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Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Student Services Department Updates Week of March 27 CALENDAR
March 27, 29, 31: New Student Orientation for students new to Lewis HS
April 2: Deadline to order Yearbook at yearbookordercenter.com CODE 5216
April 3-7: Spring Break/No School
April 4: Northern VA College Fair at Eagle Bank Arena, George Mason University 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
April 12: NOVA Counselor, 11:20-1:20 pm in College & Career Center
April 13: End of 3rd Quarter/2-Hr Early Release
April 14: Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
April 17: 4th Quarter Begins
April 21: Holiday / No School
April 25: College Planning Night Lewis Auditorium and Lancer Hall HS 6:00-7:30 pm
April 27: Apprenticeship presentation 10:20-11:20 am in College & Career Center
May 29: Holiday/No School
June 1, 2, 5, 6: Final Exam Week for Seniors
June 5, 6, 7: Laptop, Charger, School Property Turn In Day for Seniors
June 6: Last Day of School for Seniors
June 6: Senior Awards, Lewis Auditorium 4:00 pm
June 7, 8, or 9: Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Picnic
June 12: Graduation at Eagle Bank Arena, George Mason University, 2:00 pm; followed by All Night Grad Party (tickets required for All Night Grad - purchase through the PTSA)
June 16: Last Day of SchoolANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION
Congratulations to our Students!
- Mariana Foronda, Jada Hughes, Sarah Kirkland, Robert Marotta, Iraj Saeed, Nuhamin Woldie completed their extended essays, a major milestone for earning the IB Diploma! Way to go!
- Joanna Centero scored the first goal for the JV Girls Soccer Team during a recent scrimmage. Awesome job!
- Student Government Association (SGA) and Sponsors, Mercedes Matson and Charlotte Petty, just hosted a beautiful International Night full of dance, fashion, food, fun, and FAMILY. What an event and thank you all!
- Mohamed Karim El-Gaili was one of 27 recipients of a 2023 Student Peace Award of Fairfax County honored at a reception on March 19. Rep. Gerry Connolly introduced a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives listing all the recipients and recognizing their efforts as "building blocks of a more peaceful and tolerant world."
Congratulations to our Staff!
- Nataly Amurrio-Sejas, School Social Worker, was just nominated for the School Impact Award because of her work. Congratulations, Ms. Amurrio!
- Rachael Clausen, Science Teacher and Active Environmentalist, led the charge so that Lewis HS earned the Eco-Schools USA Silver Award. Congratulations to Ms. Clausen and her team!
- Bryan Holland, Spanish teacher, recently welcomed his second baby, a girl named Elise Penelope. We can’t wait to meet her, Mr. Holland and enjoy your bundle of joy!
The end of the third quarter is on April 13. How are your students doing in their classes? Do they have outstanding assignments to turn in? Have they stayed after school or during Advisory to complete tests or get extra help? Please talk with your child and check ParentVue for their grades. Email teachers directly if you have questions about their learning for 3rd quarter.Senior Parent Meeting - “100 Days”
Senior students and parents-did you miss the 100 Days until Graduation Meeting on March 21st? If so, the presentation is here and is accessible by all students. https://lewishs.fcps.edu/student-services/parent-meeting-presentations
The Lewis HS prom will be held in McLean, VA on May 20, 2023. Do you need a prom dress or accessories? Women Giving Back has received new or gently used prom dresses, and they are for any student in FCPS who needs one. They have prom dresses, shoes and accessories. Students are invited to shop at the Prom Boutique, and all of it is FREE with a Student ID.
Location: 18 Export Drive, Sterling, VA 20164
Boutique Days and Hours of Operation:
- 3/27 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
- 4/1 from 11:00am-1:00pm
- 4/3 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
- 4/6 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
- 4/15 from 11:00am-1:00pm
- 4/24 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
- 5/1 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
- 5/8 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
- 5/13 from 11:00am-1:00pm
FCPS has partnered with Hazel Health to begin offering virtual mental health services to high school students via live video sessions. Starting Monday, April 10, parents/caregivers who have been struggling to find a therapist for their child or who notice changes in their child’s behavior will be able to connect them virtually with a licensed therapist. Teletherapy is available on any device, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The first step for parents is to provide information through an opt-in form. Visit FCPS’ Teletherapy webpage for details.COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
Financial Aid Champion, Mrs. Rowsey at Lewis HS every Tuesday, in the College and Career Center from 11:30am-1:30pm. You can also email her to make an appointment or set up a Zoom meeting. Her email: [email protected]
College Planning Night
April 25 6:00pm-7:30pm, at Lewis auditorium and Spanish presentation in Lancer Hall. Come hear how to begin planning for college. College representatives will present and answer questions. Students are welcome to come with their parent/guardian.
Scholarships for Seniors
Ashraf Hani Sabah Memorial Scholarship
Lewis High School Class of 2023. This scholarship aims to award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to 4 graduating Class of 2023 LHS seniors, who best embody the criteria. Criteria: To be considered for the scholarship award, an applicant must be a Lewis High School Class of 2023. The applicant should embody generosity, authenticity, determination, and passion in their life. Applicants with backgrounds similar to Ashraf, including immigrants/first-generation Americans who aspire to be traditional college or vocational/technical school students, are encouraged to apply. Check Naviance for the application. Application deadline March 31, 2023
The Debbie Dogrul Scholarship
The Debbie Dogrul Scholarship, funded by The DDA Love Foundation -- the not-for-profit charitable organization -- seeks to give a $3,000 one-time scholarship to a student who has demonstrated resilience in the face of adversity and is on an upward trajectory, academically and personally.
