Annandale HS Student Services Newsletter

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Annandale Student Services

Dear Atom Nation,

We have had a number of successful visits from college admissions representatives over the last several weeks. In fact, we’ve had so much success that we have to change our process for registering for college visits. Juniors and Seniors make sure to check out the College & Career section of the newsletter this week for updates on how to register for our visits. 

We also hope we will see our families at Back to School Night this Thursday, September 29 at 6PM!

Erik Healey

Director of Student Services

Important Dates
  • September 29 - College Application Workshop: Transcript Requests
  • October 7 & 8 - HBCU Festival
  • October 12 - SAT School Day Exam
  • October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT Exam
  • October 16 - FCPS College Fair
  • October 17 - 20 - FCPS Virtual Post-Secondary Week
  • October 19 - Alcanza! College Fair

September 29 - College Application Workshop: On Thursdays after school, our Student Services team, in partnership with our AVID program, will review essential topics related to preparing for college. This week’s topic will be about submitting Transcript Requests for applications and scholarships.

October 7 & 8 - HBCU Festival: Alfred Street Baptist Church presents its 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life. https://www.alfredstreet.org/hbcu-fest/

October 12 - SAT School Day (Grade 12): FCPS high schools are administering the SAT School Day on October 12, 2022. If you are a senior and did not register for the SAT School Day by the September 7, 2022 deadline, you will not be eligible to take the SAT that day. FCPS only ordered enough testing materials for those students who registered.

If you are a senior who registered please expect an email in the coming weeks with further details about the SAT administration.

Most twelfth grade students who are not participating in SAT testing will not attend school on Wednesday, October 12. All Academy courses and shuttles are canceled. Note that twelfth grade students with disabilities taught on an adapted curriculum (Category B services) will continue to receive in-person instruction with a 2-hour early release.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Brian Yeagley, College and Career Specialist at [email protected]

October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT (Grades 10 and 11): On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School will host the PSAT/NMSQT for all students in grades 10 & 11. Students are automatically registered and no further action by families is needed. IMPORTANT: Calculators will not be provided. Students should plan to bring their own calculators. For guidance on calculator policies, please refer to: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/taking-the-test/what-to-bring-leave/calculator-policy

 October 16 - 2022 FCPS College Fair: FCPS along with the Office of Admissions at George Mason University presents the 47th Annual College Fair at Eagle Bank Arena. For more details and registration information, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

October 17 to 20 - FCPS Virtual Postsecondary Week: Join synchronous sessions from 5:00-8:00pm. Learn how to better be prepared for the next chapter of your educational journey. 

October 19 - ¡ALCANZA! College Fair - George Mason University: George Mason University will be hosting the Annual ALCANZA College Fair! Over 150 colleges from all over the nation attend ALCANZA as part of an effort to inform the Latinx high school population in the Washington, DC metropolitan area about their higher educational opportunities, and to encourage and motivate them to pursue their education beyond high school. The students in attendance hear from a keynote speaker and college student panel, before having the opportunity to participate in the college fair. If you have questions about ALCANZA please contact Jessica Benitez. More information to come. 

Important Information

Emergency Care & Health Information Forms: Annandale High School has mailed home to all students a pre-printed Emergency Care Information form and a Health Information Form. Please review the Emergency Care form and make any updates if necessary. Also, please complete the Health Information Form. Both forms need to be returned to Elizabeth Soteriou in the Student Services Office.

College & Career Corner

Transcript Requests for College Applications & Scholarships: Seniors need to request official high school transcripts ONE MONTH prior to application deadlines. For example, if a college application is due on November 1, the Transcript Request Form is due on October 1. We will be receiving a very high volume of requests in the coming months, and our Student Services staff needs adequate time to process them. Early Action and Early Decision application deadlines are quickly approaching. For step-by-step instructions and forms for submitting Transcript Requests, go to the AHS College & Career Google site

College & Career Planning Google Site: We are pleased to announce the new and improved AHS College & Career Planning Google site! The website provides up-to-date information on the college application process; college representative visits; financial aid and FAFSA/VASA workshops; military options; information on apprenticeships; as well as resources for finding a job. The website also provides contact information for our School Counselors, as well as our College and Career Specialist. https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeCareer

College Rep Visits (NEW*): Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. Effective Thursday, September 29, students will now need to register for ALL college rep visits through Naviance:

  • Log into Naviance
  • Click on Colleges
  • Click on College Visits
  • Click on “Register Now” on the visit(s) you would like to attend. You will be limited to attending a total of 5 visits, so please only register for the colleges you are highly interested in learning about.

*Please note that space is limited for some of these college visits and you must register at least 24 hours in advance.

Students must get a pass from Mr. Yeagley in the College & Career Center (Room 103) after school the day before the visit or before school the morning of the visit and show it to their teacher. Students who do not register through Naviance, get a pass, and get permission from their teacher will not be admitted to the college visit. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Brian Yeagley. 

 

College/University

Date

Time

Location

George Washington Univ

Wed, 9/28

9:30 AM

Clausen Hall

St. Mary’s College of MD

Fri, 9/30

9:00 AM

College & Career Center

Bowie State University

Fri, 9/30

10:00 AM

Clausen Hall

Georgetown University

Fri, 9/30

12:00 PM

Clausen Hall

James Madison University

Mon, 10/3

2:00PM

Clausen Hall

Gettysburg College

Tues, 10/4

11:30AM

College & Career Center

Catholic University

Tues, 10/4

12:00PM

Library

Brown University

Thur, 10/6

2:00PM

College & Career Center

Univ of Alabama

Fri, 10/7

1:00PM

TBD

Scholarships
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators Foundation Scholarship – deadline Nov. 7, 2022 - $1,000 - Application in Naviance.
  • Anthony Richard Tilghman Memorial Scholarship – deadline March 1, 2023 - $5,000 - Application in Naviance.
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Annandale Community Insider - September 26

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Annandale Students, Families, and Community:

I hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the first weekend of Fall. I was able to take advantage of Educator Weekend and visited Cox Farms with my family. The weather was perfect! 

Last week, principals from across the Annandale Pyramid gathered at Annandale High School for our Pyramid Principals meeting. This monthly meeting provides me the opportunity to better understand great work happening at our feeder schools and to learn alongside my pyramid colleagues. This month, pyramid principals visited math classrooms with a focus of identifying the levels of thinking (academic task) and the learning objective of the lesson (learning target) in each classroom. It was so fun to showcase our priority of high quality instruction. Highlights of the classroom visits included student centered instruction, opportunities for student collaboration, and frequent checks for understanding by the teachers. Students were also surprised to see some of their former principals and welcomed them warmly.

We are excited to provide you all a better understanding of the work happening in your students’ classrooms as well. Back to School Night will be held this Thursday, September 29, from 6:00-8:00pm on our football field. This event is an opportunity for families to learn more about what your student is learning in school and how to better support them. Similar to last year, we would like to provide an opportunity for families to interact with their student’s teachers in a meaningful way and briefly discuss the student’s progress. Families will have brief conversations with their student’s teachers to gain a snapshot of how the student is performing so far this school year. Here are some reminders for this event:

  • Bring a copy of your student’s schedule with you so that you can identify your student’s teachers.
  • Remember that these are very brief conversations that should last no more than five minutes each. You may always arrange for a longer parent-teacher conference at a different time to discuss your student in more detail.
  • Translation services will be limited and you are welcome to bring your student with you to attend, as needed. 
  • Be mindful of time and prioritize which teachers you would like to conference with since you may not be able to connect with every teacher.

Please be mindful that parking is limited and we recommend parking in the back of the school. For questions about this event, please contact Sarah Eqab at [email protected].  

As always, please let me know if you have any questions and Go Atoms!

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

Important Dates

September 26 - Teacher Workday (No school for students)

September 29 - Back to School Night, 6-8pm

October 3 - W4 Activities Day

October 3 - Atoms Booster Club Meeting, 6pm

October 5 - No School (Yom Kippur)

October 10 - Staff Development Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

October 11-14 - Homecoming Week

October 12 - PSAT/SAT Day

October 15 - Homecoming Dance

October 24 - No School (Diwali)

 

September 26 - Rosh Hashanah (No School for Students): Today, September 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. Teachers at Annandale are meeting in their teams, preparing for next week’s W4 Activities Day and completing required trainings in MyPDE. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

September 29 - Save The Date! Back to School Night: Join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 29, from 6:00-8:00pm! Similar to last year, this event will be held outdoors on our stadium field. This is an opportunity for families to interact with their student’s teachers in a meaningful way, and briefly discuss their student’s progress. Students are encouraged to attend with their families, and some translation services will be available. 

 

October 3 - W4 Activities Day: On Monday, October 3, Annandale will host our first W4 Activities Day of the year. Students have an opportunity to attend club meetings or join in on a variety of other activities. Student must register by Tuesday, September 27 for the activity they prefer to attend. Link: bit.ly/AHSactivitiesday

 

October 12 - PSAT/SAT Day: Wednesday, October 12 is PSAT/SAT Day and a 2-hour early release day. All students in Grades 10 and 11 will participate in the PSAT. No registration is required. Seniors who pre-registered will take the SAT. Students in Grade 9 and those seniors not testing will not be in school on October 12. There is no need to contact attendance for these students. Special education students receiving Cat B services will be in school on October 12.

Important Information

FCPS Parent Orchestra: The FCPS Parent Orchestra is beginning its fifth year and is open to all FCPS staff and parents who have a child enrolled in Orchestra or Strings! Classes meet twice a month on Thursdays at Annandale High School from 7:00-8:00pm. We have four levels of Orchestras for all ability levels - from those with no musical experience to those who played through high school! Simply show up with either your personal or your child’s instrument and be ready to learn and play! If you are an FCPS employee, we can provide you with an instrument to use. You can see our tentative class schedule and register here, and learn more about our program here.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. To take advantage of those benefits, complete this form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

Awesome Atoms!

WorkKeys Assessment Success! Last week a group of 65 seniors still in need of Reading and/or Writing verified credit participated in WorkKeys assessments. Approximately 85% of the students testing for writing were able to earn verified credit and approximately 40% earned verified credit for Reading. This means that 39 of our seniors have successfully cleared a hurdle toward their goal of graduation. We are extremely proud of their accomplishment. The English 12 team, as well as Jeff Smith and Chris Bagot, deserve a special thank you for their work preparing these students for the assessments.

 

AHS Celebrates International Day: On September 21, the Just World Club at AHS celebrated the International Day of Peace with our annual Chalk4Peace event, in which students use chalk to write messages advocating for peace.

 

Organic Butcher of McClean Visits Culinary Students: Nick Grossi, from The Organic Butcher of McClean visited our culinary classes to provide a demonstration for students. He demonstrated three different ways of breaking down a whole chicken into 10 different pieces. He also demonstrated different cuts of beef and explained where each cut is located on the animal, as well as appropriate uses of each cut. Mr. Grossi has several years experience as a butcher and is now the head butcher at The Organic Butcher of McClean.

 

Student-Created Lesson Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here at Annandale, our Leadership class created a W4 Advisory lesson educating our students on the history and importance of this month-long celebration. They also shared interviews of staff members and students of Hispanic heritage in which they shared their favorite traditions, music, and foods.

Annandale Students Ride Metrobus Free!

Annandale High School students have the opportunity to ride Metrobus for free in Northern Virginia, along with Fairfax Connector and City of Fairfax CUE. When students sign up for the pass, they will receive a specially designed and programmed SmarTrip card. Get started by completing this application with permission from a parent/guardian. Then, turn the form in to Jewad Abdulhadi in Student Services and you're good to go! Here is the link for more information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/student-pass/pilot

Support Annandale Booster Organizations!

Gear up with Official Atoms Spiritwear: Gear up for another action-packed season with official Atoms gear. You can dress in team-spirited garb on game day and every day with the largest selection of Annandale Atoms apparel at the official Atoms Store. Cheer on your Atoms with t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more. Our online Shop has items for any occasion. Visit spiritwear.atomsboosters.org to see the latest Atoms gear.

 

Join the Annandale PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

Join the Atoms Athletic Boosters! Purchase an Athletic Pass! We need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS. 

Cost: Student Pass - $30; Adult Pass - $60; Parking Pass - $30; Fan Pass - $25. For more information, visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.
News from Student Services

Check out the latest information from the Student Services Department in their weekly newsletter. The newsletter provides important information, important dates, news from the college & career center and class news.

 

Thursday College Application Workshops: Every Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm in Room 90 (near the Cafeteria), Counselors and AVID students will be assisting students with various topics: Making a College List; Transcript Request Form; Common App; Recommendation Requests. Students are welcome to drop in with questions about any aspect of the process. 

 

Transcript Requests for College Applications & Scholarships: Seniors need to request official high school transcripts one month prior to application deadlines. For example, if a college application is due on November 1, the Transcript Request Form is due on October 1. We will be receiving a very high volume of requests in the coming months, and our Student Services staff needs adequate time to process them. Early Action and Early Decision application deadlines are quickly approaching. For step-by-step instructions and forms for submitting Transcript Requests, go to the AHS College & Career Google site.

 

College Rep Visits: Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. To view the full list of scheduled visits and to reserve your spot (required), go to https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeVisits. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back for added visits. Prior to a visit, please ask your teacher for permission to leave class. Upcoming College Rep Visits for the first two weeks in September are listed below. Space is limited so register for a visit at least 24 hours in advance.

Vanderbilt University

Tues, 9/27

10:30 AM

Clausen Hall

Washington & Jefferson 

Tues, 9/27

11:30 AM

College & Career Center

Seton Hall University

Tues, 9/27

12:00 PM

College & Career Center

University of Minnesota

Tues, 9/27

12:30 PM

College & Career Center

George Washington Univ

Wed, 9/28

9:30 AM

Clausen Hall

St. Mary’s College of MD

Fri, 9/30

9:00 AM

College & Career Center

Bowie State University

Fri, 9/30

10:00 AM

Clausen Hall

Georgetown University

Fri, 9/30

12:00 PM

Clausen Hall

News from the Activities Office

Check out the latest information from the Activities Office in their weekly newsletter. In addition, learn more about Annandale High School Athletics and Activities by visiting their website or the AHS Athletics Twitter page. Please email Brandon Sutphin if you have any questions.

 

October 3 - Atoms Booster Club Meeting: The October Atoms Booster Club general membership meeting will be held on Monday, October 3 at 6:00pm at Annandale High School. Please join us as continue working to support the student-athletes of Annandale High School. #GoAtoms

 

This Week’s Schedule: 

Monday, September 26

9:00am - National District Golf Tournament at Greendale Golf Course

Tuesday, September 27

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at John R. Lewis HS

6:00pm - JV Football at John R. Lewis HS

6:15/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey vs Falls Church

Wednesday, September 28

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at Edison

Thursday, September 29

5:00 pm - Cross Country vs Hayfield at Mason District Park

Friday, September 30

7:00pm - V Football vs Cardoza

Saturday, October 1

8:00am - Band at Annapolis Invitational, Naval Academy

News from the PTSA

Join the PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a positive difference, be better informed and join your PTSA today by filling out the online Membership Form. For more information about membership visit the Annandale PTSA website.

