News and Announcements August 12th Edition

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Meet your MVHS Administrative Team

Here is a quick introductory video from our entire Admin Team: Meet our MVHS Administrative Team

Beginning this school year, students will be assigned by student’s last name, rather than by grade level, to an administrator who will serve as your child's sub-school assistant principal.  To support this shift, our school counseling assignments have also been adjusted to balance caseloads and foster collaboration.  This model allows assistant principals and counselors in each sub-school to work more closely as a team, and to address the needs of students on their shared caseload. It will also allow administrators to build relationships with whole families as the student’s progress through high school.  Each administrator will continue to work closely with their grade level (Class of) for class events, activities, and fundraisers, such as mulch sales, prom, and graduation.  See the chart below with our new admin and school counselor assignments.  

Meet your MVHS School Counselors and Clinicians

Our school counselors and clinicians are very excited to welcome all of our Majors:  Meet our School Counselors and Clinicians.

Bell Schedule Save the Dates

Freshman and MVHS New Student Orientation – August 16, 2021 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm).  This is available to all freshmen, and optional for students new to MVHS.  Students will tour the building and learn about the school.  Transportation is being provided for those that need a ride that day.  All students who need a ride should report to one of the following Elementary Schools by 8:15am.

Fort Belvoir ES

Mount Vernon Woods ES

Washington Mill ES

Woodlawn ES

Students who do not need transportation should plan to arrive at Mount Vernon HS by 9:00am and enter using Door #4.  Once inside, students will be directed to their locations based on their last name.

“Majors Gear Up” – August 17, 2022 (*5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) Families will make connections with resources in our community, learn about new technology, join our PTSA, pick up laptops and schedules, and have an opportunity to receive school supplies.    *Doors will open at 4:30 for 1 additional hour of laptop distribution in G100 and the Auxiliary Gym.

First Day of School :-) - August 22, 2022 School hours are 8:10 - 2:55.  All students should enter through Doors 1, 4, or 6.

BTSN and Football Game – September 1, 2022 (BTSN - 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm); Football Game 7:30 pm) This will be an opportunity for families to meet teachers and learn about the curriculum and classroom procedures.  Immediately following this event, we invite everyone to join us as we destroy the Justice Wolves! :-)  There will be food, fun, games, and music. 

Please mark your calendars with the important dates below.

ATHLETICS

Check out our Athletic Site here.  Mark your calendar to come out and show your MAJOR spirit by joining us at one of our games.

Executive Board PTSA

The PTSA is still accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you or anyone you know is interested in being PTSA President or have questions about board positions please email Veronda Grimes @[email protected].

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Return to School Letter, Forms and Important Dates

All MVHS Families should have received a letter from the administrative team today.  Please email Mrs. Veronda Grimes at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Meet your MVHS Administrative Team

Please enjoy this brief video and meet your MVHS Administrative Team.

Job Opportunities in Food Services Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.  Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact MVHS at 703-619-3100.

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Dear MVHS Families, 

I hope you all are continuing to enjoy your summer and finding time to relax.  As some of you may have seen from the superintendent's community message, FCPS is experiencing a staff shortage, however, we are all committed to ensuring that we will have a licensed educator in every classroom for the first day of school.

I want to assure you that at MVHS we are almost fully staffed and working diligently to prepare for the upcoming school year.  In the event that we are not fully staffed, we have already developed plans to address any remaining vacancies. These plans are student-centered and designed to meet the needs of all our students. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to MVHS and will send our welcome back letter and video with more details about the upcoming school year next Friday.  Take good care and we will see you all very soon. 

Sincerely, 

The MVHS Administrative Team

Jumpstart

 The Jump Start Program will start August 1st-5th.  Information regarding bus pick up and drop off can be found below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Erica Williams-Taylor at [email protected].  Thank you and we look forward to welcoming your students at 9:30am on August 1st.     

Digital Resources @ Mount Vernon High School

This information is provided in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to provide you with information about the measures FCPS takes to keep student data secure when using digital tools. By completing the digital form linked below, you provide permission for your child to use the FCPS-approved online tools listed below as part of an instructional program.

Listed below are the digital tools that are used at your child’s school that require parental approval, and not all tools will be used by every student. The tools have been carefully reviewed to ensure that they align with the FCPS Learning Model and FCPS conducts the same technical evaluations for all products that use student information. 

For information about the specific tools that will be used by your child, please contact your child’s teachers. You will be notified if additional tools are added to this list and given the opportunity to opt-in to tools that require parental permission. Additionally, FCPS may use digital tools that do not collect, use or share any personal information. 

You can find more information about FCPS’ commitment to student privacy and how resources are vetted at Digital Resources in FCPS.

This permission will expire at the end of this school year, and can be revoked at any time by contacting the school.  If you have questions about any of the digital resources listed below, please contact your child’s school.

For more information, visit our website here. 

FCPS Trust Policy

FCPS’ Trust Policy confirms the school division’s commitment to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space that is non-disruptive to all students and their families, regardless of immigration status. This policy aligns with FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 2 - Caring Culture and with Fairfax County’s Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy. It ensures that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear of having their data disclosed to federal immigration officials. 

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Immunizations

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia.  It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family health care provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Plan to Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications This Summer

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact MVHS at 703-619-3100.

Tax Free Weekend

August 5-7, 2022 will be a three-day sales tax holiday in the state of Virginia. For more information, visit Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday webpage.

Expunging High School Courses Taken in Middle School (Incoming 9th Graders Only)

Parents of incoming 9th grade students who completed a high school course (World Languages, Algebra, and Geometry) in the 2021-22 school year may request the final grades for these courses be omitted from your student’s transcript.  You must submit a Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School form to Mount Vernon HS Student Services, after the course is completed and prior to October 28, 2022.  This form may be obtained at the following link https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf 

Say Yes to FCPS!- FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants! You will find information about the application process here.  You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process. To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page here.  Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Upcoming Sessions:  August 10, 17, 24 and 31

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2022-23 School Year  Important  Dates

Please note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.  

Please Save the following dates.  

  • Jump Start for all 9th Graders:  July 25th-July 29th 
  • New Student and Freshmen Orientation:  August 16, 2022
  • MVHS Welcome Back Party: August 17, 2022
  • PSAT (grades 10-11) and SAT School day (grades 12): October 12, 2022

More information and details about these events will be shared next month and emailed to families.  

