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Statement from School Board Chairman and Mayor

Jon Buttram

Chair, City of Fairfax School Board

David L. Meyer

Mayor, City of Fairfax

To the City of Fairfax Community,

On behalf of the City of Fairfax Schools I would like to update you on the recent threat against Fairfax High School.  Yesterday afternoon Fairfax High School received an anonymous threat posted on Twitter. The City of Fairfax Police Department immediately began an investigation in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County Police Department.  Fairfax High School opened on time this morning with additional security.  

The City of Fairfax Police Department located and identified individuals of interest, conducted interviews and took possession of an electronic device.  Nothing was found in this initial stage to corroborate the possession of weapons. At this point, the police department believes based on their investigation the threat has been mitigated. The police department is continuing to investigate as there are further leads to follow. Out of an abundance of caution, there will be more police presence at Fairfax High School and all of our city schools. We continue to encourage our students to notify a teacher, administrator or trusted adult anytime they have information which could potentially compromise the safety and security of our schools.

The City of Fairfax School Board and staff is working closely with the City of Fairfax Police Department, FCPS and city leaders with the primary goal to keep all of our students safe. This is an ongoing police investigation and we continue to support our police team and school administrators as they conduct their investigations.

For updates on this event, please visit the City of Fairfax Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

 

 

FHS Boys, Girls Track Team Members Heading to State Tournament

Congratulations to the FHS boys Track and Field team for finishing second at the VHSL regional track meet last week.

Further congrats to FHS boys and girls track team members who will be competing in Virginia Beach this week!

– Alexandra L – 55M and 300M dash
– Trinity M – 300M dash
– Chloe T – 1600M run
– Girls 4x200M relay
– Decker B – 300M, 500M dash and pole vault
– Justin H – 300M, 500M dash
– Marcus D – 1000M run
– Drew R 3200M run
– Jackson M – shot put
– Boys 4x400M relay (won first place in region!)

Good luck to all in states!

FHS Wrestler to Compete for State Title

Junior Earl Brewer will travel to Virginia Beach to compete for state title

Fairfax high school wrestling standout Earl Brewer (Jr., 195lbs) will compete for a state title this weekend in Virginia Beach. Brewer qualified for the state tournament after defeating the returning state finalist last Saturday at the Occoquan Regional tournament.

Brewer marks the first state qualifier for third year head coach Tanner Sewell. “We’ve had a few kids come close, but Brewer is our first to punch his ticket to the big dance,” Sewell said. “He’s got a legitimate shot at bringing home a state title this weekend – the 195lb weight class is an any-given-Sunday type of situation. It’s wide open. If Earl can string his best matches together – and I think that he will – he could be our first state champion in two decades.”

The last Fairfax wrestlers to bring home a state title were John Eastman and Justin Potter in 1998 under hall of fame coach Mitch Sutterfield.

The action will kick-off Friday morning at Kellam High School.

Fans can follow the action live on www.VHSL.org or on trackwrestling.com

 

Fairfax High School Orchestra Accepted to Play at Carnegie Hall

Sixty eight students will perform February 25 as part of a three-day trip to New York City

Sixty eight Fairfax High School Orchestra students will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City February 25, 2018.

The Fairfax High School Orchestras consistently receive Superior rating at the local and national level along the Eastern Seaboard.

Gerald Fowkes, director of orchestras at FHS says, “Musicians of all ages dream of performing on the famous stage at Carnegie Hall. This is a remarkable opportunity for these students and it is a testament to the commitment they have made to their craft. Everyone wants to play Carnegie Hall. It’s one of the best, if not the best, in the world. To be on that stage performing in a place where Tchaikovsky stood and where Leonard Bernstein conducted, it’s going to be a thrill. We truly appreciate all of the ways our community has supported our efforts to make this dream a reality.”

The Orchestra Boosters organization is currently working to raise money to help defray some of the cost of the trip. Any and all donations are welcome at https://www.gofundme.com/fhs-orchestra-trip-to-carnegie-hall.

Checks can be made payable to FHSOPA and sent to Fairfax High School, FHS Orchestra Boosters, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax VA, 22030. Check www.fhsorchestras.org for more information. All contributions are fully tax deductible as our Orchestra Boosters is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

 

 

FHS DECA students profiled in Fairfax Times

Fairfax Times profiled Fairfax High School DECA students for their project to create a choir for Fairfax County foster students. Nedah Hatami and Jessica Davis, two FHS seniors began the project this year.

The students are part of the nationally recognized FHS DECA chapter. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

To read the article in full, please go to the Fairfax Times website.

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