LBSS Weekly News - 10/18/19

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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

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

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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
Attendance | Web | Twitter

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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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LBSS Weekly News - 9/13/19

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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

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

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LBSS Summer News - 8/9/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

We are thrilled to officially welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year!  In just a few short weeks, our school will be bustling with teenagers, teachers and staff excited about the opportunities and possibilities for learning and engagement. 

I am pleased to share that our Back-to-School webpage is live and is your one-stop shop for all of the information that you will need for an outstanding school year!  The information is comprehensive, so please take the time to review this information with your child. You may access the webpage at https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/back_to_school_news


On Thursday, August 22 we will be hosting Bruin Blast!  This will be an opportunity for you to submit required forms, drop off medications, pick up a copy of your schedule (also available online), tour the school, join our PTSA and Booster clubs, buy spirit wear and much more.   Bruin Blast for middle school is from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and Bruin Blast for high school is from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  New student orientation will also take place on August 22nd, 8:00-11:00 a.m. for middle school (all 7th graders and new 8th graders) and 12:00-1:00 p.m. (all new 9-12 grade students). 


Our first class each day begins at 8:00 a.m. and the building will be accessible for students each morning at 7:15 a.m.


Yesterday, we handed out devices to Subschool 3 as a part of our FCPSOn initiative.  This year, all high school students will receive a laptop.  Please be sure to review the dates and times for distribution to each Subschool below.  Almost all middle school classrooms will be equipped with a cart of laptops that can be used to provide instruction.  These middle school devices may not be taken home this year.   

Finally, we will be hosting several community events to build relationships and excitement for the upcoming school year.  I hope you will consider attending one or more of these great events. 

  • On Wednesday, August 14, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., we will have a Lake Braddock Secondary School (LBSS) Administrative Team Meet and Greet at Coal Fire (9276 Old Keene Mill Rd. Burke, VA).  This event is sponsored by our PTSA and 20% of all sales will go directly to our PTSA. Please see the below flyer for more details.
  • On Thursday, August 22, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., we will be hosting a Military Family potluck for all of our military connected students and families.  This event will be held in the LBSS cafeteria.   
  • On Thursday, August 29, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., we will have another LBSS Administrative Team Meet and Greet, prior to the Varsity Football game vs. West Potomac. 

Thank you for your continuous support of Lake Braddock. We are looking forward to an incredible year! 

Information for ALL

Lake Braddock SS Orchestra Invited to Perform with Medical Musical Group Symphony
The Lake Braddock Secondary Orchestra has been formally invited by Secretary Craig Duehring of the Department of the Air Force to perform a concert with the Medical Musical Group Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The internationally renowned, award-winning Medical Musical Group (MMG) is considered the world’s premier integrated medical chorale and symphony orchestra. Core members are doctors, nurses and community volunteers from veterans and other U.S. medical centers and schools all over the U.S. and use a distinctive format of music and readings. MMG’s mission is to perform music with a message of healing, hope, inspiration, and patriotism at home; and peace and international brotherhood and sisterhood overseas. Additionally, the MMG is a recipient of the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Bob Hope Award. Clayton Allen, director of the Lake Braddock Orchestra, is conducting this event alongside the MMG founder Victor Wahby.  Allen’s medical military career coupled with his love of music both as a music educator and active performer attracted the MMG. He was featured in The Washington Post in a story about his path to becoming a teacher with the Troops to Teachers program. There is an admission charge except for members of the military. Contact Clayton Allen at crallen1@fcps.edu

 

Locker Assignments
LBSS continues to grow and we now have one of our largest student groups that we have had in years! If your student is willing to give up a hall locker for this school year please submit that information via this link. If you have questions/concerns please email Ms. Eileen Hoppock (enhoppock@fcps.edu). 

