LHMS Weekly News and Updates

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MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our non-perishable food drive wrapped up this week with an amazing 3305 items contributed!  These food items will be delivered to the South Lakes High School Food Pantry to benefit the families in need in our community in this holiday season.  Thank you to all the parents who supported their children in buying and bringing a contribution.  Indeed, we demonstrated that we are a Caring Community here in in the South Lakes Pyramid.  If you would like to contribute beyond our drive more information can be found here: https://www.southlakesptsa.org/pantry.

If your family or one that you know is in need of support this season, the Pantry offers a limited curbside distribution to families in the SLHS Pyramid on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:00pm.  The Capital Area Food Bank also has resources for county households.  More information is here:  https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/find-food-assistance/ 

Thank you again to all who contributed to this generous donation.

Aimee Monticchio

Congratulations to Ms. Bergman, Ms. Echols, Mr. Headley, and Ms. Jimenez 4th period classes for being the first who had every student return their Impact Aid forms.  These students will receive a treat during "Connections" class on Monday, December 5th.

8th grade is going on a field trip to "Finance Park"  January 11, 12 ,13 and 17th. 

Would you be interested in volunteering for your student’s field trip?  If so, sign up to volunteer for this unique experience at: https://www.myja.org/parents/fairfax

 

 

 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

Makeup & Retake Images from Langston Hughes Middle School are now online!

 

Good day!

We want to let you know the Make-up/Retake images are now viewable online.

Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc

use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures

please email: [email protected]

Thank you!

Victor O'Neill Studio!

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Get Ready for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Plan ahead, and make sure your contact information is up-to-date in UConnect, so you will receive text messages from FCPS. Bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare if needed, and know what items you may want to take home with you before a weather event.

Hi Hughes Family, 

My kiddos are at it again. We will be participating in the Iron Giraffe Challenge to help raise money for the Water for Sudan organization. 

Please see the attached letter from Salva Dut (one of the Lost Boys of South Sudan) Salva's letter about IGC.pdf and the fundraiser link.

Each year, my students participate in the iron giraffe challenge in conjunction with reading the story of Salva Dut in the novel, A Long Walk to Water. Our goal is to raise $1000. I am proud to say that each year we have surpassed that goal. Your contributions in the past have undoubtedly helped us get there. Please share the link on your social media platforms and with your family and friends. Of course, you are also welcome to give if you so desire. 

Thank you in advance for your support. 

Best,

Ms. Echols

Holiday meals are a special time when families come together. Can you help make the holidays special for a local family struggling with food insecurity? Since 2016, Food For Neighbors has been providing holiday meals to students in middle and high schools throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. For every $50 donated to the Food for Neighbors Holiday Meals Program, they will provide a $50 grocery store gift card for a local family to purchase a nutritious and delicious meal this season. To donate, visit FFN Holiday Meals Program.

Hunger is an unwelcome guest during the holidays and with your generosity, families throughout our community will experience the joy of gathering around a table together to enjoy a nice meal.

Did you know that FCPS has partnered with Tutor.com so students may access assistance on their schoolwork 24/7?  Learn “How It Works” and how to get started by exploring the FCPS Website!  Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Talking Points now available countywide.

What is Talking Points? Talking Points is an easy and safe way families can communicate your child’s school and teachers for free, in your correspondence language!  Amplify your conversations with your child about school with the help of Talking Points and easy access to what’s happening at Langston Hughes Middle School!

Talking Points for Families Video

 

Still learning Schoology? 

Check out the abundance of resources for you and your child in our Langston Parent Course and in our Student Course!  

Dec 2 - Ice Skate Night for LHMS Students at SkateQuest, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Dec 6 - PTA Meeting @ 6 p.m.

Dec 16 - Last day of school for winter holiday

Dec. 19 – Jan 2, 2023 – Winter Break

Jan 3 - Welcome Back, Staff and Students! 

Jan 9 - PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m. with special presentation from Director of Student Services, Michele Beard, to discuss 8th grade and 9th grade course selection, Middle Years IB, and all things class schedules

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

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MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Wishing the entire Hughes Community, a wonderful Thanksgiving and school break.  May you enjoy warm fellowship with family and loved ones

 

PTA Activities and Things You Should Know:

As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, the most important message we have to share is that all of us, your PTA Board Members are thankful for you, PTA Members, Parents, and Hughes staff!

Reminder that Ice Skate Night is coming up next week! Our PTA Store is open for buying tickets (and Spirit Wear items). Skate Night tickets will also be available for cash purchase during lunch periods next Thursday and Friday.

Parent Advocacy Handbook

 

The Parent Advocacy Handbook is for parents and guardians -- a child’s first teacher and advocate. It is believed that parents and guardians should advocate and support their children’s academic, social, and emotional growth from preschool through high school, and beyond.  Please click on the link below for your copy.

https://www.fcps.edu/parentadvocacyhandbook

Nov. 23 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

Still learning Schoology? 

Check out the abundance of resources for you and your child in our Langston Parent Course and in our Student Course!  

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery2 weeks 5 days ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We celebrated over 600 students for their academic and character achievements during first quarter.  See the list of students below and thank you for supporting your child in their performance at Langston Hughes.  Each grade level had an assembly to recognize these students where they heard a musical selection from our orchestra, got words of wisdom about the benefits of being grateful, and stood to get applause from their peers for their accomplishments.  I am thankful that we are able to safely gather to celebrate our school’s success.  Congratulations to all our honor recipients!

This week parents and students were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. Please complete the survey if you have strong feelings about the calendar for next year!  For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit the website.

Hoping everyone stays warm this weekend. 

Kindly,

Aimee Monticchio

All A Honor Roll Students

Click here for A Honor Roll.xlsx

AB Honor Roll Students

Click here for AB Honor Roll.xlsx

Panther Power Award Winners

Click here for Panther Power Award Winners .Panther Power Awards.xlsx

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

Outstanding Employee Awards

Langston Hughes parents/caregivers and students, you can nominate one of our staff members for an FCPS Outstanding Employee Award. The deadline is TODAY, November 18th,  at 4pm . All that you need to do is to use the links below and write a short paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

All that you need to do is to use the links below and write a short paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Questions? Email Michele Beard, Director of Student Services at [email protected].

Outstanding Teacher  Langston Hughes Outstanding Teacher Award

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher Langston Hughes Outstanding New Teacher Award

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal Langston Hughes Outstanding Principal Award

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)                                         

Outstanding Leader  Langston Hughes Outstanding School-based Leader Award

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a School-Based Administrator (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee  Langston Hughes Outstanding Professional Employee

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Dean of Students, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 Outstanding Operational Employee  Langston Hughes Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, Parent Liaisons

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

November 18

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

Next week students will take what they have learned in Second Step and create a SMART goal.  Students will enter their SMART goals into Naviance.  Naviance is a platform used to help students explore and track their academic and career plans.    Family conversation starter: Ask your student to show you their SMART goal and ask them how you can support them in achieving their goal.

Holiday meals are a special time when families come together. Can you help make the holidays special for a local family struggling with food insecurity? Since 2016, Food For Neighbors has been providing holiday meals to students in middle and high schools throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. For every $50 donated to the Food for Neighbors Holiday Meals Program, they will provide a $50 grocery store gift card for a local family to purchase a nutritious and delicious meal this season. To donate, visit FFN Holiday Meals Program.

Hunger is an unwelcome guest during the holidays and with your generosity, families throughout our community will experience the joy of gathering around a table together to enjoy a nice meal.

Did you know that FCPS has partnered with Tutor.com so students may access assistance on their schoolwork 24/7?  Learn “How It Works” and how to get started by exploring the FCPS Website!  Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Talking Points now available countywide.

What is Talking Points? Talking Points is an easy and safe way families can communicate your child’s school and teachers for free, in your correspondence language!  Amplify your conversations with your child about school with the help of Talking Points and easy access to what’s happening at Langston Hughes Middle School!

Talking Points for Families Video

 

Still learning Schoology? 

Check out the abundance of resources for you and your child in our Langston Parent Course and in our Student Course!  

Nov. 23 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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

“Youth Substance Use: Education, Prevention and Intervention.”

GovDelivery3 weeks 1 day ago

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Please join us at Langston Hughes on Tuesday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will host Monica Rogers, South Lakes Pyramid’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) for an important parent presentation titled “Youth Substance Use: Education, Prevention and Intervention.”

This is open to all pyramid parents and is not recommended for students. Bring neighbors and friends and come out to hear about his important topic. 

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery3 weeks 5 days ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Please join us at Langston Hughes on Tuesday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will host Monica Rogers, South Lakes Pyramid’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) for an important parent presentation titled “Youth Substance Use: Education, Prevention and Intervention.”

This is open to all pyramid parents and is not recommended for students. Bring neighbors and friends and come out to hear about his important topic. 

In light of the current nationwide opioid crisis, the presentation will have an opioid focus. Representatives of the Fairfax County Police Department will also be in attendance to answer any related questions. Additional topics to be addressed include:

  • The most often used substances by youth
  • Reasons youth use substances   
  • What substance use education, prevention, and intervention measures are offered to students in FCPS
  • What parents can do support their children
  • How to connect with county wide resources and supports

We look forward to seeing you there.

Aimee Monticchio

White House Ornaments are on the way! We have 11 left to sell. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in one. Those who completed the pre-order form will be contacted with payment and pick up details.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

Outstanding Employee Awards

 Langston Hughes parents/caregivers and students, you can nominate one of our staff members for an FCPS Outstanding Employee Award. The deadline is 4om on Friday, November 18th. All that you need to do is to use the links below and write a short paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Questions? Email Michele Beard, Director of Student Services at [email protected].

