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Community pride. LJMS Drama Department presents its 2014 production of Mulan. Students show off for Spirit Week on Twin Day. New LJMS Principal Chad Lehman visits with students. Vienna Optimist Club Oratorical Contest winners, including Jackson's two silver medalists. Sculptor Lina Liberace works with art students.

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. 10-14 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)
    • violence
    • delinquency
    • 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

    Please see more information about this survey at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/demogrph/youthpdf.htm and access parent opt-out forms, which are due to Jackson Middle School’s Student Services by Nov. 5.

Credit Exam for World Languages

  • The Credit Exam for World Languages will be given at Luther Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. Students must meet with their school counselors to register. Registration opens 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, and closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. 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: www.fcps.edu/is/worldlanguages/creditexam/.

TJHSST Information Session

  • There will be a presentation Sept. 23 for families interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology. The session will begin at 2:50 p.m. in the LJMS Auditorium. For more information, please view or download the attached flyer.

August Newsletter

  • The current issue of Parent Notes and News, including important dates for the month, may now be viewed online or downloaded from the websitePlease take a moment to see what's happening at LJMS. In addition, previous newsletters are available on the Newsletter Archive page.

Community Fitness

Stop Bullying

  • 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!




 

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