Back to School Night 2021-2022

"Majors achieve and thrive together with purpose and pride."

Welcome to Back to School Night Resource page for the 2021 - 2022 school year! 

This page has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to hear and see from our teachers, our administrative team, our school board members and much more!

For the best experience, we recommend you have a copy of your child’s schedule or access to your SIS ParentVue account. With this information, you will be able to easily navigate and find your desired resource.

Our Back to School Night Resource page has been designed an asynchronous activity. This design provides you with the flexibility to work at your own pace, in your own space and within your schedule. 

This page will remain active for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year should you have a need to return later.

We hope the resources we have compiled are informative and provide perspective for our instructional goals for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  

We are committed to providing the best instructional support during the 2021 – 2022 school year. We are MVHS and we are Major Strong!

Welcome Back Messages from our School Board Members

Click to view the Welcome Back message from Karen Corbett Sanders - Mount Vernon District

Click to view the Welcome Back message from Tamara Derenak Kaufax - Lee District

Click to view the Welcome Back message from Karen Keys-Gamarra - Member-at-Large

Click to view the Welcome Back message from Abrar Omeish - Member-at-Large

Click to view the Welcome Back message from Rachna Sizemore Heizer - Member-at-Large

Meet the faculty and their associated course information for the 2021-2022 school year

Our Administrators

Image of the MVHS Administrative Team

Meet our school administrators.

Click to hear from our Administrative team.

 

Our Student Services Department

Meet the members of our Student Services team.

Click the link to hear from our Student Services team.

Our Instructional Support Staff

Meet the members of our Instructional support staff.

Click the link to hear from the members of our Instructional support staff.

Our Career and Technical Education Department

Meet the members of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) department.

Click the link to hear from our CTE staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Agnew Click to learn more about Economics & Personal Finance
Agnew Click to learn more about Digital & Computer Applications
Agnew Click to learn more about Accounting
Archer Click to learn more about IB Personal & Professional Skills
Archer Click to learn more about Nutrition and Wellness
Burch-Bynum Click to learn more about JROTC 1-4
Carfang Click to learn more about Introduction to Marketing
Carfang Click to learn more about Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Casey Click to learn more about STEM Design
Casey Click to learn more about Cyber Security
Castro Click to learn more about Culinary Arts 1
Castro Click to learn more about Culinary Arts 2
Dabney Click to learn more about Programming
Dabney Click to learn more about Cyber-Computer Tech 1
Dabney Click to learn more about Economics & Personal Finance
David-Brown Click to learn more about Information Systems
David-Brown Click to learn more about Business Law & Management
David-Brown Click to learn more about Business Internship
King Click to learn more about Design & Multimedia Web Tech
King Click to learn more about IB Business Management
King Click to learn more about Economics & Personal Finance
Mazzeo  Click to learn more about Marine JROTC 1-4
Parilla Click to learn more about STEM Engineering
Parilla Click to learn more about STEM Robotics
Parilla Click to learn more about Aerospace Science 1
Parilla  Click to learn more about STEM Designs & Pre-Engineering
Parilla Click to learn more about STEM Advanced Engineering
Reid Click to learn more about Nutrition & Wellness
Reid  Click to learn more about Economics and Personal Finance
Reid Click to learn more about ECC 1 & 2
Turnberger Click to learn more about Life Planning & Nutrition
Turnberger Click to learn more about Nutrition and Wellness
Turnberger Click to learn more about Child Development and Parenting

Our Comprehensive Services Site (CSS) and STEP Program Department

Meet the members of our CSS department and STEP Program.

Click the link to hear from our Comprehensive Services and STEP Program staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Baidoo Click to learn more about Geometry
Baidoo Click to learn more about Economics and Personal Finance
Champlain Click to learn more about English 9
Cregger Click to learn more about Work Awareness and Transition
Cregger Click to learn more about Education for Employment 1
Davis Click to learn more about Studio Art & Design 1 - 3
Francone Click to learn more about Literacy Essentials
Francone Click to learn more about Literacy Lab1
Gaber Click to learn more about World History 2
Gaber Click to learn more about US/VA History
Grivnow Click to learn more about Algebra 2
Grivnow Click to learn more about Algebra 1
Kalugdan Click to learn more about Music Sampler
Kapfer Click to learn more about English 12
Kapfer Click to learn more about English 10
McNayr Click to learn more about Biology
Touri Click to learn more about Chemistry 1
Thomas Click to learn more about Geosystems
MVHS STEP Program Click to learn more about the MVHS STEP Program

 

Our English Department

Meet the members of our English department.

