PTSA Board Nominations for SY 2021-2022

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HSS PTSA Board Nominations for 2021-2022  

 

Below is the slate as put forth by the Nominations Committee for the HSS PTSA Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year. Please note that at this time, we do not have a candidate for Treasurer. Please email Julie Shepard (the Nominations Committee chair) at 2ndvp@hssptsa.org if you or someone you know would be interested in serving in this role. Nominations from the floor will be accepted until April 29, 2021. Voting will occur via Google form from May 10-12, 2021 and the results will be announced at the PTSA membership meeting on May 13, 2021.

President - Trina Estrada-Good

Currently serving as the HSS PTSA President and as the Fairfax County Council PTA Ambassador to the Hayfield Pyramid.

First Vice President - Jenn Benecke

Currently serving as the HSS PTSA First Vice President and as the Fairfax Special Education PTA liaison to Fairfax County Council PTA.

Second Vice President - Candice Goodman

My name is Candice Goodman and I am the mother to a rising 7th grader, Madelyn. I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA and I am currently employed as a Senior Advisor at a Federal Agency. During my daughter’s time in elementary school where I spent several years coordinating the school PTA’s Holiday Market and a year coordinating the Enrichment Matters program, I realized how important a resource the PTA/PTSA plays for a school. I would be honored to support the Hayfield Secondary School PTSA next year through this role.

Treasurer - open position

Corresponding Secretary - Sara Yezefski

Former corresponding secretary at Hayfield Elementary School, Former PTO President at Odyssey Academy, Former VP of the Coast Guard Officer's Spouses Club of Washington, DC, Dog Tag Fellowship graduate named “Most Likely to have Everything But the Kitchen Sink in her Mom Bags” and a woman who excels at taking notes.

Recording Secretary - Juliana Henderson 

I am putting myself forward as a candidate for recording secretary for the Hayfield Secondary PTSA. I believe in serving your community when you can and this position seems like the best way for me to help the PTSA. I am a former reporter who spent years covering meetings, hearings, news conferences and other activities and recording key information that I needed to write accurate and informative news stories. Given my background and skills, I believe I am a good candidate for the recording secretary position.

 

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Student Services Newsletter 4/9/2021

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Student Services Newsletter - 4/9/2021 Grade 11 College and Career Planning 

A quick reminder that the second half of our VIRTUAL college planning series,Pre-Flight Checklist: Advice from Admissions Professionals” is next Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. College admissions professionals will share their insider tips on finding the right college for you, and what they are looking for when they read applications. Please register for the program here and we will email you a Zoom link to the event. (Remember to use a personal email address to register, because Zoom can’t email a link to your FCPSSchools.net account.)

If you missed the March 22 session with your counselors (“Pre-Flight Checklist: College Planning for Juniors”), you can find the recording, handout, and PowerPoint in Schoology: Courses > All Students > (left side of screen: Materials) > Class of 2022 Information > Junior Program (March 22) Pre-Flight Checklist: College Planning for Juniors.

As always, if you want to talk to your School Counselor or the College & Career Center, they are available during office hours on Mondays from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday- Fridays during lunch (11:30- 1:00). To find their virtual offices in Schoology, go to Courses > All Students > (left side of screen) Collaborate Ultra. 

  STARTALK Summer Program 

Fairfax Academy is proud to be offering STARTALK for the second summer in a row.  

STARTALK is an NSA grant-funded program focused on Korean language and culture (in addition to dance and music) that is available to rising 9th-12th graders.  Registration is currently open, and spots are limited in this intensive summer enrichment program. 

Save the Date: SUMMER VIP CAMP for Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders

VIP Camp is happening!  The VIP Summer Camp will be held at Sandburg Middle School this year for our rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. See flyer attached.  More information is coming soon!

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Regional Science Results

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Regional Science Fair Results

The Hayfield Science Department is pleased to announce the results of the Regional Science Fair competition. This year, science fair was voluntary, but after review at the school level we were pleased to send on 10 teams to the regional science fair competition. All ten teams were recognized with either category placement or organizational awards at this year’s regional fair.

Second Place category awards were awarded to two Hayfield projects:

  • Nathan Grunkemeyer in the category of Chemistry for his project, “The Effect of pH on the Mass of Bioplastics Produced from Starch”
  • Fiona Dreesbach in the category of Earth and Environmental Systems for her project “The Effect of Lichen on a simulated Martian Environment’’. Fiona also received organizational awards from the MIT Club of DC, The Northern VA Astronomy Club, and the Society of Women Engineers.

Both Fiona and Nathan will advance on to compete in the Virginia State Science Fair Competition.

Third place category awards were awarded to two Hayfield Projects:

  • The team of Maya Degafe, Alicia June and Norah Nijbroek in the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences for their project “The Effect of the Full-Time FCPS Advanced Academics Program on the Relationship between Academic Performance and Self-concept of Participating Students”
  • Autumn Roverse in the category of Engineering Mechanics for her project, “The Effect of Temperature on Conductivity and Resistance”

Honorable Mention Category Awards were awarded to five Hayfield Project including:

  • The team of Easton Meadows, Olivia So and Samuel Ten in the category of Molecular Biology for their project, “The Effect of Light Intensity on Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates”
  • The team of Jalayah Chatman and Iyala Morales in the category of Chemistry for their project, “The Effects of Insulators on Ice”
  • The team of Rylee Abell, Sarah Cestare and Danielle Currier in the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences for their project “The Effect of How Students Receive Instruction on Their Performance on a Test”
  • Joed Otchere in the category of Biochemistry for his project, “The Effect of the Tye of Citrus Fruit on the Amount of Electrolytes”
  • The team of Nader Bashammakh, John Copeland and Justin Hagen in the category of Engineering Mechanics for their project, “The Effect of Beam Thickness on Bridge Efficiency.”

Andrew Ross also received an 1st place Organizational award from Dominion Energy and an Honorable mention from the Washington Statistical Society for his project, “Regional Differences in Environmental Radiation Levels.”

We are extremely proud of these amazing researchers for their dedication to science in a year with no access to school science labs, equipment or supplies. We celebrate their work and look forward to their success in the future.

For a complete list of winners this year you can visit

https://www.fcps.edu/sciencefair.

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March Community Bulletin

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March Community Bulletin 2021 Student Peace Award Winner

Senior Betty Soloman was selected as one of the 25 FCPS students to receive a Student Peace Award. This award recognizes students who work in their communities as peacemakers. Betty is an active member of the One Day Seyoum Organization, which aims to end human rights abuses in Eritrea and support Eritrean refugees. Through donation drives, she helped collect hygiene products and clothing to send to families in Eritrea. Read more about her involvement here!

Regional Science Fair Results

The Hayfield Science Department is pleased to announce the results of the Regional Science Fair competition. This year, science fair was voluntary, but after review at the school level we were pleased to send on 10 teams to the regional science fair competition. All ten teams were recognized with either category placement or organizational awards at this year’s regional fair. See the full results here!

Academy Dance Student of the Quarter

Each quarter a student enrolled in Academy dance classes at West Potomac High School is awarded "Student of the Quarter." Students are highlighted for many reasons, including their work ethic, character, dedication, academic curiosity, resilience and passion for the career field.

Hayfield student Amanda Purrington was chosen as the 2nd quarter recipient for Hip Hop Dance! Ms. Betzel writes “Amanda is a wonderful performer that shows love and interest in dance and the performing arts with her dedication to the class and her assignments.  She is one of the most remarkable student-communicators I have experienced.  She is always prepared and contributing to every lesson in class as well as taking on leadership roles during group work in class.”

FBLA Regional Competition

Congrats to our Future Business Leaders of America for placing in the Regional Competitive Events!

First Place:
Broadcast Journalism - Nahed Elberry and Mohamed Elberry 
Public Speaking - Brianna Jones
Supply Chain Management - Dina Cazun

Second Place:
Cybersecurity - Victoria Turner
Database Design & Applications - Aron Asgedom
Help Desk - Abigia Mulugeta
Personal Finance - Dominic Kaczar

Third Place:
Impromptu Speaking - Zackary Collison
Introduction to Public Speaking - Tinsae Habte
Job Interview - Larry Wesley
Management Decision Making - Om Amin, Menelik Derege, and Wassim Molato
Website Design - Morgan Choe; Miriksha Thakuri, and Bersabe Tilahun

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Student Services Newsletter 3/15/2021

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Student Services Newsletter 3/15/21 PTSA Scholarship Announcement

The Hayfield Secondary PTSA will be offering four $500 scholarships to our Hayfield Seniors this year. Attached is the flyer and the application form. Applications are due by April 17 at 3pm. Students will submit their applications to 1stvp@hssptsa.org

HAYFIELD PTSA SCHOLARSHIP 20-21Flyer.pdf

Hayfield PTSA Scholarship Form - 20-211stvp@hssptsa.org Revised.docx 

AP Testing Information Night

(For Current HS students taking an AP course and their Parents/Guardians)

There have been a number of changes to AP testing Dates, Formats and fees in the last month.  If you would like to learn more about those changes and ask questions, we will be having an AP Testing Informational night on Thursday, March 18th from 7pm-8pm

This will be a virtual event that you will need to sign up for to receive a link.  To sign up, please fill in the form found at https://tinyurl.com/aptest21

 If you have any additional questions you can reach out to Julie Riley at jsriley@fcps.edu or Emily Gregory at Ehgregory@fcps.edu or you can visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/43120 for complete information regarding AP Testing. 

FCPS College Partnership Program

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e First Generation, African-American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English Learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The application window is now open for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. To access the application, students should join the Schoology group: Temporary College Partnership Program using the code D964-Q9WR-Q8P3S. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 19.

If you have questions about the program, please contact sponsor Mr. Turner at DTurner@fcps.edu.

Sophomore Young Scholars Parent Night (Virtual)

Attention all parents of sophomore Young Scholars! There will be an information and Q&A session regarding Young Scholars on March 23rd 5:30pm-6:30pm in conjunction with the sophomore college night. We’ll cover what a Young Scholar is, how we work with our sophomore Young Scholars, and provide some strategies for supporting your Young Scholars at home; there will be time to ask questions during the session. A link to join the session will be sent the day before the session. You can reach out to Julie Riley (jsriley@fcps.edu), Christa Shiley (cdshiley@fcps.edu), or Chloé Thomas (cthomas@fcps.edu) with any questions or for more information.

