Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.C'ville School News 01-19-2023
Academic Advising Information
It was great seeing many of you at our recent Curriculum Night. If you were not able to make it, or want to review the materials, the slides and other important information about academic advising can be found on the school website at this link. Mr.Wolin, our Director of Student Services, will also be sending more information directly to parents over the coming weeks about academic advising and course selections.
2023 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners
Congratulations to the following talented CVHS students whose amazing artworks were recognized through the Scholastic Art Awards program for the Fairfax County Art Region:
Gold Key winners (5)– Sergio Flores Ramos, Meera Jain, Kaitlyn Lee, Esugen Orkhon, and Joshua Tobias-Hercules
Silver Key winners (4) – Katia Austin, Katelyn Kim, Esugen Orkhon, and Josephine Jao-Rou Syu
Honorable Mentions (2) – Leannah Choi, and Hana Hashim
And thank you to their terrific art teachers Rory Marcaccio and Kris Killinger.
High School Academy Open Houses
FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January. A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.
Class of 2023
As a reminder, the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be held on Monday, June 5th at 2:00pm at the George Mason Eagle Bank arena. For more information, please check the CVHS Class of 2023 website. We will continue to send updates and important information for the class of 2023 throughout the spring.
FCPS Strategic Plan Forums
Are you interested in having a voice in the FCPS Strategic Planning process? Consider attending one of the upcoming Community Forums at the end of January and beginning of February. This link will take you to a list of dates, times and locations.
Tutor.com for Test Prep
Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests.
Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website.
Thank You to the PTSA
A big thank you to the PTSA from the CVHS teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers and admin staff for the KIND bars found in their mailboxes on Wednesday morning. It was so very “kind” of you and much appreciated by all!
Message from FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program
New Year’s Resolutions – In December, many people will head to their local Target or Michaels to find a new planner. The crisp, fresh feeling of new paper to write new and improved goals gets some of us excited. When thinking of your goals consider making them SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound), this method breaks your goals down into specific objectives and makes it easier for you to track your progress. What goals would you like to share with your child, to show them examples of healthy adult introspection? Introspection, looking within, is necessary to learn how to manage stress in a healthy manner. What regular coping skills can be implemented into your daily/ weekly routine? Some goals may be physical, spiritual, financial, or emotional. Would it be easier to have serious conversations over a family dinner? Or maybe regular family dinners, spark joy and connection that’s often missing.
Research has shown that family therapy is the best treatment option for young people who misuse drugs and alcohol (SAMHSA). Many people use drugs to manage life’s hardships when they feel disconnected from themselves or others. The opposite of addiction is connection, and young people benefit from connection with their families. Families who have a common mission based on autonomy and openness instead of secrecy and silence thrive. Families teach young people how to manage stress when they communicate honestly and openly with one another. Learning how to manage stress early in life could be a major factor in whether or not a young person decides to use drugs.
For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.
For further information & support: Dawn Brower, CVHS SAPS, [email protected]
Sources & Resources
Substance Use Presentation, Tues., 3/7, 6-8pm @ CVHS Lecture Hall
FCPS is dedicated to providing parents and community members (adults only) with the most accurate and up-to-date information on youth substance use, prevention, addiction, interventions and available supports. This presentation will help prepare you for difficult conversations about alcohol and drugs. Please join us and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:
- Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid.
- List what you can do as a caregiver.
- How to identify and connect with community resources.
CTE Summer Academy Information
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning an engaging summer enrichment program for students! For our current 7th to 11th grade students, we have CTE Summer Academy.
2023 CTE SUMMER ENRICHMENT
CTE Summer Academy
What is CTE Summer Academy?
A weekly enrichment program that allows students to dive deeper into CTE program areas, and encourages skill development and career exploration.
Students choose 4 classes and learn new content, discover interests, and build their skills.
Eligibility: Current 7 to 11 graders
Time - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm*
*Early drop off is available!
Location - Lake Braddock SS
Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!
Cost - $275 per week*
*Tuition waivers available for students receiving Free and Reduced Meals
Week 1: July 10 - 14
Week 2: July 17 - 21
Week 3: July 24 - 28
Students will choose four (4) classes each week to build their own specialized summer learning program. Courses are available in all CTE program areas: Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical, Marketing, Technology and Engineering, and Trade and Industrial.
For the list and schedule of classes being offered, please visit our webpage!
How to Register
Registration is open from February 1 to June 9, 2023.
Students can register online by visiting the CTE Summer Academy website and clicking on the register button.
Visit bit.ly/FCPS_CSA for more information!
For questions, please contact Beth Mehr at [email protected]
Important Upcoming Dates
Wed., Jan. 25 - End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Dismissal
Thurs., Jan 26 - Teacher Workday - No Students
Fri., Jan. 27 - Teacher Workday - No Students
Mon., Feb. 20 - Holiday - Presidents’ Day
Tues., March 7 - Substance Abuse Presentation with FCPD, 6:00-8:00pm