LBSS Weekly News - 11/26/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

This time of year, as I reflect on what I am most thankful for: our amazing students, supportive parents and community, and hardworking faculty and staff are all on the top of my mind. Thank you for all your dedication, passion and commitment to ensure the success of our school and community. I am extremely proud and grateful to be a part of this Bruin family.

If you are in town for the holiday break, come out to the cheer on our football team as they continue with post-season playoffs and take on South County, at South County High School on Friday, November 29th starting at 2:00 p.m. Be safe if you are traveling over the break. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey and save room for the pies!

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SGA Canned Food Drive
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in the annual SGA Canned Foods Drive to support FCPS bus drivers. The school collected over 2,200 canned goods this year! Congratulations to the following winning classes who contributed the most from their departments—a PIZZA PARTY is coming their way:

  • Math: Burgee
  • Science: Desouza-Wyatt
  • Languages: Diggs
  • SPED: Finch
  • Social Studies: Hatch
  • Tech: Saunders

Special shout out to the following classes who also did an awesome job contributing and won a bag of candy: Mr. May & Mr. Holtzman. Thank you ALL for your donations!


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Gift Cards for Teacher Appreciation
We're always trying to show our dedicated faculty how much we appreciate and value them. You can help show your support of these hard-working teachers with a donation of gift cards. Please drop off gift card donations to the Main Office and we'll make sure to deliver them to our teachers at various events throughout the school year. Gift cards from any business and in any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

 

Support Our Student Musicians and Meet the Principal
Enjoy performances by our own LBSS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra on Monday, December 9th. Help support their participation in the prestigious Music for All Festival. See below flyer for more information.

Prior to the concert, the PTSA will host a "Meet and Greet with the Principal". We understand that not everyone can take time out of the workday to attend the PTSA Principal's Coffee during the day, so we've scheduled for this evening event. Come by and say "hi" to Dr. Smith outside the Little Theatre Lobby before the concert.

MS Information

Toys for Tots Drive
The MS SCA is sponsoring the annual Toys for Tots drive from December 2 through December 12. In the past, we’ve collected over 1000 toys! The middle school team that brings in the most toys will win a pizza party!

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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

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LBSS Weekly News - 11/22/19

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Girls Cross Country Team State Champions
Congratulations to our Girls Cross Country Team for winning the VHSL Class 6 State Championship!

Game of the Week
Lake Braddock football takes on Mt. Vernon tonight in the second game of the post-season. Some dedicated students and staff were at the school this morning at 5:30 a.m. to show their Bruin pride in the ABC 7 WJLA Game of the Week feature. If you missed the broadcast live, you can watch the video on this link: https://wjla.com/news/local/abc7s-game-of-the-week

No MS After-School Program or Late Buses Next Week: November 25-26
There will be no Middle School After-School Program or late buses this coming week of Thanksgiving Break (Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th). Both will pick back up starting Monday, December 2nd.

 

Brrrr! It's Cold Outside --- But School Doors Still Open at 7:15 a.m.
For the safety and accountability of our students, our school doors open at 7:15 a.m. when we have proper supervision in place. With the cold weather here, thank you for being mindful of the time you drop off your student in the morning.


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Gift Cards for Teacher Appreciation
We're always trying to show our dedicated faculty how much we appreciate and value them. You can help show your support of these hard-working teachers with a donation of gift cards. Please drop off gift card donations to the Main Office and we'll make sure to deliver them to our teachers at various events throughout the school year. Gift cards from any business and in any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

 

Support Our Student Musicians and Meet the Principal
Enjoy performances by our own LBSS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra on Monday, December 9th. Help support their participation in the prestigious Music for All Festival. See below flyer for more information.

Prior to the concert, the PTSA will host a "Meet and Greet with the Principal". We understand that not everyone can take time out of the workday to attend the PTSA Principal's Coffee during the day, so we've scheduled for this evening event. Come by and say "hi" to Dr. Smith outside the Little Theatre Lobby before the concert.

Now Accepting AVID Applications
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Please see the below flyer for more information and to access the online application.

Psyched for Success
A Message from Your School Psychologists

Please click on the following web link to read this month's newsletter, "Essential Building Blocks of Resilience":

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/node/6302

Be on the lookout for an upcoming edition of Psyched for Success wherein we will be providing information regarding understanding and supporting adolescents with anxiety.

For more information, please contact our school physhologist: Mary Olsen (molsen@fcps.edu), Walena Haider (whaider@fcps.edu), and/or Carleen McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu)

LBSS In the News

Key Club Video Award
Our LBSS Key Club was awarded the Key Club Video Award at the Key Club District Convention in Baltimore, Maryland last week. The award-winning video had a message of what our Key Club means to the Lake Braddock community and showcased the many projects they have completed. Congratulations, Key Club!

Congratulations to the Key Club!

Top STEM High School
Lake Braddock was named one of Newsweek's Top 500 STEM High Schools! We are among one of the ten other Virginia high schools on this list, six of which are FCPS schools.

HS Information

Voter Registration Awareness
One crucial role of public education is to prepare the next generation of active citizens and leaders. On December 3rd and 4th, Lake Braddock Secondary School will work with the Fairfax County Office of Elections to host voter registration and awareness programs in the 12th grade US Government classes. This annual event has become a particularly rich opportunity to teach our students about the importance of voting and civic involvement.

MS Information

Toys for Tots Drive
The MS SCA is sponsoring the annual Toys for Tots drive from December 2 through December 12. In the past, we’ve collected over 1000 toys! The middle school team that brings in the most toys will win a pizza party!

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

Calendar at a Glance

November 26-27: No MS After-School Programs, No Late Buses

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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Dr. Smith, Ms. Kearns and these awesome Bruins signed the pledge to drive distraction-free!

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Brrrr! It's Cold Outside --- But School Doors Still Open at 7:15 a.m.
For the safety and accountability of our students, our school doors open at 7:15 a.m. when we have proper supervision in place. With the cold weather here, thank you for being mindful of the time you drop off your student in the morning.

 

School's Phone Tree System
In order to best serve our community, Lake Braddock Secondary School now has a phone tree system in place. When callers dial into our regular main line, 703-426-1000, they will be given options to connect directly to the department or office that can best assist them.

 

No MS After-School Program or Late Buses: November 25-26
There will be no Middle School After-School Program or late buses during the week of Thanksgiving Break (Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th). Both will pick back up starting Monday, December 2nd.


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Building Better Bruins Workshop Series
Brought to you by LBSS and the LB PTSA

Session 1 is next week on Thursday, November 21 starting at 7:30 PM in the cafeteria. The session is Educating Parents and Students on How to Manage Stress and Anxiety.

Please see the following flyer for more information.

 

Canned Food Drive
Please send in canned goods with your students to support the SGA's annual Canned Food Drive. See flyer below for more information.

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Gift Cards for Teacher Appreciation
We're always trying to show our dedicated faculty how much we appreciate and value them. You can help show your support of these hard-working teachers with a donation of gift cards. Please drop off gift card donations to the Main Office and we'll make sure to deliver them to our teachers at various events throughout the school year. Gift cards from any business and in any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

 

Support Our Student Musicians and Meet the Principal
Enjoy performances by our own LBSS Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra on Monday, December 9th. Help support their participation in the prestigious Music for All Festival. See below flyer for more information.

Prior to the concert, the PTSA will host a "Meet and Greet with the Principal". We understand that not everyone can take time out of the workday to attend the PTSA Principal's Coffee during the day, so we've scheduled for this evening event. Come by and say "hi" to Dr. Smith outside the Little Theatre Lobby before the concert.

 

An Act of Evil, A Story of Hope
Edison Theatre Company presents: The Laramie Project. Matthew Shepard was the victim of a brutal hate crime because of his homosexuality, bringing national attention to Laramie Wyoming and hate crimes overall. This story chronicles the community’s response to these events. It is recommended for mature audiences.

Show Dates and Times:
November 21 at 7pm; November 22 at 7pm; November 23 at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets: Tickets $10 online and will be available at the door
Address: 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

www.edisontheatrecompany.org

LBSS In the News

Bruins Performed at VBODA Northern Regional Orchestra
This past Saturday on 11/9, five of our Lake Braddock student musicians participated in the VBODA Northern Regional Orchestra. There was an extremely competitive audition process that involved 562 students from around the region but only approximately 120 students were selected. The orchestra was conducted by Maestro Daniel Myssyk, who is the orchestra conductor at Virginia Commonwealth University and who also has an extensive background in professional conducting. All of these students are eligible to audition for All State Orchestra in February, which will be hosted in Richmond later in April. Bravo to these talented Bruins!

L to R: Ben Clark (Cello), Theresa Madrigal (Violin), Grace Moore (Bassoon), Katherine Loayza (Viola), and Sam Ahn (Cello)

 

Honor Flight
Last week, the Golden Knights took almost 200 7th graders to the WWII Memorial to meet up with the Honor Flight. Students made posters and wrote over 300 letters to give to the Honor Flight from Kansas. Among the 26 veterans from the Korean and Vietnam War on this flight, the students were able to meet a WWII veteran who was visiting his memorial with his family. Thank you to the Lake Braddock faculty, staff and parent who were able to accompany the students on this amazing experience.

AVID Students Visit Universities
Last week, over 100 of our Lake Braddock AVID students visited Radford University and Virginia Tech. The students were excited to visit these schools and even meet Lake Braddock Alumni. Thank you to Ms. Beth Spille, Ms. Laura Kayajanian and Ms. Laura Peters for putting this trip together for our AVID students!


School Award
Lake Braddock Secondary School was among one of the FCPS schools to receive the 2019 Excellence in Equity Award for Closing the Gap and Raising the Bar. ‬Way to go Bruins!

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/after-school-program

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98


Learn to Play the Djembe Drums!
Middle Schoolers: If you are interested, please sign up during A and B lunch on Monday, November 18th. There are limited number of spots available! Contact Ms. Bryan at ambryan@fcps.edu for more information and see the flyer below.

Calendar at a Glance

November 26-27: No MS After-School Programs, No Late Buses

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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

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LBSS Weekly News - 11/7/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the Veterans who have selflessly and courageously served our country, especially the Veterans in our Lake Braddock school and community. On Monday, November 11th, Veterans Day, the school has several activities/events planned to honor our Veterans including:

  • Veterans Wall of Honor created by the HS Military Ambassadors Club. (Please read below article to help create this wall!)
  • JROTC will host SFC Jacob Dixon, Special Forces Operations Sergeant, to present in the Lecture Hall on Monday morning, 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. ALL are invited.
  • Veterans Teacher and Faculty Luncheon hosted by HS SGA.
  • The student-run Morning Bru and Bruin Cave broadcast news shows will feature a Veterans Day special to honor the Veterans

We are extremely grateful for the service of and will always remember these brave men and women.

