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C'ville School News 10-20-2023
We are seeing an increase in the number of students arriving late in the morning. Please help to ensure that students arrive at the school by 8:00am. The first class begins at 8:10. Prompt arrival is important for building good habits, instructional time, and minimizing classroom disruptions.
End of First Quarter
The end of the first quarter is Nov 3rd. Be sure to check student grades and encourage your students to connect with their teachers about missing assignments or assessments they can re-take. Remember, students may receive zeroes this year for missing assignments, which will have a significant impact on the grade. Late bus days are Mon and Thurs, and students can also request to see teachers for extra help during PLUS. Starting the year with good grades is important! Please make sure students are in class every school day!.
Next PTSA Mtg., Wed., 10/25, 6:00pm @ Liberty Middle in Library
The CVHS PTSA meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 25th, at the Liberty Middle School library at 6:00pm
This aligns with Dr. Reid's Community Conversation, and the PTSA is encouraging you to attend. We will have a brief PTSA meeting at 6:00pm prior to Dr. Reid's event.
Join Dr. Reid for Our Schools, Our Future - A Community Conversation at Liberty Middle School, door #8, on Wednesday, October 25, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Share your thoughts and ask questions as the 2023-24 school year begins. Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided based on staff availability. Pre-registration is available on our webpage. While not required it does help us plan.
Your voice matters and we look forward to seeing you at this or any of our other Superintendent Community Conversations.
Undergrad Picture Make Ups - Friday, 10/27
Did your student miss picture day? Does your student need a picture retake? Picture day make ups and retakes for students in grades 9-11 will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023. To request an appointment for a picture retake or make up, have your student complete the google form accessible through the link https://bit.ly/CVHSpicretake23-24 by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 10/25/23. Students will receive an email to their fcpsschools.net account with their appointment time by Thursday, 10/26/23.
Vision & Hearing Screening (10th Grade) - Nov. 1st & 2nd- Volunteers Needed
Vision and hearing screening will be held on November 1st and 2nd for all 10th graders and students who are new to FCPS. The purpose of screening is to identify students who need further evaluation due to difficulty seeing the screening chart or hearing the screening tones. If your child wears glasses, please be sure that glasses are at school on screening day.
Parents will be notified by letter if screening results indicate that further evaluation is needed. Prompt follow-up with your health care provider is recommended as vision and hearing difficulties can interfere with learning.
If you would like to assist as a volunteer with the screening process, please contact the School Health Aide at 703-802-5587.
Federal Impact Aid Surveys - Please submit ASAP!
FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Federal Impact Aid Survey. To make it easier, the form is now available online in SIS ParentVUE.
Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.
Once logged in to SIS ParentVUE, click “Online Packets” in the top right corner. Then, select “Federal Impact Aid Survey.” Get more information.
Need to Register for ParentVUE?
Learn how to activate your SISParentVUE account, so you can easily submit your survey. Find out how to get technical support for ParentVUE.
Calendar Update for March 5 Presidential Primary
The Fairfax Board of Elections has requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.
As a result, March 5 will be a school holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day. Central offices and school offices will remain open. SACC will remain open, as it does on other professional work days.
Upcoming Performing Arts Events
CVHS Symphony Orchestra to Perform on Mon., 11/13, 7:00pm @ Hylton Center
Our Centreville HS Symphony was one of two high school orchestras selected to perform at the state conference (VMEA) in November. Please join us for the Pre-VMEA concert held at the Hylton Center on Monday, November 13 at 7:00 PM. The CVHS Saxophone Choir, selected to perform chamber music at the conference, will play prelude music in the lobby beginning at 6:15 PM. Admission is free!
The program is “A Celebration of Humanity.” Humanities themed works are the focus of the program, featuring some of the great work happening at Centreville High School. A new composition was commissioned based on Katelyn Kim’s artwork that earned her a seat in Gov School, representing our Art Department. Gala Regalario, a French student who also attended Gov School for foreign languages, will recite “La fille aux cheveux de lin” by de Lisle before we perform “Girl with the Flaxen Hair” by Debussy. Students studying “Romeo and Juliet” and “Also sprach Zarathustra” have a deeper understanding of pieces thanks to our English Department. History, dance, and music are also central to the program.
If you would like more information about the program, please contact Mark Taylor ([email protected]) or Meredith Kohut ([email protected]). We look forward to performing for you!
Centreville Theatre Presents “Girls in the Boat”
Nov. 17th,18th & 19th
Girls in the Boat was inspired by the true stories of the U.S. women’s Olympic rowing team. A group of smart, fiery young women fight discrimination and prejudice to compete in the male-dominated sport of rowing, finding an unlikely ally in a taciturn men’s coach. Together, they confront ridicule and overcome obstacles. The women refuse to sit on a bus and wait their turn in a battle for gender equality in a sport that makes national news and takes them all the way to the world championships. Against the rhythm of their oars, these women forge bonds and overcome disagreements in their search for greatness. Despite their diverse backgrounds and politics, they literally pull together to reach their goals in a fast-paced drama that reminds us of what we can all do if we have a common purpose. As our heroines break barriers of race and gender, their newly minted U.S. women’s rowing team goes on to become the most winning sports team in American history.
CVHS Wildcat Achievements
Congratulations to our National Merit Scholars
Nineteen CVHS students were recognized as National Merit Scholars representing the top tier of academic performance. Congratulations to Hyun Il Choi, Vivian Dutton, Aditya Harimurti, Catherine Her, Akshath Karthikeyan, Alex Kim, Gihyeon Kim, Nathan Kim, Ian Koo, Samikksha Kumar, Min Ju Kwon, Jessica Lerke, Joanne Park, Siwon Park, Mehar Parmar, Siddarth Rekhi, Varish Sanad, Matthew Sayers, and Tayba Suphian.
Congratulations to Wildcat Cheer - Concorde District Champs!
The Wildcat Cheer team won the district title Wednesday night! We host the Regional championships at CVHS next Sat, Oct. 28, so be sure to come out and see the team compete.
Congratulations to our Director of Student Services Harry Wolin
Last Wednesday evening, Mr. Wolin received the Team Excellence Award as part of the On-Time Graduation Dashboard Team for his outstanding performance, and lasting contributions that support the mission and vision of Fairfax County Public Schools in the category of “Innovation.” Thank you, Harry, for your dedication and hard work that you do everyday for CVHS and FCPS.
Important Upcoming Dates
Wed., 10/25 - PTSA Meeting, 6:00pm @ Liberty Middle in Library followed by dialogue with Dr. Reid at 6:30pm
Fri., 10/27 - Undergrad Picture Day Make Ups
Wed. & Thurs., 11/1 & 11/2 - Vision & Hearing Screening -10th grade during PE
Fri., 11/3 - 2-Hour Early Release - End of First Quarter
Mon. & Tues., 11/6 & 11/ 7 - Student Holidays
Mon., 11/6 - Winter Sports Try-outs
Mon.., 11/13 -Symphony Orchestra @ Hylton Performing Arts Center, 7pm
Tues., 11/14 - PTSA Meeting
Fri., Sat., & Sun., 11/17-18-19 - Fall Play - Girls in the Boat
Wed., 11/22 - Fri., 11/24 - Thanksgiving Break
Mon., 12/18 - Mon., 1/1/2024 - Holiday - Winter Break
Mon., 1/15 - Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
Tues., 3/ 5 - Student Holiday - 2024 Presidential Primary Election
Wed., 6/5 - Class of 2024 Graduation, 9:30am, Eagle Bank - No school for grades 9-11
Wed., 6/12 - Last Day of School
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