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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“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

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

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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

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

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.

 

Quick Links

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

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

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Attendance: 703.824.3920 | Web 

Justice Newsletter - December 15, 2019

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“I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,              

         On Monday, we will kickoff our academic advising season with a Den Time lesson to help prepare students to plan for their 2020-2021 course selections. Information will be presented about course offerings, sequencing, prerequisites for specific courses, and graduation requirements. On Tuesday, students will participate in a Den Time lesson on caring to close the year out with a focus on giving. 

     As we close out the 2019 year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and parents for their continued support. Our school is truly a special community. The new year will bring new learning experiences, new challenges and lots of fun.

     On behalf of the Justice Staff, we want to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing everyone on January 6, 2020.         

Winter Spirit Week at Justice HS

This week is our winter spirit week. Students and staff show your Justice pride each day:

  • Monday, 12/16: “Snooze day Monday” - Rock your comfiest PJs!
  • Tuesday, 12/17: “Cozy Clothes”. Come in your favorite warm and fuzzy gear!
  • Wednesday, 12/18:   Winter Sports Wednesday” – Wear your favorite team jersey.
  • Thursday, 12/19: “Candy Cane Thursday”. Wear red and white
  •  Friday, 12/20: “Festive Friday”. Wear your most festive sweater, socks and accessories!

 

Donations Needed: Pre-Winter Break Brunch for Teachers and Staff – December 19

Our student Leadership Classes along with our administrative team will provide a Pre-Winter Break brunch for teachers and staff on Thursday, December 19.  We need your help with some food and beverage donations to make this brunch possible. We are providing the main dishes but are looking for side items such as potato chips, dips, fruit, breakfast pastries (donuts, muffins, etc.), cookies. We have created a sign up list, to help with donations. Here is the link.

 

If you can donate, please drop off any items beginning Monday, December 16 through the end of the day December 18th. As always, we appreciate all that you do for our staff.

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. 

Healthcare Enrollment Event

INOVA Partnership for Healthier Kids will be here to enroll children and adults in healthcare once a month from  8:30 – 3:30 in the Student Services conference room. The next event is scheduled for Friday, December 20th. You do not need to be a US citizen to apply. Call 703-698-2550 for more information.

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

SIS Weekly Progress Report Emails

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Sunday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 5 during the Winter holidays. SIS, ParentVUE, and StudentVUE will be unavailable to all users on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. during system maintenance.

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Community Service Tracking

As many students give back and participate in community service during the holiday season, students are reminded that x2VOL is a tool to find, track, and verify community service hours. Students may access their x2VOL account through their Naviance account (accessed through Blackboard). Once in Naviance, on the left side of the screen under resources, students can click “x2VOL” . The first time students use the program, they will need to complete their profile. x2VOL will be used to verify hours for the community service graduation cord (40 hour requirement) and the Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education Seal (50 hour requirement, in addition to other criteria). Students may contact their school counselor for more information and student instructions are posted in the document library in Naviance. Students are encouraged to complete 40 service learning hours before graduating.

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Seniors need to be mindful of the impact of the upcoming winter break when counselors and teachers will not available from 12/23/19 - 01/05/20. Students with a January deadline must submit their requests by December 1st. Students who do not submit a transcript request prior to break will have their requests processed after break. As long as the student has submitted the application on time, most colleges will offer some leniency in the deadline for the documents that the school must provide. College application sites can sometimes become overloaded on submission deadline dates so students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any glitches that may prevent the application from being received by the official deadline. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

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.

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 12th, 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. 

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.
Justice HS Theatre Department Featured in FCPS Newsletter

The Critics and Awards Program for High School Theatre, otherwise known as the Cappies, is a program through which high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. There are fifteen Cappies chapters across the United States and Canada, and many FCPS high schools participate in the Washington, D.C. chapter. 

Please click the following link to read student Colleen McGuire's review of Justice High School’s production of Anything Goes.

Important Dates

December 23 - January 3, 2020 Holiday (Winter Break) 

January 6 - Classes Resume 

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)

January 24 - End of Second Quarter

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

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 - December 8, 2019

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"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" ~ Dr. Seuss

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,              

          Our students returned from the Thanksgiving Break excited to start the Winter Sports Season and December concerts. Our winter guitar and choral performances last week were outstanding. This week, we continue with our orchestra and band concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.                       

        As some of you many know, Justice has been approved for an addition to our existing building. We are in the beginning stages of design and construction. Please join the FCPS architects to view the proposed design plans for the addition on Monday, December 9th @ 6:30 PM in the library. After the meeting, please join our PTSA for a presentation on the dangers of Juuling/Vaping.   

       Finally, December is the month where we begin to experience the possibility of inclement weather and I want to encourage you to check the FCPS Website whenever we have the threat of inclement weather.  Due to the speed of updating, the official @FCPSnews Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including email, text, website, other social media, and news stations. Please be aware, due to the large volume of emails sent there will likely be a lag between the FCPS Twitter alert and receipt of an email in your inbox.   As a reminder, when school has a two-hour delayed opening, we begin at 10:10 AM. If school lets out two hours early, students are dismissed at 12:55 PM.

         As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or school staff. We are happy to help.

Bus Delay Notification System

Stay up-to-date on school bus arrivals with FCPS' bus delay notification system. This system provides parents with timely notification of late bus route information. Access it directly online. Morning bus route information will be available until noon. The afternoon bus route information will be available from 1 to 7 p.m.  

E-Notify email messages will also be sent to announce bus delays.

Need assistance or have questions? Visit the FCPS Transportation page for more information. 

Sophmore Career Unit

On Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th, Student Services will be conducting a Sophomore Career Unit through students' social studies classes in the Little Theatre.  Sophomores will have already completed a career interest inventory prior to the meetings.  During the unit, they will use this information as a starting point to explore different careers.

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. 

Open Peacebuilding Leadership Conference

A team of high school students from Fairfax County are holding an Open Peacebuilding and Leadership Conference at the James Lee Community Center on Saturday, December 14th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Approximately 50-50 high school students from throughout the Fairfax County will engage in an exercise and simulation to acquire the necessary skills to set up a school club and other peacebuilding initiatives.  Admission is free.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.  Space is limited!  To register click here.

Healthcare Enrollment Event

INOVA Partnership for Healthier Kids will be here to enroll children and adults in healthcare once a month from  8:30 – 3:30 in the Student Services conference room. The next event is scheduled for Friday, December 20th. You do not need to be a US citizen to apply. Call 703-698-2550 for more information.

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Seniors need to be mindful of the impact of the upcoming winter break when counselors and teachers will not available from 12/23/19 - 01/05/20. Students with a January deadline must submit their requests by December 1st. Students who do not submit a transcript request prior to break will have their requests processed after break. As long as the student has submitted the application on time, most colleges will offer some leniency in the deadline for the documents that the school must provide. College application sites can sometimes become overloaded on submission deadline dates so students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any glitches that may prevent the application from being received by the official deadline. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

Virginia Tech Pamplin Leadership Award

The deadline for seniors to self-nominate for this $5,000 award is Sunday, January 12th, 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. 

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops

Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • Twice Exceptional Students: What Parents Need to Know, Friday, December 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • 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.
Virginia Law Now Allows Receipt, Storage, and Administration of Cannabidiol Oil or THC-A Oil to Students at School

Effective July 1, the Code of Virginia was amended to authorize possession or distribution of Cannabidiol Oil (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THC-A) Oil in schools, and FCPS has amended its policies and regulations to reflect the change.

CBD and THC-A oils are derived from the cannabis plant; however, neither have an intoxicating effect on the user. Licensed practitioners may prescribe CBD and THC-A oils to treat conditions including, but not limited to: chronic pain, anxiety, migraines, and seizures.

A fact sheet with more information is available on the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) webpage.  

Next PTSA Meeting

We hope to see parents from the whole Justice HS pyramid at the December PTSA meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Date:           Monday, December 9, 2019

Time:          7pm-8:30pm

Place:         Justice HS Auditorium

Topic:         Presentation about Vaping/Drug Use by Teens (See flyer below.)

Come early! There will be a short presentation on the construction of the addition to Justice HS in the library beginning at 6:30pm. Justice HS PTSA members may attend the meeting in the library before proceeding to the vaping presentation in the auditorium.

Important Dates

December 9 - PTSA meeting beginning at 6:30 PM

December 23 - January 3, 2020 Holiday (Winter Break) 

January 6 - Classes Resume 

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)

January 24 - End of Second Quarter

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

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 - December 1, 2019

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"You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are." ~ Mr. Rogers

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,              

              I hope that your weekend was spent celebrating with lots of family and friends. Our faculty and staff look forward to welcoming our students tomorrow morning.

              As some of you many know, Justice has been approved for an addition to our existing building. We are in the beginning stages of design and construction. Please join the FCPS architects to view the proposed design plans for the addition on Monday, December 9th @ 6:30 PM in the library. After the meeting, please join our PTSA for a presentation on the dangers of Juuling/Vaping.

