Please click the links provided to review the announcements for this week.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lecture Hall at HHS
(Seniors And Their Parents Should Plan To Attend This Program Together!)
“I am so glad I attended tonight’s session. The students’ unexpected responses made me laugh. It felt good that I took the time to learn about how to stay positive during this change from high school to college. Please continue this program in the future—the interactive session was right on target. The handouts are very useful.” Jaspreet Kaur, parent.
Each fall, about 2.2 million American teenagers leave home for the first time to enroll in college. As common and as exciting as this milestone can be for families, most will tell you that preparing a child to leave for college can be a wrenching experience for both child and parent. The Student Services Department invites seniors and their parents to attend an interactive and enjoyable program that not only will help you explore the excitement and fears associated with making the transition from high school to college, but will also provide you with insight as to how to make the transition easier and more positive.
Seniors!!! Please send in your pictures for the senior slide show to seniorslideshowHHS@gmail.com.
You can submit the following:
- images from all 4 years of your high school career
- fun and creative images
- in school or outside of school pictures.
The slide show will be presented on Graduation Day.
YEARBOOKS - ALMOST SOLD OUT!
There are less than 100 yearbooks available for sale. Pre-order now to guarantee that your student receives a yearbook so that they can reflect back on all their high school memories in years to come! The online order center is open until 5/4/13 or until the book sells out. To order online please visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use order number 8967. To pay by cash or check please have your student stop by the yearbook classroom before or after school or during Stinger. The cost of a yearbook is $80.
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Sophomores! Mark your calendar for Mandatory Drivers Education Presentations
The State of Virginia is requiring all 10th grade students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to attend a 90 minute traffic safety program as part of the classroom driver education instruction. This requirement must be met before a student can receive a Driver Education Certificate of Completion (DEC-1 Card). This is a law in the State of Virginia and is currently in effect. The program will be offered at Herndon High School on October 3, December 12, February 20, May 1, and June 12. The start time is 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria and no one will be admitted late after the doors are shut. Students must sit with their parent/guardian and not with their friends. Students are allowed to attend any meeting offered at Herndon, and/or any other Fairfax County Public High School. Students should let their Driver’s Education teacher know if they plan to attend another school’s session. Each student will only need to attend one session during the school year. Please click here for additional details.
Join us for Improv(e), a night of improv comedy, for a good cause. Teams will compete on Saturday, May 18, from 4 PM to 9 PM in the HHS auditorium. Admission by donation ($5 suggested) which supports the Chuck Stanley Memorial Scholarship. Concessions (including pizza) for sale. Check out www.herndondrama.org for more information. You can also like us on Facebook, Herndon High School Drama Boosters and follow us on Twitter, @herndondrama.
Herndon High School's Advanced Theatre Class presents Shakespeare’s Final Masterpiece, "The Tempest." Shows are on Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 and available at the door one hour before showtime or online at www.herndondrama.org. To stay up to date on HHS Theatre, please like us on Facebook: Herndon High School Drama Boosters, and follow us on Twitter, @herndondrama.
On Thursday, May 30th, 2013,at 7:30 am, Herndon High School will recognize students who have achieved academic excellence at our annual Honors Breakfast. Students who have met the criteria of will have earned A’s in all classes for three quarters. In addition, seniors who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or better will also be recognized. Invitations were distributed last Friday for our student honorees.
This summer FCPS students have an exclusive opportunity to earn college credit through George Mason University. The FCPS social studies department has partnered with GMU to offer a 5 week summer session course in Global Studies where students can earn 3 college credits. The course runs Monday- Thursday from 9:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m. and is taught by a GMU professor. Applications are due on June 18th. All rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduating seniors who meet the requirements are eligible. Acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis given the student's qualifications and applications will be date and time stamped as they come in (paper applications will need to be mailed to GMU in order to avoid an application fee). Further detailed information is provided in the following attachments Global Studies Course Promotional Flyer / Global Studies Course Information
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 SENIORS must submit a completed Service Learning Graduation Cord Application to your school counselor by Friday, June 7, 2013. All 9th-11th graders can submit a Service Learning Verification Sheet as they complete their services learning projects. Additionally, students who earn 50 hours or more may earn the Virginia Board of Education diploma seal for excellence in civics education. Please contact your US/VA Government teacher for more information.
Applications are now available for current HHS students wishing to apply to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Rising 10th and 11th graders may apply. Information and applications are available on-line at www.tjadmissions.org. The deadline is May 31, 2013. See Ms. Sotirchos in Student Services for more information.
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Herndon Writing Center - Stop by and get some help with your writing Room 203 any lunch block on Red Days or After school on Thursdays.
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