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Mountain Vista
2019 Mountain Vista Governor's School Application
12/13/2018
High school students interested in attending Mountain Vista Academic-Year Regional Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology (MVGS) should complete an application by March 1, 2019. Learn more and access the application.
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Winter Holiday
Sherando High School Closed During Winter Break
12/06/2018
The Sherando High School building will be closed December 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Students and staff will be back on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
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got yearbook?
Order Your Yearbook Now
08/30/2018
Sherando Yearbooks are now on sale! Prices will go up so order early.
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Sherando High School Now Equipped With Buzz-in Entry System
08/23/2018
Over the summer, buzz-in entry systems were installed at all schools that weren't previously equipped with the system, including James Wood High School. Individuals visiting all Frederick County Public Schools now have to use the system and state their name and the purpose of their visit before being granted access to a school.
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Student Parking Permits
Student Parking Permits
08/03/2018
Parking permits for Seniors and Juniors will be issued on Monday, August 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $75. Learn more about parking and access the Student Driving Agreement.
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2019-2020 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 CTE online application by February 28, 2019.
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Division News

FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - December 6, 2018
12/06/2018
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Transportation Open House
Roll With Us
12/03/2018
The Frederick County Public Schools Transportation Department is holding an open house and hiring event on Friday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, individuals are invited to visit the transportation department at 2261 Front Royal Pike and learn the many benefits of working as an FCPS school bus driver.
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Work Continues on Middle School Rezoning Project
12/03/2018
Work continues on a middle school attendance zone adjustment that will take effect at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and impact James Wood and Frederick County middle schools.
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Project Tomorrow Speak Up
Participate in the 2018 Speak Up Survey
12/03/2018
Students, parents, staff and community members are being asked to complete the 2018 Speak Up Survey. The brief, anonymous survey offers the opportunity to share perspectives on key educational issues, particularly issues related to digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. The findings will be used by Frederick County Public Schools in the planning and decision-making process concerning educational technology tools and applications. The deadline to participate is January 31, 2019.
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2017-18
2017-18 Annual Report
11/29/2018
The 2017-18 Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report is now available. The document details the School Board's work over the past year as well as student/staff success stories.
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Green Schools Challenge Certificate 2018
FCPS Named Platinum Level Certified Green School Division
11/20/2018
For the seventh consecutive year, the Virginia School Boards Association has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a Platinum Level Certified Green School Division as part of the Green Schools Challenge. FCPS is one of just 15 school divisions in Virginia to earn Platinum Level status.
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CHESPRA 2018 Communications Award Winner
CHESPRA Presents FCPS with Seven Communications Awards
11/19/2018
The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association has presented Frederick County Public Schools with seven awards for various communications projects.
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2020-24 Capital Improvements Plan Adopted by School Board
11/08/2018
The top priority on the 2020-2024 Capital Improvements Plan adopted this evening by the School Board is construction of a fourth high school with a capacity of 1,725 students.
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