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Justin Simmons, Westfield High School Assistant Principal, has accepted an Assistant Principal position at Holmes Middle School.  Mr. Simmons has been a highly effective communicator, relationship builder, and instructional leader at our school.  He was instrumental in leading the improvement of our students’ overall math achievement and in revamping our Young Men’s Leadership Group. 

Mr. Simmons started his career in FCPS as a school counselor at Glasgow MS.  He was later promoted to an Educational Specialist for the College Partnership Program.  Prior to working at Westfield, Mr. Simmons was the Program Manager for the College Success Program. 

Mr. Simmons will start at Holmes Middle School on July 18, 2019. 

We wish him success in his future endeavors!

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Westfield Summer Stage Presents Les Misérables: School Edition

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Westfield Summer Stage Presents Les Misérables: School Edition

July 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m., July 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va. Tickets are $15 online or at the door: https://www.itickets.com/events/429505

 

Delivering one of the most memorable scores of all time, students from across Northern Virginia are transforming the Westfield stage this summer to 19th century France for a story of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption: Les Misérables. Victor Hugo’s classic novel comes to life with this Tony Award-winning musical that follows the life of Jean Valjean (John Henry Stamper), who is released from years of unjust imprisonment but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (Braeden Anderson), who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Valjean’s life begins to turn around as he agrees to take care of Cosette (Kylee Downie), who is the daughter of a poor factory worker named Fantine (Christina Brown). He saves Cosette from M. Thenardier (Jeffrey Mouritzen), her cruel money-obsessed keeper, and his evil wife, Mme. Thenardier (Meredith Kilmartin). During the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary, Marius (Jonathan Geerdes), who has captured Cosette’s heart. Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into this revolutionary period in France. Attempting to overthrow the government at a street barricade are a group of young idealists, including Enjolras (Ryaan Farhadi), a radical student leader of the revolution, and Eponine (Keeley Rogers), the Thenardiers’ daughter who is deeply in love with Marius. The cast of more than 60 students from Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and other area schools storm the musical barricade with this epic, uplifting tale. For more information and ticket purchases, visit www.westfieldtheatre.com or https://www.itickets.com/events/429505.

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Staff News

Denise Bushnell, an Instructional Assistant in our Special Education Department has accepted a new position at Floris Elementary School as their Student Information Assistant/Registrar starting in August.

Ms. Bushnell has been a dedicated member of the Westfield High School staff for 15 years serving in our Special Education Department. We wish Denise continued success in her new position.

Additional 2018-19 Successes: FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Several choir students were selected for District Honors Choir, All VA State Honor Choir, and All VA Senior Honor Choir.  

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FCPSOn

FCPSOn is a district-wide initiative that will issue student laptops for use both at school and at home starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  If you have any questions about FCPSOn you can visit this link, or contact our Technology Specialist Scott Thimons. Here are answers to a few of our most commonly asked questions:

What happens when the technology fails? Current pacing plans do not allow for missed times?

As part of FCPSOn, schools will be provided with a number of devices that can be checked out to students if a device needs to be repaired.  If a student's device breaks, the goal is to get them a loaner device as soon as possible until the device issued to them is repaired.

Who is financially responsible for lost/broken devices?

The devices come with a warranty, and most reasonable repairs or losses are covered by FCPS. As with any FCPS property, repeated instances of damage/loss, or damage that occurs as a result of gross negligence, may result in replacement charges.

July Office Hours

Please note the following changes to office hours:

  • Westfield High School and School Offices – CLOSED Thursday, July 4th & Friday, July 5th
  • Student Services Office – CLOSED Monday, July 1st – Friday, July 5th  
  • Activities Office – CLOSED Monday, July 1st – Friday, July 5th

School offices will reopen on Monday, July 8th.

Summer camps will continue, as scheduled.

Have a safe and enjoyable July 4th!

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

I hope you are enjoying the start of summer with your sons and daughters.  While we are looking forward to and planning for the 2019-2020 school year, below we have captured students' and staff successes from the 2018-2019. 

