Thank You PTSA & Community

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Many Thanks to the PTSA & Community

The CVHS teachers and staff would like to thank the PTSA and the community for providing the delicious lunch from Moe's Southwest Grill as part of teacher appreciation week.  We love our PTSA and appreciate all the donations from the community.  We are so fortunate to have such an amazing school community.  Go Wildcats!

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CVHS Teacher Appreciation Week!

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We Love Our Teachers

Wildcat Families,

May 6 - 10 is Teacher Appreciation Week!  We are fortunate to have an amazing, hard working, and dedicated staff at CVHS!  Our teachers have a positive impact on students and our school community in so many ways. 

We will show our appreciation throughout the week to let them know we value all they do. A kind note of thanks from students and parents goes a long way, so we encourage you to send a nice message to the teachers. Thank you to the PTSA for providing a delicious lunch from Moe's Southwest Grill next Friday! 

Please join us in saying THANK YOU to our Wildcat Faculty!

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Updated Link for PTSA Donations for Teacher Appreciation

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Updated Link for PTSA Spring Teacher Appreciation Donations

Sent on behalf of the CVHS PTSA:

Every spring, the administration of Centreville High School seeks to celebrate the wonderful 300 staff members with a lunch during the National Teacher Appreciation month of May.  This year the school is hoping to provide a taco bar from Mo’s Southwest Grill to the teachers.  Since we didn’t have the spring mulch sale this year (which we hope to retrieve next year), the budget is tight.  Please consider giving a donation of $10 or more to show the Centreville staff that they are appreciated and click on the UPDATED link provided below to make your payment.  Any questions can be directed to Alison Machmer at [email protected].  Thank you!

https://centrevillehsptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/939759

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CVHS Upcoming Music Performances

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CVHS Spring Music Performances

The Centreville High School Music Department invites you to one (or all!) of our upcoming spring performances. We look forward to seeing our Clifton/Centreville community in the audience as our students shine!

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 – GUITAR CONCERT, 7pm, CVHS Auditorium

Students from our Guitar 1 and Guitar 2/3/4 classes will present their Spring Guitar Concert this Thursday at 7pm! Admission is free and open to the public.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 – JazzCats CAFE CONCERT, 6:30PM, CVHS Cafeteria

Join the Centreville High School JazzCats as we bring back this beloved concert tradition! The cafeteria will be transformed into a jazz club, and food/drinks will be served to audience members while they enjoy the sounds of swing, funk, rock and Latin jazz music. The JazzCats will be joined by the CVHS Jazz Workshop, the Liberty MS Jazz Band and professional group, Hot Lanes. This year’s jazz theme is “ColorFULL” and each song will feature a different color. We are excited to highlight three talented singers from the Centreville Choral Department on the vocal selections, Blue Moon, Orange Colored Sky and Rio de Janeiro Blue. Centreville Orchestra students also perform in the Jazz Band this year - what a unique way to bring our departments together! Please join us!

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TUESDAY, MAY 14 – BROADWAY POPS, 7:00PM, CVHS Auditorium

Centreville Choirs will present their Broadway Pops Concert on May 14 at 7PM! Come on out to enjoy an evening of fun music and movement from movies and musicals like Barbie, La La Land, Newsies, The Greatest Showman, and Grease - as well as pop music from today, the 80’s, the 70’s, and the 60’s. Our graduating seniors will perform senior solos as well! Doors open at 6:45, and the concert is free and open to the public.

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FRIDAY, MAY 17 – BANDEMONIUM, 6:30PM, CVHS Bus Loop

Centreville High School Wildcat Band’s 3rd Annual Bandemonium!

An outdoor music festival under the stars will take place on Friday, May 17th at 6:30PM in the school’s bus loop. The Centreville High School Winterguard, Chamber Ensembles, JazzCats, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will dazzle audiences with a variety of great music! Food trucks El Jefe Wood Fired Pizza, Little Lady Grill, Two Smooth Dudes, Kona Ice and Adam's Delights Ice Cream will be onsite for guests to purchase food to enjoy while the musicians entertain the crowd. From young to old, there will be something for everyone! Audience members will have the option to get their faces painted, get henna tattoos and even dance to some swingin’ jazz tunes! A new highlight this year will be music from the movies - movie clips will play while the bands perform the soundtracks to Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon and Star Wars! The event brings together members of the whole CVHS performing arts department, as it features band, orchestra, choir and theatre students in performance! Special thanks to the Art Club and the Muslim Student Association at CVHS for providing extra support. 500 folding chairs will be available for guests to sit on but guests are also encouraged to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs. As with previous years’ events, the performers will entertain on two stages. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors into the Skip Maiden Auditorium.

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Please join the CVHS Orchestra Department for our end of year performances!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 – SYMPHONY CONCERT, 7PM, CVHS Auditorium

 On Wednesday, May 22nd at 7PM we have our Senior and Symphony night! This is a night of senior performances plus Symphony’s final concert of the year (Mission: Impossible! and Pirates of the Caribbean) and closing with the recognition of our 52 graduating seniors! Please join us for a Black Tie Reception in the cafeteria, immediately following the performances.

