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FCPS Career and Transition Services to Hold Open House January 19

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Career and Transition Services will hold an open house on Wednesday, January 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodson High School.  This event will showcase services that students with disabilities can access in high school as they prepare to transition from school to adult life. 

Designed for middle and high school-aged students and their parents, the sessions will provide information that families can use to help their sons and daughters. FCPS staff members who are interested in learning about transition services are also welcome to attend.

Career and Transition Services staff members will be available to share information and answer individual questions regarding the following services:

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.

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Stop by any Washington or Baltimore area Safeway store throughout the 2010 Holiday Season and please make a donation at check out to support Neediest Kids.

Neediest Kids works with these area school systems:

Washington, D.C:

-Archdiocese of Washington

-D.C. Public and Public Charter Schools

Maryland:

-Frederick County Public Schools

-Montgomery County Public Schools

-Prince George's County Public Schools

Virginia:

-Alexandria City Public Schools

-Arlington County Public Schools

-Fairfax County Public Schools

-Loudoun County Public Schools

Neediest Kids works with the schools systems in the Greater Washington Area to ensure students have access to basic necessities to stay in school and thrive. Schools depend on Neediest Kids to provide funds to purchase what is needed most for their students to attend class and to be ready to learn:

Teacher Charged With Indecent Liberties with a Student

Teacher Charged With Indecent Liberties with a Student

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Sully Police District - A 32-year-old Haymarket man was arrested and charged with four counts of indecent liberties with a child by a person in a supervisory position stemming from incidents that allegedly took place in 2007 and 2008. Police charged Brian White of 15216 Rosemont Manor Drive on Thursday, December 9. He is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

White was a teacher at Centreville High School. The victim had been a student there but has since graduated. She came forward to police in the summer of 2010 and detectives have been investigating since that time.

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

Number of FCPS Students Taking AP and IB Exams Continues to Rise

Number of FCPS Students Taking AP and IB Exams Continues to Rise

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Potomac River Battle of the George Schools on Orange Line

The Battle of Georges, the Potomac River Shootout, the ax vs. the ‘fax, Outrage on the Orange Line, the mid-season NIT, no matter what you call it, local mid-majors The George Washington University and George Mason University are taking to the hardwood tonight for their annual battle of the haves vs. the have nots to determine who is the third best college basketball team in the D.C. metro.  Both schools lack football programs, so to determine regional superiority for schools named for guys named George they will leave it to one non-conference basketball game; let’s have a look at tail of tape:

Namesake: George Washington vs. George Mason