Morning Notes

The Scout on the Circle apartments in Fairfax City (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

School Bus Catches Fire in Reston — “#FairfaxsBravest are on scene of a school bus fire on SB Fairfax County Parkway at Fox Mill Road. The driver exited the bus prior to #FCFRD arrival. The bus was otherwise unoccupied. The fire is out.” [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue/Twitter]

Record Heat Reported at Dulles Airport — “By 6 p.m. Thursday, the record for Thursday’s date was tied at Reagan National at 91 degrees…and the record was broken at Dulles International Airport when temperatures hit 91 degrees…The previous record for May 2 at Dulles was 88 degrees, and the average high in the region for this day of the year is 73 degrees.” [WTOP]

Task Force to Recommend Metro Funding Plan — “Setting up Metro with dedicated funding has been discussed for decades in the region but still hasn’t come to fruition. Now, WMATA and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments hope a regional task force can finally bring about an agreeable plan of action.” [WTOP]

Local Schools Get New Principals — “Daniels Run Elementary School Principal Chris Smith was named the new principal at Katherine Johnson Middle School on Thursday afternoon, according to a release from the City of Fairfax Schools.” Meanwhile, Holly Dowling, an administrator at Braddock Elementary School, will serve as principal of Bailey’s Upper Elementary School, starting May 13. [Patch, Annandale Today]

County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees — “The shelter is partnering with the BISSELL Pet Foundation for the ‘Empty the Shelters’ adoption event. Thanks to the foundation’s generous support, the shelter will offer fee-waived adoptions for all pets…May 2 through 5 at both shelter locations.” [Fairfax County Animal Shelter]

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month — “Mental Health Awareness Month, observed every year during the month of May, is an opportune time to fight stigma, provide support, increase awareness and remind individuals of the services and resources that exist to support the millions of people impacted by mental health issues.” [Fairfax County]

It’s Friday — Expect a mostly sunny day with highs around 79 degrees and an east wind of 9 to 11 mph. Moving into Friday night, there is a 30% chance of showers as clouds increase. Overnight lows will be near 54 degrees with east winds around 8 to 11 mph. [NWS]