FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board Regular Meeting is getting underway. Watch Live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HfcB1yhmynA
about 1 hour ago, FCCPS Communications
Mustang Announcements
Support a safe graduation night for the Class of 2020 by coming to the GMHS All Night Grad Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1-4 PM at Famille Cafe on W. Broad St. Bid on art themed auction items and enjoy food and beverages.
about 10 hours ago, Mustang Announcements
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 14: Happy Hundredth! Hippos sure love to count! Age, Blocks, Words and more! PHOTOS: TJ STEAM Night! Reminder: No School Monday for Presidents Day Holiday! And Parent Info Night on Vaping set for Tuesday at INOVAhttps://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191969
4 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 13: Huskies give construction workers a pre-Valentine treat, Employee Adv Committees support FY21 Budget. Principal Meetings at Henderson and TJ today, and TJ STEAM Night tonight! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191965
5 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board Budget Work Session #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMrUKqjIi5k
7 days ago, FCCPS Communications
Mustang Announcements
Save the date! March 11 is the GMHS International Night starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Mustang Cafe, followed by the Sophomore Personal Project Showcase at 7:00 p.m. in the Main and Aux Gyms. All are welcome!
7 days ago, Mustang Announcements
FCCPS Communications
We are in contact with the Incident Commander on scene. He indicated emergency vehicles would likely be at the house for another 2 more hours. If correct that would mean the vehicles will be leaving the area well before dismissal. Updates as we learn more. 2/2
8 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Update on house fire near TJ. The house in question is approximately one block north of TJ, across the street from the TJ soccer field. There is no threat to TJ property or kids. TJ students will remain inside, which they would anyway due to the rain. 1/2
8 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Alert
Fire Departments are responding to a house fire near TJ Elementary. Oak Street between West Broad and Seaton Avenue will be closed. Please use the rear entrance of TJ until further notice. The building is not in danger.
8 days ago, FCCPS Alert
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 7: Mustang Diplomats are at John Hopkins Model UN! Busy Night Tonight: Swim & Dive at Regionals, Hockey Club at St James, Boys BBall hosts William Monroe in The Pit, and Henderson parties at home! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191941
11 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 7: Mustang Diplomats are at John Hopkins Model UN! Busy Night Tonight: Swim & Dive at Regionals, Hockey Club at St James, Boys BBall hosts William Monroe in The Pit, and Henderson parties at home! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191941
12 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 6: The new 'stable' is really taking shape! 'Natl Read Aloud Day' featured guest readers. Photos: Boys BBall GM vs Brentsville! REGISTER: Mental Health First Responder Training. https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191933
12 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aid Responder A wonderful training opportunity open to all FCCPS staff and parents. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8:30 am- 5:30 pm George Mason High School Cafeteria Attendance is limited. Learn More: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/featured-program
13 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 5: Sports Medicine studies taping injuries, Voter Registration during GM lunch today, PTAs host Supt Budget info night. Mason Swim & Dive Celebrates Four Seniors https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191929
13 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 4: Clock skills in a digital world. Flu cases are up this week in FCCPS. We have tips to keep you well. Plus a record number of GM musicians land in Honors bands this year. PHOTOS: Mary Poppins Jr rehearsals! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191917
14 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
We are seeing an increase in the number of flu-like illnesses, including coughs, colds, sore throats. It's not unusual for this time of year, and there are things you can do to protect your child and others. https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/respiratory-illness-influenza
15 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Feb 3: MD Library adds 700 titles! It's School Counselor Appreciation Week - and boy, we appreciate ours! Band Info Coming Wed! https://mailchi.mp/fccps/fy2020-191909
15 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Superintendent Peter Noonan grabbed his FY 21 Budget Presentation Slides and hit the road last night - presenting his plan for the coming year to a Community Meeting at TJ Elementary. Did you miss it? Watch it here! https://youtu.be/a3bKCQCbXHo
21 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board are meeting for Budget Work Session #1. We're streaming live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB_AchqP1vg
28 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Jan 21: Krishna wins Henderson Geo Bee, FCCPS Staff dig deep in IB for All, and Elementary GIVE Day was Fast, Efficient, Fun. PHOTOS: 5th Grade Expo, Henderson GIVE Day, GM Swim & Basketball. https://t.co/ou2XrhEafR?amp=1
28 days ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
The FC School Board celebrated Champions of Character for fall GMHS athletics. They are (front l to r) Niharika Singhvi-Field Hockey, Ben Toyryla-Boys XC, Connor Plaks-Football, Alexis Holewinski-Volleyball, Emma Ward-Cheer, Jo Sevier-Girls XC. Jack Fagnan-Golf (not pictured).
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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.
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Morning Announcements Jan 7: Let our kids inspire your (New Year) Resolve! The new GMHS steel reaches the top. Short Wed relief from FC Rec and Parks. Two Host Families Needed for Chinese Exchange this month.
