Annandale Community Insider - February 17

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Annandale Community:

Happy Presidents’ Day! I hope you are enjoying the long weekend with family and friends.

It has been an exciting week getting to know Annandale. I have had the opportunity to watch several Atoms basketball games, visit classrooms, and meet with our student government representatives in their leadership class. I am especially looking forward to my first PTA meeting on Tuesday night at 7:00pm and hope to see many of you there. 

It is already clear what makes Annandale special. One of my highlights as Principal so far has been getting to know our incredible students. Recently, I was able to sit with a group of students who had come to cheer on their peers at the Annandale Unified basketball game. They asked me many thoughtful, interesting questions and shared their perspective on what matters most to them, including diversity, engaging instruction and their desire to be challenged in their learning. I loved hearing their passion and perspective, and look forward to partnering with our students as we work together to make Annandale the very best school it can be for their learning. 

Another highlight from this week was the time I spent in classrooms. The more opportunities I have to see the learning happening on a daily basis at Annandale, the more excited I am to work with our faculty and staff on our vision for quality classroom instruction. In a math class that I visited, the teacher used clear structures to ensure students spent the majority of time practicing challenging problems together with her support and the support of each other. In another classroom, teachers used an exit ticket to check each student’s understanding before the end of the lesson. It is clear to me that Annandale is a place where students are eager to learn at the highest levels, and teachers are dedicated to ensuring students are successful. 

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

 

Contact Information:
Twitter: @ShawnDeRose
Website: https://annandalehs.fcps.edu/

Awesome Atoms!

PRIDE Fives Drawing Winners! - Congratulations to our PRIDE Five bi-weekly drawing recipients, Meysel Mejia Turcios (9), Eric Alcantara (10), Maseray Luseni (11), and Eric Gonzalez (12). We celebrate these students for exhibiting the PRIDE Five characteristics, Participation, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy.

 

Congrats Annandale Theater 4 Class - Congratulations to our Annandale Theater 4 class for placing 2nd in the VHSL regionals this week. Shoutout to Raffi Kasparian for receiving best actor!

 

Annandale Students Selected for District X All District Chorus - Last November, the following chorus students either placed or were selected as alternates in the District X All- District Choirs. 40 out of the 55 students from Annandale High School received this distinction and participated in the District X Honors Concerts held last weekend at South County High School in Lorton.

Those selected for the District X SSAA Honors Chorus were Audrey Barnes, Jewel Coulter, Isabel Dalsimer, Madisyn Dixon, Daniela Dosen, Madeline Dosen, Brenna Downey, Camille Grullard, Taylor Nugen, Klaire Reynoso, Trisha Tran, Hannah Vaughn, Joscelyn Ventura and Amanda Weaver.

Those selected for the District X SATB Honors Chorus were Harneet Bhullar, Noah Byrne, Brandon Cao, Makayla Collins, Nia Collins, Colomba Cruz Rivera, Jack Dalrymple, Gaby Deleon, Jason Dock, Lizzie Earhart, Jackson Fornaris, Savannah Gravitt, Tim Hurd, Zack Hurd, Kadijah Janneh, Grace Kliewer, Jimmy Le, Garrett Meadows, Izzy Mesfun, Isabel Pho, Brent Sanchez, Asta Singui, Ramzy Tabbah, Evan Trachsel and Claire Vaughn.

In addition to these honors, 12 Annandale students prepared for the All-Virginia Chorus auditions that were held in conjunction with the All District Event. Congrats Garrett Meadows, first chair in the Tenor 1 section in the SATB All-Virginia Choir and Claire Vaughn, fourth chair in the Soprano section in the SSAA All-Virginia Choir! In addition, Brandon Cao (2nd alternate Tenor) and Jackson Fornaris (3rd alternate Tenor) were also a part of the final tally. Please join me in commending ALL of these chorus students for their hard work and dedication throughout these last few months. Go Atoms!

Important Dates

February 18 - PTSA Meeting, 7:00pm

February 19 - NOVA Information Night, 6:30pm

February 19 and 21 - IBMYP Personal Project Fair

March 3 - Teacher Planning Day (No School for Students)

 

PTSA Meeting - February 18, 7:00pm: Join us at the next PTSA Meeting on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 in the library for a meet and greet with our new Principal, Shawn DeRose and two school board members, Megan McLaughlin and Ricardy Anderson. If you have any questions, please contact Norma Fodi, PTSA President at atoms.ahs.president@gmail.com

 

IBMYP Personal Project Fair - February 19 and 21: Annandale HS IBMYP Personal Project Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 19 and Friday, February 21 in the library. English 10 classes have been hard at work on this project since early December, as the students began developing topic ideas and research questions. The Personal Project is a wide ranging project that is student-inquiry driven and not tied to a specific topic or idea. Students are asked within the scope of the project to research their topic or idea, and create a product or take action in some way. This year, we had students who documented the process of learning to build furniture, analyze running gaits and techniques, learn a new sport, learn to cook, and many more.

Important Information

Academic Advising Updates - School counselors continue to meet individually with students to assist them in exploring their academic and postsecondary/career goals. Students will review their transcripts and verify their course selections for the coming school year. These sessions will take place during students’ English classes. Academic advising for sophomores and juniors is completed. Freshmen academic advising is now being held and will continue through February 24. Parents can always view the course selections via their SIS ParentVUE account. Please email Paula DiSalvo, Director of Student Services at pdisalvo@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

Sign Up for Weekly Progress Reports: All parents/guardians of middle and high school students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. 

To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. 

Weekly progress reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide.

 

Yearbooks on Sale Now! - Parents are encouraged to purchase a yearbook today! The cost is $85. You can purchase your yearbook online at https://yearbookforever.com or bring in cash/check to Ms. Hanneman. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hanneman at jehanneman@fcps.edu. Please note, yearbooks will be distributed to students at Annandale near the end of the school year.

Get Involved!

Join the Annandale PTSA! - Please consider joining as it is a great way to become actively involved in your student's education and the AHS community. Moreover, the PTSA works very hard to stay on top of critical activity and decisions being made by the school board, school system and local government. Regular updates are provided at PTSA meetings (held each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7pm), on our website and through PTSA electronic updates. Click here to join today!

 

Buy All Night Grade Party Tickets Now! Buy your tickets now for $35 and save! Ticket prices go up after February 28! The All Night Graduation Celebration (ANGC) provides a safe, chaperoned, alcohol-free and drug-free event for the Class of 2020 to celebrate together one last time. For more details, visit the ANGC page and order your senior's discounted ticket now! Parents, sign up now to help during the event! Thank you!

 

PTSA Online Auction Now Open! - The 2020 Online Auction is now open and bidding for the auction will be run now through February 28. Check out the auction now!

News from the Activities Office

Check out the latest news from the Annandale Activities Office, including schedules, rosters, and coaching information for all sports teams at all levels. In addition you can read game summaries, revisit previous seasons, volunteer, and more. To subscribe to the new AHS Athletics feed, use this FCPS "News You Choose" online form to add your email address. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Ellenberger at jellenberger@fcps.edu or call the Activities Office at 703-642-4170.

Career Center Updates

The College and Career Center and the Career Center Specialist assist students with their college, career and employment searches. Students can find a wide variety of resources on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, part-time and full-time employment opportunities, and SAT, ACT, and TOEFL registration. The goal of the Career Center is to help students make informed career decisions about their post-secondary plans, which may include four-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical schools, apprenticeships, military, full-time employment, or gap year opportunities. 

Click here to check out the latest information from the Annandale HS Career Center. If you have any questions, please contact Princess Brown at pnbrown@fcps.edu or call 703-642-4263.

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Annandale High School staff member who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of Annandale faculty and staff members.

Read the A-Blast

The A-Blast is a student run newspaper for Annandale High School. Through a partnership with the Washington Post, they print a new edition every two or three weeks, focusing on current events both inside Annandale High School and the Annandale community. Click here to read the latest edition of the A-Blast!

Attendance Matters

When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, truancy, or for any other reason, the end result for the student is the same: learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your child misses school. Check out the "Attendance: When Should I Send My Student to School" website for more information.

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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Annandale Community Insider - February 9

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Annandale Community:

Thank you for the warm welcome this week. It was exciting to meet many of our staff, students, parents and community members. In addition, it was fun to see our students and staff beyond the classroom at Friday night's Girls Basketball game and the Special Olympics Unified Basketball game this morning at Woodson High School.  

This is the first edition of the “Annandale Community Insider.” It will be a weekly email that will be sent out on Sunday via News You Choose that should provide you the information needed for the upcoming week and beyond. My hope is that this email will streamline communication about important events that impact your student(s). In addition the “Community Insider” is also a way for us to build culture, reinforce our school vision, share celebrations, and establish a sense of community.

