FCPS’s Dr. Sovine announces his retirement

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A press release from Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) announced the retirement of Superintendent Dr. David Sovine.

After 11 years in the position Sovine will leave the office as of June 30, 2022.

Where Sovine credits the hard work and dedication of the teachers, administration and staff all FCPS have become fully accredited under his supervision.

Before Sovine at least one of the schools had not been accredited for over a decade.

Many of the schools in the county were in the lower percentage in the state when it comes to the Standard of Learning (SOL) exams.

Those standards have now improved under Sovine’s leadership.

Sovine is also credited with helping to create Bright Futures with the help of local community and business leaders.

Sovine is credited with many other accomplishments at FCPS Superintendent as well.

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FCPS hire a new Principal and Administrator

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A news release from Frederick County Schools (FCPS) announced the hiring of a new Principal and Administrator.

FCPS has placed Shawn Muir in place of the retiring Sharon Cooley as the new principal of Indian Hollow Elementary School.

Dr. Tabitha Reeves will be taking over the duties of Ralph Reese as the new program administrator at the Northwestern Regional Educational Programs at Senseny Road School.

Cooley is retiring after 32 years in the Frederick County Public School system.

Reese has been in Reeves new position since 2008.

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Public School Text Book Review

Shenandoah and Frederick County schools are in the process of adopting new textbooks for middle and high school courses. Parents and Community members are invited to review the materials being considered for adoption March 30- April 12 for Shenandoah County, March 30 – April 12 for Frederick County.

Those wishing to to participate in Shenandoah County please contact your local school to schedule an appointment.

For additional information, contact Supervisor of secondary Instructional Services for Frederick County DJ Cavalier at cavalied@fcpsk.net.

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WPRD and SU offer free athletic programs

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An email from Winchester Public Schools (WPS) Public Information Officer Maggie McCampbell Liens announced free athletic programs for city youth.

Through an agreement between the City of Winchester Parks and Recreation Department (WPRD) and Shenandoah University (SU) fees will be waived for city youth.

The $50 to $61 fee charged for basketball, volleyball, flag football and cheer will be waived for the 2021-22 season.

WPRD also has plans to add swim classes to the program this summer as well.

More information is available by visiting winchesterva.gov/parks.

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Lord Fairfax Health District open vaccination clinics at public schools

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Skyline, Warren County High Schools and Clarke County High School have been selected as COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

The Lord Fairfax Health District opened these clinics to help with herd immunity.

The Pfizer vaccine could be approved for children 12 and over as early as next week.

With the Pfizer approval more schools are expected to open clinics for younger students.

These clinics are for students and their families only with no appointment necessary.

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