Outstanding Teacher  Langston Hughes Outstanding Teacher Award

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher Langston Hughes Outstanding New Teacher Award

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal Langston Hughes Outstanding Principal Award

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)                                         

Outstanding Leader  Langston Hughes Outstanding School-based Leader Award

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a School-Based Administrator (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee  Langston Hughes Outstanding Professional Employee

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Dean of Students, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 Outstanding Operational Employee  Langston Hughes Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, Parent Liaisons

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

November 11

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Application Window Closes Soon

Do you have an 8th grader interested in Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology?  The TJHSST application is now openThe last day to begin an application is Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00pm.  The application portal, course prerequisites, GPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Freshman Application Process.  Learn more about the process here:  TJHSST Freshman Admission Overview video.

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, please contact the Langston Hughes TJHSST Liaison Counselor, Marissa Brooks.

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

We will complete our first Second Step unit, Mindsets and Goals, on Monday, November 14.   Your student will put their knowledge about overcoming roadblocks into action by role playing tricky situations.   Family conversation starter: Tell your child about a time you had to try something new to overcome a roadblock, such as asking someone for help or looking at a problem with a different viewpoint. Tell your child what eventually helped you overcome that roadblock.

Parents and Caregivers,

 

 

If your student missed picture day, "Make-Up" picture day will be Thursday, November 17, 2022

Broadway Night 2023 Registration Now Open!  

South Lakes High School Chorus and Parents for the Choral Arts (PCA) are excited to announce the 2022-2023 edition of Broadway Night, a musical theatre intensive designed to give 5th – 8th  Grade Chorus and Performing Arts students an opportunity to perform in a Broadway themed musical revue. The experience includes working with professional choreographers and music directors.  Check out our promotional video to learn more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzGpAp_FbDc

This year there is no registration fee (only a t-shirt purchase is required).  Find details and register online at https://www.southlakeschorus.org/other-opportunities/broadway-night-2/ 

Contact [email protected] with any questions about Broadway Night 2023.

Holiday meals are a special time when families come together. Can you help make the holidays special for a local family struggling with food insecurity? Since 2016, Food For Neighbors has been providing holiday meals to students in middle and high schools throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. For every $50 donated to the Food for Neighbors Holiday Meals Program, they will provide a $50 grocery store gift card for a local family to purchase a nutritious and delicious meal this season. To donate, visit FFN Holiday Meals Program.

Hunger is an unwelcome guest during the holidays and with your generosity, families throughout our community will experience the joy of gathering around a table together to enjoy a nice meal.

Did you know that FCPS has partnered with Tutor.com so students may access assistance on their schoolwork 24/7?  Learn “How It Works” and how to get started by exploring the FCPS Website!  Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Talking Points now available countywide.

What is Talking Points? Talking Points is an easy and safe way families can communicate your child’s school and teachers for free, in your correspondence language!  Amplify your conversations with your child about school with the help of Talking Points and easy access to what’s happening at Langston Hughes Middle School!

Embed the attached Talking Points poster and FCPS Webpage and YouTube video for more information

Talking Points for Families Video

 

Still learning Schoology? 

Check out the abundance of resources for you and your child in our Langston Parent Course and in our Student Course!  

Nov. 23 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery1 month ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Parents and Caregivers,

We had a great ending to our First Quarter at Langston Hughes Middle School!  Besides all the spirit-filled and fun activities from last week, we calculated grades for the students. Parents and students will be able to see the first quarter grades on Wednesday, November 9th at 6 a.m. in Parent and Student Vue.

We congratulate our Honor Roll students.  We have 215 students with All A Report Cards and 326 students with A/B Report Cards!  These students will be recognized on November 15th.  We look forward to celebrating their great achievement. 

Do remember that next week school is closed for students Tuesday, November 8th and Friday, November 11th.

Enjoy another beautiful fall weekend!

Aimee Monticchio

The AVID Program is fundraising for the 8th grade field trip to Harrisonburg to visit 2 colleges in March. We are selling the official White House Christmas ornament. The ornament is pictured below. It also comes with a recipe card that you can scratch and smell gingerbread! Ornaments will be $25. I need to know how many to order, so please complete the form to pre-order. Pre-orders are due by Wednesday, November 9th. Thank you!

Link to include for the pre-order form: https://forms.gle/EGeRgZuAyCHrofqN7

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

November 4, 2022

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions

Do you have an 8th grader interested in Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology?  The TJHSST application is now openThe last day to begin an application is Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00pm.  The application portal, course prerequisites, GPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Freshman Application Process.  Learn more about the process here:  TJHSST Freshman Admission Overview video.

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, please contact the Langston Hughes TJHSST Liaison Counselor, Marissa Brooks.

 

Parents and Caregivers,

Langston Hughes Middle School SCHOOL PICTURES ARE ONLINE NOW!

 

The team at Victor O’Neill Studios would like to thank your school for a great picture day!

We are reaching out to inform you that student images are now online. 

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!

Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc

use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

Thank you!

Victor O'Neill Studios

If your student missed either day, "Make-Up" picture day will be Thursday, November 17, 2022

Holiday meals are a special time when families come together. Can you help make the holidays special for a local family struggling with food insecurity? Since 2016, Food For Neighbors has been providing holiday meals to students in middle and high schools throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. For every $50 donated to the Food for Neighbors Holiday Meals Program, they will provide a $50 grocery store gift card for a local family to purchase a nutritious and delicious meal this season. To donate, visit FFN Holiday Meals Program.

Hunger is an unwelcome guest during the holidays and with your generosity, families throughout our community will experience the joy of gathering around a table together to enjoy a nice meal.

Registration can be performed online at:

https://imaginationlibrary.com/

La inscripción se puede realizar en línea en:

https://imaginationlibrary.com/

Did you know that FCPS has partnered with Tutor.com so students may access assistance on their schoolwork 24/7?  Learn “How It Works” and how to get started by exploring the FCPS Website!  Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Talking Points now available countywide.

What is Talking Points? Talking Points is an easy and safe way families can communicate your child’s school and teachers for free, in your correspondence language!  Amplify your conversations with your child about school with the help of Talking Points and easy access to what’s happening at Langston Hughes Middle School!

Embed the attached Talking Points poster and FCPS Webpage and YouTube video for more information

Talking Points for Families Video

 

Still learning Schoology? 

Check out the abundance of resources for you and your child in our Langston Parent Course and in our Student Course!  

Nov 6: Daylight Savings - Clocks Fall Back 1 Hour

Nov 8 - Election Day - No School

Nov 11 - Student Holiday - Veterans Day

Nov. 23 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery1 month 1 week ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The students and teachers have built a POWERfful Panther community and worked hard throughout the first quarter, and we’ve ended the quarter with a bit of fun! We had our first school dance yesterday, and it was a great success. And today our staff displayed their spirit with a costume contest. Monday is a holiday for students while teachers work on entering final quarter grades. We look forward to a starting a strong second quarter. We will return to school on Tuesday, November 1st to a Blue Day schedule.

Aimee Monticchio

Principal, Langston Hughes MS

Parents,  Impact Aid forms were sent home with your student(s) on 10/19/2022. These forms need to be returned no later than Friday, November 4, 2022

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential. 

Watch the video to learn more about this process.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

In this week’s lesson students learned about overcoming roadblocks by using If-Then Plans.  Students learned how to create plans and adjust them, as needed.  Our next SEL lesson will be on Monday, November 7 and students will continue to explore strategies for overcoming roadblocks.  Family conversation starter: Ask your child to review their current grades in StudentVUE and encourage them to create an If-Then Plan around their academic progress.  You may also find it helpful to create family If-Then Plans around household responsibilities, etc.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology application will be available on Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm, to current 8th grade students.  The application portal, course prerequisites, GPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Freshman Application Process.  To learn more about the TJHSST admission process, please view this TJHSST Freshman Admission Overview video

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, please contact the Langston Hughes TJ Liaison Counselor, Marissa Brooks.

Parents and Caregivers,

Langston Hughes Middle School SCHOOL PICTURES ARE ONLINE NOW!

 

The team at Victor O’Neill Studios would like to thank your school for a great picture day!

We are reaching out to inform you that student images are now online. 

Any student who has not had a chance to order, it’s not too late!

Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc

use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures please email: [email protected]

Thank you!

Victor O'Neill Studios

If your student missed either day, "Make-Up" picture day will be Thursday, November 17, 2022

Reminder: 2023 yearbooks are on sale now!

This year we will have a student yearbook staff who will help Ms. Kerze and Ms. Burke create it. Buy now to save money and ensure you get one; there will be a limited number available!

 

Holiday meals are a special time when families come together. Can you help make the holidays special for a local family struggling with food insecurity? Since 2016, Food For Neighbors has been providing holiday meals to students in middle and high schools throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. For every $50 donated to the Food for Neighbors Holiday Meals Program, they will provide a $50 grocery store gift card for a local family to purchase a nutritious and delicious meal this season. To donate, visit FFN Holiday Meals Program.

Hunger is an unwelcome guest during the holidays and with your generosity, families throughout our community will experience the joy of gathering around a table together to enjoy a nice meal.

SLHS Winter Market 2022

The South Lakes High School Dance Team is excited to be hosting our first annual Winter Market this year! The Winter Market will be held at South Lakes High School on December 11th from 11:00-3:00pm. This will be a craft fair/farmer’s market style event with many local vendors and will be a great time for people to do their holiday shopping. There will be door prizes, a photo opportunity with our school mascot, a hot chocolate bar, and a kid’s craft area!