 

Annandale PTSA Pantry Distribution - Volunteers Needed! The PTSA sponsored AHS Pantry distributes food to AHS students and families in need. This year, we will be distributing on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. See the schedule below. But, we need your help! Please consider volunteering to help on the distribution dates. Sign up here

Pantry Distributions are in Trailer 8 behind school – schedule changes are in bold. Email Norma Foti, AHS PTSA Pantry Coordinator, at [email protected] with questions.

 

Donate to the Annandale PTSA Pantry: Donations are always welcome and tax deductible. To make a monetary donation, please click here. To ease the distribution process, we always need donations of both paper grocery bags (preferably with handles) and reusable grocery bags (for families and students who walk home). Grocery bags and food donations for the Pantry can be dropped off in the main office. See below for our wishlist. Contact Norma Foti, Pantry Coordinator at [email protected] with questions.

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Atoms Athletics and Activities (9/26 - 10/01)

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Atoms Athletics & Activities

Atom Nation,

It's hard to believe that we're a month into school and almost into October!  In this time our students have been hard at work both on and off the fields and courts.  This weekend provides and extra day to rest up and recover as Monday will be a student holiday in recognition of Rosh Hashanah.  In addition, we also have Back to School Night on Thursday evening next week so parents be sure stop by and meet the teachers!

Go Atoms!  

Annandale Activities Office

  Atoms Athletics Highlights

On Tuesday the Atoms volleyball team played their annual Dig Pink game, raising money and awareness in the battle against breast cancer.

 

Gear up with Official Atoms Spiritwear

Gear up for another action-packed season with official Atoms gear. You can dress in team-spirited garb on game day and every day with the largest selection of Annandale Atoms apparel at the official Atoms Store. Cheer on your Atoms with t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more.

Our online Atoms Shop has items for any occasion. Visit spiritwear.atomsboosters.org to see the latest Atoms gear.

Annandale Cheer

The AHS cheerleading program will be hosting the annual Atomic Cheer Off on Saturday October 8th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This is our biggest fundraiser of the season and we need your help. Below is a Sign Up Genius link. We need volunteers to help work the concession stand and sell tickets. If you are able to come and support the girls we would greatly appreciate it!

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545adab2fa5fd0-atomic

Annandale Clubs and Activities

On Monday, October 3rd we will have our first activities day of the year.  You will have an opportunity to have club meetings or join in on a variety of other activities.  Be sure to register by this Tuesday, September 27th!

bit.ly/AHSactivitiesday

From the Boosters

There’s Still Time to Purchase Your Atoms All-Season Athletics Pass

The Atoms Booster Club’s All-Season pass provides you general admission access to all regular season home football, baseball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, and wrestling events. With more than nine sports showcased, you can save BIG with the all-season pass!

Visit membership.atomsboosters.org for more information or to purchase your all-season pass online.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

We have several opportunities to volunteer throughout the school year including traffic and parking control during varsity football games, operating our pop-up Atoms Spiritwear store, and offering concessions to those attending our sporting events on the fields or in the gyms.

 

Varsity Football Spiritwear/Parking Control:

signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms

 

Varsity Football Visitor Side Concessions:

signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms1

 

Volleyball Concessions:

signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48aaa72fa6f5c61-ahsvolleyball

 

October General Membership Meeting

Next Meeting: October 3 at 6 pm

The October Atoms Booster Club general membership meeting will be held on Monday, October 3 at 6 pm at Annandale High School. Please join us as continue working to support the student-athletes of Annandale High School.  #GoAtoms

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Skip The Line With ETIX

Order your gameday tickets ahead of time and skip the line at the gate.  Use the link below to access the Annandale schedule and order your tickets.  Game tickets go on sale the day before the event

ETix Calendar

Weekly Schedule September 26 -  October 1

Monday, September 26th

9:00 am - National District Golf Tournament at Greendale Golf Course

No School - Student Holiday

Tuesday, September 27th

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at John R. Lewis HS

6:00pm - JV Football at John R. Lewis HS

6:15/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey vs Falls Church

Wednesday, September 28th

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at Edison

Thursday, September 29th

5:00 pm - Cross Country vs Hayfield at Mason District Park

Friday, September 30th

7:00pm - V Football vs Cardoza

Saturday, October 1st

8:00am - Band at Annapolis Invitational, Naval Academy

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Annandale HS Student Services Newsletter

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Annandale Student Services

Dear Atom Nation,

Our counselors spent time last week visiting their seniors to support planning for life after Annandale. They spoke about everything from how to find the right fit in schools, the importance of planning ahead on essays and recommendation letters, and the transcript request process. We encourage our students to join us every Thursday after school for our College Application Workshop!

This week our counselors will meet with the final group of seniors. Also, we have been working hard to address the hundreds of course change requests. Counselors will communicate with students about these changes over the next week or so. As always, reach out to us with any questions.

Erik Healey

Director of Student Services

Important Dates
  • September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation
  • September 22 - College Application Workshop: Making a College List
  • October 7 & 8 - HBCU Festival
  • October 12 - SAT School Day Exam
  • October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT Exam
  • October 16 - FCPS College Fair
  • October 17 - 20 - FCPS Virtual Post-Secondary Week
  • October 19 - Alcanza! College Fair

September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation: Over these three days, counselors will visit senior W4 classes to discuss post-secondary plans and the college application process. Counselors will provide strategies and resources for students to use as they plan for their lives after Annandale. 

September 22 - College Application Workshop: On Thursdays after school, our Student Services team, in partnership with our AVID program, will review essential topics related to preparing for college. This week’s topic will be about how to search for colleges and make your application list.

October 7 & 8 - HBCU Festival: Alfred Street Baptist Church presents its 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life. https://www.alfredstreet.org/hbcu-fest/

October 12 - SAT School Day (Grade 12): FCPS high schools are administering the SAT School Day on October 12, 2022. If you are a senior and did not register for the SAT School Day by the September 7, 2022 deadline, you will not be eligible to take the SAT that day. FCPS only ordered enough testing materials for those students who registered.

If you are a senior who registered please expect an email in the coming weeks with further details about the SAT administration.

Most twelfth grade students who are not participating in SAT testing will not attend school on Wednesday, October 12. High school academy courses will not be held on October 12 and shuttles are canceled. Note that twelfth grade students with disabilities taught on an adapted curriculum (Category B services) will continue to receive in-person instruction with a 2-hour early release.

Twelfth grade students who will not be testing are encouraged to use this day to participate in civic engagement activities or other prearranged activities.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Brian Yeagley, College and Career Specialist at [email protected]

October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT (Grades 10 and 11): On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School will host the PSAT/NMSQT for all students in grades 10 & 11. Students are automatically registered and no further action by families is needed. IMPORTANT: Calculators will not be provided. Students should plan to bring their own calculators. For guidance on calculator policies, please refer to: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/taking-the-test/what-to-bring-leave/calculator-policy

 October 16 - 2022 FCPS College Fair: FCPS along with the Office of Admissions at George Mason University presents the 47th Annual College Fair at Eagle Bank Arena. For more details and registration information, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

October 17 to 20 - FCPS Virtual Postsecondary Week: Join synchronous sessions from 5:00-8:00pm. Learn how to better be prepared for the next chapter of your educational journey. Registration will soon be available at: https://bit.ly/fcpspostsecondary

October 19 - ¡ALCANZA! College Fair - George Mason University 

George Mason University will be hosting the Annual ALCANZA College Fair! Over 150 colleges from all over the nation attend ALCANZA as part of an effort to inform the Latinx high school population in the Washington, DC metropolitan area about their higher educational opportunities, and to encourage and motivate them to pursue their education beyond high school. The students in attendance hear from a keynote speaker and college student panel, before having the opportunity to participate in the college fair. If you have additional questions about signing up for ALCANZA please contact Jessica Benitez. More information to come. 

Important Information

Academy Students: When returning from their Travel Period, students taking Academy courses should report to the Auditorium during the lunch block (R5/W6). During all other periods, Academy Students returning to school should report to T-11. Students should be in their designated location during their Travel Periods. If students have a class after returning from the Academy, they should report to the Attendance Office for a pass to class. 

Course Change Process: Our counselors continue to work through schedule change requests from the last couple of weeks. Given the complexity of scheduling, schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested course is full. Our counselors will consider course changes based on the following priority:

  1. Course Errors
  2. Academic Course Changes
  3. Elective Course Changes 

If the requested course change involves changing a student’s diploma type or dropping an Honors/IB course, parental permission is required. Once the requests are approved by the Director of Student Services, counselors will communicate changes with students. If you have any questions about the course change process, please contact your counselor.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available.  Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

ParentVue Accounts: ParentVue is how parents/guardians can access information about your student’s attendance, class performance, and more. We encourage all parents/guardians to have a ParentVue account to stay connected with your student’s courses. If you need to activate your ParentVue account please visit the Parent Account Registration page. 

Senior Highlights

Class of 2023 Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder: The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please review the immunization requirements here. Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website.

College & Career Corner

Transcript Requests for College Applications & Scholarships: Seniors need to request official high school transcripts ONE MONTH prior to application deadlines. For example, if a college application is due on November 1, the Transcript Request Form is due on October 1. We will be receiving a very high volume of requests in the coming months, and our Student Services staff needs adequate time to process them. Early Action and Early Decision application deadlines are quickly approaching. For step-by-step instructions and forms for submitting Transcript Requests, go to the AHS College & Career Google site.

College & Career Planning Google Site: We are pleased to announce the new and improved AHS College & Career Planning Google site! The website provides up-to-date information on the college application process; college representative visits; financial aid and FAFSA/VASA workshops; military options; information on apprenticeships; as well as resources for finding a job. The website also provides contact information for our School Counselors, as well as our College and Career Specialist. https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeCareer

College Rep Visits: Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. To view the full list of scheduled visits and to reserve your spot (required), go to https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeVisits. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back for added visits. Prior to a visit, please ask your teacher for permission to leave class. Upcoming College Rep Visits for the first two weeks in September are listed below. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER FOR A VISIT AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

College/University

Date

Time

Location

Univ of Mary Washington

Mon, 9/19

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Randolph College

Mon, 9/19

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Randolph-Macon College

Tues, 9/20

9:00AM

College & Career Center

Trinity Washington Univ 

Tues, 9/20

10:30AM

College & Career Center

Northwestern University

Tues, 9/20

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Longwood University

Wed, 9/21

9:30AM

College & Career Center

Ithaca College

Wed, 9/21

12:00PM

College & Career Center

Norfolk State University

Wed, 9/21

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Drexel University

Wed, 9/21

1:00PM

College & Career Center

New York University

Thurs, 9/22

10:30AM

Clausen Hall

Univ of Maryland

Thur, 9/22

1:30PM

Clausen Hall

Univ of Southern California

Fri, 9/23

10:00AM

College & Career Center

Virginia Tech

Fri, 9/23

11:30AM

Clausen Hall

Vanderbilt University

Tues, 9/27

10:30 AM

Clausen Hall

Washington & Jefferson College

Tues, 9/27

11:30 AM

College & Career Center

Seton Hall University

Tues, 9/27

12:00 PM

College & Career Center

University of Minnesota

Tues, 9/27

12:30 PM

College & Career Center

George Washington Univ

Wed, 9/28

9:30 AM

Clausen Hall

St. Mary’s College of MD

Fri, 9/30

9:00 AM

College & Career Center

Bowie State University

Fri, 9/30

10:00 AM

Clausen Hall

Georgetown University

Fri, 9/30

12:00 PM

Clausen Hall

James Madison University

Mon, 10/3

2:00PM

Clausen Hall

Gettysburg College

Tues, 10/4

11:30AM

College & Career Center

Catholic University

Tues, 10/4

12:00PM

Library

Brown University

Thur, 10/6

2:00PM

College & Career Center

Univ of Alabama

Fri, 10/7

1:00PM

TBD

Thursday College Application Workshops: Every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00pm in Room 90 (near the Cafeteria), Counselors and AVID students will be assisting students with various topics: Making a College List; Transcript Request Form; Common App; Recommendation Requests. These topics will be repeated, starting September 23. Students are welcome to drop in with questions about any aspect of the process. 

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Annandale Community Insider - September 18

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Annandale Students, Families, and Community:

During our Staff Return Week, we celebrated the tremendous successes we have achieved through our collaboration and a focus on our priorities. I also said that there is another level to our work. If we are going to become a good school for all students, we will need to continue to work to get better. As we enter week 5 of the 2022-23 school year, I can’t tell you how proud I am of that work and the ways we are getting better.

Football coach Nick Saban famously said, “It is not what you want, but what you are willing to do to get it.” At Annandale, our staff is willing to do what it takes to continue to get better for our students. Let me share a few examples with you. To start, many of our collaborative teams are looking at the instructional planning they did last year and finding ways to improve their lessons. Our World Languages teachers have created classroom libraries and are providing students the opportunity to read in the languages they are learning while also providing choice in their reading. And our English 9 team has collaboratively articulated their vision for instruction and are developing lessons that reflect what is foundational across all of their classes. These are just a few of the examples of the strong collaboration that allows our teams to ensure that all students have access to high quality instruction.

We are also getting better at the ways we support our students' social-emotional needs. I recently shared our updated vision: “Annandale High School is a community that finds strength in diversity, fosters belonging, and inspires lifelong learning.” One way we foster belonging at Annandale is by providing opportunities for students to connect with school beyond academics. Last week, during our W4 advisory period, our students attended the annual Clubs & Activities Fair on the stadium field. During this time, students got to learn about the many extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports we offer here at Annandale. I encourage you to talk with your student about what they may be interested in trying! 

Finally, please save the date for our Back to School Night, on Thursday, September 29, from 6:00-8:00pm. Once again this year, the event will be held on our Stadium Field. More information will be shared in next week’s Insider.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions and Go Atoms!

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

Important Dates

September 20 - PTSA Meeting

September 26 - Teacher Workday (No school for students)

September 29 - Back to School Night

October 5 - No School (Yom Kippur)

October 10 - Staff Development Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

October 11-14 - Homecoming Week

October 12 - PSAT/SAT Day

October 15 - Homecoming Dance

October 24 - No School (Diwali)

 

September 20, 7pm - PTSA Meeting: The first PTSA of the 2022-23 school year will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm. Join us in the AHS Library or virtually! PTSA meetings are bilingual and Spanish translation is provided. Las reuniones de PTSA son bilingües y se proporciona traducción al español. Visit the Annandale PTSA website for more information.

 

September 26 - Rosh Hashanah (No School for Students): Monday, September 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

September 29 - Save The Date! Back to School Night: Join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 29, from 6:00-8:00pm! Similar to last year, this event will be held outdoors on our stadium field. This is an opportunity for families to interact with their student’s teachers in a meaningful way, and briefly discuss their student’s progress. Students are encouraged to attend with their families, and some translation services will be available. Be on the lookout for more information soon. 

FCPS Superintendent Attends AHS Field Hockey Game!

On Friday, FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, attended our home field hockey game to watch the Atoms defeat Hayfield 2-0. Dr. Reid opened the game with the coin toss, and had an opportunity to address both teams. During the game, Dr. Reid visited with parents from both Annandale and Hayfield in the stands. She will return to Annandale on November 29 for her a Community Conversation with the Annandale Pyramid. These events offer a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know the FCPS community. Please view the schedule and register to attend.