Information for ALL

Veterans Wall of Honor
The Military Ambassadors Club will be creating a Wall of Honor in the school's front hallway to celebrate our veterans this Veterans Day. They need your help filling the walls with our veterans! Click on the below link to submit a photo and information about your veteran. Within the Google document, please insert a picture of your veteran and answer the questions to go along with the photo: their name, relation to you, branch of service, and years served. We will print these out and hang them up on the Wall of Honor.

Thank you so much for your participation and help.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HSAWKlIXO2D_6fyYjxINAeh3V3GIvGJk1khA8vGMXxg

 

Upcoming Change in School's Phone System
In order to best serve our community, Lake Braddock Secondary School will be switching to a phone tree system. When callers dial into our regular main line, 703-426-1000, they will be given options to connect directly to the department or office that can best assist them.

 

Your Student's Weekly Progress Report
If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report 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 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 your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports. Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Canned Food Drive
Please send in canned goods with your students to support the SGA's annual Canned Food Drive. See flyer below for more information.

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Science Fair Judges Needed
We are in great need of more judges for our science fair.  Please consider signing up even if you have never judged before - we will train you! 

Following are the details for this year’s science fair:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
  • Judges will meet in the Lecture Hall for training and abstract review from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
  • Snow date: Feb. 8, 2020

Use this link to sign up as a judge and choose the category you are most comfortable with:

https://tinyurl.com/lbsciencefair

 

LBSS in the News

Bruins in Action
The 2019-2020 8th Grade Bruins In Action (BIA) Capstone kicked off with two philanthropic events focused on helping our most vulnerable neighbors in Northern Virginia. The first event, Socktober, that ran for the last two weeks in October, involved our middle school students spear-heading a donation of 500-plus pairs of socks through their math classes. Lake Braddock high school students and elementary school students from Lake Braddock’s Pyramid also participated in Socktober, truly making this a Lake Braddock community service event!

The middle school PE department sponsored the second Capstone kick-off event that ended last week with The Goblin Gallop. Students collected a wide range of toiletries that will be distributed later by the Northern Virginia nonprofit organization, ECHO Inc. and ended the event with a fun walk/run.

The year-long, multi-disciplinary BIA Capstone focuses on key curriculum standards and Portrait of Graduate skills in students’ classes, while also providing students with authentic opportunities to help the Northern Virginia community where they live.

If you also are interested in providing support to the groups that our students have helped, or you want to learn more about the important work that they do, please click the links below.

Bridges to Independence (https://bridges2.org/) leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures.  This nonprofit organization is in Arlington, VA.

The Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter (https://www.shelterlistings.org/details/22147/) provides shelter for up to 20 families at a time. Most of the families are mothers with school-age children.  This nonprofit organization is in Fairfax, VA.

ECHO, Inc (https://www.echo-inc.org) provides food and financial help to people with short-term emergencies and provides clothes and household items to people with low incomes. This nonprofit organization is in Springfield, VA

 

2019 Goblin Gallio

MS Information

The Neon Roadrunners (7th Grade) have decorated their hallway with these awesome pennants!

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

10th Grade College and Career Planning Unit
The High School Student Services Department will provide a two-part program designed to offer 10th grade students and parents a developmentally appropriate guidance in post secondary planning:

  1. 10th Grade Parent/Student Night, Make Everyday Count in High School, November 13, 2019
  2. Classroom Lesson, Exploring and Planning for Your Future, November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6

Make Everyday Count in High School
November 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
In addition to reviewing graduation requirements, join Erin Slater, Director of Admissions from Randolph-Macon College, as she leads parents and students in an interactive, engaging evening that provides a vision for what’s ahead in college admissions so that our students can Make Everyday Count in High School.

Exploring and Planning for Your Future
November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6
Classroom lesson taught to 10th grade students through their Driver’s Ed or Health class. Students will meet with counselors to explore career and post secondary options through their Health & PE 10 classes. This lesson will be delivered to a class while the student is enrolled in Health or Driver’s Ed. Students in Ms. Murphy's and Ms. Filare’s classes will receive this lesson on November 11 and 12, and students enrolled in Mr. Digby's and Mr. Soos’ classes will receive this lesson on March 5 and 6.

 

ANGP 2020 Kick-Off: Tuesday, November 12th in the Lecture Hall
Come learn what All Night Grad Party is all about.  This alcohol-free and drug-free event is a safe and fun way for our graduating seniors to celebrate their big day.  Senior parents, come find out about the party and how your student and you can participate.  Underclassmen parents, we need you to help pay it forward, come find out how you can be part of the volunteer fun.

Calendar at a Glance

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

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

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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LBSS Weekly News - 11/1/19

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Reminder:
November 4th and November 5th are Student holidays.
There will be no class on these two dates.
Also don't forget Daylight Saving Time ends on December 3 at 2:00 a.m.
Set your clock back an hour!

 

Federal Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey
Impact Aid Student-Parent forms were sent home with your child last week. Thank you to all who have returned the completed, signed and dated survey. For those who haven't, please do so. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey form or for more information on how to complete the form please watch this short  video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqC3BLf3Ow&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your support!

 

Your Student's Weekly Progress Report
If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report 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 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 your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports. Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 

 

Psyched for Success
A Message from Your School Psychologists

Welcome to our first monthly Psyched for Success message.  As we prepare for our Middle School Wellness screener in mid-November, we wanted to share information about the warning signs of suicide and what to do if your child is having suicidal thoughts.  We hope the below article will help you understand your child’s social and emotional needs better and provide you with information as to how to help your child.   For more information about suicide prevention please also visit the SOS, Signs of Suicide program’s parent portal at:  https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent

In addition, we always welcome your feedback and suggestions for future articles/messages. Your input is greatly appreciated. Click on this link to provide feedback:

For more information, please contact our school physhologist:
Mary Olsen (molsen@fcps.edu), Walena Haider (whaider@fcps.edu), and/or Carleen McKenzie (crmckenzie@fcps.edu)


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Science Fair Judges Needed
We are in great need of more judges for our science fair.  Please consider signing up even if you have never judged before - we will train you! 

Following are the details for this year’s science fair:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
  • Judges will meet in the Lecture Hall for training and abstract review from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
  • Snow date: Feb. 8, 2020

Use this link to sign up as a judge and choose the category you are most comfortable with:

https://tinyurl.com/lbsciencefair

 

LBSS in the News

Marching Band Receives Superior Rating
Our Lake Braddock Marching Band participated in the VA State Marching Assessment this past weekend and received their 39th consecutive Superior rating! Under the direction and guidance of Mr. Mike Luley and Mr. Jason Miller, they received Superior ratings from all 7 judges culminating a wonderful year and demonstration of our students’ hard work and commitment to excellence. We're extremely proud of these students and their directors!

 

Lake Braddock's HS Yearbook Earns Prestigious Recognition
The Lair
, Lake Braddock's HS yearbook earned Trophy class ranking from the Virginia High School League's (VHSL) Publications Evaluation Services. Trophy Class is the highest ranking bestowed by VHSL and this year, Lake Braddock was among one of the 15 other FCPS high school media staff to have earned this prestigious ranking in the Yearbook Division. Congratulations to Theresa Poquis and her hardworking yearbook staff! We are extremely proud of you!

 

JROTC Rappelling Fun!

This past Saturday, 30 Lake Braddock JRTOC Cadets and some of their brave parents participated in a rappelling exercise at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, VA.

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

10th Grade College and Career Planning Unit
The High School Student Services Department will provide a two-part program designed to offer 10th grade students and parents a developmentally appropriate guidance in post secondary planning:

  1. 10th Grade Parent/Student Night, Make Everyday Count in High School, November 13, 2019
  2. Classroom Lesson, Exploring and Planning for Your Future, November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6

Make Everyday Count in High School
November 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
In addition to reviewing graduation requirements, join Erin Slater, Director of Admissions from Randolph-Macon College, as she leads parents and students in an interactive, engaging evening that provides a vision for what’s ahead in college admissions so that our students can Make Everyday Count in High School.

Exploring and Planning for Your Future
November 11 & 12 and March 5 & 6
Classroom lesson taught to 10th grade students through their Driver’s Ed or Health class. Students will meet with counselors to explore career and post secondary options through their Health & PE 10 classes. This lesson will be delivered to a class while the student is enrolled in Health or Driver’s Ed. Students in Ms. Murphy's and Ms. Filare’s classes will receive this lesson on November 11 and 12, and students enrolled in Mr. Digby's and Mr. Soos’ classes will receive this lesson on March 5 and 6.

 

ANGP 2020 Kick-Off: Tuesday, November 12th in the Lecture Hall
Come learn what All Night Grad Party is all about.  This alcohol-free and drug-free event is a safe and fun way for our graduating seniors to celebrate their big day.  Senior parents, come find out about the party and how your student and you can participate.  Underclassmen parents, we need you to help pay it forward, come find out how you can be part of the volunteer fun.

 

FCPS Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gatehouse Administration Center Cafe'

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host the second annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar. This event will give current high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former FCPS Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to meet and hear from teachers and administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Participants will attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including: developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels.  

Attendees will also have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations.

Calendar at a Glance

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

November 4-5: Student Holidays (Teacher and Staff Planning Days)

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday for Students and Faculty. No School.

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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Federal Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey
Impact Aid Student-Parent forms were sent home with your child this week on October 23, 2019. Please return the completed, signed and dated survey by October 29, 2019. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey form or for more information on how to complete the form please watch this short  video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqC3BLf3Ow&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your support!

 

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Please see the information on the below flyer about this community event. For more information and for other language versions of the flyer, please visit this website:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/events/2019-10-26-medicine-cabinet-cleanout

 

Halloween Festivities
Families are invited to join us for a safe and fun Trunk-or-Treating on the parking lot by the fields on Wednesday, October 30th from 6-7 p.m. The cost is $3/child or $5/families.  All proceeds go to support the Class of 2020/21/22/23.  This fun event will be followed by SGA’s Screen on the Green at 7 p.m. on the front field. We will be showing the movie, Halloweentown. Hope to see you there!


PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair - Volunteers Needed

Parents and Students: We need your help on Nov. 2 in making the biggest LBSS PTSA fundraiser of the year a success.

