Jeffries Technology Solutions, Inc. or JeTSI recently donated several high end graphing calculators through the Collect for Kids school supply drive in full swing each July and August. The firm, which works in Space Technologies recognizes the need for a prepared workforce especially in the STEM fields. The calculators are bound for Stuart High School in eastern Fairfax County where they will be part of the schools loan pool.
To give cash (for school supplies), backpacks or calculators, visit www.collectforkids.org.
Thank you JeTSI!
For their exceptional support of Fairfax County Public Schools, three local business were selected to receive the Virginia School Boards Association (VBSA) Business Honor Roll. Branch Banking and Trust Co. (BB&T), Bechtel Global Corp., and Cox Communications were recognized at the July 9, 2015 School Board meeting for their many efforts as exceptional partners. Thank you to our partners.
Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church has a brand new partner in Innovation Health, and they’ve already begun to support students at the school. In June 2015 members of the Innovation Health team collected and helped pack more than 200 weekend food bags for students. FCPS supports supplemental food programs to ensure that students have sufficient food to meet their health needs. Innovation Health and Pine Spring started their partnership in April 2015 and they clearly have jumped right in! Thank you Innovation Health!
Volunteers from Dewberry, Inova, and the community converged in Luther Jackson Middle School’s gym in June to guide students participating in the Science Olympiad, one of four program components of the ExxonMobil funded "Expanding Visions"; At Jackson MS, the Olympiad is a culminating educational and fun event following a year of STEM related support from business engagement. Olympiad STEM activities include structure construction activities, game show like quizzes, physics challenges and more. Thank you ExxonMobil, Dewberry, Inova and the parent volunteers.
On May 16, 2015 the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce played host to the 4th annual Chantilly Day. Chantilly Day celebrates community by showcasing the services, achievements and contributions of residents, business, schools and organizations. Superintendent Karen Garza attended and, with the school’s principals, awarded Educator of the Year Awards to five high school staff members. Congratulations to Cathy Walker, Chantilly High School; Richard Cupolo, Herndon High School; Todd Utter, Westfield High School; Mary Gray, Mountain View Alternative High School; Tammy Jenkins, Centreville High. Congratulations!
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August 24, 2015