The Communications Office coordinates external and internal communications for the school division. The office seeks to
- Provide accurate information to the public regarding Fauquier County Public Schools
- Increase awareness of activities within our schools
- Assist the media with information regarding Fauquier County Public Schools
- Ensure an ongoing flow of information with employees and stakeholders by providing news releases, answering questions from the public, and responding to Freedom of Information Act requests
During the month of February, H. M. Pearson families and teaching staff curled up virtually for bedtime stories featuring a mystery guest reader. Over the course of 17 nights on Sunday through Thursday evenings, Pearson staff members picked a story that they particularly enjoyed to share with students. Each night, families signed in through Google Meet for a new Bedtime Story event. As an added incentive to participate, students recorded the book titles and guest readers’ names on their reading calendars and the form served as their entry ticket for a chance to win raffle prizes.
Lisa Jones, a third-grade teacher at C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School, Wendy Miller, a preschool teacher at W.G. Coleman Elementary School and France ter Weele, a world language teacher at Taylor Middle School and Cedar Lee Middle School, have been named National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). Out of the 25 Board disciplines, Jones earned certification in Middle Childhood Generalist, Miller earned certification in Early Childhood Generalist and ter Weele earned certification in World Languages.
The Fauquier County Public Schools Division Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. In the event of school cancellation, the bee will take place on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Unlike previous years, competing students will receive instructions from their school bee coordinator for reporting to their individual schools by 9 a.m. to register and log into the virtual platform. The bee will be livestreamed for public viewing at www.fcps1.org/spellingbee.
For planning purposes for friends and family, Fauquier County Public Schools is announcing a tentative schedule of graduation dates for the Class of 2021. The school division anticipates that high school graduation dates will be as follows: Monday, May 24 – Southeastern Alternative School (time TBD) Tuesday, May 25 – Kettle Run High School at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 – Fauquier High School at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27 – Liberty High School at 7 p.m.