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March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)

April 4 - 10 - Spring Break

April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

This has been a performing arts week at Langston Hughes Middle School!  Yesterday and today the community got a treat.  Ms. Tya Echols and her 7th grade English classes performed pieces for a Black History Month presentation. They reminded us that we are all powerful and matter in this world, and that Black History is American History.  Last night High School Musical Jr. opened under the direction of Ms. Cheryl Dewenter.  The show continues tonight and tomorrow.  Buy tickets online to ensure you have a seat!  These performances have showcased the incredible talent of our students and staff, and we congratulate them on their preparation and courage to bring forth art for the community to enjoy!

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

IB Information Sessions for Rising 9th Grade Students at South Lakes High School

 All Rising 9th Graders/Future South Lakes Seahawks are invited to attend an IB information session. You’ll be able to hear from current South Lakes students about the IB program. The information session is March 18, 2020 from 3:15 – 4:15 at South Lakes High School. You can walk over to South Lakes and then head back to Hughes for the late bus home. Be ready with your questions so you can find out all you need to know about the International Baccalaureate program at South Lakes.

Writing SOL for 8th Grade Students

 8th grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between Monday, March 9th and Friday, March 13th.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify school as soon as possible. If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your child’s counselor or our school testing coordinator.

8th Grade Hughes Counselors:

Karen Bach - Last Names A-K kabach@fcps.edu

Phyllis Degraffenried – Last Names L-Z pjdegraffenr@fcps.edu

School Testing Coordinator: Danna Hailfinger dehailfinger@fcps.edu

 

Please join us for our production of High School Musical Jr.

Dates:     Friday, Feb 28 at 7:00PM

                Saturday, Feb 29 at 3:00 and 7:00PM

Tickets are $10

Available at the door and at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15645/hughes-middle-school-theatre

 

LHMS SKATE NIGHT

LHMS SKATE NIGHT

1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston, VA 20194

on Friday, March 6th, from 7:30-9:30pm

Join your LHMS friends for Skate Night at Reston Skate Quest Ice Rink.

Thanks to Reston Orthodontics for their support!

Presale tickets will be available for $8.00 each on Monday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 5th during all lunches at LHMS. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $10.00 each. Cash or check only; ticket includes skate rental. Pizza will be sold at the event with some proceeds to benefit LHMS.

Volunteers will be needed to make this event run smoothly and safely. If you would like to volunteer or have high school students needing volunteer hours, please contact Melissa Williams at mdkkawilliams@gmail.com.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

VIP Summer Day Program: June 29 - July 30

Location: Longfellow Middle School

(Transportation will be available from some neighborhood schools)

Students can sign up to participate in STEAM, Sports and other enrichment activities.  Field trips will occur throughout the five week program.  Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Cost and registration information will be available soon.

Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology

When: March 18th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: South Lakes High School

Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Members welcome!

 

 

Schedule of events:

6:00 – 6:50pm – Screening of the LIKE movie

7:00 – 8:05pm – Two rounds of breakout sessions focused on the following:

  • LIKE Take 2: Join us for a reflective conversation about the documentary.
  • Media Balance at Home: Tools and resources to set your family up for digital success
  • The Connection Between Social Emotional Learning and Digital Well-Being

Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram @LHUGHESMS_FCPS or Facebook and check our website for additional reminders! 

Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!

The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.

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

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March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)

April 4 - 10 - Spring Break

April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

Superintendent Brabrand has included expansion of FCPSOn, a digital transformation initiative, to all middle schools next year in the 2021 Proposed Budget.  This year all FCPS high schools implemented FCPSOn for their students.

This will be an extraordinary opportunity for Langston Hughes students next year! It will help ensure they have equitable access to technology and to instructional practices that support their development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes including communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Future employers of our students will expect these skills, along with tech fluency and innovation, from tomorrow's workforce. FCPSOn helps prepare students to meet those demands.

I recognize the incredible responsibility that comes with a digital transformation. It includes teaching as well as modeling digital citizenship, so our students adopt safe, smart, and responsible online practices. It also means empowering students to make healthy, balanced choices regarding their device usage. FCPSOn reinforces these practices within the learning process and beyond. It creates a shared responsibility between school and home that thoughtfully supports students as they incorporate these new strategies.

Rest assured that devices will not replace teachers. On the contrary, FCPSOn provides ongoing, dynamic professional learning for teachers that will result in more purposeful and collaborative student learning experiences. 

Please stay tuned for more information regarding our school’s adoption of FCPSOn. In the interim, you may visit the FCPSOn webpage for more information.

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

Please join us for our production of High School Musical Jr.

Dates: Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00PM

                Friday, Feb 28 at 7:00PM

                Saturday, Feb 29 at 3:00 and 7:00PM

Tickets are $10

Available at the door and at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15645/hughes-middle-school-theatre

 

Learn to Program

The Capital One Coders program is staffed with volunteers who are currently in the field. Students will create a program to present at a culminating event held at Capital One .  This is an amazing opportunity for all students. Capital One is very generous with providing volunteers and participation gifts at the end of the program.  Sign up today! https://forms.gle/xJpSjaYQ4bPpc3Wz7

 

Please be reminded that are no UTurns allowed on Ridge Heights Rd. The speed limit is 25 MPH. Also, students need to remain seat-belted until the vehicle stops. These traffic laws will be enforced by FCPD. We are also continuing to get complaints from the neighborhoods along Ridge Heights about cars using those side streets to turn around after dropping off their children. These areas are private property and are marked with no trespassing signs. Therefore it is illegal to use these side streets for the purposes of turning around or dropping off your children. If you have any questions regarding these topics, feel free to contact the Langston Hughes School Resource Officer, Tim Wissinger.

The school library program is excited to host a Book Fair! Your students will have access to the book fair in the library during the school days on Feb 25-28: please consider letting them buy books. Families and students can visit the Book Fair before/after our drama department's fabulous performances of High School Musical, Jr. Find us in the Hall of Nations on Friday, 2/28 from 5:30-7PM and on Saturday, Feb 29 from 1:30-3 and 5-7.

We need you, parent volunteers!  Choose a time through the link, or email librarian Nora Weiss (nweiss@fcps.edu). 

Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D45A8AE29ABFC1-book

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

VIP Summer Day Program: June 29 - July 30

Location: Longfellow Middle School

(Transportation will be available from some neighborhood schools)

Students can sign up to participate in STEAM, Sports and other enrichment activities.  Field trips will occur throughout the five week program.  Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Cost and registration information will be available soon.

Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology

When: March 18th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: South Lakes High School

Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Members welcome!

 

 

Schedule of events:

6:00 – 6:50pm – Screening of the LIKE movie

7:00 – 8:05pm – Two rounds of breakout sessions focused on the following:

  • LIKE Take 2: Join us for a reflective conversation about the documentary.
  • Media Balance at Home: Tools and resources to set your family up for digital success
  • The Connection Between Social Emotional Learning and Digital Well-Being

Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram @LHUGHESMS_FCPS or Facebook and check our website for additional reminders! 

Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!

The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.

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

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February 17 - President's Day 

March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)

April 4 - 10 - Spring Break

April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

We began the week eating cupcakes with the over 300 A/B Honor Roll students and ended with sugary lollipops in our SCA Valentine Candy Gram delivery.  Our staff also enjoyed the PTA candy gift bags and sugary treats. Thank you so much to the parents for donating time and resources to the PTA. Because of you we are able to celebrate the whole community at Langston Hughes. We are grateful for your support. 

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

Learn to Program

The Capital One Coders program is staffed with volunteers who are currently in the field. Students will create a program to present at a culminating event held at Capital One .  This is an amazing opportunity for all students. Capital One is very generous with providing volunteers and participation gifts at the end of the program.  Sign up today! https://forms.gle/xJpSjaYQ4bPpc3Wz7

 

Please be reminded that are no UTurns allowed on Ridge Heights Rd. The speed limit is 25 MPH. Also, students need to remain seat-belted until the vehicle stops. These traffic laws will be enforced by FCPD. We are also continuing to get complaints from the neighborhoods along Ridge Heights about cars using those side streets to turn around after dropping off their children. These areas are private property and are marked with no trespassing signs. Therefore it is illegal to use these side streets for the purposes of turning around or dropping off your children. If you have any questions regarding these topics, feel free to contact the Langston Hughes School Resource Officer, Tim Wissinger.

The school library program is excited to host a Book Fair! Your students will have access to the book fair in the library during the school days on Feb 25-28: please consider letting them buy books. Families and students can visit the Book Fair before/after our drama department's fabulous performances of High School Musical, Jr. Find us in the Hall of Nations on Friday, 2/28 from 5:30-7PM and on Saturday, Feb 29 from 1:30-3 and 5-7.

We need you, parent volunteers!  Choose a time through the link, or email librarian Nora Weiss (nweiss@fcps.edu). 

Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D45A8AE29ABFC1-book

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

VIP Summer Day Program: June 29 - July 30

Location: Longfellow Middle School

(Transportation will be available from some neighborhood schools)

Students can sign up to participate in STEAM, Sports and other enrichment activities.  Field trips will occur throughout the five week program.  Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Cost and registration information will be available soon.

Rising 9th-Graders Interested in Playing Ice Hockey

The South Lakes Ice Hockey Club would like to invite any and all 8th Grade Players who are looking to join the ice hockey team in high school to come out and skate with us during the Spring League.  Practices and Games will being in March and will take place at Skatequest Ice Rink in Reston.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Tara Giordano at tara.m.giordano@gmail.com or 703-297-2960. Hope to see you on the ice!

We appreciate the support!  Want to make sure all the potential players are aware of the opportunity.

 

Dumbledore’s Reading Army is a program to help younger students learn to read and love books and for older students to interact and have fun with the kids and get the service hours they need. Middle school students will go to Hunters Woods Elementary School after class from 2:30-3:30, read to K/1 students, earn one service hour each day, and have fun!

 

If you would like to sign up, please pick up a form from the library and return it to the same place. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can email dumbledoresreadingarmy@gmail.com for more information.

We can't wait to read with you!

Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology

When: March 18th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: South Lakes High School

Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Members welcome!

 

 

Schedule of events:

6:00 – 6:50pm – Screening of the LIKE movie

7:00 – 8:05pm – Two rounds of breakout sessions focused on the following:

  • LIKE Take 2: Join us for a reflective conversation about the documentary.
  • Media Balance at Home: Tools and resources to set your family up for digital success
  • The Connection Between Social Emotional Learning and Digital Well-Being

Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram @LHUGHESMS_FCPS or Facebook and check our website for additional reminders! 

Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!

The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.

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

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February 17 - President's Day 

March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)

April 4 - 6 - Spring Break

April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

We began the week eating cupcakes with the over 300 A/B Honor Roll students and ended with sugary lollipops in our SCA Valentine Candy Gram delivery.  Our staff also enjoyed the PTA candy gift bags and sugary treats. Thank you so much to the parents for donating time and resources to the PTA. Because of you we are able to celebrate the whole community at Langston Hughes. We are grateful for your support. 

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

Learn to Program

The Capital One Coders program is staffed with volunteers who are currently in the field. Students will create a program to present at a culminating event held at Capital One .  This is an amazing opportunity for all students. Capital One is very generous with providing volunteers and participation gifts at the end of the program.  Sign up today! https://forms.gle/xJpSjaYQ4bPpc3Wz7

 

Please be reminded that are no UTurns allowed on Ridge Heights Rd. The speed limit is 25 MPH. Also, students need to remain seat-belted until the vehicle stops. These traffic laws will be enforced by FCPD. We are also continuing to get complaints from the neighborhoods along Ridge Heights about cars using those side streets to turn around after dropping off their children. These areas are private property and are marked with no trespassing signs. Therefore it is illegal to use these side streets for the purposes of turning around or dropping off your children. If you have any questions regarding these topics, feel free to contact the Langston Hughes School Resource Officer, Tim Wissinger.

The school library program is excited to host a Book Fair! Your students will have access to the book fair in the library during the school days on Feb 25-28: please consider letting them buy books. Families and students can visit the Book Fair before/after our drama department's fabulous performances of High School Musical, Jr. Find us in the Hall of Nations on Friday, 2/28 from 5:30-7PM and on Saturday, Feb 29 from 1:30-3 and 5-7.

We need you, parent volunteers!  Choose a time through the link, or email librarian Nora Weiss (nweiss@fcps.edu). 

Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D45A8AE29ABFC1-book

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

VIP Summer Day Program: June 29 - July 30

Location: Longfellow Middle School

(Transportation will be available from some neighborhood schools)

Students can sign up to participate in STEAM, Sports and other enrichment activities.  Field trips will occur throughout the five week program.  Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Cost and registration information will be available soon.

