Frederick County School Board Extends Superintendent’s Contract

The Frederick County School Board voted at its meeting on January 17 to extend the contract of Schools Superintendent Dr. David Sovine through June 30, 2021. Sovine became the Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools on July 1, 2011, when he succeeded Patricia Taylor following her retirement. School Board Chairman John Lamanna says, “Since becoming […]

Public Information Meeting on Armel Elementary School Addition/Renovation

Frederick County Public Schools will be hosting a public information meeting on Monday, December 12 regarding the Armel Elementary School addition/renovation that is anticipated to open in the fall of 2018.  The meeting, which will begin at 6:00 p.m., will be held in the cafeteria at Armel Elementary School. During the meeting, representatives from the […]

H.N. Funkhouser & Company Presents Schools With Grants Totaling $10,000

  For the 16th consecutive year, representatives from Winchester-based H.N. Funkhouser & Company have presented Frederick County Public Schools’ principals with grants from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance. The grants, which were provided to each of the school division’s 20 schools, totaled $10,000. The funds will be used to support math and science programs. Schools Superintendent […]

School Board Adopts 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Plan

  The Frederick County School Board has adopted its 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and taken action to seek appropriation from the Board of Supervisors to proceed with its top three priorities- construction of a fourth high school, the Armel Elementary School addition/renovation and construction of the county’s 12th elementary school. According to the CIP, the fourth […]

Public Information Meeting on Fourth High School Scheduled

Frederick County Public Schools will be hosting a public information meeting on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, regarding the construction of the county’s fourth high school that is anticipated to open in the fall of 2020. The meeting, which will begin at 6:00 p.m., will be held at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School. During the meeting, representatives […]

CHESPRA Recognizes FCPS with 10 Communications Awards

The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) has presented Frederick County Public Schools with 10 awards in recognition of communications excellence. Frederick County Public Schools Coordinator of Policy and Communications Steve Edwards says, “The CHESPRA Communications Contest is highly competitive and includes school divisions from throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware […]

FCPS Certified as Platinum Level Green School Division

The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a 2016 Platinum Level Certified Green School Division. Just 29 school divisions from across Virginia were designated as a Green School Division with only 16 receiving the Platinum Level distinction through the Green Schools Challenge. The Green Schools Challenge is a friendly […]

Public Information Meeting About New Elementary School to be Built in Snowden Bridge

Frederick County Public Schools is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, regarding the new elementary school that will be built in Snowden Bridge with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2018. The meeting will be held in the Stonewall Elementary School cafeteria beginning at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the school […]

Frederick County Public School Students’ SAT Scores Climb

The mean composite score of Frederick County Public School students who took the SAT in 2015-16 climbed while achievement nationally declined in all three subject areas on the SAT. According to information released by the College Board, Frederick County’s 2015-16 mean composite score on the SAT was 1533 which is 17 points higher than the […]

w!se Names Eight Frederick County Educators Gold Star Teachers

Eight Frederick County Public Schools teachers have been named Gold Star Teachers by Working in Support of Education (w!se). The teachers receiving the recognition include: Cindy Forse and Mike Onda from James Wood High School; Emily Carper and Mike Wehn from Millbrook High School; and Molly Chapman, Kitty Crosby, Charisse Woodward and Amy Strosnider from […]

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