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Dear Fairfax Family,

This week marked the return of our teachers on Friday, but the work of an educator never ends as I have seen many of them all summer long.  I am sure our full week next week will go quickly as we prepare for students and our perfect vision for 2020!  The capstone is welcoming our rising freshmen next Friday—it is always an exciting event, mainly coordinated by our student leadership.

Speaking of events, we welcomed about 150 rising 9th graders in our very first, Pride Assemble.  Many of the pictures this week are of our students getting to know their new “home,” some of their teachers, and many upperclassmen.  It was a fun reunion for me with many of the Class of 2023!  An extra special thank you to Mr. Jeff Weaver and Mrs. Thresa O’Neill who organized the entire event.  The teacher leaders in our building are truly extraordinary, and this event was a great example of their dedication to our school and community. 

I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that the majority of the funding for the Pride Assemble came from the City of Fairfax.   Not only did they invest in this camp, but the City has also allocated funds to several teacher-leadership projects over the summer, the establishment of a peer tutoring center this school year, and many other projects--- We are very, very fortunate to be a City of Fairfax school.

The FCPSOn pickup has been a slow roll, and has us a little nervous that students have forgetten to pick up their laptops.  I also wonder if they are holding out because school hasn’t started yet...I suppose we shall see on the makeup days next week!  It has been a tremendous undertaking with staff, student, and parent volunteers.  We will assess how pickup looked this year, and work to improve our processes in the future—but so far, so good!

Wishing you a safe and cool weekend,

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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REBELS NEED TO KNOW:

Health Room Hours

“Health room hours for receiving medications: Friday, August 23rd 10-1pm. Extended hours on Monday, August 26  until 4pm. Afterwards, medications can be dropped off during regular HR hours 8-3pm.”

Attendance Line:

The attendance line number is the same as last year (219-2211).

  • Option 1: Subschool 1 and 2
  • Option 2: Subschool 3 and 4
  • Option 3: Spanish

 

Lockers

Lockers will not be assigned to upper classmen (10th, 11th, and 12th) this year.  Any student who would like a locker needs to report to the subschool where they will be assigned a locker for the duration of their time at Fairfax High School.

Freshmen will receive their locker at orientation.  They will keep this same locker and combination for the next four years. 

Emergency Care and Health Information:

We are committed to ensuring that Fairfax HS is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides weCare@school, an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. weCare@school helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience online. 

 All parents should take the time to verify and make any changes that are needed.  For information and step by step instructions on how to access weCare@school, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

New Student and Parent Orientation

The New Student & Parent Orientation will be held next Friday, August 23 at 9:00 AM at Fairfax High School.  At the orientation, students will be able to meet their teachers, current students and school counselors.  Students will be given access to their schedules through the StudentVUE on Thursday.  Hard copies of schedules will also be available for students at the orientation. Optional transportation for students will be provided; buses will leave the following elementary schools at 8:15 AM (Willow Springs, Colin Powell, Daniel’s Run, Providence, and Eagle View) and will depart Fairfax High School at 11:00 AM.  While students participate in their event, parents will have an opportunity to hear from many of our staff and community members.  We look forward to welcoming all our new families, including all rising freshmen, next week.

Back to School Night - Thursday, August 29

Parents, please join the faculty and staff for our exciting Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29, 2019.  This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers. Class visitation will run from 6:30pm to 8:48 pm. You will also have an opportunity to get information regarding Fairfax High School clubs, sports, parent groups and other activities and resources in the Commons Area, from 6:00pm to 6:30pm and again from 8:48pm to 9:20pm. If you are parent of a 12th grader, please plan to attend the parent Senior Class Meeting from 5:15pm to 6:15pm in the auditorium. 

In addition, you are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the school library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time. 

For parents of students receiving special education services, there will be an information session regarding special education services from 5:15pm to 5:45pm in the Multi-Purpose room. Come to learn about the different courses we offer and meet our fantastic special education teachers.

Parking and shuttles will be available from Daniels Run Elementary, St Leo’s Church, and Home Depot parking lots. The shuttles will run from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. We hope to see you on Thursday, August 29, at 6:30pm.

The evening will begin with students’ Lion Time teachers. This is listed as 10th period Learning Seminar on student schedules.

More information will be coming to parents early next week!

Hello Fairfax Community!

 It’s that time of the year again! Most of you are hopefully still enjoying your summer break and probably don’t want to think about the start of the school year but it is quickly approaching! With the start of the school year, we are looking forward to our annual Flavor of Fairfax tailgate to kick off the school year and our Varsity football home opener against Wakefield High School. We will once again have food trucks and vendors as well as music and we are bringing back the Dunk Tank featuring our administrators and other faculty members! This event is an exciting chance to generate interest in your club, sport of activity and highlight your successes. We would love for you and your students to join us!

If you would like a table for your group to showcase your activities, sell items for a fundraiser or have games for students to participate in, please complete this Google form.

The Flavor of Fairfax will be held on September 6th, from 4:00 pm – Kickoff.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact me, Nancy Melnick (namelnick@fcps.edu) or Tom Horn (twhorn@fcps.edu) or feel free to swing by the Activities Office.

We look forward to having you all join us as we bring our community together for this exciting tailgate.

 

REBELS NICE TO KNOW:

Junior Kyra Goldstein spent part of the summer on Capitol Hill as a Congressional intern for the US House of Representatives.  Kyra experienced first hand the US Government in action, civics, and business protocol.  She attended meeting with lobbyist, wrote memorandums, answered phone calls, among the many responsibilities assigned.  Kyra applied the knowledge learned at FHS to her internship and had a successful session that was recognized by the staffers for her commitment, dedication, and hard work.

Golf Team wins Pavlis Memorial Golf Tournament

On Monday, August 12, the Fairfax HS golf team won the Pavlis Memorial Golf Tournament at Hidden Creek CC. The team score was 298. This is the lowest score ever posted in the ten year history of the tournament. There were eighteen teams competing with over 90 players on the course. The second place team Yorktown HS scored 307. It was an awesome team effort. It looks like the kids are ready to have a really good season. 

 Fairfax HS Wins Yorktown Patriot Invitation Golf Tournament in Playoff

This was an awesome day of golf. On August 15, Fairfax HS -A Team and Langley HS -A Team tied with a score of 303. So, there was a playoff. James Thomas IV was the low scorer for the Fairfax HS- A team with 72. Fairfax won the four player playoff with a score of 8 to 10. George and James teamed up to win the Playoff. This has been a great season so far and the kids continue to play really exciting and quality golf. This is the first time Langley's A team has lost to Fairfax HS. 

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Dearest Family Fairfax,

We are gearing up for teacher return next Friday and our students are returning for practices and activities.  I am super excited to welcome some of our rising 9th grade students next week for our inaugural Rebels Assemble.  Fun times ahead for our community!