Rising 9th-Graders Interested in Playing Ice Hockey

The South Lakes Ice Hockey Club would like to invite any and all 8th Grade Players who are looking to join the ice hockey team in high school to come out and skate with us during the Spring League.  Practices and Games will being in March and will take place at Skatequest Ice Rink in Reston.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Tara Giordano at tara.m.giordano@gmail.com or 703-297-2960. Hope to see you on the ice!

We appreciate the support!  Want to make sure all the potential players are aware of the opportunity.

 

Dumbledore’s Reading Army is a program to help younger students learn to read and love books and for older students to interact and have fun with the kids and get the service hours they need. Middle school students will go to Hunters Woods Elementary School after class from 2:30-3:30, read to K/1 students, earn one service hour each day, and have fun!

 

If you would like to sign up, please pick up a form from the library and return it to the same place. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can email dumbledoresreadingarmy@gmail.com for more information.

We can't wait to read with you!

Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology

When: March 18th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: South Lakes High School

Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Members welcome!

 

 

Schedule of events:

6:00 – 6:50pm – Screening of the LIKE movie

7:00 – 8:05pm – Two rounds of breakout sessions focused on the following:

  • LIKE Take 2: Join us for a reflective conversation about the documentary.
  • Media Balance at Home: Tools and resources to set your family up for digital success
  • The Connection Between Social Emotional Learning and Digital Well-Being

Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram @LHUGHESMS_FCPS or Facebook and check our website for additional reminders! 

Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!

The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.

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

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February 17 - President's Day 

March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)

April 4 - 6 - Spring Break

April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

We enjoyed a celebration of our 195 All A Honor Roll students today and will treat our A/B Honor Roll students on Monday to a sweet.  We are pleased to recognize the hard work and achievement of our students in this way.  We appreciate the support that families provide to encourage and help their students earn good reports.  Please plan to visit our school during the PTA meeting on Thursday, February 13, at 11:30.  You will see a day in action, watch a student performance and hear from our librarians.  The meeting adjourns at 12:30.  All are welcome!

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

 

Please be reminded that are no UTurns allowed on Ridge Heights Rd. The speed limit is 25 MPH. Also, students need to remain seat-belted until the vehicle stops. These traffic laws will be enforced by FCPD. We are also continuing to get complaints from the neighborhoods along Ridge Heights about cars using those side streets to turn around after dropping off their children. These areas are private property and are marked with no trespassing signs. Therefore it is illegal to use these side streets for the purposes of turning around or dropping off your children. If you have any questions regarding these topics, feel free to contact the Langston Hughes School Resource Officer, Tim Wissinger.

Rising 7th Grade / New to Hughes Parent Coffees

Parents of Rising 7th Graders and parents of rising 8th graders who will be new to Hughes are invited to attend one of the upcoming informational parent coffees in the Library:

  • Thursday, February 13, 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, April 14, 9:00-10:00 am

Learn to Program

The Capital One Coders program is staffed with volunteers who are currently in the field. Students will create a program to present at a culminating event held at Capital One .  This is an amazing opportunity for all students. Capital One is very generous with providing volunteers and participation gifts at the end of the program.  Sign up today! https://forms.gle/xJpSjaYQ4bPpc3Wz7

The school library program is excited to host a Book Fair! Your students will have access to the book fair in the library during the school days on Feb 25-28: please consider letting them buy books. Families and students can visit the Book Fair before/after our drama department's fabulous performances of High School Musical, Jr. Find us in the Hall of Nations on Friday, 2/28 from 5:30-7PM and on Saturday, Feb 29 from 1:30-3 and 5-7.

We need you, parent volunteers!  Choose a time through the link, or email librarian Nora Weiss (nweiss@fcps.edu). 

Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D45A8AE29ABFC1-book

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

VIP Summer Day Program: June 29 - July 30

Location: Longfellow Middle School

(Transportation will be available from some neighborhood schools)

Students can sign up to participate in STEAM, Sports and other enrichment activities.  Field trips will occur throughout the five week program.  Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Cost and registration information will be available soon.

Supporting Families in a Digital World: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Technology

When: March 18th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: South Lakes High School

Parents, Students, Teachers, and Community Members welcome!

 

 

Schedule of events:

6:00 – 6:50pm – Screening of the LIKE movie

7:00 – 8:05pm – Two rounds of breakout sessions focused on the following:

  • LIKE Take 2: Join us for a reflective conversation about the documentary.
  • Media Balance at Home: Tools and resources to set your family up for digital success
  • The Connection Between Social Emotional Learning and Digital Well-Being

Please follow us on Twitter/Instagram @LHUGHESMS_FCPS or Facebook and check our website for additional reminders! 

Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!

The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.

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

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February 13 - PTA Meeting - 11am - Sweet Shop & School Performance

February 17 - President's Day 

March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)

April 4 - 6 - Spring Break

April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

This short week has flown by, but students are already catching the rhythm of the third quarter.  Today a paper report card will come home with your student with the Second Quarter grades.  Do recognize your student’s hard work and celebrate the accomplishments thus far this year!  Also, consider setting a goal for third quarter with your student either around grades or around personal social and emotional health.  New year, new possibilities!  We are pleased to recognize the 195 students who achieved an All A report card in Quarter 2 and the 329  students who earned the  A/B honor roll.  Congratulations for this high honor for so many in our community!

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

A "BIG" congratulations to Autum Bair, Keenan Hicks and Bronwyn Saladyga.  These 3 students made "All District Band" and will be representing Hughes Middle School at the All District Band Event that runs January 30th  - February 1st.

Second Quarter Report Cards

Second quarter report cards were distributed in students’ 6th period classes today to be taken home. You may also view report cards in SIS on Saturday, February 1st.  

Through ParentVUE, in addition to viewing report cards, you are also able to monitor your student’s attendance, grades, and assignments at any time.

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. In addition, all students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. SIS/ParentVUE can be accessed using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Please see the links below for more information.

NEED A SIS PARENTVUE ACCOUNT OR CANNOT REMEMBER YOUR USER NAME?

Go to the link below.

https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm 

DO NOT REMEMBER YOUR SIS PARENTVUE PASSWORD?

Got to  the link below and select “Forgot Password.”  (Your username is your email address.)

https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True

Second Semester Classes

Students with semester electives will have a new schedule when they return next Wednesday, January 29th.  The classes will also be posted in ParentVUE and StudentVUE for viewing. 

