Parents and Students Asked to Forgo Previously Agreed to Special Education Services
George Mason High School Eliminates Key Special Education Course
No Previous Notice Given to Parents
by Bill Royce
Last spring rising 8th graders eligible for special education services and their guardians met as a team with FCCPS special education teachers, administration representatives and other purported experts to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for their first year at GMHS. IEP teams agreed GMHS’ Independent Learning and Management Strategies (ILMS) course would be required for students for reasons dictated by the needs of the child all described in the IEP itself. So with that, enrollment in ILMS became part of many raising 8th graders signed IEPs.
Program Removed from Individual Education Plan
I learned late yesterday from a special education parent that despite [...]
Registration Deadline for upcoming ACTs and SATs is approaching. All Juniors and Seniors interested in taking these tests in October the registration deadline is September 12 for SATs and September 19th for ACTs.
This coming Monday and Tuesday – December 9th and 10th
The Falls Church City Police and officers from surrounding departments will be holding a conference in the MEH lower level training room. During these days there will be an unusually large number of patrol cars in the parking lots.
No need to be alarmed.
The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including: horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, cider pressing from locally grown apples, pony rides and much more. Enjoy live music from Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. Participants who bring their own pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt will be able to craft a scarecrow.
Free tours of the 1845 Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be offered throughout the day.
Admission is free, however nominal fees apply to some activities.
For more information about Farm Day, please visitwww.FallsChurchVA.gov/farmday or call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).