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Fairfax County Public Schools’ SATs Impress

Members of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) class of 2009 posted a composite SAT score of 1664 – the highest since the SAT went from two sections to three sections in 2006 and the third consecutive year of increases in all three categories – while continuing to outpace students across Virginia and the nation according to figures released today by FCPS Superintendent Jack D. Dale. FCPS students posted average scores of 552 in Critical Reading, 569 in Mathematics and 543 in Writing according to results compiled by the College Board, administrators of the SAT. 927schoolnews

Fairfax County Public Schools’ SATs Impress

Members of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) class of 2009 posted a composite SAT score of 1664 – the highest since the SAT went from two sections to three sections in 2006 and the third consecutive year of increases in all three categories – while continuing to outpace students across Virginia and the nation according to figures released today by FCPS Superintendent Jack D. Dale. FCPS students posted average scores of 552 in Critical Reading, 569 in Mathematics and 543 in Writing according to results compiled by the College Board, administrators of the SAT.

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TRYING NOT TO LAUGH, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Principal Ann McCarty played along with the school’s rather animated Husky mascot while she introduced her new staff members during the 60th Anniversary 2009 Falls Church City Public Schools Convocation. (Photo: News-Press)

This year’s most noteworthy gains were from Fairfax High School, where students raised the school’s averages by double digits in all three sections. They increased their Critical Reading average by 20 points, their Mathematics average by 21 points and their Writing average by 19 points. Madison High School was a close second as students improved the school’s averages by 19 points in Critical Reading, by 21 points in Mathematics and by 16 points in Writing. West Potomac High School students improved their Critical Reading average by 21 points, their Mathematics average by 12 points and their Writing by eight points. In addition, FCPS, along with Centreville, Chantilly, Edison, McLean, Oakton, South Lakes, Westfield and Woodson High Schools and Robinson and South County Secondary Schools improved their averages in all three categories.

George C. Marshall H.S. Welcomes New Coach

George C. Marshall High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Sue Walton as its new Head Gymnastics Coach. Coach Walton brings both coaching and competitive experience to the Marshall Statesmen gymnastics program. She has coached at the high-school level in New Jersey and worked with younger gymnasts more recently in Indonesia. Coach Walton was a competitive gymnast from 1978 through her collegiate career that ended in 1990. Coach Walton holds a biology degree and currently serves our country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves.

Marshall’s Martin Receives Chester Lane Tech Award

Michael Martin, a technology education teacher at George C. Marshall High School, has been awarded the 2009 Chester Lane Technology Education High School Teacher of the Year award by the Virginia Technology Education Association (VTEA). The award is one of the highest honors given to technology education classroom teachers. Marshall High School is a Fairfax County public school.

Martin teaches six courses at Marshall: Basic Technical Drawing, Engineering Drawing, Architectural Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Electronics 1 and Design and Technology. He sponsors an after-school club, the ACE Mentoring program – for students interested in architecture, construction management, and/or engineering – where he facilitates experiences for the students with members of the business community. Club members create a yearlong project that is presented at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. The club also provides scholarship opportunities to deserving members.

Students, Parents Invited to ‘Meet the Teacher’

“Meet the Teacher” day for Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (601 Oak St., Falls Church) will take place Thursday, Sept. 3 from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. For more information, call 703-248-5660.     Mt. Daniel Elementary School (2328 Oak St., Falls Church) will also hold its “Meet the Teacher” day on that day from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-248-5640.