UPCOMING PTSA EVENTS
The senior class is organizing a Spirit Bus for the Woodson football game on Friday, 10/15! Eight parent chaperones are needed to accompany the students on the bus so we can FILL THE STANDS with supportive fans! Be at Fairfax at 6:15pm this Friday to ride over with students to Woodson and then ride back with them around 9pm. Let’s keep the winning streak alive! Sign up to help here:
Mark Your Calendars: SAT School Day
FCPS high schools and secondary schools are hosting a PSAT and SAT School Day on Wednesday, October 13. Students in grades 10-12 will be participating in these exams, and all students will see a change to their schedules on October 13, as follows.
Grade 9 students have a virtual asynchronous learning day.
All high schools and secondary schools have a 2-hour early release.
High School Academy classes and shuttles are cancelled.
Students with disabilities taught on an adapted curriculum (Category B) who are not participating in PSAT or SAT exams receive normal in-person instruction for the shortened school day.
Any Grade 12 students who have chosen not to take the SAT exam have options for prearranged college visits or civic engagement, independent college and career preparation, or other activities, as directed by school staff.
Virtual College Week is October 18-21
Virtual College Week is October 18-21. Students and their parents may participate in one or all of several live virtual sessions. Participants will learn about the current college admissions process and how to be better prepared for the next chapter of their educational journey.
Advance registration is required You will receive a unique access link 24 hours before the event(s) that you register to attend.
10/18 5pm Paying for College
10/18 6pm Duel Enrollment
10/18 7pm Standardized Testing in the College Process
10/19 5pm Study in Spain
10/19 6pm What 9th grade students need to know about College
10/19 7pm Considerations for Students with Disabilities in the College Search Process and Beyond
10/20 5pm Are you Common App Ready?
10/20 6pm Exploring Naviance Student
10/20 7 pm Applying to a Military Academy
10/21 5pm AP and IB in FCPS
10/21 6pm Scholarship 101
10/21 7pm Write Your Truth: A Guide to College Essays
Senior Grad Yard Sign Design Contest
Seniors have a chance to WIN 2 FREE GRAD SIGNS and earn bragging rights by designing the Class of 2022 Grad Yard Sign. Submission Deadline is September 30th. Five designs will be chosen and the Senior Class will vote on the winning design.
* Designs can be submitted by 1 Senior or a team of 2 Seniors (a team of two gets one free sign each).
* Must be digitally designed using up to 4 colors maximum, including white as one of the colors.
* Must be submitted as a .pdf, CMKY and at least 150 dpi, or as a vector file
* Design must scale to yard sign size of 18" x 24"
* Sign must include: "Fairfax High School", "Class of 2022" and Lion logo
* Optional: Grad First Name and Grad Last Name incorporated into the design
* Submit questions and/or designs to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th. Please include your first and last name as well as your Lion Time teacher's name. Images of past year's signs available upon request via email to email@example.com .
10/13 PSAT/SAT Testing School Day Early Release (10-12 grade) or Asynchronous (9th grade)
10/14 Financial Aid Night offered in Spanish 6:30pm on Zoom: Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing
10/19 PTSA Meeting 7pm FHS Library and Zoom Join us next Tuesday in the FHS library or on zoom to hear all about what’s happening at FHS this month. All PTSA members are welcome!
Meeting ID: 835 8472 4746