Summer Resources and Information

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The Main Office will have limited office and phone hours for summer break.  We will be answering your calls and questions from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.  

Registrations will be done by appointment only and you may call the Registrar, Cristina Hannon at 703-715-3602 or email her at [email protected]

Student's counselor's will be on summer break and out of the building from June 16 - August 5, 2022.  Please contact Michele Beard, Director of Student Services with any scheduling questions during the counselors break at 703-715-3614 or email [email protected]

Any questions with regards to the summer programs that will be going on at Hughes this summer should be directed to the appropriate staff member listed below.

Imagine and Young Scholar Contacts

Mr. Braxton - [email protected]

Mr. G. - [email protected]

VIP and Panther Preview

[email protected]

All other questions may be directed to Marion Perry, Administrative Assistant to Ms. Monticchio at 703-715-3661 or [email protected]

Topic: Summer Resources

For a fun, safe, and healthy summer for students and families, visit the Summer Resources webpage

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family health care provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

Electronic Opt-Outs Available in ParentVUE

As part of our ongoing effort to help schools with transitioning from paper to electronic forms, we are excited to announce that the following opt-outs will be available in SIS ParentVUE beginning Friday, July 15: 

  • Tutor.com Access (was available April 2022)
  • SEL Screener Participation
  • Counseling Opt Out
  • Transportation Intent
  • Home Internet Access

Any parent/guardian that is associated with a student, and has a SIS ParentVUE account, can update these opt-outs, as needed, by going to the “Student Information” tab and clicking “Edit Information”.  Parents that do not have SIS ParentVUE accounts can continue to use paper forms or other notification methods.

 

This year our focus for summer reading will be on helping students form a reading HABIT. If you can, kindly consider donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that we can give to students to start their summer reading OR purchase books from this WishList. Books can be dropped off at the main office or sent via the WishList. Many thanks!

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery3 weeks 2 days ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

 Thank you so much for an amazing year.  We have enjoyed your children even on our most challenging days.  The kindness and support of our parents is felt in all aspects of our work.  The staff celebrated with a final luncheon to end the year.  Thank you to the PTA who sponsored delicious Lucia’s pasta for us!  We wish our entire community a restful and healthy summer!  Read, rest, and read some more!

Sincerely,

Aimee Monticchio, Principal

The Main Office will have limited office and phone hours for summer break.  We will be answering your calls and questions from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.  

Registrations will be done by appointment only and you may call the Registrar, Cristina Hannon at 703-715-3602 or email her at [email protected]

Student's counselor's will be on summer break and out of the building from June 16 - August 5, 2022.  Please contact Michele Beard, Director of Student Services with any scheduling questions during the counselors break at 703-715-3614 or email [email protected]

Any questions with regards to the summer programs that will be going on at Hughes this summer should be directed to the appropriate staff member listed below.

Imagine and Young Scholar Contacts

Mr. Braxton - [email protected]

Mr. G. - [email protected]

VIP and Panther Preview

[email protected]

All other questions may be directed to Marion Perry, Administrative Assistant to Ms. Monticchio at 703-715-3661 or [email protected]

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Expunging a High School Credit Course Taken in Middle School

High school credit courses taken in middle school become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the GPA calculation. Students who have taken a high school credit course in middle school are able to expunge the grade and remove the course from the transcript.

High school credit courses taken by Langston Hughes’ students include: Algebra 1, Algebra 1 HN, Geometry 1 HN, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 HN. Spanish 1, Spanish 1 Part B, Spanish 1 Immersion, Spanish 2, Spanish 2 Immersion. French 1, French 1 Part B, French 2, German 1, and Japanese 1.

If you wish to expunge a high school credit course from the student’s transcript due to a low grade, the request must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.

In order to expunge a course and grade, please complete the form below and return to the following:

Rising 8th grade students: Michele Beard, Director of Students Services, Langston Hughes [email protected]

Rising 9th grade students: Heather Thomas, Director of Student Services, South Lakes [email protected]  or Krisna Taylor, Director of Student Services, Herndon [email protected] If the student will be attending another high school, please contact that school.

Request to Expunge Formhttps://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf

Once deleted, the course and grade awarded cannot be reinstated.

Courses taken in the summer session following student promotion from the eighth grade are ineligible for removal from the high school transcript.

Please reach out to your student’s counselor if you have questions.

Counselor Emails:

7th Grade Last Names A-K - Ms. Brooks: [email protected]

7th Grade Last Names L-Z - Mr. Blocker: [email protected]

8th Grade Last Names A-K - Ms. Bach: [email protected]

8th Grade Last Names L-Z - Ms. Degraffenried: [email protected]

For Parents of Current 8th Grade Students – FCPS Academic and Career Plan

 Your student has been working with their teachers and counselors this year to plan for high school and beyond. Counselors and teachers have conducted Academic and Career Plan (ACP) lessons which support goal setting, planning for courses to meet high school graduation requirements, and planning for college and/or career readiness. Students will continue working on their ACP through the end of this 8th grade school year and will update their ACP during high school as goals evolve. Students are adding to their ACP through Naviance Student. We encourage students and parents/guardians to log onto Naviance Student together and explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. In Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this ACP Verification Google Form as verification by Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit the ACP website.

Main Office Updates

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Please contact Cristina Hannon at [email protected] with questions.

Durante los últimos dos años, el gobierno federal ha brindado comidas sin costo a todos los estudiantes de escuelas públicas sin la necesidad de completar la solicitud anual de Comidas Gratuitas y a Precio Reducido. La extensión del beneficio de comidas sin costo a todos los estudiantes vence al final de este año escolar. Esto significa que las familias deberán presentar una solicitud y esta debe ser aprobadas para ser elegibles para comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido para el año escolar 2022-23. Se aconseja a las familias interesadas de presentar la solicitud de comida gratuita y a precio reducido antes del primer día del año escolar 2022-23. La solicitud en línea estará disponible a finales de este verano y accesible a través de la página inicial de FCPS. Los estudiantes aprobados para comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido pueden calificar para beneficios adicionales, como tarifas exentas o reducidas para instrumentos, uniformes, excursiones, tarifas de clase de FCPS y clases de Parktakes. Comuníquese con Cristina Hannon en [email protected] si tiene preguntas.

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

This year our focus for summer reading will be on helping students form a reading HABIT. If you can, kindly consider donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that we can give to students to start their summer reading OR purchase books from this WishList. Books can be dropped off at the main office or sent via the WishList. Many thanks!

Bullying Education for Parents

The FCPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention public website has been updated to include a parent video.  The video educates parents on what bullying is, per the SR&R, and what they can expect when a bullying allegation is reported to a school administrator.  The Student Safety and Wellness Office is available to collaborate with school counselors to provide virtual or in-person parent presentations at the request of schools.  The video is available at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/bullying-prevention-and-intervention

 

Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Summer 2022 Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

For more info and to sign up online click on link https://southlakehscamps.jumbula.com/#/home. Our first week starts in two weeks!

June 10 - Last Day of School - 2 - Hour Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery1 month ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

It’s been a week of exciting End of Year events, and we look forward to hosting our 8th graders for their Eighth Grade Party tonight.  Tickets are still on sale at the door for $5 cash.  Students who pre-paid got a wristband today to wear as their entrance ticket.  The party starts at 7:00 and ends at 9:00.  Please plan to pick up your student out front at that time.  Thank you to Margaret Perry, the Party Chair, and her committee for putting this on for the students.  It will make many memories! 

Also, today we handed out Yearbooks to any student who pre-paid.  There are 50 books left for purchase on Monday.  Students should bring $30 in cash or check made out to LHMS for a yearbook. 

More fun awaits us next week! 

Sincerely,

Aimee Monticchio, Principal

Congratulations South Lakes High School Class of 2022 Graduates

In the month of June we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Expunging a High School Credit Course Taken in Middle School

High school credit courses taken in middle school become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the GPA calculation. Students who have taken a high school credit course in middle school are able to expunge the grade and remove the course from the transcript.