As I mentioned when I was introduced last Thursday, I have a lot to learn and I am looking forward to the ways you will help me understand what makes Annandale special and the vision you have for our future as a school. 

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

Sincerely,

Shawn DeRose, Principal

 

Contact Information:
Twitter: @ShawnDeRose
Website: https://annandalehs.fcps.edu/

Awesome Atoms!

Manny Precht Recieves Student Peace Award Award: Congratulations to IB diploma candidate, Manoucher (Manny) Precht, as he will receive the Student Peace Award of Fairfax County on Sunday, March 1 at the Sherwood Community Center. Manny is being recognized for his efforts working with Earth Sangha an organization committed to removing invasive plant species to improve our local ecotype.

 

District X All District Band - Last week, nine Annandale High School Band students participated in the Virginia Music Educators Association / Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association District X All-District Band event. These students were selected through a competitive live audition process in December. At the event, they joined other exceptional student musicians from District X to rehearse and perform a fantastic program, under the leadership of skilled guest conductors. Eva Gomez, piccolo, was a member of the Wind Ensemble. The following students were members of the Symphonic Band: Denis Coca-Hernandez, oboe; Timo Aav (not pictured) and Zachary Russell, bassoon; Liliana Inkpen, clarinet; Tracey Cortez and Ilson Guevara Rivas, bass clarinet; Bereket Berhe, trumpet; Brian Mercado, trombone. The Wind Ensemble was conducted by Dr. Mary Schneider, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Eastern Michigan University. The Symphonic Band was conducted by Mr. Denny Stokes, retired FCPS band director and current director of the Virginia Winds Academy.

 

Science Fair a Huge Success - Thank you to all of our parent and staff volunteers who helped judge Annandale's Science Fair on Wednesday, February 5. Good luck to all of the winners at the upcoming Regional Science Fair in March.

 

Congrats "Students of the Quarter" Recipients - Last Thursday, we celebrated several hundred students who were named "Student of the Quarter" by a staff member. Winners played games, enjoyed the recognition and of course the ice cream!

 

Congrats New Atoms Writing Center Tutors - Congratulations to the newly named Atoms Writing center tutors: Subha Bakhtiar, Kennedy Beal, Madison Cruz, Katherine Elise Davis, Madeline Dosen, Carla Escobar, Jasa Gellert, Emily Ha, Chaimaa Hafid, Tejh Hardin, Adiba Hasnat, Maram Ibrahim, Fahima Karimi, Danya Khreshi, Stephany Melendez Mejia, Dylan Brian Mercado, Natane Nguyen, Melita Nkembe, Anna Peters, Isabella Rodas-Guardado, Tania Ruiz Castillo, Savion Simmavong, Izzy Teinfalt, Emma Tlusty, Joscelyn Ventura, and Yixin Xie.

Important Dates

February 17 - No School 

February 19 - PTSA Meeting, 7:00 pm

March 3 - Teacher Planning Day (No School for Students)

 

PTSA Meeting - February 18, 7:00pm: Join us at the next PTSA Meeting on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 in the library for a meet and greet with our new Principal, Shawn DeRose and two school board members, Megan McLaughlin and Ricardy Anderson. If you have any questions, please contact Norma Fodi, PTSA President at atoms.ahs.president@gmail.com

Important Information

Academic Advising Updates - School counselors continue to meet individually with students to assist them in exploring their academic and postsecondary/career goals. Students will review their transcripts and verify their course selections for the coming school year. These sessions will take place during students’ English classes. Academic advising for juniors is completed. Sophomores will be completed on Monday, January 10.  Freshmen academic advising will be held February 11-24. Parents can always view the course selections via their SIS ParentVUE account. Please email Paula DiSalvo, Director of Student Services at pdisalvo@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

Sign Up for Weekly Progress Reports: All parents/guardians of middle and high school students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. 

To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. 

Weekly progress reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide.

 

Yearbooks on Sale Now! - Parents are encouraged to purchase a yearbook today! The cost is $85. You can purchase your yearbook online at https://yearbookforever.com or bring in cash/check to Ms. Hanneman. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hanneman at jehanneman@fcps.edu. Please note, yearbooks will be distributed to students at Annandale near the end of the school year.

Get Involved!

Join the Annandale PTSA! - Please consider joining as it is a great way to become actively involved in your student's education and the AHS community. Moreover, the PTSA works very hard to stay on top of critical activity and decisions being made by the school board, school system and local government. Regular updates are provided at PTSA meetings (held each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7pm), on our website and through PTSA electronic updates. Click here to join today!

News from the Activities Office

Check out the latest news from the Annandale Activities Office, including schedules, rosters, and coaching information for all sports teams at all levels. In addition you can read game summaries, revisit previous seasons, volunteer, and more. To subscribe to the new AHS Athletics feed, use this FCPS "News You Choose" online form to add your email address. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Ellenberger at jellenberger@fcps.edu or call the Activities Office at 703-642-4170.

Career Center Updates

The College and Career Center and the Career Center Specialist assist students with their college, career and employment searches. Students can find a wide variety of resources on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, part-time and full-time employment opportunities, and SAT, ACT, and TOEFL registration. The goal of the Career Center is to help students make informed career decisions about their post-secondary plans, which may include four-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical schools, apprenticeships, military, full-time employment, or gap year opportunities. 

Click here to check out the latest information from the Annandale HS Career Center. If you have any questions, please contact Princess Brown at pnbrown@fcps.edu or call 703-642-4263.

Read the A-Blast

The A-Blast is a student run newspaper for Annandale High School. Through a partnership with the Washington Post, they print a new edition every two or three weeks, focusing on current events both inside Annandale High School and the Annandale community. Click here to read the latest edition of the A-Blast!

Attendance Matters

When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, truancy, or for any other reason, the end result for the student is the same: learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your child misses school. Check out the "Attendance: When Should I Send My Student to School" website for more information.

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

4700 Medford Drive Annandale, VA 22003 | Main Office: 703.642.4100
Attendance: 703.642.4150 | Web | Twitter

Career Center News

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What's Happening from the Career Center.

Dear Atom Family,

Please find below activities that are happening in the next few weeks for our students and their parents!  

United States Census is hiring.  Information Session  - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 during Pride Time.  This opportunity is for students that are 18 years old and older.  If you are interested in a part time job that may last through the summer, sign up to attend the information session.  It pays $25 per hour and training will be provided.  See website below or scan barcode for Google sheet sign up:  

 

 

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA Application Workshop - Friday, February 7, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (This is an opportunity for Seniors to come talk with counselors from NOVA and receive assistance with the application process.  Come see me for instructions on what you need to bring and for a pass)

Northern Virginia Community College Information Night - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm.  This is an opportunity for parents and students to visit with representatives from NOVA (Programs offered, Financial Aid, & Counselors will be present)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - If you have not completed the FAFSA, this is a great opportunity to receive assistance or ask questions.  Please don't let this opportunity pass

Sophomore Parent's Night - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm.  Clausen  This program will go over all the opportunities that were presented to the students during a weeklong program.  We will discuss Apprenticeship opportunities, College application & requirements, direct career information, and much more. 

United States Service Academy & ROTC Night - Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm. Clausen Hall.  This program will present information on how students get the nomination they need to attend a Service Academy Such as VMI, West Point, & more.  ROTC cadets and each military branch will be in attendance.  

Junior Parent Night - Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm  Clausen  This program will go over all the opportunities that were presented to the students during a weeklong program.  We will discuss Apprenticeship opportunities, College application & requirements, financial aid, direct career information, and much more.

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Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship

The Esperanza Education Scholarship application is now available and can be accessed through http://www.esperanzafund.org/about-our-scholarship/.  The application process is entirely electronic, and all applications are due on April 1. 

They will hold an application tip session to provide information on filling out the application at 11:10 AM on March 23 in the Barbara M. Donnellan auditorium of Arlington, VA’s Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street.     

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Click here for more info!

Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program that will award up to 150 scholarships.

They are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

The application opens January 15, 2020 and will close on March 12, 2020.

Virginia Tech Pathways for Future Engineers

Interested in becoming a Pathways Scholar?  Students in 9, 10, and 11 who are 1st generation college can apply here. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Summer Fun and Enrichment

Fairfax Public Access Summer Camps for Teens (ages: 12-18)
TV101 introduces youths from ages 12 to 18 to all aspects of Television Production. As part of each camp students will work as a team to create a 30-minute TV program; therefore, we are looking for the best, most dedicated students interested to learn about this exciting media. Students will develop a script / story board idea, learn the appropriate equipment and shoot their show. As part of the TV Studio and Field Camp, the instructor will highlight how to edit the video footage but students will not learn how to edit themselves.
For students interested in learning how to edit we recommend attending the TV Post-Production Camp instead. Each camp is open for students ages 12 – 18.

