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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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Dr. David Sovine Named Region IV Superintendent of the Year
02/20/2018
Congratulations to Schools Superintendent David Sovine for being named the Virginia Department of Education’s Region IV Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Sovine is one of eight finalists for the Virginia Superintendent of the Year Award.
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Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation
National School Public Relations Association
The FCPS division website received an Award of Excellence from NSPRA, the National School Public Relations Association, in the 2017 National School Communication Awards Contest.

Featured Video


Frederick County Public Schools provides high school students with the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant through a program offered at the Dowell J. Howard Center. In this program, CNA Instructor Mary Ann Barnhill and several students discuss the CNA program and how it enables students to move directly into the workforce or continue their education in a related healthcare field after receiving their high school diploma. ​

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