Jumpstart Program

Due to transportation and registration logistics, we are consolidating all 3 weeks into one week to be held July 25th-29th. The Jumpstart Program will be held from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Transportation will be provided to and from MVHS from the feeder elementary schools. We will send out another email the middle of next week confirming pick up and drop off times for the elementary schools.  We look forward to seeing and working with all of our rising 9th graders on Monday July 25th.  If you have any questions or concerns please email Erica Williams-Taylor at [email protected].  Thank you and have a wonderful weekend. 

PTSA Executive Board

The PTSA is still accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you or anyone you know is interested in a position or have questions please email [email protected]

12th Grade Immunization Requirement
  • Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of senior year.
  • Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation.

If you have not already done so, please provide one of the following documents to Lorraine Fetterolf at  [email protected], our registrar ­­­as soon as possible and no later than August 1st, 2022:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at this link.
Immunizations

Dear Families,

Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Several clinics are coming up soon in your area if your child needs an immunization to complete their records for the 2022-23 school year. 

Be sure to register today! 

Mount Vernon District Office

8350 Richmond Hwy #233

Alexandria, VA 22309

 

Friday, July 15

1-4 p.m.

 

Friday, August 19

1-4 p.m.

 

Appointments are required, call 703-246-7100.

 You will need to bring to your appointment: 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to your school as soon as possible. 

You can also make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

 Thank you for being a partner in school health.

Welcome our New Choral Director

A native of Williston, Vermont, Chelsea Huber comes to Fairfax County from Durham Public Schools in North Carolina, where she has just completed her fifth year as a choral director. In addition to teaching, she has performed with North Carolina Opera and the NC Master Chorale, as well as assistant directed productions with White Iris Light Opera and the Durham Savoyards. She graduated from Meredith College, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro. She is also the music and dance editor for Cultural Voice North Carolina (CVNC.org).  Ms. Huber will direct both the Whitman and Mount Vernon High School choral programs.  We are excited to have her join our Major family.

Mount Vernon High School Class of 2022

Lifetouch has now published the photos from our June 7, 2022 graduation.  Graduated Class of 2022, family and friends may order pictures from the following link: 

2022 Graduation Picture Link to Order

Early Online College

Start your college career early with online courses at NOVA! Early Online College (EOC) allows current high school juniors or seniors the opportunity to take up to two tuition free college courses this fall.  

The application is now open and will close at 5PM on July 29th, 2022. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 GPA. Online courses begin September 19, 2022 and end on December 13, 2022

 To learn more about Early Online College, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, please visit https://www.nvcc.edu/online-early-college/

Plan to Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications This Summer

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact MVHS at 703-619-3100.

Thank you,

Principal Rogers

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MVHS Fall Sports Try-out/Practice Information - Update

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Good Morning - 

We are very excited about the start of the 22-23 Fall Sports Season. To participate in a Fall Sport you must be in good academic standing and have completed a 2022 VHSL Physical and our online registration. Physical forms can be found here. The registration instructions are below(easier to read from previous message). Completed physicals can be brought to the Activities Office or emailed to Mr. Ponton([email protected]).

 

We have 6 Fall Sports at Mt Vernon HS. Try-out and practice times are listed below. We have also included Head Coach contact information in case you have any questions. 

REGISTERING FOR SPORTS & ACTIVITIES ONLINE

  1. GO TO: https://mountvernon-ar.rschooltoday.com/
    1. COMPUTER PREFERRED INSTEAD OF PHONE
  1. CLICK, ‘LOG IN TO ATHLETIC AND ACTIVITY REGISTRATION
    1. NEW USERS: CLICK, ‘CREATE FAMILY ACCOUNT
    2. RETURNING USERS WITH ACCOUNT: CLICK, ‘FAMILY ACCOUNT LOGIN
      1. RETURNING USERS LOGIN WITH EXISTING USERNAME & PASSWORD
  1. NEW USERS ENTER THE FOLLOWING:
    1. FIRST/LAST NAME
    2. CREATE A USERNAME & PASSWORD (remember this for future use)
    3. EMAIL ADDRESS (can not be the student ‘fcpsschools.net’ email – must be a parent email)
    4. CLICK, ‘SIGN UP
  1. NEW USERS:
    1. CHECK THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ACCOUNT FOR A VERIFICATION MESSAGE
      1. CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE EMAIL à WILL RE-DIRECT BACK TO THE REGISTRATION WEBSITE
        1. CLICK, ‘CLICK HERE’ TO GO TO ACCOUNT PAGE
  1. ALL USERS:
    1. CLICK THE BLUE, ‘REGISTER’ (has a blue square with a pencil icon to the left of it)
    2. CHOOSE WHICH FORM YOU WANT TO REGISTER TO:
      1. ATHLETIC REGISTRATION’ IS FOR ALL SPORTS
      2. VHSL ACADEMIC ACTIVITY REGISTRATION’ IS FOR ALL OTHER SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
  1. ALL USERS ENTER THE FOLLOWING:
    1. STUDENT ID NUMBER
    2. LAST NAME (must be typed as it appears in SIS; two last names, correct spelling, hyphenated last name, etc.)
    3. CLICK, ‘CONTINUE
  1. FILL OUT THE 7 STEPS OF THE FORM AS COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE
    1. ***PHYSICAL DATE IS NOT REQUIRED FOR STEP #4 – ‘CHECK’ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT A VHSL PHYSICAL FORM MUST BE TURNED IN***

A confirmation email will be sent to the Mount Vernon Student Activities Office upon completion of the online registration. If you have any issues or questions, please email the following:

 

 

We can't wait to see you!!!

 

GO MAJORS!!!

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Good Morning - 

We are very excited about the start of the 22-23 Fall Sports Season. To participate in a Fall Sport you must be in good academic standing and have completed a 2022 VHSL Physical and our online registration. Physical forms can be found here. The registration instructions are to the right of this text. Completed physicals can be brought to the Activities Office or emailed to Mr. Ponton([email protected]).

 

We have 6 Fall Sports at Mt Vernon HS. Try-out and practice times are listed below. We have also included Head Coach contact information in case you have any questions. 

 

We can't wait to see you!!!

 

GO MAJORS!!!

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Free Summer Meals for Kids

Join the Capital Area Food Bank along with special guests as they kick off their free summer meals for kids program for kids ages 5-18.  Enjoy food, music, face painting, and meeting representatives from the DC Divas women's professional football team!

Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 6:00pm– 7:30pm

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2022-23 School Year Important  Dates

Please note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.  

Please Save the following dates.  

  • Jump Start for all 9th Graders: July 18 - August 5, 2022.  Information about Jump Start has been shared with 9th grade families.  For more information, please contact Erica Williams-Taylor at [email protected]
  • New Student and Freshmen Orientation:  August 16, 2022
  • MVHS Welcome Back Party: August 17, 2022
  • PSAT (grades 10-11) and SAT School day (grades 12): October 12, 2022

More information and details about these events will be shared next month and emailed to families.  

PTSA Executive Board

The PTSA is accepting nominations for President for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you or anyone you know is interested or have questions about another position please email [email protected]

12th Grade Immunization Requirement
  • Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of senior year.
  • Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation.

If you have not already done so, please provide one of the following documents to Lorraine Fetterolf at  [email protected], our registrar ­­­as soon as possible and no later than August 1st, 2022:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at this link.   
Dual Enrollment Opportunity

Virtual Virginia (VVA) and Tidewater Community College (TCC) have partnered to offer the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Pathways Program in 2022–2023. Students enrolled in the pilot program will work towards dual enrollment credit or a work-ready cybersecurity certification. 

Enrollment & Admissions:

  • Will be available statewide to students in grades 11 and 12 in 2022–2023
  • A maximum of 200 students in the state may participate in the 2022–2023 program. Enrollment will be first come first served based on enrollment and the TCC application.
  • Enrollment will open this Friday, July 1, with an enrollment deadline of Friday, July 15, 2022. Participating students will enroll in both VVA and TCC.

Detailed information can be found here: https://virtualvirginia.org/pathways/de/ 

We understand the application timeline is short and program enrollment is small, and want to ensure that we offer the opportunity to FCPS students.

Plan to Submit Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications This Summer

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact MVHS at 703-619-3100.

Thank you,

Principal Rogers

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We hope you all are enjoying your summer break, by taking some much needed time to rest, relax and recharge.  Please remember, office hours are  9:00am - 1:00pm.  Please email Veronda Grimes at [email protected] if you would like to schedule an appointment or call the front desk at 703-619-3100.

Student Services Updates

Mount Vernon’s Student Services Office will be closed Friday, July 1st through Friday, July 8th.  Our Registrar, Student Information Assistant and Director of Student Services will return the week of July 11th.  In addition all school counselors are on Summer Break until August 4th. 

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations:  Summer 2022

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  • Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.  Information about community resources will also be provided.

 

  • Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes.  Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. 

A school psychologist or school social worker will respond to your request during the weeks you indicated being available in the survey. Please check your voicemail and email during your selected weeks in order to set up an appointment. You may leave a message at 703-503-2520 if you have questions or need to make any changes.

If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call 911.

FCPS Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served to students enrolled in summer school at all FCPS summer school locations this year.

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites beginning June 14 and ending August 8. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. 

The meal kits will be available for pick up Tuesday mornings. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times.

Tutor.com—Online Tutoring Services Summer Access

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

2022-23 School Year to Start on August 22

Please note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.  

Please save the following dates: 

  • New Student and Freshmen Orientation:  August 16, 2022
  • MVHS Welcome Back Block Party: August 17, 2022
  • PSAT (grades 10-11) and SAT School day (grades 12): October 12, 2022

More information and details about these events will be shared next month and emailed to families.  

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Summer School Registration Information and Support

The Student Services Department will host an Open House to assist students and parents/guardians in registering for summer school classes. Representatives will be available Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 from 9am to 6pm in G-100.

El Departamento de Servicios Estudiantiles ha organizado un evento para ayudar a los estudiantes y padres / tutores a inscribirse en las clases de la escuela de verano. Los representantes estarán disponibles el miércoles, 15 de junio de 2022, de 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. en el salón G-100.

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Summer Basketball Camps at Mt Vernon HS

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The Mount Vernon High School Athletic Booster Club will be hosting Summer Basketball Camps in June and July. Please see the flyer and information below. 

If you are looking for a great opportunity for your child to hone their basketball skills during Summer Break, you should consider attending the Shots Up Basketball Camp being held at Mt Vernon High School.  The Camp will be run by Chris Woodhall (Shots Up).  Coach Chris’ Shots Up basketball program includes fielding AAU teams; holding camps and clinics; and providing individual and small group player development training throughout the Northern VA area.  Go to Shotsupbasketball.com to check out our website. 

 

The primary goal of this camp is to help each player improve and develop their basketball skills through experienced top-level training.  Emphasis will be on basketball fundamentals through various fun on-court activities. 

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We had a wonderful wellness day to celebrate the end of the school year!

Greetings Major Families,

With the 21-22 school year behind us, we are reflecting on so many celebrations and accomplishments.  Our students and staff worked with passion and enthusiasm throughout the year and the rewards have been priceless. Numerous academic awards were earned and MVHS earned the designation of a blue-ribbon school of music excellence. There were many brilliant art and theatrical performances, tons of community service projects, and many athletic and club competitions were won!  We are incredibly proud of every achievement of our entire community no matter how big or small.

As we look to the next school year, we have already begun planning for ways to continue to improve.  Our strategic plan will continue to focus on three big ideas: The social and emotional well-Being of students, highly effective collaborative learning teams, and high quality instruction to ensure every student engages in rigorous learning.  We continue to seek your input to help us as we finalize those plans.  Please share your ideas here

Each year, some of our MVHS staff make life and personal choices to retire or move with new career or school choices.  We wish those staff members the very best in their future endeavors and they are reminded that, “Once a Major, Always a Major”. 😊 With that, we will welcome new amazing staff members to the Major Family.  Those staff members will be introduced in August. Last month, we introduced the newest members of the administrative team, Mrs. Lashonda Reed and Mr. Brian Murphy.  We are also excited to welcome the following members to our leadership team:

Mrs. Sarah Freeland - IB Coordinator

Ms. Erica Williams-Taylor - Dean of Students

Ms. Pamela Ihle - Assessment Coach

Finally, It has been a pleasure to work alongside you all to support our Majors this year, and I look forward to continuing our partnership to ensure our Majors achieve and thrive together with purpose and pride!! :-)

Have an amazing summer! 

With Major Pride, 

Principal Rogers 

MVHS Summer Office Hours

Effective June 14, 2022, office hours will be 9:00am - 1:00pm.  Please email Veronda Grimes at [email protected] if you would like to schedule an appointment or call the front desk at 703-619-3100.