There are many different roles and times slots that heed your help, while you can still enjoy the Fair with family and friends. Thank you for considering to volunteer. You can sign up through this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49a4a62aa0fb6-lbss9

 

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol-free and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths.

We need your help filling the following positions:

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • StoreCo-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

For questions or concerns, contact Julie Shedd at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org

 

Science Fair Judges Needed
We are in great need of more judges for our science fair.  Please consider signing up even if you have never judged before - we will train you! 

Following are the details for this year’s science fair:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
  • Judges will meet in the Lecture Hall for training and abstract review from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
  • Snow date: Feb. 8, 2020

Use this link to sign up as a judge and choose the category you are most comfortable with:

https://tinyurl.com/lbsciencefair

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Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony at Lake Braddock
You've probably noticed some new trees that line the school's main entrance drive. These six cherry blossom trees were generously donated by All Nippon Airways as a result of a grant request written and submitted by Ms. Yuki Melvin, Japanese language teacher here at Lake Braddock. This week, representatives from All Nippon Airways and the National Cherry Blossom Festival staff members visited the school to take part in the tree planting ceremony. Guests were treated to beautiful musical performances and a great speech by some of our students.
We are very appreciative for these incredible cherry blossom trees and, much like our Japanese program here at Lake Braddock, we look forward to watching them blossom for years to come. 

 

Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra Performance at School Board Meeting
The Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Clayton Allen were invited to perform the National Anthem at the FCPS School Board Meeting held this Thursday, October 24th at Luther Jackson Middle School. The Chamber Orchestra was accompanied by a fabulous percussion ensemble from the Lake Braddock Band and an accomplished pianist from the Lake Braddock Orchestra. They performed a spectacular rendition of our nation’s best known patriotic composition. We are extremely proud of them and their representation of Bruin excellence.

The Lake Braddock Chamber Orchestra performs our National Anthem at the FCPS School Board meeting.

Director Clayton Allen, members of the Chamber Orchestra and Dr. Smith proudly represented Lake Braddock at the FCPS School Board meeting.

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information

ANGP 2020 Kick-Off: Tuesday, November 12th in the Lecture Hall
Come learn what All Night Grad Party is all about.  This alcohol-free and drug-free event is a safe and fun way for our graduating seniors to celebrate their big day.  Senior parents, come find out about the party and how your student and you can participate.  Underclassmen parents, we need you to help pay it forward, come find out how you can be part of the volunteer fun.

Calendar at a Glance

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

November 4-5: Student Holidays (Teacher and Staff Planning Days)

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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Football Game Guidelines
We anticipate a large crowd for our varsity home football games in the coming weeks. We wanted to take a moment to remind you that the following guidelines to ensure that all of our guests, students, and parents enjoy the true spirit of the event:

  • Lake Braddock Secondary School is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free zone.
  • Guests will not be allowed to enter the stadium with containers such as water bottles, cups, cans, coolers, etc. 
  • Guests will not be allowed to enter the stadium with backpacks or large bags, or sporting equipment (footballs, soccer balls, etc.).
  • Once you leave the stadium, there is no re-entry to the event
  • Representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department, the Lake Braddock Administration, and the Lake Braddock Security Staff will be on hand to ensure a safe and secure environment for both Lake Braddock fans and for our visitors and guests.
  • Lake Braddock students and parents are asked to demonstrate good citizenship and spirited sportsmanship to our opponents and their fans. Let's show everyone why Bruin Nation is the class of the Region!

Thank you in advance for your adherence to these guidelines.

 

Vaping Parent Presentation at Robinson SS
Lake Braddock parents are invited to a presentation about vaping at Robinson Secondary School on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. Please see the below flyer for more information.

 

Vaping in Plain Sight
Vaping products are now made to look like everyday items. Be sure to check out this video from The Today Show. You'll be amazed (and shocked) at what's out there!

https://www.today.com/video/students-are-hiding-vaping-devices-in-plain-sight-70976581947

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid
The annual Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey forms will be sent home with your child on October 23, 2019.  Please return the completed, signed and dated survey by October 25, 2019.

FCPS anticipates receiving approximately $3,000,000 in unrestricted funds from the Impact Aid grant. The funds become part of the school system’s general operating budget and are critical to maintaining high standards for education.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date and return the survey to child’s school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3 then sign and date the form. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 25, 2019.  All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Additional information can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/impact. Learn more by watching this short video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqC3BLf3Ow&feature=youtu.be

 

Digital Citizenship Week: October 21-25, 2019
FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology. View the LBSS website for practical tips and suggested activities to help your teen develop a healthy relationship with technology.

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/digital-citizenship-week-october-21-25th

 

Oops-I-Forgot-It-Closet
Did you know the school has an "Oops-I-Forgot-It-Closet" in the Main Office? There are just some of those days where your student has forgotten their lunch, books, laptop or other essential items. You may drop off forgotten items in this closet for your student to pick up, but please take note of the following:

  • It's up to you to notify your student that you've dropped off the item for their pick-up. Send them a text or call them on their cell phones.
  • Please write your student's name and the day's date on the item.
  • Items must be picked up no later than the end of the school day.
  • We dispose of lunches at the end of each day, as (unfortunately) we've discovered many food items spoil. If the lunch was packaged in a lunchbox, the lunchbox will be sent to the Lost and Found (in cafeteria) for retrieval.
  • At the end of the school week ALL ITEMS will be sent to the Lost and Found.

Halloween Festivities
Families are invited to join us for a safe and fun Trunk-or-Treating on the parking lot by the fields on Wednesday, October 30th from 6-7 p.m. The cost is $3/child or $5/families.  All proceeds go to support the Class of 2020/21/22/23.  This fun event will be followed by SGA’s Screen on the Green at 7 p.m. on the front field. We will be showing the movie, Halloweentown. Hope to see you there!


PTSA

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair
Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

 

LBSS in the News

Army Command Sergeant Major visits our LBSS Cadets

CSM Mario O. Terenas, currently assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Kentucky, spent time visiting with the our Lake Braddock Cadets this week.

 

Marching Band Places 1st in Competition
The Marching Band had another great weekend at competition. The band traveled to Stafford HS and placed 1st place in Class 5A and 2nd place overall. Great job to Mr. Luley and the band! We wish them the best on the upcoming VBODA State Assessment next Saturday.

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information


LBSS Science Fair 2019
Has your student registered for the Science Fair yet? Please register online here:

https://www.scienteer.com/register/lakebraddocksecondaryschool

For more information including the timeline, please visit this webpage:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/science-fair

 

2019 FCPS College Fair and College Night Events
The 44th annual FCPS College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 20, at Fair Oaks Mall from 7:30-9:30 p.m.  The following evening, Monday, October 21, College Night will be held at Hayfield Secondary School from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  

These two events provide FCPS students and families with an opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 300 colleges and universities.  Students and parents have found the College Fair and College Night events beneficial for obtaining information about college admissions, standardized testing, financial aid, and college life.

For more information, visit:  College Fair and College Night
https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

 

Calendar at a Glance

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

November 4-5: Student Holidays (Teacher and Staff Planning Days)

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Varsity Football Game at Robinson Tonight, 10/11/19
Due to the high number of anticipated fans at Robinson for the Varsity football game, Robinson Secondary School has asked us to send their procedures for the game tonight

In an effort to provide an optimal game day experience for our fans and guests, below is information on tickets, entry, and general stadium guidelines. Please review this information so that you are familiar with our facility and procedures.

Tickets
Adult tickets are $6; student tickets are $5. Children ages 5 and under as well as senior citizens will be admitted free.


Seating and Entry
Gates will open at 6:00pm.

Middle School students will not be permitted entry without an adult. 

Fans can enter through the main gate or the back gate (behind the tennis courts).


Backpacks, Bags & Other Outside Items
Purses, diaper bags and reasonably sized bags are permitted inside the stadium with adults. However, all bags may be subject to search and inspection.

Students are not permitted to bring bags or backpacks into the stadium. 


Beverage Policy
No outside food or drinks are permitted inside the stadium.


Re-Entry to Coffey Stadium
No Passes Out


Starting Times
All home football games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.


Smoking & Tobacco Use
Smoking and the use of all tobacco products on any Fairfax County Public School campus is prohibited. This prohibition applies to all individuals while on any FCPS campus, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, contractors, and visitors. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, snuff, pipes, and chewing tobacco are not permitted.

 

Student Photos Are Available Online for Order and Photo Retake Info 
Student portraits are now available to view and order online (Orders placed online will ship home) at vosphoto.com/lakebraddockHS. Students must use their student ID as the online code.

Parent questions or concerns regarding portraits can be directed to underclass@vosphoto.com.

Student photos retake day is scheduled on Oct. 18 from 8:10am – 2:55pm at the Gymnastics Room

Please read the following are criteria that qualify for a retake:

  • Any student who was absent for the original photo session.
  • Any new enrollment or transfer student since the original photo session.
  • Any student who was dissatisfied with their original portrait package. Please be prepared to hand the old package to the photography staff. Students must return their old package to the photographer in order to receive a new package. Please communicate this information to students.
  • Any student who did not purchase on the original session is welcome to purchase at this time.
  • Any student who did NOT receive an ID card at the original session.
  • Any student who has incorrect/missing data on their ID card from the original session.
  • Unless approved by a school administrator, we will not re-photograph an ID/YB only if the student is simply unhappy with their photo.

 

Volunteers Needed for Annual Vision and Hearing Screening on
Monday and Tuesday, Oct 21-22, 2019
The LBSS health room will be doing vision and hearing screening on all 7th and 10th graders and we need parent volunteers to help out.  It is a great opportunity to volunteer with several 1 ½ to 2-hour time slots to choose from.  Please click on the following link to sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAAA92AABF58-vision6    

If you have any questions, call the Health Room at 703-426-1010.

 

LBSS School Planning Council
We are excited to announce that LBSS is in the process of establishing a School Planning Council (SPC)! The purpose of the SPC is to bring together various stakeholders to provide input and guidance on the direction of our school. Providing an excellent education for our students is our primary goal and we recognize the important role our community plays in shaping the direction of our school. The council will meet four times during the school year (10/23, 12/11, 2/5, 4/15) from 6:00PM-7:30PM (dinner will be served at 6:00PM and the meeting will start at 6:30PM). If you are interested please complete this short survey. For more information please contact Scott Darwin (scdarwin@fcps.edu), Jennifer Bury (jabury@fcps.edu), or Ana Cingel (acingel@fcps.edu).



