Due to expected winter weather tomorrow, the George Mason Swim & Dive Boys and Girls Varsity Meet has been postponed until February 1st at Manassas Park Community Center.
Due to expected winter weather tomorrow, the George Mason Wrestling tournament scheduled for Saturday has been moved up to this afternoon (Friday Jan 17th) at 5:30 p.m. at Strasburg High School.
Morning Announcements Jan 15: School Board gets busy! Celebrates Fall "Champions of Character," receives Dr. Noonan's FY21 budget proposal and elects new leadership for the year. The FY21 Budget Documents available online inside. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191833
Supt Peter Noonan proposed a $54.6 million FY 21 budget to the School Board tonight. The budget is balanced, for the second year in a row falls within Falls Church City Council Budget Guidance, and provides a wage increase for staff. MORE: https://www.fccps.org/article/178604
During tonight's Falls Church School Board Organizational Meeting, Greg Anderson was elected Chair and Shawna Russell elected to serve as Vice-Chair for the year.
Morning Announcements Jan 14: Blowing up a balloon w/out lips! Tonight: School Board organizes & Superintendent Noonan presents Budget plan. GMHS Core Curriculum Night for parents plus free English Lessons begin today and tonight! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191821
Morning Announcements Jan 10: Huskies get in shape as 'Ninja Room' takes shape, FFXCo Health Dept offers Fact Sheet on Flu, Big wins for Mason Swim. GM Theater Presents Award-Winning Play at Creative Cauldron on Monday! MORE: https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191809
Fairfax County Health Dept is seeing a rise in flu activity. In our community, visits to emergency departments and urgent care centers for flu-like illnesses have increased, and flu outbreaks are confirmed. FLU FACT SHEET: https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/influenza-fact-sheet
Morning Announcements Jan 9: Solving a 'sweet' math problem! Sneed to serve as Interim GM Asst. Principal. The annual Thackrey Preschool Interest Lottery now open! TONIGHT: Henderson Choral groups perform! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191801
Falls Church City Public Schools will operate on a 2-Hour Delay, Wednesday, Jan 8th. Day Care will open at 8am with NO drop-ins. All schools will dismiss at regular time - No early release.
All students at Jessie Thackrey will dismiss at 12:40pm. MEH and GM at 1pm, Mount Daniel & TJ will dismiss at 1:50pm 2/2
Falls Church City Public School will dismiss 2 hours early. Day Care will remain on normal schedule but parents are encouraged to pick up children as soon as possible. All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. 1/2
As Warren County Schools are closed today, tonight's George Mason vs Skyline basketball games have been cancelled.
Morning Announcements Jan 6: IB Diploma graduates return, Dr. Clark departs for Yorktown, Holiday athletics summary, Free English classes are scheduled. FCCPS is Hiring! - Substitutes in high demand! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191785
Morning Announcements Dec 19: Cacophony of Diverse Interests Explored During GM Rodeo, Packed house for PTA assemblies, PHOTOS: TJ Band Concert. https://us7.campaign-archive.com/?u=a1f19144396c7de69dec338d5&id=c17f26d470
Only Jessie Thackrey Preschool has its regular Wednesday Early Release today. All Falls Church City Public School will release early on Friday, ahead of winter break. There will also be no MEH or GM late buses Friday
*LIVE STREAM* The Falls Church City School Board meets for its December Work Session at 7:00 p.m. Watch Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Wqv4V8CGo
This is the time of year we see an increase in respiratory illnesses in our community, including colds, sore throats, and flu. @FairfaxHealth reminds of things you can do to protect your child and others. https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/respiratory-illness-influenza
Morning Announcements Dec 12: GM Swim wins Class 3 debut! Henderson politicos push 2019-20 platforms. Hours of 'Hour of Code' going on all this week! Video: Calendar Survey presentation and discussion. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191729
Video of the Falls Church School Board Calendar Survey Results is now available: https://youtu.be/mO087hKEJsI?t=3162
Morning Announcements Dec 11: Free Mason Choral Concert tonight! Downs, Dimock take Oath of Office, School Board receives Calendar Survey Results. TJ Art on Display in Falls Church Coffee Shop. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191725
We are good to go! Normal start time for all schools today, December 11th.