Congratulations! Class of 2022

As you prepare for the next phase of your life, you may want to maintain a few items from your high school career at MVHS. On July 29th, 2022 your access to your Google Drive files and folders will come to an end. If you are not returning to FCPS in any student capacity, please be sure to download any needed files and information before July 29th. 

The instructions for completing the download are available via the Google Workspace Information for Students and Parents page on the FCPS website.

Final Report Cards

Report cards with fourth quarter and final grades will be available to parents in Parent Vue and will be mailed home on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Summer School Registration Information and Support

The Student Services Department will host an Open House to assist students and parents/guardians in registering for summer school classes.  Representatives will be available Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 from 9:00am to 6:00pm in G100.

Though not required, it would be appreciated if you could please email or call your student’s counselor (contact info below) with a time frame of when you would be attending so we can ensure that we have enough laptops available.

If you do not require assistance in applying, the links to register are below.

Credit Recovery Summer School
  • Summer School Credit Recovery Classes are offered at Edison High School from July 11-July 29, 2022 from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  The Credit Recovery Academy provides an opportunity for students to recover one high school course credit.  Students may not take these courses for new course credit.  Students are eligible to enroll in a Credit Recovery Academy course if they have previously received a grade of F.  However, students who have passed Algebra 1 may take the Credit Recovery Academy course to improve their understanding and skills before the next school year.  No additional course credit will be awarded to these students.  Transportation will be provided from West Potomac to Edison High School and back.  Students must find their own transportation to and from Mount Vernon. 
  • Courses Available for Summer School Credit Recovery are: 
    • English: English 9 for English Learners (Els) English 10 for Els English 11 for Els
    • English Language Development: ELD 1, ELD 2, ELD 3, ELD 4
    • Math: Math Readiness for Els, Numeracy Essentials, Pre-Algebra for Els
    • Social Studies: VA/US Government for ELS
    • Misc.: Literacy Essentials
    • Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra Functions Data Analysis (AFDA), Algebra 2  
    • Science: Biology, Chemistry
    • Social Studies: World Hist and Geo 2, US /VA History, VA/US Government
    • English: English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12 
    • Test Remediation: Alg 1 SOL, Geometry SOL, Biology SOL, WorkKeys Writing, WorkKeys Reading 
    • English Language Learners Classes
Enrichment Summer School
  • Summer School Enrichment Courses are for an Initial Credit.  Courses are fully online and there is a charge for the course.  Tuition varies but does take Lunch Status into account.  For specific information regarding pre-requisites, dates, times and fees please use the following link.
  • Courses offered:
    • Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Head start, Algebra 2  
    • Science: Chemistry, Geosystems, Physics
    • Social Studies: World Hist and Geo 1, World Hist and Geo 2, US /VA History, VA/US Government
    • English: English 10, English 11, English 12
    • Health and PE: Health and PE 9, Health and PE 10 
    • World Languages: Spanish 2, Spanish 3 
    • Electives: Exploring the Language of Medicine, Intro to Technical Drawing, WBL Summer Internship, Economics and Personal Finance (Not self-directed).
School Counselors’ Contact Information

School counselors are available until 3:00 pm June 16, 2022 to answer questions.  They will return after summer break on August 5, 2022.  

Patrick Tubbins     A - Chi

703-619-3254 | [email protected]

Niasharee Frater      Cho - Gom

703-619-3279 | [email protected]

Mary McAlevy     Gon - Lea

703-619-3255 | [email protected]

Camille Moore     Leb - Olo

703-619-3233 | [email protected]

Melissa Mentzel     Olp - Ser

703-619- 3136 | [email protected]

Paul Guillion     Ses - Z

703-619-3253 | [email protected]

Cathy Samper     ELP 1 – 3 A -B

703-619-3280 | [email protected]

Maisa Jones     ELP 3 C – Z & ELP 4

703-619-3289 | [email protected]

Karen Mazzoccoli     CSS & STEP

703-619-3308 | [email protected]

Bryce Green     OTG

703-619-3228 | [email protected]  

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Reminder

School is closed for underclassmen tomorrow, June 7, 2022 due to our graduation.

PTSA Board Nominations Needed

The PTSA is accepting nominations for all board positions for the next year.  If you or anyone you know is interested in a position please email [email protected]

Laptop Collection

All student school issued laptops, chargers, MiFi devices and MiFi chargers are required to be returned to Mount Vernon High School (MVHS) at the end of the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Underclassmen (Students in Grades 9, 10 & 11)must return their equipment during one of the following days/times.

  • Thursday June 9th during the Major Time block in G100.
  • Friday June 10th during 1st

Students who do not return their school issued equipment will be charged the replacement cost of the item from the list below.

  • Laptop Replacement cost - $481 (does not include the price of the charger)
  • Laptop Charger Replacement cost - $23
  • Kajeet Smartspot MiFi replacement cost - $100 (does not include the price of the charger)
  • Kajeet Smartspot MiFi replacement cost - $12

Upon completing the return process, all students will receive an electronic receipt in their FCPS Google Gmail account.

Students who plan on attending an FCPS Summer Learning program are able to keep their devices over the summer period. Students must complete the registration process with their school counselor. School counselors will notify the MVHS Tech Team of their student’s need for their laptop and other equipment..

Should you have questions about the process, please reach out to Mr. Abrams ([email protected]) or Mr. Atwater ([email protected]) for additional details.

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We celebrated the strong work ethic and perseverance of so many Majors this week! Senior Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of our seniors who were honored at our Senior Awards Program!  Pictured above are a few of our proud, IB Candidates, Honor Graduates and Presidential Scholars.

Final Week of School

This is our final week of school for the 21-22 school year.  This week we will be saying goodbye to the class of 2022 on Tuesday, June 7th.  There is no school for 9th, 10th or 11th grade students.  See below for a look at this week’s adjusted schedule with bell times.

MVHS Summer Office Hours

Effective June 14, 2022, office hours will be 9:00am-1:00pm.  Please email Veronda Grimes at [email protected] if you would like to schedule an appointment or call the front desk at 703-619-3100.

Fourth Quarter Grades, Course Requests and Report Cards

Fourth quarter and final grades will be available to parents in Parent Vue and will be mailed home on Friday, June 17, 2022. 