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Future Business Leaders of America:

  • 13 Regional Competitors
  • 7 students went on to compete at the State level in Reston
  • 2 students are eligible to go to the National competition San Antonio, Texas this summer

DECA

  • 23 students attended the District Leadership Conference
  • 23 students attended the state conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 6 students went to the DECA International Conference in Orlando, Florida

Technology Student Association

  • 1st Place in Structural Engineering and Design: Justice Watson and Manoj Nanduri
  • 2nd Place for Board Game Design: Anisha Patrikar, Thummala Amoolya, Nishita Cheekatamarla and Sumaja Bandreddi (This is the groups first TSA event.)

This qualifies the team for TSA Nationals - June 28-July 2

 

ENGLISH

  • The testing scores for the writing testing window are amazing.  A writing SOL pass rate of 93%. 
  • Continued 2nd year partnership with Stone MS, where our literacy lab students were peer mentors with 8th grade students.

ESOL

  • Throughout the four years, WHILE learning English, they were also required to learn content (subject) area curriculum such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, Government, Algebra, Geometry, etc.
  • Imagine learning these subjects in Urdu, Arabic, Twi, Amharic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Nepali, Vietnamese, Krio and Spanish -- these are just some of the languages spoken by the 2019 graduates.
  • Despite linguistic challenges, these students have persisted, pursuing their academic goals while mastering English.  These students are graduating because of their work-ethic, determination, perseverance, and ability to overcome academic and personal barriers.  
  • Our ESOL students at Westfield HS embody (represent) one of the critical skills of Fairfax County’s Portrait of a Graduate--” goal-directed and resilient individual.”   

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

  • Freshman Gavin Peppler installed a new raku outdoor firing 'patio' at WHS for his Eagle Scout project. He also exhibited his artwork at The Sackler/Freer gallery last weekend.
  • Congratulations to Andrew Gantzer. He is the only student in the history of the All-State Virginia Orchestra to be 1st chair Bassist 4 years in a row. Andrew will be attending the Juilliard School of Music in September.
  • At Scholastics Arts Awards, Westfield had 32 winners to include the following seniors:
  • winning Gold Keys: Parika Batas, Omar Davis, Aislinn James, Odalis Ovando, Luke Somers and Nicole Yoder.
  • winning Silver Keys: Cailin Berry, Aislinn James, Odalis Ovando, Hannah Richo, and Yogita Suryawansnshi.
  • winning Honorable Mention: Emily Alvarez, Grace Blevins, Rachel Fernandes, Alex Jollimore, Julia Kim, Paige McCallum, Odalis Ovando, Hannah Richo, Luke Somers and Nicole Yoderr
  • Senior Hannah Richo won a scholarship for her digital art work in the 15th Annual Technology in the Arts Competition.
  • 4th straight year of VA honor band (1st time in school history)
  • 27 students in all district band
  • 6 students in all state band
  • 24 Cappie Nominations for Rock of Ages; 8 winners (4 Seniors Won - Difficulty with Best Musical and Bourbon Room Employees)
  • Successful 2nd Westfield pyramid concert in March
  • Another amazing Westfield pyramid art show
  • Westfield Live continues to evolve and ensure that numerous events are highlighted, including the new student spotlight series.

HEALTH & PE

  • The HPE department is going high tech with “on-line ordering” next year with Athletic Union for all uniforms and merchandise-no more BBQ lines to purchase gear. No more money exchanges. Come to BBQ and “pick up” your order.
  • The Adaptive PE Field Day for special education was a huge success and a lot of fun for all the students
  • HPE fully integrated google classroom into every day teaching. Regardless of being in PE or the classroom, it has really made a difference in teaching, grading and communication with all the students.
  • Sports Medicine students had a successful field trip to the cadaver lab  
  • In our weight training classes, we:
  1. utilized YouTube to perform Yoga sessions
  2. exposed kids to meditation apps
  3. used Hudl as a form of instruction when teaching new lifts and as an evaluation tool (teacher-to-student, student-to-student, self-assessment)
  • Girls fitness class we:
  1. had our first field trip to Burke Lake and hiked 5 miles
  2. received a grant to purchase every student a new pair of sneakers to start the year
  3. students learned self-defense skills from the Fairfax County Police Dept.
  4. did archery as a new unit of study
  • In our personal fitness instructor elective, we had 4 students pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer exam:
  1. Griffin Burrage
  2. Nick Purcell
  3. Haley Kakar
  4. Nick Martinez-Rossi

