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Welcome Back Message



Drama Department - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


National Honor Society

New Online Student Information System

Tutoring Services

Holiday Vendor Sale

Student Services Update

All Night Grad

Community Service

HOBY Leadership Development


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.

Welcome Back Message Prinicpal Bates

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

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This year's yearbook is currently priced at $65 -- the lowest it will be all year. Buy before 12/31 to take advantage of this price. Please use the forms provided below to order your yearbook.

Order Form- English/Spanish

Alternatively, if you would like to buy the book online, please use the link below

The senior ads are due by Friday, November 20. Please use the form below:

Order Form - Senior Ads


Drama Department

Are you Ready For...

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - Reserve your tickets now for the Fall Play, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, based on the book by CS Lewis!  The play is an action-packed adventure for the whole family and includes chases, puppets, duels, and narrow escapes. Join us as we watch the four Pevensie siblings discover exactly what they are made of in this timeless story of love, faith, courage and giving.
The show performs December 3-5 at 7:30 and December 6 at 2 pm. Tickets can be reserved at a discounted rate online at before Friday, November 27th, or purchased at the door for $12.  Recommended for ages 5+.


National Honor Society

The application period for NHS membership is now open. Eligible seniors and juniors (GPA 3.50 and above) will see a “National Honor Society Link” on their Blackboard page. Students are to follow that link for application instructions.  Applications are due on or before October 16 in Rm.140.

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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:



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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Holiday Vendor Sale

As you prepare for the Holidays, please consider Herndon High School’s Holiday Vendor Sale. Come join us for a morning of shopping, fun and prizes.  As you stroll through the sale, be certain to stop by the silent auction to place your bid, get your gifts wrapped and create a holiday craft.

Herndon High School, Cafeteria
700 Bennett Street
Herndon VA 20170

Saturday, December 12th
8:00am - 1:30pm

Co- Sponsors:
Education for Employment – SkillsUSA
Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow

If you are a crafter or vendor interested in reserving a spot at the holiday sale please contact,
S. Stewart (,
K. Barr (
L. Waterman (,

or call 703-810-2389.


Student Services

Freshman Transition Program

The transition from middle school to high school can be an apprehensive time for students. The goal of the Freshman Transition Program is to provide 9th graders with continuous support throughout the year, and ensure that all freshmen will have access to information and assistance as they embark on their high school careers. School counselors will be meeting with their 9th grade students on either November 16th or 18th through Teacher Advisory and Stinger.

Schedule Change Process

Fourth week of school and beyond (From September 28 on) - There are different steps to follow for students who are requesting to move up a level, students requesting to move down a level who have a grade of C or higher in the current class and for students requesting to move down a level who have a D or F in the current class.   Along with stakeholder contact, students requesting a change will be required to complete a Schedule Change Request Form which, must be completed before the schedule change is made.  Students and parents should confer with the teacher and school counselors for details on the process.


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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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All Night Grad - Class of 2016

If you are not familiar with All Night Grad, this will be the 30th class to host the event. It is an all-night party for the recent graduates of the high school. It is held on the night of graduation to give the students an alternative to parties that might allow drinking or drugs. Activities might include large blow-up games (things like human sling shot, obstacle course), casino games, caricature artists, massages, photo booth, money machine, to name a few. There is food and prizes all night long. Think iPad, flat screen TVs, gift cards, and so much more! ANG is sponsored through Drug and Alcohol Free Activities (DAFA), the Herndon Community Center, parents, and friends of Herndon High School.

Herndon Community Center will be hosting the Class of 2016 ANG party 10:30PM-4AM on June 16-17, 2016

Buy your tickets today at the discounted price of $50! This also includes 2 Premium Seating for Graduation raffle tickets as well as $3000 in casino cash for your student for the ANG party. All forms can be found in the BLACK OFFICE, here, as well as on our website We also accept credit card payment through PayPal online. Free/reduced ticket prices reservation forms are also available here.  The ticket reservation form is available in Spanish here and the Free/reduced ticket prices reservation form is available in Spanish here.

Next ANG Planning Meeting is Monday 11/9/15 6:30-8p at The Breeze, 781 Station Street Herndon. All are welcome!


The HHS ANG website is up and running. CHECK IT OUT!!

All proceeds benefit the Class of 2016 ANG party.

Herndon Flags
Order your flag today and proudly display your school spirit! $30 per flag, quantities are limited. Flags are 24" x 36". Order forms can be found in the BLACK OFFICE, here, and at

Tervis Tumblers with Herndon Logo
These are genuine, high-quality Tervis tumblers great for hot and cold beverages. LIFETIME GUARANTEE. All prices less than Tervis retail prices ranging between $18-23.

Tervis tumblers make excellent holiday gifts for teachers, students, Herndon alum and soon-to-be HHS grads!

  • 16 oz. and 24 oz. tumblers and 24 oz. water bottles fit in most cup holders.
  • These are genuine, high-quality Tervis tumblers, made in the USA.
  • Great for both hot & cold beverages.
  • Microwave, freezer & dishwasher safe.
  • Includes your choice of RED or BLACK lid (on the cups).  Flip top lid included on water bottles.
  • Tumblers and water bottles are priced below Tervis retail prices.

DON’T DELAY!  Tervis tumblers and water bottles are only on sale until OCTOBER 15.  Click here for an order form.  Questions?  Contact Order forms can also be found in the BLACK OFFICEand at

Personalized Yard Sign
Celebrate this important milestone and show your graduation pride! Order forms can be found in the BLACK OFFICE, here, and at

We also are selling Rally Towels (14.5 inches x 17.5 inches) $1 each and will be on site at many of our sporting events. Quantities are limited so buy one when you have the chance!

VOLUNTEERS still needed! 
We will be hosting the Parent Casino Night (date to be determined February 2016) again this year. Currently, we still need a Lead Committee member to work with a dynamic group of volunteers to coordinate this event. The evening is a great time, but also one of the biggest fundraisers for the ANG.

Do you like to shop? Are you a bargain hunter? Do you like to spend time with good friends, looking for deals and spending money? If you answered YES to any of these questions, consider volunteering with 2 or 3 of your friends to shop for the ANG Casino prizes. Last year, more than 1200 prizes were won by students attending the event!!

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lisa Alden at


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Community Service

2015 LINK Coat Drive

LINK is an all-volunteer non-profit coalition of churches and community organizations providing emergency food to needy families in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn throughout the year.  LINK also distributes holiday food baskets during the November and December holidays and sponsors an annual coat drive for local families in need.

LINK needs help collecting coats and winter apparel (gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, etc.) this year.   They collected enough coats in 2014 to provide coats to over 400 local families—unfortunately, they still had to turn some families away, as we ran out of coats-they need your help!  The coat distribution is scheduled to be held on November 21, 2015. 

If you have any coats and/or winter apparel that you would like to donate, please bring the items to Student Services by Friday, November 20th.   Thank you for your support!

Herndon United Methodist Church
In need of service hours??  There is a new initiative through the HHS-HUMC partnership! Herndon United Methodist Church has an opportunity in the near future:

Saturday, November 21, yard-clean up--contact Glenn at  
Please copy service-hours coordinator, Lorraine Lappan, at on email inquiries.  Thank you!


Student Volunteer Opportunity at Herndon Elementary 
The Herndon Elementary School PTA needs responsible and reliable Herndon High school students seeking to earn volunteer hours. The annual HES PTA Holiday Shop will be held on Monday, December 7. The HES PTA is in need of helping hands to assist the elementary school students in picking out, paying for, and wrapping their special gifts.

Volunteer check in time is 5:30pm at the Herndon Elementary School cafeteria. Volunteers are needed to work from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. Please wear red shirts, or shirts that have Herndon High on them.


HOBY Leadership Seminar Applications

Attention Sophomores:  HOBY Leadership Seminar Applications Due - Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar Virginia is a non-profit organization whose vision is to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership.  HOYB seeks out, recognizes, and rewards leadership potential in high school sophomores by giving them the opportunity to build their leadership potential during a three day seminar.  Cost for the chosen student to attend is free and is supported by Herndon High School and the Herndon Woman’s Club.  If you would like to learn more, please visit  If your student would like to apply for the program, they should contact Ms. Candice Morris at  Applications are due November 20, 2015.  One student will be chosen to represent Herndon High School.


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Ongoing Announcements

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!