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Go Green Virginia
FCPS Certified as Platinum Level Green School Division
11/15/2017
The Virginia School Boards Association has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a 2017 Platinum Level Certified Green School Division. Just 14 school divisions from across Virginia earned the platinum level distinction this year.
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Stantec Architecture Receives Gold Design Award for Frederick County Middle School
11/13/2017
As part of the Virginia School Boards Association’s Exhibition of School Architecture, Stantec Architecture has been awarded the Gold Design Award for its design of Frederick County Middle School. The four winning projects were selected from 16 entries in the areas of new construction, renovation and adaptive use of existing space.
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CHESPRA 2017 Communications Award Winner
CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Five Communication Awards
11/09/2017
The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) has presented Frederick County Public Schools with five awards as part of its annual school communications contest.
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Frederick County Public Schools to Host Veterans Day Breakfast and Celebration
10/26/2017
Frederick County Public Schools will honor veterans on Friday, November 10 with a Veterans Day Breakfast and Celebration at Millbrook High School.
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Virginia Department of Education
Accreditation Status Determined for Gainesboro Elementary School and Frederick County Middle School
10/26/2017
The Virginia Board of Education has determined the 2017-18 accreditation status for Gainesboro Elementary School and Frederick County Middle School to be Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School. The accreditation status was assigned after it was determined that both schools are making adequate progress toward meeting state standards for full accreditation.
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Safety
FCPS and Sheriff’s Office Collaborate on School Safety Drill to be Held October 23 at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School
10/19/2017
FCPS and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a collaborative school safety drill on Monday, October 23 at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School. The event will begin with a safety briefing for all participants at 8:30 a.m., followed by the live drill and conclude with a debriefing with representatives from the Sheriff’s Office as well as school division staff.
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National School Bus Safety Week
10/16/2017
October 16-20 is School Bus Safety Week. Thanks to all of our drivers who transport our students back and forth to school safely.
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Thank You to Our FCPS 101 Sponsors
10/10/2017
Thanks to First Bank and Virginia Property Group, Inc. for serving as the sponsors of the FCPS 101 Community Engagement Program.
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National School Lunch Week
National School Lunch Week
10/09/2017
October 9-13 is National School Lunch Week.
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FCPS Receives School Security Grant
10/06/2017
Governor McAuliffe today awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to 104 school divisions across the state. FCPS was awarded nearly $72,000 which will be used to enhance secure entrances at a number of schools as well as provide additional security cameras and other safety measures.
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Redbud Run Elementary School Accreditation Status Determined
10/04/2017
The Virginia Board of Education has determined the 2017-18 accreditation status for Redbud Run Elementary School to be Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School. The accreditation status was assigned after it was determined that the school is making adequate progress toward meeting state standards for full accreditation.
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FCPS Enters into Resolution Agreement Regarding Softball Facilities at Sherando
10/02/2017
FCPS has voluntarily entered into a Resolution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and plans to take steps to provide practice and competitive fields for the junior varsity and varsity softball teams that are equivalent to the field it provides for Sherando’s junior varsity and varsity baseball teams.
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Frederick County Public Schools’ On-Time Graduation Rate at Nearly 95 Percent
09/27/2017
For the seventh consecutive year, Frederick County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate has climbed. The on-time graduation rate for members of Frederick County Public Schools’ Class of 2017 was 94.8 percent. The statewide rate was 91.1 percent. In addition, the dropout rate for the FCPS Class of 2017 declined to 2.3 percent compared to the 5.8 percent dropout rate reported for the state.
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SAT Scores Achieved by FCPS Students Exceed the State and National Mean Scores
09/26/2017
The overall mean score of FCPS students who took the revised SAT in 2016-17 exceeded both the state and national all-schools mean scores. Frederick County’s mean score of 1119 exceeded the state mean score by 17 points and the national mean score by 59 points.
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STEAM Grant Awarded to Bass-Hoover Elementary School
09/17/2017
The Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision has awarded Bass-Hoover Elementary School a grant worth close to $4,600 to support the creation of a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) lab at the school.
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FCPS Participates in United Way Day of Caring
09/14/2017
A team of Frederick County Public Schools' employees helped kickoff the 2017 United Way Campaign by participating in the United Way's Day of Caring. The team volunteered to do a deep cleaning at the Highland Food Pantry.