Before taking that much needed break and summer vacation, parents/guardians, you are strongly encouraged to discuss all course requests (primary and alternative electives) with your child(ren).  The deadline to request a change in courses or electives is Friday, June 10th

We encourage parents/guardians to review your student’s course requests in ParentVUE. Click “Course Requests” on the Navigation toolbar to access this information.  A final copy of course requests will be included in the fourth quarter report card mailing.  A copy was also sent home with your child’s third quarter report card. 

   Please note that these are course requests, this is not a final schedule; staffing or potential schedule conflicts may result in an alternative class being selected.  Please reach out to your child’s school counselor if there are any questions about courses entered or if you would like to make a change. After June 10th, requests will only be accepted to resolve scheduling conflicts or resolve credit issues such as graduation requirements or to increase rigor by taking a more challenging course.

“Free Fall” Orchestra Performance

We are incredibly proud of Maestro Rodriguez and his orchestra.  If you did not have an opportunity to see the performance of this piece composed specifically for our MVHS orchestra, you can see it along with the documentary and news article below: 

 Link to mini-documentary

 Link to the premiere performance

 Link to FCPS Article ABOUT Free Fall

Senior Pictures for the Class of 2023

Legacy has posted summer dates to their website for students and families to schedule appointments.  The summer dates are Thursday, August 16th from 8:30am-3:30pm and Friday, August 17th from 8:30am-3:30pm at MVHS.

Additional appointments will be available September 26th-30th from 3:30pm-9:00pm.  These dates are not yet available on the Legacy website.  

https://seniors.legacystudios.com/mount-vernon-hs-alexandria-va/

The August and September dates are the only dates available.  Appointment spaces will fill up quickly; please get senior pictures taken on the earliest date possible.

Important note: Students do not have to purchase pictures.  We are encouraging all rising seniors to schedule an appointment and select the free yearbook package, even if they do not want to purchase pictures.  This will ensure that all senior pictures are included in the yearbook.

Students in the Class of 2023

Log into your Google account and vote for next year’s t-shirt using the link below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf730_SDJB_xgKKnUxRBkEHenshF_VBQmzaYBL4NqxjRkW4Hw/viewform

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications/Summer Meals

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for SY 22-23. For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. However, the extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year.

We encourage you to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application prior to the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer. Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

If you have questions about the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program, the additional benefits your child may receive, or no-cost summer meals, please contact the school.  We are happy to help.

Youth Substance Abuse Trends Webinar (June 7)

Opioid overdoses are on the rise in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends. Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on substance use trends and supports June 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the June 7 webinar

The webinar will cover topics including, most commonly used substances, ways parents can support their children, and available FCPS and Fairfax County resources.

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting by an ASL/Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Team will also be provided.

Learn more about what you can do to help and prevent overdoses in our Healthy Minds blog.

Community & Family Day at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Summer is here but it will be back to school time before you know it! The National Urban League, the Greater Washington Urban League and GEICO Cares have got you covered. Join them on July 23rd for Community & Family Day at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Every K-12 student registered will leave with a free backpack stuffed with school supplies and a pair of brand-new sneakers. Plus, access to free health screenings, housing and job information, and resources to help your kids have a healthy and happy school year. Registration is required and supplies are limited. Your child must be present to receive a backpack and sneakers.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/350614897597

MVHS PTSA Board Member Positions Available

The PTSA is accepting nominations for all board positions for the next year.  If you or anyone you know is interested in a position please email [email protected]

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International Night was a wonderful celebration of the rich diversity at Mount Vernon High School.

Good Morning Major Families, 

I hope you all enjoyed the three day weekend and had time to reflect on the sacrifices of our fallen soldiers during this Memorial Day.  We owe so much to our military and their families for protecting us and making so many sacrifices on our behalf. 

It is hard to believe that we are in our last 9 days of school, but that is our reality.  I am incredibly proud of the work of our students and staff after what has been such a tumultuous year, but I attribute that to our community being MAJORSTRONG!  

We celebrated so much this past week academically, in athletics and performing arts.  I am always in awe of the gifts and talents of our students and so very proud.  Over the next two weeks, our students will be involved in preparing for graduation festivities, celebrating accomplishments during the spring sports and underclassmen awards ceremonies, and finishing the year with final examinations.  As I shared with students, it is one thing to start strong, but finishing strong, especially when times are tough, shows our tenacity and resilience.

Please review the modified schedule below and plan accordingly to ensure you are working with your students to prepare for their final exams.  Also, please note that beginning June 6th, MVHS will move to a half day schedule for underclassmen.  On June 7, 2022,  9-11th graders will have an asynchronous day because the building will be closed for our MVHS Graduation.

We will also celebrate the culmination of this school year with a “Wellness Day” on the last day of school with activities such as karaoke, kickball, board games, chalk art and yoga.  It will be a great time for all.  

Finally, if you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete this survey to help us continue to grow.  We value your feedback and will use it as we plan for the future. 

With Major Pride, 

Principal Rogers

Meet our New Administrators

Mrs. Lashonda Reed

Administrator for Subschool 2025

Official Start Date: 5/30/22

Special Education - Cat A

Social Studies

Greetings Majors! My name is Lashonda Reed, but you can call me Shon, and I am so excited to be joining the Mount Vernon family!

Brief Background: I was born and raised in Rochester, New York.  In 2001, I followed my Marine husband to the Northern Virginia area, and we loved the area so much that we never left. I currently live in Fredericksburg, VA with my now Civilian Marine husband and 3 adult children.  As a career switcher, I entered the field of education in 2010 and obtained my Master’s in Special Education General Curriculum K-12 in 2012 and my Education Leadership Certification in 2016, both from the University of Mary Washington. I previously served the Stafford County and Fauquier County communities as a LD Teacher, Special Education Department Chair, and Assistant Principal, all at the high school level.  By the end of the 2020-21 school year, I needed a change of pace, so I decided to return to the classroom.  Shortly after making this decision, I accepted a LD Teacher position with the FCPS Virtual Program. With the Virtual Program concluding at the end of this school year, I started my FCPS job search to find a new home and although I was not explicitly looking for AP positions, when I saw the Mount Vernon AP opening, I was inspired to apply, and the rest is history!

Personal and/or fun facts you’re willing to share: I enjoy the freedoms of having grown children, traveling, dating my husband, scrapbooking, and spending cool nights sitting around my backyard fire pit. 

Why you’re excited to join the MVHS Family:As a Virtual Program Teacher, I was able to work with students, staff, and parents from all over the county; however, MVHS stood out from all the rest.  With positive insight from all stakeholder perspectives, I could not pass on the opportunity to be a part of the MVHS family and, I am so honored that the family saw it fit to welcome me in with open arms!

