Category archives for: Schools

Longfellow Principal Advocates for Public Education with Congressional Representatives

Longfellow Middle principal Carole Kihm discussed education with members of the U.S. Congress as part of a group of education leaders encouraging Congress to pass laws to build up the nation’s public schools. The visit was part of the annual advocacy conference sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) that included presentations […]

Student Artists Recognized for Creativity at the Intersection of Art and Technology

On May 24th, Arts Herndon presented scholarship awards totaling $6400 dollars to Fairfax County Public School students at a reception for Technology+Art=NOW. For ten years, this recognition program has celebrated FCPS students who are creating excellent artworks through technology. Works were submitted and judged in four categories: Animation, Digital Art, Digital Photography, and Digital Other […]

Stuart High Student Completes National Gallery of Art Seminar

Eliza Snee, a student at Stuart High, has completed the 2016-17 National Gallery of Art High School Seminar, designed to introduce high school students from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to art history, museology, and museum careers.  This competitive program accepts only 15-18 applicants each year.  Snee was sponsored by her art teacher, Katherine Wallestad, […]

FCPS High School Students Invited to 2017 Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of four upcoming teen job fairs in Fairfax County.  Job fairs will be held as follows: Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to noon, Chantilly High […]

TJHSST Student Named American Voices Nominee in Regional Scholastic Writing Awards Competition

Omar Hatim, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), has been named an American Voices Nominee in the 2017 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition for his personal essay-memoir, “A Muslim in Christendom.” Winners in the regional competition came from 18 Fairfax County middle and high schools. In addition to Hatim, […]

Fairfax County Public Schools Is Looking for Bus Drivers for 2016-17 School Year

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is searching for full-time bus drivers to join its force of 1,200 drivers who drive more than 16,000,000 miles each year.   Two bus driver job fairs will be held:  Thursday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 22, where transportation staff members will be on site to answer questions and provide information. […]

TJHSST Senior Named Finalist in 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Prathik Naidu, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), has been named a finalist in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Naidu was named one of 40 finalists selected based on the scientific rigor and world-changing […]

FCPS Students Recognized for Creativity in 2017 Scholastic Art Awards Program

Middle and high school students enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have won a total of 593 awards in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards program. Gold Key and Silver Key artwork will displayed at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale from Friday, February 10, to Sunday, March 5, with an […]

Cedar Lane School Launches First of New School Websites

Take a look at the new Cedar Lane School website.  Based on an open-source content management system like the main FCPS website, Cedar Lane is the first of the school websites to migrate to the new system.  The Cedar Lane site includes a student blog, Cedar Chips, that features content written by students. The school […]

Zombie Survival Project Helps Students Understand Renewable Energy Resources

Falls Church High School geosystems and biology teacher Brian Schwenk engaged his students in a renewable resource unit by weaving in some pop culture:  he challenged them to use what they had learned to develop a zombie apocalypse survival kit project.  Falls Church High School is a Fairfax County public school. Schwenk—a current Knowles Science […]


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