MATH

Student successes

  • We inducted 100 new members to Math Honor Society.  These students have a GPA of at least 3.5 in their math courses.
  • Students completed over 3,000 hours of peer math tutoring during Bulldog Block.
  • Over 400 students participated in Junior and Varsity Math Teams, a math competition held once a month after school.
  • 13 of the 89 seniors that participated in WeSTEP were in a mentoring program where the focus was math and/or engineering.
  • Overall, 87% of the students passed their math SOLs this year, 94% passed in Algebra 1 alone!

Teacher successes in Math

  • We maintain a sense of camaraderie and friendship and work well together as a team.
  • We build lasting relationships within our department and build great relationships with our students.
  • We sponsor different math opportunities for students such as Math Honor Society and Junior and Varsity Math Teams; and we encourage seniors to participate in WeSTEP programs where the focus is math and/or engineering.
  • We have 100% department participation in the PTSA and we won the faculty Halloween contest!

SCIENCE

  • Westfield won medals in 10 of the competitions, and won a trophy for 4th place overall.  
  • Environmental Science received a grant from FCPS Get2Green to refurbish one of the outdoor courtyards to create an outdoor learning space.
  • Environmental Club won the FCPS Reduce-Reuse-Recycle challenge.  That has resulted in over $8,000 of supplies and resources with the goal of making Westfield more eco-friendly.
  • We sent 22 projects to the Regional Science Fair from our school fair.
    • 4-first place category awards
    • 5-second place category awards
    • 4-third place category awards
    • 5-Honorable Mention category awards

 SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 2 National History Day projects are competing at the national competition
  • 202 seniors were registered to vote
  • 3 students were selected to argue in front of the Virginia Supreme Court in the Model Judiciary program, and 1 student won his case (the first win in Westfield’s history)

SPECIAL EDUCATION

  • One of our 3 World History 1 teamed classes had a 100% pass rate for the SOL. Overall, that team’s SOL average was a 458, which is a considerable accomplishment considering the learning styles and needs in a teamed environment.
  • Successful first year of our Special Olympics track program, in which students competed in four meets, including a home meet.
  • Another wonderful #choosetoinclude campaign was held throughout the year, with monthly joint events with SGA, Bulldog Buddies and other organizations within the building.
  • Bulldog Buddies program doubled in the number of general education mentors this year.

STUDENT SERVICES

  • Increased enrollment of Young Scholars in Advanced Academics by 51%.
  • Successful senior success seminar.
  • 2nd annual Job fair was a huge success.

WORLD LANGUAGE

  • Governor’s School 2019 selections include: Victoria Thomas – German Anna Mattfeld – Spanish Sharon Park – Spanish Sarah Nadasy – French
  • Paul Lee received the Laurent Clerc (pronounced Claire) medal of service from the National American Sign Language Honor Society for his service to the local Deaf community.

ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES SUCCESSES

  • Cheer District Champions
  • Boys Indoor & Outdoor Track Championships.  
  • Football District & Region Champions
  • Baseball District & Region Champions.  

Thanks to our students and staff for all the hard work and perseverance throughout the 2018-2019 school year. 

Sincerely,

 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

Westfield HS

 

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New Assistant Princpal

Please join me in welcoming Laura Waterman to Westfield HS.  Mrs. Waterman will be the Sub School 3 Principal.  Her most recent leadership role was as the Associate Principal at Lake Braddock Secondary School.  She was also an Assistant Principal at Herndon HS and Herndon MS.  She is a former special education teacher at James Madison HS.   She attended Virginia Tech and George Mason and has two daughters. 

Mrs. Waterman will begin at Westfield on July 1.

