Danny the Hippo, the popular, loveable purple mascot of Mount Daniel School celebrated his 56th Birthday today. And this celebration was one for the history books.
Six George Mason students have been invited to attend the 2015 Summer Residential Governor's School.
- Category: Human Resources
Mount Daniel Elementary kindergarten teacher Nan Hof is the 2015 Falls Church City Public Schools Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
George Mason High School prinncipal Tyrone (Ty) Byrd is a 2015 recipient of the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.
On the Leesburg Pike side of GMHS, the BIE Brick Pathway holds thousands of FCCPS memories engraved in brick. Anyone from any school can order a brick to memorialize a student, teacher, coach or event. Use this order form to place an order by June 30.
Three Falls Church City public school employees have been nominated for the 2015 Support Staff Employee of the Year Award. Superintendent Toni Jones and other school division leaders surprised each nominee with balloons and a copy of their nomination letters.
All schools are part of their community, and FCCPS benefits from key partnerships with Falls Church business and non-profit organizations. The Business in Education Partnership (BIE) is a volunteer committee that helps to develop key partnerships. Check out our directory of everyone who has been involved this year. The partnerships keep growing and FCCPS is greatful for your ongoing support.
- Category: Administration
Three Falls Church City Public Schools programs have been included in the 19th annual Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) "Showcases for Success" directory. The directory highlights successful K-12 programs in Virginia's public schools.
This is in response to a recent Falls Church News-Press Letter to the Editor by a former FCCPS substitute teacher entitled "Absolutely No Need for a New High School in F.C."
We appreciate the thoughts of those interested in the George Mason High project and finding solutions to leaking roofs, crumbling infrastructure, and, yes, the increasing enrollment growth. Unfortunately the Letter to the Editor author suggests no new ideas that could be undertaken or that have not already been accomplished.
MEHMS and GMHS scientists participated over the weekend in the Science and Engineering Fair at Wakefield High School in Arlington.
Several students earned first place honors for their experiments.
Nominations are open for the Support Staff Employee of the Year a special Falls Church City Public Schools award which recognizes exemplary support employees.
The post season got off to a great start for the GM Girls and Boys swim teams on Saturday at Arlington's Wakefield HS pool. With several hundreds of swimmers from 9 regional schools, the Region 2A meet saw Mason Girls finish first and the Mason Boys place second. Mustang swimmers set a great number of Region records (10), GMHS records (8) and many more personal records.
On Friday night the 15th Annual Mr. & Ms. Mason Contest was held to benefit the American Heart Association with nearly $1,000 raised. With hundreds in the audience, the evening was a delightful mix of talent, humor and irreverence.
- Category: George Mason High School
All six George Mason seniors previously named semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program have advanced to the next level of the program.
- Category: School Board
Economic development projects and the fiscal impact of them have a direct relationship with the school budget. It is especially important this year as there are almost 500 apartment units planned to open in Falls Church during the 2015-2016 school year.
The George Mason Scholastic Bowl team is heading to their 15th straight VHSL Tournament after the hard fought but successful 2A Regionals Saturday.
The George Mason girls varsity basketball team improved to an overall record of 10-5 with a win over Central high last week.