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Light Up the Night Homecoming Tickets
09/18/2018
Homecoming tickets are available for purchase from September 24 through October 9. Learn more about ticket sales, guests and more.
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Senior Portraits Make Up Day
09/11/2018
The last session for Senior Portraits is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26. Seniors should have received a scheduled time for their portrait. If you did not receive a time slot, please contact Mrs. Turner in the Main Office.
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James Wood High School Names New Girls’ Soccer Coach
08/23/2018
James Wood High School has named Donavan Russell its new girls' soccer coach. Russell, who is a 1993 James Wood High School graduate, has been an assistant soccer coach at James Wood since 2014.
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James Wood High School Now Equipped With Buzz-in Entry System
08/23/2018
Over the summer, buzz-in entry systems were installed at all schools that weren't previously equipped with the system, including James Wood High School. Individuals visiting all Frederick County Public Schools now have to use the system and state their name and the purpose of their visit before being granted access to a school.
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School Pictures - 9th, 10th and 11th Grade
08/02/2018
It's picture time!! Pictures for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be taken on September 11 and 12. For more information go to the Victor O'Neill website.
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JWAA Online Apparel Store
08/01/2018
Stock up on your Colonels gear. Find out how to order yours.
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2018-2019 Dowell J. Howard CTE Course Application
12/20/2017
Students interested in applying for Career and Technical Education classes at Dowell J. Howard must complete the CTE online application.
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Enrollment Growth
09/19/2018
Enrollment in Frederick County Public Schools is continuing to climb. Enrollment as of September 14 was 13,645. That compares to 13,581 on August 31 and 13,247 on the first day of school (August 15). As of September 14, enrollment has increased by 398 students since first day of school.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - September 2018
09/14/2018
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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FCPS Supports American Heart Association
09/13/2018
Frederick County Public Schools raised $96,533 to support the American Heart Association through a variety of programs such as Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart in 2017-18. That ranked FCPS seventh amongst all school divisions in Virginia in the amount of funds raised for the American Heart Association.
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ASBO Meritorious Budget Award
Frederick County Public Schools Earns Meritorious Budget Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
09/12/2018
The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Frederick County Public Schools a Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2018-19 budget year. This is the sixth consecutive year FCPS has received the award.
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Frederick County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee; I'm Determined
Register for the I'm Determined Mini-Summit
08/28/2018
Join us on Saturday, October 20 at Frederick County Middle School for the next I'm Determined Mini-Summit. The youth and parent mini-summit is geared toward students receiving special education services. I’m Determined is a program designed to empower students to become more aware of their strengths, weaknesses and needs. The event is free but you must register in advance. Registration deadline is October 5. Click the link above to access the online registration form.
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2019 Best Schools Niche
2019 Best Schools in Virginia
08/24/2018
The 2019 Niche list of Best School Districts in Virginia has ranked Frederick County Public Schools 27th out of Virginia’s 132 school divisions.
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School Board Extends Superintendent’s Contract Through June 2022
08/21/2018
The School Board voted on August 21 to extend the contract of Schools Superintendent Dr. David Sovine through June 30, 2022.
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Download the FCPS Mobile App
08/14/2018
Download the Frederick County Public Schools custom mobile app. The app is available at no cost from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
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