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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Mulch Delivery Days are this Friday and Saturday. We’ve had a great response from our students, but we need parents' help as well. 

 

We are short 38 parent drivers.  Without parents to drive the kids, this event cannot happen. Please pitch in four hours of your time. I will be there, and I hope you will be able to join us.

 

You do not need to lift mulch or put mulch in your cars. You are just transporting students! We need you!

 

Please sign up NOW:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0549acaf2fa0fb6-parent

 

Sincerely, 

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

 

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Class of 2023 Rising 9th Parent Coffee

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Class of 2023 Parents

Do you still have questions about your child starting high school in the fall as a 9th grader? Please join us on Friday April 26, 2019 at 9 am in the Lecture Hall for a Parent Coffee. The administrative team, counselors and other Westfield faculty will be present to answer your questions and give a brief overview of the freshman year at high school. We hope you can join us! 

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Westfield Theatre Presents: Rock of Ages

April 26, 27, May 3, 4 at 7pm and April 28 at 2pm

Tickets $10 online or $12 at the door: https://www.itickets.com/events/421880

As the sun sets on the L.A. Strip, rock 'n' roll comes alive inside the doors of the Bourbon Room. Lonny (Harry Schlatter) emcees this rockin' '80s story as busboy Drew (John Henry Stamper) strives for the attention of aspiring actress Sherrie (Keeley Rogers) and rock stardom. But the owner of the renowned bar, Dennis Dupree (Josh Moore), doesn't have time to notice his talent as he receives word that the strip has been rezoned, dooming all rock venues for demolition. The father-son city developing duo Hertz (Braeden Anderson) and Franz (Alan Gutierrez-Urista) have convinced the mayor to embrace their “clean, efficient living” initiative, to the dismay of the mayor's rock enthusiast assistant, Regina (Faith Cho). 

Dennis books rock sensation Stacee Jaxx (Colin Brown) to save the Bourbon Room and keep rock alive in L.A. When the big shot rolls into town, he drives a wedge between potential lovers Drew and Sherrie. With impending demolitions and the struggles of young love, the people of the Strip are still “looking for nothin’ but a good time” in this electrifying tale of Rock of Ages.

The cast and crew of Westfield Theatre's Rock of Ages will be collecting donations for Shelter House at each performance. Shelter House is an organization that works to provide for families in need. A collection bin will be at the ticket sales table in the lobby before each show. Possible donations include shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, household cleaning items, laundry detergent, etc. Visit shelterhouse.org for the full list of items they need.

For more information, visit https://www.westfieldtheatre.com/ or email westfieldtheatreboosters@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support,

Westfield Theatre Boosters

Contact us =>  westfieldtheatreboosters@gmail.com

Visit us => westfieldtheatre.com/boosters

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Mulch Day Volunteers Needed

Great news!!

We have sold ALL 13,000 bags of mulch!

However…We need VOLUNTEERS to make Mulch Day a success! 

We NEED 47 more STUDENTS on Saturday, April 27 (7am-11am)

We NEED 61 more STUDENTS on Saturday, April 27 (11am-3pm)

We NEED many PARENTS/COACHES/CLUB LEADERS on April 26 & 27

            16 more Drivers of students Friday, April 26 (4pm-8pm)

            6 more Navigators (see below) Friday, April 26 (4pm-8pm)

            17 more Drivers of students Saturday, April 27 (7am-11am)

            3 more Navigators (see below) Saturday, April 27 (7am-11am)

            20 more Drivers of students Saturday, April 27 (11am-3pm)

            6 more Navigators (see below) Saturday, April 27 (11am-3pm)

            Grillers and other positions also available…and food donations…

Thank you so much to those who have already signed up!

 Click here to VOLUNTEER.

Need more information?

What is Mulch Day? 

It’s the primary fundraiser for the PTSA that funds a large chunk of the All Night Graduation Party for the senior class and many other PTSA initiatives.  We deliver over 13,000 bags of mulch to approximately 400 homes in the Westfield boundary in two days.  It takes a huge number of people – students & parents – to pull this off. 

Does my kid’s specific club or team benefit?