             FCPS will be participating in a town hall meeting to discuss the division’s new equity initiatives at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. Superintendent Scott Brabrand and Chief Equity Officer Francisco Duran are scheduled to appear. The event is open to all FCPS parents and guardians, staff members, and high school students. 

              As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or school staff. We are happy to help.

Air Force Visit

The Air Force recruiter will be holding a pizza lunch information session in the Career Center on 12/3/19 for Juniors and Seniors interested in the Air Force. Students will need to get a pass in advance from the Career Center. 

Rising 9th Grade Orientation & HS Curriculum Night

The Justice HS Rising 9th Grade Parent Orientation & Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, January 9th. Pre-orientation sessions for special populations will be held at 6:00 pm for parents interested in hearing more about the following topics: ESOL, IB/MYP, and Special Education. The full orientation will kick off at 6:30 pm and is geared towards providing information for Rising 9th grade students and parents. At 7:15, students and parents of all high school grade levels will have the opportunity to talk with teachers, department chairs, school counselors and administrators about course offerings, course requirements, and scheduling choices. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held on Monday, January 13th. 

Winter Non-Writing SOL Testing

The Winter SOL retakes will start the week of Dec. 9 through Jan. 9, 2020.  Students have the opportunity to opt-in to take any SOLs they need for a verified credit in science, English, history or math.  If your child chooses to take advantage of this opportunity – they should contact their counselor to be placed on the opt-in list by December 6.   Seniors who need one or more verified credits to graduate do not need to opt in as they will be automatically signed up to take any SOLs needed for graduation.  Remediation will be provided for seniors needing a verified credit(s) to graduate in 2020.  If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school counselor. 

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to take the ASVAB Career Exploration test for FREE at school on Thursday, December 13, 2019, at 8:30 am in the Career Center. Sign up by December 6th in the College & Career Center or on Naviance under College Visits-ASVAB. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world and is administered by a military representative. The test is available to all students, regardless of whether or not they have an interest in a military career. It assesses a student's ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It includes an interest inventory and other activities and resources designed to help students explore the world of work and gain confidence in making career decisions. For further information please go to http://www.asvabprogram.com. The library site has a study guide resource to assist with planning for the ASVAB. Please go to: ASVAB Prep. Results will be sent to JHS and will be distributed at a results/interpretive session. text.

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Seniors need to be mindful of the impact of the upcoming winter break when counselors and teachers will not available from 12/23/19 - 01/05/20. Students with a January deadline must submit their requests by December 1st. Students who do not submit a transcript request prior to break will have their requests processed after break. As long as the student has submitted the application on time, most colleges will offer some leniency in the deadline for the documents that the school must provide. College application sites can sometimes become overloaded on submission deadline dates so students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any glitches that may prevent the application from being received by the official deadline. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

Scholarships and Enrichment

Several new scholarships and opportunities have recently been posted. Please contact Alicia Grande for information.

New Scholarships Posted

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution American History – deadline Feb. 15, 2020
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution History Scholarship – deadline Feb. 15, 2020 
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Nursing Scholarships – deadline Feb. 15, 2020 
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter Scholarship – deadline Feb. 21, 2020 
  • Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund – deadline May 15, 2020 
  • Herb Block Scholarship – deadline July 7, 2020 
  • Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship – deadline August 1, 2020 

 

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops

Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • Zones of Regulation, Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Raising Children with High Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture, Friday, December 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Twice Exceptional Students: What Parents Need to Know, Friday, December 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
PTSA Armchair Fundraiser Give-A-Thon

From November 15 to December 15, the Justice HS PTSA needs your support

2019 ARMCHAIR FUNDRAISER GIVE-A-THON!

STAY HOME – KICK BACK – READ A BOOK – WATCH FOOTBALL

There’s no need to leave your house or your chair!

There are no items to purchase, no events to attend!

 

In this season of gratitude, we ask you to contribute using one of the donation levels below. YOUR DONATION IS 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

100% of the proceeds will go to supporting the PTSA programs that benefit our Justice High School community! Our goal is to raise $6,000.

 

  • HOT COCOA LEVEL – $1000+: - Help us fund scholarships for college or trade school bound graduating seniors
  • TURKEY LEG LEVEL $500 - $999 - Help us supply snacks/supply items for Junior Focus day and Saturday morning SOL prep sessions
  • COZY SWEATER LEVEL $200 - $499 –Help us provide emergency food assistance, clothing, supplies, toiletries, for students in need
  • PECAN PIE LEVEL $100 - $199 - Help us contribute towards the purchase of supplies for students’ Capstone projects.
  • APPLE CIDER LEVEL $50 - $99 - Help us fund the purchase of software upgrades for student use
  • FALLING LEAVES LEVEL $25 - $49 - Help us fund student and club activities
  • PUMPKIN SPICE LEVEL $5 - $24 - Help us fund students participation fee to a science competition

 

Please contribute online by visiting our website www. https://justicehsptsa.org/, or go directly to the PTSA store https://shop.justicehsptsa.org.

 

You can also mail a check payable to Justice HS PTSA to the address below or drop off your check in the PTSA box in the school office.

 

Justice HS PTSA

Justice High School

3301 Peace Valley Lane

Falls Church VA 22044

                

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Find out if your employer will match your contribution. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Important Dates

December 9 - PTSA meeting beginning at 6:30 PM

December 23 - January 3, 2020 Holiday (Winter Break) 

January 6 - Classes Resume 

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)

January 24 - End of Second Quarter

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

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 - November 24, 2019

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"It always seems impossible until it's done."  ~ Nelson Mandela

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,              

              On Thursday, November 21st, Region 2 staff, families and students came together to celebrate Sandy Evans for her work on the FCPS school board for nearly a decade. The reception took place at Justice High School.

                We are looking forward to seeing our students on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. As a reminder, Justice and all Fairfax County schools and offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday through Friday, November 27-29, 2019.  Classes will resume on Monday, December 2.

               Justice faculty respects the need for families to have time together over the holidays and extended breaks. We will follow the FCPS Holiday Breaks Homework Guidelines:

  • Students should not be assigned to complete work over school breaks.
  • No major assessments should be scheduled immediately upon return from break
  • The due dates of long-term assignments should not be scheduled immediately after the holiday break.

              We are thankful for your support and hope you can take time to enjoy your family and friends. 

              As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or school staff. We are happy to help.

Staff/Student of the Month

Each month we nominate staff and students who demonstrate an International Baccalaureate (IB) Quality/Traits. This month we are featuring Balanced. Staff and students who are Balanced understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others. If you would like to nominate a staff member or student, please email Maria Eck with your nomination. Please add a short descriptor of why you are nominating the person.  

Absences Add Up! Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive in class on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

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. 

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to take the ASVAB Career Exploration test for FREE at school on Thursday, December 13, 2019, at 8:30 am in the Career Center. Sign up by December 6th in the College & Career Center or on Naviance under College Visits-ASVAB. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world and is administered by a military representative. The test is available to all students, regardless of whether or not they have an interest in a military career. It assesses a student's ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It includes an interest inventory and other activities and resources designed to help students explore the world of work and gain confidence in making career decisions. For further information please go to http://www.asvabprogram.com. The library site has a study guide resource to assist with planning for the ASVAB. Please go to: ASVAB Prep. Results will be sent to JHS and will be distributed at a results/interpretive session. text.

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Seniors need to be mindful of the impact of the upcoming winter break when counselors and teachers will not available from 12/23/19 - 01/05/20. Students with a January deadline must submit their requests by December 1st. Students who do not submit a transcript request prior to break will have their requests processed after break. As long as the student has submitted the application on time, most colleges will offer some leniency in the deadline for the documents that the school must provide. College application sites can sometimes become overloaded on submission deadline dates so students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any glitches that may prevent the application from being received by the official deadline. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

Scholarships and Enrichment

Several new scholarships and opportunities have recently been posted. Please contact Alicia Grande for information.

New Scholarships Posted

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution American History – deadline Feb. 15, 2020
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution History Scholarship – deadline Feb. 15, 2020 
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Nursing Scholarships – deadline Feb. 15, 2020 
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter Scholarship – deadline Feb. 21, 2020 
  • Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund – deadline May 15, 2020 
  • Herb Block Scholarship – deadline July 7, 2020 
  • Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship – deadline August 1, 2020 

 

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops

Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • Zones of Regulation, Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Raising Children with High Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture, Friday, December 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Twice Exceptional Students: What Parents Need to Know, Friday, December 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
PTSA Armchair Fundraiser Give-A-Thon

From November 15 to December 15, the Justice HS PTSA needs your support

2019 ARMCHAIR FUNDRAISER GIVE-A-THON!

STAY HOME – KICK BACK – READ A BOOK – WATCH FOOTBALL

There’s no need to leave your house or your chair!

There are no items to purchase, no events to attend!

 

In this season of gratitude, we ask you to contribute using one of the donation levels below. YOUR DONATION IS 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

100% of the proceeds will go to supporting the PTSA programs that benefit our Justice High School community! Our goal is to raise $6,000.

