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Students from Bass-Hoover Elementary School Coding Club
STEAM Grant Awarded to Bass-Hoover Elementary School
09/17/2017
The Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision has awarded Bass-Hoover Elementary School a grant worth close to $4,600 to support the creation of a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) lab at the school.
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FCPS Participates in United Way Day of Caring
09/14/2017
A team of Frederick County Public Schools' employees helped kickoff the 2017 United Way Campaign by participating in the United Way's Day of Caring. The team volunteered to do a deep cleaning at the Highland Food Pantry.
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FCPS has 13 Schools Fully Accredited; Zero Focus Schools
09/13/2017
Frederick County Public Schools is continuing to make progress toward having all schools fully accredited. Over the past four years, the number of Fully Accredited schools has increased from nine to 13 while the number of Focus Schools has dropped from five to zero.
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FY18 Approved Budget
09/12/2017
The School Board Approved Budget for FY18 is now available. The document details the FY18 budget and also provides a wealth of information about the school division and its operations.
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Mobile App Calendar Issue Corrected
08/29/2017
The problem with the functionality of the calendar feature on the Frederick County Public Schools’ mobile app has been corrected and the calendar in the app is now showing correct information. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the problem.
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FCPS 101 Community Engagement Program
Frederick County Public Schools Launches FCPS 101 Community Engagement Program
08/25/2017
Frederick County Public Schools is launching a community engagement program called FCPS 101. The program will provide parents and others with an opportunity to learn about Frederick County Public Schools and its operations, including instructional and administrative services. Individuals interested in participating in FCPS 101 must submit the application form by Friday, September 15.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - August 25, 2017
08/25/2017
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Frederick County Public Schools Launches Mobile App
08/23/2017
Frederick County Public Schools has launched a custom mobile app that provides instant access to a variety of school and division information. The new app is available at no cost from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
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Raptor Technologies
FCPS Implements Raptor Visitor Management System
08/16/2017
Beginning September 5, everyone visiting a Frederick County Public School will be required to present a valid, government-issued ID which will be scanned through the Raptor Visitor Management System.
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Dr. Jessica Nail
Frederick County Public Schools Names New Principal for Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School
08/15/2017
Dr. Jessica Nail has been named the new principal at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School after serving as an assistant principal at the school since 2012. She succeeds Teresa Ritenour who was named the school division’s Director of Student Support Services last month.
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Eligible Families Encouraged to Apply for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program
08/11/2017
Frederick County Public Schools encourages all eligible families to apply for the free and reduced meal program.
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FCPS Schools Equipped With COPsync911
08/10/2017
Thanks to a partnership with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, every Frederick County Public School has been equipped with COPsync911 which will be activated in the event of an emergency.
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Dr. Sovine and Mrs. Miller
FCPS Names Suzanne Miller its 2018 Teacher of the Year
08/09/2017
Congratulations to Frederick County Middle School English teacher Suzanne Miller for being named Frederick County Public Schools' 2018 Teacher of the Year.
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Support Staff Award Winners
FCPS Presents Support Staff Awards
08/09/2017
Congratulations to Bus Driver Lois Clark, Custodian David Dixon, Instructional Aide Pam Tubandt, School Nutrition Services Employee Wendy Phillips and Secretary Connie Spates (retired) for being presented with support staff awards in recognition of their outstanding work.
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Teresa Ritenour
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Principal Teresa Ritenour Named Director of Student Support Services
07/19/2017
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Principal Teresa Ritenour has been named the school division’s new Director of Student Support Services. Mrs. Ritenour will succeed Mitch Peeling who is retiring at the end of August. The school division plans to name Mrs. Ritenour's successor prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year.
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FCPS Purchases Land to Enhance Safety at Gainesboro Campus
07/19/2017
The Frederick County School Board has approved the purchase of up to 31.29 acres adjacent to the Gainesboro Elementary School/Frederick County Middle School campus. Acquiring the property will allow safety to be enhanced at the site and enable the school division to build a road in the future connecting the school campus directly with Gainesboro Road.
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2017-18 School Year Starts August 16
07/03/2017
The 2017-18 school year kicks off on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
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NSPRA
Frederick County Public Schools Wins National Communication Awards
07/03/2017
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has recognized Frederick County Public Schools with two 2017 National School Communication Awards.
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FCPS Buses
School Bus Drivers Needed
06/30/2017
Frederick County Public Schools is accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming a school bus driver. No experience is necessary.
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Preschool Program
FCPS to Expand Pilot Preschool Program
06/28/2017
Frederick County Public Schools has been awarded additional grant funds that will allow the pilot preschool program being launched in 2017-18 to serve 18 additional students residing in the Indian Hollow and Gainesboro elementary school attendance zones.
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