive Wellness Center Difference
Our programs are all about reversing and slowing the aging process, preventing disease, and treating chronically ill patients. We utilize a three-pronged approach:
- 1. We equip patients with the knowledge required to take charge of their health and achieve optimal well-being.
- 2. We focus on disease prevention by providing a thorough evaluation using comprehensive diagnostics including the patient-supplied information.
- 3. We work with patients to implement a rejuvenation program consisting of various science-based treatments that reduce cellular degeneration, promote tissue regeneration and healing, and slow down the aging process.
We consider every individual as physiologically unique. As such, we don't subscribe to a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, leveraging genetics and advanced testing, utilizing advanced therapeutics like Gainswave and addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for reducing many chronic conditions that men suffer from year-round.
Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health. For men whoare just starting to have challenges, or who have erectile dysfunction, or for the biohackers that just want everything optimized, one of those proven therapies is GAINSWave therapy in Falls Church, VA
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What is GAINSWave Therapy?
If you have ED or even a minor decline in sexual performance, there's a good chance you've already seen your primary care doctor. You've talked to them about the issues you're facing. And, if they're like many doctors, they prescribed you some pills and sent you on your way. Unfortunately, going this route doesn't do much to solve erectile dysfunction - you're just putting a band-aid on the problem. Plus, you're putting strange chemicals in your body via a "little blue pill" that may cause adverse side effects.
At the end of the day, you need a real-deal solution to ED, not a quick fix. The good news? A safe, non-invasive, injection-free answer to your problems exists. It's called GAINSWave therapy, and according to recent studies, it has shown an 85-92% success rate for mild to moderate cases of erectile dysfunction.
Reports from men who have used GAINSWave therapy in Falls Church, VA report the following benefits:
- Stronger, Longer Lasting Erections
- Improved Sexual Pleasure
- More Blood Circulation and Flow
- Better Girth and Length
- Less Rest Needed Between Orgasms
- Enhanced Intimacy in the Bedroom
Unlike many ED treatments, you don't have to worry about surgery or drugs when you choose GAINSWave. This revolutionary treatment uses acoustic wave technology, also called pulse wave therapy, instead of surgery or pills, which helps to rebuild blood flow to the penile region, thereby boostings erectile strength and, by proxy, confidence.
But the benefits of GAINSWave don't end there. This therapy also breaks up micro plaques and boosts nitric oxide, which forms new blood vessels and collagen. That's exciting news for men suffering from Peyronie's disease, which is another condition specific to male sexual health.
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What Makes GAINSWave Therapy in Falls Church, VA Work?
With time, men's blood flow decreases, sensitivity isn't what it once was, and blood vessels start to get thinner or even partially or fully blocked. With GAINSWave, high-frequency, low-intensity shockwaves rejuvenate areas of the penis that have suffered with age. For instance, micro plaques are removed, new blood vessels form, and blood flow increases. According to several clinical studies, enhanced blood flow from GAINSWave translates to more sustainable, rigid erections in 75% of men.
Though males in America are only beginning to realize the benefits of GAINSWave, it's a treatment that has been used for over a decade around the world. Backed by science and proven to rejuvenate vasculature in male erections, GAINSWave works without any pain or recovery time. In fact, it's possible to pop into Proactive Wellness Centers on your lunch break for a therapy session.
Proactive Wellness Centers' GAINSWave treatments feature:
- Low-Intensity Pulse or Shockwaves
- All Natural
- No Needles
- No Pills
- No Pain
- No Surgery
- No Recovery Time
- Quick Procedures
Because this procedure is needle, surgery, and drug-free, most men don't have to suffer through costly insurance claims or unsightly scarring. With GAINSWave and our comprehensive and personalized ED treatment plans, all you need to focus on is enjoying life, knowing your erectile dysfunction is a thing of the past.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Gainswave Therapy in Falls Church, VA?
If you're a man over the age of 30 and want to optimize your performance or if you are suffering a decline in this area, GAINSWave may be for you. That's even more true if other treatments never worked. For many men, those unsuccessful solutions include pills like Viagra. If prescription pills don't solve your ED problems, GAINSWave is a great option to consider. Academic studies show that shockwave therapy is successful where PDE5 inhibitors (like Viagra or Cialis) fall short.
