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November 16, 2023
Fairfax Academy Community,
We have had an amazing start to November! Our Musical Theatre students kicked the month of with a fantastic trip to Signature Theatre. One of the most exciting parts of the Academy programs is the industry experiences including field trips, guest speakers, internships and business partnerships. Seeing our student deeply impacted by those experiences is what we are all about.
The other special part of Fairfax Academy is our faculty and staff. Students are at the center of our work. Please consider nominating someone who has made a difference in your student’s life. All information and descriptions are in the Google forms. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 17, 2023. Questions, please contact FHS Administrative Asst., Mrs. Cate, at 703-219-2223 or [email protected].
- Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding New Teacher. (New teachers are in their first 3 years of teaching)
- Outstanding Leader
- Outstanding Professional Employee
- Outstanding Operational Employee
We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend next week.
Mrs CookA Special Note: Academy Parking, 12/1
On December 1, FHS is hosting a wrestling tournament. There will be extra vehicles parked at FHS that day and it could impact Academy parking. Students who drive to Academy should start by parking in Academy marked spots as normal. If those are taken, park in any legal parking spot at FHS.
If drivers have challenges finding a spot or are unsure where to park, they should pull over somewhere safe and call the Academy office at 703-219-2226.MTAS Field Trip to Signature Theatre
Mr. Dicenzo and our MTAS students joined our partners, Signature Theatre, for the return of their student matinee on Wednesday, October 8th. Our partnership with Signature’s Education Department continues to provide meaningful, important, and memorable opportunities for our Fairfax Academy artists. This production of Ragtime is a poignant and relevant piece of the musical theatre canon featuring a stellar cast and creative team. On this field trip, our students got the opportunity to interact with their Social Media and Marketing teams, so follow Signature Theatre on Instagram/Facebook and catch our students featured on their socials campaigns!Arabic Program Receives Gifts from QatarAmerica
Thank you to Ms. Fatima Al-Dosari and our friends at QatarAmerica Institute for Culture for their gift of traditional Arabic Majlis (floor seating, cushions, and furniture), books, games, and artifacts for our Arabic program students! The generous donation was made to encourage students to remain passionate and engaged in Arabic language and culture. Ms. Al-Dosari and her team delivered these gifts to Mrs. Al-Nazer’s classroom during our Career Experience Expo, where she stayed to speak with students on the topic of “Art & Cultural Diplomacy as Common Language”.
(Thank you!)Smithsonian to Feature Fairfax Academy Pro Photo Program
This October, Fairfax Academy’s Professional Photography Studio teacher, Mr. Kevin Smith, was invited by the Smithsonian to teach a lesson on photography basics to Katherine Johnson Middle School students at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for an episode of their STEM in 30 streaming educational TV program.
Did you know? Academy attendance is separate from base school attendance. Base schools do not report attendance to Academy. Report Academy attendance here:
Attendance Line 703-219-4060
Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts
3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Main phone: 703.219.2226