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2019 Camp Wood
06/13/2019
Make the move from middle school to high school simple and exciting by attending one of our Camp Wood sessions. Learn more and get registration information.
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James Wood Class of 2019
06/08/2019
Congratulations to the James Wood High School Class of 2019.
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Order Your 2019 Graduation Video and Pictures
06/07/2019
Graduation will be professionally videotaped by An Affair to Remember. Download the graduation video order form or pick one up in the main office to place your order.
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DJH Student Earns Certificate
06/05/2019
Dylan Baker, a Dowell J. Howard student from James Wood High School, earned a Network+ Certificate after taking Mr. Lemieux's Computer Systems Technology class. Congratulations!
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JWHS Student Signs With Universal Technical Institute
05/24/2019
Dowell J. Howard student from James Wood, Hunter Shoemaker, signs with Universal Technical Institute.
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Summer Youth Camps
05/20/2019
Get information on summer sports camps being offered at James Wood High School.
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Summer School
2019 Summer School
05/02/2019
Get information on the upcoming Summer School session. Applications MUST be completed online Tuesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 16, 2019.
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2019-2020 Dowell J. Howard CTE Course Application
04/11/2019
Students must complete the 2019-20 CTE online application and be accepted to participate in Career and Technical Education courses at Dowell J. Howard Center.
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Apple Pie Ridge Earns Virginia Board of Education’s Continuous Improvement Award
06/20/2019
Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School has earned the Virginia Board of Education’s Continuous Improvement Award. The award recognizes schools which are Accredited or Accredited with Conditions and meet at least one of the designated benchmarks for improved performance on accreditation-related school quality indicators.
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Darren Thomas and Mark Weisbrod
New Principals Named for Bass-Hoover Elementary School and Stonewall Elementary School
06/18/2019
Bass-Hoover and Stonewall elementary schools will have new principals in 2019-20. Stonewall Elementary School Principal Darren Thomas has been named the new principal at Bass-Hoover. Indian Hollow Elementary School Assistant Principal Mark Weisbrod has been named the new principal at Stonewall Elementary School. Both will assume their new roles on July 1.
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Student Scholarships Exceed $5.5 Million
06/12/2019
The members of the Class of 2019 have great things ahead of them. Combined, this year's James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high school graduates earned nearly $5.6 million in scholarships. Congratulations!
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FCPS Focus Newsletter
FCPS Focus - June 10, 2019
06/10/2019
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Summer Hours
Summer Hours
06/10/2019
Frederick County Public Schools will be operating on a four-day work week through July 26. All schools and the school division’s administrative offices will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays.
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Megan Dodd
New Principal Named for Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School
06/07/2019
Megan Dodd has been named the new principal at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School. She currently serves as the principal of the Early Learning Center at Funkstown in Washington County, Maryland, and will assume her role with FCPS on July 1.
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Isaiah Taylor and Bill Hall
Sherando Senior Receives William Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award
05/28/2019
Congratulations to Sherando High School senior Isaiah Taylor who received the William Andrew Mullins Courageous Achievement Award at the 2019 Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Awards Program on May 20. Isaiah has overcome many challenges, including being homeless, while playing football and earning his diploma at Sherando.
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New Inline Hockey Rink To Open This Summer
05/23/2019
Schools Superintendent David Sovine and Washington Capitals Director of Community Relations Peter Robinson have signed an agreement that will result in a new inline hockey rink being installed outside James Wood Middle School. The rink is expected to open this summer.
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