Photo Gallery 2015 - 16

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Rocky Run Middle School students lend a hand to help put together first day packets.


More than 8,530 books found new homes with 270 Herndon Elementary School students as part of the school's summer bookmobile, staffed by volunteers.


New middle and high school social studies teachers who participated in FCPS's Great Beginnings program took a break from a session at Rocky Run Middle School for a group photo.



New kindergarten students and their families meet their teachers during a meet and greet at Graham Road Elementary School.


Principal Matt Eline enthusiastically welcomes students to Robinson Secondary School on the first day of school.


Chantilly Academy students, who come from over 20 high schools, celebrate their first day of school by sharing the careers they are interested in and posting them on the bulletin board for all to see.  

Kindergarten and new students enjoyed a meet and greet with their families at Hollin Meadows Elementary School’s annual Popsicles on the Playground event.


Students are ready to learn, equipped with school supplies, on the first day of school at Deer Park Elementary School.

Teachers and administrators help students find their rooms at Whitman Middle School on the first day of the 2015-16 school year.


Fairfax County Police officers were on hand to greet students at several schools—including London Towne Elementary School—on the first day of school.

The Cunningham Park Elementary School cardinal mascot is excited to welcome students back to school.

  Lorton Station Elementary School teachers are excited to kick off the new school year with other Hayfield Secondary pyramid schools.

Parents accompanied their children on the first day of school at Mount Eagle Elementary School.


Madison High School students compare their class schedules prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year.

Because it’s never too soon to learn safety procedures, chemistry students at South County High School learned how to use goggles and aprons for their lab experiments on the first day of school.



Patrols are on duty to help walkers and bus riders on the first day of the 2015-16 school year at Westbriar Elementary School.

Principal Sal Rivera and assistant principal Suzi Powell join a group of retired staff members to cut the ribbon for the 60th first day of school at Flint Hill Elementary School.


The White Oaks Elementary School eagle mascot lends a helping wing to a student on the first day of school.

Members of the National Junior Honor Society at Rocky Run Middle School helped students and parents find their way around at the annual Back to School Fair.


Deer Park Elementary School safety patrols participated in bus safety training including learning how to navigate an overturned bus and a bus filled with smoke.


Students show off the final product of the Chalk4Peace event at Burke School and Burke Alternative Learning Center.



Taking in a breath of fresh air while having an important class discussion on the environment, Alice Gunas’ seventh grade science class participates in a watershed walk where they observe Scott’s Run creek behind Cooper Middle School.

Students in the Art Foundations class at Key Middle School studied artist Claes Oldenburg and made balloon sculptures of ordinary items.


Sandburg Middle School students participated in a First Amendment gallery walk activity by commenting on the "graffiti wall" located in the school’s newly renovated commons area.

Hughes Middle School students gather after school to enjoy the nicer fall weather.


Hybla Valley Elementary School physical education teacher Sharon Kotovsky rode her bike through the community, passing out stickers and bookmarks on Walk to School Day; students will learn bike riding skills and safety lessons during PE class next week.


Sandburg Middle School students take a break from studying math and social studies for a selfie with Mr. Schmeelcke.


Rocky Run Middle School students take a “shelfie” in front of their favorite book genre in the school library.

First grade students in Elizabeth Diffie’s class at Churchill Road Elementary School created their own versions of “The Three Little Pigs” as part of language arts studies.



Kindergarten students at Deer Park Elementary School practice being quiet for their trip to the cafeteria by pretending to have bubbles in their mouths.

Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students at Hybla Valley Elementary School were treated to a band, strings, and choral demonstration during the first week of school to introduce the programs and promote interest among the students.


Kindergarten students at Westlawn Elementary School learn to sort by using natural materials.


Students at Herndon Elementary School crowd around the Little Free Library, where they can pick out a free book and donate ones they have already read.



These Robinson Secondary School students attended the Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association's conference, a conference featuring presentations by secondary school writing center tutors and directors.


Students in the Marshall Academy Chinese language program attended the arrival ceremony for President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan of the People’s Republic of China at the White House.


This White Oaks Elementary School dad, on a one-week leave from his deployment overseas, surprised his daughters by picking them up at dismissal.

Lemon Road Elementary School students show their support on Spirit Day by wearing their school shirts.


Students enjoy the new adaptive playground equipment at Belle View Elementary School.

Students participate in a math lesson on measurement in the Terraset Elementary School garden.


Key Center students and staff members celebrated the first month of school with a Back to School Bash, hosted by a DJ,based on an 80s theme. 

Sixth grade students at Kings Glen Elementary School created the regions of the U.S. in cake pans using edible products.




Kindergarten students at Union Mill Elementary School learned about Johnny Appleseed and made special hats for the lesson.




Key Middle School students work with Washington Redskins fullback Darrel Young to brainstorm ways to promote the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, funded by a $10,000 grant from the Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association.

Woodley Hills Elementary School students pack up contributions to Our Daily Bread’s Food 4 Thought program, providing healthy meals, drinks, and snacks over the weekend to children who are experiencing food insecurity.


Fourth grade students at Cunningham Park Elementary School create circuits as part of a makerspace activity.

Students at Hybla Valley Elementary School practice their golf swings on their school’s driving range; one student said she thought golf was for old people, but now she loves it.


Westbriar Elementary School third grade students painted pumpkins as globes as part of their social studies lesson on the continents, equator, and prime meridian.

Students in Sara Friedman’s kindergarten class at Saratoga Elementary School wear yellow on yellow day, one way the students are learning their colors.


Beech Tree Elementary School fourth grade students watch a demonstration from a Jamestown employee during their field trip to the Colonial settlement.

With help from Chef Zero, who shares the lunch menu, and Lucky Lou and Lucy Lou, who focus on wellness, the Bailey’s News Network student crew provides timely information to their classmates at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences and Bailey’s Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences.


Parents of Kilmer Middle School students contributed to a college wall on Community Night, adding the name of their alma mater and mascot.

At Dranesville Elementary School, students in Rena Rose’s second grade class have fun reading on Flashlight Friday.


Cherry Run Elementary School kindergarten students enjoyed a day at Cox Farms, seeing, hearing, feeling, and smelling autumn.


Fourth grade students from Silverbrook Elementary School learned about Native Americans, heard a war story, practiced making knots, wrote with a quill and ink, and dressed up in Colonial clothing during a visit to Camp Flintlock.


While the cafeteria is being expanded, sixth grade students at Westbriar Elementary School are making good use of a temporary wall by painting a large mural of their self-portraits.

Students in Glasgow Middle School’s chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America served a healthy meal to student engineers and volunteers at a mock First Lego League tournament.   


Rocky Run Middle School students display the Virginia Readers’ Choice sign up posters in the school library, where they can check off books as they read them and possibly earn a spot at a future pizza party.


Patrols ring the bell as students arrive at Centreville Elementary School.


Churchill Road Elementary School Spanish language teachers Carmen Rincon and Maryann Hwang had each of their K-6 students create a feather citing what they are thankful for (in Spanish) for the Thanksgiving bulletin board.

Students and staff members at Robinson Secondary School promote kindness by being nice to each other and wearing “Dude, Be Nice!” T-shirts.




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August 12, 2014