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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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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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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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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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COPsync911
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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Dr. Sovine and Mrs. Miller
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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