This Week in Athletics & Activities

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This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Monday, February 19, 2024 Spring Sports Tryouts Begin
  • Baseball- Varsity 2:45, JV 4:30 @ the baseball field (dressed and ready to play)
  • Softball- 1:30 @ the softball field (dressed and ready to play)
  • Boys Lacrosse- 3:00pm @ the turf behind the stadium (dressed and ready to play)
  • Girls Lacrosse- 3:00pm @ the stadium field entrance (dressed and ready to play)
  • Boys Soccer- 12:00pm @ the stadium field entrance (dressed and ready to play)
  • Girls Soccer- 9:30am @ the stadium field entrance (dressed and ready to play)
  • Boys Tennis- 3:15pm @ the tennis courts (dressed and ready to play)
  • Girls Tennis- 3:15pm @ the tennis courts (dressed and ready to play)
  • Track & Field- FEBRUARY 29- email Coach Polaha [email protected]

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • Spring Sports Tryouts TBA by the coach
  Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Spring Sports Tryouts TBA by the coach

 

Thursday, February 22, 2024
  • Spring Sports Tryouts/Practices TBA by the coach

 

Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Indoor Track @ VA Beach (States)
  • Spring Sports Tryouts/Practices TBA by the coach                  

 

Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • Indoor Track @ VA Beach (States)
  • Girls Wrestling @ Garfield HS- Dale City  (States)
  • Spring Sports Tryouts/Practices TBA by the coach

 

 

 

Information Homecoming Survey

Herndon High School is seeking feedback in the planning of the 2024 Homecoming Football Game.  In the past, Herndon HS has hosted the football game on a designated Saturday during the football season each fall.  The specific date is determined based on both the pre-set regional football schedule and the preference of opponent.  If you wish to have your preference noted in the planning process, please fill out the form below.  Results will be shared with the Herndon HS community once the entire football schedule is released in spring 2024.

Herndon Homecoming Survey (English or Española)

Mark Your Calendar HHS Sports Boosters Scholarship

Calling all Herndon High School student athletes! You worked hard all through your high school career, now it is time to get PAID for your next destination college!

The HHS Sports Boosters Ruth LeDane & Bill Hildbold Scholarship Award is an annual merit-based scholarship in honor of Bill Hildbold, a former HHS Director of Student Services, and Ruth LeDane, former HHS Asstant Athletic Director, teacher and coach. Awards will go to six seniors - $2000 each - who have earned a Varsity letter in at least two different sports during high school. Must demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, 2.75 or higher GPA, and community involvement.

Go to Naviance (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and do a scholarship search. The deadline is March 31, 2024.

We look forward to announcing and celebrating the 2023-24 awardees.  Thanks to all of our members, donors, business partners who make this scholarship possible every year.

2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

Week of February 20

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In This Issue: Calendar

February 20: Heritage Night Auditions, 3:00 pm, Room B119

February 21-28: Rising Sophomore and ELs Level 1 & 2 Freshman Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (Biology, Environmental Science, and ELD Level 1)

February 22: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

March 08: Heritage Night, 6:00 pm, Auditorium

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events Heritage Night Auditions

 

Come and audition for the talent show on March 8th! February 20th at 3:00 pm in Ms. Castro's room B119.  All are welcome, not just students! Come and dance, sing, perform and show off your talents. Contact [email protected].

Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2024-25

Rising 10th-12th grade students are discussing course selection for next year with their school counselors. Parents/caregivers should discuss this process with their children to ensure students select courses that align with their interests, career goals, and postsecondary aspirations. Our course catalog, course selection sheets and other information are available on the Student Services Academic Advising webpage. 

As they choose courses, students should also consider their personal well-being, as well as extracurricular activities and commitments. School-life balance is an important consideration. Parents/caregivers are welcome to contact their student’s school counselor in Student Services with questions.

Review the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage to help make informed decisions for high school and beyond. Refer to our school-specific course catalog and advising information.

During the first week in January we will hold events to help students in their  selection of appropriate courses for next school year. They are listed below. 

  • February 21-28: Rising Sophomore and ELs Level 1 & 2 Freshman Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (Biology, Environmental Science, and ELD Level 1)

VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test DatesFebruary 22, March 13, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine ([email protected]).

👩‍🏫 Help Students Achieve Their Dreams. Teach for FCPS!

Save the date! Attend FCPS’ instructional job fair on Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Network and take advantage of interview opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools. Employment offers may be extended during the fair. Register today.

Public Schools Week

Public Schools Week is an annual celebration that brings together school leaders, educators, parents & community leaders to recognize the importance of our nation’s public schools.

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month!

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy open houses.

Open House Details Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge 

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs. 

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series

Looking for a job or volunteer opportunity? All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. At each fair, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers offering part-time, full-time, seasonal, and volunteer positions. During the fairs, students will also be able to attend career-building workshops like Resume Building and Interviewing 101. Most positions at the fair are geared toward students age 16+, but some opportunities for younger students may be available with parental consent. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

Heritage Night Fairfax County Science and Engineering Fair Open House

Members of the general public are invited to attend the science fair open house at Robinson Secondary School on Sunday, March 17, 1-3 p.m.

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

 

 

Information Homecoming Survey

Herndon High School is seeking feedback in the planning of the 2024 Homecoming Football Game.  In the past, Herndon HS has hosted the football game on a designated Saturday during the football season each fall.  The specific date is determined based on both the pre-set regional football schedule and the preference of opponent.  If you wish to have your preference noted in the planning process, please fill out the form below.  Results will be shared with the Herndon HS community once the entire football schedule is released in spring 2024.

Herndon Homecoming Survey (English or Española)

From the Library

Did you know that libraries are places to create? Through February, we’re encouraging students to share their creativity with us by participating in our Whiteboard Mural Contest. Students can sign up for a specific time before school, after school, or during a Stinger. They can work individually or with a friend. We will post pictures of the murals on the Herndon HS Library Instagram feed, and a group of staff members will determine the winners after the end of the month. Students can get more information at tinyurl.com/hhslibrarymural.

February is Black History Month, and the library is highlighting books that celebrate Black lives. Many of these books are recent or past winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values” (American Library Association). Books will be highlighted in displays around the library and through the library’s Instagram feed.

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at [email protected].

Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget Focused on Educational Excellence and Competitive Compensation

 

At the last School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid proposed a budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 that focuses on excellence and providing students an equitable education in an inclusive and respectful environment, where access, opportunity, and achievement are available to all. 

The budget also prioritizes competitive compensation to attract and retain a world-class workforce. 

The FY 2025 Proposed Budget totals $3.8 billion, an increase of $301.8 million, or 8.6%, over the FY 2024 Approved Budget. Nearly 86% of the budget is focused on instruction. Key highlights include:

  • Supporting students academically by maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students. 
  • Retaining and attracting world-class educators with a 6% market scale adjustment.
  • Strengthening student well-being outside of the classroom with expanded athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.
  • Continuing initiatives including expansion of inclusive preschool, adoption of green initiatives, and funding assistant director of student activities positions previously funded with ESSER III.