Sophomore “Preparing for College” Night- March 23 at 6:30 p.m. (Virtual)

Preparing for College is an informative and fun virtual program specifically designed to help 10th graders and parents plan for college. Our special guest is Ms. Erin Slater, Director of Admissions, Randolph-Macon College. There will be a question and answer opportunity via chat on Zoom.*   Please note: This will be a joint Hayfield- Lewis- Edison- South County High School event exclusively for 10th graders. Please pre-register here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the link to the live workshop. 

 Limit one registration per household (although the same registration can be used on multiple devices in the same household). You do not need a Zoom account to participate.  The only information you will need to register for this Zoom event is: Student Name, High School and Email address (do NOT use your fcpsschools.net address, because Zoom cannot e-mail you the link to the program).

College Planning Events for Juniors

Your counselors are planning TWO special events for you to learn more about the college selection and application process.

Part 1: Pre-Flight Checklist: College Planning for Juniors

Students, please join your school counselors on Monday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual session on college planning. We’ll talk about how to find the right college for you, whether you should take the SAT/ACT, and more! No pre-registration necessary. The meeting will be held in BBCU through Schoology. To join the meeting from the main Schoology page, click on Courses > All Students > Collaborate Ultra > “Pre-Flight Checklist: College Planning for Juniors”.  

Part 2:   Pre-Flight Checklist: Advice from Admissions Professionals

On Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m., we will host an evening program exclusively for juniors and their parents/guardians, with college admissions officers who will give you insider advice on choosing a college and the application process. Registration is required. RSVP here and a link will be sent to you!

For Seniors: NOVA’s Virtual Visits to Hayfield (For students not in the Pathway Program)

NOVA will offer four special information sessions for Hayfield seniors and our neighboring high schools this spring. This week’s session is “NOVA Application Help Session” on Thursday, March 18 from 5:00- 6:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. To register & join, click here to RSVP for Monday’s session and click here to RSVP for Thursday’s session.

Military Mondays

The high schools in FCPS Region 3 will co-host our military recruiters for virtual information sessions on enlistment opportunities in each service branch. These events will be held every Monday at 3:00 p.m., starting March 1 and running through mid-April. Meeting links are published in the College & Career Newsletter and sent to students on Fridays. SSG Lashaunda Hawkins of the Army will be our guest this Monday, March 15. NO pre-registration required- click here for meeting link.

 Upcoming sessions: Coast Guard – 3/22, Marines – 4/5, Navy – 4/12

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Student Services Newsletter 3/8/2021

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Student Services Newsletter - 3/8/21 School Board Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools.  Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due April 7, 2021.  The application and related details can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2021-student-representative-school-board.  

Virtual Career Exploration Fair (HS)

A county-wide Virtual Career Exploration Fair is being planned for students, parents, and staff, from April 19-30.  High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career ready workshops and information sessions.

The event's virtual format allows students to take advantage of sessions and workshops during asynchronous Mondays and evenings. 

Please save the  event page and see the linked "Save the Date" Flyer - Registration will open soon!

2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair Save the Date

Pi Day (3/10)– Free STEM Virtual Event on Self-Driving Cars (MS, HS)

Ford, Argo AI, and STEM for HER will conduct a free virtual event on March 10 about self-driving cars in D.C. and the careers that make them work. Interested students can register here: https://bit.ly/3rdE71F Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school.

 

An Additional College Access Fairfax Offering in April 2021 (HS)

Due to high demand, College Access Fairfax (CAF) is offering an additional Paying for College (9th – 11th grade) virtual presentation on Wednesday April 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM. This presentation will be offered in both English and Spanish simultaneously. A flyer with additional details is linked below.

Paying for College (9th - 11th grade) - April 13, 2021

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February Bulletin

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February Community Bulletin West Potomac Academy Student of the Quarter!

Each quarter a student enrolled in Academy dance classes at West Potomac High School is awarded "Student of the Quarter." Students are highlighted for many reasons, including their work ethic, character, dedication, academic curiosity, resilience and passion for the career field.

Hayfield student Zach Collison was chosen as the 2nd quarter recipient! Ms. Betzel writes “Zack is always one of the first students in dance, with their camera on, ready to learn, and he will always contribute to class discussions and lessons. He does not hesitate to step into leadership roles within breakout groups or to volunteer to “go first” if volunteers are asked to contribute. He has extended his leadership capabilities outside of the classroom by volunteering to share the dance program experience as a student ambassador. He continues to excel in dance technique and artistry and will take on almost any new experience to grow as a student.”

Mock Trial

Hayfield’s Mock Trial Team turned in an impressive performance at a 2021 Virginia Mock Trial regional competition in early February. Students participated virtually as they acted as lawyers and witnesses in a murder trial that involved a restaurant and some shady characters, presenting their arguments and evidence before real-life attorneys and judges. Kudos to lawyers Viktoria Cseke, Aanya Gupta, Ariel Jones, Lia LeViner, and Fatima Shah, and witnesses Cseke, LeViner, Shirley Bassil, Chloe Darkwah-Sampah, James Odell, and Ethan Richards, as well as timekeeper Calvin Togans. Natalia Pena also provided great support to the team before the trial. The team’s next stop is the State competition on March 20-21. Go Hawks!

Latin Certamen Competitions

Congrats to our Hayfield Latin Certamen team! Certamen is a speed-based game covering Latin grammar, Roman history, and mythology. At an online local tournament on January 30th, Hayfield sent four teams. The level 1 team (Sydney Wong, Annemarie Bulmer, Callie Cosgrove, Madelyn Molina, Rebecca Molina) earned 4th place on Novice Amateur and our advanced A team  (Joohun Lee, Alex Shepard, Jackie Berrigan, Rafael Tamez) earned 3rd  place on Advanced Amateur. Big shout-outs as both of those teams are growing and getting better every week.

 

The Intermediate Team plays in the Competitive Division and had a very impressive day! They not only earned 1st on Intermediate Competitive but were the highest scoring team on any level that day.

 

On February 13th, the Intermediate team also went on to play at the Duke Certamen, which hosts competitive schools from around the country. After the preliminaries Hayfield was seeded 5th, and put up a hard fight in the semi-finals. Congrats to Alexander Molina, Anne Huang, Jordan Kirkpatrick, and Nathan Grunkemeyer!

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Military Families Opportunity - Purple Star Parent Talk

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From the Military Child Education Coalition: Purple Star Schools Parent Talk

Next Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 4:30pm, the Military Child Education Coalition's Military Parent Advocate team is having a Parent Talk Back and the focus and discussion will be about the importance of Purple Star Designation in schools.  If you are able, please join us for a participatory discussion about the benefits of having a Purple Star campus, meeting the needs of military-connected and highly mobile students in our community.  There will be a parent, student, Military Family Life Consultant, School Liaison Officer, and counselor joining the session, all willing to give us their perspective and involvement with supporting our highly mobile community.

https://www.facebook.com/Military-Parent-Advocate-Volunteers-National-Capital-Region-103276731400591

Registration Webpage

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Student Services Newsletter, February 18, 2021

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Student Services Newsletter 2/18/21 NP4H and SEC Host: Hayfield Race and Equity Town Hall - Monday, February 22 

Join us for our RACE AND EQUITY TOWN HALL on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 from 12:30PM - 2:30PM, hosted by Hayfield's No Place For Hate committee and the Hayfield Student Equity Council. The Race and Equity Town Hall is an opportunity to provide a safe space to have uncomfortable, yet important conversations. We hope to inspire students to use their voice and speak on important issues. Check out our teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z7YwiOORG0

To join, parents and students can log in to Schoology and click on the Office Hours and Interventions course then Blackboard Collaborate. Search for "Race and Equity Town Hall" then click Join.

We look forward to the conversation on Feb. 22!

Sincerely,

No Place For Hate & Student Equity Council

Hayfield's No Place For Hate committee strives to create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment, regardless of one’s race, sex, gender, religious, or socioeconomic background, through the facilitation of candid discussions and events, learning, acknowledging, and celebrating our differences. The Hayfield Student Equity Council strives to foster inclusivity, diversity, and knowledge through empowering student voices and community outreach. HSEC aspires to provide students with the foundation to actively serve as a catalyst for engagement that provides a safe space for intentional, cross-cultural interactions that support an equity platform for change.

  En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast for Spanish Speaking Families

Welcome to En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Listen to En Pocas Palabras FCPS in Spanish and English to hear timely, important information related to school news. FCPS cares about all families. The podcast is produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.   En Pocas Palabras FCPS will bring you something new to discover.  We are a community. Together, we are stronger!

Bienvenidos a En Pocas Palabras FCPS, un Podcast en español e inglés, donde podrá  encontrar las últimas noticias de las escuelas públicas del condado de Fairfax.  En FCPS todas las familias son importantes. Producido por la Oficina de Servicios de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESOL) y la Oficina de Aprendizaje Profesional y Participación Familiar, este Podcast tiene como meta  ayudar a las familias a tener acceso a recursos claves y apoyarlas en la educación de sus hijos. Somos una comunidad y juntos somos más fuertes.  

Listen on: 

Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/en-pocas-palabras-fcps/id1551859253

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/4XRcEd6hwZbYk29Wng0I4X

Anchor https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps 

  Super Transition Week - K12 and Beyond

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for a successful transition from school to life as a young adult.

Ensuring postsecondary success of our students with disabilities is dependent on effective transition planning.  Please join CTS and other support service personnel for a week of transition focused workshops, February 22 - February 25, 2021.

Sessions each night will cover a range of transition topics: CTS programming and services for students with disabilities, short- and long-term postsecondary supports, employment and postsecondary education considerations, Supported Decision Making, and student self-determination as an evidence-based predictor of post-school success.

This event also includes two evenings of student/parent panels where members describe their firsthand experiences as they navigated Fairfax County Public Schools and the transition process.

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Super Transition Week Flyer

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be held on Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be held virtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the following site for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on to your FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10 minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity to move to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the college representative.

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Student Services Newsletter 2/15/2021 & Return to School Town Hall Reminder!

