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Saint Luke School Gets a Special Visitor

From Saint Luke School:

Capt. Piper, a veteran of two shuttle missions, visited Saint Luke School yesterday.  She spent time with advanced Science students conducting a lab with teachers Fred Lampazzi and Timothy Burns, to determine friction rates in robots.  Capt. Piper is a graduate of Catholic Schools and treated students to a wonderful presentation on the Space Station and Shuttle missions.  It is our hope that the foundation of Math, Science and Technology offered to students at Saint Luke, combined with visits from Scientists like Capt. Piper, will inspire a new generation of Americans committed to S.T.E.M.

FCPS Families, Employees Support Beginning School Before Labor Day

FCPS Families, Employees Support Beginning School Before Labor Day

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

A majority of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) families and employees support opening schools one week before Labor Day, beginning with the 2012-13 school year, as indicated in a recent FCPS survey.  

            “There are several reasons to open schools before Labor Day, the most important of which is to provide additional instructional time for teachers and students before Standards of Learning (SOL) testing takes place,” said FCPS Superintendent Jack D. Dale.  “Our parents and employees are solidly behind making this change.  It’s time for the state to address the wishes of our community to start school earlier.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Yet Again

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Yet Again

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed on Friday, 1/28/11. 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-Aged Child Care (SACC) center are closed.

Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.

Weather emergency personnel are to report to work.

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed, Offices Open

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed, Offices Open

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed today, January 26, 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. 

Weather emergency personnel are to report to work.

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: