The future of our public schools is everyone's business! The whole community is invited and encouraged to participate in the Falls Church Community Visioning Program on June 29th. This program will design a shared vision for our schools that meets the needs of all students and our whole community. Public schools belong to the whole community, and we need your input.
We often receive questions relating to our many FCCPS Foreign Service families. The inquiries run the spectrum from impact on student population to property taxes. Kate Suryan, is an FCCPS mom, the spouse of a career Senior Foreign Service member and a three time evacuee from an overseas embassy and has graciously agreed to provide her perspective on these many issues.
Congratulations to the 13 FCCPS Employees who are retiring this year. These employees have contributed a combined 205 years to our students and schools. They will be recognized on Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
At its Annual Gala, the Falls Church Education Foundation surprised four FCCPS teachers with a new award - Technology Teacher of the Year. The four teachers are Courtney Quinlan, Mt. Daniel School first grade teacher; Lisa Allan, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School fourth grade teacher; Michelle Janney, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School sixth grade math teacher; Al DeFazio, George Mason High School English teacher.
The Falls Church School Board recognized 23 local companies and community organizations for their strong support of the divisionʼs schools. They were honored as part of the Virginia School Boards Associationʼs (VSBA) 2013 Business Honor Roll program.
With 99 year old Jesse Thackrey taking her familiar position in front, it was standing room only in City Council Chambers as councillors debated, and approved the City's FY2014 budget last night, including full funding of the School Board's requested transfer.
FCCPS benefits from an enormous number of community partnerships. Every day, someone on staff is working with a community members to benefit students. Communty Partnership News tells the good news story of educators and business working together!
The Falls Church City Public Schools soaring enrollment which continues unabated, crossed another milestone today. For the first time ever 2,300 students are now enrolled in the Division's four schools.
FCCPS employees look forward to twice-a-month paydays, thanks to the diligent work of FCCPS Payroll Specialist Sara Blake. In recognition of her consistently accurate, outstanding service, Blake has been selected as the 2013 FCCPS Support Staff Employee of the Year.
FCCPS brought together current and former School Board, City Council members and division leadership, as well as longtime volunteers and current staff for a reunion and celebration of George Mason High School's 60th Anniversary.
At a recent gathering to recognize former School Board and City Council members, superintendents, and long-time FCCPS volunteers, a special group of FCCPS teachers received spirited applause: Those who had earned National Board Certification, a rigorous process that recognizes teachers for their professionalism.