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  • Camp Creation Coming in June

    Fauquier County Public Schools will offer two weeks of “Camp Creation” STEM camps this summer. The four-day camps run from 8 a.m.-noon during the week of June 12-15 at Liberty High School and June 19-22 at Kettle Run High School. Cost is $75 per session per participant. The following camps will be offered June 12-15 at LHS: Elementary K-2nd grade – Lego Storystarter and Mad Science; Elementary grades 3-5 – Lego Robotics, Making Music with Garage Band, and PhotoShop; Grades 3-8 – Minecraft and Drafting Design with 3D Printing; and Middle School – Auto Technology, AgriScience, and VEX Robotics. The following camps will be offered June 19-22 at KRHS: Elementary K-2nd grade – Lego Storystarter and Mad Science; Elementary grades 3-5 – Lego Robotics, Making Music with Garage Band, AgriScience, and PhotoShop; Grades 3-8 – Minecraft and Drafting Design with 3D Printing; and Middle School – Auto Technology, Video Editing, and VEX Robotics. Registration forms are available at www.fcps1.org/STEMcamp. Registration ends Friday, June 2. For more information email STEMcamp@fcps1.org or call (540) 422-7000.

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  • Pierce Destination Imagination Team Going to Global Finals

    The Destination Imagination team from Pierce Elementary School – “Pierce’s Prodigious Pickles Go Meow Meow” – won second place at the DI state tournament held April 8 at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville, VA. The team participated in the challenge “Project Outreach: Ready, Willing and Fable.” The team qualified to compete in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN, May 24-27. Competing with other teams from around the world, they will perform an eight-minute play that they wrote – “The Fox and The Bird” – about a tricky fox who learns all about being kind; the Pierce students created all of the scenes, props and costumes for the play. This is the second year in a row a Pierce team will head to DI Global Finals.

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  • FCPS Accepting Applications for This Summer's STARTALK Foreign Language Programs

    Applications are now being accepted for Fauquier County Public Schools summer STARTALK Arabic and Turkish language program. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bradley Elementary School from Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 20 (no classes on Friday, July14). Cost is $75. Due to a significant reduction in the federal STARTALK grant, bus transportation and lunch will not be provided.

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