Yes!  Students and parents can designate two clubs or teams to support.  A pot of $6,000 is split amongst the clubs/teams that participate based on hours worked!  And, your kid gets volunteer hours!

How can you help? 

Volunteer for 4 hours in one of these time slots: 

Shift #1:  Friday, 4/26 - 4-8pm

Shift #2:  Saturday 4/27 - 7-11am

Shift #3:  Saturday, 4/27 - 11am-3pm

Parents DO NOT need to lift mulch bags!  The students do the heavy lifting!

Here are the jobs we need filled:

Navigators for our Mulch Delivery Trucks – You ride shotgun in a delivery truck, follow printed route to the delivery addresses, manage the kids unloading the truck, count the bags for accuracy and move on to the next home.  This is a critical job – it’s fun working with the kids, but you need to pay close attention to correct delivery addresses and number of bags delivered. 

Drivers of Students – Drive students and follow the delivery trucks to the delivery homes.  You may have kids you know or may be matched up with kids who just need a ride.  You can choose to stay in your car or jump out and help – totally up to you!

Click here to sign up today!

If you are unavailable to volunteer your time, we need food donations to feed all these hungry workers! 

Click here to donate food!

For any questions you have about how Mulch Day works, visit our FAQ page at:

http://ptsa.westfieldhs.org/parents/mulch-event/angp-mulch-faq.html or simply click here.

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

www.ptsa.westfieldhs.org

Thank you!

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High School Students Invited to Fairfax County 2019 Teen Job Fairs: Final Job Fair Will Be at Mount Vernon High School on April 27

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of five teen job fairs and résumé-building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and résumé-building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The final job fair will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Mount Vernon High School from 10 a.m. to noon.

Learn more about the teen job fairs.

 

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Yearbooks on Sale until April 13th

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 5577 to order a copy of the 2019 Guardian for your student. The price is currently $80. Order by midnight on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to reserve your yearbook.  Extra books may be available at distribution in mid-May, but no guarantee. Any books available at distribution will be a cash only sale at an increased cost of $85.

Don’t miss the last opportunity to order your yearbook!

 

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Spring Break

Please note that Westfield High School offices will be CLOSED April 15th-19th during Spring Break. Please enjoy the break and be safe. We look forward to seeing our students and staff on April 22nd.

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

School Lunch Accounts

A reminder to please add money to your child’s school nutrition account. All accounts must be paid in full before the end of the school year.

All student school nutrition account debt must be cleared, along with all other payments owed to the school.

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Safe Driving Event at Westfield Today

 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Program Development Coordinator for Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) will be bringing their Distracted and Impaired Driving Simulator to Westfield High School today.  This event will run today from 8:10 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.  This event is provided in partnership with State Farm, the Virginia State Police and AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education.  A State Farm representative will be on site during the event, along with VSP Troopers and YOVASO staff.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

Westfield High School

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Student Services News

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2019 AP Testing HELP NEEDED

Every year Westfield High School facilitates over 2,000 AP exams. We cannot effectively administer AP exams without volunteer help. We are looking for parents to help proctor AP exams this testing season. AP exams will be during May 6 -May 17, 2019.  If you are interested please sign up using our sign up genius link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4EA9A82BAA8-aptesting

 

FCPS Summer School

FCPS has posted the information for summer school at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs.

 

A couple of reminders:

* if your child takes self directed Economics & Personal Finance, please have them take the Wise exam at the end of the course completion.

* credit recovery is FREE and registration starts April 29th

* credit recovery will be at South Lakes High School from July 8 -July 26

* self directed economics and personal finance has two sessions and the first one starts April 24th and the second starts July 1

SOL Testing

SOL Testing will take place from late April to early June at Westfield High School. Attendance is very important during this time frame. The following courses have SOL tests associated with them:

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Geometry

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science

English 11

Virginia & US History

World History 1

World History 2

 

The Virginia Department of Education requires high school students enrolled in these courses to take the end of course SOL if the student needs a verified credit for graduation or if the student has not yet met federal testing requirements (1 Math, 1 Reading, and 1 Biology SOL attempt taken during grades 9-12). Students who have met the testing requirements for graduation and federal accountability are not allowed to test.  If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your child's school counselor or Ms. Fox, Assessment Coach at Westfield HS.

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Westfield Pyramid Art Show

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Westfield Pyramid Art Show

Please join the Visual Arts Faculty in the Westfield Pyramid for our Annual Pyramid Art Show! On April 10th from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., Westfield High School will host our Pyramid Elementary and Middle School student artists in an exhibition of their creations in the Gymnasium. Our Opening Reception is a super popular event and the show is shaping up to be the best yet! We will have a few fundraising opportunities at the show and Kona Ice and Golly Waffles will be here for your snacking pleasure, so bring a few dollars with you!

An Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. Each year, the Fine Arts Department at Westfield (with cooperation from our Westfield Business Owners Association) fundraises so that we can offer $1000 worth of scholarships to our student artists. Come see the amazing hard work of our kids! The following link is an FCPS video about our show from a few years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DqbK2deqQI

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thursday, April 4th is the last day of the 3rd quarter. Friday, April 5th is a workday for teachers and a student holiday.

If your student was unsuccessful in a class for the first three quarters of the school year, please contact the teacher to discuss the options available for him/her to earn a passing grade in the course for the school year. Parents of seniors, if your student was unsuccessful in the first three quarters, contact your student’s counselor or administrator.

Our goal is for each student to graduate on time. In many instances, it will take a significant effort (i.e. staying after school, bulldog block, additional study time, etc.) for a student who has been unsuccessful in a class for three-fourths of a school year to earn a passing grade; nevertheless, it is not impossible, and the effort is worth it.

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

Family Engagement Survey Reminder

 We value your opinion so much that we are sending out a special reminder for you to complete the FCPS Family Engagement Survey.

On March 24th, you received an FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

Please complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of

  • communicating,
  • providing you opportunities to partner,
  • developing positive relationships,
  • ensuring student success and more.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email for an invitation sent with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

For a direct link to the survey click HERE

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

 

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PTSA Events

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PTSA Mulch Day Fundraiser

Bulldog Parents, Coaches & Club Leaders

We need your help to make Mulch Day a success!

 

What the heck is Mulch Day?

It’s the primary fundraiser for the PTSA that funds a large chunk of the All-Night Graduation Party for the senior class and many other PTSA initiatives. We deliver over 13,000 bags of mulch to approximately 400 homes in the Westfield boundary in two days. It takes a huge number of people – students & parents – to pull this off.

Does my kid’s specific club or team benefit?

Yes! Students and parents can designate two clubs or teams to support. A pot of $6,000 is split amongst the clubs/teams that participate based on hours worked! And, your kid gets volunteer hours!

How can you help?

Volunteer for 4 hours in one of these time slots:

Shift #1: Friday, 4/26 – 4-8pm

Shift #2: Saturday 4/27 - 7-11am

Shift #3: Saturday, 4/27 - 11am-3pm

Parents DO NOT need to lift mulch bags! The students do the heavy lifting!

Here are the jobs we need filled:

  1. Navigators for our Mulch Delivery Trucks – You ride shotgun in a delivery truck, follow printed route to the delivery addresses, manage the kids unloading the truck, count the bags for accuracy and move on to the next home. This is a critical job – it’s fun working with the kids, but you need to pay close attention to correct delivery addresses and number of bags delivered.
  2. Drivers of Students – Drive students and follow the delivery trucks to the delivery homes. You may have kids you know or may be matched up with kids who just need a ride. You can choose to stay in your car or jump out and help – totally up to you!

Click here to sign up today!

If you are unavailable to volunteer your time, we need food donations to feed all these hungry workers!

Click here to donate food!

For any questions you have about how Mulch Day works, visit our FAQ page at:

http://ptsa.westfieldhs.org/parents/mulch-event/angp-mulch-faq.html or simply click here.

Practice SAT Ready to get serious about college admissions?

Location

Westfield High School

Date & Time

Saturday, April 6th from 9am - 1pm

The first step on the path to applying to college is maximizing your test score.

With Catalyst's SAT Practice Exam, get experience in a simulated testing environment and

stay ahead. Here's how it works:

  • Take a practice exam under realistic testing conditions.
  • Get your detailed score report back, with the questions that you missed and recommendations on improvement.
  • Gain access to our dedicated testing experts that can help you with setting up a blueprint for success with the SAT exam.

Cost

Just $20 to enroll by Wednesday, April 3rd

We unfortunately cannot accommodate walk-in students.

To Enroll

For more information on this special prep opportunity or to enroll, call 800.235.0056,

sign up at http://catalystprep.com/practiceexam_su, or

email info@CatalystPrep.com.

April PTSA Meeting

Join us Tuesday, April 9 at 7PM in the WHS Library

Unraveling Teenage Angst: Stress and Anxiety in the iGen World

Presented by:

Brittney Lee, Jen Fargo, Bobbi Snyder, & Laura Cudahy

 

We don't need to see the numbers to know that student stress and anxiety appears to be at an all-time high.

 During this workshop, we will share the latest research on stress and anxiety especially as it applies to the current generation.

 We'll delve into the mysteries and intricacies of the teenage brain and we will offer strategies and resources that can be great to use one on one with teens at home. 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

Full-day absences, whether excused or unexcused, impact our accreditation in the same manner. Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student missing 10% or more full days of school during a school year.  For a school year, this equals 18 full-day absences. To maintain our accreditation in attendance, no more than 15% of our students can miss 18 or more full-days of school. In the 2017-2018 school year, 14.5% of our students had 18 or more full day absences. As of March 29, 11.7% of our students have been chronically absent.

Please be mindful of the importance of regular school attendance when planning trips or excusing your student from school. Chronic absenteeism can increase anxiety and stress for many students and has an adverse effect on academic achievement. Help us support your student in reaching his/her academic goals. Contact your student’s counselor or administrator if you have questions about your student’s attendance.

Thursday, April 4 is the end of the 3rd quarter. If you have not already done so, be sure to check ParentVue or your student’s StudentVue to monitor his/her current grades.

From April 1 – 5, while our region leaders are at a conference, I will be filling in at the Region 5 office, which oversees the Chantilly, Fairfax, Westfield, and Woodson Pyramids. During my absence, Scott Davies, sub school 2 principal, will serve as acting principal.

As always, thank you for your support.

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

 

Twitter: @westfield_hs

Webpage: https://westfieldhs.fcps.edu/

News and Information

Congratulations to the Westfield Science Olympiad Team. The results for our team were as follows:

  • Westfield placed 11th of 41 schools
  • Westfield placed 4th in Experimental Design - In this event, students design an experiment to answer a question they have not seen in advance, write the whole procedure, collect data for the experiment, and analyze the data with proper graphs, calculations, and error analysis.
  • Sounds of Music. For this event, students build a musical instrument from scratch that is properly tuned and has good volume and tone. They also take a written test that shows their understanding of the principles of sound. Jessica H and Alexis P built a fully functional violin and violin bow! They have medaled in this event in every tournament they competed this year. It was truly an amazing engineering feat for two sophomores.
  • Science Olympiad State Medaling Teams
    • Experimental Design 4th Place - Nathan J, Rithika N, Stuti C
    • Sounds of Music 6th Place -Alexis P and Jessica H
    • WIDI 6th place – Krithik N and Jessica H
    • Amazing Animatronics (Arduino)  6th place– Manoj N
  • Top Ten States placements
    • Forensics 7th place – Anisha T and Neha P
    • Water Quality 7th place – Anisha T and Hazel V
    • Disease Detectives 8th place -Alex S and Ganesh M
    • Fossils 8th place – Joseph L and Hazel V
    • Mission Possible 9th place – Anisha T and Hazel V
    • Fermi Questions 9th Place – Joseph L and Alex S

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April is Month of the Military Child (MOMC)

Schools are encouraged to plan activities to recognize the military connected youth in our school community and to raise awareness of the benefits and challenges of being part of a military family. Activity ideas and materials including short videos of FCPS military connected youth, ideas for class room activities and other resources are available to assist in planning. PURPLE UP Day is April 10, 2019 which is a national day of recognition to show support for military youth and families by wearing purple. Why purple? Purple is the color of all the service colors blended together.