PTSA

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair
Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Program

Students who violate the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) regulation of the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) take part in our ATOD Intervention Program. 

Students meet with a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) in school during the school day. The SAPS assesses a student’s level of substance use and provide appropriate  level of intervention, which can include:

  • Substance abuse prevention education, 
  • Individual or group intervention, 
  • Referral to a community behavioral health provider. 

FCPS provides students with the most accurate and up-to-date information on substance use, addiction, and treatment. This includes medical, physical, social and psychological consequences. Students learn the tools and strategies they need to stop using these substances, including refusal skills and cessation techniques.

Staff members and parents can refer a student to the ATOD program. Students can also refer themselves. A student can take part in the ATOD program regardless of whether the student has violated the ATOD regulation in the SR&R.

You can find more information on the website below.  Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist is Ken Johnson.  He may be reached through email at kwjohnson@fcps.edu or by phone (703) 426-6484

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drug-programs

 

Vaping Parent Presentation at Robinson SS
Lake Braddock parents are invited to a presentation about vaping at Robinson Secondary School on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. Please see the below flyer for more information.

LBSS in the News

 

Marching Band Places 2nd in Calvacade and Competes Again
This past Saturday, the Lake Braddock Marching Band placed 2nd out of 23 bands at the Charlottesville Cavalcade. They will be headed to Stafford HS this weekend to compete against another 21 bands as they prepare for VA State Marching Assessment on October 26th. We're proud of them and wish them luck!

 

LBSS JROTC Place 2nd in Raider Competition
Our Lake Braddock JROTC Raiders competed in the Raider competition at Orange High School in Orange, Virginia this past weekend. They kicked off the chilly Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with a 5K group run in tactical uniform, followed by a 75-pound litter carry through a 200-yards obstacle course, rope bridge and logistical relay race. Our LBSS Raiders placed 2nd in the logistical relay race.

As if the competition were not enough for the day, the JROTC team traveled back to Burke that day and went straight to White Oaks Elementary School where about 40 cadets volunteered their time to assist with the elementary school's Fall Festival, helping to run the different stations.

We're so very proud of them. Go LBSS Raiders!

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

HS Information


LBSS Science Fair 2019
Has your student registered for the Science Fair yet? Please register online here:

https://www.scienteer.com/register/lakebraddocksecondaryschool

For more information including the timeline, please visit this webpage:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/science-fair

 

Calendar at a Glance

October 14: Student Holiday

October 16: PSAT Day. 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 12:45 P.M.

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

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A Message from Dr. Smith

Our Homecoming events last week were a great time to welcome back former students and parents.  From the Bite of Braddock to our victorious varsity football game we had quite an exciting ride on our Road Trip USA themed Homecoming week.  The school spirit from all of our families last week reminded me of the importance and positive impact our school has on the greater Lake Braddock community.  

One recognition this week is to our golf team.  They competed in regional competition where we placed third overall.  Katie Park and Mason Jones qualified for VHSL state competitions that will take place later this month.  

We have an exciting opportunity for all of our community!  We are establishing a School Planning Council at Lake Braddock.  This opportunity will allow stakeholders to come together and provide input and guidance on the future of LBSS.  If you are interested, please see the information below.

 

Information for ALL

Volunteers Needed for Annual Vision and Hearing Screening on
Monday and Tuesday, Oct 21-22, 2019
The LBSS health room will be doing vision and hearing screening on all 7th and 10th graders and we need parent volunteers to help out.  It is a great opportunity to volunteer with several 1 ½ to 2-hour time slots to choose from.  Please click on the following link to sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAAA92AABF58-vision6    

If you have any questions, call the Health Room at 703-426-1010.

 

Region 4 Family Resource Night
October 10, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30PM at Robinson Secondary School

Join us for Family Resource Night. This event is open to the entire community and offers a wide range of community providers to talk with and get more information and resources for your family. For more information, visit this webpage:
https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/region-4-family-resource-night

 

LBSS School Planning Council
We are excited to announce that LBSS is in the process of establishing a School Planning Council (SPC)! The purpose of the SPC is to bring together various stakeholders to provide input and guidance on the direction of our school. Providing an excellent education for our students is our primary goal and we recognize the important role our community plays in shaping the direction of our school. The council will meet four times during the school year (10/23, 12/11, 2/5, 4/15) from 6:00PM-7:30PM (dinner will be served at 6:00PM and the meeting will start at 6:30PM). If you are interested please complete this short survey. For more information please contact Scott Darwin (scdarwin@fcps.edu), Jennifer Bury (jabury@fcps.edu), or Ana Cingel (acingel@fcps.edu).



PTSA

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair
Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

 

Vaping
Please read the information below about vaping.
For more information and translated versions of the below fact sheet, please visit this webpage:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/severe-lung-illness-associated-vaping

LBSS in the News

Fairfax County Election Page Program
On Election Day, November 5, 2019, Lake Braddock senior government students will serve at neighborhood voting precincts throughout Fairfax County. The Election Day Page Program provides the opportunity for young people to make a difference in their community by engaging in responsible citizen service. Their efforts provide a wonderful example of what one person can do to build a brighter future for all of us by extending the promise of America to a new generation of voters.

MS Information

Core Connections
Applications for Core Connections are now available.  Core Connections is a program that matches middle school students who need additional support in a core subject area with high school tutors.  Students meet once a week during Bruin Block.  Instructions for how to complete the application are in our Middle School Student Services Google classrooms, which students can access online, or students can come visit Mrs. Staab in Middle School Student Services for a hard copy of instructions.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, October 10th.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Staab at mkstaab@fcps.edu.

 

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

The MS After-School Program, Bruins Stay After, will be partnering with Amazon to offer Coding for Kids.

Please see the program offerings. All classes will be held at Lake Braddock.

Python Game Development: Grades 7-8
Open to students of all experience levels, Python offers a great entry-point to learn a versatile, professional level programming language. This class teaches everything from basic syntax to more complex concepts, such as object-oriented development. These tools will be used to create a variety of games, like space invaders and tic-tac-toe. Sign up for class and learn how to creatively build your own games with Python!

Web Development: Grades 7-8
Have you ever wondered how a website is created? Find out how in our Web Development class! Whether you are new to coding or an expert developer, there is something for everyone in this class. We will help you hone your skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as you create awesome websites or fun games. Those with no prior coding experience will start off with an introduction to coding concepts using Scratch but quickly transition to programming JavaScript. Ready to start coding? Sign up!

3D Game Development: Grades 7-8
3D Game Development spans a wonderful mix of creative problem solving with coding and artistic expression through 3D Modeling & Animation. Students will learn tools and techniques used by the pros to create 3D games such as Fortnite, learning to artistically model, animate, and cleverly program. This class will cover programming with javascript and help develop 3D spatial and visual cognition, while inspiring students to develop at their creative best!

To register, visit this web page:

https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/afterschool?region=region_virginia&show=locations

HS Information


LBSS Science Fair 2019
Has your student registered for the Science Fair yet? Please register online here:

https://www.scienteer.com/register/lakebraddocksecondaryschool

For more information including the timeline, please visit this webpage:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/science-fair

 

Calendar at a Glance

October 14: Student Holiday

October 16: PSAT Day. 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 12:45 P.M.

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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LBSS Weekly News - 9/27/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

This week has been an exciting week of school spirit and the kick-off of our after school program.  Teachers and students participated in a door decorating contest and had fun dressing up for each of the theme days. On Thursday over 600 students attended our annual kick-off party for the After School Program.  They had fun snacking on the food and playing various games that included a dunk tank that featured many of our administrators, including myself! We ended this eventful school week with exciting pep rallies for the middle school and high school.

Next week our golf team advances to Regional play at Laurel Hill Golf Course on Thursday.

I hope to see you all at the Homecoming festivities and game tonight (see below for schedule of events). Come out and support our various clubs and organizations at Bite of Braddock and cheer on our Bruins at the game!

Information for ALL

Homecoming Schedule of Events for Tonight
5:00 PM: Parade (starts at Ashbourn Pool and ends at LBSS)
5:00-7:00 PM: Bite of Braddock (Blacktop)
6:40 PM: Band Performance
7:00 PM: Football Game vs. Marshall HS

We hope to see you all there!

 

School Attendance
Lake Braddock Secondary School is committed to our student’s success. One way to support your student’s success is to ensure they attend school on a regular basis and arrive to classes on time. When students miss days or arrive late to classes they are missing valuable instructional time that adds up over the course of the year. As part of our continuing effort to support our students, starting October 14th, the school will begin to send home regular communications to parents and guardians when a student arrives unexcused tardy to a class. The automatic attendance communications for absences will still continue. Our goal is to keep parent and guardian’s aware of their student’s attendance and to support their students to be on time to all their classes. If you need help to support your students attendance please reach out to our High School Systems of Support Advisor, Amy Soos (AMSoos@fcps.edu) or our Middle School Systems of Support Advisor, Scott Darwin (SCDarwin@fcps.edu).

 

Volunteers Needed for Annual Vision and Hearing Screening on
Monday and Tuesday, Oct 21-22, 2019
The LBSS health room will be doing vision and hearing screening on all 7th and 10th graders and we need parent volunteers to help out.  It is a great opportunity to volunteer with several 1 ½ to 2-hour time slots to choose from.  Please click on the following link to sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAAA92AABF58-vision6    

If you have any questions, call the Health Room at 703-426-1010.

 

Dig Pink Volleyball
Lake Braddock Volleyball will be sponsoring a Dig Pink Volleyball game on October 1.  Freshman and JV start at 5:45 p.m., Varsity at 7:00 p.m. against South County.  There will be a bake sale, raffles, and a silent auction.  Donations will be taken in person at the game or through online donation at  Lake Braddock Dig Pink Fundraiser https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/16039#/

All proceeds earned will go towards the Side-Out Foundation. The Side-Out Foundation raises funds that go toward clinical trials specifically for patients with stage four breast cancer; the most advanced form of the disease and the least funded area of research. More information about the organization can be found here: https://side-out.org

 

Region 4 Family Resource Night
October 10, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30PM at Robinson Secondary School
Join us for Family Resource Night. This event is open to the entire community and offers a wide range of community providers to talk with and get more information and resources for your family. For more information, visit this webpage:
https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/announcements/region-4-family-resource-night


PTSA

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair
Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

LBSS in the News

LBSS JROTC Places 2nd at West Potomac HS Raider Meet!
The LBSS Army JROTC Raiders Team took second place out of 14 Schools with 27 other teams that met at the West Potomac High School Raider Meet this past Saturday. Our Cadets pushed hard at the all-day competition and it paid off! The events were the modified Army Physical Fitness Test that consists of one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups and a one-mile run. They also competed in a hummvee pull, medical litter carry obstacle course, one-rope bridge, logistics relay, and a 5K run in uniform and equipment. Congratulations to Captain Guardo, SFC Wiles and LBSS JROTC students: Cameron Wood, Caden Weidanz, Logan Landrum, Luke Landrum, Lincoln Landrum, James Parks, Cameron Crutchfield, Sasith Nallaperuma and Kennedy Brid. We are extremely proud of you all!

