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Winter Break
Winter Break
12/19/2018
Frederick County Public Schools will be on Winter Break beginning December 20 through January 1. Students will return to school on January 2. School and administrative offices will be closed December 21, 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1.
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Krista Hartenbach
JWHS Librarian Receives Award From Virginia Association of School Librarians
12/17/2018
The Virginia Association of School Librarians has named James Wood High School Librarian Krista Hartenbach the 2018 School Library Educator of the Year.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - December 6, 2018
12/06/2018
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Work Continues on Middle School Rezoning Project
12/03/2018
Work continues on a middle school attendance zone adjustment that will take effect at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and impact James Wood and Frederick County middle schools.
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Project Tomorrow Speak Up
Participate in the 2018 Speak Up Survey
12/03/2018
Students, parents, staff and community members are being asked to complete the 2018 Speak Up Survey. The brief, anonymous survey offers the opportunity to share perspectives on key educational issues, particularly issues related to digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. The findings will be used by Frederick County Public Schools in the planning and decision-making process concerning educational technology tools and applications. The deadline to participate is January 31, 2019.
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2017-18 Annual Report
11/29/2018
The 2017-18 Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report is now available. The document details the School Board's work over the past year as well as student/staff success stories.
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Green Schools Challenge Certificate 2018
FCPS Named Platinum Level Certified Green School Division
11/20/2018
For the seventh consecutive year, the Virginia School Boards Association has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a Platinum Level Certified Green School Division as part of the Green Schools Challenge. FCPS is one of just 15 school divisions in Virginia to earn Platinum Level status.
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CHESPRA 2018 Communications Award Winner
CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Seven Communications Awards
11/19/2018
The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association has presented Frederick County Public Schools with seven awards for various communications projects.
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2020-24 Capital Improvements Plan Adopted by School Board
11/08/2018
The top priority on the 2020-2024 Capital Improvements Plan adopted this evening by the School Board is construction of a fourth high school with a capacity of 1,725 students.
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FCPS School Board Members
2019-20 Comprehensive Plan & Budget Priorities
11/07/2018
The School Board adopted its 2019-2020 Comprehensive Plan and Budget Priorities on November 7. The priorities will help guide the Board's work over the upcoming year and assist the Superintendent as he prepares his proposed budget for FY20.
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School Security Update
School Board Votes to Request Funds for Safety and Security Upgrades
11/07/2018
The School Board voted November 7 to request a supplemental appropriation of approximately $1.3 million from the Frederick County Board of Supervisors for the Phase II Safety and Security Construction Upgrades to seven schools as well as the FCPS Administration Building.
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FCPS Receives School Equipment Security Grant
10/09/2018
Frederick County Public Schools is one of 102 Virginia school divisions receiving School Security Equipment Grants this year. The $18,781 state grant will be used to provide additional security cameras at nine different schools.
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Frederick County Public Schools’ On-Time Graduation Rate Exceeds 93 Percent
10/01/2018
The on-time graduation rate for members of Frederick County Public Schools' Class of 2018 was 93.3 percent which compares to Virginia's on-time graduation rate of 91.6 percent.
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Virginia Department of Education
All Frederick County Public Schools Accredited for 2018-19
09/27/2018
The Virginia Department of Education has accredited all Frederick County Public Schools for 2018-19. This year’s accreditation ratings are based on a revised school accountability system that provides a more comprehensive view of school quality while encouraging continuous improvement for all schools and placing an increased emphasis on closing achievement gaps among students.
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Enrollment
Enrollment Growth
09/19/2018
Enrollment in Frederick County Public Schools is continuing to climb. Enrollment as of September 14 was 13,645. That compares to 13,581 on August 31 and 13,247 on the first day of school (August 15). As of September 14, enrollment has increased by 398 students since first day of school.
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FCPS Supports American Heart Association
09/13/2018
Frederick County Public Schools raised $96,533 to support the American Heart Association through a variety of programs such as Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart in 2017-18. That ranked FCPS seventh amongst all school divisions in Virginia in the amount of funds raised for the American Heart Association.
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ASBO Meritorious Budget Award
Frederick County Public Schools Earns Meritorious Budget Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
09/12/2018
The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Frederick County Public Schools a Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2018-19 budget year. This is the sixth consecutive year FCPS has received the award.
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Frederick County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee; I'm Determined
Register for the I'm Determined Mini-Summit
08/28/2018
Join us on Saturday, October 20 at Frederick County Middle School for the next I'm Determined Mini-Summit. The youth and parent mini-summit is geared toward students receiving special education services. I’m Determined is a program designed to empower students to become more aware of their strengths, weaknesses and needs. The event is free but you must register in advance. Registration deadline is October 5. Click the link above to access the online registration form.
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2019 Best Schools Niche
2019 Best Schools in Virginia
08/24/2018
The 2019 Niche list of Best School Districts in Virginia has ranked Frederick County Public Schools 27th out of Virginia’s 132 school divisions.
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School Board Extends Superintendent’s Contract Through June 2022
08/21/2018
The School Board voted on August 21 to extend the contract of Schools Superintendent Dr. David Sovine through June 30, 2022.
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Download the FCPS Mobile App
08/14/2018
Download the Frederick County Public Schools custom mobile app. The app is available at no cost from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
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Eligible Families Encouraged to Apply for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program
08/09/2018
Frederick County Public Schools is encouraging eligible families to apply for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program. Under the program, both school breakfast and lunch are available each day for free or at a reduced price for eligible students.
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College Acceptance Rates in Frederick County Exceed State Average
06/28/2018
According to the Virginia Public Access Project, 73.2 percent of Frederick County’s high school graduates who applied to a four-year public college or university in Virginia from 2014-2016 were accepted. That exceeds the average statewide acceptance rate of 69.8 percent and is one of the highest acceptance rates in the region.
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