Coates ES Turns 10 Years Old! Party on April 6

If your child attended Coates Elementary School, please take note:  Lutie Lewis Coates ES will hold its 10th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the school.  The event features a dance party for students from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., video and picture displays that highlight the opening of the school and its history, and events for alumnus.  Special guests will give remarks at 12:00 p.m. before unveiling the campus’ s new bolder feature (to become a mural) and enjoying birthday cake.  Join us!

FCPS Values Your Opinion

You will receive an invitation from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools to participate in the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

We would love for you to complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of:

  • Communicating.
  • Providing you opportunities to partner.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Ensuring student success and more.

The survey will be available between March 24th- April 12th.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

 There are 3 ways you can complete the survey:

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

For more information, please contact your child’s school.

Thank you in advance!

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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Deer Park Elementary PTA Seeking Volunteers

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High School Volunteers Needed

Deer Park Elementary PTA is currently seeking high school volunteers to help with their event. 

On Friday, May 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Deer Park Elementary PTA will have their 1st, "Bucky's Block Party".  There will be moon bounce, food trucks, snow cone truck, face painting, Glow Party, Dollar clothing sale, and more!

To sign up, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0548ACAD2EA7FC1-wfhs


Event Website Page:

https://sites.google.com/view/buckysblockpartyevent/home


Contact email: 

http://DPESCommunity@gmail.com

 

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2019 MOVE Summit - for African American Males with Disabilities

MOVE is a VDOE sponsored, optional three-day institute for African American males, aged 13-21 with disabilities and their parents.  It will be held July 14-16, 2019 on the campus of Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.  Utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men engage in activity-based learning.  Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready.  Concurrent parent workshops offer resources and tools to promote self-determination in their sons and increase parent engagement in the education process.  For additional information visit: http://www.imdetermined.org/youth/move/

This is a VDOE sponsored event. If accepted, participants will have no costs associated with attendance. To apply: https://form.jotform.com/90433506805151

For questions about the institute, contact Amanda Randall, Statewide Coordinator Self-Determination Project, Randalaa@jmu.edu. Applications are due April 1, 2019.

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Upcoming dates

April 4 - 3rd grading period ends

April 5 - Student Holiday

April 15 - April 19 - Spring Break

May 27 - Memorial Day - no school

 

SIS ParentVue/StudentVue Information

Weekly Progress reports will not be sent from April 2-21 due to the third quarter ending and Spring Break.  Third quarter ends on Thursday, April 4.  SIS ParentVue and StudentVue will close at 4pm on April 4 until Saturday, April 13 at 6am.

 

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Changes and Student-Selected Tests for Spring 2019: Students Entering Ninth Grade in 2017-18 or Prior

This spring, students in Virginia high schools will take fewer Standards of Learning (SOL) tests than in the past as a result in changes from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Students who are enrolled in a high school SOL course are now only required to take the SOL test if they need the assessment to fulfill:

  • Federal participation requirements (one SOL test for mathematics, reading, and biology taken during grades 9-12); and/or
  • Content area verified credit requirements for graduation, based on the student’s ninth grade entry year and the diploma type the student is pursuing.  All students who entered high school in 2017-18 or prior are required to earn one (1) “student-selected” verified credit beyond those needed for specific content areas. The number of assessments students have available as options for student-selected tests each year depends on their current course enrollment and what verified credits they have already earned from previous courses. During course registration, counselors discussed student-selected SOL options with affected students.  In the coming weeks, you will receive your student’s testing plan for this spring, including student-selected SOL tests, and how you can be involved in testing decisions. When you receive this plan, you are encouraged to talk with your student about their upcoming tests.  You can find additional information on student-selected tests at this webpage: https://www.fcps.edu/node/37589. If you have questions or concerns about testing plans, please contact your student’s school counselor.  For questions about SOL testing changes from the VDOE, you may contact Susan Fox at 703-488-6383 or email at safox@fcps.edu.

 

High School Students Invited to Fairfax County 2019 Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The next job fair will be held on Saturday, March 23, at West Springfield High School from 10 a.m. to noon.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

Today, I read the following message to our students prior to the end of the school day.  I shared similar information with parents at our March PTSA meeting.  Please have a discussion with your student about the danger of vapes, juuls, and e-cigarettes to his/her health.

 

“Students and Staff: In the past few weeks, school staff has seen a significant increase in the number of vaping incidents. We have received information about several instances of students vaping in the bathrooms, hallways, classrooms or being in possession of vape products. The use, possession or distribution of vapes, juuls, and/or the use of e-cigarettes is illegal for teens and a violation of the Student Rights & Responsibilities; furthermore, it is not a healthy practice.  We are aware that some cartridges contain THC oil.  This is particularly concerning given its potential effect on those who use it.  Students who use, possess, or distribute vaping products on school grounds will receive consequences, which may include a referral to the Hearings Office.

 

The presence of illegal drugs on school grounds presents a significant danger to our school and goes against our efforts to maintain a safe and health learning environment. We ask that you take care of yourselves and one another.  In the coming weeks, we will continue to engage in discussions on the dangers of vaping and other drug use.  As always if you need help please seek the support and counsel of a trusted adult, and report any concerns to a teacher, counselor, or member of the security/administrative team.  

 

We know the use of these products does not represent the overwhelming majority of our student body.  We care about you and your health, and we want to ensure we have a safe and secure learning environment.  Please help us keep Westfield a great place to learn and work.

 

GO BULLDOGS!”

 

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

Westfield High School

 

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Practice SAT at Westfield High School

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Westfield High School PTSA News You Choose-March 20, 2019

The Westfield High School PTSA is partnering with Catalyst to provide a practice SAT on April 6 in preparation for the June 1 SAT. The entire $20 fee will go to WHS PTSA projects such as ANGP, scholarships, report card day prizes, teacher grants, faculty treats, and more!

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PIRNCIPAL

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Don’t forget to place your order with the annual Westfield High School Mulch Sale!  Proceeds benefit the Safe & Sober All Night Grad Party, a PTSA sponsored event.  

We are very close to reaching our Spreading Services limit, so be sure to order today!  A limited number of Spreading Services are still available for only $2.50 extra per bag.  Click here to place your order today and secure one of the remaining slots.

Some important details:

  • High-quality, double shredded mulch is only $5.00 per bag
  • $2.60 of that amount is tax-deductible
  • Minimum order for delivery is 15 bags
  • Delivery limited to the WHS boundary area only
  • Mulch delivery to front of driveway
  • Delivery dates 4/26 & 4/27 / Spreading date 4/28

Interested in helping out?  Please visit our Mulch Day SignUp Genius page to view our student & parent volunteer opportunities.

Questions?  Please contact us.

Sincerely,

 

Anthony E. Copeland, PhD

Principal

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Westfield 2nd Annual Job Fair

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Westfield HS Job Fair for STUDENTS is TOMORROW – Here’s What You Need to Know!

Friday, March 15 - in the cafeteria during all lunches

Make sure you’re at lunch on Friday, March 15 for the opportunity to talk with a number of local businesses who are looking to hire students just like YOU! This was a great event last year, with many students finding potential jobs. The businesses will be set up in the cafeteria during all lunches, and you can meet with as many as you’d like.

Opportunities Just for Seniors

New this year are opportunities just for seniors looking for a full-time job, part-time permanent position or apprenticeship opportunity. Types of positions include tech jobs, construction training programs, trade apprenticeships, and many others. There is no sign up required. Just go to the Lecture Hall at any time during your lunch.

...and there's more!

The Westfield Business and Marketing Co-Op Program will have a table with information about getting academic credit for your job – and the Career Center will have handouts to help you get the most out of the job fair, online job searches, resume writing, and other important employment skills!

Participating Businesses: American Pool - Associated Builders and Contractors-Va Chapter - Baskin Robbins - Bright View Landscape Services - Cox Farms - Dulles South Recreation and Community Center, Aquatics - Fairfax County Police Department - Fairfax County Public Schools - Henkels & McCoy - Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, & Community Services - Meadows Farms Nursery - Metro Washington Airports Authority – NVPools – nZone – Reston Association - Shapiro & Duncan – Starbucks –  Sully Historic Site Internship Program - Target - Texas Roadhouse - The Water Mine - United Parcel Service (UPS) - Virginia Tire & Auto - Wegmans Food Markets

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