 

Music For All National Concert Festival 
The Lake Braddock Secondary School Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band were both selected to the prestigious Music For All National Concert Festival to be held on the campus of Butler University in March 2020.  This is the first time in Music For All’s history that a band and orchestra from the same school have been selected in the same year.

It is a very selective acceptance process.  Bands, choirs, orchestras, and small ensembles from across the nation send anonymous recordings to a committee for adjudication.  Ensembles are selected solely on the basis of their performance on the recording.  Numerous ensembles from across the country apply for this incredible music experience.  The selection process is very difficult but very rewarding for the selected ensembles. Mr. Mike Luley, Director for the Symphonic Band, and Mr. Austin Isaac, High School Orchestra Director, are very excited for the opportunity this experience will give to our students and the wonderful collaboration they will have together. 

Music For All hosts a non-competitive atmosphere for the students, creating a great sense of collaboration amongst all students and clinicians. Our students will receive a summative assessment from nationally acclaimed adjudicators and a post-performance clinic from one of our field’s brightest music educators. Additionally, students will participate in masterclasses with professional musicians on the students’ individual instruments.  As part of the event, the students perform for each other allowing the students to hear the work being done by others from across the country.  This year’s event includes some outstanding ensembles from Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Colorado.  It is a learning experience of a life time.

Thank you for your continued support of music education in our school as well as our county.  These wonderful opportunities are a direct result of your support.

We will be having a Winter Holiday Donation Concert on Monday, December 9th at 6PM to help raise funds for the trip. We hope that you can join us in celebrating the seasons and this great opportunity.

MS Information

Bruins Stay After Program
Please visit this webpage for the Bruins Stay After program schedule:

https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/ms_bruins_stay_after_schedule

Don’t see a club you are interested in attending? Please fill out this google form if you have a new club idea!  https://forms.gle/uChtEHtZQVw5U1k98

 

 

 

Science Olympiad Information https://www.soinc.org/

Lake Braddock Middle School Science Olympiad Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 1st from 3:00-4:30pm in the Lecture Hall. Both 7th & 8th graders are welcome! The tryout format is a Scantron multiple choice test. Please bring your own pencil. Seriously! That is the first test! There are 22 spots available on the team. IF you make the team, REQUIRED PRACTICES ARE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EACH WEEK.  

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.\

Check out this Science Olympiad YouTube video!

 

The MS After-School Program, Bruins Stay After, will be partnering with Amazon to offer Coding for Kids.

Please see the program offerings. All classes will be held at Lake Braddock.

Python Game Development: Grades 7-8
Open to students of all experience levels, Python offers a great entry-point to learn a versatile, professional level programming language. This class teaches everything from basic syntax to more complex concepts, such as object-oriented development. These tools will be used to create a variety of games, like space invaders and tic-tac-toe. Sign up for class and learn how to creatively build your own games with Python!

Web Development: Grades 7-8
Have you ever wondered how a website is created? Find out how in our Web Development class! Whether you are new to coding or an expert developer, there is something for everyone in this class. We will help you hone your skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as you create awesome websites or fun games. Those with no prior coding experience will start off with an introduction to coding concepts using Scratch but quickly transition to programming JavaScript. Ready to start coding? Sign up!

3D Game Development: Grades 7-8
3D Game Development spans a wonderful mix of creative problem solving with coding and artistic expression through 3D Modeling & Animation. Students will learn tools and techniques used by the pros to create 3D games such as Fortnite, learning to artistically model, animate, and cleverly program. This class will cover programming with javascript and help develop 3D spatial and visual cognition, while inspiring students to develop at their creative best!

To register, visit this web page:

https://www.codingwithkids.com/#!/afterschool?region=region_virginia&show=locations

Calendar at a Glance

September 27: Homecoming Parade, Bite of Braddock (Blacktop), and Homecoming Football Game

September 28: Homecoming Dance

October 1: Dig Pink Volleyball

October 14: Student Holiday

October 16: PSAT Day. 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 12:45 P.M.

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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LBSS Weekly News - 9/20/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

This week has been another exciting week of parents and students experiencing different aspects of Lake Braddock Secondary in a positive way.  Our girls volleyball team had a great win over Robinson on Tuesday night, we celebrated National Merit Commended and Scholarship students, and our High School Back to School Night was another opportunity for families to connect with their student's teachers.   We are looking forward to supporting our Golf team as they head to District competition. 

 

This upcoming week will be our official Homecoming spirit week for both our middle school and high school students. There are activities occurring next week that will culminate with the Homecoming parade and Bite of Braddock on Friday before the varsity football game against Marshall and the homecoming dance on Saturday night for high school students.  We hope to see you and your family at our Homecoming events next week.  

 

Information for ALL

 

Dig Pink Volleyball
Lake Braddock Volleyball will be sponsoring a Dig Pink Volleyball game on October 1.  Freshman and JV start at 5:45, Varsity at 7:00  against South County.  There will be a bake sale, raffles, and a silent auction.  Donations will be taken in person at the game or through online donation at  Lake Braddock Dig Pink Fundraiser (https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/16039#/).

All proceeds earned will go towards the Side-Out Foundation. The Side-Out Foundation raises funds that go toward clinical trials specifically for patients with stage four breast cancer; the most advanced form of the disease and the least funded area of research. More information about the organization can be found here: https://side-out.org

 

Financial Aid Night for Parents - All Grades are Welcome!
Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Little Theatre at Lake Braddock (Entrance #14).
Come learn how it all works with Guest Speaker: Mariane Kendrick.

 

Tutoring
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection.

https://military.tutor.com/home

 

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session
The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

The information session will begin with presentations from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Troops to Teachers will also present their program offerings to our military veteran attendees. A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

Event Information Monday, October 14, 2019  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Willow Oaks Administrative Center Building 8270 / Room 1000A

Individuals interested in attending should register on this webpage:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25103&siteid=5748&Areq=12375BR#jobDetails=1346776_5748

 

Food For Neighbors is an all-volunteer organization committed to helping local teens struggling with hunger. Last year, we were able to provide over 1500 weekend snack packs for Springfield area middle and high school students. If your student needs a snack pack (soup/pasta, crackers, granola bar, oatmeal, fruit snack and milk/juice) for the weekend, please email Meg Gollinger at magollinger@fcps.edu. There are several ways you can help with this organization: 

  • With your support, we can reach even more students in need. Participation is as simple as filling a Food For Neighbors Red Bag once every other month and putting it on your porch on our pick up days. We provide the bags, a desired food list, and pick-up date reminder texts. Our next collection is October 26th. If you would like to donate food, please register as a Red Bag Donor today at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/get-involved/request-a-bag/
  • We also need drivers to collect the food. If you are available a collection morning, we would provide a route for you (normally about 12 stops) and then you would drop the food off at Irving MS. You can pick which collection days work for your schedule. To sign up to drive, register at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/get-involved/volunteer/
  • You can also help sort the food once it is dropped off at Irving. This is a great activity for families as children of all ages can volunteer. We need volunteers from 9:15-11:15am. Once you provide your information, a Sign Up Genius will be sent to you just prior to the event and you can decide if you would like to help that day. If you would like to help with sorting, please register at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

PTSA

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

Arts and Crafts Fair Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

LBSS in the News

National Merit Scholarship
Congratulations to our students who were recognized in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. We are so very proud of you all!

Semifinalists:
Noelle Brokamp, Joon Mun, Patrick Sheridan, Amy Smith and Aparna Trivedi

Commended Students:
Anna Campbell-Reidhead, Kai Cuya, Ryan Hamblet, Biruh Haptu, Ian Haukdal, Sean Koss, Katherine Loayza, Serene Lu, Sharon Lu, Isabelle Montilla, Katherine Nguyen, David Novak, Emily Paquette, Lauren Porter, Katherine Przybylski, Spencer Rhees, Kai Riggle, Sarah Rolfe, Clare Sawyer, Christian Techam, Charlie Wheaton

2020 National Merit Scholarship Seminfinalists

2020 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

HS Information

Partners for Safe Teen Driving Dates at LBSS

Sept 23                    Dec 9               Feb 10             Mar 3

All are in the cafeteria beginning at 7pm- be on time! Doors close at 7pm

The program is available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students / parents of 10th grade students do not have to pre-register, and may show up at any FCPS presentation at any school.

90-minute Parent-Teen Traffic Safety Presentation Requirement

All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation. The 90-minute presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation will be offered multiple times throughout the school year at each high school. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at their school during the quarter of driver education. Important: You need to arrive on time as no one is admitted after the presentation begins. WHO MUST PRE-REGISTER AND PAY?? Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation. A $30 fee applies. Registration is available through Adult and Community Education (ACE).

  • Registration is available online through Adult and Community Education
  • If you prefer to pay by check or money order, print and complete the registration form and mail with $30 check or money order payable to FCPS.
  • Registration form and payment should be mailed to:
  • ACE Registration Plum Center for Lifelong Learning 6815 Edsall Rd. Springfield, VA 22151
MS Information

Middle School Student, You Are Invited!

What? MS After-School Program Kickoff Party

When? Thursday, September 26th after school. Late Buses available!

Where? Blacktop.

Why? Come learn about all the different clubs that are offered after school.

Students & Parents, please take note on the following expectations and procedures for the event:

  1. Students must fill out the Kickoff google form if they wish to attend.
        -  https://forms.gle/PVYk6bxPynk1Ki967
        -  There are also QR code flyers around the building that students may scan to fill out the Kickoff form from their mobile device.
  2. NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED!!
  3. Students will check in and receive a wristband for the event.
  4. During the event, if students decide to leave the blacktop (exceptions: bathrooms and indoor concession stand) they will not be allowed re-entry.

*The Bruins Stay After, After-School Program, schedule will be available online next week.

