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The Falls Church School Board met in its first, organizational meeting of the new year. The board reelected Justin Castillo as Chair and John Lawrence as Vice Chair for 2016.

The FCCPS Prize Patrol surprised six outstanding teachers who were nominated for the 2016 Teacher of the Year. Nominations came from colleagues, students and parents.

On Wednesday, January 6th, the Falls Church City Schools' three PTA organizations invited Dr. Toni Jones to preview her recommended budget for the coming year. The meeting was in advance of her formal recommendation to be presented Tuesday, January 12th before the Falls Church School Board.

It is hard to believe that Winter Break is here! I want to take this opportunity to update our school community on some important items before we take this much-anticipated break. This Super Note covers a wide range of topics - answers to the questions I hear most often.

We are excited to share that Falls Church City Public Schools has been selected as one of the few K-12 divisions worldwide, the first in Virginia, as an 'Apple Distinguished Program.'

The Falls Church City School Board will welcome one current and two new members for new, four-year terms beginning January 1st.

On November 13, 2015, Falls Church Schools and City released the non-confidential information from the two responses to the Campus Redevelopment RFP. 

Today the City and School Board received two responses to its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the replacement of the existing George Mason High School; expansion of the existing Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School; and redevelopment and commercialization of a portion of the school campus to generate revenue to help fund the capital costs of the new and expanded school facilities, create a sense of place, and bring desirable commercial activity and amenities to the City.  

More than 150 students and the European Union Ambassador to the United States attended the 26th Model United Nations Conference was held at George Mason High School October 24-25.

The Falls Church School Board voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dr. Jones’ contract through June 30th, 2019. The announcement was made during the Board’s September 8th regular meeting.

The George Mason High School Boys’ Team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award.

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School math teacher Joel Block has been named a recipient of a Raytheon MathMovesU Grant. He is one of 25 teachers across the nation recognized for classroom creativity as "Math Heroes."

FCCPS is a very busy place, and in an effort to keep our community informed about a variety of school issues throughout the year, I will be sending out 'Super-intendent Notes' and posting them here.

The Falls Church City Public Schools Class of 2015 had the highest on-time graduation rate among all Virginia public school divisions the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported this week.

A widespread Dominion Power outage knocked out most of the lights for some 1,800 customers including George Mason High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, early Wednesday. But with backup generators and some academic creativity lessons continued unencumbered. 

George Mason High School is celebrating the announcement of two National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists - seniors Douglas Bossart and Carrinton Mauney.

On Thursday evening, Falls Church City Public Schools will be requesting that the Fairfax County Planning Commission defer the vote on the Mount Daniel Elementary expansion project.

This week, a 2nd grader walked off his bus at the stop near his home. Later that hour, a frantic mother, who speaks little English, called Thomas Jefferson Elementary pleading for help, expressing something about her son.

All FCCPS Calendars are available in iCal Format making them compatible with most all SmartPhones and Tablets.

The first morning of the 2015-2016 school year saw more students in FCCPS classrooms than ever before. A record 2,515 young people were registered as of the first bell Tuesday morning.