Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year! LB Staff 2013-14


Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember

Purple Days - Periods 1, 3, 5, 7
Gold Days - Periods 2, 3, 4, 6

Important Phone Numbers
Bell Schedules

Best of the Bruins
Check out the Best of the Bruins Newsletter. This is a compilation of stories and news about our students and their wide array of outstanding achievements.

Good News Bruins
Read about some of our Bruins' accomplishments throughout the year.

What's New

2015-16 Course Catalogs
The high school and middle school course catalogs for next year are available.

2014-2015 Testing Schedule @ Lake Braddock Secondary

March 2 - March 13, 2015: SOL Writing for all English 8 & 11 students.The Virginia Department of Education requires that students in grades 8 and 11 take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) English Writing test. The purpose of the testing is to provide information about student achievement in several areas of English Writing.  Scores from the test will be used to determine whether students fail to meet standards, are proficient in meeting the standards, or are advanced in the standards.

The test has two components, multiple choice and direct writing that must be administered on different days. In order to obtain a score your child must complete both components.  The English Writing test will be administered with your son/daughters’ English class on two consecutive days sometime between Wednesday March 4 and Wednesday March 11, 2015.  Make up sessions for both parts will be offered on Thursday March 12 and Friday March 13.

May 4 - 15, 2015: AP Exams
May 19 - June 5, 2015: SOL Non-Writing Tests for all students enrolled in an SOL course (Math 7, Math 8, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Science 8, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English 7, English 8, English 11, Civics 8, World History 1, World History 2, and US/VA History).

All testing information, including released tests and practice tests are available on the LBSS Testing Page. Please contact Amy Soos directly should you have any questions/concerns. amsoos@fcps.edu or (703) 426-1028.

School Improvement Plan
The LBSS School Improvement Plan At-A-Glance is available for your review.

Grading Policy
During the summer months of 2014, a Lake Braddock Secondary School teacher‐led group developed a schoolwide grading philosophy and policy.

Information Regarding Traffic Congestion
The Fairfax County Chief of Police has provided information regarding concerns over traffic congestion and student safety.

Bruin Block Changes
This year high school Bruin Block will be the same as middle school.

High School

Seniors and Parents
Please refer to the Senior Class Page for important information regarding graduation and the end of the year plans.

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Middle School

The MS After-School Program and late buses start on September 22, 2014. A new schedule for the 2014-2015 school year will be released soon!

Bring Your Own Device…aka BYOD
Fairfax County Public Schools has approved the use of registered personally-owned computing devices by students as instructional tools. Devices with Wi-Fi capability that can be registered include laptops, netbooks, tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.  Students are no longer required to register their devices at school. Registration will be taken care of as students connect to the network. Phone usage in class is still at teacher discretion, and students should not use phones in class without express permission from the teacher.

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