LJMS Community News
Falls Church High School Sports
Falls Church High School will host a Meet the Coaches Night for rising 9th graders on Wednesday, Jun. 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Main Gym. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit www.fallschurchsports.org or call the FCHS Activities Office at 703.207.4025. An informational flyer is available here.
Sports pysicals will be available during this time. All students who would like to try out for a sports team or participate in summer or out of season conditioning with a team must have a VHSL sports physical. Check-in will in in the Gym lobby. The cost will be $50 All athletes must register in advance at www.fcps.edu/sports (click on the link for “sports physicals (PPE)” in the column on the left. For more information, please see the attached flyer (también en español).
Developed by ExxonMobil and FCPS, the Expanding Visions program engages middle school students to discover exciting opportunities in the STEM fields. In this video, business volunteers from Dewberry give classroom presentations at LJMS to connect what students are learning in science class to civil engineering.
SOL Testing Schedule
LJMS parents and students, please take a moment to look over the updated SOL schedule for May and June. Testing will begin on Tuesday, May 19, and run through Tuesday, Jun. 2. Expedited retakes will begin on Wednesday, Jun. 3, and continue through Thursday, Jun. 11.
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 June 12 (This date has been extended). 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.
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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!