Fredericksburg City

Fredericksburg Alliance for Student Achievement

Categories: Fredericksburg City | 2017

The Fredericksburg Alliance for Student Achievement (FASA) is a partnership between the school division and the community to support academic achievement by all students.  The school division provides funding and coordination for teacher tutors to work with children in neighborhood community centers and housing areas across the city.   Participation is free and parents receive brochures regarding the locations, times, and services offered. The program serves a cross-section of students throughout the city.  Each school has a designated liaison who connects the tutoring sites to the students, parents, teachers, and schools. The liaisons meet monthly with the FASA Committee that includes community site coordinators and division administrators. Grade level Standards of Learning resource materials are provided to students in their neighborhoods as part of a SOL Spring Kickoff Celebration to recognize successful achievement and growth.  

Contact

Mrs. Marceline Catlett
Deputy Superintendent 
mcatlett@cityschools.com
540-372-1130


Lafayette Upper Elementary School and Quantico Marine Corps Base Adopt A School Program and Partners

Categories: Fredericksburg City | 2017

The purpose of this partnership is to support community involvement in education through Marine Corps volunteerism by contributing to the education of school-aged children in the local community.  More specifically, Marine Corps volunteers visit Lafayette Upper Elementary to participate in the Super Lions Lunch incentive program and interact with students and families.  The PTA sponsored, Super Lions program recognizes two boys and two girls from each grade level based on success in the areas of leadership, citizenship, academic performance, behavior, and Lion Pride expectations.  Students are chosen each month for this award and a luncheon is held for them, along with a buddy of their choice.  In addition to their service in these luncheons, Marine Corps volunteers will also serve as mentors and role models for other school sponsored activities and events during the school year and volunteer in the classrooms.  Active duty military professionals of all branches have agreed to support the needs of Lafayette Upper Elementary on an ongoing basis through this Adopt A School program.

Contact

Matthew Terry 
Principal, Lafayette Upper Elementary School
mterry@cityschools.com
540-310-0029


Virginia CyberCamp 2016

Categories: Fredericksburg City | 2017

James Monroe High School received a Virginia CyberCamp 2016 grant. During a two-week period, students in grades 9-12 received project driven instruction and were exposed to guest speakers, field trips, and hands on activities. These activities included building, programming and competing with BoeBots, using 3D pens, experimenting with electricity and building flashlights, and programming and flying drones. Field trips included visits to the International Spy Museum, the Dahlgren Naval Base, the National Cyber Security and Communications and Intelligence Center. Throughout the camp experience, students honed their skills in preparation for the IC3 GS4 Industry Certification exam. Several students successfully passed a portion or all of the exam.  The students completed camp with an enthusiasm for Cyber Security which has continued with our Cyber Club this school year.  We have partnered with the University of Mary Washington and the computer science department to introduce the students to coding and programming.  

Contact

Kristi Allison
CTE Coordinator  
kallison@cityschools.com
540-372-1100 ext. 2344