The FCCPS Friday FINAL Lookahead is out. Given the latest Health Metrics: Cohort 1 will remain in Hybrid Instruction next week Cohort 2 and Cohort 3 will remain in Virtual Instruction next week. MORE: http://bit.ly/fccpsLA0108
The original GMHS is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, January 9 from 9:00 am through Noon on the Leesburg Pike side of the building (Entrance 2). The sale will be 100% outside, and no one will be able to enter the school. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. Items for sale include athletic uniforms, trophies, old yearbooks, classroom items, adult desks, bookshelves, filing cabinets of all shapes and sizes, and more. Anyone who wants a large piece of furniture has to request it by noon on Friday so that it may be brought outside. See the inventory list for all items that are on sale - https://docs.google.com/.../14WDvTNfmjgT5D8MJVfIy.../edit... Only cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment. Proceeds from the Yard Sale will go to the Legacy Grove at the new high school.
The FCCPS Wednesday Lookahead is out. Given the latest Health Metrics it is likely Cohort 1 will remains in Hybrid Instruction next week, with Cohort 2 and Cohort 3 remaining in Virtual Instruction. A final decision comes Friday. MORE: http://bit.ly/lookahead0106
Tonight's Mustang Boys Varsity Basketball game against Central-Woodstock has been rescheduled to next Wednesday @ 6pm. The Mustang Boys JV Basketball will play tonight as scheduled. Tip off at 6pm. Watch the webstream: http://bit.ly/MustangsYouTube
FCCPS Transportation Department has revised the Walk and Bus Zones for Mary Ellen Henderson and GMHS. You can find the latest map here: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/bus-routes--154
The Falls Church City School Board seeks applications from qualified individuals to fulfill the term of School Board member Lawrence Webb, who will resign effective January 4, 2021. Applications may be submitted by qualified voters in the City of Falls Church who are not employed by the School Board. The appointee will serve from the date of appointment until December 31, 2021. http://bit.ly/fcsbvacancy
Thanks to the hard work of the staff at The McGuire Group, the GMHS Surplus/Nostalgic Auction is Open! Bidding runs through Dec. 28. https://www.themcguiregroupllc.com/auction/george-mason-high-school-sentimental-and-surplus-online-auction-103
Applications are being accepted for persons interested in being appointed to one of two Advisory Study Committees to the School Board being formed to consider new names for two FCCPS schools. Information on the process can be found here: http://bit.ly/renameCommittee
Please read Principal Hills' newsletter, The Mustang Spirit, https://www.smore.com/jn25c. Have a wonderful winter break!
Due to inclement weather, all athletic practices and tryouts at GMHS are cancelled today, December 16th.
In this week's Friday Reopening Update, Superintendent Peter Noonan updates the latest COVID19 Metrics, and discusses Gov Northam's new restrictions. Plus some Holiday Travel Guidance as you plan your holiday activities! Have a great weekend! https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen1211
The FCCPS 2021-2022 School Calendar is approved and available for downloading! School to start 1 week before Labor Day, includes a 2-week Winter Break, and observes more holidays! DOWNLOAD: https://bit.ly/2022fccps
The Falls Church School Board has voted unanimously to rename Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and George Mason High School. "Our schools must be places where all students, staff, and community members feel safe, supported, and inspired.” https://bit.ly/fccpsrename
With COVID Metrics moving from bad to worse, Falls Church City Public Schools will remain in an All-Virtual instruction model until after the Winter Break. Dr. Noonan made the announcement in a letter to staff and families Wednesday afternoon. https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen1202
No matter where you are next week, staring Monday, join FCCPS in celebrating 15 Days of Joy to finish out 2020 on a positive note. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a59rUgIVmG9KeOJIrIrqIxZHaCrsI3TaqxYwq2CrCp0/edit?usp=sharing
The original George Mason High School will be open to the public for a community walk-through. Sat, Nov 28 and Sun, Dec 27 9:00 am-3:00 p.m. Register here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGiTfAlbfOKCX3jd9GWSW_lviOI-QFsDtJCFo0ItyuqY0BNQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Nominate FCCPS Employees for Awards Recognize someone who makes a difference. + Support Staff Employee of the Year + Professional Specialist of the Year + FCEF Teacher of the Year Nomination Packets available https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/employee-recognition-awards
Please read Principal Hill's Newsletter, The Mustang Spirit, https://www.smore.com/hb9p7. It includes our Secondary Reopening Plan for January.
Please read Principal Hills' newsletter, The Mustang Spirit -https://www.smore.com/b3gnx. Have a safe Halloween!
FCCPS Internet Outage - FCCPS is experiencing a widespread internet outage. IT is working to restore service. We appreciate your patience.
In this week's Friday Reopening Update, Dr. Noonan focuses on work for the Secondary (6-12) Reopening Plan, as well as some updates regarding our Elementary (K-5) Reopening Plan. Plus a few pieces of other information of support for our families. http://bit.ly/fccpsreopen1023
Dr. Noonan's Friday Reopening Update includes a handy Daily Health Screening checklist, Elementary and Secondary notes, plus guidance on traveling over the holidays. http://bit.ly/fccpsreopen1016
October 7, 2020 10:15AM EDT [Monitoring] Site loading issues have resolved, and have remained stable. status.schoology.com We appreciate your patience.
Schoology is currently experiencing an outage. https://status.schoology.com/ Schoology support is aware of the issue and is working on a solution. Thanks for your patience.
Parents of Seniors: If your senior has not had their senior portrait session yet, please read today's Senior Update edition of The Mustang Spirit, https://www.smore.com/1ckzy. It has information about the upcoming portrait sessions. If you are not able to book an appointment, there will be another session in October so please do not worry.
Please read Principal Hills' newsletter, The Mustang Spirit, which talks about Standards-Based Learning & Grading -https://www.smore.com/xnhkb.
All Back to School Night emails which includes student schedules and teacher links were sent out. Please check your email including junk folder to make sure you have it for tomorrow's Back to School Night. If you do not, please reach out to Asst Principal Serensits, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Principal Hills' recent newsletter, The Mustang Spirit -https://www.smore.com/1g0aw. There is information about Back to School Night that you won't want to miss!
The year of 2020 wreaks havoc again ... the delivery of our FCEF Run for the Schools t-shirts has been delayed until next week. The Run is absolutely still ON! Wear a FCEF RFS t-shirt from years past or another race shirt. We expect delivery next week, and will reschedule our State Theatre pick-up date. If you paid to have your shirt mailed, it will still be mailed / delivered to you. Please don't forget to share your photos on Twitter at #VirtualFCEFRun2020 or on insta at fcefoundation or FB at Falls Church Education Foundation! We can't wait to see you on the trails. Thanks for your continued support of the Foundation!
The Falls Church School Board is about to continue its Regular Electronic Meeting postponed from Tuesday. Tonight's discussion centers around the FCCPS Return to School plan. Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
If you missed last night's Meet & Greet the Mason Admin Team, please check it out here: http://fallschurchva.apptegy.us/o/gmhs/page/video-recordings-for-parents
Please join the Mason Admin Team for the Meet and Greet tomorrow, Wednesday at 7:00 pm -> https://www.youtube.com/c/StevenKnightEdTech
Please read Principal Hills' latest newsletter, The Mustang Spirit - https://www.smore.com/jpgha. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
Special FCCPS Tech Support Clinic: FCCPS' Technology Team will be at George Mason High School this Sunday, August 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to assist any student whose computer cannot access the internet or have issues connecting to https://test.bigbluebutton.org Please pull your car up to the door on the Rt. 7 entrance, and the Technology Team will get the computer from your vehicle and return it in just a few minutes. If you have any questions, thank you for creating a technology request ticket.
FCCPS IT reports service has been restored to the Big Blue Button - the Schoology Conferencing system.
We are experiencing connection issues so students and teachers can access Schoology but the Big Blue Button feature (Conferencing) is not working so teachers are not able to do the conferences with students. We are working to resolve all issues.
Please read Principal Hills' newsletter. It has tons of important information to get Mustang families ready for Monday, August 24 - https://www.smore.com/62579. We look forward to "seeing" all our students on Monday. Have a great weekend!
A reminder to new Mason students and parents/guardians that laptop pick up is on Thursday, 8/20 from 9am-Noon; Virtual Orientation is from 1pm-3pm via Schoology; and a "Meet the Admin Team" will be from 7pm-8pm via Zoom. Missed Principal Hills' recent newsletter? Check it out - https://www.smore.com/v35tk
Inside this week's Road to Reopening: Answers to questions related to day-to-day structure for students, “Pandemic Flight,” return-to-school metrics and measures, meal distribution while virtual, and more parent supports around instruction. https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen0814
FCCPS On Demand: The Impact of COVID-19 on the College Admission Process. In this webinar, helpful navigation tips for seniors in this unprecedented time. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovdzPx3V1TA
Please read Principal Hills' most recent parent newsletter, The Mustang Spirit - https://www.smore.com/dy0q6.
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Regular Meeting Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 PM Public Comment: While the state of emergency remains in effect due to COVID-19, written statements may be submitted to the Clerk for dissemination to Board members. Public Comments will be read into the record for a period of 30 minutes, or until all submitted comments are read, whichever comes first; and in accordance with School Board Bylaw 2.30 the time for each speaker is limited to three minutes. Please send written statements to School Board Clerk Marty Gadell at email@example.com. Public Comments received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting will be posted on Board Docs prior to the meeting. Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
Falls Church City Public School has announced its policy for providing free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs for 2020-2021. Learn if you are eligible and how to apply: https://bit.ly/fccpsmeals
Los estudiantes entrantes de noveno grado recogerán sus computadoras portátiles de Mason mañana, 3 de agosto, de 9:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m., después de dejar sus computadoras portátiles emitidas por Henderson, limpiar sus casilleros y recoger sus anuarios prepagos. Use máscaras faciales y mantenga las reglas de distancia social. Estudiantes con apellidos A-G: 9 am - 11 am; Estudiantes con apellidos H-P: 11 am - 1 pm; Estudiantes con apellidos Q-Z: 1 pm - 3 pm Por favor, estacione en el estacionamiento de Mason a lo largo de la Ruta 7 y camine hasta Henderson. Y por favor ingrese a GMHS usando la Puerta # 1. Los nuevos estudiantes que ingresan al noveno grado recogerán sus computadoras portátiles el 20 de agosto.
Incoming 9th graders will pick-up their laptops from Mason tomorrow, August 3rd, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, after dropping off their Henderson-issued laptops, cleaning up their lockers, and picking up their pre-paid yearbooks. Please wear face masks and maintain social distance rules. Students with last names A-G: 9 am - 11 am Students with last names H-P: 11 am - 1 pm Students with last names Q-Z: 1 pm - 3pm Please park in the Mason parking lot along Route 7 and walk to Henderson. And please enter GMHS using Door #1. New students who are incoming 9th graders will pick up their laptops on August 20th.
Please read Principal Hills' most recent newsletter, The Mustang Spirit: https://www.smore.com/0dm2g
In Dr. Noonan's Road to Reopening this week, the division's thoughts on 'Podding,' transitioning plans for Student Technology in preparation for the new year, and plus important legal residency and immunization reminders. More: https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen731
In this week's Road to Reopening, Dr. Noonan shares context and data points pushing FCCPS to pivot to an all-virtual start to the 2020-21 school year. Plus, LOTS of information on what you can expect when school opens August 24th. https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen724
Dr Noonan announced to teachers, staff and families this morning that he will recommend the School Board adopt a fully virtual start to the FCCPS 2020-21 school year at its Special Meeting tomorrow night at 7pm. More: https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen722
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Regular Meeting Topic: Reopening School 2020-21 Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 PM Public Comment: While the state of emergency remains in effect due to COVID-19, written statements may be submitted to the Clerk for dissemination to Board members. Public Comments will be read into the record for a period of 30 minutes, or until all submitted comments are read, whichever comes first; and in accordance with School Board Bylaw 2.30 the time for each speaker is limited to three minutes. Please send written statements to School Board Clerk Marty Gadell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Public Comments received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting will be posted on Board Docs prior to the meeting. Webstream: wwwYouTube.com/fccpsorg
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 PM Public Comment: While the state of emergency remains in effect due to COVID-19, written statements may be submitted to the Clerk for dissemination to Board members. Public Comments will be read into the record for a period of 30 minutes, or until all submitted comments are read, whichever comes first; and in accordance with School Board Bylaw 2.30 the time for each speaker is limited to three minutes. Please send written statements to School Board Clerk Marty Gadell at email@example.com. Public Comments received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting will be posted on Board Docs prior to the meeting. Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan's Road to Reopening edition #2 focuses on the Secondary (Henderson & GMHS) Hybrid Schedule for the fall. Primary schedule will come next week. Plus preliminary parent survey information. Deadline for Parent Surveys is July 10th! Happy 4th! https://bit.ly/rtr_Ed2
The Falls Church School Board is moving forward with a process to determine whether George Mason High and Thomas Jefferson Elementary schools should be renamed. A concensus was reached during its meeting last night. Watch the discussion: https://youtu.be/GUY7JGnupn4?t=10241
The Falls Church School Board is meeting in Electronic Work Session. Watch LIVE: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
With the restrictions of VA's Phase 3 reopening guidelines preventing a full return to school, and with the recommendations of state/local health officials, Superintendent Noonan today announced FCCPS' Reopening Plan for an August 24th start. More: https://bit.ly/fccpsreopen
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session Tuesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM Public Comment: Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, comments received before 5:00 p.m. will be read at the meeting. Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg
The FCCPS Summer Parent Support Series continues tonight: Emotional Wellbeing During COVID 19 - Presented by Northern Virginia Family Service (This is a Special Session for FCCPS Parents). Tonight, June 25th @ 7pm. Join us on ZOOM- https://zoom.us/j/94699274917
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session and Meeting Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: Send to email@example.com
Ms. Hoffman will be leading virtual mindfulness sessions starting tomorrow, Tuesday for seven weeks. Send Ms. Hoffman an email or a Schoology message in order to be added to the mindfulness Schoology group. Sessions will be at 11:00 AM for 45 minutes,
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session and Meeting Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.YouTube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are just 3 hours away from the most unique and festive George Mason High Graduation Day Celebration! Wait till you see how the Seniors 'Ring the Bell'! 7:00 pm @FCCTV Cox Channel 11, RCN Channel 2, and Verizon Channel 35, and around the world on http://YouTube.com/fccpsorg!
It's a Senior Celebration! Join us to celebrate the Class of 2020 in the Graduation Parade today at 5:00 PM! While socially distancing, line both sides of Park Avenue between St. James Church and City Hall and cheer on the Mustangs. Then at 7:00 PM, watch the Graduation Video on FCCTV and on the FCCPS YouTube channel.
FCCPS Schools are closed for the summer. And the fun is just about to begin! Check out our amazing FCCPS Summer Clubs & Activities! https://bit.ly/fccpsSummer
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Regular Meeting Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: Send email to email@example.com
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Special Meeting to adopt a resolution condemning violence, supporting peaceful protest, and reaffirming the Board’s commitment to equity. Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM Webstream: https://www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan's Friday Update: The latest on the Reopening Of School Plan and a survey we need you to take! TJ Field to reopen, GM Track & Field remains closed. Plus news on Reports Cards, Year End Ceremonies, Yearbooks and Graduation! https://bit.ly/2MeYokk
The Falls Church School Board is holding a Special Meeting to approve the FY 2020-21 Budget. Watch live: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan’s Friday Update reflects on the mixed emotions we are feeling this Memorial Day weekend, and a request as we near GMHS 2020 Graduation. Plus, we’ve compiled an extensive list of COVID-19 testing options in our area. That and more inside: https://bit.ly/2ZviLSm
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Special Meeting to Adopt the FY21 School Budget, Public Hearing #3 Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Inside Dr Noonan’s Friday Update - reflecting on the ‘need to get comfortable with ambiguity,’ Summer School plans, and Equity Update and a Call for your GMHS Time Capsule content ideas. Pour yourself some lemonade. It’s a long but important one! https://bit.ly/3czoRF6
George Mason senior, Niharika Singhvi, is among the 2,500 recipients of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's $2,500 scholarships. Singhvi, who plans to study public policy (perhaps at the University of Virginia), is currently the Student Representative on the Falls Church School Board. Congratulations, Niharika!
Juniors! Please join the GMHS Counseling department on Friday, May 15th for an overview of the college application process. The meeting will be hosted in Schoology in the Counseling Class of 2021: Juniors. We will be holding two separate hour-long sessions - 10:00am and 11:00am. The conference will be recorded in case you are not able to join us live.
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID-19 Update reflects on Teacher Appreciation, the latest guidance from health officials, the FCCPS "Educational Recovery Plan," and important dates as we wrap up the year. Plus exciting updates on the Class of 2020 Graduation! https://bit.ly/2YNv2kK
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Budget Work Session, Public Hearing #2, and Closed Meeting Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg Public Comment: email@example.com
FCCPS IT says connectivity issues with our firewall have been resolved. Students and teachers should now be able to connect online. We appreciate your patience
An issue with our firewall is causing some intermittent connection issues with devices on the FCCPS network...both students and staff. Our IT team is working with the vendor to restore service.
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID-19 Closure Update: The latest info on Graduation, Teacher Appreciation, and new Course and Placement Guidance from the VDOE. Plus results from a survey of Henderson students regarding Online Learning! https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#may1
The last day to register for Summer Academy is on May 21. Visit the Summer Academy page for information and to register online --http://fallschurchva.apptegy.us/o/gmhs/page/2020-summer-academy
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID Closure Update includes thoughts on Post-Crisis Transitioning, a decision date for Summer School, plus upcoming recognitions and celebrations! FIND IT HERE: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan
Congratulations to Luis Sorto, paraprofessional at George Mason HS on his selection as FCCPS Support Staff Employee of the Year. We are glad to have you on our #teamFCCPS https://youtu.be/1O_UQZC2wbM
Dr Noonan's Friday Update includes construction news on the new GMHS + Time Capsule! An update on the FY21 Budget amid COVID-19 economic downturn. And a new resource for ELA/Reading and Math! https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan?#april17
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb Electronic School Board Work Session, Closed Meeting & Special Meeting Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM Public comments: email firstname.lastname@example.org Webstream: www.youtube.com/fccpsorg
Dr Noonan's Tuesday update concerns efforts to restore bits of 'normalcy' to the FCCPS family - a shift back to daily communications and annual celebrations. Plus considering the lessons from Hong Kong Intl High. https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#april14eng
2020 Summer Academy registration is online! The last day to register is May 21, 2020. Check out the GMHS Summer Academy website page for everything you need to know and do in order to be all set for this summer -- https://gm.fccps.org/o/gmhs/page/2020-summer-academy
The Tornado Watch posted earlier this afternoon is now canceled.
FCCPS Public Meeting Notice School Board Members: Greg Anderson, Susan Dimock, Laura Downs, Shannon Litton, Phil Reitinger, Shawna Russell, Lawrence Webb School Board Electronic Meeting Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM. Public Comments: email - email@example.com Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/fccpsweb
The Friday COVID-19 Response Update from Superintendent Noonan contains 3rd/4th QTR Grading information, Nutritional Program Available for Families, and Lunch Balance information. Happy Spring Break! https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#april3eng
FCCPS School Board is ending the current school year 13 days early: June 4 for students, June 5 for teachers and staff. It's part of Dr Noonan's "Continuity/New Learning Plan" for the rest of the year and beyond. Learn more: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#apr1
The Falls Church City School Board Regular Meeting is now underway. Webstreaming at https://youtu.be/rWB831d-kYw
The Tuesday COVID-19 Response Update from Dr. Noonan includes new info on IB Grades, reminders about school grounds and news about viewing tonight's School Board Meeting. https://www.fccps.org/article/223236?org=fccps
The City of Falls Church Daily COVID-19 Update is now available. https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-tue-march31?e=5593d15851
If COVID-19 closures has resulted in a change in your family's income, you could be eligible for assistance through the National School Lunch program. We are accepting applications during the closure: https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/free-reduced-meals--14
Dr Noonan's Friday COVID-19 Closure Update includes information on FCCPS reaching a MAJOR milestone, instruction after Spring Break, the School Board goes virtual next week, plus much more! Have a good weekend! https://www.fccps.org/article/221044?org=fccps
The City of Falls Church COVID-19 Daily Update for Friday March 27th is now online: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-fri-march27?e=5593d15851
Registration for NEW FCCPS students is now open - especially for Kindergarten aged children! Registration for RETURNING students will open in July. Due to the Coronavirus Health Crisis, registration is by appointment only - no exceptions. www.fccps.org/registration
The City of Falls Church COVID-19 Daily Update for Wednesday, March 25 is now online: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-wed-march25?e=5593d15851
The Original Pancake House @FCEFoundation Fundraiser on Thurs, March 26th from 7am-1pm IS ON! Proceeds benefit the FCEF Family Assistance Fund supporting FCCPS students and families in this time of need. Call in and pick up curbside or have delivered by Doordash or GrubHub.
FCCPS Superintendent Peter Noonan's Tuesday Update includes lots of new information concerning the rest of the school year, graduation, testing, and support for our community. Read it here: https://www.fccps.org/article/218734?org=fccps
Superintendent Peter Noonan and School Board Chair Greg Anderson joined State, City and County officials for a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 last night. Video of the presentation is up our COVID-19 web page: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#vth
Dr Noonan and School Board Chair Greg Anderson join tonight's Virtual Town Hall Meeting: COVID-19 Updates 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be streaming at www.fallschurchva.gov/covid-townhall
Governor Northam has announced public schools in Virginia will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Dr Noonan previewed the process forward in a letter to the FCCPS Community. https://www.fccps.org/article/217678?org=fccps
Schoology is currently experiencing a national disruption of service. "Our Engineering team is currently investigating the cause of this issue." - Schoology. FCCPS STATUS Page: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/status-page
FCCPS is working hard to support each other during this extended COVID-19 school-closure. We've added two resources that can provide access and referrals to both government and community-based resources for those in need. https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/community-support--5
City of Falls Church Daily COVID-19 Update: Includes information on City Playground closures and Virtual Town Hall on Monday. https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/covid-19-daily-update-wednesday-march-1325217?e=5593d15851
City of Falls Church closes playgrounds: Beginning Friday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m., all playgrounds and play structures in City parks will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. More in the City's daily COVID-19 Update: https://bit.ly/2J3SwsO
Dr Noonan's Friday update on the COVID-19 Closure is now available. It includes important new information regarding SAT and school ground closures. https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan#march20
As there is now evidence of community spread in parts of our region, must take an extra step to do our part to stop COVID-19. Effective today (FRI) @ 3PM all school GROUNDS are closed. Please do not use the playgrounds/fields until further notice. With regret. #buildingtogether
George Mason High School has distributed its E-Learning Plan for the coming weeks to families. Details are also available on the FCCPS App and the GMHS Website at https://gm.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/gm-covid-19
Dr Noonan's Tuesday Update includes many updates on a wide range of topics. Read the latest here: https://www.fccps.org/o/FCCPS/page/covid-19-plan#march17
Updated from the City of Falls Church: The Community Center and Mary Riley Styles Public Library will be closed Monday, March 16, through Sunday, April 12. City Hall will remain open.
Our Distribution Weekend has concluded. We will update you on plans for a extra Thursday distribution in the next day or two. Supt Peter Noonan has updated staff and families on the process forward. You can read it here: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan Be well!
We are entering the final three hours of our Distribution Weekend. All of our schools are open until 4pm to pass out laptops and other devices, students medications, and food. Picking up laptops? Come as soon as possible. Out of Town? Pick up on Thursday. Time and Place TBD.
The City of Falls Church has announced beginning Monday 3/16, all events, activities, and programs at the Comm Center, Library, & thru Rec & Parks are cancelled. The Community Center and Library will remain open, there just won't be any programming.
FCCPS COVID-19 web pages for the dissemination of division-wide and school-specific information can easily be found: Google: "FCCPS COVID" Direct Link: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/covid-19-plan Websites: 1st menu item on every page And also located on the FCCPS App.
Falls Church City Public Schools and Arlington Public Schools have aligned, and in close collaboration with other Northern Virginia school divisions, will close beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through Spring Break, with students scheduled to return on April 14, 2020.
March 11 is International Night starting at 5:30 PM at the Mustang Cafe, followed by the MYP Personal Project Showcase at 7:00 PM in the gyms. All are invited to experience the different cultures we have at Mason and the amazing projects of our sophomores.
Friday, March 13 is a Professional day for teachers. There will be no school for students.
Somewhere in George Mason High School is a time capsule from 1995 that is supposed to be opened in June of 2020, which is just a few months away now. The problem is, no one can find it. Read more in THE LASSO! https://gmhslasso.org/12485/uncategorized/our-mystery-time-capsule/#
The Math Information Session about the updated course pathways for the math curriculum is tonight at 6:15pm in the Auditorium.
Parents: All students need to check in with the Clinic Aide before leaving school due to illness.
Bidding is live! The Class of 2020 All Night Graduation Fundraiser is this Saturday from 1-4 PM at Famille Cafe, and you can start bidding now. Go to https://ang2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse to check out the items, then register to bid.
Save the date! March 11 is 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.
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
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
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
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
Mulch Madness Begins...Order now at the Mason Fan Shop, https://mason-fan-shop.myshopify.com/. Top quality double-shredded hardwood mulch delivered by Mustang Athletes directly to your home on March 28. Bags are $5 each for 3 cu. ft. Deadline to order is March 18.
Have you ordered a 2020 Yearbook? If not, click on the link below and order one online. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1120015/George-Mason-High-School/
*LIVE* Falls Church School Board are meeting for Budget Work Session #1. We're streaming live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB_AchqP1vg
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
Principal Hills' latest newsletter, The Hitching Post, was just posted. Go to "Menu" and click on "Hitching Post".
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.
Afternoon ACC Students: There will be no transportation provided for afternoon ACC classes. If ACC is on this afternoon, please provide your own transportation to class. Please check the Arlington Public School status for any updates regarding cancellation of classes
FCCPS will dismiss 2 hours early. No Block 7 classes. Buses will leave at 1:00 PM. All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. There will be NO late buses.
As Warren County Schools are closed today, tonight's George Mason vs Skyline basketball games have been cancelled.
Oh...and we've got a TON OF PHOTOS from this week's Mustang Rodeo! https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMtfXMC0W5m5rroTFUHVyjrlJRZOTqoE1tTSGIBF_bjOrnkfJ2avxiqjnN-SeGBvg?key=UnBDOVY4Z3BRcGN4aXZGN0NmeGJBX09FTTRaTzB3
We've got a TON OF PHOTOS from last night's Winter JV Show: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPxu_2wYoy3DKy-4hPDvyf9CAV7kKiLwHMv1KwE2Fq7Wab3etDpBwqbUpIRUa55tQ?key=N09KVm9jaE9SX25aYUlob0hLYlY0TURDRG04Nnpn
It's the second and last night to see the Junior Variety Show at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Support our Mustangs who are showcasing their talent. Tickets are $5/student and $7/adult. Proceeds will benefit the Junior-Senior Prom.
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
Come to the Winter JV Show on Wednesday, 12/18 or Thursday, 12/19 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. All proceeds will go towards the Junior-Senior Prom. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door.
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
We are good to go! Normal start time for all schools today, December 11th.
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
Support the 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.
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!
Taller de Schoology y PowerSchool hoy a las 6:00 PM en la Biblioteca TJ Elem. El taller será en inglés y en español. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!
Schoology and PowerSchool Workshop today at 6:00 PM in the TJ Elem Library. The workshop will be in English and in Spanish. All are welcome!
Pies, pies and more pies! FCEF's "No Holidays for Hunger" pie sale is ongoing through 5:00 PM on Nov. 15. Proceeds benefit the FCEF's efforts to provide meals to families in need. Go to www.fcedf.org.
It's a Wild Horse Wednesday tomorrow. Please head to your Stable Groups after Block 1. And don't forget, it's also an early dismissal day.
Congratulations to the Juniors and Seniors who were inducted to the National Honor Society! A wonderful achievement!!
Congratulations and good luck to the field hockey team who left today for the first round of States! Go Mustangs!!
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"
Congratulations to the Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams who are going to States! Go Mustangs!!
Lasso Club will meet next Thursday (11/7) in Laub's room (A132) during Mustang Block. Anyone interested in writing/taking pictures/making videos about content related to our school and what matters to students is invited to come. If you signed up at the Club Fair, you got an invite to the group!
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