Strategic Plan Goal 2 - Safe, Supported, Included, and Empowered

Articles and videos that offer a look into how Goal 2 is being put into practice

Goal 2 - Vision in Action

In Fairfax County Public Schools, education is not just about imparting knowledge, but also about creating a safe, supported, included, and empowered community where every student can flourish. Our vision is outlined in Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan: "Every student will experience an equitable school community where student health and well-being are prioritized, and student voice is centered."

This webpage features a collection of articles and videos that offer a look into how our strategic plan is being actively put into practice. Through these stories, you'll discover the inspiring initiatives, dedicated educators, and engaged students who are turning this vision into a reality.

Videos Showing Goal 2 in Action

Future of Food Show

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services invited more than 200 students to sample and provide feedback on various breakfast and lunch recipes. FCPS cafeterias are beginning to craft scratch-made meals for every student. Read more about the "Future of FCPS Student Food Show" event.

Veterans Day Tribute

Watch the touching recap of an elementary school's second annual Veterans Day remembrance! FCPS thanks veterans for their service. Learn about FCPS support for military-connected families.

Garden Club and Farmers Market

The Garden/Farm-to-Table Club meets on Fridays at Willow Springs Elementary School. Club participants learn how to plan, plant, and harvest a garden of native flowers and vegetables. They also help with the Farmer's Market. Read more about this school, as well as one other with a farmers market.

Special Olympics Pep Rally

The Annandale High School Atoms hosted the Lewis High School Lancers to celebrate FanQuest, an annual event that brings together the entire school to celebrate inclusion through the power of sports. Students and staff pack the stands to cheer and support both teams!

Being Confident 

Step dates back to African dance. It has been passed down to university and high school groups, where members use song and dance to demonstrate their pride and entertain the community. In the video, the Edison High School step team performs and discusses what step means to them.

Articles Showing Goal 2 in Action

Blue Star Welcome Week

Blue Star Welcome Week is a nationwide campaign to build a better sense of community and belonging for those who serve and their families.

Julia Kim, an eighth grader at Frost Middle School, is one of the 134 military-connected students who make up almost 11% of the school's student population. She is currently in her third year in FCPS and is an ambassador to help other military-connected students feel welcome. Read more.


Julia Kim

Students Are "Silent No More"

In June 2023, the junior class at McLean High School took part in an assembly about drug prevention and awareness called “Silent No More.”

Guest speakers included health experts, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, a federal prosecutor, and those who have been personally touched by the national opioid epidemic that has reached Fairfax County. Read more.

Information about Fentanyl