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THURSDAY, MAY 23 – POPS CONCERT, 7PM, CVHS Auditorium

All six orchestras are featured with tunes such as Viva La Vida, Wonka, The Magical World of Pixar and more! Watch scenes from those movies on the big screen behind us as we perform. We look forward to seeing everyone for these last couple performances of the year!

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PTSA Spring Teacher Appreciation Donations from CVHS Families & PTSA Meeting 4/24

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PTSA Meeting, Wed., 4/24 @ 7pm

,Our next PTSA meeting is Wed., 4/24, at 7:00pm in the library.  We will be discussing the All Night Grad Party, officer nominations, and teacher appreciation week.  Please join us on Wednesday.

Here is a zoom link if you would like to join us virtually - 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97924963494 

 

PTSA Spring Teacher Appreciation Donations from CVHS Families

Sent on behalf of the CVHS PTSA:

Every spring, the administration of Centreville High School seeks to celebrate the wonderful 300 staff members with a lunch during the National Teacher Appreciation month of May.  This year the school is hoping to provide a taco bar from Mo’s Southwest Grill to the teachers.  Since we didn’t have the spring mulch sale this year (which we hope to retrieve next year), the budget is tight.  Please consider giving a donation of $10 or more to show the Centreville staff that they are appreciated and click on the link provided below to make your payment.  Any questions can be directed to Alison Machmer at [email protected].  Thank you!

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044AAEAA2FA20-49215891-donation

Throughout this year, the PTSA has been able to thank our teachers and staff by providing various treats such as Halloween doughnuts; in December a station with popcorn, M&M’s & peanuts; on Valentine’s Day cookies and candy; and this month bagels and cream cheese were provided.  Thank you to Alison Machmer and Debby Park for coordinating and setting up.  CVHS staff loves their PTSA!!!

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C'ville School News 04-19-2024

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C'ville School News 04-19-2024   3rd Quarter Report Cards

Report cards and attendance reports will be mailed the week of 4/22.  You should be receiving your students report card by the end of next week.  Please encourage your students to make the most of their 4th quarter and work to make improvements where needed.  Thank you!

 

Attendance Update

As you know, we have been focused on improving attendance as a goal this year.  Our goal is to stay under 15% chronic absenteeism rate.  We are currently at 18% as of 4/18, so we have improvements to make.  Every absence matters!  The attendance rate has been getting higher as we’ve entered into the 4th quarter.  Please ensure that students are attending every day, arriving on time, and they stay focused at the end of the school year.  If students have appointments, it is better to attend part of the day than missing the whole day.  Students can also “earn back” attendance hours by staying after school with their teachers.  Please encourage them to stay after school on late bus days with a teacher where they need extra help.  Thank you!

 

New Director of Student Activities Named

Our current Director of Student Activities, Mr. Sanabria, is retiring on Jul 31, 2024 after 30 years of amazing service at CVHS.  We wish him well, and we want to share exciting news that Mr. Mike Parker has been selected as our new Director of Student Activities beginning Aug 1, 2024.  Mr. Parker has been an assistant principal at CVHS since 2017.  He has also served as an assistant principal and director of student services at Mt. View HS and Thoreau MS.  Mr. Parker is dedicated to the Centreville community as an educator, coach, parent, and resident.  He looks forward to continuing to strengthen the athletic, activities, arts, and all extracurricular programs for our students here at CVHS, and he is excited to make this transition.  Please join us in congratulating Mr. Parker.

 

Upcoming SOL & AP Testing Schedule

Please mark your calendars with these important test dates for SOL testing:

The testing calendar can also be found at this site.

SOL Exams

Friday, April 26 – Biology

Monday, April 29 – Reading

Tuesday, April 30 – Algebra 1, Chemistry, & Earth Science (Geosystems)

  • Altered period rotation this day - 7-8-5-1

Wednesday, May 01 – Algebra 2 & Geometry

  • Altered period rotation this day - 4-2-6-8

Make-up SOL exams and Re-takes will then take place beginning May 2.

AP Exam Schedule

May 06 – 8:00 – Government

                12:00 – Chemistry

May 07 – 8:00 – Micro Economics

               12:00 – Statistics

May 08 – 8:00 – English Literature

               12:00 – Comp Gov’t & Computer Science

May 09 – 8:00 – Environmental Science

               12:00 – Psychology

May 10 – 8:00 – U.S. History

               12:00 – Macro Economics

 

May 13 – 8:00 - Calculus AB & BC

               12:00 – Precalculus

May 14 – 8:00 – English Language

               12:00 – Physics

May 15 – 8:00 – World History

               12:00 – No AP Testing

May 16 – 8:00 – Spanish Language

                12:00 – Biology

May 17 – 8:00 – German Language

                12:00 – No AP Testing

 

PTSA Board Positions and Upcoming Mtg., 4/24

The PTSA meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 has been moved to Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 in the Library.  We will be discussing the All Night Grad Party, officer nominations, and teacher appreciation week.  Please join us next Wednesday.  