Click the link to hear from our English Department staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Benzawi Click to learn more about English 11
Benzawi Click to learn more about English 12 Honors
Bishop Click to learn more about English 11 Honors
Bishop Click to learn more about English 11
Bishop Click to learn more about Creative Writing 1 - 3
Bond-Theriault Click to learn more about English 12
Bond-Theriault Click to learn more about English 12 - Dual Enrollment
Bond-Theriault Click to learn more about English 11 - Dual Enrollment
Dela Cuesta Click to learn more about English 10
Dela Cuesta Click to learn more about English 11 Honors
Dooley Click to learn more about English 10 Honors
Dooley Click to learn more about English 10
Freeland Click to learn more about English 12
Freeland Click to learn more about IB Language & Lit (HL II)
Harrison Click to learn more about English 9 Honors
Harrison Click to learn more about English 9
Hogan Click to learn more about English 10
Hogan Click to learn more about English 10 Honors
Hogan Click to learn more about IB Film Study
Jones Click to learn more about English 10
Jones Click to learn more about English 10 Honors
Martin Click to learn more about IB Language & Lit (HL I)
Martin Click to learn more about English 11
Neville Click to learn more about English 9
Neville Click to learn more about English 9 Honors
Neville Click to learn more about English 12
Riemenschneider Click to learn more about English 11
Riemenschneider Click to learn more about English 10 Honors
Shaw, A. Click to learn more about English 9
Tate Click to learn more about English 9
Tate Click to learn more about English 9 Honors
Williams, K. Click to learn more about English 12 Honors
Williams, K. Click to learn more about Photo Journalism
Williams, K.  Click to learn more about English 12

 

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Department

Our Fine and Performing Arts Department

Meet the members of our Fine and Performing Arts department.

Click the link to hear from our Fine and Performing Arts staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Bacz Click to learn more about Guitar 1 - 3
Bacz  Click to learn more about Advanced Band
Bacz Click to learn more about Band
Gilliam Click to learn more about Studio Art Design/IB Visual Arts
Gilliam Click to learn more about Digital Art 3 & 4/ Photography 3 & 4
Gilliam Click to learn more about Digital Art 1
Gilliam Click to learn more about Digital Art 2
Henderson Click to learn more about Photography 2
Henderson Click to learn more about Digital Art 1
Klinke Click to learn more about Ceramics 2-3/ 3-D Art
Klinke Click to learn more about Ceramics 1 3-D Art
Lackie Click to learn more about Treble/ Advanced Treble Chorus
Lackie Click to learn more about Basso/ Advanced Basso Chorus
Mahoney Click to learn more about Photography 1
Margo Click to learn more about Studio Art & Design 1
Margo Click to learn more about Studio Art & Design 2
Ragen Click to learn more about Dance 1 
Ragen Click to learn more about Dance 2
Ragen Click to learn more about Performing Arts Dance 1 & 2
Rodriguez Click to learn more about Piano Lab 1
Rodriguez Click to learn more about Advanced Orchestra
Rodriguez Click to learn more about Piano Lab/Music Com Tech 1
Saldate-Hayes Click to learn more about Studio Art & Design 1
Shaw, J. Click to learn more about Theatre Arts 3/4 DE/IB
Shaw, J. Click to learn more about Theatre Arts 1
Shaw, J.  Click to learn more about Theatre Arts 2 -3
Shaw, J. Click to learn more about Tech Theatre 1 - 4

 

Our Health and Physical Education (HPE) Department

Our Math Department

Meet the members of our Math Department.

Click the link to hear from our Math staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Carter Click to learn more about Economics & Personal Finance
Carter Click to learn more about Algebra 1
Cintron Click to learn more about Geometry
Cintron Click to learn more about Algebra Functions
Deng Click to learn more about Algebra 1
Deng Click to learn more about IB Math Applications (SL II)
Deng Click to learn more about IB Math Analysis (HL II)
Edwards Click to learn more about Algebra 2
Edwards Click to learn more about Probability and Statistics
Engelbrecht Click to learn more about PreCalculus with Trig
Engelbrecht Click to learn more about Algebra 1 Part 1
Engelbrecht Click to learn more about Algebra 1
Fernando, C. Click to learn more about Geometry Part 1/ Part 2
Fernando, C.  Click to learn more about Geometry Honors
Fernando, E. Click to learn more about PreCalculus with Trig (Dual Enrollment)
Fernando, E.  Click to learn more about Algebra 2 Trig Honors
Fernando, E.  Click to learn more about AP Calculus (Dual Enrollment)
Kidwell Click to learn more about Geometry Honors
Kidwell Click to learn more about Geometry
Kidwell Click to learn more about IB Math Applications
Lopez Click to learn more about Economics & Personal Finance
Lopez Click to learn more about Geometry
Lopez Click to learn more about Geometry Honors
Roache Click to learn more about Geometry
Siasat Click to learn more about Pre-Calculus with Trig
Siasat Click to learn more about Algebra 2
Siasat Click to learn more about AP Statistics
Slutz Click to learn more about Algebra 2
Slutz Click to learn more about Algebra 1
Smith Click to learn more about Algebra 2 Trig Honors
Smith Click to learn more about Algebra 2
Tafesse Click to learn more about Computer Science
Tafesse Click to learn more about Algebra 2
Trowbridge Click to learn more about Geometry Honors
Trowbridge Click to learn more about Geometry
Trowbridge Click to learn more about Algebra Functions
Veon Click to learn more about Algebra 1/ Algebra 1 Honors

