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Daily Announcements


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Reading Challenge

Yearbook Distribution

Service Learning

Young Actors Camp

Community Service - x2Vol

Tutoring Services

All Night Grad - Fundraisers

On Going Announcements


Do you know a Herndon High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? Then, visit and click on FCPS Cares to share with everyone. FCPS Cares Cards are also available in the main office.


Panera Bread Fundraiser

Why cook when you can join as at Panera Bread for “Food as it should be”

Please consider joining us tomorrow for our Final Fundraiser of the year in support of SkillsUSA.

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 460 Elden Street, Herndon VA  20170

Attached is a copy of the flyer for the event.  When ordering,  please present the flyer or an electronic version of the flyer.

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Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook distribution will take place in the gym foyer at the concession stand from Friday, June 3 to Thursday, June 9.  If you pre-ordered a yearbook a ticket will be delivered to your 6th period classroom on June 1.  If you don’t have a 6th period or are absent that day, please pick up your ticket from Ms. Eckert. 

On Black Days (6/3, 6/7, and 6/9) the yearbook staff will be in the gym foyer concession stand during all lunches and after school from 3:00-3:15pm for distribution and sales.

On Red Days (6/6 and 6/8) the yearbook staff will be in the gym foyer concession stand before school from 7:45-8:00am and after school from 3:00-3:15pm for distribution and sales.

Yearbooks will be available for purchase for $85; cash and checks made payable to HHS are accepted.

Service Learning


Service learning is a teaching method that involves students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. Connecting classrooms with the community provides a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to assess their impact on the community and their roles as active contributors to society.   Students who participate in service learning and earn 40 hours may be eligible for a service learning recognition cord at graduation.  

All students must input their service learning hours using x2VOL­, Herndon’s new service learning tool for students!  x2VOL by intelliVOL is an award-winning tracking and reporting platform for student service learning hours that is used to customize service goals, centralize service hours and provide diverse service opportunities.  x2VOL  is available via Family Connection (accessed through BlackBoard) for each student where they can record service hours to be included in their college applications, scholarship applications, or resumes.  

In order to receive the Service Learning Cord in time for June graduation, all hours must be entered and approved in x2VOL by June 3, 2016. 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities – May 30, 2016
Opportunities in x2VOL

  • Herndon Festival - June 5th
  • Keen Greater DC – Sports Session –June 19th – 12:45pm-2:45pm
  • Keen Greater DC – Keen Bowling –June 18th – 1:15pm-3:00pm
  • Reminder – students can check x2VOL for opportunities over the summer

Celebrate Fairfax! - June 10th-12th at the Fairfax Government Center – Minimum age is 13 
National Memorial Day Parade 
Students from Fairfax County are invited to march in the National Memorial Day parade which will be held on Monday, May 30th.  Depending on their school/teacher, students can earn civics and NJHS hours.  We are hoping to have 200 students march in the parade so please promote in your classroom! Here is the form to link for students to sign up:
For additional information:

Please contact Jamie Sawatzky ( with questions. Fairfax County Stewardship – Invasive Management Area
The Invasive Management Area (IMA) Volunteer Program is a community-based project designed to reduce invasive plants on our parklands. This unique, volunteer-led program gives residents an opportunity to connect with people while taking care of the natural resources around us. IMA enables community members to help protect the plants and wildlife of Fairfax County's forests while spending time outdoors, meeting new people and restoring natural habitats.



  • Check FCPS Service Learning Blackboard for announcements, project ideas, and other resources

GenerationOn has teamed up with Hasbro to celebrate kids and teens between 5 and 18 years of age who are making an impact in their local or global communities. The Hasbro Community Action Hero Award recognizes outstanding young volunteers whose service achievements have demonstrated the qualities of a hero - kindness, courage and leadership. Young people can be nominated by an adult or apply themselves by going to Nominations and applications are being accepted through Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5 pm



Grand Young Actors Camp

Big the MusicalREGISTERING NOW FOR GRAND YOUNG ACTORS! CAMP - HHS Drama Boosters run a theatre camp for our young friends - rising 3rd thru rising 6th graders: Grand Young Actors! camp at Herndon HS. Camp is June 28 - July 1st, 9 am - noon. Our director Morganne Davies is the camp director and the counselors are our older teens. The focus is on fun! No prior experience is needed.  In past years, we've had shy kids exploring something new and kids who've already know they enjoy performing.  Our campers hang out with our HHS student counselor, get to know our Theatre Director, get comfortable with HHS, and enjoy spending time with friends, new and old.

Please share this announcement with your neighbors who have younger kids and with your students and scouts and at dance class and with voice teachers! The camp flyer is on our website, If you can pass out flyers, please email and we will drop off flyers.  Thanks!