 

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Principal

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2019 VHSL Class 5 & 6 Baseball and Softball Locations Changes/Class 6 Baseball Semifinals Postponed

Charlottesville, Va. – Due to today’s weather, Class 6 baseball semifinals at Deep Run High School scheduled for today are postponed with semifinals and finals now scheduled for Friday, June 14.  Semifinals will be played at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm with finals at 5:00 pm at Deep Run High School.

Today’s Class 5 baseball and softball semifinals at Glen Allen High School and Class 6 softball at Deep Run High School have been moved to RF&P Park in Glen Allen.  Game times announced on Monday for noon and 3:00 pm remain the same for all semifinals at RF&P Park. 

The new schedule is as follows:

BASEBALL

Thursday, June 13

Class 5 Semifinals – Stafford vs. Hickory, 10:00 am at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA   23060

Class 5 Semifinals – Halifax County vs. Mills Godwin, 1:00 pm at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA   23060

Friday, June 14

Class 6 Semifinals – Westfield vs. Ocean Lakes, 10:00 am at Deep Run HS

Class 6 Semifinals – Lake Braddock vs. James River-Midlothian, 1:00 pm at Deep Run HS

Class 5 Finals – 12:30 pm at Glen Allen HS.  If Hickory advances, 4:00 pm at Glen Allen HS

Class 6 Finals – 5:00 pm at Deep Run HS.

SOFTBALL

Thursday, June 13

Class 5 Semifinals – Mountain View vs. Mills Godwin, 10:00 am at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA   23060

Class 5 Semifinals – Stone Bridge vs. Glen Allen, 1:00 pm at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA   23060

Class 6 Semifinals – Langley vs. Cosby, 10:00 am at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA   23060

Class 6 Semifinals –  South County vs. Manchester, 1:00 pm at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA   23060

Friday, June 14

Class 5 Finals – 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm at Glen Allen HS

Class 6 Finals – 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm at Deep Run HS

FCPSOn

FCPSOn is a district-wide initiative that will issue student laptops for use both at school and at home starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  If you have any questions about FCPSOn you can visit this link, or contact our Technology Specialist Scott Thimons. Here are answers to a few of our most commonly asked questions:

Are we going to continue using Google Classroom and Blackboard?

Yes. FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) and FCPS Google Apps for Education are two core instructional tools in the FCPSOn digital ecosystem that coexist and interact to impact how students learn, where students learn, and when students learn.

What sort of expectations are in place for students and teachers? Are assignments going in one place? Will there be common classroom expectations?

FCPS is entering a multi-year transformation to align our classroom instruction with our goal for all students – the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate. During the first year of this effort, the focus will be on building teacher and student capacity for learning in this type of environment. Because each school staff is at a different place in adopting these types of instructional practices, schools will be determining the best pace at which they move forward. Related to this, as part of FCPSOn, the division is working to build out its digital ecosystem which will help teachers and students use all of the different tools that we have available seamlessly.

Upcoming Events

August 5-9:      Math Refresher Camp (9:00 am-11:00 am)

August 12-14:  Bulldog Boot Camp (9:00 am-12:30 pm)

August 12-14:  Advanced Academic Summer Institute (12:30 pm-3:30 pm)

August 23:       New Student Orientation (8:00 am-10:30 am)

August 26:       First Day of School

August 29:       Back-to-School Night (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)

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Last Day of School - June 13th

Thursday, June 13th is the final day of the 2018-2019 school year.  It is a 2-hour day from 8:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.   

When students arrive at school and prior to the 8:10 a.m. bell, students can drop off any outstanding obligations (books, calculators, etc.) to their teachers.  No later than 8:10 a.m., all students must report to the gymnasium. 

Teachers, by department, will rotate to the gym during the 2-hour school day to meet with students, review grades, and address students’ questions.  At 10:10 a.m., students will be dismissed to their buses.  All students will be required to leave the building.

There will be no activities in the gym or on the gym floor.  Students will sit in the gym bleachers except for meeting with teachers in the gym.

Please have a safe summer!

