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"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." ~ Ralph Waldo EmersonA Note from Principal Eck
Dear Justice Families,
We had a wonderful homecoming week! Below are some photo highlights.
Monday is a student holiday and a teacher planning day. Our teachers will be participating in a day of professional development focused on best instructional practices. Topics include; small group instruction, how to design formative assessments, write to learn strategies, student discourse, data driven instruction, scaffolds and non-fiction reading strategies. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, 10th and 11th grade students will participate in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). In addition to the PSAT, we have a number of activities planned and taking place for our 9th and 12th grade students. This is a two hour early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:55 PM.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or school staff. We are happy to help.Fairfax County Youth Survey
The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to students during English class. The survey will be administered between November 6-15, 2019.
If you do not wish for your student to take part in the survey, please complete the opt out form and return it to your student's school counselor no later than November 5, 2019. The link below has additional information about the survey (Fairfax County Youth Survey Information).Freshmen Academic Career Plan Lessons
On Wednesday, October 16th, PSAT Day, freshmen will be participating in lessons that will provide time to reflect on their first months of high school, and work with teachers to use the Naviance Student application to learn how to master homework, discover core interests, and set goals for the future. Through these lessons, students will complete tasks that are a part of the FCPS Academic Career Plan.Health Insurance Enrollment Day - INOVA
INOVA Partnership for Healthier Kids will be at Justice to enroll children and adults in healthcare on October 25th, November 22nd and December 20th, from 8:30 – 2:30 in the student services conference room.
If you have any questions, please call 703-698-2550.DECA: You Be The Judge
We need judges for our upcoming DECA competition. As you play the role of a customer, employee, or manager, you will rate student participants as they solve real life business situations. Your expertise is needed to evaluate these high school marketing students during the DECA Regional District Competition. The students are competing for honors and the opportunity to advance to the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia in March 2020.
FAIRFAX COUNTY DECA REGIONAL DISTRICT COMPETITION
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
JUDGE ORIENTATION – Noon (12:00 PM)
Competitions should be completed no later than 4:30 pm. To register as a judge, please go to the below Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/FCPSDECAFY20Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation
Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Students who are applying to colleges with a November 1st deadline need to submit their requests by October 1st. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Requests forms are available on the counselor’s Google Classroom site and in Student Services. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.Senior Parent Coffee
Please join us for our next scheduled coffee on Friday, October 25th from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Career Center (J207H in the library).Student Services - College Assistance
Your Justice HS Student Services team provides college, career, financial aid and scholarship counseling for FREE! We are here to help you get through the college process in any way we can. We want all of our students to be successful in their lives after high school, and we'll work as a team with you to make that happen. There are many private companies who offer PAID college and financial aid services to students and their families. They often invite you to attend a "free" workshop, and, at the meeting, they will want you to register for their paid services. They may also say something about how important this meeting is to determine your eligibility for financial aid and admissions, and may promise that their clients always receive financial aid. Please be an informed consumer! Check their ratings from the Better Business Bureau and online and don't sign up for anything without doing your research first. Information on scholarships, financial aid and college can always be found for FREE - you do not need to pay for it. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.College Visits
Representatives from the following colleges are visiting Justice HS this week: William & Mary, Boston College, St. Olaf College, Ursinus College, Hood College, Bridgewater College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Clark University, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Hollins University, Mount St. Joseph University, and Guilford College. Students may access the entire schedule and register for visits through Naviance Student, accessed through their Blackboard account.College Fair & College Night
FCPS HS students and their families are invited to attend the 2019 College Fair on Sunday, October 20th at Fair Oaks Mall and College Night on Monday, October 21st at Hayfield Secondary School. Both events provide opportunities for college-bound students and their families to gather information from a variety of schools. Approximately 300 colleges and universities are represented, including two- and four-year colleges and military academies. In addition, College Night provides a variety of college readiness workshops. Click here for more information and to register.FAFSA Completion Clinic
Join us on October 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm in the Justice HS library to receive assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA gives students access to a source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. It is now available for seniors attending college in the fall of 2020.College Access Fairfax Scholarships
CAF offers several scholarships to FCPS students and Justice HS students have won several of these scholarships in the past. Application submissions open on October 15. Visit the website for more information https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/scholarships/.Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops
Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:
- Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth, Friday, October 18, 10-noon
- Helping your Child Cope with Stress, Friday, October 25, 10-noon
- Irritability in Children and Youth: How to Help Children Cope, Friday, November 1, 10-noon
- Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life’s Ups and Downs, Friday, November 22, 10-noon
Primeros Pasos is a one-day program designed to provide Latino high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education. Virginia Commonwealth University students, parents, administrators, faculty and alumni will be available throughout the day to welcome students and share their personal experiences. The day will feature interactive sessions for both students and parents. There is no cost to attend this event. For more information and to RSVP visit the event page http://www.ugrad.vcu.edu/primerospasos/.Save the Date - Wolfpack Theatre Important Dates
October 14 - Student Holiday/Teacher Planning Day
October 16 - PSAT - 2 hour early release - Students released at 12:55 PM
October 25 - Senior Parent Coffee (8:30 AM)
November 4-5 - Student Holidays
November 6-8 - Credit Exam for World Languages (various locations)
November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday
To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.
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