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"You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are." ~ Mr. RogersA Note from Principal Eck
Dear Justice Families,
I hope that your weekend was spent celebrating with lots of family and friends. Our faculty and staff look forward to welcoming our students tomorrow morning.
As some of you many know, Justice has been approved for an addition to our existing building. We are in the beginning stages of design and construction. Please join the FCPS architects to view the proposed design plans for the addition on Monday, December 9th @ 6:30 PM in the library. After the meeting, please join our PTSA for a presentation on the dangers of Juuling/Vaping.
FCPS will be participating in a town hall meeting to discuss the division’s new equity initiatives at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. Superintendent Scott Brabrand and Chief Equity Officer Francisco Duran are scheduled to appear. The event is open to all FCPS parents and guardians, staff members, and high school students.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or school staff. We are happy to help.Air Force Visit
The Air Force recruiter will be holding a pizza lunch information session in the Career Center on 12/3/19 for Juniors and Seniors interested in the Air Force. Students will need to get a pass in advance from the Career Center.Rising 9th Grade Orientation & HS Curriculum Night
The Justice HS Rising 9th Grade Parent Orientation & Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, January 9th. Pre-orientation sessions for special populations will be held at 6:00 pm for parents interested in hearing more about the following topics: ESOL, IB/MYP, and Special Education. The full orientation will kick off at 6:30 pm and is geared towards providing information for Rising 9th grade students and parents. At 7:15, students and parents of all high school grade levels will have the opportunity to talk with teachers, department chairs, school counselors and administrators about course offerings, course requirements, and scheduling choices. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held on Monday, January 13th.Winter Non-Writing SOL Testing
The Winter SOL retakes will start the week of Dec. 9 through Jan. 9, 2020. Students have the opportunity to opt-in to take any SOLs they need for a verified credit in science, English, history or math. If your child chooses to take advantage of this opportunity – they should contact their counselor to be placed on the opt-in list by December 6. Seniors who need one or more verified credits to graduate do not need to opt in as they will be automatically signed up to take any SOLs needed for graduation. Remediation will be provided for seniors needing a verified credit(s) to graduate in 2020. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school counselor.Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
Students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to take the ASVAB Career Exploration test for FREE at school on Thursday, December 13, 2019, at 8:30 am in the Career Center. Sign up by December 6th in the College & Career Center or on Naviance under College Visits-ASVAB. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world and is administered by a military representative. The test is available to all students, regardless of whether or not they have an interest in a military career. It assesses a student's ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It includes an interest inventory and other activities and resources designed to help students explore the world of work and gain confidence in making career decisions. For further information please go to http://www.asvabprogram.com. The library site has a study guide resource to assist with planning for the ASVAB. Please go to: ASVAB Prep. Results will be sent to JHS and will be distributed at a results/interpretive session. text.Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation
Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Seniors need to be mindful of the impact of the upcoming winter break when counselors and teachers will not available from 12/23/19 - 01/05/20. Students with a January deadline must submit their requests by December 1st. Students who do not submit a transcript request prior to break will have their requests processed after break. As long as the student has submitted the application on time, most colleges will offer some leniency in the deadline for the documents that the school must provide. College application sites can sometimes become overloaded on submission deadline dates so students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any glitches that may prevent the application from being received by the official deadline. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.Scholarships and Enrichment
Several new scholarships and opportunities have recently been posted. Please contact Alicia Grande for information.
New Scholarships Posted -
- National Society Daughters of the American Revolution American History – deadline Feb. 15, 2020
- National Society Daughters of the American Revolution History Scholarship – deadline Feb. 15, 2020
- National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Nursing Scholarships – deadline Feb. 15, 2020
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter Scholarship – deadline Feb. 21, 2020
- Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund – deadline May 15, 2020
- Herb Block Scholarship – deadline July 7, 2020
- Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship – deadline August 1, 2020
- Enrichment Programs Year Up – starts in Jan. 2020 and Aug. 2020 - https://www.yearup.org/future-students/?location=national-us/
- Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair – Jan. 23, 2020 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Edison High School
- Historically Black College and University (HBCU) College Festival – Jan. 25, 2020 from 8am to 3:30pm at Gaylord National Resort Simons
- Summer Research Program – must be nominated – see Career Center Specialist - deadline Jan. 22, 2020 – June 29 – Aug. 7, 2020 - https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/simons/index.php
- BLAST - Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology – deadline Feb. 10, 2020,
- June and July dates - http://vsgc.odu.edu/blast/
- Vetro Education – Sept. 2020 - https://vertoeducation.org/ Contests - located at: http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/is/cim/contest/
- George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest – deadline Dec. 15, 2019
Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:
- Zones of Regulation, Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
- Raising Children with High Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture, Friday, December 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
- Twice Exceptional Students: What Parents Need to Know, Friday, December 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
From November 15 to December 15, the Justice HS PTSA needs your support
2019 ARMCHAIR FUNDRAISER GIVE-A-THON!
STAY HOME – KICK BACK – READ A BOOK – WATCH FOOTBALL
There’s no need to leave your house or your chair!
There are no items to purchase, no events to attend!
In this season of gratitude, we ask you to contribute using one of the donation levels below. YOUR DONATION IS 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
100% of the proceeds will go to supporting the PTSA programs that benefit our Justice High School community! Our goal is to raise $6,000.
- HOT COCOA LEVEL – $1000+: - Help us fund scholarships for college or trade school bound graduating seniors
- TURKEY LEG LEVEL $500 - $999 - Help us supply snacks/supply items for Junior Focus day and Saturday morning SOL prep sessions
- COZY SWEATER LEVEL $200 - $499 –Help us provide emergency food assistance, clothing, supplies, toiletries, for students in need
- PECAN PIE LEVEL $100 - $199 - Help us contribute towards the purchase of supplies for students’ Capstone projects.
- APPLE CIDER LEVEL $50 - $99 - Help us fund the purchase of software upgrades for student use
- FALLING LEAVES LEVEL $25 - $49 - Help us fund student and club activities
- PUMPKIN SPICE LEVEL $5 - $24 - Help us fund students participation fee to a science competition
You can also mail a check payable to Justice HS PTSA to the address below or drop off your check in the PTSA box in the school office.
Justice HS PTSA
Justice High School
3301 Peace Valley Lane
Falls Church VA 22044
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Find out if your employer will match your contribution. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!Important Dates
December 9 - PTSA meeting beginning at 6:30 PM
December 23 - January 3, 2020 Holiday (Winter Break)
January 6 - Classes Resume
January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
January 24 - End of Second Quarter
January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)
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