I am deferring much of my message this week to our Director of Student Services, Laura Rotella.  She has a lot of start-of-the-year information to share with you, and I want to make sure that I respect your time though I do have a few quick announcements to share.

I’d like to formally welcome our two newest assistant principals to Fairfax High School:

  • Troy Ketch joins us from South County High School  where he has been an English teacher and department chair.  A West Springfield alum, the former Spartan turned Stallion is so happy to land in our Pride!  He will be supervising English and ESOL and will be serving students whose last names are Rat-Z.  Welcome Mr. Ketch to our family!  His email is tketch@fcps.edu.
  • Kevin Greata is familiar to many in the Fairfax High School community.  Mr. Greata was an AP at Lanier Middle School, and prior to that was a Math teacher and department chair at West Springfield High School.  Mr. Greata is coming full circle:  He is a 1993 graduate of Fairfax High School—so we welcome him back to our Pride.   He will supervise Math and Special Education and will be serving students whose last names are A-D.  Welcome Mr. Greata to our family!  His email is KJGreata@fcps.edu.

I would also like to introduce two important additions to the Fairfax High School team:  Justina Copeland and Joe Blaszkow, our Deans of Students.  An area for improvement at Fairfax is to increase student attendance-both absences (excused and unexcused) and tardies.  We are streamlining our attendance process to make it more efficient for students and parents.  This school year, we will move attendance to one central location—right beside the main office.  This means students will be checked in and checked out right inside the main entrance, limiting the need for parents to sometimes navigate our hallways to find subschools.  We need our students in class, and we are committing time and resources to it.   Please help us support your students by reminding them that attendance matters!   Here is a link to a flyer that provides parents with great information about attendance:  FLYER ENGLISH ; FLYER SPANISH .

Finally, I know that our student drivers are eager for parking passes!  Please look for the parking pass purchases and updated system to be LIVE on the 19th here: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/studentparking .

Wishing you all the best,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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Rebels Need to Know:

A Message from Director of Student Services, Ms. Rotella:

I hope all of our students and families are enjoying a few more days of rest as we get ready for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.  With our school counselors available beginning Monday, I wanted to share a few updates regarding Student Services. 

Schedules

This year, schedules will be available on Thursday, August 22 at 6am through SIS ParentVUE or SIS StudentVUE. SIS ParentVUE is accessible online at https://sisparent.fcps.edu/   Due to electronic access, printing and mailing of schedules will not occur.

When you/your student view the schedule, please review for the following:

In accordance with previous communications, schedule change requests will only be honored for the following reasons:

  • Too few or too many classes
  • Absence of a required course for graduation
  • Completion of a summer school course
  • Inaccurate placement by grade or course level (ex. 10th grade student signed up for 12th grade English)

If any of these situations occur, please contact your school counselor to correct the error. Counselors are holding drop-in hours Thursday August 22 between 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM. During all other times, appointments are required and can be scheduled by contacting your assigned counselor directly.

Team Updates:

Mrs. Payne will begin the year on leave after she welcomed her beautiful baby girl this summer!  Mrs. Sylvia Headen, a previous FHS long-term sub, will be returning to serve as her substitute.

Additionally, Mrs. Adu-Gyamfi is scheduled to go out on maternity leave the beginning of October.  Although we have already secured her long term substitute, we encourage all of her seniors to reach out to her as soon as possible so that she can support your college applications, specifically any needs for letters of recommendation, before she leaves. 

Alpha Caseload Update:

Over the last few weeks, I have reviewed our school counselor caseloads.  While my preference is not to change the alphabet, in reviewing our counseling caseload numbers, there was a large difference from the highest caseload and the lowest case load – approximately 100 students.  In order for our team to provide support and assistance to students and families, it was necessary to better distribute the alphabet with our school counselors.  As a result, I have slightly changed the alphabet assignment for underclassmen (grades 9-11), with all seniors remaining with their previously assigned counselor. The new alphabet and counselor contact information is listed below.

Contact Information/Back to School Events 

New families (including all freshmen) are invited to attend the New Student/Parent Orientation on Friday, August 23 at 9am. This event gives both new parents and students an opportunity to hear from various staff members on important topics connected to transitioning to Fairfax HS as well as gives students a chance to follow their schedule and meet their teachers. Back to School Night will be held on Thursday August 29. Senior parents are invited to arrive early, for a special senior parent presentation starting at 5:15pm. More information regarding BTSN and the senior parent meeting will be sent out via New You Choose later this month.

Lastly, all new and returning parents and families are also invited to attend the third annual Flavor of Fairfax on Friday September 6 starting at 4pm. This event is a great way to reconnect with the community, explore clubs and activities, listen to music, and eat lots of food, all before the kickoff to the first home football game of the season at 7pm.

The Student Services staff looks forward to working with you this year. We encourage all parents to sign up for SIS ParentVUE accounts, which provides access to information about your student’s courses, attendance, and grades throughout the year. We wish your student the best for a successful 2019-2020 school year!

9-11th   /     12th                   Counselor                           Phone Number        Email

A-Bow       A-Bl                  Mr. St. Clair Phillips           703-219-2219           SLPhillips1@fcps.edu

Box-Dea   Bm-Due            Mr. Peter Uncles                703-219-2213           PUncles@fcps.edu

Deb-G       Duf-Har            Mrs. Donna Leone             703-219-2374           DMLeone@fcps.edu

H-Kim        Has-Kim           Ms. Tiffany Haddock         703-219-4002           TDHaddock@fcps.edu

Kima-May  Kima-Mea        Mrs. Tara Johnson             703-219-2217           TJohnson1@fcps.edu

Maz-Ol       Meb-Or            Mrs. Aja Adu-Gyamfi         703-219-2220           AAdugyamfi@fcps.edu

Om-Rom    Os-R                Ms. Tiera Sharpe              703-219-2207           TRSharpe@fcps.edu

Ron-Tom    S-Tay              Mrs. Sylvia Headen           703-219-2209           SBHeaden@fcps.edu

Ton-Z         Taz-Z               Mrs. Tracy Hartley             703-219-2212           THartley@fcps.edu

Save the Date!  Back to School Night is August 29!

Parents, please join the faculty and staff for our exciting Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29, 2019.  This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers. Class visitation will run from 6:30pm to 8:48 pm. You will also have an opportunity to get information regarding Fairfax High School clubs, sports, parent groups and other activities and resources in the Commons Area, from 6:00pm to 6:30pm and again from 8:48pm to 9:20pm. If you are parent of a 12th grader, please plan to attend the parent Senior Class Meeting from 5:15pm to 6:15pm in the auditorium. 

In addition, you are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the school library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time. 

For parents of students receiving special education services, there will be an information session regarding special education services from 5:15pm to 5:45pm in the Multi-Purpose room. Come to learn about the different courses we offer and meet our fantastic special education teachers.

Parking and shuttles will be available from Daniels Run Elementary, St Leo’s Church, and Home Depot parking lots. The shuttles will run from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. We hope to see you on Thursday, August 29, at 6:30pm. 

More information will be going out to parents next week.

Fairfax HS Goes 1:1 This Year!

As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.  These computers are to assist you in learning content and enhancing your experiences while enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.  As these are tools for your learning, we ask that you bring them to school charged everyday and use them in accordance with the FCPS SR&R (https://www.fcps.edu/srr).  

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9 - 11:30 or  1:00 - 3:00 with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID. If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued id who can verify your identity must be present. Please note:  Distribution is offered only on the date listed next to your part of the alphabet as shown on the chart below.

Date

Assigned Group

August 12      

A - Er

August 14

Es - La

August 16

Lb - Re

August 20

Rf - Z

August 22

By Appointment

 

The following lists tasks that will need to be completed prior to arriving at FHS to collect your computer and some tasks prior to departure from FHS with your loaned computer. The goal from the time you enter the door to when you leave is approximately 30 minutes.

Prior to arrival:

Prior to departure:

Ensure you have received:

    • 1 X Laptop Sleeve
    • 1 X Computer Charger
    • 1 X Laptop
  • Plug the computer in and make sure it is charging.
  • Log into the computer
  • Log into  FCPS 24/7 Learning
  • Set up Drive File Stream

 

If you cannot make the dates/times about, please complete the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWNYSVZlXPs1HnxkI1Uk4eiyrTT31GmFqO1bxrsgP-I8WGmA/formResponse

SAVE the DATE:

Fairfax High School

The FLAVOR of FAIRFAX

The Flavor of Fairfax is the kick-off event of the year! 

Friday, September 6, 2019

4pm - Kick-Off

CLUBS, MUSIC, FOOD, and FUN! 

Field House Parking Lot

Rebels Nice to Know:

The Football program will be selling Discount Cards beginning at 10 am on Saturday, August 10, in the Fairfax Community!

 

Athletic Boosters Spirit Wear online store is now live!!!

https://fairfaxhighsports.org/page/3313

Purchase your spirit wear online and we will let you know when it’s ready to be picked up in the Athletic Office.  

Follow our social media accounts:

@FHSspiritmerch on Instagram

@FHSmerch on Twitter

"FHS Spirit Merchandise" on Facebook

Questions?  Email us at fhsspiritmerch@gmail.com

Fairfax High School’s Team Half-Life Invited to Participate in the Wearable Equipment for Averting Radiation Challenge at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

Dhruv Batra, Adharsh Jayaseelan, Justin Ortega, Manish Balamurugan, sponsored by Thresa O’Neill and Rebecca Cruley, were invited to travel to NASA Langley Research Center in August to share student-designed, wearable, radiation countermeasures with NASA engineers and scientists.

Through a competitive process, teams of students and educators submitted design proposals for wearable anti-radiation garments. The challenge involves designing wearable radiation countermeasures and sharing their ideas with NASA scientists and engineers who design these technologies in their work. Developing radiation countermeasures are an important step as we return astronauts to the Moon by 2024 and continue on the Mars.

Team Half-Life was one of the top design teams that traveled to NASA Langley to share their designs, learn about the engineering process, participate in STEM engagement activities, and tour NASA Langley Research Center.

Creating Excellence Award Luncheon

Fairfax Academy's  Fashion Careers won the Creating Excellence “Quality” Award for a CTE course.  Congratulations to Jin-A Chang, Fashion Design teacher, and all of her students!

Fairfax Colorguard Listening to Coach Brianna!

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OUR NEW MURAL AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS TO THE LIBRARY!

Dear Fairfax Family,

Does the first Friday of August mean that school is around the corner?  As I check my social media feed, I see that my hometown started school yesterday.  School ends there  just before Memorial Day though, so it is all relevant.  I know our students still have a lot of summer left in them, though.

I have a few important announcements to share with our community, and they begin with two goodbyes.  I’d like to extend a heartfelt farewell on behalf of everyone to Brian Olmes and Catherine Stone, two of Fairfax’s assistant principals.  Mr. Olmes is moving to Boise, Idaho, where he is assuming a principalship one mile from the state’s capitol building.  He will be closer to family, and we all wish him the very best in the City of Trees.   Mrs. Stone is heading a few miles down the road to serve as an assistant principal at  Mountain View High School.  We know that she will continue her passion working with Mountain View’s students (some of whom are ours) and contributing to FCPS’s larger mission.  We are very proud of and for her.  I do hope to announce our two newest assistant principals in the coming weeks.   

Yesterday, I worked with the current administrative team to begin planning for the start of the school year.  I have important dates for you below, and with FCPSOn, a brand-new hardwood floor in our field house, summer school here all summer, the first Rebels Assemble (rising freshmen camp), and an early Back to School Night, there is much anticipation and many, many variables in the opening-school equation.  We hope to NOT miss a beat.  I plan to have my Twitter presence up and more active on Monday.  Social media, I know, is communication’s future, but I struggle since I really love to be present and in the moment, and not looking at the moment through my phone.  It seems like a third arm to our students though, so I am going to work extra hard to get with the times.

For your planning, here are a few important dates:

    • Tax free weekend is THIS WEEKEND!
    • August 19th: Parking applications go live!  See Mr. Freeman’s message about parking details below!
    • August 23rd-9AM:  New Student Orientation (Parents can attend as well!)
    • August 26th:  First day of school! 
  • August 29th:  Back to School Night
  • August 30th:  Holiday; first football game @ Oakton High School

I will resume the parent coffees on the first Friday of every month at 7:30AM in September.   These are very informal, last only an hour, and they provide an opportunity for parents to chat with each other, me, and sometimes an invited guest.  At Back to School Night, we will provide a tear-off card survey that asks our parents to give feedback in three areas of needed  improvement for Fairfax High School according to our Family Engagement Survey results:  (1) Opportunities for parent involvement; (2) Opportunities and ways for parents to support their students at home; (3) School (student-specific) communication.  I hope to gather data on ways/ideas/methods that you, our parents, would like for Fairfax High School to grow in these areas.

Finally, the anonymous survey link on the bottom of my signature line provides an avenue for any member of our community to provide feedback in celebration of what is going well and in recommendation of how I, or we, might improve to be the community school we strive to be.  Those comments that are not only specific but that also provide a recommended solution or celebration have been most helpful over the past year.  I am looking forward to another year of growing in our partnership.

Your very proud principal always and in all ways,

 

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

Principal, Fairfax High School

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Rebels Need to Know:

Moving or Not Returning to Fairfax HS?

Please contact Kris Strong, Registrar, to update your information and learn what steps are needed for a smooth transition.  She can be reached by email at kbstrong@fcps.edu or call 703-219-2202.

