Our Girls' Basketball team players have been putting in the effort and they support one another both on and off the court.Read More
As a team, our Boys' Basketball players encouraged one another and fought hard to capture four victories.Read More
Our Girls' Volleyball team.Read More
Our Boys' Soccer team.Read More
FCS students competed in the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Super Hero 5k and Kids Fun Run, with a surprise appearance from the FCS Cardinal.Read More
Our Engineering Club finds the best ways to reenforce their understanding of the subject matter.Read More
Our Boys' & Girls' Basketball teams.Read More
Our Fall Sports Assembly recognizes the hard work our students put into our extracurricular sports programs.Read More
Mrs. Locklar is in her seventh year of teaching at FCS. She teaches Physical Education for Advanced Kindergarten through 4th Grade. She also teaches Health to the 3rd and 4th Grades and assists the 4th Grade Art class. Additionally, she is our sound technician for school assemblies.
Physical activity is particularly important for younger children because of their high energy levels.
They need the opportunity to be active in order to concentrate on their schoolwork later. With proper guidance, physical activity can also increase children’s coordination and balance.
The Fairfax Christian School always puts safety first. We provide the appropriate terrain for different sports and games, softer equipment for younger children and well-established rules of safe play. Working in this environment allows Mrs. Locklar to engage her students’ minds and bodies with minimal risk of injury.
Mrs. Locklar scales the range and challenge of activities to suit the needs and abilities of students at different grade levels. Advanced Kindergarten students spend half of their P.E. time taking part in group games and half in a variety of supervised activities. For older students, Mrs. Locklar incorporates some sports with modified rules to include those who are still developing physical skills. Even in Health classes, Mrs. Locklar pairs the textbook with hands-on learning to teach and reinforce each lesson.
Because students vary in athletic ability, Mrs. Locklar grades students’ participation rather than skill. More advanced students receive grades based on their attitudes and work in Health classes.
Mrs. Locklar enjoys the opportunity to teach students at several grade levels. Her favorite aspect of the job is interacting with students.
“We have a student body second to none,” she says. “It is truly a joy to see their bright faces as I enter each classroom.”
Mr. Randall Lee Marrs is in his fourth year of working at FCS. As well as being our Athletic Director, he has taught Middle School classes in English, Civics and Bible, and High School classes in ESL Bible and P.E./Health. He was recently elected the Vice President of the Northern Virginia Independent Athletic Conference (NVIAC).
Mr. Marrs brings an enthusiasm for learning to his classroom every day. His goal is to provide a place where his students are glad to arrive and ready to learn. He is vocal in praise and energetic in teaching.
“I want my students to see a teacher concerned with their educational success as well as their spiritual success,” he says. Mr. Marrs enjoys teaching Bible classes. He wholeheartedly supports the school’s emphasis on making Christ the center of our lives.
Mr. Marrs likes to keep his students engaged at all times. He especially likes seeing students gain hands-on knowledge and skills for their adult life through the statewide Stock Market Game.
As FCS Athletic Director and coach, Mr. Marrs travels with our sports teams throughout the year. He encourages student athletes to reach their full potential as Christian young men and women. The school office proudly displays the NVIAC trophies our students have earned for Godly Character.
What Mr. Marrs likes most about working at FCS is the opportunity to participate in a school that promotes missions and ministry. He loves being part of a team of teachers who have a lasting positive impact on the world. The founders’ vision for the school inspires him to do the very best for his students. “I am so glad to play a small part in the lives of so many talented young people at FCS."
The opportunity to play sports is important for students of all ages. Participation in sports promotes discipline, teamwork and social skills as well as physical fitness. However, student safety is our top priority at the Fairfax Christian School; in order to protect our students, we are selective about the sports we offer. The sports examined below represent a risk too great for FCS to sponsor in good conscience.
Tackle football is the sport most notorious for injury to its players. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research (NCCSI), which keeps records of sports injuries from the 1930s to the present day, football consistently produces a higher rate of catastrophic injuries than any other high school sport. Fatalities have decreased over the surveyed period, due largely to improvements in safety equipment, but injuries that cause permanent disability are still prevalent among high school football players.
Serious injuries from tackle football with short- and long-term consequences include knee injuries, fractures and concussions. Knee injuries often involve tears to vital ligaments and/or cartilage. A tear to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) causes knee weakness and instability, and may require surgical reconstruction and lengthy rehabilitation. ACL injuries often occur in conjunction with medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries, compounding the sufferer's discomfort and weakness. Likewise, damage to the meniscus cartilage in the knee may occur alone or alongside a ligament tear, raising the likelihood of a need for surgery. Injuries of this nature often have repercussions for years afterwards; the damage to ligaments and surrounding cartilage worsens over time to create chronic pain, weakness, and mild to severe joint damage, including osteoarthritis of the knees.
The majority of serious injuries in tackle football result from physical contact between players. The nature of the game encourages high-velocity impact, which naturally increases the risks of ligament tears and concussive force. FCS offers flag football as a no-contact alternative to tackle football, greatly decreasing the risk of catastrophic injury and debilitation.
An increasingly popular sport in Northern Virginia, lacrosse combines the risks of a running sport with the dangers of heavy equipment. The coincidence of two types of risk factors drastically increases the likelihood of serious injury to high school players.
Because of the fast-paced, torsion heavy action of the game, lacrosse carries the risk of sprains to the ACL and MCL, the same ligaments frequently damaged in tackle football. Sprains to these ligaments, while less severe than outright tearing, still cause serious pain and incur lengthy recovery time for young athletes.
Like football, lacrosse also boasts a high incidence of concussions and fractures. The lacrosse stick is the underlying cause of both types of injury; throughout the game, and especially while scrapping for the ball, players and sticks collide in a mêlée of potential trauma. According to data published by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, rib fractures and moderate concussions are the most common serious injuries among high school lacrosse players. Female players are especially at risk of head injuries, whereas male players have a greater risk of rib fractures.
The rigorous sport of gymnastics is a leading cause of catastrophic sports-related injuries in girls, second only to cheerleading. Most of these injuries involve the spine and neck, incurred through mistakes in body alignment during dismount and at other occasions of stress or impact. Fatalities are uncommon, but the lasting impact on the cartilage between vertebrae may lead to long-term pain and disability.
Another severe injury associated with gymnastics is the stress fracture. Recurring incidence of impact or trauma to the same bone in the body, which typically results from repeatedly practicing the same routine, causes a serious weakening or incomplete break of the bone. Unlike a sudden and complete break, stress fractures may be mistaken for less serious injuries, increasing the possibility of compounding the injury and causing chronic pain or bone weakness for years afterwards.
The FCS Family Skate Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 5th from 6pm to 8pm at the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion.