Virginia Educational Facility Planners
2017 Mid-Year Conference 

Frederick County Middle School is organized as a trio of learning-houses, separated by outdoor learning courts, connected by a Learning Commons and a public wing housing several programs including administration, music, athletics, CTE, performance, and dining. The learning houses are made up of nine “learning communities” designed to promote a sense of identity while supporting interdisciplinary, collaborative, one-to-one, and self-guided learning. Recognizing the pull of high energy, see-and-be-seen venues for middle schoolers, transparency into these spaces puts learning on display, sparking curiosity and enticing students to explore their passions. A robust environmental graphics package promotes wayfinding and provides valuable information that supports the curriculum and leverages the building as a teaching tool.


VEFP Mid-Year Conference

Friday, October 20, 2017

Time:   9:30 am – 2:45 pm
Location:   Frederick County Middle School
4661 N. Frederick Pike
Winchester, VA 22603


Click here to register for the conference and / or a sponsorship opportunity.

Member FREE
Non-member FREE
Lunch will be included
Platinum Sponsorship $1,500
Gold Sponsorship $1,000
Silver Sponsorship $500

AIA CEUs available


Our mid-year conference could not be held without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to each of the firms who are generously supporting this year's conference.

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9:30 – 9:35 am Welcome
Cathy Underwood, VA4LE President
9:35 – 9:45 am Opening Remarks
John Lamanna, Chairman, Frederick County School Board
David T. Sovine, Superintendent of Schools, Frederick County
9:45 – 10:30 am Session 1
Why Space Matters: Points of View from Various Stakeholders
10:45 – 11:30 am Session 2
A Glimpse Into the Future of School Libraries: What’s Changing, What’s Not
11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 pm Campus Tour – What’s Changing, What’s Not
Building tours led by FCPS leadership, FCMS teachers and students
1:30 – 2:30 pm Session 3
How We Got Here from There: A Frank Conversation About Changing Directions, Minds, and the Future
2:30 – 2:45 pm Concluding Remarks

Subject to change

Click here to see highlights from Previous Years' Mid-Year Conferences