Sun Ahn and Ariana Ishairzay have been recognized as winners in the Virginia School Boards Association Northeastern Regional Art Contest for 2018.
Sun Ahn of Fairfax High School was named the first place winner in the high school division. Ariana Ishairzay of Lanier Middle School was named the third place winner in the middle school division.
Student art from the elementary, middle, and high school levels represented each school division in the competition, which was judged at the regional forum for area school board members.
The VSBA Regional Art Contest was started in 1989 to promote the artistic talents of Virginia’s public school students. For each of the nine VSBA regions, a winner is chosen for the elementary, middle, and high school levels.The winning art is framed and displayed in the offices of the VSBA in Charlottesville and the Richmond offices of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Students from Lanier Middle School and Providence Elementary School were honored for their innovative environmental solutions and creative use of recycled materials at the seventh annual School Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) at George Mason University (GMU). More than 200 FCPS students from 18 schools attended the 2018 SEAS.
Teams from Lanier Middle School won third place for their Enhancing Our Outdoor Living Classroom project, and fourth place for their It’s Green, It’s Grass, and It Grows project.
Providence ES placed third in the elementary division of the Recycled Mascot Challenge.
Attendees shared the environmental stewardship initiatives they are leading at their schools; exhibited sculptures of their school mascots made of recycled materials in the Recycled Mascot Challenge; presented their ideas for watershed improvement in the Caring for Our Watersheds competition; experimented with computer engineering to collect environmental data; and engaged in hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities hosted by nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses. A team of students from Lanier Middle took part in a question and answer session on reducing plastic use with collaborated with local elected officials with a goal of developing ideas for sustainable policies.
SEAS is hosted by NoVA Outside in partnership with GMU’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center. Students had the unique opportunity to network and learn from students at other schools, to innovate new ways to enhance their green efforts, and to understand how their dedication and hard work contributes to regional and global efforts to ensure a sustainable future.
Ten Fairfax High School students have been named to the 2018 All-Virginia Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Chorus, and Orchestra. The groups performed on Saturday, April 7, in Richmond at the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This is the first year that the sponsoring organization, the Virginia Music Educators Association, has combined these groups into one concert.
Students from throughout Virginia went through a rigorous audition process to compete for a spot on the band, orchestra, or chorus. Students rehearsed with expert conductors and musicians to prepare for the concert.
Chorus – Kabir A., Noelle B., Jordan H., Brigid S., Anna V., Charles W.
City of Fairfax Schools Contribute $5000 for Pavilion
Providence ES dedicated the most recent addition to their outdoor courtyard on
City councilmembers, school board members, FCPS leadership, PES staff and City Superintendent join in the festivities
Wednesday, April 11 with guests from the City of Fairfax council and school board.
The courtyard has undergone a total transformation over the past nine years with the inclusion of a pond, vegetable gardens, native trees, greenhouse, vocabulary-labeled bricks and now a pavilion for classes to brave inclement weather.
With support from businesses such as National Asphalt, Fair City Mall, Buckeye Partners and Sisler Stone, the school has worked for almost 10 years to create the outdoor classroom.
The City of Fairfax Schools provided $5000 for the building of a pagoda to finish the project. With student singers, talks from the Fairfax City Mayor and Providence Principal, the ribbon was cut by Mr. Alan Borhauer who led the transformation from the beginning.
All Night Graduation Celebration Provides Graduates With Safe Celebration
The City of Fairfax School Board presented the Fairfax High School Parent Teacher Student Association with a $1000 donation for the All Nigh Graduation Celebration. The donation was made at the School Board Meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018.
The motivating factor behind All Night Grad is to provide graduating seniors a safe, fun place to spend graduation night and celebrate with friends. Since All Night Grad’s inception, no teen in the entire state of Virginia has been involved in a traffic fatality on graduation night.
All Night Grad is a no alcohol, no drugs, parent and volunteer chaperoned event that takes places at FHS the evening of graduation and lasts all night. Graduates are provided food and entertainment including a casino, dancing and photo booth for the entire night.
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