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Student Services Newsletter 2/15/21 Hayfield Return to School Town Hall and Survey Questionnaire

Hayfield SS Administration, co-sponsored with the PTSA, cordially      invites you to a Return to School Town Hall next Thursday 2/18. Middle School Families will meet from 6-7pm. A Spanish Language Town Hall will meet at the same time, from 6-7pm. High School Families will meet from 7-8pm. To best answer your questions, please complete the google form survey by Tuesday, February 16th. 

Hayfield SS will send out the BlackBoard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) links the day of the town hall. Thank you! 

Opportunity for Military Families: Building Resilience and Promoting Healing in Children, Families and Communities

How ACEs Impact Health and Well-Being

Monday, February 22nd: 5pm-6:30pm

Virtual at https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/fb5c3cbe1d8944dbafb170178df44ab0

Contact Florence Newsome, Parent Liaison, Ft Belvoir Schools fnewsome@fcps.edu or Jenna White, FCCPTA at ticn@fccpta.org

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ga83d1w792932w5/ACE%20Interface%20Flyer%20Ft%20Belvoir.pdf?dl=0

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Creative Writing Contest

The Arts & Letters Committee of The Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. cordially invites Fairfax County Virginia high school (9th-12th grades) & middle school students (6th-9th grades) interested in creative writing and the arts to participate in their 6th annual creative writing contest. This year’s essay theme is 2020 Rewind: Moments, Movements & Monuments.  As we know, the year 2020 was full of memorable and undefinable moments that made us learn how to improvise, overcome and adapt. Submissions will be reviewed for awards of $125 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place.  Also, each winner will receive a certificate of achievement.  Completed essays are due no later than February 22, 2021. View entry form and complete rules here.

FCPS  College Partnership Program- Applications are Open

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e First Generation, African-American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English Learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The application window is now open. Additional information on the program and the application process can be obtained through the Schoology Group: Temporary College Partnership Program using the code D964-Q9WR-Q8P3S.  Applications are due March 19, 2021.  

Hayfield Virtual Calming Room

We officially have our own virtual nest for Hawks to visit when they need to relax and recharge. The Hayfield Calming Room has links to online puzzles, coloring pages, animal webcams at Zoos across the United States, international museum tours, meditation and movement videos, mental health resources, and much more. The Calming Room is linked here for ease of student access: https://sites.google.com/view/hayfield-calming-room/home

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair (HS)

Edison’s Annual HBCU Fair will be held on Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. This year the fair will be held virtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the following site for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home.

Please note, you must be logged on to your FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10 minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity to move to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the college representative. 

World Languages Credit Exam

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March of 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Registration is now open and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2021.  All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021

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College Partnership Program

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Good evening Hawk Families,

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e First Generation, African-American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English Learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. All students are open to apply regardless of background and we invite anyone who would like to know more to please come to the interest meeting.  In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

The application window is now open. Additional information on the program and the application process can be obtained through the interest meeting that will be done through Schoology. Students can join the Group: Temporary College Partnership Program using the code D964-Q9WR-Q8P3S

The 1st interest meeting will be held on Thursday February 4th, starting at 3 P.M.

HAWK PRIDE!

Good evening Hawk Families,

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e First Generation, African-American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English Learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. All students are open to apply regardless of background and we invite anyone who would like to know more to please come to the interest meeting.  In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school. 

The application window is now open. Additional information on the program and the application process can be obtained through the interest meeting that will be done through Schoology. Students can join the Group: Temporary College Partnership Program using the code D964-Q9WR-Q8P3S

The 1st interest meeting will be held on Thursday February 4th, starting at 3 P.M.

HAWK PRIDE!

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News and Notes: February 1, 2021

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News and Notes: February 1, 2021:

Hayfield Drama Hawk Update:

VHSL One Act Auditions will be held online on January 25th from 3-5pm.  Click on this link https://forms.gle/JPVJz3JcPCJKpS7M7 to sign up for VHSL audition information.  The VHSL One Act is a short student written play that will be rehearsed both online and in person this winter and spring.  The rehearsal schedule is still being determined.  The show will be performed and recorded once without an audience and submitted to VHSL.  Auditions are open to all high schoolers.

The high school play A Midsummer Night’s Dream continues virtual rehearsal next week Tuesday-Thursday from 3-5.

In person rehearsals will begin no sooner than February 16th.

 

Model 3 – Condensed Interscholastic Plan with Updated Fall Dates (Fall Sports Begin February 4, 2021:)

  • Season 2 (Fall) February 4, 2021 – (First Contest February 22, 2021)

                        Football

  • Season 2 (Fall) February 4, 2021 – (First Contest March 1, 2021

                        Competition Cheer

  • Season 2 (Fall) February 15, 2021 – (First Contest March 1, 2021)

                        Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf and Volleyball

  • Season 3 (Spring) April 12, 2021 – (First Contest April 26, 2021)

                        Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field

 

Fall Tryout Schedule:

Cheerleading – Head Coach – Theresa Hayman – tmhayman@fcps.edu

Try Outs – February 4, 5

Enter/Exit at Door #14

All Levels on February 4 & 5 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

All Levels on February 6th – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Dance Team – Head Coach – Chelsea Koryak – cnkoryak@fcps.edu

Try Outs – February 2, 4 and 5

Enter/Exit – Door #9

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Middle School Lecture Hall

 

