LJMS Community News
New Issue of Jackson Journal
Please take a moment to review the fine work of our Jackson Journal newspaper staff. The third quarter issue was distributed to students on Friday.
National Flight Academy Camp Scholarships
Three LJMS AVID students have been awarded full scholarships to attend the National Flight Academy’s Ambition Summer Camp in Pensacola, Fla., this summer. Congratulations to Sadio Abdi, Norbert Gomes, and Paola Zamora. Only ten students in Fairfax County Public Schools received this scholarship. At the camp, seventh through twelfth graders from around the country live for six days in a multi-story, 102,000-square-foot facility experiencing theme-park style thrills surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators, and virtual reality games designed to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The current issue of Parent Notes and News, including important dates for the month, may now be viewed online or downloaded from the website. Please take a moment to see what's happening at LJMS. In addition, previous newsletters are available on the Newsletter Archive page.
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Health & Fitness Expo
LJMS will hold a Health & Wellness Expo for the Merrifield/Falls Church community April 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Families are invited to attend. Many vendors have already pledged raffle prizes. There will be free samples from local restaurants, as well as chances to win a free massage, teeth whitening, hats, gloves, gift cards, discounted memberships, etc. The event is hosted by the Physical Education Department, After School Program, and Wellness Committee.
Rising 7th Grade Parent Orientation
We were happy to see many of our rising 7th grade parents recently for our parent orientation. If you missed the program, the presentation slides from all sessions are attached for your information. For questions, please contact Tanya Shuford, Director of Student Services, at TWShuford@fcps.edu or 703.204.8122.
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!
School Improvement Plan
The current LJMS School Improvement Plan is now available for viewing or download. Please take a few moments to learn about our objectives and strategies for this year.