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August 15, 2019
2019-20 School Calendar Approved
02/21/2019
The 2019-20 School Calendar has been finalized. The first day of school for students will be Thursday, August 15, 2019. The last day of school will be June 5, 2020.
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Proposed FY20 Budget
Superintendent Presents Proposed Budget for FY20
02/19/2019
In his proposed FY20 budget, Superintendent David Sovine addresses enrollment growth, student needs, facility maintenance and the recruitment and retention of high-quality staff.
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Digital Citizenship: Relationships and Communication
02/13/2019
FCPS is helping students become good digital citizens by providing monthly tips on media and technology. This month's tip, focused on relationships and communication, was developed by FCPS school counselors who serve on the Digital Citizenship Task Force.
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H.N. Funkhouser & Company Presents Schools with Grants Totaling $10,000
02/12/2019
For the 18th consecutive year, H.N. Funkhouser & Company has partnered with the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance to present each of Frederick County’s 20 schools with a $500 grant to support math and science programs.
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Congratulations to Our FCPS Spelling Bee Winners
02/08/2019
Congratulations to the winners of the Frederick County Public Schools Spelling Bee that was held Thursday, February 7.
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Middle School Rezoning Approved
02/06/2019
The School Board has approved a middle school rezoning plan that will take effect at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and impact James Wood and Frederick County Middle Schools.
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Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20
01/28/2019
The first phase of kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year begins February 4. Kindergarten registration is being conducted in two phases this year. Parents with a student already enrolled in FCPS should register their rising kindergarten student between February 4 and March 1. The parents of a rising kindergarten student who have no other children currently enrolled in FCPS should register their child from March 4-8.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - January 10, 2019
01/10/2019
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Frederick County Board of Supervisors Approves Funding for School Security Updates
01/10/2019
The Frederick County Board of Supervisors has approved the School Board’s request for approximately $1.3 million to fund Phase II Safety and Security Construction Upgrades to a number of school facilities.
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FCPS Launches 2019 General Assembly Web Page
01/07/2019
FCPS has developed a special Web page to help citizens follow the 2019 General Assembly session and bills that could impact public schools. The page also includes contact information for Frederick County's state legislators.
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Bridget Bailey and Michael Wolfe
Two FCPS Teachers Earn National Board Certification
01/03/2019
Fourth Grade Teacher Bridget Bailey and PE Teacher Michael Wolfe recently earned the designation of National Board Certified Teacher.
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Site Selected for Replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School
01/02/2019
On January 2, the School Board authorized the purchase of approximately 57 acres at 471 White Oak Road in Stephens City on which the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School will be built.
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Krista Hartenbach
JWHS Librarian Receives Award From Virginia Association of School Librarians
12/17/2018
The Virginia Association of School Librarians has named James Wood High School Librarian Krista Hartenbach the 2018 School Library Educator of the Year.
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2017-18
2017-18 Annual Report
11/29/2018
The 2017-18 Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report is now available. The document details the School Board's work over the past year as well as student/staff success stories.
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Green Schools Challenge Certificate 2018
FCPS Named Platinum Level Certified Green School Division
11/20/2018
For the seventh consecutive year, the Virginia School Boards Association has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a Platinum Level Certified Green School Division as part of the Green Schools Challenge. FCPS is one of just 15 school divisions in Virginia to earn Platinum Level status.
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CHESPRA 2018 Communications Award Winner
CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Seven Communications Awards
11/19/2018
The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association has presented Frederick County Public Schools with seven awards for various communications projects.
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2020-24 Capital Improvements Plan Adopted by School Board
11/08/2018
The top priority on the 2020-2024 Capital Improvements Plan adopted this evening by the School Board is construction of a fourth high school with a capacity of 1,725 students.
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FCPS School Board Members
2019-20 Comprehensive Plan & Budget Priorities
11/07/2018
The School Board adopted its 2019-2020 Comprehensive Plan and Budget Priorities on November 7. The priorities will help guide the Board's work over the upcoming year and assist the Superintendent as he prepares his proposed budget for FY20.
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School Security Update
School Board Votes to Request Funds for Safety and Security Upgrades
11/07/2018
The School Board voted November 7 to request a supplemental appropriation of approximately $1.3 million from the Frederick County Board of Supervisors for the Phase II Safety and Security Construction Upgrades to seven schools as well as the FCPS Administration Building.
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FCPS Receives School Equipment Security Grant
10/09/2018
Frederick County Public Schools is one of 102 Virginia school divisions receiving School Security Equipment Grants this year. The $18,781 state grant will be used to provide additional security cameras at nine different schools.
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Frederick County Public Schools’ On-Time Graduation Rate Exceeds 93 Percent
10/01/2018
The on-time graduation rate for members of Frederick County Public Schools' Class of 2018 was 93.3 percent which compares to Virginia's on-time graduation rate of 91.6 percent.
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Virginia Department of Education
All Frederick County Public Schools Accredited for 2018-19
09/27/2018
The Virginia Department of Education has accredited all Frederick County Public Schools for 2018-19. This year’s accreditation ratings are based on a revised school accountability system that provides a more comprehensive view of school quality while encouraging continuous improvement for all schools and placing an increased emphasis on closing achievement gaps among students.
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Enrollment
Enrollment Growth
09/19/2018
Enrollment in Frederick County Public Schools is continuing to climb. Enrollment as of September 14 was 13,645. That compares to 13,581 on August 31 and 13,247 on the first day of school (August 15). As of September 14, enrollment has increased by 398 students since first day of school.
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FCPS Supports American Heart Association
09/13/2018
Frederick County Public Schools raised $96,533 to support the American Heart Association through a variety of programs such as Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart in 2017-18. That ranked FCPS seventh amongst all school divisions in Virginia in the amount of funds raised for the American Heart Association.
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2019 Best Schools Niche
2019 Best Schools in Virginia
08/24/2018
The 2019 Niche list of Best School Districts in Virginia has ranked Frederick County Public Schools 27th out of Virginia’s 132 school divisions.
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Download the FCPS Mobile App
08/14/2018
Download the Frederick County Public Schools custom mobile app. The app is available at no cost from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
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