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FHS Hires Trey Taylor as Head Football Coach

Fairfax High School will welcome Trey Taylor as the new head football coach in the 2018-2019 season.

“We are delighted that Trey has agreed to become our head football coach,” said Nancy Melnick, Fairfax HS Director of Student Activities.“ Trey’s football experience, leadership qualities, and passion for working with kids are qualities which our student-athletes and community will embrace.”

Coach Taylor has been coaching in Fairfax County for 22 years and teaching since 1999.  He has been a head coach in the Virginia High School League since 2006, most recently at South Lakes High School (2014-2017). Coach Taylor brought new energy to the South Lakes program, posting a 34-15 overall record, 2 Liberty District Championships, 1 state Semi-Finalists (2016), and one Region Finals (2017) appearance. His four years as the South Lakes’ football coach and teacher was marked by increasing student numbers in the football program as well as in his Personal Fitness classes. Coach Taylor is excited about not only building a Fairfax football team that will succeed, but one that will excel and be the pride of Fairfax High School and the City of Fairfax.

“As a resident of Fairfax City for 15 years,” said Coach Taylor, “I understand the unique opportunity that exists at Fairfax High School and am excited to work with the young men of Fairfax to build a championship football program in addition developing outstanding you men who will contribute to their communities.”

Coach Taylor was introduced to Fairfax HS returning football players on Monday, July 16th and will spend the next 2 weeks preparing for the July 30th start of the season.  “Nancy and I are thrilled that Trey is joining the Fairfax High School family,” said new Principal Erin Lenart. “Trey has great leadership qualities and his record as a football coach and leading programs speaks for itself. He possesses all of the characteristics that our students need in a coach who can help them find respect and success on the playing field and in the classroom.”


Fairfax High School Hires New Band Director

Patrick Buchroeder Takes Helm for 2018-2019 School Year

Fairfax High School has hired Mr. Patric Buchroeder as Band Director for the upcoming school year. Buchroeder served as Director of Bands and the Fine Arts program coordinator for the Chillicothe City (Ohio) school district for four years, and then entered a graduate program in Wind Conducting at Northwestern University. As the Chillicothe High School band director, he also supported and co-taught at the feeder elementary and middle school music programs.

“FHS Marching Rebels kicked of the 2018 season under the direction of Mr. Patric Buchroeder at the 4th of July parade,” said Andrea Cook, Fairfax Academy Director.  “I was able to see first-hand the strong relationship Mr. Buchroeder was able to build with many of our students at his first practices. I am excited to see the program develop under Mr. Buchroeder’s leadership.”

“During the few short weeks we have spent together, I have been impressed by the level of detail and thought that goes into each of his decisions and how all the pieces fit together to form a vision focused on our amazing students,” said Cook. “We are lucky to have him join the Fairfax community!”

City of Fairfax FCCLA Brings Home Gold, Silver Medals at Nationals

Nine students from the City of Fairfax schools earned gold and silver medals in competitive events at the 2018 FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference held earlier this summer in Atlanta. A total of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences-related competitive events called STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) were offered. These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship.

Gold Medal winners were:
•    Miranda Cespedes of Fairfax High School and Yale Kim and Emily Sarber of Lanier Middle School in Food Innovations.
•    Juliana Luckabaugh of Fairfax High School and Hana Ismail and Riley Sarber of Lanier Middle School in Promote and Publicize FCCLA.

Earning Silver Medals were:
•    Hope Peters of Lanier Middle School, Advocacy STAR event.
•    Naomi Daniels and Kayleigh Williams of Lanier Middle School, Chapter Service Project Display.

Additionally,  the following students were recognized for completing  the following challenges:  Engage track; Juliana Luckabaugh of Fairfax High completed the ENGAGE Leadership Academy and Hope Peters and Emily Sarber of Lanier Middle earned the LAUNCH Leadership Academy certificate and medal.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a national student organization whose programs are planned and run by members, and the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family.

City of Fairfax School Board Welcomes Kate Meade and Kylie Horn as Student Representatives

Meade Elected Student Representative; Horn to

Student Representative Kate Meade and Alternate Kylie Horn

Student Representative Kate Meade and Alternate Kylie Horn

Serve as Alternate

The City of Fairfax School Board welcomed Kate Meade as its 2018-2019 Student Representative and Kylie Horn as the alternate. The two students were elected by their Fairfax High School peers in the spring of 2018.

Kate Meade will serve as the Student Representative. She will attend all regular school board meetings and give a student presentation. She will also work with the school board throughout the year on an ongoing topic to be determined this summer. In her personal statement, Kate discussed her desire to make a difference and give students a voice within the school board. In a letter from one of her teachers, Kate is described as “bright, motivated, generous, popular and confident”.

In the first year of the position, Kylie Horn will be the Student Rep Alternate. The Alternate will fill in for the student rep if they are unavailable and will serve as the student representative on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council. Kylie, a rising 11th grader is described by a teacher as “dilligent, responsible and a caring member of her school and community.”

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