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March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)
April 4 - 10 - Spring Break
April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher WorkdayPrincipal's Message
Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students
This has been a performing arts week at Langston Hughes Middle School! Yesterday and today the community got a treat. Ms. Tya Echols and her 7th grade English classes performed pieces for a Black History Month presentation. They reminded us that we are all powerful and matter in this world, and that Black History is American History. Last night High School Musical Jr. opened under the direction of Ms. Cheryl Dewenter. The show continues tonight and tomorrow. Buy tickets online to ensure you have a seat! These performances have showcased the incredible talent of our students and staff, and we congratulate them on their preparation and courage to bring forth art for the community to enjoy!
IB Information Sessions for Rising 9th Grade Students at South Lakes High School
All Rising 9th Graders/Future South Lakes Seahawks are invited to attend an IB information session. You’ll be able to hear from current South Lakes students about the IB program. The information session is March 18, 2020 from 3:15 – 4:15 at South Lakes High School. You can walk over to South Lakes and then head back to Hughes for the late bus home. Be ready with your questions so you can find out all you need to know about the International Baccalaureate program at South Lakes.
Writing SOL for 8th Grade Students
8th grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between Monday, March 9th and Friday, March 13th. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify school as soon as possible. If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your child’s counselor or our school testing coordinator.
8th Grade Hughes Counselors:
Karen Bach - Last Names A-K firstname.lastname@example.org
Phyllis Degraffenried – Last Names L-Z email@example.com
School Testing Coordinator: Danna Hailfinger firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our production of High School Musical Jr.
Dates: Friday, Feb 28 at 7:00PM
Saturday, Feb 29 at 3:00 and 7:00PM
Tickets are $10
Available at the door and at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15645/hughes-middle-school-theatre
LHMS SKATE NIGHT
LHMS SKATE NIGHT
1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston, VA 20194
on Friday, March 6th, from 7:30-9:30pm
Join your LHMS friends for Skate Night at Reston Skate Quest Ice Rink.
Thanks to Reston Orthodontics for their support!
Presale tickets will be available for $8.00 each on Monday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 5th during all lunches at LHMS. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $10.00 each. Cash or check only; ticket includes skate rental. Pizza will be sold at the event with some proceeds to benefit LHMS.
Volunteers will be needed to make this event run smoothly and safely. If you would like to volunteer or have high school students needing volunteer hours, please contact Melissa Williams at email@example.com.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
VIP Summer Day Program: June 29 - July 30
Location: Longfellow Middle School
(Transportation will be available from some neighborhood schools)
Students can sign up to participate in STEAM, Sports and other enrichment activities. Field trips will occur throughout the five week program. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost and registration information will be available soon.
Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology
When: March 18th from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: South Lakes High School
Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Members welcome!
Schedule of events:
6:00 – 6:50pm – Screening of the LIKE movie
7:00 – 8:05pm – Two rounds of breakout sessions focused on the following:
- LIKE Take 2: Join us for a reflective conversation about the documentary.
- Media Balance at Home: Tools and resources to set your family up for digital success
- The Connection Between Social Emotional Learning and Digital Well-Being
Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram @LHUGHESMS_FCPS or Facebook and check our website for additional reminders!
Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!
The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.