In fact, many urologists now consider shockwave therapy the greatest revolution in ED treatment in over a decade. Even men without erectile dysfunction use GAINSWave as a preventative therapy to keep their bedroom performance strong and avoid compromised blood vessels.
Some of the key benefits of GAINSWave procedures over other ED treatments include:
- No Drugs
- Backed by Clinical Studies and Extensive Medical Research
- Vast Record of Success
- FDA-Approved for Enhanced Sexual Wellness
- Available at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
What Should I Expect from GAINSWave Therapy at Proactive Wellness Centers?
If you're ready to begin your journey to a healthier, happier sex life, getting started at our wellness clinic is as easy as 1-2-3:
Make an Appointment: Give our office a call at 703-822-5003. One of our Clinical Intake Coordinators will answer any question you have and get you started. If you prefer, you can text "gainswave" to 833.341.0170, and our Clinical Intake Coordinator will get back to you personally and confidentially.
Prep: Once the intake process is complete, you'll schedule a time for GAINSWave therapy in Falls Church, VA. You'll arrive at our wellness center for treatment at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. Procedure time is usually no longer than 30 minutes and occurs in our wellness center.
Enjoy the Benefits: Once your GAINSWave therapy session is over, you can get right back to what you were doing beforehand. Studies show that approximately 75% of men enjoy positive results like stronger, longer-lasting erections after treatment. Most men only need 6-12 sessions for optimal results.
Other Treatments and Programs from Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
As the premier wellness clinic in Virginia and the metro D.C. area, we provide patients with a comprehensive list of treatments to slow the process of aging and treat chronic conditions. Our vision is to provide the latest in scientifically-validated therapies, like GAINSWave therapy in Falls Church, VA, for reversing the aging process, preventing chronic disease, and optimizing health.
Some of the most requested services we offer include:
Low-T Treatment for Men
While not as widely discussed as menopause is for women, andropause is very real for men just as menopause is significant for women. Our Low-T program for men focuses on the unique needs of men who are suffering from andropause or low testosterone. The Program Testosterone replacement when clinically indicated, optimization of DHEA and Pregenenolone, combined with nutritional guidance, nutritional supplementation recommendations to optimize your health. For men where Testosterone has declined, the Low-T program is a necessary complement to the Gainswave therapy.
Depending on lab results and patient goals, the program may also include peptides to help patients optimize their health and body composition. If you can identify with some of the symptoms below, you are likely experiencing low testosterone / andropause and are a candidate for laboratory testing to determine if BHRT is right for you.
Symptoms may include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased stamina
- Loss of physical agility
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Prostate problems
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Like men, women's bodies change as they grow older. Often referred to as menopause, this time in a woman's life can be stressful when the body uses energy differently, fat cells change, and hormones decline.
Many of the common symptoms and conditions associated with menopause are widely known and discussed, but there are many that are overlooked. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we've seen patients misdiagnosed with other illnesses that were actually caused by a decline in hormone levels. Our BHRT program for women focuses on the unique needs of women who are suffering from the common as well as the lesser-known symptoms of menopause.
Those symptoms may include:
- Hot Flashes
- Mood Swings
- Anxiety Attacks
- Vaginal Dryness
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are also known as natural hormones. They are substances with the same chemical makeup as the hormones produced in your body. Hormones are not drugs - they occur naturally and are found in every human on earth. BHRT replaces hormones at a physiologic level that is not harmful to the body.
If you're suffering through the symptoms of menopause, taking Midol isn't going to solve any problems. Fortunately, our BHRT program for women is designed to eliminate many menopausal symptoms. That way, we give women a chance to recapture their energy levels and vitality with drugs or surgery. Contact our office today to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it can help you recapture the joys of your youth.
Bredesen-Protocol Strategies for Improving Brain Health
We believe that a healthy brain is paramount to overall well-being. Unfortunately, little is known about promoting brain health, lowering the risk of dementia, or stabilizing symptoms for patients experiencing early signs.
After much research, however, Dr. Lawson from Proactive Wellness Centers determined that the Bredesen protocol provides the best evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating cognitive decline.
