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FCPS Superintendent Kicks Off New School Year

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Unique Summer School Kids 'Camp' Feeds Heads, Hearts

From Laurie Tillet:

 

Herndon, VA...Over 100 elementary school children are getting a groundbreaking summer school experience, thanks to a unique partnership between Hutchison Elementary School and Floris United Methodist Church. "Camp Hutchison" runs through August 12 and is facilitated by 130 volunteers from the church and local community. Funding for the camp has been largely provided by money donated during free will offerings taken at Floris' Christmas Eve services last December.

The camp combines education, enrichment, and nutrition in a four week, half day program. In addition to being taught math and language arts by certified teacher volunteers, the children, grades 1-3, enjoy daily activities such as art, drama, music, science/nature and recreation. Campers also receive breakfast and lunch, as well as a healthy snack to take home daily.

Fairfax County Public Schools to Open on Tuesday, September 6

Fairfax County Public Schools to Open on Tuesday, September 6

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

An estimated 177,629 students will begin the 2011-12 school year on Tuesday, September 6, in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 11th largest school system.

Here is more information on budget, transportation, food services, after-school programs, and the calendar.

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

From Fairfax County:

The Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation. It is held in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public School system.

Twelve FCPS Students Win College-Sponsored Scholarships from NMSC

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Twelve Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduates from the class of 2011 have been named winners of college-sponsored scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  

Recipients of college-sponsored scholarships from the NMSC, with their probable career fields in parentheses, are: 

New Age SAT Prep Class Offers a 200 Point Guarantee

New Age SAT Prep Class Offers a 200 Point Guarantee

Three local college students are spearheading a new age SAT prep course in Fairfax County. Revolution Prep’s Ivy Insiders is taught by three entrepreneurial college students who all graduated from W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax in the last three years.

Harvard students first started the SAT course in 2003, but since then it has expanded nationwide. The prep course teachers in Fairfax are Jennifer Lu, a rising junior at University of Virginia, Jeremy Weir, a rising sophomore at University of Pennsylvania, and Danayit Musse, a rising sophomore at Northwestern University.

“Traditional prep courses are taught by older teachers and they may have taken the test 10 years ago. This prep course is taught my students who just recently took the test; we took it and we conquered it,” said Weir.

FCPS Wins Fifteen Awards in NSPRA's Publications and Electronic Media Contest

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