If you are interested, booth registration is $80 (this price will increase to $100 after November 27th). Upon registering, you will receive an email with an information form to fill out as well as further details about this event. 

Link to register: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/checkout/getproduct?clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&buttonID=bcc6f25a-0581-4896-95d7-b38a87f1721e 

Please email Catherine McDermott at [email protected] with any questions and feel free to send this information to any local vendors you may know!

Red Ribbon Week & Halloween

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and Red Ribbon Week is October 23- October 31. Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the DEA, is when young people pledge to live drug-free lives and show their commitment by wearing a red ribbon. Some of our very own elementary schools will be wearing red ribbons, to show their respect for Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Mexican-American DEA agent, who was murdered while working to expose drug traffickers. 

Parents, you can help prevent substance use more than you know. The Fairfax County Youth Survey shows that students who say there are caring adults present in their lives are significantly less likely to engage in risky behaviors or report poor mental health conditions.

Now that Halloween is approaching, it’s time to remind your students that drugs are often made to entice young people to use (e.g. marijuana edibles, colorful packaging, rainbow fentanyl). The younger a person begins to use drugs, the more difficult it is for them to abstain later in life (NIH).

Sources & Resources:

DEA

DEA Fentanyl Gallery

Fairfax CSB Opioid Info

REVIVE Training for Opioid Overdoses     

FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Fairfax County Youth Survey

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270 and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @FCPSSAPS.

For further Information & support:

Monica Rogers, CSAC, QMHP-C/A

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

Did you know that FCPS has partnered with Tutor.com so students may access assistance on their schoolwork 24/7?  Learn “How It Works” and how to get started by exploring the FCPS Website!  Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

Talking Points now available countywide.

What is Talking Points? Talking Points is an easy and safe way families can communicate your child’s school and teachers for free, in your correspondence language!  Amplify your conversations with your child about school with the help of Talking Points and easy access to what’s happening at Langston Hughes Middle School!

Embed the attached Talking Points poster and FCPS Webpage and YouTube video for more information

Talking Points for Families Video

 

Still learning Schoology? 

Check out the abundance of resources for you and your child in our Langston Parent Course and in our Student Course!  

Oct 31: Student Holiday

Nov 6: Daylight Savings - Clocks Fall Back 1 Hour

Nov. 23 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery1 month 2 weeks ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This week we had our first POWER Parties where are students who exhibited POWER traits for the past month were able to get 30 minutes of free time in a zone of their choice with some fun activities like watching a movie, dancing, playing board games and card games, or playing sports. We're happy to recognize the students for their positive engagement in the community at Langston Hughes Middle School.

This afternoon the South Lakes homecoming parade will feature some Langston Panthers to include our mascots. We hope you'll bring the family out to watch the parade. As a reminder, if students head over to the football game at the high school, they must be accompanied by an adult to buy a ticket to enter. We thank you for your support of the South Lakes High School school-sponsored event. Go Seahawks!

Aimee Monticchio

Principal

Langston Hughes Middle School

Parents,  Impact Aid forms were sent home with your student(s) on 10/19/2022. These forms need to be returned no later than Friday, November 4, 2022

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential. 

Watch the video to learn more about this process.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

End of 1st Quarter

The first quarter of the school year ends on October 28th. That day will be an 2 hour early release day. The school day for students ends at 12:15. There is a teacher workday and no school for students on Monday, October 31st so that teachers can enter 1st Quarter grades.

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Mental Wellness at Langston Hughes

SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Screener

The FCPS SEL Screener was given during Connections this week The screener collects information about students’ mindset, skills, and attitudes that impact their success in and out of school.  Results will be sent to parents in late fall. SEL Screener questions

ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell an Adult) Program and Wellness Screening for 7th Grade Students  

On October 25th and 26th our clinical support team will be introducing a county-approved wellness screening curriculum to our 7th grade students during health and PE classes The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a peer, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of our school.   During the program, students will watch a video which will help students to identify signs of depression and distress in themselves and others, as well as what to do if they, or someone they know, are experiencing these symptoms. Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk. Students will complete a brief depression screening tool. This tool cannot provide a diagnosis of depression but does indicate whether a young person should be referred for evaluation by a mental health professional.  We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn. Parents can also view video resources here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5e27-ocGBHqSSvbIIL9-1Ibr8gutAe5k

Social Emotional Health Lessons in Health and Physical Education Classes

The social emotional portion of the health curriculum will be during the second quarter of school. If you would like to opt out your student, please fill out the first part of the form that's titled Emotional Social Health. The Opt-Out forms are on the all-parent Schoology and your student's PE Schoology site. Students may also request a hard copy from their PE teacher. If you do not want to remove your child from Emotional Social Health, then you do not need to fill out this form. We had a phenomenal start to the 1st quarter Health/PE and hope to continue this strong start into the second quarter!

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

In this week’s lesson students learned about overcoming roadblocks by using If-Then Plans.  Students learned how to create plans and adjust them, as needed.  Our next SEL lesson will be on Monday, November 7 and students will continue to explore strategies for overcoming roadblocks.  Family conversation starter: Ask your child to review their current grades in StudentVUE and encourage them to create an If-Then Plan around their academic progress.  You may also find it helpful to create family If-Then Plans around household responsibilities, etc.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology application will be available on Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm, to current 8th grade students.  The application portal, course prerequisites, GPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Freshman Application Process.  To learn more about the TJHSST admission process, please view this TJHSST Freshman Admission Overview video

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, please contact the Langston Hughes TJ Liaison Counselor, Marissa Brooks.

Parents and Caregivers,

Families can order photos using this link: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000942204. You must know your students ID number.

Photos will be mailed directly to your home.

Please contact: [email protected] should you have any questions.

If your student missed either day, "Make-Up" picture day will be Thursday, November 17, 2022

Reminder: 2023 yearbooks are on sale now!

This year we will have a student yearbook staff who will help Ms. Kerze and Ms. Burke create it. Buy now to save money and ensure you get one; there will be a limited number available!

 

Langston Hughes After-School

Students who plan to attend after school activities must be registered in the after school program. Please make sure your child is registered prior to staying after.

Here’s the link to register: https://forms.gle/jkUdc4Hx1cnAE3C46

Here’s the link to the Club List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkDtOVASo9Dvoamwm4h56r84B5gWzoR6dX6iawunMiU/edit?usp=sharing

Young Entrepreneurs: Sports, Music, Fashion and more

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

This weekly after-school activity is for boys and girls who may be interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship, using sports, fashion and music as the primary topics to engage students. Interactive, workshop style sessions would be led by guest speakers from the community with business experience and supported by high school student volunteers who participate in clubs or coursework that focus on similar topics (entrepreneurship, athletic leadership, fashion / ‘merch’ and music recording).

Helping students understand how to connect the dots between whatever they are passionate about and entrepreneurial / business opportunities in the future is a target learning objective for this program. Participants can also learn about the clubs and courses available in high school where they can learn more, build their network, and get involved in extra-curricular activities

Tutor.com

Students have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family.

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

See here for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further Information & support:

Monica Rogers, [email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Oct 21: SLHS Homecoming Parade & Homecoming football game

Oct 24: Holiday (Diwali) - No School

Oct 28: End of First Quarter, 2-hour early release

Oct 31: Student Holiday

Nov. 23 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Parents and Caregivers,

We hope to see many of you at the Monday PTA Meeting that includes a short presentation on Encouraging Healthy Relationships by our Assistant Principal, Sharon Duncan Hudspeth.   The meeting is at 7p.m. both in person and via Zoom.

Next week we will celebrate the community with Spirit Days.  Students will get their 22-23 Langston t-shirt for Friday. See the spirit days below, which will also be in Schoology for students to reference as the week goes on. 

Monday- All Orange

Tuesday-Twin PJ Day

Wednesday-Hippie Day

Thursday-Sports Day

Friday-School T-shirt Day

We look forward to seeing the community come together and demonstrate our pride and spirit for our school. 


Sincerely,
Aimee Monticchio

SPIRIT WEEEK OCTOBER 17 - 21

REMINDER:

PTA Meeting. Monday. October 17 @ 7PM

Parents and Caregivers,

Thursday, October 6th and Friday October 7th was school picture day. Families can order photos using this link: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000942204. You must know your students ID number.

Photos will be mailed directly to your home.

Please contact: [email protected] should you have any questions.

If your student missed either day, "Make-Up" picture day will be Thursday, November 17, 2022

Reminder: 2023 yearbooks are on sale now!

This year we will have a student yearbook staff who will help Ms. Kerze and Ms. Burke create it. Buy now to save money and ensure you get one; there will be a limited number available!

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential. 

Watch the video to learn more about this process.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell an Adult) Program and Wellness Screening

On October 25th and 26th our clinical support team will be introducing a county-approved wellness screening curriculum to our 7th grade students during health and PE classes The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a peer, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of our school.   During the program, students will watch a video which will help students to identify signs of depression and distress in themselves and others, as well as what to do if they, or someone they know, are experiencing these symptoms. Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk. Students will complete a brief depression screening tool. This tool cannot provide a diagnosis of depression but does indicate whether a young person should be referred for evaluation by a mental health professional.  We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn. Parents can also view video resources here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5e27-ocGBHqSSvbIIL9-1Ibr8gutAe5k If you would like your child to Opt Out or would like more information, please contact our school psychologist, Miranda Carlson at [email protected].