Special education daily contract extensions, funding for the safety and security screening program, and late buses to support academics and activities at middle schools are several of the priorities to be addressed at the end of FY 2024. 

The School Board is scheduled to adopt the Advertised Budget on Thursday, February 22. Read more about the proposed budget. Keep up with FCPS’ budget development process

💻 Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

 

 

Resources Eating Disorder Parent Information

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps and Learning Programs 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

CTE programs are available for grade 6-11 students to explore CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. IFTA allows students to select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register.

Summer Learning

Programs are also available for high school students to fulfill the Economics and Personal Finance course requirement, earn a high school course credit via this summer’s online campus program, or recover one high school course credit through the Credit Recovery Academy

FCPS’ free online class for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides FCPS middle and high school English Learners the opportunity to continue developing their academic, reading, and writing skills in online discussions with an ESOL teacher. 

Find session dates, registration links, and registration deadlines on FCPS summer programs. 

Tutor.com Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Through Schoology®, all FCPS students have 24/7 access to no-cost, year-round, on-demand, 1-to-1 tutoring services through Tutor.com

A new Teacher-Referred Tutoring program feature provides targeted support and extends student learning. Teachers can now refer students for tutoring, with their specific needs already identified. Students can get extra support — on their own schedule — and reinforce their in-class learning.

We strongly encourage all FCPS middle and high school students to click on the Tutor.com icon in their Schoology portal for homework help, concept review, writing support, and test prep—anytime, anywhere.

 Plus, look for teachers’ tutoring session referrals on the Tutor.com homepage.

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

🎻 Strings Soiree

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Strings Soiree

 

Come out to Arts Herndon on

Friday, February 16th 

for the

Strings Soiree

from

7:00 - 9:00 pm! 

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Arts Space or ahead of time at the QR link.  Herndon orchestra students will be performing through the evening! Hope to see you there!

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

This Week in Athletics & Activities

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This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Monday, February 12, 2024

Girls Basketball: Liberty District Tournament @ McLean 5:45pm

Boys Basketball: Liberty District Tournament @ Marshall 7:30pm

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Indoor Track: Northern Region Tournament @ Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex- 1:00pm

Girls Basketball @ TBD (if we win on Monday) (District Semis)

Boys Basketball @ TBD (if we win on Monday) (District Semis)

 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Indoor Track: Northern Region Championship @ Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex- 1:00pm

 

Friday, February 16, 2024

Girls Basketball @ TBD (if we win on Monday & Wednesday) (District Finals)

Boys Basketball @ TBD (if we win on Monday & Wednesday) (District Finals)

Swim @ VA Beach (States)

Wrestling @ VA Beach (States)

 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Wrestling @ VA Beach (States)

Swim @ VA Beach (States)

 

 

 

Information Homecoming Survey

Herndon High School is seeking feedback in the planning of the 2024 Homecoming Football Game.  In the past, Herndon HS has hosted the football game on a designated Saturday during the football season each fall.  The specific date is determined based on both the pre-set regional football schedule and the preference of opponent.  If you wish to have your preference noted in the planning process, please fill out the form below.  Results will be shared with the Herndon HS community once the entire football schedule is released in spring 2024.

Herndon Homecoming Survey (English or Española)

Mark Your Calendar HHS Sports Boosters Scholarship

Calling all Herndon High School student athletes! You worked hard all through your high school career, now it is time to get PAID for your next destination college!

The HHS Sports Boosters Ruth LeDane & Bill Hildbold Scholarship Award is an annual merit-based scholarship in honor of Bill Hildbold, a former HHS Director of Student Services, and Ruth LeDane, former HHS Asstant Athletic Director, teacher and coach. Awards will go to six seniors - $2000 each - who have earned a Varsity letter in at least two different sports during high school. Must demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, 2.75 or higher GPA, and community involvement.

Go to Naviance (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and do a scholarship search. The deadline is March 31, 2024.

We look forward to announcing and celebrating the 2023-24 awardees.  Thanks to all of our members, donors, business partners who make this scholarship possible every year.

2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

Week of February 12

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In This Issue: Calendar

February 12: Report Cards Distributed in Teacher Advisory

February 12: Corrected Date - Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD), 6:00 pm, Auditorium

February 14: Ash Wednesday

February 14,16: Rising Sophomore and ELs Level 1 & 2 Freshman Academic Advising Presentation, 4th Pd, Various Locations

February 15: School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

February 16: Strings Soiree, 7:00 pm, 750 Center St, Herndon

February 19: Presidents Day (Holiday)

February 21-28: Rising Sophomore and ELs Level 1 & 2 Freshman Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (Biology, Environmental Science, and ELD Level 1)

February 22: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD)

As part of the FCPS Health and PE curriculum, all 10th grade students enrolled in Health & PE 10 complete one quarter of classroom Driver Education. As part of the Driver Education curriculum, students are required to attend the Partners in Safe Teen Driving Presentation 90-minute presentation, in person, with at least one parent or guardian. Successful completion of classroom Driver Education AND attendance by the student and parent/guardian enables the student to obtain the DEC-District 8 completion card (pink card) needed to pursue obtaining a Virginia driver’s license. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter within their 10th grade year. All seminars will be held in-person from 6:00-7:30 PM in the auditorium. Please arrive early. Doors will close promptly at 6:00 and students, as well as one parent/guardian, must stay for the entire 90-minute presentation. Attendees who arrive late will not be allowed entry and will not earn credit for attending.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year. Herndon High School’s dates for the 2023-2024 calendar year are below. 

  • 2023-2024 PSTD Dates: CORRECTION! 3rd quarter: February 12, 4th quarter: TBD

Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (https://aceclasses.fcps.edu).

Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2024-25

Rising 10th-12th grade students are discussing course selection for next year with their school counselors. Parents/caregivers should discuss this process with their children to ensure students select courses that align with their interests, career goals, and postsecondary aspirations. Our course catalog, course selection sheets and other information are available on the Student Services Academic Advising webpage. 

As they choose courses, students should also consider their personal well-being, as well as extracurricular activities and commitments. School-life balance is an important consideration. Parents/caregivers are welcome to contact their student’s school counselor in Student Services with questions.

Review the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage to help make informed decisions for high school and beyond. Refer to our school-specific course catalog and advising information.

During the first week in January we will hold events to help students in their  selection of appropriate courses for next school year. They are listed below. 

  • February 14,16: Rising Sophomore and ELs Level 1 & 2 Freshman Academic Advising Presentation and Sophomore Career Unit, 4th Pd, Various Locations

  • February 21-28: Rising Sophomore and ELs Level 1 & 2 Freshman Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (Biology, Environmental Science, and ELD Level 1)

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It marks the beginning of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving leading up to Easter. Many Christians attend special Ash Wednesday church services, at which churchgoers receive ash on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday derives its name from this practice. Read more about Ash Wednesday in Britannica.com. 

