February FCPS CARES: Putting Students and Community First
James Carlisle, a teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School, is “constantly putting his students and community first,” said his colleague who nominated him for FCPS CARES.
Superintendent's Weekly Reflections
Superintendent Reid writes about all of the great things happening in Fairfax County Public Schools. This week she stopped by the Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge to visit with student chefs. She also highlights the Science Fair winners, the Unified Sports Special Olympics event at Centreville HS, and the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Instructional Job Fair - May 4 (Virtual) and May 6 (In-person)
FCPS wants you to be a part of our team! We are searching for educators with strong academic backgrounds and a passion for making a difference. We are hosting two upcoming job fairs to meet hiring needs in instructional areas. The first instructional job fair will be held virtually on Thursday, May 4 (6 - 8 p.m.). The second job fair will be held in person at Lake Braddock Secondary School on Saturday, May 6 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.). Learn more.
FCPS This Week - April 12, 2023
In this issue, find information on Month of the Military Child, the Dangers of Fentanyl, and Summer Camps
Music Educator Reflects on 30+ Years of FCPS Choral Festivals
With the exception of two years when she was on maternity leave, Jeanette Essig has been involved with every 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival since 1988. This year’s 6th Grade All-County Choral Festival was Essig’s last, as she will retire in June.
Fairfax County Public Schools Welcomes First-in-Nation Neurodiversity Specialist Amongst a Trio of Hires to Support Students Who Learn Differently
FCPS is leading the nation when it comes to supporting neurodiverse students.
NASA Astronaut Lindgren Leads Students to Launch Dreams
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren returned to Robinson Secondary School to speak to students on March 31. Lindgren–a Robinson graduate–talked about his career at NASA, and the advice he would give students aspiring to reach their dreams.
Teaching Was the Right Choice for My Family
Brittany Hooper looked for an occupation that fit her and her military family's schedule. She kept coming back to teaching and loves her choice.
Superintendent's Weekly Reflections
Superintendent Reid writes about all of the great things happening in Fairfax County Public Schools. Prior to spring break, Dr. Reid visited Franconia ES, Hutchison ES, and Coates ES. She present information to the School Board about expanded curriculum information on the website.
April 27, 2023 - School Board Public Hearing Comment on ESSER III In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
School Board Public Hearing Comment on ESSER III In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
Happy Assistant Principals Week!
Happy assistant principals week! If you're an assistant principal, what inspires you? If you're not, how have your administrative teams helped you in your career?
Five Strategies to Activate Empathy in Children
HEALTHY MINDS FEATURE: Empathy is a key ingredient in having children show caring, acceptance, and tolerance of others.
"The Epitome of a Dedicated and Caring Teacher"
Tracy Tashima of Hunt Valley Elementary School was nominated for FCPS CARES for the way she models empathy and collaboration in the classroom.
Key Findings Regarding the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Commended Student Notifications
Message from the Superintendent to Share Key Findings Regarding the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Commended Student Notifications
“Seeing the Pure Emotion” of Learning is a “Privilege”
After 25 years as a physical education teacher, this year Kirsten Birge went back to school, herself, in order to support and assist her special education students in a new way. While working toward licensure, she has moved from the gymnasium to the classroom; from being an adapted physical education teacher, to a role as a multiple disabilities teacher.
Columbia Scholastic Press Association Honors Three FCPS Schools with Crown Awards
This year, three Fairfax County school news publications were honored with Crown Awards in a ceremony at Columbia University on March 17.
FCPS This Week - March 29
In this issue, read about Dr. Reid on the Multilingual Podcast, Student Awards, and the Upcoming Fentanyl Conversation.
FCPS Stance on 2023 Proposed History and Social Science Standards
FCPS raises numerous issues with the proposed history and social science standards in a letter to the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Board of Education.
Lifelong Memories and Confidence
Anne Ray wants to provide her students with lifelong memories and confidence. Why do you work for FCPS?