 

  • HOT COCOA LEVEL – $1000+: - Help us fund scholarships for college or trade school bound graduating seniors
  • TURKEY LEG LEVEL $500 - $999 - Help us supply snacks/supply items for Junior Focus day and Saturday morning SOL prep sessions
  • COZY SWEATER LEVEL $200 - $499 –Help us provide emergency food assistance, clothing, supplies, toiletries, for students in need
  • PECAN PIE LEVEL $100 - $199 - Help us contribute towards the purchase of supplies for students’ Capstone projects.
  • APPLE CIDER LEVEL $50 - $99 - Help us fund the purchase of software upgrades for student use
  • FALLING LEAVES LEVEL $25 - $49 - Help us fund student and club activities
  • PUMPKIN SPICE LEVEL $5 - $24 - Help us fund students participation fee to a science competition

 

Please contribute online by visiting our website www. https://justicehsptsa.org/, or go directly to the PTSA store https://shop.justicehsptsa.org.

 

You can also mail a check payable to Justice HS PTSA to the address below or drop off your check in the PTSA box in the school office.

 

Justice HS PTSA

Justice High School

3301 Peace Valley Lane

Falls Church VA 22044

                

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Find out if your employer will match your contribution. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Important Dates

November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 23 - January 3, 2020 Holiday (Winter Break) 

January 6 - Classes Resume 

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)

January 24 - End of Second Quarter

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

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 - November 17, 2019

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"If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest."  ~ John Glenn

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

               Congratulations to the Justice Theater Department for an outstanding production of Anything Goes this past week. We are so proud of the cast and crew for their hard work in making this musical a success.

               The 1st quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Wednesday, November 20th during Return Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. 

           Next week is a short week. We are off Wednesday through Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

              As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or school staff. We are happy to help.

Last Call for Senior Portraits - 11/18 & 11/19, 3-4 PM! Senior Parent Coffee - Friday, November 22 @ 8:30 am

Please join the Student Services Department on Friday, November 22nd from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Career Center (J207H in the library). If you have further questions regarding the senior parent coffee, please contact Alicia Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu.

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. 

Healthcare Enrollment Event

INOVA Partnership for Healthier Kids will be here to enroll children and adults in healthcare once a month from  8:30 – 3:30 in the Student Services conference room. The next event is scheduled for Friday, November 22nd. Call 703-698-2550 for more information. 

Honor Roll

The 1st quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Wednesday, November 20th during Return Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. 

SIS Weekly Progress Report Emails

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Sunday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 1 during the Thanksgiving break.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to take the ASVAB Career Exploration test for FREE at school on Thursday, December 13, 2019, at 8:30 am in the Career Center. Sign up by December 6th in the College & Career Center or on Naviance under College Visits-ASVAB. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world and is administered by a military representative. The test is available to all students, regardless of whether or not they have an interest in a military career. It assesses a student's ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It includes an interest inventory and other activities and resources designed to help students explore the world of work and gain confidence in making career decisions. For further information please go to http://www.asvabprogram.com. The library site has a study guide resource to assist with planning for the ASVAB. Please go to: ASVAB Prep. Results will be sent to JHS and will be distributed at a results/interpretive session. text.

CTE Career Connections – Bridging Your Employment Skills Gap Through CTE

Crystal Thrower, from the Division of Registered Apprenticeship in Virginia will provide an informational session for students in grades 10-12, parents and program sponsors the opportunity to learn all about Career Connections in Career in Technical Education (CTE) programs. Crystal will provide participants with specific information about Youth Registered Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeships programs as well as information about employers and career related work-based learning experiences available in the state of Virginia. Thursday, November 21st, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA. For More Information please contact Crystal Thrower, Crystal.Thrower@DOLI.Virginia.Gov, (703) 392-0900 Ext 102. 

Class of 2020- Virginia College Application Week (VCAW) November 18-22

Justice HS will be participating in Virginia’s College Application Week (VCAW).  VCAW is part of a national initiative designed to increase the number of first- generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential. Participating students are encouraged to submit at least one college application during the week. Students Services has planned activities to provide students hands-on college application assistance and resources, including application fee waivers and informational materials. Events during VCAW will include but not limited to: College Application and Essay Assistance, On Site Admission Days, FAFSA Assistance. Contact Ms. Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu for more information. 

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Seniors need to be mindful of the impact of the upcoming winter break when counselors and teachers will not available from 12/23/19 - 01/05/20. Students with a January deadline must submit their requests by December 1st. Students who do not submit a transcript request prior to break will have their requests processed after break. As long as the student has submitted the application on time, most colleges will offer some leniency in the deadline for the documents that the school must provide. College application sites can sometimes become overloaded on submission deadline dates so students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any glitches that may prevent the application from being received by the official deadline. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Exploration Fair

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is hosting a Career Exploration Fair for high school students interested in exploring Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at their Annandale Campus. There will be opportunities for high school students to learn more about NOVA’s CTE programs through an overview of the programs of study, student services, and enrollment that is available on their campuses. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 9:30 am-2:00 pm. Students interested in this career exploration fair experience should register online at http://career.novastem.us/explore. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact NOVA’s STEM Coordinator, Tiffany Rosier directly at trosier@nvcc.edu. 

Financial Literacy Program

Encuentro de Chicas Latinas is a leadership conference to introduce girls to Girl Scouting, while focusing on preparing girls to be financially savvy. The workshops will include how to budget, save for college and the importance of building credit. The goal is to help middle and high school girls understand the power of their financial future.

 

You may register by using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gsconference

Scholarships and Enrichment

Several new scholarships and opportunities have recently been posted. Please contact Alicia Grande for information.

New Scholarships Posted

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution American History – deadline Feb. 15, 2020
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution History Scholarship – deadline Feb. 15, 2020 
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Nursing Scholarships – deadline Feb. 15, 2020 
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter Scholarship – deadline Feb. 21, 2020 
  • Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund – deadline May 15, 2020 
  • Herb Block Scholarship – deadline July 7, 2020 
  • Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship – deadline August 1, 2020 

 

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops

Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life’s Ups and Downs, Friday, November 22, 10-noon
  • Zones of Regulation, Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Raising Children with High Self-Esteem in a High Pressure Culture, Friday, December 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Twice Exceptional Students: What Parents Need to Know, Friday, December 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
In Case You Missed It: 2020-21 School Year Calendar Announced

In case you missed it over the summer, the 2020-21 school year calendar has been announced. For planning purposes, notable dates include: First day of school - Tuesday, August 25, 2020; Labor Day Break - September 4-7, 2020; Thanksgiving Break - November 25-27, 2020; Winter Break - December 21, 2020-January 1, 2021; Spring Break – March 29, 2021- April 2, 2021 (Note: Monday, April 5, 2021, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students); Last day of school for students - Friday, June 11, 2021. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Wolves Classic Fundraiser

November 23, Justice High School will host an all-sport exhibition to support the Wolves Sports Program.  Athletes will get to showcase their abilities in various events to raise money to support all of Justice High School spots programs. Parents and family members will get a chance to compete against our student athletes.

 

The Wolves Classic is an incredibly fun effort.  Each player solicits pledges to make a tax-deductible donation to the Justice Athletic Boosters. All players have individual web pages that allow for easy donations and words of encouragement. The search form is on the right side of this page

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More than 400 athletes will participate.  Each player is encouraged to raise a minimum of $300.  Weekly and day-of-event prizes will be awarded to players.  We need everyone’s participation to make the Wolves Classic a success.  The greater the success of this effort, the less we will have to depend on the large number of fundraising activities we have engaged everyone in in previous years. You can find details on this site, including the ability to track donations and accept secure electronic payments.

https://hallofjustice.com/wolvesclassic/

PTSA Armchair Fundraiser Give-A-Thon

From November 15 to December 15, the Justice HS PTSA needs your support

2019 ARMCHAIR FUNDRAISER GIVE-A-THON!

STAY HOME – KICK BACK – READ A BOOK – WATCH FOOTBALL

There’s no need to leave your house or your chair!

There are no items to purchase, no events to attend!

 

In this season of gratitude, we ask you to contribute using one of the donation levels below. YOUR DONATION IS 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

100% of the proceeds will go to supporting the PTSA programs that benefit our Justice High School community! Our goal is to raise $6,000.

 

  • HOT COCOA LEVEL – $1000+: - Help us fund scholarships for college or trade school bound graduating seniors
  • TURKEY LEG LEVEL $500 - $999 - Help us supply snacks/supply items for Junior Focus day and Saturday morning SOL prep sessions
  • COZY SWEATER LEVEL $200 - $499 –Help us provide emergency food assistance, clothing, supplies, toiletries, for students in need
  • PECAN PIE LEVEL $100 - $199 - Help us contribute towards the purchase of supplies for students’ Capstone projects.
  • APPLE CIDER LEVEL $50 - $99 - Help us fund the purchase of software upgrades for student use
  • FALLING LEAVES LEVEL $25 - $49 - Help us fund student and club activities
  • PUMPKIN SPICE LEVEL $5 - $24 - Help us fund students participation fee to a science competition

 

Please contribute online by visiting our website www. https://justicehsptsa.org/, or go directly to the PTSA store https://shop.justicehsptsa.org.