Here is a Zoom link if you would like to join virtually - https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97924963494

The PTSA needs you!  There are board positions available for next year including president and vice president.  The PTSA must have at least a president to continue. 

The PTSA cannot function without Board members – we need your help to continue to support the Wildcat community!

Please email [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] to submit your interest, or with any questions.  Be sure to include your name, contact information, and which role you are interested in serving.

PTSA Website  

 

CVHS Prom Information, Sat. 4/27, 8-11

 

 

CVHS Junior and Senior Prom is coming up on Saturday, April 27! It will be held at the Salisbury Center in Manassas from 8-11pm. The theme is New York, NY, and there will be a DJ, photo booth, 360 video booth, and light refreshments. 

Tickets will be on sale every day at lunch through Friday, April 26. Students can pay in person by cash or check made out to CVHS. Tickets are also now available on MySchoolBucks until Wednesday, April 24.

Please email Yvette Bedford at [email protected] with any questions. 

 

Offer Your Feedback: School Health Services Satisfaction Survey - Open until 4/26

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

 

Best Buddies Friendship Walk - Sat., 4/27

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading event in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  Join 50,000 participants at 70+ Walks across the globe to support the Best Buddies programs in schools, workplaces, and communities. You’ll be making the world more welcoming to people with IDD — one friendship, one job, and one life-changing connection at a time.  The Walk in beautiful Washington DC is on Saturday, April 27.  You can join and walk to show support or raise funds for Best Buddies!!

 If you have not yet registered, REGISTER TODAY and JOIN TEAM “Centreville High School!”   

 

No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for All High Schoolers

Is your high schooler experiencing anxiety, behavior changes, or challenges with peer and family relationships? If so, parents/caregivers can refer their children for weekly therapy with a licensed therapist through Hazel Health. Visit the Teletherapy webpage for information on how to opt your child into this service. 

 

CVHS Prom Dress Shop Success!

A big shout-out to Miranda Schick for another successful Prom Dress Shop.  Below are the media coverage links for the Prom Dress Shop.  As usual, our students did an amazing job this year. And thank you to all the volunteers who helped out.

https://www.dcnewsnow.com/news/local-news/virginia/fairfax-county/fairfax-county-marketing-students-open-free-prom-dress-shop/

https://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2024/04/how-a-fairfax-co-school-is-making-going-to-prom-affordable-for-students-across-the-dc-region/ 

 

Save the Date! 3rd Annual Bandemonium, Fri., 5/17

SAVE THE DATE! The 3rd Annual BANDEMONIUM! (Wildcat Band Under the Stars) will take place on Friday, May 17. Music and festivities start at 6:30PM in the bus loop (auditorium in case of rain). Music, music, music! including highlights from movies while the band plays the soundtracks, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon and Star Wars, food trucks (El Jefe Woodfire Pizza, Two Smooth Dudes and Little Lady Grill) and dessert trucks, face painting, and more! Bring your families and enjoy music, food and festivities under the stars! We hope to see you there!

 

CVHS Wildcat Achievements FBLA State Leadership Conference

 

Centreville FBLA had an excellent showing at the state conference this weekend. Every one of our students that competed won awards. We had three 5th place, one 3rd place, four 2nd place, and three 1st place awards for a total of 11 awards. Fourteen of our students qualified for Nationals. The students had a great time and are looking forward to Nationals. Again, this was a huge accomplishment as Centreville won more awards than any other FCPS school and was probably one of the top in the state.  Congratulations to the students and thank you, Mr. Ernst, for your leadership.

 

Congratulations to the CVHS Science Olympiad Team

On Saturday, April 6, the CVHS Science Olympiad Team competed at the State Tournament in UVA.  The students worked hard and placed in 5 events!  

Tara Magill & AJ Caravello - Chem Lab - 5th Place

Ishaan Nandamudi & Tayba Suphian - Dynamic Planet - 2nd Place

Tayba Suphian & Aditya Harimurti - Ecology - 6th Place

Tara Magill & Aditya Harimurti - Forensics - 1st Place

Tara Magill & Tayba Suphian - Optics - 2nd Place

 **Also, Ashley Saccomando and Christina Lee were awarded Coach of the Year so yeah to Centreville!

 

Good Luck & Congratulations to Music Students at All-Virginia Events in Richmond 4/18 - 4/20

Congratulations go out to our music students who will participate in the All-Virginia event in Richmond April 18-20! Madelyn Regan will represent CVHS in All-VA Chorus, Rachel Noh will represent CVHS in All-VA Orchestra, and Saejun Jung will represent CVHS in All-VA Band. These students will spend 3 days rehearsing difficult music with a guest conductor and then perform in an impressive concert with the best high school musicians from all of Virginia! Congratulations to all!

