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Season of Celebration and Success
05/07/2018
Frederick County Public Schools is inviting students, parents, teachers, staff and members of the community to participate in the Season of Celebration and Success through June 7. The Season of Celebration and Success is an opportunity to share success stories from the 2017-18 school year and to thank Frederick County Public Schools’ employees who have made a difference for students. Submit your success story.
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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 application.
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2008 Ford Crown Victoria for Sale
2008 Ford Crown Victoria for Sale
01/11/2017
Student refurbished 2008 Ford Crown Victoria in good condition with 148,000 miles, automatic transmission and 4.6L V8 engine.
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Student built modular home for sale
Student Built Modular Home for Sale
01/11/2017
Students enrolled in the carpentry and electricity and cabling courses offered at Dowell J. Howard built a modular home that is now for sale. Home has three bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen and dining great room.
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Frederick County Public Schools Prepares for 2018 Commencement Exercises
05/22/2018
More than 1,000 seniors will receive their diplomas during commencement exercises at Millbrook, Sherando and James Wood high schools next week.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - May 9, 2018
05/09/2018
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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STARS Mentoring Program at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School Receives Award
05/04/2018
The Virginia Education Association has recognized the STARS (Students Teaching and Reaching Students) Mentoring Program at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School with its Barbara Johns Youth Award for Human Relations and Civil Rights.
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Millbrook High School Principal Announces Retirement
04/24/2018
Millbrook High School Principal Carolyn Price has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Mrs. Price has spent her entire career with Frederick County Public Schools.
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Preschool Registration
Preschool Registration
04/11/2018
Preliminary applications for the 2018-19 FCPS preschool program are still being accepted from the families of eligible students residing in the Apple Pie Ridge, Gainesboro, Indian Hollow, Redbud Run and Stonewall elementary school attendance zones. Preliminary applications should be completed and submitted at the preschool student’s base school.
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CTE Grant from the Virginia Department of Education
04/10/2018
The Virginia Department of Education has awarded FCPS a $37,500 grant to fund the purchase of new equipment for the school division’s career and technical education program​s​.
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FCPS Finalizes Plans to Install Buzz-in Entry Systems at All School Entrances
03/20/2018
Buzz-in entry systems will be installed prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year at all schools that are not currently equipped with such systems. Due to limited resources, the majority of the project will be funded by delaying some facility maintenance projects the school division had planned to address this year. All school facilities constructed in the future will also include secure entry systems.
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2018-19 School Calendar Adopted
03/07/2018
The 2018-19 School Calendar has been adopted. The first day of the 2018-19 school year for students is August 15, 2018.
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