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National Teacher of the Year Finalist Featured in Scholastic Magazine

National Teacher of the Year Finalist Featured in Scholastic Magazine

Melissa Porfirio teaches at Crestwood Elementary School in Springfield was featured in Scholastic's Instructor magazine.
Fairfax County School Board Prefers 8 AM Start-Time for High School

Fairfax County School Board Prefers 8 AM Start-Time for High School

Middle schools would start at 7:30 a.m. Board votes Oct. 23. Any change will not take place until the 2015-16 school year.
Fairfax County School Highlights, Changes Coming for 2014-2015

Fairfax County School Highlights, Changes Coming for 2014-2015

New elementary school, calendar changes, school lunch price change, student mental health programs and more.
7 Odd Items Included in Tax-Free Weekend

7 Odd Items Included in Tax-Free Weekend

Back-to-school shoppers can pick up a number of not-so-school-related items during Virginia’s tax-free weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 1

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Three days with tons of school supplies and clothes available tax-free.
Edison High Drama Students Perform in 'Wizard of Oz' This Weekend

Edison High Drama Students Perform in 'Wizard of Oz' This Weekend

Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of the popular musical!
TJHSST Ranked Fourth-Best High School in the United States

TJHSST Ranked Fourth-Best High School in the United States

In U.S. News and World Report best high school rankings, several Fairfax County schools were named the top 10 in Virginia, and three schools were in the top 100 nationwide.
Fairfax County Public Schools Schedule for Remainder of the School Year

Fairfax County Public Schools Schedule for Remainder of the School Year

Today (Monday) is a snow make-up day and will be a full day of school.
Cappies Review: Bishop Ireton's 'How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying'

Cappies Review: Bishop Ireton's 'How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying'

Cappies review by Kristen Popham of Chantilly High School.
Teen Depression: Fairfax County Public Schools Web Site Aims to Help

Teen Depression: Fairfax County Public Schools Web Site Aims to Help

Site also helps explain ways to promote positive mental health for teens.
Bishop Ireton High School Choir to Perform in Cherry Blossom Parade

Bishop Ireton High School Choir to Perform in Cherry Blossom Parade

Parade is set for Saturday, April 12 in DC.
FCPS to Offer College Financial Aid Workshops at Eight Middle Schools in April and May

FCPS to Offer College Financial Aid Workshops at Eight Middle Schools in April and May

Among the topics to be covered are financial aid basics, understanding the cost of attending college, saving for college and resources available from FCPS.
Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Monday

Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Monday

Forecast is calling for snow on Monday.
Bishop Ireton Theater Arts Presents 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

Bishop Ireton Theater Arts Presents 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

Students will present performances Saturday, Sunday and next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Deadline April 1 for 10 $1,000 Scholarships for Fairfax County High School Seniors

Deadline April 1 for 10 $1,000 Scholarships for Fairfax County High School Seniors

Celebrate Fairfax is giving out 10 $1,000 scholarships.
Fairfax County Announces Snow Make-up Days

Fairfax County Announces Snow Make-up Days

Get out your calendars!
Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Wednesday

Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Wednesday

School has been closed for two days due to the snow and ice.
Snow Day Decision from Fairfax County Schools

Snow Day Decision from Fairfax County Schools

Where to find an announcement for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Delay Decision from Fairfax County Public Schools

Delay Decision from Fairfax County Public Schools

Winter weather overnight to impact start times Tuesday.