Fairfax City’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the City of Fairfax Schools is excited to announce the Katherine Johnson Middle School StoryWalk in support of the 2022 school year at the newly named middle school.
During the month of August (8/1-8/31), students and families are invited to take a walk through Fairfax City as they read pages from a book displayed in business storefront windows. The Katherine Johnson StoryWalk will feature two different books for students to read along the way, one in Old Town Fairfax City for reading levels 8-12 years old and the other in Fair City Mall for advanced readers. Each book will allow for students to learn more about Katherine Johnson while engaging with the City’s business community and have a chance to win a copy of the book and one of six gift cards to a Fairfax City business of their choice.
To start the walk, students and families can pick up an official map at the City of Fairfax Regional Library at 10360 North Street, participating businesses, or download a StoryWalk map for each book here (downloadable links to be included by Sunday, July 25). With the map in hand, follow the route to read the book. Each business will have a new set of pages to read. Enjoy the StoryWalk at your own pace but make sure to follow the path in the correct order. Fill in the blanks with the missing words or look for the answer on the page.
Completed maps should be emailed to EconomicDevelopment@fairfaxva.gov no later than Sunday, September 5 for inclusion into a raffle drawing. Prizes include copies of each book and gift cards to Fairfax City businesses.
If you are a Fairfax City business and would like to participate, simple fill out the form here. Please note, there are restrictions for participation.