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Wed., April 24 - PTSA Meeting, 7:00pm, Library (or Zoom - link above)

Sat., April 27 - Junior/Senior Prom, The Salisbury Center, 8:00 -11:00

Fri., May 3 - Teacher Workday - No School

Fri., May 17 - 3rd Annual Bandemonium, 6:30 in bus loop

Mon., May 27 - Holiday - Memorial Day

Wed., June 5 - Class of 2024 Graduation, 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena - No school for grades 9-11

Wed., June 12 - Last Day of School (modified schedule)

Check out the complete CVHS Student and Athletics calendars on our Calendar Page.

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CVHS SOL Testing Schedule

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SOL Testing Begins April 26

As a reminder, SOL testing begins next week!  Please try to schedule appointments around these dates when possible.  

SOL Exams

Friday, April 26 – Biology

Monday, April 29 – Reading

Tuesday, April 30 – Algebra 1, Chemistry, & Earth Science (Geosystems)

  • Altered period rotation this day - 7-8-5-1

Wednesday, May 01 – Algebra 2 & Geometry

  • Altered period rotation this day - 4-2-6-8

 

Make-up SOL exams and Re-takes will then take place beginning May 2.

 

The testing calendar can also be found at this site.

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CVHS Prom Tickets & Information

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CVHS Prom Information

 

CVHS Junior and Senior Prom is coming up on Saturday, April 27! It will be held at the Salisbury Center in Manassas from 8-11pm. The theme is New York, NY, and there will be a DJ, photo booth, 360 video booth, and light refreshments. 

Tickets will be on sale every day at lunch through Friday, April 26. Students can pay in person by cash or check made out to CVHS. Tickets are also now available on MySchoolBucks until Wednesday, April 24.

Please email Yvette Bedford at [email protected] with any questions. 

Thank you!

 

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CVHS PTSA Meeting

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PTSA Meeting Rescheduled

The PTSA meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 has been moved to Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 in the Library.  We will be discussing the All Night Grad Party, officer nominations, and teacher appreciation week.  Please join us next Wednesday.  

Here is a Zoom link if you would like to join virtually - https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97924963494

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C'ville School News 04-05-2024

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C'ville School News 04-05-2024 Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on Monday, April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. We are asking teachers to keep students in class until dismissal.  We are not providing protective eyewear to all students.  If students bring their own eyewear, they will be able to view after dismissal.  

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.

 

PTSA Board Positions & Upcoming Mtg., 4/16

The PTSA needs you!  There are board positions available for next year including president and vice president.  The PTSA must have at least a president to continue. 

The PTSA cannot function without Board members – we need your help to continue to support the Wildcat community!

Please email [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] to submit your interest, or with any questions.  Be sure to include your name, contact information, and which role you are interested in serving.

PTSA Website

We look forward to having you join the Board and we thank you for your consideration!  Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00pm.

 

Prom Dress Shop Opens with Hundreds of Dresses

The annual Prom Dress Shop opens for the season on Friday, April 5, at Centreville High School. Any area student — not just those from Fairfax County Public Schools — who do not have the funds to purchase a prom dress may choose from hundreds of new dresses donated by Macy’s. Learn more and see shop hours.

 

Upcoming SOL & AP Testing Schedule

Please mark your calendars with these important test dates for SOL’s and AP testing:

The school calendar can also be found at this site

SOL Exams

April 26 – Biology

April 29 – Reading

April 30 – Algebra 1, Chemistry, & Earth Science

May 01 – Algebra 2 & Geometry

AP Exams

May 06 – 8:00 – Government

                12:00 – Chemistry

May 07 – 8:00 – Micro Economics

               12:00 – Statistics

May 08 – 8:00 – English Literature

               12:00 – Comp Gov’t & Computer Science

May 09 – 8:00 – Environmental Science

               12:00 – Psychology

May 10 – 8:00 – U.S. History

               12:00 – Macro Economics

 

May 13 – 8:00 - Calculus AB & BC

               12:00 – Precalculus

May 14 – 8:00 – English Language

               12:00 – Physics

May 15 – 8:00 – World History

               12:00 – No AP Testing

May 16 – 8:00 – Spanish Language

                12:00 – Biology

May 17 – 8:00 – German Language

                12:00 – No AP Testing

 

CVHS Theatre Presents Cinderella, April 12, 13 & 14

 

 

 

Annual Centreville Pyramid Art Show, 4/18, 4:30-6:30

 

 

 

Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School? Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

 

A Message from our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Please see the attached link regarding the “Natural High” campaign.March 2024 Natural High.pdf

 

New Athletic Opportunities for Students

The FCPS advertised budget for next school year expands high school athletics with boys volleyball and girls wrestling, giving students more ways to nurture their passion and enhance their well-being. FCPS is now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback. See the Budget Calendar for details. Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

 

CVHS Wildcat Achievements Peace Award Recipient for CVHS “Level the Field” Group

The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County began in 2006 as a way to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end, and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.Students from 26 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2024 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. 