High school credit courses taken by Langston Hughes’ students include: Algebra 1, Algebra 1 HN, Geometry 1 HN, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 HN. Spanish 1, Spanish 1 Part B, Spanish 1 Immersion, Spanish 2, Spanish 2 Immersion. French 1, French 1 Part B, French 2, German 1, and Japanese 1.

If you wish to expunge a high school credit course from the student’s transcript due to a low grade, the request must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.

In order to expunge a course and grade, please complete the form below and return to the following:

Rising 8th grade students: Michele Beard, Director of Students Services, Langston Hughes [email protected]

Rising 9th grade students: Heather Thomas, Director of Student Services, South Lakes [email protected]  or Krisna Taylor, Director of Student Services, Herndon [email protected] If the student will be attending another high school, please contact that school.

Request to Expunge Formhttps://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf

Once deleted, the course and grade awarded cannot be reinstated.

Courses taken in the summer session following student promotion from the eighth grade are ineligible for removal from the high school transcript.

Please reach out to your student’s counselor if you have questions.

Counselor Emails:

7th Grade Last Names A-K - Ms. Brooks: [email protected]

7th Grade Last Names L-Z - Mr. Blocker: [email protected]

8th Grade Last Names A-K - Ms. Bach: [email protected]

8th Grade Last Names L-Z - Ms. Degraffenried: [email protected]

Last Week of School!

 We have a number of student events in our last week of school. Please see below:

  • Friday, June 3rd – 8th Grade Dance and Party  (evening event)
  • Monday and Tuesday, June 6th and 7th – Laptop Collection through PE classes
  • Wednesday, June 8th – 8th Grade Awards (2nd Period) and 8th Grade Talent Show (8th Period)
  • Thursday, June 9th – 7th Grade Awards (1st Period) and 7th Grade Talent Show (7th Period)
  • Friday, June 10th – Last day of school!

For Parents of Current 8th Grade Students – FCPS Academic and Career Plan

 Your student has been working with their teachers and counselors this year to plan for high school and beyond. Counselors and teachers have conducted Academic and Career Plan (ACP) lessons which support goal setting, planning for courses to meet high school graduation requirements, and planning for college and/or career readiness. Students will continue working on their ACP through the end of this 8th grade school year and will update their ACP during high school as goals evolve. Students are adding to their ACP through Naviance Student. We encourage students and parents/guardians to log onto Naviance Student together and explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. In Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this ACP Verification Google Form as verification by Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit the ACP website.

Main Office Updates

Families must apply and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for SY 22-23. For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public-school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. However, the extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year.

I encourage you to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application prior to the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer. Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

If you have questions about the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program, the additional benefits your child may receive, or no-cost summer meals, please contact [insert your school’s point of contact]. We are happy to help

Register now for 

2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp includes rising 7th and 8th grade students who will be attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools fall of 2022. Our enrollment is based on accepting an equal amount of students from each enrolling middle school.  Registrations will be confirmed by June 1, 2022  and payment will be due that next week ($50.00) via MySchool bucks or a check to your enrolling school.  

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. 

Additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield include:

July 11-15 Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

July 18-22  Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

July 25-29 Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

This year our focus for summer reading will be on helping students form a reading HABIT. If you can, kindly consider donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that we can give to students to start their summer reading OR purchase books from this WishList. Books can be dropped off at the main office or sent via the WishList. Many thanks!

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Hughes students’ complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

June 10 - Last Day of School - 2 - Hour Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery1 month 1 week ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As a nation, we continue to process the horrific events that unfolded this week at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts continue to be with that community as they grieve an unimaginable loss. 

Today, about 250 of our students walked out of classes at 8:10 in response to this week’s events. Students were outside for 21 minutes before returning to class in an orderly fashion. FCPS respects the rights of our students to engage in peaceful protest and express their opinions through speech and other ways as long as it is done respectfully, does not interfere with the rights of others, and does not disrupt learning in the school.  

Please also know that we are here for you if you would like additional support for your child. Please reach out to your child’s school counselor if you need support. The National Association of School Psychologists also has a helpful resource to support you when you are talking with your student about school violence.

Thank you for your continued partnership and trust.

Sincerely,

Aimee Monticchio, Principal

Dr. Brabrand joins students at Hughes for the Avid CCI Visit

Schools and Offices will be closed Monday, May 30 for observance of this holiday.

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Expunging a High School Credit Course Taken in Middle School

High school credit courses taken in middle school become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the GPA calculation. Students who have taken a high school credit course in middle school are able to expunge the grade and remove the course from the transcript.

High school credit courses taken by Langston Hughes’ students include: Algebra 1, Algebra 1 HN, Geometry 1 HN, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 HN. Spanish 1, Spanish 1 Part B, Spanish 1 Immersion, Spanish 2, Spanish 2 Immersion. French 1, French 1 Part B, French 2, German 1, and Japanese 1.

If you wish to expunge a high school credit course from the student’s transcript due to a low grade, the request must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.

In order to expunge a course and grade, please complete the form below and return to the following:

Rising 8th grade students: Michele Beard, Director of Students Services, Langston Hughes [email protected]

Rising 9th grade students: Heather Thomas, Director of Student Services, South Lakes [email protected]  or Krisna Taylor, Director of Student Services, Herndon [email protected] If the student will be attending another high school, please contact that school.

Request to Expunge Formhttps://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf

Once deleted, the course and grade awarded cannot be reinstated.

Courses taken in the summer session following student promotion from the eighth grade are ineligible for removal from the high school transcript.

Please reach out to your student’s counselor if you have questions.

Counselor Emails:

7th Grade Last Names A-K - Ms. Brooks: [email protected]

7th Grade Last Names L-Z - Mr. Blocker: [email protected]

8th Grade Last Names A-K - Ms. Bach: [email protected]

8th Grade Last Names L-Z - Ms. Degraffenried: [email protected]

Last Week of School!

 We have a number of student events in our last week of school. Please see below:

  • Friday, June 3rd – 8th Grade Dance and Party  (evening event)
  • Monday and Tuesday, June 6th and 7th – Laptop Collection through PE classes
  • Wednesday, June 8th – 8th Grade Awards (2nd Period) and 8th Grade Talent Show (8th Period)
  • Thursday, June 9th – 7th Grade Awards (1st Period) and 7th Grade Talent Show (7th Period)
  • Friday, June 10th – Last day of school!

For Parents of Current 8th Grade Students – FCPS Academic and Career Plan

 Your student has been working with their teachers and counselors this year to plan for high school and beyond. Counselors and teachers have conducted Academic and Career Plan (ACP) lessons which support goal setting, planning for courses to meet high school graduation requirements, and planning for college and/or career readiness. Students will continue working on their ACP through the end of this 8th grade school year and will update their ACP during high school as goals evolve. Students are adding to their ACP through Naviance Student. We encourage students and parents/guardians to log onto Naviance Student together and explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. In Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this ACP Verification Google Form as verification by Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit the ACP website.

Main Office Updates

Please contact Liz Falcone at [email protected] if you think you can support this program. Donations of $5 or $10 gift cards are ideal and can be delivered to the school: Attention – Liz Falcone.

 

Register now for 

2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp includes rising 7th and 8th grade students who will be attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools fall of 2022. Our enrollment is based on accepting an equal amount of students from each enrolling middle school.  Registrations will be confirmed by June 1, 2022  and payment will be due that next week ($50.00) via MySchool bucks or a check to your enrolling school.  

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. 

Additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield include:

July 11-15 Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

July 18-22  Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

July 25-29 Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

This year our focus for summer reading will be on helping students form a reading HABIT. If you can, kindly consider donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that we can give to students to start their summer reading OR purchase books from this WishList. Books can be dropped off at the main office or sent via the WishList. Many thanks!

