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STARS Mentoring Program at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Receives Award
05/04/2018
The Virginia Education Association has recognized the STARS (Students Teaching and Reaching Students) Mentoring Program at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School with its Barbara Johns Youth Award for Human Relations and Civil Rights.
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CTE Grant from the Virginia Department of Education
04/10/2018
The Virginia Department of Education has awarded FCPS a $37,500 grant to fund the purchase of new equipment for the school division’s career and technical education program​s​.
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FCPS Finalizes Plans to Install Buzz-in Entry Systems at All School Entrances
03/20/2018
Buzz-in entry systems will be installed prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year at all schools that are not currently equipped with such systems. Due to limited resources, the majority of the project will be funded by delaying some facility maintenance projects the school division had planned to address this year. All school facilities constructed in the future will also include secure entry systems.
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2018-19 School Calendar Adopted
03/07/2018
The 2018-19 School Calendar has been adopted. The first day of the 2018-19 school year for students is August 15, 2018.
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Preschool Registration Is March 5 - April 6
02/26/2018
Preliminary applications for the 2018-19 FCPS pilot preschool program will be accepted from March 5 - April 6.
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Kindergarten Registration Is March 5-9
02/23/2018
Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will take place March 5-9. All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30 must register for kindergarten. Parents should complete the registration process at the elementary school their child will attend.
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School Board Requests Appropriation for Aylor Replacement
02/07/2018
The School Board voted February 6 to ask the Frederick County Board of Supervisors to appropriate $52 million to build a Robert E. Aylor Middle School replacement to open in August 2021. The request represents the total cost of the project. Robert E. Aylor Middle School opened in 1969.
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2017 WINC Chain of Checks Campaign
01/18/2018
Frederick County Public Schools and Winchester City Schools received a total of $77,646.63 from the 2017 WINC Chain of Checks Campaign- “A Stronger Me…Developing Systems of Support for Teen Mental Health” The proceeds from the campaign will help provide training and resources to identify and properly help students with mental health issues. Frederick County Public Schools’ share of the proceeds was $46,587.98.
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School Board Establishes FY 2019 Budget Development Calendar
11/17/2017
The School Board has established its FY19 Budget Development Calendar. Superintendent David Sovine is scheduled to present his proposed budget to the School Board at the Board's meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
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School Board Adopts 2018-20 Comprehensive Plan and Budget Priorities
11/16/2017
The School Board adopted its revised Comprehensive Plan and Budget Priorities. These priorities will help guide the School Board as the FY19 budget is developed in the coming months.
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CIP Priorities: 1. Aylor Replacement 2. New High School 3. Armel Addition/Renovation
School Board Adopts 2019-23 Capital Improvements Plan
11/15/2017
The School Board has adopted its Capital Improvements Plan for 2019-2023. The top three priorities are a Robert E. Aylor Middle School replacement, a fourth high school and an addition/renovation at Armel Elementary School.
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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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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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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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