Programa ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell an Adult) y Evaluación de Bienestar

El 25 y 26 de octubre, durante la clase de educación física, nuestro equipo de apoyo clínico presentará a los estudiantes del 7º grado un plan de estudios de evaluación de bienestar que ha sido aprobado por el condado. Los objetivos de este programa son educar a los estudiantes sobre los signos y síntomas de la depresión, para que los estudiantes sepan qué hacer si tienen preocupaciones sobre sí mismos o sobre un compañero, y para conectar a los estudiantes que puedan necesitar apoyo con recursos dentro y fuera de nuestra escuela. Durante el programa, los estudiantes verán un video que los ayudará a identificar signos de depresión y angustia en ellos mismos y en los demás, así como qué hacer si ellos, o alguien que conocen, experimenta estos síntomas. Los estudiantes verán videos apropiados para su edad y participarán en una discusión guiada sobre depresión, suicidio y qué hacer si están preocupados por un amigo. Después del video, los estudiantes completarán una hoja de respuesta que les pregunta si les gustaría hablar con un adulto sobre cualquier inquietud. El personal de la escuela llevará a cabo reuniones breves con cualquier estudiante que solicite hablar. Los estudiantes completarán una breve herramienta de detección de depresión. Esta herramienta no puede proporcionar un diagnóstico de depresión, pero indica si un joven debe ser derivado para que lo evalúe un profesional de la salud mental. Lo alentamos a que visite www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent para obtener información sobre las señales de advertencia del suicidio juvenil, recursos útiles y algunos de los mensajes clave que aprenderán los estudiantes. Los padres también pueden ver recursos de video aquí: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5e27-ocGBHqSSvbIIL9-1Ibr8gutAe5k Si desea optar que su hijo no participe o desea obtener más información, comuníquese con nuestra psicóloga escolar, Miranda Carlson al [email protected].

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

Langston Hughes After-School

Students who plan to attend after school activities must be registered in the after school program. Please make sure your child is registered prior to staying after.

Here’s the link to register: https://forms.gle/jkUdc4Hx1cnAE3C46

Here’s the link to the Club List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkDtOVASo9Dvoamwm4h56r84B5gWzoR6dX6iawunMiU/edit?usp=sharing

Young Entrepreneurs: Sports, Music, Fashion and more

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

This weekly after-school activity is for boys and girls who may be interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship, using sports, fashion and music as the primary topics to engage students. Interactive, workshop style sessions would be led by guest speakers from the community with business experience and supported by high school student volunteers who participate in clubs or coursework that focus on similar topics (entrepreneurship, athletic leadership, fashion / ‘merch’ and music recording).

Helping students understand how to connect the dots between whatever they are passionate about and entrepreneurial / business opportunities in the future is a target learning objective for this program. Participants can also learn about the clubs and courses available in high school where they can learn more, build their network, and get involved in extra-curricular activities

Tutor.com

Students have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family.

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

See here for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further Information & support:

Monica Rogers, [email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

On your mark! Get set! Go!! The SLHS PTSA Food Pantry will be hosting its 5th Annual “Do It Your Way 0.5K” on October 16th from 2-4pm at Lake Anne Plaza. Join us for the fun, donuts, live raffle, and the most rewarding 650 steps you’ll take all year. Register online here. All proceeds go directly toward food, toiletries, and other necessities for SLHS pyramid families in need. A few Pantry facts:

  • 1 MILLION: Pounds of food and toiletries distributed since April 2017
  • 275+: Students and families served weekly
  • 76,200+: Bags of food and toiletries distributed since opening

 

Oct 17: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Oct 21: SLHS Homecoming Parade & Homecoming football game

Oct 24: Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 28: End of First Quarter, 2-hour early release

Oct 31: Student Holiday

Nov. 23 thru 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery2 months ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Today we were grateful that the sun had dried up our fields, and the new South Lakes practice turf field was ready for our Middle School Break. The students enjoy a chance to head outside for some fresh air, sports, or just downtime with friends. We are so fortunate to share the campus with South Lakes and benefit from our shared spaces.


Just last year we were winding up the renovation of the building. The students are doing a nice job of treating the space with respect, keeping it clean, and picking up after themselves. We are also grateful for our hard-working custodial staff that takes pride in making our spaces shine. It is Custodian Appreciation Week, and we appreciate them every day!


As a reminder, Monday is a student holiday for the recognition of the Indigenous People of our nation. We hope you enjoy time together as a family in what looks to be a beautiful fall weekend.


Sincerely,
Aimee Monticchio

Parents and Caregivers,

On Thursday, October 6th and Friday October 7th students had photos taken.  Families can preorder using this link: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000942204. You must know your students ID number.

Photos will be mailed directly to your home.

Please contact: [email protected] should you have any questions.

If your student missed either day, "Make-Up" picture day will be Thursday, November 17, 2022

Reminder: 2023 yearbooks are on sale now!

This year we will have a student yearbook staff who will help Ms. Kerze and Ms. Burke create it. Buy now to save money and ensure you get one; there will be a limited number available!

 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell an Adult) Program and Wellness Screening

On October 25th and 26th our clinical support team will be introducing a county-approved wellness screening curriculum to our 7th grade students during health and PE classes The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a peer, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of our school.   During the program, students will watch a video which will help students to identify signs of depression and distress in themselves and others, as well as what to do if they, or someone they know, are experiencing these symptoms. Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk. Students will complete a brief depression screening tool. This tool cannot provide a diagnosis of depression but does indicate whether a young person should be referred for evaluation by a mental health professional.  We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn. Parents can also view video resources here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5e27-ocGBHqSSvbIIL9-1Ibr8gutAe5k If you would like your child to Opt Out or would like more information, please contact our school psychologist, Miranda Carlson at [email protected].

Programa ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell an Adult) y Evaluación de Bienestar

El 25 y 26 de octubre, durante la clase de educación física, nuestro equipo de apoyo clínico presentará a los estudiantes del 7º grado un plan de estudios de evaluación de bienestar que ha sido aprobado por el condado. Los objetivos de este programa son educar a los estudiantes sobre los signos y síntomas de la depresión, para que los estudiantes sepan qué hacer si tienen preocupaciones sobre sí mismos o sobre un compañero, y para conectar a los estudiantes que puedan necesitar apoyo con recursos dentro y fuera de nuestra escuela. Durante el programa, los estudiantes verán un video que los ayudará a identificar signos de depresión y angustia en ellos mismos y en los demás, así como qué hacer si ellos, o alguien que conocen, experimenta estos síntomas. Los estudiantes verán videos apropiados para su edad y participarán en una discusión guiada sobre depresión, suicidio y qué hacer si están preocupados por un amigo. Después del video, los estudiantes completarán una hoja de respuesta que les pregunta si les gustaría hablar con un adulto sobre cualquier inquietud. El personal de la escuela llevará a cabo reuniones breves con cualquier estudiante que solicite hablar. Los estudiantes completarán una breve herramienta de detección de depresión. Esta herramienta no puede proporcionar un diagnóstico de depresión, pero indica si un joven debe ser derivado para que lo evalúe un profesional de la salud mental. Lo alentamos a que visite www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent para obtener información sobre las señales de advertencia del suicidio juvenil, recursos útiles y algunos de los mensajes clave que aprenderán los estudiantes. Los padres también pueden ver recursos de video aquí: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5e27-ocGBHqSSvbIIL9-1Ibr8gutAe5k Si desea optar que su hijo no participe o desea obtener más información, comuníquese con nuestra psicóloga escolar, Miranda Carlson al [email protected].

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

Our SEL lessons will continue on Monday, October 17 and students will explore ways to overcome roadblocks.

If you have any questions about Second Step Middle School, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.  Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community.

Promoting Digital Wellness

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is hosting a free webinar about Digital Wellness on October 14 from 10:00-11:30am.  Parents and caretakers can register for the webinar and learn about additional resources by clicking here: FCPS Parent Resource Center

Veteran's Day Speaker Interest Form  

We are planning a Veteran's Day school event for our students during the week of Thursday, November 10.  We would love to have Veteran's connected to the LHMS community speak at the event.  If you are interested in potentially participating, please submit your information on this form by October 14th.  Mr. Blocker will be in touch with you and share more details shortly, and can be reached at 703-715-3638 or [email protected] .  Thank you for your interest!

Veteran’s Day Sign up Link - https://forms.gle/xoyzTSjLeArGzJX56

Langston Hughes After-School

Students who plan to attend after school activities must be registered in the after school program. Please make sure your child is registered prior to staying after.

Here’s the link to register: https://forms.gle/jkUdc4Hx1cnAE3C46

Here’s the link to the Club List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkDtOVASo9Dvoamwm4h56r84B5gWzoR6dX6iawunMiU/edit?usp=sharing

Young Entrepreneurs: Sports, Music, Fashion and more

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

This weekly after-school activity is for boys and girls who may be interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship, using sports, fashion and music as the primary topics to engage students. Interactive, workshop style sessions would be led by guest speakers from the community with business experience and supported by high school student volunteers who participate in clubs or coursework that focus on similar topics (entrepreneurship, athletic leadership, fashion / ‘merch’ and music recording).

Helping students understand how to connect the dots between whatever they are passionate about and entrepreneurial / business opportunities in the future is a target learning objective for this program. Participants can also learn about the clubs and courses available in high school where they can learn more, build their network, and get involved in extra-curricular activities

Tutor.com

Students have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family.

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. 

