Justice Newsletter - April 5, 2020

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"I dwell in possibility." ~ Emily Dickinson

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families, 

      Happy Sunday! I am hopeful that you all are staying safe and doing well.  Last week was very busy for our Justice teachers and staff.  You should have started to hear from your child's teachers. You will likely hear from some over the next week. Please check your course Blackboard classroom pages for information. 

     Last Monday, our staff returned to a virtual setting to begin planning for distance learning. With an abundance of Blackboard Collaborate sessions and Google Meets and Hangouts, we are all anxiously and excitedly awaiting our launch date of April 14th.

      Below, there is lots of information regarding the FCPS and Justice Distance Learning Plan. I also made a short video to help facilitate the information. You may access it by clicking here.

Distance Learning

     The three prongs to the FCPS Distance Learning Plan include the following: (1) access to high-quality academic support; (2) social-emotional support; and (3)wellness support.

      Access to High-Quality Academic Support

     At Justice, our teachers worked and continue to work with their collaborative learning teams and departments to ensure that the learning opportunities we are presenting are equitable. Your child’s teachers will be able to give an overview during the first week of distance learning.  

Daily Schedule

     Learning will happen both synchronously and asynchronously. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, teachers will teach online with their respective classes, using Blackboard Collaborate (synchronously). These sessions will be recorded for students who cannot attend.

     On Wednesdays and Fridays, students will work independently on learning opportunities for each class, review videos and resources, and more (asynchronously). In addition, teachers and counselors will have office hours. Students may consult with their teachers during designated times. Counselors will  be available throughout the day so that students can connect with a counselor for social emotional support. We also identified additional instructional staff to be available for instructional student support. All teacher/counselor office hours will be posted on the student announcement page (only students can access) and on teacher specific Blackboard pages (parents can access) by 4/13.

     Students should plan on engaging in distance learning for approximately 3 hours/day.

     Our teachers are working collaboratively to plan lessons that reinforce essential skills, provide learning opportunities according to the Standards of Learning and content pacing for fourth quarter, and prepare students for the next level or subsequent course. Given the limited amount of time, it is very important that you remind your students to attend and participate fully.

      Our weekly schedule is as follows:

Grading

     Third quarter ended on March 13th and the 3rd quarter grading window to finalize grades has been extended to April 24th. If an assignment or assessment was completed prior to March 13th, but not yet entered into the gradebook, the teacher may enter the assignment and count it towards the 3rd quarter overall grade. Additionally, teachers may provide opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding of content taught to raise their third quarter grade. Teachers will be working with their students on any reassessment opportunities and missing assignments.

      FCPS is still working to finalize the plan for 4th quarter grading and reporting. The only certain guidance is that high school students will be assigned a “no mark” for the fourth quarter, with assignments submitted being allowed to positively influence the student’s overall grade for the year based on mastery of learning concepts, in accordance with FCPS grading policy. Only final grades will be shown on transcripts; a “no mark” will not show on a student’s final transcript. Once FCPS finalizes a plan, I will share it with the community.

Student Technology Support

     Our Student Announcement Page  (students must be signed into their fcpsschools.net account) has been updated to include distance learning information. Students can access a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tutorial and guides to FAQs. Also available is a student scheduling Google Doc: Students can make a copy and save it to their desktop. It gives our students a method of organizing Blackboard links by period and easily viewing office hours for our teachers. As the distance-learning needs of our students evolve, we will continue to develop this platform.  

Special Considerations

      For parents of students with IEPs and 504s who have meetings scheduled or upcoming due dates, we will work to convene meetings in the coming weeks using a conference line as quickly as possible.  

Social Emotional Support

        As we transition to this distance learning model of instruction, we are also focused on supporting the social and emotional needs of our students. Our Student Services team will be collaborating with our teachers during this transition, but please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor if you need any assistance.

           FCPS 2020 Mental Wellness Consultations provide guidance for parents and support for students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions during this unprecedented and challenging time, and to connect parents and students with available community resources. The consultation can be for the parent or the student. Linked here is the scheduling form.

Wellness

      Staying connected, healthy, and active is important for our entire school community. Within the Middle and High School Resources tab under the Continuity of Learning section in Blackboard, there are multiple exercise schedules and ideas for students and families. Though we are practicing social distancing, many of the activity calendars provided can easily be done at home. There are also adapted exercises available to our students as well.

       Last, I want to address the families who have a senior this year. Our seniors have worked so hard to reach this point and we want them to be able to participate in all of the traditions they have anticipated. Unfortunately, world events have made our original plans impossible. Please be assured that the faculty and staff of Justice high school are working to incorporate as many traditions as feasible into our plans.  While many of these virtual events may not be ideal, we still want to help our students make these memories. We hope to create new and happy memories.

.      As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

3rd Quarter Driver Education Students

Following guidance from VDOE, FCPS has laid out a plan to ensure that students who were sitting in Drivers Education class during the 3rd quarter can still receive credit. The Code of Virginia requires a mandatory number of “seat hours” in order for students to receive credit towards licensing. In order to meet this requirement the following has been outlined by FCPS…

  • 30 hours of instruction is required for licensing.  Before schools were closed, 22.5 hours of instruction occurred. 
  • To complete driver education teachers must:
    • Provide an additional 7.5 hours of instruction 
    • Ensure all modules in the Curriculum & Administrative Guide for Driver Education are instructed
  • In addition to the 45-minute virtual class on Tuesday/Thursday an additional 90 minutes of instruction will need to be scheduled on Wednesday and Friday (180 minutes total).
  • Teachers will keep a record of attendance and completion of the 30 hours. 

Ms. Burgess (Ms. White’s base students) and Mr. McAvoy (Ms. Coleman’s base students) were the instructors for drivers education during 3rd Quarter. They will continue the third quarter Driver Education instruction starting April 14th. Students should be receiving an email through their FCPS account from their teacher and will be instructed at that time of what their schedule will be like to ensure that they meet the 30 hour requirement. Driver education students can expect to have synchronous learning sessions Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the weeks of 4/14 and 4/24. The Wednesday and Friday sessions will be combined with both Burgess and McAvoy’s classes.

Students! Check Your Email!

Students: We have been sending important information to you through your @fcpsschools.net email address. Please make sure that you are checking your @fcpsschools.net email on a regular basis so that you can stay up to date with recent news from the school, your teachers, and counselors.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

Virginia juvenile licensing procedure requires that students completing classroom driver education attend a 90-minute parent/teen traffic safety program with their parent or guardian. To fulfill this requirement, Fairfax County Public Schools offers Partners for Safe Teen Driving. Due to the school closures, FCPS is unable to offer the traditional on site PSTD sessions. Justice High School will begin offering these virtually on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. More information will be forthcoming from teachers with links and specifics.

Students! Check your Blackboard Account

Teachers are sending important information via Blackboard. Students, please be sure that your Blackboard account is associated with your fcspsschools.net account or an account you check regularly. Please follow these steps to check your account status.

  1. Log into Blackboard. 
  2. Under “Tools,” click on “Personal Information.”
  3. Make sure the email address is for the email account (personal or school) you use most.
  4. Click the Submit button in the lower right.
Virtual College Planning Night

College Planning Night is back on and will be held virtually on Thursday, April 16th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Sign up information and details will be coming next week. Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. For more information, contact your child’s counselor or Alicia Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu

Future Friday Lessons

Beginning on Friday, April 17th, on Fridays at 10:00 am the Student Services department will be offering Future Friday lessons for juniors to help prepare students for life after high school. The first session will focus on counselor supports and Justice HS resources. These synchronous virtual sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend. More information will be available through the Justice HS Announcements page that students access through their @fcpsschools.net email address. 

Wellness Wednesday Lessons

Beginning Wednesday, April 22nd, the Student Services department will be offering Wellness Wednesday lessons for all students. These lessons will help students manage their emotions and feelings during these uncertain times. These virtual lessons will be recorded for students to access at any time. More information will be available through the Justice HS Announcements page that students access through their @fcpsschools.net email address. 

FCPS Cable Channels

Learning activities are now available on FCPS cable channels. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming. Find out what is available online at What's On

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Even though school is paused, the yearbook has not! Books will still be printed and distributed for the 2019-2020 school year. Help preserve your child’s memory of the year by purchasing a yearbook! You can do so by going to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118. Please email Danielle Pierce at dpierce@fcps.edu with any questions.

Scholarship Deadlines & Transcripts

Students are encouraged to reach out directly to scholarship sponsors and/or check the scholarship webpage(s) to inquire about any potential deadline extensions, as necessary. Please contact your school counselor if you need assistance sending a transcript to a scholarship sponsor. Due to the impact of the coronavirus on students and school attendance, the Justice High School Scholarship Fund has extended the deadline for scholarship applications by six days. The new deadline to submit applications is midnight on Monday, April 13, 2020. https://www.jhsscholars.org/.

Coronavirus Updates

For consistency and clarity in messaging, we will stay focused on what FCPS sends to families. This will eliminate multiple messages and will decrease chances of error or confusion. If there is information particularly unique to the entire the Justice community, I will be sure to keep you informed.

For information please go to the coronavirus webpage

Mental Health Resources

During these uncertain times, students and families may be feeling anxious. Mental Health Resources and 24/7 Emergency Numbers are available on the Justice HS website. Below are some additional resources to help guide families. 

Food Distribution

Fairfax County Public Schools is providing "grab and go" breakfasts and lunches at no cost for students at multiple sites to students, with breakfast from 8:00-10:30am and lunch from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Below are the nearest locations to Justice: 

  • Annandale Terrace, 7604 Herald St., Annandale
  • Braddock Elementary,  7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale
  • Bailey’s Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church
  • Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield
  • Graham Road Elementary School, 2831 Graham Rd., Falls Church
  • Weyanoke Elementary School, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under. Adult meals are available for purchase for $2. Check out the "Coronavirus Update - Food Resources for Families" for the latest information and other "pop-up" and grab and go locations.

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice! Quick Links

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

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"You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice ."

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families, 

      I hope that you have had an opportunity to read the Distance Learning Plan information (fcps.edu) sent out by Dr. Brabrand dated March 27th.

      Our attention is now on how we provide meaningful distance learning opportunities for students. Last week our staff participated in phenomenal staff development sessions using technology tools to support and enhance virtual learning. I will be meeting virtually with staff early Monday morning to kick off our content specific planning sessions.

      Justice faculty and staff are excited in planning for synchronous (virtual teacher directed) and asynchronous (subject area office hours-student directed) instruction, which will begin after spring break on Tuesday, April 14th. Students are advised to begin working to update their grades/work for 3rd quarter (up to 3/13). The goal is to continue to give students and teachers time to finalize 3rd quarter grades.  See "Grading Update" below for more information. More information about Justice’s Distance Learning Plan (DLP) will be shared soon. 

      As always, please feel free to reach out to me, if you have questions.

Students! Check Your Email!

Students: We have been sending important information to you through your @fcpsschools.net email address. Please make sure that you are checking your @fcpsschools.net email on a regular basis so that you can stay up to date with recent news from the school, your teachers, and counselors.

#ShineOnJustice Week

Join us celebrating our virtual Shine On week, a week of positivity and happiness in loving memory of a Justice HS alumna, Casey Schulman. Shine On week is a special tradition for the Justice High School community and we feel continuing this is important. Our students in the Leadership classes and many of our clubs and athletic teams are leading the daily spirit activities for Shine On week and we invite the Justice Pyramid to join us in participating as we offer virtual activities this week. When you post to social media, be sure to use #ShineOnJustice. and  tag us on Twitter @justicehswolves.

Grading Update

3rd Quarter Grading Update - The School Board was briefed that no student work assigned after March 13 will be graded, at the recommendation of VDOE; however, work assigned prior to March 13 will still be accepted up until April 24 in order to be applied in the calculation of students’ third quarter grades. Additionally, it is the intention of FCPS and Justice High School to use maximum flexibility in assessing and evaluating student learning for the remainder of the school year. 

 

4th Quarter Grading - Middle school and high school students will be assigned a “no mark” for the fourth quarter, with assignments submitted being allowed to positively influence the student’s overall grade for the year based on mastery of learning concepts, in accordance with FCPS grading policy. Only final grades will be shown on transcripts; a “no mark” will not show on a student’s final transcript.  

 

Graduation Standards Update - The Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction, James Lane announced this week that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring will be able to graduate. High school seniors in the following categories will be able to graduate on time:

  • Seniors currently enrolled in a course for which they need a standard or verified credit in order to graduate (verified credits are earned by passing a required course and also passing the associated Standards of Learning test);
  • Seniors who have successfully completed a course required for graduation, but have not earned the associated verified credit; 
  • Seniors who have not passed a required student-selected SOL test;

Flexibility is also available for seniors who have not earned a required career and technical education credential, seniors who have not completed a fine or performing arts course or CTE course, seniors who were unable to complete sequential course requirements, and seniors who have not completed a course in economics and personal finance.

Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering - Outstanding Wolves

Last week, the 65th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair virtually showcased over 400 high school science projects. Via recorded videos, over 600 students presented their research projects in a wide variety of science and engineering fields. Projects were judged by over 150 professionals and 40 professional organizations and businesses. Congratulations to the following Justice students:

2nd Place:

Biomedical Engineering: Andrew Tran (11th grade) – Opidroid: A Fully Autonomous Dynamic Opioid Administration Platform for Post Operative Pain Remediation

Physical Energy: Azlan Choudhry & Omar Shayeb (10th grade) – Energy Conversion from Sound to Electricity

 

3rd Place:

Chemical Energy: Mario Solis & Mohtashin Talukder (10th grade) – Different Metals on Conductivity of Microbial Fuel Cells

Earth & Environmental Sciences:  Sundus Ahmed, Makda Dejene, & Sumaya Ga’al (10th grade) – Algae and Its Roll in Climate Change

 

Honorable Mention:

Cellular & Molecular Biology: Amber Christensen & Isabela Jesse (11th grade) – The Effect of Local Northern Virginian Honey and Commercial Manuka Honey on E. coli

Chemistry: Teddy Cohen & Maximilian Van Zandt (10th grade) – Water Electrolysis

Physics & Astronomy: Bereket Bessie (11th grade) – The Effect of Temperature on the Stretch of a Nickel Titanium Metal Spring

Physics & Astronomy: Ahmed Abbas & Hieu Vu (11th grade) – The Effect of Different Dimensions of Wood on a Boomilever’s Efficiency

 

News from the Art Room

Congratulations to Miranda Kashynski. Miranda earned a National Scholastic Award! Her digital artwork, Glass Floor, earned a Silver Medal at the National Scholastic Art Competition

FCPS Cable Channels

Learning activities are now available on FCPS cable channels. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming. Find out what is available online at What's On

Senior Letter Posted

The Senior Letter has been posted on the Justice HS website here - Senior Letter 2020. This letter includes important information and dates for upcoming senior activities. We will keep this page updated if there are any changes. 

Scholarship Deadlines & Transcripts

Students are encouraged to reach out directly to scholarship sponsors and/or check the scholarship webpage(s) to inquire about any potential deadline extensions, as necessary. Please contact your school counselor if you need assistance sending a transcript to a scholarship sponsor. Due to the impact of the coronavirus on students and school attendance, the Justice High School Scholarship Fund has extended the deadline for scholarship applications by six days. The new deadline to submit applications is midnight on Monday, April 13, 2020. https://www.jhsscholars.org/.

FCPS Shares Information for AP, IB Students

FCPS staff members are working closely with officials from the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) regarding the evolving impact of school closures on AP/IB instruction and testing. The following links will provide the latest updates from the AP and IB programs.

Coronavirus Updates

For consistency and clarity in messaging, we will stay focused on what FCPS sends to families. This will eliminate multiple messages and will decrease chances of error or confusion. If there is information particularly unique to the entire the Justice community, I will be sure to keep you informed.

For information please go to the coronavirus webpage

Mental Health Resources

During these uncertain times, students and families may be feeling anxious. Mental Health Resources and 24/7 Emergency Numbers are available on the Justice HS website. Below are some additional resources to help guide families. 

Food Distribution

Fairfax County Public Schools is providing "grab and go" breakfasts and lunches at no cost for students at multiple sites to students, with breakfast from 8:00-10:30am and lunch from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Below are the nearest locations to Justice: 

  • Annandale Terrace, 7604 Herald St., Annandale
  • Braddock Elementary,  7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale
  • Bailey’s Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church
  • Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield
  • Graham Road Elementary School, 2831 Graham Rd., Falls Church
  • Weyanoke Elementary School, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under. Adult meals are available for purchase for $2. Check out the "Coronavirus Update - Food Resources for Families" for the latest information and other "pop-up" and grab and go locations.

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice! Quick Links

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus

A Note from Principal Eck

As we enter the second week of the state-mandated COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency school closure, I hope you and your family are well and staying healthy. I know how incredibly difficult it is to find ways to establish new routines while navigating through the uncertainty of this challenging and rapidly evolving health crisis. Although it is such a stressful and uncertain time, each time I receive an email from a Justice member offering to help, it reminds me of the strength and bond we share as a Justice community.

 

With that in mind, plans are currently being developed to hold a virtual Shine On week, a week of positivity and happiness to honor a Justice HS alumna, Casey Schulman. Shine On week is a special tradition for the Justice High School community and we feel continuing this is important. Our students in the Leadership classes and many of our clubs and athletic teams were actively planning activities for Shine On week and we invite the Justice Pyramid to join us in participating as we offer virtual activities next week. When you post to social media, be sure to use #ShineOnJustice. Stay tuned to @justicehswolves on Twitter or contact Megan Neforos, for more information.

 

According to FCPS, if we are not able to return to school on April 14, then we will begin countywide distance learning. We are in the beginning stages of this preparation. Our staff is working together to embrace this new way of teaching and learning with the same passion and drive towards excellence. 

 

Take care of your families and loved ones and as always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Coronavirus Updates

For consistency and clarity in messaging, we will stay focused on what FCPS sends to families. This will eliminate multiple messages and will decrease chances of error or confusion. If there is information particularly unique to the entire the Justice community, I will be sure to keep you informed.

For information please go to the coronavirus webpage

Optional Learning Activities

For the first two weeks of the school closure, learning opportunities can be found on FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard).  You can also access resources by clicking here.

Reading Resources

One of the most beneficial academic activities you can have your child do at this time is read for at least 30 minutes each day and then talk with your child regarding what they read. With the online resources we have, you can read as a family too! Below is information regarding ways students can access reading materials.

  • Students can access the FCPS online catalog to find electronic books, audio books, and lots of other resources from any computer from the following link: Click here for additional eBook and audiobook sources (MyON, Tumblebooks).
  • The Library Catalog has a new look and lots of cool features, INCLUDING eBook and audiobook access to high interest and newly released YA lit.   After you click the book to open it, you will be prompted to LOGIN.  Use your school computer login (ID number/password).

FCPS Cable Channels

Learning activities are now available on FCPS cable channels. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming. Find out what is available online at What's On

Self-Directed Online Economics and Personal Finance (EPF)

Due to school closures and numerous parent requests, FCPS is opening the summer session of the self-directed EPF course early. Only one session will be offered, which will run from March 30 – July 31, 2020. Students have until July 31, 2020 to complete the course. Students who have already registered (for either summer session) prior to 3/27/20 will receive their login information by March 27, 2020 at their fcpsschools.net email account. Students who register after 3/27/20 will receive their login information within a week of registering. If you previously registered for Summer Session 1 your registration has been accepted. The Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance course requires students to complete work without direct teacher instruction. Register here until June 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Junior Focus Day

Due to the number of cancellations from outside presenters, our Junior Focus Day event which was planned for Thursday, April 16th is cancelled. The Student Services team will develop virtual sessions that students will be able to access to continue planning for their post-high school options. More information will be sent no later than April 20th.

College Planning Night

Since activities are currently cancelled until April 12, our College Planning Night is still scheduled for Thursday, April 16 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Little Theatre. Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. For more information, contact your child’s counselor or Alicia Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu

Senior Letter Posted

The Senior Letter has been posted on the Justice HS website here - Senior Letter 2020. This letter includes important information and dates for upcoming senior activities. We will keep this page updated if there are any changes. 

Scholarship Deadlines & Transcripts

Students are encouraged to reach out directly to scholarship sponsors and/or check the scholarship webpage(s) to inquire about any potential deadline extensions, as necessary. Please contact your school counselor if you need assistance sending a transcript to a scholarship sponsor. Due to the impact of the coronavirus on students and school attendance, the Justice High School Scholarship Fund has extended the deadline for scholarship applications by six days. The new deadline to submit applications is midnight on Monday, April 13, 2020. https://www.jhsscholars.org/.

FCPS Shares Information for AP, IB Students

FCPS staff members are working closely with officials from the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) regarding the evolving impact of school closures on AP/IB instruction and testing. The following links will provide the latest updates from the AP and IB programs.

Mental Health Resources

During these uncertain times, students and families may be feeling anxious. Mental Health Resources and 24/7 Emergency Numbers are available on the Justice HS website. Below are some additional resources to help guide families. 

Food Distribution

Fairfax County Public Schools is providing "grab and go" breakfasts and lunches at no cost for students at multiple sites to students, with breakfast from 8:00-10:30am and lunch from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Below are the nearest locations to Justice: 

  • Annandale Terrace, 7604 Herald St., Annandale
  • Braddock Elementary,  7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale
  • Bailey’s Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church
  • Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield
  • Graham Road Elementary School, 2831 Graham Rd., Falls Church
  • Weyanoke Elementary School, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under. Adult meals are available for purchase for $2. Check out the "Coronavirus Update - Food Resources for Families" for the latest information and other "pop-up" and grab and go locations.

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice! Quick Links

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

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“One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.”Roy T. Bennett

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,     

      Today it was announced that all FCPS school buildings are closed until further notice.  Food distribution at FCPS sites will continue as scheduled.  More details about the food program are listed below.  The scheduled opportunity for students and staff to retrieve their belongings has been postponed. Student and staff well-being is paramount, and we will find ways to give students access to the building as soon as we are able to safely do so. 

      FCPS has made plans to provide continuity of learning during this break. Our goal is for students to continue to engage in learning activities.  The first two weeks of school closure (from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27) will not include any teacher-directed instruction.  Students can participate in optional, self-directed learning activities that have been posted on FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) and are available at www.fcps.edu.   Again, these activities are not required, nor graded. 

     Please take care of yourself and your family. As always, please continue to reach out with questions you may have and/or support you may need. 

Coronavirus Updates

For consistency and clarity in messaging, we will stay focused on what FCPS sends to families. This will eliminate multiple messages and will decrease chances of error or confusion. If there is information particularly unique to the entire the Justice community, I will be sure to keep you informed.

For information please go to the coronavirus webpage

Free Internet Access

Comcast and Cox are providing free or low cost internet to families in need. Click the links below to learn more:

Comcast Free Internet

Cox Free Internet

Optional Learning Activities

For the first two weeks of the school closure, learning opportunities can be found on FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard).  Stay tuned for more updates about distance learning.

Reading Resources

One of the most beneficial academic activities you can have your child do at this time is read for at least 30 minutes each day and then talk with your child regarding what they read. With the online resources we have, you can read as a family too! Below is information regarding ways students can access reading materials.

  • Students can access the FCPS online catalog to find electronic books, audio books, and lots of other resources from any computer from the following link: Click here for additional eBook and audiobook sources (MyON, Tumblebooks).
  • The Library Catalog has a new look and lots of cool features, INCLUDING eBook and audiobook access to high interest and newly released YA lit.   After you click the book to open it, you will be prompted to LOGIN.  Use your school computer login (ID number/password).

FCPS Cable Channels

Learning activities are now available on FCPS cable channels. New instructional videos are currently being developed and recorded and will be added to the programming shortly. Channel 21 includes elementary school programming, Channel 25 includes middle school programming, and Channel 99 includes high school programming. Find out what is available online at What's On

ParentVue Accounts

This weekend, IT will be pushing out emails to any parent who does not currently have a ParentVue account. Please sign up if you do not have an account. Click here for more information.

3rd Quarter Grading

FCPS is currently working to address decisions about grading for 3rd quarter and more information will be shared as soon as possible.

Food Distribution

Beginning tomorrow, March 16, we are expanding the grab and go food distribution sites to a total of 18 locations.  The food distribution is set up outside the schools.   Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the locations listed below:

Annandale Terrace ES,  7604 Herald St., Annandale

Bailey's Primary ES, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church

Braddock ES,  7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale

Brookfield ES, 4200 Lees Corner Rd, Chantilly

Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Rd., Burke

Centre Ridge ES, 14400 New Braddock Rd., Centreville

Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield

Cunningham Park ES, 1001 Park St., Vienna

Dogwood ES, 12300 Glade Dr., Reston

Garfield ES, 7101 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield 

Graham Road  Community Center,  3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church

Fort Belvoir Upper ES, 5980 Meeres Rd., Fort Belvoir

Hutchison ES, 13209 Parcher Ave., Herndon

Hybla Valley ES, 3415 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria 

London Towne ES, 6100 Stone Rd., Centreville

Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria

Providence ES, 3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax

Weyanoke ES, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

 

All meals are available at no cost to children 18 years and under. Adult lunches are available for purchase for $2.

Mental Health Resources

During these uncertain times, students and families may be feeling anxious. Mental Health Resources and 24/7 Emergency Numbers are available on the Justice HS website. Below are some additional resources to help guide families. 

Important Dates

March 19-21 - Wolfpack Theatre Production Midsummer Night's Dream - Cancelled

March 23-27 - IB Art Show = Cancelled

March 26 - International Night 5:30-8 pm  - Cancelled

March 27 - IB Art Show Reception 6:30 -8:30pm  - Cancelled-

April 16th - College Planning Night - Little Theatre - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here. 

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Justice Newsletter - March 8, 2020

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“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." ~ Mother Teresa

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

     Starting this week through March 18th, 11th graders will be taking the SOL writing assessment. As a result, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails  will be suspended during the testing window for all FCPS high schools. Students involved in testing are often in designated testing sites within the school during the normal attendance-taking time, so morning attendance notifications will be suspended. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.

     This coming week I hope to see you all at the Harlem Wizards vs. the Justice Jammers on Thursday, March 12.  It will be a fun-filled Justice pyramid evening with slam dunks, athletic tricks and humor. 

     Finally, daylight saving time officially started 2 a.m today. Most cell phones and other electronics will make the change on their own, but traditional clocks will need to be manually adjusted one hour forward. This is a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

     Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

Coronavirus Updates

FCPS is working with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) and closely monitoring the health crisis as well as any impact it may have locally.

The situation is ever changing, so a coronavirus webpage has been established to provide updates as needed. This page contains the three messages sent by Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand that describe FCPS’ response to the coronavirus to date. Go to the coronavirus webpage

Justice Celebrates Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. The 2020 theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote,” pays homage to the 100 anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others." Women’s History Month 2020 takes place from Sunday, March 1-Tuesday, March 31, 2020  

Justice High School Orchestra VBODA Pre-Assessment Concert

The Justice Orchestra had their pre-assessment concert this week. Congratulations to Cassandra Haynes and her orchestra students as they presented a fabulous performance in preparation for their upcoming assessment.

Spread the Word to End the Word

Justice Best Buddies and supporters around the world united on March 4th for the annual Spread the Word to End the Word Day for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and to rally people to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people.

Geosystems Review Day

Plate tectonics test review day was awesome. #geosystemsrocks

Paperless Report Cards

Starting with 3rd quarter, high school and middle school parents will now have the option to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents/guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless!". This process is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVue account and must select the paperless option. Paper report cards will be provided for any student whose parents/guardians did not select to “Go Paperless”.

Junior Focus Day

We are putting the finishing touches on our planning for Junior Focus Day which will take place on Thursday, April 16th. During the first blocks on this day (8:10 am -11:12 am), juniors will attend four sessions that match their post-high school plans. We are bringing in a variety of presenters to lead sessions focused on the two and four-year college process as well as military and career options. During the lunch blocks, the students will be meeting with their counselors to continue work on their post high school plans. During the last block of the day, students will participate in the mandatory Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and education lesson. This is a huge undertaking and we are excited to offer such an informative and individualized opportunity for our students.

Extended Essay process begins for juniors

Dear Parents and Guardians of 2021 Diploma Candidates,

Our junior (Class of 2021) IB Diploma Candidates will soon begin the year-long extended essay (EE) process.

Do you have questions about this process? Do you wonder how you can support your students through this process? Would you like more general information about the extended essay?

Please contact Traci Rogers (the Extended Essay Coordinator) at tarogers@fcps.edu with any of these concerns or questions. More information is also available through the 2021 IBDP Blackboard site (accessible to parent observers)

Justice HS International Night

International Night is Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-8 pm.  Free international dinner with food prepared by our diverse community in the cafeteria.  Dinner will be followed by a fashion show and cultural performances in the auditorium.  Please join us with your families.  Encourage your students to go.  Participate in the fashion show (students and teachers.)  Finally, bring a dish to share! 

(Everyone) Commit to donate food here:  https://forms.gle/bft7csbV5QWt5nRR7


(Students and teachers only) Enter in the fashion show here:  https://forms.gle/rGZNjzBfL1gVTKfR7

Attend a Family Engagement Policy Open Meeting

FCPS is hosting several open meetings to receive feedback on the draft version of our new Family Engagement Policy. We invite parents, staff, students, and community members to attend one of the meetings. The purpose of the Family Engagement Policy is to promote effective and meaningful family-school partnerships–inclusive of all families–as an essential element in supporting student success.

View the Family Engagement Policy meeting dates, times, and locations.

Justice High School Wolfpack Theatre is proud to present this year's spring play, A Midsummer Night's Dream!

It all happens on a Midsummer Night.  Within twenty-four hours, lives are challenged and changed.  This romantic comedy features star-crossed lovers and fairies in a world full of magical creatures, mysterious circumstances and marvelous characters.  Anything can, and does, happen!  Come and enjoy our unique modern take on this Shakespearean classic set in the world of the early 1980's, when the top 10 hits at any moment could be any style of music -- disco, rock, hip hop, folk, jazz, country, punk -- and just plain different.  There's dancing, fabulous costumes, and intrigue set to the beat of fabulous music.

We're also hosting a special Fairy Tea following the Saturday, March 21st, 2 pm matinee.  Participants will have a chance to meet a magical group of fairies, enjoy cool drinks, and photo opportunities for a $5 admission fee (parents attend free with children)!  For an additional $5 you can create your own fairy garden.  RSVPs are required, at https://wolfpacktheatre.org/.

 

Shows:

Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm

Friday, March 20 at 7 pm

Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm and 7 pm

Tickets:

General Admission $10

Students / Seniors $8

You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance (no service charge) at https://wolfpacktheatre.org/ , but tickets will also be available at the door for cash, check and credit card.

 

Please consider attending, and help us spread the word by sharing with friends and family!

Registered Apprenticeship and Career Fair

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry will host the “Registered Apprenticeship and Career Fair” from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at George C. Marshall High School. This is a free event for Fairfax County high school students, their parents and/or guardians, recent graduates, and members of the community to learn about Youth Registered and Registered Apprenticeship work-based learning experiences. These experiences can meet high school graduation requirements through CTE classes. Participants will be able to meet business, education, and industry leaders from Northern Virginia who offer skilled workforce employment, education, training, and apprenticeship programs. FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) will be on-site to answer any questions on how to take advantage of their post-high school graduation opportunities to include a variety of courses, certificate programs, and career training. High School students and members of the Fairfax County community are able to enroll in ACE courses and satisfy related instruction requirements for both Youth Registered and Registered Apprenticeships. FCPS students, parents and/or guardians, recent graduates, and community members who wish to attend should register online.

2020 IBMA College Fair

Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools. Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA, Saturday March 28, 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 150+ colleges and universities from the US, Canada and beyond will be in attendance. Special topic sessions run throughout the day: Financial Aid, The Scholarship Search Process, Applying to Schools Outside of the US, Getting the Most for Your IB Credits, and Regional Community College Opportunities. The fair is open to the public. Visit www.ibmidatlantic.org/Fair.html for more information.

Red Cross VolunTeen Program

American Red Cross we will be offering a summer program for teens ages 14 to 17 beginning in July. It is a six-week program and VolunTeens must complete 5 of the 6 weeks in order to obtain credit. Application requirements include a minimum of four hours per shift and a minimum of eight hours a week, each week. They must also complete an immunization screening with our Occupational Health Department. Teens must also provide a letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher, employer etc... Applications are available now and must be picked up at the Ft. Belvoir Red Cross Office and returned by March 23rd. Although located on a military facility, the program is open to everyone.

FBI 2020 Future Agents in Training Program

The FBI Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. The 2020 Washington Future Agents in Training (FAIT) program will be held August 3 to August 7, 2020. Applications must be submitted to wfocop@fbi.gov by March 31, 2020. https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fbi-wfo-2020-fait-application-020320.pdf/view

2020 VA- 10 Academy Day

The Office of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District would like to invite all high school students that have interest in attending any of the five United States Service Academies, or have an interest in a future in the US military, to participate in the 2020 VA-10 Academy Day, to be held on Saturday April 4th, from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Loudoun County School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148. Academy Nomination Applications available May 1st. This will be an outstanding opportunity for your students to meet with staff, alumni, and current cadets from the four nomination required academies (USNA, USMA, USAFA, and USMMA) as well as the Coast Guard Academy and representatives from ROTC and Military Colleges from across the state. Frequently asked questions regarding the academy nomination process are available here: https://wexton.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations.htm. If you have any questions please direct to Anthony.barnes@mail.house.gov or 202-380-6362. 

College Partnership Program (CPP) Application

The CPP application is now available for students (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form). APPLY NOW! The primary goal of CPP is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: college visits, assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. Any student may apply. A typical CPP student represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic,English learners, students with disabilities, or economically disadvantaged), demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted), is willing to pursue advanced coursework, and demonstrates leadership in school or community activities. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Applications are due March 18, 2020

The 2020-21 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2020? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several FAFSA workshops remaining this school year:

  • April 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.

Register to attend the FAFSA workshops at the College Access Fairfax website. Families can contact their high school's career center specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.   

JHS Scholarship Fund is Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2020!

Founded and run by parents of past, current, and future JHS students, the JHS Scholarship Fund provides last-dollar college scholarships to JHS seniors. Each year, the JHSSF helps to close the gap between financial aid packages and the real cost of college attendance, exclusively for college-bound seniors at JHS. We are now accepting applications from the Class of 2020. 

 

Need a scholarship?  Apply here:  https://www.jhsscholars.org/apply  Applications due Friday 4/7/2020.

 

Bonus: One application gives students access to multiple scholarships, including Baileys Crossroads Rotary, Thurgood Marshall, Casey Schulman, and numerous other named scholarships.

 

Want to help? Please consider making a donation to JHSSF. 

https://www.jhsscholars.org/contribute. We are a 501(c)3. Every dollar helps another student to realize their college dreams.

Casey Schulman Scholarship Information Session

Seniors are invited to learn more about the Casey Schulman Scholarship on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:15 am in the Career Center. 

College Planning Night

Join us from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Little Theatre on Thursday, April 16th. Parents are invited to hear about key timelines, procedures, and resources to help support their students in the college process. A panel of college representatives will share their insights on managing the college search process, how colleges make decisions, and paying for college. For more information, contact your child’s counselor or Alicia Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fairs

NACAC is hosting different college fairs in our area which are free and open to the public. Register at www.gotomyncf.com. National College Fair – Montgomery County (Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 9:45am-12:45pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 9:45am-12:45pm) at the Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse (formerly known as Discovery Sports Center) (NEW LOCATION), 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841. National College Fair – Prince George’s County (Friday, April 3, 2020 from 9:30am - 12:30pm) at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785.

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) STEM College and Career Fair

NACAC is hosting a STEM college fair in our area, which is free and open to the public. Register at www.gotomyncf.com. STEM College and Career Fair – Baltimore-Greater Washington on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 1pm-4pm at the UMBC Event Center, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250.

Korean Community Outreach Fair

Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement and our Korean parent liaisons would like to cordially invite your organization to participate as an exhibitor at our inaugural Korean Community Outreach Resource Fair, March 25, 2020. Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand will be our keynote speaker, and other distinguished FCPS leaders will also be in attendance. The purpose of this event is to support the development of stronger family-school partnerships among families and their child’s school community in culturally responsive ways and to connect families with valuable community and school resources. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 6-8:30 p.m., at Centreville High School (6001 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, VA 20124). If you are interested in registering to have a table at this event, please RSVP to Sara Tae at shtae@fcps.edu and Younghee Kang at yhkang@fcps.edu, with the following information: name of your organization, contact name for table, email address, and phone number.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprenticeship Application

The Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC), Local 26 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is accepting applications for their apprenticeship programs through March 31, 2020. The JATC offers 3-year and 5-year apprenticeship programs, as well as a residential training program. Applications must be submitted online and require action steps prior to the deadline. Please plan ahead and visit the JATC website for more details on how to apply and the apprenticeship qualifications. Residential Training Program information can be found by visiting the Residential Training Program page. For questions, please visit the JATC webpage or call the Manassas, VA Location at: 703-393-0097.

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring. 

  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Vaping, What Every Parent Needs to Know, Friday, March 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood, Friday, March 27, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Fitness Activities: A Parent’s Guide to Getting your Child Moving, Friday, March 31, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Digital Citizenship Series Part 1: What Technology Does My Child Need for Home
  • and School? Friday, April 24, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education & Employment Options, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Woodson High School. 
Important Dates

March 12th - Harlem Wizards vs. the Justice Jammers - Starts at 7:00pm and the doors will open at 6:00pm. For more information go to https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/161727

March 19-21 - Wolfpack Theatre Production Midsummer Night's Dream

March 23-27 - IB Art Show

March 26 - International Night 5:30-8 pm

March 27 - IB Art Show Reception 6:30 -8:30pm

May 5th - 2020 Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair (more info to follow)

April 7th- Justice High School Scholarship Fund Application Deadline

April 16th - College Planning Night - Little Theatre - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here. 

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - March 1, 2020

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In the end, generosity is the best way of becoming more, more, and more joyful.” ~ Dalai Lama

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

      The above pictures are from last week's Justice Pyramid art show. We saw lots of great art. Our pyramid students are incredibly talented.

      March promises to be filled with many exciting events. We will be celebrating Women's History Month. Members of our Girl Up Team will highlight, during our morning announcements, the great contributions that women have made throughout history. In addition, we have coming up our annual International night, the spring play and the IB art show.  

       Our 11th graders will be taking their SOL writing assessment beginning March 9th. This is considered high stakes testing for our students and will be used in determining our school’s annual progress by the Virginia Department of Education. Our teachers have worked to ensure that all students are prepared and successful.

      Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

We had a successful 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year our guest speaker was Dr. Janice Underwood, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the State of Virginia. Check out more photos, and a short video of our assembly.

Partnering with Bailey's Elementary School

Students in Mr. Ransom's English class participated in a reading buddies field trip to Bailey's Elementary School. Students worked over several weeks to learn strategies for read aloud and questioning.

School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians who interact with the school health rooms. If your student has visited the health room in the last year, we would like to hear from you.

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information.  Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated.  

