Congratulations to our District Band students!
All Virginia Band and Orchestra auditions were recently held virtually. Students were eligible to audition by ranking at the very top of their sections across Northern Virginia. Congratulations to our kids who made the state level ensembles!!
- sophomore Liz M, FIRST PERCUSSIONIST IN THE ENTIRETY OF VIRGINIA!!!!!!
- senior John C, 2ND viola (orchestra)
- senior Will L, 16th clarinet (top band)
- senior Jake C, 5TH euphonium (second band)
- senior Danny H, 10th percussion (top band)
These five students will participate in a virtual event held across several evenings in April. You can read more about their all-star conductors here: https://vboda.org/index.php/article-display/593-2021-all-virginia-conductors.html
Congratulations to the following singers for making the 2020-2021 All VA Choir!
- Johnny P., #1 Bass 2
- Hannah T., SSAA Alto 1
- Ankit P.,, who is an alternate for Tenor 2.
College & Career Center
The following 10th and 11th grade students have applied and were selected to attend the following leadership events later this Spring and early Summer. Please congratulate these outstanding young men and women😊
- Virginia Boys State - Colin G, Adam H and Ian M,
- Virginia Girls State – Isabella H and Sierra P
- West Point Leadership & Ethics Conference (WPLEC)– Ian M and Paola C
- Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) – Lauren B and Kiley X
All of these events will be held virtually again this year. Normally all, except WPLEC, are held on college campuses giving students a bit of an abbreviated college experience.
Herndon Writing Center
Over the past week, our Herndon Writing Center tutors have participated in the Secondary School Writing Centers Association's 9th annual (virtual) conference, "From Crisis to Creation." We were very proud to have several tutor groups presenting asynchronously via FlipGrid this week, and we were thrilled that two of our presenter groups were chosen from over 80 proposals to present live via Zoom.
If you teach any of these tutors, please congratulate them! They have worked incredibly hard to shift our entire writing center online, and in doing so, they've developed really exciting new ways that our center can serve HHS students, even once the pandemic is over. It's easy to feel like this is a "lost year," but when we see all that our tutors have done, it's clear that in many ways, this year has challenged us to think creatively and try things that we didn't imagine were possible. It's been a quiet year in the HWC, but it's been a good year.
- Leah F., Bella H., and Meena M.: Creating Time with Intention: Tutors Finding Space to be Together Through the Boundary of a Virtual World (Thursday, 3/18 @ 7 PM EST)
- Meg W.: Learning to Love Link Libraries: Incorporating Digital Resources in the Writing Center (Saturday, 3/13 @ 1 pm EST) Check out her project here.
- Aisha A. and Christine C.: Imagining a New Reality: Continuing Online Tutoring in the Future
- Kaitlyn B. and Kira S.: Creating Comfortable Virtual Sessions
- Chloe B. and Rachel S.: Crisis to Hybrid: Incorporating Online Tutoring into our Everyday Writing Centers
- Esri L.: Connect in a Click! How Writing Center Tutors Can Use Online Applications to Give Personal and Effective Feedback
- Shannon L., Carter W., and Raymond Q.: From Commenting to Collaborating: How to Effectively Tutor Synchronously Online