Thursday, May 16, 2019

Episode 18: Graduating Seniors



Episode 18 Overview:  In this episode, Dr. Jeck sits down with seniors from each of our high schools to learn about their plans for the future and their experiences throughout their time in Fauquier County Public Schools. The students share their lasting memories, most impactful teachers, advice for younger students, feedback on the school system, and much more!

Guests:

(0:00 - 24:10) Southeastern Alternative School Students:

M.J., Raven, Andrew


(24:10 - 47:45)  Fauquier High School Students:

Camden, Tim, Lashana



(47:45 - 1:11:30) Liberty High School Students:

Hayden, Maria, Rachel




(1:11:30 - 1:34:09) Kettle Run High School Students:

Brigit, Tristan, Jillian

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Episode 17 - Pediatric Dentist Dr. Jennifer Woodside



Episode 17 Overview -
In this episode, Dr. Jeck has a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Woodside, a pediatric dentist in Warrenton.  The two discuss oral health, overall health, and more!

Dr. Woodside also serves as the secretary of the Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation.  Her dental office is located at 331 Walker Drive in Warrenton, VA.
    Questions -
    • You accidentally ate some radioactive vegetables.  They were good, but what's even cooler is they endow you with a superpower of your choice.  What's it going to be?
    • What's the truth about flossing?  Is it a scam?
    • What's wrong with soda?  
    • Do you have a treasure chest in the office?  What's in it?
    • What drew you to pediatric dentistry?
    • If you hadn't become a dentist, what would you be doing?
    • What's a typical meal for you?
    • What's the most challenging part of your job?
    • What's the most rewarding part of your job?
    • How long have you been a dentist?
    • Who has the best teeth in the room?
    • What advice would you give to young people who might want to become a dentist?
    • Would you say there is a shortage of dentists?
    • What are the tips for oral health?
    • You are the only dentist in the office.  How do you manage that? How many patients do you have now?



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    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Episode 16 - Student Questions & Top 10 Student Tweets




    Episode 16 Overview -
    In this special episode, Dr. Jeck answers questions submitted by students and announces the top 10 student Tweets from this epic school year.
      Student Questions -
      • Victor - How is Fauquier County getting redistricted and if so, will it impact the high school districts?
      • Grant - Why can't WMS have phones?
      • Montgomery MD Weather - How do you make your decisions for closures?
      • Nolan - When will a new school be made and what grade level will it be (elementary, middle, or high)
      • Colin - What's next for FCPS?  Any new plans?
      • Luke - How did you become such an epic gamer?
      • Valerie - Why can't we push back school start times by an hour?  Psychology proves it would improve grades and retention...
      • McKenzie - Do you know of any students that struggle accessing the internet at home for school-related work?  If so, what are you as the superintendent and the School Board trying to do to give students the opportunity to use internet access at home?
      • McKenzie - How do you best educate the community & parents when something happens involving the schools when there are so many misconceptions?
      Top 10 List of 2018-19 Tweets - 

      10. Slightly Confused Award
      9.  Wishful Thinking Award
      8.  Winston Churchill Never Give Up Award
      7.  Hollywood Stuntman Award
      6.  Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do Award
      5. Chris Farley Da Bears Award
      4. Al Capone Award
      3. All the Pet Pictures Award
      2.  We Tried to Keep the Buses on the Road Award
      1. Adam Moore (Thank You for Making My Job Easier) Award


      Dr. Jeck would like to remind listeners to submit questions through Speakpipe.  Click on the microphone icon at the top of this post or go to http://www.speakpipe.com/FCPSPodcast  We'd love to feature your thoughts on one of the upcoming episodes!  Your input is essential as we work together to impact the lives of kids.



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      Friday, March 29, 2019

      Episode 15 - Teacher of the Year



      Episode 15 Overview -
      In this episode, Dr. Jeck has a conversation with Mr. Raymond Crowell, the 2019 Teacher of the Year for Fauquier County Public Schools.  Mr. Crowell is a health and physical education teacher at Marshall Middle School.
        Dr. Jeck poses the following questions to Mr. Crowell:
        • What historical figure would you like to have a chat with?
        • Why do you always seem happy at your job?
        • How many years have you been in the teaching profession?
        • Do you think the kids have changed much in the 20 years since you've been teaching?
        • What was your reaction to being named the Fauquier County Teacher of the Year?
        • Are you a second-career teacher?
        • What advice would you give to new teachers?
        • Why middle school?
        • What part of the current educational system frustrates you?
        • What makes Marshall Middle School such an outstanding school?
        Listener Question -
        Dr. Jeck responds to questions about the school calendar. He also previews the next podcast episode.  The topic will be questions from students and the top 10 Tweets from the 18-19 school year.