Important Information

FCPS Parent Orchestra: The FCPS Parent Orchestra is beginning its fifth year and is open to all FCPS staff and parents who have a child enrolled in Orchestra or Strings! Classes meet twice a month on Thursdays at Annandale High School from 7:00-8:00pm. We have four levels of Orchestras for all ability levels - from those with no musical experience to those who played through high school! Simply show up with either your personal or your child’s instrument and be ready to learn and play! If you are an FCPS employee, we can provide you with an instrument to use. You can see our tentative class schedule and register here, and learn more about our program here.

 

World Languages Credit Exam: The 2022 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty (30) languages will be included: American Sign Language (ASL), Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Registration opens on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted. School counselors will register students at their individual schools. Credit exam information can be accessed at on the FCPS website.

 

Student Parking Passes Now Available: Parking applications may be picked up in the main office or room 114. Both the “Parking Agreement” and “Parking Application” forms must be completed. The parking fee is $200.00. Students must have a parking pass to park in AHS student parking spaces. If you have any questions, please email Phillip Taylor. Note: All financial obligations need to be cleared before you receive a parking permit.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. To take advantage of those benefits, complete this form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

Awesome Atoms!

Annie Ray, Orchestra Director, Publishes TEDx Talk: Last year, Orchestra Director Annie Ray delivered a TED Talk, “The Sound of Success,” at the TEDx event, Reverb, in Washington D.C. Annie’s talk has been published on the TED website. Check it out to see the incredible work she has done to make music accessible to all of our students!

 

Special Olympics Unified Soccer: This past Friday, our Atoms Special Olympics Unified soccer team held its first practice of the year. We had the biggest turnout in program history at over 50+ athletes. The Annandale Inclusion Revolution is starting strong! We have Unified soccer tournaments on October 15 at Marshall HS and for the first time, Annandale is hosting a tournament on October 29. Please come out and support and contact Jae Lee with any questions. Go Atoms! 

 

Activities Fair a Hugh Success! This past Monday, the students had an opportunity to visit with members of 55 of Annandale's clubs, organizations and athletic teams at the annual Activities Fair. Students were able to learn more about each organization, when they meet and how to join. This event will be followed up with our first ever Activities Day during W4/Pride Time on Monday, October 3. Be on the lookout for more information during an upcoming W4 Lesson.

Support Annandale Booster Organizations!

Gear up with Official Atoms Spiritwear: Gear up for another action-packed season with official Atoms gear. You can dress in team-spirited garb on game day and every day with the largest selection of Annandale Atoms apparel at the official Atoms Store. Cheer on your Atoms with t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more. Our online Shop has items for any occasion. Visit spiritwear.atomsboosters.org to see the latest Atoms gear.

 

Join the Annandale PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

Join the Atoms Athletic Boosters! Purchase an Athletic Pass! We need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS. 

Cost: Student Pass - $30; Adult Pass - $60; Parking Pass - $30; Fan Pass - $25. For more information, visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.
News from Student Services

Check out the latest information from the Student Services Department in their weekly newsletter. The newsletter provides important information, important dates, news from the college & career center and class news.

 

Thursday College Application Workshops: Every Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm in Room 90 (near the Cafeteria), Counselors and AVID students will be assisting students with various topics: Making a College List; Transcript Request Form; Common App; Recommendation Requests. These topics will be repeated, starting September 23. Students are welcome to drop in with questions about any aspect of the process. 

 

College Rep Visits: Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. To view the full list of scheduled visits and to reserve your spot (required), go to https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeVisits. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back for added visits. Prior to a visit, please ask your teacher for permission to leave class. Upcoming College Rep Visits for the first two weeks in September are listed below. Space is limited so register for a visit at least 24 hours in advance.

Univ of Mary Washington

Mon, 9/19

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Randolph College

Mon, 9/19

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Trinity Washington Univ 

Tues, 9/20

10:30AM

College & Career Center

Northwestern University

Tues, 9/20

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Longwood University

Wed, 9/21

9:30AM

College & Career Center

Ithaca College

Wed, 9/21

12:00PM

College & Career Center

Drexel University

Wed, 9/21

1:00PM

College & Career Center

New York University

Thurs, 9/22

10:30AM

Clausen Hall

Univ of Southern California

Fri, 9/23

10:00AM

College & Career Center

Virginia Tech

Fri, 9/23

11:30AM

Clausen Hall

News from the Activities Office

Check out the latest information from the Activities Office in their weekly newsletter. In addition, learn more about Annandale High School Athletics and Activities by visiting their website or the AHS Athletics Twitter page. Please email Brandon Sutphin if you have any questions.

 

This Week’s Schedule: 

Monday, September 19

No Events

Tuesday, September 20

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs Thomas Jefferson

6:00pm - JV Field Hockey @ Woodbridge

Wednesday, September 21

5/5:30pm - B/G Cross Country vs Thomas Jefferson at Burke Lake

6:00pm - JV Field Hockey vs Lewis

Thursday, September 22

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at Mt. Vernon

5:30/7:15pm - Fr/JV Football vs Lake Braddock

Friday, September 23

7:00pm - V Football at Lake Braddock

Saturday, September 24

8:00am - Boys Cross Country at Oatlands Farm

News from the PTSA

Join the PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a positive difference, be better informed and join your PTSA today by filling out the online Membership Form. For more information about membership visit the Annandale PTSA website.

 

PTSA Meeting - September 20, 7:00pm: The first PTSA of the 2022-23 school year will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm. Join us in the AHS Library or virtually! PTSA meetings are bilingual and Spanish translation is provided. Las reuniones de PTSA son bilingües y se proporciona traducción al español. Visit the Annandale PTSA website for more information.

 

Annandale PTSA Pantry Distribution - Volunteers Needed! The PTSA sponsored AHS Pantry distributes food to AHS students and families in need. This year, we will be distributing on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. See the schedule below. But, we need your help! Please consider volunteering to help on the distribution dates. Sign up here

Pantry Distributions are in Trailer 8 behind school – schedule changes are in bold. Email Norma Foti, AHS PTSA Pantry Coordinator, at [email protected] with questions.

 

Donate to the Annandale PTSA Pantry: Donations are always welcome and tax deductible. To make a monetary donation, please click here. To ease the distribution process, we always need donations of both paper grocery bags (preferably with handles) and reusable grocery bags (for families and students who walk home). Grocery bags and food donations for the Pantry can be dropped off in the main office. See below for our wishlist. Contact Norma Foti, Pantry Coordinator at [email protected] with questions.

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Atoms Athletics and Activities (9/19 - 9/24)

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Atoms Athletics & Activities

Atom Nation,

Another week with more opportunities to see our Atoms doing work out on the fields and courts and trails!  In addition to our traditional fall sports, we also started practices for our Flag Football game that will happen during Homecoming week (October 11-15) and had a great Activities Fair on the stadium.  If you're unsure of how to get involved in any of the many opportunities offered, stop by the activities office and we're happy to point you in the right direction!

Even though we're about a month away from Homecoming, be on the lookout for ways to get involved as these announcements will be coming out soon, including the start of ticket sales for the Homecoming Dance on Monday!  

Go Atoms!  

Annandale Activities Office

Atoms Athletics Highlights

The field hockey team continued to show off their wire-to-wire toughness on Wednesday, coming from behind and scoring a buzzer beater goal to top Justice 2-1.

 

Dig Pink Night 

Annandale Volleyball is hosting their annual Dig Pink Night, Tuesday, September 20 vs Thomas Jefferson High School.  Come support the Side Out Cancer Foundation and wear pink!

Gear up with Official Atoms Spiritwear

Gear up for another action-packed season with official Atoms gear. You can dress in team-spirited garb on game day and every day with the largest selection of Annandale Atoms apparel at the official Atoms Store. Cheer on your Atoms with t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more.

Our online Atoms Shop has items for any occasion. Visit spiritwear.atomsboosters.org to see the latest Atoms gear.

Annandale Cheer

The AHS cheerleading program will be hosting the annual Atomic Cheer Off on Saturday October 8th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This is our biggest fundraiser of the season and we need your help. Below is a Sign Up Genius link. We need volunteers to help work the concession stand and sell tickets. If you are able to come and support the girls we would greatly appreciate it!

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545adab2fa5fd0-atomic

Annandale Clubs and Activities

On Monday the weather held off and students had an opportunity to visit with members of 55 of Annandale's clubs, organizations and athletic teams at the annual Activities Fair.  They were able to learn more about what each organization did, when they met and how to join in.  This event will be followed up with our first ever Activities Day during W4/Pride Time on Monday, October 3rd.  Student's should be on the looked for more information during an upcoming W4 Lesson.

From the Boosters

There’s Still Time to Purchase Your Atoms All-Season Athletics Pass

The Atoms Booster Club’s All-Season pass provides you general admission access to all regular season home football, baseball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, and wrestling events. With more than nine sports showcased, you can save BIG with the all-season pass!

Visit membership.atomsboosters.org for more information or to purchase your all-season pass online.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

We have several opportunities to volunteer throughout the school year including traffic and parking control during varsity football games, operating our pop-up Atoms Spiritwear store, and offering concessions to those attending our sporting events on the fields or in the gyms.

 

Varsity Football Spiritwear/Parking Control:

signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms

 

Varsity Football Visitor Side Concessions:

signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms1

 

Volleyball Concessions:

signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48aaa72fa6f5c61-ahsvolleyball

 

October General Membership Meeting

Next Meeting: October 3 at 6 pm

The October Atoms Booster Club general membership meeting will be held on Monday, October 3 at 6 pm at Annandale High School. Please join us as continue working to support the student-athletes of Annandale High School.  #GoAtoms

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Skip The Line With ETIX

Order your gameday tickets ahead of time and skip the line at the gate.  Use the link below to access the Annandale schedule and order your tickets.  Game tickets go on sale the day before the event

ETix Calendar

Weekly Schedule September 19 - 24 

Monday, September 19th

No Events

Tuesday, September 20th

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs Thomas Jefferson

6:00pm - JV Field Hockey @ Woodbridge

Wednesday, September 21st

5/5:30pm - B/G Cross Country vs Thomas Jefferson at Burke Lake

6:00pm - JV Field Hockey vs Lewis

Thursday, September 22nd

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at Mt. Vernon

5:30/7:15pm - Fr/JV Football vs Lake Braddock

Friday, September 23rd

7:00pm - V Football at Lake Braddock

Saturday, September 24th

8:00am - Boys Cross Country at Oatlands Farm

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Annandale HS Student Services Newsletter

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Annandale Student Services

Dear Atom Nation,

Last week our counselors were working on organizing the requests to make schedule changes. We will continue to address these schedule change requests based on the priorities outlined below in the Course Change Process information. 

This week, our counselors are excited to meet with our seniors to support students in planning for life after Annandale. Our counselors will be visiting their senior W4’s this week and next week. We also encourage our seniors to attend our College Application Workshop series every Thursday after school!

Erik Healey

Director of Student Services

Important Dates
  • September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation
  • September 15 - College Application Workshop: Recommendation Letter Requests
  • October 7 & 8 - HBCU Festival
  • October 12 - SAT School Day Exam
  • October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT Exam
  • October 16 - FCPS College Fair
  • October 17 - 20 - FCPS Virtual Post-Secondary Week
  • October 19 - Alcanza! College Fair

September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation: Over these three days, counselors will visit senior W4 classes to discuss post-secondary plans and the college application process. Counselors will provide strategies and resources for students to use as they plan for their lives after Annandale. 

September 15 - College Application Workshop: On Thursdays after school, our Student Services team, in partnership with our AVID program, will review essential topics related to preparing for college. This week’s topic will be about how to request recommendation letters from your teacher and counselors.

October 7 & 8 - HBCU Festival: Alfred Street Baptist Church presents its 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life. https://www.alfredstreet.org/hbcu-fest/

October 12 - SAT School Day (Grade 12): FCPS high schools are administering the SAT School Day on October 12, 2022. If you are a senior and did not register for the SAT School Day by the September 7, 2022 deadline, you will not be eligible to take the SAT that day. FCPS only ordered enough testing materials for those students who registered.

If you are a senior who registered please expect an email in the coming weeks with further details about the SAT administration.

Most twelfth grade students who are not participating in SAT testing will not attend school on Wednesday, October 12. High school academy courses will not be held on October 12 and shuttles are canceled. Note that twelfth grade students with disabilities taught on an adapted curriculum (Category B services) will continue to receive in-person instruction with a 2-hour early release.

Twelfth grade students who will not be testing are encouraged to use this day to participate in civic engagement activities or other prearranged activities.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Brian Yeagley, College and Career Specialist at [email protected]

October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT (Grades 10 and 11): On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School will host the PSAT/NMSQT for all students in grades 10 & 11. Students are automatically registered and no further action by families is needed. IMPORTANT: Calculators will not be provided. Students should plan to bring their own calculators. For guidance on calculator policies, please refer to: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/taking-the-test/what-to-bring-leave/calculator-policy

 October 16 - 2022 FCPS College Fair: FCPS along with the Office of Admissions at George Mason University presents the 47th Annual College Fair at Eagle Bank Arena. For more details and registration information, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

October 17 to 20 - FCPS Virtual Postsecondary Week: Join synchronous sessions from 5:00-8:00pm. Learn how to better be prepared for the next chapter of your educational journey. Registration will soon be available at: https://bit.ly/fcpspostsecondary

October 19 - ¡ALCANZA! College Fair - George Mason University: George Mason University will be hosting the Annual ALCANZA College Fair! Over 150 colleges from all over the nation attend ALCANZA as part of an effort to inform the Latinx high school population in the Washington, DC metropolitan area about their higher educational opportunities, and to encourage and motivate them to pursue their education beyond high school. The students in attendance hear from a keynote speaker and college student panel, before having the opportunity to participate in the college fair. If you have additional questions about signing up for ALCANZA please contact Jessica Benitez. More information to come. 

Important Information

Academy Students: When returning from their Travel Period, students taking Academy courses should report to the Auditorium during the lunch block (R5/W6). During all other periods, Academy Students returning to school should report to T-11. Students should be in their designated location during their Travel Periods. If students have a class after returning from the Academy, they should report to the Attendance Office for a pass to class. 

Course Change Process: Our counselors continue to work through schedule change requests from the last week. Students wishing to request a schedule change should complete the AHS Course Change Request Form. The form will close on Wednesday, September 14.  

Given the complexity of scheduling, schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested course is full. Our counselors will consider course changes based on the following priority:

  1. Course Errors
  2. Academic Course Changes
  3. Elective Course Changes 

If the requested course change involves changing a student’s diploma type or dropping an Honors/IB course, parental permission is required. Counselors will begin communicating with students about schedule changes on Monday, September 12th. If you have any questions about the course change process, please contact your counselor.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available.  Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

ParentVue Accounts: ParentVue is how parents/guardians can access information about your student’s attendance, class performance, and more. We encourage all parents/guardians to have a ParentVue account to stay connected with your student’s courses. If you need to activate your ParentVue account please visit the Parent Account Registration page. 

Senior Highlights

Class of 2023 Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder: The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please review the immunization requirements here. Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website.