Hughes staff (aided by elementary counselors and 6th grade teachers in the case of our 7th grade students) spend considerable time assisting students with their selection of appropriate courses. Since all decisions regarding staffing, instructional allocations, etc. are made based on those selections, change requests may be accommodated only under very limited circumstances for academic reasons. As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program school, students become well-rounded by developing themselves in both the arts and design. We ask students to select elective courses in both areas.  Semester electives, as exploratory courses, will not be considered for course changes.

Academic Advising for Rising 8th and 9th Grade Students

Our Hughes counselors and counselors from South Lakes HS met with our current 7th and 8th students for online course selection last week.  Students selected their core courses and electives choices for the 2020-2021 school year in SIS. Parents, you can view the student selections in SIS. If students want to make changes to course selections, they can meet with their counselors. You can find more information about the academic advising process and course selection on our website: https://hughesms.fcps.edu/student-services/academic-advisingcourse-selection. Our current 8th grade students/rising 9th grade students have the option of taking a summer course. Find out more about online course offerings here. Please note - courses taken in the summer session following student promotion from the eighth grade are ineligible for removal from the high school transcript. Click here for more information. 

Do you have a child interested in the Arts? Don’t miss out on registering for Fairfax County’s Institute for the Arts starting on February 3rd!  Classes are first come first serve!

Visit the FCPS IFTA website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

or follow IFTA on social media! 

Learn to Program

The Capital One Coders program is staffed with volunteers who are currently in the field. Students will create a program to present at a culminating event held at Capital One .  This is an amazing opportunity for all students. Capital One is very generous with providing volunteers and participation gifts at the end of the program.  Sign up today! https://forms.gle/xJpSjaYQ4bPpc3Wz7

High school transfer applications open on February 1st for curricular programs, like the International Baccalaureate Programs at South Lakes. If your student is assigned to Herndon, but you’d like them to continue to South Lakes to pursue the Diploma or Career-Related Program, check-out the FCPS page on student transfers (https://www.fcps.edu/registration/student-transfer-information) to find more information on the process and steps to apply.

Please note that while South Lakes does show up as Closed for Transfers on the county map they do remain open for Curricular Transfers (IB) or World Languages (German and Japanese). Those options should be available to families as they work through the online system.

‘Choir for A Night’

Any rising 9th grade student and parent who would like to learn more about the South Lakes High School Choral program should attend ‘Choir for A Night’ on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 7-8:30 PM in the Choir room at South Lakes High School. Please sign up using this link by February 5, 2020: https://forms.gle/kz9uyqyQcYNQPcvV9

The evening will include games, singing, meet & greets, Q&A for both parents and students! Contact Rita Gigliotti (SLHS Choral Director) with any questions: ragigliotti@fcps.edu

AVID is now accepting applications for rising 8th graders. AVID is a full year elective where students learn college and career readiness skills along with strategies to help them be successful in challenging courses. (Learn more about AVID at LHMS here: https://sites.google.com/view/lhmsavid) Students must complete an application that they can receive from a teacher or counselor. There will be a session to help them complete the application on February 6th, during Return to Learn 6th period in Mrs. Burke’s room. The application requires a parent signature, so if you sign off before then, they can finish it up and submit it during school on February 6th. Interviews will then be conducted and we will contact your student to let them know if they have been accepted into AVID for next year. Please contact Kristina Burke (AVID Coordinator) at ktburke@fcps.edu or your student’s counselor if you still have questions.

Registration is now open for our upcoming board game tournament that will take place here at Appian Headquarters on Saturday, February 22. This is a free tournament, which will feature the board game Splendor. Students will compete for medals and trophies, and also receive an official Appian Board Game Club t-shirt. Breakfast, lunch, internet access, and free parking will be provided. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 at any school are invited to participate, so please spread the word. You can register for this tournament online at the link below:

appian.com/bgc/register

Practices for this tournament are held after school on Mondays in room 130  (Mr. Alire’s room). Please feel free to stop by and join the fun

Attention, families - Langston Hughes Middle School will be having a book fair from Feb 25-29! 

Mark your calendar, and stay tuned for hours and details. We urgently need parent volunteers to help make the event a success: please contact Librarian Nora Weiss at nweiss@fcps.edu ASAP if you are able to help. This is a fun way to get involved at Hughes as we build our community of readers.

Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!

The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.

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January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

February 13 - PTA Meeting - 11am - Sweet Shop & School Performance

February 17 - President's Day 

March 3 - Student Holiday (School PLanning Day)

April 4 - 6 - Spring Break

April 13 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

We have finished the first semester on a strong note here at Langston Hughes.  Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed the Winter Wonderland Dance sponsored by our SCA, and students will have Monday and Tuesday off while teachers grade papers and calculate final marks for the Second Quarter.  Report cards will go home with your student Friday, January 31, and can be viewed in ParentVue on Saturday, February 1.  Any student with a semester elective will change for the Third Quarter.  Students may already view second semester courses in SIS StudentVUE by clicking the Grade Book tab and then clicking on Third Quarter.  All students will receive a paper copy of their schedule Wednesday, January 29 when they return. Thank you for your continued support of our work here at school.  We appreciate your partnership as we head into our spring semester and get closer to our state SOL exams. 

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

The excitement builds as Phase One of the renovation progresses.  Keller Brothers Inc., our General Contractor, is to be commended for working through the cold without a roof in place yet! 

End of Second Quarter/ Second Quarter Report Cards

Parents, please make sure that you have a SIS ParentVUE account. Through ParentVUE, you are able to monitor your student’s attendance, grades, and assignments at any time. You can also view your student’s report card on SIS ParentVUE. While we will send home copies of report cards with students next Friday, you will also be able to see your student’s report card grades as soon as they are available if you have a SIS ParentVUE. Report cards are available for view in SIS on Saturday, February 1st.

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. In addition, all students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. SIS/ParentVUE can be accessed using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Please see the links below for more information.

NEED A SIS PARENTVUE ACCOUNT OR CANNOT REMEMBER YOUR USER NAME?

Go to the link below.

https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm 

DO NOT REMEMBER YOUR SIS PARENTVUE PASSWORD?

Got to  the link below and select “Forgot Password.”  (Your username is your email address.)

https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True

Second Semester Classes

Students with semester electives will have a new schedule when they return next Wednesday, January 29th.  The classes will also be posted in ParentVUE and StudentVUE for viewing. 

