Please click the links provided to review the announcements for this week.
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 www.fcps.edu and click on FCPS Cares to share with everyone. FCPS Cares Cards are also available in the main office.
Herndon High School will be hosting a concert by the United States Navy Band
Friday, May 13th at 7 pm, HHS Auditorium
The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information about the United States Navy Band, visit: http://www.navyband.navy.mil/concert_band.html
When: Saturday, May 14th from 8am until 12pm
Where: Herndon High School Stadium
- Battle of the Bands (1st place winner will play @ Herndon Festival)
- Soccer tournament (8 teams)
- Games and face painting for kids
- Donuts, drinks, and miscellaneous items for sale
All money raised goes directly to the Paige Saucedo ESOL Scholarship Fund.
Saturday, May 14 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Our annual Broadway Cabaret, directed by Dana and Jim Van Slyke is one of our favorite events - sponsored by the HHS Choir Boosters. This year's show features performances from: Phantom of the Opera, Footloose, Aida, Wicked, Aladdin, Seussical, Dream Girls, Newsies, Big Fish and many more!
Join our Facebook event (www.facebook.com/events/1122471357817333). You can invite friends by sharing the FB event.
Tickets available at the door: $10
Students, seniors, Faculty $5
Herndon High School’s Spring Reading Challenge is now underway! We invite students and teachers to participate by reading 6 different books by the end of the school year. We give you six categories to pull from: a book published in 2015/2016; a book you can finish in a day; a book your teacher or librarian suggested; a nonfiction book; a book chosen by a family member or friend; and a book that has appeared on a challenged or banned book list. To join, students can log into their FCPS Google Apps for Education Account, go to classroom.google.com, and join the Herndon HS Reading Challenge Classroom using the code y3bs9o. From the Google Classroom, students can access our announcements, share their reading successes, and connect with other readers. Prizes will be awarded and we’ll have lots of fun along the way!
Buy a yearbook before May 7 for $75! On May 8 the price will increase to $85. To check to see if you’ve already purchased a yearbook, click here
Alternatively, if you would like to buy the book online, please use the link below
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00 pm- 12:00 am
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
Tickets** will be sold:
$60 April 25-29 before and after school in room 188*
$65 May 2-13 during all lunches in the cafeteria
$70 May 16-20 during all lunches in the cafeteria
*Early bird tickets will be sold from 7:50am-8:05am and after school 2:55pm-3:15pm
No tickets will be sold at the door
**Signed parent permission slip necessary to purchase ticket (2016 Prom Permission Form)
**Separate guests form must be filled for students not enrolled at HHS; guests must be under 21 (2016 Prom Guest Permission Form)
Free Prom Dress
Get a FREE PROM Dress! Channel your inner Cinderella!
Princess for A Night (PFAN) is a project in which beautiful prom dresses, shoes, handbags, and jewelry are collected from women in the community and given to high school students for free. Last year over 350 young ladies received dresses! We have dresses in all styles, colors, and sizes. Attend any shopping event!
T.C. Williams High School Friday, April 29th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302 (Enter through the Chinquapin Drive entrance and follow the signs to the dance studio.) Coordinator: Eleanor Muse Eleanor.Muse@acps.k12.va.us | (703) 824-6768
Mount Vernon High School Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 9th from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309 (Come through the main entrance of the school and follow the signs to H208). Coordinator: Katie Basinski email@example.com | (703) 619-3304
Edison High School Thursday, May 12th from 3:00 -5:00 p.m., Friday, May 13th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 14th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310 (Enter through entrance 13, the Edison Academy, and follow signs to H112). Coordinator: Ginger White Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org | (703) 924-8100
West Potomac High School Saturday, May 21st from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Monday, May 23rd from 2:50 - 5:00 p.m. 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22307 (Come to entrance #13 and follow the signs) Coordinator: Amy Bowman email@example.com | (703) 606-6917.
SENIOR SURVEY - On April 28th and 29th seniors will be completing the annual Senior Survey through their English classes. To ensure the most accurate data, please be sure your senior student is prepared with:
- Decision information for each of the colleges applied to.
- Scholarship awards your senior received, either from a college or from an outside source. Please bring the full name of the scholarship and the dollar amount awarded.
Students in AP English 12 will complete their senior survey on May 16th and 17th. Any questions should be directed to Candace Morris at (703) 810-2310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifetouch Photography will be at Herndon HS on May 11, 16, 17, 18, and 19 to take senior portraits of the Class of 2017. This is the original picture day and students will have an opportunity to take retakes in August and October. Lifetouch sent a direct mailing home to students with their assigned portrait date and time. If you need to reschedule your time please contact Lifetouch directly at 1-800-445-1189.
SPRING FLING PHYSICALS will take place on MONDAY, MAY 23rd and will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2016-17. Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical after May 1st.
Physicals include additional screenings for flexibility and strength- information will be given to all attendees on how to improve “problem” areas to help to prevent injuries.
This is our big fundraiser for the year- it helps fund all the supplies (band-aids, gloves, gauze, ice bags, rehab equipment, etc.) we need to take care of our student-athletes. Please come and support the cause! If you can't make it to HHS, check out one of our neighboring schools- a full calendar of dates can be viewed at the link below.
We promise that everything (assuming a healthy physical from the doctor- if they refer you on for something specific, that’s for your child’s safety and needs to be addressed) on your physical paperwork will be complete and ready to go- leaving the easy school/team paperwork to be done before the first practice.
Physicals are $50 and by appointment only- walk in appointments will be on a first come, first serve availability if time allows, there are no guarantees a walk in will be seen. To be ensured an appointment, schedule one now at www.fcps.edu/sports
We can accept cash or check- no credit cards- the night of physicals.
We are also accepting parent and/or medical volunteers- if you are interested in helping, please sign up through the same link J
Thanks again for your continued support of our Hornet Student-Athletes!
REGISTERING 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, www.herndondrama.org. If you can pass out flyers, please email email@example.com and we will drop off flyers. Thanks!
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.
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.
ACADEMIC ADVISING AND COURSE SELECTION FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR
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).
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), HHS Director of Student Services or Mallory Joiner (email@example.com), FCPS Service Learning Resource Teacher with any questions. Thank you!
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM - Parent Account Set-Up
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: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. 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: http://youtu.be/CUAOZjFvaa0. Additional information is also available here: http://www.fcps.edu/is/instructionaltechnology/247help/parents.shtml.
FUNDRAISERS All proceeds benefit the Class of 2016 ANG party. Order forms are available in the BLACK office and on the website www.herndonang.org.
Premium Reserved Seating at Graduation - Capture the moment you graduate receives his/her diploma and walks across the stage with premium seats for your family! 1 ticket for $5, 5 tickets for $20.
Herndon Flags - Order your flag today and proudly display your school spirit! Cost is $20 per flag. Quantities are limited. Flags are 24” x 36”.
Senior Yard Signs - Celebrate this important milestone and show your graduation pride! Cost is $25 per sign.
TICKETS FOR ANG PARTY Have you purchased your All Night Grad ticket yet? If not, don’t wait! Ticket price is now $60 and will increase May 1. Forms are available in the BLACK office, on the website www.herndonang.org, and attached. Credit card payment is accepted through PayPal online. Free and reduced ticket prices are also available.
Yard Sign Form.pdf
Raffle Ticket Form.pdf
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:
- Check ParentVue and Blackboard for grades/progress that may answer your question(s).
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 2015-16 Confidential Household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals
Translations: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese
- 2015-16 Fairfax County Public Schools Consent to Share Information for Benefits for Other Programs
Translations: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese
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!