FCPS This Week e-newsletter - April 27, 2022
In this issue, get information on an in-person event with incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS high schools being ranked by U.S. News and World Report, National Merit Scholarship winners, and resources offered by Tutor.com.
FCPS High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Virginia and the Nation by U.S. News and World Report
Fairfax County Public Schools high schools have been ranked as some of the best high schools in Virginia and the nation according to U.S. News and World Report.
You Got Mail: How One FCPS Elementary School is Reviving Letter Writing to Help Improve Literacy Rates
At Stratford Landing Elementary School, reading specialist Jill Norris connects with students through a letter-writing program.
FCPS Students Selected for 2022 All-Virginia Band, Orchestra, and Chorus
One hundred ninety students from Fairfax County Public Schools high schools have been named to the 2022 All-Virginia Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.
Message of Hope: FCPS Principal Travels to Europe with Students’ Handwritten Cards for Refugees
Freedom Hill Elementary School students wrote cards of encouragement to Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.
Beyond Books: South County High Library Serves as Hub for Community Outreach
Students use the library as a meeting spot to knit winter hats for the homeless, make pet blankets for animal shelters and turn to librarians as sponsors of the Elder Outreach Club, a group formed during the pandemic to send letters to senior citizens to combat loneliness.
Student Ambassador Programs Help Welcome New Students to FCPS
Student Ambassador Programs are school-based student leadership programs that bring together military and civilian peers to support all students' transition to school, helping create an accepting school culture and welcoming environment.
Earth Day: Celebrating FCPS’ Commitment to Environmental Stewardship
FCPS recently received praise from national leaders for its commitment to clean school buses (electric). In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), read more and watch a video about diesel vs. electric school buses.
FCPS This Week e-newsletter - April 20, 2022
In this week's issue, get to know incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid, and learn about middle school recess starting in 2022-23, student awards, and an Instructional Job Fair on April 30.
Incoming Superintendent Reid Tells FCPS Journalists She’ll Prioritize Student Voice, Agency
Dr. Reid speaks with student journalists spanning all grade levels Friday afternoon to introduce herself and her goals to the 180,000 students enrolled in FCPS.
FCPS Student Publications Win NSPA Pacemaker and CSPA Gold Crown Awards
Student journalists from four FCPS schools have been named award winners by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.
New Chapter: Incoming FCPS Superintendent Connects with Students and Staff
Dr. Michelle Reid visited two schools Friday to meet students, see teachers in action, and greet principals.
FCPS Students Take Top Honors at Virginia FBLA State Leadership Conference
Students from twelve Fairfax County public schools won first place awards at the 2022 Virginia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference held recently in Reston. More than 90 students placed in the top four in their event and qualified to compete in the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago in June.
Meet the New Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools
In a video, Dr. Reid shares more about her background, her passion for education, and what she thinks makes FCPS a world-class school division.
Fairfax County Public Schools Names New Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Sherry Wilson, who currently serves as director of Human Resources in Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools, is the new assistant superintendent, Department of Human Resources, effective June 1, 2022.
Five School Counseling Programs Awarded 2022 RAMP Designation
Five school counseling programs have been recognized by the American School Counselor Association as model programs and were awarded the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation for 2022.
Fairfax County School Board Announces National Superintendent of the Year As Next Leader
The School Board voted to appoint Michelle Reid, Ed.D., as the next superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools.
FCPS This Week e-newsletter - April 13, 2022
This issue has information on a School Board vote on the new superintendent, Tutor.com launching on April 14, Month of the Military Child, student awards, and FCPS COVID-19 testing ending on April 22
Whitman Eighth-Grader Finds Own Voice as Virginia Senate Page in Richmond
Diego Orendain, an eighth-grader at Whitman Middle School in Alexandria, served as his school’s first-ever Virginia Senate page during the recent state legislative session, according to Principal Craig Herring.
Statement from Fairfax County School Board Regarding the Superintendent Search
The final candidate for the superintendent position will be confirmed through a public vote by the School Board and publicly announced in the next few weeks.