Division News

  • 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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  • Nominations Sought for Teacher of the Year

    Parents, students, school employees and community members are invited to nominate a teacher for the 2018 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.

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  • Incident Near Cedar Lee Middle School

    On Oct. 12 just before noon the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an adult male lying in a ditch with a weapon in the 6100 block of Willow Place in Bealeton. Cedar Lee Middle School was notified of the incident as a precaution to implement safety procedures since this incident occurred on Marsh Rd across from the school campus. Deputies located this individual, and he was taken into custody and the weapon secured without incident. This matter is a MENTAL HEALTH issue and the individual is being evaluated. The incident was isolated to the Willow Place location, and there was no immediate threat to the Cedar Lee Middle School campus. The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office has not issued any public information or statements at this time.

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  • FCPS to Participate in Earthquake Drill

    Fauquier County Public Schools will participate in an earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 10:19 a.m. The drill is part of the sixth annual Great SouthEast ShakeOut, a multi-state simultaneous earthquake drill in which participants practice the recommended action to take during an actual earthquake. Because the three FCPS high schools will be conducting SOL testing at the time of the drill, they will conduct the drill on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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  • Schools Work Together to Help Hurricane Victims

    As soon as weather reports started flooding the news with predictions of devastation in Texas due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Harvey, students at Greenville Elementary School wanted to do something to help other students who would be impacted by the storm. Many watched in awe as streets, homes, and schools were damaged by the flooding. In the aftermath, students wondered how they could help. Greenville Assistant Principal Jasmine Carpenter and School Counselor Cheryl James managed to connect with a school with a similar name, Greene Elementary, who agreed to partner with Greenville to get help to students in need. The principal at Greene, Lesa Gaffey, said she was willing to reach out to other schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District near Houston and share supplies if Greenville students would send some. Gaffey said her school is registering many students from other districts, students who lost everything to Hurricane Harvey. Thanks to Matthew Glick, an employee of JGH Attcheson Plumbing Supplies and a Greenville parent, Greenville Elementary shipped 23 boxes of supplies to Greene Elementary on Sept. 15.

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  • Taylor Middle Sixth Graders Host Panel of Veterans

    Taylor Middle School hosted a discussion panel of veterans on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Service men and women from all branches of the military except Coast Guard served on the panel, sharing historical information and personal anecdotes with sixth-grade students. Veterans also shared artifacts including medals, letters of commendation and photographs. In preparation for the panel discussion, all TMS sixth-graders prepared questions during their history classes.

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