Strings Soiree

 

Come out to Arts Herndon on Friday, February 16th for the Strings Soiree from 7-9pm!  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Arts Space or ahead of time at the QR link.  Herndon orchestra students will be performing through the evening! Hope to see you there!

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month!

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy open houses.

Open House Details Career Fair & Expo

 

In February, school divisions across the region will team up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This Northern Virginia regional event invites high school students to connect virtually and in person, with more than 60 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. 

These free career exploration events aim to provide students with opportunities to prepare for tomorrow’s workforce today. 

In-person Career Expo and Job Fair will be held Saturday, February 17, 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center

Students should register today on the Instruction 2 Industry Events page.

Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test DatesFebruary 22, March 13, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine ([email protected]).

Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series

Looking for a job or volunteer opportunity? All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. At each fair, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers offering part-time, full-time, seasonal, and volunteer positions. During the fairs, students will also be able to attend career-building workshops like Resume Building and Interviewing 101. Most positions at the fair are geared toward students age 16+, but some opportunities for younger students may be available with parental consent. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

 

 

Information Homecoming Survey

Herndon High School is seeking feedback in the planning of the 2024 Homecoming Football Game.  In the past, Herndon HS has hosted the football game on a designated Saturday during the football season each fall.  The specific date is determined based on both the pre-set regional football schedule and the preference of opponent.  If you wish to have your preference noted in the planning process, please fill out the form below.  Results will be shared with the Herndon HS community once the entire football schedule is released in spring 2024.

Herndon Homecoming Survey (English or Española)

Attention Class of 2024 Tickets are now on sale for the All Night Grad Party

The early bird price is $75 if you purchase before April 5th. Then the price increases to $85. Don't wait! Get your ticket today!

An advance ticket purchase and a signed registration/permission form are required to attend the ANG party and are available at the ANG 2024 website: https://herndonang.org/tickets.

The All Night Grad party is a senior-only celebration that takes place on the evening of graduation on June 5, 2024. This celebration aims to ensure the safety of our graduates and community by offering a fun-filled evening of games, activities, food, and prizes in a well-chaperoned, drug and alcohol-free environment.

Please encourage your senior to purchase their ticket early so we can make it the best graduation celebration.

From the Library

Did you know that libraries are places to create? Through February, we’re encouraging students to share their creativity with us by participating in our Whiteboard Mural Contest. Students can sign up for a specific time before school, after school, or during a Stinger. They can work individually or with a friend. We will post pictures of the murals on the Herndon HS Library Instagram feed, and a group of staff members will determine the winners after the end of the month. Students can get more information at tinyurl.com/hhslibrarymural.

February is Black History Month, and the library is highlighting books that celebrate Black lives. Many of these books are recent or past winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values” (American Library Association). Books will be highlighted in displays around the library and through the library’s Instagram feed.

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at [email protected].

February Is Career and Technical Education Month

 

By enrolling in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course or program, students learn the technical applications of many occupations while preparing for higher education or entry-level employment. A core program of CTE courses is offered in every middle and high school including Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Marketing, Technology and Engineering Education, and Trade and Industrial Education. Since this is an elective, course offerings may vary by school. Learn more on the CTE website

CTE also offers summer programs for students to explore their programs. Enroll now!

 

 

Resources 🥁 Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps and Learning Programs 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

CTE programs are available for grade 6-11 students to explore CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. IFTA allows students to select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register.

Summer Learning

Programs are also available for high school students to fulfill the Economics and Personal Finance course requirement, earn a high school course credit via this summer’s online campus program, or recover one high school course credit through the Credit Recovery Academy

FCPS’ free online class for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides FCPS middle and high school English Learners the opportunity to continue developing their academic, reading, and writing skills in online discussions with an ESOL teacher. 

Find session dates, registration links, and registration deadlines on FCPS summer programs. 

Tutor.com Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Through Schoology®, all FCPS students have 24/7 access to no-cost, year-round, on-demand, 1-to-1 tutoring services through Tutor.com

A new Teacher-Referred Tutoring program feature provides targeted support and extends student learning. Teachers can now refer students for tutoring, with their specific needs already identified. Students can get extra support — on their own schedule — and reinforce their in-class learning.

We strongly encourage all FCPS middle and high school students to click on the Tutor.com icon in their Schoology portal for homework help, concept review, writing support, and test prep—anytime, anywhere.

 Plus, look for teachers’ tutoring session referrals on the Tutor.com homepage.

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This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Monday, February 5, 2024

Girls Basketball v. Wakefield @ Wakefield HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

Boys Basketball v. Wakefield @ Herndon HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

  

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Girls Basketball v. Yorktown @ Herndon HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

Boys Basketball v. Yorktown @ Yorktown HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

Wrestling: Region Tournament v. Centreville HS @ Centreville HS- 1:00pm

 

 

Information HHS Sports Boosters Scholarship

 

Calling all Herndon High School student athletes! You worked hard all through your high school career, now it is time to get PAID for your next destination college!

The HHS Sports Boosters Ruth LeDane & Bill Hildbold Scholarship Award is an annual merit-based scholarship in honor of Bill Hildbold, a former HHS Director of Student Services, and Ruth LeDane, former HHS Asstant Athletic Director, teacher and coach. Awards will go to six seniors - $2000 each - who have earned a Varsity letter in at least two different sports during high school. Must demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, 2.75 or higher GPA, and community involvement.

Go to Naviance (https://www.fcps.edu/naviance) and do a scholarship search. The deadline is March 31, 2024.

We look forward to announcing and celebrating the 2023-24 awardees.  Thanks to all of our members, donors, business partners who make this scholarship possible every year.

2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

In This Issue: Calendar

February 02-09: Rising Junior and ELs Level 1 & 2 Sophomore Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 10 and ELD Level 2)

February 05-09: National School Counselor Week

February 08: 100th Day of School

February 10: Lunar New Year

February 12: Report Cards Distributed in Teacher Advisory

February 12: Corrected Date - Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD), 6:00 pm, Auditorium

February 14: Ash Wednesday

February 15: School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

February 19: Presidents Day (Holiday)

February 22: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events National School Counseling Week

 

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career. School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

Career Exploration Events for Students

In February, school divisions across the region will team up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This Northern Virginia regional event invites high school students to connect virtually and in person, with more than 60 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. 

These free career exploration events aim to provide students with opportunities to prepare for tomorrow’s workforce today. 

Virtual sessions will be held Monday, February 5, through Thursday, February 8, 4-7 p.m., and the in-person Career Expo and Job Fair will be held Saturday, February 17, 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center

Students should register today on the Instruction 2 Industry Events page.

Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2024-25

Rising 10th-12th grade students are discussing course selection for next year with their school counselors. Parents/caregivers should discuss this process with their children to ensure students select courses that align with their interests, career goals, and postsecondary aspirations. Our course catalog, course selection sheets and other information are available on the Student Services Academic Advising webpage. 

As they choose courses, students should also consider their personal well-being, as well as extracurricular activities and commitments. School-life balance is an important consideration. Parents/caregivers are welcome to contact their student’s school counselor in Student Services with questions.

Review the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage to help make informed decisions for high school and beyond. Refer to our school-specific course catalog and advising information.

During the first week in January we will hold events to help students in their  selection of appropriate courses for next school year. They are listed below. 

  • February 02-09: Rising Junior and ELs Level 1 & 2 Sophomore Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 10 and ELD Level 2)

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month!

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy open houses.

Open House Details Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea. In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. The Lunar New Year is all about ushering in luck and prosperity with family. Read more about Lunar New Year and its animal symbols in National Geographic Kids.

Cry-Baby the Musical at Fairfax Academy

Herndon High School students Ethan Hardy, Jane Keifer, and Allie Blanchet will be performing in 4 more shows of Cry-Baby at Fairfax Academy this weekend. You don’t want to miss this wacky, rockin’, ELECTRIC show! 

Remaining showtimes:

February 8, 9, & 10 at 7pm

February 10 at 2pm

Get your tickets here:

https://mtasacademy.weebly.com/cry-baby-the-musical.html

Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD)

As part of the FCPS Health and PE curriculum, all 10th grade students enrolled in Health & PE 10 complete one quarter of classroom Driver Education. As part of the Driver Education curriculum, students are required to attend the Partners in Safe Teen Driving Presentation 90-minute presentation, in person, with at least one parent or guardian. Successful completion of classroom Driver Education AND attendance by the student and parent/guardian enables the student to obtain the DEC-District 8 completion card (pink card) needed to pursue obtaining a Virginia driver’s license. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter within their 10th grade year. All seminars will be held in-person from 6:00-7:30 PM in the auditorium. Please arrive early. Doors will close promptly at 6:00 and students, as well as one parent/guardian, must stay for the entire 90-minute presentation. Attendees who arrive late will not be allowed entry and will not earn credit for attending.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year. Herndon High School’s dates for the 2023-2024 calendar year are below. 

  • 2023-2024 PSTD Dates: CORRECTION! 3rd quarter: February 12, 4th quarter: TBD

Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (https://aceclasses.fcps.edu).

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It marks the beginning of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving leading up to Easter. Many Christians attend special Ash Wednesday church services, at which churchgoers receive ash on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday derives its name from this practice. Read more about Ash Wednesday in Britannica.com.

Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test DatesFebruary 22, March 13, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine ([email protected]).

Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series

Looking for a job or volunteer opportunity? All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. At each fair, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers offering part-time, full-time, seasonal, and volunteer positions. During the fairs, students will also be able to attend career-building workshops like Resume Building and Interviewing 101. Most positions at the fair are geared toward students age 16+, but some opportunities for younger students may be available with parental consent. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

 

 

Information Homecoming Survey

Herndon High School is seeking feedback in the planning of the 2024 Homecoming Football Game.  In the past, Herndon HS has hosted the football game on a designated Saturday during the football season each fall.  The specific date is determined based on both the pre-set regional football schedule and the preference of opponent.  If you wish to have your preference noted in the planning process, please fill out the form below.  Results will be shared with the Herndon HS community once the entire football schedule is released in spring 2024.

Herndon Homecoming Survey (English or Española)

Attention Class of 2024 Tickets are now on sale for the All Night Grad Party

The early bird price is $75 if you purchase before April 5th. Then the price increases to $85. Don't wait! Get your ticket today!

An advance ticket purchase and a signed registration/permission form are required to attend the ANG party and are available at the ANG 2024 website: https://herndonang.org/tickets.

The All Night Grad party is a senior-only celebration that takes place on the evening of graduation on June 5, 2024. This celebration aims to ensure the safety of our graduates and community by offering a fun-filled evening of games, activities, food, and prizes in a well-chaperoned, drug and alcohol-free environment.

Please encourage your senior to purchase their ticket early so we can make it the best graduation celebration.

From the Library

Did you know that libraries are places to create? Through February, we’re encouraging students to share their creativity with us by participating in our Whiteboard Mural Contest. Students can sign up for a specific time before school, after school, or during a Stinger. They can work individually or with a friend. We will post pictures of the murals on the Herndon HS Library Instagram feed, and a group of staff members will determine the winners after the end of the month. Students can get more information at tinyurl.com/hhslibrarymural.

February is Black History Month, and the library is highlighting books that celebrate Black lives. Many of these books are recent or past winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values” (American Library Association). Books will be highlighted in displays around the library and through the library’s Instagram feed.

This month’s Global Citizen Book Club will meet on Monday, February 12 after school. We hope that your student can join us for an hour of casual conversation about great books.

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at [email protected].

Superintendent to Present FY 2025 Proposed Budget

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Proposed Budget at the School Board meeting on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reid’s presentation, as well as other budget documents, will be available after she presents to the board. 

View the meeting on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11), the FCPS YouTube Channel, or the FCPS website. To watch School Board meetings dubbed in Spanish, please visit the FCPS en Español YouTube channel.

If you would like language interpretation or American Sign Language support for any School Board meeting, please contact the board clerk. Find your School Board member and how to contact them on the School Board Members webpage.

🚍 Here Comes the Bus

Want to know if your child's bus is on schedule or where the bus is? Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus — almost in real time — on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. 

Parents can track multiple buses if their children don’t all ride the same bus; know exactly when children arrive at school or the bus stop; and receive customized text and/or email notifications about bus locations, schedule changes, or delays.

To get started, download the app from the Apple iOS or Android app store. Check out the Here Comes the Bus and Frequently Asked Questions webpages for more information.

Already using the Here Comes the Bus app? Send your feedback to [email protected].  

Note: eNotify text messaging will continue to be used for reporting bus delays and bus incidents.

 

 

Resources Quick Links

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🎵 Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS

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Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS

 

Herndon High School

presents

 

Broadway Cabaret 2024 IN YOUR DREAMS

 

February 2nd and 3rd Doors open at 6:30 pm Show begins at 7:00 pm

 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for minors

Available at the door or in advance through the QR code.

 

All proceeds benefit Herndon High School Choral Department.

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Updated: This Week in Athletics & Activities

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Updated: This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Monday, January 29, 2024

Girls Basketball v. Yorktown @ Yorktown HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

Boys Basketball v. Yorktown @ Herndon HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

Gymnastics: District Tournament @ Washington-Liberty HS- 5:00pm

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Girls Basketball v. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

Boys Basketball v. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Indoor Track: Girls & Boys Liberty District Championship Meet @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex- 1:30pm

 

Friday, February 2, 2024

Wrestling: District Tournament @ Langley HS- 1:30pm

Indoor Track: Girls & Boys District Championship Meet @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex- 1:30pm

Girls Basketball v. Marshall @ Marshall HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30

Boys Basketball v. Marshall @ Herndon HS- Freshman 4:30, JV 5:45, Varsity 7:30 (Youth Night- free admittance for youth players who wear their jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult.)