Hughes staff (aided by elementary counselors and 6th grade teachers in the case of our 7th grade students) spend considerable time assisting students with their selection of appropriate courses. Since all decisions regarding staffing, instructional allocations, etc. are made based on those selections, change requests may be accommodated only under very limited circumstances for academic reasons. As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program school, students become well-rounded by developing themselves in both the arts and design. We ask students to select elective courses in both areas.  Semester electives, as exploratory courses, will not be considered for course changes.

Hughes Staff Members are looking for prizes from community businesses and parents to include in our weekly raffle which supports our initiative. Please drop off any of the items listed on the flyer to the main office between the hours of 8am to 3pm Monday - Friday.
Thank you so much for your consideration and support as we implement this initiative and encourage and teach students in the community.

Academic Advising for Rising 8th and 9th Grade Students

It’s already time to plan for the next school! Our Hughes counselors and counselors from South Lakes HS met with our current 7th and 8th students for online course selection this week. .Students selected their core courses and electives choices for the 2020-2021 school year in SIS. Parents, you can view the student selections in SIS. You can find more information about the academic advising process and course selection on our website: https://hughesms.fcps.edu/student-services/academic-advisingcourse-selection. Our current 8th grade students/rising 9th grade students have the option of taking a summer course. Find out more about online course offerings here. Please note - courses taken in the summer session following student promotion from the eighth grade are ineligible for removal from the high school transcript. Click here for more information. 

 

AVID is now accepting applications for rising 8th graders. AVID is a full year elective where students learn college and career readiness skills along with strategies to help them be successful in challenging courses. (Learn more about AVID at LHMS here: https://sites.google.com/view/lhmsavid) Students must complete an application that they can receive from a teacher or counselor. There will be a session to help them complete the application on February 6th, during Return to Learn 6th period in Mrs. Burke’s room. The application requires a parent signature, so if you sign off before then, they can finish it up and submit it during school on February 6th. Interviews will then be conducted and we will contact your student to let them know if they have been accepted into AVID for next year. Please contact Kristina Burke (AVID Coordinator) at ktburke@fcps.edu or your student’s counselor if you still have questions.

Want to go to college? Not sure where to begin? The College Partnership Program (CPP) is recruiting rising 9th graders!

The College Partnership Program assists high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education such as first generation, African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students.  Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: academic counseling, college visits, help with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. If interested, please see your school counselor TODAY! The application window closes on March 18th, 2020.

South Lakes High School Choral Department presents Broadway Night 2020: Spirit of Disney • Jan 30 & Feb 1 Tickets on sale now at https://southlakeschorus.org/tickets

Join South Lakes Chorus’ for Broadway Night 2020: Spirit of Disney featuring numbers from some of Disney’s most beloved movies and musicals revivals including songs from Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Moana, Pete the Dragon, The Lion King, Coco, and many more.

The Broadway revue style show features more than 20 Broadway style numbers performed by more than 150 students from South Lakes High School and its pyramid schools including Langston Hughes and Rachel Carson Middle Schools, and Crossfield, Dogwood, Forest Edge, Fox Mill, Hunters Woods, Lake Anne, Terraset and Sunrise Valley Elementary Schools.

Discount advance tickets are on sale now and are $15 for adults; $13 for students and seniors. Tickets at the door will be $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Learn more and buy tickets online at www.broadwaynight.org

Do you love to dance? 

Have you ever thought of being on a dance team? Come join the South Lakes High School Varsity Dance Team dance at a basketball game! Dancers will come to a rehearsal with the current dance team and perform at a home basketball game! The fee includes a shirt for all to wear at the performance! Please see the flyer for details and registration or email Ms. Marinucci at nmmarinucci@fcps.edu

Dumbledore's Reading Army

"Bring the magic to reading."

Dumbledore’s Reading Army is a program to help younger students learn to read and love books and for older students to interact and have fun with the kids and get the service hours they need. Middle school students will go to Hunters Woods Elementary School after class from 2:30-3:30, read to K/1 students, earn one service hour each day, and have fun!

 

If you would like to sign up, please pick up a form from the library and return it to the same place. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can email dumbledoresreadingarmy@gmail.com for more information.

We can't wait to read with you!

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January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. B-Day)

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

This week students reflected on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr through a performance of Liner Notes: Music of a Movement. Thank you to the Reston Community Center for organizing this opportunity for students to hear music from the Civil Rights movement. While most students tuned-in to our in-school broadcast, some 250 students were able to catch the performance live in our Lecture Hall!

Fifteen students also received tickets for the full performance, courtesy of the Reston Community Center. Check out the full performance on Sunday, January 19th; see the Reston Community Center website for more details and to get tickets!

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

EARLY DISMISSALS

Student(s) must bring a note signed by the parent to the front office indicating reason for dismissal and time of departure. The student will be given an early dismissal form, which will be his/her pass to leave class at the indicated time to meet parent in the front office. Parent/parents designee (name must be on the emergency care card) must come into the office to sign out their student(s) and have ID available. No emailed notes will be accepted. If a student returns to school again later the same day, he/she must check in at the office to get a pass before returning to class. NOTE:  Students with afternoon appointments need to be picked up by 1:30pm to ensure that you will not be blocked in by school buses.

 

Winter Wonderland Dance

The SCA (Student Advisory Counsel) will be holding their Winter Wonderland Dance in the gym after school  on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2:30 to 4:30pm. 

Tickets are $5 per person and will be sold during lunches next week.  This $5 will include pizza, snacks and drinks.  

The SCA hopes to see everyone there.

 

 

Hughes Staff Members are looking for prizes from community businesses and parents to include in our weekly raffle which supports our initiative.  Please drop off any of the items listed on the flyer to the main office between the hours of 8am to 3pm Monday - Friday.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support as we implement this initiative and encourage and teach students in the community.

Academic Advising for Rising 8th and 9th Grade Students

It’s already time to plan for the next school! Our Hughes counselors and counselors from South Lakes HS will be working with our 7th and 8th students for online course selection next week through science classes. .Students will also be bringing home an academic advising letter and copies of course selection sheets.

We will have a parent coffee for Rising 8th graders on Thursday, January 23, at 9 am in the library.

