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City of Fairfax Schools Recognize Over 100 Students, Teachers

The City of Fairfax School Board closed their 2017-2018 school year by recognizing over 100 elementary and middle school students at their regular school board meeting on Monday, June 4th.

Students from Lanier Middle School were honored for District and All Virginia Chorus, All District Band and Orchestra, Scholastic Art and Writing, eCybermission STEM competition, Kidwind Turbine National Placement, FCCLA National Competition and Caring for Our Watershed Winners. In addtion, retiring staff and Teacher of the Year award winners were recognized.

Elementary students from Daniels Run ES and Providence ES were recognized for Honors Band and Chorus, Student Government, Patrol, and special awards created by each school including the Kindness Award, Innovation, Bravery and Perserverance.

The School Board also recognized Fairfax High School Alumni Second Lt. Simone Askew who was the first African American female to be named First Cadet at West Point. Askew will attend Oxford next year as a Rhodes Scholar.

Students from Fairfax High School were recognized in May.

Time for Kindergarten Registration!

Calling all kindergartners! Providence ES and Daniels Run ES can’t wait to meet you! It is time to register for kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 30, 2018. To find boundary information and registration forms, please go to the FCPS website at Kindergarten orientation days have been announced: PES is April 16 at 12:30 and DRES is April 16 at 10:30.


City of Fairfax Schools Present FY 2019 Budget

Photo of Dr. Phyllis Pajardo

Dr. Phyllis Pajardo

Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools, joined the City of Fairfax School Board in presenting the schools’ FY 2019 budget to the Mayor and City Council on Tuesday, March 6th.

Dr. Pajardo highlighted the many accomplishments of the City schools over the past year including students and staff awards.

The $55.9 million budget includes a funding request for an increase in the Instruction, Intervention, Technology and Professional Development category. This increase will assist Lanier Middle School to provide each student with a laptop, allow principals to provide staff with grant money for innovative projects and increased professional development time for teachers.

The budget presentation can be seen online at the City of Fairfax website. The school presentation begins at the 3 hour mark. To see the PowerPoint presentation, please click below.

FY19 Schools Budget Presentation MCC template

City of Fairfax Schools Host Chinese Delegation

Over 50 Chinese principals and 40 administrators met at Lanier Middle School

The City of Fairfax Schools was proud to host a delegation of Chinese principals and administrators from Virginia today. The group was organized through the Schools Superintendent Association (AASA) and Triway International.

Meeting at Lanier Middle School, the educational leaders discussed the similarities and differences between American and Chinese education and explored cultural exchange opportunities.

Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools welcomed the group and moderated the speakers throughout the event. Dr. Pajardo joined LMS principal Erin Lenart on a trip to China in the summer of 2016 and was happy to share her experiences with her colleagues.

“The City of Fairfax Schools are always proud to host our friends and colleagues from China,” said Dr. Pajardo. “We thank our partners in AASA and Triway International for organizing such a wonderful event and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

The participants spent time listening to presentations from both US and Chinese principals, a panel about exchange programs and spoke with one another about possible relationships with their schools.

City of Fairfax Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Photo of 15 National Board teachers and City of Fairfax School Board and staff

Photo of  National Board teachers and City of Fairfax School Board and staff

City teachers receive reimbursement from City of Fairfax Schools for NCBT tuition

Congratulations to the eight City of Fairfax teachers who earned their certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) during the 2017-2018 school year. In addition two teachers renewed their certification. The teachers underwent a rigorous process to earn their certification throughout the eighteen month process.

The following teachers at City of Fairfax Schools earned their certification:

Laura Voorhees (Daniels Run Elementary School)

Lisa Greeves (Fairfax High School)

Jennifer Hitchcock (Fairfax High School)

Bradley Webster (Fairfax High School)

Margaret Arnold (Lanier Middle School)

Pamela Clingenpeel (Lanier Middle School)

Dayle Ranallo (Lanier Middle School)

Juliana Woodill (Lanier Middle School)

The following board-certified teachers have renewed their board certification for an additional ten years:

Julia Varanavage (Fairfax High School)

Christina Ammirati (Providence Elementary School)





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