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Hughes students’ complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery1 month 1 week ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

In the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX we are left with more questions than answers, and many deep emotions.  As the principal of Langston Hughes Middle School, I want to assure you that we are managing student, staff, and parent reactions and concerns with sensitivity.  I gave this message on our morning PA announcements to let students know that the LHMS school staff cares very much about providing a safe place for our students to learn:  “Yesterday a very serious and tragic event took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX . That incident resulted in the deaths of 19 young school children and two teachers.  It was a very sad day for that school community. We too are experiencing many emotions and have thoughts and opinions about it. We may also worry that we don’t feel safe. It is important to know that you are safe at Langston Hughes Middle School because as the principal, it is my first priority to make this school a safe place to learn.  I have the support of Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Beard, Mrs. Hudspeth, Ms. Specht, Mr. Stewart, and Officer Wissinger to manage the safety of everyone in this school.  Your teachers also take a big part in making sure you are safe in your classrooms.  They practice the safety drills with you, so we all know what to do in the event of an emergency. We care about you and never want any harm to come to you, that’s why we learn the best way to do our jobs and we come to Hughes each day to make sure you feel secure and are safe.   

Let’s use the sadness we feel to reach out to others to help and support them.  Let’s make our community a kinder place today by telling each other how much we appreciate them, by helping our classmates that have a need, and by saying nice things to each other and about each other.  We can take a horrible event and make it a great opportunity to make the world a better, kinder, safer place.  Let’s do that today at Hughes Middle School.”

The teachers at Hughes have been instructed to follow normal routines as much as possible and to talk about the incident if prompted by student questions or concerns.  They have been given guidance on how to respond to questions. The following link has resources for staff and parents to help students deal with questions, fear, and grief in the wake of this tragedy.  Please use this information the county distributed to schools and families if needed: Helpful Resource.  Also, the county details the safety plans of all schools here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/safety-and-transportation/safety-and-security

Coincidentally, Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand had a pre-arranged visit to the school today to see our AVID program self-reflection and evaluation.  It reminded me that we are not alone in our circumstances, and that the county has many resources to support schools and children.  It also highlighted how precious our students are and gave us hope for a better future. 

If you have any needs as a family or questions that I can answer, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s guidance counselor.  Together we can continue to support all the needs of our children and give them hope for the future.

Kindly,

Aimee Monticchio

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery1 month 2 weeks ago
Principal's Message

Parents and Caregivers,

We have finished the first round of SOL tests in English, math, and science. If your student got a score between 375 and 399, they are invited to remediation sessions with their teacher and an opportunity to retake the test.  These tests will take place next week.  We have seen good results overall for the school, and we look forward to these students having another opportunity to show us what they have learned this year.  Thank you for supporting your student and the school in having the students present and ready for these important assessments. 

After next week, we will have final projects and wrap up lessons as we quickly wind down the year.  It’s business as usual for now, and the students are doing a great job staying engaged despite the summery weather!  

Aimee Monticchio

Principal

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Last Week of School!

 We have a number of student events in our last week of school. Please see below:

  • Friday, June 3rd – 8th Grade Dance and Party  (evening event)
  • Monday and Tuesday, June 6th and 7th – Laptop Collection through PE classes
  • Wednesday, June 8th – 8th Grade Awards (2nd Period) and 8th Grade Talent Show (8th Period)
  • Thursday, June 9th – 7th Grade Awards (1st Period) and 7th Grade Talent Show (7th Period)
  • Friday, June 10th – Last day of school!

For Parents of Current 8th Grade Students – FCPS Academic and Career Plan

 Your student has been working with their teachers and counselors this year to plan for high school and beyond. Counselors and teachers have conducted Academic and Career Plan (ACP) lessons which support goal setting, planning for courses to meet high school graduation requirements, and planning for college and/or career readiness. Students will continue working on their ACP through the end of this 8th grade school year and will update their ACP during high school as goals evolve. Students are adding to their ACP through Naviance Student. We encourage students and parents/guardians to log onto Naviance Student together and explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. In Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this ACP Verification Google Form as verification by Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit the ACP website.

"Members of the Hughes Environmental Society load cafeteria scraps into the school's new composting bin, funded by a mini-grant from the Hughes PTA."

Main Office Updates

Please contact Liz Falcone at [email protected] if you think you can support this program. Donations of $5 or $10 gift cards are ideal and can be delivered to the school: Attention – Liz Falcone.

 

After School Late Buses

 

Thursday, May 26 will be the last day for after school late buses.  If a student needs to stay after for one reason or another, parents will need to make arrangements to have their student picked up.

Register now for 

2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp includes rising 7th and 8th grade students who will be attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools fall of 2022. Our enrollment is based on accepting an equal amount of students from each enrolling middle school.  Registrations will be confirmed by June 1, 2022  and payment will be due that next week ($50.00) via MySchool bucks or a check to your enrolling school.  

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. 

Additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield include:

July 11-15 Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

July 18-22  Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

July 25-29 Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

This year our focus for summer reading will be on helping students form a reading HABIT. If you can, kindly consider donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that we can give to students to start their summer reading OR purchase books from this WishList. Books can be dropped off at the main office or sent via the WishList. Many thanks!

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Hughes students’ complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and we understand families and staff have concerns and questions. Our commitment is to provide students with the education and support to help them succeed while maintaining a safe environment for in-person learning.  Our layered prevention strategies have served us well throughout this school year, and are fully supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Northern Virginia Health Departments. Vaccinations are available for school-age children five and up and are proven to reduce the severity of illness. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.

Currently, masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors. We encourage families and staff to consider wearing a mask when reports of COVID cases are high or if they or a family member is at high risk. CDC advises individuals to wear a mask when there is a lot of COVID in your community. See a full list of masking recommendations on the CDC website.

One of the most important things we can all do is check for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their students’ home if sick and get them tested to stop further spread from occurring.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our schools safe and healthy so all our students have the opportunity for engaging in-person learning.

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

For Parents of Current 8th Grade Students – FCPS Academic and Career Plan

 Your student has been working with their teachers and counselors this year to plan for high school and beyond. Counselors and teachers have conducted Academic and Career Plan (ACP) lessons which support goal setting, planning for courses to meet high school graduation requirements, and planning for college and/or career readiness. Students will continue working on their ACP through the end of this 8th grade school year and will update their ACP during high school as goals evolve. Students are adding to their ACP through Naviance Student. We encourage students and parents/guardians to log onto Naviance Student together and explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. In Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this ACP Verification Google Form as verification by Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit the ACP website.

Main Office Updates

Please contact Liz Falcone at [email protected] if you think you can support this program. Donations of $5 or $10 gift cards are ideal and can be delivered to the school: Attention – Liz Falcone.

 

After School Late Buses

 

Thursday, May 26 will be the last day for after school late buses.  If a student needs to stay after for one reason or another, parents will need to make arrangements to have their student picked up.

Register now for 

2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp includes rising 7th and 8th grade students who will be attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools fall of 2022. Our enrollment is based on accepting an equal amount of students from each enrolling middle school.  Registrations will be confirmed by June 1, 2022  and payment will be due that next week ($50.00) via MySchool bucks or a check to your enrolling school.  

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. 

Additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield include:

July 11-15 Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

July 18-22  Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

July 25-29 Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

This year our focus for summer reading will be on helping students form a reading HABIT. If you can, kindly consider donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that we can give to students to start their summer reading OR purchase books from this WishList. Books can be dropped off at the main office or sent via the WishList. Many thanks!

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Hughes students’ complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery1 month 4 weeks ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We had another exciting and busy week at Langston Hughes Middle School.  The PTA showered the teachers and staff with appreciation and treats each and every day this week.  Thank you so much for your efforts!  We truly feel supported.  On Wednesday, seventy-six students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.  It was a proud moment for the students, their families, and the school.  Congratulations to them again!  Also, Wednesday, our Staff vs. Student volleyball games took place.  Everyone showed off their skills and had a lot of fun.  Today, our music programs are getting assessed at Messiah College and then enjoying the afternoon in Hershey Park.  While it’s damp today, I assure you that middle schoolers are still having fun on the rides!  Finally, tonight we head to Carson for a basketball classic.  See details below to be a part of the fan support there.   The program starts and 5:00 and pick up is 9:15.