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Curriculum Nights for Rising 9th Grade Students at South Lakes High School and Herndon High School

 South Lakes High School Curriculum Night: Please plan to attend Curriculum Night on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Curriculum Night is an opportunity for all rising 9th through 12th grade students and their families to learn about specific courses that they might want to take next year.  Come and explore our course fair, open house style, and learn about core and elective courses. Students and parents are encouraged to attend together.

Counselors from both South Lakes and Herndon will be visiting Langston Hughes in January to meet with students to provide academic advising and complete course selections.

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

Dumbledore's Reading Army

"Bring the magic to reading."

Dumbledore’s Reading Army is a program to help younger students learn to read and love books and for older students to interact and have fun with the kids and get the service hours they need. Middle school students will go to Hunters Woods Elementary School after class from 2:30-3:30, read to K/1 students, earn one service hour each day, and have fun!

 

If you would like to sign up, please pick up a form from the library and return it to the same place. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can email dumbledoresreadingarmy@gmail.com for more information.

We can't wait to read with you!

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January 16 - PTA Meeting (6:30 p.m.) - IB Program Information

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. B-Day)

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

With a few stop and starts this week, we have gotten back into the routine of classes at Langston Hughes Middle School.  The students have two weeks of the second quarter left to complete assignments and take assessments. There will be an end of quarter “Winter Ball” later this month for an opportunity to hang out with friends.  It will be a dance on January 23, from 2:30 to 4:30.  The $5 entrance price will get students a piece of pizza, chips and juice.  We look forward to enjoying each other’s company and celebrating our hard work thus far this year. 

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!

Academic Advising for Rising 9th Grade Students

It’s already time to plan for high school! Our counselors will be working with current 8th grade students next week to create a 4-year-plan for high school. Students will also be bringing home an academic advising letter with teacher recommendations and high school course selection sheets. High school counselors will also be visiting in January to support students in the course selection process.

Langston Hughes Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair:

Rising 7th grade parents and students are invited to attend our Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair on Wednesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Hughes gym. (Snow date is January 22, 2019.) Students and parents will be able to hear about student life at Langston Hughes. Parents and students will hear details about course information, including information about our International Baccalaureate program, advanced academics, and other programs. Students will also tour the electives classrooms.

Curriculum Nights for Rising 9th Grade Students at South Lakes High School and Herndon High School

 South Lakes High School Curriculum Night: Please plan to attend Curriculum Night on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Curriculum Night is an opportunity for all rising 9th through 12th grade students and their families to learn about specific courses that they might want to take next year.  Come and explore our course fair, open house style, and learn about core and elective courses. Students and parents are encouraged to attend together.

Herndon High School Curriculum Night:  Please plan to Curriculum Night on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6:30pm. During Curriculum Night, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members, network with other parents and students, and learn important details about HHS. The information available at Curriculum Night will help guide conversations with your students about their course selections. While this event is primarily for parents, students are welcome to attend.

Counselors from both South Lakes and Herndon will be visiting Langston Hughes in January to meet with students to provide academic advising and complete course selections.

Happy 2020!
Welcome to a brand new year, decade, month and program season at RCC. We have all kinds of winter fun planned. Take a look at our Winter/Spring Program Guide, which includes more than 100 pages of events, classes, trips and enrichment for all ages to enjoy from now through May.
Did your resolutions include learning a new skill in 2020? RCC is the place to do that in January. Take a twirl around our dance floor. Exercise in a new session of a fitness class. Explore your creative side with one of our excellent visual arts classes.
No matter what brings you to RCC, we can't wait to see you in 2020 – from January through the entire year!
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MLK Birthday Celebration Especially for Youth

Monday, January 20

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ages 6 to 12

FREE, Registration required, #704750-0A RCC Hunters Woods

Children will rotate through a series of activities, including a performance, an age- appropriate
video, and arts and crafts based on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lunch will be provided.

Reston Camp Expo

Saturday, January 25

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All Ages FREE, Drop in

RCC Hunters Woods

It's not too early to plan for summer. Don't miss your chance to learn about hundreds of  Reston-area summer camps and out-of- school activities – all in one place with fun for everyone and information about employment too.

For more information.

http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/

Reston Community Center & SLHS Celebrate MLK

South Lakes is fortunate each year to have a performance by one of the groups in town for the annual MLK Celebration hosted by the Reston Community Center. This year the group, LINER NOTES, will perform on January 14th. 

13th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

Time:  10am – 6pm

Saturday, January 25, 2020

(snow day alternative: Feb. 8, 2020, Sat.)

 

Event scheduled to be held at:

Luther Jackson Middle School

3020 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

If interested in attending the festivities, please click on the following link;

htttp://www.ChineseNewYearFestival.org

Please read the following instructions carefully before you participate in each activity. Pay attention to each activity as each carries a special meaning. Ask one of our volunteers if you have any questions. To have fun and get the most of this special session, remember to try your best to solve the questions by yourself first or getting help from your parents. 


1. What is the Chinese zodiac year for 2020?
2. What is the theme of our celebration event?
3. Take a selfie photo beside the decoration you like the most.
4. What is your most favorite program or activity in the event?
5. Try to solve a riddle or two in the riddle area. Take a photo of the riddles.
6. Take part in a handicraft activity and take a photo of yourself with the finished product on the spot.
7. Play a few games in the children's area (located in the cafeteria). Do you win any prize?
8. Take part in the dragon dance parade at 2pm.
9. Have a photo of yourself in front of any stall you like the most. Which handicraft do you like the most? (Bring back to share with your classmates if you buy one).
10. Bring back a copy of the event brochure to your school.
11. Wear traditional Chinese dress/costume if you have one, or wear your own ethnic outfits.
(If you are learning Chinese, please continue next)
12. It is time to practice your Chinese language. Enter from the front entrance, and there will be volunteers to welcome event participants and to distribute Chinese New Year gift to children. Say "Happy New Year" in Chinese (Bai Nian) before accepting the gift. Say "Thank you. Happy New Year!" in Chinese afterwards.

 

  Broadway Night is coming soon!

South Lakes High School Chorus and Parents for the Choral Arts (PCA) are excited to announce the 2019-20 edition of Broadway Night will be held Friday, Jan 31 at 7 PM and Saturday, Feb 1 at 2PM and 7 PM. This year's theme will feature songs from some of our favorite Disney movies and musicals. Tickets will be on sale soon!

