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DRES Teachers Tour Chesapeake Bay

Using City of Fairfax Schools Innovation Grant, 15 Teachers Learned about Chesapeake Bay

Daniels Run ES teachers tour the Potomac on October 8.

Daniels Run ES teachers tour the Potomac on October 8.

Fifteen Daniels Run Elementary School (DRES) teachers embarked on a new type of staff development training – on a boat touring the Potomac Bay. Created to show teachers why the DRES environmental program makes a difference for the Bay and importance hands on education.

Daniels Run ES is a twelve year VA Naturally School and a National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA Green Flag Award School and dedicated to providing environmental education beyond the classroom.

The teachers were treated to a five hour, on-the-water view of the nation’s capital and its connection to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. With hands-on activities the teachers became the students and saw first hand why their lessons about the environment have a direct impact to the area where they live.

The tour was part of an Innovation Grant provided by the City of Fairfax Schools. The grants, given to each of the four city schools and the Academy, are designed to support teachers to increase innovation within their schools and classrooms.


City of Fairfax Schools Welcome Back Students

Principal Lenart speaks with NBC 4

Principal Lenart speaks with NBC 4

Fairfax High School Showcased on NBC

The City of Fairfax Schools welcomed back students today complete with a marching band, cheerleaders and an early morning for Fairfax High School. Starting at 5:30 am, NBC Channel 4 showcased FHS students and new principal, Erin Lenart.  FHS continued the welcome for students with a back to school assembly and surprise flash mob by faculty.

To watch the NBC 4 Segment please see the NBC 4 website.

City of Fairfax School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Pajardo

School Board Members and City School Staff meet with PES Principal

School Board Members and City School Staff meet with PES Principal

visited all four city schools, visiting with students and staff.

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.


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