Also, below, please see the schedule and tips for the SOL testing that begins next week.  Eighth graders will start on Monday with the science SOL.  Seventh and eighth grade will take Reading on Thursday.  We wish our whole student body much success as they show how they have grown this year.

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

Hughes V Carson May 6th

Come out to Rachel Carson and support our students as they take on Carson Middle School on Friday, May 6th. There are 5 games with doors opening at 5:00pm and the last game ending around 9:15pm. Come cheer your Hughes Panthers!  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased using the MySchoolBucks link below or at the door.   If you purchase tickets through MySchoolBucks, please use your printed invoice as your entry ticket.  There will also be snacks, drinks, and pizza for sale. All students need to be picked up by 9:30 PM, so please plan accordingly!

 Link to purchase tickets:

Carson/Hughes Basketball Game Tickets - MySchoolBucks

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

For Parents of Current 8th Grade Students – FCPS Academic and Career Plan

 Your student has been working with their teachers and counselors this year to plan for high school and beyond. Counselors and teachers have conducted Academic and Career Plan (ACP) lessons which support goal setting, planning for courses to meet high school graduation requirements, and planning for college and/or career readiness. Students will continue working on their ACP through the end of this 8th grade school year and will update their ACP during high school as goals evolve. Students are adding to their ACP through Naviance Student. We encourage students and parents/guardians to log onto Naviance Student together and explore the resources and exploratory activities.  You can do this by logging onto Blackboard (Parent or Student account) and then clicking on Naviance Student. In Naviance Student, click on the About Me tab, scroll down, and click Portfolio.

Please review your student’s Academic and Career Plan progress in Naviance Student and complete this ACP Verification Google Form as verification by Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions about your student’s ACP please email his/her counselor.  For more information about the FCPS Academic and Career Plan program, visit the ACP website.

Main Office Updates

Register now for 

2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp includes rising 7th and 8th grade students who will be attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools fall of 2022. Our enrollment is based on accepting an equal amount of students from each enrolling middle school.  Registrations will be confirmed by June 1, 2022  and payment will be due that next week ($50.00) via MySchool bucks or a check to your enrolling school.  

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. 

Additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield include:

July 11-15 Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

July 18-22  Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

July 25-29 Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

This year our focus for summer reading will be on helping students form a reading HABIT. If you can, kindly consider donating new or gently used age-appropriate books that we can give to students to start their summer reading OR purchase books from this WishList. Books can be dropped off at the main office or sent via the WishList. Many thanks!

Wellness Resources for Families

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a variety of free webinars to support our families.  If you are not able to attend a live session, you can access recordings on YouTube.  Upcoming webinars are listed below; past webinars are available through the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW, local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Hughes students’ complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

Wednesday May 11, 2022, 6:45 pm, SLHS Library/Media Center

Join us for the last PTSA meeting of the year, where we’ll celebrate our successes from this year and discuss plans for next year!

Parents of Rising 9th Graders: We also invite all parents of current 8th graders / rising 9th graders who will be attending SLHS next year. Come discover SLHS, hear from our principal, and learn about the PTSA and the activities we support. We look forward to meeting you on the 11th and working with you next school year!

Enjoy some coffee and sweets + Gift RAFFLES for attendees!

Bring a non-perishable food donation to help support the SLHS Food Pantry! Click on the link below to see a list of items that are most in need: Pantry | SLHS

 PTSA (southlakesptsa.org)

May 9th - PTA Meeting 7PM - Library

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery2 months ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Next week the nation celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week.  We have felt the strong support and appreciation of our parents throughout the year as your PTA has contributed to many staff celebrations.  Next week is no exception.  The PTA is sponsoring the following treats for the week.  Thank you to all who organized and contributed to these events. 

Monday: Goodie Bags in teacher mailboxes

Tuesday: Cookie Bar

Wednesday:  Gift Card Raffle

Thursday: Mock Margarita Bar  

Friday:  Empanadas de Mendoza Food Truck

 

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

Eid Mubarek to those in our Muslim community celebrating! Eid al-Fitr begins at sunset May 2 and marks the end of Ramadan. It is a time of receptions and visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited. #OurFCPS

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Dress Code Considerations:

As the spring weather brings warmer temperatures, we’d like to work together to ensure that students continue to dress for success during their school day.  We’re asking for your support in speaking with your student and remind them that appropriate dress is expected for the classroom environment.  Students are expected to dress in a manner which does not distract from the educational process.  The exact wording regarding appropriate dress in the Student Rights and Responsibilities document is:

FCPS respects students’ right to express themselves in the way they dress. It is important, however, that their appearance is tasteful and appropriate for a K-12 school setting. Discussion about dress code violations shall be held privately and maintain the dignity of the student.

Clothing and accessories should not:

  • Display vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images
  • Promote illegal or violent conduct
  • Contain threats or gang symbols
  • Promote the unlawful use of weapons, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • Expose private parts or show an excessive amount of bare skin (see-through clothing)
  • Contain studs or chain belts
  • Include hats or other head coverings unless worn for significant religious, cultural, or medical purpose

The LHMS faculty and staff appreciate your support in this matter.

 

As an IB school that values principled action, we take seriously the FCPS expectation that students complete 15 hours of service learning during their time in middle school.  The deadline for this year’s 8th graders is June 3, though prospective NJHS inductees have an additional hour’s requirement of 5 hours and all 20 of their hours are due by May 2.

 Linked here is a list of ideas, resources, and virtual volunteer opportunities that should help students figure out how to serve if they are still looking for ideas.  This document was shared with students before spring break and you will need to be logged into a student’s @fcpsschools.net account to access.  In addition, students can log hours for their Environmental Stewardship Projects completed in Science 7 and 8th graders will have an opportunity to earn five hours through a Civics project on political advocacy in May.

 To log hours, students will go to www.fcps.edu/naviance, click Student Log-in, and then click the link to X2Vol.  Students should be sure to respond to all three reflection questions when logging hours.  Any questions can be directed to our IB MYP Coordinator, Chris DelGrosso, at [email protected].

Main Office Updates

Our annual Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 2-6. Thank you to all those who have already donated or volunteered to shower our teachers and staff with appreciation! 

We are still in need of baked goods for our Cookie Bar and drinks for Friday's luncheon. If you are able to contribute, please visit our Signup Genius. As always, we're also happy to collect monetary donations that we'll put toward the week's activities. Click here to donate.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica McInerney at [email protected]

Thank you for your support!

We have SOLD OUT of all goody bags! We are so thankful to everyone who donated and purchased. At this time, there are none to sell, but if we get enough interest through PRE-ORDERS we may make more to deliver in May. If you would like to PRE-ORDER, please complete this FORM. Thank you again!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Burke at  [email protected].

 

Kona Ice Fundraiser, Wednesday, May 4 After School at Old Westbury Park

The Langston Hughes and greater Reston community is invited to our Kona Ice fundraiser, May 4 from 2:15-4:15pm at Old Westbury Park on Ridge Heights Rd. We’re looking forward to raising money for the 8th grade party through our partnership with Kona Ice. Come enjoy a shaved ice treat and support the PTA!

Hughes V Carson May 6th

Come out to Rachel Carson and support our students as they take on Carson Middle School on Friday, May 6th. There are 5 games with doors opening at 5:00pm and the last game ending around 9:15pm. Come cheer your Hughes Panthers!  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased using the MySchoolBucks link below or at the door.   If you purchase tickets through MySchoolBucks, please use your printed invoice as your entry ticket.  There will also be snacks, drinks, and pizza for sale. All students need to be picked up by 9:30 PM, so please plan accordingly!

 Link to purchase tickets:

Carson/Hughes Basketball Game Tickets - MySchoolBucks

Register now for 

2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS

Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022

8:00am – 4:00pm

 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7

About VIP Summer Camp:

This camp includes rising 7th and 8th grade students who will be attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools fall of 2022. Our enrollment is based on accepting an equal amount of students from each enrolling middle school.  Registrations will be confirmed by June 1, 2022  and payment will be due that next week ($50.00) via MySchool bucks or a check to your enrolling school.  

Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School    Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. 

Additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield include:

July 11-15 Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose. 

July 18-22  Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.

July 25-29 Coding Beats  -  use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

Congratulations, to the LHMS Odyssey of the Mind team; They did it! the team took 1st place and won the OMer award in their problem/division; therefore, they will now attend the World Finals which are being  held at Iowa State University next month.

The team is respectfully asking the community for assistance; we need to get our set, props, costumes, and the team to Iowa; part of the donations will also go towards their room and board in dorms on campus.

Donations are being accepted on their “Go Fund Me Page” (Link Below)

https://secure-web.cisco.com/1H7g3v62j97YhPzIygOYQTImkjGqPkN_J6TMJyZFREygzOHfCGhr_CiOF9TsVAj1SC-BG2Qcx5JC1SLqz2sZJTe5mPpUXXOf4h1k80gHvxfjsW23BD2PVjvvn0jXh-IgI2iA1q_GBTdkZdHTXYct_lhdoB57HamSADfr43RlFPPI3J-S0Qx34RNHBHUr3vYh25Da5WFMA9JlwburoxcFM5LXJ9gjyVvOKCXVoApTM0mG3LBfm1vbsIvn-aChRFc6POf-f1cb_XlqAgHWsDkcLnE9QPTr_TDmrC4LnsdoNF4PQPzTnnlbBZzNcHX5SyDVdSscw7NFcvn3cOfatBBq4feUm3F1pMtFNQL_19TBNOj2SFPRYRRIqKnwjP3Iv6yvP6t_hcDOHGq1eiYem3KRYKgCAEH_P2m-Umaq2ecMJbIkIzVVk1Uw2L0rkhbSaLphxpFGVkjsCpwFVcp8u7PsKfw/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gofundme.com%2Ff%2Flhms-and-tms-odyssey-of-the-mind-world-finals

It will be an amazing experience for the students to compete with teams from around the world.

The team thanks you for considering!

Wellness Resources for Families

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a variety of free webinars to support our families.  If you are not able to attend a live session, you can access recordings on YouTube.  Upcoming webinars are listed below; past webinars are available through the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel.

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW, local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Hughes students’ complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

The Wizard of Oz” Youth Edition

Friday April 29

Showtime 7:00PM

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Showtimes are 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased at

www.etix.com

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

It was an exciting week at Langston Hughes Middle School!  The Region Assistant Superintendent, Douglas Tyson, awarded our own, Mr. Matt Fredericks, the Region 1 Outstanding New Secondary Teacher.  Mr. Fredericks will go on to compete with four other region winners for the finals announced in May.

Also, the School Board announced and welcomed Dr. Michelle Reid, as the new Superintendent of Schools.  She will begin in FCPS on July 1.  Our very own Hughes News anchor, Ariana Mamedova, was invited to interview Dr. Reid on her welcome tour of the county.  Enjoy the interview here! https://youtu.be/vRdD1dko7h8

And lastly, we greeted our incoming 7th graders from our feeder elementary schools.  They toured our school and got timely information from a student panel.  They also were treated to musical selections performed by the Panther Jazz Band and Orchestra, as well as the cast of the school musical The Wizard of Oz.  We look forward to hosting the community for the musical next weekend.  Be sure to secure your tickets; it promises to be a fun, family event.

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

Hughes Middle School Presents

The Wizard of Oz” Youth Edition

Thursday April 28 & Friday April 29

Showtime 7:00PM

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Showtimes are 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased at

www.etix.com

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Dress Code Considerations:

As the spring weather brings warmer temperatures, we’d like to work together to ensure that students continue to dress for success during their school day.  We’re asking for your support in speaking with your student and remind them that appropriate dress is expected for the classroom environment.  Students are expected to dress in a manner which does not distract from the educational process.  The exact wording regarding appropriate dress in the Student Rights and Responsibilities document is:

FCPS respects students’ right to express themselves in the way they dress. It is important, however, that their appearance is tasteful and appropriate for a K-12 school setting. Discussion about dress code violations shall be held privately and maintain the dignity of the student.

Clothing and accessories should not:

  • Display vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images
  • Promote illegal or violent conduct
  • Contain threats or gang symbols
  • Promote the unlawful use of weapons, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • Expose private parts or show an excessive amount of bare skin (see-through clothing)
  • Contain studs or chain belts
  • Include hats or other head coverings unless worn for significant religious, cultural, or medical purpose

The LHMS faculty and staff appreciate your support in this matter.

 

As an IB school that values principled action, we take seriously the FCPS expectation that students complete 15 hours of service learning during their time in middle school.  The deadline for this year’s 8th graders is June 3, though prospective NJHS inductees have an additional hour’s requirement of 5 hours and all 20 of their hours are due by May 2.

 Linked here is a list of ideas, resources, and virtual volunteer opportunities that should help students figure out how to serve if they are still looking for ideas.  This document was shared with students before spring break and you will need to be logged into a student’s @fcpsschools.net account to access.  In addition, students can log hours for their Environmental Stewardship Projects completed in Science 7 and 8th graders will have an opportunity to earn five hours through a Civics project on political advocacy in May.

 To log hours, students will go to www.fcps.edu/naviance, click Student Log-in, and then click the link to X2Vol.  Students should be sure to respond to all three reflection questions when logging hours.  Any questions can be directed to our IB MYP Coordinator, Chris DelGrosso, at [email protected].

Main Office Updates

ORDER NOW - ONLY 83 BAGS LEFT

It’s spring again, which means rain, flowers … and end of the school year stress! How can you encourage and support your student to finish STRONG?  Send them a FINISH STRONG gift bag! For $6, we will deliver a bag full of motivational items – sweets, fidgets, snacks, etc. – directly to them in their Connections classroom. Purchase your bag using the MySchoolBucks app. (Please do not send money to the school, as it may get misrouted!) Feeling generous? Purchase more than one bag, then contact Kristina Burke to let her know it is for a donation. LHMS teachers will nominate students they think should receive one. The money raised will help fund our AVID college readiness program.  Questions? Contact Mrs. Burke at  [email protected].

**If you purchase more than one bag because you have more than one student at LHMS, please contact Mrs. Burke to ensure each student you purchase one for gets one. *

FCPS MSASP Survey

In FCPS, over 90% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 21,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program (MSASP)!

Below is a link for an important 5-minute MSASP survey.  The survey is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program, but they help drive program improvement and program quality.   

All survey responses are due by April 22, 2022.  Thank you for your time!

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2SY3BV

 

 

Are you ready for summer?

This year, Hughes is hosting VIP Camp.

For more information https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/hughes-after-school/vip-summer-camp (use student google account to access)

VIP Registration: https://forms.gle/1iVhGpcymFCMGayv6

 

Panther Preview Link

https://forms.gle/qW7UC87D29pPxgTF8

Wellness Resources for Families

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a variety of free webinars to support our families.  If you are not able to attend a live session, you can access recordings on YouTube.  Upcoming webinars are listed below; past webinars are available through the FCPS Parent Resource Center YouTube Channel.

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW, local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Hughes students’ complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful. 

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We finished 3rd Quarter on a high note with 241 7th graders and 234 8th graders attaining Honor Roll with either all A report cards or all A’s and B’s.  We will recognize them on April 25th with a special Connections class and a treat in the cafeteria.

We are also off to a strong start for 4th Quarter.  Students set an academic or personal goal for these last 9 weeks of school in Connections class.  Do inquire as to what they are proud of and how they will capitalize on that for a strong finish.  The end of the school year moves more quickly than the other three it seems.  We appreciate your support for all of our events and activities.  Please limit appointments and absences as you are able so that we can finish strong as a community!

 

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

Hughes Community and students,

Do you have a favorite teacher whom you feel deserves to be recognized? If so, here’s the perfect opportunity to do so.

This year, Northern Virginia magazine is launching its first annual Teacher of the Year Award, in which they will recognize the very best educators in our region.

The staff at Northern Virginia magazine want to make sure deserving teachers don’t miss out on the opportunity to be honored for the hard work they put in this school year.