The 15th Annual Special Education Conference
  • Saturday, April 18th at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315.
  • Registration will begin in February with the opportunity to register online or by phone. FCPS Educators, Administrators, and Preservice Teachers can register online and earn five recertification points for attending the entire conference
  • There will be a student strand for youth ages 14-22.
  • For questions please contact the Parent Resource Center at prc@fcps.edu or call 703-204-3941.

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Langston Hughes' Main Office will be closed for the Winter Break

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The staff at Hughes would like to extend a "BIG" thank you to our community members that donated gift cards; these will definitely make the holidays brighter for those less fortunate.

 

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students

We enjoyed beautiful holiday music together in our Winter Assembly today.  It was a spirited way to kick off our holiday break.  Thank you to our chorus, orchestra and bands; as well as our directors, Jordanna Bergman, Abbie Dausen and Sarah Milhoan for entertaining us.  We wish the whole community a very happy holiday season of love and joy.

Yearbook Information

The year is passing us by quickly and there is a lot of learning and excitement happening on our campus.

Capture these memories and more by purchasing the 2020 Hughes Yearbook by December 31st to take advantage of early-bird pricing and special customization options.

Take a look at the packages below to see which is the best fit for your family:

  • Package A: Yearbook with customized one-line name stamp and blank autograph supplement for $32.
  • Package B: Yearbook with customized one-line name stamp for $30.
  • Yearbook only with no customization for $25.

Already purchased your yearbook? Consider purchasing an Angel Donation Yearbook to be distributed to students who otherwise could not afford one.

Click here to place an order now!

Don’t wait! Prices will increase on January 1st, 2020 and customization will no longer be available.

 

Curriculum Nights for Rising 9th Grade Students at South Lakes High School and Herndon High School

 South Lakes High School Curriculum Night: Please plan to attend Curriculum Night on Wednesday, January 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Curriculum Night is an opportunity for all rising 9th through 12th grade students and their families to learn about specific courses that they might want to take next year.  Come and explore our course fair, open house style, and learn about core and elective courses. Students and parents are encouraged to attend together.

Herndon High School Curriculum Night:  Please plan to Curriculum Night on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30pm. During Curriculum Night, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members, network with other parents and students, and learn important details about HHS. The information available at Curriculum Night will help guide conversations with your students about their course selections. While this event is primarily for parents, students are welcome to attend.

Counselors from both South Lakes and Herndon will be visiting Langston Hughes in January to meet with students to provide academic advising and complete course selections.

  

Langston Hughes Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair:

Rising 7th grade parents and students are invited to attend our Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair on Wednesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Hughes gym. (Snow date is January 23, 2019.) Students and parents will be able to hear about student life at Langston Hughes. Parents and students will hear details about course information, including information about our International Baccalaureate program, advanced academics, and other programs. Students will also tour the electives classrooms.

 

Level IV Advanced Academics Screening for 2020-2021 school year (not for students already receiving Level IV services)

If you want to know more about advanced academics and the screening process for Level IV advanced academics in grades 3-8 , you can find information here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs  Important deadlines are below:  

January 9, 2020

Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form and optional materials are due to the middle school counselor

March 2020

  • Central Selection Committee meets

April 2-3 2020

  • Eligibility decisions mailed

May 11, 2020

  • Appeals due to AAP office

Fall 2020

  • Eligible students in Grades 3-8 may attend full-time AAP sites beginning the first semester

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Help for the Holidays!

 

We have many students in need of holiday assistance. If you can help for the holidays, please drop of gift cards – Target, Best Buy or Visa/Mastercard gift cards are preferred – in any amount at the front office by Thursday, December 19, 2019.

The year is passing us by quickly and there is a lot of learning and excitement happening on our campus.

Capture these memories and more by purchasing the 2020 Hughes Yearbook by December 31st to take advantage of early-bird pricing and special customization options.

Take a look at the packages below to see which is the best fit for your family:

  • Package A: Yearbook with customized one-line name stamp and blank autograph supplement for $32.
  • Package B: Yearbook with customized one-line name stamp for $30.
  • Yearbook only with no customization for $25.

Already purchased your yearbook? Consider purchasing an Angel Donation Yearbook to be distributed to students who otherwise could not afford one.

Click here to place an order now!

Don’t wait! Prices will increase on January 1st, 2020 and customization will no longer be available.

 

Digital Citizenship at Hughes

 

As we move into the Holiday Break, it becomes more important to help our students balance time on their devices.  A simply way to support the balance in our lives is by having them reflect on if what they are doing on digital media is adding value or meaning to their life.  Moderation in anything is key to positive social-emotional learning in and out of school.  Here is a resource to help guide you as a parent in media balance.  Spanish version.

Curriculum Nights for Rising 9th Grade Students at South Lakes High School and Herndon High School

 South Lakes High School Curriculum Night: Please plan to attend Curriculum Night on Wednesday, January 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Curriculum Night is an opportunity for all rising 9th through 12th grade students and their families to learn about specific courses that they might want to take next year.  Come and explore our course fair, open house style, and learn about core and elective courses. Students and parents are encouraged to attend together.

Herndon High School Curriculum Night:  Please plan to Curriculum Night on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30pm. During Curriculum Night, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members, network with other parents and students, and learn important details about HHS. The information available at Curriculum Night will help guide conversations with your students about their course selections. While this event is primarily for parents, students are welcome to attend.

Counselors from both South Lakes and Herndon will be visiting Langston Hughes in January to meet with students to provide academic advising and complete course selections.

  

Langston Hughes Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair:

Rising 7th grade parents and students are invited to attend our Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night and Electives Fair on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Hughes gym. (Snow date is January 23, 2019.) Students and parents will be able to hear about student life at Langston Hughes. Parents and students will hear details about course information, including information about our International Baccalaureate program, advanced academics, and other programs. Students will also tour the electives classrooms.

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December 23 - January 03 (Winter Break)

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. B-Day)

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students,

In order to allow families and students to enjoy meaningful time together over the holidays, we will not be assigning homework or studying for major assessments over the Winter Break.  If projects or assessments are ongoing they will not be due immediately upon our return.  We hope this will refresh our students and give everyone time for a healthy balance of activities beyond school.  We suggest reading for pleasure, serving your community in some way and enjoying time with loved ones!  When we return from break there are three weeks until the end of the second quarter.  We will return on a Grey Day (even classes) schedule.