 

Administration Team Meet and Greet and PTSA Fundraiser
We've been virtually introducing you to various new members of the Lake Braddock Administration team throughout the summer. Now is your chance to meet them and the rest of the dedicated team members in person! Our administrative team will be hosting a Meet and Greet event to connect with our students, parents and families. Meet them at Coal Fire in Burke on Wednesday, August 14 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

After you say "hi", take a break from cooking that evening and grab a table to dine in or order for take-out delicious pizza, pasta or sandwiches. Coal Fire will donate 20% of your dinner bill to our LBSS PTSA. Just present your server with this flyer (hard copy or from your mobile device).

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Military Family Potluck
Please join us for or first military family meet-up on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. This family friendly event will feature a pot-luck casserole dinner followed by fun activities, music and an evening football scrimmage.

Sign up for a dish to share through this Sign-up Genius link:

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

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

 

PTSA Open Positions
The PTSA has the following open positions that need to be filled. Please contact Shelley Yu by August 11 at president@lbssptsa.org if you'd like to fill one of these positions:

  • Hospitality Committee Chair: Supports back-to-school events (Back-to-School Breakfast), appreciation events (Teacher Appreciation week), Principal's Coffee (quarterly), and wider community events (Arts and Crafts Marketplace, Bruin 5K) (estimated 5+ hours per event)
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Coordinates sign-ups for various events and activities (estimated several hours for each event/activity)
  • Discount Card (Popsocket) Chair: Works with area businesses to provide discounts for their services/products (estimated 20 hours before school starts and several hours a month during the school year)
  • 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.)
  • Reflections Committee Members: Assist Reflection Committee Chair and helping with communication to publicize event and coordinate with perspective judges.
  • Website Committee Co-Chair: Update website weekly or upon requests from the LBSS community

 

HS Information

FCPSOn Information
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 started distribution of the laptops to Subschool 3 students yesterday on the 8th. Please see below for the full schedule along with alternate dates. Students must be present and have their student ID number ready to pickup and logon to the laptop. Parents do not need to be present. We anticipate assignment of the laptop and the initial logon to take approximately 30-45 minutes. We understand schedules may impact pickup, however due to the number of students picking up devices, we ask that student try to attend their initial checkout date as there will be limited staff during the makeup days.  Thank you.

August 12th 10am -2pm: Subschool 4 (Last Names E-K)
August 13th 10am -2pm: Subschool 5 (Last Names L-P)
August 14th 10am -2pm: Subschool 6 (Last Names Q-Z)
August 19th 10am -2pm: Makeup Date
August 20th 10am -2pm: Makeup Date

 

Senior Portraits
Did you miss your original senior portrait session in June? Make-up sessions have been scheduled for next week,  August 12-14. Those seniors who didn't have their portrait taken yet should have received a postcard in the mail with their appointment information. Don't be left out in the yearbook. We love seeing all your beautiful smiles!

Calendar at a Glance

August 14 - LBSS Admin Team Meet & Greet (4 pm-6 pm) and
             PTSA Fundraiser (4 pm-10 pm)

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

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

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

August 29 - LBSS Admin Team Meet & Greet, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

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LBSS Summer News - 8/2/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

Our staff enjoyed a great week of professional learning through the FCPS Leadership Conference and Region 4 Kick Off.  We had an opportunity to network and are excited to partner with our feeder elementary schools: Burke School, Cherry Run Elementary, Kings Glen Elementary, Kings Park Elementary, Ravensworth Elementary, Sangster Elementary, and White Oak Elementary.   

Be on the lookout for meet and greet opportunities with our administrative staff.  We have some new faces and are hopeful that these events will give us time to continue building a strong relationship with our Lake Braddock Community.

Don't forget that our fall sports begin on Monday, August 5th. 

Information for ALL

Changes to Early Check-Out Procedures for Students
Starting the beginning of this school year, there will be changes to the Early Check-Out Procedures for Students, particularly for Middle School. We will be sending out full details of the procedures in the mail next week, but want you to make note of the major changes to the procedure:

MS parents (or the designated person*) must come in Entrance 1, present a photo ID and pick up students at the security desk. There are designated 15 minute parking spots in front of the Entrance 1 that you may use to park in order to go in and pick up your child.