 

The winner of Teacher of the Year will be awarded $10,000 and be profiled in the cover story in the October 2022 issue of Northern Virginia magazine, which will also appear on northernvirginiamag.com. Finalists will also be featured in the story.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees must be full-time teachers in grades K through 12 in an accredited school, either public or private, in one of the following jurisdictions: Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park. Educators must have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience. They will be judged on their knowledge of subject matter and proven ability to inspire students to learn, demonstrate leadership within their school and community, and develop cooperative relationships with parents.

Each nominee must be serving as a teacher for the 2021–2022 school year.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Anyone may submit a nomination for a great teacher—principals, assistant principals, other administrators, school employees, fellow teachers, students, former students, parents, or the general public. Teachers may not nominate themselves. Nominations may be submitted at NorthernVirginiaMag.com/TeacherOfTheYear. You will be asked to name a teacher and his or her school and county, and include a short statement explaining why your nominee deserves to be named Teacher of the Year.

DEADLINE (APRIL 24, 2022)

All nominations must be submitted at NorthernVirginiaMag.com/TeacherOfTheYear by April 24, 2022

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Kiss and Rider Reminders

-Pull all the way up in line and then let your kids exit the vehicle

-Students should be dropped off in the Kiss and Ride line, not on the other side of the street

-Students should be exiting the vehicle on the school side, not on the street side

- Walkers should only use the cross walk

2022-2023 Course Requests for Rising 8th Grade Students

 Your child’s course requests for the 2022-23 school year are available for review on the ParentVUE and StudentVue websites.  Click here to log on to ParentVUE and select the ‘Course Requests’ tab, located on the left-hand side of the screen, to view course requests. (Please note that the course requests tab cannot be accessed through the app.)

This is not a guarantee of placement in elective courses.  Changes may be made over the summer based on course enrollment, staffing, scheduling constraints, or academic needs. If you would like to request a change, please email Michele Beard, Director of Student Services, at [email protected]  as soon as possible and no later than Friday, April 15th at 4:00 pm. The following courses are full, and students cannot be added: Art Foundations, Art Extensions, 3D Art, and FACS 1 and 2.

 When reviewing your child’s course requests, you should look for the following courses listed:

  • English
  • Civics
  • Invest Mat/Ener (Science)
  • Math (course will vary)
  • Health & PE 8
    • This is listed twice, as we schedule all students into two semester-long sections.
  • Electives

You should see either TWO year-long elective courses, ONE year-long elective course and TWO semester elective courses, or FOUR semester elective courses.

If all courses are not listed, it is likely that we did not receive your child’s course selection sheet. Please email Michele Beard at [email protected] as soon as possible.

  • Placement in elective courses is based on course requests and course availability.  We make every effort to give students their top choices, but sometimes students are placed into alternate choices due to enrollment and/or staffing or student academic needs. 
  • If your child selected a year-long music class - Band, Chorus, or Orchestra – we will reach out to you to schedule an audition for placement.
  • If you child will take German or Japanese at South Lakes High School, please remember that transportation home from South Lakes for bus riders is only available to students in the South Lakes boundaries.
  • Electives slots may also be replaced at a later time due to a student’s academic needs. Grades, assessment data, language proficiency level, and areas of service for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may be considered when determining if a support class is needed. We will communicate with you if your student needs an academic support class in place of an elective.

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Solicitudes de cursos 2022-2023 para estudiantes que ingresan al octavo grado

Las solicitudes de cursos de su hijo para el año escolar 2022-23 están disponibles para su revisión en los sitios web de ParentVUE y StudentVue. Haga clic aquí para iniciar sesión en ParentVUE y seleccione la pestaña "Solicitudes de cursos", ubicada en el lado izquierdo de la pantalla, para ver las solicitudes de cursos. (Tenga en cuenta que no se puede acceder a la pestaña de solicitudes de cursos a través de la aplicación).

Esto no es una garantía de colocación en cursos electivos. Se pueden realizar cambios durante el verano según la inscripción al curso, el personal, las limitaciones de programación o las necesidades académicas. Si desea solicitar un cambio, envíe un correo electrónico a Michele Beard, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles, a [email protected] lo antes posible y a más tardar el viernes 15 de abril a las 4:00 p.m. Los siguientes cursos están completos y no se pueden agregar estudiantes: Art Foundations, Art Extensions, 3D Art y FACS 1 y 2.

Al revisar las solicitudes de cursos de su hijo, debe buscar los siguientes cursos enumerados:

  • English - Inglés
  • Civics - Educación Cívica
  • Invest Mat/Ener (Ciencia)
  • Math - Matemática (cursos varían)
  • Health & PE8 - Salud y Educación Física 8
    • Esta estará dos veces porque colocamos a todos los estudiantes en dos secciones de un semestre cada una.
  • Cursos Electivos

Debería ver DOS cursos electivos de un año, UN curso electivo de un año y DOS cursos electivos semestrales, o CUATRO cursos electivos semestrales.

Si no se enumeran todos los cursos, es probable que no hayamos recibido la hoja de selección de cursos de su hijo. Envíe un correo electrónico a Michele Beard a [email protected] lo antes posible.

  • La ubicación en cursos electivos se basa en las solicitudes de cursos y la disponibilidad de cursos. Hacemos todo lo posible para brindarles a los estudiantes sus opciones preferidas, pero a veces los estudiantes se ubican en opciones alternativas debido a la inscripción y/o el personal, o las necesidades académicas de los estudiantes.
  • Si su hijo seleccionó una clase de música de un año (banda, coro u orquesta), nos pondremos en contacto con usted para programar una audición para la colocación
  • Si su hijo tomará alemán o japonés en la escuela secundaria de South Lakes, recuerde que el transporte a casa desde South Lakes para los pasajeros del autobús solo está disponible para los estudiantes en los límites de South Lakes.

Los espacios de materias optativas también pueden reemplazarse en un momento posterior debido a las necesidades académicas del estudiante. Las calificaciones, los datos de evaluación, el nivel de dominio del idioma y las áreas de servicio en un Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) se pueden considerar al determinar si se necesita una clase de apoyo. Nos comuicaremos con usted si su estudiante necesita una clase de apoyo académico en lugar de una electiva.

Parents & Guardians

 All information regarding curriculum resources, lesson progression, and opt-out considerations for Family Life Education (delivered through Health and PE at both grade levels,) is available via the Parents All Course in Schoology.  Materials are also located in the LHMS library for parent review. If you have not completed a form but would like to opt your student out of some or all of the lessons, please use the direct link below.  Contact your student’s HPE teacher or Amy Smith should you need more information about the lessons or opt-out considerations.

 Human Growth and Development, under the FLE curriculum, will be taught in the first 2 weeks of the 4th quarter during your student’s Health and PE class.

 8th grade opt-out form: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/8.pdf

7th grade opt-out form: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/7.pdf

Opt-out forms in various languages can be found: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31710

Main Office Updates

It’s spring again, which means rain, flowers … and end of the school year stress! How can you encourage and support your student to finish STRONG?  Send them a FINISH STRONG gift bag! For $6, we will deliver a bag full of motivational items – sweets, fidgets, snacks, etc. – directly to them in their Connections classroom. Purchase your bag using the MySchoolBucks app. (Please do not send money to the school, as it may get misrouted!) Feeling generous? Purchase more than one bag, then contact Kristina Burke to let her know it is for a donation. LHMS teachers will nominate students they think should receive one. The money raised will help fund our AVID college readiness program.  Questions? Contact Mrs. Burke at  [email protected].

**If you purchase more than one bag because you have more than one student at LHMS, please contact Mrs. Burke to ensure each student you purchase one for gets one.**

Congratulations to our very own Langston Hughes' team who placed 1st with their project (Life is a Circus!) in their Division and will now advance to the World Finals!!

2022 Virginia Virtual Tournament Results – NoVA North

 

 

Are you ready for summer?

This year, Hughes is hosting VIP Camp.