See here for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services

Register for the Digital Wellness Webinar

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) Introduction

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

Key roles of a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug education for students, parents, and the Fairfax County Community
  • Intervention services upon violation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook or suspected substance use involvement
  • Assessing a student’s level of substance use and, if appropriate, making referrals to the Fairfax Community Service Board for additional services or other community resources as appropriate
  • Group and individual prevention services for students, staff, parents, and the Fairfax County community
  • Most importantly, building positive relationships with students to provide support and encouragement

Resources:

Free Virtual Parent Support Group

Free Online Narcan Training for Opioid Overdoses

Free Lock Boxes for Medications & Firearms

Spiritual Support by Phone for Adults

Spanish Podcast: Tips on How Parents Play an Important Role in Substance Abuse Prevention

Juvenile Court Parent Support Group

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

 

For further Information & support:

Monica Rogers, [email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

On your mark! Get set! Go!! The SLHS PTSA Food Pantry will be hosting its 5th Annual “Do It Your Way 0.5K” on October 16th from 2-4pm at Lake Anne Plaza. Join us for the fun, donuts, live raffle, and the most rewarding 650 steps you’ll take all year. Register online here. All proceeds go directly toward food, toiletries, and other necessities for SLHS pyramid families in need. A few Pantry facts:

  • 1 MILLION: Pounds of food and toiletries distributed since April 2017
  • 275+: Students and families served weekly
  • 76,200+: Bags of food and toiletries distributed since opening

 

Oct 10: Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Oct 17: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Oct 21: SLHS Homecoming Parade & Homecoming football game

Oct 24: Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 28: End of First Quarter, 2-hour early release

Oct 31: Student Holiday

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Most of our 7th graders walked down to Difficult Run and Snake’s Den for the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. The Reston Association supported the hands-on learning, and our science 7 teachers organized and supervised the experience for our students. It was a wonderful week for learning in nature! See some fun pictures below.

Also from the South Lakes Athletic Department: Tonight, the South Lakes High School football game will kick off at 6:00 p.m. in anticipation of the weather. Please note that middle and elementary students must now be accompanied by an adult who supervises them for the duration of the event. If your student attempts to attend without at least one adult, they will be turned away at the ticket booth. Also, there are no backpacks/food/drink/athletic equipment allowed in the stadium. We love when Hughes Panthers attend our games, and hope they are good representatives of our community. Lastly, at the conclusion of the game, all spectators are expected to leave South Lakes in a timely fashion.

We wish our South Lakes Seahawks much success against Lake Braddock tonight!

Aimee Monticchio

Congratulations to Our Summer FCPS CARES Winners

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Six winners were selected for July and August.

One of the winners is Maggie Endler, a physical education teacher from Hughes Middle School. A parent shared that her daughter had an injury the first week of school. The parent notified Ms. Endler, who took her daughter aside to discuss ways she could modify the class with her in mind. “She made sure to not embarrass her in front of the other students,” the parent said. “My daughter felt cared for and that individuals matter to teachers in her school!"

School Picture Day is coming Thursday October 6th & Friday October 7th 2022  . Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Pictures will be mailed directly to your home.  Please us the link below to order photos of your student.

 https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000942204

For questions about ordering school pictures please email [email protected]

 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell an Adult) Program and Wellness Screening

On October 25th and 26th our clinical support team will be introducing a county-approved wellness screening curriculum to our 7th grade students during health and PE classes The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a peer, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of our school.   During the program, students will watch a video which will help students to identify signs of depression and distress in themselves and others, as well as what to do if they, or someone they know, are experiencing these symptoms. Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk. Students will complete a brief depression screening tool. This tool cannot provide a diagnosis of depression but does indicate whether a young person should be referred for evaluation by a mental health professional.  We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn. Parents can also view video resources here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5e27-ocGBHqSSvbIIL9-1Ibr8gutAe5k If you would like your child to Opt Out or would like more information, please contact our school psychologist, Miranda Carlson at [email protected].

Programa ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell an Adult) y Evaluación de Bienestar

El 25 y 26 de octubre, durante la clase de educación física, nuestro equipo de apoyo clínico presentará a los estudiantes del 7º grado un plan de estudios de evaluación de bienestar que ha sido aprobado por el condado. Los objetivos de este programa son educar a los estudiantes sobre los signos y síntomas de la depresión, para que los estudiantes sepan qué hacer si tienen preocupaciones sobre sí mismos o sobre un compañero, y para conectar a los estudiantes que puedan necesitar apoyo con recursos dentro y fuera de nuestra escuela. Durante el programa, los estudiantes verán un video que los ayudará a identificar signos de depresión y angustia en ellos mismos y en los demás, así como qué hacer si ellos, o alguien que conocen, experimenta estos síntomas. Los estudiantes verán videos apropiados para su edad y participarán en una discusión guiada sobre depresión, suicidio y qué hacer si están preocupados por un amigo. Después del video, los estudiantes completarán una hoja de respuesta que les pregunta si les gustaría hablar con un adulto sobre cualquier inquietud. El personal de la escuela llevará a cabo reuniones breves con cualquier estudiante que solicite hablar. Los estudiantes completarán una breve herramienta de detección de depresión. Esta herramienta no puede proporcionar un diagnóstico de depresión, pero indica si un joven debe ser derivado para que lo evalúe un profesional de la salud mental. Lo alentamos a que visite www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent para obtener información sobre las señales de advertencia del suicidio juvenil, recursos útiles y algunos de los mensajes clave que aprenderán los estudiantes. Los padres también pueden ver recursos de video aquí: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5e27-ocGBHqSSvbIIL9-1Ibr8gutAe5k Si desea optar que su hijo no participe o desea obtener más información, comuníquese con nuestra psicóloga escolar, Miranda Carlson al [email protected].

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

Our next lesson, on October 3, is Identifying Roadblocks.  Your child will identify and distinguish between internal and external obstacles (or “roadblocks”) that can get in their way when working toward goals. Family conversation starter: Tell your child about a roadblock you encountered when you were working toward a goal, and if you had control over the roadblock.

If you have any questions about Second Step Middle School, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.  Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community

World Language Credit Exam

The 2022 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included: American Sign Language (ASL), Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact your school counselor to register.

7th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Karen Bach [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Phyllis Degraffenried [email protected]

8th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Marissa Brooks [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Mark Blocker [email protected]

Veteran's Day Speaker Interest Form  

We are planning a Veteran's Day school event for our students during the week of Thursday, November 10.  We would love to have Veteran's connected to the LHMS community speak at the event.  If you are interested in potentially participating, please submit your information on this form by October 14th.  Mr. Blocker will be in touch with you and share more details shortly, and can be reached at 703-715-3638 or [email protected] .  Thank you for your interest!

Veteran’s Day Sign up Link - https://forms.gle/xoyzTSjLeArGzJX56

Reston Community Center is giving Hughes MS 12 pairs of tickets to see Trout Fishing in America; if you are interested in receiving a pair of tickets to enjoy the show with your student, click on the link to sign-up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4AACAC2AA7FE3-trout

The first 12 persons to sign-up will be contacted by the Reston Community Center with instructions on how to get your tickets.

Langston Hughes After-School

Students who plan to attend after school activities must be registered in the after school program. Please make sure your child is registered prior to staying after.

Here’s the link to register: https://forms.gle/jkUdc4Hx1cnAE3C46

Here’s the link to the Club List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkDtOVASo9Dvoamwm4h56r84B5gWzoR6dX6iawunMiU/edit?usp=sharing

Young Entrepreneurs: Sports, Music, Fashion and more

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

This weekly after-school activity is for boys and girls who may be interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship, using sports, fashion and music as the primary topics to engage students. Interactive, workshop style sessions would be led by guest speakers from the community with business experience and supported by high school student volunteers who participate in clubs or coursework that focus on similar topics (entrepreneurship, athletic leadership, fashion / ‘merch’ and music recording).

Helping students understand how to connect the dots between whatever they are passionate about and entrepreneurial / business opportunities in the future is a target learning objective for this program. Participants can also learn about the clubs and courses available in high school where they can learn more, build their network, and get involved in extra-curricular activities

Attention families - looking for a flexible for a flexible and part-time position at Hughes Middle School? FCPS is hiring AVID tutors for the 2022-2023 school year.  AVID tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 middle school students during the school day in an academic elective class called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) led by Ms. Burke. These groups use higher order questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

Tutors earn $18.42 per hour and must be currently enrolled in college or be college graduates. If interested, please email your resume to Karen Huffman at [email protected]

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Most of you know that every year we hold one Fundraiser for the SLHS PTSA Food Pantry - it’s the Do it Your Way 0.5k. As we like to say it’s the best 650 steps, you’ll take all year!

Join us, October 16 for the 5th Annual SLHS PTSA Food Pantry's "Do It Your Way 0.5K." This year participate in person or virtually. When & Where:  In Person event: October 16, 2-4 pm at Reston's Lake Anne Plaza Virtually: all weekend long, any location you want

If you are interest or would like more information, please click the here registration so that you can see a little more about the event.

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Oct 5: Holiday (Yom Kippur)

Oct 6 & 7 - Picture Day

Oct 10: Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Oct 17: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Oct 21: SLHS Homecoming Parade & Homecoming football game

Oct 24: Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 28: End of First Quarter, 2-hour early release

Oct 31: Student Holiday

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our students completed their Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) in Reading and Math 7 or 8. The results will be analyzed by the teachers to focus our instruction on areas of need for our students. We appreciate your support of these tests and the schoolwork that will prepare our students to be strong readers and mathematicians. Our intervention programs are Lexia and Mathspace. You can encourage your student to complete modules at home when they have some down time.

Next week our science 7 students will enjoy a walking fieldtrip to a watershed. The weather looks glorious. If you are able, please consider chaperoning for a half day. Details are below.

Aimee Monticchio

School Picture Day is coming Thursday October 6th & Friday October 7th 2022  . Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. Pictures will be mailed directly to your home.  Please us the link below to order photos of your student.

 https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000942204

For questions about ordering school pictures please email [email protected]

 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

World Language Credit Exam

The 2022 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included: American Sign Language (ASL), Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact your school counselor to register.

