Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!
Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember
- Full calendar available from Purple/Gold Calendar menu option
- December 19 - 2 hour early release- bell schedule
Purple Days - Periods 1, 3, 5, 7
Gold Days - Periods 2, 3, 4, 6
Good News Bruins
Read about some of our Bruins' accomplishments throughout the year.
Hour of Code
In order to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14), we want to encourage our LBSS students to take part in Code.org’s world-wide Hour of Code initiative. The goal is to introduce students to some of the basic logic processes behind all computing and also to get students excited about Computer Science in just 1 hour. See the tutorials available and record your completion.
School Improvement Plan
The LBSS School Improvement Plan At-A-Glance is available for your review.
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.
2014-2015 Testing Schedule @ Lake Braddock Secondary
January 7-15, 2015: SOL Non-Writing Tests for students who have previously passed a course but need verified credit.
February 5, 2015: NAEP (International assessment) 100 randomly selected Seniors
February 3-10, 2015: WIDA Test -annual English language proficiency assessment for all LEP students levels 1-5.
March 2 - March 13, 2015: SOL Writing for all English 8 & 11 students.
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. email@example.com or (703) 426-1028
Seniors and Parents
Please refer to the Senior Class Page for important information regarding graduation and the end of the year plans.
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.