For more information https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/hughes-after-school/vip-summer-camp (use student google account to access)

VIP Registration: https://forms.gle/1iVhGpcymFCMGayv6

 

SOUTH LAKES CHEERLEADING

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/kukNgAeKgjyhZJ4n7  Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: South Lakes Cheerleading is both a sideline and competitive program. When we are not on the track cheering on the SLHS Football team on game nights, we are practicing for our own District, Region, and State competitions! We have two teams: JV and Varsity that both begin on August 1st and run through early/mid November. 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Slaight at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES DANCE TEAM

The South Lakes Dance Team is excited to be holding our 22-23 tryouts this May! If you are interested in trying out, please fill out this interest form and we will add you to our email list: https://forms.gle/MZSVxC8UkYMkChjY6. We will be sending out communication about our interest meeting, tryouts, and eligibility requirements through the email list.

The South Lakes Dance Team performs at Football games, Basketball games, pep rallies, and various other school events. We also compete regionally and sometimes even nationally! We love cheering on the Seahawks and promoting school spirit in the community. South Lakes currently has only a Varsity level Dance Team, but we encourage dancers of all skill levels to tryout!

Please email Coach McDermott at [email protected] with any questions.

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: 

South Lakes Football has three levels in our program; Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.  Our season officially begins on August 1st, but the JV and Varsity teams are already preparing for our next season and so should you too! 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Girls Volleyball program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/QJwpfk9FSS43pgEz7        Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Ms. Conte at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES FIELD HOCKEY

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Field Hockey program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/Tm6mbqwUDjUyeMn48         Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Coach Mueller at: [email protected]

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago
Principal's Message

REMINDER

TONIGHT: Monthly PTA Meeting Featuring our Local School Board Member 

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the school library or online via Zoom. We are delighted to announce that Melanie Meren, our Hunter Mill School Board Member, will be our guest speaker. Ms. Meren will share an update about the Superintendent search, FCPS budget, and middle school recess, and outdoor learning spaces (including an upcoming visit to Carson MS that anyone is welcome to attend), She's also willing to take questions from our PTA members.

Online Access Info: 

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago
Principal's Message

REMINDER

TONIGHT: Monthly PTA Meeting Featuring our Local School Board Member 

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the school library or online via Zoom. We are delighted to announce that Melanie Meren, our Hunter Mill School Board Member, will be our guest speaker. Ms. Meren will share an update about the Superintendent search, FCPS budget, and middle school recess, and outdoor learning spaces (including an upcoming visit to Carson MS that anyone is welcome to attend), She's also willing to take questions from our PTA members.

Online Access Info: 

  • Login to the parent Schoology account
  • Go to Courses, then click Zoom in left navigation
  • Click the meeting link to join the meeting

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

GovDelivery3 months ago
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We have come to the end of the first 3 quarters.  There has been so much growth not only academically, but also social-emotionally as young adults on the part of all of our students.  We are proud of them and look forward to recognizing our Honor Roll and “On a Roll” students for the 3rd Quarter when we return from Spring Break. 

The 4th quarter will certainly fly by as we prepare for the SOL tests in May and wrap the year up on June 10th.  As a reminder, 7th Graders take a Reading and Math SOL, and the 8th graders take Reading, Math and Science.  Since the pandemic the Civics and Writing SOL for 8th graders has moved to an internal assessment through their classes. 

Thank you for your continued support of our school and your student here.  On behalf of the whole staff, I wish you all a very enjoyable and rejuvenating Spring Break!

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

Panthers,

Spring break can be a great time to complete service learning hours!  As an IB school that values principled action, we take seriously the FCPS expectation that students complete 15 hours during their time in middle school.  Working on your Environmental Stewardship Project for Science 7 can be a great way to accomplish part of this task!  In May, we'll also have an opportunity for 8th graders to earn up to five hours during Civics by advocating for a political issue that interests them.  In addition, I have compiled a list of ideas, resources, and virtual volunteer opportunities that should help you figure out how to serve. 

 

Remember that to log hours, you will go to www.fcps.edu/naviance, click Student Log-in, and then click the link to X2Vol.  Be sure to respond to all three reflection questions when logging hours!

REMINDER

April 4 - April 8 - Spring Break

Main Office Hours will be from 10am to 2pm during Spring Break

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Take-Out/Meal Delivery:

FCPS offers a hot lunch to each student free of charge this schoolyear.  We ask that parents/caregivers refrain from dropping off meals from outside eateries and reinforce with your students that using meal delivery apps is not permitted.  Staffing is not sufficient to connect students with these deliveries and the meals themselves have become an increasing source of distraction in the cafeteria.  Should students have a meal delivered, they’ll be asked to eat it in another location to limit that distraction.

Kiss and Rider Reminders

-Pull all the way up in line and then let your kids exit the vehicle

-Students should be dropped off in the Kiss and Ride line, not on the other side of the street

-Students should be exiting the vehicle on the school side, not on the street side

- Walkers should only use the cross walk

Parents & Guardians

 All information regarding curriculum resources, lesson progression, and opt-out considerations for Family Life Education (delivered through Health and PE at both grade levels,) is available via the Parents All Course in Schoology.  Materials are also located in the LHMS library for parent review. If you have not completed a form but would like to opt your student out of some or all of the lessons, please use the direct link below.  Contact your student’s HPE teacher or Amy Smith should you need more information about the lessons or opt-out considerations.

 Human Growth and Development, under the FLE curriculum, will be taught in the first 2 weeks of the 4th quarter during your student’s Health and PE class.

 8th grade opt-out form: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/8.pdf

7th grade opt-out form: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/7.pdf

Opt-out forms in various languages can be found: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31710

Main Office Updates

REMINDER

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is open!  If you haven’t taken the survey, please participate today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Take the survey now by clicking on the QR code below. Visit FCPS’ website for more information.

TAKE THE SURVEY!

 

 

Are you ready for summer?

This year, Hughes is hosting VIP Camp.

For more information https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/hughes-after-school/vip-summer-camp (use student google account to access)

VIP Registration: https://forms.gle/1iVhGpcymFCMGayv6

 

SOUTH LAKES CHEERLEADING

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/kukNgAeKgjyhZJ4n7  Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: South Lakes Cheerleading is both a sideline and competitive program. When we are not on the track cheering on the SLHS Football team on game nights, we are practicing for our own District, Region, and State competitions! We have two teams: JV and Varsity that both begin on August 1st and run through early/mid November. 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Slaight at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES DANCE TEAM

The South Lakes Dance Team is excited to be holding our 22-23 tryouts this May! If you are interested in trying out, please fill out this interest form and we will add you to our email list: https://forms.gle/MZSVxC8UkYMkChjY6. We will be sending out communication about our interest meeting, tryouts, and eligibility requirements through the email list.

The South Lakes Dance Team performs at Football games, Basketball games, pep rallies, and various other school events. We also compete regionally and sometimes even nationally! We love cheering on the Seahawks and promoting school spirit in the community. South Lakes currently has only a Varsity level Dance Team, but we encourage dancers of all skill levels to tryout!

Please email Coach McDermott at [email protected] with any questions.

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: 

South Lakes Football has three levels in our program; Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.  Our season officially begins on August 1st, but the JV and Varsity teams are already preparing for our next season and so should you too! 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Girls Volleyball program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/QJwpfk9FSS43pgEz7        Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Ms. Conte at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES FIELD HOCKEY

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Field Hockey program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/Tm6mbqwUDjUyeMn48         Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Coach Mueller at: [email protected]

April 1 - No School - Teacher Workday

April 4 - April 8 - Spring Break

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our schedule for the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests has been finalized.  Please see below, and plan for your student to be here and ready to perform at their best.  We look forward to looking at the results and supporting students wherever they are in their achievement.  We appreciate your support and help to prepare your student.  Together we can expect great results!

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Take-Out/Meal Delivery:

FCPS offers a hot lunch to each student free of charge this schoolyear.  We ask that parents/caregivers refrain from dropping off meals from outside eateries and reinforce with your students that using meal delivery apps is not permitted.  Staffing is not sufficient to connect students with these deliveries and the meals themselves have become an increasing source of distraction in the cafeteria.  Should students have a meal delivered, they’ll be asked to eat it in another location to limit that distraction.

