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JWHS Graduation Ceremony
Senior Class Graduation News
10/17/2017
There will be an informational meeting for all seniors on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium. Ordering information for graduation announcements, caps and gowns, and other items will be distributed at this meeting. Orders will be taken during lunch periods November 13 and 14, with a Grad Fair held on November 13 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. where parents may place orders.
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Middle School Basketball Camp at JWHS
10/06/2017
Prepare for the middle school basketball tryouts with the Colonels from October 21 to 23.
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Careers
Career Cafe
10/04/2017
Career Cafe is an opportunity to learn about various careers. Meet Chris Konyar, Superintendent of Recreation, on October 26 and learn what he does for Frederick County Parks & Rec.
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ASVAB
ASVAB Offered at Millbrook HS on November 18
10/04/2017
Register in the JW Guidance Department October 9 through November 10. Seats are limited, so please sign up early.
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Bus Notes
09/07/2017
If your student is riding a different bus for any reason, you will need to notify the school in writing.
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Yearbook Orders
08/21/2017
Place your order online now for the 2017-18 James Wood High School Yearbook. Early bird order price is $75.
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Sports Pass
Yearly Sports Passes Now Available
08/03/2017
Passes are valid for all regular season home games at James Wood (does not include post-season games). Adult passes are $80 and student passes are $60.
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Sports
VHSL Athletic Participation Physical Examination Form
This form must be completed for students who wish to participate in school sports.
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Division News

Safety
FCPS and Sheriff’s Office Collaborate on School Safety Drill to be Held October 23 at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School
10/19/2017
FCPS and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a collaborative school safety drill on Monday, October 23 at Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School. The event will begin with a safety briefing for all participants at 8:30 a.m., followed by the live drill and conclude with a debriefing with representatives from the Sheriff’s Office as well as school division staff.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - October 18, 2017
10/18/2017
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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2016-17 Annual Report
10/16/2017
The 2016-17 Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report is now available. The document details the School Board's work over the past year as well as student/staff success stories.
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Thank You to Our FCPS 101 Sponsors
10/10/2017
Thanks to First Bank and Virginia Property Group, Inc. for serving as the sponsors of the FCPS 101 Community Engagement Program.
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FCPS Receives School Security Grant
10/06/2017
Governor McAuliffe today awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to 104 school divisions across the state. FCPS was awarded nearly $72,000 which will be used to enhance secure entrances at a number of schools as well as provide additional security cameras and other safety measures.
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Redbud Run Elementary School Accreditation Status Determined
10/04/2017
The Virginia Board of Education has determined the 2017-18 accreditation status for Redbud Run Elementary School to be Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School. The accreditation status was assigned after it was determined that the school is making adequate progress toward meeting state standards for full accreditation.
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FCPS Enters into Resolution Agreement Regarding Softball Facilities at Sherando
10/02/2017
FCPS has voluntarily entered into a Resolution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and plans to take steps to provide practice and competitive fields for the junior varsity and varsity softball teams that are equivalent to the field it provides for Sherando’s junior varsity and varsity baseball teams.
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Frederick County Public Schools’ On-Time Graduation Rate at Nearly 95 Percent
09/27/2017
For the seventh consecutive year, Frederick County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate has climbed. The on-time graduation rate for members of Frederick County Public Schools’ Class of 2017 was 94.8 percent. The statewide rate was 91.1 percent. In addition, the dropout rate for the FCPS Class of 2017 declined to 2.3 percent compared to the 5.8 percent dropout rate reported for the state.
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