The Lanier Middle Spinners team won four awards at the KidWind National Competition in Chicago. After winning the Northern Virginia Region KidWind Challenge competition, team members Faith H., Laila A., Christopher B,, Thomas B., and Stephanie T. qualified for the national competition. They captured the Wind Geek Award (for the highest percentile score on the Knowledge Test), the Best Teamwork Award, the Big Tunnel Award (for building and successfully testing a college-level wind turbine), and placed second overall against a very competitive field of 40 regional champion middle schools from states across the country.
Fairfax High School’s FX Players are nominated for nine Cappies awards for their spring production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”. The nominees are:
Marketing and Publicity – Olivia B., Emily B., Andy G., Chryne L
Special Effects and Technology – Margaret G., Thomas I., Jonathan P., Aren T.
Hair and Makeup – Kira K., Julie K., Sydney R
Props – Taylor M.
Lighting – Gregory K., Gus S., Aren T.
Costumes – Ryan A., Emma D., Neva S.
Choreography – Rachel A., Lindey G., Sophia P.
Comic Actor in a Musical – Ian K.
Supporting Actress in a Musical – Julie K.
The Cappies will be held Sunday, June 10th at the Kennedy Center.
Lanier Middle School was named as a U.S. Department of Education 2018 Green Ribbon School. LMS was one of only two schools in Virginia and one of only 46 schools across the country. LMS was praised for its “efforts to create a healthy, safe and cost-effective learning environment for students, faculty and staff.”
To read about Lanier’s work in environmental education, please read the DOE packet here. Lanier MS begins on page 145.
Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts alumni Alex Alferov stars in the Arena Stage musical production of “The Snow Child”. The actor was profiled in the current edition of the Fairfax Times, reflecting on his connection to the story from his native Russia and how the production is perfect for DC area families. To read the story in, please see the Fairfax Times website.
The City of Fairfax School Board and Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Pajardo would like to express appreciation to the City of Fairfax Council and Mayor for supporting our FY 2019 budget request.
The City of Fairfax Schools is the largest expenditure in the city budget. The four city schools; Fairfax High School, Lanier Middle School, Providence Elementary School and Daniels Run Elementary School educate over 5,000 city and county students. The strong partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) serves both the city and county as it allows city schools to offer comprehensive athletic, academic and cultural programs. The partnership also keeps the City of Fairfax costs and taxes considerably lower than similar-sized cities in our area.
The City school budget goals focus on instruction, intervention, technology and staff support. In addition to paying our tuition bill to FCPS for our city students, The FY 2019 Schools Budget will provide:
- Grants to schools to support summer enrichment programs, field trips and staff development
- Funds to reimburse teachers who achieve National Board Certification
- Support for increasing 1:1 technology at Lanier Middle School for all students
- Funding for the Innovation Lab at Daniels Run ES and STEAM Lab at Providence ES to provide science and engineering to all students in elementary school