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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FCPSOn

FCPSOn is a district-wide initiative that will issue student laptops for use both at school and at home starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  If you have any questions about FCPSOn you can visit this link, or contact our Technology Specialist Scott Thimons. Here are answers to a few of our most commonly asked questions:

Will my child still be taught using traditional teaching methods?

Technology has always been used for instructional purposes by teachers. Instructional goals will continue to be assessed as they have always been assessed. Preparing students for the 21st century will include the use of technology as it provides students authentic learning opportunities they would not have otherwise and prepares them for the world they will enter upon graduation. However, technology does not replace the use of traditional teaching practices that have proven successful in supporting Portrait of a Graduate outcomes.

How long will my child sit in front of a computer screen?

The expectation is not that laptops will be used all day, in all classes, for entire class periods or even for the entire lesson. Technology is only one of the tools teachers use to provide meaningful learning experiences to all students. Like students, teachers are at different places with their knowledge of technology, their skill sets and their comfort levels with technology. Each teacher will determine how they will utilize technology if and when they deem it appropriate.

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Westfield's 20th Anniversary

Option 1: Pay through MySchoolBucks: You  need to have a current account to use this option.

  • Log on to MySchoolBucks
  • Click on School Store
  • Click on Browse All Items – the following page will list all of the products within our School Store
  • Click next - Westfield HS 20th Anniversary Donation product is listed on the second page at the bottom

Option 2: Pay through FCPS Foundation: There is no need to have an account to use this option.

  • Fill out the form and ensure you indicate,  “Please have this donation go to Westfield High School for the 20 for 20 campaign” in the box at the bottom that allows donors to specify if they want the funds to go to a specific school/program.  
  • Once you click submit, the next page will bring them to where they will enter their credit card information.

Option 3: Pay through Check or Cash: There is no need to have an account to use this option.

  • Checks can be made out to Westfield High School with “20 for 20”in the memo.
  • Checks or cash can be put in an envelope and mailed to the school made to the attention of Gregg Greentree.

We appreciate your continued support.  Please reach out to Gregg Greentree  gmgreentree@fcps.edu if you have additional questions or suggestions.

New Athletic Uniform Vendor

Starting June 1st, our school will be using a new vendor for our PE uniforms, Athletic Union.  You can purchase Westfield High School Gym apparel online starting June 1 - June 30 in order to receive your items by the beginning of the school year. No more waiting in line at the Bulldog BBQ!   https://athleticunion.com/westfield

 

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Parents of 10th graders

 

This year, your child is continuing to develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that supports their current work as well as helps them plan for the future. Your child will work with their teachers and school counselor to discover their personal strengths and interests, create goals to help them achieve success, plan for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after high school. The development of the ACP starts in middle school and is updated regularly through high school as each student’s academic, personal, and career goals evolve.

 

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools strategic plan, supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes, and is also required by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). VDOE requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. When reviewing the plan with your child, you can coach him or her to make decisions about college and careers that match his or her personal strengths, interests, and goals, recognizing there are multiple pathways to success.

 

Please have your child log into his or her ACP in Naviance Student and, with your child, review the following information:

 

  • results of the strengths and career surveys
  • goals
  • Resume Builder
  • draft course plans for high school

 

If you have a Blackboard Parent View account, you can log into your account, and together you and your child can view his or her plan. Once in your child’s account, click the “about me” tab and scroll down to “portfolio.” Once you click on the portfolio, you can view all of the work that has been completed by your child.

 

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpO0hnNyVVJw9gs1_s-6tOoc6zkVaDCUPu3e6ORbxBY8UJZw/viewform?usp=sf_link or this Google form to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature. This must be completed by Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

 

For more information about your child’s ACP, visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/ or the ACP website.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

Underclassmen Exams

Friday June 7th is the first day of underclassmen exams.

On June 7th, students in grades 9 - 11 will take their final exam for their 2nd period class at 8:10am.

On June 10th, students in grades 9 -11 will take their final exams for their 1st and 3rd period classes.

On June 11th, students in grades 9 -11 will take their final exams for their 4th and 6th period classes.