To find out more information about the camps, including schedules and registration forms, visit:https://www.fcac.org/summer-camp-registration-forms

Summer 2020 Enrichment Institutes and Camps Enrichment institutes and camps focus on specific areas such as fine and performing arts, technology, study skills, science, and world languages.  FCPS and non-FCPS students are welcome.

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC), Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), and the new CTE Summer Academy classes will be held at Fairfax High School.  Programs run July 6 to July 31, 2020.  Bus transportation is provided from select high schools and middle schools outside of the Fairfax High School pyramid.  Transportation to and from the selected high schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or student.

Grade level eligibility for each program refers to the current 2019-20 school year.  Visit central institutes and camps (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/summer-camps-institutes) for additional information.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will host a technology institute (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-summer-learning) for middle school students.

ACE enrichment classes stimulate students’ curiosity and provide creative learning experiences. ACE also offers a premier driver’s education Behind the Wheel program to prepare students to obtain their driver’s license.  Visit ACE enrichment classes (https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/default.aspx) for additional information.

 

 

Pathways to Science - Summer Camp and Scholarship Opportunity

For Latina girls who are rising high school sophomores, although all Latina high-school aged girls can apply. Pathways to Science is a free summer residential experience for high school Latinas in Virginia. The purpose of this program is to engage with Latinas who are interested in STEM early in their high school career with the goal of encouraging them to pursue a college education and career in STEM. Applications will open January 2020.

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair February 4, 2020

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit FCPS Gap Year Fair (https://www.fcps.edu/node/33069).

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Boys State/Girls State

Boys State/Girls State will be June 21-27. Applications are open now, deadline is February 1st. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/12NYd_9C-iYfUeO31-NyDOZU-dzzxs89VMqPWtN8nuZo/edit for application and information.

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February 17:  George Washington's Birthday.  No School.

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Welcome Mr. Shawn DeRose

Dear Annandale High School Community:

The Region 2 Office is pleased to announce that Mr. Shawn DeRose, current principal of Glasgow Middle School, has been named the new principal of Annandale High School.  His official start date will be February 3, 2020. 

Mr. DeRose has been the principal at Glasgow Middle since 2015 where he was named Region 2 Outstanding Principal of the Year in 2019. Prior to being named principal at Glasgow, Mr. DeRose served as the assistant principal of J.E.B. Stuart/Justice High School, as well as an assistant principal and director of student activities at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (TJHSST).  In 2014, Mr. DeRose was named as the Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Virginia by the VA Association of Secondary School Principals.  He has over 15 years of experience as an administrator within FCPS. 

Mr. DeRose understands the challenges and opportunities of serving a school and community with high diversity, high poverty, and high populations of English language learners. During his highly successful tenure at Glasgow MS, Mr. DeRose built a thriving Professional Learning Community in which staff members engaged in continuous learning which led to the delivery of high-quality core instruction to more than 1,900 students.  Mr. DeRose’s record of success in leading instruction and high academic achievement for all students is well-known across the school division.  He understands how to unlock innovator skills in his students, promote growth mindsets, foster grit, and teach the patterns of thinking our students will need to be successful in the 21st century. In addition, Mr. DeRose built a strong Middle Years Program (MYP) at Glasgow that includes interdisciplinary lesson-planning across all grade levels.  Mr. DeRose is an instructional leader who has developed school plans that have led to significant increases in literacy and numeracy leading Glasgow to full accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education which includes increasing advanced pass rates on the standards of learning.

While at Stuart/Justice High School he led the school’s adoption and implementation of the IB Middle Years Program that shifted classroom instruction to focus on creative, critical and reflective thinking skills. At Stuart/Justice he led the high school to full accreditation in the area of mathematics. In addition, during his tenure at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology he was involved with the advanced academics component of the FCPS curriculum and developed an understanding of academic rigor making sure advanced academic curriculum is accessible to all students.  Also while at TJHSST he communicated and built strong relationships with the PTSA, Colonial Athletic Boosters, Academic Boosters, and Performing Arts Boosters to promote and enhance the TJHSST athletic and academic programs.

Mr. DeRose is leader who cultivates a positive school community, models high expectations for all, builds collaborative trust within the school and the community at large. Mr. DeRose leads by visibility.  A regular practice for Mr. DeRose is meeting with students to talk about the rules and the importance of kindness and respect and what it looks like in the school. 

Mr. DeRose is an excellent communicator and will work hard to build partnerships; he understands the importance of building consensus across multiple levels in order to achieve school-wide and district-wide goals.  While Mr. DeRose has been principal of Glasgow he has worked with parents to create and build a sense of community among the teachers and the greater school community, including a thriving parent center.

Mr. DeRose holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ohio University and attained a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University.   

Please join me in welcoming Mr. DeRose as the new principal of Annandale High School.

 

Fabio Zuluaga, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Region 2

Attendance Matters

This is the time of year when winter weather and children’s illnesses can take a toll on school attendance so we wanted to stress the importance that your children are at school every day.

Each year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. We wanted to provide some helpful tips on building a healthy habit of attending school.

Please keep in mind, that if your child has future absences, we will communicate with you directly to offer individualized supports.

Annandale On-Time Attendance

Dear Families,

To increase our instructional class time at Annandale High School, we implemented the Start On-Time program at the beginning of the school year.  After breaking down the data we have concluded that once our students enter Annandale High School they are making improvement in limiting their tardies since last year.  In our afternoon classes we have seen an average of 31.35% decrease in tardies in each class.  However, we have seen an increase in tardies during our 1st classes of the day and are asking for your assistance.  Please help us and our students by getting them out of the door 2-3 minutes earlier to help them get to school on time.  When students arrive to school and to classes on time, they are provided a greater and more successful instructional purpose.  By promoting all our students to attend class regularly and on-time, we will increase the learning done in each classroom.

Thank you all for understanding and we are excited to see even more progress as our school year continues.

Best,

 

Jack Jennison, Dean of Students

Special Olympics Basketball

It is that time of year again…Special Olympics basketball is here!! We have some great events coming your way very soon! Here are all of the details:

  • Robinson FanQuest

Saturday, February 1 @4:30pm—Robinson Secondary School (Admission: canned food to be donated to Food for Others)

  • Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

Sunday, February 9 @TBA—Kenmore Middle School (Admission: FREE)

  • AHS FanQuest

Friday, March 13 @5:00pm—AHS Main Gym (Admission: $5 to support the AHS Special Olympics teams)

 

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Arias at

jarias@fcps.edu or Jae Lee at jmlee3@fcps.edu.

National School Counseling Week February 3-7, 2020

National School Counseling Week 2020, "School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

We wanted to thank our entire Student Services Team!

Student Services Team

Olivia Hess Counselor

Stacey Marville Counselor

Cheryl Kim Counselor

Stacie Shaffer Counselor

Lisa Foliaco Counselor

Marcelo Valencia Counselor

Mark Vitelli Counselor

Kristin Reagan Counselor

Evelyn Clumpkens Counselor

Laura Walter Assessment Coach

Debora Glover Assessment Assistant

Princess Brown Career Center Specialist

Nicole Salgado-Lopez Registrar

Jewad Abdulhadi Transcript Secretary

Elizabeth Soteriou Student Information Assistant

Laurie Ottehenning Psychologist

Joanna Wheeler Psychologist

Alexandra Carver On Time Graduation Coordinator

Alissa Green Social Worker

Christina Ferrari Social Worker

 

Thank you for all you do!

Dr. Paula L. DiSalvo

Director of Student Services

IB Biology Students Visit NOVA Medical Campus

On January 31st IB Biology students visited the cadaver lab at the NOVA medical campus.  Students had excellent instruction from Allison Tomsom on the structure and function of all body systems.  Thank you NOVA for providing this amazing opportunity for our students. 

VHSL - One Act Plays

Annandale Theatre competed in the VHSL conference at Mount Vernon HS on Monday, January 27th. 

CAST:

THE COMEDIAN      Raffi Krikorian

THE VILLAIN            Alex Chounramany

THE TRAGEDIAN    Jack Dalrymple

THE OLD MAN         Tarik Darwiesh

THE HEROINE         Savannah Gravitt

THE INGENUE         Gaby Alarcon

THE OLD WOMAN   Makayla Collins

THE STRANGER      Nia Collins

Culinary Arts Students Prepare for the New Year

Culinary Arts students celebrated the Chinese New Year on Friday, January 27th with lunch orders for teachers and staff. Students prepared fresh summer rolls shrimp, steamed dumplings with chicken, ginger and scallion, and Thai Panang Red Curry chicken over jasmine rice.

 

Science Fair Judges Needed

Every year AHS celebrates the culmination of student science fair projects with a schoolwide Science Fair. In order for it to be a success, we need the help of  volunteer judges. We would greatly appreciate it if you could be one of them!