College & Career Corner

College & Career Planning Google Site: We are pleased to announce the new and improved AHS College & Career Planning Google site! The website provides up-to-date information on the college application process; college representative visits; financial aid and FAFSA/VASA workshops; military options; information on apprenticeships; as well as resources for finding a job. The website also provides contact information for our School Counselors, as well as our College and Career Specialist. https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeCareer

College Rep Visits: Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. To view the full list of scheduled visits and to reserve your spot (required), go to https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeVisits. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back for added visits. Prior to a visit, please ask your teacher for permission to leave class. Upcoming College Rep Visits for the first two weeks in September are listed below. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER FOR A VISIT AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

College/University

Date

Time

Location

Roanoke College

Mon, 9/12

11:30AM

College & Career Center

St. John’s College

Mon, 9/12

12:00PM

College & Career Center

University of Richmond

Mon, 9/12

2:00PM

Clausen Hall

University of Virginia

Tues, 9/13

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

George Mason University

Wed, 9/14

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Virginia Commonwealth

Thurs, 9/15

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Johns Hopkins University

Thurs, 9/15

12:00PM

Clausen Hall

Boston University

Fri, 9/16

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Univ of Mary Washington

Mon, 9/19

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Randolph College

Mon, 9/19

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Trinity Washington Univ 

Tues, 9/20

10:30AM

College & Career Center

Northwestern University

Tues, 9/20

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Longwood University

Wed, 9/21

9:30AM

College & Career Center

Ithaca College

Wed, 9/21

12:00PM

College & Career Center

Drexel University

Wed, 9/21

1:00PM

College & Career Center

New York University

Thurs, 9/22

10:30AM

Clausen Hall

Univ of Southern California

Fri, 9/23

10:00AM

College & Career Center

Virginia Tech

Fri, 9/23

11:30AM

Clausen Hall

Vanderbilt University

Tues, 9/27

10:30 AM

Clausen Hall

Washington & Jefferson College

Tues, 9/27

11:30 AM

College & Career Center

Seton Hall University

Tues, 9/27

12:00 PM

College & Career Center

University of Minnesota

Tues, 9/27

12:30 PM

College & Career Center

George Washington Univ

Wed, 9/28

9:30 AM

Clausen Hall

St. Mary’s College of MD

Fri, 9/30

9:00 AM

College & Career Center

Bowie State University

Fri, 9/30

10:00 AM

Clausen Hall

Georgetown University

Fri, 9/30

12:00 PM

Clausen Hall

Thursday College Application Workshops: Every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00pm in Room 90 (near the Cafeteria), Counselors and AVID students will be assisting students with various topics: Making a College List; Transcript Request Form; Common App; Recommendation Requests. These topics will be repeated, starting September 23. Students are welcome to drop in with questions about any aspect of the process. 

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Annandale Community Insider - September 11

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Annandale Students, Families, and Community:

I hope you were able to enjoy the milder weather we had this weekend. It was so great to see our staff, their families, and many future Atoms come together Friday evening for our pyramid night and first home football game! The Atom Pride was evident in the stands as fans cheered our players on to a 28-0 victory!

Last spring, we worked as a community to draft a new vision statement for Annandale High School. We collected input from the community and students and presented their ideas to the faculty, who worked together to write and refine a draft vision. Over the course of this process, it became very clear that we are aligned across our community around what we value most: diversity, belonging, and learning. I am excited to share the results of this process, our updated vision: “Annandale High School is a community that finds strength in diversity, fosters belonging, and inspires lifelong learning.”

Some may look at Annandale and see our diversity as something we have to overcome. But we know instead that diversity is our strength. We are intentional about cultivating a community of belonging for every student. And we work to ensure every student, across every class every day, accesses high quality instruction that will set them up for success beyond high school. Thank you to all of you who provided input to shape our vision. 

Finally, today we remember and honor the victims, families, heroes, and survivors of 9/11, and the courage and determination of our nation's first responders. For many of us, and our families, this day is significant. We will recognize the anniversary during the moment of silence on Monday, September 12, and through lessons in many of our classes. In Social Studies classes, students will be discussing the historical and cultural impact of the day, and our Digital Art class developed a graphic to commemorate the event. Commemorating events like this reminds us of the importance of community.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions and Go Atoms!

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

Important Dates

September 12 - Activities Fair (During W4)

September 12 - FCPD Open House for Public Safety Cadets

September 13-14 - Underclassmen Pictures

September 14 - SR&R Lessons Begin

September 20 - PTSA Meeting

September 26 - Teacher Workday (No school for students)

September 29 - Back to School Night

October 5 - No School (Yom Kippur)

October 10 - Staff Development Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

October 11-14 - Homecoming Week

October 12 - PSAT/SAT Day

October 15 - Homecoming Dance

October 24 - No School (Diwali)

 

September 12 - Club & Activities Fair: On Monday, September 12 we will be hosting our annual Clubs & Activities Fair during W4. One of our main focuses this year as an activities department is increasing involvement and participation by our students in extracurricular offerings and the fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about everything that Annandale has to offer. For an up-to-date list of clubs currently offered at Annandale, visit our website

 

September 12 - Annual Open House for the Public Safety Cadets: Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) is hosting their annual Open House for the Public Safety Cadets Unit 505 on Monday, September 12, 2022 beginning at 6:00pm. The event will be held in the AHS rear parking lot with various FCPD assets on display including the mobile crime scene unit, mobile bomb squad unit and robot, mobile command bus, and our helicopter which will land in the parking lot. Displays will conclude around 6:30-6:45pm, at which point we will move into the cafeteria for an informational meeting about the Public Safety Cadets program and how young people can join. Find more information on our Unit website.

 

September 12 - Late Buses Begin: Beginning on Monday, students who stay after school will have the opportunity to ride the late bus home. Late bus days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Buses will pick students up in the back of the building with a departure time of approximately 4:45pm. Please check StudentVue and ParentVue for your student's late bus number and stop.

 

September 13 & 14 - Underclassmen Pictures: Underclassmen pictures will be taken through English classes on September 13 and 14 in the auditorium. If you would like to purchase photos, go to shop.legacystudios.com. On the page titled: View and Purchase Your Portraits, click on the image of the student on the left that says Underclass. You'll be asked if you have your online code. Enter the code 4542F23 and make your selections. After you make your selections, you'll find options for retouching, teeth whitening, etc. as well as your portrait background choices. Finally, enter your student's information and proceed to checkout by clicking the blue Next button. All pictures will be sent to the home or mailing address provided. For assistance, please contact Legacy Studios Customer Care team directly at [email protected] or 716-512-6336.

 

September 14 - SR&R Lessons in W4 Begin: On Wednesday, September 14, we will start our Student Rights and Responsibilities lessons in W4. The lessons are divided into two different parts to help facilitate student conversations and build community in our classes. Part 1 will be an interactive lesson the W4 class will participate in to build community and understanding around our school norms. Students will also receive a hard copy of the SR&R Signature Sheet for parents/guardians to sign and to be turned into their W4 teacher on Friday. Part 2 will include the SR&R test through Horizon.

Parent Orchestra Is Back! Register Now!

Lead by Annandale Orchestra Teacher Annie Ray, the FCPS Parent Orchestra is beginning its fifth year and is open to all FCPS staff and parents who have a child enrolled in Orchestra or Strings! Classes meet twice a month on Thursdays at Annandale High School from 7:00-8:00pm. We have four levels of Orchestras for all ability levels - from those with no musical experience to those who played through high school! Simply show up with either your personal or your child’s instrument and be ready to learn and play! If you are an FCPS employee, we can provide you with an instrument to use. You can see our tentative class schedule and register here, and learn more about our program here.

Important Information

Course Change Process: Our counselors have been working on schedule changes involving course errors and requests to take more challenging courses. This week, we will open the opportunity for students to request additional course changes. The AHS Course Change Request Form is used to process requests in a consistent and equitable manner while ensuring we are organized in our responses. The form will be available to students from September 7-14. 

Given the complexity of scheduling, schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested course is full. Our counselors will consider course changes based on the following priority:

  1. Course Errors
  2. Academic Course Changes
  3. Elective Course Changes 

If the requested course change involves changing a student’s diploma type or dropping an Honors/IB course, parental permission is required. Counselors will begin communicating with students about schedule changes on Monday, September 12. If you have any questions about the course change process, please contact your counselor.

 

The Atoms Writing Center Opens This Week! Trained peer tutors are prepared to provide you with nonjudgmental feedback on writing in any class. This year we will be available in Room 274 on Wednesdays after school from 3-4pm and during PRIDE Time once it begins. You can also request online feedback from a tutor. Sign up here to request a tutoring session during the first quarter. Also, join our Schoology group to get important updates and announcements from the AWC all year by going to Groups > My Groups > Join Group, then putting in this code: 9MSF-KSDM-B7HCP. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AtomsWC. Contact Mrs. Hanson with any questions.

 

Student Parking Passes Now Available: Parking applications may be picked up in the main office or room 114. Both the “Parking Agreement” and “Parking Application” forms must be completed. The parking fee is $200.00. Students must have a parking pass to park in AHS student parking spaces beginning tomorrow, September 12. If you have any questions, please email Phillip Taylor. Note: All financial obligations need to be cleared before you may receive a parking permit.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. To take advantage of those benefits, complete this form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

 

September 11 Commemoration: This week marks the 21st anniversary of 9/11. The Annandale community remembers and honors the victims, families, heroes, and survivors of 9/11, and the courage and determination of our nation's first responders. #NeverForget

Volunteer Fairfax will be facilitating VolunteerFest 2022, a countywide day of service, on September 17. This is a great opportunity for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer. The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website. Additional 9/11 Day of Service information can be found at 911Day.org.

Support Annandale Booster Organizations!

Purchase a Red Card! Each fall, our sports programs sell a discount “Red Card” to raise money for their teams. The red cards include various discounts at local businesses including: Community Car Care, Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mike’s, Jukebox Diner, Kilroy’s, Papa Johns, Popeye’s, Supreme BBQ and Valentino’s. Red Cards are only $20 and can be used at any of the businesses through August 2023. If you would like to purchase a Red Card, please reach out to a fall athlete or email Brandon Sutphin, Director of Student Activities.

 

Join the Annandale PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

Join the Atoms Athletic Boosters! Purchase an Athletic Pass! We need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS. 

Cost: Student Pass - $30; Adult Pass - $60; Parking Pass - $30; Fan Pass - $25. For more information, visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.
News from Student Services

Check out the latest information from the Student Services Department in their weekly newsletter. The newsletter provides important information, important dates, news from the college & career center and class news.

 

September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation: Over these three days, counselors will visit senior W4 classes to discuss post-secondary plans and the college application process. Counselors will provide strategies and resources for students to use as they plan for their lives after Annandale.

 

College Rep Visits: Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. To view the full list of scheduled visits and to reserve your spot (required), go to https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeVisits. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back for added visits. Prior to a visit, please ask your teacher for permission to leave class. Upcoming College Rep Visits for the first two weeks in September are listed below. Space is limited so register for a visit at least 24 hours in advance.

College/University

Date

Time

Location

Roanoke College

Mon, 9/12

11:30AM

College & Career Center

St. John’s College

Mon, 9/12

12pm

College & Career Center

University of Richmond

Mon, 9/12

2pm

Clausen Hall

University of Virginia

Tues, 9/13

9am

Clausen Hall

George Mason University

Wed, 9/14

9am

Clausen Hall

Virginia Commonwealth

Thur, 9/15

9am

Clausen Hall

Johns Hopkins University

Thur, 9/15

12pm

Clausen Hall

Boston University

Fri, 9/16

12:30PM

College & Career Center

News from the Activities Office

Check out the latest information from the Activities Office in their weekly newsletter. In addition, learn more about Annandale High School Athletics and Activities by visiting their website or the AHS Athletics Twitter page. Please email Brandon Sutphin if you have any questions.

 

This Week’s Schedule: 

Monday, September 12

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs Woodbridge

6:30pm - V Field Hockey vs Alexandria City

Tuesday, September 13

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs Falls Church

Wednesday, September 14

4:00pm - Golf vs Lewis @ Pinecrest Golf Course

5/5:30pm - B/G Cross Country vs Edison at Lee District

6/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey at Justice

Thursday, September 15

3:45pm - Golf vs Edison at Fort Belvoir CC

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at Justice

5:30/7:15pm - Fr/JV Football vs Edison

Friday, September 16

6/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey vs Hayfield

7:00pm - V Football at Edison

Saturday, September 17

8:00am - Boys Cross Country at Cary, North Carolina

News from the PTSA

Join the PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a positive difference, be better informed and join your PTSA today by filling out the online Membership Form. For more information about membership visit the Annandale PTSA website.

 

PTSA Meeting - September 20, 7:00pm: The first PTSA of the 2022-23 school year will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm. Join us in the AHS Library or virtually! PTSA meetings are bilingual and Spanish translation is provided. Las reuniones de PTSA son bilingües y se proporciona traducción al español. Visit the Annandale PTSA website for more information.

 

Annandale PTSA Pantry Distribution - Volunteers Needed! The PTSA sponsored AHS Pantry distributes food to AHS students and families in need. This year, we will be distributing on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. See the schedule below. But, we need your help! Please consider volunteering to help on the distribution dates. Sign up here

Pantry Distributions are in Trailer 8 behind school – schedule changes are in bold. Email Norma Foti, AHS PTSA Pantry Coordinator, at [email protected] with questions.

 

Donate to the Annandale PTSA Pantry: Donations are always welcome and tax deductible. To make a monetary donation, please click here. To ease the distribution process, we always need donations of both paper grocery bags (preferably with handles) and reusable grocery bags (for families and students who walk home). Grocery bags and food donations for the Pantry can be dropped off in the main office. See below for our wishlist. Contact Norma Foti, Pantry Coordinator at [email protected] with questions.

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Atoms Athletics and Activities (9/12 - 9/17)

AHS News2 weeks 6 days ago

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Atoms Athletics & Activities

Atom Nation,

The activities office was busy last week with all of our teams competing, preparing for our first home varsity football game on Friday and getting set up for our activities fair on Monday during W4/Pride Time.  With so much going on, there's something for everyone and we'd love to see you get involved.  If you're unsure of what we have to offer, Monday will be a great time to find about all of our extracurriculars.  You can also always stop by our office if you have any questions.  We can't wait to see you at the fair and out supporting our Atoms at our home games this week!

Go Atoms!  

Annandale Activities Office

Atoms Athletics Highlights

Friday night was a beautiful night for a football game and the Atoms community showed out in force.  The team used the energy from the crowd and come out on top of Lewis 28-0.  Next Friday the team heads to Edison

Annandale Clubs and Activities

On Monday, September 12th the Annandale activities department will host its annual club, activities and athletics fair.  This will be an opportunity for students to find out more about all extracurricular activities offered at AHS.  

For an up-to-date list of clubs currently offered at Annandale take a look at our website here

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Join the Athletic Boosters and Volunteer

The Atoms Boosters need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS

 

For more information visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org

 

The athletic boosters are still look for volunteers!