Football – Head Coach – Eric Henderson – evhenderson@fcps.edu

Try Outs – February 4, 5 & 6th

Enter/Exit thru the Stadium Ticket Booth

Varsity 3:30 – 5:15 PM

JV/Freshman 5:15 – 7:00 PM

 

Cross Country – Head Coach – Danny Howick – ddhowick@fcps.edu

Try Outs – February 15th

Enter/Exit at the Stadium Ticket Booth

All Levels 3:30 PM

 

Field Hockey – Head Coach – Chuck Cirino – chuckc221@verizon.net

Try Outs – February 15, 16, 17 & 18

Enter/Exit - Upper Turf Field

All Levels 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Golf – Head Coach – John Terrien – jrterrien@fcps.edu

Try Outs - February 15

All Levels - 1:00 - Pohick Golf Course

Try Outs -February 16, 17

All Levels 3:30 PM – Pohick Golf Course

Pohick Golf Course

10301 Gunston Road

Lorton, VA 22079

 

Volleyball – Head Coach – Ric Licardo – 2coachric@gmail.com

Try Outs – February 16, 17, 18 & 19

Enter/Exit – Door #12

All Levels 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Required Paperwork to participate in VHSL Sports:

  1. VHSL Physical:   VHSL Pre-Participation Exam Form Students must have a completed physical exam prior to participating in high school sports.  The exam must be completed by a MD, DO, NP or PA on the current VHSL form.  The form must be completed by the physician after May 1, 2020 to be valid for the 2020-21 school year.  
  2. On Tuesday, November 17th, FCPS activities and athletic programs transitioned to a new online student registration system.  This new system offers a host of benefits for schools and community members including:
  • One stop shop for registering your student for athletic programs and many common activities occurring throughout the school year
  • Electronic submission of the emergency care card and weight room waiver- only have to fill these out once!
  • A new home for the state-mandated concussion education program
  • Each family will create an account and from this account, can register their student(s) for various activity and athletic opportunities. 
  • The new registration site is available here: https://hayfieldsecondary-ar.rschooltoday.com/
  • If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Student Activities Office (703) 924-7472. 
  • If you have any questions regarding Concussion Education please contact Tay McCallum (703) 924-7579 or email temccallum@fcps.edu
  1. Voluntary Student Accident Insurance: Voluntary Student Insurance

Student-athletes in FCPS are required to be covered by medical insurance.  If your student is not covered by another plan, there is a link below to an option. PLEASE NOTE: If you athlete is participating in Football, they MUST purchase the football option (this is ONLY if you do not have personal health insurance)

All completed forms can be emailed to Tay McCallum at temccallum@fcps.edu.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Tay McCallum directly.  

All Athletes must have the following complete to try out:

All Athletes must:

Arrive less than 10 minutes before the tryout begins

Always wear a mask when not engaged in physical activity

Bring a minimum of 32 oz of water

Be prepared to tryout as no locker rooms will be made available

Leave as soon as the tryout is over. No socializing is allowed

All athletes must enter/exit at the same door that has been stated above

If you are experiencing illness symptoms of any kind, please stay home

 

Hayfield Reusable Grocery Bag Fundraiser:

Show your school spirit with a Hayfield grocery bag.  Hayfield orange medium size bags are NOW available on the PTSA board store.  Bags are $5 each or 3 for $12.  Get yours today at   

https://hayfieldssptsa.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1809.  A picture of the bag is also available at the site.  HAWK PRIDE!

 

You Tube Live:

Hawk Family- WE are up and running! If you haven’t done so already and are interested please click on this link https://tinyurl.com/HawksAthleticsChannel and then just click on the SUBSCRIBE button.  It may ask you to log in and then you will have access to our channel when we are up and running. Our first event that was on You Tube Live was our Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Mt. Vernon on Friday January 29th.

 

Activity and Club Sponsors:

If you are interested in participating in any of these VHSL Activities, please reach out to our sponsors directly.

Theater/One Acts                   Pat Mitchell                psmitchell@fcps.edu

Debate                                     Mackoy Turpen          mcturpen@fcps.edu

Forensics                                 Taryss Mandt              temandt@fcps.edu

Robotics                                  Joey Kerns                  jbkerns@fcps.edu

                                                Dereck Turner             dereck.turner@fcps.edu

Scholastic Bowl                      Brian Oliver                bjoliver@fcps.edu

Please click on the link below to view all our HS Clubs and Sponsors.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mjh3NljFLhAUARK518ep5tJ5XXSQxdary-Wv3aLd1RU/edit

 

Games and Events for the Week of February 1, 2021:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Region Gymnastics @ Fairfax                                                         5:00 PM

JV/Varsity Wrestling vs. Fairfax (Sr. Nt.)                                         6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Region Dive Girls Championships @ Oak Marr                                9:00 AM

Region Dive Boys Championships @ Oak Marr                                12:30 PM

Region Swim Girls Championships @ Oak Marr                              5:30 PM

Varsity Girls Basketball @ Mt. Vernon                                             6:00 PM

Varsity Boys Basketball vs. West Potomac                                       6:00 PM

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Region Swim Boys Championships @ Oak Marr                              5:30 PM

Friday, February 5, 2021

District Wrestling Championships @ Annandale                              3:00 PM

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Track & Field @ West Potomac                                                        9:00 AM

 

ANGP Virtual Fundraiser:

Resolution #1 - Exercise more. So here you go!  

A Virtual Barre EXERCISE Class Fundraiser supporting the Senior Class Celebration/ANGP- join us on Zoom on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:30 am for an introductory barre class. It’s a full body workout that includes elements of Yoga, Ballet and Pilates. The $20 fee goes directly to the Senior Celebration. Find out more and sign up here https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0f4fa8ae2ca5f49-metrobarre

 

Chocolate Fundraiser Update for Class of 2021:

 World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser extended through Valentine's Day!  Buy these awesome chocolates for your Valentine!  

Hey Seniors!! Want an All-Night Grad Party at St James, an adventure park or somewhere fun??? Want awesome Senior Gifts and Events this year??? Sign up for the Chocolate Fundraiser at https://worldsfinestonlinefundraiser.com and use 

Hayfield's code 714281 and send out your emails to family and friends! Help make it a success so you can get all you deserve as Seniors!! This could be a huge fundraiser and raise ALOT of money for the Senior Class. $50 Chipotle Gift Card for the person that sells the most!!

 

Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser:

For 2021 the Boys Lacrosse 6th Annual Paisano’s Pizza Card offer is a Pizza Code instead and is being offered to our Hayfield Community free of charge. Please enjoy Paisano’s award winning pizza throughout 2021 using the Pizza Code: BOGO3. Whether ordering in-person, over the phone, or online**, please use this code to get any XL pizza at regular price, and a second XL pizza for only $3.00!!*Thank you to everyone in our Hayfield Community. We know that this year has been like no other, and we appreciate all the support that Hayfield Boys Lacrosse, and the Hawks Athletics Booster Club has received throughout the years. We hope that 2021 will be safe and healthy year for our entire community!

*2nd pizza is of equal or lesser value

**For online orders, the guest will want to select the "view coupons/offers" tab.  Once that is done, there is a space to enter a promo code which is BOGO3. 

 

Band Booster Club:

 New Website - Take a look at our new website - www.hayfieldband.com! We will continue to post all pertinent information and updates, and maybe even some videos. Make sure to change your bookmark to the new weblink.   

Hayfield Band Boosters Board Meeting - we will hold our Board meeting Thank you for everyone who joined the December Band Booster Board meeting on January 18th at 7 pm. In the spirit of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we will hold the meeting to discuss our kids, music, education, and how to continue to support each other as a community. Check Facebook and the website for the meeting information.  

Twitter: @HayfieldMarchingHawks @HayfieldBandBoosters       

IG: @hsshawksband

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/HayfieldBandBoosters  

Email: hayfieldbandboosters@gmail.com

Web: www.hayfieldband.com

 

Hayfield 2021 All Night Grad Party (ANGP):

The Hayfield 2021 All Night Grad Party (ANGP)/Senior Celebrations and Gifts Committee has been working hard to get fundraisers going so our Seniors can have a great end of the year! Please visit our Facebook page titled “2021 Hayfield ANGP/Senior Celebration!” to easily read about them and access links. Details are also below:

Fundraisers ongoing:

  1. Shutterfly – Order cards/banners/yard signs/masks/photo gifts through our site and the Seniors get 8% of the sales! http://hayfieldangp.shutterflystorefront.com/
  2. World’s Finest Chocolate Holiday Catalog and Magazine Sales – Order packaged chocolates and magazines. Hayfield Seniors receive 40% of the sales. Students register and sell chocolates and magazines – Prize for the highest seller. ($50 Chipotle gift card) 
  3. https://worldsfinestonlinefundraiser.com Hayfield Code 714281
  4. Flocking –-Celebrating someone or something? Birthday, Anniversary, new job, promotion or just want to recognize your student for doing a great job this year? Get a surprise flocking for $25.00! We will set up 12 flamingos in your lawn to help you celebrate! Option to add outfits for the flamingos and chocolate bars!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cVb-m6268luN5XFy5khE-QcAjYvJiBnIcb7SnFz94ys/viewform?edit_requested=true for details and order information.
  5. ANGP/Senior Celebration Online Store: Yard signs, blankets, T shirts, and magnets will be available soon! We will notify you when our online store is up and going. 
  6. You can also make an end of year DONATION via the Online store at https://hayfield-senior-celebration.square.site/
  7. DONATIONS can also be made via Venmo at @HSS-ANGP or check to Hayfield PTSA/ANGP. Please mail this to:

Keri Mueller

c/o Hayfield Secondary School

Attn: PTSA/ANGP

6338 Brocketts Crossing

Alexandria, VA 22315

Contact us with any questions or suggestions! We meet on Wednesdays via Zoom at 6pm. All are welcome! Our email is: hayfield2021angp@gmail.com

 

High School Yearbook Information:

Check out our new high school yearbook page on our school website for continuously updated information. You’ll find details on how to order a yearbook and/or a senior ad (deadline is approaching!), along with portrait and photo submission information. Here’s the link: https://hayfieldss.fcps.edu/hsyearbook

 

Football Restaurant Discount Cards have arrived:

Hello Hayfield Hawk Supporters!