Level the Field, Centreville High School, proudly received this 2024 recipient.   Level the Field empowers underserved students with encouragement, tutoring, and mentoring by peers and older students. Level the Field has made contacts in Iraq, Canada, and Mexico. Through the organization’s Better Together Mentorship program, Level the Field matches middle and high school youth to college students to talk about challenges with schoolwork, stresses in relationships, or self-esteem.  

Level the Field’s Reach for the Stars program is a free tutoring program targeted toward low-income elementary school students who want to explore their interests in English, computer science or math. Taken together, these programs help students overcome psychological and socioeconomic obstacles that hurt their academic success and their life chances.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Wed., April 10 - Holiday - Religious Observance - Eid al Fitr

Fri. April 12 - Sun., April 14 - CVHS Play Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)

Tues., April 16 - PTSA Meeting, 7:00pm in Library

Thur., April 18 - Pyramid Art Show - Atrium - 4:30 - 6:30

Sat., April 27 - Junior/Senior Prom

Fri., May 3 - Teacher Workday - No School

Mon., May 27 - Holiday - Memorial Day

Wed., June 5 - Class of 2024 Graduation, 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena - No school for grades 9-11

Wed., June 12 - Last Day of School (modified schedule)

Check out the complete CVHS Student and Athletics calendars on our Calendar Page.

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Prom Dress Shop Opens at CVHS

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FCPS Prom Dress Shop Opens at CVHS for 2024 With Hundreds of Dresses

Fairfax, Virginia, April 2, 2024- Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) marketing students from Centreville High School and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program will open their Prom Dress Shop once again for the prom season.  The shop will open on Friday, April 6th at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia.

In 2006, Centreville High School and Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall students partnered together to collect dresses as a way to combine their interests in fashion with community service.  The dress shop has helped hundreds of financially challenged students attend prom in style each spring by providing prom dresses and accessories at no cost to students.

The marketing students apply the retail marketing and visual merchandising skills learned throughout the school year to transform their classroom into the Prom Dress Shop.  “This is an excellent opportunity to accomplish several goals at once,” said Miranda Schick, Centreville High School and Classroom on the Mall Marketing Teacher.  “First, students apply learned marketing lessons to a real-world retail environment.  Second, they support the School Board’s goals of helping students succeed beyond the classroom through their ‘Portrait of a Graduate’. This includes communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and global citizenship skills.” 

The Prom Dress Shop is located in the modular classroom building, near the stadium, in the student parking lot of Centreville High School, outside of door 12.  Any area student, not just those from Fairfax County Public Schools, who do not have the funds to purchase a prom dress may choose from hundreds of new dresses donated by Macy’s.  They must show a valid student ID, or other form of school identification, to select a free dress during the following store hours:

Friday, April 6th                 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, April 7th             2:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday, April 8th               1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, April 12th               5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, April 13th           2:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday, April 14th             1:00pm-4:00pm

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C'ville School News 03-15-2024

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C'ville School News 03-15-2024   Principal Feedback

On Monday, March 18, Centreville High School parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

 The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters! Thank you!

 

PTSA Meeting, Tuesday, March 19 @ 7:00 in the Library

Please join us for the next PTSA meeting on March 19th at 7:00.  You can also join via Zoom at this link.

 

Attendance Update

Our current chronic absenteeism rate as of March 15th is 16.4%.  Our goal is to stay below 15% for the school year.  Please make sure that students continue to attend school each day, even as we approach spring break and throughout the fourth quarter.  Attendance for a partial day is better than missing the whole day.

 

FCPS Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Braddock Secondary School9200 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015Auditorium (Enter through door 14)

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) invites you to a community conversation focused on addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools. This discussion will provide families and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. 

All attendees will receive a free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County. 

Together, as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and sometimes fatal substances.

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed.

Program appropriate for grades 6 and up.

 

Spring Break - March 25 - 29, 2024

A reminder that schools and offices will be closed for spring break Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29.  Student holidays are also on Monday, 4/1, and Tuesday, 4/2 for teacher workday/PD day.

 

Upcoming SOL & AP Testing Schedule

Please mark your calendars with these important test dates for SOL’s and AP testing:

SOL Exams

April 26 – Biology

April 29 – Reading

April 30 – Algebra 1, Chemistry, & Earth Science

May 01 – Algebra 2 & Geometry

AP Exams

May 06 – 8:00 – Government

                12:00 – Chemistry

May 07 – 8:00 – Micro Economics

               12:00 – Statistics

May 08 – 8:00 – English Literature

               12:00 – Comp Gov’t & Computer Science

May 09 – 8:00 – Environmental Science

               12:00 – Psychology

May 10 – 8:00 – U.S. History

               12:00 – Macro Economics

 