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
about 1 month ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
During Mustang Rodeo this morning, one activity for students was touring the CSpan Bus. They explored its interactive kiosks and demonstrations, learnimg about C-SPAN's 40 years of in-depth coverage of the American political process and its comprehensive online resources.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
School Board member Phil Reitinger (left) and School Board Clerk Marty Gadell took the Oath of Office, Tuesday, from Arlington Clerk of Court Paul Ferguson. Mr. Reitinger was reelected to a four-year term, while Mrs. Gadell's appointment renews annually. Both terms begin on January 1st, 2020.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
The Falls Church School Board has set the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year on August 24th, or two weeks before Labor Day. On a 4-2 vote, the Board adopted Pre-Labor Day Option B which includes a two week winter break, and a last day of school set for June 10th.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
*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
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
"Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the celebration is delightful..." Terrific turnout for the GMHS Geothermal Well groundbreaking! This building will not only be sustainable but instructional for the students inside.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Join in! Groundbreaking of the New GMHS Geothermal Well - Mon. Dec. 16th at 4 pm. behind MEH. This is the start of drilling for the new ground source heat pump system, a key sustainability feature which will help take the new George Mason High School to net-zero energy ready.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Marybeth Connelly
Hour of Code at Mt. Daniel! Great volunteers from Amazon Web Services and George Mason High School worked with all K-2 students to do some good in the world with coding.
2 months ago, Marybeth Connelly
FCCPS Communications
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
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Video of the Falls Church School Board Calendar Survey Results is now available: https://youtu.be/mO087hKEJsI?t=3162
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
We are good to go! Normal start time for all schools today, December 11th.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
The newest members of the Falls Church School Board were sworn in to office just prior to tonight's board meeting. Laura Downs and Susan Dimock took their oath from Arlington Clerk of Court Paul Ferguson as family members looked on. Their four-year terms begin in January.
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Alert
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.
2 months ago, FCCPS Alert
FCCPS Communications
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
2 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
VIDEO: The Joint School Board/City Council Budget Work Session is now available on demand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm3XU74EA8g
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Mustang Announcements
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.
3 months ago, Mustang Announcements
FCCPS Communications
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
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Falls Church Education Foundation
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!
3 months ago, Falls Church Education Foundation
FCCPS Communications
BREAKING NEWS: The George Mason theater troupe is the 2019 VHSL Theater Festival State Champions!! Congratulations to our tremendous actors and Mr Northrip!
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Mustang Announcements
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.
3 months ago, Mustang Announcements
Marybeth Connelly
GIVE Day underway at Henderson. 33,000 meals coming right up!
3 months ago, Marybeth Connelly
FCCPS Communications
The GM Chorus was part of the festivities as the City turned on the street decorations for the holiday season. In front of a large gathering at Mr. Brown's Park, the Chorus performed seasonal favorites.
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Mustang Announcements
The George Mason HS Winter Band Concert will be on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 PM in the Mason Auditorium. All are invited to a free concert to start the holiday season.
3 months ago, Mustang Announcements
FCCPS Communications
"George Mason High School's production of A Chorus Line: High School Edition perfectly captured the stories of seventeen dancers striving to get a spot in the chorus line." t.ly/Ormk8
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCED
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!
3 months ago, FCED
FCCPS Communications
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
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
*LIVE* Falls Church City School Board Work Session now streaming live. https://youtu.be/UVeCBm85qk0
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
Mustang Announcements
It's showtime! Come over to Mason this week to catch the fall musical production, A Chorus Line.
3 months ago, Mustang Announcements
FCCPS Communications
Grab some take out and join Superintendent Noonan for a Brown Bag Lunch & Update on the George Mason High School project - Thursday December 5th 11:45 a.m. at Central Office. The event is open to the public!
3 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCED
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"
3 months ago, FCED
FCCPS Communications
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
4 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
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
4 months ago, FCCPS Communications
FCCPS Communications
Building on familiarity with coins that begins in kindergarten, these first graders are examining and sorting quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies during math workshop. Students are using the coins' names and values as they sort, before beginning counting activities.
4 months ago, FCCPS Communications
John Wesley Brett
In 8th-grade art class, students are immersed in a fiber art project, learning about tapestry weaving, including warp and weft, the components used to turn thread or yarn into fabric. Next the students will be designing their own tapestry.
4 months ago, John Wesley Brett
Alane O'Neill
#What Lifts You Up? Inspired by contemporary muralist and street artist Kelsey Montague, Mrs. (Wickland) Guy's begining of the year school-wide project keeps us thinking every day.
4 months ago, Alane O'Neill
John Wesley Brett
* 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
5 months ago, John Wesley Brett
FCCPS
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.
5 months ago, FCCPS
FCCPS
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
5 months ago, FCCPS