Mr. Brian Murphy

Director of Student Activities

Official Start Date: 5/30/22

Health and Physical Education

Custodians

I come to Mount Vernon after being at Justice High School for the last 5 years.  During that time I taught Geometry, was the Math Department chair,  and coached varsity football.  Prior to that I was at West Covina High School in California for 17 years, where I taught Geometry, was the Athletic Director for 14 years and coached varsity football for 17 years and varsity baseball for 7 years.  I have three boys, a senior and a freshman at Oakton, and a 7th grader at Rachel Carson.  My wife is a clinical director for the emergency department at Inova Fairfax.  I am extremely proud of all 4 of them.  I graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1995 with a BS in Accounting and from Azusa Pacific University in 2004 with a Masters in Education Administration.   I look forward to joining the team at Mount Vernon as the new Director of Student Activities.

MAJOR PRIDE!

Congratulations to Mark Wilson, who will be presented with his Silver Medal by Congressman Beyer Jr on 1 June 2022.  Mark joined the United States Congress’ only non-profit and highest honor for youth civilians in January 2020 right before the pandemic hit.  He was required to put hundreds of hours into Physical Fitness, Voluntary Public Service, and Personal Development. Mark also was required to go on an expedition which he had to independently design, schedule, execute, and summarize any lessons learned.  

Kailah Augustine received a “Special Mention” at the Brandon Victor Dixon Awards for her performance in Matilda.  Check it out here.

Congratulations to our Fine and Performance Department

This past week our Choral, Orchestra and Band students performed for a week of Spring Concerts.  Each performance was special, our seniors were celebrated and music beautifully rang out of the Andrew Lee Pauley Theater.  On Wednesday, May 25, 2022 our orchestra students premiered their commissioned piece Free Fall to thunderous applause in front of the composer Selena Ryan who was flown in from Arizona thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Art Program partnered with our orchestra program to bring the composition to life.  The students created stream-of-consciousness painting, drawing and sculpting sessions while listening to the digital mockup of free fall.  The thematic art installation and interactive gallery also premiered on May 25th.   Congratulations to all involved in this inspirational collaboration. It was a wonderful evening

Upcoming Senior Schedule Senior Laptop Collection

Senior should plan to turn in their laptop/charger on the following days/times.

Tuesday May 31st – G103 (2pm-4pm)

Wednesday June 1st – G100 (9:30am-1:30am)

Senior Class Trip Thursday June 2nd – Permission slips for the senior class trip will be posted in Schoology and available in the Senior sub-school on May 4th.  Students who wish to attend the senior-class trip must return their signed permission slip no later than Friday May 13th.  Students attending the trip will arrive and check-in the cafeteria from 8:00-8:15am on Thursday.  Buses will depart at 8:30am and return to MVHS at 6:30pm.  Bus sign-up will be made available in the sub-school on May 23rd.

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals June 3rd & 6th – Students are required to attend both graduation rehearsals if they are participating in the Graduation Ceremony.  Students should arrive by 8:30am and be in their seats in the Field House by 8:45am.  Rehearsal will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Rehearsal will run from 9:00am-11:00am.  Following Monday’s rehearsal, students will be issued their cap/gown and given their 6 Graduation Tickets.

Senior Carnival June 3rd – The PTSA is hosting a Senior Carnival on Friday June 3rd from 11am – 3pm.  There will be rides, games, food, music, etc.  This event is a single-entry event, once students leave, they are not permitted back into the carnival.  The Carnival will take place at MVHS in the football stadium grounds.

Senior Awards June 3rd – MVHS Student Services is hosting the senior awards night on Friday June 3rd from 5:30-630pm in the Little Theatre.  Students receiving awards will be contacted directly by Student Services.  Students attending should arrive by 5pm and check-in at the cafeteria.  Parents are encouraged to attend and will receive communication from Student Services.

Inter-Faith Baccalaureate Service June 5th – Good Shephard church is hosting a brief non-denominational service for our graduates who wish to attend on Sunday, June 5th at 4pm.  More information will be forth coming.  Seniors who are attending will be issued their caps/gowns for the event.

Elementary School visits June 6th – Students who wish to visit their ES will wear their cap/gown and travel to the elementary school they attended.  They will participate in a parade through the halls of their elementary school as the students cheer them on.  Any senior who did not attend one of our feeder elementary schools, can choose any of the elementary schools and go with friends.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to the elementary schools and should arrive by the times below:

Fort Belvoir ES - 12pm

Riverside ES - 2pm

Washington Mill ES - 2pm

Mount Vernon Woods ES - 2pm

Woodlawn ES - 2pm

Woodley Hills ES - 2pm

Senior Carnival

"The Class of 2022 carnival is almost here! The MVHS PTSA can't wait to celebrate YOU! Come enjoy - games, music, a photo booth, raffles, and food! Come enjoy on Friday, 6/3 from 11 am-3 pm. "

Class of 2022 Yard Signs

"There is still time to get a yard sign to celebrate your graduating senior! If you haven't ordered a yard sign yet, there is still time but quantities are limited. Order now." 

https://mountvernonhsptsa.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2514&form=9

Laptop Collection for MVHS Students

The end of year is right around the corner and this means the MVHS Tech Team will be collecting student laptops before the end of the school year.

For the Class of 2022, laptops will be collected on May 31st which is an early collection period for seniors and on June 1st during the final Senior Major Time. The collection times are listed below:

  • Early Collection: May 31st, 2022 in G103 (2 - 4 p.m.)
  • Normal Collection: June 1st, 2022 in G100 (9:30 - 1:30 p.m.)

For our underclassmen, laptops will be collected on:

  • June 9th, 2022 in G100 (8 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • June 10th, 2022 in G100 (8 - 11:30 a.m.)

During your assigned collection period, students need to return the following to avoid any replacement fines. (The replacement fines are listed after the items below.)

  • Dell Latitude 3300 laptops without stickers or drawings (Replacement cost - $481.00)
  • Dell Laptop Charger (Replacement cost - $23.00)
  • Kajeet Smartspot MiFi Device (Replacement cost - $100.00)
  • Kajeet Smartspot MiFi charging cord (Replacement cost - $12.00)

Students who do not return their school devices will be charged the full placement cost for the missing item.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Mr. Atwater ([email protected]), Mr. Abrams ([email protected]) or Mrs. Bradshaw ([email protected]) for assistance.

