On November 26, Hayfield Secondary School held a “Bridging the Gap” ceremony to donate refurbished laptops to wounded warriors and soldiers from Ft. Belvoir. Students in the Advanced Information Systems class work through the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (VA STAR) to provide refurbished laptops for free to those in need in the community. Students learn how to rebuild and reset used computers, and then select community members to receive these machines. here.
On Tuesday, November 27, over 300 business and community leaders gathered to celebrate FCPS and the Foundation. The event featured a key-note address from Dr. Stephen Jones, new CEO of Inova Health System, who spoke of the importance of Inova’s work in FCPS to help students identify their future career path. Attendees heard from one of the teachers who received a grant from the Foundation for FCPS, and the awards were presented to the Business, Community, and Workforce Development Partners … read more
The Foundation for FCPS launched its inaugural Teacher Grant program in spring 2018, aimed at developing the workforce of the future. More than 70 creative and innovative proposals were submitted. The Board of Directors selected 28 projects for funding. Grant amounts ranged from $500-$2,500, and total amount to be distributed is $45,500. The grant program supports classroom initiatives that focus on enhancing work-based learning, career exploration, or workforce readiness opportunities for students in grades K-12. Proposals will be implemented in … read more