Fauquier County Public Schools

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  • Caribbean Steel Pan Camps Coming This Summer

    The Caribbean steel pan sounds of Trinidad & Tobago may be heard coming from the Fauquier High School band room June 18-22 when the Fauquier High School bands and the Falcon Band Organization offer a Caribbean Steel Pans Camp for middle school students, high school students and adults as well. Cost is $75, and proceeds of the camps benefit the FHS “Talons of Steel” pan programs. (See the video.) FCPS teachers may receive professional development credits by attending the camp.

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  • Greenville Kindness Clubs Spreading Cheer

    The Kindness Clubs at Greenville Elementary School have been hard at work, encouraging goodwill, charity and volunteerism. “What was originally an idea to create a climate of kindness in the school has morphed into a way to incorporate the FRESH Initiative (intentional movement in the school). The group was divided due to overwhelming response, and Greenville now has a kindergarten through second grade (K-2) group and a third through fifth grade group totaling 74 students,” said Nina Anderson, a second-grade teacher who sponsors the Kindness Clubs.

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  • Winner of FC Regional Science and Engineering Fair Competes at Intel International

    Mountain Vista Governor’s School and Liberty High School student Heather Wotton, winner of the Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair, senior division, presented at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair underway in Los Angeles, CA, May 14-19. She received an all-expenses-paid trip to LA to compete alongside 1,700 other participants from around the world.

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  • Auto Tech Student Takes Third in State at SkillsUSA Competition

    Justin Bean, a student in the automotive technology program at Fauquier High School, took third in the state in the automotive service technology competition at the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA Virginia State Leadership Conference in Fredericksburg April 28-29.

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  • FHS Students Win First in State TSA Competition

    Fauquier High School seniors Emma Winters and Morgan Miller won first place in the children’s stories category at the TSA Technosphere State Conference held May 5-7 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The two students qualified to compete at the national TSA Conference in Orlando, FL, June 21-25.

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  • Regional Science & Engineering Fair Junior Division Winners Announced

    Eleven middle school students took top honors and cash prizes at the Fourth Annual Regional Science & Engineering Fair, junior division (6th-8 grades), on Saturday, April 29, at Fauquier High School. The fair drew 80 middle school competitors from Fauquier County Public Schools and two private schools, Wakefield and Highland. Keynote speaker was Dr. David Jeck, division superintendent of Fauquier County Public Schools. This year the fair was coordinated by a new director, FCPS biology teacher Chandra Wilkemeyer, who assumed the position this past summer. For the first time the senior division and junior division fairs were held on different dates, March 11 and April 29 respectively.

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  • School Board Actions 5-16-17

    The Fauquier County School Board met May 16, 2017, and took the following official actions. For further information on these items, see supporting documents with the May 16, 2017, School Board agenda on the school division web page.

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  • 10 Classified Employees Honored with Annual Tree Awards

    The Fauquier County School Board honored 10 Fauquier County Public Schools classified employees with special recognition and a cash award during its meeting May 16 at Liberty High School. A first- and second-place winner were selected in five categories of Tree Awards, part of the school division’s “Aspirations” strategic plan. Now in its sixth year, the Tree Awards program recognizes employees for their outstanding work accomplishments, interaction with others, demonstration of initiative, training and development activities, and their ability to improve the work process. First place winners received $500, and second place winners received $250. Winners were honored with the following comments during the awards ceremony.

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  • Brill Named New Kettle Run High School Principal

    Meaghan Brill, assistant principal at Kettle Run High School for the past four years, will succeed Major Warner as Kettle Run’s principal effective June 5, 2017. Warner was selected in February to become the associate superintendent for instruction upon the retirement of Dr. Sandra Mitchell, who had held that position for 15 years. Prior to becoming an AP at Kettle Run, Brill was an agricultural education teacher at the school.

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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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  • LHS DECA Student in Top 10 at Nationals

    Gillian Tocheny from Liberty High School was a National Finalist who placed in the nation’s top 10 in the personal financial literacy event at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA, April 26-29. She received a medallion for being one of the top 10 in the nation in her event. Erin Jones from Fauquier High School was a National Finalist in the business services marketing category. While not a competitor, LHS student Olivia Castaldy attended the international conference where she completed the IGNITE – Emerging Leader Series, acquiring skills to provide effective leadership for DECA at Liberty. DECA advisors attending the conference were Valerie Hermes from Liberty High School and Kathleen Lynch from Fauquier High School.

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  • FCPS Announces Youth Development Partnership with The Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier

    The Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier (BGCF) and Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) have developed a partnership to synchronize efforts aimed at fostering career and academic success and good character and leadership in the youth they dually serve. As part of this synchronization, the two entities will strive to: ● make Blackboard, the Internet-based application which allows instructors to put class materials on the Internet, more easily available at the computer labs in the Warrenton location ● provide teachers the ability to earn professional development credits towards their licensure by tutoring Boys & Girls Club members at either of the Club sites.

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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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  • Defense Acquisition University Engineering Management Workshop Offered as Summer Camp

    Fauquier County Public Schools and Defense Acquisition University will conduct an Engineering Management Workshop summer camp from June 5-9 at Kettle Run High School. The camp is for rising ninth through 12th graders.

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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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