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Pumpkins and Politics

Buying pumpkins this weekend? Looking for a laugh after two weeks of a government shutdown? You can have family fun this weekend and support Fairfax High School at the same time.

Saturday, October 19th – FHS Crew will be selling pumpkins at the Rte 29/Jermantown Kmart from 10-2. Pumpkins of all sizes will be sold and proceeds will be support the crew team buy new equipment and provide the athletes with competitive opportunities. On Sunday, the crew team will be selling pumpkins throughout the city of Fairfax neighborhoods. Any leftover produce will be donated to the National Zoo.

Sunday, October 20th – Could there be a better time to hear the Capitol Steps? Support the All Night Grad party committee and see this highly popular group. Tickets on sale for $25 presale and $30 at the door.

Come support your school, get in the holiday spirit and have some well-deserved laughs with one of the most popular groups in the area.

City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent First Day of School Schedule

City of Fairfax Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan will visit all four city schools on Tuesday, September 3rd. All times are approximate.

10:00 – Daniels Run Elementary School, Adam Erbrecht, principal

10:45 – Fairfax High School, David Goldfarb, principal

11:30 – Lanier Middle School, Scott Poole, principal

12:15 – Providence Elementary School, Jesse Kraft, principal

For more information, please call the City of Fairfax Schools office at 703-385-7911

Back To School Important Dates!

School staff members are returning to set up class rooms and getting ready for students!

Here are some important dates for our four schools:

Daniels Run Elementary School

August 16th – Kindergarten Safari 10:00

August 29th – Open House 1:00 – 3:00

Providence Elementary School

August 15th – Kindergarten Courtyard Safari 9:00

August 29th – Kindergarten and 1st Grade 12:00 – 1:00; 2nd – 6th grade 1:00 – 2:00

Lanier Middle School

August 28th – Eagle Fly By 2:00 – 7:00

August 30th – New Student Orientation  (incoming 7th graders and new 8th graders) 9:00 – 11:00

Fairfax High School

August 27th – Rebels Reunite 3:00 – 7:00

August 30th – New Student/Parent Orientation 9:00 – 12:00



Looking Back on the 2012-2013 School Year

For many of us summer is a time to reconnect with our kids, get outside, and hopefully take time to reflect on the past school year. At our June school board meeting, I was so proud as the City of Fairfax School Board honored over 200 students for their many accomplishments this past school year. While I am never surprised at the success of our incredible kids, I continue to be impressed.

The City Schools’ staff and I met with the City School Board at our annual retreat last month to review the year and set priorities for the upcoming school year(s). In my next blog post, I will discuss some of our goals for the 2013-2014 school year, but for today I thought our community members would be interested in some of the many accomplishments by our city schools and students this past year.

In 2012-2013 our School Board and Staff:

  • Worked with Fairfax County Public Schools to complete a successful boundary study that will mitigate overcrowding at both Fairfax High School (FHS) and Lanier Middle School (LMS) in the coming years
  • Recognized over 350 exceptional students, staff, and school events – Continued our engagement with the City of Fairfax including involvement in the Fall Festival, 4th of July Parade, FHS Homecoming Parade, student work showcased in the Spotlight on the Arts, and having our students lead the Pledge of Allegiance at city council meetings
  • Improved our communication with the community including launching a new website, writing multiple blog postings for Fairfax City Patch, increased our presence on Facebook and Twitter, and continued our award winning online newsletter CloseUp
  • Cleaned up and restored school grounds at all our schools after the June 2012 derecho, including replacement of damaged bleachers at FHS
  • Installed two new bathrooms at Providence Elementary School (PES)
  • Extensive grounds clean up at Daniels Run Elementary School (DRES)
  • Partnered with Lands and Waters to create a bioretention cell at LMS

Our schools and students also continued to shine. Here are just a few highlights of their many accomplishments:

  • FHS was awarded a gold medal by U.S. News & World Report and named the 11th best high school in Virginia
  • LMS Eco-Club was a first place winner for the Caring of our Watersheds Contest
  • DRES was named for the sixth year as a Virginia Naturally School for their incredible work in their outside living classroom
  • DRES students were first place winners at the NoVa Outside Green School
  • PES was honored by FCPS with a Blue Ribbon for their amazing Mentoring Program
  • Lanier Middle School after school specialist Julio Dejo received the FCPS Support Employee of the Year award
  • PES launched their S.T.E.M. lab – one of the finest in the state to expose all students to not only science, technology, engineering and math, but critical thinking and collaboration as well
  • Adam Erbrecht, principal of Daniels Run Elementary School was nominated for the FCPS first year principal of the year
  • FHS Wind Ensemble participated in the exclusive Music for All Nations Festival in Indianapolis, one of only 16 schools from around the country invited

It is reflections such as this that remind us all how fortunate we are to be part a community such as the City of Fairfax. I look forward to the upcoming school year with anticipation and excitement. As always, we want to hear from you and there are many ways for us to keep in touch.

  • Sign up for CloseUp – our e-newsletter
  • “Like” us on Facebook to get pictures and timely updates
  • Follow me on Twitter (@peternoonan)

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