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FCPS Launches Living Fit in Fairfax Project

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FCPS to Host Gap Year Program Fair for High School Students

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Counseling Services,  Dynamy, and Thinking Beyond Borders are teaming up to present a Gap Year Program Fair for high school students who are interesting in learning more about gap year opportunities.  The fair will be held at Marshall High School on Wednesday, January 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

A gap year is the year after high school graduation when some students undertake non-curricular activities, such as travel or work, before attending college.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation in the auditorium by Rae Nelson and Karl Haigler, authors of The Gap-Year Advantage.  The presentation will be followed by a fair with representatives from 30 to 40 programs offering gap year opportunities.  Students and their parents are encouraged to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

FCPS Teen Chefs to Receive Cooking Tools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Middle school students from Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools will receive a variety of cooking tools so they can practice their newly-learned cooking skills at home at the closing reception of the Teen Chefs on the Move! program on Thursday, January 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church. Glasgow and Thoreau Middle Schools are Fairfax County public schools.

FCPS Yearbook, Newspaper Staffs Earn Top Honors From CSPA

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Student journalists from seven Fairfax County public schools have been recognized as finalists for the Scholastic Crown Award, the highest honor bestowed on student publications by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).  Each of the publications will receive either a Gold or Silver Crown Award during the CSPA convention in March 2012.

FCPS is home to four of the 66 high school yearbooks from across the nation to be named Crown Award finalists.

Crown Award finalists are:

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

With the holiday season upon us, many people will be focusing on the food that takes center stage at family meals, parties, and office gatherings. Often, however, it is the holiday drinks that can steal the show or help to put the finishing touches on the festivities. Choosing the right holiday drinks to provide to your guests can be easy, with a little advance planning.

 

West Potomac Academy, Alexandria Community Dance Present The Nutcracker

West Potomac Academy, Alexandria Community Dance Present The Nutcracker

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

West Potomac Academy and Alexandria Community Dance are teaming up to present their third joint performance of The Nutcracker, the traditional holiday story with a modern twist, on December 1, 2, and 3, at West Potomac High School.  Four shows will be performed: Thursday, December 1, at 5 p.m.; Friday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 3, at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

West Potomac Academy Fashion Design Instructor

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Maggy François, West Potomac Academy Fashion Design instructor, is one of 15 individuals from nonprofit organizations to be featured in Shoot for Change’s black and white photo exhibition on Wednesday, November 16, at the L2 Lounge in Washington, D.C. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Featuring photographs by Walter Grio—who has been working with West Potomac Academy Fashion Design students for the past few years to build their professional portfolios—the show features nonprofit leaders who have been transformed to look like classic movie stars. Each of the participants has also written an essay on what inspires him or her to do what he or she does and to keep doing it.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the West Potomac Academy Fashion Design program and other nonprofit organizations that were invited to participate.