On Saturday October 19th, the GMHS Best Buddies team met at Oakton High School and hopped on a bus to Morven Park for the annual Best Buddies Challenge. Our whole team did a 5K walk after months of raising money for the Best Buddies organization.
College—a single word that has the ability to send many GMHS seniors into a full on panic attack, and with college crunch time approaching, glitches in the admissions system, and poor in school preparation, have left numerous George Mason High School Seniors feeling at a loss.
The main gym of George Mason is filled with the sound of basketballs hitting the ground and shoes screeching across the hardwood floor each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon as the boy’s basketball team begins its preseason training for the 2013-2014 season.
The Falls Church School Board, Tuesday evening, voted unanimously to support both the sale of the City’s water system and a “Yes” vote on the referendum. Why? "Because we believe the sale is in the best interest of the entire community in general and Falls Church City Public Schools in particular," said Chair Susan Kearney in a Letter to the Editor which appears below.
It started with a simple email from a concerned parent to the Falls Church School Board, City Council and Police Department in February of 2012; would it be possible to bring stop arm cameras to school buses in Falls Church to monitor motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses on some of Falls Church City roads?
The Falls Church School Board recognized three journalists through the VSBA Media Honor Roll for their coverage of FCCPS. They are pictured with the members of the School Board, (from left) Nicholas F. Benton, Falls Church News-Press; Stephen Siegel, Falls Church Times; Andre Taylor, formerly with Patch.com.
Throughout this school year, the short Wednesday schedule has changed for Mt. Daniel and TJ. During weeks when there is no school or early release on Monday or Friday, Wednesday will be a full day of school.
The following dates will be full Wednesdays: October 16, November 6, December 18, January 22, February 19, April 2, May 28.
The Falls Church School Board has joined the Arlington County School Board in submitting letters to the Virginia Congressional delegation urging renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act (formally, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ESEA) and increased funding of pre-K to 12 education.