Fairfax High School Goes 1:1 This Year!

As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.  These computers are to assist you in learning content and enhancing your experiences while enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.  As these are tools for your learning, we ask that you bring them to school charged everyday and use them in accordance with the FCPS SR&R (https://www.fcps.edu/srr).  

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9 - 11:30 or  1:00 - 3:00 with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID. If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued id who can verify your identity must be present.  Please note: Distribution is offered only on the date listed next to your part of the alphabet shown on the chart below.

Date

Assigned Group

August 12      

A - Er

August 14

Es - La

August 16

Lb - Re

August 20

Rf - Z

August 22

By Appointment

The following lists tasks that will need to be completed prior to arriving at FHS to collect your computer and some tasks prior to departure from FHS with your loaned computer. The goal from the time you enter the door to when you leave is approximately 30 minutes.

Prior to arrival:

Prior to departure:

Ensure you have received:

    • 1 X Laptop Sleeve
    • 1 X Computer Charger
    • 1 X Laptop
  • Plug the computer in and make sure it is charging.
  • Log into the computer
  • Log into  FCPS 24/7 Learning
  • Set up Drive File Stream

 

If you cannot make the dates/times about, please complete the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWNYSVZlXPs1HnxkI1Uk4eiyrTT31GmFqO1bxrsgP-I8WGmA/formResponse

Save the Date - New Student and Parent Orientation:

All new families (including all freshmen) are invited to attend the New Student/Parent Orientation on Friday, August 23 at 9am. This event gives both new parents and students an opportunity to hear from various staff members on important topics connected to transitioning to Fairfax HS as well as gives students a chance to follow their schedule and meet their teachers. 

Fall Sports - Tryouts start Monday, August 5th.

Contact the Head Coach if your child is interested in trying out or if you have any questions.

“Be Involved – It makes a difference!”

CHEERLEADING - Melissa Clubb, MRClubb@fcps.edu

CROSS COUNTRY - Mark Whalley, MAWhalley@fcps.edu

FIELD HOCKEY - Amber Beaudoin   ABeaudoin@fcps.edu

FOOTBALL - Trey Taylor RSTaylor@fcps .edu 

GOLF - Derek Donnelly, DSDonnelly@fcps.edu

VOLLEYBALL - Reggie Cruz, RCruz4@fcps.edu

Parking Permits will go on sale August 19th at 8am.

Students may access sales through The Fairfax HS Website or by going directly to their MYSCHOOLBUCKS account and following the detailed instructions.

*New for 2019-2020*

Students will be assigned a numbered spot that will be issued to them for the entire school year.

Students will be expected to park in their designated spot daily. No exceptions.

Senior permit distribution will be on August 23 from 8am-12pm. We have designated 125 spots for Senior parking. Spots will be issued 1st come 1st served.

Underclass permit distribution will be held during lunch shifts the first week of school in the student commons.

Students must have a copy of their receipt, a copy of their parking agreement and a copy of their driver's license to receive their permit.

All outstanding obligations must be satisfied to receive a permit.

Fairfax High School - The FLAVOR of FAIRFAX

The Flavor of Fairfax is the kick-off event of the year! 

Friday, September 6, 2019

4pm - Kick-Off

CLUBS, MUSIC, FOOD, and FUN! 

Field House Parking Lot

Rebels Nice to Know:

Athletic Boosters Spirit Wear online store is now live!!!

https://fairfaxhighsports.org/page/3313

Purchase your spirit wear online and we will let you know when it’s ready to be picked up in the Athletic Office.  

Follow our social media accounts:

@FHSspiritmerch on Instagram

@FHSmerch on Twitter

"FHS Spirit Merchandise" on Facebook

Questions?  Email us at fhsspiritmerch@gmail.com

FHS Students Receive Director's Award at Governor's School

Two FHS students, Kyra Goldstein and Kevin Chen, were honored to receive the Director’s Award for Best Research Project for their group project “Wicked Water: The Impact of Water Quality on the Spread of Food-borne Illness in the Global Community” at the VT Governor’s School for Agriculture program this summer. 

I want to thank you and the teachers for recommending Kyra and Kevin for such a wonderful program.  The experience and knowledge gained were unbelievable and they represented FHS well.

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Erin Lenart and Jovanna!

Dear Family Fairfax,

We are back and gearing up for the start of the school year!  Starting today, I will be resuming my weekly message to our community.  Based on the community’s feedback last year, we revised (and re-revised) our format to be what it currently is:  A weekly message from the principal; Rebels Need to Know (pertinent and timely information); and Rebels Nice to Know (community information and celebrations).  Please remember that I count on you, our parents and community members, to provide information to be included in our weekly communication. 

I returned from a visit to Korea last week, and I am still suffering from jet lag.  The 13 hour time difference is a bear to adjust to and adjust from, but I am hoping to be back to normal soon.  Though seeing that beautiful country (and my mother’s homeland) is always memorable, seeing our student, Jovanna, was one of the best parts!  She was actually called on stage to assist in a performance, but when I pulled out my camera to snap a shot, I was promptly shut down by security.   I was able to get the picture above after the show though, and she was even a good sport and wore the chef’s hat she had to wear on stage.

In the coming weeks, I have many changes to supervision, sub schools, attendance procedures, parking, and the like to report to our community.  Our tech team has been busy getting our 2400 laptops ready for our students, and the gym floor is coming along beautifully.  Details coming soon.

Happy Summer—don’t worry, it isn’t over yet!

All the best,

Erin B. Lenart, Ed.D.

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Rebels Need to Know:

Health Room Schedule for Medication Drop-Off

 

Moving or Not Returning to Fairfax HS?

Please contact Kris Strong, Registrar, to update your information and learn what steps are needed for a smooth transition.  She can be reached by email at kbstrong@fcps.edu or call 703-219-2202.

Fairfax High School Going 1:1 This Year!

As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.  These computers are to assist you in learning content and enhancing your experiences while enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.  As these are tools for your learning, we ask that you bring them to school charged everyday and use them in accordance with the FCPS SR&R (https://www.fcps.edu/srr).  

 

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9 - 11:30 or  1:00 - 3:00 with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID. If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued id who can verify your identity must be present.

Date

Assigned Group

August 12      

A - Er

August 14

Es - La

August 16

Lb - Re

August 20

Rf - Z

August 22

By Appointment

 

The following lists tasks that will need to be completed prior to arriving at FHS to collect your computer and some tasks prior to departure from FHS with your loaned computer. The goal from the time you enter the door to when you leave is approximately 30 minutes.

