In November the fifth-grade Gateways students at Thompson conducted a fundraiser to benefit local veterans. In a book the students had been reading, the main character raised money for her friend’s disabled veteran son. The fundraiser in the novel occurred on Armistice Day, now Veterans Day. The Thompson students decided they wanted to help local veterans by having a school-wide coin drive of their own.
It’s time for Fauquier County students to begin thinking about the 2017 Regional Science & Engineering Fairs. Yes, fairs is plural. For the first time, the senior and junior division fairs will be held on different dates. The senior division fair for 9th-12th graders will be held on Saturday, March 11, and the junior division fair for 6th-8th graders will be held on Saturday, April 29.
Parents, school employees and community members are invited to nominate a teacher for the 2017 Fauquier County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award, presented in recognition of teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession. Recipient of the FCPS award will be nominated for The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award, presented to one teacher from the DC/Maryland/Virginia region.
Claude Thompson Elementary School won the 3-4 grade county 24 Challenge trophy.