On June 12th, students in grades 9 -11 will take their final exams for their 5th and 7th period classes.

On June 7, 10, 11 and 12 students will be released at 12:10pm.


June 13th is a 2 hour school day, 8:10am -10:10am

 

Summer School

For those students who need to take a credit recovery course this summer via Fairfax County credit recovery program, use the following link to register:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/summer-learning-programs-credit-recovery-academy

Registration closes June 24, 2019

Credit Recovery classes are free and will be at South Lakes High School.

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Graduation Cord Update

Cords that students are allowed to wear at graduation are restricted to those that the FCPS guidelines have approved.  The guidelines currently state that:

“Only school-provided and nationally recognized honor society cords and stoles are appropriate.”

The Superintendent’s office recently approved two additional cords:

In consideration of the tenets of the Eagle Scout requirements and strong commitment to character, service and leadership, this red, white, and blue cord is allowed for this graduation season.  The corresponding “Gold Award” cord for Girl Scouts is also added for our female graduates. The Girl Scouts cord is green and white.  These cords can be obtained by the students through the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations.

Student Medication

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.  

If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide at 703-488-6310 or your school public health nurse, Dawna Poyner at 703-488-6312.

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer.

Student Parking for the 2019-20 SY

The online parking application process will open on Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 PM for all those interested in obtaining a hang-tag to park on campus during the 2019-2020 school year. All students currently holding a valid driver's license or learner’s permit are eligible to apply.  The application process can be reviewed on the Westfield website, where a link to complete the online application packet (using your FCPS Google account) will be available.  Parking applications should be completed at home by the student, with a parent or guardian.

The current parking rate set by the FCPS School Board, is $200.00 per school year which will be pro-rated each quarter. Students receiving free/reduced lunch are eligible for a discount with proof of benefit.

Rising Juniors and Seniors are given the first the opportunity to turn in completed student parking applications on Monday, June 10th from 7:10 AM to 8:00 AM at the F102 security office located in the main lobby.  Applications will not be accepted during class periods or lunch. Please refer to the website for additional information regarding turn-in times, deadlines, and a schedule of safety meetings.

The Cappies - Official Press Release

The Cappies of the National Washington Area has released their official press release for the 2019 Award season:

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To summarize, we won in the following categories:

Andy Mays Rising Critic: Julia Tucker 

Sets: Braeden Anderson, Nora Lewis    

Stage Management: Lauryn Bailey

Stage Crew: Sarah Bourgeois, Hayden Cutler, and the Bourbon Room Employees

Male Vocalist: John Henry Stamper

Comic Actor in a Musical: Alan Gutierrez-Urista

Supporting Actor in a Musical: Harry Schlatter

Musical: Rock of Ages

This year, Westfield HS lead the nominations at 24 (a school record) and we also lead the awards ceremony with 8 wins (to include the highly coveted Best Musical). 

Congratulations to all students who participated in the show for an amazing season!

Main Office - Summer Schedule

June 20th through August 2nd the Main Office will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Student registrations will continue to be done by appointment. Please contact Mrs. Martell, Registrar at 703.488.6381 to schedule your student’s registration appointment if you are new to the Westfield community. Student activities, including camps, will go on as scheduled.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are a week into the “20 for 20 Campaign" to honor and celebrate Westfield High School’s 20th anniversary.  Your donation will allow us to purchase 20th Anniversary memorabilia and other items for commemorative events. Funds raised will also enable us to transform our various courtyards into student dining areas and learning spaces. How can you help?  See the options available below for you to make a donation.

 

Option 1: Pay through MySchoolBucks: You must have a current MySchoolBucks account to use this option.

Log on to MySchoolBucks
Click on School Store
Click on Browse All Items – the following page will list all of the products within our School Store
Click next - "Westfield HS 20th Anniversary Donation" product is listed on the second page at the bottom
 

Option 2: Pay through FCPS Foundation: There is no need to have an account to use this option.

Fill out the form and ensure you type, “Please have this donation go to Westfield High School for the 20 for 20 Campaign” in the box at the bottom of the form that allows donors to specify whether or not they want the funds to go to a specific school/program.  Once you click submit, on the next page you will enter your credit card information.