Prior to arrival:

Prior to departure:

Ensure you have received:

    • 1 X Laptop Sleeve
    • 1 X Computer Charger
    • 1 X Laptop
  • Plug the computer in and make sure it is charging.
  • Log into the computer
  • Log into  FCPS 24/7 Learning
  • Set up Drive File Stream

 

If you cannot make the dates/times about, please complete the following form:

 

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Rebels Nice to Know:

13 Cross Country athletes participated along with Superintendent Scott Brabrand!

Cross Country team completed clearing & mulching a trail in Ranger Road Park!

Our Gym Floor in Process!

What our new gym floor is looking like!

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FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL CREW STATE CHAMPIONS!

Dear Family Fairfax,

AND, that’s a WRAP (and a brief hiatus for me from our weekly NYC messages)!  I got to end the year with a presentation of the State Championship trophy from our crew team in the atrium this morning-- It was fun to end on such a high note.

Yesterday, we had our staff’s annual party.  It was fun seeing  our teachers, all together, in our cafeteria.  We were in the exact location that we were in when we kicked the school year off in August-so, we came full circle.  We also recognized two of our Parent Volunteer Award winners—Megan Soyster Heinz and Jaimee Nygaard.  I shared that we, quite literally, would not be here without our parents, and we are thankful for the time, talent, and treasure that so many who are able, so readily give. 

What a tremendous year it has been!

Throughout the summer, we will be sporadically sending communication to our families, so you will want to be on the lookout.  Topics will include things like parking passes (and picking spaces!); PE uniforms; FCPSOn device distribution; Back to School Night; and much, much more.

Until next time,

Erin B. Lenart

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Monday, August 26 is the first day of school!

 

REPORT CARDS: Report cards will be mailed home next week. A reminder that your students’ final course grades are the only grades that go on your student’s official transcript and are seen by colleges, workplaces, etc.

 

SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS: Many of our Advanced Placement (AP) and some of our Honors classes for the 2019-20 school year have summer assignments. Most assignments are due within the first few weeks of school. Math classes have summer assignments that are highly recommended but not required. Assignments can be found at the following link: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/academics/summer-assignments.

 

AND JUST LIKE THAT SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!

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Our Field House Renovation has Begun!

Dear Family Fairfax,

Half days have started, and I am currently watching our students rush out to jump onto the bus.  It’s amazing how we spend some of our days consoling students who don’t want to be in school and have to be here and as soon as summer days are on the horizon, we can’t beg them to get on a bus and go home!  I believe it is because Fairfax is home in so many ways….

Monday’s graduation was, in my opinion, absolutely flawless.  I’d like to thank the many, many staff members who were involved in the planning of the big day—it took a village, that is for sure!  I was overwhelmed with Pride when I looked out at our Class of 2019—they have been such a fantastic group, and we know amazing things are in their very near futures!  I felt lucky to get to hand out diplomas on behalf of our community.

During our coffee this morning, parents shared their perspectives on communication, ways to encourage/increase parent involvement and engagement, and what type of information would be advantageous/beneficial from Fairfax High School.  I gathered really good ideas from those parents who were able to attend, and I look forward to gathering much, much more at Back to School Night—which, by the way, is August 29th. 

Here is to a restful weekend—next Thursday’s NYC will be our final one of the 2018-2019 school year!

All the best,

Erin B. Lenart

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Summer Office Hours:  While there will be many activities going on at FHS over the summer, the FHS Main Office will be open from 10 am - 1 pm, Monday - Friday, beginning June 19 and ending August 12.

Save the Date!

Please save the date for your FCPSOn computer pickup for next year!  As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9-11:30 am or 1-3 pm with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID.  If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued ID who can verify your identity must be present.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s JMU Map Contest! 

Out of all the entries from geospatial high schools in Virginia, 4 winners and 6 honorable mentions were chosen.  FHS students are 1 of the 4 winners and 3 of the 5 HMs.

Winners:

Fairfax HS: Amazon Fulfillment by senior Cara Conti (view project)

Centreville HS – also FCPS – teacher Neal Jarvis: Ocean Pollution

Loudoun Valley HS – Loudoun Co: UFO Sightings

Washington-Lee HS – Arlington Co: Bird E-Scooters

Honorable Mentions:

Fairfax HS: Billboard Top 100 by senior Jacob Korzak (view project) ß Turn your speakers up for this one!

Fairfax HS: Human Trafficking by seniors Yonna Angeles and Jesse Villalobos (view project)

Fairfax HS: Comparing Schools: A Look at US Performance in Education by seniors Molly Goldberg and Eli Nygaard (view project)

Heritage HS – Loudoun Co: Shrinkage of Native American Reservations and Monuments

Loudoun Valley HS – Loudoun Co: Afghanistan IED Attacks

All projects may be viewed here: https://www.isat.jmu.edu/geospatialsemester/2018-2019.html

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Our Seniors At Daniels Run Elementary School

Dear Family Fairfax,

Today, I got to walk many of our seniors through the hallways of Daniels Run, Providence, and Lanier.  It was a special event, and seeing the smiling faces of our younger Fairfax family and those instrumental teachers and staff members along the way will certainly be a cherished memory for the Class of 2019.  I am told the obstacle course at the All Night Grad Party is a “tradition” for the principal to do…if it is, my old knees might get in the way--oh, to be young and invincible again!

Final exams (and half days) will start on June 7th.  Students will be given a grab and go lunch each day with a dismissal of 11:55PM.  It is very hard to believe that the 2018-2019 school year is coming to a close.

I will have my last parent coffee for the year on Friday.  I am hoping to gather feedback on better ways to promote parent/community involvement next year, parent-program wishes/wants,  and parent-perceptions of the discipline process for students at Fairfax High School.   I would love to see you there!

Wishing you all the best on this glorious Friday,

Erin B. Lenart

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Monday, June 3 is our graduation ceremony for our seniors.  There will be NO school for underclassmen on Monday.

Michelle Lee Designed Our New Mural!

New Mural at Fairfax HS

The art department had been wanting to do a few murals around the Fairfax HS for the last few years, and brought the idea to life this year!

Principal, Erin Lenart was completely supportive of the idea of putting a big beautiful mural in the senior courtyard.

The three Visual Arts teachers asked for submissions from students for mural ideas, and they decided on student, Michelle Lee’s design. They were excited about the lion and how its dynamism represents Fairfax through and through.

Painters were all current art students this year.

There was a celebration on Thursday, May 23rd to recognize all of the people who have helped make this happen!

NATS National Vocal Competition

Charles Wolfer is a semi-finalist for NATS National Vocal Competition.  Charles was the winner in his division at the state and regional levels.  From the regional winners, fourteen young men from across the nation were selected from his division to move forward to the national semi-finals following an intermediate youtube round of competition.  During a live audition in Minneapolis in late June, three individuals will be selected to compete the following night in a live performance for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  Congratulations to Charles!

Seniors on the bus for Senior Walk!

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Students Perform at our Academy Awards!

Dear Family Fairfax,

A little power outage on the Friday before a three-day weekend AND the last school day for our seniors, you say?  There is never a dull moment at Fairfax High School!

