LJMS Community News
Welcome, Principal Lehman!
Welcome to our new principal, Mr. Chad Lehman. Prior to coming to Luther Jackson, Mr. Lehman served as assistant principal at South Lakes High School, a highly diverse, academically rigorous, community-minded, school. After beginning his teaching career in Harrisonburg, Virginia, he moved to Fairfax County Public Schools, where his work has included teaching, coaching, sponsoring student government programs, directing student activities, and serving as an instructional specialist in the central office.
Mr. Lehman completed his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University, his Master of Science studies at James Madison University, and completed his Master of Education studies in Educational Leadership at George Mason University. His passion for student success, teacher leadership, quality instruction, and building strong community relations will be a tremendous asset to Luther Jackson Middle School.
Please take a moment to read Mr. Lehman's message to the LJMS community.
On behalf of the staff, faculty, and administration of LJMS, we wish our entire community a safe, restful, and productive summer. School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Summer office hours will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions about regisitration, please contact Suzanne Gouger in the office of Student Services at 703.204.8122 or SEGouger@fcps.edu.
Please don't forget about summer math packets and required summer reading. All of the necessary assignments and information are posted on our Summer Assignments page.
Mark your calendars for How to Survive Middle School, Aug. 11-15, exclusively for LJMS rising 7th graders: Learn to use lockers. Meet new friends and staff. Learn where everything is. Get tips and hints on success. See the differences between elementary and middle schools. Understand the buses. HAVE FUN!!! A registration form, including information about other activities during this time, is now available here on the LJMS website and through your local elementary school. Registration will close July 26 or when FULL.
In addition, all LJMS students are invited to participate in LJ's Summer Institutes, including Eco Schools, outdoor sports, Photoshop design, multicultural art, and much more. Jul. 14-Aug. 1. For more information, please view the registration form available here.
Fairfax County's free V.I.P. teen summer program, Jun. 30-Jul. 31, is also accepting registrations. Please view the attached brochure for more information about programs and registration. Activities include nutrition and cooking, Red Cross babysitting training, and field trips to the Smithsonian museums and King's Dominion.
Mobile App Development Course
Do you wnat to learn mobile app development? In the context of social entrepreneurship? Do you want to build an app that addresses a community issue? TJHSST rising senior Joyce Choi will present App Development with Social Entrepreneurship Saturdays during July and August at George Mason University. For more information please view or download the attached flyer and visit the online registration form (scroll down to "Social Entrepreneurship"). For questions, contact email@example.com.
New Issue of Jackson Journal
Please take a moment to review the fine work of our Jackson Journal newspaper staff. The fourth quarter issue is now available online.
TJHSST Prep Camp
Are you a rising 8th grader thinking of applying to Thomas Jefferson? Join us at TJ Prep Camp! The camp will focus on test-related mathematical and verbal reasoning, essay writing and study strategies. Students will practice skills through group work, interactive instruction, and participation in webcasts. Students participating must have completed Algebra I or above - or be enrolled in the course for the 8th grade year - and be a rising 8th grade student at Luther Jackson Middle School. When: Jul. 21–Aug. 1. Where: LJMS. Time: 7:45 a.m.–noon. For more information, including contacts and a registration form, please view the attached flyer. Space is still available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Transportation options may be reviewed on the schedule linked here. Please note that if you choose all-day bus transportation, you must register for an afternoon activity, which may include LJMS Summer Institutes.
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LJ is putting a STOP to bullying! If you or someone you know is being bullied you can do something about it! By filling out our LJMS Bullying Report form you can be a part of the upstanders who are taking a stand against bullying!