 

Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed at:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9VWCJ6

School Health Services Survey-Parents 2020 (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7KGXTS   

Engaging Students with Choice - Biology Review Day Justice HS Forensics Team

Justice High School placed second at the VHSL Super Regional Forensics Tournament last week at Westfield HS. We are also proud to announce that the following five students will be advancing to the VHSL State Forensics tournament in Richmond on March 28th: Tiffany Bui, Zulma Solis, Mattie Lambert, Sara Kaufman, and Xander Tilock. Congratulations!

Math Department Learning Together

Math teams met to discuss their Mid-Year CLT School Improvement and Innovation Plan Reflections and develop next steps.

JHS Wins First Place at Black History Trivia Competition

Congratulations Sem Asmelash, Jaida Perkins, Maria Rivera Damiao, Alana Thomas, Jimmy Sydney, Helina Mesfin, Dawit Mitiku, and Samar Abdou who represented JHS at the Annual Jack & Jill Burke-Fairfax Chapter annual Black History Forum-Black History Trivia Competition. Over the recent weeks these students studied Black history trivia covering African America's impact in The Arts, Business, Education, Entertainment, Military, Politics, Science, Exploration, and Sports. Congratulations for their first place win! 

Click here for more pictures.

Extended Essay process begins for juniors

Dear Parents and Guardians of 2021 Diploma Candidates,

Our junior (Class of 2021) IB Diploma Candidates will soon begin the year-long extended essay (EE) process.

Do you have questions about this process? Do you wonder how you can support your students through this process? Would you like more general information about the extended essay?

Please contact Traci Rogers (the Extended Essay Coordinator) at tarogers@fcps.edu with any of these concerns or questions. More information is also available through the 2021 IBDP Blackboard site (accessible to parent observers)

Justice HS International Night

International Night is Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-8 pm.  Free international dinner with food prepared by our diverse community in the cafeteria.  Dinner will be followed by a fashion show and cultural performances in the auditorium.  Please join us with your families.  Encourage your students to go.  Participate in the fashion show (students and teachers.)  Finally, bring a dish to share! 

(Everyone) Commit to donate food here:  https://forms.gle/bft7csbV5QWt5nRR7

(Students and teachers only) Enter in the fashion show here:  https://forms.gle/rGZNjzBfL1gVTKfR7

Justice High School Wolfpack Theatre is proud to present this year's spring play, A Midsummer Night's Dream!

It all happens on a Midsummer Night.  Within twenty-four hours, lives are challenged and changed.  This romantic comedy features star-crossed lovers and fairies in a world full of magical creatures, mysterious circumstances and marvelous characters.  Anything can, and does, happen!  Come and enjoy our unique modern take on this Shakespearean classic set in the world of the early 1980's, when the top 10 hits at any moment could be any style of music -- disco, rock, hip hop, folk, jazz, country, punk -- and just plain different.  There's dancing, fabulous costumes, and intrigue set to the beat of fabulous music.

We're also hosting a special Fairy Tea following the Saturday, March 21st, 2 pm matinee.  Participants will have a chance to meet a magical group of fairies, enjoy cool drinks, and photo opportunities for a $5 admission fee (parents attend free with children)!  For an additional $5 you can create your own fairy garden.  RSVPs are required, at https://wolfpacktheatre.org/.

 

Shows:

Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm

Friday, March 20 at 7 pm

Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm and 7 pm

Tickets:

General Admission $10

Students / Seniors $8

You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance (no service charge) at https://wolfpacktheatre.org/ , but tickets will also be available at the door for cash, check and credit card.

 

Please consider attending, and help us spread the word by sharing with friends and family!

Coronavirus Updates

FCPS is working with the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) and closely monitoring the health crisis as well as any impact it may have locally.

As of February 28, there are no cases of COVID-19 infection in Fairfax County, in Virginia, or in the National Capital Region. The situation is ever changing, so a coronavirus webpage has been established to provide updates as needed. 

Registered Apprenticeship and Career Fair

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry will host the “Registered Apprenticeship and Career Fair” from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at George C. Marshall High School. This is a free event for Fairfax County high school students, their parents and/or guardians, recent graduates, and members of the community to learn about Youth Registered and Registered Apprenticeship work-based learning experiences. These experiences can meet high school graduation requirements through CTE classes. Participants will be able to meet business, education, and industry leaders from Northern Virginia who offer skilled workforce employment, education, training, and apprenticeship programs. FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) will be on-site to answer any questions on how to take advantage of their post-high school graduation opportunities to include a variety of courses, certificate programs, and career training. High School students and members of the Fairfax County community are able to enroll in ACE courses and satisfy related instruction requirements for both Youth Registered and Registered Apprenticeships. FCPS students, parents and/or guardians, recent graduates, and community members who wish to attend should register online.

GenesysWorks Internship Program - Class of 2021

GenesysWorks is a paid internship program. Primary elements of the GenesysWorks program include 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training over the summer, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college. Contact Ms. Covert in Student Services at nkcovert@fcps.edu if you have questions. Students may apply here: https://rebrand.ly/GWNCR-2020-Application.

2020 IBMA College Fair

Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools. Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA, Saturday March 28, 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 150+ colleges and universities from the US, Canada and beyond will be in attendance. Special topic sessions run throughout the day: Financial Aid, The Scholarship Search Process, Applying to Schools Outside of the US, Getting the Most for Your IB Credits, and Regional Community College Opportunities. The fair is open to the public. Visit www.ibmidatlantic.org/Fair.html for more information.

CTE Summer Courses

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is excited to announce that we will be offering courses for credit this upcoming summer. Students currently in grades 10 and 11 can take the following courses for credit: Information Systems, Teachers for Tomorrow, Exploring Health Science, Electrical Construction and Engineering 1, and Construction Tech 1. Courses are 4 weeks long and require 140 hours for credit. They are held at various locations within the county and transportation will be provided for some courses. For more information, please visit the CTE Summer Career Academy website: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/career-and-technical-education-cte-summer-career-academy

FBI 2020 Future Agents in Training Program

The FBI Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. The 2020 Washington Future Agents in Training (FAIT) program will be held August 3 to August 7, 2020. Applications must be submitted to wfocop@fbi.gov by March 31, 2020. https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fbi-wfo-2020-fait-application-020320.pdf/view

Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus Tour and Advising Session Field Trip

Seniors who are not participating in the NOVA Pathway program are invited on a field trip to NOVA on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Students will tour the Alexandria Campus, meet current NOVA students, and find out next steps to enroll. Lunch is provided. All forms must be submitted to Ms. Grande by 2/27/20 2:55pm in J207H. Late forms will be accepted, and students will be placed on the waitlist. First come, first serve! Don’t miss out!

Student Graduation Speaker Application

Planning for the Class of 2020 Graduation is well underway! As a reminder, graduation will be held on Monday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Bank Arena. During the graduation ceremony, there is one student speech. Seniors who are interested in applying to give the student speech must complete the Graduation Student Speaker Application by March 6 (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form).

Wellness Screening - Class of 2023

The teen years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for teens, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal turmoil; however, symptoms of depression can be serious and are known risk factors for suicide. To proactively address this issue, Justice HS School is offering a wellness screening for 9th grade students in March as part of the Signs of Suicide® (SOS) Prevention Program. Parents of students in the class of 2023 will be receiving more information through the mail. For more information, please contact Chrissy Spaulding, Director of Student Services, at caspaulding@fcps.edu

2020 VA- 10 AcademyDay

The Office of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District would like to invite all high school students that have interest in attending any of the five United States Service Academies, or have an interest in a future in the US military, to participate in the 2020 VA-10 Academy Day, to be held on Saturday April 4th, from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Loudoun County School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148. Academy Nomination Applications available May 1st. This will be an outstanding opportunity for your students to meet with staff, alumni, and current cadets from the four nomination required academies (USNA, USMA, USAFA, and USMMA) as well as the Coast Guard Academy and representatives from ROTC and Military Colleges from across the state. Frequently asked questions regarding the academy nomination process are available here: https://wexton.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations.htm. If you have any questions please direct to Anthony.barnes@mail.house.gov or 202-380-6362. 

2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 7, at Woodson High School from 10 a.m. to noon, and at South County High School from 2 to 4 p.m. 

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Prince George’s County College Fair

NACAC is hosting a college fair in our area that is free and open to the public: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. To register, visit: gotomyncf.com

College Partnership Program (CPP) Application

The CPP application is now available for students (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form). APPLY NOW! The primary goal of CPP is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: college visits, assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. Any student may apply. A typical CPP student represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic,English learners, students with disabilities, or economically disadvantaged), demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted), is willing to pursue advanced coursework, and demonstrates leadership in school or community activities. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Applications are due March 18, 2020

The 2020-21 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2020? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several FAFSA workshops remaining this school year:

  • April 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.

Register to attend the FAFSA workshops at the College Access Fairfax website. Families can contact their high school's career center specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.   

Women's Health Fair

Women’s Health Fair on Satruday, March 7th @10AM-2PM

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:.

  • Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School, Friday, March 6, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Vaping, What Every Parent Needs to Know, Friday, March 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood, Friday, March 27, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Fitness Activities: A Parent’s Guide to Getting your Child Moving, Friday, March 31, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
Important Dates

March 3 - Student Holiday

March 19-21 - Wolfpack Theatre Production Midsummer Night's Dream

March 23-27 - IB Art Show

March 26 - International Night 5:30-8 pm

March 27 - IB Art Show Reception 6:30 -8:30pm

May 5th - 2020 Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair (more info to follow)

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here. 

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Justice Newsletter - February 23, 2020

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“The unwillingness to try is worse than any failure.” ~ Nikki Giovanni 

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

    

     Our Justice Art Show opened this week. Our students displayed a variety of pieces ranging from ceramics to watercolors. Next week, we kickoff our pyramid art show on February 25th. Please join us the evening of the 27th, as we celebrate art from students from our pyramid feeder schools as well as our very own Justice artists.

      On Friday, we will host our 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year our guest speaker is Dr. Janice Underwood. Dr. Underwood is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the State of Virginia. In addition, we will have several musical performances by Justice students. Students will have an opportunity to participate through their 3rd period class or watch through a live stream. For more information, please contact William Brooks, Assistant Principal at (703) 824-3900.

     Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

Den Time Lesson - SOL Student-Selected Test Decisions

On Monday students will learn about student-selected test decisions during Den Time. Student-selected test decisions only apply to students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2017-18 or prior and only apply to decisions about SOL tests.The number of assessments students have available as options for student-selected tests each year depends on their current course enrollment and what verified credits they have already earned from previous courses. Some students may not have any student-selected tests available for the year. Other students may have one (1), two (2), three (3), or more tests that could fulfill the student-selected credit graduation requirement. 

VDOE guidance requires that once students earn a passing score on one (1) student-selected SOL test, no further student-selected tests will appear in their academic records. When students are scheduled for two (2) or more student-selected tests, school staff monitor SOL test results and make every effort to cancel any other scheduled student-selected tests when students earn a passing score. However, there may be cases when the earlier test results are not available in time to adjust students' testing schedules and they may inadvertently take test(s) that are not required. In these situations, the VDOE will remove the extra student-selected test results from students' test records, and these scores will not appear in final score reports. 

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s counselor.

Nineteen Justice High School chorus students perform in the District Ten Honor Choir at South County Secondary School, February 6-8, 2020.”

Celebrating World Languages

Our students participated in Justice HS World Languages Department festival. Thank you to our wonderful teachers and students.

Science Olympiad

The justice science Olympiad team is going to states! Two years in a row! Congratulations.

Celebrating our Achievements

Just wrapped up our 2nd Den Day RJ attendance leadership circle. Thank you, Ms. Neforos and Mr.Sims, for your support.

Real-World Learning

Real world learning experiences make learning come alive. In today’s world, relevance, usefulness, and real-world application need to inform every dimension of the high school experience. When students are engaged in real-world learning, they tackle the kinds of tricky, complex problems that do not always have clear answers—just like life.

Above Picture

Discussion pairs in science class: how do you think porosity and permeability are related? Using Kagan structures to encourage engagement in student think time.

Below Picture

Great to see our students learn about directions and map skills using our design lab! Our librarians and teachers collaborate in our specialized design lab to make learning hands-on.

Justice HS International Night

International Night is Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-8 pm.  Free international dinner with food prepared by our diverse community in the cafeteria.  Dinner will be followed by a fashion show and cultural performances in the auditorium.  Please join us with your families.  Encourage your students to go.  Participate in the fashion show (students and teachers.)  Finally, bring a dish to share! 

(Everyone) Commit to donate food here:  https://forms.gle/bft7csbV5QWt5nRR7

(Students and teachers only) Enter in the fashion show here:  https://forms.gle/rGZNjzBfL1gVTKfR7

2019-20 Yearbook Sales

Purchase your 2019-2020 Yearbook Today for $70 while supplies last!

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Or send cash/check to Ms. Pierce in room D50”

Upcoming Wolfpack Theatre Production

Save the date for the spring Wolfpack Theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream coming March 19-21.  The cast and crew are working toward a fantastic show!  Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission.  

Urban Alliance Internship Program - Class of 2021

Urban Alliance is looking for potential participants for their senior year PAID internship program! An interest meeting is taking place Monday 2/24 after school in I-145. Students may contact their school counselor for more information. 

GenesysWorks Internship Program - Class of 2021

GenesysWorks is a paid internship program. Primary elements of the GenesysWorks program include 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training over the summer, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college. Contact Ms. Covert in Student Services at nkcovert@fcps.edu if you have questions. Students may apply here: https://rebrand.ly/GWNCR-2020-Application.

2020 IBMA College Fair

Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools. Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA, Saturday March 28, 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 150+ colleges and universities from the US, Canada and beyond will be in attendance. Special topic sessions run throughout the day: Financial Aid, The Scholarship Search Process, Applying to Schools Outside of the US, Getting the Most for Your IB Credits, and Regional Community College Opportunities. The fair is open to the public. Visit www.ibmidatlantic.org/Fair.html for more information.

CTE Summer Courses

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is excited to announce that we will be offering courses for credit this upcoming summer. Students currently in grades 10 and 11 can take the following courses for credit: Information Systems, Teachers for Tomorrow, Exploring Health Science, Electrical Construction and Engineering 1, and Construction Tech 1. Courses are 4 weeks long and require 140 hours for credit. They are held at various locations within the county and transportation will be provided for some courses. For more information, please visit the CTE Summer Career Academy website: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/career-and-technical-education-cte-summer-career-academy

FBI 2020 Future Agents in Training Program

The FBI Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. The 2020 Washington Future Agents in Training (FAIT) program will be held August 3 to August 7, 2020. Applications must be submitted to wfocop@fbi.gov by March 31, 2020. https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fbi-wfo-2020-fait-application-020320.pdf/view

Justice High School Scholarship Fund Information Session

The Justice High School Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships for Justice High School graduates pursuing post-secondary education. Students are invited to an information session on February 27 during Return Period in the Career Center J207H where they will find out how to apply, as well as what documents needed and what scholarships available. https://www.jhsscholars.org/

Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus Tour and Advising Session Field Trip

Seniors who are not participating in the NOVA Pathway program are invited on a field trip to NOVA on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 9:30am – 1:30pm. Students will tour the Alexandria Campus, meet current NOVA students, and find out next steps to enroll. Lunch is provided. All forms must be submitted to Ms. Grande by 2/27/20 2:55pm in J207H. Late forms will be accepted, and students will be placed on the waitlist. First come, first serve! Don’t miss out!

Student Graduation Speaker Application

Planning for the Class of 2020 Graduation is well underway! As a reminder, graduation will be held on Monday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Bank Arena. During the graduation ceremony, there is one student speech. Seniors who are interested in applying to give the student speech must complete the Graduation Student Speaker Application by March 6 (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form).

College Entrance Testing (SAT/ACT)

The registration deadline for the April 4 ACT is February 28. For test dates, registration and score reporting, students should visit: SAT – www.collegeboard.org or ACT – www.actstudent.org. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu

Wellness Screening - Class of 2023

The teen years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for teens, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal turmoil; however, symptoms of depression can be serious and are known risk factors for suicide. To proactively address this issue, Justice HS School is offering a wellness screening for 9th grade students in March as part of the Signs of Suicide® (SOS) Prevention Program. Parents of students in the class of 2023 will be receiving more information through the mail. For more information, please contact Chrissy Spaulding, Director of Student Services, at caspaulding@fcps.edu

2020 VA- 10 AcademyDay

The Office of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District would like to invite all high school students that have interest in attending any of the five United States Service Academies, or have an interest in a future in the US military, to participate in the 2020 VA-10 Academy Day, to be held on Saturday April 4th, from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Loudoun County School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148. Academy Nomination Applications available May 1st. This will be an outstanding opportunity for your students to meet with staff, alumni, and current cadets from the four nomination required academies (USNA, USMA, USAFA, and USMMA) as well as the Coast Guard Academy and representatives from ROTC and Military Colleges from across the state. Frequently asked questions regarding the academy nomination process are available here: https://wexton.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations.htm. If you have any questions please direct to Anthony.barnes@mail.house.gov or 202-380-6362. 

2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 7, at Woodson High School from 10 a.m. to noon, and at South County High School from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Microsoft Panel: Educating Trailblazers in Technology: The Next Generation

In celebration of Black History Month, Microsoft will host a panel discussion with Microsoft employees to promote diversity and inclusion in technology. The panel will discuss career paths and educational opportunities in technology and various careers, as well as entry points to the company. The intended audience is high school and college students. Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Microsoft Store - Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4501 (Level 2). To Register, visit the Tyson's Corner Microsoft Store Website, locate the event under the “Attend an event or workshop” section of the page, and complete the registration steps.

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Prince George’s County College Fair

NACAC is hosting a college fair in our area that is free and open to the public: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. To register, visit: gotomyncf.com

College Partnership Program (CPP) Application

The CPP application is now available for students (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form). APPLY NOW! The primary goal of CPP is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: college visits, assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. Any student may apply. A typical CPP student represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic,English learners, students with disabilities, or economically disadvantaged), demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted), is willing to pursue advanced coursework, and demonstrates leadership in school or community activities. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Applications are due March 18, 2020

The 2020-21 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2020? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several FAFSA workshops remaining this school year:

  • February 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.

Register to attend the FAFSA workshops at the College Access Fairfax website. Families can contact their high school's career center specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.   

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:.

  • Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School, Friday, March 6, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Vaping, What Every Parent Needs to Know, Friday, March 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood, Friday, March 27, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Fitness Activities: A Parent’s Guide to Getting your Child Moving, Friday, March 31, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
Important Dates

February 25 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert @ 7:00 PM

February 25-27 - Pyramid Art Show - Little Theater

February 26 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert-2 @ 7:00 PM

February 27 - Pyramid Art Show Reception @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM

March 3 - Student Holiday

March 19-21 - Wolfpack Theatre Production Midsummer Night's Dream

March 23-27 - IB Art Show 

March 27 - IB Art Show Reception 6:30 -8:30pm.

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here. 

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Justice Newsletter - February 16, 2020

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“Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.” ~ John Cogley

  A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

      Happy President’s Day Weekend! I hope you are enjoying the long weekend with family and friends.  

     Last Tuesday, our teachers participated in professional development to expand their classroom best practices. Staff shared successful instructional strategies that are making a difference at Justice.

      This week we kick off the Justice Art Show in the Little Theater.  Parents can sign in at the main office and view the art in the Little Theater between 8:30am and 2:30 pm on 2/19 and 2/20.

      We continue to stress the importance of coming to school everyday. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job. 

Did you know?

  •  Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success. 
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.

What can you do? 

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
  • Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.

      We appreciate your support. If you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to contact your student's administrator or counselor.

Student Rights and Responsiblities

Each year in FCPS students receive an SR&R refresher.  This refresher is shorter than the session students received at the beginning of the year and will be conducted via a PowerPoint presentation in classes on February 19th during Return 3. Students will be asked to complete a short quiz at the end of the SR&R session.

February Faculty Meeting Share Fair

Teachers and staff shared strategies they are using for quality Tier 1 instruction and targeted Tier 2 intervention, including engaging tech tools for blended learning and scaffolds to ensure mastery of essential standards accessible to ALL!

Celebrating Justice HS Teachers

Our wonderful Justice Staff was treated to a Valentine breakfast by the Social Committee. Thank you for all you do!

Band News

      Congratulations to  Benji Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Alberto Mendez. They made All-District Honors Jazz Band. The event was held January 23rd-25th at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Upper School.

     Also, Congratulations to the following band members. They made District Honor Band and performed on January 30-February 1st at Hayfield Secondary School.

 

Kaila Bertha                                Nicole Panelo

Bruce Chambi-Rocha                 Eaden Seleba 

AJ Farkas                                   Julia Short

Annik Fus                                   Jimmy Sidney

Mattie Lambert                           Miguel Siles

Benji Loeffler                              Levi St. Lawrence

Sam Loeffler                              Lincoln Trissell

Kevin Ma                                   Max Van Zandt

Alberto Mendez                         Francis (Nico) Panelo

Kyle Wilson                                Tim Wilson

Chorus News

Congratulations to these students who were selected for the for the All-VA Chorus:

  • Sophie Briscombe - Alto 2 in the SSAA choir
  • Darien Roby - Bass 1 in the SATB choir

Also, the following singers were selected as alternates:

  • Maggie Rutherford - Alto 1, 2nd alternate
  • Will Mayer - Bass 2, 1st alternate
  • Liam Bates - Bass 2, 2nd alternate

 

More than 110 students auditioned from District Ten, with 24 advancing to All-VA. So very proud of these young artists.

Justice HS International Night

International Night is Thursday, March 26th from 5:30-8 pm.  Free international dinner with food prepared by our diverse community in the cafeteria.  Dinner will be followed by a fashion show and cultural performances in the auditorium.  Please join us with your families.  Encourage your students to go.  Participate in the fashion show (students and teachers.)  Finally, bring a dish to share! 

(Everyone) Commit to donate food here:  https://forms.gle/bft7csbV5QWt5nRR7

(Students and teachers only) Enter in the fashion show here:  https://forms.gle/rGZNjzBfL1gVTKfR7

2019-20 Yearbook Sales

Purchase your 2019-2020 Yearbook Today for $70 while supplies last!

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Or send cash/check to Ms. Pierce in room D50”

Upcoming Wolfpack Theatre Production

Save the date for the spring Wolfpack Theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream coming March 19-21.  The cast and crew are working toward a fantastic show!  Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission.  

Justice High School Scholarship Fund Information Session

The Justice High School Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships for Justice High School graduates pursuing post-secondary education. Students are invited to an information session on February 27 during Return Period in the Career Center J207H where they will find out how to apply, as well as what documents needed and what scholarships available. https://www.jhsscholars.org/

Student Graduation Speaker Application

Planning for the Class of 2020 Graduation is well underway! As a reminder, graduation will be held on Monday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Bank Arena. During the graduation ceremony, there is one student speech. Seniors who are interested in applying to give the student speech must complete the Graduation Student Speaker Application by March 6 (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form).

College Entrance Testing (SAT/ACT)

The registration deadline for the April 4 ACT is February 28. For test dates, registration and score reporting, students should visit: SAT – www.collegeboard.org or ACT – www.actstudent.org. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu

Wellness Screening - Class of 2023

The teen years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for teens, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal turmoil; however, symptoms of depression can be serious and are known risk factors for suicide. To proactively address this issue, Justice HS School is offering a wellness screening for 9th grade students in March as part of the Signs of Suicide® (SOS) Prevention Program. Parents of students in the class of 2023 will be receiving more information through the mail. For more information, please contact Chrissy Spaulding, Director of Student Services, at caspaulding@fcps.edu

Senior Mid Year (7th Semester) Reports

7th semester/mid year grade reports are in the process of being sent for seniors who have already applied to colleges. No additional paperwork from students or colleges is needed to process these reports. Seniors may come across documents titled “Mid Year Report” or something similar. School counselors do not need this form and the mid year grade reports will be processed without this form. Reports will be submitted no later than Tuesday, February 18. Typically in early February, seniors will begin hearing from colleges that mid year information is needed. It can take the colleges a while to go through their mail, process it, and mark as received in their system. The FCPS Office of School Counseling Services communicates FCPS timelines to all Virginia public and private two-and-four year colleges. We thank you for your patience as the colleges process this important information.

Super Transition Saturday

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Prince George’s County College Fair

NACAC is hosting a college fair in our area that is free and open to the public: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. To register, visit: gotomyncf.com

College Partnership Program (CPP) Application

The CPP application is now available for students (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form). APPLY NOW! The primary goal of CPP is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: college visits, assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. Any student may apply. A typical CPP student represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic,English learners, students with disabilities, or economically disadvantaged), demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted), is willing to pursue advanced coursework, and demonstrates leadership in school or community activities. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Applications are due March 18, 2020

2020 IBMA College Fair

Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Association of IB World Schools. Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA, Saturday March 28, 2020, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 150+ colleges and universities from the US, Canada and beyond will be in attendance. Special topic sessions run throughout the day: Financial Aid, The Scholarship Search Process, Applying to Schools Outside of the US, Getting the Most for Your IB Credits, and Regional Community College Opportunities. The fair is open to the public. Visit www.ibmidatlantic.org/Fair.html for more information.

The 2020-21 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2020? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several FAFSA workshops remaining this school year:

  • February 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.

Register to attend the FAFSA workshops at the College Access Fairfax website. Families can contact their high school's career center specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.   

Boys State and Girls State

Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors. Justice HS has the opportunity to send 3 boys and 4 girls to these summer programs which will be held on June 21-27, 2020 at Radford University for Boys State and Longwood University for Girls State. Activities at the Boys/Girls State include a number of political activities such as running for office, electing officials, drafting and debating bills. There are also creative and fun activities such as band, choir and athletic competition. Interested students must be currently in 11th grade and expected to graduate from high school next year. They must also have strong leadership and public speaking skills and an interest in government and politics. Selection is highly-competitive. Students may contact their school counselor to apply or receive more information.

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, February 18, 2020, 10 AM - Noon
  • Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity, February 21, 2020, 10 am - Noon
  • Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School
  • Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School, Friday, March 6, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Vaping, What Every Parent Needs to Know, Friday, March 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood, Friday, March 27, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Fitness Activities: A Parent’s Guide to Getting your Child Moving, Friday, March 31, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
Important Dates

February 17 - Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day - School Holiday

February 19-21 - Justice Art Show - Little Theater - Parents can sign in at the office and view the art in the Little Theater between 8:30am and 2:30 pm on 2/19 and 2/20

February 25 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert @ 7:00 PM

February 25-27 - Pyramid Art Show - Little Theater

February 26 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert-2 @ 7:00 PM

February 27 - Pyramid Art Show Reception @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM

March 19-21 - Wolfpack Theatre Production Midsummer Night's Dream

March 23-27 - IB Art Show 

March 27 - IB Art Show Reception 6:30 -8:30pm.

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here. 

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - February 9, 2020

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"Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others."

~ Chris Gardner

Our amazing Justice High School students volunteered at the Glen Forest Parent Night Out event.

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

It is hard to believe how fast this school year is flying by as we move into the month of February. Our Wolves are hard at work as they get into the busy time of the second semester.

As you probably know, the school counselors are already discussing with your child about enrollment for next school year. This is an important time for students as they make choices impacting both graduation and their future plans, post high school. Please take an opportunity to look through the different course selections Justice has to offer and have a discussion with your student about their choices.

As always, we thank you for your support in education and do not hesitate to reach out or call with any questions.

2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration

Justice High School will be holding its 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration on February 28th. This year our guest speaker is Dr. Janice Underwood. Dr. Underwood is the first-ever Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the State of Virginia. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Underwood served as Old Dominion University’s Director of Diversity Initiatives and as the chair of the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence. Dr. Underwood previously served as the Executive Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the ODU Teacher in Residence master’s program, a collaborative partnership between ODU, Norfolk Public Schools and Newport News Public schools. Dr. Underwood also served for a number of years as a national board certified teacher for students with exceptionalities, and has extensive expertise in the cultural contexts of our public education system.  In addition, we will have several musical performances by Justice students.

Students will have an opportunity to participate through their 3rd period class. For more information, please contact William Brooks, Assistant Principal at (703) 824-3900.

Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day!

Around the country, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is recognized by schools, organizations, and teams during the first week in February Our biggest turnout of Lady Wolves could not have come on a better day. The amount of hard work, encouragement and perseverance was outstanding.

Connecting Students with Local Issues and Resources

Justice Geosystems and Earth Science students had an opportunity to work with Freshwater Ecologists from the FFX County Public Works and Environmental Services. Together they conducted a lab called Stream Crime Science where students played the role of an ecologist working to trace a mysterious contaminant coming from a local watershed into the freshwater stream system.

MYP Personal Project Showcase

Our wonderful sophomores participated in Justice's MYP Personal Project Showcase. Students had the opportunity to present their projects to faculty and guests. MYP projects encourage students to reflect on their learning and the outcomes of their work – key skills that prepare them for success in further study, the workplace and the community. Our Justice Wolves are ready for success.

2019-20 Yearbook Sales

Purchase your 2019-2020 Yearbook Today for $70 while supplies last!

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Or send cash/check to Ms. Pierce in room D50”

Senior Mid Year (7th Semester) Reports

In the coming weeks, we will begin preparing the 7th semester/mid year grade reports for seniors who have already applied to colleges. No additional paperwork from students or colleges is needed to process these reports. Seniors may come across documents titled “Mid Year Report” or something similar. School counselors do not need this form and the mid year grade reports will be processed without this form. We anticipate that most reports will be submitted no later than Friday, February 14. Typically in early February, seniors will begin hearing from colleges that mid year information is needed. It can take the colleges a while to go through their mail, process it, and mark as received in their system. The FCPS Office of School Counseling Services communicates FCPS timelines to all Virginia public and private two-and-four year colleges. We thank you for your patience as the colleges process this important information.

Super Transition Saturday

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Prince George’s County College Fair

NACAC is hosting a college fair in our area that is free and open to the public: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. To register, visit: gotomyncf.com

College Entrance Testing (SAT/ACT)

The registration deadline for the March 14 SAT is February 14. For test dates, registration and score reporting, students should visit: SAT – www.collegeboard.org or ACT – www.actstudent.org. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu

NOVA Information Session

Seniors who want to go to attend NOVA after graduation are invited to the NOVA GPS for Success Information Session on Friday, February 14, 2020 during Return in the Career Center in the library (J207H). Sign up in Naviance under college visits. Please see Ms. Grande in the Career Center if you have questions. https://www.nvcc.edu/gps/

College Partnership Program (CPP) Application

The CPP application is now available for students (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form). APPLY NOW! The primary goal of CPP is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: college visits, assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. Any student may apply. A typical CPP student represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic,English learners, students with disabilities, or economically disadvantaged), demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted), is willing to pursue advanced coursework, and demonstrates leadership in school or community activities. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Applications are due March 18, 2020. 

Scholarship Updates

New scholarships and enrichment programs have been posted in Naviance Student. Only the student will have access to view all the details. Always check the website of the scholarship/enrichment program for the most up to date deadlines. Scholarships offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school. Additional information for students, parents or guardians, and community members is available on the Scholarship and Enrichment Opportunities website.

The 2020-21 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2020? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several FAFSA workshops remaining this school year:

  • February 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Herndon High School.
  • February 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.

Register to attend the FAFSA workshops at the College Access Fairfax website. Families can contact their high school's career center specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.   

Boys State and Girls State

Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors. Justice HS has the opportunity to send 3 boys and 4 girls to these summer programs which will be held on June 21-27, 2020 at Radford University for Boys State and Longwood University for Girls State. Activities at the Boys/Girls State include a number of political activities such as running for office, electing officials, drafting and debating bills. There are also creative and fun activities such as band, choir and athletic competition. Interested students must be currently in 11th grade and expected to graduate from high school next year. They must also have strong leadership and public speaking skills and an interest in government and politics. Selection is highly-competitive. Students may contact their school counselor to apply or receive more information.

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:.

  • Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness, February 13, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, February 18, 2020, 10 AM - Noon
  • Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity, February 21, 2020, 10 am - Noon
  • Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School
  • Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
Important Dates

February 12 - PTSA Meeting @ 7:00 PM

February 17 - Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day - School Holiday

February 19-21 - Justice Art Show - Little Theater - Parents can sign in at the office and view the art in the Little Theater between 8:30am and 2:30 pm on 2/19 and 2/20

February 25 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert @ 7:00 PM

February 25-27 - Pyramid Art Show - Little Theater

February 26 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert-2 @ 7:00 PM

February 27 - Pyramid Art Show Reception @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM

March 23-27 - IB Art Show 

March 27 - IB Art Show Reception 6:30 -8:30pm.

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here. 

Quick Links

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - February 2, 2020

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"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do." Kobe Bryant

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

      We had a great turnout for both performances of our Broadway Desserts show.  We have incredibly talented students at Justice. They sang many Broadway hits and their signing was both entertaining and moving. I am so proud to be part of this great community.

      This week is National Counseling week. Please join us in celebrating the great work that our career specialist and counselors do to support our students at Justice and beyond. To help promote this week, we want to encourage our students to take a few minutes to tweet out words of encouragement and appreciation for their counselors. Please tag us @justicehswolves. For more information on National School Counseling week go to ASCA website.

      We are looking forward to a fun-filled week of learning.       

Justice students win in the Regional Scholastic Art Competition

Please join us in congratulating the following Justice High School art students who won awards in the Regional Scholastic Art Competition. “The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing creative accomplishments of students in grades 7-12.”

Three Justice students earned Gold Key Awards, and their work will go on to compete nationally. The winners of these top awards are:

  • Clare Hart, Gold Key Award for Painting
  • Miranda Kashynski, Gold Key Award for Digital Art
  • Olivia Orlando, Gold Key Award for her Art Portfolio

Justice students also earned six Silver Key Awards, and their work will be featured with the Gold Key works in an exhibition/reception at NOVA Annandale Campus on March 4th. Additionally, Justice students earned 8 Honorable Mention Awards. The winners of these awards are:

  • Naila Ohmke, Silver Key Award for Ceramics and Silver Key Award for her Art Portfolio
  • Valerie Birtell, Silver Key Award for Photography
  • Clare Hart, Silver Key Award for Painting
  • Nicki Gau, Silver Key Award for Painting and Honorable Mention for Digital Art
  • Miranda Kashynski, Silver Key Award for Mixed Media and Honorable Mention for Mixed Media
  • Olivia Orlando, 2 Honorable Mentions for Painting
  • Laeticia Allache, Honorable Mention for Painting
  • Wint Ngon, Honorable Mention for Ceramics
  • Jordan Taylor, Honorable Mention for Digital Art
  • Sergut Tenker, Honorable Mention for Digital Art

Congratulations to all these Scholastic Art Award winners!

2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration

Justice High School will be holding its 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration on February 28th. This year our guest speaker is Dr. Janice Underwood. Dr. Underwood is the first-ever Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the State of Virginia. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Underwood served as Old Dominion University’s Director of Diversity Initiatives and as the chair of the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence. Dr. Underwood previously served as the Executive Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the ODU Teacher in Residence master’s program, a collaborative partnership between ODU, Norfolk Public Schools and Newport News Public schools. Dr. Underwood also served for a number of years as a national board certified teacher for students with exceptionalities, and has extensive expertise in the cultural contexts of our public education system.

In addition, we will have several musical performances by Justice students. For more information, please contact William Brooks, Assistant Principal at (703) 824-3900.

Work for the U.S. Census Bureau!

U.S. Census Bureau Recruiter will be at Justice High School on Thursday, February 6th during Return 5 (from 9:45am-11:12am). Students and members of the community, who are at least 18 years of age, are invited to attend the information session and learn about different job opportunities and how to apply. Please encourage juniors and seniors to sign up to attend this session using the Google Form on their class Google Classroom site. Passes to attend will be sent through 3rd period teachers. The positions are temporary with varying pay ranges. For Census Takers, the pay is $25.00/hour in Fairfax and Arlington Counties. By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count.

Applying early to work as a census taker is a great way to line up spring and summer employment opportunities. If you're interested in a job, please visit the Census Bureau job site to apply for jobs now. You'll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html 

Volunteers Needed for IB Oral Exams

     From January 30th - March 10th, IB students will sit for oral exams in IB Arabic, IB English, IB French, IB Spanish, and IB Spanish for Fluent Speakers. Teachers need volunteers to facilitate the process - no experience (or language fluency) is necessary!

     It's an easy way to contribute to Justice and all parents are encouraged to help if you can, regardless of whether your student is currently enrolled in IB classes. Please take a moment to check your calendar and see if you can help on one or more of the dates and times found in this Signup Genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44A8AF29A02-iboral

     Find more information in the Signup Genius description. And feel free to contact Tara Rethore who's coordinating community volunteers for IB exams this year. (tjreth@gmail.com)

     Thanks in advance for your help. Parent and community volunteers really make a difference in this effort.

Dr. Anderson - February Community Hours

Dr. Ricardy Anderson, School Board Mason District representative will be holding community hours during the listed dates and times. 

 

Morning Session                                     Evening Session 

February 14, 2020 @ 10 a.m. – noon       February 27, 2020  @ 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Mason District Governmental Center        Columbia Elementary

Conference Room                                      Library

6507 Columbia Pike                                   6720 Alpine Drive   

Annandale, VA 22003                                Annandale, VA 22003 

 

2019-20 Yearbook Sales

Purchase your 2019-2020 Yearbook Today for $70 while supplies last!

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, school code #4118

Or send cash/check to Ms. Pierce in room D50”

Honor Roll

The 2nd quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Wednesday, February 5th during Return Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. Students will view a live fine arts presentation and hear some words of wisdom from a staff guest speaker. Once the ceremony ends, students will pick up their certificates from their counselors, as well as a donut!

National School Counseling Week - February 3-7, 2020 - Celebrating Justice HS Team

National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

FCPS employs close to 700 school counseling professionals, including school counselors, directors of student services, and career center specialists. These professionals are committed to preparing students to become lifelong learners and productive members in a global society with a focus on social emotional wellness, academic success, and college and career readiness. At Justice, we have 15 school counseling professionals that support 2,300 students. We will be celebrating them throughout the week with treats and goodies to show our support. Please join us in thanking them for the tremendous work they do!

Senior Mid Year (7th Semester) Reports

In the coming weeks, we will begin preparing the 7th semester/mid year grade reports for seniors who have already applied to colleges. No additional paperwork from students or colleges is needed to process these reports. Seniors may come across documents titled “Mid Year Report” or something similar. School counselors do not need this form and the mid year grade reports will be processed without this form. We anticipate that most reports will be submitted no later than Friday, February 14. Typically in early February, seniors will begin hearing from colleges that mid year information is needed. It can take the colleges a while to go through their mail, process it, and mark as received in their system. The FCPS Office of School Counseling Services communicates FCPS timelines to all Virginia public and private two-and-four year colleges. We thank you for your patience as the colleges process this important information.

