Thirty star students from schools in and around Tyson’s Corner were honored in April at the chamber’s Stars Celebration event. The students were recognized for their hard work and perseverance, each overcoming challenges to succeed. Supporting the ceremony was La Sandia restaurant as host, and Navy Federal Credit Union helped purchase books for each of the students from Barnes and Noble. The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce support FCPS in many ways, including a job shadow program, and ethics day. Thank you to all our supporters!
In April, Superintendent Garza hosted her fifth Business and Community Roundtable Luncheon in the culinary classroom at South Lakes High School with leaders from our vital arts community. Much of the discussion focused on challenges to the FCPS FY 2016 budget where the school system faces a deficit greater than $100 million dollars - putting many important programs, small class sizes and more in jeopardy.
Chantilly and Edison Academies have received a very large donation of quality used computers from Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA.
Chantilly Academy received 30 laptop and 20 desktop computers, and Edison Academy received 60 laptop and 25 desktop computers.
Students in information technology and network administration classes will use the computers to troubleshoot and diagnose hardware and software issues, perform preventive maintenance, configure simple and complex computer networks, install operating systems, establish and implement security plans, load software, and practice website management.
Thank you Busch Gardens!
Saul Salmeron, Education Chair for the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce, met with parents and children of the Hispanic Early Literacy and Family Literacy programs to share a personal and inspirational story. Mr. Salmeron’s moving story reinforced the value of dedicated parents to their children’s academic progress. Listeners left the class visibly inspired and motivated that continuing their efforts would make a critical, positive differences in their children’s success. Thank you Mr. Salmeron and the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber for engaging with the FCPS Early Literacy Program.
At its “Pay it Forward” soiree in March, theDulles Regional Chamber of Commerce sold school house bricks and more to support Fairfax County Public Schools. The funds raised support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships for high school students in our Dulles region schools and homeless student throughout the county.
Thank you to the Dulles Regional Chamber and all of the generous donors.
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May 20, 2015