H.N. Funkhouser offers funds to FCPS again

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An email from the Director of Policy and Communications for Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) Steve Edwards announced the school system will be presented with a check tomorrow Mar. 16.

H.N. Funkhouser and Company President Rieman Claytor Royston will present a check for $10,500 to FCPS Superintendent David Sovine tomorrow at the school’s administrative building. 

The money will be used to support math and science programs in all 21 schools in the system.

This is the 21 consecutive year H.N. Funkhouser, through the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance, have supported math and science at FCPS.

Nearly $195,000 has been awarded to the schools in that initiative over those 21 years. 

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LFCC is recognized for its new website

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In an email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) its been announced the the school has been recognized for its website.

LFCC has received the gold award from Education Digital Marketing for its newly upgraded website.

The Education Digital Marketing Awards recognize the best educational website, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media services.

Education Digital Marketing looks for those qualities on college and university websites nationwide.

The gold award was one of seven won by Roanoke based Access which assisted LFCC with creating its new website.

Access specializes in graphic design, advertising, web and app development, public relations, video content creation and more.

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Gov. Northam proposes a pay raise for teachers in his Thank You Tour

An email from Governor Northam announced the governor’s Thank You Virginia Tour.

In the email the governor said he will propose a two year state budget next week.

In his budget the governor included a 10 percent pay raise for teachers which is the largest increase in 15 years for teachers.

If approved this would push the teacher’s pay in Virginia above the national average.

The email went on to read of Gov. Norham’s accomplishments in education in his four years as governor.

Noting that more Virginia families have access to early childhood education then ever before.

In the email it was written that more working Virginians can choose a high demand career path due to tuition free community college in certain fields.

The email states that record funding has been made available to K-12 education.

Access to college has been made easier under Gov. Northam as well according to the email.

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LFCC expands for Workforce Solutions

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An email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) tells that the Alison H. Smith Hall expansion should be complete by May of 2022.

The expansion taking place at the Middletown Campus will allow Workforce Solutions expand their high demand program.

The Workforce Solutions Mechatronics programs teach students how to maintain smart technology used in area manufacturing.

The 3,500 square foot addition to the school is expected to be open and offering classes by the fall of 2022.

According to the email students who complete just the first level of Mechatronics could earn $40,000 annually.

Additional information on the program being offered is available here.

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News Maker Detra Tutton on Dominion Ridge Academy

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Front Royal’s Dominion Ridge Academy selected a new Principal.

We talk with  Detra Tutton about her new position the administration changes and the school itself.

Detra tells us about her experience as well and the myriad of sports offered by the school.

She also tells us how a parent can enroll their child in the only pre-K through 12 Christian School in Front Royal.

Here is Detra’s interview.

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News Maker Detra Tutton on Dominion Ridge Academy