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Spring Plant Sale - May 7-9, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
04/18/2018
Need help getting ready for Spring? We've got perennials, biennials, annuals, hanging baskets, decorative pots, herb gardens, fruits and vegetables (heirloom and organic varieties available). Thank you for supporting James Wood!
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Sports News
Athletic Updates
04/18/2018
The Winchester Star has made us aware that it may not be able to report athletic results on the day immediately following an event due to implementation of an earlier nightly deadline. Although scores are still being provided to the media, they may not always be submitted prior to the new, earlier deadline. Please be aware that information on James Wood High School athletics/activities, including scores and other results, can be found at jameswoodhs.rschoolteams.com.
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Cap and Gown Delivery
04/17/2018
Caps and Gowns will be delivered May 15 during all lunches. If you have not ordered your cap and gown see Mrs. Turner in the Main Office.
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Colonel Pride
Camp Wood 2018
03/27/2018
Class of 2022! Make the move from Middle School to High School simple and exciting!!! Learn more about Camp Wood.
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2017-18 Fall Semester Honor Roll Recipients
03/08/2018
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Fall Semester Honor Roll Students!!
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Sports Pass
Yearly Sports Passes ~ Price Reduced
01/16/2018
Support our Colonels and save some money. Purchase an athletic pass through the James Wood Athletic Department. Passes are valid for all regular season home games at James Wood (does not include post-season games) and offer substantial savings from purchasing individual $5.00 admission tickets. Order yours through MySchoolBucks (and arrange for pickup), or buy them at the ticket booth of home games. Read more for prices.
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One School ~ One Book
01/04/2018
James Wood Colonels should each have a copy of the book No Summit Out of Sight, The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits by Jordan Romero. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, and the Library's Instagram and Twitter accounts for the latest news.
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2018-2019 Dowell J. Howard CTE Course Application
12/20/2017
Students interested in applying for Career and Technical Education classes at Dowell J. Howard must complete the CTE online application.
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Division News

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Millbrook High School Principal Announces Retirement
04/24/2018
Millbrook High School Principal Carolyn Price has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Mrs. Price has spent her entire career with Frederick County Public Schools.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - April 12, 2018
04/12/2018
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Preschool Registration
Preschool Registration
04/11/2018
Preliminary applications for the 2018-19 FCPS preschool program are still being accepted from the families of eligible students residing in the Apple Pie Ridge, Gainesboro, Indian Hollow, Redbud Run and Stonewall elementary school attendance zones. Preliminary applications should be completed and submitted at the preschool student’s base school.
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CTE Grant from the Virginia Department of Education
04/10/2018
The Virginia Department of Education has awarded FCPS a $37,500 grant to fund the purchase of new equipment for the school division’s career and technical education program​s​.
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FCPS Finalizes Plans to Install Buzz-in Entry Systems at All School Entrances
03/20/2018
Buzz-in entry systems will be installed prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year at all schools that are not currently equipped with such systems. Due to limited resources, the majority of the project will be funded by delaying some facility maintenance projects the school division had planned to address this year. All school facilities constructed in the future will also include secure entry systems.
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2018-19 School Calendar Adopted
03/07/2018
The 2018-19 School Calendar has been adopted. The first day of the 2018-19 school year for students is August 15, 2018.
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Dr. David Sovine Named Region IV Superintendent of the Year
02/20/2018
Congratulations to Schools Superintendent David Sovine for being named the Virginia Department of Education’s Region IV Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Sovine is one of eight finalists for the Virginia Superintendent of the Year Award.
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School Board Requests Appropriation for Aylor Replacement
02/07/2018
The School Board voted February 6 to ask the Frederick County Board of Supervisors to appropriate $52 million to build a Robert E. Aylor Middle School replacement to open in August 2021. The request represents the total cost of the project. Robert E. Aylor Middle School opened in 1969.
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