The approach, created by Dr. Dale Bredesen, is called ReCODE. This protocol involves multiple strategies to pinpoint specific health issues contributing to Alzheimer's Disease. The results of each strategy are measured using blood tests, dementia tests, cognitive evaluations, and other signs of overall health improvement. Now a Bredesen Certified doctor, Dr. Lawson now offers patients the full Bredesen ReCODE protocol to help them recover from debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer's.
Through this exciting approach, patients have shown dramatic improvements in cognitive function. In some cases, they achieve a reversal of symptoms and have even returned to work.
Proactive Wellness Centers' ReCODE program uses significant functional medicine experience and includes:
- Lifestyle Interventions
- Targeted Nutrients
- Therapeutic Diets
We're thrilled to add this promising Alzheimer's disease treatment for qualifying patients at Proactive Wellness Centers.
Chronic Disease Treatment
Long-term diseases like Lyme disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) can ruin a person's life and often leave them afraid to leave the house. To make matters worse, these chronic diseases are often initially misdiagnosed, complicating treatment and leaving the patient depressed and hopeless. And while some medical prescriptions can help, many chronic disease sufferers live without finding true relief.
At Proactive Wellness Centers, our innovative doctors have developed a comprehensive treatment program to address chronic diseases like CIRS and Lyme disease. Generally, our Chronic Disease Treatment follows SSRP protocols as defined below:
- Stop the progression of the disease while strengthening the immune system
- Stabilize patients by balancing hormones and restoring energy
- Reverse cellular, mitochondrial, and other damages caused by chronic diseases, based on lab markers and/or symptomatic expression
- Prevent further development of the chronic disease processes
Our SSRP protocol provides patients with a promising program based largely on the emerging bodies of evidence in the chronic disease space. This evidence is supported by peer-reviewed medical journals, clinical studies, and even double-blind placebo-controlled studies.
When choosing chronic disease treatments for patients, our team of doctors and clinicians focus on safety and efficacy before anything else. Typical therapies associated with our chronic disease treatment programs include:
- IV Vitamin Therapy
- Targeted Nutritional Supplements
- Compassionate Care and Personalized Service from Qualified Doctors
As an integrative practice, we use conventional medications when indicated, especially in cases of underlying co-infections and other areas where traditional medication offers the best course of treatment.
If you're at your wit's end living with a chronic disease, call Proactive Wellness Centers today. Our innovative treatments and therapies may be the key you need to unlock a new, healthy life.
Achieve Your Wellness Goals at Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC
From GAINSWave therapy in Falls Church, VA, to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women, our doctors are here to serve you with care, compassion, and a commitment to your health.
That's because, at Proactive Wellness Centers, we take a patient-first approach to every service we offer. Unlike some anti-aging clinics, we focus on your goals, your experiences, and how we can address your health and well-being needs. We believe with a full heart that your story matters, and we're ready and waiting to listen. If you're looking for personalized, functional, regenerative treatments that address root causes, you're only a phone call away from living a healthier life.
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Falls Church City Schools Budget Includes Staff Pay Raises
FALLS CHURCH, VA — The Falls Church City School Board approved the advertised budget for the school district ahead of the city's budget process. One priority addressed in the budget was staff pay as Falls Church City Public Schools seeks to remain competitive in the job market."We're proud to present a budget that aligns with the FCCPS Strategic Plan and provides our staff with the resources they need to succeed," said School Board Chair Laura Downs in a statement. "Our teachers and staff are critical to the succe...
FALLS CHURCH, VA — The Falls Church City School Board approved the advertised budget for the school district ahead of the city's budget process. One priority addressed in the budget was staff pay as Falls Church City Public Schools seeks to remain competitive in the job market.
"We're proud to present a budget that aligns with the FCCPS Strategic Plan and provides our staff with the resources they need to succeed," said School Board Chair Laura Downs in a statement. "Our teachers and staff are critical to the success of our students, and we're committed to supporting them in every way possible."
The advertised budget for fiscal year 2024 totals $60,549,417, a 5.1 percent increase. The majority of that funding is expected from the City of Falls Church government and meets City Council guidance of a budget increase from city funding up to 4.2 percent. The remaining funding for the budget increase comes from anticipated additional state and federal revenue.
