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.
Fairfax County Public Schools began airing a public service ad that encourages local businesses and community groups to express their interest in partnering with the school system by using the FCPS Partnership Starter. The online tool, which is unique to FCPS, matches potential partners with schools, or an FCPS office or program.
The Partnership Starter features a short questionnaire that takes about five minutes to complete. View the PSA below, then try the Partnership Starter
"Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters" is the 2015 theme of National Mentoring Month, and Fairfax County Public Schools is prepared to support you to become that "someone." FCPS has an efficient and effective MentorWorks program complete with a training component. There's nothing stopping you, learn more now!
This year Fairfax County Public Schools and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation established four new partnerships, all in the Lee High School Pyramid. On October 14th, select Lee High students ventured to FedEx Field for the Annual 4th and Life Forum. At the forum, students had the opportunity to listen to Washington players Darrel Young, Shawn Lauvao, Tyler Polumbus, and Akeem Davis who shared their experiences from high school to the NFL of balancing family, school, work and high intensity football. The players also discussed the importance of envisioning life and a career after football and developing and maintaining a moral compass for success in life. Thank you to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation for supporting Fairfax County Public Schools.
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April 14, 2015