        Dr. Jeck would like to remind listeners to submit questions through Speakpipe.  Click on the microphone icon at the top of this post or go to http://www.speakpipe.com/FCPSPodcast  We'd love to feature your thoughts on one of the upcoming episodes!  Your input is essential as we work together to impact the lives of kids.



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        Friday, March 1, 2019

        Episode 14 - Academic and Career Fair



        Episode 14 Overview -

        In this special episode, Dr. Jeck talks to several students and teachers at the Academic and Career Fair on February 26. At the fair, eighth-grade students rotated through 14 CTE areas and seven academic areas to learn about the courses available to them as they enter high school.

        The Academic and Career Fair is a student-driven showcase, featuring FCPS high school students leading continuous presentations related to each course offering.

        Listen in to learn more as Dr. Jeck talks to the following guests:
        • DECA students from LHS, KRHS, FHS
        • Diana Story - FHS teacher and organizer of the fair, Sarah Frye - CTE supervisor
        • Tonya Smith - KRHS Cosmetology teacher
        • Craig Canard, Scott Freeman - FHS Auto Body and Auto Tech teachers
        • McKenzie Hurley - FHS Agriculture student and first two-time podcast participant!
        • Garrett Kramer - FHS Agriculture and Environmental Science student
        • Emma Dosier - WMS student
        • Lance Mimna - KRHS iSTEM student
        • Andrew Zhao- WMS student


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        Friday, February 1, 2019

        Episode 13 - County Administrator Paul McCulla

        Episode 13 Overview -
        In this episode, Dr. Jeck has a conversation with Mr. Paul McCulla, the chief administrative officer of Fauquier County.  As County Administrator, Mr. McCulla supervises the day-to-day operations of all county departments and agencies.  The two discuss a variety of topics including fire and rescue, cell towers, local vs. state funding and more!
          Dr. Jeck poses the following questions to Mr. McCulla:
          Paul McCulla and David Jeck
          • If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only choose one other person to be with you, who would you choose?
          • You started as an attorney, correct?
          • Have you always had an interest in local management?
          • Tell me more about William & Mary.
          • What is the biggest challenge that you deal with in your position?
          • How long have you lived in Fauquier County?
          • What's the biggest change that you've seen in the county over the years?
          • What are other big changes on the horizon?  What advice might you give to a person coming into your position after you?
          Listener Question -
          Dr. Jeck responds to a question from a teacher about the Governor's proposed 5% raise.

          Dr. Jeck would like to remind listeners to submit questions through Speakpipe.  Click on the microphone icon at the top of this post or go to http://www.speakpipe.com/FCPSPodcast  We'd love to feature your thoughts on one of the upcoming episodes!  Your input is essential as we work together to impact the lives of kids.


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          Friday, January 11, 2019

          Episode 12 - Weather Forecasts and School Closings


          Episode 12 Overview -
          In this episode, Dr. Jeck has a conversation with Liberty High School student Adam Moore and FCPS Executive Director of Administration and Planning David Graham about weather forecasting, the decision-making process for closing schools due to inclement weather and even the pending snow storm!
          Adam Moore, a sophomore at Liberty High School, is an aspiring meteorologist who many students, staff and community members look to for the latest weather forecast.  Mr. David Graham collaborates with Dr. Jeck to make the decisions about school closings and delays due to inclement weather.
            Dr. Jeck poses the following questions to Adam and Mr. Graham:
              • Adam - If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one CD you would want to have with you, assuming you had a solar-powered CD player?
              • Mr. Graham - You accidentally ate some radioactive vegetables.  They were good but what's even cooler is they endow you with a superpower of your choice.  What's it going to be?
              • Adam - What got you interested in the field of meteorology?
              • Adam - Do you think you'll study meteorology in college? Do you want to be a broadcaster?
              • Mr. Graham - What are the factors that go into the decision of school closings and delays?  
              • Adam - Where do you post your forecasts and what do you look at before you make your forecast?
              • Mr. Graham - What are some less obvious things you look at to make a decision?
              • Adam - Do students come to you?
              • To the new weather prediction device - Will we have school Monday?
              • Adam - What is the forecast for this weekend?
              • And much more including a message from NBC4 Meteorologist, Chuck Bell, NBC4 
              Listener Question -
              Dr. Jeck gives a budget update.

              Dr. Jeck reminds listeners to submit questions through Speakpipe.  Click on the microphone icon at the top of this post or go to http://www.speakpipe.com/FCPSPodcast  We'd love to feature your thoughts on one of the upcoming episodes!  Your input is essential as we work together to impact the lives of kids.

              Resources Mentioned - 
              • Follow Meteorologist Adam Moore on Twitter and Instagram - @AdamMooreWX
              • Follow Dr. Jeck on Twitter  - @DrJeck
              FCPS also uses the following social media accounts to post closings and delays due to weather:

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