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  • Smith Elementary Holds Halloween STEAM-Fest

    Smith Elementary School held a Halloween STEAM-Fest where students and adults, many in costume, participated in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities. In one “fun and yummy” activity coordinated by gifted/talented teacher Emily Fenner, a group of “math buddies” – fifth graders paired with second graders – made candy corn catapults, designing and building the devices and then testing their range. In Gail Angelos’ second-grade class, students, assisted by parent volunteers, made slime and elephant toothpaste by combining simple ingredients; of course, students donned trash bag lab coats and goggles for safety.

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  • Smith Goes Back to Fifties to Celebrate 50 Days of School

    Kindergarten through second grade classes at Smith Elementary School recognized the 50th day of school on Thursday, Oct. 26, by dressing as if they were living in the 1950’s. Teachers and students donned poodle skirts and leather jackets to celebrate being 50 days smarter!

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  • FCPS to Switch Parent and Staff Mass Notification System

    Fauquier County Public Schools will transition to a new parent and staff notification system in November. Known as “Mass Notify,” the new messaging and alert system is the second component in the Blackboard Community Engagement solution, which includes five areas: web community (website), Mass Notify (alerts and messaging), social media manager, mobile communications (mobile app) and teacher communications (link to Blackboard Learn). The website component became operational at www.fcps1.org just over a year ago, and the other three components will be implemented by the end of this school year.

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