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FCPS and Fairfax Chamber to Launch New Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The new Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools will be launched at a news conference on Tuesday, January 4, at 8 a.m. at the Gatehouse Administration Center.

            A partnership of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the foundation will be a flexible vehicle for the community to invest in its future through education.  The foundation will be able to support initiatives that help students acquire 21st century skills, advance the diverse needs of the community, and contribute to the creation of a world-class workforce.

Annandale High School junior is All-American runner

Annandale High School junior is All-American runner

Annandale High School’s champion runner Ahmed Bile started the cross country season this fall with a sprained foot that kept him out of most meets, then finished up as an All American, coming in 14th in the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego Dec. 11.

That was the biggest highlight of his running career so far, said Ahmed, a junior. He ran the 5K course in 15 minutes, 33 seconds. But it was not his best 5K time, he said, noting that it was a rough course with a couple of steep hills. He was one of only four competitors from Virginia and the only one of the four to finish in the top 20, reports MileStat, a website that covers Virginia high school track and cross country events.

Number of FCPS Students Taking AP and IB Exams Continues to Rise

Number of FCPS Students Taking AP and IB Exams Continues to Rise

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Northern Virginia Community College's Green Club Announces ECO RAGE

From NOVA Green Club:

Northern Virginia Community College's Green Club is proud to announce the first annual ECO RAGE, the environmentally friendly dance party! The event will be held in the cafeteria of NOVA's Annandale Campus, also known as the CF building, located at 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, VA. ECO RAGE will be held Friday, Dec 3rd from 7:30 p.m.

Until the stroke of midnight in an effort to unite students and members of the community behind environmental causes, such as recycling. The Green Club has also invited many other student groups and clubs to participate and show their support for the cause. We are asking $5 at the door, which will go to the participating student clubs so they can further the movement to improve NOVA's environmental impact. Food, provided by the African Caribbean Student Association for a suggested donation, will be raising funds to sponsor environmental and empowerment projects in African through the charity Africare.

Neighbors oppose cell tower at Holmes Middle School

As of Nov. 18, 149 people had signed an online petition created by the Lincolnia Park Civic Association protesting a proposed cell tower on the Holmes Middle School campus.

FCPS Announces Early Closing On Wednesday, November 24

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

High School Students Celebrate Global Entrepreneur Week

The following was sent to us by Laura Newman:

Washington, DC – Nov. 19, 2010 – As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, 50 of Washington D.C.’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders will volunteer their time in Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) classes at local public schools to share their personal stories of how they started their own businesses, challenges they met along the way and the importance of entrepreneurship in our society. Founded in 1987 by a South Bronx high school teacher, NFTE (www.nfte.com) helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity.