Falls Church H.S. Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year
Francis “Buck” Payne, a social studies teacher and program coordinator of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at Falls Church High School has been named the Fairfax County Public Schools 2009 Teacher of the Year.
Through his AVID program Payne encourages students who are not working to their full potential to sign a behavior contract which requires them to get after school help at least three times a week. This helps students make their own decisions about their study habits.
Payne will represent the Falls Church Public Schools in Virginia’s Teacher of the Year competition and the winner will be announced in fall 2009. Payne is also one of the recipients of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.
Congressional Schools of Va. Hold Online Auction
The Congressional Schools of Virginia are holding their online auctions running through Sunday, May 3. Many items will be available for bidding including dining and travel packages, professional services and tickets to cultural events.
All proceeds of this event will go toward funding financial aid, enhancing campus security and professional development for the faculty. This event will lead up to the “Night At The Race” Gala and Live Auction, a part of their 70th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. To join in on the bidding, visit www.Bid4Colts.com.
Students Awarded in Science and Economic Fair
A handful of George C. Marshall High School students were awarded at the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Robinson Secondary School last month. Joseph A. Gerner, who took the grand prize, will be competing at the International Science Fair in Reno, Nevada next month.
First-place winners include Mai Abdel-Ghani, Olivia Baskerville, Eian Burgess, Gavin Campbell, Silvia Cho, Michael Conway, Christine Grilliot, Farhang Hooshmandnia, Amir Norrbaksh, Gabriel Ritter and Ipsita Salim. Second place winners were Ellen Chapin, Teresa Hackett, Rebecca Groisser, Carmen Mann, Anita Palmer, Nicholas Ritter, Sean Ryan and Jules Yahn. Third place winners included Navid Alavi, Mark Bergenholtz, Don Choi and Ryan Walter.
F.C.H.S. Hosts Transitional High School Career Night
Falls Church High School (7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church) will host the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) High School Career Night for transitional English (non-native) speakers on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Students from all four transitional FCPS schools can attend.
Students will meet with businesses in the area, as well as with trade and public service professionals to learn about short and long-term educational and career options. For more information, call 703-876-5237.