LJMS Community News
National Junior Honor Society
Due to the short window, NJHS application requirements have been changed. Please refer to the application for requirements. You may download the application here or pick one up from the Main Office. Contact Suzanne Orejuela if you have any questions.
Important dates in this process:
- Wednesday, Jun. 1 - Applications are due. Hard copies only.
- Wednesday, Jun. 8 - Acceptance letters will be distributed in school.
- Wednesday, Jun. 15 - NJHS induction ceremony. Your acceptance letter serves as your invitation. Students arrive at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. Students should wear dark pants/skirt and white shirt.
Faculty v. 8th Grade Hoops
Students, come on out and watch your 8th grade classmates take on the fearsome LJMS faculty in the annual basketball match-up immediately after school this Thursday, May 26. Sign up in the Cafeteria.
Parents and students, please note that SOL testing begins Tuesday, May 24. A schedule of tests and retakes may be viewed or downloaded here (PDF).
FCHS Sports Physicals
Falls Church High School will host a Sports Information and Sports Physicals Night on Wednesday, Jun. 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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. All rising 9th graders who are interested in playing sports next year are invited to meet the coaches, find out how to get involved in high school sports, and also to get a required physical exam. For more information, including cost and online registration, please view or download the attached flyer (también en Español).
8th Grade Formal
LJMS will host a formal dance for 8th graders on Friday, Jun. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. To make the party a great celebration for all the 8th graders, we are looking for donations of food and decorations and assistance before, during, and after the event. Please view the updated sign-up to see where you can help out. Thank you!
We are quickly approaching the end of the school year and students are already thinking about the 8th grade formal dance, which will take place on the night of Jun. 17. Our staff and SCA want all of our students to have the opportunity to participate in the dance but many of our students do not have the proper clothing to attend. Please consider donating lightly used clothing to our Student Services office so that we can provide clothing options for students interested in attending the 8th grade dance. While this is not a prom-like event, we are asking our ladies and gentlemen to wear nice outfits to add something special for the evening. We are accepting any of the following:
- Black Socks
- Collared shirts
- Shoes (no sneakers)
Please drop donations NO LATER THAN JUN. 13. Thank you for your support!
New Issue of Jackson Journal
Please take a moment to review the fine work of our Jackson Journal newspaper staff. The third quarter issue is now available online.
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.
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.
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:
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!