As we look ahead to a beautiful, three-day weekend, I think this week represented the “spectrum” of excellence that is truly a gift to our community:

  • On Tuesday, we celebrated the Academy Awards in style.  Though our Academy is available to all high schools in FCPS, it was fun to see so many of our students recognized! 
  • Wednesday welcomed our rising freshmen class, where some of our upcoming graduates talked about the importance of getting involved, staying focused on academics, and having fun—you only get to do high school once.  Fun isn’t certainly what high school is all about, but some of my fondest memories were laughing on a football field, working on skits for English class with my friends, and line dancing with our class sponsor at prom.  (We line danced in Tennessee!)
  • On Thursday, we weathered the storm to a Choral Showcase and tonight, our baseball team will take on Lake Braddock.  I was  so proud to learn of all the medals at the Regional Track and Field meet as well!

So, this week had music, learning, fellowship, competition, and celebration rolled into it.  Not too shabby when we are counting the days to summer vacation!

Next Friday, we will continue the tradition of the Senior Walk.  Seniors will dress up in their caps and gowns and head over to Lanier, Providence, and Daniels Run to celebrate their graduation with the community who supported them.  (We are working on Eagle View and Willow Springs.)  I can remember well seeing our seniors march into Lanier last year,  the tears and beaming smiles were second only to the cheering students and staff.  I reminded seniors that those walks pay tribute to their hard work and the hard work of so many who supported and loved them:  It also inspires younger students who might not clearly see the finish line…yet. 

Here is to a beautiful and relaxing three day weekend!

Erin B. Lenart

 

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Rebels Nice to Know:

Congratulations to our Track Athletes:

The track & field team just completed the Occoquan Regional Track and Field meet.  Allie Lawson won the silver medal in the 100 meter dash, and the gold medal in the 300 meter hurdles.  Kyla Curlee won the bronze medal in the discus throw.  On the boys' side, Marcus Dropik placed 4th in the 400 meter dash, and Curtrell Trott placed 6th.  Marcus also placed 4th in the high jump.  Clay McAlmont placed 6th in the 300 meter hurdles.  The 4x400 meter relay team (Zahir Saiyed, Joe Burton, Curtrell Trott, and Marcus Dropik) won the silver medal.  Bobby Kestyn won gold medals in both the shot put and discus throw.  Bobby has qualified for New Balance Nationals in both of the throws events, and the 4x400 meter relay team has also qualified for that meet.  These individuals will next compete at the VHSL Class 6A State Track & Field Championship next Friday and Saturday at Christopher Newport University in Newport News.

Cappies Gala Awards!

Congratulations to students Seth Strong, nominated as Supporting Actor in a Musical [he was Bobby], Kamila Adamczyk, nominated as Supporting Actress in a Musical [she was Babe], and Kira Kerr, nominated for Best Lighting!

James Thomas IV with winning trophy!

Cherry Blossom Golf Tournament!

Congratulations to FHS Sophomore, James Thomas IV won the Cherry Blossom Golf Tournament in the Patriot Boys 15-18 division this past weekend at the University of Maryland Golf Course.

Eagle Scout Award!

Congratulations to Zachary Coyne on earning his Eagle Scout Award on May 19, 2019 at American Legion Post #177.

CHROMOSPHERE by Riley Canestra

ArtsHerndon Outstanding Artworks!

Thirty FCPS students from 14 high schools were recognized by ArtsHerndon for outstanding artworks created using technology in the 15th annual Technology and the Arts competition. Works were submitted and judged in four categories: Animation, Digital Art, Digital Photography, and Digital Other—a category that acknowledges the potential for innovative works outside the bounds of the other three. First place, second place, third place, honorable mention, and additional finalists were identified in each category.

Congratulations to FHS student Riley Canestra, on winning a 3rd place award with her digital photo, Chromosphere! 

The artwork is on display through Saturday, June 1, at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street in Herndon.

Cappies Award Winners, Seth Strong as Bobby and Kamila Adamczyk as Babe!

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FAIRFAX HS ORCHESTRA SENIORS

Dear Family Fairfax,

What a “silly” week! I write “silly” because, if you haven’t heard, our senior pit was covered in silly string after lunch.  Though I was surprised that only one senior returned to help clean it up, I was thankful for our custodians, security, teachers and administrative team who picked up brooms and got to work.  For our parents of juniors, please consider reminding your students: First, pranks aren’t a good idea; and second, there is something to be said about good clean fun, students willing to laugh, and students willing to labor so that the hardworking adults aren’t the ones left with the mess.  Isn’t that how things usually pan out with adults and teenagers, though? 😊

We had our senior meeting on Wednesday.  It was fun hearing the group chant ’19.  As a precautionary measure, I reminded students that we still have school up until graduation, and they need to remember to make good choices.  We do not want for serious discipline, those that are in the SR&R as resulting in a 30-day suspension from after-school or extracurricular activities, to be a reason that the student cannot participate in a sports banquet, prom, or graduation.    Please join me in reminding your student that “it isn’t over yet.”  I am looking forward to seeing our students all dressed up for prom tomorrow night!

I shared a video with our seniors at the graduation meeting, but it is one that I think might resonate with everyone in our community.  There is one “word” in it that I might caution showing it to students who aren’t as mature as seniors are:  Look Up

At PTSA on Monday night, I was informed that the donation link I had shared previously had expired.  So, for those who would like to give to our PTSA, you can follow the link here:  Go To PTSA Donation

I wish you a restful weekend!

Erin B. Lenart

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Monday, June 3 is graduation day for our seniors.  There is NO SCHOOL for the rest of our students on this day!

Our Lost and Found is Overflowing!

Parents, if your students are missing items, please send them to the main office to check our lost and found.  Our storage area is overflowing with jackets, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, water bottles, student planners, and the list goes on!

PICKING UP STUDENT MEDICATION AT THE END OF THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR:

  • All medications need to be picked up No Later Than 10 am on June 13, 2019.
  • Only parents may pick up medication.
  • Medication left in the Clinic after 10 am on June 13 cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Medications may also be picked up prior to June 13 during normal Clinic hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3 pm.
  • REMINDER:  New medication forms are required for each new school year.  Forms can be located at http://www.fcps.edu/forms.shtml.
  • Questions:  Call Nancy Bennett, School Health Aide - 703-219-2210.
Save the Date!

More information will be coming out soon, but please save the date for your FCPSOn computer pickup for next year! 

As you know Fairfax High School is going 1:1 next school year.  This means that we will be assigning you a laptop to use at home and school.

To obtain your computer please come on your assigned day (see below) between 9 - 11:30 or  1:00 - 3:00 with a School or Government issued PICTURE ID. If you do not have a picture ID, a custodial parent/guardian with a government issued ID who can verify your identity must be present.