Varsity Football Visitor Side Concessions:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms1

 

Varsity Football Spiritwear/Parking Control:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms

Skip The Line With ETIX

Order your gameday tickets ahead of time and skip the line at the gate.  Use the link below to access the Annandale schedule and order your tickets.  Game tickets go on sale the day before the event

ETix Calendar

Weekly Schedule September 12 - 17 

Monday, September 12th

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs Woodbridge

6:30pm - V Field Hockey vs Alexandria City

Tuesday, September 13th

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs Falls Church

Wednesday, September 14th

4:00pm - Golf vs Lewis @ Pinecrest Golf Course

5/5:30pm - B/G Cross Country vs Edison at Lee District

6/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey at Justice

Thursday, September 15th

3:45pm - Golf vs Edison at Fort Belvoir CC

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball at Justice

5:30/7:15pm - Fr/JV Football vs Edison

Friday, September 16th

6/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey vs Hayfield

7:00pm - V Football at Edison

Saturday, September 17th

8:00am - Boys Cross Country at Cary, North Carolina

Follow us on Social Media

Instagram    Twitter    AnnandaleAtoms.net

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Home Football Game

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS   John R. Lewis vs Annandale | Friday, September 9th | Gates open at 6:00pm 

 

Home games are:

September 9 - Pyramid Night

September 30 - Band Pyramid Night

October 14 - Homecoming

October 28 - Senior Night

 

We want every one of you to show your school spirit!  The cost of all regular-season Varsity Football games is $5.00 for students and adults. Attendees 65 and over, and those 5 and under have free admission. 

Kick-off is at 7:00pm, so make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.  The first game is our pyramid night!  All Annandale pyramid students are allowed into the game with a paying adult and need to be supervised by an adult while at the game.

We are expecting a large crowd so please plan on coming early.

If you or your student plans to come, please take the time to discuss the relevant information below:

  • No backpacks or other bags will be allowed in the stadium.  (Students and Adults)
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed. The concession stand will be open.
  • Students must plan to have their rides waiting for them at 9:30 pm.
  • The purpose for attending our football games is to watch the game, cheerleaders, band and dance team.
  • We cheer for Annandale and not against our opponent. All cheers should be positive.
  • Students planning to attend a game need to leave campus upon school dismissal and return to cheer on the Atoms.
  • The gates to the stadium will open at 6:00 pm.
  • All students must pre-arrange for transportation and plan to leave immediately after the game.
  • Students are expected to be in the stands and not hanging out by the concession stand, bathrooms or other areas; all elementary-aged children must always be supervised by an adult.
  • Anyone who leaves may not re-enter, even with a ticket stub or pass.
  • Whistles and similar noisemakers are prohibited.

All elementary and middle school students need a parent/guardian to enter and need to be supervised by an adult while at the game.  Any elementary or middle school student in violation of this policy will have parents called immediately and are subject to being excluded from future extracurricular events and ticket money will not be refunded.

 

GO ATOMS!!

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Annandale HS Student Services Newsletter

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Annandale Student Services

Dear Atom Nation,

I hope you’ve enjoyed your long weekend!

Last week our counselors visited their 9th grade advisory periods to support students as they transition to high school. They talked to students about graduation requirements, the importance of grades and attendance, and how they can get engaged in the Annandale community. 

Beginning September 7, we open the opportunity for students to begin requesting schedule changes. Our students will be asked to complete a Google form to make the request. Schedule changes may not be accommodated because of scheduling constraints and full courses, so it is important for students to continue working and participating in their classes. Please see all the details of the schedule change process below in the Important Information section. 

Erik Healey

Director of Student Services

Important Dates

September 7 - Deadline for SAT School Day Intent Form (Seniors)

September 8 - College Application Workshop: Common App

September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation 

October 12 - SAT School Day Exam

October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT Exam

October 16 - FCPS College Fair

October 17 - 20 - FCPS Virtual Post-Secondary Week

October 19 - Alcanza! College Fair

September 7 - SAT School Day Intent Form: On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School twelfth graders will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take this test. The essay option and subject area tests are not available during SAT School Day. 

To reserve a seat for your twelfth grader to take this exam and ensure appropriate test materials are available for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 7. Your student will need to use an @fcpsschools.net email account to access and complete this form.  A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent Form webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43896).

Click this link: Annandale High School: 2022 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form

September 8 - College Application Workshop: Thursday’s after school throughout the year our Student Services team, in partnership with our AVID program, will review a critical topic related to preparing for college. This week’s topic will be about navigating the Common App portal; completing your portion of the application; and inviting your Counselor and Teachers.

September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation: Over these three days, counselors will visit senior W4 classes to discuss post-secondary plans and the college application process. Counselors will provide strategies and resources for students to use as they plan for their lives after Annandale. 

October 12 - PSAT/NMSQT (Grades 10 and 11): On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School will host the PSAT/NMSQT for all students in grades 10 & 11. Students are automatically registered and no further action by families is needed. The test is offered at no cost to families. All FCPS students have access to Khan Academy’s free online test preparation, whether they are taking the PSAT for the first time or preparing for eleventh grade National Merit Scholarship Qualification. The Khan Academy online curriculum is customized for students based on any previous PSAT or SAT scores. In addition, the website offers general test preparation tips for students. 

October 16 - 2022 FCPS College Fair: FCPS along with the Office of Admissions at George Mason University presents the 47th Annual College Fair at Eagle Bank Arena. For more details and registration information, visit https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

October 17 to 20 - FCPS Virtual Postsecondary Week: Join synchronous sessions from 5:00-8:00pm. Learn how to better be prepared for the next chapter of your educational journey. Registration will soon be available at: https://bit.ly/fcpspostsecondary

October 19 - ¡ALCANZA! College Fair - George Mason University: George Mason University will be hosting the Annual ALCANZA College Fair! Over 150 colleges from all over the nation attend ALCANZA as part of an effort to inform the Latinx high school population in the Washington, DC metropolitan area about their higher educational opportunities, and to encourage and motivate them to pursue their education beyond high school. The students in attendance hear from a keynote speaker and college student panel, before having the opportunity to participate in the college fair. If you have additional questions about signing up for ALCANZA please contact Jessica Benitez. More information to come.

Important Information

Academy Students: When returning from their Travel Period, students taking Academy courses should report to the Auditorium during the lunch block (R5/W6). During all other periods, Academy Students returning to school should report to T-11. Students should be in their designated location during their Travel Periods. If students have a class after returning from the Academy, they should report to the Attendance Office for a pass to class. 

Course Change Process: Our counselors have been working on schedule changes involving course errors and requests to take more challenging courses. This week, we will open the opportunity for students to request additional course changes. The AHS Course Change Request Form is used to process requests in a consistent and equitable manner while ensuring we are organized in our responses. The form will be available to students from September 7-14. 

Given the complexity of scheduling, schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested course is full. Our counselors will consider course changes based on the following priority:

  1. Course Errors
  2. Academic Course Changes
  3. Elective Course Changes 

If the requested course change involves changing a student’s diploma type or dropping an Honors/IB course, parent/guardian permission is required. Counselors will begin communicating with students about schedule changes on Monday, September 12th. If you have any questions about the course change process, please contact your counselor.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available.  Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

ParentVue Accounts: ParentVue is how parents/guardians can access information about your student’s attendance, class performance, and more. We encourage all parents/guardians to have a ParentVue account to stay connected with your student’s courses. If you need to activate your ParentVue account please visit the Parent Account Registration page.

Senior Highlights

Class of 2023 Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder: The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please review the immunization requirements here. Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website.

College & Career Corner

College & Career Planning Google Site: We are pleased to announce the new and improved AHS College & Career Planning Google site! The website provides up-to-date information on the college application process; college representative visits; financial aid and FAFSA/VASA workshops; military options; information on apprenticeships; as well as resources for finding a job. The website also provides contact information for our School Counselors, as well as our College and Career Specialist. https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeCareer

College Rep Visits: Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. To view the full list of scheduled visits and to reserve your spot (required), go to https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeVisits. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back for added visits. Prior to a visit, please ask your teacher for permission to leave class. Upcoming College Rep Visits for the first two weeks in September are listed below. Space is limited so register for a visit at least 24 hours in advance.

College/University

Date

Time

Location

Elon University

Thurs, 9/8

10:30AM

College & Career Center

Carnegie Mellon University

Fri, 9/9

11:30AM

Clausen Hall

Roanoke College

Mon, 9/12

11:30AM

College & Career Center

St. John’s College

Mon, 9/12

12:00PM

College & Career Center

University of Richmond

Mon, 9/12

2:00PM

Clausen Hall

University of Virginia

Tues, 9/13

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

George Mason University

Wed, 9/14

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Virginia Commonwealth

Thur, 9/15

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Johns Hopkins University

Thur, 9/15

12:00PM

Clausen Hall

Boston University

Fri, 9/16

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Unv. of Mary Washington

Mon, 9/19

9:00AM

Clausen Hall

Randolph College

Mon, 9/19

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Trinity Washington Unv. 

Tues, 9/20

10:30AM

College & Career Center

Northwestern University

Tues, 9/20

12:30PM

College & Career Center

Longwood University

Wed, 9/21

9:30AM

College & Career Center

Ithaca College

Wed, 9/21

12:00PM

College & Career Center

Drexel University

Wed, 9/21

1:00PM

College & Career Center

New York University

Thur, 9/22

10:30AM

Clausen Hall

Unv. of Southern California

Fri, 9/23

10:00AM

College & Career Center

Virginia Tech

Fri, 9/23

11:30AM

Clausen Hall

Thursday College Application Workshops: Every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00pm in Room 90 (near the Cafeteria), Counselors and AVID students will be assisting students with various topics: Making a College List; Transcript Request Form; Common App; Recommendation Requests. These topics will be repeated, starting September 23. Students are welcome to drop in with questions about any aspect of the process. 

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Annandale Community Insider - September 5

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Annandale Student, Families, and Community:

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. I spent the weekend in Columbus, Ohio hanging out with long-time friends and attending the Ohio State/Notre Dame game with my father. 

Since teachers returned in mid-August, we have talked a lot about taking advantage of the small moments throughout the school day to connect with students both inside and outside of the classroom. There is no doubt that our smooth opening these first two weeks of school is a result of our staff’s dedication to building relationships and clarifying expectations in every class and hallway transition throughout the school day. 

When we return on Tuesday, we will begin our Start on Time program. We have shared with students that our Atoms Agreement of “Determination” means that we show up on time. This building-wide initiative will support students with arriving to class in a timely manner. Teachers, counselors, administrators, coaches and other staff members will all be working together to escort students to class who remain in the halls past the late bell. 

Academically, teachers have been collaborating in their teams to design and implement baseline assessments to get a better understanding of what students know. These assessments, which will be administered over the next several weeks, will inform instructional planning and allow both teachers and students to measure progress throughout the year.

Finally, we hope you will all come out and support #Atom Nation in our first home football game against Lewis this Friday! Gates open at 6:00pm. As always, please let me know if you have any questions and Go Atoms!

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

Important Dates

September 6 & 9 - Senior Pictures

September 7 - SAT School Day Intent Form Due

September 10 & 11 - Annandale Bands Tag Day

September 12 - Activities Fair (During W4)

September 12 - FCPD Open House for Public Safety Cadets

September 13-14 - Underclassmen Pictures

September 20 - PTSA Meeting

September 26 - Teacher Workday (No school for students)

September 29 - Back to School Night

October 5 - No School (Yom Kippur)

October 10 - Staff Development Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

October 11-14 - Homecoming Week

October 12 - PSAT/SAT Day

October 15 - Homecoming Dance

October 24 - No School (Diwali)

 

September 6 and 9 - Senior Pictures: It’s almost time for senior pictures for the Class of 2023! Students should have received an email from our photography company, Legacy Studios, with instructions to schedule their appointment on one of the following days: September 6 and 9. Pictures will be during school hours in Clausen Hall. If you have any questions, please email Julia Hanneman at [email protected]

 

Due September 7 - SAT School Day Intent Form: On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School students in grade 12 will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take this test. The essay option and subject area tests are not available during SAT School Day. 

To reserve a seat for your twelfth grader to take this exam and ensure appropriate test materials are available for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 7. Your student will need to use an @fcpsschools.net email account to access and complete this form. A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent Form webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43896).

Click this link: Annandale High School: 2022 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form

General information about the SAT School Day test format is available on the College Board webpage. We will share exam day schedules and additional details in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the SAT School Day administration at Annandale High School, please contact our College and Career Specialist/SAT School Day Coordinator, Brian Yeagley, [email protected]

 

September 10 & 11 - Annandale Bands Tag Day: Tag day is a major band fundraiser where members of the Annandale Bands go door to door within the community to ask for donations. The donations assist in the funding for band and color guard uniforms, instruments, scholarships and clinicians, music, supplies, and registration for competitions. Your continued support enables us to proudly represent our school and community throughout the year

 

September 12 - Club & Activities Fair: On Monday, September 12 we will be hosting our annual Clubs & Activities Fair during W4. One of our main focuses this year as an activities department is increasing involvement and participation by our students in extracurricular offerings and the fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about everything that Annandale has to offer. For an up-to-date list of clubs currently offered at Annandale, visit this website. More information on the schedule and location will be provided in next Sunday's Insider.

 

September 12 - Annual Open House for the Public Safety Cadets: Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) is hosting their annual Open House for the Public Safety Cadets Unit 505 on Monday, September 12, 2022 beginning at 6:00pm. The event will be held in the AHS rear parking lot with various FCPD assets on display including the mobile crime scene unit, mobile bomb squad unit and robot, mobile command bus, and our helicopter which will land in the parking lot. Displays will conclude around 6:30-6:45pm, at which point we will move into the cafeteria for an informational meeting about the Public Safety Cadets program and how young people can join. Find more information on our Unit website.

 

September 13 & 14 - Underclassmen Pictures: Underclassmen pictures will be taken through English classes on September 13 and 14 in the auditorium. If you would like to purchase photos, go to shop.legacystudios.com. On the page titled: View and Purchase Your Portraits, click on the image of the student on the left that says Underclass. You'll be asked if you have your online code. Enter the code 4542F23 and make your selections. After you make your selections, you'll find options for retouching, teeth whitening, etc. as well as your portrait background choices. Finally, enter your student's information and proceed to checkout by clicking the blue Next button. All pictures will be sent to the home or mailing address provided. For assistance, please contact Legacy Studios Customer Care team directly at [email protected] or 716-512-6336.

Important Information

New Protocol for Students Arriving Late to School: Beginning Tuesday, September 6, students who arrive late to school between 8:20-10:00am will check in near the main entrance. If students are arriving late without an excuse, they will be prompted to sign in and will be given an unexcused tardy pass to class. Students who arrive late and have a note excusing their tardiness will be sent to the Attendance Office for check in. If your student must be absent, parents should always inform the school. The phone number for the attendance office is 703-642-4151.

 

Course Change Process: Our counselors have been working on schedule changes involving course errors and requests to take more challenging courses. This week, we will open the opportunity for students to request additional course changes. The AHS Course Change Request Form is used to process requests in a consistent and equitable manner while ensuring we are organized in our responses. The form will be available to students from September 7-14. 

Given the complexity of scheduling, schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested course is full. Our counselors will consider course changes based on the following priority:

  1. Course Errors
  2. Academic Course Changes
  3. Elective Course Changes 

If the requested course change involves changing a student’s diploma type or dropping an Honors/IB course, parental permission is required. Counselors will begin communicating with students about schedule changes on Monday, September 12. If you have any questions about the course change process, please contact your counselor.

