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City of Fairfax Schools Welcome Back Students

Principal Lenart speaks with NBC 4

Principal Lenart speaks with NBC 4

Fairfax High School Showcased on NBC

The City of Fairfax Schools welcomed back students today complete with a marching band, cheerleaders and an early morning for Fairfax High School. Starting at 5:30 am, NBC Channel 4 showcased FHS students and new principal, Erin Lenart.  FHS continued the welcome for students with a back to school assembly and surprise flash mob by faculty.

To watch the NBC 4 Segment please see the NBC 4 website.

City of Fairfax School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Pajardo

School Board Members and City School Staff meet with PES Principal

School Board Members and City School Staff meet with PES Principal

visited all four city schools, visiting with students and staff.

City of Fairfax Schools Recognize Over 100 Students, Teachers

The City of Fairfax School Board closed their 2017-2018 school year by recognizing over 100 elementary and middle school students at their regular school board meeting on Monday, June 4th.

Students from Lanier Middle School were honored for District and All Virginia Chorus, All District Band and Orchestra, Scholastic Art and Writing, eCybermission STEM competition, Kidwind Turbine National Placement, FCCLA National Competition and Caring for Our Watershed Winners. In addtion, retiring staff and Teacher of the Year award winners were recognized.

Elementary students from Daniels Run ES and Providence ES were recognized for Honors Band and Chorus, Student Government, Patrol, and special awards created by each school including the Kindness Award, Innovation, Bravery and Perserverance.

The School Board also recognized Fairfax High School Alumni Second Lt. Simone Askew who was the first African American female to be named First Cadet at West Point. Askew will attend Oxford next year as a Rhodes Scholar.

Students from Fairfax High School were recognized in May.

VA Secretary of Education Visits Providence ES

Photo of Secretary Qarni

From left, Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, Delegate Bulova, Principal Phillips, Secretary Qarni, Dr. Ivey, Baenig

Virginia Secretary of Education Dr. Atif Qarni and Virginia State Delegate David Bulova visited Providence Elementary School this week. Secretary Qarni included Providence ES as part of his listening tour of schools in Virginia. In addition, the Secretary and Delegate Bulova celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week while visiting with classrooms, teachers and administrators.

The two hour visit included well wishes to fourth graders embarking on their reading Standards of Learning test, tours of the STEAM Lab and Reading Intensive Care Unit, a sitdown meeting with Principal Dan Phillips, City Schools Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, FCPS Region 5 Assisitant Superintedent Dr. Frances Ivey and Region 5 Executive Principal Rebecca

Photo of Secretary Qarni with PES Student

Secretary Qarni with PES Student

Baenig. The tour ended with a question and answer period with all of the PES 6th graders.

Lanier Middle School, Providence ES Place at GMU Environmental Showcase

Lanier Middle School team
The team from Lanier Middle School finished third in the Caring for Our Watersheds competition.

Students from Lanier Middle School and Providence Elementary School were honored for their innovative environmental solutions and creative use of recycled materials at the seventh annual School Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) at George Mason University (GMU).  More than 200 FCPS students from 18 schools attended the 2018 SEAS.

Teams from Lanier Middle School won third place for their Enhancing Our Outdoor Living Classroom project, and fourth place for their It’s Green, It’s Grass, and It Grows project.

Providence ES placed third in the elementary division of the Recycled Mascot Challenge.

Attendees shared the environmental stewardship initiatives they are leading at their schools; exhibited sculptures of their school mascots made of recycled materials in the Recycled Mascot Challenge; presented their ideas for watershed improvement in the Caring for Our Watersheds competition; experimented with computer engineering to collect environmental data; and engaged in hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities hosted by nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses. A team of students from Lanier Middle took part in a question and answer session on reducing plastic use with collaborated with local elected officials with a goal of developing ideas for sustainable policies.

SEAS is hosted by NoVA Outside in partnership with GMU’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center.  Students had the unique opportunity to network and learn from students at other schools, to innovate new ways to enhance their green efforts, and to understand how their dedication and hard work contributes to regional and global efforts to ensure a sustainable future.

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