Inaugural Class of Inductees for the FCPS Hall of Fame

Educate Fairfax is delighted to announce the inaugural FCPS Hall of Fame, established to honor distinguished alumni of Fairfax County Public Schools.

Educate Fairfax, its staff and board, believes that our vibrant and successful school system contributes to a great quality of life here in Fairfax County. By highlighting its amazing graduates, we are drawing the connection that tomorrow’s stellar community leaders, business owners, and servant leaders are currently students in our schools right now.

Educate Fairfax is here to make sure all of them have a path to success.

This year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees include a life-long diplomat, a war hero, entrepreneurs, a lawyer and inventor, a young published author and filmmaker, an Olympic athlete, and one of FCPS’s leadership team!

The celebration will be May 4, and tickets are available. To find out more information about the winners and how to purchase tickets, please click here.


FCPS Alumni and Friends: A Place for Alumni and Community to Gather

Educate Fairfax is thrilled to announce our brand new online community, FCPS Alumni & Friends, which will allow us to establish greater connections with our graduates and the community. 

Through this new network, all Fairfax County Public Schools alumni, supporters and community members will be able to stay connected and receive regular updates and news articles, along with a wide variety of information on special events, mentoring and volunteer opportunities. A directory allows you to easily find and connect with other alumni and community members, no matter where they’re located.

Graduates of FCPS schools, former school district students, supporters and local residents may sign up for this network and receive regular news and updates. This includes information on district news and events, community points of pride, and how alumni and the community can get more involved in FCPS schools. There will also be regular profiles on alumni, teachers, students and community partners who serve their communities in notable ways.

We invite you to check out the FCPS alumni network and all that this new online community has to offer. We look forward to connecting with you!


Announcing the FCPS Hall of Fame

For more than 150 years, Fairfax County Public Schools has been educating students to excel in all aspects of life. Today, thousands of FCPS alums are leaders around the world, in government and business, arts and entertainment, science and technology, education and community service. We believe our alumni are a testament to the power of public schooling.

To honor these special alumni, Educate Fairfax is launching the inaugural FCPS Hall of Fame. We want to create a community where our alumni are engaged with FCPS, our students and one another.

Nominate a Distinguished Alumni today and join us on May 4, 2022 as we recognize the contributions of our friends and neighbors.

Submit Your Nomination HERE!


Educate Fairfax Recognized by FCPS School Board

At the regular meeting on October 21, 2021, Educate Fairfax staff and board members were recognized by the School Board for ten years of service to the county’s public schools. The Board commended them on the new name and brand and for raising nearly $6,000,000 to support FCPS over the past few years.


Educate Fairfax: The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools re-aligns to address evolving needs

The former Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools has changed its name to Educate Fairfax. This new name better reflects the organization’s mission to elevate the community by providing enhanced resources to teachers and students across Fairfax County.

Through a refined focus on “Our Students, Our Strength,” Educate Fairfax strives to ensure that every FCPS student has a path to success.

Educate Fairfax relies upon the generous support of Fairfax businesses, educators, parents and alumni to fulfill its mission. Visit our Impact Page to see how we enhance educational opportunities for all students! Read the full release here.

 


Foundation for FCPS Announces 73 Grant Awards!

The Foundation for FCPS has announced the third round of grant winners for its innovative teacher grant program. For the 2021-2022 school year, the Foundation will provide $96,000 in grant awards to support 73 educators in three areas: continuity of learning, building or recovery of math and literacy skills, or social-emotional learning. The grant program was modified this year to support a strong Return to School following the pandemic.

In the first three years of the program, a total of 146 grants have been awarded, impacting nearly 55,000 FCPS students. 

Details on the grant awards can be found on the Teacher Grant page.


Thank a Teacher!

This year we were reminded of the impact that teachers have on students, both in and out of the classroom.  A talented teacher can ignite a student’s passion for learning, leading or performing. A great teacher can truly transform a student’s life.  In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), we invite you to make a donation in the name of an FCPS educator who made a difference in your life, or the life of your student.  These funds will be used to support our annual Teacher Grants, which encourage innovation and creative learning in the classroom. Visit our Thank a Teacher page to make a donation or share your story.


2021-22 Teacher Grant Cycle Opens March 22nd

The Foundation for FCPS invites teachers, counselors, and other school personnel to apply for its annual grant program for projects to be completed in the 2021-2022 school year. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the grant priorities have been modified this year. The Foundation will provide up to $1,500 for classroom initiatives that focus on one of three areas: continuity of learning, building or recovery of math and literacy skills, or social-emotional learning.

Detailed grant guidelines and a link to the application can be found here.

The application period will be March 22 through April 23, and funding will be provided in August for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact the Foundation office with questions at foundation@fcps.edu or 571-423-1031.


Project Cornucopia

The pandemic has impacted many of our students, especially those with limited access to food. During this season, the Foundation wants to be sure our neediest students can enjoy the simple pleasure of a holiday meal with family or friends. Project Cornucopia is a donation campaign that will provide gift cards that can be redeemed for groceries. This effort will run through December 31st. Click here to donate to Project Cornucopia.


Calling All Alumni

For 150 years, Fairfax County Public Schools has been educating students to excel in all aspects of life. Today, thousands of FCPS alums are leaders in many sectors across the globe, from government and business to the arts and entertainment, science and technology, education and community service.

The Foundation is committed to creating a community of FCPS Alumni to help them engage with FCPS, its schools, students and fellow alumni. To learn more, please visit the Alumni page and submit your info form.