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Animation at FHS Offers Students Chance to Learn New Skills

Fairfax High School students have the opportunity to take Animation, the art of moving images as an elective. For students in the 9th-12th grades, animation offers another level of depth for those with an interest in art. At the end of the course, students will be able to use sophisticated software to convey a series of messages through moving images, type and effects. There are no prerequisite courses or skills to enroll, however instructor PJ Irving does give some insight to how a student will succeed. “Students must be able to deal with failure as it’s a natural process of any development of skill, work hard until deadlines, be willing to revisit work when needed, have autonomy when brainstorming and designing projects and be willing to practice skills,” said Irving.


Fairfax High School Alumna Elected as 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Simone Askew will study at Oxford in October

Simone Askew, a FHS alumni and senior at the United States Military Academy, has been selected as one of the 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2018. Cadet Askew holds the top leadership position at West Point, the Brigade Commander of the United States Corps of Cadets, where she is responsible for the development and performance of 4,400 cadets. She is the first African American female in the 215 year history of the Academy to hold this post.  At Oxford, she will read for an M.Sc. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention.




City of Fairfax Schools Honored by VSBA as a Certified Green School Division

Photo of Daniels Run Elementary Students working outside

Photo of Daniels Run Elementary Students working outside

The City of Fairfax Schools has been recognized as a Certified Green School Division by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) for 2017.

The award was given to the City of Fairfax Schools at the VSBA annual conference in Williamsburg.

VSBA’s Green Schools Challenge encourages school districts to implement specific environmental policies and practical actions to reduce carbon emissions generated by the districts themselves as well as their surrounding communities.

This is the fourth consecutive year the City schools have been recognized for their environmental polices and practices.

Daniels Run Elementary School Welcomes Chinese Delegation Visit

Through a partnership with George Mason University, Chinese educators

Daniels Run Elementary School welcomes a delegation of Chinese educators.

Daniels Run Elementary School welcomes a delegation of Chinese educators.

visited Daniels Run Elementary School. The teachers and administrators observed classes, toured the school and spoke with administrators about programs such as the Innovation Space, Positivity Project and the Parent Resource Center.

“It was an honor to meet with the Chinese delegation and spend time with them as they learned about our educational system,” said Adam Erbrecht, principal of Daniels Run Elementary School.


City of Fairfax School Board Attends Virginia School Board Association Annual Convention

Members of the City of Fairfax School Board and Superintendent are in Williamsburg, Virginia this week at the annual Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Annual Convention. Drawing over one thousand education leaders and school board members from around the state, the VSBA conference provides informational sessions on a variety of topics including student learning, facility planning, college and career readiness and STEM education.

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