 

Option 3: Pay through Check or Cash: There is no need to have an account to use this option. 

Make your check(s) payable to Westfield High School with “20 for 20 Campaign” in the memo. Checks or cash can be put in an envelope and mailed to the school -

Westfield High School

Attention: Gregg Greentree

4700 Stonecroft Blvd

Chantilly, VA 20151.
 

We appreciate your continued support.  If you have questions about the 20 for 20 Campaign, please contact Gregg Greentree at gmgreentree@fcps.edu.

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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Current 10th Grade Students: Academic and Career Plans

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Academic and Career Plans

Dear Parent or Guardian of Current 10th Grade Student:

This year, your child is continuing to develop an Academic and Career Plan (ACP) that supports their current work as well as helps them plan for the future. Your child will work with their teachers and school counselor to discover their personal strengths and interests, create goals to help them achieve success, plan for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after high school. The development of the ACP starts in middle school and is updated regularly through high school as each student’s academic, personal, and career goals evolve.

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools strategic plan, supports Portrait of a Graduate attributes, and is also required by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). VDOE requires that the student’s parent or guardian review this plan. When reviewing the plan with your child, you can coach him or her to make decisions about college and careers that match his or her personal strengths, interests, and goals, recognizing there are multiple pathways to success.

Please have your child log into his or her ACP in Family Connection and, with your child, review the following information:

  • results of the strengths and career surveys
  • goals
  • Resume Builder
  • draft course plans for high school

If you have a Blackboard Parent View account, you can log into your account, and together you and your child can view his or her plan. Once in your child’s account, click the “about me” tab and scroll down to “portfolio.” Once you click on the portfolio, you can view all of the work that has been completed by your child.

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpO0hnNyVVJw9gs1_s-6tOoc6zkVaDCUPu3e6ORbxBY8UJZw/viewform?usp=sf_link or this Google form to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature. This must be completed by Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

For more information about your child’s ACP, visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/ or the ACP website.

 

Sonya Williams

Director of Student Services

Phone: 703-488-6382

Snwilliams1@fcps.edu

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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Dears Parents and Guardians:

FCPSOn is a district-wide initiative that will issue student laptops for use both at school and at home starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  Westfield High School is scheduling distribution of student computers to take place during the month of August.  Our goal is to get all computers distributed to students prior to the first day of school.  Please see the distribution schedule below. 

For more information please view our video using this link.

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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Senior Yard Signs

SENIOR PARENTS:

We are excited to offer Class of 2019 yard signs for $20.00 with delivery on June 3rd.

If you are interested, please fill out the form below and send it into the main office in an envelope labeled PTSA.

Orders MUST be received by 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 22nd...NO EXCEPTIONS!!! (You might want to confirm that your senior turned it in before then!)

Parent Name:  __________________________________________________

Address:  ______________________________________________________

City, State, Zip:  _________________________________________________

Email:  ________________________________________________________

Phone:  _______________________________________________________

 Student Name (as it will appear on the sign):  

 _____________________________________________________________                                            

  • PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!!!
  • You must include payment of $20.00 per sign - Cash or checks payable to WHS PTSA
  • Orders must be received by 3:00 pm on Wednesday 5/22/2019
  • Send orders in an envelope labeled PTSA to the main office
  • Signs will be picked up on 6/3/2019 

Go Bulldogs!

Questions? Contact Jennie Ryman, WHS PTSA President at jennierymanptsa@gmail.com

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed for Memorial Day, May 27

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Yearbooks are here!

Yearbooks were distributed this week.  If you ordered one for your child and he/she did not receive it, please contact the adviser, Mrs. Jessica Naeve, at jlnaeve@fcps.edu.

There are a few remaining for sale that can purchased in one of two ways:

  1. Have your child bring in $85 (CASH only) to C109 during any lunch period
  2. Purchase one on www.myschoolbucks – please print your receipt and have your child bring it to C109 to get a book.
Moe's Night on Wednesday!