College and Career Center News

College and Career Center Schoology Course
Course code: GP9G27S276SST

Important Dates Coming up

June 2nd--Underclassmen Award

June 3rd – Senior Awards

June 7th – Graduation June 10th – Last Day of School

Career Planning Student Meetings with Ms. Orr

Ms. Orr will be taking 20 Min Meetings with students beginning next week, until the end of the year. Students email [email protected] to schedule during non-class time.

COLLEGE and CAREER PLANNING EVENTS/CLUBS

Seniors continuing applications to college and university
Click this link to see who is still in USA and International accepting applications.

Future Force, June  4 and June 11th

A two-day workshop series for local junior and senior high school students interested in careers in technology; One student will be selected to win a scholarship valued at $5000
To apply: click this link

Girls Fire and Rescue Academy – June 21-24
Click Here for Application: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems - Applications are due on May 20th for this program that runs June 21-24th


Academic Success Week - Your Guide to Finals and Preventing Summer Slide
From May 15th to May 19th, The Princeton Review is hosting a series of online events, curated for 9th to 12th grade students, will include presentations as well as a new program called “The Digital SAT: What You Need to Know.” included is flyer here with clickable links to register for each event.


NOVA Support for graduating Seniors! - Are you ready for your first semester in college at NOVA? Here’s how you do it in 3 easy steps – view flyer and follow the steps.


Juniors interested in joining the College Help Club and being an officer in their senior year, fill out this form: A meeting will be shared next week by current CHC officers for juniors interested!


Fairfax NAACP 2022 DMV Trade Jobs Fair June 4th 11am High School students interested in promising careers in the skilled trades should attend the 2022 DMV Virtual Trade Jobs Fair scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Several employers will be available to chat about paid job opportunities that include on-the-job training with little or experience required. Interested students should view the event flyer and make sure to register today by visiting this link: bit.ly/DMVJobsFair

INTERNSHIPS/JOBS/SERVICE

Moonlit Wings is looking to hire camp leaders for their performing arts summer camp for kids! Click here for more information


Hollan Hall Summer Day Camp Counselor Opening Click Here for Flyer and Application


Skrimp Shack on Richmond Highway is hiring! Click here for flyer and application


Statfield Non-Profit Summer Camp STEM Instructor for High School Students Seeking students 16 years or older as part-time instructors for in-person summer camps. Looking for dependable tech-savvy individuals with knowledge of coding and engineering design process, experience teaching or facilitating activities for youth, and the ability to work in Reston, Centerville, or Lorton locations. Interested students should view this flyer for more information and visit this link to apply: bit.ly/JoinStartfield.


Spring Village Residential Construction Site 2022 Summer Job Opportunities Seeking students 16 years or older interested in working summer at the Spring Village Residential Construction Site in Springfield, Virginia. Paid opportunity from July 6, 2022 – July 29, 2022, where students employed can earn $15 per hour while acquiring valuable construction skills. Students interested in this opportunity should review this flyer and email Ron Meinert, the Residential Construction Site Teacher, for details on how to apply.


Arcadia Summer Farm Camp in Alexandria
Graduating Senior Job for 18+, need to fill 4 counselor positions which is over July and August. job description/application info. More information here: www.arcadiafood.org

FINANCIAL AID and SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

View all scholarship detail and enrichment here: www.fcps.edu/naviance
And scholarships are shared on College and Career Center Schoology Course
Course code: GP9G27S276SST

JUNIORS WHO WANT TO PRACTICE FOR SAT CLICK HERE
• PLEASE begin using the Opportunity Scholarship to help Practice for the SAT
WEEKLY SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP– EVERY MONDAY 3pm-4:30pm


Juniors and Seniors – come visit the college and career center Mondays after school from now until June. Students will give and receive help finding and applying to various scholarships. Juniors are welcome! Working session, not a presentation. Bring laptops!

WEEKLY SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP– EVERY MONDAY 3pm-4:30pm
Juniors and Seniors – come visit the college and career center Mondays after school from now until June. Students will give and receive help finding and applying to various scholarships. Juniors are welcome! Working session, not a presentation. Bring laptops!

AFCEA NOVA STEM Scholarships SHARED SCHOLARSHIPS (Click on scholarship, and encourage your senior to apply)


*For any questions, please email Ms. Orr, College and Career Specialist, [email protected] *

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services

Spring Fling Lee CC -English June 3.pdf

LeeCS-SFJune3.Spanish.2.pdf

OMVHS Community Meeting

Community Meeting Flyer June 1 2022.pptx

Community Meeting Flyer June 1 2022_ Spanish version.revised.pptx

 

June 4th Community Events

2022-06-04-Family-Fun-Day-Mt-Vernon-Woods-Park.pdf

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PTSA Meeting Tonight

Please join us for our PTSA Meeting tonight, Thursday May 26th at 6:30pm in G-100.  We will accepting nominations for all board positions for the next year; President, Treasurer, Secretary are needed the most.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Family and Friends of our RISING SENIORS!

Students in the Class of 2023 are working diligently to end their junior year strong, and I wanted to take a moment to give you a quick what's up with the Class.

  • Despite the rainy weather, Prom 2022 was a success at The Torpedo Factory on May 6th, and we've been collecting feedback from our students to pass on to next year's junior class.  Thank you to everyone who helped us sell tickets and who joined us at The Torpedo Factory!  We needed you, and we appreciate you very much!
  • We are working on t-shirt designs for senior year.  Senior t-shirts will be ordered for all seniors at the beginning of next year, and the cost is covered by the class, in part by senior dues.
  • Legacy, our new school photographer https://seniors.legacystudios.com/, will be in the building to take senior portraits on May 26th and May 27th.  You can use the link below to sign up for a session:

https://seniors.legacystudios.com/mount-vernon-hs-alexandria-va/

Additional dates will be added; watch for future announcements.  Questions about senior pictures can be directed to Kellie Williams, [email protected].

  • I would like to hold a Parent Council meeting on May 26th at 7:30 (following the PTSA meeting).  It's time for us to start thinking about fundraising and planning for next year's SeniorFest/All Night Grad Party.  Our primary fundraiser for this event is the Spring, 2023 Mulch Sale.   