 

Student Lockers: Students locker will be available by request only beginning tomorrow, September 6. Students will receive information about how to request a locker during W4.

 

Lunch Options For Students: This year, we are offering several different eating locations for students including the cafeteria, the senior courtyard and the outdoor seating area adjacent to the cafeteria. In addition, students who would like to visit the Library during their lunch period can get a pass from the cafeteria. 

 

Student Parking Passes: Parking applications may be picked up in the main office or room 114. Both the “Parking Agreement” and “Parking Application” forms must be turned into the main office by Wednesday, September 7. Parking permits will be issued and money will be collected during all 4 lunches in the cafeteria on Thursday September 8. The parking fee of $200.00 will be collected when the parking permits are distributed. Students must have a parking pass to park in AHS student parking spaces beginning Monday, September 12. If you have any questions, please email Phillip Taylor. **REMINDER: ALL financial obligations need to be cleared before you may receive a parking permit.

 

Academy Students Travel Period Locations: When returning from their Travel Period, students taking Academy courses should report to the Auditorium during the lunch block (R5/W6) where they will eat D Lunch. During all other periods, Academy Students returning to school should report to T-11. Students should be in their designated location during their Travel Periods. If students have a class after returning from the Academy, they should report to the Attendance Office for a pass to class. 

 

Safety Drills During the School Year: Keeping students and staff safe is a priority at Annandale High School. This week we will conduct our first lockdown drill of the school year. Your student may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your student about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills. Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools. 

 

World Languages Credit Exam: The 2022 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 3, 9, and 10, 2022. Thirty languages will be included:  American Sign Language (ASL), Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Registration opens on Tuesday, September 6, at 8:00am and closes on Thursday, October 6, at 4:00pm. Late registrations will not be accepted. Annandale school counselors will support students with registration. Credit exam information can be accessed at on the FCPS website.

 

Tutoring Services Update: FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional videos: Tutor.com: How it Works Middle and High School.

Support Annandale Booster Organizations!

Purchase a Red Card! Each fall, our sports programs sell a discount “Red Card” to raise money for their teams. The red cards include various discounts at local businesses including: Community Car Care, Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mike’s, Jukebox Diner, Kilroy’s, Papa Johns, Popeye’s, Supreme BBQ and Valentino’s. Red Cards are only $20 and can be used at any of the businesses through August 2023. If you would like to purchase a Red Card, please reach out to a fall athlete or email Brandon Sutphin, Director of Student Activities.

 

Join the Annandale PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

Join the Atoms Athletic Boosters! Purchase an Athletic Pass! We need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS. 

Cost: Student Pass - $30; Adult Pass - $60; Parking Pass - $30; Fan Pass - $25. For more information, visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.
News from Student Services

Check out the latest information from the Student Services Department in their weekly newsletter. The newsletter provides important information, important dates, news from the college & career center and class news.

 

New College & Career Planning Google Site: We are pleased to announce the new and improved AHS College & Career Planning Google site! The website provides up-to-date information on the college application process; college representative visits; financial aid and FAFSA/VASA workshops; military options; information on apprenticeships; as well as resources for finding a job. The website also provides contact information for our School Counselors, as well as our College and Career Specialist: https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeCareer

News from the Activities Office

Check out the latest information from the Activities Office in their weekly newsletter. In addition, learn more about Annandale High School Athletics and Activities by visiting their website or the AHS Athletics Twitter page. Please email Brandon Sutphin if you have any questions.

 

This Week’s Schedule: 

Monday, September 5

No Events

Tuesday, September 6

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs John Lewis HS

6:30pm - V Field Hockey vs Woodbridge HS

Wednesday, September 7

6/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey @ Herndon

Thursday, September 8

4:00pm - Golf vs Mt. Vernon HS @ Mt. Vernon Country Club

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball @ Hayfield HS

6:00pm - JV Football vs Osbourn HS

Friday, September 9

7:00pm - V Football vs John Lewis HS (Gates open at 6:00pm)

Saturday, September 10

No Events

News from the PTSA

Join the PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a positive difference, be better informed and join your PTSA today by filling out the online Membership Form. For more information about membership visit the Annandale PTSA website.

 

PTSA Meeting - September 20, 7:00pm: The first PTSA of the 2022-23 school year will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm. Join us in the AHS Library or virtually! PTSA meetings are bilingual and Spanish translation is provided. Las reuniones de PTSA son bilingües y se proporciona traducción al español. Visit the Annandale PTSA website for more information.

 

Annandale PTSA Pantry Distribution - Volunteers Needed! The PTSA sponsored AHS Pantry distributes food to AHS students and families in need. This year, we will be distributing on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. See the schedule below. But, we need your help! Please consider volunteering to help on the distribution dates. Sign up here

Pantry Distributions are in Trailer 8 behind school – schedule changes are in bold. Email Norma Foti, AHS PTSA Pantry Coordinator, at [email protected] with questions.

 

Donate to the Annandale PTSA Pantry: Donations are always welcome and tax deductible. To make a monetary donation, please click here. To ease the distribution process, we always need donations of both paper grocery bags (preferably with handles) and reusable grocery bags (for families and students who walk home). Grocery bags and food donations for the Pantry can be dropped off in the main office. See below for our wishlist. Contact Norma Foti, Pantry Coordinator at [email protected]  with questions.

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Atoms Athletics and Activities (9/05 - 9/10)

AHS News4 weeks ago

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Atoms Athletics & Activities

Atom Nation,

With fall sports rolling along there are plenty of opportunities to get out and support your Atoms!  Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football will all be competing at home this week, including our first home varsity Football game on Friday against John Lewis High School!

Student Booster Passes are available for purchase online at https://www.atomsboosters.org/ and at the gate before games this week. Passes are $30 and get you into all regular season athletic events for the year.

Have a safe, restful Labor Day weekend and Go Atoms!

Annandale Activities Office

Atoms Athletics Highlights

This week our boys and girls cross country teams ran fantastic races at Mason District Park with the top girls time being turned in by one of our own Atoms!

Annandale Band Tag Day

This year, tag day will be held on September 10th and September 11th for the Annandale Department of Bands

Tag day is a major fund-raising day when members of the Annandale Bands go door to door within the community to ask for donations. The donations assist in the funding for band & color guard uniforms, instruments, scholarships and clinicians, music, supplies, and registration for competitions. Your continued support enables us to proudly represent our school and community throughout the year

Live Streaming

Once again our field hockey, football, and volleyball games this season will be streamed through the NFHS Network. 

Due to the contract with NFHS ending as of June 2022, streaming service will no longer be free.  The cost to purchase streaming services are as follows:

$11.99 per month

$79.99 for the year

Use the link below to create an account and sign up for a subscription

NFHS Network - Sign Up

Live Stream

Join the Athletic Boosters

The Atoms Boosters need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.

Cost:

Student Pass - $30

Adult Pass - $60

Parking Pass - $30 (good for home varsity football games only)

Fan Pass - $25

 

For more information visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org

Volunteer for Athletic Boosters

The athletic boosters are still look for volunteers!

Varsity Football Visitor Side Concessions:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms1

 

Varsity Football Spiritwear/Parking Control:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms

 

Special Ask... Atoms After School Snack Bar

As many of you know, the Atoms Athletic Boosters has been able to open our concessions stand after school for your children to grab a bite to eat prior to heading to their activities. Unfortunately many of our parent volunteers graduated out and as of now, we can only open 1-2 days a week. If your schedule allows, please consider volunteering either 1 day a week or even just 2 days a month. The hours are 2:45-4:15. This is a rare benefit in Fairfax County that we are able to provide for our kids, but we can’t do it without parent help. Please contact me at [email protected] or (703) 626-9647 if interested in helping.

Annandale Clubs and Activities

On Monday, September 12th the Annandale activities department will host its annual club, activities and athletics fair.  This will be an opportunity for students to find out more about all extracurricular activities offered at AHS.  

For an up-to-date list of clubs currently offered at Annadale take a look at our website here

Ordering Pictures?

Go online to Legacy Studios Events to view and order pictures 

Enter Code - 4542E23

Note: Please allow 5 days after picture day before trying to access your images. If the images have not uploaded to the site yet, when entering that code you'll receive a 'Gallery not found' notification. 

Weekly Schedule August 29 - September 3 

Monday, September 5th

No Events

Tuesday, September 6th

5/6/7:30pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball vs John Lewis HS

6:30pm - V Field Hockey vs Woodbridge HS

Wednesday, September 7th

6/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey @ Herndon

Thursday, September 8th

4:00pm - Golf vs Mt. Vernon HS @ Mt. Vernon Country Club

5/6/7:15pm - Fr/JV/V Volleyball @ Hayfield HS

6:00pm - JV Football vs Osbourn HS

Friday, September 9th

7:00pm - V Football vs John Lewis HS (Gates open at 6:00pm)

Saturday, September 10th

No Events

Follow us on Social Media

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Annandale HS Student Services Newsletter

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Annandale Student Services

Dear Atom Nation,

It was exciting to have our students back in the building and we had a successful first week to the 2022-2023 school year! We spent time reconnecting with students after a summer away and forming new relationships with those students new to the Atom Nation!

In the coming weeks, we will be meeting with our freshmen about transitioning to high school and talking with our seniors about preparing for life after high school. For more information about our work in Student Services, check out the details below. 

Erik Healey

Director of Student Services

Important Dates

August 29 & 31 - Freshmen Transition Program

September 1 - College Application Workshop: Transcript Requests

September 7 - Deadline for SAT School Day Intent Form (Seniors)

September 14, 16, & 20 - Senior Orientation Program

 

August 29 & 31- Freshmen Transition Program: Starting this week, our counselors will be visiting their 9th grade W4’s to meet with our freshmen and support their transition to high school. We will discuss the importance of time management, regular attendance, and getting involved in our school community!

September 1 - College Application Workshop: Thursday’s after school throughout the year our Student Services team, in partnership with our AVID program, will review a critical topic related to preparing for college. This week’s topic will be about requesting transcripts for college applications and scholarships. Students should go to room 90 after school if interested in attending. 

September 7 - SAT School Day Intent Form: On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School twelfth graders will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take this test. The essay option and subject area tests are not available during SAT School Day. 

To reserve a seat for your twelfth grader to take this exam and ensure appropriate test materials are available for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 7. Your student will need to use a @fcpsschools.net email account to access and complete this form.  A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent Form webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43896).

Click this link: Annandale High School: 2022 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form

September 14, 16 & 20 - Senior Orientation: Over these three days, counselors will visit senior W4 classes to discuss post-secondary plans and the college application process. Counselors will provide strategies and resources for students to use as they plan for their lives after Annandale.

Important Information

Academy Students: When returning from their Travel Period, students taking Academy courses should report to the Auditorium during the lunch block (R5/W6). During all other periods, Academy Students returning to school should report to T-11. Students should be in their designated location during their Travel Periods. If students have a class after returning from the Academy, they should report to the Attendance Office for a pass to class. 

Course Change Process: Our counselors will continue to make modifications to student schedules that have errors. Starting this week, if your student would like to make a request to change to a more difficult course (Honors or IB), please have them contact their counselor. Schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested class is full. Starting the week of September 6th, requests to change schedules based on preference of course will be considered. Students will need to complete a form to make a formal schedule request change. The form will be available from September 7-14 in Student Services. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available.  Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

ParentVue Accounts: ParentVue is how parents/guardians can access information about your student’s attendance, class performance, and more. We encourage all parents/guardians to have a ParentVue account to stay connected with your student’s courses. If you need to activate your ParentVue account please visit the Parent Account Registration page.

Senior Highlights

Class of 2023 Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder: The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please review the immunization requirements here. Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website.

College & Career Corner

College & Career Planning Google Site: We are pleased to announce the new and improved AHS College & Career Planning Google site! The website provides up-to-date information on the college application process; college representative visits; financial aid and FAFSA/VASA workshops; military options; information on apprenticeships; as well as resources for finding a job. The website also provides contact information for our School Counselors, as well as our College and Career Specialist. https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeCareer

College Rep Visits: Admission representatives will be visiting AHS from September to November. To view the list of scheduled visits and to reserve your spot (required), go to https://tinyurl.com/AHS-CollegeVisits. This list will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back for added visits. Prior to a visit, please ask your teacher for permission to leave class. Upcoming College Rep Visits are listed below.

College/University

Date

 Time

 Location

Elon University

Sept. 8

 10:30AM

 College & Career Center

Carnegie Mellon University

Sept. 9

 11:30AM

 Clausen Hall

Roanoke College

Sept. 12

 11:30AM

 College & Career Center

University of Virginia

Sept. 13

   9:00AM

 Clausen Hall

Virginia Commonwealth

Sept. 15

   9:00AM

 Clausen Hall

Johns Hopkins University

Sept. 15

 12:00PM

 Clausen Hall

Boston University

Sept. 16

 12:30PM

 College & Career Center

 

Thursday College Application Workshops: Every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00pm in Room 90 (near the Cafeteria), Counselors and AVID students will be assisting students with various topics: Making a College List; Transcript Request Form; Common App; Recommendation Requests. These topics will be repeated, starting September 23. Students are welcome to drop in with questions about any aspect of the process. 

2022 FCPS College Fair: On October 16, FCPS along with the Office of Admissions at George Mason University presents the 47th Annual College Fair at Eagle Bank Arena. For more details and registration information, visit https://www.fcps.edu/event/2022-fcps-college-fair

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Annandale Community Insider - August 28

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Annandale Students, Families, and Community:

We had a wonderful start to the 2022-23 school year! It was fun to welcome students back into the building and watch them get acclimated to their new schedule and routines with the help of returning students and staff.

This week during W4, students spent time getting to know each other and their teachers. In our W4 lessons, we also introduced our Atoms Community Agreements of Empathy, Determination, and Safety. These agreements were developed based on feedback we collected over the past several months from staff, students and our community. As we said in one lesson, “Being an Annandale Atom means we are each an important part of a school community.” The important role we all play in making Atom Nation a great place to work and learn was evident in the engagement I saw as I walked the halls during W4.

Next week, we will spend time in W4 learning more about our Atoms Agreements. Here is a link to our Atoms Agreements Matrix, with all of our behavior expectations. We will continue to explain and discuss these with our students to support their success at Annandale and beyond.

Finally, throughout the week when I visited classrooms, I saw teachers sending a consistent message that who they teach is just as important as what they teach (if not more). I observed students’ excitement for both the content they will learn and the variety of community-building activities in which they participated during class. These relationships are the foundation for the learning our students will do this year and are an important part of our strong, positive school culture at Annandale. We are off to a great start!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

Important Dates

August 29-September 9 - Senior Pictures

September 2 & 5 - No School (Labor Day Holiday)

September 7 - SAT School Day Intent Form Due

September 12 - Activities Fair (During W4)

September 13-14 - Underclassmen Pictures

September 20 - PTSA Meeting

September 26 - Teacher Workday

September 29 - Back to School Night 2022

October 5 - No School (Yom Kippur)

October 10 - Staff Development Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

October 11-14 - Homecoming Week

October 12 - PSAT/SAT Day

October 15 - Homecoming Dance

October 24 - No School (Diwali)

 

August 29-September 9 - Senior Pictures: It’s almost time for senior pictures for the Class of 2023! Students should have received an email from our photography company, Legacy Studios, with instructions to schedule their appointment on one of the following days: August 29, September 2, 6 & 9. Pictures will be during school hours in Clausen Hall. If you have any questions, please email Julia Hanneman at [email protected]

 

Labor Day Holiday - September 2-5: Virginia legislation requires that schools opening prior to Labor Day must be closed the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. As a result, Friday, September 2, is a holiday for students and staff members in addition to the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 5. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

SAT School Day Intent Form - Due September 7: On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School students in grade 12 will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take this test. The essay option and subject area tests are not available during SAT School Day. 

