I hope you can attend the upcoming Principal’s Coffee. Feel free to swing in at any time between 9:30-11:00. There will be no formal presentation or engagement. This is an opportunity for families and the community to informally discuss any school-related items. I know that many of you have safety and security on your mind […]
On Monday, January 7th, we welcome a new member to the FHES Family! Colleen Hanlon will be a Special Education teacher working with students, families, and staff at the primary level. Colleen is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia with a Masters in Teaching, Elementary and Special Education (General Curriculum). She also […]
The 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter is published bi-monthly in electronic form for those who raise, educate, and counsel high-ability (gifted) children who also have learning challenges. The Advanced Academic Programs Office has purchased a district-wide parent subscription that parents may access at the following link: http://www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/newsletter/documents/2e_Newsletter_Issue_55.pdf
From the FHES PTA: Use www.amazonfhes.com or click the link on the freedomhillpta.org website before ordering from Amazon. We earned almost $3500 last year without asking you to buy things you weren’t alreadying buying.
On November 30th, FHES enjoyed our first Cultural Arts Assembly of the year – Mad Science of Washington: Spectacular Science. We are all very thankful for the work of Ms. Monts, Cultural Arts Coordinator. Everyone had a great time! Please enjoy the pictures (apologies for the quality…imprompto with the BlackBerry).
This is the time of year when we expect to see an increase in the number of influenza infections and gastrointestinal illnesses. Proper hand washing plays an important role in minimizing the spread of these diseases. It is also important that staff and students stay home when ill. Materials on hand washing are available in […]
Dear Class of 2011, Class of 2012 and Freedom Hill Community, My wife, Melanie, and I want to thank all of you who attended the dedication ceremony yesterday morning on the Freedom Hill playground. The benches on the playground with the plaques in my honor are beautiful, and I am humbled by the honor. I […]
Is there anything kids love more than iPods?! Here in first grade, we are using old and used Ipods as learning tools. After downloading FCPS approved apps, the children are able to practice sight words, letter formation, and math facts. They can listen to stories and interact with them. What an amazing and interactive tool […]
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is currently seeking information from families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The survey, Virginia Early Childhood Needs Assessment Family Survey, will capture families’ views on early childhood care and education. James Madison University was contracted by VDSS to gather the anonymous data. The data will provide a comprehensive […]
An Advanced Academic Placement Task Force was convened in Spring 2012 to explore the best ways to provide advanced academic services in all FCPS pyramids to ensure that all students have access to these services. On Thursday, November 29th @ 7:00-9:00 PM, FCPS will host an AAP community meeting at Kilmer Middle School. Here you […]