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Colonels Care - Food Drive
11/15/2017
FFA is running a friendly food drive competition to benefit the local Salvation Army. Bring in nonperishable foods to your first period class by Tuesday, November 21 (no glass, please). The winning class will receive donuts and juice courtesy of FFA.
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Student Athlete of the Month
Student Athlete of the Month
11/08/2017
James Wood High School senior Morgan Biggs has been named the FCPS Student Athlete of the Month for November.
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Sports Pass
Yearly Sports Passes ~ Price Reduced
11/06/2017
Passes are valid for all regular season home games at James Wood (does not include post-season games). Adult passes are now $60 and student passes are $40.
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Careers
Career Cafe
10/30/2017
Explore different careers from the people actually DOING the job. Coming November 16, Thomas Arens and Jared Mounts of Jake's Bait and Tackle will talk about "College or Tournament Fishing." Stop by the Library during your study hall to learn more.
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James Wood High School Names New Swimming and Track and Field Coaches
10/30/2017
James Wood High School has named Alan Cavanagh its new swimming coach and Mike Onda its new track and field coach.
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Congratulations to Our Afterwords and Woodbine Staff
10/24/2017
Congratulations to Rhonda Lancaster and contributors and staff of Afterwords on its TROPHY CLASS recognition by the Virginia High School League. This is the highest tier for VHSL publications awards, and James Wood was one of only twelve schools to earn the honor in the magazine category. Congratulations also goes to Mary Beth Reeves and the staff of the Woodbine yearbook on its FIRST CLASS recognition by the VHSL.
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School Bus
Bus Notes
09/07/2017
If your student is riding a different bus for any reason, you will need to notify the school in writing.
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Yearbook Orders
08/21/2017
Place your order online now for the 2017-18 James Wood High School Yearbook. The price goes up January 1st.
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Division News

CIP Priorities: 1. Aylor Replacement 2. New High School 3. Armel Addition/Renovation
School Board Adopts 2019-23 Capital Improvements Plan
11/15/2017
The School Board has adopted its Capital Improvements Plan for 2019-2023. The top three priorities are a Robert E. Aylor Middle School replacement, a fourth high school and an addition/renovation at Armel Elementary School.
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Go Green Virginia
FCPS Certified as Platinum Level Green School Division
11/15/2017
The Virginia School Boards Association has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a 2017 Platinum Level Certified Green School Division. Just 14 school divisions from across Virginia earned the platinum level distinction this year.
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Stantec Architecture Receives Gold Design Award for Frederick County Middle School
11/13/2017
As part of the Virginia School Boards Association’s Exhibition of School Architecture, Stantec Architecture has been awarded the Gold Design Award for its design of Frederick County Middle School. The four winning projects were selected from 16 entries in the areas of new construction, renovation and adaptive use of existing space.
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CHESPRA 2017 Communications Award Winner
CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Five Communication Awards
11/09/2017
The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) has presented Frederick County Public Schools with five awards as part of its annual school communications contest.
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2017-18 Fast Facts
11/03/2017
Frederick County Public Schools 2017-18 Fast Facts is now available. The document highlights information on a variety topics including school accreditation, enrollment, student achievement and the FY18 budget.
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Virginia Department of Education
Accreditation Status Determined for Gainesboro Elementary School and Frederick County Middle School
10/26/2017
The Virginia Board of Education has determined the 2017-18 accreditation status for Gainesboro Elementary School and Frederick County Middle School to be Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School. The accreditation status was assigned after it was determined that both schools are making adequate progress toward meeting state standards for full accreditation.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - October 18, 2017
10/18/2017
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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2016-17 Annual Report
10/16/2017
The 2016-17 Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report is now available. The document details the School Board's work over the past year as well as student/staff success stories.
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