This year’s AHS Fair will be held after school on Wednesday, February 5th.  Judges will be asked to arrive at school by 3:00pm and stay for 1-2 hours, until judging has been completed.  No prior science knowledge is necessary; we will provide you with a judging rubric and a clear description of your responsibilities.  We’ll have some drinks and snacks for you!

Please consider offering us your support for our Science Fair.  Please use this google form to register as a judge.  More information will be sent to you after you have registered, but if you need additional information now,  please contact Mrs. Koltz, this year’s science fair coordinator, at jckoltz@fcps.edu.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Sincerely,

AHS Science Fair Coordinator, Jenna Koltz,

and the entire AHS Science Team! 

Broadway Desserts

 

Annandale Theater Company The Atomic conFusion Improv Team won Best Articulation and Projection award at the Herndon Festival!  Congrats to all! Boys State/Girls State

Boys State/Girls State will be June 21-27. Applications are open now, deadline is February 1st. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/12NYd_9C-iYfUeO31-NyDOZU-dzzxs89VMqPWtN8nuZo/edit for application and information.

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters to visited Annandale High School on January 13 and 14, 2020, to work with students on voter registration. This was an important opportunity for students to learn about the importance of voting and how to register since voter registration contributes to the development of engaged citizens and increases the likelihood of future participation in voting. 208 students registered during these two days!  

Below is a flyer with a unique QR code for Annandale HS if any additional students would like to register online.  To register online, students will need to use their driver license number.  Anyone who will be 18 years old by the next general election which is November 3, 2020, to register to vote in encouraged to sign up.  By registering now, they are eligible to vote in the presidential primary on March 3, 2020, even though they may be seventeen at the time. 

Braddock Elementary's Robotics Day

Mr. Phil Harris, CTE teacher, teaches Braddock Elementary students about Robotics.

2020 Regional Scholastic Art Winners from AHS

 

Pizza and Pizzicato

On January 27th the Annandale Pyramid celebrated Pizza and Pizzicato.  This event brings our elementary, middle school, and high school orchestra students together.  

Robotics Training

Annandale High School students participated in a robotics training class at the University of Maryland which included 16 hours of instruction.  Our students won the Engineering challenge. Congratulations!

Summer Fun and Enrichment

Fairfax Public Access Summer Camps for Teens (ages: 12-18)
TV101 introduces youths from ages 12 to 18 to all aspects of Television Production. As part of each camp students will work as a team to create a 30-minute TV program; therefore, we are looking for the best, most dedicated students interested to learn about this exciting media. Students will develop a script / story board idea, learn the appropriate equipment and shoot their show. As part of the TV Studio and Field Camp, the instructor will highlight how to edit the video footage but students will not learn how to edit themselves.
For students interested in learning how to edit we recommend attending the TV Post-Production Camp instead. Each camp is open for students ages 12 – 18.

To find out more information about the camps, including schedules and registration forms, visit:https://www.fcac.org/summer-camp-registration-forms

Summer 2020 Enrichment Institutes and Camps Enrichment institutes and camps focus on specific areas such as fine and performing arts, technology, study skills, science, and world languages.  FCPS and non-FCPS students are welcome.

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC), Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), and the new CTE Summer Academy classes will be held at Fairfax High School.  Programs run July 6 to July 31, 2020.  Bus transportation is provided from select high schools and middle schools outside of the Fairfax High School pyramid.  Transportation to and from the selected high schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or student.

Grade level eligibility for each program refers to the current 2019-20 school year.  Visit central institutes and camps (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/summer-camps-institutes) for additional information.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will host a technology institute (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-summer-learning) for middle school students.

ACE enrichment classes stimulate students’ curiosity and provide creative learning experiences. ACE also offers a premier driver’s education Behind the Wheel program to prepare students to obtain their driver’s license.  Visit ACE enrichment classes (https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/default.aspx) for additional information.

Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship

The Esperanza Education Scholarship application is now available and can be accessed through http://www.esperanzafund.org/about-our-scholarship/.  The application process is entirely electronic, and all applications are due on April 1. 

They will hold an application tip session to provide information on filling out the application at 11:10 AM on March 23 in the Barbara M. Donnellan auditorium of Arlington, VA’s Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street.     

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Click here for more info!

Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program that will award up to 150 scholarships.

They are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

The application opens January 15, 2020 and will close on March 12, 2020.

Virginia Tech Pathways for Future Engineers

Interested in becoming a Pathways Scholar?  Students in 9, 10, and 11 who are 1st generation college can apply here. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Pathways to Science - Summer Camp and Scholarship Opportunity

For Latina girls who are rising high school sophomores, although all Latina high-school aged girls can apply. Pathways to Science is a free summer residential experience for high school Latinas in Virginia. The purpose of this program is to engage with Latinas who are interested in STEM early in their high school career with the goal of encouraging them to pursue a college education and career in STEM. Applications will open January 2020.

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair February 4, 2020

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit FCPS Gap Year Fair (https://www.fcps.edu/node/33069).

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

George Mason's Aspiring Scientists' Summer Internship Program

Enhance your future and collaborate with experts to solve today’s challenges during 8 weeks of authentic summer research! Check out the details at
http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/about . Applications open until Feb. 2, 2020.

 

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February 17:  George Washington's Birthday.  No School.

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Note from the Principal

Dear Atom Community,

Welcome to 2020 and a new year and the beginning of the second semester.  We are rapidly reaching the mid-point of the school year and that means we need to begin to look forward to the next year and begin serous conversations regarding registration and course work for the 2020-21 school year.  Fairfax County Public Schools is moving towards an electronic registration process which will be very different for those of you who have been with the school system for a number of years.  We believe the process will be easier for families to negotiate, will save time, and will be much more efficient.  We will eliminate much of the back and forth between home and school as well as cut down on the amount of paper students will need to submit.  The Department of Student Services at Annandale will have directions on the school website and you will also be able to access information directly related to course descriptions on the school website as well.  We have already conducted the elective fair at Annandale on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and we held our rising 9th grade orientation on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Student course registration will begin the week of January 20th and continue through the month of February.

The principal selection process is under way and I can report that initial interviews for the position have been conducted.  I know the goal of FCPS is to be able to name a permanent principal at Annandale High School by the end of the first semester.  My tenure as the interim principal will officially end on January 27, 2020, but I will stay to the end of the week to assist in the transition of a new principal.  While the goal is to have a principal in place and a formal transition at the semester, the timeline  might be off by a few days or weeks.  As I prepare to leave Annandale, I want to thank the entire community for the wonderful support I have received over the past six months.  I have learned that Annandale is a truly a wonderful community with a caring staff and an amazing student population.  I want to wish you all the best of luck and  thank you for  the opportunity to be a part of this very special school.

 

Mark Merrell     

Interim Principal, Annandale High School 

IB Diploma Ceremony

On Monday, January 6, 2020, former Annandale High School IB diploma candidates returned to receive their IB Diplomas.  The graduates also shared their IB journey and how it prepared them for college.  In addition, they shared their college experience with our current students.

IB Open House

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:


Missed IB Night?  Want to learn about our IB MYP and DP programs?  Interested in hearing about Annandale’s fantastic advanced academic offerings?  Stop by our IB Open House! Walk-in and speak to our two IB coordinators on Jan. 22nd between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Parents of students in grades 7-11 are welcome to attend.  Drop by at your convenience to get some information on the Personal Project and MYP Certificate as well as information on the college level IB courses available to our 11th and 12th graders. If the above dates is not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment.  Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10).

Readers are Leaders - Lady Atoms Basketball

Once a week, the freshmen, JV and Varsity girls' basketball players read to the students at Braddock Elementary school.  Thanks for volunteering! We are so proud of you!

Online Course Registration

Academic advising started with our Juniors.  This year students are able to enter their own courses in their StudentVue accounts.  Please encourage your child to enter their course selections into their StudentVue account if they have not done so.    Click below and/or see picture for directions.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7V3IiwBIYj/?igshid=lcznojjc3e1o

Academic Advising Updates

On January 15, 2020, we had our 8th grade student/parent orientation. A special thank you to our leaders who highlighted the various programs that Annandale High School has to offer. A special thank you to our student speaker, Sophia Baraban, who opened the floor to our audience and answered any questions parents and students had as we welcomed future Atoms. If you were an 8th grade parent or student who was unable to attend, Sophia’s welcome to our parents and students is here:

https://youtu.be/hPApy05rfU8

Based on some of our questions, we wanted you to have the contact information to some of our programs which are listed below:

 

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a program designed for students with recognized academic potential, an individual determination to succeed, and a desire to take challenging courses that lead to four-year college enrollment.