The student should represent our core values of Dedication, Diligence, and Attentiveness (DDA) and apply them to her/his community, school, academics and/or friends/family.
This scholarship is for any student who plans to attend a 2-year community college, a 4-year college/university, or a vocational/technical school.
The student should have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
The student should demonstrate in a brief essay how these core values are reflected in her/his life, how she/he has overcome adversity and how this scholarship will help your financial needs.
Deadline: March 31, 2023, to Mrs. Shaw at cmmcilnaysh[email protected]
Essay should be in Word and NOT Google
Use your personal email
The Lewis Sports Boosters Scholarship
This is NOW available in the Career Center and the Activities Office. Pick up the application to see the full eligibility information. Application deadline is April 14, 2023. Up to (4) $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded. You must be a current member of the Sports Booster Club as of February 1st.
College Board National Recognition Program Scholarship Application
The College Board’s National Recognition Programs’ scholarship applications for students opened on Wednesday, February 15. You can find information about these opportunities in the student flier. College Board has identified students who are eligible to apply, and students identified by College Board will receive an email invitation from the College Board. Students are also able to nominate themselves by visiting bigfuture.org/NRP.
Healthy Kids running series is open for spring 2023. High school volunteers needed to coordinate race setup for kids ages 2-13 with Dr. Sreeya. Email Dr. Sreeya with your intent on days to volunteer. Email from your personal email NOT your school email. Coordinator: Dr. Sreeya Email: [email protected]
Race dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14. May 21 is rain date
Race time: 4-5pm
Volunteers time: 3:30-5pm
Place: Crestwood elementary school
Website for more information about the race: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Springfield/HKRSSpringfieldVA
Volunteers will receive community service hours. If there are athletes who would like to lead warm up sessions for 10 mins, they will get additional half hour community service time in lieu of prep time.
Harvard's JEI team to promote their virtual summer "Mini-PhD" program. The program is open for 8-10th grade students who are from the underrepresented group or first in the family to attend college, etc.
To learn the scientific method, Journal of Emerging
Investigators (JEI) is running a free eight-week program for 8th - 10th graders nationwide this summer from June 3rd to July 23rd, holding sessions on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm EST.
Flyer has information, sent in 3/9/23 email. This will be a wonderful summer opportunity for underrepresented students to get interested in STEM. Reach out if you have any questions. Reach out to: Harrish Ganesh, founder: The Future Brighter: https://www.thefuturebrighter.orgFAMILY RESOURCES Youth Mental Health First Aid
Want to better understand mental illness, learn how to help someone experiencing a crisis and possibly save a life? Take a Youth Mental Health First Aid class!Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour training course primarily designed for adults – family members, caregivers, school staff, coaches, health and human services workers, etc. – who interact with young people ages 12-25. The program gives community members key skills to help a young person who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. The course is free for residents of Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Learn more and register for Youth Mental Health First Aid here.
Heads Up and Talk It Out by Community Service board
Concurrent Teen & Parent Recovery Groups by "Heads Up" and "Talk It Out" are weekly virtual concurrent groups. Heads Up is for teens between the ages of 14-17 who are working through emotional, mental health or substance use challenges. Talk It Out provides support, education and resources for their parents and guardians.
Groups will feature guest speakers and participants are welcome to drop in any time,weekly attendance is not required. These confidential sessions will be held via Zoom for Telehealth.
For more information or to get the access code to join the groups, contact Anna Davis (703-383-8404) or David Edelman (703-481-4008).ACADEMIC SUPPORTS Late Bus Days
Our late bus days are Wednesdays. Students can prearrange meetings with teachers after school and buses are provided.
Students can get passes from their teachers for the Advisory time to make up tests, work with groups on projects, work with the teacher on content. This is prime time for students who need extra time and support in subjects they are struggling with.FREE Tutoring - Tutor.com
All FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Most subjects are available. All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services
Peer Tutoring Center
The JRLHS Peer Tutor Center (PTC) is open and ready to accept students! Tutoring is offered for math, English, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, and Elective classes. Students can use the link below to sign up for a session during advisory. We offer tutoring in several languages as well. PTC Session Requests
Math Honor Society Tutoring
Students from the Math Honor Society will be offering math tutoring in room 319 on Wednesdays after school. You can also contact a member directly for an alternate time. please find the contact information here: MHS Tutors' Information
The Writing Center
The Writing Center works with writers through all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. 20-minute help sessions are student-led and are offered in room 247 on BLUE days during A, C, and D lunches. Students wishing to visit the Writing Center for help may scan the QR code on one of the posters around the building or email Mr. Ingram at [email protected] for more details.
Additionally, Mr. Ingram is looking for students who need service hours to assist with helping other students with their writing. Interested students should also email Mr. Ingram for more info.Frequently Used Links
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