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FCPS Announces Early Closing On Wednesday, November 24

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FCPS Schedules Groundbreaking for Lacey Center Site Elementary School

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elementary school at the Lacey Center site, 3705 Crest Drive in Annandale, on Friday, November 12, at 1 p.m. 

A new school will be built at the site to help alleviate overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. The new school will house 38 general education classrooms, two art rooms, three music rooms, two school-aged child care (SACC) rooms, and a gym and will have the capacity for 750 students. An energy-saving geothermal heating and cooling system will be installed in the school.

Fairfax High School Student Wins Engineering and Mathematics Award

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e2Campus Announces New 360 Safety Suite

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Dominion VA Power to Present 7 K-12 Educational Grants

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 7, Dominion Virginia Power will present checks to 7 area schools to help strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The event is being hosted at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus school and the students from the school will be providing tours of the irrigation system they built as a result of last year’s grant from Dominion. Using wind and solar power they built, the students hooked rain barrels together to create an irrigation system to complete their learning garden.

The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Center Learning Garden located at 2310 Nordok Place in Alexandria, VA.

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Fairfax High School Homecoming Parade: Expect Road Delays

City of Fairfax Police would like to remind residents that the Fairfax High School Homecoming Parade commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the school will take place Friday, September 24th. The parade will begin at 4:15 PM, leaving Van Dyck Park where students and alumni will march north on Old Lee Highway to Fairfax High School. Portions of Old Lee Highway will be shut down from approximately 4:00 PM until 5:15 PM. Police will be positioned along the parade route to assist in diverting traffic from the area. Please plan accordingly if you use Old Lee Highway for your travels during the above mentioned times.

A Parent and Caregiver Forum on Teen Abuse of Prescription Medications

This story was sent to us by FCPS Outreach:

Do you know what’s in your medicine cabinet? Many teens do. Every day, on average, 2,500 teens abuse prescription drugs to get high for the first time. To educate parents and caregivers on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, Joseph Rannazzisi, a pharmacist, lawyer, Special Agent, and Deputy Assistant Administrator with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will present the current trends of prescription drug abuse affecting our nation’s youth.

The Forum will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., at George Mason University’s Harris Theatre on the Fairfax campus. This Forum is a free event and no registration is needed.