LJMS Community News
The Little Mermaid
Mark your calendars! Our spring musical, The Little Mermaid, will be Thursday, Apr. 30, Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are now on sale during lunches, $5 for evening shows, $4 for matinees.
TJ Prep Camp
Luther Jackson will host a special camp this summer for rising 8th graders interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Students will practice skills through group work, interactive instruction, and participation in webcasts. There will be 10 hours of mathematical preparation and 10 hours of verbal reasoning, essay writing, and study strategies preparation. Students participating must have completed or be enrolled in Algebra 1 or above and be a rising 8th grade student at Luther Jackson.
Camp will be held Jul. 20–31, from 7:30–11:45 a.m., at LJMS. If your child is interested in participating, please send your enrollment form and check for $200 made payable to LJMS PTA (or cash in a sealed envelope) to Mr. Brian Tickle in Student Services by May 15. Enrollment forms are available here or may be obtained in the Main Office. Space is limited to the first 50 students.
LJMS Summer Institutes
Summer Institutes are available for sign up! Jackson is pleased to offer three weeks in July for all rising 7th and 8th grade Jackson students and one week in August for rising 7th graders only (How to Survive Middle School). The institutes are designed to provide your student with a variety of enjoyable activities and are taught by FCPS employees. Take a moment to read over full descriptions of both the July and the August programs. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Lyons at CLLyons@fcps.edu.
VIP Summer Program
What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment. FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Our camp will be a combination of students from the following middle schools: Glasgow, Holmes, Jackson, Kilmer, Poe, and Thoreau. There is a one-time $25 fee per participant. Bus transportation will be provided from various pick-up locations which will be communicated in June prior to the start of camp. Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and exploring concepts in science and technology. Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new friends. The staff is led by your local after-school specialists and trained DNCS staff. For more information, please view or download the registration packet. There is also a registration form available online.
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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!