 

You can also mail a check payable to Justice HS PTSA to the address below or drop off your check in the PTSA box in the school office.

 

Justice HS PTSA

Justice High School

3301 Peace Valley Lane

Falls Church VA 22044

                

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Find out if your employer will match your contribution. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Important Dates

November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 23 - January 3, 2020 Holiday (Winter Break) 

January 6 - Classes Resume 

January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)

January 24 - End of Second Quarter

January 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

January 28 - Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

 

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 - November 10, 2019

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"Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world." ~ Barack Obama

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,

          On Friday, we celebrated our students with perfect attendance. Students received a recognition certificate as well as a delicious cookie during lunch. Congratulations to all our students.

           This Monday, we will celebrate Veterans' Day during 3rd period. Students will have the opportunity to learn a little more about Army Col. Louis Mendez during our Den Time lesson.  In addition to celebrating Col. Mendez, we will also recognize all of the veterans that work at Justice High School.

          On Tuesday during Den Time, students will participate in the first of a series of four culturally responsive lessons. Tuesday's lesson is titled "Intent vs. Impact." Students will learn about perspective taking using a thinking routine "Step-In, Step-out, Step-back."  

        Congratulations to the JHS Marching Band. During the Fall season, they accomplished the following:

  • First place in class 3A at the USbands show at Century High School in Sykesville, MD on September 21st
  • First place in class 3A at the USbands show at Washington High School in Charles Town, WV on October 12th
  • A superior rating (which is the highest rating possible) at the Virginia Marching assessment on October 26th at Patriot HS
  • Third Place at the South County Invitational in class 2A on October 26th with an award for the highest music score in their class.
  • Marched in two parades on Sunday October 27th, one in Sleepy Hollow, and the other in Lake Barcroft.

              As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or school staff. We are happy to help.

Last Call for Senior Portraits - 11/18 & 11/19, 3-4 PM! Senior Parent Coffee - Friday, November 22 @ 8:30 am

Please join the Student Services Department on Friday, November 22nd from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Career Center (J207H in the library). If you have further questions regarding the senior parent coffee, please contact Alicia Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu.

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 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. 

PTSA Meeting

We hope to see everyone at the November PTSA meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

People attending the meeting are welcome to bring along younger children. There will be an activity table for them supervised by Justice HS students.

One of the agenda items is to vote to approve the draft minutes from the September and October meetings. You can view them on the web site before the meeting at this link:

https://justicehsptsa.org/board-docs

Date:           Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Time:          7pm-8:30pm

Place:         Justice HS library

Topic:         Presentation on Dealing with Stress by the FCPS Parent Resource Center

Technology Support Fee

FCPSOn, our digital transformation initiative, expanded to all Fairfax County public high schools starting with the 2019-20 school year. As part of FCPSOn, all high school students were issued a device for learning. High school students will be assessed an annual technology support fee of $50 in conjunction with the FCPSOn implementation. The technology support fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment. Students who have a Free and Reduced status and have given consent to share their FRM status for waiver or reduction of the technology support fee will be charged $25 for Reduced status; the fee will be waived for Free status. Parents will be invoiced for the technology support fee in November 2019 via Myschoolbucks.com. Arrangements can be made for parents who prefer to pay the invoice in person.

Wellness Screening - Class of 2021

Justice HS School is offering a wellness screening for 11th grade students November 11-14 as part of the Signs of Suicide® (SOS) Prevention Program. Parents of students in the class of 2021 will be receiving more information through the mail. Please submit the mailed opt out form by November 8th if you do not want your child to participate in this program. For more information, please contact Chrissy Spaulding, Director of Student Services, at caspaulding@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 – 3:30 in the Student Services conference room. The next event is scheduled for Friday, November 22nd. Call 703-698-2550 for more information. 

Report Cards

Report cards will be distributed on Tues, Nov 12 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 1st quarter honor roll ceremony for “All A” student recipients will be in the auditorium on Wednesday, November 20th during Return Time from 10:42-11:12 a.m. Parents are invited to attend, however the ceremony will be brief. 

SIS Weekly Progress Report Emails

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Sunday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 1 during the Thanksgiving break.