On the employee pay and benefits side, the budget provides a step increase for eligible employees and 2 percent cost of living adjustment for all employees. A $1,000 longevity bonus would be provided for staff at the end of the salary scale who could not get a step increase. The budget would also provide six weeks of parental leave, increased sick leave payout from $3 per hour to $15 per hour when an employee leaves and a lowered part-time employee share of health care premiums.
At Oak Street Elementary, the advanced academic teacher position increases to full time through $50,000 in reduced textbooks funding.
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The budget accounts for an expected student enrollment of 2,552 next school year, a 18-student increase from the Sept. 30 enrollment count this school year.
Superintendent Peter Noonan had presented the proposed budget to the School Board on Jan. 10. Three budget work sessions and two public hearings before the School Board voted on the budget.
Next up is the city's budget process. The city manager is expected to propose a budget on Monday, March 27. Work sessions and an April 24 public hearing will follow. Budget adoption is expected on Monday, May 8. The School Board will approve its final budget on May 9 after the city budget adoption.
Affordable Homeownership Program Launched In Falls Church
A program to sell homes below market prices to eligible first-time homebuyers is being launched in the City of Falls Church.FALLS CHURCH, VA — The Affordable Homeownership Program is being launched in the City of Falls Church to help city employees and residents purchase homes below market prices.The $3.8 million program is supported by $3.4 million of Virginia Housing’s Resources Enabling Affordable Community Housing funds and a $400,000 match from the city. The funds are part of Amazon's $15 million funding comm...
A program to sell homes below market prices to eligible first-time homebuyers is being launched in the City of Falls Church.
FALLS CHURCH, VA — The Affordable Homeownership Program is being launched in the City of Falls Church to help city employees and residents purchase homes below market prices.
The $3.8 million program is supported by $3.4 million of Virginia Housing’s Resources Enabling Affordable Community Housing funds and a $400,000 match from the city. The funds are part of Amazon's $15 million funding commitment to affordable housing in Northern Virginia due to its selection of Arlington County for its second headquarters.
City government estimates up to 18 qualified first-time homebuyers will purchase homes through the program. Home purchase prices will be up to $170,000 below market value, depending in income, household size and financing. Most of the homes are expected to be condominiums but can also include single-family homes and townhouses.
Qualified buyers would make between 50 percent and 120 percent of the area median income. The city will prioritize seniors, people with disabilities, people experiencing homeless, and people living or working in the city.
Mihai Statie, an emergency management specialist with the Office of Emergency Management, hopes his family can be one of the first to buy a home through the program.
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"There is no place like home, especially your own home," said Statie in a statement. "Homeownership is one of the greatest achievements and my family takes great pride in our ability to become homeowners."
The program will be managed by the NHP Foundation with support from the city's Department of Housing and Human Services. NHP Foundation will buy the homes, make limited repairs and improvements, and sell them to qualified homebuyers below market prices. The city estimates it will take one year for the NHP Foundation to purchase, repair and sell all the homes.
"In my everyday conversations with clients, I know and understand the struggles of being able to afford a home and the need for an affordable homeownership program in the City," said Kayleen Mark, a housing specialist at the city's Department of Housing and Human Services. "I am honored to be a part of the team administering a program that will be such a blessing and bring hope and opportunity to those we serve."
To qualify for the program, residents must meet requirements such as being prequalified for a loan as a first-time homebuyer and take Virginia Housing's Homebuyer Education Classes. Buyers will be encouraged to use a Virginia Housing approved lender and utilize Virginia Housing's homebuyer incentive programs.
What's Open, Closed For Presidents Day 2023 In Falls Church
The Monday holiday will prompt closures, as well as various George Washington events in Northern Virginia. FALLS CHURCH, VA — Presidents Day is a holiday for many employees and students, and this year it falls on Monday, Feb. 20.While many services will be closed for the holiday, residents can get out and enjoy several observances. George Washington's Mount Vernon will fr...
The Monday holiday will prompt closures, as well as various George Washington events in Northern Virginia.
FALLS CHURCH, VA — Presidents Day is a holiday for many employees and students, and this year it falls on Monday, Feb. 20.
