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Dr. Sovine reading to studentsSchool Board Extends Dr. Sovine's Contract
January 17, 2017
The Frederick County School Board has extended the contract of Superintendent David Sovine through June 30, 2021.


Promo Image for FCPS NewsletterFCPS Focus
January 13, 2017
The latest edition of FCPS Focus is available.




Colonels Care
Watch basketball and support our community. This Saturday, January 21, watch the Colonels face the Millbrook Pioneers in a doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m. Let’s make it a RED OUT and join millions of others in helping the American Heart Association save lives. Show up, wear RED, and DONATE to this worthy cause! (Rescheduled from January 10) GO COLONELS!


Reality Store to Be Held Thursday, January 26
Thanks to volunteers in our community, as well as the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, James Wood High School students enrolled in the Personal Finance class will have the opportunity to experience the Reality Store once again this year. This is a half day program held on site. Through an interactive simulation, students will have the opportunity to assume an occupation and lifestyle, receive an income, and make decisions that will build and impact their monthly budget. We are pleased to be able to offer this terrific real-life learning experience! 


Changes to Scheduled Events Due to Inclement Weather
January 13, 2017
  • James Wood vs. Sherando Academic Team matches - rescheduled from January 10 to January 16 at noon in the library
  • James Wood vs. Millbrook RED OUT Basketball event - rescheduled to January 21 at 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.
  • The Black & Blue Swim Invitational scheduled for Saturday, January 14 has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, January 28

2017-18 CTE Program Application
January 13, 2017
Students interested in applying for Career and Technical courses at Dowell J. Howard for the 2017-18 school year, must complete and submit their application by February 1, 2017.


Calendar Make-up Day Information News Item2016-17 Make-up Day Information
January 12, 2017
In response to inquiries regarding the 2016-17 school calendar and the last day of school in June, the school division has released a statement explaining how inclement weather days will be made up this year.


Project SEARCH Grant Award News ItemFrederick County Public Schools Awarded Project SEARCH Grant
January 12, 2017
The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services has awarded Frederick County Public Schools a grant to cover the cost associated with starting the Project SEARCH program locally. Project SEARCH is a nationally recognized career program that teaches high school students with disabilities competitive job skills and provides them with hands-on training that will lead to permanent employment.


JWHS Campus Traffic Concerns
January 11, 2017
Traffic on the James Wood High School campus is a growing concern and we need the assistance of everyone driving on campus to help keep our students and staff safe. When exiting the JWHS campus via Woodside Place to Apple Pie Ridge Road, please adhere to the 25 mph speed limit. In addition, we ask that you yield to any vehicles turning left onto Woodside Place from Woodcrest Drive at the intersection of those two roads. Thank you.


FCPS Launches 2017 General Assembly Web Page
January 10, 2017
The 2017 General Assembly convenes January 11. Learn more about state legislation that could impact Frederick County Public Schools and how you can be an advocate for education.


Important Parking Information for All After School Activities and Athletic Events
December 12, 2016
Effective immediately, anyone attending an after school activity or athletic event will be required to park in a designated parking space. Any vehicle parked in a FIRE LANE, along any road leading to or from the school, football stadium, softball field, or any other nonparking space will be ticketed and subject to towing at the registered owner's expense, by order of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department, the Frederick County Fire Marshall's Office, the Virginia State Police, or any other local, state, or federal law enforcement agency. All Fire Lanes and access roads must be kept open and free of vehicles in the event of an emergency so FIRST RESPONDERS can easily and efficiently access the school building, football stadium, and any other area of the James Wood High School campus. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring school safety.


Promo Image for Adoption of 2018-23 Capital Improvement PlanFrederick County School Board Adopts 2018-23 Capital Improvement Plan
December 7, 2016
The Capital Improvement Plan adopted by the School Board on December 6 includes three top priorities: construction of a fourth high school, the Armel Elementary School addition/renovation and the construction of a 12th elementary school. Each of these projects is needed to address current overcrowding and future enrollment growth.


Promo image that says "watch this video"Website Introduction Video
October 28, 2016
Prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year, Frederick County Public Schools unveiled a new division website as well as new school websites. This video provides an overview of the new websites and how to access important information.


Promo Image for Annual Report2015-16 Annual Report
September 30, 2016
The Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report highlights accomplishments made by the School Board, students and staff in the 2015-16 school year.

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