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Dear Seahawk Families:
Please read below for news about the upcoming PSAT tests for 10th and 11th graders as well as plans for students in other grade levels. Also included in this message are opportunities for parent involvement as judges, chaperons, and through other FCPS events. Homecoming Week is later this month. It is a week of high energy and a lot of fun- see below for more information.
PSAT Testing- A little Different This Year
The PSAT will be administered Wednesday, October 16th for all 10th and 11th graders. It is a two-hour early dismissal day.
Ninth (9th) graders will be completing county designed transition activities- please bring your charged laptop!
The 9th grade lessons and PSAT testing will begin at 8:10AM and end at approximately 12:25PM. There will be a grab & go lunch until 12:55PM when buses should arrive. Buses will depart by 1:05PM.
If your student is in 10th or 11th grade and has accommodations for the PSAT that allows for testing beyond dismissal time (12:55PM) you will need to arrange for transportation home. The end time for the test is dependent on when the test gets started, so please either arrange a meeting spot or have your student call/text when they are finished.
Seniors should look for an email from Ms. Campbell in the Career Center for sessions to help with college applications. This is also a good time for seniors to complete community service projects, job applications, or college visits/applications.
- There is no such thing as a sanctioned senior skip day at any point in the school year.
- Get your All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) ticket before prices go from $50 to $60 next Tuesday. Look for more information at https://southlakesptsa.org/angp/
Chorus Concert, Thursday, 10/10/19
Celebrate 'Music of the Sea' on Thursday, October 10 at 7 PM with the SLHS Choral Department. The Fall Concert annually raises money for a charity that is selected by our student chorus officers. This year they selected the Coral Restoration Foundation™.
Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF) is the world's largest non-profit marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state, in Florida and globally. There will be a free will donation after the concert in the lobby. If you can't make the concert but would still like to donate to the cause please visit: https://www.coralrestoration.org/donations You can enter 'South Lakes Chorus' in the comment line.
SLHS Writing Center
South Lakes has a Writing Center available to all students each Wednesday afterschool in the library. Get help with pre-writing, outlining, editing, and more. No appointment needed - just come by!
Meet the Coach Night for Student Athletes Trying Out for Winter Sports
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Winter Sports Meet the Coach-Parent Night Wednesday, October 30th 7:00pm in the Gymnasium -Meet the Activities Office Staff and Sports Medicine Team at 7:00pm -Winter Sport specific break-out session will be held from 7:30pm- 8:30pm If your son/daughter plans to try-out for a Winter Sports team you should attend this information session. We will provide expectations as well as sport specific try-out information.
Homecoming is Around the Corner- Dance on 10/26
The annual SLHS Homecoming Dance will be held this year on Saturday, October 26 from 8:00-11:00 PM in the high school gym. With a theme of "The Greatest Homecoming on Earth," the dance will feature carnival-style games, fire pits, food trucks, and a student film festival in addition to dancing.
Tickets are currently on sale on MySchoolBucks for $15; they will be $20 at the door and students should bring a student ID card to purchase at the door.
Dance organizers are seeking parents to help chaperone the dance in various areas. Please consider helping chaperone and sign up at: http://bit.ly/hocochaperones19 .
Judges needed for DECA- Marketing Club District competition, 11/4/19
Your expertise is needed to evaluate these high school marketing students during the DECA Regional District Competition. As you play the role of a customer, employee, or manager, you will rate student participants as they solve real life business situations.
The students are competing for honors and the opportunity to advance to the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference in March 2020.
FAIRFAX COUNTY DECA REGIONAL DISTRICT COMPETITION
Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, Virginia 20151
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019
JUDGE ORIENTATION – Noon (12:00 PM) Competitions should be completed no later than 4:30 pm
For More Information you can contact: Amy Granahan Program Manager, Marketing Education via email at email@example.com or via phone: 571-423-4598
To register as a judge, please go to the below Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/FCPSDECAFY20
*Be sure to mention South Lakes High School as your contact*"
DECA Club - Annual Yankee Candle Sale now through 10-15-2019
Yankee Candle Sale is going on now until October 15, 2019! Funds raised support student dues, competition registration fees, transportation, replacement DECA blazers, etc. There are several ways you can help:
- Get a catalog from a Marketing student or stop by room 444.
- Order directly on line at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter South Lakes HS DECA group number 990025860. Include the student's name or Ms. Ricks and the items ship directly to your specific destination.
- You can also make a donation to DECA through My School Mucks - under DECA - Marketing club donations / dues.
All items will arrive prior to Thanksgiving Break and your salesperson will deliver your items to you. We are a competitive chapter with students typically moving forward all the way to the international competition. Your support is very much appreciated.
Yearbooks On Sale
Order your yearbooks now at www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code: 13550. Save $10 if you order before December 20th. Yearbook personalization deadline is also Dec. 20th.
Real Assistive Technology for Everyone Conference - October 19th
FCPS will host its 2019 Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference at Carson MS, on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. The RATE Conference is an educational technology conference focusing on the use of assistive technology to support all students, especially those with special needs. This year's keynote speaker is Fadel, an FCPS post-secondary student. He will share how assistive technology has impacted his life and school experiences.
More information and registration will soon be available on the conference webpage.
Helpful Hints for Parents/Guardians
Visiting South Lakes
All visitors, including parents/guardian, must bring a government issued ID with them to check into the building for meetings, interviews or volunteering. This is a FCPS regulations for all county schools. Please assist us with making your check-in process run smoothly by having your ID with you.
https://southlakeshs.fcps.edu/ (school site)
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Mark Your Calendars
Oct. 10th - Chorus Concert, 7PM
Oct. 11th - Football game,Home, 7PM, $5 (no backpacks, balls, outside food/drinks)
Oct. 14th – Student holiday; teacher workday
Oct. 16th – PSAT day, early closing for students
Oct. 21 – 26th – Homecoming Week
Oct. 29th - Make-up underclassman pictures
Oct. 30th - Meet the Coach Night - Winter Sports
Nov. 4th & 5th - Student holidays; teacher workdays
Nov. 25th – Ethics Day for Seniors
Nov. 27th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break
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