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

 

 

AVID is looking for college student guest speakers:

 

 

If you have a student or family friend in college, please consider asking them to come speak to the students in our AVID elective. The speakers would mainly need to talk about academic skills you need to be successful in college, what college is like, and how they overcome challenges. Guest speakers would have to come for 30 minutes (either 7:45-8:15am or 8:30-9:00am). Dates are flexible, although Fridays work best. Please contact Kristina Burke (ktburke@fcps.edu).

Please check out one of our new partners in STEM.  

Mindframe Education, a premier STEM learning center for K-12 is to Reston.  Our newest Northern Virginia facility is right in the heart of Reston at: 12330 Pinecrest Rd., Suite 100, Reston, VA 20191.  

Mindframe in Reston will be open for winter break camps from Dec 23 - Jan 3.

Take advantage of our free transportation from Langston Hughes MS and sign up for a free after school day. Students can also choose from the following STEM class offerings:

STEM Classes for Grades 6-12

  • Python & Java Programming
  • Digital Arts - 3D Printing & Modeling with Blender
  • Digital Movie & Music Production
  • 3D Game Design with Unreal Engine

Contact us to sign up for a free STEM class.

For more information on the Reston programs, please contact us (703) 940-9440 or visit us at www.MindframeEducation.com

We hope to see you at Mindframe soon!

 Do you love to dance?

Have you ever thought of being on a dance team? Come join the South Lakes High School Varsity Dance Team dance at a basketball game! Dancers will come to a rehearsal with the current dance team and perform at a home basketball game! The fee includes a shirt for all to wear at the performance! Please see the flyer for details and registration or email Ms. Marinucci at nmmarinucci@fcps.edu

Click here to place an order. Yearbooks are currently on sale for only $25, but the price will increase in December. Order now!

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Parents,

We apologize if you have received a phone call stating that your student was not in school today.  We are experiencing some software issues with our Student Information system on some of our computers; as they are being identified the problem is being corrected.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

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December 23 - January 03 (Winter Break)

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. B-Day)

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students,

We’ve enjoyed the Spirit Days leading up to our big basketball competition with Carson Friday night.  Students received a class t-shirt to wear Friday.  Friday afternoon we will come together as a community for a Pep Rally.  If you plan to check your student out early, please do so before 1:15.  Then we hope students and families will join us at Carson Middle School in the evening to cheer on the Langston Hughes teams.  Details of the evening are below.  We will wrap up the evening at 8:40.  Please be prompt to pick up your student.  Go Langston!

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

Spirit Week

 

Panther Families

We hope you’re as excited about our basketball game against Carson Middle School this Friday Dec. 6th as we are! There are three exciting games planned, and the opportunity to see our ROTC Color Guard, and our STEP Team perform.

Please note the following important details:

Doors open at 5:15 pm (Exit 8 by the cafeteria)

Tickets are $5

Concessions will be sold

PARENTS SHOULD PLAN TO PICKUP THEIR STUDENTS STARTING AT 8:40 pm.

Schedule of Events:

5:40-National Anthem-Hughes Color Guard

5:45 Special Olympics Game- Carson vs. Carson

6:20-6:30- 7th Grade Boys Warm-Up

6:30-7th Grade Boys Game

7:05-7:15- Girls Warm-Up

7:15 Girls Game

7:50- RCMS Step Team Performs (5 minutes)

7:55- Hughes Step Team Performs (5 minutes)

8:05-8:15- 8th Grade Boys Warm-Up

8:15- 8th Grade Boys Game

 

    LET’S GO HUGHES!!!!!!

Click here to place an order. Yearbooks are currently on sale for only $25, but the price will increase in December. Order now!

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November 27-29 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

December 23 - January 03 (Winter Break)

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. B-Day)

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students,

I am full of gratitude for the abundant blessings we have as a community at Langston Hughes Middle School.  The teachers and staff enjoy great support of our families and community as we work on behalf of all students here.  Thank you to the families that donated to our Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.  As we head into the holiday, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.  When the students return from Thanksgiving Break on December 2nd, they will follow a  Blue Day schedule

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

 

Carriage Rides to Support the Pantry on Nov. 30

Get into the holiday spirit and support the SLHS Pantry by taking a carriage ride. Enjoy a journey along the magical, twinkling streets of Reston Town Center, and help the SLHS Pantry on Saturday, November 30 from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Departures are in front of Clyde’s. $5 donation per person (children 5 and under ride free). 

ANGP Poinsettia Sales -- Orders Due Dec. 2

Get a head start on your holiday season and support the Class of 2020 All Night Graduation Party. The ANGP committee is thrilled to offer gorgeous poinsettia flowers again this year. You can choose red, pink, or variegated blooms in a variety of sizes. Order now online. Orders accepted until December 2. Pick up is on December 6 from 3 pm to 6 pm in the SLHS cafeteria. Thank you for your support!

Consent to Share Information

It is very important that families also complete the Consent to Share Information Form so that students may also receive free or reduced fees for several programs (e.g. course fees).  without this form, students will not be eligible for free/reduced fees in a number of programs even if they are eligible for the meals program.

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities. 

Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives

Create screen-free times and zones

Explore built-in digital wellbeing tools

Model the behavior you want to see

Help kids identify healthy behaviors

Understand how tech companies make money

 

For more information check out the link here!

 

Click here to place an order. Yearbooks are currently on sale for only $25, but the price will increase in December. Order now!

LOST & FOUND

 

Parents, do you recognize any of these items? This is the Langston Hughes lost and found. If you do, your child can pick up their things in the cafeteria lost and found. 

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November 27-29 - Holiday (Thanksgiving)

December 23 - January 03 (Winter Break)

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. B-Day)

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

Principal's Message

Dear Hughes Parents, Guardians, and Students,

We enjoyed celebrating our Honor Roll students today.  It’s a joy to recognize the hard work of our students.  If you are looking for some good gift ideas there are a number of LHMS items that your student may like.  Yearbooks and LHMS PTA spirit gear are two thoughts!

See links below for easy ordering!

 

Click here to place an order for the Yearbook.  They are currently on sale for only $25, but the price will increase in December. Order now!

 

Your PTA Spiritwear is available here:  https://www.lhmspta.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Sincerely,

Aimée Monticchio

Principal

 

 

 

Parent's we are still missing 96 Federal Impact Aid forms.  Please double check with your student to see whether or not they have turned their forms in.

 

Capture these moments and more by ordering your 2020 Hughes Yearbook!

 

Click here to place an order. Yearbooks are currently on sale for only $25, but the price will increase in December. Order now!

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