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FCPS has 13 Schools Fully Accredited; Zero Focus Schools
09/13/2017
Frederick County Public Schools is continuing to make progress toward having all schools fully accredited. Over the past four years, the number of Fully Accredited schools has increased from nine to 13 while the number of Focus Schools has dropped from five to zero.
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FY18 Approved Budget
09/12/2017
The School Board Approved Budget for FY18 is now available. The document details the FY18 budget and also provides a wealth of information about the school division and its operations.
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Mobile App Calendar Issue Corrected
08/29/2017
The problem with the functionality of the calendar feature on the Frederick County Public Schools’ mobile app has been corrected and the calendar in the app is now showing correct information. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the problem.
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FCPS 101 Community Engagement Program
Frederick County Public Schools Launches FCPS 101 Community Engagement Program
08/25/2017
Frederick County Public Schools is launching a community engagement program called FCPS 101. The program will provide parents and others with an opportunity to learn about Frederick County Public Schools and its operations, including instructional and administrative services. Individuals interested in participating in FCPS 101 must submit the application form by Friday, September 15.
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Frederick County Public Schools Launches Mobile App
08/23/2017
Frederick County Public Schools has launched a custom mobile app that provides instant access to a variety of school and division information. The new app is available at no cost from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
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Solar Eclipse Safety
08/17/2017
In anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse, Frederick County Public Schools is offering some information about the upcoming event and how to safely view it.
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Raptor Technologies
FCPS Implements Raptor Visitor Management System
08/16/2017
Beginning September 5, everyone visiting a Frederick County Public School will be required to present a valid, government-issued ID which will be scanned through the Raptor Visitor Management System.
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Dr. Jessica Nail
Frederick County Public Schools Names New Principal for Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School
08/15/2017
Dr. Jessica Nail has been named the new principal at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School after serving as an assistant principal at the school since 2012. She succeeds Teresa Ritenour who was named the school division’s Director of Student Support Services last month.
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Eligible Families Encouraged to Apply for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program
08/11/2017
Frederick County Public Schools encourages all eligible families to apply for the free and reduced meal program.
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FCPS Schools Equipped With COPsync911
08/10/2017
Thanks to a partnership with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, every Frederick County Public School has been equipped with COPsync911 which will be activated in the event of an emergency.
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FCPS Names Suzanne Miller its 2018 Teacher of the Year
08/09/2017
Congratulations to Frederick County Middle School English teacher Suzanne Miller for being named Frederick County Public Schools' 2018 Teacher of the Year.
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Support Staff Award Winners
FCPS Presents Support Staff Awards
08/09/2017
Congratulations to Bus Driver Lois Clark, Custodian David Dixon, Instructional Aide Pam Tubandt, School Nutrition Services Employee Wendy Phillips and Secretary Connie Spates (retired) for being presented with support staff awards in recognition of their outstanding work.
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Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday
Virginia Sales Tax Holiday
08/02/2017
Friday, August 4 throughSunday, August 6 is Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday. During the upcoming weekend, you can buy school supplies that cost $20 or less per item and clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less without paying sales tax.
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Teresa Ritenour
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Principal Teresa Ritenour Named Director of Student Support Services
07/19/2017
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Principal Teresa Ritenour has been named the school division’s new Director of Student Support Services. Mrs. Ritenour will succeed Mitch Peeling who is retiring at the end of August. The school division plans to name Mrs. Ritenour's successor prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year.
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FCPS Purchases Land to Enhance Safety at Gainesboro Campus
07/19/2017
The Frederick County School Board has approved the purchase of up to 31.29 acres adjacent to the Gainesboro Elementary School/Frederick County Middle School campus. Acquiring the property will allow safety to be enhanced at the site and enable the school division to build a road in the future connecting the school campus directly with Gainesboro Road.
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2017-18 School Year Starts August 16
07/03/2017
The 2017-18 school year kicks off on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
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NSPRA
Frederick County Public Schools Wins National Communication Awards
07/03/2017
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has recognized Frederick County Public Schools with two 2017 National School Communication Awards.
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Preschool Program
FCPS to Expand Pilot Preschool Program
06/28/2017
Frederick County Public Schools has been awarded additional grant funds that will allow the pilot preschool program being launched in 2017-18 to serve 18 additional students residing in the Indian Hollow and Gainesboro elementary school attendance zones.
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