May 13 – 8:00 - Calculus AB & BC

               12:00 – Precalculus

May 14 – 8:00 – English Language

               12:00 – Physics

May 15 – 8:00 – World History

               12:00 – No AP Testing

May 16 – 8:00 – Spanish Language

                12:00 – Biology

May 17 – 8:00 – German Language

                12:00 – No AP Testing

 

 

Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS secondary schools can enroll in the Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a two- or three-week summer Arts enrichment program for students in rising 7th through 12th grades. Students create their own schedules in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance from nearly 60 courses offered. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

 

CVHS Wildcat Achievements Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Team 

On Friday, March 1st, CVHS girls basketball season concluded in the VHSL 6A State semi-final game, a milestone CVHS had never reached before. The achievement marked a series of firsts for the team. The CVHS girls basketball team had never advanced beyond the Regional Semi-final game; this season they won the 2024 Northern Region Champion title!  Another first for playing in the State Tournament with the first game being at home and drawing a huge community support and a win!  AND a first for playing in the State semi-finals traveling down to Midlothian, VA for the game.  Their season ended with a record 23-4.  We congratulate them for an outstanding season and bringing great pride to the school and Centreville community.

 

 

2024 Regional Scholastic Art Award Scholarship

Katelyn Kim wins a $1000 scholarship at the Scholastic Art Award Ceremony - a top honor!  She was presented with the award in class on Friday by the county Art Specialist Aaron Stratten  Congratulations Katelyn and Rory, and the art department!

 

Congratulations to our Band Students at Assessments

Congratulations and bravo to all our Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band students on their Superior and Excellent ratings at the VBODA Band Performance Assessment on Wednesday, March 6. Not only did the students perform beautifully, but they also represented Centreville High School remarkably well with their attention, focus, discipline and maturity. HERE is a link to a short clip from the second movement of a major work the Wind Ensemble performed called Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo. Enjoy!

 

Another Congratulations to our CVHS Choir at Assessments

Congratulations to our choir members in Bella Voce and Symphonic Choir for receiving straight 1’s at District Choral Assessment! Both choirs received a 1 from each of 3 judges for their repertoire, both choirs received a 1 in their sight reading, and both choirs received an overall rating of Superior! Our singers have worked incredibly hard to achieve this honor. And a big thank you to our Choral Director Susan Kraft.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Tues., March 19 - PTSA Meeting. 7:00pm in Library

Fri., March 22 - End of 3rd Quarter - No Early Release

Mon., March 25 - Fri., March 29 - Spring Break

Mon., April 1 - Teacher Workday - No School

Tues., April 2 - Staff Development - No School

Wed., April 10 - Holiday - Religious Observance Eid al Fitr

Fri. April 12 - Sun., April 14 - CVHS Play Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)

Thur., April 18 - Pyramid Art Show - Atrium after school

Sat., April 27 - Junior/Senior Prom

Fri., May 3 - Teacher Workday - No School

Mon., May 27 - Holiday - Memorial Day

Wed., June 5 - Class of 2024 Graduation, 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena - No school for grades 9-11

Wed., June 12 - Last Day of School (modified schedule)

Check out the complete CVHS Student and Athletics calendars on our Calendar Page.

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Upcoming Performing Arts Concerts

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Upcoming Performing Arts Concerts

The Music Department will be performing for their State Assessments over the course of the next week.  Assessments are the most important academic event of the year for the department and showcase our ensembles at their finest. 

Wish the CVHS Choir under the direction of Susie Kraft luck in her first Assessment at C’ville! 

 

Both the CVHS Band and Orchestra are chairing Assessments for thousands of music students across our district.  Melissa Hall has gone to great lengths to host Band Assessments at GMU to alleviate the strain on the school of holding the event at CVHS and provide students with the opportunity to perform on a professional stage.  Mark Taylor and Meredith Kohut are piloting a new program where judges travel from school to school instead of transporting 30 orchestras to CVHS for the three-day event. 

Performances are open to the public.

Band

State Assessments

Wednesday, March 6

GMU Center for the Arts, Fairfax

9:00 AM          Concert Band

11:00 AM        Symphonic Band

1:00 PM          Wind Ensemble

 

Choir

Pre-Assessment Concert

Wednesday, March 6

CVHS Auditorium @ 7:00 PM

 

State Assessments

Thursday, March 7

 

Orchestra

State Assessments

Tuesday, March 12

CVHS Auditorium

8:40 AM          Sinfoniezzo

9:15 AM          Vivace

10:00 AM        Philharmonic

11:45 AM        Symphony

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PTSA Board Positions

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PTSA Board Positions

Dear CVHS Parents,

The PTSA needs you!  There are board positions available for next year including president and vice president.  The PTSA must have at least a president to continue. 

The PTSA cannot function without Board members – we need your help to continue to support the Wildcat community!

Please email [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] to submit your interest, or with any questions.  Be sure to include your name, contact information, and which role you are interested in serving.

PTSA Website

We look forward to having you join the Board and we thank you for your consideration!