Contact: Laura Wells: lcwells@fcps.edu

IB Program at Annandale High School

https://annandalehs.fcps.edu/academics/ib-program

Contacts:

MYP Coordinator (Grades 9 and 10): Meagan Padgett: mapadgett@fcps.edu

IB Diploma Coordinator (Grades 11 and 12) : Linda Bradshaw: LMBradshaw@fcps.edu

Safety and Security

If you have any questions or concerns related to safety and security please call or email, Mr. Phillip Taylor at (703) 642-4240 or pjtaylor1@fcps.edu.  If you have any questions or concerns related to criminal activity (vaping, gang activity, or internet safety) please contact our School Resource Officer, Officer Curcio at (703) 642-4283 or dcurcio@fcps.edu.

Business and Information Technology Department

Our Business and Information Technology wanted to share a Google Code (hnkzoid) for their classroom.   You will find two presentations for regular and IB courses.  

College Partnership Program

The goal of the College Partnership Program (CPP) is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students that enroll and succeed in college. Each year, there is an application process for the College Partnership Program. Contacts: Cheryl Kim (cbkim@fcps.edu), Counselor, Princess Brown (pnbrown@fcps.edu), Career Center Specialist, Stacey Marville (smmarville@fcps.edu), Counselor

Helpful Links:

Online Course Catalog

  • To access the 9-12 online course catalog: https://insys.fcps.edu/CourseCatOnline/#/frontPanel/268/nocourselist/0/0/0 (copy and paste this link in your browser) for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Our student services team has been busy working with our rising 8th grade students and our current students. As a reminder parents can always view the course selections via their SIS ParentVUE account.  For more information on SIS StudentVUE accounts:   Click Here or ParentVUE accounts:  Click Here
  • Open Houses at our Academies:   Click Here
  • Boys State & Girls State will be June 21-27. Applications are open now, deadline is February 1st. Visit https://bit.ly/36neyjO for application and information.
  • Google Classroom— Please join Annandale HS’s Course Selection classroom where we will post important updates regarding online class selection by using this code:  kdrkp22
  • Academic Advising Schedule
    • School counselors meet individually with their students to assist them in exploring their academic and postsecondary/career goals.  Students will review their transcripts and verify their course selections for the coming school year.  These sessions will take place during students’ English classes. 
    • January 13-January 24:  Juniors
    • January 29-February 10:  Sophomores
    • February 11-February 24:  Freshmen
Twinkling Eyes Foundation Donation to Culinary Arts Program

Twinkling Eyes Foundation donated $5000 to support Annandale High School's Culinary Arts program.  The foundation is also interested in establishing Culinary Scholarships for seniors that have a desire to continue in the field.  Thank you Twinkling Eyes Foundation! 

District X Honors Orchestra

Congratulations to Kayla Annabelle Lee, Bennett Stenberg, Armen Boghosian, Caryl Pagulayan, Shalini Vlcan, and Jason Smith!

The All-District Orchestra event was held on January 10, 2020. We are so proud of these student musicians and all who showed their PRIDE with determination in their preparation and participation by auditioning!

Boys State/Girls State

Boys State/Girls State will be June 21-27. Applications are open now, deadline is February 1st. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/12NYd_9C-iYfUeO31-NyDOZU-dzzxs89VMqPWtN8nuZo/edit for application and information.

Chef G.'s Culinary Class

On Friday, January 10, 130 students and teachers from our English Language Learner's program came to Culinary during each of the lunches.  Ms. Gloninger/Chef G.'s students gave them a lesson, during lunch, on how to pipe frosting on a cupcake. Then they were able to eat the art they created.   

Virginia Tech Pathways for Future Engineers

Interested in becoming a Pathways Scholar?  Students in 9, 10, and 11 who are 1st generation college can apply here. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Pathways to Science - Summer Camp and Scholarship Opportunity

For Latina girls who are rising high school sophomores, although all Latina high-school aged girls can apply. Pathways to Science is a free summer residential experience for high school Latinas in Virginia. The purpose of this program is to engage with Latinas who are interested in STEM early in their high school career with the goal of encouraging them to pursue a college education and career in STEM. Applications will open January 2020.

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair February 4, 2020

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit FCPS Gap Year Fair (https://www.fcps.edu/node/33069).

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

George Mason's Aspiring Scientists' Summer Internship Program

Enhance your future and collaborate with experts to solve today’s challenges during 8 weeks of authentic summer research! Check out the details at
http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/about . Applications open until Feb. 2, 2020.

 

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January 20:  Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday. No School.

January 27-28:  Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day.  No School for Students.

February 17:  George Washington's Birthday.  No School.

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Dear Atom Community,

As the holidays approach and our schedules continue to become filled with places to go and appointments to be fulfilled, we rarely take the opportunity to reflect on the past year, and to begin to look forward to what a new year might bring.  As Annandale looks back at 2019, we have much to celebrate, and many things to look forward to in 2020.  Student achievement has continued to rise; Annandale has once again met state and county accreditation goals. The new year will offer renewed challenges for Annandale and each of our students as we focus on establishing clear academic expectations for every student enrolled. 

The holiday season is a time to share, a time to reflect, and a time to spend with those important in our lives. Over the next two weeks I wish the entire Annandale community peace and happiness and hope you find some time to rest and relax.  When we return in January our slate will be full with the end of the second grading period and first semester.  We will begin to discuss the registration process for 2020-21 and explore course offerings for the next school year.  Stay tuned for information on our online registration process for the 2020-21 school year.  Beginning this school year students will be able to register for their courses for the next school year via an online process.  Look for more information in our coming newsletters, and ask your counselors if you have questions.  We will walk each student through the registration process as it approaches in late February.  Stay tuned!

So, from my family to yours, I wish you the best for a wonderful holiday season.

Mark Merrell

Interim Principal, Annandale High School     

“It takes a special person with patience and wisdom to share, to unlock the treasure waiting within children everywhere.”- Joan Zatorski

Women's Chamber Ensemble

Today the two top choirs from Annandale High School, Annandale Singers and Women's Chamber Ensemble, sang in the front lobby of the school for their final caroling gig of the season!  It was such a treat!

Academic Advising Season Has Begun

Starting January 2020, students will meet individually with their school counselor to choose their courses for the 2020-21 school year. It is so important that parents and students are informed of their academic options. Families are encouraged to talk with current teachers for their recommendations for next school year. This year, students are able to choose classes via their online SIS StudentVUE accounts on January 6, 2020. Online course requests will be available to students and parents beginning Monday, January 6, 2020 at 6:00am and the closing date is Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:59pm.  After students choose their courses via their accounts they will meet with their counselor to confirm the selections. Parents can always view the course selections via their SIS ParentVUE account.  For more information on SIS StudentVUE accounts:   Click Here or ParentVUE accounts:  Click Here

There are numerous ways to stay informed about course selections and graduation requirements which include:

Online Course Catalog

Overview of Curriculum Programs and Academic Advising Timelines for 2020-2021

  • January 8---Electives Fair During Day for Students
  • January 15—8th Grade Student/Parent Orientation:  7:00pm  
  • Academic Advising Schedule
    • School counselors meet individually with their students to assist them in exploring their academic and postsecondary/career goals.  Students will review their transcripts and verify their course selections for the coming school year.  These sessions will take place during students’ English classes. 
    • January 13-January 24:  Juniors
    • January 29-February 10:  Sophomores
    • February 11-February 24:  Freshmen
  • Open Houses at our Academies:   Click Here
  • Google Classroom— Please join Annandale HS’s Course Selection classroom where we will post important updates regarding online class selection by using this code:  kdrkp22
  • January 22IB Open House, 9am-3pm, in which parents can receive information and get questions answered about our IB offerings.  This is a “drop-in” when you can event!  More information about our IB program:  Click Here

The goal of all of these activities is to ensure that our students are making the best decisions when it comes to course selections. It is not easy to go through a schedule change so it is extremely important for students to choose wisely and be informed about their decisions. After March 13, 2020, requests to change any course selection will be made via the school counselor based on space availability. After June 12, 2020, Annandale Student Services cannot honor any requests to change courses so it is vital that students choose wisely. Please speak with your student’s school counselor if you have any questions.

IB Open House

Missed IB Night?  Want to learn about our IB MYP and DP programs?  Interested in hearing about Annandale’s fantastic advanced academic offerings?  Stop by our IB Open House! Walk-in and speak to our two IB coordinators on Jan. 22nd between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Parents of students in grades 7-11 are welcome to attend.  Drop by at your convenience to get some information on the Personal Project and MYP Certificate as well as information on the college level IB courses available to our 11th and 12th graders. If the above dates is not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment.  Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10).