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T.G.F.T. - Thank God For Tutors is a free tutoring service provided to Herndon High School students. All are welcome, whether you are new to a subject or just need help with an old one! We have a group of volunteer tutors who are available each Wednesday on a first come, first served basis. Come to Herndon United Methodist Church, 701 Bennett St., Herndon, VA 20170, right across the street from HHS.

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
For more info: 703-707-6271 or or here

Excel Tutoring - begins November 7th

Excel Tutoring will be at Herndon Elementary School Saturday mornings (no 3 day weekends or holidays) from 8:50 – 10:30 am.   This program has been going on over 25 years and is a partnership between Herndon High School and Herndon Elementary. This is a wonderful way to earn service hours and have fun tutoring elementary students!!

Dates through December:
November 7, 14, 21
December 5 & 12.

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Student Services

During January, February and March all school counselors will meet with each of their rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders individually to selection courses for the 2016-17 school year.  During this time, your child will bring home their course selection materials.  It is imperative that you review this information with your student as course offerings are dependent upon enrollment and school staffing decisions are based on the course selections students make.  Please know, to ensure appropriate placement, all course selections will be discussed with and reviewed by the school counselor.

Academic Advising and Course Selection Timeline

February 18, 2016

Rising Sophomore Academic Advising, 4th period

February 23 - March 1, 2016

Rising Sophomore Course Selection in Student Services

March 7 - 11, 2016

Make-up Academic Advising & Course Selection

Before March 11, 2016

Requests for course changes will be honored if space in class permits.

March 12 - May 27, 2016

No course request changes will be permitted.

May 30 - June 3, 2016

A copy of the requested course offerings will be mailed home. If space permits, course request changes can be made.

June 6 - 24, 2016

Course request changes will be made only to resolve conflicts, to accommodate credit requirements, and/or because student has failed to meet prerequisite(s).


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Herndon HS has a new service learning tool for students!  x2VOL by intelliVOL is an award-winning tracking and reporting platform for student service learning hours that is used to customize service goals, centralize service hours and provide diverse service opportunities.  x2VOL  is available via Family Connection (accessed through BlackBoard) for each student where they can record service hours to be included in their college applications, scholarship applications, or resumes.   


Serve. Reflect. Repeat.

Time is on your side with x2VOL. We make it easy to manage your volunteer activities; fast, easy, online. Tracking is easy, and logging hours to meet your school or student organization service requirements is quick. You can find service opportunities, too and write about your experience via Reflections. And we match service opportunities to the things you care about the most, so every hour matters even more.

This is pretty huge: 80% of colleges and universities surveyed by x2VOL  agree that service learning history details impact the final decision of admittance.

Volunteering. The more you give the more you get.

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Prepare for your chosen career
  • Meet or exceed your service goals
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find out some new things about yourself


For a look at x2VOL and all of its benefits, see the attached flyer and check out this linked video “Fairfax County Public Schools & x2VOL.”  Please contact Krisna Taylor (, HHS Director of Student Services or Mallory Joiner (, FCPS Service Learning Resource Teacher with any questions.  Thank you!


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New online Student Information System

This year FCPS is providing SIS Parent Account to Herndon High School families.  This will enable access to view attendance, grades, and personal information, establishing another form of communication among student and parents and student and teacher.   Also starting September 8, 2015, you must have an active SIS Parent Account to be able to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning.  The same login will be used to access both the SIS and FCPS 24-7 systems on this date.   

FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View will provide access to view all of your child's available courses, Family Connection to view Academic and Career Planning and Bus Stop Information.  You can also update your child’s Emergency Care Information through weCare@school.
SIS Parent Account will provide access to view your child’s student information, including attendance, report cards, class schedules, gradebook, course history, discipline, health, and school information, establishing another form of communication between home and school.
Please note that the calendar on the SIS Parent Account does not reflect the teacher’s calendar for the class.  Continue to consult FCPS 24/7 Blackboard to view the class calendars, announcements, current assignments, and the teachers’ grading policies found in the syllabi.  The SIS Parent Account also allows students and parents to view student’s grades.  Once teachers have recorded the grades they will be visible.  If there are questions, the parents should discuss the grades with their children for clarification.  The expectation is that the student will communicate with both parent and teacher and provide a communication pathway between both.

If you had an active FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View account by June 18, 2015, you will be able to continue using this account until the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.  Each parent has or will receive a letter in the mail providing a web address, activation key, and directions on registering for an SIS Parent account.  If you received a letter, but did not act within the allotted 45 days, you can contact our Student Services Department to schedule a time with our Registrar or Student Information Assistant to request a new activation code.  We will be available to print new activation codes on Tuesday, September 16th from 6:30-7:00 pm and on Back to School Night, September 29th from 6:00-7:30 pm. 