Sincerely,

CVHS PTSA

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C'ville School News 03-01-2024

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C'ville School News 03-01-2024 March 5th

A reminder that Tuesday, March 5th is a student holiday due to the election.  There is no school on March 5th.

 

Fairfax County Teen Job Fair

Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs and Career-Building Workshops will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Chantilly High School, and Saturday, March 9, at West Springfield High School.

Student registration is free and open to all teens in Fairfax County seeking employment, volunteer opportunities, or tips on building their resume. Business registration is also free and open to any organization providing positions for students.

 

FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sun., 3/3

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students. Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

 

Eating Disorder Parent Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CVHS Wildcat Achievements Girls Basketball Regional Winners & State 1st Round Winners!

Congratulations to our first ever girls basketball team win at Regionals!  The lady Wildcats went on to beat Gainesville High 64-52 in the first round of States.  Tonight, Friday, 3/1, they will play Manchester High In Midlothian in the 2nd round of States.  Go Wildcats!!!!

 

 

Congratulations to State Indoor Track Students!

CVHS Boys 4x800 “All State” with a new school record of 7:59 and placing 4th overall! Elijah Post, all state honors in the 1000m run; and Danny McGlynn earning all-state honors in the 3200m run!  Our Girl’s 4x200m relay PR and represented well in their first appearance in many years. Centreville’s girl’s 4x400m ran in 2006 but this is the 1st time for our girl’s 4x200m running in states since the early 2000’s!

 

 

  2024 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners

Congratulations to our 9 Gold Key, 7 Silver Key and 10 Honorable Mention winners!  A big thank you to Ms. Marcaccio, Mr. Killinger and Ms. Jenkins for mentoring our talented artists.

Gold Key Winners

1 - Brandon Bautista - Sculpture Cardboard Carrier

2 - Abigail Carpenter - Ceramics & Glass Where Lies the Final 

3 - Johanna Fontanilla - Sculpture After the Burn 

4 - Meredith Yu - Drawing & Illustration Crabby Old Couple Next 

5 - Katelyn Kim - Art Portfolio Interactions 

6 - Katelyn Kim - Ceramics & Glass Self-crucifixion 

7 - Katelyn Kim - Ceramics & Glass Reflection 

8 - Katelyn Kim - Painting Red Emotions 

9 - Bailey Laufer - Ceramics & Glass Necessities for Adulthood 

Silver Key Winners

1 - Catherine Chen - Drawing & Illustration Eyewitness 

2 - Meera Jain - Ceramics & Glass  Growth 

3 - Tessa Perry - Art Portfolio Sacred Journey 

4 - Meera Jain - Ceramics & Glass Birth 

5 - Yalini Kathamuthu - Mixed Media A Quiet Konbini 

6 - Claire Kim - Digital Art Hall of Knowledge 

7 - Katelyn Kim - Ceramics & Glass Fragility 

Honorable Mention

1 - Brandon Bautista - Sculpture High Winds 

2 - Magdalena Brito Perez - Sculpture No Exits 

3 - Gabriella Ponce - Ceramics & Glass One Bag 

4 - Ellie Sung - Ceramics & Glass Twin Flame 

5 - Daniella Yim - Painting Postpartum Daddy 

6 - Valerie Zilleruelo - Ceramics & Glass Twisted Timbers 

7 - Katelyn Kim - Art Portfolio Pain 

8 - Katelyn Kim - Drawing & Illustration Shatters 

9 - Katelyn Kim - Drawing & Illustration Stare 

10 - Claire Moon - Drawing & Illustration Amorphous Identity 

 

Congratulations to District XI Honors Chorus 

Congratulations to the following 21 singers who represented CVHS at District XI Honors Chorus this past weekend. Unfortunately Saturday's concert was canceled due to the weather, but these students rehearsed for hours on Thursday evening and all day Friday at West Springfield HS, and then put on an impromptu concert for families late Friday afternoon. Both choirs sounded fabulous. Congrats to all!

 Treble Choir: Madelyn Regan, Audrey Nagle, Catherine Chen, Ruthy Seo, Kadija Sesay, Annika Aneja, Bella Viale, Katie Wilson, Sophia Etka

Mixed Choir: Emily Thomas, Prithika Raja, Eliya Caitlyn Kabigting, Adinda Rania, Claudia Bellotti, Tori Waddell, Julia De Vera, Laasini Kurella, Audrey Payne, Lorenzo Iannucci, Jackson Sobel, Ryan Knutti

Another congrats goes out to Madelyn Regan for making it into All-Virginia Honors Chorus as a Soprano 1, and to Ryan Knutti for being named 2nd Alternate for Bass 2! All-Virginia Chorus will take place April 18-20 in Richmond.

 

  Virginia Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

Centreville High School hosted its first successful Virginia Science Olympiad Regional Tournament on 2/10 winning a 3rd Place Team Trophy. Our team won a bid to the state competition in March! Congratulations to the students for their great efforts.

