There is plenty of research to support the value of student participation in extracurricular activities—from increased engagement to better academic achievement. FCPS offers a variety of opportunities for our students to explore interests through extracurricular programs. One exceptional example is the Model United Nations.
January is the month when we release the Superintendent’s Recommended Budget after many conversations and much deliberation; then the Board of Education begins its work by reviewing, discussing, and making more decisions.
As we prepare to welcome 2019, it is a good time to reflect on 2018.
The Maryland State Department of Education recently released the first series of report cards as part of the new accountability system required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Schools received a rating of 1 to 5 stars.
FCPS student athletes model so many positive qualities in their work both on and off the field. As we close out the fall season, let’s acknowledge our student athletes and their focus on character.
“The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind--creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people--artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers--will now reap society's richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” Daniel Pink
As Thanksgiving approaches, it is typical to begin thinking about the many things for which we are grateful. Last year, my blog featured my list of things I was thankful for that related to public education. This year, I am going to focus on my personal blessings.
Sacrifice, service, courage—what are the words that you recall when you think about our nation’s veterans?
Smart phones are a common part of everyone’s life—the power of a computer at your fingertips. These and other mobile devices can make things easier for us, but in reality, they can also make things worse.
Guest blog by Scott Strait, 2016 FCPS Teacher of the Year. Dr. Alban has invited past and present Frederick County Teachers of the Year to share their thoughts about their profession. Timothy Snyder, FCPS’s current Teacher of the Year, shares his advice for teachers during election season.