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Parent- Teacher Conference

Connector Bus Passes

 

Yearbook

 

Financial Aid

National Honor Society

New Online Student Information System

Tutoring Services

Winter Clothing Drive

Student Services Update

All Night Grad

 

Community Service

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 www.fcps.edu and click on FCPS Cares to share with everyone. FCPS Cares Cards are also available in the main office.

MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION WORKSHOP
Let’s get seriously Legally Blonde!  Interested in trying out for Herndon’s Spring Musical? Join us for our Musical Theater Audition Workshop on Monday, February 1st at 3:15 in the Auditorium. We’ll get Whipped Into Shape learning music, choreography and audition tips so that you’ll be Positive you can be So Much Better on audition day (February 16th & 17th). Be sure to put Your Name Up On That (audition) List before you leave. See you There, Right There on Monday!  Questions, contact Ms. Davies at cmdavies@fcps.edu.

 

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Parent-Teacher Conference Information

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.

 

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.

 

Yearbook

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
 https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/8967

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

Order Form - Senior Ads

 

Financial Aid

NEW FINANCIAL AID CHAMPION - My name is Andrea Acosta and I am a Financial Aid Champion for College Access Fairfax.  It is my job to assist students with all aspects of paying for college; working with students one-on-one to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarship searches, and advocating for students who have special circumstances which affect their eligibility for Federal Student Aid.  I have spent the last three years working as a College and Career Specialist at Chantilly High School and I am excited to work with the students of Herndon High School.  I will be at Herndon High School on Tuesdays from 10:30-2:30 in the Career Center. The best way to reach me is via e-mail (aiacosta@fcps.edu) which I will check every day, please give me 24 hours to respond.  Students can contact me to make appointments for Tuesdays and are welcome to come see me during lunch.  I am happy to help!

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

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.

 

Tutoring

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 office@herndonumc.org 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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Winter Clothing Drive

We are asking that you check your closet’s and ask your neighbors and friends who gently used items to keep our students warm this season.   Please spread this request out to places of worship, other work locations, neighbors, etc. 

We truly need lots of support this season for children and adults of all ages and sizes.  Our internal closet (Paige’s Closet) is open to our students and their family members.   Every donation can be put to good use!  Great items to donate:

  • Coats/Jackets
  • Mittens/Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Winter boots
  • Socks (only new please)

You are welcome to leave items in Room 168 near the cafeteria and door 10. 

 

Student Services

 

JUNIOR POST-SECONDARY PLANNING MEETINGS - The juniors will begin the discussion about post-secondary plans and registering for next year’s classes as we will meet with their school counselors January 7th and 11th during their Stingers. They will be on a mock admissions panel representing colleges (UVA, GMU, VCU, CNU, Radford).  Students will hear about admission profiles of Virginia public universities, and will be given an opportunity to look at samples of student admission packets.

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

January 5 - 6, 2016

Rising Freshman Orientation, Herndon MS

January 7 & 11, 2016

Rising Senior Academic Advising, 4th period

January 14 - 25, 2016

Rising Senior Course Selection in Student Services

January 29, 2016

Rising Junior Academic Advising, 4th period

February 3 - 11, 2016

Rising Junior Course Selection in Student Services

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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x2VOL

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.   

STUDENTS

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 (kntaylor@fcps.edu), HHS Director of Student Services or Mallory Joiner (mmjoiner@fcps.edu), FCPS Service Learning Resource Teacher with any questions.  Thank you!

 

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All Night Grad - Class of 2016

ALL NIGHT GRAD (ANG) CELEBRATION
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.

ANG TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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 www.herndonang.org. 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.

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

WEBSITE

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

FUNDRAISERS
All proceeds benefit the Class of 2016 ANG party.

Please come out and support the Class of 2016 and All Night Grad (ANG) scheduled for this upcoming MONDAY 2/1 @ Chipotle located at 1144 ELDEN Street, Herndon. This is perfect timing since we should be all dug out and ready to not cook!
Please forward to any family or friends who might be interested. Just let them know that if they don't have the flyer, they just need to mention HHS ANG when they pay so that we can get credit.  Thanks for your support in this important fund raiser!
All Night Grad Committee, Class of 2016

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 www.herndonang.org.

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.
  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE!
  • 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 hhsang2016@gmail.com. Order forms can also be found in the BLACK OFFICEand at www.herndonang.org.

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

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 hhsang2016@gmail.com.

 

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Community Service

Volunteer Opportunity at HHS - Students and parents, we are currently in need of student and parent volunteers to decorate bulletin boards and possibly paint a mural.  Please contact Amanda Hudson, assistant principal, at aahudson@fcps.edu, if you would like to help!

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.

 

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Ongoing Announcements

Welcome Back Message Prinicpal Bates

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOoIS8so14&feature=youtu.be

 

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!