The live streaming service of the Falls Church School Board is unfortunately not working from City Hall this evening. The meeting is being recorded and we are hoping to receive it from FCCTV tomorrow for viewing on demand.
The FCCPS Snow Team will be up at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday checking current conditions and determining whether a change in the schedule is warranted. If there's a change we'll announce by 5am. www.fccps.org/alert If school is delayed, there will be NO EARLY RELEASE except for a few JTP Students who dismiss EVERY day at 12.40 p.m.
Morning Announcements Dec 10: 'Space Donuts' bring home FIRST hardware, Huskies prep Western Expansion museum exhibits, Mustang Spirit Gear on sale! TJ Student Medals in Chess Tournament! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191709
VIDEO: The Joint School Board/City Council Budget Work Session is now available on demand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm3XU74EA8g
Support the Mason Give Day Club and come over to Chipotle on W. Broad Street between 4:00-8:00 PM today. All proceeds will go towards the club's upcoming activity wherein students will help pack 10,000 meals.
Before the first flakes stick, it's a good time for a refresher on FCCPS Emergency Notification methods & How We Make "The Call" https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/fccps-alert
Support FCCPS students and families in need on #GivingTuesday by donating to FCEF Family Assistance Fund at www.fcedf.org. Thanks for your generosity and for keeping your support local!
Support the Class of 2021 in their fundraiser today at Pizzeria Orso! All proceeds from dine in or take out until 7:00 PM will go towards the 2020 Junior-Senior Prom.
The Falls Church City Council and School Board are meeting in a joint meeting in the first budget planning session for 2021 fiscal year. Watch Live: https://fallschurch-va.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&event_id=1010
Pie Pick Up on Monday If you ordered Thanksgiving pies from the Falls Church Education Foundation, remember to pick them up on Monday between 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. at GMHS in the Mustang Cafe. Thank you for your support!
Elementary Cheer Clinic Hosted by GMHS Cheer Team and Coaches Saturday, December 14th Registration 8:45AM Camp 9:00AM-12:00PM Kindergarten-5th Grade Welcome NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! $40 Fee at the door, includes: 3 hour cheer clinic, poms, and a bow! More details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XVwVD7i-tJZhTaw6eIjGx8fIyKCyEUF-xk-t6zYzCy4/edit?usp=sharing
Superintendent Peter Noonan and Chief Academic Officer William Bates presented the Ad Hoc Committee's four calendar options for the 2020-21 School Year. Following a brief presentation, questions from those who attended were answered . Video: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/2020-school-start-date#19_1114
The Falls Church Education Foundation (FCEF) is honored to steward the FCCPS Family Assistance Fund for the second year. All contributions are used by our four school social workers to assist our community. Donations may be made online at www.fcedf.org by choosing "Donate Now" and specifying "Family Assistance Fund"
Both Henderson and Mason have been offering sessions for parents to explain the new Standards-Based Grading system being implemented in the schools this year.There are four more identical sessions on Monday, November 4th, which is a parent/teacher conference day. Henderson at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - in the Library Mason at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - in the Library
During a Special Meeting tonight, the Falls Church School Board unanimously approved a new four-year contract for Superintendent Peter Noonan. Learn more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17g6YNStPfDFaIMWUJsaf68b3Smn1dp4-k_dn-K5cWHs/edit?usp=sharing
* 20% of US Youth involved in bullying each year (either bully or victim) * 160,000 K-12 grade students miss school each day in fear of bullying * @FCCPS School Board proclaims Oct 2019 Bullying Prevention Month; urges discussion as a community. READ: https://t.ly/BnbDn
After analyzing bus populations and route timing this week, we have made the first tweaks to almost all routes. The Updates are now available and take effect Monday! http://fccps.org/bus We will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.
Morning Announcements Sept 9: Building Reading Stamina: Tips inside, TV/Media Class hit the school's studio to begin programming planning for the year. PHOTOS: Friday's Tailgate and Football! Tomorrow: FCEPTA Info Night and Ice Cream Social - https://mailchi.mp/fccps/190647-191197