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FCPS Designates Lanier Middle School as AAP Center

LMS AAP Center Will Begin in the

Photo of Lanier Middle School

Photo of Lanier Middle School

2018-2019 School Year

Lanier Middle School will open an Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Center beginning in the fall of 2018, with providing rising 7th and 8th grade students to attend Rocky Run ES up until the year 2020. With the recommendation from the City of Fairfax School Board, the Fairfax County Public Schools School Board voted unanimously on January 11 to open the AAP Center at Lanier.

The School Board adopted the following pupil assignment plan:

  • Fall 2018: Lanier-based rising 7th and 8th grade AAP center-eligible students currently assigned to Rocky Run Middle School would be afforded the option to attend the new Lanier MS Level IV Center or their current Level IV center at Rocky Run MS.
  • Fall 2019: Lanier-based rising 7th grade students currently assigned to Rocky Run MS will be required to attend Lanier’s Level IV center. Rising 8th grade students in fall 2019 would be afforded the option to attend Lanier Level IV center or their current Level IV center at Rocky Run MS.
  • Fall 2020: Lanier-based rising 7th and 8th grade center-eligible students will be required to attend the Lanier Level IV Center.

The AAP Center at Lanier Middle School will ensure pyramid continuity for many students who will attend Fairfax High School. In addition both Providence Elementary School and Daniels Run Elementary School will offer Local Level Four AAP services at their schools. This will allow students within these schools to stay within their pyramid and attend their base school with their neighborhood and be able to take advanced placement courses.

The FCPS school board praised LMS principal Lenart for her hard work for the past two years in preparing her staff and school for the opening of the center.

 

City of Fairfax Recognizes Mentors in City Schools

City of Fairfax employees recognized for mentoring

City of Fairfax employees recognized for mentoring

Mayor Declares January National Mentoring Month

The City of Fairfax city council and mayor recognized city employees who mentor in the city schools. Over 15 city workers including police officers, city council members, city employees and our own school staff members were recognized for their time volunteering with students.

Reading from the National Mentoring Month Proclamation, Mayor David Meyer said, “Each young person’s strength and resilience is fostered by those who has supported them and taught them to persevere and overcome obstacles.”

Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools and a mentor at Providence Elementary School also commended the mentors by reading some statements from teachers about the positive impact mentors have made in their school.

The mentors recognized at Tuesday’s city council meeting are:

Providence Elementary School

  • Chief Carl Pardiny
  • Lt. Joseph Johnson
  • Lt. Michael Bartholme
  • PFC Brian Crump
  • Deputy Chief Ken Caldwell
  • Diego Wilson, Assistant School Superintendent
  • Phyllis Pajardo, School Superintendent
  • Captain Martin Nachtman
  • Councilwoman Janice Miller (11 year mentor)

Mentoring at Lanier Middle school

  • MPO William B Davis, SRO Lanier Middle School

Mentoring at Fairfax High School

  • Sgt Matthew Lasowitz

Mentoring at Daniels Run Elementary School

  • Kelly O’Brien, Planning
  • Emily Clendenin, Code Administration
  • Karen Lussier, Parks and Recreation
  • Tom Scibilia, Treasurer
  • Sgt Ronnie Lewis, Police
  • Detective Ben Smith
  • Councilman Jeff Greenfield

Mentoring with TAPS

  • Joe Charley, Master FireMedic

City of Fairfax Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics IAFF Local 2702 Provide City Schools with 100 Winter Coats

Fire fighters drop off coats to Daniels Run ES

Fire fighters drop off coats to Daniels Run ES

The City of Fairfax schools were blessed with 100 winter coats from the City of Fairfax Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics IAFF Local 2702. By raising donations from the public through the International Association of Fire Fighters and Operation Warm, the fire fighters were able to purchase new coats to provide to the schools to help with the recent cold temperatures impacting the area.  Residents can still donate to Fairfax City’s Operation Warm site.

Fire Fighters bring coats to Providence ES.

Fire Fighters bring coats to Providence ES.

www.operationwarm.org/fairfaxcity

 

Fairfax High Students Support A Place to Stand

FHS Students making bracelets

FHS Students making bracelets

More than 300 students at Fairfax High made inspirational bracelets in support of A Place to Stand, a nonprofit organization based in Fairfax that provides food, shelter, healthcare, and job training to the homeless and struggling households. Local resources are listed on the bracelet tags and were donated along with food and socks collected by the students.  A Place to Stand was created by two teachers:  Richelle Brown, who teaches at Daniels Run Elementary, and her husband, Gordon Brown, who teaches at Mount Vernon High. The bracelet event was the brainchild of students in the marketing management class who organized DECA Days to raise awareness for the organization.

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