Come out to Moe’s on Wednesday May 22nd for Westfield Night from 5-8 pm!  20% of your total bill will be donated to the 20 for 20 Campaign, a fundraiser to support celebrating Westfield’s 20th Anniversary. A copy of this flier must be presented at the time of purchase (phone pictures of this flier will be accepted).  Join us at 5005 Westone Plaza for some good food and a good cause. 

YOU MUST BRING THE ATTACHED FLYER or a show picture of it!

Former Student Visits

While we welcome Westfield alum to visit, we ask that you keep in mind that school is still in session. If visiting, please come after dismissal at 2:55 p.m. Be sure to coordinate your visit with a teacher

The Last Day of School

The schedule for the last day of school for high schools will be a 2-hour day while middle and elementary schools will operate on a 3-hour early release schedule. 

Information for the last day of school schedule has been updated on the standard school year calendar posted online – (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2018-19-standard-school-year-calendar).

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Bulldog Blitz

The Bulldog Blitz session scheduled for this Saturday, May 18th has been cancelled. 

Late Buses

The last day late buses will run for the 2018-19 SY is Monday, May 20th.

FCPS Back2Fairfax Seminar: Growing Our Future Operational Employees for IT and Trade Careers – May 29, 2019

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Back2Fairfax Seminar at the Gatehouse Administration Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This event will give our current high school seniors, FCPS graduates, and current FCPS employees an opportunity to hear from existing operational employees in our Information Technology (IT), Facilities, Transportation, and Construction offices. Participants will attend breakout sessions to include the following topics: resume essentials; preparing for an interview; supporting and repairing computer hardware, AV equipment, and software applications in our schools and offices; and FCPS trade careers such as carpenters, roofers, electricians, and HVAC technicians.

There will also be networking time for visiting exhibitor booths from Apple Federal Credit Union, Benefit Services, Client Services, Food Services, Lord Fairfax Community College for Trade Careers, Salary Services, and Transportation.

Event Information

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gatehouse Administration Center Café

Registration link: https://back2fairfaxoperationaljobs.eventbrite.com

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ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY

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All Night Grad Party

The Class of 2019 graduation ceremony is just a few short weeks away and so is the All Night Grad Party! This 12:00a.m.-4:00a.m., lock-in style event is a safe, fun way for the graduates to celebrate with their friends by taking over Uptown Alley and Autobahn Indoor Speedway at the Manassas Mall.

When:             June 6th after the graduation ceremony.

Where:            Check in at WHS 11:00p.m.-11:30p.m.                         

Depart:            Chartered buses leave WHS at 12:00 a.m. for Manassas Mall

Return:            Buses will leave by 4:00a.m. and return to WHS by 4:30a.m.

  1. Pay the $75 registration fee with a check, payable to WHS PTSA, or use PayPal online. This fee covers ALL activities and food. If you have a financial need, the student should contact their counselor. We want 100% attendance!

  2. Each student and a parent must sign the 2 forms in the Registration Packet. Mail these forms, with your payment to WHS, Attn: ANGP, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151.

  3. Registration deadline is May 31.

  4. Sign up for bowling, laser tag, and go-kart racing times using the links on the PTSA website. Students who want to race the go-karts at Autobahn must also register on the Autobahn website and a parent must sign an electronic waiver. This deadline is also May 31. Additional information for the Autobahn registration is on the ANGP Sign Up Genius page at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0549acaf2fa0fb6-gokarting.

Parents can volunteer in several ways before and during the ANGP. Please check out the Parent Volunteer page and Candy Donations page to see how you can help (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0549acaf2fa0fb6-volunteer).

Registration information is on the PTSA website at www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org, and paper copies are available in the Main Office and the Library. Spanish language registration information is on the PTSA website and paper copies can be picked up in the main office or from your student's counselor.

The students have worked hard and the ANGP is a great way to celebrate all they have achieved!

Congrats to the Class of 2019!

Go Bulldogs!

Questions? Contact Jennie Ryman, WHS PTSA President at jennierymanptsa@gmail.com

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

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