As many of you are aware, the Oakton community suffered a tremendous loss this past summer with the unexpected passing of one of our science teachers, Jeanine Musgrove. Jeanine had a true passion for the environment and often talked about her desire for a space for classes to congregate outside. Thus, we felt that there could be no better tribute to Jeanine than building an outdoor classroom on the grounds of Oakton High School. A project has begun to make the Jeanine Musgrove Memorial Outdoor Classroom a reality. Please click on the link below to hear more about the project and ways in which you can help.
March Writing SOL
On March 12 and 13, English 11 and English 11 HN students will take the English: Writing SOL. The exam is two parts – a writing prompt on the first day, and multiple choice on the second. All students will test during their 1st and 2nd period classes, regardless of what period they have English. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Please review the bell schedule by clicking on the link below.
Looking for Scholarships? You can find up-to-date listings from our Career Center, using the linked document below. This document is updated monthly, so check back for updates.
This spring a random sample of Oakton High School parents will receive the Parent Opinion Survey. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school. These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations, and professionalism.
The survey will arrive in the mail in early March 2014 and will be returned directly to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Office of Student Testing for processing. If you receive a copy of the Parent Opinion Survey, please take a few minutes to complete and return the survey. Your feedback matters to us.
Attendance (703) 319-2727
Attendance Fax (703) 319-2708
Main Office (703) 319-2700
Counseling Office (703) 319-2800
School Security (571) 423-2000
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Would you like to own a copy of Oakton’s 2014 yearbook? Save your memories of the 2013-2014 school year at Oakton by buying yours today. Purchase your yearbook for the current price of $80. After the May 4th deadline, prices will increase to $100.
The yearbook order form can be downloaded at:
OHS senior Day on capitol hill
On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, the senior class will be participating in our annual OHS Senior Day on Capitol Hill. This field trip is an integral component of the US/VA Government team’s Program of Studies and it will serve as a terrific introduction to Model Congress in March. The field trip takes the collective effort of dozens of people in the Oakton community and it requires approximately 70 parent chaperones. Please consider joining your son or daughter on the 26th. Feel free to contact your student’s US/VA Government teacher directly, if you need additional information. Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Parents - All Night Grad Party
Are you curious about what goes on at the All Night Graduation Party? Whether you are the parent of a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, we would love to have you volunteer the night of June 19th to help make the All Night Grad Party a real success. There is a spot for everyone. If you would prefer to watch from the sidelines, sign up for Security (sit in a chair and monitor hallways – very easy). OR, if you want to be more in the action, sign up to work in the Carnival (run a carnival game to help grads win prizes). It’s EASY! It’s FUN! And it’s not too early to sign up! Mark your calendars and sign up to volunteer:
Questions? Email or call Liane MacDowell: Liane@realtor.com / 703-395-2828
Special Education Conference
The 9th Annual Special Education Conference: Parents + Educators + Students = Success will be held on March 1, 2014, at Woodson HS from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The keynote presentation will be delivered by Ellen Galinsky, early childhood expert, president of Families and Work Institute and author of Mind in the Making. Ellen’s focus is on promoting life skills, based on Executive Functions of the brain. There will also be a variety of workshops for families who receive special education services in FCPS.
Parents can register online http://www.fcps.edu/dss/conference/ or by phone at 703-204-3941. List of Conference workshops http://www.fcps.edu/dss/conference/2014/workshops.pdf
Questions? Contact the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941.
spring sports newsletter
Download the latest Spring Sports Newsletter here. Information about tryout requirements, specific team tryout-week information, and important dates are included in the newsletter. There is also information about Fall 2014 tryouts.
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Support the Literary Magazine Opus
Get your copy of Opus 2013, OHS annual arts and literature magazine, for the sale price of $4. Contact email@example.com for your copy. Opus features the best art and writing of OHS students and invites all Oakton students to submit new works for the spring edition by the March 17 deadline. Please help sponsor Oakton’s young writers and artists with a 2014 issue sponsorship. No amount is too small. Please contact Susan Sullivan, adviser of the OHS literary magazine.