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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.

 

Lanier Middle Seventh Graders Make 2017 Year in Rap

Ms. Eastman with student project

Ms. Eastman with student project

Students in Theresa Eastman’s English classes at Lanier Middle made Flocabulary’s 2017 Year in Rap for their creative ways of learning SAT-level vocabulary set to fun raps.  Prior to the winter break, the seventh graders submitted collaborative raps about what to put in a 2017 time capsule as part of Flocab’s Shout Out contest.  See the students’ recognition online.  

City of Fairfax Schools Announce State of the Schools Report Dates

The City of Fairfax Schools announced the dates of their annual State of the Schools reports. The reports are given by the principals at each of the City’s four schools – Fairfax High School, Lanier Middle School, Providence Elementary School and Daniels Run Elementary School.  In addition to the report, each school will present a Spotlight on Learning segment at the beginning of the meeting. The Spotlight will highlight a classroom activity, group project or event at the school in detail.

Presented at the regular school board meetings, the reports are also available on channel 12 and online after the meeting.

The dates are as follows:

Daniels Run Elementary School: Monday, January 8 at 7:30 PM at City Hall

Providence Elementary School: Monday, February 5 at 7:30 PM at City Hall

Lanier Middle School: Monday, March 5 at 7:30 PM at City Hall

Fairfax High School: Monday, April 9 at 7:30 at City Hall

Professionals Help Lanier Middle Students Learn About Careers

Photo of Students learn about the Fairfax Academy

Students learn about the Fairfax Academy

To provide students with a look at the careers available to them, Lanier Middle hosted over 40 community presenters who provided information about their employers and available careers at Career Day. Presenters included FCPS high school academies, City of Fairfax Police and Fire Departments, Inova Health Systems, the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Transportation Safety Administration, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, DLR Group, U.S. Department of Defense, Furnace Manufacturing, and the Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment. Presenters set up interactive table displays and answered student questions about their careers. The event helped students connect their learning in the classroom to the

Photo of Students learn from industry professionals.

Students learn from industry professionals.

real world of work.

Lanier Middle School Wind Turbine Profiled in Washington Post

Driving by Lanier Middle School, you might see something that is not on the campus of any other middle school across the country. A 29-foot wind turbine and solar panel. Working with James Madison University, the turbine will be an integral part of the science curriculum and provide

Wind Turbine at Lanier Middle School

Wind Turbine at Lanier Middle School

 

students with the knowledge of a growing solar and wind energy economy.  The project was recently profiled in the Washington Post. To see the entire article, please visit the Washington Post here.

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