 

Our Science Department

Meet the members of our Science Department.

Click the link to hear from our Science staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Correa Click to learn more about Biology 1 Honors
Correa Click to learn more about AVID 9
Dewo Click to learn more about Astronomy
Dewo Click to learn more about Physics 1
Dewo Click to learn more about Active Physics 1
Dresch Click to learn more about Biology 1
Dresch Click to learn more about Biology Honors 1
Forsyth Click to learn more about Biology 1
Gosling Click to learn more about Physics 1
Gosling Click to learn more about IB Physics 1
Gosling Click to learn more about IB Physics SL II
Gosling Click to learn more about IB Physics HL II
Hiltz Click to learn more about Geosystems
Hiltz Click to learn more about Geosystems Honors
Jordan Click to learn more about Chemistry 1
McManus Click to learn more about Advanced Chemistry 1
McManus Click to learn more about IB Chemistry SL II/HL II
Niss Click to learn more about Biology 1 Honors
Niss Click to learn more about Human Anatomy
Niss Click to learn more about IB Biology I & II
Pauly Click to learn more about Environmental Science
Pauly Click to learn more about Geosystems
Perkins Click to learn more about Biology 1
Shapiro Click to learn more about IB Theory of Knowledge
Shapiro Click to learn more about Physics 1
Shapiro Click to learn more about Active Physics
Smith Click to learn more about Geosystems Honors
Smith Click to learn more about Chemistry 1
Williams-Taylor Click to learn more about Chemistry 1

Our Social Studies Department

Meet the members of our Social Studies Department.

Click the link to hear from our Social Studies staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Bethel Click to learn more about IB Geography SL
Bethel Click to learn more about World History 2
Bierschenk Click to learn more about AP Government
Bierschenk Click to learn more about World History 2 Honors
Bierschenk Click to learn more about World History 2
Boehm Click to learn more about US/VA History (Dual Enrollment)
Boehm Click to learn more about World History 2
Correia Click to learn more about World History 2 Honors
Correia Click to learn more about US/VA History
Emmett Click to learn more about US/VA Government
Emmett Click to learn more about US/VA History Honors
Geiser Click to learn more about IB Psychology
Geiser Click to learn more about Psychology/ Philosophy
Geiser Click to learn more about US/VA Government Honors
Greigo Click to learn more about US/VA History
Greigo Click to learn more about US/VA Government
Mangano Click to learn more about US/VA History
Mangano Click to learn more about African America History
Myers Click to learn more about US/VA Government Honors
Myers Click to learn more about IB History II
Russo Click to learn more about US/VA Government 
Russo Click to learn more about AP Government
St. Jean Click to learn more about US/VA History Honors
St. Jean Click to learn more about World History 2
Stewart, A. Click to learn more about World History Honors
Stewart, A. Click to learn more about World History 2
Stewart, A. Click to learn more about IB History 1
Stewart, R. Click to learn more about US/VA Government
Uccellini Click to learn more about US/VA Government (10)
Uccellini  Click to learn more about US/VA Government (12)
Vivian Click to learn more about US/VA History
Vivian Click to learn more about World History 2 Honors

 

Our Special Education Department

Meet the members of our Special Education Department.

Click the link to hear from our Special Education staff.

