Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!
Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember
- October 9 - Student Holiday
- October 12 - Columbus Day, no school
- October 14 - PSAT, 2 hour early release
- Full calendar available from Purple/Gold Calendar menu option
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.
Please answer our What's the Buzz Weekly Survey question – results will be reported in the Bruin Facts!
2015 World Languages Credit Exam
The 2015 Credit Exam for World Languages will be administered on November 10, 11, and 12, 2015. Twenty six languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam*, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Pilipino, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinia, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. (* indicates new languages)
To register see your school counselor. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. on September 21, 2015 and closes at 4:00 p.m. on October 20, 2015. Late registrations will not be accepted. Credit exam information can be accessed at: http://www.fcps.edu/is/worldlanguages/creditexam/index.shtml
2015-2016 Testing Schedule
October 14, 2015: PSAT/8&9 for grades 9 and PSAT/NMSQT 10 and 11
October 19-23, 2015: SOL Writing Test for 12th graders who need verified credit.
December 7-11, 2015: SOL Writing Test for 12th graders who qualified for a re-test from the October Writing testing window and still need verified credit.
January 6-22, 2016: SOL Non-Writing Tests for students who have previously passed a course but need verified credit.
February 8-26, 2016: WIDA Test -annual English language proficiency assessment for all LEP students levels 1-5 in grades 7 through 12.
February 29 - March 11, 2016: 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. Make up sessions for both parts will be offered on Monday 14 and Tuesday March 15.
May 2 - 13, 2016: AP Exams
May 16 - June 3, 2016: 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)
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.
Seniors and Parents
Please refer to the Senior Class Page for important information regarding graduation and the end of the year plans.
The Fall Student Services Newsletter is available.
After Schoool Program
The MS After-School Program and late buses start on September 28, 2015
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.