2020-2021 Course Registration Information

Our school counselors are in the process of meeting individually with their assigned students to review their transcripts and selected courses for next school year. Students and parents may access student course requests through their SIS Account. Please review the courses your child selected and contact your child’s counselor if you notice any errors. All decisions regarding staffing, instructional supplies, etc. are made based on course selections and classes without sufficient enrollment will not be offered. Students may be placed in support classes based on end of year progress and assessments.  The course offering catalog, where you can review information on course prerequisites, descriptions, fee requirements, and general FCPS information is available on the Justice HS website under Academics.

Super Transition Saturday

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Prince George’s County College Fair

NACAC is hosting a college fair in our area that is free and open to the public: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. To register, visit: gotomyncf.com

College Entrance Testing (SAT/ACT)

The registration deadline for the March 14 SAT is February 14. For test dates, registration and score reporting, students should visit: SAT – www.collegeboard.org or ACT – www.actstudent.org. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu

NOVA Information Session

Seniors who want to go to attend NOVA after graduation are invited to the NOVA GPS for Success Information Session on Friday, February 14, 2020 during Return in the Career Center in the library (J207H). Sign up in Naviance under college visits. Please see Ms. Grande in the Career Center if you have questions. https://www.nvcc.edu/gps/

College Partnership Program (CPP) Application

The CPP application is now available for students (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form). APPLY NOW! The primary goal of CPP is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: college visits, assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. Any student may apply. A typical CPP student represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic,English learners, students with disabilities, or economically disadvantaged), demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted), is willing to pursue advanced coursework, and demonstrates leadership in school or community activities. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Applications are due March 18, 2020. 

Scholarship Updates

New scholarships and enrichment programs have been posted in Naviance Student. Only the student will have access to view all the details. Always check the website of the scholarship/enrichment program for the most up to date deadlines. Scholarships offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school. Additional information for students, parents or guardians, and community members is available on the Scholarship and Enrichment Opportunities website.

The 2020-21 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2020? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several FAFSA workshops remaining this school year:

  • February 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Lee High School.
  • February 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Mount Vernon High School.
  • February 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Herndon High School.
  • February 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.

Register to attend the FAFSA workshops at the College Access Fairfax website. Families can contact their high school's career center specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.   

Boys State and Girls State

Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors. Justice HS has the opportunity to send 3 boys and 4 girls to these summer programs which will be held on June 21-27, 2020 at Radford University for Boys State and Longwood University for Girls State. Activities at the Boys/Girls State include a number of political activities such as running for office, electing officials, drafting and debating bills. There are also creative and fun activities such as band, choir and athletic competition. Interested students must be currently in 11th grade and expected to graduate from high school next year. They must also have strong leadership and public speaking skills and an interest in government and politics. Selection is highly-competitive. Students may contact their school counselor to apply or receive more information.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems.  These behaviors can begin as a child, and affect both girls and boys.  When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable.  In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system provide information to parents annually about eating disorders.  This information is given to parents of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. It is important to note that eating disorders are not identified based on weight changes as much as behaviors and attitudes.  Signs of eating disorders may differ between males and females and in different age groups.  Often, a young person may not recognize the signs that they might have an eating disorder.  Parents/guardians and family members are in a position to notice behaviors that cause concern.  It is important that a child with an eating disorder be treated early by someone who understands this type of care. If you think your child may be showing signs of a possible eating disorder, please contact your doctor, school nurse, or one of the resources listed below. A fact sheet may be found the Justice HS website and additional resources may be found at Virginia Department of Education under the section titled. Eating Disorders. 

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:.

  • Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities, 2/7, 10:00 am - Noon
  • Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness, February 13, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, February 18, 2020, 10 AM - Noon
  • Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity, February 21, 2020, 10 am - Noon
  • Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School
  • Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
Important Dates

February 12 - PTSA Meeting @ 7:00 PM

February 17 - Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day - School Holiday

February 18-21 - Justice Art Show - Little Theater

February 25 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert @ 7:00 PM

February 25-28 - Pyramid Art Show - Little Theater

February 26 - Pre-Assessment Band Concert-2 @ 7:00 PM

February 27 - Pyramid Art Show Reception @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here. 

Quick Links

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Justice Newsletter - January 26. 2020

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“ Don’t count the days; make the days count." ~ Muhammad Ali

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

      This week, Monday and Tuesday are student holidays. During this time, teachers will be finalizing grades as well as participating in professional development on differentiation and rigor.

     Last Friday was the end of the quarter. Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent this week due to second quarter grading and report card generation. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed through Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 a.m. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, Jan 31st during 3rd period for students to bring home and share with parents/guardians. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss any grading concerns.     

Volunteers Needed for IB Oral Exams

     From January 30th - March 10th, IB students will sit for oral exams in IB Arabic, IB English, IB French, IB Spanish, and IB Spanish for Fluent Speakers. Teachers need volunteers to facilitate the process - no experience (or language fluency) is necessary!

     It's an easy way to contribute to Justice and all parents are encouraged to help if you can, regardless of whether your student is currently enrolled in IB classes. Please take a moment to check your calendar and see if you can help on one or more of the dates and times found in this Signup Genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44A8AF29A02-iboral

     Find more information in the Signup Genius description. And feel free to contact Tara Rethore who's coordinating community volunteers for IB exams this year. (tjreth@gmail.com)

     Thanks in advance for your help. Parent and community volunteers really make a difference in this effort.

National School Counseling Week – February 3-7, 2020

National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. FCPS employs close to 700 school counseling professionals, including school counselors, directors of student services, and career center specialists. These professionals are committed to preparing students to become lifelong learners and productive members in a global society with a focus on social emotional wellness, academic success, and college and career readiness. Thank you to all our school counseling professionals for the tremendous work they do!

Fairfax County Human Services Council Welcomes Community Insight

The Fairfax Human Services Council (HSC), a community group appointed by the Board of Supervisors, is hosting a Community Engagement Session on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7-9 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Conference Room A and B on the first floor of the East Wing, in Annandale.  Through this session, the Human Services Council will gather information from diverse communities to apprise Fairfax County Executive and Elected Leaders about the strengths and opportunities in the county’s Housing, Health and Human Services’ Organization.  Join us!  Free dinner! Need transportation or childcare?  Contact Tareque Obaidullah at Tareque.Obaidullah@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-533-5750.  Information about the HSC is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/human-services-council/

Honor Roll

The 2nd quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Wednesday, February 5th during Return Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. Students will view a live fine arts presentation and hear some words of wisdom from a staff guest speaker. Once the ceremony ends, students will pick up their certificates from their counselors, as well as a donut!

Senior Mid Year (7th Semester) Reports

In the coming weeks, we will begin preparing the 7th semester/mid year grade reports for seniors who have already applied to colleges. No additional paperwork from students or colleges is needed to process these reports. Seniors may come across documents titled “Mid Year Report” or something similar. School counselors do not need this form and the mid year grade reports will be processed without this form. We anticipate that most reports will be submitted no later than Friday, February 14. Typically in early February, seniors will begin hearing from colleges that mid year information is needed. It can take the colleges a while to go through their mail, process it, and mark as received in their system. The FCPS Office of School Counseling Services communicates FCPS timelines to all Virginia public and private two-and-four year colleges. We thank you for your patience as the colleges process this important information.

2020-2021 Course Registration Information

Our school counselors are in the process of meeting individually with their assigned students to review their transcripts and selected courses for next school year. Students and parents may access student course requests through their SIS Account. Please review the courses your child selected and contact your child’s counselor if you notice any errors. All decisions regarding staffing, instructional supplies, etc. are made based on course selections and classes without sufficient enrollment will not be offered. Students may be placed in support classes based on end of year progress and assessments.  The course offering catalog, where you can review information on course prerequisites, descriptions, fee requirements, and general FCPS information is available on the Justice HS website under Academics.

Super Transition Saturday

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020

Summer School Registration

FCPS Online Campus summer courses will be available to eligible high and middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning.  Registration for summer Online Campus courses is currently open.

College Entrance Testing (SAT/ACT)

The registration deadline for the March 14 SAT is February 14. For test dates, registration and score reporting, students should visit: SAT – www.collegeboard.org or ACT – www.actstudent.org. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit USA Gap Year Fairs.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m..

College Partnership Program (CPP) Application

The CPP application is now available for students (students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account to access the form). APPLY NOW! The primary goal of CPP is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and minority students, who enroll and succeed in college. Services provided by the College Partnership Program include: college visits, assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, monthly meetings, parent education sessions, SAT preparation classes, and a summer overnight experience on a college campus. Any student may apply. A typical CPP student represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic,English learners, students with disabilities, or economically disadvantaged), demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted), is willing to pursue advanced coursework, and demonstrates leadership in school or community activities. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information. Applications are due March 18, 2020. 

The 2020-21 FAFSA Form Is Now Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

Parents of high school seniors—did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open and most colleges require that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 to receive the maximum financial aid possible starting in fall of 2020? Some schools have even earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines. Parents and students should start by creating a FSA ID and then begin the FAFSA. Additional links can be found on the FCPS FAFSA website.

Need help completing and submitting the FAFSA? There are several FAFSA workshops remaining this school year:

  • February 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Lee High School.
  • February 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Mount Vernon High School.
  • February 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Herndon High School.
  • February 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Annandale High School.
  • April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School.

Register to attend the FAFSA workshops at the College Access Fairfax website. Families can contact their high school's career center specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.   

Boys State and Girls State

Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors. Justice HS has the opportunity to send 3 boys and 4 girls to these summer programs which will be held on June 21-27, 2020 at Radford University for Boys State and Longwood University for Girls State. Activities at the Boys/Girls State include a number of political activities such as running for office, electing officials, drafting and debating bills. There are also creative and fun activities such as band, choir and athletic competition. Interested students must be currently in 11th grade and expected to graduate from high school next year. They must also have strong leadership and public speaking skills and an interest in government and politics. Selection is highly-competitive. Students may contact their school counselor to apply or receive more information.

Broadway Desserts

Justice High School's popular BROADWAY DESSERTS is happening Saturday, February 1st at 2 pm and 7:00 pm.  This year's show is entitled "Broadway Tonight" and will feature favorites from all kinds of wonderful Broadway musicals!  Special guests from Glasgow Middle School chorus will join us for both shows.

If you've never been, this event features students singing some of their favorite Broadway songs.  During the intermission, guests are invited to enjoy an assortment of "fancy" desserts as well as coffee and tea.  The show is family friendly.

Suggested donation for entry: $15 for adults and $10 for teachers/seniors/students - credit, cash and checks accepted at the door.  We will also be offering prizes - Nationals gear and professional show tickets.

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for supporting Justice High School's Chorus Boosters' fundraiser.  

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:.

  • Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities, 2/7, 10:00 am - Noon
  • Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness, February 13, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, February 18, 2020, 10 AM - Noon
  • Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity, February 21, 2020, 10 am - Noon
  • Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School
  • Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
Important Dates

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

February 17 - Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day - School Holiday

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - January 20. 2020

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“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Note from Principal Eck

Justice HS Forensics Team

 

Dear Justice Families,    

     We hope that you are enjoying this long weekend.

      We are excited to announce that the Justice High School Forensics Team won the regional tournament for the second year in a row, with 10 entries placing and a total of 30 points. Fourteen of Justice’s 19 competitors placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the competition and qualified to advance to the VHSL Super Region 6C/D Forensics tournament in February at Westfield High School, where they will compete to qualify for the Virginia State Forensics tournament in March. Congratulations to our students.

      Every month we partner with INOVA Partnership for Healthier Kids to provide a space to enroll children and adults for healthcare coverage. This month enrollment will take place Friday, January 24th from from  8:30 – 2:30 in the Student Services conference room. Call 703-698-2550 for more information.

      Below is information regarding course selection for next year. Please be sure to review it and if you have any questions, please reach out to your student's counselor.

Grading

The end of the quarter is on Friday, January 24th and FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Thursday, Jan. 30 during second quarter grading and report card generation. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Thursday Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 a.m. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, Jan 31st during 3rd period for students to bring home and share with parents/guardians. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss any grading concerns.

Honor Roll

The 2nd quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Wednesday, February 5th during Return Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. Students will view a live fine arts presentation and hear some words of wisdom from a staff guest speaker. Once the ceremony ends, students will pick up their certificates from their counselors, as well as a donut!

2020-2021 Course Registration Information

Our school counselors are in the process of meeting individually with their assigned students to review their transcripts and selected courses for next school year. Students and parents may access student course requests through their SIS Account. Please review the courses your child selected and contact your child’s counselor if you notice any errors. All decisions regarding staffing, instructional supplies, etc. are made based on course selections and classes without sufficient enrollment will not be offered. Students may be placed in support classes based on end of year progress and assessments.  The course offering catalog, where you can review information on course prerequisites, descriptions, fee requirements, and general FCPS information is available on the Justice HS website under Academics.

Super Transition Saturday

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Career and Transition Services (CTS), the FCPS Parent Resource Center, and several Fairfax County adult service providers will host “Super Transition Saturday” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School. This is a free event for parents/guardians and educators of students of all ages with IEPs. Breakout sessions will cover postsecondary education support, the importance of student self-determination beginning in the elementary years, employment support programs, future planning considerations, such as funding needed for services, and CTS support services that are available to students as they progress through the secondary years toward graduation and beyond. A highlight of the day is a parent/guardian and student panel representing a range of challenges and successes. Members of the panel will convey personal experiences and answer parent/guardian and student questions from their perspectives of having been through the transition process. The snow date is March 14, 2020

Summer School Registration

FCPS Online Campus summer courses will be available to eligible high and middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning.  Registration for summer Online Campus courses is currently open.

Healthcare College and Career Fair

Falls Church Academy and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) will host the second annual Healthcare College and Career Fair on Monday, January 27 (student holiday), from 9 a.m. to noon at Falls Church High School. This event is open to all FCPS high school students interested in learning more about healthcare certification programs and college and career options. Representatives from medical college programs, the healthcare industry, and the military will be on hand to answer questions about healthcare careers. Students register here.

College Entrance Testing (SAT/ACT)

The registration deadline for the March 14 SAT is February 14. For test dates, registration and score reporting, students should visit: SAT – www.collegeboard.org or ACT – www.actstudent.org. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu

Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship

Students interested in applying to the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship are invited to an information session on January 22, 2020 during Den Time in the Career Center. The Pursuit of Excellence mission is “to help low income, hard-working students earn a college degree by providing financial support, mentoring and enrichment opportunities (workshops, internships) for the entire time they are pursuing their degree”.

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit USA Gap Year Fairs.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m..

Scholarship, Enrichment, and Job Opportunities Available in Naviance

New scholarships, enrichment, and job opportunities have been posted in Naviance in the Scholarship and Enrichment database. These opportunities include paid and unpaid job experiences as well as other enrichment opportunities (e.g., camps and student workshops). Additional information for students, parents or guardians, and community members is available on the Scholarship and Enrichment Opportunities website

Donations Needed

Our ESOL math classes are making mats and shawls for the homeless. They need donations of the following items:

  • Canvas
  • Grocery bags – plastic
  • Yarn –  all colors and sizes

If you are able to donate, please email Rose Ballard. You may also drop off any items in the main office..

Broadway Desserts

Justice High School's popular BROADWAY DESSERTS is happening Saturday, February 1st at 2 pm and 7:00 pm.  This year's show is entitled "Broadway Tonight" and will feature favorites from all kinds of wonderful Broadway musicals!  Special guests from Glasgow Middle School chorus will join us for both shows.

If you've never been, this event features students singing some of their favorite Broadway songs.  During the intermission, guests are invited to enjoy an assortment of "fancy" desserts as well as coffee and tea.  The show is family friendly.

Suggested donation for entry: $15 for adults and $10 for teachers/seniors/students - credit, cash and checks accepted at the door.  We will also be offering prizes - Nationals gear and professional show tickets.

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for supporting Justice High School's Chorus Boosters' fundraiser.  

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • Mind in the Making Series, 01/16/20-03/05/20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Managing Stress and Giving to Others: A family workshop and volunteer afternoon!, Monday, January 20, 2-4 pm in Fairfax, by the GMU Center for Psychological Services.
  • Fitness for Military Family Mental Health, Saturday, January 25, 10-noon in Lorton, by the Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative. Free to active duty, veteran, retired veteran, and family of the military.
  • Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities, 2/7, 10:00 am - Noon
  • Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness, February 13, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, February 18, 2020, 10 AM - Noon
  • Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity, February 21, 2020, 10 am - Noon
  • Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School
  • Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
Important Dates

January 24 - End of Second Quarter

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

February 17 - Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day - School Holiday

June 8th  @ 2pm  Eagle Bank Arena - Graduation

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

Quick Links

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - January 12. 2020

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“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original..” ~ Sir Ken Robinson

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,    

We held a successful curriculum fair last Friday and our students seemed excited as they walked from session to session, learning more about the particular classes they want to take next year. On Monday, school counselors will begin meeting individually with their assigned students to assist them in exploring their academic and postsecondary/career goals. During these meetings, students review their transcripts and select their courses for next school year. Students and parents may access student course requests through their SIS Account. Please review the courses your child selected and contact your child’s counselor if you notice any errors. Justice HS staff spends considerable time assisting students with their selection of appropriate courses. All decisions regarding staffing, instructional supplies, etc. are made based on those selections and classes without sufficient enrollment will not be offered. We will try to accommodate changes up until June 1st but that may not always be possible due to space availability. Students may be placed in support classes based on end of year progress and assessments. Students who start the year in honors and IB courses are required to stay in the course through October 1st. Courses dropped after 1st quarter will receive a “WP” or “WF” and a financial penalty will be incurred if a student drops an IB DP course after the examination registration deadline or does not complete the official IB assessments. The course offering catalog, where you can review information on course prerequisites, descriptions, fee requirements, and general FCPS information is available on the Justice HS website under Academics. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chrissy Spaulding, Director of Student Services at CASpaulding@fcps.edu or call (703) 824-3924,         

Grading

The end of the quarter is on Thursday, January 22nd and FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Thursday, Jan. 30 during second quarter grading and report card generation. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Thursday Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 a.m. Report cards will be distributed on Friday, Jan 31st during 3rd period for students to bring home and share with parents/guardians. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss any grading concerns.

Nurse Coffee

A Fairfax County Health Department Maternal Child Health Nurses & Financial Aide Worker will present resources in Fairfax County about the topic of Family Planning. January 17, 2020: 8—9 am, Justice High School. For questions, please contact Shannon Luisa, Justice School Public Health Nurse, at 703-824-3911 or sluisa1@fcps.edu

Healthcare Enrollment Event

INOVA Partnership for Healthier Kids will be here to enroll children and adults in healthcare once a month from  8:30 – 2:30 in the Student Services conference room. The next event is scheduled for Friday, January 24th. You do not need to be a US citizen to apply. Call 703-698-2550 for more information.

School Psychologist

Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.  Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day! Please feel free to contact our school psychologists Andy Durocher and Christine Gauthier if you have any questions.

Summer School Registration

FCPS Online Campus summer courses will be available to eligible high and middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning.  Registration for summer Online Campus courses is currently open.

FCPS to Implement Student Civic Engagement Activity Option

Beginning January 21, 2020 FCPS students in grades 7-12 will be allowed one partial school day absence each school year to participate in civic engagement activities.                                                                                                                
“Historically, students in Fairfax County, with its proximity to the nation’s capital, have been engaged in civic activities. Civic engagement is something that is emphasized in our government classes and the new regulation recognizes that our students are offered multiple opportunities to participate because of our location,” said FCPS School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders. 
 
Under the revised regulation, students and parents must complete the appropriate prearranged absence form and include documented evidence of participation in an organized event or activity. Parents or guardians must authorize student participation and are responsible for their students’ participation. Other than those activities required by FCPS course curriculum, civic engagement activities are optional. As such, civic engagement activities are not supervised by FCPS staff.

Civic engagement could include a wide variety of activities, including meetings with elected officials, volunteering for a campaign or participating in other activities within the community.  
 
“The new regulation makes sense for our students as they can learn firsthand about the important role each of us can have in our communities,” said Corbett Sanders.                                                       

Lucy H. Caldwell, Director of News & Information, Fairfax County Public Schools, lhcaldwell@fcps.edu, 571-423-1218. 

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit USA Gap Year Fairs.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m..

Scholarship, Enrichment, and Job Opportunities Available in Naviance

New scholarships, enrichment, and job opportunities have been posted in Naviance in the Scholarship and Enrichment database. These opportunities include paid and unpaid job experiences as well as other enrichment opportunities (e.g., camps and student workshops). Additional information for students, parents or guardians, and community members is available on the Scholarship and Enrichment Opportunities website

Broadway Desserts

Mark your calendar! Our annual Broadway Desserts show is scheduled for February 1, 2020 at 2PM & 7PM in the school auditorium.  Suggested donations for tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids.

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • Mind in the Making Series, 01/16/20-03/05/20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Managing Stress and Giving to Others: A family workshop and volunteer afternoon!, Monday, January 20, 2-4 pm in Fairfax, by the GMU Center for Psychological Services.
  • Fitness for Military Family Mental Health, Saturday, January 25, 10-noon in Lorton, by the Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative. Free to active duty, veteran, retired veteran, and family of the military.
  • Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities, 2/7, 10:00 am - Noon
  • Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness, February 13, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, February 18, 2020, 10 AM - Noon
  • Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity, February 21, 2020, 10 am - Noon
  • Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School
  • Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, February 28, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon
Important Dates

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)

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

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Justice Newsletter - January 5. 2020

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,              

         We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back for the new year. We hope that you had a restful and joyous break.    

        On Friday, January 10th, students will participate in Justice's curriculum fair. Please note that we will have a flipped bell schedule on Friday to accommodate the fair where 3rd period and 6th period are flipped. Students will have the opportunity to attend three fifteen-minute sessions to find out more information about specific courses to help guide their decision making for their 2020-2021 school year course selections. We have over 60 sessions for students to choose from, ranging from core courses to electives. We will have representatives from the various FCPS academies and our internship partnership organizations. While the underclassmen are participating in the curriculum fair, our seniors will participate in a senior pep rally and will view a wrestling match which is being hosted at Justice HS. 

      This is always an exciting day for our students! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your student's counselor. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.          

Upcoming Den Time Lessons

This week on Monday, students will learn how to select their course selections for the 2020-2021 school year using SIS Student. Parents will have access to their student’s selection through their SIS Parent accounts. On Tuesday, students will hear about the upcoming Curriculum Fair on Friday, January 10th. 

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 Coats Needed

It’s getting cold! Do you have any coats that you are no longer using? Every year the ESOL department collects slightly used coats for our students who need one. If you have an extra coat, we will take it off your hands and give them out to students who need something warm. 

Nurse Coffee

A Fairfax County Health Department Maternal Child Health Nurses & Financial Aide Worker will present resources in Fairfax County about the topic of Family Planning. January 17, 2020: 8—9 am, Justice High School. For questions, please contact Shannon Luisa, Justice School Public Health Nurse, at 703-824-3911 or sluisa1@fcps.edu

PSAT/NMSQT scores are now available online

PSAT/NMSQT scores are now available online if your student provided an email address on their answer sheet. 

Students should have received an email reminder from College Board explaining where and how to view their score.  If your student does not see their score when they login, they may need to enter an access code which can be obtained from the PSAT Coordinator, Shelley Terry.  She can be reached at sdterry@fcps.edu or 703-824-3998. 

We expect to receive and disseminate paper score reports in January.  Stay tuned. In the meantime, please have your student create a College Board account so they can access Khan Academy, SAT Question of the Day and a host of other personalized resources. 

 

Additional PSAT links are below.

Accessing your PSAT Score Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I6f51n3-dc

 

Understanding your PSAT Score Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie6WBDzjtGA

 

Linking your College Board account to Khan Academy

https://youtu.be/D3vHhXMQPmE

Summer School Registration

FCPS Online Campus summer courses will be available to eligible high and middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning.  Registration for summer Online Campus courses opens January 6, 2020.

College Entrance Testing (SAT / ACT)

The registration deadline for the February 8th ACT is January 10th. For test dates, registration and score reporting, students should visit: SAT – www.collegeboard.org or ACT – www.actstudent.org. Both the College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and ACT have established policies and deadlines for students with a professionally diagnosed and documented disability who apply for reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact Beth Marino, the Justice HS Special Education Resource Teacher at eemarino@fcps.edu

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit USA Gap Year Fairs.

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m..

Virginia Tech Pamplin Leadership Award

The deadline for seniors to self-nominate for this $5,000 award is Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Please fill out the Self Nomination Google Form to apply. The Pamplin Leadership Award aims to recognize students who have excelled in leadership while in high school; possible applicants include all qualified seniors enrolled at a Virginia public high school who have applied or will apply to Virginia Tech. There can be only one nominee from each high school and the nominee must have a 3.8 or higher cumulative GPA. This application can be submitted to Ms. Grande before knowing the status of Virginia Tech admission. However, only a student who will matriculate to Virginia Tech can receive the award. 

Broadway Desserts

Mark your calendar! Our annual Broadway Desserts show is scheduled for February 1, 2020 at 2PM & 7PM in the school auditorium.  Suggested donations for tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids.

Edison Academy Open House---Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Edison Academy’s Open House for prospective students for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Fairfax County Public Schools students and parents/guardians are invited to come out for a visit to explore our Career and Technical Education programs, meet our teachers and staff, observe student demonstrations and projects, and tour our classrooms and labs.  Snow date:  January 25, 2020

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops/You Tube Channel

The Parent Resource YouTube channel has new workshops being added every month. Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • The IEP Transition Plan: Post-Secondary Planning in Middle and High School, Thursday, January 9, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviors, Friday, January 10, 2020, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Mind in the Making Series, 01/16/20-03/05/20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Auditions January 6th and 7th, 2020

Performances March 19 - 21 @ 7 PM with a Saturday Matinee on March 21 @ @PM

Audition Information on Google Classroom: wfih0nl

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream:  It all happens on a Midsummer Night. Within twenty-four hours lives are challenged and changed. In a world full of magical creatures, mysterious circumstances and marvelous characters, anything can happen.  Come and enjoy our unique modern take on this Shakespearean classic.

Important Dates

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)

 

To view all of the Justice calendars (activities, schedules, etc.), please click here.

 

Quick Links

3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, VA 22044 | Main Office: 703.824.3900
Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

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