Virginia Music Educators Association Award Winners

On Saturday, December 7, 10 band students successfully auditioned for the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) / Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) District X All-District Band:

Eva Gomez, piccolo, Gabe Mills, percussion, Denis Coca-Hernandez, oboe

Zachary Russell, bassoon, Timo Aav, bassoon, Tracey Cortez, bass clarinet

Ilson Guevara Rivas, bass clarinet, Noah Byrne, trumpet, Bereket Berhe,

trumpet, Brian Mercado, trombone

Four students are alternates: Isabella Steiner, flute, Liliana Inkpen, clarinet

Amen Alemu, clarinet, Danielle Dean, bass trombone

The All-District Band event will be held January 30 – February 1, 2020 at Hayfield Secondary School. We are so proud of these student musicians and all who showed their PRIDE with determination in their preparation and participation by auditioning!

Boys State/Girls State

Boys State/Girls State will be June 21-27. Applications are open now, deadline is February 1st. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/12NYd_9C-iYfUeO31-NyDOZU-dzzxs89VMqPWtN8nuZo/edit for application and information.

Ms. Wood’s Special Education Class

Students analyze a painting from the Neolithic era to infer what life might have been like. 

Edison Academy Open House

Edison Academy’s Open House for prospective students for the 2020-2021 school year is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Fairfax County Public Schools students and parents/guardians are invited to come out for a visit to explore our Career and Technical Education programs, meet our teachers and staff, observe student demonstrations and projects, and tour our classrooms and labs.  Snow date:  January 25, 2020

Falls Church Academy Open House

 

STEM Scholarship - Senior Girls

Click here for more info!

Entries are due January 10, 2020

Virginia Tech Pathways for Future Engineers

Interested in becoming a Pathways Scholar?  Students in 9, 10, and 11 who are 1st generation college can apply here. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Pathways to Science - Summer Camp and Scholarship Opportunity

For Latina girls who are rising high school sophomores, although all Latina high-school aged girls can apply. Pathways to Science is a free summer residential experience for high school Latinas in Virginia. The purpose of this program is to engage with Latinas who are interested in STEM early in their high school career with the goal of encouraging them to pursue a college education and career in STEM. Applications will open January 2020.

2020 FCPS Gap Year Fair February 4, 2020

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are hosting the 9th annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the variety of experiences available and growing array of gap year opportunities. 

The evening will begin with an informational presentation in the auditorium from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Immediately following, the program fair, with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities, will take place in the school cafeteria from 6:45-8:30 p.m.  Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit FCPS Gap Year Fair (https://www.fcps.edu/node/33069).

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date and location will be Friday, February 7, 2020, at George C. Marshall High School from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

George Mason's Aspiring Scientists' Summer Internship Program

Enhance your future and collaborate with experts to solve today’s challenges during 8 weeks of authentic summer research! Check out the details at
http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/about . Applications open until Feb. 2, 2020.

 

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December 23 - January 3:  Winter Holiday for Students and Faculty.  No School.

January 20:  Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday. No School.

January 27-28:  Teacher Workday and Staff Development Day.  No School for Students.

February 17:  George Washington's Birthday.  No School.

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Dear Atom Community,

Our Atoms have returned from the Thanksgiving Break excited to start the Annandale Winter Sports Season, and our musical groups are busy preparing for holiday concerts.  We want to invite our community to the many activities taking place at Annandale during the month of December, and we think we can offer something that every family member can enjoy.  The activities office prepares and distributes a weekly calendar of all school activities and we invite you to visit the Annandale webpage to signup for the weekly calendar.

Additionally, please follow us on Twitter at the refreshed @AnnandaleAtoms Twitter site and on Instagram at the_ablast.  Get all the news about what’s going on at Annandale on these sites.  We will continue to explore additional avenues and opportunities to get the news out to the community and hope that our updated Twitter account makes it easier to follow us.

Finally, December is  the month where we begin to experience the possibility of inclement weather and I want to encourage you to check the FCPS Website whenever we have the threat of inclement weather.  As a reminder,  when school is delayed, please plan ahead and give yourself an extra 10 or 15 minutes to get to school as roads and sidewalks can be slick and traffic will move slowly.  Staff will do their best to keep roads, parking lots, and sidewalks clear on school grounds but we have no control over the surrounding neighborhoods. 

We look forward to seeing you at the many activities coming up at Annandale.

Best,

Mark A. Merrell

Interim Principal, Annandale High School     

IB Information Night

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:

Want to receive a world class international education for free?  Want to earn college credit for your high school classes? You are cordially invited to attend IB Information Night on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 PM in Clausen Hall at Annandale High School!  Come hear about the IB MYP Personal Project and certificate as well as the IB Diploma requirements and course sequencing.  Current students will be speaking to the rigor and benefits of this outstanding program!  Whether you want to pursue the full diploma or just take a single course this is a great night to be exposed to the IB program offerings for 11th and 12th graders and discover more about the MYP for underclassmen.  If you are unable to attend, please stop by the IB Open House to get your questions answered on December 16th  or January 22nd anytime between 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM in the IB Office (located in the library).  If any of the above dates are not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment.  Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) at (703) 642-4236 (lmbradshaw@fcps.edu)  or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10) at (703) 642-4237 (mapadgett@fcps.edu).

Students Exploring Robotics

In STEM Design class students are exploring robotics with the Vex Tower Takeover while preparing for their upcoming, TSA, competition.

Animation Students Ditching the Computers

Art students are learning stop motion animation, a form of animation that strings together photographs to create the illusion of movement.  They're getting the hang of it with white boards.  Draw, photography, erase, repeat!

United States Marine Corp Visit Annandale Emmanuel R. crushed the ammo can challenge (90 press-ups)!  He is in JROTC, loves to sing, draw, and hangout with friends. STEM Scholarship - Senior Girls

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Entries are due January 10th 2020

Pathways to Science - Summer Camp and Scholarship Opportunity

For Latina girls who are rising high school sophomores, although all Latina high-school aged girls can apply. Pathways to Science is a free summer residential experience for high school Latinas in Virginia. The purpose of this program is to engage with Latinas who are interested in STEM early in their high school career with the goal of encouraging them to pursue a college education and career in STEM. 

Student Visits VA Tech

 

 

Lucas T. received a P.R.I.D.E. Five card for participating in a summer program as a Pathways Scholar at the VA Tech College of Engineering for Future Engineers.  Students in 9, 10, and 11 who are 1st generation college can apply here.
            
           

The A-Blast Places Second in the Nation at Fall Convention

 

The 6 Merry Days of Atomsmas

Monday, 12/09: “Long Winter’s Nap”. Rock your comfiest PJs!

Come out to our Winter Movie Night at 7:30pm in the Main Gym for “The Polar Express”. Movie Night is not just for AHS students! We would love to have staff and their families join us! The more the merrier! Pun maybe intended. 😉 (Admission: FREE, Concessions: pizza = $2/slice and drinks = $1/bottle or can) 

Tuesday, 12/10: “Cozy Clothes”. Come in your favorite warm and fuzzy gear! (Suggestions: ugly sweaters, flannel, fuzzy socks, etc.) 

Wednesday, 12/11: “Winter Blues”. Wear as much and as many shades of blue as possible! (Suggestion: our Winter Atom Nation shirt from last year or this year!) 

Thursday, 12/12: “Holiday Card”. Match with your favorite twin or group! (Suggestion: think awkward family photos…the funnier the better!)

 Friday, 12/13: “Candy Cane”. Wear as much red & white as you can for the Pep Rally today! No one will be able to find Waldo in our crowd!

Students Learning About Light in Physics Follow us on Social Media Calendar at a Glance

December 23 - January 3:  Winter Holiday for Students and Faculty.  No School.

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IB Information Night

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IB Information Night

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:

 

Want to receive a world class international education for free?  Want to earn college credit for your high school classes? You are cordially invited to attend IB Information Night on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 PM in Clausen Hall at Annandale High School!  Come hear about the IB MYP Personal Project and certificate as well as the IB Diploma requirements and course sequencing.  Current students will be speaking to the rigor and benefits of this outstanding program!  Whether you want to pursue the full diploma or just take a single course this is a great night to be exposed to the IB program offerings for 11th and 12th graders and discover more about the MYP for underclassmen.  If you are unable to attend, please stop by the IB Open House to get your questions answered on December 16th or January 22nd anytime between 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM in the IB Office (located in the library). If any of the above dates are not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment. Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) at (703) 642-4236 (lmbradshaw@fcps.edu) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10) at (703) 642-4237 (mapadgett@fcps.edu).

