Education Glade Valley headline News 

Walkersville and Oakdale Students Discover Asteroids

Two students in this year’s Frederick County Public Schools’ Asteroid Hunters program discovered asteroids never before catalogued and earned rights to name them! The only other schools in the U.S. with students achieving this honor are in Hawaii and Texas. The FCPS students are 11th grader Susanna Chen from Walkersville High and 10th grader Kaitlyn Murray from Oakdale High. “This is a REALLY big deal,” says Lisa Bruck, who co-directs the ESSL with Jeff Grills. Asked what the students will name their asteroids, Ms. Bruck said she doesn’t know yet.…

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Education Glade Valley headline 

FCPS Cancels All Evening Activities After 8 p.m.

Due to weather forecasts, all FCPS after school and evening activities must be concluded by 8:00 PM tonight. If an athletic team is traveling to an away scrimmage, the team must be back at their home school by 8:00 PM. If an athletic team is hosting a banquet, the banquet must conclude by 8:00 PM. Administrators may decide to postpone/cancel events at individual schools. FCPS is carefully monitoring forecasts and conditions.

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Education Glade Valley Government 

Board of Education Set to Discuss Use of Facilities and Alignment with Gender Identity

On November 21, 2016, the Board of Education of Frederick County (Board) issued a statement to reaffirm our commitment to fostering a school and community environment that is welcoming, affirming and promotes kindness, dignity and respect. In that statement we wrote: “To every one of our students, families, teachers, staff, and administrators, we welcome you.  We are so glad to have you in the Frederick County Public School (FCPS) community.  We value and appreciate your unique interests and talents, your experiences, your religion or creed, your national origin or ancestry,…

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Education Glade Valley Government News 

Frederick County Public Schools Seeks Input on School Calendar

Frederick County Public Schools has posted a draft 2017-2018 academic calendar online for public review and comment. The draft aligns with Governor Hogan’s Executive Order to start school after Labor Day and end by June 15. The proposed calendar eliminates many days off for students. For instance, the current year calendar provides only five full weeks of the first twelve, or nine days off by November 11, 2016. The proposed calendar provides three and a half days off up until November 11, 2017. The Great Frederick Fair has taken issue…

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