Senior Jonathan Gilmour has become the third 2015 National Merit Scholarship winner from George Mason High School this year.

Mary Ellen Henderson Assistant Principal Ty Harris has been selected as the school's new Principal.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced today that Falls Church City Public Schools is one of only two divisions in the state selected to received the 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Board of Education Excellence Award.

Mary Ellen Henderson 7th grade Civics and Social Studies teacher, Dr. Rory Dippold, received the Virginia Lottery "Super Teacher" award in a suprise presentation in front of students, faculty and special guests.

Family members and friends of Jessie Thackrey joined Falls Church teachers, and school and civic leaders for an official ribbon cutting ceremony, reception and tour Tuesday night.

Two George Mason High School seniors are the recipients of $2,500 from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Mary Keenan and Arijeet Sensharma were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 national finalists.

Nineteen Technology Student Association (TSA) students from MEH traveled to Hampton for the Technosphere competition and won recognition at many levels. A total of ten teams/individuals were state finalists in nine events.

The Falls Church School Board has unanimously approved its FY16 Budget. The "Doing More With Less" plan includes no staff increases, 5 fewer teaching positions (via attrition), while projecting 100 more students in the coming year.

Superintendent's Executive Assistant and Deputy Clerk of the Board Marty Gadell has been selected as the 2015 FCCPS Support Staff Employee of the Year.

This past weekend Thomas Jefferson Elementary was well represented at the regional Division A Science Olympiad! We had 33 of our third, fourth and fifth grade students attend the tournament held at Lee High School, Springfield, VA, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. 

Danny the Hippo, the popular, lovable purple mascot of Mount Daniel School celebrated his 56th Birthday today. And this celebration was one for the history books.

Six George Mason students have been invited to attend the 2015 Summer Residential Governor's School.

Mount Daniel Elementary kindergarten teacher Nan Hof is the 2015 Falls Church City Public Schools Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

George Mason High School prinncipal Tyrone (Ty) Byrd is a 2015 recipient of the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.

On the Leesburg Pike side of GMHS, the BIE Brick Pathway holds thousands of FCCPS memories engraved in brick. Anyone from any school can order a brick to memorialize a student, teacher, coach or event. Use this order form to place an order by June 30.

Three Falls Church City public school employees have been nominated for the 2015 Support Staff Employee of the Year Award. Superintendent Toni Jones and other school division leaders surprised each nominee with balloons and a copy of their nomination letters.

All schools are part of their community, and FCCPS benefits from key partnerships with Falls Church business and non-profit organizations. The Business in Education Partnership (BIE) is a volunteer committee that helps to develop key partnerships. Check out our directory of everyone who has been involved this year. The partnerships keep growing and FCCPS is greatful for your ongoing support.

Three Falls Church City Public Schools programs have been included in the 19th annual Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) "Showcases for Success" directory. The directory highlights successful K-12 programs in Virginia's public schools.

This is in response to a recent Falls Church News-Press Letter to the Editor by a former FCCPS substitute teacher entitled "Absolutely No Need for a New High School in F.C." 
We appreciate the thoughts of those interested in the George Mason High project and finding solutions to leaking roofs, crumbling infrastructure, and, yes, the increasing enrollment growth. Unfortunately the Letter to the Editor author suggests no new ideas that could be undertaken or that have not already been accomplished.

MEHMS and GMHS scientists participated over the weekend in the Science and Engineering Fair at Wakefield High School in Arlington. 
Several students earned first place honors for their experiments.