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FCPS and Fairfax Chamber to Launch New Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The new Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools will be launched at a news conference on Tuesday, January 4, at 8 a.m. at the Gatehouse Administration Center.

            A partnership of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the foundation will be a flexible vehicle for the community to invest in its future through education.  The foundation will be able to support initiatives that help students acquire 21st century skills, advance the diverse needs of the community, and contribute to the creation of a world-class workforce.

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.


WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES

DC, Maryland, and VA Youth Receive Scholarship Awards from Interior’s Blacks In Government

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA),  the Department of the Interior’s Blacks In Government (BIG) Chapter celebrated the academic achievements of ten high school students from the National Capital region today during its 5th annual awards ceremony.  Robert Stanton, Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Flip Hagood, SCA Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, led the ceremony in which the students each received a Dr. Dorothy I. Height Scholarship from BIG and work opportunities from SCA.

“The ten students receiving scholarships today are the future leaders of our country,” said Robert Stanton. “They have demonstrated great academic and extracurricular achievement and this scholarship will enable them to continue to aim high in their educational development and careers.”

FCPS Announces Early Closing On Wednesday, November 24

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Rainbow Station at Haymarket Hosting Coat Drive

The following was sent to us by Amy Bannon of Fran PR:

The Rainbow Station at Haymarket is a school for children aged 0-14, which offers extended day nursery school, preschool and Kindergarten programming as well as before- and after-school care and summer camps. The campus also has an on-site infirmary attended by a pediatric nurse to provide emergency back-up care for mildly ill children.  "The Get Well Place" with its specialized reverse ventilation system is one of only 300 facilities estimated to provide this service in nation. 

LINK is an all-volunteer, interdenominational Christian relief organization founded in 1972 to meet basic human needs of individuals and families in the Herndon and Sterling communities.

In 2011, Loudoun County Public Schools Will Resume Before Labor Day

Yesterday, the Loudoun County School Board adopted a 2011-2012 calendar that provides for Loudoun County Public Schools to begin the week before Labor Day.

In September, Dr. Ed Hatrick, Superintendent for Loudoun County Public Schools, told School Board members that he intended to open schools before Labor Day for the 2011-2012 school year. And after seeking parent, student, and staff input, the School Board voted unanimously to adopt a new calendar. As a result, students will begin the new school year on August 28, 2011, and conclude the school year on June 8, 2012. They will have typical Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.

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