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StarKist, Cornerstones and Feed the Children Partner to End Hunger

2024 Summer Food and Resource Rally

On June 6, Cornerstones, StarKist, and Feed the Children gathered for the third annual summer food and resource rally at Cornerstones Food Rescue Empowerment Enterprise in Sterling. Three Fairfax County nonprofits — LINK Against Hunger, South Lakes High School PTSA Food Pantry, and Fellowship Square — and two in the Dulles corridor, Dulles South Food Pantry and Community Lodgings, participated.

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Overcoming Obstacles while Striving for Education

Two Mountain View students share their stories.

Students at Mountain View High have to overcome significant obstacles in their lives en route to graduation. So the speeches given by the grad speakers are always the highlights of each ceremony. And the ones given last week by Giovanni Pineda-Maradiaga and Sofia Canizalez Duran were no exception.

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All Aboard!

Tall Ship Providence launches regional school program.

If you’ve strolled along the waterfront in Old Town this past year, you can’t help but have noticed the beautiful new pier adorned with American flag bunting leading to Tall Ship Providence and its elegant, permanent home, the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center.

Westfield Pyramid Art Show Highlights Students’ Work

Westfield High’s Pyramid Art Show was April 18.

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Pay Increase Goes from 6% to 3% for All FCPS Staff

Last-ditch attempt for 5% raises for teachers, support staff.

On Thursday, May 23, Mateo Dunne, the Mount Vernon District Representative on the Fairfax County School Board, launched an effort to amend the superintendent’s proposed FY 2025 Approved Budget.

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School Board Hearing on Budget Poorly Attended

Why didn’t more people testify?

Dr. Ricardy Anderson (Mason District representative) welcomed the six people who testified Tuesday evening, May 14, at the Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing on the budget. The time between the first speaker, Nancy Trainer, starting her testimony, and Arthur Purves, the sixth speaker, ending his testimony was approximately sixteen minutes.

FCPS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

FCPS Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships

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Honoring Fairfax County Retiree Charles Smith

In January of 2024, Charles Smith retired as Watershed Project Implementation Branch Chief. In this role, he led a team responsible for designing, constructing, and monitoring water quality improvement projects.

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FCPS Seeks 2% and 6% Pay Hikes

Could county taxpayers shoulder a quarter billion dollars in school raises?

Teachers Pay

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Can Prospective Public School Employees Afford Fairfax?

School pay scale for emerging professions hurts recruitment.

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School Board Approves $3.8 Billion Budget

Mateo Dunne proposal not to increase pay for top division leadership rejected by Board; Supervisors will influence budget.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the twelve-member Fairfax County School Board approved the Fiscal Year 2025 Advertised Budget 11–0 with one abstention.

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Lorton Book Event Draws Large Crowd

40,000 books available to open the world for all.

The Lorton Community Center and Library know that reading opens the world.Their February 10th book drive and family literacy fair aimed to be sure that area families and educators had a means to open that global door to knowledge, learning, and adventure, for all.

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Preschool Mail Carriers Deliver Valentines

FCPS teacher broadens students' learning and social skills through play.

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TJ Admissions Upheld

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USDA Now Accepting Applications for Veterinary Services Grant Opportunities in Designated Areas of Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has nominated five veterinary services shortage areas in the Commonwealth that have a need for veterinarians practicing food supply veterinary medicine.

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