High School (HS) parents may pick up students outside Entrance 1.

*Please note the designated person who picks up your student must also be officially listed as an emergency contact.

 

Building Access in the Morning during School Days
Doors will be unlocked for students at 7:15 a.m.

School Year Activity and Event Planners
This is Lake Braddock Secondary School's 46th school year! The PTSA needs volunteers to help plan for various activities and events throughout the school year to help make it a success for our students, families, faculty and staff.
If you'd like to be a part of this planning committee, bring your proactive spirit, ideas and love for the school to the:

Volunteer Meet & Greet
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
at Kings Park Library Meeting Room
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m
Feel free to bring a snack or treat to share with the group.

If you can't make this time but still want to be involved, please email Shelley Yu, PTSA President, at president@lbssptsa.org.

 

LBSS PTSA Open Positions
Our PTSA has several open positions that need to be filled. Please contact Shelley Yu by August 11 at president@lbssptsa.org if you'd like to fill one of these positions:

  • First Vice President (Board Position): Supports the President as the designated representative for the high school level.
  • Secretary (Board Position): Tracks the PTSA's business and supports PTSA activities.
  • Hospitality Committee Chair: Supports back-to-school events
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Coordinates sign-ups for various events and activities.
  • Discount Card (Popsocket) Chair: Works with area businesses to provide discounts.
HS Information

Senior Portraits
Did you miss your original senior portrait session in June? Make-up sessions have been scheduled for August 12-14. Those seniors who didn't have their portrait taken yet will be receiving a postcard in the mail with their appointment information. Don't be left out in the yearbook. We love seeing all your beautiful smiles!

FCPSOn Information
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 will begin distribution with Subschool 3 students on August 8th. Please see below for the full schedule along with alternate dates. Students must be present and have their student ID number ready to pickup and logon to the laptop. Parents do not need to be present. We anticipate assignment of the laptop and the initial logon to take approximately 30-45 minutes. We understand schedules may impact pickup, however due to the number of students picking up devices, we ask that student try to attend their initial checkout date as there will be limited staff during the makeup days.  Thank you.

August 8th     9am-2pm: Subschool 3 (Last Names A-D)
August 12th 10am -2pm: Subschool 4 (Last Names E-K)
August 13th 10am -2pm: Subschool 5 (Last Names L-P)
August 14th 10am -2pm: Subschool 6 (Last Names Q-Z)
August 19th 10am -2pm: Makeup Date
August 20th 10am -2pm: Makeup Date

Calendar at a Glance

August 8 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 3 - 9am-2pm

August 12 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 4 - 10am-2pm

August 13 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 5 - 10am-2pm

August 14 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 6 - 10am-2pm

August 19 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Makeup Date - 10am - 2pm

August 20 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Makeup Date - 10am - 2pm

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

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

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LBSS Summer News - 7/26/19

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A Message from Dr. Smith

This week the Lake Braddock Administrative Team has had a great week working on the opening of the school year.  We devoted time discussing the book Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World by Tim Elmore and ways to further enrichment learning experiences for students in the coming school year. 

Next week we will kick off fall sports; Golf will start on August 1st and all other athletes return August 5th.  There is a new Athletic Department webpage and more information regarding athletics below.  We are excited to have students back in the building this week getting involved in fall sports. 

The first day of school is only one month away!  Below you’ll find important information regarding Bruin Blast and FCPSOn.  We look forward to having all our Bruin community back in a few short weeks.   

LBSS in the News


Chef Palmer Competes Again on the Food Network
Our very own Palmer Moore, 10th grader this school year, will be competing in another episode of the Food Network's "Guy's Grocery Game" in a special All Star Kids edition. This episode airs on July 31 at 9:00 p.m. Be sure to watch and cheer on Chef Palmer!

