Valor Dictus

Peace Award given to Fairfax County students

Hiba Ahmad, Business Manager

April 10, 2013

Fairfax County often advocates their appreciation of devotion displayed by active members of the community. Once a year, Herndon Friends Meeting awards a handful of students who have shown predominant acts of peace or interest...

As Meier leaves, position opens

Mary McGrath, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

The Cluster six has still not come to a decision about the final principal for the next school year. Students are aware Principal Dan Meier will be retiring in early April and the school has been through quite a difficult process...

New Charter School, Possibly to Fairfax

Tim White, Production Editor

November 1, 2012

In late May of 2012, the Fairfax Leadership Academy submitted an application to establish the  FCPS charter school. The proposal included opening a new charter school with an estimated amount of 450 students which would serve...

Overcrowding Obstacles Due to School Boundary Changes

November 1, 2012

The Facilities Planning Advisory Council (FPAC) identified an overcrowding at Lanier Middle school and Fairfax High school, there has been a proposal deciding whether or not there will be a boundary shift in Fairfax County. According...

Shooting for Energy Star

Nick Runkel, Staff Writer

February 1, 2012

Of the 194 schools and learning centers Fairfax County Public Schools operates, only seven achieved Energy Star status in 2011. Our school is the only secondary school to receive this honor. In December, a commemorative plaque...

All religions deserve discussion

Michaela Wright, Staff Writer

December 23, 2011

As winter weather swirls into Virginia, an inevitable whirlwind of religious celebrations follow.  The diversity Fairfax County represents means the school system must do its best to remain politically correct, a feat it...

Inclusion of Redemption Days at School Could Help Solve Student Sleep Issues

Valor Dictus Staff

December 1, 2011

The FCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services recently promoted the 9-5-2-1-0 program, which advocates nine hours of sleep, five servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours of screen time, one hour of physical activity and no...

Bravely Speaking to the Robinson Community