Once you set-up your account here is the link you can use to log in to access your account:  You will need a registration code to access your account.  To learn how you can register your SIS Parent Account (once you have your registration code) please watch this easy to follow video tutorial:  Additional information is also available here:


All Night Grad - Class of 2016

All forms are available in the Black Office as well as online at Committee members will also be selling tickets and fundraiser items at the Spring Sports Banquets as well the Senior Awards Ceremony.
Don’t wait any longer…..get your All Night Grad (ANG) Party ticket now! Cost is $70. Free and Reduced ticket prices also available. Party is held at the Herndon Community Center on June 16th from 10:30p-4a. Activities include Casino games and prizes, massages, tattoo, caricature artists, sumo wrestling, obstacle courses, photo booth, money machine, food, food, food, and LOTS of
Think flat screen TVs, iPads, laptops, FitBits, gift cards…..and so much more! The first 225 seniors signed up are GUARANTEED a door prize.
If your senior waits to buy a ticket until June 16, cost is $80 CASH at the door and he/she MUST have a signed/completed form by a parent.

  • FINAL ORDER will be placed on Friday June 10 - no exceptions


  • Win reserved seating close to the stage to watch your graduate receive his/her diploma
  • FINAL winner will be selected on Friday June 10th


  • Tuesday, June 14 all day at Pollo Peru located at 1015 Dranesville Road, Sterling
  • 15% of ALL sales will be credited to ANG

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Ongoing Announcements

Welcome Back Message Prinicpal Bates

Please take a moment to view the welcome back message from Principal Bates.


Connector Bus Passes

FCPS and Fairfax Connector Bus Passes - There is a new partnership between FCPS and Fairfax Connector that will allow students to ride for free during designated times. There is an ID pass that will be issued to students after they and their parent/guardian sign an agreement/permission form.  The ID cards will allow students to ride the Fairfax Connector (not METRO) buses for free from 6AM – 8PM Monday through Friday.

Students and parents must sign the agreement form here. Only, currently enrolled HHS students are eligible. Once school begins, bus passes will be available from Mrs. Brinckmeyer in the main office before or after school only.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Herndon High School encourages parents to communicate with teachers in a variety of ways. All parents should use ParentVue and Blackboard to monitor grades and stay updated on instruction, assignments, and upcoming events in each of their child’s classes. Parents may also request to receive a progress report from a teacher via e-mail. 

If a parent/guardian has a question about their child’s progress, we ask that they follow the protocols below prior to requesting a parent-teacher conference:

  1. Check ParentVue and Blackboard for grades/progress that may answer your question(s).
  2. If your question(s) is not answered through ParentVue and Blackboard, call/email (703-810-2200) the teacher(s) with whom you would like to speak or from whom you would like to receive information. Contact information is included on the staff directory or on the teacher’s webpage.
  3. If, after a period of ongoing phone or e-mail contact, you feel it is necessary to schedule a face-to-face meeting, you should contact the teacher to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

If three or more teachers will be involved in the conference you are requesting, please contact your child’s school counselor to arrange a meeting time.

My School Bucks

- Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is converting MyLunchMoney to MySchoolBucks for school year 2015-2016. No convenience fee will be charged.

  • After the conversion:
  • Your MyLunchMoney e-mail address will become your username
  • Your password will stay the same
  • Balances on meal accounts will transfer over to MySchoolBucks
  • MyLunchMoney settings (Smart Pay) and profile details will transfer over to MySchoolBucks

During the summer, you will receive a welcome e-mail message from MySchoolBucks informing you that your account is ready to use.

We Care

 Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides weCare@school (weCare), 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.

Information on how to access FCPS 24-7 can be found at this link: FCPS 24-7:Parent View. Also helpdesk support is accessible by contacting FCPS 24-7 Learning Support Center. It is important to note that parents must first validate their identity using the SIS Parent online registration process. If the parent’s activation key, that was received by US Mail, has expired, they must contact the school for a new activation key. Once the account is registered, parents can log on to FCPS 24-7 Learning and update their children’s medical information, contact information, and physician information at their convenience.  


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Free and Reduced Lunch

 Free and reduced price meal applications are mailed to all households each August. If you do not receive an application in the mail or if you experience an income or household size change, an application is available at your local school or contact Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 or 703-813-4844.

Free and reduced-price lunches are available to students unable to pay the full price of meals according to criteria based on household size and income. Applications are available in Arabic,Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Families who earn less than 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals and those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of poverty level qualify for reduced price meals. Today, approximately 24 percent of the student enrollment qualify for free and reduced price meals. The prices for paid breakfast and lunch are determined by the School Board and the price of reduced price meals are established by the federal government.

Once, the application is reviewed by the Food and Nutrition you will receive a letter in the mail detailing your free or reduced lunch status.  PLEASE KEEP THE LETTER!  It is the only copy that is printed and if lost, it cannot be reproduced.  Again, PLEASE KEEP THE LETTER!