 

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IB Information Night

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IB Information Night

Attention all 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs at Annandale High School:

 

Want to receive a world class international education for free?  Want to earn college credit for your high school classes? You are cordially invited to attend IB Information Night on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 PM in Clausen Hall at Annandale High School!  Come hear about the IB MYP Personal Project and certificate as well as the IB Diploma requirements and course sequencing.  Current students will be speaking to the rigor and benefits of this outstanding program!  Whether you want to pursue the full diploma or just take a single course this is a great night to be exposed to the IB program offerings for 11th and 12th graders and discover more about the MYP for underclassmen.  If you are unable to attend, please stop by the IB Open House to get your questions answered on December 16th or January 22nd anytime between 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM in the IB Office (located in the library). If any of the above dates are not convenient please reach out to us to set up an appointment. Contact Linda Bradshaw, IB DP Coordinator (grades 11-12) at (703) 642-4236 (lmbradshaw@fcps.edu) or Meagan Padgett, IB MYP Coordinator (grades 9-10) at (703) 642-4237 (mapadgett@fcps.edu).

 

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Atoms Weekly - Nov. 18th - Nov. 23rd

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Atoms Weekly

Respect, Learning, Relationships, Diversity, Value All; Compromise None.

Monday (11/18)

Fall Sports Banquet - Cafeteria - 6:30pm

Tuesday (11/19)

GSA Meeting - Room 151 - After School

PTSA Meeting - Library - 7:00pm

Wednesday (11/20)

Varsity Math  - Cafeteria - 3:00pm

Girls' Basketball @ Broad Run - 6:00/6:00/7:15pm

Wrestling Scrimmage vs. Edison, WTW, Madison, W-L (Home)

Thursday (11/21)

Super Smash Bros. Club - Room 146 - 3:15pm

Debate/Forensics - Room 151 - After School

Winter Sports Meet the Coach Night - Cafeteria - 6:30pm

Friday (11/22)

Annandale Bible Study Club - Room 240 - 3:10pm

Boys' Basketball @ Potomac - Varsity - 5:30pm, F/JV - 7:00pm

Saturday (11/23)

No Events

Volunteers Needed Gym Concession Stand

Girls Basketball:

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Wrestling:

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Boys Basketball:

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Alumni Game:

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District Wrestling Tournament:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49aba82da31-2019

District X VBODA Orchestra These amazing ATOMS made it in District X VBODA Honors Orchestra!  Congrats to Armen, Kayla, Bennett, Shalini, Caryl, Jason State Cross Country Abel and Miky represented the Atoms on Saturday at the State XC Championship in The Plains!  Go Atoms! National English Honor Society Our amazing Atoms will volunteer once a week at Braddock Elementary.  The English Honor Society students will read to 2nd grade students on a weekly basis.  We are so proud of your willingness to give back!  Atom Pride! 2019 Monopoly Champ - Mr. Valentine PTSA President, Mrs. Foti, presents the trophy and cash to Mr. Valentine.  Support the Girls' Basketball team!  Buy Donuts! Delivery date is Nov. 20th.  To order, see a girls' basketball play or email Coach Tucker at ftucker@fcps.edu The Atoms Invade DC United! ESOL teachers Meredith Hedrick and Tricia Kapuscinski took ten seniors to a DC United game this fall for a job shadow program.  The students were recognized at half time of the game!  Congrats to our students and wonderful ESOL department! Mr. Quan's Math Class - Great Work!

Shout out to Atomic Teacher Mr. Quan, whose students collaborate in class to solve problems.  Then the students color cycle their markers to preserve our planet.

Auto Tech gets a new Ford!

Through a FCPS News ignite partnership, Ford donated a brand new Fiesta to the auto tech program at Annandale HS. We are grateful that Ford, Mr. Maniatakes & Mr. O'Dell are working together to support student success at Annandale HS.

STEM Scholarship - Senior Girls

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Entries are due January 10th 2020

Spring Sports Tryout Dates Spring Sports start on February 24th Turn in your paperwork NOW! Athletic Booster Club Membership Form - Save $$$$

Click Here to Join!

Athletic Participation Forms 2019 - 2020

Physical Form

Emergency Care Form

Concussion Education **Review Power Point. Sign and return last page

Need Insurance?  Click Here

Do not turn in paperwork to the front office! Gunston and Patriot District Ticket Prices Adults - $6 / Students - $5 Playoffs - Adults - $7 / Students - $5

The AHS Pantry is making a direct and positive impact on our school community. We are currently in need of several back to school items for the pantry. Please visit our website for a list of needs and to make a donation to help us restock our shelves for the new school year. Thank you!

  Annandale HS PTSA Cash Back Rewards

The PTSA participates with Harris Teeter, Amazon Smiles, Shutterfly and FlipGive to earn cash back on everyday items at no extra cost to you. Click on the links for sign up information and tips. Questions? Send us an email fundraise@annandalehsptsa.org.

 

Join the Annandale HS PTSA


Membership is open for the 2019–2020 school year! Parents, teachers, staff, and students are all encouraged to become members! Join us as we support our great students and teachers throughout the school year! Join now!

PTSA Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on November 19th! Officer Curcio will hold a presentation on teen vaping.  Everyone is welcome! Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the AHS Library. The complete meeting schedule along with agendas, minutes, and treasurer reports are on our website.

Stay Connected w/ the PTSA

annandalehsptsa.org  / Twitter - @atomsPTSA  / Facebook - annandalehsptsa

Annandale Athletics Booster Club

Join the Booster Club.  Save $$$.  Fill out the form.

Follow us on Social Media Twitter     Instagram     AnnandaleAtoms.net

 

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Career Center News - Virginia College Application Week

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Career Center News!

Atom Family (Parents & Students),


Annandale High School is participating in Virginia College Application Week (VCAW).  VCAW is a program designed to assist students with the process of applying to college.  Complete college applications for free!

Students can come to the Lab (lab #18) during designated times next week to get help with completing college applications (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday - Pride time & all lunches) and Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm).

Students that participate and complete an application will also qualify for a scholarship!

Take advantage of this great opportunity!  

 

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Atoms Weekly (Athletics & Activities) - Nov. 11th - Nov. 16th

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Atoms Weekly

Monday (11/11)

First Day of Winter Tryouts - See schedule below!

Athletic Booster Club Meeting - Driver's Ed Room - 7:00pm

Tuesday (11/12)

No Events

Wednesday (11/13)

Dance Team Tryouts - Dance Room - 4:30pm

Thursday (11/14)

Super Smash Bros. Club - Room 146 - 3:15pm

Dance Team Tryouts - Dance Room - 4:30pm

Friday (11/15)

Annandale Bible Study Club - Room 240 - 3:10pm

Dance Team Tryouts - Dance Room - 4:30pm

Saturday (11/16)

Monopoly Tournament - Lecture Hall - 9:00am (Sign Up Below)

State XC Championship - Girls @ 11:45am / Boys @ 12:30pm

Winter Sports Tryout Info

Boys' Basketball - Nov. 11th- 9th- 3:15pm, JV- 5:15pm, V- 6:45pm -Jock Lobby

Girls' Basketball - Nov. 11th - Main Gym - 3:30pm

Gymnastics - Nov. 11th - Activity bus to Lake Braddock - 3:15pm

Indoor Track - Nov. 11th - Cafeteria - 3:15pm

Swim/Dive - Nov. 11th - Audrey Moore Rec - Activity Bus @ 3:15 - 3:30pm

Wrestling - Nov. 11th - Wrestling Room - 3:30pm

Fall Sports Banquet Nov. 18th @ 6:30pm - Cafeteria! Winter Sports Meet the Coach Night Nov. 21st @ 6:30pm - Cafeteria FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for an Annandale High School Outstanding Employee, please complete the nomination through the appropriate Google form link.  You may make more than one nomination. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Annandale High School Outstanding Employee Awards link has more information regarding the criteria and eligibility for each of the awards.

Please join us for our 2nd Annual MONOPOLY® Tournament November 16, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Format: Two time-limited games in the morning, followed by a lunch break. Winners from the morning will compete in a semi-final game after lunch to determine the four finalists who will compete in the Championship Game! Grand Prize: $200 and a MONOPOLY®  Game. Ticket includes lunch of 2 slices of pizza and one soda or water. Learn more and register to play. https://annandalehsptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/monopoly

STEM Scholarship - Senior Girls

Click here for more info!

Entries are due January 10th 2020

Annandale Theatre Company is production based and meeting times vary. Join Google classroom for more info. Code is vkamae Improv Club meeting times vary. Stay up to date through Google Classroom.  Code is byewq7

Apply  Now  for  University  of  Virginia  High  School  Leaders  Program   The  Sorensen  Institute's  High  School  Leaders  Program  (HSLP)  offers  a  two-week concentrated  study  in  Virginia  politics  and  government  for  high  school  students  from  across the  state.  Students  reside  in  UVA  dorms  during  the  duration  of  the  two-week  July  2020 program,  and  may  receive  UVA  college  credit.  Financial  aid  is  available. Check  out  this  short video  to  learn  about  the  program.  More  information,  including  the application,  is  posted online.  Apply  by  November  12,  2019.   Fun  fact:  HSLP  director,  Lauren  Gilbert,  is  a  graduate  of  Annandale  High  School  and  Holmes Middle  School.  HSLP  graduates  include  Carolyn Lemens,  AHS  Class  of  2019.  Feel  free  to contact Carolyn  about  her  experience.