Chef Palmer (center) in his first appearance in Guy's Grocery Game

 

Patriot District Softball Rivals Combine Talents For the Love of the Game

Rival District softball coaches from Lake Braddock, West Springfield, Robinson, Woodson, Pope Paul VI, and Fairfax volunteered their talents and love of softball to offer a camp for young girls from the ages of 11 to 17 who want to sharpen their skills and make new friends along the way.

JV softball coaches in the Patriot District, along with Pope Paul VI often talked about the need for young girls who want to make their respective varsity squads to work on the fundamentals of softball. Lake Braddock Junior Varsity head coach, Megan Baney, along with her assistant, Bill Myers, came up with the idea of offering a joint camp in the summer to do just that.   Coaches recruited girls from their junior varsity teams and feeder schools to attend the camp.   Approximately 25 girls throughout the region participated in the four-day camp, with the fifth day being reserved for girls interested in pitching or catching..

Although the intended goal was to improve the fundamentals of the game, an added feature is improving the camaraderie on and off the softball field and developing good sportsmanship.

While not every coach was able to commit to the five-day camp due to job commitments, every district coach participated in preparing for the camp in some way, and every school in the Patriot District, as well as Pope Paul VI had players attending camp.

From L: Tom Martin, Robinson JV Coach, Balima Smalls, West Springfield JV Coach, Erin Peterson, LB Varsity Assistant Coach, Megan Baney, Lake Braddock JV Head Coach, Bill Myers, Lake Braddock JV Assistant Coach, Ann Marie Boyd, Paul VI Head Varsity Coach

Information for All

Welcome Back Information and Forms
In the first few weeks of August, please be on look-out for the Welcome Back packet containing your student's Emergency Care Card (ECC) and the Health Information form. Please review the ECC and mark any corrections as needed, complete the Health Information form, and turn the forms in during Bruin Blast on Thursday, August 22. We will also be sending out an email via eNotify that will have a link to the Welcome Back school webpage containing all other information and forms you’ll need to complete and/or update.

FCPSOn Information

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 will begin distribution with Subschool 3 students on August 8th. Please see below for the full schedule along with alternate dates. Students must be present and have their student ID number ready to pickup and logon to the laptop. Parents do not need to be present. We anticipate assignment of the laptop and the initial logon to take approximately 30-45 minutes. We understand schedules may impact pickup, however due to the number of students picking up devices, we ask that student try to attend their initial checkout date as there will be limited staff during the makeup days.  Thank you.

August 8th      9am-2pm: Subschool 3
August 12th 10am -2pm: Subschool 4
August 13th 10am -2pm: Subschool 5
August 14th 10am -2pm: Subschool 6
August 19th 10am -2pm: Makeup Date
August 20th 10am -2pm: Makeup Date

 

MS Student Services Newsletter

Please take a minute to review the MS Student Services Summer Newsletter.  This newsletter contains a lot of great information on upcoming events and includes some helpful hints to assist you in navigating Lake Braddock. We look forward to seeing you at Bruin Blast!  https://lakebraddockss.fcps.edu/middle-school/student-services/news-and-calendar

 

Athletic Department News
The Athletic Department has a new website:
http://www.lakebraddockss.rschoolteams.com/  
The old website: Lakebraddocksports.org is no longer active.

Attention All Freshman Football Players & Parents:
There will be a mandatory parent / player meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 6 PM in Room G105. We will be introducing the coaching staff, discussing paperwork needed to play, and the August calendar. Questions? Coach Mike Dougherty, mjdougherty1@fcps.edu.

 

Summer Office Hours
The school's main office operates with limited staff and hours over the summer, June 19 - August 9, 2019:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Please plan your visits accordingly.

Calendar at a Glance

August 8 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 3 - 9am-2pm

August 12 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 4 - 10am-2pm

August 13 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 5 - 10am-2pm

August 14 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Subschool 6 - 10am-2pm

August 19 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Makeup Date - 10am - 2pm

August 20 - FCPSOn 1:1 - Laptop Distribution - Makeup Date - 10am - 2pm

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

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

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