To reserve a seat for your twelfth grader to take this exam and ensure appropriate test materials are available for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 7. Your student will need to use an @fcpsschools.net email account to access and complete this form. A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent Form webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43896).

Click this link: Annandale High School: 2022 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form

General information about the SAT School Day test format is available on the College Board webpage. We will share exam day schedules and additional details in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the SAT School Day administration at Annandale High School, please contact our College and Career Specialist/SAT School Day Coordinator, Brian Yeagley, [email protected]

 

Club & Activities Fair - September 12: On Monday, September 12 we will be hosting our annual Clubs & Activities Fair during W4. One of our main focuses this year as an activities department is increasing involvement and participation by our students in extracurricular offerings and the fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about everything that Annandale has to offer. More information on the schedule and location to come.

Awesome Atoms!

Field Hockey and Volleyball Start Season with Wins! This week varsity field Hockey and volleyball started their season off in exciting fashion. Field hockey earned an overtime win against Meridian while volleyball took down Park View in five sets.

 

Band and Orchestra Hold Annual Elementary Recruitment Tour! On Thursday, students from the Annandale Orchestra and Band programs held their annual Elementary Recruitment Tour. They visited all the elementary schools in the Annandale Pyramid to encourage students to join Band and Strings! The students showed off what each of the instruments sounded like with fun movie tunes and shared why they love being a part of a musical elective.

Important Information

Student Attendance: In order for our students to get the most out of their education, students must be in school and on time to class every day. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. If your student must be absent from school, you should always inform the school. The attendance line is 703-642-4151.

 

Course Change Process: Our counselors will continue to make modifications to student schedules that have errors. Starting this week, if your student would like to make a request to change to a more difficult course (Honors or IB), please have them contact their counselor. Schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested class is full. Starting the week of September 6th, requests to change schedules based on preference of course will be considered. Students will need to complete a form to make a formal schedule request change. The form will be available from September 7-14 in Student Services.

 

Student Lockers: Students locker will be available by request only beginning on Tuesday, September 6. Students will receive information about how to request a locker during W4.

 

Safety Drills During the School Year: Keeping students and staff safe is a priority at Annandale High School. Every Virginia school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. 

During the first weeks of September, we will conduct one of two required lockdown drills for the year. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills. Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

 

Academy Students Travel Period Locations: When returning from their Travel Period, students taking Academy courses should report to the Auditorium during the lunch block (R5/W6) where they will eat D Lunch. During all other periods, Academy Students returning to school should report to T-11. Students should be in their designated location during their Travel Periods. If students have a class after returning from the Academy, they should report to the Attendance Office for a pass to class. 

 

Student Parking Information: This year, students will have the opportunity to purchase parking permits to park on the Annandale campus. Information about how to purchase a parking permit for the 2022-23 school year will be shared in next week’s Insider. In the meantime, students can park in any designated student parking space until permits are issued. If you have any questions, please email Phillip Taylor, Safety and Security Specialist.

 

Tutoring Services Update: FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will continue to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided in the following instructional videos: Tutor.com: How it Works Middle and High School.

 

Digital Resources Consent Form: At Annandale High School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources students may use this year will require parental consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://annandalehs.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the resources listed. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Jennifer Cory at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Students who do not have a Digital Resource Consent Form on file will no longer have access to YouTube videos when logged in to their FCPS Google accounts. Many of our courses use YouTube videos for instructional purposes. To ensure uninterrupted access to classroom resources we ask that parents and guardians complete the Digital Resources Consent Form as soon as possible.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. To take advantage of those benefits, complete this form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

Support Annandale Booster Organizations!

Purchase a Red Card! Each fall, our sports programs sell a discount “Red Card” to raise money for their teams. The red cards include various discounts at local businesses including: Community Car Care, Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mike’s, Jukebox Diner, Kilroy’s, Papa Johns, Popeye’s, Supreme BBQ and Valentino’s. Red Cards are only $20 and can be used at any of the businesses through August 2023. If you would like to purchase a Red Card, please reach out to a fall athlete or email Brandon Sutphin, Director of Student Activities.

 

Join the Annandale PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

Join the Atoms Athletic Boosters! Purchase an Athletic Pass! We need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS. 

Cost: Student Pass - $30; Adult Pass - $60; Parking Pass - $30; Fan Pass - $25. For more information, visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.
News from the Activities Office

Check out the latest information from the Activities Office in their weekly newsletter. In addition, learn more about Annandale High School Athletics and Activities by visiting their website or the AHS Athletics Twitter page. Please email Brandon Sutphin if you have any questions.

 

Fall Sports Pictures Available: If you’re interested in ordering pictures, go online to Legacy Studios Events and enter the school code, 4542E23. Here you may view and order team and individual pictures of your athlete. Please allow 5 days after picture day before trying to access your images. If the images have not been uploaded to the site yet, when entering that code you'll receive a 'Gallery not found' notification. 

 

This Week’s Schedule: 

Monday, August 29

4:30/6:00pm - JV/V Volleyball @ John Paul the Great

6:15/7:30pm - JV/V Field Hockey vs John Paul the Great

Tuesday, August 30

3:30pm - Golf vs Thomas Jefferson @ Pinecrest Golf Course

6:15pm - JV Field Hockey @ Alexandria City

Wednesday, August 31

4:00pm- Golf vs John R Lewis @ Pinecrest Golf Course

5:30/7:15pm - Freshman/JV Football vs Robinson

Thursday, September 1

5:00/5:30pm - Boys/Girls Cross Country vs Mt. Vernon @ Franconia Park

7:00pm - V Football @ Robinson

Friday, September 2

9:00pm - V Field Hockey @ South County

12:00pm - V Field Hockey vs West Potomac @ South County

Saturday, September 3

12:30pm - V Field Hockey vs South Lakes @ South County

3:00pm - V Field Hockey vs Robinson @ South County

News from the PTSA

Join the PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a positive difference, be better informed and join your PTSA today by filling out the online Membership Form. For more information about membership visit the Annandale PTSA website.

 

PTSA Meeting - September 20, 7:00pm: The first PTSA of the 2021-22 school year will be on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00pm. PTSA meetings are bilingual and Spanish translation is provided. Las reuniones de PTSA son bilingües y se proporciona traducción al español. Join us in Clausen Hall or virtually! Visit the Annandale PTSA website for more information.

 

Annandale PTSA Pantry Distribution - Volunteers Needed! The PTSA sponsored AHS Pantry distributes food to AHS students and families in need. This year, we will be distributing on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. See the schedule below. But, we need your help! Please consider volunteering to help on the distribution dates. Sign up here

Pantry Distributions are in Trailer 8 behind school – schedule changes are in bold. Email Norma Foti, AHS PTSA Pantry Coordinator, at [email protected] with questions.

 

Donate to the Annandale PTSA Pantry: Donations are always welcome and tax deductible. To make a monetary donation, please click here. To ease the distribution process, we always need donations of both paper grocery bags (preferably with handles) and reusable grocery bags (for families and students who walk home). Grocery bags and food donations for the Pantry can be dropped off in the main office. See below for our wishlist. Contact Norma Foti, Pantry Coordinator at [email protected]  with questions.

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Atoms Athletics and Activities (8/29- 9/03)

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Atoms Athletics & Activities

Atom Nation,

Students are back in school and our fall sports are just getting heated up!  It was great to see everyone back on campus this week and meet with all of our athletes on Tuesday.  We shared our excitement for the upcoming year and the expectations for our student-athletes.  

Tonight our varsity football team kicks off their regular season against Alexandria City and then travels to Robinson next week.  You'll also have an opportunity to see all our programs compete next week so check out the schedule and get out there to SUPPORT YOUR ATOMS!

Go Atoms!

Annandale Activities Office

Atoms Athletics Highlights

This week Field Hockey and Volleyball started their season off in exciting fashion.  Field hockey earned an overtime win against Meridian while Volleyball earned took down Park View in five sets,  Golf had a great outing against Justice and the freshman and JV football teams hit the fields against Alexandria City.  The varsity football team heads to Alexandria City tonight for a 7:00PM kickoff. 

 

Ordering Pictures?

Go online to Legacy Studios Events to view and order pictures 

Enter Code - 4542E23

Note: Please allow 5 days after picture day before trying to access your images. If the images have not uploaded to the site yet, when entering that code you'll receive a 'Gallery not found' notification. 

Live Streaming

Once again our field hockey, football, and volleyball games this season will be streamed through the NFHS Network. 

Due to the contract with NFHS ending as of June 2022, streaming service will no longer be free.  The cost to purchase streaming services are as follows:

$11.99 per month

$79.99 for the year

Use the link below to create an account and sign up for a subscription

NFHS Network - Sign Up

Live Stream

Join the Athletic Boosters

The Atoms Boosters need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.

Cost:

Student Pass - $30

Adult Pass - $60

Parking Pass - $30 (good for home varsity football games only)

Fan Pass - $25

 

For more information visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org

Volunteer for Athletic Boosters

Volunteers are needed to sell concessions at games on the visitor side (smaller than the big concession stand, shorter lines, done by end of 3rd quarter!) If football parents work the games, a portion of concessions sales directly benefit the team. Concessions not your thing? We need drivers to pick up Chick-Fil-A or to drop the bags back off (slots are on the sign up). Or help out with parking control or spirit wear sales. If you are not able to help directly at home varsity games, there are many ways you can get involved with the Atoms Athletics Boosters and we would love parents to come to meetings and learn how. Watch out for the Booster Blast and come to the next meeting. Thank you for your support for Atom’s Athletics!

 

Varsity Football Visitor Side Concessions:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms1

 

Varsity Football Spiritwear/Parking Control:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48AAA72FA6F5C61-atoms

 

Special Ask... Atoms After School Snack Bar

As many of you know, the Atoms Athletic Boosters has been able to open our concessions stand after school for your children to grab a bite to eat prior to heading to their activities. Unfortunately many of our parent volunteers graduated out and as of now, we can only open 1-2 days a week. If your schedule allows, please consider volunteering either 1 day a week or even just 2 days a month. The hours are 2:45-4:15. This is a rare benefit in Fairfax County that we are able to provide for our kids, but we can’t do it without parent help. Please contact me at [email protected] or (703) 626-9647 if interested in helping.

Weekly Schedule August 29 - September 3 

Monday, August 29th

4:30PM - JV Volleyball @ John Paul the Great

6:00PM - V Volleyball @ John Paul the Great

6:15PM - JV Field Hockey vs John Paul the Great

7:30PM - V Field Hockey vs John Paul the Great

Tuesday, August 30th

3:30PM - Golf vs Thomas Jefferson @ Pinecrest Golf Course

6:15PM - JV Field Hockey @ Alexandria City

Wednesday, August 31st

4:00PM - Golf vs John R Lewis @ Pinecrest Golf Course

5:30PM - Freshman Football vs Robinson

7:15PM - JV Football vs Robinson

Thursday, September 1st

5:00PM - Boys Cross Country vs Mt. Vernon @ Franconia Park

5:30PM - Girls Cross Country vs Mt. Vernon @ Franconia Park

7:00PM - V Football @ Robinson

Friday, September 2nd

9:00AM - V Field Hockey @ South County

12:00PM - V Field Hockey vs West Potomac @ South County

Saturday, September 3rd

12:30PM - V Field Hockey vs South Lakes @ South County

3:00PM - V Field Hockey vs Robinson @ South County

Follow us on Social Media

Instagram    Twitter    AnnandaleAtoms.net

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Annandale Community Insider - First Day of School

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Annandale Students, Families, and Community:

The 2022-23 school year is off to a great start! The joy of having all of our students back in the building was evident on the faces of our staff and students! Annandale staff members, along with our cheerleaders, enthusiastically welcomed our students into the building. Seeing teachers lead activities throughout the day to help students start to build relationships and feel connected as well as get them excited about course content was energizing.

You can check out the amazing things happening throughout the campus via Twitter by searching the hashtag #AtomNation.

Building relationships is one of our priorities. One of the ways we do this is through our W4 advisory period. The purpose of W4 is to build relationships, create community, clarify expectations, and support students’ social and emotional needs. Through W4 this morning, we distributed laptops and ensured students were able to log in. Throughout the week, we will be taking time to help students learn new technology and troubleshoot issues. We will also share our expectations and our schoolwide Atoms Agreements of Empathy, Determination, and Safety. Students and teachers will discuss how these ideas help us create a community we all want to work and learn together in. 

Transportation went smoothly this morning and we only had a few buses running late this afternoon. For parents who drop their student off in the morning (aka Kiss and Ride), we ask that you do so no later than 8:00am. This will alleviate congestion and ensure your student is able to get to their first block class on time. 

If you have any questions, concerns, compliments, or observations, please let me know. You can also contact your student’s teacher, counselor, or administrator. Our contact information is on the school website.

We hope all of our students have a great school year!

Shawn DeRose, Principal

2022-23 Bell Schedule

Tomorrow we will be following our normal bell schedule for the 2022-23 school year. See detailed schedule below. 

Important Information

Schedule Change Requests: Our Student Services team is working hard to make sure our students have accurate schedules. We recognize that some students will want to request changes to their schedule. At this time, we are only making schedule changes for the following reasons:

  • A student does not have a complete schedule or is missing a core class required for graduation.
  • A student was registered for a course that they have already successfully passed. The schedule does not reflect a grade change or summer school course that was successfully passed.

If your student has one of the reasons listed above, they should go to Student Services during the class period in which the error occurs.

Requests to change schedules based on preference will be considered at a later date. Details on this process will be provided in the coming weeks. Please reach out to Erik Healey, or your student’s counselor, if you have any questions.

 

Beginning of Year Forms: Please help us go paperless by updating your student's forms via WeCare. Return to school forms include:

Return to school forms can also be emailed to Stephany Fuentes, Administrative Assistant or dropped off in the Student Services Office.

 

Student Lockers: Students locker will be available by request only beginning on Tuesday, September 6. Stay tuned for more information.

 

Student Attendance: In order for our students to get the most out of their education, they must be in school and on time to class every day. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half of the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. If your student must be absent from school, please inform the school. The attendance phone number is 703-642-4151.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. To take advantage of those benefits, complete this form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

Support Annandale Booster Organizations!

Purchase a Red Card! Each fall, our sports programs sell a discount “Red Card” to raise money for their teams. The red cards include various discounts at local businesses including: Community Car Care, Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mike’s, Jukebox Diner, Kilroy’s, Papa Johns, Popeye’s, Supreme BBQ and Valentino’s. Red Cards are only $20 and can be used at any of the businesses through August 2023. If you would like to purchase a Red Card, please reach out to a fall athlete or email Brandon Sutphin, Director of Student Activities.

