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98 Schools Earn Virginia Index of Performance Awards

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is one of eight school divisions in Virginia to be recognized with a 2011 Excellence Award from the Virginia Board of Education.  The awards are presented as part of the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards that recognize schools and divisions that far exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards and meet or exceed a number of performance indicators.

Fairfax County Public Schools to Host Two Instructional Job Fairs

Fairfax County Public Schools to Host Two Instructional Job Fairs

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools Will Be Closed Today; Offices Remain Open

Fairfax County Public Schools Will Be Closed Today; Offices Remain Open

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed today, January 18, 2011. Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect. 
 
The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:
·   extracurricular activities
·   interscholastic contests
·   team practices
·   field trips
·   middle school after-school programs 
·   professional learning and training courses
·   all adult and community education classes
·   recreation programs and community use 

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.  

Emergency personnel are to report to work.

Hard-Hitting Education Documentary Comes to Community

Hard-Hitting Education Documentary Comes to Community

From Nyka Feldman:

The Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is proud to sponsor a screening of the film, Race to Nowhere, on January 11, 2011 at 7:00pm in Langley High School's auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike in McLean, VA.  Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion to talk about issues raised in the film.  Note:  Tickets are sold out.  Langley High School auditorium seats 800.

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Announces College Scholarship Opportunity

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Announces College Scholarship Opportunity

From Fairfax County Sheriff's Office:

Are you currently or will you be enrolled in a Virginia college or university? Are you pursuing a degree in the field of criminal justice? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, then you are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute (VSI) Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available to both full- and part-time students.

As part of the application process, Fairfax County Sheriff Stan Barry must submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. To obtain a letter of recommendation, please contact Lieutenant Sonny Cachuela at shf-pio@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-246-3251.

For more information on the VSI Scholarship Program or to download the application, go to http://vasheriffsinstitute.org/scholarship/

FCPS and Fairfax Chamber to Launch New Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The new Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools will be launched at a news conference on Tuesday, January 4, at 8 a.m. at the Gatehouse Administration Center.

            A partnership of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the foundation will be a flexible vehicle for the community to invest in its future through education.  The foundation will be able to support initiatives that help students acquire 21st century skills, advance the diverse needs of the community, and contribute to the creation of a world-class workforce.

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.

 

WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES