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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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 service has been restored. FCCPS Status Page: https://www.fccps.org/o/fccps/page/status-page
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.
We've been thinking a LOT about COVID-19. @FCCPS has a 10-part emergency plan in place to guide the division should it become impacted by the public health crisis. Review the plan, see Dr. Noonan's presentation to the School Board. https://www.fccps.org/article/205390?org=fccps
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!!
Does your high school student need a tutor or a quiet place to study? The GM Learning Lounge is open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Tutor requests should be placed by students by the end of school on Thursdays. More: https://gmhs-sll.org/
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