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City of Fairfax Schools Celebrate Holiday by Giving Back

City of Fairfax students celebrated the holiday season by giving back to their community. Student leaders collected food, clothes, toys and pet supplies to donate to local charities and charities around the world.

  • Daniels Run Elementary School students collected old denim shorts, jeans and jackets for Sole Hope, an organization that provides services and goods to children in Africa. Sole Hope produces hundreds of recycled shoes by using old jeans to make shoe covers and old tires to make the soles of the shoes.
  • Providence Elementary School collected boxes of food each year and donates them to the Salvation Army.
  • Lanier Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society collected holiday donations during a Giving Tree charity drive. Students and faculty donated over 100 toys and books and filled 12 bags of groceries for Lanier families seeking assistance this winter.
  • Fairfax High School Leadership collected over 2000 pounds of food which was donated to Food for Others, an organization dedicated to distributing food to Northern Virginia residents in need.
  • Fairfax High School DECA students collected pet food and supplies for the Fairfax Humane Society. The students provided the Humane Society with one of the largest donations the group has seen in recent years. Students dropped off the food on Friday, December 18th.

Providence Elementary School Principal Awarded 2015 Educational Leadership Award

Leadership Fairfax, a nonprofit organization founded by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, awarded Providence Elementary School Principal Jesse Kraft with its 2015 Educational Leadership Award. The award was presented at a luncheon in Fairfax on Thursday.

“We are so proud of the work Mr. Kraft does on behalf of the City of Fairfax Schools,” said Dr. Peter Noonan, Superintendent of the City of Fairfax Schools. “His leadership permeates not only the school but our community in meaningful and powerful ways. This recognition goes a long way to publicly acknowledge his excellence in education and we celebrate with and for him.”

Founded in 1987 by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Fairfax is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to build a base of understanding about the community, educate and inform and to ultimately engage individuals to become agents of positive change in Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia region. LFI sponsors two community leadership programs: The LFI Program and The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). Graduates of the programs are leaders in the business, government and nonprofit sectors of Northern Virginia.


Providence ES STEAM Lab Wins Program of the Year

Providence ES received the 2015 “Program of the Year Award” for its Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Science Lab from the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA).

PES students rotate 3-4 times per year in the STEAM Lab to conduct experiments and challenge themselves with team projects.


Providence ES Nominated by FCPS for National Title I Distinction

Each year, FCPS is given the chance to nominate one school to be considered bySONY DSC the Virginia Department of Education to be its candidate for the National Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition Program. This year division’s nominee for 2014-15 is Providence Elementary School. On Monday, FCPS and the City of Fairfax Schools recognized and acknowledged the staff, students and community of PES for this distinguished recognition nomination due to the significant student achievement growth and success over the past three years.

Providence ES Science Olympiad wins 2015 School Of the Year

Providence Elementary School Division B Science Olympiad team were selected as the 2015 school of the year. The 6th grade team received the award at the annual VASO state tournament held at Lake Braddock High School. The team was cited for their efforts of both team and coach to compete with integrity, respect and sportsmanship toward fellow competitors and to exemplify the proud spirit of their school, team and state.SONY DSC



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