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Old 04-05-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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(or do we and Ive overlooked it?) Middle schools in FFX are usually named for authors - and while faulkner wasnt from Va, he certainly would be at least as much worthy of honoring as some folks with names on our schools.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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Present the idea to Loudoun or Prince William officials. They're building schools, so who knows, maybe you can sway them.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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I thought FCPS middle schools were named after poets, not authors. It's been a long time since I read any Faulkner, but wasn't he known for his prose?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Is Fairfax building schools? If it's important that it be in FCPS, you might have to wait until the next school needs to be built.

ps. This name might raise an objection or two from parents of middle school athletes. You can pretty much guarantee rival teams will incorporate the F word into jeers (You can almost hear them chanting "F. You, Faulkner!" especially at the middle school level.)

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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I thought FCPS middle schools were named after poets, not authors. It's been a long time since I read any Faulkner, but wasn't he known for his prose?

Mark Twain?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Is Fairfax building schools? If it's important that it be in FCPS, you might have to wait until the next school needs to be built.
There is a new middle school being built in Lorton and a new elementary school will be built soon in Annandale.

Better Faulkner than Nabokov, I guess.

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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There's one being built? Well there ya go! Approach the board and tell them you think the school in Lorton should be named Faulkner Middle School. You might even be able to rally a few city-data regulars to show up in support. Why not give it a shot?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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FCPS: Naming New Schools
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In general, elementary schools and high schools have geographic or historical names; middle schools are named for famous American writers.
Northern Virginia school names pass up celebrity, controversy (Washington Post)

There aren't many schools in the U.S. named "Faulkner"; some of the ones that are weren't named for William Faulkner.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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(or do we and Ive overlooked it?) Middle schools in FFX are usually named for authors - and while faulkner wasnt from Va, he certainly would be at least as much worthy of honoring as some folks with names on our schools.
Because it's too hard to pronounce the football team, the "Yoknapatawphans"?
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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Because it's too hard to pronounce the football team, the "Yoknapatawphans"?
If you spelled that without looking it up, I am really impressed.
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