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New Today (5/3/16): Stephanie Shimp, who teaches social studies at West Springfield High School, is one of two teachers in Virginia named a state winner in the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year competition, sponsored by National History Day. Find out more.

School Board

The April 28, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board opened with a performance of the National Anthem by the BRIDGES Orchestra of Cunningham Park Elementary School. The School Board recognized Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, School Nurse Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, School Nutrition Employee Week, Asian and Pacific-American Heritage Month, and Better Hearing and Speech Month. The School Board supported the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County and It's "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most" Campaign. The Board approved the Strategic Plan Goal 2 Caring Culture report. The Board directed the Superintendent to prepare a calendar for the 2017-18 school year that reflects a start date one week prior to Labor Day. The School Board adopted two new audit policies: Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Protection Against Retaliation.

Statement from Fairfax County School Board Chairman Pat Hynes

After the Board of Supervisors (BOS) passed its FY 2017 budget, School Board Chairman Pat Hynes released a statement expressing her appreciation to the BOS for supporting FCPS’ FY 2017 budget goals. She also thanked the community for its commitment to restoring funding for our schools. Details.

Summer Learning Programs

Registration is now open for the following summer enrichment institutes, camps, and classes: Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), STEM Camp, Tech Adventure Camp, and Lake Braddock Secondary School Extended Day Adult and Community Education (ACE) enrichment classes. Learn more on the Summer Learning Programs page.

Continuing Interest

  • FCPS Hispanic Leadership Alliance to Present Student Scholarship Awards May 9 (5/2/16) Full
  • FCPS Students Build Universal Design House, Now Selling for $935,000 (5/2/16) Full
  • Stephanie Shimp Named Virginia Winner in Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Competition (5/2/16) Full
  • FCPS, Fairfax County Designate May as Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Month (4/29/16) Full
  • West Potomac Academy, High School Theater Presents Unplugged: A Night of Dance, Film and Theater (4/28/16) Full
  • FCPS, SySTEMic Solutions to Host Summer STEM Camps (4/28/16) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Directs Superintendent to Draft Pre-Labor Day Start Calendar for 2017-18 Year (4/28/16) Full

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Second grade students at McNair Elementary School enjoyed meeting some friendly goats during a field trip to Green Meadows Native Lands at Bull Run Regional Park.

Second grade students at McNair Elementary School enjoyed meeting some friendly goats during a field trip to Green Meadows Native Lands at Bull Run Regional Park.

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