AMELIA SCHMIDT AND TYNA HESSER EARNED FIRST PLACE!

Annual Story Map Contest

The Virginia Geographic Alliance promotes an annual Story Map Contest for middle and high school students in Virginia.  This year’s theme was “How has movement affected my environment?

Our seniors Tyna Hesser and Amelia Schmidt’s story map titled “The Effect of Urbanization in Northern Virginia” earned First Place, while Senior Alyssa Cassano’s story map titled “Northern Virginia Population Change Over Time” earned Second Place.

Congratulations to Tyna, Amelia, and Alyssa!

OUR SECOND PLACE WINNER, SENIOR ALYSSA CASSANO AND TEACHER JASON SMOLINSKI

2019 FCBDA Solo Competition

Congratulations to Sophia Rice on winning Third Place in the High School Division of the 2019 FCBDA Solo Competition this past weekend. The event is open to thousands of band students across Fairfax County and very competitive. Her achievement is archived on the FCBDA website at  this link: https://www.fcbda.org/solo-competition.

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ORCHESTRA PERFORMING AT THE CONCERT TUESDAY NIGHT!

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FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL VARISTY SOCCER SENIORS!

Dear Family Fairfax,

As spring sports ends their regular season, I see concerts and end-of-the year events galore on the horizon.  From Fairfax Academy’s Dance classes performances of Once Upon a Twisted Tale this weekend to musical theater and prom—the next few weeks are jam packed with so much FHS talent—how fortunate we are! 

I have a few more staff kudos to students to share:

  • Sadaf Ashurova, Flavia Ibietta Vaca, and Alisson Pena Flores have made incredible growth this year in their English-language development AND Biology (which is very academic language heavy)!  -From Mrs. Mikhail
  • Mike Linares works incredibly hard and is always SO engaged!  He is such a welcoming face in 7th period.  -From Mrs. Fisher
  • Lorance Maman for incredible improvement and leadership in 2nd period Economics and Personal Finance! -From Ms. Downing
  • Kevin Campos- is a manager at a nearby restaurant and is an outstanding presenter!  He also is interested in teaching, so if you see Kevin, let’s encourage him! -From Mrs. Sullivan

It is fun to read through these.  Sometimes, the little celebrations are overlooked and overshadowed by the bigger events happening in a big high school like Fairfax.  When we take time to step back and reflect, we see how the everyday actions of our students really make a huge impact on our school culture and Pride.   Thank you for sharing your student(s) with us each and every day!

PTSA has been moved to this upcoming Monday night at 7pm in the Automotive Technology room.  I look forward to seeing you there!

All the best,

Erin B. Lenart

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AP PROCTORS NEEDED: We need your help in helping proctor Advanced Placement (AP) tests between May 13-17. Please sign up for a time slot via the following link: (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4facae29a3fc1-2019 ). No experience is necessary. You may not proctor a test that your student is taking. Contact assessment coach Kathy Kraus-Zadrozny at kjkrauszadro@fcps.edu with any questions.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SPEAKER DURING LION TIME

Next Friday, May 17th, a Holocaust survivor will come to FHS to speak to students about their experience. Please encourage your student to attend this immensely important and rapidly disappearing opportunity. Students may request a pass from any Social Studies teacher to attend the event during Lion Time. Many thanks to the PTSA for making this opportunity available for our students!

GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL AND BOYS & GIRLS STATE

Congratulations to these students who have been accepted to attend~

Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts: Alysea Colon and Arunima Mokkapati for Dance; and Rebecca Soltis for Instrumental Music.

Governor's School for Agriculture:  Kyra Goldstein and Kevin Chen.

Governor's School for Humanities: Noah Tran

Governor's School for Math, Science, & Technology:  Justin Chen, Sophie DeCleene, Aashish Gullanki, and Anushka Shinde.

Virginia Boys State:  Nolan Carney, Samuel Slaymaker, and Noah Tran

Virginia Girls State: Melissa G. Trivet and Tegan Pentek

We are extremely delighted to inform you that of our 7 candidates to the Governor’s World Language Academies, 5 were accepted and the other two were selected as alternates! We are so proud of our students!

Accepted:

Dorothy Witherspoon (German)

Aryn Hanna and Melissa Trivett (Latin)

Mae Malloy and Lara Nayar (Spanish)

 Alternate:

Charlotte Schababerle (German)

Danyal Rashid Shami (French)

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CITY OF FAIRFAX SCHOOL BOARD SURVEY

The City of Fairfax School Board is asking all four city school families to take a five minute survey about communication. Please go to the City schools’ website to provide your thoughts on the best way to reach the City of Fairfax community. http://cityoffairfaxschools.org/our-community/survey/

PARENTING EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Parenting Education Programs is currently enrolling families for the upcoming parenting class in Centreville for parents with children ages 12-18.  This class is special in that both parents and children attend the classes together but are taught in separate classrooms.  Classes are free for Fairfax County residents.  Free childcare for children 4 and under.  Dinner is also provided at no cost for the family each night. This class will meet once a week on Mondays from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm for 11 weeks beginning June 10, 2019.

For more information, please see attached flyer.   Please note start date will be June 10, 2019

ALL SMILES AT PE DEPARTMENT AWARDS!

SOCCER PLAYERS READ TO DANIELS RUN ES STUDENTS!

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Wellness Week at Fairfax HS!

Dear Family Fairfax,

Another rainy end to an awesome week!  I recently asked staff members for student shout outs—for those seemingly small yet totally amazing things that our students do each and every day.  I am hoping to either use my weekly newsletter, a personal phone call, a personal email, or a personal visit to class to thank and congratulate these students for the “A” game they bring to Fairfax High School. Here are a few recognitions:

  • Lara Nayar and Mae Malloy for being accepted to Governors School for Spanish—Ms. Spector
  • Nicole Kirzl and Susanna Kirchman for helping to organize the Orchestra room and office—Mr. Fowkes
  • Sophia Loh for your consistent great effort in French 4 class.  I am so proud of the progress you have made over the years! -Mrs. Coyle

I have many  more celebrations, and I hope to recognize students in a variety of ways in the coming weeks.

I had a great time at Good News   last Sunday for the matinee.  It was such an incredible show, and I could not believe that almost every one of our Pride on stage tapped.  Complete with tap shoes.  Since I know many of the cast learned to tap for the show,  I left believing that I could tap too, maybe…just maybe.

At parent coffees, in PTSA, and at other events, I have spoken with many in our community about  vaping.  I have spent time collaborating with student leadership and student advisory councils in an effort to understand what the motivation is, and what we can do to support a prevention initiative.   For the most part, our students are telling me that you just “shouldn’t do it,” but I think that any potential side effects just feels too surreal to our invincible young adults.  I believe that the best prevention is an entire, informed community that gets behind a consistent message about vaping with our students.  I will continue to fight the good fight and work with our students and staff on proactive solutions, but I wanted to share a useful resource from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids that might be useful to you if you choose to engage in a conversation with your student(s) or friends:  LINK FOR NYC  As a matter of fact, I have appreciated much of the literature and information that has been produced by this organization. 

