News & Resources

Graduation Photos Wanted
May 26, 2017
Send us photos of your favorite graduation moments and creatively decorated mortarboards. The best photos will be shared on the FCPS Facebook page.

FCPS to Pilot New Grant-funded Preschool Program
May 25, 2017
Frederick County Public Schools will be launching a pilot preschool program in 2017-18 that will be fully funded by a Virginia Preschool Initiative-Plus grant.

2016-17 School Year Ends on June 8
May 25, 2017
The last day of the 2016-17 school year, June 8, will be an early dismissal day. High school students will be dismissed at noon.

Seeking Class of 2019 Parents to Help Plan Next Year's Prom
May 18, 2017
The Sophomore Class of 2019 is in the process of planning the prom for next school year. We are in need of parents to help us with the planning, organizing, and decorating. Also, if you know of any persons and/or organizations that may be willing to make monetary contributions or donations to aide with decorations please let us know that as well. If you are willing and able to help, please email Ms. Moyers, or Ms. Charles, at your earliest convenience.

Promo Image for FCPS NewsletterFCPS Focus
May 12, 2017
The latest edition of FCPS Focus is available.

Summer Youth Sports Camps - Basketball & Soccer

June 20 - 23
Register now for youth ages 5 to 14 to participate in summer sports camps at James Wood High School. Both camps will be offered Tuesday, June 20, through Friday, June 23, 2017. Basketball runs 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Soccer will be offered from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mail in your registration today, or contact Brian Sullivan for more information.

Summer School
May 9, 2017
Learn about summer school registration, dates and deadlines.

Season of Celebration and SuccessSeason of Celebration and Success
May 8, 2017
FCPS invites students, parents, teachers, staff and community members to share success stories from the 2016-17 school year and to thank FCPS employees who have made a difference for students. Share your student’s success story or thank a teacher, administrator or staff member by June 8.

SOL Testing Schedule
May 2, 2017
View the SOL schedule overview and the testing calendar.

Camp Wood for Rising Freshmen
May 2, 2017
Registration has begun for rising freshmen to participate in Camp Wood, a free 2-day camp held at James Wood High School in July. Choose one of two sessions, July 12-13 or July 26-27. Camp begins promptly at 8:50 a.m. and lasts until noon. Learn your way around the school, get a head start on your freshman year, meet helpful upperclassmen and make new friends! You'll have the chance to win prizes and learn more about James Wood High. Become a Colonel, and make the move from middle school to high school simple and exciting! Register for Camp Wood today.

Football Coach Announces Retirement
May 1, 2017
James Wood High School football coach Mark McHale has resigned after leading the Colonels for the past four seasons. McHale, who also serves as a physical education teacher at James Wood, plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year.

Principal Joe Salyer Announces Retirement
April 27, 2017
James Wood High School Principal Joe Salyer has announced his retirement effective June 30. Mr. Salyer has served Frederick County Public Schools for 40 years and has been the principal at JWHS for more than 13 years.

Senior Graduation Photos by Victor O'Neill Studios
April 27, 2017
A professional photographer will be taking candid photos throughout the graduation ceremony, to include presentation of diplomas, handshake photos and posed portraits as graduates return to their seats. Graduates will receive an informational card. Place orders online.

Calendar PromoSchool Board Approves 2017-18 Calendar
February 21, 2017
The 2017-18 School Calendar has been set. The first day of school for students is August 16.

School BusesSchool Bus Drivers Needed
February 3, 2017
Learn more about becoming a Frederick County Public Schools bus driver.

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