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FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition Begins October 31

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The fourth annual Artist Teacher Exhibition, featuring works by art teachers in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), will be on display at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) from Monday, October 31, through Saturday, December 3.   A reception is planned for Thursday, November 10, for 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the NVCC campus.

For many years, FCPS has sought candidates who are not only great art teachers but also excellent artists. Today there are more than 350 art teachers in FCPS, many of whom continue to create art while sharing their expertise with students. Thirty artist-teachers, represented by 46 artworks, will be featured in the exhibition. The works were selected from over 200 submissions by juror Joanne Bauer, curator at Greater Reston Arts Center.

FCPS Debuts New Website

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has launched a new website (www.fcps.edu) that has been designed to improve navigation and make the site more user-friendly for parents, students, employees, and the community. The transition from the old to the new website occurred during the evening of October 17.

The following changes will help make navigating the site easier.

FCPS Encourages Students to Adopt 9-5-2-1-0

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

As part of its 2011-12 school year goals to encourage good nutrition and physical activity among students, Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is promoting the 9-5-2-1-0 program in October.This program promotes 9 hours of sleep, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 hours of screen time, 1 hour of physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks for elementary school-age students each day.

In conjunction with the 9-5-2-1-0 campaign, FNS is introducing students to new fruits and vegetables and purchasing locally-grown seasonal produce whenever possible to serve in schools. These activities complement the Give Me 5! Colors That Jive! nutrition message that encourages students to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors in order to get proper nutrition. FNS is also working with schools to use produce that is grown in school gardens in school menus.

Science Class Takes Kids Outdoors in Reston

Science Class Takes Kids Outdoors in Reston

The seventh-grade students of Langston Hughes Middle School are getting their boots wet in October through Reston Association's Watershed Experience Program.

They are learning about runoff, impervious surfaces and pollution by using a scaled watershed model.

They are using kick nets to collect and to study what lives in the stream and determining what that means for water quality.

Students are learning about stream shape, depth, riffle/pool geometry and flow while timing pingpong balls in the stream. Chemistry kits are used to measure the dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH and nitrate parameters of the water.


See the full photo gallery on Reston Association's Facebook page. 

www.facebook.com/reston association

FCPS Posts Graduation Rate of 91.4 Percent

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Graduation rates released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) show that 91.4 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from the class of 2011 graduated on time.  This figure exceeds the state average of 86.6 percent by 4.8 percentage points and is up slightly from 91.2 percent for the class of 2010.

Fall for Fitness Pass Sale Ends Oct 15

Fall for Fitness Pass Sale Ends Oct 15


Thirty-Four FCPS Students Selected for Virginia Honors Choir


From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Vocal musicians from 16 Fairfax County public schools have been named to the Virginia Honors Choir for 2011. The students will perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) convention November 19 in Norfolk. Thirty-four Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students were selected for the choir, and eight students were named alternates.