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Middle, High Schools Celebrate New Beginning

Cooper Middle stresses creative thinking; Marshall High welcomes new principal; Highlanders take Ice Bucket Challenge.

While no one likes summer ending, teens and teachers of the McLean community have been buzzing with excitement over the start of the upcoming school year. With several county-wide changes made by the Fairfax County School Board, McLean middle and high schools are looking forward to welcoming their students and staff to start a new year.

High Schools Aiming High

Recent news from Herndon, Langley and McLean High.

Herndon, Langley and McLean High Schools offer a rich program of courses, extracurricular activities and events.

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Great Falls Schools Focus on Creative Thinking

Principals of Forestville, Great Falls and Colvin Run Elementary discuss priorities of the new school year.

As a brand new academic year approaches, teeming with students, parents and teachers, elementary schools in the Great Falls are gearing up for significant changes while managing to maintain platforms already in place.

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Backpacks Donated At Herndon Hutchison Elementary

Community reaches out to families of young students.

Thousands of students in the Virginia and D.C. Metro area will be returning to schools this fall. In Fairfax County, public schools open Sept. 2.

Help Students Prepare for a Healthy School Year

As the summer draws to a close and parents look ahead to the school year, the change in daily routine offers an opportunity to change our routine meals. Setting our students and families up for success can come in many forms. Eating better meals and more frequently as families are just two ways we as parents can help our students excel.

A County of 186,785 Students

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time for students, parents, and educators. Our dedicated staff has been working hard to prepare for another school year that builds on our tradition of excellence at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Tips for Helping Young Children Transition to School

For young children who have spent most of their lives at home with a parent or caretaker, the first few days of a new school, or even a new school year, can be an anxious and stressful time. To help your child make an easier transition, use the time over the summer and just before school starts to prepare for this big step.

Brief: Back-to-School Means Bus Awareness

Now that Montgomery County Public Schools are back in session, the Police Department reminds residents that on Jan. 2 the county began using an automated school bus camera enforcement program. Every driver should know that when approaching a stopped school bus with activated stop sign and flashing red lights, Maryland law requires that all traffic from both directions must stop and remain stopped until the stop sign and lights are de-activated.

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West Springfield Teacher Honored

Josh Masley, 13-year veteran, inspires students through technology and engineering.

It wasn’t enough just to use the classroom’s 3D printer to fabricate Spartan helmets out of plastic. Then students of West Springfield High School Technology and Engineering teacher Josh Masley presented the helmets to teachers and faculty as gifts. “He’s teaching his kids to appreciate other people in the building,” said Johnny Pope, an assistant principal at the school. “They have some intrinsic motivation about what they're doing.”

Churchill Sports

Golf team finished state runner-up.

School: Winston Churchill High School Mascot: Bulldogs.

Holy Child Appoints New Head of School

Shannon M. Gomez, Ed.D., was unanimously selected.

When students at Potomac’s Connelly School of the Holy Child returned to school this week, there was a new leader at the helm to oversee the new year. School officials announced that Shannon M. Gomez, Ed.D., is the 10th head of the all-girls Catholic school.

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Elementary Schools Prepare for New School Year

As the beginning of the school year approaches and teachers return to their classrooms, principals and administrators are busy organizing and planning to ensure a successful start of the year.

Greenspring Packs 250 Bags for Back-to-School Event

During the week of Aug. 11, the Human Resources department at Greenspring retirement community hosted a “Back-to-School” event.

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Kindergartners Explore Providence Elementary

Providence Elementary held an orientation on Aug. 14 for incoming kindergartners.

Area Teachers, Programs Honored

Three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teachers and the Technology and Engineering Education program at Fairfax High School have been recognized for excellence by the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA).