LJMS Community News
Summer at LJMS
It is never too early to start planning for the sunny days of summer. For students new to Jackson or 7th graders ONLY: How to Survive Middle School, Aug. 8-12, with our special Parent's Edition on Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. More information and registration forms will be available on this site Mar. 18. Transportation from selected elementary schools will be available.
For our rising 7th and 8th grade students: The return of the enriching Jackson Institutes with arts, sports and academic fun opportunities. These will be offered Jul. 1-29. Go half day, whole day, one week or all four. Make it work for you and your family. Transportation from selected elementary schools will be available. Breakfast and lunch provided. Further information and registration forms will be on our website Apr. 1.
Intro to Robotics
Oakton High School will host an Introduction to Robotics workshop on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 12:30 to 3:30 for middle school students to learn the basics of coding and engineering a robot. One of the organizers and hosts of the event is former LJMS student Britney Phan. Way to go, Britney! For more information, please see the attached flyer.
Rising 7th Grade Orientation
Thank you to all the parents who came out recently for our orientation session for families of students who will be joining us as 7th graders next year. For those who were unable to attend or who would like to review, the presentation slides are attached here:
Summer Learning Program Registration
Registration is now open for the following summer enrichment institutes, camps, and classes: Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), STEM Camp, Tech Adventure Camp, and Lake Braddock Secondary School Extended Day Adult and Community Education (ACE) enrichment classes.
Discounted tuition is available for IFTA, E-IFTA, STEM Camp, and Tech Adventure Camp through Apr. 8.Transportation is included in the tuition for all four camps. Payment must be made with Visa or MasterCard at the time of online registration. Students should register for programs based on the grade they are in during the 2015-2016 school year.
Please visit the Summer Learning Programs page for more information.
TJHSST Information Session
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the LJMS Auditorium, representatives from TJHSST Admissions will be presenting information about TJ, the application process, and what students can do now to help them prepare. The presentation is geared toward current 7th graders who are currently enrolled in Algebra (or a higher level math course) and 7th graders who will be enrolled in Algebra during the 8th grade. A question and answer session will be provided at the end of the presentation which generally lasts about 30 minutes. Both parents and students are invited. Students will need to sign up for an after school B session if they are not going to go home with their parents after the presentation. Please contact Mr. Tickle at BRTickle@fcps.edu or 703.204.8124 if you have questions or need more information.
New Issue of Jackson Journal
Please take a moment to review the fine work of our Jackson Journal newspaper staff. The first quarter issue is now available online.
This year the LJMS yearbook may be purchased online. To learn more about the packages available or to make your payment, please visit the online order form.
Looking for resources to help you stay fit? Check out some in our local community:
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!