With AP tests and SOLs right around the corner, now is a great time for us to consistently remind our students to remain calm.  We are proud of an entire year’s worth of their learning and hard work, and whatever happens on test day, happens, because they are so much more than a single test could possibly measure on a single day.  Please join me in consistently sharing this message with our students—the amazing and whole version of each of them can never be evaluated by a computer or bubble sheet. 

In case you didn’t notice last week, we have slightly shifted the structure of this News You Choose.  In response to a request from PTSA (based on a parent’s feedback), we moved to Rebels Need to Know for pertinent and timely information and Rebels Nice to Know for celebrations and additional school/community information.  A special thanks is always due to Mrs. Laura Beatty, AA extraordinaire.  Her patience and passion for ensuring these messages are all inclusive and responsive keeps us all up to date, informed, and beaming with Pride!

Wishing you a restful weekend,

Erin B. Lenart

Principal, Fairfax High School

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Rebels Need to Know: Attendance

Daily attendance at school is important for student academic success.  Families are reminded that students are expected to remain in school until the end of the school year, June 13th.  Final exams for 9th, 10th and 11th graders will begin on June 7th and continue through June 12th.   Requests for students to be released before the end of the year will not be honored.  Families are encouraged to keep this in mind when making summer vacation plans.  Thank you for helping to ensure the academic success of your student.

Parking Reminder

The Police Department has received a number of calls in regard to students parking in the surrounding neighborhoods near the school. In light of this, we remind students and parents that parking in surrounding neighborhoods is not permitted.  Thank you.

AP and SOL Testing Information

AP PROCTORS NEEDED: We need your help in helping proctor Advanced Placement (AP) tests between May 6-17. Please sign up for a time slot via the following link: (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4facae29a3fc1-2019 ). No experience is necessary. You may not proctor a test that your student is taking. Contact assessment coach Kathy Kraus-Zadrozny at kjkrauszadro@fcps.edu with any questions.

 

SOL Schedule Posted

The 2019 Spring Testing Calendar has been posted to the FHS website. Students and Parents may access the calendar at: https://fairfaxhs.fcps.edu/announcements/2019-end-year-exam-schedule . Students are reminded to get a good night’s rest the night before a test and to eat a healthy breakfast. Please try to refrain from making appointments on the day of the test. Once a student has begun testing, he or she cannot leave until the test is complete.

 

SOL Scheduling Considerations for Ramadan

The Spring SOL Testing Window and the observance of Ramadan will overlap in May/June 2018. Spring SOL testing will be conducted at FHS between April 30th and June 6th. Teachers will be providing the date, time, and location for each SOL after spring break. If your student is scheduled for an afternoon SOL and will not do well at that time due to fasting, please contact Kathy Kraus-Zadrozny, Assessment Coach at kjkrauszadro@fcps.edu or 703-219-2216 to schedule a morning SOL test for your student. Students may also reach Mrs. KZ in L127 at school.

Fairfax HS Physical Night

Fairfax High School’s Physical Night Fundraiser May 30, 2019! 

All proceeds go to supplying the athletic training room.

Physicals done here will be good for all green/yellow days & tryouts for 2019-2020 school year

5:30- 6:00- 6:30- 7:00- 7:30 time slots.  They will close once they fill up.

To sign up for appointments time slots use this link:

https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings

 

Parents we also looking for Medical Volunteers as well PT’s, MDs, PA,s, LPN’s to help out, you can also sign up with the above link.

Any questions please contact Amanda Johnston: aejohnston@fcps.edu

Rebels Nice to Know: Track & Field

Over the weekend, the track and field team competed in Cassel's XBC Track Experience at Chantily High School.  Forty-six teams attended.  For the second year in a row, the boys won the invitational.  The girls' team placed 12th overall.  Allie Lawson and Trinity McCall got 2nd and 7th in the 200M dash.  Allie also won the 300 meter hurdles.  Finally, the girls' 4x400 meter relay team got 9th place, and the 4x800 meter relay team got 10th place.  Mason Mays got 5th in the 100 meter dash.  Zahir Saiyed got 10th in the 200 meter dash.  Marcus Dropik got 3rd in the 400 meter dash, and Curtrell Trott got 8th place.  Marcus also won gold in the 800 meter run.  The boys 4x100 meter relay team won the silver medal, and the 4x400 meter relay team won gold.  Marc Agossou got 4th in the long jump, and won the gold in the triple jump.  Bobby Kestyn won the silver in both the shot put and discus throw.  His discus performance broke another school record.

Student Success Story

Seven current and one former FCPS students just competed in Orlando at the USASF Dance Worlds representing the United States in an All Male Hip Hop team. There were 1900 athletes with over 500 teams representing 32 countries. Jack Klika (Falls Church), CJ Hunter, David Ward (Woodson), Arin Bolunmez, Sasha Uldov(Thoreau), Frenchie Pignatiello (Fairfax, 11th grade) and Alex Cofelt (Herndon graduate) won the gold medal in their catagory making them world champions.  These young men are dedicated to their sport and practice hard and it showed this weekend.  

All Night Grad Event for Seniors

All Night Graduation (ANG) Event - June 3rd, 11pm-5am

Senior Families - Don't forget about the ANG event that happens graduation night. It is just for our seniors and provides a safe drug and alcohol free event. It is the party of the year with entertainment, prizes, games, good and fun. We can’t have this event without our families, we need you to volunteer (even Junior families) and get your senior’s ticket purchased. You can find information on the event, purchasing tickets, and volunteering at the ANG website: https://www.fairfaxptsa.org/about-all-night-grad-ang

Fairfax High School PTSA

could soon be a thing of the past!

We are in desperate need of volunteers to be part of our PTSA Board for our 2019-2020 school year.

If we are unable to have a complete PTSA Board, Fairfax High School is in jeopardy of losing many benefits and services that the PTSA helps provide and/or supplement including:

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Wellness Week
  • Volunteerism Student Awards
  • Teacher Grants
  • Funding for Speakers for Parents, Teachers and Students
  • Staff Development and Appreciation throughout the year 

Contact any member of the nominating committee for details

Cynthia Wurtemberg cynthiadls@aol.com

Heather Rupp jetsn22@verizon.net

Katy Malesky katy.malesky@gmail.com

FHS PTSA Website

 

City of Fairfax Schools Survey

The City of Fairfax School Board is asking all four city school families to take a five minute survey about communication. Please go to the City schools’ website to provide your thoughts on the best way to reach the City of Fairfax community. http://cityoffairfaxschools.org/our-community/survey/

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