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Overdue Library Books
Please return overdue library books as soon as possible. Book-return crates are located throughout the school.
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News From Our Nurse
Our FCMS nurse shares important information including Tdap booster, when to keep your student home and student medication.
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Book Gathering Contest Winners
The Book Gathering Contest has ended and the winners have been declared!
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Got Instruments?
Got Instruments? Please consider donating them to FCMS.
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Art News
FCMS Art Students! Mrs. Legge (Kiendl) and Ms. Potter have developed a supply list for this coming semester. We will provide in school supplies; however, they will not be allowed to go home, so we would strongly recommend purchasing items you do not already have. The list is as follows: regular #2 pencils, a ruler, watercolor pencils, an eraser. We will provide all paper going home. All other supplies are at the parent/student's discretion. Please reach out to either of us if you have any questions.
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Coronavirus Update
Middle School Athletics and Activities for the 2020-21 School Year
With regard to middle school athletics and activities for the 2020-21 school year, Frederick County Public Schools will follow the same guidance and season schedules as determined by the Virginia High School League for high school athletics and activities.
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Meeting Notice
School Board Meeting to Stream Live
On Tuesday, December 1, the Frederick County School Board will meet at 6:00 p.m. (Closed Session) / 7:00 p.m. (Public Session) at the FCPS Administration Building. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Frederick County Public Schools' commitment to adhering to current public health and safety recommendations such as the 25 person limit for in-person gatherings, a limited number of citizens will be able to attend the meeting in person. Those who want to attend the meeting must register. The meeting will also be made accessible via a live video stream on the FCPS YouTube Channel. Citizen/staff comments will be provided to School Board members at the meeting. The deadline to submit comments is Tuesday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m.
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FCPS Focus - November 12, 2020
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Dr. Sovine
End of First Quarter Update from Dr. Sovine
Superintendent David Sovine provides an update as the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year comes to an end.
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Go Green Virginia
Frederick County Public Schools Recognized as Platinum Level Green School Division for 10th Consecutive Year
For the 10th consecutive year, the Virginia School Boards Association has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a Platinum Level Green School Division in the Green School's Challenge.
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2019 Project Search Graduates
2019 Project Search Graduates
The Valley Health-Project SEARCH program has been recognized for achieving 100 percent competitive employment for the 2019 program graduates.
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Don't Feel Well? Stay Home When You Are Sick.
COVID Safety Precautions
Reducing the spread COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses this fall and winter is more important than ever. Please do your part.
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National Merit Scholarship Program
National Merit Scholarship Recognitions
James Wood High School student Benjamin Appling has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Frederick County Public Schools is also home to eight other students who have been named National Merit Scholarship Competition Commended Scholars.
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FCPS greater than VA
On-Time Graduation Rate
Frederick County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2020 was 93 percent compared to Virginia’s rate of 92.3 percent. In addition to exceeding the state’s on-time graduation rate, the school division’s 4.3 percent dropout rate for the Class of 2020 was lower than the state’s rate of 5.1 percent.
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