Swim: Regional Prelims @ Oak Marr Rec Center- 5:30pm

 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Swim: Regional Finals @ Oak Marr Rec Center- 5:30pm

 

 

Information 2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Monday, January 29, 2024

TBD - Gymnastics: Girls Varsity District Tournament vs. Multiple Schools @ Washington-Liberty HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs. Yorktown @ Yorktown HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Yorktown @ Herndon HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Yorktown @ Yorktown HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Yorktown @ Herndon HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Yorktown @ Yorktown HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Yorktown @ Herndon HS

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

4:30pm - Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

1:30pm - Indoor Track: Girls Varsity Liberty District Championship TBA vs. TBA @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex

1:30pm - Indoor Track: Boys Varsity Liberty District Championship TBA vs. TBA @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex

 

Friday, February 2, 2024

TBD - Indoor Track: Boys Varsity District Tournament TBA vs. TBA @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex

TBD - Wrestling: Varsity District Tournament vs. Langley @ Langley HS

1:30pm - Indoor Track: Girls Varsity District Tournament TBA vs. TBA @ Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex

4:30pm - Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs. Marshall @ Marshall HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Marshall @ Herndon HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Marshall @ Marshall HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Marshall @ Herndon HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Marshall @ Marshall HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Marshall @ Herndon HS

 

 

Information 2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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In This Issue: Calendar

January 29: Winter Spirit Week 

January 29: 3rd Quarter Begins

January 29, 31: Rising Junior and Sophomore ELs Level 1 & 2 Academic Advising Presentation, 4th Period, Various Locations

February 01, 02, 03: Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

February 01: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

February 02-09: Rising Junior and ELs Level 1 & 2 Sophomore Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 10 and ELD Level 2)

February 05-09: National School Counselor Week

February 12: Corrected Date - Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD), 6:00 pm, Auditorium

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events Winter Spirit Week Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2024-25

 

Rising 10th-12th grade students are discussing course selection for next year with their school counselors. Parents/caregivers should discuss this process with their children to ensure students select courses that align with their interests, career goals, and postsecondary aspirations. Our course catalog, course selection sheets and other information are available on the Student Services Academic Advising webpage. 

As they choose courses, students should also consider their personal well-being, as well as extracurricular activities and commitments. School-life balance is an important consideration. Parents/caregivers are welcome to contact their student’s school counselor in Student Services with questions.

Review the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage to help make informed decisions for high school and beyond. Refer to our school-specific course catalog and advising information.

During the first week in January we will hold events to help students in their  selection of appropriate courses for next school year. They are listed below. 

  • January 29,31: Rising Junior and ELs Level 1 & 2 Sophomore Academic Advising Presentation, 4th Pd, Various Locations

  • February 02-09: Rising Junior and ELs Level 1 & 2 Sophomore Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 10 and ELD Level 2)

✈️ 2024 Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas will co-host the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, January 30, 6-8:30 p.m., at Marshall High School. This event is for high school students and their families who are interested in learning more about increasing opportunities for the year following high school graduation. Students should register at USA Gap Year Fairs.

Black History Month

 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

February Is Career and Technical Education Month

 

By enrolling in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course or program, students learn the technical applications of many occupations while preparing for higher education or entry-level employment. A core program of CTE courses is offered in every middle and high school including Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Marketing, Technology and Engineering Education, and Trade and Industrial Education. Since this is an elective, course offerings may vary by school. Learn more on the CTE website

CTE also offers summer programs for students to explore their programs. Enroll now!

VSBA School Board Appreciation Month

Thank you to the Fairfax County School Board for all they do throughout the year: hiring and evaluating the superintendent; reviewing and approving the FCPS budget, calendar, policies, and more! Want to contact your school board representatives to share your appreciation? Visit their website to find your school board member and contact them.

Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS

 

🌙✨ Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting realm of dreams at our annual cabaret show – where reality fades, and imagination takes center stage! 🌟

Feb 1, 2, and 3 at 7:00PM in the Herndon Auditorium

Tickets: tinyurl.com/InYourDreams24

VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test DatesFebruary 1 & 22, March 13, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine ([email protected]).

National School Counseling Week

 

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career. School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month!

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy open houses.

Open House Details Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD)

As part of the FCPS Health and PE curriculum, all 10th grade students enrolled in Health & PE 10 complete one quarter of classroom Driver Education. As part of the Driver Education curriculum, students are required to attend the Partners in Safe Teen Driving Presentation 90-minute presentation, in person, with at least one parent or guardian. Successful completion of classroom Driver Education AND attendance by the student and parent/guardian enables the student to obtain the DEC-District 8 completion card (pink card) needed to pursue obtaining a Virginia driver’s license. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter within their 10th grade year. All seminars will be held in-person from 6:00-7:30 PM in the auditorium. Please arrive early. Doors will close promptly at 6:00 and students, as well as one parent/guardian, must stay for the entire 90-minute presentation. Attendees who arrive late will not be allowed entry and will not earn credit for attending.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year. Herndon High School’s dates for the 2023-2024 calendar year are below. 

  • 2023-2024 PSTD Dates: CORRECTION! 3rd quarter: February 12, 4th quarter: TBD

Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (https://aceclasses.fcps.edu).

 

 

Information From the Library

Are your students looking for volunteer hours? We welcome student volunteers—students can speak to anyone on the library team or email us at [email protected]. The Herndon Fortnightly branch of FCPL also welcomes student volunteers through their Teen Advisory Board.

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at [email protected].

Class of 2024 Announcements and Accessories

 

CLASS of 2024! Now is the time to order your custom Herndon High School Graduation Announcements and Accessories!

Jostens is your official supplier of graduation announcements and accessories
Herndon High has a custom graduation announcement specific to your school and class Use Promo SENIORGIFT40 to receive$40 off your senior ring not all styles apply.  Flyer available here.

 

 

Resources Quick Links

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Monday, January 22, 2024

5:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Meridian @ Meridian

6:00pm - Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Multiple Schools @ James Madison HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Meridian @ Meridian

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

7:00pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Annandale @  Herndon HS

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

6:00pm - Wrestling: Girls Varsity Dual vs. Marshall

6:00pm - Wrestling: JV Dual vs. Marshall @ Herndon HS

6:00pm - Wrestling: Varsity Dual vs. Marshall @ Herndon HS

 

Thursday, January 25, 2024

4:30pm - Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs. McLean @ McLean HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. McLean @ Herndon HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. McLean @ McLean HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. McLean @ Herndon HS

6:00pm - Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Multiple Schools @ Oakton HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. McLean @ McLean HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. McLean @ Herndon HS

 

Friday, January 26, 2024

TBD - Wrestling: JV District Tournament vs. McLean @ McLean HS

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Girls Varsity Liberty District Semi Finals vs. Multiple Schools @ Washington-Liberty HS

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Boys Varsity Liberty District Semi Finals vs. Multiple Schools @ Washington-Liberty HS

 