 

 

Science Olympiad Information
https://www.soinc.org/

Lake Braddock Middle School Science Olympiad Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 1st from 3:00-4:30pm in the Lecture Hall. Both 7th & 8th graders are welcome! The tryout format is a Scantron multiple choice test. Please bring your own pencil. Seriously! That is the first test! There are 22 spots available on the team. IF you make the team, REQUIRED PRACTICES ARE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EACH WEEK.  

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.\

Check out this Science Olympiad YouTube video!

Calendar at a Glance

September 27: Homecoming Parade, Bite of Braddock (Blacktop), and Homecoming Football Game

September 28: Homecoming Dance

October 14: Student Holiday

October 16: PSAT Day. 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 12:45 P.M.

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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We have had a great week of teaching and learning this week.  7th grade students had the opportunity to observe our green space in the front of the building as part of their science class.  Our Senior Golfers celebrated Senior Day this week and our Band Students will be out this Saturday for TAG Day. 

Next week we are hosting our High School Back to School Night.  Parents of 9th graders are invited to join us from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm to learn about graduation requirements and how to help your student develop a growth mindset. 

Below there is important information regarding PSAT Day for high school students.  PSAT day is October 16th, and all students will be released 2 hours early.  

Information for All

Golf Team - Senior Day
Congratulations to our Senior golfers, whom were recognized on Senior Day this week: Gabriel Fulton, George Gilbertson, Kyra Henderson, Mason Jones, James McArdle, Victor Nguyenkoa, Ryan O'Donnell and Jackson Shaw.

 

 

For Parents of Students Currently Enrolled in an AP Course
If your student is currently enrolled in an AP course, please read the linked letter that contains significant changes in College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program, beginning this school year.  If you have any questions, please contact the AP Team:

Lynn Carrera:  lncarrera@fcps.edu
Deb Brown:  dsbrown1@fcps.edu
Gary Ranallo:  gwranallo@fcps.edu

The AP information letter can be found on this web link: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/advanced-placement

 

Attending Tonight's Football Game?
Hayfield Secondary School has shared the following information for our fans that may be headed to the football game there tonight at 7:00. 

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

  • No backpacks or other bags will be allowed in the stadium.  (Students and Adults)
  • No outside food or drinks.
  • The purpose for students who attend our varsity football games is to watch the game, cheerleaders, band and dance team.
  • We cheer for our team and not against our opponent. All cheers should be positive.
  • Students need to leave campus during dismissal from school at 2:45pm.
  • The gates to the stadium will open at 6:00 pm.
  • All students must pre-arrange for transportation and plan to leave immediately after the game.
  • Students are expected to be in the stands and not hanging out by the concession stand, bathrooms or baseball field; all elementary-aged children should always be supervised.
  • Anyone who leaves must pay to re-enter.
  • Whistles and similar noisemakers are prohibited.
  • All middle school students need to be supervised by an adult while at the game.

 

Lost and Found Items
Please urge your child to stop by the Lost and Found in the cafeteria during lunches next week to retrieve their items. On Monday, September 16th, we will be donating all leftover items to the Red Cross. We will also be making announcements during all lunches to remind students.

 

All Night Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
The most fun night of the year is in need of some key volunteers.  The All Night Grad Party takes place graduation night from 11pm – 5am, traditionally at Audrey Moore Rec Center (Wakefield Park), this year June 9-10, 2019.  It is an alcohol/drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates off the road and in a safe, secure place on one of the highest risk nights for teenage deaths. 

  • Activities/Games: Co-Chair plans for games and works on contracts with vendors for the casino, carnival-type games, artists, masseuses, etc.
  • Store:Co-Chair shops through school year & store the donated/purchased items and prizes for future ANGP Store.  Helps set up the ANGP Store; During Party Volunteers tend to graduates seeking items from the store.
  • Set-Up Chair:  Junior and underclassmen parents  (senior parents may help this year due to early graduation ceremony)  DAY OF graduation, Chair coordinates actual set-up of the party at Audrey Moore Rec Center; works with Rec Center staff.  Communicates to Transportation crew & Clean Up Chair what things go where following party.

Email Julie Shedd, ANGP co-chair at thirdvp@lbssptsa.org if you can help.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair
Be part of a great Bruin community event!! We are currently looking for artists, crafters and other vendors for the annual Arts and Crafts Marketplace that was a huge success last year! We’ve moved the date to early November to avoid the last minute December rush. Student club space for fundraising is also available…don’t miss out!! 

Want to help with this exciting event…volunteer! Looking for an awesome Santa to make an appearance while finding out who’s naughty or nice…we supply the candy canes!!  Please contact Carrie Holmes at crafts@lbssptsa.org.

 

PTSA Open Positions

Our PTSA still has the following open positions that need to be filled. Please contact Shelley Yu at president@lbssptsa.org if you'd like to fill one of these positions:

  • Arts and Crafts Marketplace Co-Chair: Assist and shadow the Chair. Job duties include planning and coordinating the event, inviting a variety of local vendors to the event, receiving the donations for raffles, and publicizing the event to bring their talent to share with the LBSS Community. (estimated 5-10 hours weekly until November 2)
  • Hospitality Committee Co-Chair: Assist the Chair with a variety of hospitality events and activities throughout the year
  • Discounts Committee Co-Chair: Assist the Chair to reach out to a variety of local businesses for our PTSA partnership 

The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org..

 

Fairfax County Resources on Vaping

A Fairfax County Health Advisory has been distributed to residents regarding recent health concerns arising from vaping. Links to the advisory have been placed on the FCPS public student and parent vaping pages located here.

https://www.fcps.edu/vaping/parents

https://www.fcps.edu/vaping

 

Here is a direct link to the advisory: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/severe-lung-illness-associated-vaping-what-you-need-know

HS Information

High School Back to School Night

On September 19th, we will host our High School Back to School Night.  Families will have the opportunity to visit their child's classrooms from 6:30 pm to 8:40 pm.  At Back-To School Night you will have the opportunity to meet with each of your child’s teachers and be informed of the following:

  • Classroom academic and behavioral expectations
  • Policies regarding attendance
  • Homework expectations
  • Grading policies
  • Additional supplies needed for the class (i.e. calculators, notebooks etc)

HS Yearbooks
Buy your Lake Braddock high school yearbook for only $65!
Buy now and save $15. Price will be $80 at distribution.

Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/
Use School Code: 5061
Books can be customized for your student!

Questions? Please contact Ms. Theresa Poquis (TBPoquis@fcps.edu)

 

FCPSOn Laptop Fee for High School Students
Please do not attempt to pay for the FCPSOn laptop fees until you you receive the actual invoice in November. Invoices will be generated from the FCPS central office and will be sent out after November 4.

PSAT/NMSQT TESTING NOTICE

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 will be a two-hour early release for all students at Lake Braddock Secondary school in order to administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to 10th and 11th grade students. During this time, 12th grade students will attend a senior class meeting in the Little Theatre and 9th grade students will participate in an academic and career planning unit. Middle school students will follow their purple day schedules on a modified two-hour early release bell schedule.

 

FCPS will provide the PSAT/NMSQT to tenth and eleventh graders without cost. As students sit to take this test, they will participate in an introductory session, where they will be asked to complete an optional pre-survey from the College Board. You may view the optional pre-survey questions online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/36640) and access the pre-survey parent opt-out form on the LBSS PSAT testing website (https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/high-school/psat_test).

 

Taking the PSAT/NMSQT test in tenth and eleventh grades helps to prepare students for success with the SAT college entrance test. All students who complete the PSAT/NMSQT will receive an individual score report, providing feedback based on their responses to the test questions. This will be helpful to tenth graders in preparing to take the PSAT/NMSQT again in eleventh grade and students preparing to take the SAT. When scores are released in late January, students will have access to Khan Academy's (https://www.khanacademy.org/) free online test preparation, which is customized based on their PSAT/NMSQT scores.

If you have any questions about the PSAT/NMSQT testing at Lake Braddock Secondary, please contact Jennifer Bury, Assessment Coach at jabury@fcps.edu.

MS Information

MS New Parent Coffee
Friday, September 20, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall
This is your chance to meet with the MS Counselors and have them answer any questions you still have about Lake Braddock. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to: Adolescent Development, After-School Program, Attendance/Pre-Arranged Absences and how to most effectively communicate with teachers.

 

Applications for TJHSST are Available Now!
If you’re interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, commonly referred to as “TJ,” we would like to provide you with some important information. You must be in 8th grade and enrolled in Algebra 1 or higher to apply.

We hosted a TJ Admissions specialist, Mrs. Sperling, on September 3rd, who presented about the school and application process. If you missed the presentation or would like a copy of it, you can view a PDF of the presentation here: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/TJHSST%20Fall%202019%20Presentation.pdf


If you have decided to apply, the online application is now open and you can begin the application process here: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-admissions/freshman-winter


There are several important dates to keep in mind, so scroll down on the link that is provided and mark your calendars. There is one additional date for Lake Braddock students: Please START the application by September 20th, 2019. That’s because there are two parts and you cannot finish the second part until you’ve submitted the first part and Mr. Brodie has verified the student’s math class. This gives us one week to ensure everything is taken care of before the final application deadline.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Brodie, Middle School Counselor. You can send me him an email at ibrodie@fcps.edu or call 703-426-1049.

 

MS Yearbooks
Buy your Lake Braddock middle school yearbook for only $35!
Buy now and save $5. Price will be $40 at distribution.

Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/
Use School Code: 13596
OR search for “Lake Braddock Middle School”
Books can be customized for your student!

Questions? Please contact Mr. Justin Toney (jltoney@fcps.edu)

 

Middle School Student Services Fall Newsletter
Use the link below to access the Middle School Student Services Fall Newsletter.  This newsletter includes a lot of great information on upcoming counselor led lessons and parent programs.  Do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s counselor if you have any questions about our upcoming events. https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/LBMS%20SS%20Newsletter%20-%20Fall%202019.pdf

Calendar at a Glance

September 19: High School Back to School Night

September 20: Middle School New Parent Coffee

September 27: Homecoming Parade, Bite of Braddock (Blacktop), and Homecoming Football Game

September 28: Homecoming Dance

October 14: Student Holiday

October 16: PSAT Day. 2-Hour Early Dismissal at 12:45 P.M.

November 2: PTSA Arts and Crafts Marketplace

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LBSS Weeky News - 9/6/19

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This week our LBSS JROTC presented at a Nationals game, Senior parents met with their counselors regarding graduation requirements and we welcomed our 7th and 8th grade parents for Back to School night. The first Parent Workshop on Growth Mindset was held prior to the start of Back to School night and was attended by over 600 parents.  Thank you to the Middle School Student Services for hosting that presentation. 

