Virginia state legislators visit the Fairfax Academy.
Fairfax Academy for the Communications and the Arts hosted Virginia State Delegate David Bulova and Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen for a tour of the facilities and lunch with students and staff members. The delegates visit a school each year with a member of the school board for Take Your Legislators to School Day. This year, the focus was on the Academy and the many cultural art programs offered.
The group, including Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan and School Board members Jon Buttram and Dr. Mitch Sutterfield, visited classrooms, spoke with instructors and had lunch with students where they could ask and answer questions.
The Academy is one of the shining stars in the City of Fairfax schools, offering a number of intensive study in subjects such as theater, dance, photography, music composition, television production, foreign language and fashion.
Did you know that you can now sign-up for the Free Student Bus Pass Pilot Program at Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School and ride the City of Fairfax CUE and Fairfax Connector for free? You can check for more information at your school’s administration office; you need to have your parent’s/guardian’s approval for signing up. Students who are home schooled or attend private school may contact Tom Italiano at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a pass.
3 Things to Remember – Applying For Your Free Pass
- The free student bus pass permits students to ride City of Fairfax CUE and Fairfax Connector for free from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
- Students must contact their school’s administration office to get the appropriate forms to sign up.
- Parental/guardian consent is required for this program (this is a requirement of FCPS; Fairfax County Government and the City of Fairfax do not distribute consent forms.)
Tips for Riding City of Fairfax CUE and Fairfax Connector
- Have your student pass out and ready to show the driver when you board the bus.
- Your Free Student Pass will only work on City of Fairfax CUE and Fairfax Connector. If you switch to Metro or another bus system you will need cash or a SmarTrip® card.
- Your pass works seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Other times you will need cash or a SmarTrip® card.
- Another important thing to remember is to give respect to get respect. It’s important to be kind to other riders, especially those with special needs. There are seats designed just for them so try to avoid sitting there.
- If you get lost or turned around, the CUE and Fairfax Connector drivers are great! Just tell them you need help and they will help you.
Fairfax Academy for the Communications and the Arts teacher Song Johnston was recognized by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs for her tireless work in promoting the Korean language. Congratulations Mrs. Johnston!
All City of Fairfax School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Pajardo will attend the Virginia School Board Association Annual Convention in Williamsburg. The VSBA Annual Convention is the largest and most anticipated VSBA meeting of the year. This event brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendnets, and school division staff from across Virginia for workshops and sessions about best practices across the commonwealth.
See You on the Square
Fairfax High School Wrestling will host the second annual See You on the Square tonight in Old Town Fairfax at 6:00 pm. See You on the Square is the only outdoor wrestling match in Fairfax County.
The Rebels will once again take on Robinson High School. See You on the Square will donate any funds raised from the event to the Eric Monday Wrestling Foundation. The foundation “fosters opportunities for young wrestlers who strive to develop their mind, body and spirit while raising up fellow participants.” according to its website.