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CIP UpdateCIP Update
February 23, 2017
During a joint meeting on February 22, the School Board reiterated the need for the Frederick County Board of Supervisors to take some action on the requests for the funding needed to proceed with construction of a fourth high school, the Armel Elementary School addition/renovation and construction of a 12th elementary school. The projects are needed to address overcrowding and future enrollment growth due primarily to residential development.


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.


AP Test Information GraphicAP Test Registration
February 20, 2017
Students may register to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams from February 21-March 16. Exams will be administered in May. Contact the guidance department.


Submit Photos for Senior Slideshow
February 15, 2017
It's time to submit photos of your senior for the Annual Senior Slideshow. The submission deadline is April 21.


2017-18 CTE Program Application
February 13, 2017
Students interested in applying for Career and Technical courses at Dowell J. Howard for the 2017-18 school year, must complete and submit their application by March 1, 2017 (extended from original February 1 deadline).


Promo Image for FCPS NewsletterFCPS Focus
February 10, 2017
The latest edition of FCPS Focus is available.




FY18 Proposed Budget ImageDr. Sovine Presents FY18 Proposed Budget
February 7, 2017
Schools Superintendent David Sovine presented his proposed FY18 budget to the School Board on February 7.


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




FCPS School BoardFebruary Is School Board Appreciation Month
February 1, 2017
The Frederick County School Board plays a vital role in our schools. This month we will be recognizing our School Board members and the ways they serve FCPS schools and our community.


Students Honored at VFW Awards ProgramSherando High School Student Honored at VFW Awards Program
January 19, 2017
VFW Post 2123 in Winchester recognized a number of students during its Youth and Education Awards Program last night. Rebecca Powell was recognized for finishing first in the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest.


Dr. Sovine reading to studentsSchool Board Extends Dr. Sovine's Contract
January 17, 2017
The Frederick County School Board has extended the contract of Superintendent David Sovine through June 30, 2021.


Calendar Make-up Day Information News Item2016-17 Make-up Day Information
January 12, 2017
In response to inquiries regarding the 2016-17 school calendar and the last day of school in June, the school division has released a statement explaining how inclement weather days will be made up this year.


FCPS Launches 2017 General Assembly Web Page
January 10, 2017
The 2017 General Assembly convenes January 11. Learn more about state legislation that could impact Frederick County Public Schools and how you can be an advocate for education.


Promo Image for Adoption of 2018-23 Capital Improvement PlanFrederick County School Board Adopts 2018-23 Capital Improvement Plan
December 7, 2016
The Capital Improvement Plan adopted by the School Board on December 6 includes three top priorities: construction of a fourth high school, the Armel Elementary School addition/renovation and the construction of a 12th elementary school. Each of these projects is needed to address current overcrowding and future enrollment growth.


Promo image that says "watch this video"Website Introduction Video
October 28, 2016
Prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year, Frederick County Public Schools unveiled a new division website as well as new school websites. This video provides an overview of the new websites and how to access important information.


Promo Image for Annual Report2015-16 Annual Report
September 30, 2016
The Frederick County Public Schools Annual Report highlights accomplishments made by the School Board, students and staff in the 2015-16 school year.

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