Friday, September 7, 2012
Four Mount Vernon High School student leaders are ready to enjoy a new school year.
For Mount Vernon High School students, the end of the first week of school is just the beginning of a promising school year. Patch spoke with four student leaders about their expectations for the upcoming school year and got their advice for incoming freshmen. Freshman class president Anastasia has a positive attitude about starting high school and is looking forward to activities like Homecoming week and football games. She enjoys her classes so far and appreciates the freedom of high school. She says the freshman class has shown interest in participating in school-wide activities. "As freshmen, we want to be Majors," Anastasia said of her classmates' spirit. "It's our first time being involved in these activities and we want to be …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
From email to e-newsletters, Blackboard to e-books at the library, tech tools are very much a part of the back-to-school equation
Back to school 2012 is a bit different than in earlier years. While some things will always be handled via paper and pen, technology tools are helping to make sure that parents are informed on the issues big and small. Here are a few ways that FCPS and your child's teacher will use technology to keep in touch and provide resources to help your child learn. KIT and KIT-Plus KIT (Keep in Touch) and KIT-Plus are the e-newsletter services that provide up-to-the-minute information for the public on school delays or closings, emergencies, information about FCPS programs and news stories. Parents, students and employees are automatically enrolled via their contact information provided to the schools. Parents and community members can also select …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Parents, tell us how you feel about sending your kids back to school.
Fairfax County Public Schools opened their doors for the new school year on Tuesday morning. With school back in session, how do you feel about your kids going back to school? Whether you're the parent of a kindergartner or high school senior, tell us how you feel about your children going back to school five days a week. Are you relieved that you have some "me" time during the week, or do you miss your kids and can't wait for them to get home? Take our poll or tell us how you feel in the comments section below.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The PTSA is looking for volunteers for the annual breakfast.
Volunteers are needed for the Mount Vernon High School PTSA's Annual Back to School Breakfast for teachers and staff on Monday morning. Volunteers must arrive by 7 a.m. on Monday and will be finished by 8:30 a.m. The PTSA needs the following items: fruit, pastry, bagels, bottled water, juice or donuts. Items can be dropped off at the Rock Entrance on Monday morning between 6:30 and 7:15 a.m. For more information or to sign up, contact MVHS PTSA president Jeanette Kraynak at email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
ICNA-VA will prepare kids for school with free backpacks and supplies.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jessie Biele
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
This Saturday, the Islamic Circle of North America-VA branch will give away 300 free backpacks with supplies to local children in need. This is the second time ICNA-VA has distributed backpacks with supplies to kids in need, ICNA-VA President Rameez Abid said. ICNA Relief pays for the backpacks and supplies from their own funds. The Back to School Giveaway program is an effort made by ICNA Relief USA, the domestic-relief program of ICNA. In 2011, ICNA Relief USA distributed 15,000 school bags filled with supplies in 49 cities in 16 states across the country. This year, ICNA Relief USA is planning to expand the campaign to more localities in 21 states and has already purchased 25,000 school bags. Distribution centers are being set up with …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Majors are getting ready for football season.
Mount Vernon High School football players are practicing twice daily in order to gear up for football season. The Majors will kick off their season with its first game against the West Potomac Wolverines on August 30 at Mount Venron High School. For more information about upcoming games, check the MVHS football schedule.
Monday, August 20, 2012
A reference guide to back to school nights in the Mount Vernon pyramid.
School is nearly back in session. Are you ready? Starting in September, Mount Vernon pyramid schools will hold Back-to-School nights for parents and students. School officially starts on Sept. 4. Elementary, middle and high school open houses in Mount Vernon School
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Keep up with your hometown news, online.
Hundreds of Mount Vernon residents are packing up and heading for college soon. From Blacksburg to Boston — or really, anywhere — stay in the loop with Mount Vernon Patch. Keep apprised of goings-on at Mount Vernon High School, Historic Mount Vernon and your other favorite spots seven days a week. How else will you know whether anything special is happening the weekend you decide to return for a visit? Here is how: Sign up for our free daily newsletter. Get the news delivered once a day to your inbox. Sign up for breaking news alerts. News you need to know when you need to know it - even if you are far away. Follow us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Get our iPhone App. Tell us what you are up to. Involved in something really cool at …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
School begins Sept. 4, but bookmark this calendar for rest-of-the-year reference.
If you have kids in Fairfax County Public Schools, surely you know that September 4 is the first day of school. But when is spring break? How about student holidays? Patch has the first of several reference articles for you to bookmark to keep information handy this year. Sept. 4 School Begins Oct. 8 Columbus Day Holiday Nov. 2 First Grading Period Ends Nov. 5 - 6 Student Holidays Nov. 21 Students Released Two Hours Early Nov. 22 - 23 Thanksgiving Break Dec. 24 - Jan. 1, 2013 Winter Break Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Holiday Jan. 25 Second Grading Period Ends Jan. 28 - January 29 Student Holidays Feb. 18 George Washington’s Birthday - Presidents' Day Holiday March 25 - 29 Spring Break April 12 Third Grading Period Ends …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
School-required immunizations at county health clinics are free of charge. Some clinics will offer extended hours beginning Aug. 20.
Buying school supplies, shopping for new clothes for growing children and getting kids back on a regular schedule is all part of getting ready to go back to school. Another part of the equation: Making sure your children are vaccinated. While some might think vaccinations are just for infants, you'd better read up. In Fairfax County, when schools open their doors for the 2012-2013 school year (in less than a month, on Sept. 4), one of the requirements is that students be caught up on their vaccinations. A complete list of all required vaccinations for school is available on the Virginia Department of Health website. If you want more clarification about the vaccines your child needs, the county has created a video (embedded above) for …