 

Join the Annandale PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

Join the Atoms Athletic Boosters! Purchase an Athletic Pass! We need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS. 

Cost: Student Pass - $30; Adult Pass - $60; Parking Pass - $30; Fan Pass - $25. For more information, visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.
News from the PTSA

PTSA Meeting - September 20, 7:00pm: The first PTSA of the 2021-22 school year will be on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00pm. PTSA meetings are bilingual and Spanish translation is provided. Las reuniones de PTSA son bilingües y se proporciona traducción al español. Join us in Clausen Hall or virtually! Visit the Annandale PTSA website for more information.

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Attendance: 703.642.4150 | Web | Twitter

Annandale Community Insider - August 21

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Annandale Student, Families, and Community:

It was great to welcome students, parents and families into the building this past Thursday at Student Orientation and Open House. 

When students arrive tomorrow, they will report directly to their 4th period (aka W4). Our W4 serves as an advisory period and will meet throughout the year with the purpose of 1) building relationships 2) creating community 3) clarifying expectations and 4) sharing and cultivating our values. During W4 tomorrow, students will receive their laptop and a hard copy of their schedule. Student schedules are also viewable in SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE. For more information about obtaining a ParentVue account, please click here to access support on the FCPS website. 

Throughout the year, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources students may use this year will require parental consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent on our website. To ensure your student’s access to our digital tools is not interrupted, please be sure to complete the Digital Resource Consent Form as soon as possible.

Finally, please see below for detailed information about the first day of school. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

1st Day of School Logistics

Student Schedules: Student schedules are available for viewing in SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE. In addition, students will receive a hard copy of their schedule when they report to their 4th period (W4) class on Monday morning. If a student forgets or does not know their W4 class, staff members will be stationed in the hallways to assist.

  

Finding Classes: Throughout the year, and especially during the first week of school, all staff members will be in the hallways supporting students during each transition. We realize that a little extra time may be needed as students learn or get reacquainted with the school building. They will get the hang of their new routine sooner than they think and we are all here to help!

 

Student Laptop Distribution: Students will receive their FCPS issued laptop in their W4 class tomorrow morning. The first day of school will feature a special schedule with all students reporting to their W4 class at 8:10am. This special schedule will provide teachers the opportunity to plan activities that include technology on the first day of school and is in alignment with our priorities of providing social-emotional support in our W4 lessons. If you have any questions, please email Donna Higgins at [email protected].

 

Schedule Change Requests: Our Student Services team is working hard to make sure our students have accurate schedules. We recognize that some students will want to request changes to their schedule. At this time, we are only making schedule changes for the following reasons:

  • A student does not have a complete schedule or is missing a core class required for graduation.
  • A student was registered for a course that they have already successfully passed. The schedule does not reflect a grade change or summer school course that was successfully passed.

If your student has one of the reasons listed above, they should go to Student Services during the class period in which the error occurs.

Requests to change schedules based on preference will be considered at a later date. Details on this process will be provided in the coming weeks. Please reach out to Erik Healey, or your student’s counselor, if you have any questions.

 

Beginning of Year Forms: Please help us go paperless by updating your student's forms via WeCare. Return to school forms include:

Return to school forms can also be emailed to Stephany Fuentes, Administrative Assistant or dropped off in the Student Services Office.

 

Student Lockers: Students locker will be available by request only beginning on Tuesday, September 6. Stay tuned for more information.

 

1st Day of School Bell Schedule: Students will report to their 4th period or W4 class to pick up their laptop and receive a hard copy of their student schedule. See below for the detailed schedule.

Transportation

Student Bus Route Assignments: FCPS Office of Transportation Services emailed student bus route assignments. Please note that the provided times are estimates and that buses may be delayed due to weather, traffic conditions, and a national and regional driver shortage. Please check the Here Comes the Bus app or FCPS School Bus Delays website for potential delays. Students are expected to be at their bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled pickup time. A double back route assignment may require your bus schedule to be adjusted earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.

 

Student Parking: This year, students will have the opportunity to purchase parking permits to park on the Annandale campus. Information about how to purchase a parking permit for the 2022-23 school year will be shared soon after the school year begins. Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, students can park in any designated student parking space until permits are issued. If you have any questions, please email Phillip Taylor, Safety and Security Specialist.

 

Kiss & Ride: Student drop off/pick up (aka Kiss & Ride) is conducted at the main entrance (door #1). Parents should drop their student(s) off beginning at 7:45am and no later than 8:00am to ensure they arrive at their first block class on-time. Students are dismissed from school at 2:55pm. If you have any questions, please email Phillip Taylor, Safety and Security Specialist.

Other Information

Student Attendance: In order for our students to get the most out of their education, they must be in school and on time to class every day. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half of the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. If your student must be absent from school, please inform the school. The attendance phone number is 703-642-4151.

 

Academy Students: Students taking an Academy course during W4 should report to the Auditorium during 4th period (W4) when they arrive to school on Monday morning. All Academy students will be provided an orientation presentation at 9:00AM on Monday in the Auditorium. Moving forward, academy students should report to the auditorium before getting on the shuttle. 

Academy students should have received an email with shuttle information today and their designated check-in locations upon returning to AHS. Given the shuttle times this year, there will be instances in which students may be arriving approximately 10 minutes late to the class immediately after their Academy course.

 

Class of 2023 Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder: The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please review the immunization requirements here. Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year.

 

Student Rights & Responsibilities Update - Cell Phone Use: An important update made to the Student Rights & Responsibilities document (SR&R) for the coming school year is the regulation to prohibit cell phone use in classrooms. Students will not be permitted to use their cell phones during class unless directed to by the teacher for instructional purposes. We acknowledge this new policy will be a shift for many students and families this year, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning. Schools are partnering with parents to ensure students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class. Please talk to your child(ren) before the start of the school year about these expectations. Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. To take advantage of those benefits, complete this form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

Important Dates

August 22 - First Day of School for Students

September 2 and 5 - No School (Labor Day Holiday)

September 20 - PTSA Meeting, 7pm

September 26 - Teacher Workday

September 29 - Back to School Night 2022

October 5 - No School (Yom Kippur)

October 10 - Staff Development Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day)

October 11-14 - Homecoming Week

October 15 - Homecoming Dance

October 24 - No School (Diwali)

Support Annandale Booster Organizations!

Purchase a Red Card! Each fall, our sports programs sell a discount “Red Card” to raise money for their teams. The red cards include various discounts at local businesses including: Community Car Care, Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mike’s, Jukebox Diner, Kilroy’s, Papa Johns, Popeye’s, Supreme BBQ and Valentino’s. Red Cards are only $20 and can be used at any of the businesses through August 2023. If you would like to purchase a Red Card, please reach out to a fall athlete or email Brandon Sutphin, Director of Student Activities.

 

Join the Annandale PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

Join the Atoms Athletic Boosters! Purchase an Athletic Pass! We need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS. 

Cost: Student Pass - $30; Adult Pass - $60; Parking Pass - $30; Fan Pass - $25. For more information, visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.
News from the Activities Office

Check out this week's Atoms Athletics and Activities newsletter. You can also check out important information from the Activities Office on the Annandale High School Athletics and Activities website or AHS Athletics Twitter page. Please email Brandon Sutphin, Director of Student Activities, if you have any questions.

 

Fall Sports Pictures Available: If you’re interested in ordering pictures, go online to Legacy Studios Events and enter the school code, 4542E23. Here you may view and order team and individual pictures of your athlete.  Please allow 5 days after picture day before trying to access your images. If the images have not been uploaded to the site yet, when entering that code you'll receive a 'Gallery not found' notification.

 

It's Not Too Late To Play a Fall Sport! Last week we welcomed back student athletes from Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Dance, and Band. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces in the gym and on the fields. If you weren’t able to make it to our first week of Fall Sports tryouts and practices, there is still time to join! The following teams are still open to new athletes coming out and no experience is necessary:

 

This Week's Game Schedule:

Monday, August 22

No Events

Tuesday, August 23

No Events

Wednesday, August 24

Band Pictures - 4:00PM

Golf vs Justice at Greendale - 4:00PM

JV/Varsity Field Hockey vs Meridian - 6:15pm/7:30pm

Thursday, August 25

F/JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Parkview - 5:00/6:00/7:15pm

Friday, August 26

Girls Cross Country - 3:30pm

Cheer Pictures - 3:30pm

Varsity Football at Alexandria City - 7:00pm

Saturday, August 27

No Events

News from the PTSA

Join the PTSA! On behalf of the Annandale High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we would like to welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year. The key ingredient to our success is YOU. Please dare to make a difference, be better informed and join the PTSA today by filling out the online 2022–2023 Membership Form. For more information about membership, visit our Membership page.

 

PTSA Meeting - September 20, 7:00pm: The first PTSA of the 2021-22 school year will be on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00pm. PTSA meetings are bilingual and Spanish translation is provided. Las reuniones de PTSA son bilingües y se proporciona traducción al español. Join us in Clausen Hall or virtually! Visit the Annandale PTSA website for more information.

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Atoms Athletics and Activities (8/22- 8/26)

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Atoms Athletics & Activities

Atom Nation,

 

With only a few days left before school starts and our fall sports begin their competitions in earnest, be sure to take time this weekend to relax, refresh and stay hydrated!  See you all Monday morning!!

 

Go Atoms!

Annandale Activities Office

Atoms Athletics Highlights

Annandale athletes had a busy week with golf taking on Falls Church, Volleyball and Field Hockey hosting Osbourn High School and Varsity football making the trip to Herndon High School.

Fall Meet the Coach Night

Thank you to all the parents who joined us last Wednesday for the virtual fall sports night!  If you were unable to attend, the slides that were shared in the general session can be found on the Annandale Athletics website HERE.  For any further questions regarding the season, don't hesitate to reach out to your athletes coach.  

Upcoming Fall Sports Picture Schedule

 

Ordering Pictures?

Go online to Legacy Studios Events to view and order pictures 

Enter Code - 4542E23

Note: Please allow 5 days after picture day before trying to access your images. If the images have not uploaded to the site yet, when entering that code you'll receive a 'Gallery not found' notification. 

Live Streaming

Once again our field hockey, football, and volleyball games this season will be streamed through the NFHS Network. 

Due to the contract with NFHS ending as of June 2022, streaming service will no longer be free.  The cost to purchase streaming services are as follows:

$11.99 per month

$79.99 for the year

Use the link below to create an account and sign up for a subscription

NFHS Network - Sign Up

Live Stream

Athletic Boosters

The Atoms Boosters need you as an Atoms fan in the stands cheering on our athletes, as well as behind the scenes as an athletics supporter. 100% of your Booster contributions support the many athletic programs, facilities, and athletes at AHS.

The BENEFITS of purchasing an AHS Athletic Booster Membership/athletic passes include:

  • SAVE MONEY! — Admission for free admission for Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity regular-season home athletic events (not valid for away games or postseason play).
  • Ease and Convenience — Avoid the ticket line, just show your pass at the admissions gate; no need to carry cash.
  • Support the Atoms — 100% of the money goes to AHS athletics. Normal gate fees are split between AHS and the opponent.

Cost:

Student Pass - $30

Adult Pass - $60

Parking Pass - $30 (good for home varsity football games only)

Fan Pass - $25

 

For more information visit the Boosters sight at www.atomsboosters.org

Weekly Schedule August 22 - 27 

Monday, August 22nd

WELCOME BACK!!

Tuesday, August 23rd

No Events

Wednesday, August 24th

Band Pictures - 4:00PM

Golf vs Justice at Greendale - 4:00PM

Field Hockey vs Meridian

     JV - 6:15PM

     Varsity - 7:30PM

Thursday, August 25th

Volleyball vs Parkview

     Freshmen - 5:00PM

     JV - 6:00PM

     Varsity - 7:15PM

Football vs Alexandria City

     Freshmen - 5:30PM

     JV - 7:15PM

Friday, August 26th

Girls Cross Country and Cheer Pictures - 3:30PM

Varsity Football at Alexandria City - 7:00PM

Saturday, August 27th

No Events

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Annandale HS Student Services Newsletter

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Annandale Student Services

Annandale Students, Families, and Community:

I hope you and your families have had a restful and relaxing summer! Our counselors returned to the office last week, and we are excited to have students return for another school year! If you have any questions about the start of the school year, do not hesitate to reach out to your designated counselor.

Last Name

Counselor

Counselor Email

A - Carr

Jessica Benitez

[email protected] 

Cars - Ged

Stacie Shaffer

[email protected] 

Gee - Lei

Denise Riley

[email protected] 

Lej - Nie

Lisa Foliaco

[email protected] 

Nif - Sanc

Georgina Lovos

[email protected] 

Sand - Z

Mark Vitelli

[email protected] 

ESOL A - Mam

Yesly Gonzalez

[email protected] 

ESOL Man - Z

Vinicio Perla

[email protected] 

 

For our incoming freshmen and our new students, we hope to see you at our Freshman and New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 18th from 1:30-3:30! You will be able to meet your counselor and get additional information about what it’s like to be part of the Atom Nation. 

Erik Healey

Director of Student Services

Important Dates

August 18 - Student Schedules Available in StudentVue and ParentVue

August 18 - Freshman & New Student Orientation (1:30-3:30)

August 18 - Annandale Open House (3:30-4:30)

August 22 - First Day of School

August 22 - Academy Student Information Meeting

 

August 18 - Student Schedules Available: Beginning Thursday, August 18 at 6:00am, all students and parents will have access to class schedules in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE. SIS (Student Information System) is the application to see attendance, class performance, and demographic data.

August 18 - Freshmen (Grade 9) and New Student Orientation: Annandale High School is excited to welcome rising freshmen as well as new students to our school orientation on August 18 from 1:30-3:30pm. Students and parents will meet administrators, counselors, teachers, and other essential school personnel and have an opportunity to explore the school building and learn more about student life at Annandale. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sarah Eqab.

August 18 - Open House: We would like to invite all Annandale students and their families to our Open House on August 18 from 3:30-4:30. The Open House provides students an opportunity to walk through our halls and find their classes for next year. There is no formal program during this time, but rather an informal chance to get reacquainted with AHS. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sarah Eqab

Important Information

Course Change Process: Last week, counselors have been reaching out to students who either have conflicts or errors in their schedule. Our counselors will continue to make modifications to student schedules prior to the start of school. If your student would like to make a request to change one of their classes, please have them contact their counselor. Schedule changes may not be accommodated if the requested class is full. However, once school begins, counselors will only make changes to schedules with errors. Requests to change schedules based on preference of course will not be considered until after September 9th. Students will need to complete a form to make a formal schedule request change. The form will be available from September 12 - 16. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available.  Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information.

Senior Highlights

Class of 2023 Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder: The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please review the immunization requirements here. Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website.

SAT School Day Intent Form: On Wednesday, October 12, Annandale High School twelfth graders will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take this test. The essay option and subject area tests are not available during SAT School Day. 

To reserve a seat for your twelfth grader to take this exam and ensure appropriate test materials are available for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 7. Your student will need to use a @fcpsschools.net email account to access and complete this form.  A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent Form webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43896).

Click this link: Annandale High School: 2022 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form

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