The Power of Extracurricular Activities: Model United Nations

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:00
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.

Budget Decision Making

Posted on: Tue, 01/08/2019 - 21:00
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.


Posted on: Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:00
“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

A Season for Gratitude

Posted on: Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:00
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.

The Lessons of Election Season

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:00
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.
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