LJMS Community News
Soccer Unites/Balompié Unido
Parents and students, Falls Church High School is inviting all of their feeder school families to an upcoming soccer game against Wakefield at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Please see the attached flier to get more information on how you can participate in this exciting event (también en Español)!
TJ Prep Camp
Luther Jackson will be holding a TJ Prep 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 20 hours of mathematical preparation and 20 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. The camp will be held the weeks of Jul. 11–22, 8 a.m.-noon, at LJMS. The cost is $250, check payable to LJMS PTA, or cash accepted. Space is limited to the first 50 students. Enrollment forms, including registration for the camp and information and registration for afternoon programs, are available here. These forms must be returned along with your payment to Monica Iskander in the main office by Jun. 17. Please contact Ms. Iskander if you have questions or need more information at 703.204.8150 or MXIskander@fcps.edu.
LJMS Drama Presents The Lion King
Tickets go on sale next week for our spring musical, The Lion King. Performances will be Thursday, May 5, Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) A matinee performance will be Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. Tickets, available during lunches, will be $5 for evening performances ($7 at the door) and $4 for the matinee ($5 at door). Roses will be available for sale to give to your favorite cast and crew members!
The LJMS community is proud to represent more than 65 countries. This diversity of students and staff makes us rich beyond measure. Many people in Fairfax County do not experience this invaluable opportunity. We are the lucky ones. So, let us celebrate by sharing our cultures with a festival of traditional foods, dress and entertainment on Friday, Apr. 29, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Please consider bringing a dish which represents your heritage to feed 10, wearing traditional clothing, bringing items that can educate others about your heritage or perform a dance or song. To sign up, please visit the online form. Be sure to set aside time to watch and participate as our staff and students dance, sing and play music for your enjoyment. Contact Christine Lyons at CLLyons@fcps.edu if you can attend.
Summer at LJMS
It is never too early to start planning for the sunny days of summer. For students new to Jackson or 7th graders ONLY: How to Survive Middle School, Aug. 8-12, with our special Parent's Edition on Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. We will be offering two opportunities to take this class (the same content), 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Additional programs will be available for students who are able to stay all day. More information, including program descriptions and a registration form, may be viewed or downloaded here. Transportation from selected elementary schools will be available for morning pick up and an after-3:30 p.m. drop-off.
For our rising 7th and 8th grade students: The return of the enriching Jackson Institutes with arts, sports and academic fun opportunities. These will be offered Jul. 11-29. Go half day, whole day, one week or all four. Make it work for you and your family. Transportation from selected elementary schools will be available. Breakfast and lunch provided. Further information and registration forms may be viewed or downloaded here.
For our rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders: The value of the summer - VIP (Values in Prevention) camp. This will run Jul. 5-Aug. 4, all day, 8-4. Space limited. Transportation from selected elementary schools available as well as breakfast and lunch provided. Additional information and registration forms may be viewed or downloaded here. También en Español. Please note, you must use your student's FCPS e-mail to sign in to this form.
New Issue of Jackson Journal
Please take a moment to review the fine work of our Jackson Journal newspaper staff. The second quarter issue is now available online.
Rising 7th Grade Orientation
Thank you to all the parents who came out recently for our orientation session for families of students who will be joining us as 7th graders next year. For those who were unable to attend or who would like to review, the presentation slides are attached here:
Summer Learning Program Registration
Registration is now open for the following summer enrichment institutes, camps, and classes: Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), STEM Camp, Tech Adventure Camp, and Lake Braddock Secondary School Extended Day Adult and Community Education (ACE) enrichment classes.
Discounted tuition is available for IFTA, E-IFTA, STEM Camp, and Tech Adventure Camp through Apr. 8.Transportation is included in the tuition for all four camps. Payment must be made with Visa or MasterCard at the time of online registration. Students should register for programs based on the grade they are in during the 2015-2016 school year.
Please visit the Summer Learning Programs page for more information.
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.
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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!