While many services will be closed for the holiday, residents can get out and enjoy several observances. George Washington's Mount Vernon will free admission on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 22. Tickets will be limited and distributed on site. Another Presidents Day weekend event will be the George Washington Birthnight Supper & Ball, a black-tie gala in celebration of George Washington's 291st birthday, on Feb. 19.
Other George Washington Birthday Celebration festivities are happening in the City of Alexandria, including the George Washington Birthday Parade and Rededication of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial’s Cornerstone on Feb. 20.
The federal holiday will prompt closures of government offices, schools and other services on Feb. 20, while other services like transit may have schedule changes. Below are the openings and closings to know in Falls Church.
City of Falls Church offices: Closed on Monday, Feb. 20.
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Fairfax County government offices: Closed on Monday, Feb. 20.
Falls Church City Public Schools: Feb. 20 is a holiday.
Fairfax County Public Schools: Feb. 20 is a holiday.
Courts: The Fairfax County and Arlington County General District Court, Circuit Court, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will be closed on Feb. 20/
Community centers: The Falls Church Community Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 20. Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services facilities will be closed Feb. 18 to 20. Fastran will not operate on Feb. 20.
Fairfax Connector: On Feb. 20, Fairfax Connector will run holiday weekday service. All routes will have regular weekday service, except Routes 231, 232, 335, 393, 394, 395, 396, 432, 461, 494, 495, 599, 624, 634, 660, 697, 698, 699, 715, 722, 724 834 and 835 which will not run. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector.
Libraries: Mary Riley Styles Public Library and Fairfax County Public Library locations will be closed on Feb. 20.
Metro: Metro will be open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, and 5 a.m. to midnight on Monday. Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains will run every 15 minutes. On the Blue Line, single tracking will happen between Reagan National Airport and Braddock Road. Green Line trains will run every eight minutes. Red Line trains will run every seven to eight minutes between Glenmont and Van Ness and every 15 minutes between Van Ness and Shady Grove with single tracking between Friendship Heights and Medical Center. Yellow Line is not running through May 2023.
Post offices: Closed on Feb. 20.
Recreation centers: Fairfax County recreation centers are open regular hours on Feb. 20.
Trash and recycling: City of Falls Church collections happen on Wednesdays. There is no trash collection change for Fairfax County collection customers on Feb. 20. Private collection customers should check with their hauler for any changes.
Trash and recycling centers: The Recycling and Disposal Centers at the I-66 Transfer Station (4618 West Ox Road) and the I-95 Landfill Complex (9850 Furnace Road) are open regular hours on Feb. 20.
Virginia DMV: All DMV customer service centers will be closed Feb. 20.
Adjusted School Start Times Mulled By Falls Church School Board
The School Board had a discussion on a potential later start time for middle and high school students in the City of Falls Church. FALLS CHURCH, VA — Falls Church City Public Schools students could start school later if a proposal to the Falls Church School Board is pursued further.On Tuesday, the School Board had a discussion about considering a later start time for Meridian High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, which would also affect elementary and preschool start times. No action was taken on the propo...
The School Board had a discussion on a potential later start time for middle and high school students in the City of Falls Church.
FALLS CHURCH, VA — Falls Church City Public Schools students could start school later if a proposal to the Falls Church School Board is pursued further.
On Tuesday, the School Board had a discussion about considering a later start time for Meridian High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, which would also affect elementary and preschool start times. No action was taken on the proposal.
The presentation to the School Board pointed out research suggesting high school not getting enough sleep is tied to early school start times and may impact health and academic performance.
Currently, middle and high school students start the school day at 8:05 a.m. and are dismissed at 3 p.m. Jessie Thackrey Preschool arrives at 8:15 a.m. and dismisses at 2:20 p.m. Mt. Daniel and Oak Street Elementary Schools arrive at 8:50 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:50 p.m.
In the morning, buses complete the secondary school runs, followed by Jessie Thackrey Preschool from the earliest secondary drop-offs and latest elementary pick-ups. Elementary school runs are completed last.
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In the afternoon, preschool runs are completed first, followed by secondary school runs and elementary school runs. Late buses are also provided each day at the secondary campus.