Spring Sports Tryout Dates Spring Sports start on February 24th Turn in your paperwork NOW! Athletic Booster Club Membership Form - Save $$$$

Click Here to Join!

Athletic Participation Forms 2019 - 2020

Physical Form

Emergency Care Form

Concussion Education **Review Power Point. Sign and return last page

Need Insurance?  Click Here

Do not turn in paperwork to the front office! Gunston and Patriot District Ticket Prices Adults - $6 / Students - $5 Playoffs - Adults - $7 / Students - $5

The AHS Pantry is making a direct and positive impact on our school community. We are currently in need of several back to school items for the pantry. Please visit our website for a list of needs and to make a donation to help us restock our shelves for the new school year. Thank you!

  Annandale HS PTSA Cash Back Rewards

The PTSA participates with Harris Teeter, Amazon Smiles, Shutterfly and FlipGive to earn cash back on everyday items at no extra cost to you. Click on the links for sign up information and tips. Questions? Send us an email fundraise@annandalehsptsa.org.

 

Join the Annandale HS PTSA


Membership is open for the 2019–2020 school year! Parents, teachers, staff, and students are all encouraged to become members! Join us as we support our great students and teachers throughout the school year! Join now!

PTSA Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on November 19th! Officer Curcio will hold a presentation on teen vaping.  Everyone is welcome! Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the AHS Library. The complete meeting schedule along with agendas, minutes, and treasurer reports are on our website.

Stay Connected w/ the PTSA

annandalehsptsa.org  / Twitter - @atomsPTSA  / Facebook - annandalehsptsa

Annandale Athletics Booster Club

Join the Booster Club.  Save $$$.  Fill out the form.

Follow us on Social Media Twitter     Instagram     AnnandaleAtoms.net

 

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Atoms Weekly (Athletics & Activities) - Nov. 4th - Nov. 9th

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Atoms Weekly

Monday (11/4)

Student Holiday

No Events

Tuesday (11/5)

Student Holiday

Athletic Booster Club Meeting - Driver's Ed Room - 7:00pm

Region Volleyball Playoffs @ Lake Braddock - 7:00pm

Wednesday (11/6)

Debate and Forensics - Room 151 - After School

Swim/Dive - Green Day - Upper Gym - 3:30pm

Swim/Dive - Parent Meeting - Room 148 - 6:00pm

Thursday (11/7)

Girls XC Region Championship @ Burke Lake - 1:00pm

Boys XC Region Championship @ Burke Lake - 1:30pm

Super Smash Bros. Club - Room 146 - 3:15pm

Swim/Dive - Film Day - Rm. 148 - 3:30pm

College Info Night for Hispanic Families - Lecture Hall - 6:30pm

Region Volleyball Playoffs @ TBD - 7:00pm

F/JV Football vs. Mt. Vernon - 5:30/7:15pm (Home)

Friday (11/8)

Annandale Bible Study Club - Room 240 - 3:10pm

Varsity Football @ Mt. Vernon - 7:00pm

Saturday (11/9)

No Events

Winter Sports Tryout Info

Boys' Basketball - Nov. 11th- 9th- 3:15pm, JV- 5:15pm, V- 6:45pm -Jock Lobby

Girls' Basketball - Nov. 11th - Main Gym - 3:30pm

Gymnastics - Nov. 11th - Activity bus to Lake Braddock - 3:15pm

Indoor Track - Nov. 11th - Cafeteria - 3:15pm

Swim/Dive - Nov. 11th - Audrey Moore Rec - Activity Bus @ 3:15 - 3:30pm

Wrestling - Nov. 11th - Wrestling Room - 3:30pm

Paperwork is due by Friday!!! Impact Aid Form

The deadline to submit the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid is Nov. 6th! All students received the form last week. Visit FCPS’ Impact Aid webpage for more information: https://www.fcps.edu/impact.

Please complete and return your student's Impact Aid form as soon as possible! The survey helps FCPS identify federally-connected students and support its request for Impact Aid resources. FCPS anticipates receiving about $3,000,000 annually in Impact Aid funds. Thank you!

FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for an Annandale High School Outstanding Employee, please complete the nomination through the appropriate Google form link.  You may make more than one nomination. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Annandale High School Outstanding Employee Awards link has more information regarding the criteria and eligibility for each of the awards.

Please join us for our 2nd Annual MONOPOLY® Tournament November 16, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Format: Two time-limited games in the morning, followed by a lunch break. Winners from the morning will compete in a semi-final game after lunch to determine the four finalists who will compete in the Championship Game! Grand Prize: $200 and a MONOPOLY®  Game. Ticket includes lunch of 2 slices of pizza and one soda or water. Learn more and register to play. https://annandalehsptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/monopoly

STEM Scholarship - Senior Girls

Click here for more info!

Annandale Theatre Company is production based and meeting times vary. Join Google classroom for more info. Code is vkamae Improv Club meeting times vary. Stay up to date through Google Classroom.  Code is byewq7

Apply  Now  for  University  of  Virginia  High  School  Leaders  Program   The  Sorensen  Institute's  High  School  Leaders  Program  (HSLP)  offers  a  two-week concentrated  study  in  Virginia  politics  and  government  for  high  school  students  from  across the  state.  Students  reside  in  UVA  dorms  during  the  duration  of  the  two-week  July  2020 program,  and  may  receive  UVA  college  credit.  Financial  aid  is  available. Check  out  this  short video  to  learn  about  the  program.  More  information,  including  the application,  is  posted online.  Apply  by  November  12,  2019.   Fun  fact:  HSLP  director,  Lauren  Gilbert,  is  a  graduate  of  Annandale  High  School  and  Holmes Middle  School.  HSLP  graduates  include  Carolyn Lemens,  AHS  Class  of  2019.  Feel  free  to contact Carolyn  about  her  experience.

Attention Atom Nation:

Annandale DECA needs YOU! Please consider signing up to help judge our November 4th District competition at Chantilly Expo Center. We are looking for staff, parents, and AHS alumni to judge student marketing role play events. Contact Ms. Harrison with questions hrharrison@fcps.edu

Click here to register to judge!

Winter/Spring Sports Tryout Dates Winter Sports start on November 11th Spring Sports start on February 24th Turn in your paperwork NOW! Athletic Booster Club Membership Form - Save $$$$

Click Here to Join!

Athletic Participation Forms 2019 - 2020

Physical Form

Emergency Care Form

Concussion Education **Review Power Point. Sign and return last page

Need Insurance?  Click Here

Do not turn in paperwork to the front office! Gunston and Patriot District Ticket Prices Adults - $6 / Students - $5 Playoffs - Adults - $7 / Students - $5

The AHS Pantry is making a direct and positive impact on our school community. We are currently in need of several back to school items for the pantry. Please visit our website for a list of needs and to make a donation to help us restock our shelves for the new school year. Thank you!

  Annandale HS PTSA Cash Back Rewards

The PTSA participates with Harris Teeter, Amazon Smiles, Shutterfly and FlipGive to earn cash back on everyday items at no extra cost to you. Click on the links for sign up information and tips. Questions? Send us an email fundraise@annandalehsptsa.org.

 

Join the Annandale HS PTSA


Membership is open for the 2019–2020 school year! Parents, teachers, staff, and students are all encouraged to become members! Join us as we support our great students and teachers throughout the school year! Join now!

PTSA Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on November 19th! Officer Curcio will hold a presentation on teen vaping.  Everyone is welcome! Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the AHS Library. The complete meeting schedule along with agendas, minutes, and treasurer reports are on our website.

Stay Connected w/ the PTSA

annandalehsptsa.org  / Twitter - @atomsPTSA  / Facebook - annandalehsptsa

Annandale Athletics Booster Club

Join the Booster Club.  Save $$$.  Fill out the form.

Follow us on Social Media Twitter     Instagram     AnnandaleAtoms.net

 

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Career Center News - Noche Universitaria para Familias de Habla Hispana

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Querida familia Atomo,

 

La escuela de Annandale High School y el centro de carreras y Universidades (College & Career Center), está organizando una noche universitaria para familias de habla hispana el

 dia 7 de noviembre de 2019 a las 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm en el Clausen Hall. Únase a nosotros para que tenga  la oportunidad de obtener información valiosa. Este es un momento para venir y hacer las preguntas que ayudarán a los padres y estudiantes a tomar buenas decisiones.

 

Temas incluidos:

Admisiones

Ayuda financiera

Recursos para estudiantes indocumentados

DACA

 



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