7th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Karen Bach [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Phyllis Degraffenried [email protected]

8th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Marissa Brooks [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Mark Blocker [email protected]

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

We will continue our unit on Mindsets and Goals in October.  Our next lesson, on October 3, is Identifying Roadblocks.  Your child will identify and distinguish between internal and external obstacles (or “roadblocks”) that can get in their way when working toward goals. Family conversation starter: Tell your child about a roadblock you encountered when you were working toward a goal, and if you had control over the roadblock.

If you have any questions about Second Step Middle School, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.  Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community

 SEL Screener

Students will take the Social Emotional Learning Screener on Friday, October 21 during Connections class (4th period).  By offering the SEL Screener and seeking to understand how students feel about themselves, we are valuing students’ voices and honoring their input as they develop critical skills.  Click here to learn more about the SEL Screener.  Students took home an SEL Notification Letter and Opt-Out form.  Click here to view that SEL Notification Letter and Opt-Out Form.  If you would like to opt your student out of the screener, please complete the form and return to Marissa Brooks

Veteran's Day Speaker Interest Form  

We are planning a Veteran's Day school event for our students during the week of Thursday, November 10.  We would love to have Veteran's connected to the LHMS community speak at the event.  If you are interested in potentially participating, please submit your information on this form by October 14th.  Mr. Blocker will be in touch with you and share more details shortly, and can be reached at 703-715-3638 or [email protected] .  Thank you for your interest!

Veteran’s Day Sign up Link - https://forms.gle/xoyzTSjLeArGzJX56

Chaperones needed! Our 7th graders are scheduled to participate in a fun, hands-on science field trip Weds-Thurs, Sep 28-29. Chaperones are needed to escort students to stations set up down by Glade Stream/Snakeden Branch (behind South Lakes High School) and to move them between stations manned by professional scientists and naturalist from U.S. Geological Survey and Reston Association. We are running unusually short on volunteers this year.  Our most desperate need is for the following sessions: (1) Weds Sep 28 session (7:15-10:45am), (2) Weds Sep 28 afternoon session (10:30-2:15pm), and (3) Thurs Sep 29 afternoon session (10:30-2:15pm).  Please consider supporting our school and community by enabling us to offer our students this unique opportunity to engage in real world science guided by real world scientists .... You may even learn something yourself!  (NOTE: Chaperones will need to be able to walk ~1mile round trip and handle low hills.)

To volunteer or obtain more information, contact Jeanette Thomas at [email protected]

Langston Hughes After-School

Students who plan to attend after school activities must be registered in the after school program. Please make sure your child is registered prior to staying after.

Here’s the link to register: https://forms.gle/jkUdc4Hx1cnAE3C46

Here’s the link to the Club List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkDtOVASo9Dvoamwm4h56r84B5gWzoR6dX6iawunMiU/edit?usp=sharing

Young Entrepreneurs: Sports, Music, Fashion and more

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

This weekly after-school activity is for boys and girls who may be interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship, using sports, fashion and music as the primary topics to engage students. Interactive, workshop style sessions would be led by guest speakers from the community with business experience and supported by high school student volunteers who participate in clubs or coursework that focus on similar topics (entrepreneurship, athletic leadership, fashion / ‘merch’ and music recording).

Helping students understand how to connect the dots between whatever they are passionate about and entrepreneurial / business opportunities in the future is a target learning objective for this program. Participants can also learn about the clubs and courses available in high school where they can learn more, build their network, and get involved in extra-curricular activities

Attention families - looking for a flexible for a flexible and part-time position at Hughes Middle School? FCPS is hiring AVID tutors for the 2022-2023 school year.  AVID tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 middle school students during the school day in an academic elective class called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) led by Ms. Burke. These groups use higher order questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

Tutors earn $18.42 per hour and must be currently enrolled in college or be college graduates. If interested, please email your resume to Karen Huffman at [email protected]

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Most of you know that every year we hold one Fundraiser for the SLHS PTSA Food Pantry - it’s the Do it Your Way 0.5k. As we like to say it’s the best 650 steps, you’ll take all year!

Join us, October 16 for the 5th Annual SLHS PTSA Food Pantry's "Do It Your Way 0.5K." This year participate in person or virtually. When & Where:  In Person event: October 16, 2-4 pm at Reston's Lake Anne Plaza Virtually: all weekend long, any location you want

If you are interest or would like more information, please click the here registration so that you can see a little more about the event.

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Sept 26: Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah

Oct 5: Holiday (Yom Kippur)

Oct 6 & 7 - Picture Day

Oct 10: Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Oct 17: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Oct 21: SLHS Homecoming Parade & Homecoming football game

Oct 24: Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 28: End of First Quarter, 2-hour early release

Oct 31: Student Holiday

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Parents and Caregivers,


We’ve enjoyed the fall temperatures this week as we gather for our Middle School break on the fields and outdoor spaces. Soon we will have a brand-new turf field to use for break and PE classes!


Next week your student will be sitting for the Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) in their English and math 7 and 8 classes. These results will guide our instruction for each child to maximize their learning during the school year. Please support your child by reinforcing that they try their best to show what they know. The test shouldn’t take longer than a 90 min block.


Also, on Monday, we hope to see many of you at the September PTA meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 pm with School Psychologist, Miranda Carlson, and School Counselor, Marissa Brooks. They will discuss the annual mental health screener as well as the social-emotional lessons our students and teachers will tackle together this year. Spanish and Arabic translating services will be available at the meeting.


This Sunday it’s a perfect day for MOD Pizza. Proceeds will support your PTA. Order anytime Sunday from MOD Pizza in Plaza America and part of the sales will go toward our school! Click here  for details on how to order.


Aimee Monticchio

Chaperones needed! Our 7th graders are scheduled to participate in a fun, hands-on science field trip Weds-Thurs, Sep 28-29. Chaperones are needed to escort students to stations set up down by Glade Stream/Snakeden Branch (behind South Lakes High School) and to move them between stations manned by professional scientists and naturalist from U.S. Geological Survey and Reston Association. We are running unusually short on volunteers this year.  Our most desperate need is for the following sessions: (1) Weds Sep 28 session (7:15-10:45am), (2) Weds Sep 28 afternoon session (10:30-2:15pm), and (3) Thurs Sep 29 afternoon session (10:30-2:15pm).  Please consider supporting our school and community by enabling us to offer our students this unique opportunity to engage in real world science guided by real world scientists .... You may even learn something yourself!  (NOTE: Chaperones will need to be able to walk ~1mile round trip and handle low hills.)

To volunteer or obtain more information, contact Jeanette Thomas at [email protected]

Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth 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 – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.

World Language Credit Exam

The 2022 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included: American Sign Language (ASL), Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact your school counselor to register.

7th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Karen Bach [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Phyllis Degraffenried [email protected]

8th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Marissa Brooks [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Mark Blocker [email protected]

 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions

Are you interested in learning about the TJHSST admissions process?  Please view this TJHSST Freshman Admission Overview video.  The THJSST application will be available on Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm, to current 8th grade students.  The application portal, course prerequisites, GPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Freshman Application Process.

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, please contact the Langston Hughes TJHSST Liaison Counselor, Marissa Brooks.

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

Next week we will continue our unit on Mindsets and Goals.  Our next lesson, on September 19, is Learning from Mistakes and Failures.  When your child does difficult things, they may initially make mistakes and fail, but these mistakes can be chances to learn and grow.  Family conversation starter: Tell your child about a mistake you made in the past and what you learned from it. Ask your child to tell you about a mistake they made and what they learned from it.

If you have any questions about Second Step Middle School, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.  Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community

 

Attention families - looking for a flexible for a flexible and part-time position at Hughes Middle School? FCPS is hiring AVID tutors for the 2022-2023 school year.  AVID tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 middle school students during the school day in an academic elective class called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) led by Ms. Burke. These groups use higher order questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

Tutors earn $18.42 per hour and must be currently enrolled in college or be college graduates. If interested, please email your resume to Karen Huffman at [email protected]

Langston Hughes After-School

Students who plan to attend after school activities must be registered in the after school program. Please make sure your child is registered prior to staying after.

 

Here’s the link to register: https://forms.gle/jkUdc4Hx1cnAE3C46

Here’s the link to the Club List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkDtOVASo9Dvoamwm4h56r84B5gWzoR6dX6iawunMiU/edit?usp=sharing

 

Young Entrepreneurs: Sports, Music, Fashion and more

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

This weekly after-school activity is for boys and girls who may be interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship, using sports, fashion and music as the primary topics to engage students. Interactive, workshop style sessions would be led by guest speakers from the community with business experience and supported by high school student volunteers who participate in clubs or coursework that focus on similar topics (entrepreneurship, athletic leadership, fashion / ‘merch’ and music recording).

Helping students understand how to connect the dots between whatever they are passionate about and entrepreneurial / business opportunities in the future is a target learning objective for this program. Participants can also learn about the clubs and courses available in high school where they can learn more, build their network, and get involved in extra-curricular activities

Herndon Reston Youth Field Hockey has open registration for players in grades 7 through 9. Most Langston Hughes players will be placed on the same teams. Practices and most games will be at Herndon High School during September and October. Register at www.hryfh.org.

COMPLETE the Digital Consent Form for your student to be allowed to use some approved digital tools that still require parent permission.  More information can be found on our website and the form may be completed digitally, no need to sign the paper form which was mailed home in early August.

