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.
Building on the success of last year’s “Parents as Educational Partners” events, Pearson Elementary School hosted a “Fall into Reading” family literacy night on Thursday, Oct. 27. The goal was to teach families quick and easy strategies they could use to help their children with reading, while also emphasizing the joys of being a lifelong reader. More than 20 families, including many of English as a Second Language families, attended.
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.