Next week our middle school students will take their pictures through Health and PE on Thursday and Friday.  Also, our first Principal's Coffee will be next Tuesday at 10am in the Lecture Hall, and we hope to see you in attendance. 

Information for ALL

BTSN Video Messages
We had such a great turnout last night at the Middle School Back to School Night. We hope you found the event informative, helpful and fun walking in your child's footsteps through school to all their classes.

Please click on the links below to view messages from Dr. Smith, Dr. Yu and our Fairfax County School Board Members.

Dr. Daniel W. Smith, Principal: https://youtu.be/Hp4TfhB5m_A 

Dr. Shelley Yu, PTSA President: https://youtu.be/TQNpkpYedDE

Karen Keys-Gamarra, Member-at-Large: https://youtu.be/C1frZHj24m8

Ryan McElveen, Member-at-Large: https://youtu.be/UQed9IlUXNU

Ilryong Moon, Member-at-Large: https://youtu.be/Ibv74L4TvSI

Megan McLaughlin, Braddock District Representative:  https://youtu.be/FuyPiOcRAqw

Elizabeth Schultz, Springfield District Representative https://youtu.be/T5mxxpUgQaE

 

PTSA Principal's Coffee
Tuesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. in the Lecture Hall
Come out and meet Dr. Smith and your fellow Bruin parents.

 

Lost and Found Items
Please urge your child to stop by the Lost and Found in the cafeteria during lunches next week to retrieve their items. On Monday, September 16th, we will be donating all leftover items to the Red Cross. We will also be making announcements during all lunches to remind students.

 

Checking Your Child Out Early
Please take a moment to review our school's Early Check-out Procedure and other attendance procedures and information located on the our school webpage and this link: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/about/attendance

If you know ahead of time that you need to pick up your child before dismissal, please send them in with a note that must be turned into their subschool before the start of the first period of the day. Notes are strongly preferred for early check-out, but if you were unable to send one in with your child, the parent should call the subschool office as early as possible. Help us help you! Advance notice allows us to better prepare for and check your child out to you in time for you to make that appointment you have scheduled for them.

 

School Lunch Information
Find out more information about School Lunch including:

  • Meal Prices
  • How to Purchase Meals (MySchoolBucks, Check or Cash)
  • Transfer and Refund Requests
  • Free and Reduced Meals
  • Opening MySchool Bucks account

Click on this link or visit this FCPS webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/prices-lunch-account-prepayments)

 

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

LBSS in the News and Community

LBSS JROTC Color Guard at Nats Game
Our very own LBSS JROTC Color Guard performed the presentation of colors ceremony at Nationals Stadium before the Nats game this week on Tuesday, 9/3.  Lucas Landrum, Qasim Ahmad, Tyler Garkey, Joshua Wright and Camilo Gonzalez proudly presented the colors and represented Lake Braddock. Great job, students and SFC Wiles!

HS Information

Senior Student Parking
If you applied for a parking spot, your student should receive an e-mail notification this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. regarding whether or not they have been awarded a spot.  If your student was not awarded a spot, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list.  If you have any questions, please contact Security Specialist Ken May at kpmay@fcps.edu

 

HS Yearbooks
Buy your Lake Braddock high school yearbook for only $65!
Buy now and save $15. Price will be $80 at distribution.

Go to YearbookOrderCenter.com
Use School Code: 5061
Books can be customized for your student!

Questions? Please contact Ms. Theresa Poquis (TBPoquis@fcps.edu)

 

FCPSOn Laptop Fee for High School Students
Please do not attempt to pay for the FCPSOn laptop fees until you you receive the actual invoice in November. Invoices will be generated from the FCPS central office and will be sent out after November 4.

MS Information

Middle School Student Photos
Grades 7 and 8 will have their school portraits taken during their P.E. class next Thursday and Friday on September 12 and 13. All students will have their portraits taken on these days, and they will receive a Student ID that they should carry with them.

Forms to order prints of your student’s school portraits were distributed to students during their P.E. class this week. Extra order forms are available at the school's Main Office. If you plan to purchase student portraits, please send your student to P.E. on Picture Day with a completed order form and payment. Only students with payments on the day of Picture Day will receive their portraits on the day of. Late orders can be sent to the Main Office, and packages will be mailed to the school at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact Victor O’Neil Studios.

 

MS New Parent Coffee
Friday, September 20, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall
This is your chance to meet with the MS Counselors and have them answer any questions you still have about Lake Braddock. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to: Adolescent Development, After-School Program, Attendance/Pre-Arranged Absences and how to most effectively communicate with teachers.

 

Applications for TJHSST are Available Now!
If you’re interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, commonly referred to as “TJ,” we would like to provide you with some important information. You must be in 8th grade and enrolled in Algebra 1 or higher to apply.

We hosted a TJ Admissions specialist, Mrs. Sperling, on September 3rd, who presented about the school and application process. If you missed the presentation or would like a copy of it, you can view a PDF of the presentation here: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/TJHSST%20Fall%202019%20Presentation.pdf


If you have decided to apply, the online application is now open and you can begin the application process here: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-admissions/freshman-winter


There are several important dates to keep in mind, so scroll down on the link that is provided and mark your calendars. There is one additional date for Lake Braddock students: Please START the application by September 20th, 2019. That’s because there are two parts and you cannot finish the second part until you’ve submitted the first part and Mr. Brodie has verified the student’s math class. This gives us one week to ensure everything is taken care of before the final application deadline.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Brodie, Middle School Counselor. You can send me him an email at ibrodie@fcps.edu or call 703-426-1049.

 

MS Yearbooks
Buy your Lake Braddock middle school yearbook for only $35!
Buy now and save $5. Price will be $40 at distribution.

Go to YearbookOrderCenter.com
Use School Code: 13596
OR search for “Lake Braddock Middle School”
Books can be customized for your student!

Questions? Please contact Mr. Justin Toney (jltoney@fcps.edu)

 

Middle School Student Services Fall Newsletter
Use the link below to access the Middle School Student Services Fall Newsletter.  This newsletter includes a lot of great information on upcoming counselor led lessons and parent programs.  Do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s counselor if you have any questions about our upcoming events. https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/LBMS%20SS%20Newsletter%20-%20Fall%202019.pdf

Calendar at a Glance

September 10: PTSA Principal's Coffee

September 12 & 13: Middle School Student Photos

September 19: High School Back to School Night

September 20: Middle School New Parent Coffee

September 27: Homecoming Parade, Bite of Braddock (Blacktop), and Homecoming Football Game

September 28: Homecoming Dance

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LBSS Weekly News - 8/29/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

We had a great first week of school here at Lake Braddock!  Teachers spent the first few days meeting their students and building positive relationships with them.  Tonight is our first official Varsity Football game at Lake Braddock, and we hope to see many of our families at the game.  Please take a few minutes to review the rules for football games that are below.

We encourage you to join our school administration for a meet and greet before the game tonight.  We will be on the black top from 5:30 to 6:30, and it is a great opportunity for families to meet our new administrators and our returning ones too!  PTSA representatives will be there as well to help parents join the PTSA and answer questions about the year. 

Next week we are looking forward to the Middle School Back To School Night.  We encourage parents to arrive early for a presentation on ways parents can support their middle school students. That presentation will begin at 5:45 pm in the Little Theater. 

Information for ALL

Football Game Rules
We anticipate a large crowd for tonight’s varsity home football game against the visiting West Potomac Wolverines. We wanted to take a moment to remind you that the following guidelines to ensure that all of our guests, students, and parents enjoy the true spirit of the event:

  • Lake Braddock Secondary School is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free zone.
  • Guests will not be allowed to enter the stadium with containers such as water bottles, cups, cans, coolers, etc.
  • Guests will not be allowed to enter the stadium with backpacks or large bags, or sporting equipment (footballs, soccer balls, etc.).
  • Once you leave the stadium, there is no re-entry to the event
  • Representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department, the Lake Braddock Administration, and the Lake Braddock Security Staff will be on hand to ensure a safe and secure environment for both Lake Braddock fans and for our visitors and guests.
  • Lake Braddock students and parents are asked to demonstrate good citizenship and spirited sportsmanship to our opponents and their fans. Let's show everyone why Bruin Nation is the class of the Region!

Thank you in advance for your adherence to these guidelines.

 

Free and Reduced Meals
The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply, their number will be inactivated in early October.

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night
You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with school staff about the program. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 5:00 PM—6:00PM in the Library. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Family Life Education (FLE) Parent Preview Night Notification Letters

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form accessible online at https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s teacher in writing before instruction begins. If you should have any additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s Health and Physical Education Teacher.

 

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R)
During the first two weeks of Bruin Block students will be reviewing the SR&R.  There is an FCPS video that will be viewed in Bruin Block and an administrator led face-to-face presentation for students.  The information and FCPS video can be found on this website: https://www.fcps.edu/srr.  

 

Free Workshops for Parents
The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free research-based, professional workshops for parents to learn the latest information to help your child success. Upcoming workshops in September include:

Power Struggles: Knowing When to Walk Away
Friday, September 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Highlights will include:

  • Recognizing power struggles
  • Identifying why power struggles occur
  • Strategies for parents

Register for Power Struggles: Knowing When to Walk Away

 

Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy
Friday, September 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Join us for this workshop to learn how to:

  • Discover the hidden emotional causes of procrastination
  • Put good behavior on autopilot using the power of habit
  • Use “The Organizational Arsenal”: Tools and strategies to keep even the most scattered kids on track
  • Use examples of scripts to spark motivation, address problems, and communicate with your child without being labeled the “Bad Guy.”

This session is full.  Waitlist for Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

 

Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families
Friday, September 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • Best practices for working with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Practical suggestions for improving the experiences of teams serving students with diverse backgrounds. Including:
    • Home-school communication
    • IEP Meetings
    • Cross-cultural interactions

Register for Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

 

For more information about the PRC, including a full list and descriptions of all  future parent workshops, click on this link.

PTSA
The Lake Braddock PTSA invites you to become a member. Your membership provides you with important information and a voice on issues concerning children’s education, health, and safety! When PTSA and its members get involved, all our children benefit. Online applications can be found on this link: https://lbssptsa.org/membership/join-now/ If you have any questions, please contact membership@lbssptsa.org.

HS Information

HS Underclassmen Photos
High School underclassmen school portraits will be taken on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 and 6 during PE and English 11 classes. Order forms were distributed to your student this week. Extra order forms are also available at the school's Main office. Parents can also order online at https://vosphoto.com/lakebraddockHS/.