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Sept 19: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Sept 26: Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah

Oct 5: Holiday (Yom Kippur)

Oct 10: Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Oct 17: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Oct 21: SLHS Homecoming Parade & Homecoming football game

Oct 24: Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 28: End of First Quarter, 2-hour early release

Oct 31: Student Holiday

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery2 months 4 weeks ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Parents and Caregivers,

Last week we hosted the parents for an in house Back to School Night.  If you were unable to attend or visit a classroom please access our videos here:  2022-2023 Back-to-School Night Site  NOTE: You MUST login with your child’s FCPS Google Account to access. 

This week the South Lakes pyramid schools hosted the Superintendent, Michelle Reid.  She answered questions and heard comments.  She afterwards noted that she has not had a meeting like ours with so much support.  Indeed, we are blessed to work alongside parents and community members that have one goal in mind, to see the Reston students succeed in school and life.  If you were unable to join us, please consider attending another Superintendent Community Conversation at one of the other high schools. Visit FCPS’ website for details. https://www.fcps.edu/blog/superintendent-community-conversations

Aimee Monticchio

World Language Credit Exam

The 2022 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included: American Sign Language (ASL), Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact your school counselor to register.

7th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Karen Bach [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Phyllis Degraffenried [email protected]

8th Grade Counselors

Last Names A-K – Marissa Brooks [email protected]

Last Names L-Z – Mark Blocker [email protected]

 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology application will be available on Monday, October 24 at 4:00pm, to current 8th grade students.  The application portal, course prerequisites, GPA requirements, and deadlines can be found here: TJHSST Application Information.  

TJ will host an information session at Hughes on September 15 from 9:30am to 10:30am. This is open to current 8th grade students who are interested in applying.  Students should complete this TJ Info Session Google form by September 12 in order to attend the session.  More details are located on the form. 

If you have any questions about the TJHSST admissions process, please contact the Langston Hughes TJ Liaison Counselor, Marissa Brooks.

 

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step

Next week we will continue our unit on Mindsets and Goals.  Students will learn how to develop a growth mindset and apply goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.  Our next lesson, on September 12, is Creating New Pathways in Your Brain.  Students will learn that intelligence is not fixed; their brain actually makes new connections and their skills and abilities develop when they practice difficult things.  Family conversation starter: Tell your child about a time you had to learn something challenging and explain how you persisted in learning it. Ask your child if there’s anything they would like to learn to do this year.

If you have any questions about Second Step Middle School, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.  Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community

Attention families - looking for a flexible for a flexible and part-time position at Hughes Middle School? FCPS is hiring AVID tutors for the 2022-2023 school year.  AVID tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 middle school students during the school day in an academic elective class called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) led by Ms. Burke. These groups use higher order questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

Tutors earn $18.42 per hour and must be currently enrolled in college or be college graduates. If interested, please email your resume to Karen Huffman at [email protected]

Langston Hughes After-School

Students who plan to attend after school activities must be registered in the after school program. Please make sure your child is registered prior to staying after.

 

Here’s the link to register: https://forms.gle/jkUdc4Hx1cnAE3C46

Here’s the link to the Club List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fkDtOVASo9Dvoamwm4h56r84B5gWzoR6dX6iawunMiU/edit?usp=sharing

Clubs start Wednesday, September 14th.

 

Young Entrepreneurs: Sports, Music, Fashion and more

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

This weekly after-school activity is for boys and girls who may be interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship, using sports, fashion and music as the primary topics to engage students. Interactive, workshop style sessions would be led by guest speakers from the community with business experience and supported by high school student volunteers who participate in clubs or coursework that focus on similar topics (entrepreneurship, athletic leadership, fashion / ‘merch’ and music recording).

Helping students understand how to connect the dots between whatever they are passionate about and entrepreneurial / business opportunities in the future is a target learning objective for this program. Participants can also learn about the clubs and courses available in high school where they can learn more, build their network, and get involved in extra-curricular activities

Herndon Reston Youth Field Hockey has open registration for players in grades 7 through 9. Most Langston Hughes players will be placed on the same teams. Practices and most games will be at Herndon High School during September and October. Register at www.hryfh.org.

COMPLETE the Digital Consent Form for your student to be allowed to use some approved digital tools that still require parent permission.  More information can be found on our website and the form may be completed digitally, no need to sign the paper form which was mailed home in early August.

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Greetings from your Family Liaison

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Welcome to Hughes Middle School! My name is Maya Skaff and my background is Social Worker. I am your New Family Liaison, and I am so proud to be part of Hughes family where I’ve been working for many years.

My purpose is to ensure that parents/guardians have access to as much information as possible and getting all the help and support they need to enhance your child’s academic success. I will serve as a bridge between our school, the community and your home.

I look forward to working with you, and strongly believe that communication and parent involvement are the key to your child success!

“Informed Parents are Involved Parents!”

Wishing you all a great school year,

Maya Skaff (Arabic and French speaker)

Office:703 715 3643; Room 523

[email protected]

حضرة أولياء الأمر / الأوصياء الأعزاء،

مرحبا بكم في مدرسة هيوز المتوسطة! اسمي مايا سكاف وخلفيتي أخصائية اجتماعية. أنني أعمل كوصيطة للعاءلة في ألمدرسة ، وأنا فخورة جدا بأن أكون جزءا من عائلة هيوز حيث كنت أعمل لسنوات عديدة.

هدفي هو ضمان وصول الآباء / أو الأوصياء إلى أكبر قدر ممكن من المعلومات والحصول على كل المساعدة والدعم الذي يحتاجونه لتعزيز النجاح الأكاديمي لأولادكم . وسأكون بمثابة صلة وصل بين مدرستنا والمجتمع وعاءلتكم.

أتطلع إلى العمل معكم ، وأعتقد اعتقادا راسخا أن التواصل ومشاركة الوالدين هما مفتاح لنجاح أولادكم!

"الآباء المطلعون هم الآباء المشاركون!"

متمنيتا لكم جميعا عاما دراسيا رائعا،

مايا سكاف (المتحدثة بالعربية والفرنسية)

المكتب:3643 715 703 ; غرفة 523

[email protected]                       

Chers parents/Gardiens,

Bienvenue à Hughes Middle School ! Je m’appelle Maya Skaff et j’ai une formation de travailleuse sociale. Je suis votre agente de famille liaison et je suis très fière de faire partie de la famille à Hughes où je travaille depuis de nombreuses années.

Mon but est de m’assurer que les parents / Guardiens ont accès à autant d’informations que possible et obtiennent toute l’aide et le soutien dont ils ont besoin pour améliorer la réussite scolaire de votre enfant. Je servirai de connection entre notre école, la communauté et votre maison.

J’ai hâte de travailler avec vous et je crois fermement que la communication et la participation des parents sont la clé de la réussite de votre enfant !

« Les parents informés sont des parents impliqués ! »

 Souhaitant à tous une excellente année scolaire,

Maya Skaff (arabophone et Français)

Bureau : 703 715 3643 ; Salle 523

[email protected]

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Community STEAM Opportunity

Check out the attached flyer for a free STEAM event which will be held at Franklin MS on September 10th.  The goal of this event is to generate interest in STEAM subjects for Elementary and Middle School students. The STEAM Career Fair will include.

- Talks/ demos by STEAM-related subject matter experts (e.g., engineers, medical, artists, and educational professionals)

-  Hands-on Activities by Thomas Jefferson HS Clubs and local STEAM organizations.

Where- Franklin Middle School, Chantilly, VA When - 11AM-3PM, Saturday September 10th

Visit www.steamtasticfair.org for more information.

Sept 19: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Sept 26: Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah

Oct 5: Holiday (Yom Kippur)

Oct 10: Student Holiday (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

Oct 17: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Oct 21: SLHS Homecoming Parade & Homecoming football game

Oct 24: Holiday (Diwali)

Oct 28: End of First Quarter, 2-hour early release

Oct 31: Student Holiday

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

LHMS Weekly News and Updates

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We have had a tremendously successful opening of school!  Students have already begun to acclimate themselves to the bell schedule, the cafeteria procedures, and the dismissal routine. We are excited to see the possibilities of this year with the entire community focused on student success! 

On Wednesday, August 31st, we will open our doors to parents for an in-person Back to School Night where you will follow your student’s schedule to hear from their teachers.  First period starts at 6:30p.m., but a PTA meeting will take place at 5:30 in the cafeteria where you will hear from our School Board member, Melanie Meren, and PTA President Jessica McInerney. I will also be available to greet you and answer any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Aimee Monticchio

 

 

REMINDER

Back to School Night and First PTA Meeting

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

PTA Meeting 5:30PM

Open House - 6:30PM to 8:30PM

The AVID program will be selling Hughes Happy Grams at Back to School Night to help fundraise for college field trips. Hughes Happy Grams are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5. You write a message to your student (you need to know their 4th period), then we attach a Smartie and a pencil and deliver it to their 4th period in mid-September. You can pay by cash, check, or venmo. The table will be open from 6-6:45pm. Please plan on arriving a little early to visit the table before the first session begins

Dr. Michelle Reid is hosting Community Conversations across the division to get to know our communities. SLHS will host on 9/7/22. Please find more information and register at:  https://www.fcps.edu/blog/superintendent-community-conversations

SIS Gradebooks

Parents will be able to view student grades in SIS ParentVUE beginning September 6th.

Locker Requests

We have received requests for student lockers. Students may still request a locker using the Locker Request Form 2022-2023 by Friday, September 9th. The locker request form is also available on the Langston Hughes Student All Course in Schoology. Student Services office processes the locker requests and assigns lockers in the first weeks of school. Please keep in mind that if a student requests a locker, the combination may not be shared, and the locker may only be used by the student assigned.