Kiss and Rider Reminders

-Pull all the way up in line and then let your kids exit the vehicle

-Students should be dropped off in the Kiss and Ride line, not on the other side of the street

-Students should be exiting the vehicle on the school side, not on the street side

- Walkers should only use the cross walk

Main Office Updates

SOUTH LAKES CHEERLEADING

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/kukNgAeKgjyhZJ4n7  Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: South Lakes Cheerleading is both a sideline and competitive program. When we are not on the track cheering on the SLHS Football team on game nights, we are practicing for our own District, Region, and State competitions! We have two teams: JV and Varsity that both begin on August 1st and run through early/mid November. 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Slaight at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES DANCE TEAM

The South Lakes Dance Team is excited to be holding our 22-23 tryouts this May! If you are interested in trying out, please fill out this interest form and we will add you to our email list: https://forms.gle/MZSVxC8UkYMkChjY6. We will be sending out communication about our interest meeting, tryouts, and eligibility requirements through the email list.

The South Lakes Dance Team performs at Football games, Basketball games, pep rallies, and various other school events. We also compete regionally and sometimes even nationally! We love cheering on the Seahawks and promoting school spirit in the community. South Lakes currently has only a Varsity level Dance Team, but we encourage dancers of all skill levels to tryout!

Please email Coach McDermott at [email protected] with any questions.

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: 

South Lakes Football has three levels in our program; Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.  Our season officially begins on August 1st, but the JV and Varsity teams are already preparing for our next season and so should you too! 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Girls Volleyball program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/QJwpfk9FSS43pgEz7        Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Ms. Conte at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES FIELD HOCKEY

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Field Hockey program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/Tm6mbqwUDjUyeMn48         Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Coach Mueller at: [email protected]

Please contact Liz Falcone at [email protected] if you think you can support this program. Donations of $5 or $10 gift cards are ideal and can be delivered to the school: Attention – Liz Falcone.

March 31 - End of 3rd Qtr. - 2-hour Early Release

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School

April 4 - April 8 - Spring Break

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

Hughes MS Updates

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We are very excited to host Herndon Middle School for our annual basketball classic, Hornets vs. Panthers in the new Langston gymnasium.  We are proud of our girls and boys representing us on the court. The Panther Cheerleaders will also represent as well.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  The games kick off at 5:30. The activities should wrap up by 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5 at the door and concessions of chips, candy, soda, and pizza will be sold. 

Please talk to your student about good sportsmanship towards the Herndon players and parents as well as our referees.  We anticipate a great turn out and much spirit and want to showcase how respectful and spirited we can be as a community. 

Good luck to both teams and our cheerleaders, and of course, Go Panthers!

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

March Madness is Coming to Langston Hughes March 18

The Langston Hughes vs Herndon MS basketball game is tomorrow! We hope you and your student make plans to come out and cheer on our Panther teams. A few details and a volunteer ask:

  • VOLUNTEER: We are looking for a few more volunteers, please check the Signup Genius and sign up for a short shift. It will be fun!
  • TICKETS: Presale tickets for $3 and may be purchased during lunch. Tickets at the door are $5. Plan to bring cash to expedite door sales. 
  • SPIRIT WEAR: LHMS spirit wear and pom poms (1 for $3 and 2 for $5) will also be on sale at the game. 
  • CONCESSIONS: There will be pizza, snacks, and beverage concession sales, too. All proceeds benefit the LHMS PTA. 

The Langston Hughes gym is the place to be on Friday night -- See you there!

Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services Messages

Take-Out/Meal Delivery:

FCPS offers a hot lunch to each student free of charge this schoolyear.  We ask that parents/caregivers refrain from dropping off meals from outside eateries and reinforce with your students that using meal delivery apps is not permitted.  Staffing is not sufficient to connect students with these deliveries and the meals themselves have become an increasing source of distraction in the cafeteria.  Should students have a meal delivered, they’ll be asked to eat it in another location to limit that distraction.

Kiss and Rider Reminders

-Pull all the way up in line and then let your kids exit the vehicle

-Students should be dropped off in the Kiss and Ride line, not on the other side of the street

-Students should be exiting the vehicle on the school side, not on the street side

- Walkers should only use the cross walk

Main Office Updates

“If you are interested in a future career as a teacher or educator, consider joining the ‘Educators Rising’ Club. This club will give you an opportunity to learn about teaching and education in a fun and relaxing after school format. You will also get the opportunity to practice what you learn with your fellow students. If you are interested, the first meeting is after school at 2:30 on Tuesday, March 1st in Room 201.”

Social-Emotional Learning Support and Resources

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Check out the upcoming webinars for families.  They are free and online- learn some new strategies from the comfort of your own home.

Click here to view the FCPS webinar schedule.  Some upcoming sessions in March include:

  • Parenting Skills for Arabic Families
  • SIBSHOPS: Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs

SEL Screener Resources

Do you have questions about the SEL screen data you received in February?  Click here to view the Family Guide, which provides parents/guardians with helpful conversation starters to use with your student.  You can also learn more about the screener and view the questions.  As always, please do reach out to your student’s Langston Hughes counselors if you have any questions or concerns. 

SOUTH LAKES CHEERLEADING

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Cheerleading program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/kukNgAeKgjyhZJ4n7  Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: South Lakes Cheerleading is both a sideline and competitive program. When we are not on the track cheering on the SLHS Football team on game nights, we are practicing for our own District, Region, and State competitions! We have two teams: JV and Varsity that both begin on August 1st and run through early/mid November. 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Slaight at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES DANCE TEAM

The South Lakes Dance Team is excited to be holding our 22-23 tryouts this May! If you are interested in trying out, please fill out this interest form and we will add you to our email list: https://forms.gle/MZSVxC8UkYMkChjY6. We will be sending out communication about our interest meeting, tryouts, and eligibility requirements through the email list.

The South Lakes Dance Team performs at Football games, Basketball games, pep rallies, and various other school events. We also compete regionally and sometimes even nationally! We love cheering on the Seahawks and promoting school spirit in the community. South Lakes currently has only a Varsity level Dance Team, but we encourage dancers of all skill levels to tryout!

Please email Coach McDermott at [email protected] with any questions.

SLHS Seahawk CO-ED Golf Meeting For Rising Freshmen

Is your student-athlete interested in playing for the Seahawk Co-ed Golf Team? Tryouts are projected to begin July 28 and the regular season runs through mid-September. For more information join me for a Zoom call on May 15th at 8:00. Email Coach Anderson at [email protected] for the link.

SOUTH LAKES FOOTBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders!  Are you:

-Bigger than most people?  -Faster than your friends?  -Tougher than most others?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then we are interested in you trying out for the South Lakes Football Program! 

Hurry and fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/88rvspEYVeBHLNz88

Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.

A little bit about our program: 

South Lakes Football has three levels in our program; Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.  Our season officially begins on August 1st, but the JV and Varsity teams are already preparing for our next season and so should you too! 

We welcome all levels of experience and hope to meet you soon!

If you have any questions at all feel free to email Coach Hescock at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Girls Volleyball program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list: https://forms.gle/QJwpfk9FSS43pgEz7        Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Ms. Conte at:  [email protected]

SOUTH LAKES FIELD HOCKEY

Calling all rising 9th graders! Interested in trying out for the South Lakes Field Hockey program? If so, fill out the following online interest form to be added to our email list:  https://forms.gle/Tm6mbqwUDjUyeMn48         Those on our email distribution list will receive information throughout the spring/summer regarding the upcoming season.  For additional questions please email Coach Mueller at: [email protected]

Please contact Liz Falcone at [email protected] if you think you can support this program. Donations of $5 or $10 gift cards are ideal and can be delivered to the school: Attention – Liz Falcone.

March 31 - End of 3rd Qtr. - 2-hour Early Release

April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School

April 4 - April 8 - Spring Break

May 30 - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 10 - Last Day of School - Early Release

11401 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 | Main Office: 703-715-3600
Attendance: 703-715-3636 | Web | Twitter

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