 

FCPSOn Laptop Fee for High School Students
Please do not attempt to pay for the FCPSOn laptop fees until you you receive the actual invoice in November. Invoices will be generated from the FCPS central office and will be sent out after November 4.

MS Information

MS Back to School Night
Middle School Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, September 5th.  Parents will report to first period classes beginning at 6:30pm.  A special parent program will be held from 5:45-6:25pm in the Little Theatre that will focus on ways that you can support your middle school student and help them to develop a growth mindset.  Students will receive a hard copy of the Back to School Night flyer during their 6th period class today that includes a copy of their schedule and a map of the building.  Please make sure to bring this flyer with you to help navigate the building. 

Additional information on our Back to School Night program can be found here.

 

Middle School Student Photos
Grades 7 and 8 will have their school portraits taken during their P.E. class on Thursday and Friday, September 12 and 13. All students will have their portraits taken on these days, and they will receive a Student ID that they should carry with them.

Forms to order prints of your student’s school portraits were distributed to students during their P.E. class this week. Extra order forms are available at the school's Main Office. If you plan to purchase student portraits, please send your student to P.E. on Picture Day with a completed order form and payment. Only students with payments on the day of Picture Day will receive their portraits on the day of. Late orders can be sent to the Main Office, and packages will be mailed to the school at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact Victor O’Neil Studios.

 

Middle School Student Services Fall Newsletter
Use the link below to access the Middle School Student Services Fall Newsletter.  This newsletter includes a lot of great information on upcoming counselor led lessons and parent programs.  Do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s counselor if you have any questions about our upcoming events. https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/LBMS%20SS%20Newsletter%20-%20Fall%202019.pdf

Calendar at a Glance

August 29: Administration Team Community Meet & Greet, LBSS Blacktop

August 30 & September 2: Student Holidays, No School. School offices closed.

September 5: Middle School Back to School Night

September 5 & 6: High School Underclassmen Photos

September 12 & 13: Middle School Student Photos

September 19: High School Back to School Night

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LBSS Back-to-School News - 8/23/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

We have had a great week getting ready to welcome all of the students for the first day of school this coming Monday.  This week comprised Bruin Blast, a Military Meetup, beginning of the year gatherings for Orchestra and Band and planning for teachers.  You can feel the energy from students and staff, and we are all excited for the start of the school year. 

Please see the important information below regarding building access each morning and and other items for the beginning of the school year. 

 

Information for ALL

Doors Open at 7:15 a.m. for Students
Doors will be open at 7:15 a.m. for students.  Most doors in the front of the building and select doors in the back of the building will be open at that time.   

 

Bruin Blast 2019
It was great to have excitement and energy fill our Lake Braddock hallways, cafeteria and gym with students and parents yesterday at Bruin Blast. Thank you to our hardworking faculty, staff and volunteers for making this year's Bruin Blast a success!

If students were unable to make it Bruin Blast yesterday, they will receive their purple schedule during 1st period on the first day of school on Monday, 8/26.

 

Student Holiday
This is a reminder that there is no school on Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2. The School's Main Office will be closed on both days as well.

Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand’s 2019 Back to School Message
FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has a message for parents, students, and staff members as we prepare for the start of the 2019-20 school year. He provides an overview of the district's successes and continued efforts around equity, excellence, and effectiveness. Watch the video.

High School Information

1st Day of School Pep Rally
We're kicking off the new school year with a pep rally for high school students on the first day of school during first period. Students will report to their first period class first and be escorted to the gym by their teachers.

 

FCPSOn
Students who still need to pick up their FCPSOn laptop will have the opportunity to do so next week during their lunch period.  Students should visit the faculty dining room in the cafeteria.  

 

Senior Parent/Student Night

On September 4, 2019 at 6:30pm there will be an important event for Senior parents and students to obtain post-graduation information.  If seniors are unable to attend, they will need to meet with their counselors to obtain their folder with pertinent information.

Middle School Information

MS After-School Program
#BruinsStayAfter

  • When will clubs/activities begin?
    The Bruins Stay After, MS After-School Program will begin on Thursday, September 26th.
  • When will a list of clubs/activities be available?
    The club schedule will be released during mid-September. Please refer to the Lake Braddock Website under Student Life & Activities Middle School After School Program for the complete schedule, as well as some Frequently Asked Questions.
  • When do late buses start?
    Late buses will start on the first day of after school, Thursday, September 26th.
  • When are late buses offered?
    Late buses are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Parent pick-up is required on Wednesday and Friday and after 4:50pm on late bus days.
  • How does my child know what late bus to take?
    Lake Braddock has 14 late buses. The late bus schedule will be posted in the Main Lobby across from the Library. Students should to know their main street and cross street. Staff will be readily available to assist with questions.
  • When do late buses depart?
    Late buses dismiss at 4:50pm. Late bus routes are condensed, so some routes may take longer to get your child home.
  • For More information: https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/middle-school-after-school-program

 

MS Army Parent/Guardian
If either parent/guardian is serving in the United States Army as Army Active Duty, activated Army Reserve or activated National Guard please take a moment to fill out this quick google form.

https://forms.gle/UEVwvRaXbQKgUcK17

 

JumpStart 2019
JumpStart was a fun success again this year! Thanks to the hard work of staff, faculty and our energetic student volunteers.

JumpStart student volunteers greeted and guided incoming MS students last week.

Calendar at a Glance

August 26: First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year

August 30 & September 2: Student Holidays, No School

September 5: Middle School Back to School Night

September 19: High School Back to School Night

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LBSS Back-to-School News - 8/16/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

This week we had several exciting opportunities for students and staff as we prepare to start the school year.  On Sunday some our Orchestra students performed with the Medical Musical Group at the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus.  We also had our largest 7th grade Jump Start ever with almost 500 students participating out of a class of 700, and more students were able to pick up their laptops this week.  New teachers were welcomed on Thursday and able to meet staff and being setting up their classroom.  Finally, we had our first community meet and greet at Coal Fire in Burke, VA.  We will have another meet and greet on August 29th at 5:30 pm before the Home Varisty football game

Information for ALL

Military Family Potluck

Date: Thursday, August 22
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: LBSS Cafeteria

Please join us for or first military family meet-up next week! This family-friendly event will feature a pot-luck casserole dinner followed by fun activities, music and an evening football scrimmage.

Click on the following Sign-up Genius link to let us know you'll be there and the dish you'll be sharing:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084da8ab22abfb6-august

For additional information please contact Kristin Girardin(kegirardin@fcps.edu), Melissa Staab (mkstaab@fcps.edu) or Jennifer Iverson (jsiverson@fcps.edu)

 

PTSA Open Positions
All the executive officer PTSA positions and many of the committee chair positions have been filled. To those who committed to serving with us, “Welcome aboard!” It is going to be a fantastic year with a high spirit and energy to support our LBSS Community throughout the year!

We still have some open positions that need to be filled. Please contact Shelley Yu by August 18 at president@lbssptsa.org if you'd like to fill one of these positions:

  • Grant Writing Committee Chair: Applies to a variety of grants and donations throughout the year to bring the funds to the LBSS Community (estimated several hours per application. First application due in September)
  • Website Committee Co-Chair: Update website weekly or upon requests from the LBSS community to assist the Chair as needed

If you prefer shadowing any of the positions as a Co-Chair for any of other committees or volunteering as a committee member, please fill out the following volunteer survey by August 18:

 https://tinyurl.com/LBSS-PTSA-SURVEY

 

Inspire-Connect-Educate Conference
Operation Uplift is hosting their annual Inspire Conference and this year's theme is “Iron Sharpens Iron”. The goal this year is to build on the Career Readiness, Higher Education Readiness and Life Skills classes they have deployed in the past 6 years. The conference is open and free to all who register in advance. For more information, please read the following flyer and visit their website at https://opuplift.org/events/.

HS Information

Senior Parking Spots
We will begin accepting senior parking applications today!  Please have your student log into their FCPS Google account to complete the application (linked here: https://forms.gle/mvBk5vowBhYJ77je7 ).  To complete the application you will need the following information:

  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle Information
  • Insurance Information

The application window will be from today, August 16th, until Friday, August 30th.  Once the window has closed, we will go over applications to make sure they have been correctly completed and contact eligible Seniors by Thursday, September 5th. 

 

FCPSOn Information and Makeup Distribution
FCPSOn is here! Starting in August, each high school student will be issued a laptop to use throughout the school year. For more information on the program, please view the FCPSOn Information page.

Lake Braddock distributed laptops to Subschools 3 through 6 this week. If students were unable to pick up their laptop this week, there are two makeup dates next week that include an evening pickup on Tuesday, 8/20 at 6 p.m. Please see the schedule below and note the following:

  • Students must be present.
  • Students must have their student ID or know their student number.
  • Parents do not need to be present.
  • We anticipate assignment of the laptop and the initial logon to take approximately 30-45 minutes.

FCPSOn Distribution Makeup Date for Subschools 3-6:
Monday, August 19th 10am -2pm
Tuesday, August 20th 10am -2pm and 6pm-8pm

MS Information

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Information Session

For those interested in learning about Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, commonly referred to as "TJ," mark your calendars because we will be holding an information session for students and parents. Students who are in 8th grade will learn about how to apply to TJ this school year and 7th grade students may attend if they want to become familiar with what will be expected of them next year.

When - Tuesday, September 3rd at 3:15 p.m. For your convenience and ease of parking, please try to arrive after 3:00 pm to allow the parking lot to clear of buses. It is estimated that the presentation will last one hour. Students whose parents cannot attend will need to arrange for a ride afterwards because late buses will not yet be running.

Where - Little Theatre, Lake Braddock Secondary School (Door 14).

What - TJHSST is a Fairfax County Public Schools regional governor's high school (grades 9-12) for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Come learn about TJHSST, the programs, classes offered, and student life. Get details about the TJHSST admissions process, what students can expect, and tips/advice from admissions staff. Students must be in 8th grade and enrolled in Algebra 1 or higher to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ian Brodie. He can be reached at ibrodie@fcps.edu or 703-426-1049.

Calendar at a Glance

August 19 - FCPSOn Distribution - Makeup Date, 10 am-2 pm

August 20 - FCPSOn Distribution - Makeup Date, 10 am-2 pm and 6 pm-8 pm

August 22 - Bruin Blast - Middle School 8 am-11 am / High School 1 pm-3pm

August 22 - Military Potluck, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

August 26 - First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year

9200  Burke Lake Rd.Burke, VA 22015 | Main Office: 703-426-1000
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