Saturday, January 27, 2024

7:30am - Indoor Track: Girls Varsity Meet TBA vs. Thomas Jefferson Science and Tech @ Thomas Jefferson MS

7:30am - Indoor Track: Boys Varsity Meet TBA vs. Thomas Jefferson Science and Tech @ Thomas Jefferson MS

10:00am - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

11:15am - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

1:00pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Girls Varsity Liberty District Swim Finals vs. Multiple Schools @ Washington-Liberty HS

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Boys Varsity Liberty District Swim Finals vs. Multiple Schools @ Washington-Liberty HS

 

 

Information 2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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In This Issue: Calendar

January 16-23: Rising Senior and Junior ELLs Level 1 & 2 Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 11 and ELD Level 3)

January 25: 2nd Quarter Ends – 2 Hour Early Release (Schedule)

January 26: Professional Workday / Student Holiday

January 29: Winter Spirit Week 

January 29: 3rd Quarter Begins

January 29, 31: Rising Junior and Sophomore ELs Level 1 & 2 Academic Advising Presentation, 4th Period, Various Locations

February 01, 02, 03: Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

February 01: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

February 02: Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD), 6:00 pm, Auditorium

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2024-25

Academic Advising Season has begun! Starting January 2024, students will meet individually with their teachers and school counselor to discuss and choose their courses for the 2024-25 school year. It is so important that parents and students are informed of their academic options. Families are encouraged to talk with current teachers for their feedback for next school year. Our course catalog, course selection sheets and other information are available on the Student Services Academic Advising webpage. Just like last year, students will choose classes via their SIS Student accounts. After the students choose their courses via their accounts, they will meet with their counselor to confirm the selections. Parents can view the course selections via their SIS Parent account. If you do not have an active account, please contact our Registrar or a Family Liaison in Student Services to obtain a login.

It is important for students to choose a course load that will challenge them and help prepare them for their post-secondary endeavors while also allowing for balance with their extracurricular and personal commitments. We take academic advising and course selection seriously and encourage students to seek input from current teachers, school counselor, and their parents/guardians as they make course selections. It is important that your student base their choices on their strengths and interests and with their plans for life after high school in mind. 

During the first week in January we will hold events to help students in their  selection of appropriate courses for next school year. They are listed below. 

  • January 16-23: Rising Senior and Junior ELLs Level 1 & 2 Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 11 and ELD Level 3)
  • January 29,31: Rising Junior and ELs Level 1 & 2 Sophomore Academic Advising Presentation, 4th Pd, Various Locations

Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. The schedule for the day is available hereSee the complete school year calendar.

✈️ 2024 Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas will co-host the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, January 30, 6-8:30 p.m., at Marshall High School. This event is for high school students and their families who are interested in learning more about increasing opportunities for the year following high school graduation. Students should register at USA Gap Year Fairs.

Winter Spirit Week Black History Month

 

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

February Is Career and Technical Education Month

 

By enrolling in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course or program, students learn the technical applications of many occupations while preparing for higher education or entry-level employment. A core program of CTE courses is offered in every middle and high school including Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Marketing, Technology and Engineering Education, and Trade and Industrial Education. Since this is an elective, course offerings may vary by school. Learn more on the CTE website

CTE also offers summer programs for students to explore their programs. Enroll now!

VSBA School Board Appreciation Month

Thank you to the Fairfax County School Board for all they do throughout the year: hiring and evaluating the superintendent; reviewing and approving the FCPS budget, calendar, policies, and more! Want to contact your school board representatives to share your appreciation? Visit their website to find your school board member and contact them.

Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS

 

🌙✨ Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting realm of dreams at our annual cabaret show – where reality fades, and imagination takes center stage! 🌟

Feb 1, 2, and 3 at 7:00PM in the Herndon Auditorium

Tickets: tinyurl.com/InYourDreams24

National School Counseling Week

 

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career. School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test DatesFebruary 1 & 22, March 13, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine ([email protected]).

Partners in Safe Teen Driving Seminar (PSTD)

As part of the FCPS Health and PE curriculum, all 10th grade students enrolled in Health & PE 10 complete one quarter of classroom Driver Education. As part of the Driver Education curriculum, students are required to attend the Partners in Safe Teen Driving Presentation 90-minute presentation, in person, with at least one parent or guardian. Successful completion of classroom Driver Education AND attendance by the student and parent/guardian enables the student to obtain the DEC-District 8 completion card (pink card) needed to pursue obtaining a Virginia driver’s license. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter within their 10th grade year. All seminars will be held in-person from 6:00-7:30 PM in the auditorium. Please arrive early. Doors will close promptly at 6:00 and students, as well as one parent/guardian, must stay for the entire 90-minute presentation. Attendees who arrive late will not be allowed entry and will not earn credit for attending.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year. Herndon High School’s dates for the 2023-2024 calendar year are below. 

2023-2024 PSTD Dates: 3rd quarter: February 2, 4th quarter: TBD

Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (https://aceclasses.fcps.edu).

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month!

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy open houses.

Open House Details

 

 

Information Class of 2024 Announcements and Accessories

 

CLASS of 2024! Now is the time to order your custom Herndon High School Graduation Announcements and Accessories!

Jostens is your official supplier of graduation announcements and accessories
Herndon High has a custom graduation announcement specific to your school and class Use Promo SENIORGIFT40 to receive$40 off your senior ring not all styles apply.  Flyer available here.

From the Library

Are your students looking for volunteer hours? We welcome student volunteers—students can speak to anyone on the library team or email us at [email protected]. The Herndon Fortnightly branch of FCPL also welcomes student volunteers through their Teen Advisory Board. Speaking of Herndon Fortnightly and FCPL, did you know there’s a Winter Reading Adventure happening now? Find all of the details at bit.ly/FCPL_WRA. The Herndon Fortnightly staff has also asked us to remind our community that there are many options for English conversation classes, both in-person and online. You can find details here or email [email protected].

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at [email protected].

 

 

Resources What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse

FCPS is committed to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic with our educators, parents/caregivers, and students. Together, we can help ensure our students thrive.

What can families do?

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse. More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. 
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness, and success. 
  • Show you are a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs. Find helpful resources on the FCPS Opioid Awareness webpage
  • Pay attention to your child and discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. Talk with your child about what they would do if faced with a decision about alcohol and drugs, such as texting a code word to a family member or practicing how they will say, “No thanks.”

Visit FCPS’ website for more information.

FAFSA Is Open: College Access Fairfax Can Help

Over the next two months, College Access Fairfax will be offering a number of programs on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA), and finding and applying for scholarships. Visit the College Access Fairfax website for details.

In addition, College Access Fairfax staff members are available for virtual one-on-one help sessions to complete the FAFSA/VASA. Email [email protected] for an appointment.

The FAFSA is now available. Any college-bound high school senior — regardless of income — who wants to be considered for federal, state, and school financial aid programs should complete a FAFSA form. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to work with their students to complete the FAFSA as early as possible. Check each college’s financial aid office website for deadlines and forms. Then, create an FSA ID and fill out the FAFSA.

