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!
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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