Community Service Tracking

As many students give back and participate in community service during the holiday season, students are reminded that x2VOL is a tool to find, track, and verify community service hours. Students may access their x2VOL account through their Naviance account (accessed through Blackboard). Once in Naviance, on the left side of the screen under resources, students can click “x2VOL” . The first time students use the program, they will need to complete their profile. x2VOL will be used to verify hours for the community service graduation cord (40 hour requirement) and the Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education Seal (50 hour requirement, in addition to other criteria). Students may contact their school counselor for more information and student instructions are posted in the document library in Naviance.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Students in grades 10-12 have the opportunity to take the ASVAB Career Exploration test for FREE at school on Thursday, December 13, 2019, at 8:30 am in the Career Center. Sign up by December 6th in the College & Career Center or on Naviance under College Visits-ASVAB. The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world and is administered by a military representative. The test is available to all students, regardless of whether or not they have an interest in a military career. It assesses a student's ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It includes an interest inventory and other activities and resources designed to help students explore the world of work and gain confidence in making career decisions. For further information please go to http://www.asvabprogram.com. The library site has a study guide resource to assist with planning for the ASVAB. Please go to: ASVAB Prep. Results will be sent to JHS and will be distributed at a results/interpretive session. text.

CTE Career Connections – Bridging Your Employment Skills Gap Through CTE

Crystal Thrower, from the Division of Registered Apprenticeship in Virginia will provide an informational session for students in grades 10-12, parents and program sponsors the opportunity to learn all about Career Connections in Career in Technical Education (CTE) programs. Crystal will provide participants with specific information about Youth Registered Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeships programs as well as information about employers and career related work-based learning experiences available in the state of Virginia. Thursday, November 21st, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA. For More Information please contact Crystal Thrower, Crystal.Thrower@DOLI.Virginia.Gov, (703) 392-0900 Ext 102. 

Class of 2020- Virginia College Application Week (VCAW) November 18-22

Justice HS will be participating in Virginia’s College Application Week (VCAW).  VCAW is part of a national initiative designed to increase the number of first- generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential. Participating students are encouraged to submit at least one college application during the week. Students Services has planned activities to provide students hands-on college application assistance and resources, including application fee waivers and informational materials. Events during VCAW will include but not limited to: College Application and Essay Assistance, On Site Admission Days, FAFSA Assistance. Contact Ms. Grande, Career Center Specialist, at agrande@fcps.edu for more information. 

Senior Transcripts/Letters of Recommendation

Students must turn in their transcript requests to the Student Services office 30 days in advance of the college deadline. Seniors need to be mindful of the impact of the upcoming winter break when counselors and teachers will not available from 12/23/19 - 01/03/20. Students who do not submit a transcript request prior to break will have their requests processed after break. As long as the student has submitted the application on time, most colleges will offer some leniency in the deadline for the documents that the school must provide. College application sites can sometimes become overloaded on submission deadline dates so students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any glitches that may prevent the application from being received by the official deadline. These reminders are sent in an effort to avoid unnecessary stress. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Exploration Fair

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is hosting a Career Exploration Fair for high school students interested in exploring Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at their Annandale Campus. There will be opportunities for high school students to learn more about NOVA’s CTE programs through an overview of the programs of study, student services, and enrollment that is available on their campuses. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 9:30 am-2:00 pm. Students interested in this career exploration fair experience should register online at http://career.novastem.us/explore. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact NOVA’s STEM Coordinator, Tiffany Rosier directly at trosier@nvcc.edu. 

Harry F. Byrd Jr. Leadership Award

The deadline for seniors to self-nominate for this $15,000 award has been extended to November 11th. Please fill out the Self Nomination Google Form to apply. There are 5 essay questions that are embedded in the form. .

Parent Resource Center Upcoming Workshops

Workshops from the FCPS Parent Resource Center in Dunn Loring:

  • Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Building Success in Physical Education, Friday, November 15, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life’s Ups and Downs, Friday, November 22, 10-noon
Save the Date - Wolfpack Theatre

Justice High School Wolfpack Theatre is proud to present the fall musical, Anything Goes!  

Anything Goes is a musical comedy set about the S.S. American on its voyage from New York to London.  It's the 1930's and this mad-cap comedy takes us on a fabulous journey full of intrigue, laughter and romance.  This terrific production brings us wonderful songs such as "It's De-Lovely," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," and of course "Anything Goes!"  This Cole Porter musical contains some adult themes and is recommended for adults of all ages, and for children twelve and older.

 

Shows are on the following dates/times:

Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm

Friday, November 15 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Tickets:
General Admission $15
Students / Seniors $10


Please consider the convenience of advanced purchase online ticketing, with no service charge:  https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15606.  Tickets are also available at the door for cash, check and credit card.  

We hope you and your family and friends will be able to attend!

For further information, please visit www.wolfpacktheatre.org.

Important Dates

November 13 - PTSA Meeting @ 7:00 PM

November 14-16 - Wolfpack Theatre Presents "Anything Goes" - various times

November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

 

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

 

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