August 29th -September 5th -Counselor Introductions

The counselors will be visiting 7th and 8th grade English classes. Students will be introduced to or reacquainted with their school counselor and learn about the role of the school counselor. Students will also learn about programs run by the counseling staff, available resources, and how to see/communicate with their counselor

Social Emotional Learning with Second Step

We want your child to be successful in school, and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. In order to support academic success, we know that students also need skills for overcoming challenges, making good decisions, handling emotions, and getting along with others. 

Next week, we will begin Second Step Middle School, a research-based social-emotional learning program designed to help students develop their social-emotional skills, such as emotion management, impulse control, problem solving, and empathy. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help students both in and out of school.  Second Step SEL lessons will take place during Connections, every Monday.  

We want to partner with families to support Social-Emotional Learning.  Each week you will find a preview of the SEL lesson here in our newsletter.  We will also provide conversation starters to use with your student at home. Families are encouraged to discuss and reinforce these SEL topics.

Our first unit is Mindsets and Goals.  Students will learn how to develop a growth mindset and apply goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.  The lesson on August 29 will introduce your student to Second Step. Your student will identify challenges they might face when starting middle school and identify resources at Langston Hughes where they can get help.  Family conversation starter: Tell your child about something that made you nervous when you started middle school. Ask what makes them nervous and who they can go to for help at school.

If you have any questions about Second Step Middle School, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.  Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community.

COMPLETE the Digital Consent Form for your student to be allowed to use some approved digital tools that still require parent permission.  More information can be found on our website and the form may be completed digitally, no need to sign the paper form which was mailed home in early August.

Sign-up to receive your students “Screen Activity Reports/Lightspeed Reports.

There is a new online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Step 1: Make sure you have a SIS ParentVUE account

Step 2: Request the reports https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/lightspeed/

Need Tech Help?

Resources for parents and students using FCPS technology are available online. Visit this website for quick help resetting passwords; accessing Schoology, Google, Zoom, or activity reports; and basic computer use questions. If your questions are not answered on that page, look for the link to submit a help ticket. 

Bus Information

If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. e-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. For additional support, find the Transportation Services contact specific to your school. For any concerns after 5:30 p.m., contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

 

Parent Information Line Available in Eight Languages

Parents who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese can call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS and to receive support if they are having difficulty communicating with their children's schools due to a language barrier.

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Langston Hughes After-School

We’re excited about the beginning of a new school year and can’t wait to start the Hughes After-School Program. This year we will start clubs and activities on Wednesday, September 14th. 

Please find our welcome letter and the "registration form" link below. We will provide more information about the club schedule and other important information, as we are able.  I’m looking forward to a great school year with our student(s)!

The Langston Hughes After-School program offers a unique, robust, and high-quality clubs/activities for all students.

Our program creates an environment where creativity, enrichment, and inspiration thrive. Here students challenge themselves and work outside their comfort zone to reach their full potential. We encourage students become explorers, scientists, leaders, athletes, and volunteers in the community.

Students can participate in a variety of clubs and activities that include Sports, Team Building Activities, STEM, Academic Support, Social and Emotional Learning, Mentoring and so much more.

The Langston Hughes After-School Program is staffed by teachers, community leaders, and volunteers.

After School clubs run daily until 4:30 p.m. with most taking place on “Late Bus Days” where participants have the option to ride the “Late Bus” home.

This year our Late Bus days are Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Student can locate their late bus number in the Student Vue SIS program.

Students will have the opportunity to electronically sign up for clubs starting the second week of school. The club schedule and descriptions will be posted on the Hughes After- School Schoology group and the School Website.

Parents are welcome to join us. Those who wish to volunteer, help planning events, or assist in any way, please contact Franklin Kyle @ [email protected] or 703 715 3784.

The Middle School After-School Program is funded and implemented through a partnership between FCPS and Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services.

After School Registration

https://forms.gle/gfdonfevsogoCHL16

We are currently finalizing our club offerings and will post them by Sept 5th. Any parent(s) who would like to volunteer should reach out to [email protected].

Herndon Reston Youth Field Hockey has open registration for players in grades 7 through 9. Most Langston Hughes players will be placed on the same teams. Practices and most games will be at Herndon High School during September and October. Register at www.hryfh.org.

Community STEAM Opportunity

Check out the attached flyer for a free STEAM event which will be held at Franklin MS on September 10th.  The goal of this event is to generate interest in STEAM subjects for Elementary and Middle School students. The STEAM Career Fair will include.

- Talks/ demos by STEAM-related subject matter experts (e.g., engineers, medical, artists, and educational professionals)

-  Hands-on Activities by Thomas Jefferson HS Clubs and local STEAM organizations.

Where- Franklin Middle School, Chantilly, VA When - 11AM-3PM, Saturday September 10th

Visit www.steamtasticfair.org for more information.

School Lunch Information

THREE WAYS TO PURCHASE MEALS

  1. Online Using MySchoolBucks.com This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private, and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at any time.
  2. Check Make checks payable to “LHMS Food Services”.  The check can be provided to the food service manager or mailed to: Food and Nutrition Services, 6840 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151.  A local address and phone number are required to be printed or handwritten on the check.  The student’s name and PIN number are required on the check memo line.
  3. Cash Cash may be brought to the food service manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash daily

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; or "Request" an activation key.

 

August 31, 2022 - PTA Kickoff Meeting - 5:30 pm

August 31, 2022 - Back to School Night - 6:30 pm

September 2 - September 5 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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LHMS Weekly News and Updates

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MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We enjoyed greeting the community for Open House yesterday, and Monday at 7:30 a.m. the entire staff will welcome our 7th and 8th graders in the gymnasium and begin to orient them to Langston Hughes Middle School.  They will follow a Blue Day schedule that day. 

This newsletter is your best source of information on a weekly basis.  It comes out from me every Friday.  Please read through it to find up-to-date announcements, reminders, important dates, and opportunities. 

We consider it a privilege to partner with you in raising up the next generation.  It is the most meaningful work on the planet.  Thank you for your support of our work here.  Have a fantastic weekend, and we will see your student Monday!

Aimee Monticchio

Students driven to and from school should use the Kiss & Ride area on Ridge Heights Road. Kiss & Ride is open from 7:10 – 7:25 a.m.

Students should be dropped off and picked up on the school side to avoid crossing Ridge Heights Road.

Dropping off or picking up students on Seahawk Drive or the school parking lot is not permitted from 7:00-7:30 a.m.; it creates a traffic jam and causes additional safety problems with the arrival and departure of the school buses and staff.

As with each start of the school year, you are asked to sign to acknowledge your review of the Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) document.  The new section on cell phones details the policy for middle schools.

Digital Resources at Langston Hughes Middle School - Parent Consent

Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent

Please click on the link below to gain access to the website where all the REQUIRED forms for the 2022-2023 SY are, including the Digital Consent

https://hughesms.fcps.edu/2022-2023SY

Required Immunizations

If you have received communication from the school with regards to your student missing these important immunizations (Tdap & Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine, it is important to follow-up as these are required prior to the first day of school.  If you have not done so, please bring in a current immunization record so that your student's file can be updated.

School Lunch Information

THREE WAYS TO PURCHASE MEALS

  1. Online Using MySchoolBucks.com This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private, and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at any time.
  2. Check Make checks payable to “LHMS Food Services”.  The check can be provided to the food service manager or mailed to: Food and Nutrition Services, 6840 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151.  A local address and phone number are required to be printed or handwritten on the check.  The student’s name and PIN number are required on the check memo line.
  3. Cash Cash may be brought to the food service manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash daily

The AVID program will be selling Hughes Happy Grams at Back to School Night to help fundraise for college field trips. Hughes Happy Grams are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5. You write a message to your student (you need to know their 4th period), then we attach a Smartie and a pencil and deliver it to their 4th period in mid-September. You can pay by cash, check, or venmo. The table will be open from 6-6:45pm. Please plan on arriving a little early to visit the table before the first session begins

Langston Hughes After-School

We’re excited about the beginning of a new school year and can’t wait to start the Hughes After-School Program. This year we will start clubs and activities on Wednesday, September 14th. 

Please find our welcome letter and the "registration form" link below. We will provide more information about the club schedule and other important information, as we are able.  I’m looking forward to a great school year with our student(s)!

The Langston Hughes After-School program offers a unique, robust, and high-quality clubs/activities for all students.

Our program creates an environment where creativity, enrichment, and inspiration thrive. Here students challenge themselves and work outside their comfort zone to reach their full potential. We encourage students become explorers, scientists, leaders, athletes, and volunteers in the community.

Students can participate in a variety of clubs and activities that include Sports, Team Building Activities, STEM, Academic Support, Social and Emotional Learning, Mentoring and so much more.

The Langston Hughes After-School Program is staffed by teachers, community leaders, and volunteers.

After School clubs run daily until 4:30 p.m. with most taking place on “Late Bus Days” where participants have the option to ride the “Late Bus” home.

This year our Late Bus days are Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Student can locate their late bus number in the Student Vue SIS program.

Students will have the opportunity to electronically sign up for clubs starting the second week of school. The club schedule and descriptions will be posted on the Hughes After- School Schoology group and the School Website.

Parents are welcome to join us. Those who wish to volunteer, help planning events, or assist in any way, please contact Franklin Kyle @ [email protected] or 703 715 3784.

The Middle School After-School Program is funded and implemented through a partnership between FCPS and Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services.

After School Registration

https://forms.gle/gfdonfevsogoCHL16

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; or "Request" an activation key.

 

August 22, 2022 First Day of School

August 31, 2022 - PTA Kickoff Meeting - 5:30 pm

August 31, 2022 - Back to School Night - 6:30 pm

September 2 - September 5 - Labor Day Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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

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