CVHS Science Olympiad Team Members who competed:

 

 

                 

 

 

Sankalp

Agarwal

 

Ian

Kim

Annika

Aneja

 

Jack

Koo

Aisya

Anjani

 

Samikksha

Kumar

Kareem

Basit

 

Min Ju

Kwon

Vidula

Bharat

 

Tara

Magill

Arnav

Bhat

 

Ishaan

Nandamudi

Alexandra

Caraus

 

Vinh

Nguyen

AJ

Caravello

 

Artha

Pradipta

Samuel

Chen

 

Devakh

Rashie

Piero

Evangelista

 

Codrin

Rau

Arjun

Ganesan

 

Pritham

Singh

Aditya

Harimurti

 

Tayba

Suphian

Sean

Hyjek

 

Shisir

Vadrevu

Anushka

Kale

 

Shrishti

Vadrevu

Jai

Kanchan

 

Yeojune

Yun

 

The following students placed in their individual events:

6th Place

Anatomy & Physiology

 Arjun Ganesan & Sean Hyjek

3rd Place

Astronomy

Aisya Anjani & Anushka Kale

2nd Place

Chemistry Lab

Tara Magill & AJ Caravello

6th Place

Dynamic Planet

Ishaan Nandamudi & Tayba Suphian

5th Place

Ecology

Tayba Suphian & Aditya Harimurti

6th Place

Forensics

Aditya Harimurti & Tara Magill

5th Place

Fossils

Ishaan Nandamudi & Vinh Nguyen

5th Place

Geologic Mapping

Piero Evangelista & Pritham Singh

5th Place

Optics

Tayba Suphian & Tara Magill

4th Place

Robot Tour

Pritham Singh & Sankalp Agarwal

5th Place

Scrambler

Min Ju Kwon & Jack Koo

5th Place

Tower

Jack Koo & Codrin Rau

6th Place

Tower

Samuel Chen & Arnav Bhat

5th Place

Wind Power

Kareem Basit & Shisir Vadrevu

A special thanks to Ashley Saccomando and Christina Lee for sponsoring our team and running the tournament. Also thanks goes out to Molli George, Erik Haigler & Tad Rauluk for their help.

 

 

  All-State Orchestra & All-State Band Students

Congratulations to Rachel Noh, violin, and Saejun Jung, French Horn, who will represent Centreville HS in the All-State Orchestra and All-State Band. After successfully auditioning into our incredibly competitive regional ensembles, they were invited to JMU to audition for an All-VA spot last weekend. The event will be held in Richmond on April 20, 2024. We are very proud of them!

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Tues., March 5 - Student Holiday - VA Primary Election Day

Wed., March 6 - Spring Choir Concert - 7pm - Auditorium

Fri., March 22 - End of 3rd Quarter

Mon., March 25 - Fri., March 29 - Spring Break- School & Offices Closed

Mon., April 1 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workday 

Tues., April 2 - Student Holiday - Staff Development 

Wed., April 10 - Holiday - Religious Observance Eid al Fitr

Fri. April 12 - Sun., April 14 - CVHS Play Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)

Thur., April 18 - Pyramid Art Show - Atrium after school

Sat., April 27 - Junior/Senior Prom

Fri., May 3 - Teacher Workday - No School

Mon., May 27 - Holiday - Memorial Day

Wed., June 5 - Class of 2024 Graduation, 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena - No school for grades 9-11

Wed., June 12 - Last Day of School (modified schedule)

Check out the complete CVHS Student and Athletics calendars on our Calendar Page.

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Centreville HS lady wildcats advance to basketball state semi-finals

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Lady wildcats advance to basketball state semi-finals

 

The lady Wildcats have advanced to the state semi-finals.  The game is on Friday March 1st, 7:00pm at Cosby High School – address  is 14300 Fox Club Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23112   The Wildcats will play Manchester HS.  The VHSL designates neutral site venues for the state semi-finals and finals.  You may purchase tickets online here  Buy tickets ASAP before they are released to the general public.

Streaming information for the game is still to be determined by the host school.  Stay tuned.

 

GO WILDCATS!!

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Centreville Wildcats girls basketball - state quarterfinals

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The state quarterfinals of the Centreville Wildcats girls' basketball team will take place on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. They will be hosting Gainesville HS. Admittance to the game follows the protocol set by the Virginia High School League. Online ticket sales are available for $10 here, while tickets at the door will cost $12 (cash only). All adults, including senior citizens, and children will be required to pay for entry. The proceeds from ticket sales will go to the VHSL, not the schools. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Don't forget to wear your Wildcat blue and support the team! Go Wildcats!

PTSA Meeting, Tuesday, 2/20 @ 7:00pm

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PTSA Mtg on Tues., 2/20 at 7:00pm

Please join members of the PTSA board on Tuesday, 2/20 at 7:00pm in the library to discuss planning for the All Night Grad Party and other important topics.  Parents of any grade level are invited to attend.  

You may attend virtually by clicking on this link:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97924963494

Please email [email protected] and/or [email protected] with any questions.

Thank you!

 

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