In the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions or ideas.  Have a wonderful weekend,

Karen Boyd, Class of 2023 Administrator

703-619-3227

[email protected]

SOL Retakes & Make-Ups

Thank you for all of your patience and support during last week’s adjusted SOL testing schedule.  This week there will only be 2 days of large scale testing May 25th and May 26th. The bell schedule will NOT be modified.  Only students who qualified for a retake and those who were absent will be tested.  

  • Wednesday, May 25th –Science SOLs and Reading
  • Thursday, May 26th – Math SOLs
  • Friday, May 27th – Last chance for make-ups and re-takes 
  • CSS testing dates are May 24th-27th
Senior Final Exam Schedule and Other Important Dates The FCPS Senior Survey

The FCPS Senior Survey occurs every year.  The data collected from this class will be used to build scattergrams in Naviance and will provide valuable information for our school division as we work to support each student’s academic and career plan.

 It is important for all seniors to complete this survey and if you are planning to attend college, this is the way you will indicate where you want your school to send your final transcript! If you have not yet completed the Senior Survey, please contact your school counselor.

End of the Year Awards:  Underclassmen and Senior Award Programs

The MVHS faculty and Student Services team are looking forward to celebrating and recognizing some of our students at the end of the year awards. Save the date for the following programs:  Underclassmen Awards, June 2nd 1:30pm and Senior Awards, June 3rd 5:30pm.  

During these programs students will be honored for their academic excellence, hard work and determination.  Due to capacity limitations we can only invite our honored students and their families to the event.  These students and their families will receive a special invitation via email later this week.  Please be on the lookout for that emailed invitation.

Please mark your calendars with the important dates below.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge our MVHS staff members.

MVHS Food Pantry Pre-Summer Drive Thru

We are excited to have one last Food Pantry events on June 2nd after school. 

 

Event Title: “MVHS Food Pantry Pre-Summer Drive Thru”

Date: Thursday, June 2nd

Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Mount Vernon High School, Door #5, Back of School!

College and Career News

Spanish college and career news 5 20 22.pdf

College and Career Center Schoology Course
Course code: GP9G27S276SST

Important Dates Coming up

June 2nd--Underclassmen Awards

June 3rd – Senior Awards

June 7th – Graduation

June 10th – Last Day of School

Career Planning Student Meetings with Ms. Orr

Ms. Orr will be taking 20 Min Meetings with students beginning next week, until the end of the year. Students email [email protected] to schedule during non-class time.

COLLEGE and CAREER PLANNING EVENTS/CLUBS

Seniors continuing applications to college and university
Click this link to see who is still in USA and International accepting applications.

Future Force, June 4 and June 11th
A two-day workshop series for local junior and senior high school students interested in careers in technology; One student will be selected to win a scholarship valued at $5000
To apply: click this link

Girls Fire and Rescue Academy – June 21st-24th
Click Here for Application: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems - Applications are due on May 20th for this program that runs June 21st-24th

NOVA Support for graduating Seniors! - Are you ready for your first semester in college at NOVA? Here’s how you do it in 3 easy steps – view flyer and follow the steps.

Juniors interested in joining the College Help Club and being an officer in their senior year, fill out this form: A meeting will be shared next week by current CHC officers for juniors interested!

Fairfax NAACP 2022 DMV Trade Jobs Fair June 4th 11;00am High School students interested in promising careers in the skilled trades should attend the 2022 DMV Virtual Trade Jobs Fair scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Several employers will be available to chat about paid job opportunities that include on-the-job training with little or experience required. Interested students should view the event flyer and make sure to register today by visiting this link: bit.ly/DMVJobsFair

INTERNSHIPS/JOBS/SERVICE

Moonlit Wings is looking to hire camp leaders for their performing arts summer camp for kids! Click here for more information

Hollan Hall Summer Day Camp Counselor Opening Click Here for Flyer and Application

Skrimp Shack on Richmond Highway is hiring! Click here for flyer and application

Statfield Non-Profit Summer Camp STEM Instructor for High School Students Seeking students 16 years or older as part-time instructors for in-person summer camps. Looking for dependable tech-savvy individuals with knowledge of coding and engineering design process, experience teaching or facilitating activities for youth, and the ability to work in Reston, Centerville, or Lorton locations. Interested students should view this flyer for more information and visit this link to apply: bit.ly/JoinStartfield.

Spring Village Residential Construction Site 2022 Summer Job Opportunities Seeking students 16 years or older interested in working summer at the Spring Village Residential Construction Site in Springfield, Virginia. Paid opportunity from July 6, 2022 – July 29, 2022, where students employed can earn $15 per hour while acquiring valuable construction skills. Students interested in this opportunity should review this flyer and email Ron Meinert, the Residential Construction Site Teacher, for details on how to apply.

United Community – Summer Service-Learning hours for Soccer Lovers!
Click here to learn more

Arcadia Summer Farm Camp in Alexandria
Graduating Senior Job for 18+, need to fill 4 counselor positions which is over July and August. job description/application info. More information here: www.arcadiafood.org

FINANCIAL AID and SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

View all scholarship detail and enrichment here: www.fcps.edu/naviance
And scholarships are shared on College and Career Center Schoology Course
Course code: GP9G27S276SST

JUNIORS WHO WANT TO PRACTICE FOR SAT CLICK HERE
• PLEASE begin using the Opportunity Scholarship to help Practice for the SAT

WEEKLY SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP– EVERY MONDAY 3:00pm-4:30pm
Juniors and Seniors – come visit the college and career center Mondays after school from now until June. Students will give and receive help finding and applying to various scholarships. Juniors are welcome! Working session, not a presentation. Bring laptops!

SHARED SCHOLARSHIPS (Click on scholarship, and encourage your senior to apply)

 

*For any questions, please email Ms. Orr, College and Career Specialist, [email protected] *

The MVHS PTSA invites you to purchase a yard sign!!

Celebrate your Class of 2022 Graduate with a yard sign!  Display them in your yard with the included stakes, put them in your window or on your wall!  Yard signs are $15.  Order yours today while supplies last! Once they are gone, there will not be anymore reorders.  All proceeds go to fund the Senior Carnival.  

https://mountvernonhsptsa.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2514&form=9

Class of 2022 Carnival Volunteer Sign Up

The MVHS PTSA Grad Party Committee has been working hard to organize a day of fun and celebration for our Seniors and are in need of YOUR help!

Please consider volunteering in any capacity on Friday, June 3rd!!!  For more information or to volunteer - please click on the link below.  THANK YOU to those that have already signed up!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054aacac2ca13-class

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