The VASA application has not yet opened, but should be available in late January for students who are unable to complete the FAFSA. To help determine which aid option is right for you, visit the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia website.

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Wednesday, January 17, 2024

6:00pm - Wrestling: JV Tri vs. Langley @ Langley HS

6:00pm - Wrestling: Varsity Tri vs. Langley @ Langley HS

 

Thursday, January 18, 2024

4:30pm - Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs. Langley @ Langley HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Langley @ Herndon HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Langley @ Langley HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Langley @ Herndon HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Langley @ Langley HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Langley @ Herndon HS

 

Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00am - Wrestling: JV Tournament vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

9:00am - Wrestling: Varsity Meet vs. Strasburg @ Stasburg HS

10:00am - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

11:15am - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

1:00pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Langley @ Herndon Community Center

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Boys Varsity Meet vs. Langley @ Herndon Community Center

 

 

Information Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

Week of January 16

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In This Issue: Calendar

January 16-23: Rising Senior and Junior ELLs Level 1 & 2 Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 11 and ELD Level 3)

January 18: PTSA meeting, 7pm, Zoom

January 25: 2nd Quarter Ends – 2 Hour Early Release (Schedule)

January 26: Professional Workday / Student Holiday

January 29: 3rd Quarter Begins

January 29,31: Rising Junior and Sophomore ELs Level 1 & 2 Academic Advising Presentation, 4th Period, Various Locations

February 01, 02, 03: Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

February 01: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2024-25

Academic Advising Season has begun! Starting January 2024, students will meet individually with their teachers and school counselor to discuss and choose their courses for the 2024-25 school year. It is so important that parents and students are informed of their academic options. Families are encouraged to talk with current teachers for their feedback for next school year. Our course catalog, course selection sheets and other information are available on the Student Services Academic Advising webpage. Just like last year, students will choose classes via their SIS Student accounts. After the students choose their courses via their accounts, they will meet with their counselor to confirm the selections. Parents can view the course selections via their SIS Parent account. If you do not have an active account, please contact our Registrar or a Family Liaison in Student Services to obtain a login.

It is important for students to choose a course load that will challenge them and help prepare them for their post-secondary endeavors while also allowing for balance with their extracurricular and personal commitments. We take academic advising and course selection seriously and encourage students to seek input from current teachers, school counselor, and their parents/guardians as they make course selections. It is important that your student base their choices on their strengths and interests and with their plans for life after high school in mind. 

During the first week in January we will hold events to help students in their  selection of appropriate courses for next school year. They are listed below. 

  • January 16-23: Rising Senior and Junior ELLs Level 1 & 2 Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 11 and ELD Level 3)
HHS PTSA Meeting 

 

Join us for the January 18th PTSA meeting!  7pm via Zoom. Copy and paste the following link. 

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Meeting ID: 996 5334 4205. 

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month!

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy open houses.

Open House Details Orthodox Epiphany

In the Orthodox church, Epiphany is celebrated on January 19 and commemorates the baptism of Jesus rather than the arrival of the Magi. It is believed that Christ's baptism by John the Forerunner (John the Baptist) in the River Jordan began Christ's ministry on earth and revealed the Holy Trinity of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to mankind. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. See the complete school year calendar.

Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. The schedule for the day is available hereSee the complete school year calendar.

✈️ 2024 Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas will co-host the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, January 30, 6-8:30 p.m., at Marshall High School. This event is for high school students and their families who are interested in learning more about increasing opportunities for the year following high school graduation. Students should register at USA Gap Year Fairs.

Winter Spirit Week Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Cabaret 2024: IN YOUR DREAMS

 

🌙✨ Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting realm of dreams at our annual cabaret show – where reality fades, and imagination takes center stage! 🌟

Feb 1, 2, and 3 at 7:00PM in the Herndon Auditorium

Tickets: tinyurl.com/InYourDreams24

VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test Dates: February 1 & 22, March 13, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine ([email protected]).

 

 

Information Class of 2024 Announcements and Accessories

 

CLASS of 2024! Now is the time to order your custom Herndon High School Graduation Announcements and Accessories!

Jostens is your official supplier of graduation announcements and accessories
Herndon High has a custom graduation announcement specific to your school and class Use Promo SENIORGIFT40 to receive$40 off your senior ring not all styles apply.  Flyer available here.

From the Library

Are your students looking for volunteer hours? We welcome student volunteers—students can speak to anyone on the library team or email us at [email protected]. The Herndon Fortnightly branch of FCPL also welcomes student volunteers through their Teen Advisory Board. Speaking of Herndon Fortnightly and FCPL, did you know there’s a Winter Reading Adventure happening now? Find all of the details at bit.ly/FCPL_WRA. The Herndon Fortnightly staff has also asked us to remind our community that there are many options for English conversation classes, both in-person and online. You can find details here or email [email protected].

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at [email protected].

📝 Tutor.com Can Help With More Than Homework

Tutor.com offers more than help with homework! This on-demand tutoring service also provides a comprehensive range of resources including exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests at no cost to families. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time. If they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor for help through voice or chat options. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com webpage.

 

 

Resources Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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Attendance Report Card

 

Happy New Year, Hornet families! We hope you had an enjoyable winter break.  As we are nearing the end of Quarter 2/First Semester, every Hornet family will be receiving an “Attendance Report Card” via email this week. We anticipate sending these updates to you on a quarterly basis. This gives families an opportunity to embrace their student’s personal attendance data and to partner with our Herndon High School staff to ensure our students are in class every day and on time every day.  We recognize that there are a variety of reasons that students are absent, and this update is not to judge the validity of these absences.  We value the role families play in their child’s education and believe that, by working together, we will make a difference in the lives of our students!

Please know that parents have access to their student’s ongoing, updating attendance data through ParentVue and are encouraged to check it often. This “Attendance Report Card” is merely a report at a moment in time to help you make sense of your child’s data. We appreciate your efforts and partnership to help improve our school’s performance for student attendance!  

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❄️Winterfest ❄️

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Everyone is welcome!  Admission is free!

 

❄️ WINTERFEST ❄️   January 11, 2024 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm Auditorium

Featuring

Disney's Frozen Movie begins at 6:00 pm

 

Concessions

Selfie Station

Face Painting

Arts and Crafts

Free Books

 

Bring your families and enjoy some games, face painting, and free hot chocolate before the movie starts. Concessions will be available for purchase. This is a community/pyramid event so feel free to share!  

