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Nine FCPS criminal justice students participated in the Virginia American Legion Junior Law Program at the Virginia State Police Training Academy in Richmond this summer. The program is designed to teach high school students about the law enforcement profession. The nine seniors participated in daily calisthenics, took field trips to the State capitol and State police headquarters, attended classroom sessions, and learned about the operation of radar, VASCAR, and other State police equipment during the five-day residential session.

Participants were selected for the program based on their character, interest, evidence of self-discipline, and possession of an attitude and demeanor that would benefit by the association and contact with officers of the law. Candidates must be well-rounded, outgoing, hard-working individuals with reasonable grades who can communicate and lead their peers.

Professional TV Productions

The professional TV Productions teacher, Dave Ruby, at Fairfax Academy has been recognized by the Park School of Communication at Ithaca College to receive the “S’Park” High School Media Mentor Award.

Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE)

The carpentry teacher, Chris Wyckoff, at Chantilly Academy was recognized as the New Teacher of the Year at the Summer Conference.

The HVACR teacher, Rob Stringham, at Edison Academy was recognized as the Teacher of the Year at the Summer Conference.

The Academy administrator, Doug Wright, at Chantilly Academy was recognized as the Educator of the Year at the Summer Conference

Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE)

Lot 3, the third student built home in Spring Village Estates sold on July 31, 2012. The final sale price for Lot 3 was $774,500 with proceeds to be used to construct Lot 5.

The summer residential construction program enrolled 26 students who worked and learned about construction while working on Lot 4 and Lot 5. During the five week program, the students framed the basement of Lot 4, and made structural modifications to Lot 4. Students also assisted with the concrete work in the basement of Lot 5, framed the basement, and set the first floor deck and walls.

MARCH 2012

Nine students from the criminal justice program at West Potomac Academy have been accepted to participate in the 2012 Virginia State Police Junior Law Cadet Program. The students will spend a week this summer (July 22-27) at the Virginia State Police Headquarters and learn firsthand all facets of law enforcement in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The second annual SkillsUSA District 5 Awards Celebration will be held at the Springfield Hilton on Friday, March 23, 2012.  More than 300 gold, silver, and bronze medal finishers will be celebrated with family members, advisors, and school administrators. 


The District V SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Competition was held at Chantilly High School Academy on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. More than 535 students from Fairfax County Public Schools, Arlington County Public Schools, and Alexandria City Schools competed in 49 different competitions. Over 200 students from Fairfax County Public Schools qualified to advance to the State Leadership Conference to be held in Hampton, Virginia on April 20 - 21.


The Washington Area New Automotive Dealers Association (WANADA) has provided two spots at the Washington Auto Show to display for the FCPS automotive technology and collision programs to display their work.  A Mustang restoration project from Chantilly Academy and a car available for sale will be displayed.  The 2012 Washington Auto Show will be from January 27, 2012, through February 5, 2012.  For more information about the 2012 Washington Auto Show visit http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/public/2011-show-info


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