One proposal shared with the School Board was an 8:30 a.m. start time for the middle and high school — 25 minutes later. The secondary campus late bus would move to 5 p.m. — 25 minutes later. The preschool start and dismissal times would change to 20 minutes later — 7:55 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.
When considering start and dismissal time changes, FCCPS must account for an agreement with Fairfax County that Mt. Daniel Elementary may not start before 8:50 a.m. and must end by 4 p.m. Under the proposal, elementary school times would shift to 10 minutes later — 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Potential time changes raise various scheduling concerns for students, staff and families. The staff presentation to the School Board noted the times would not be aligned with the Arlington Career Center schedules for FCCPS students who take courses there.
The changes could also impact athletics, as student athletes could potentially miss one full instructional block in the afternoons, and coaches may seek before-school practices. In addition, coaches are also classroom teachers who would miss the final instructional block when leaving for away game travel.
A later start time for the secondary campus also raises a concern of less school staff being available for after-school activities if they are not done until 5 p.m., according to the presentation.
Other potential concerns could be conflicts with jobs outside of FCCPS, impacts to commutes from neighboring localities and family child care arrangements.
School Board Chair Laura Downs noted the "competing interests" that factor into changing the start and dismissal times and that outreach to teachers, staff, administrators, parents and students would be needed.
"It's sort of push and pull," said Downs. "We know that sleeping later is better for our teens, but there are those operational pieces that are challenging."
Downs said she, Vice Chair Tate Gould and Superintendent Peter Noonan will continue discussions and determine next steps.
In other School Board news, an update on collective bargaining discussions was given, as well as a mid-year update on the FCCPS Strategic Plan. New School Board member Jerrod Anderson was sworn in after being selected to fill the vacant seat of Phil Reitinger, who resigned in January. Anderson will complete the term through Dec. 31, 2023, as the seat will be up for election again on Nov. 7, 2023.
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Broadway Star Helps Marshall Students Prepare For Spring Musical
Kerry Butler, who has starred in Broadway premieres, visited Marshall High School Statesmen Theatre as they prepare for their own musical.FALLS CHURCH, VA — As Marshall High School's Statesmen Theatre prepares for its spring musical "Xanadu," there was no one better to help than one of the musical's Broadway stars.Kerry Butler, who has played roles in Broadway musical premieres like "Hairspray," "Xanadu," "Mean Girls" and "Beetlejuice," visited the high school theater pr...
Kerry Butler, who has starred in Broadway premieres, visited Marshall High School Statesmen Theatre as they prepare for their own musical.
FALLS CHURCH, VA — As Marshall High School's Statesmen Theatre prepares for its spring musical "Xanadu," there was no one better to help than one of the musical's Broadway stars.
Kerry Butler, who has played roles in Broadway musical premieres like "Hairspray," "Xanadu," "Mean Girls" and "Beetlejuice," visited the high school theater program on Feb. 17. Butler did a musical workshop with students after doing a similar workshop for Oakton High School's upcoming musical "Mean Girls."
"The students did an excellent job! They really made me laugh," said Butler. "It was very nostalgic for me to work on this show I haven’t thought about for at least ten years."
"Xanadu," based on the 1980 movie musical starring Olivia Newton John and Gene Kelly, follows a Greek muse who comes down to Mount Olympus to help a struggling California street artist accomplish a dream of running a roller disco. On Broadway, Butler played the Greek muse Kira/Clio.
At Marshall High School, the Broadway veteran coached Sophia Welch and Dale DeVinney as the two lead love interests as well as Sara Porjosh and Lia Davila as two competing muses who plotted to destroy their rival. Butler also told stories about how they did the original staging, what it was like to roller skate while singing, dancing and acting, and how to give depth to characters even in a silly show.
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She left students with some positive words.
"We can have different views, politics, religions and backgrounds yet we are connected when something makes us laugh or cry together," said Butler. "That is needed now more than ever. I hope everyone will come see Xanadu - I promise it will make you laugh and you will leave feeling a little happier."
"Xanadu" will be performed at Marshall High School Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. A 2 p.m. show will also be shown on Saturday, May 6. For tickets and more information, visit www.statesmentheatre.org.