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This Week in Athletics & Activities

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This Week in Athletics & Activities Calendar Monday, January 8, 2024

6:00pm - Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Multiple Schools @ Herndon HS

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

4:30pm - Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

6:00pm - Wrestling: JV Dual vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

6:00pm - Wrestling: Varsity Dual vs. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon HS

 

Friday, January 12, 2024

4:30pm - Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs. Wakefield @ Herndon HS

4:30pm - Basketball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Wakefield @ Wakefield HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Girls JV Game vs. Wakefield @ Herndon HS

5:45pm - Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Wakefield @ Wakefield HS

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Girls Varsity Meet vs. South Lakes @ Herndon Community Center

7:00pm - Swim and Dive: Boys Varsity Meet vs. South Lakes @ Herndon Community Center

7:30pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Wakefield @ Herndon HS

7:30pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Wakefield @ Wakefield HS

 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

TBD - Wrestling: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

9:00am - Wrestling: JV Meet vs. Washington-Liberty @ Washington-Liberty HS

9:00am - Wrestling: Varsity Meet vs. Freedom (South Riding) @ Freedom HS (South Riding)

4:00pm - Indoor Track: Girls Varsity Meet TBA vs. Thomas Jefferson Science and Tech

4:00pm - Indoor Track: Boys Varsity Meet TBA vs. Thomas Jefferson Science and Tech

 

 

Information Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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Week of January 8

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In This Issue: Calendar

January 09 & 11: Rising Senior and ELLs Level 1 & 2 Junior Academic Advising Presentations, 4th Period, Various Locations

January 10: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

January 10: Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs, 6:30 pm, Edison High School

January 15: Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

January 16-23: Rising Senior and Junior ELLs Level 1 & 2 Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 11 and ELD Level 3)

January 18: PTSA meeting, 7pm, Zoom

January 25: 2nd Quarter Ends – 2 Hour Early Release

January 26: Professional Workday / Student Holiday

January 29: 3rd Quarter Begins

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events National Mentoring Month

Imagine a world where young people feel empowered, encouraged, and understood. Mentors can make that world a reality by helping young people find and follow their passions, excel in school, and thrive wherever they are. Learn more about Mentoring Month.

Research has shown that young people with at least one trusted mentor are less likely to skip school, less likely to use illegal drugs or drink alcohol, and more prepared to enter college or the workforce. Yet one in three children lack a mentor.

All it takes is one person to serve as a trusted adult to help change a young person’s path in life. Mentors provide attention, support, and enrichment, and help connect their mentees to resources that may help them on their journey in life.

FCPS’ MentorWorks program matches mentors with students in schools near where they live or work. They meet for at least 30 minutes a week. Learn more about how to become a mentor for an FCPS student. Please contact Martha Macdonald, mentoring specialist, for additional information at [email protected]

NOVA Early Online College Course Registration

NOVA Early Online College (EOC) allows current high school juniors and seniors to take up to two tuition-free college courses. EOC courses for the spring semester begin on Thursday, January 30, and end on Monday, April 22. 

Students should register by Monday, January 8, at 5 p.m. 

Courses are asynchronous, online, and for college credit only. Thirteen courses are offered along with courses that fulfill an IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate. Qualification information is located on NOVA's website. EOC courses meet the requirements for most of NOVA’s associate degree programs as well as being transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities.

Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2024-25

 

Academic Advising Season has begun! Starting January 2024, students will meet individually with their teachers and school counselor to discuss and choose their courses for the 2024-25 school year. It is so important that parents and students are informed of their academic options. Families are encouraged to talk with current teachers for their feedback for next school year. Our course catalog, course selection sheets and other information are available on the Student Services Academic Advising webpage. Just like last year, students will choose classes via their SIS Student accounts. After the students choose their courses via their accounts, they will meet with their counselor to confirm the selections. Parents can view the course selections via their SIS Parent account. If you do not have an active account, please contact our Registrar or a Family Liaison in Student Services to obtain a login.

It is important for students to choose a course load that will challenge them and help prepare them for their post-secondary endeavors while also allowing for balance with their extracurricular and personal commitments. We take academic advising and course selection seriously and encourage students to seek input from current teachers, school counselor, and their parents/guardians as they make course selections. It is important that your student base their choices on their strengths and interests and with their plans for life after high school in mind. 

During the first week in January we will hold events to help students in their  selection of appropriate courses for next school year. They are listed below. 

  • January 9 & 11: Rising Senior and ELLs Level 1 & 2 Junior Academic Advising Presentations, 4th period, Various Locations
  • January 9: Rising Freshman Academic Advising Meetings with School Counselors, Rachel Carson MS
  • January 11: Rising Freshman Academic Advising, Langston Hughes MS
  • January 11: Rising Freshman Academic Advising, St. Joseph School
  • January 16-23: Rising Senior and Junior ELLs Level 1 & 2 Individual Academic Advising & Course Selection (English 11 and ELD Level 3)
VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test DatesJanuary 10, February 1 & 22, March 13, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine ([email protected]).

Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

 

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse. 

Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. See the complete school year calendar.

Volunteer with Give Together - FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. See the complete school year calendar.

Volunteer with Give Together - FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. The school division is excited to collaborate with Volunteer Fairfax for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Students and families can volunteer on Monday, January 15, at Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together event. It is designed to engage families with children (ages 5-12) in service learning.  Projects will include a food drive, assembling caring kits for community members who need support, making no-tie fleece blankets for veterans, environmental stewardship, and support for animal welfare. 

Students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to serve as teen event volunteers. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

HHS PTSA Meeting 

Join us for the January 18th PTSA meeting!  7pm via Zoom. Copy and paste the following link. 

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Meeting ID: 996 5334 4205. 

🗓️ Save the Date: Academy Open Houses Begin This Month!

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

A high school Academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses to prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and view the calendar of Academy open houses.

Open House Details Orthodox Epiphany

In the Orthodox church, Epiphany is celebrated on January 19 and commemorates the baptism of Jesus rather than the arrival of the Magi. It is believed that Christ's baptism by John the Forerunner (John the Baptist) in the River Jordan began Christ's ministry on earth and revealed the Holy Trinity of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to mankind. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. See the complete school year calendar.

Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. See the complete school year calendar.

✈️ 2024 Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas will co-host the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, January 30, 6-8:30 p.m., at Marshall High School. This event is for high school students and their families who are interested in learning more about increasing opportunities for the year following high school graduation. Students should register at USA Gap Year Fairs.

 

 

Information From the Library

Are your students looking for volunteer hours? We welcome student volunteers—students can speak to anyone on the library team or email us at [email protected]. The Herndon Fortnightly branch of FCPL also welcomes student volunteers through their Teen Advisory Board. Speaking of Herndon Fortnightly and FCPL, did you know there’s a Winter Reading Adventure happening now? Find all of the details at bit.ly/FCPL_WRA. The Herndon Fortnightly staff has also asked us to remind our community that there are many options for English conversation classes, both in-person and online. You can find details here or email [email protected].

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at [email protected].

Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment. This includes physical safety, and mental health and wellness. 

FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support. The division has created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help. Visit the FCPS website for more information.

💲 Soft Launch of a New Financial Aid Form

Colleges and career schools use the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to determine how much financial aid each student is eligible to receive. This aid could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

Any college-bound student — regardless of income — who wants to be considered for federal, state, and school financial aid programs should complete a FAFSA form. 

The form is currently available for short periods of time while it is being updated to provide a better experience. Learn more about the 2024–25 FAFSA form.

 

 

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