Teacher Last Name Course Information
Alkinani Click to learn more about Personal Development
Alkinani Click to learn more about US/VA History
Alkinani Click to learn more about US/VA Government
Barnett Click to learn more about Geometry
Bass Click to learn more about English 12
Bass Click to learn more about English 11
Benavides Click to learn more about Environmental Science
Benavides Click to learn more about Biology 1
Bottle /Bartlow Click to learn more about English 10
Epstein Click to learn more about US/VA History
Epstein Click to learn more about US/VA Government
Gonzales Click to learn more about English 10
Green Click to learn more about AUT Personal Development
Starling Click to learn more about Geometry Part 1 & 2
Starling Click to learn more about Algebra Part 1 & 2
Starling Click to learn more about Economics & Personal Finance
Kramer Click to learn more about Algebra 1
Kramer Click to learn more about Algebra Functions
Kwarteng Click to learn more about Algebra 2
Lee Click to learn more about Algebra 1
Lozada Click to learn more about English 11
McLeod Click to learn more about US/VA Government
Patnett Click to learn more about World History 2
Penn Click to learn more about English 9
Schwalb Click to learn more about Geosystems
Stubblefied Click to learn more about English 11
Stubblefield Click to learn more about Strategies for Success
Timmerman Click to learn more about Economics & Personal Finance
Timmerman Click to learn more about World History 2
Touri Click to learn more about Chemistry 1 (Coming Soon!)
Woltz Click to learn more about Individual Math
Woltz Click to learn more about Foundations of English 9 -12

Our World Languages Department

Question for your child's teacher?

Return to School Forms

Return to School Forms

Take a moment to review the Return to School Forms for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

Click here to review the Return to Schools Form page. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities

FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities

Affirm, Assess, Advance! 

Our goal is to provide the best education for your student! However, we cannot complete this task alone and everyone (students, teachers and parents) play a role in this process. To support this process, our Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) booklet provides the expectations for student behavior along with the faculty responses designed to create a positive, equitable school environment. 

Take a moment to review the entire booklet. As an important reminder, the Parent and/or Guardian Signature Sheet for the SR&R must be completed and returned to Mount Vernon High School by October 29th, 2021.

Help us to create a successful environment for your student!

Click here to review the Student Rights and Responsibilities - A Guide for Families Booklet

Click here to review the Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Sheet for 2021 - 2022 School Year

What is Schoology?

Learn more about our new instructional tool Schoology!

Click here to learn more about our new Learning Management System, Schoology (Pronounced SKOO-luh-jee)

Assessment and Grading

Assessment and Grading Details

Grading Assignments and Assessments for Secondary Schools

Review the full guidance on expectations and best practices related to the evaluation of individual assignments or assessments from FCPS.

Review how FCPS determines quarterly and final grades at the high school level

Grading Updates

Review the details associated with grading and reporting at middle and high schools within FCPS

FCPS Grading Design for Secondary Grading and Reporting

"Go Paperless" Report Card Option

Did you know that you have the option to "go paperless" and receive only online report cards?

Your selection of the paperless option in your SIS ParentVue account will only impact how you receive report cards from MVHS. No other FCPS mailings and/or required documentation will be affected by this selection.

To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into SIS ParentVUE, go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless"  All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level. 

Introducing the MVHS Squad System!

Learn more about the MVHS Squad Student House System

Click here to view the Slide Presentation Video for the new MVHS Squad System.

Overview of the MVHS Squad system

MVHS P.R.I.D.E. Grid

As a component of the MVHS Strategic Plan, the MVHS P.R.I.D.E. Grid serves as a guide designed to model and teach members of the entire MVHS Community to foster positive relationships in their lives. We believe each attribute will all Majors to "achieve and thrive together"!

Click here to view the MVHS P.R.I.D.E. Grid.

 

MVHS Student Activities

Need the latest happenings in the world of MVHS Sports?

Access the MVHS Sports website for the latest happenings from Sports section of our activities office. (Click here to access the official Mount Vernon Sports webpage.

Are you looking to learn more about the clubs and activities available at MVHS? 

Students can access this site using their FCPS Google information for an in-depth look at what is offered from our Activities team! (Click here to access the MVHS Student Activities Page - FCPS Google Account Required for access)

The MVHS Student Life page on our website provides another source of information our activities, clubs and groups. (Click here to access the MVHS Student Life page)

Connecting with our community

Parent Communication overview

Parent Communications

FCPS is committed to providing parents with regular news and information to support student learning and to promote family involvement. Stay connected with FCPS and Mount Vernon High School via multiple platforms.

Review the complete list of options available to all parents from FCPS

Student Information System (SIS) - Securely access your child's attendance, grading and emergency care information via our online platform for parents.

Review and Register for a SIS ParentVue Account

Review the details for Weekly Progress Email Reports

FCPS Text Messaging for parents and students - Quickly and efficiently receive information and updates from Mount Vernon High School and FCPS.

Review the FCPS Text Messaging Service details

News You Choose - Receive non-critical school and county information via this subscription based email and communications tool.

Get connected to the News You Choose service 

Stay Socially Connected to MVHS

MVHS Social Media Accounts

MVHS on Twitter - Stay connected and follow information from the official Twitter site for Mount Vernon High School.

MVHS on Instagram - Follow Mount Vernon High School on Instagram (mvmajors) 

MVHS on Facebook - Connect with the Mount Vernon Majors on Facebook.