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Apple Pie Ridge Earns Virginia Board of Education’s Continuous Improvement Award
06/20/2019
Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School has earned the Virginia Board of Education’s Continuous Improvement Award. The award recognizes schools which are Accredited or Accredited with Conditions and meet at least one of the designated benchmarks for improved performance on accreditation-related school quality indicators.
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Darren Thomas and Mark Weisbrod
New Principals Named for Bass-Hoover Elementary School and Stonewall Elementary School
06/18/2019
Bass-Hoover and Stonewall elementary schools will have new principals in 2019-20. Stonewall Elementary School Principal Darren Thomas has been named the new principal at Bass-Hoover. Indian Hollow Elementary School Assistant Principal Mark Weisbrod has been named the new principal at Stonewall Elementary School. Both will assume their new roles on July 1.
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Student Scholarships Exceed $5.5 Million
06/12/2019
The members of the Class of 2019 have great things ahead of them. Combined, this year's James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high school graduates earned nearly $5.6 million in scholarships. Congratulations!
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FCPS Focus Newsletter
FCPS Focus - June 10, 2019
06/10/2019
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Summer Hours
Summer Hours
06/10/2019
Frederick County Public Schools will be operating on a four-day work week through July 26. All schools and the school division’s administrative offices will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays.
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Megan Dodd
New Principal Named for Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School
06/07/2019
Megan Dodd has been named the new principal at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School. She currently serves as the principal of the Early Learning Center at Funkstown in Washington County, Maryland, and will assume her role with FCPS on July 1.
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Isaiah Taylor and Bill Hall
Sherando Senior Receives William Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award
05/28/2019
Congratulations to Sherando High School senior Isaiah Taylor who received the William Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award at the 2019 Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Awards Program on May 20. Isaiah has overcome many challenges, including being homeless, while playing football and earning his diploma at Sherando.
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New Inline Hockey Rink To Open This Summer
05/23/2019
Schools Superintendent David Sovine and Washington Capitals Director of Community Relations Peter Robinson have signed an agreement that will result in a new inline hockey rink being installed outside James Wood Middle School. The rink is expected to open this summer.
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Justin Raymond
Principal Selected to Lead Jordan Springs Elementary School
05/21/2019
Justin Raymond, who has served as the principal at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School since July 2013, has been named the principal at Jordan Springs Elementary School. Mr. Raymond will assume his new position on July 1.
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Inspire 2025: A Promise for Progress
2019-2025 Strategic Plan Adopted
05/21/2019
The Frederick County School Board adopted the 2019-2025 Strategic Plan "Inspire 2025: A Promise for Progress" during its meeting on May 21. The plan addresses four priority areas: Student Success, Culture, Strategic Partnerships and High Quality Staff.
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Student receives customized car to promote mobility
Go Baby Go Provides Customized Cars to Promote Mobility
05/20/2019
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School’s Go Baby Go Chapter recently presented some special students with customized battery-operated cars to promote mobility.
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2018-19 FCPS Retirees
FCPS Celebrates 2018-19 Retirees
05/20/2019
Congratulations to the 2018-19 FCPS retirees who have provided nearly 900 years of combined service to the school division.
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Digital Citizenship: Privacy & Security
05/16/2019
FCPS is helping students become good digital citizens by providing monthly tips on media and technology. This month's tip focuses on privacy and security.
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Frederick County High Schools Launch New Lunch Option
05/10/2019
James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando High Schools are launching a new lunch option for students designed to offer additional fresh, healthy food in a setting similar to popular, fast-casual restaurants.
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Dr. Sovine Appointed to NSPRA's Executive Board
04/24/2019
Schools Superintendent David Sovine has been appointed to serve on the National School Public Relations Association's (NSPRA) Executive Board as the Vice President at Large-Superintendent of Schools. NSPRA's mission is to advance education through responsible communication.
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School Board Adopts FY20 Budget
04/16/2019
During its meeting on April 16, the Frederick County School Board adopted its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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Mass Model - Robert E. Aylor Middle School Replacement Preliminary Schematic Design March 19, 2019
Aylor Replacement Update and Preliminary Schematic Design
03/21/2019
The School Board recently reviewed the preliminary schematic design for the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School and received an update on the project. The new school will welcome students for the start of the 2021-22 school year.
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Transportation Forms for 2019-20 School Year
03/15/2019
Be on the lookout for the 2019-20 Transportation Forms coming home with your student(s). Please complete and return to the school no later than April 12. Transportation forms are also available on our website.
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August 15, 2019
2019-20 School Calendar Approved
02/21/2019
The 2019-20 School Calendar has been finalized. The first day of school for students will be Thursday, August 15, 2019. The last day of school will be June 5, 2020.
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Middle School Rezoning Approved
02/06/2019
The School Board has approved a middle school rezoning plan that will take effect at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and impact James Wood and Frederick County Middle Schools.
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Frederick County Board of Supervisors Approves Funding for School Security Updates
01/10/2019
The Frederick County Board of Supervisors has approved the School Board’s request for approximately $1.3 million to fund Phase II Safety and Security Construction Upgrades to a number of school facilities.
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Bridget Bailey and Michael Wolfe
Two FCPS Teachers Earn National Board Certification
01/03/2019
Fourth Grade Teacher Bridget Bailey and PE Teacher Michael Wolfe recently earned the designation of National Board Certified Teacher.
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Site Selected for Replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School
01/02/2019
On January 2, the School Board authorized the purchase of approximately 57 acres at 471 White Oak Road in Stephens City on which the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School will be built.
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