LJMS Community News
Fairfax County Youth Survey
The Fairfax County Youth Survey is a comprehensive, anonymous, and voluntary survey that examines the risk and protective factors and various health behaviors that influence the health and well-being of our county's youth. The survey will be administered Nov. 9-13 in Fairfax County Public Schools to all students in 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. The survey's focus areas include:
- use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD)
- bullying and aggression
- mental health concerns such as suicide, depression, body image
- sexual health (8th, 10th, and 12th grade only)
- nutrition and physical activity
- risk and protective factors at home, school, and in the community
Referrals for Full Time AAP Level IV
Parents or guardians of students in the 7th grade may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting referral form to the local school principal no later than Jan. 15. No late referrals will be accepted. Students in grades 3-7 are screened only by referral. Forms are available on the AAP website and in the parent information packet available at the local school or online.
If students applying for AAP need an abilities test score, the CogAT will be offered at Luther Jackson on Oct. 14. Please notify your student’s counselor by Oct. 1 to participate in this test.
World Languages Exam
The Credit Exam for World Languages will be given at Luther Jackson on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:45 a.m. Students must meet with their school counselors to register. Registration opens 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, and closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Late registrations will not be accepted. The exam is designed to assess students’ native language proficiency and enable them to earn credit toward fulfilling the world languages requirement for the Advanced Studies Diploma. For more information, please visit: the World Languages website.
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.
National Junior Honor Society
Our NJHS inductees recently presented reports of their service projects. Please take a moment and see what our students have been contributing to the LJMS community:
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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!