Despite these extraordinary times of virtual schooling and delayed sports seasons, Hayfield Football still needs your support.  We are selling our annual Fall Discount Card contactless.  Unfortunately, our players cannot go into the community to seek your donations, but we are still selling our cards.  This year the sale will be contactless and through the official Hayfield Hawks Football website.  Go to www.hayfieldhawksfootball.com and link to the discount card page to purchase your card and have it sent to your home via USPS regular mail.  

The Card has great savings on local businesses and chains.  Roy Rogers, Green Turtle, Outback, Tropical Smoothie and just some of the businesses offering great discounts like 10% of total bill or free sandwiches with the purchase of a regular combination meal.  Click on this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nhaoCVdTk5qZiWCzLmIfdbU0IhxvozyP/view?usp=sharing to view the flyer to see the discounts you can enjoy from our local businesses.  Cost is $25 which includes shipping/mailing of your card to your home.  

Proceeds go directly to our football program.  We need blocking sleds and uniform upgrades and your donations go directly to these necessary purchases.  Please purchase today by going to www.hayfieldhawksfootball.com.  Our students need your help!

 

Hayfield 2021 ANGP Seniors Celebration- New Website

We will post all fundraisers, information, and updates on our website!

New Website:  https://hayfieldssptsa.ptboard.com/school/cm?mid=3806

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/149607743529942

Have questions?  Please email us at hayfield2021angp@gmail.com

Reminders:

  • All students MUST wear their masks when attending any workouts, and MUST wear them anytime they are not socially distanced (NO Exceptions)
  • All students MUST have a current VHSL physical and Emergency Care Card to participate
  • When attending any workouts all students MUST remain in their cars at the designated drop off point until they go through the required prescreening check.  If they walk/bike they MUST remain in the designated spot and be socially distant until the screening process is completed.  
  • Students will need their phone in order to complete the prescreening questions
  • The prescreening process is a requirement so we ask that everyone be patient so we can do everything possible to ensure our students safety attending these workouts. 

 

2020/2021 Clubs and Club Sponsors:

 

Please click on the link below to view our HS Clubs and Sponsors

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mjh3NljFLhAUARK518ep5tJ5XXSQxdary-Wv3aLd1RU/edit

 

Club Meetings for this week:

 

Monday February 1st:

Hayfield Physics Club

11:15 am

Mr. Kamanda – stkamanda@fcps.edu   

Via Schoology

Access Code: QRDG-WM5Z-9VN8B

 

Hayfield S2S

11:15 am

Mr. Matthews – mwmatthews@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: ZK5N-R8D6-Q79NR

 

Hayfield Arabic Club

3:00 pm

Mrs. Alnazer – halnazer@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: N4XW-M4BG-4ZJKF

 

Hayfield It’s Academic

3:00 pm

Mr. Oliver – bjoliver@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: SQ66-875D-WS89N

 

Tuesday February 2nd:

Hayfield Young Democrats

3:00 pm

Mr. Zywiol – dlzywiol@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: HSJZ-ZJQ2-NCN5T

 

Hayfield Black Student Union

3:15 pm

Ms. Cottoms – sscottoms@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: JHGD-DRNX-P4DNT

 

Wednesday February 3rd:

Hayfield Debate

3:00 pm

Mr. Turpen – mturpen@masonlive.gmu.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: RMR2-6J9K-D5NJM

 

Hayfield GSA

3:00 pm

Mrs. Feilen – wjfeilen@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: email Mrs. Feilen for code

 

Hayfield Environmental Club

3:oo pm

Mrs. Dvorak – kmdvorak@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: W7ZQ-FP7X-9PPZJ

 

Thursday February 4th:

Hayfield Forensics

3:00 pm

Ms. Mandt – temandt@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: HN6W-M63R-7FN3J

 

Hayfield Coding Club

3:00 pm

Mrs. Bergen-Hill – debergenhill@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: TDHW-9JHR-8DW2X

 

Hayfield No Place for Hate

3:00 pm

Mrs. Alvis – jsalvis@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: V826-HNSZ-G7PPK

 

Hayfield American Sign Language Club

3:00 pm

Mr. Mika – jjmika@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: 9V9Z-HTF6-54KGT

 

Hayfield Temporary College Partnership Program

3:00 pm

Mr. Turner – dtturner@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: D964-Q9WR-Q8P3S

 

Hayfield Ultimate Frisbee Club

3:00 pm

Mrs. Wilburn – rmwilburn@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: HN2P-C9GS-8NKZK

 

Hayfield Mock Trial Club

3:15 pm

Mrs. Rynkiewicz – mjrynkiewicz@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: FWJH-HV85-JPGF4

 

Hayfield Science Olympiad

3:30 pm

Mrs. Allison – prallison@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: 9C9M-3RJS-ZJSW5

 

Friday January 29th:

Hayfield Super Smash Bros

3:00 pm

Mr. Tonia – ljtonia@fcps.edu

Via Schoology

Access Code: RNMQ-DN8D-6WJ8D

 

Hawk Writing Center is now OPEN for tutoring!

We will be offering synchronous sessions Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10:15-11:00 in our HWC Schoology Group.  Join our group using the code: XG66-7S6J-TBQ6Z to learn about what we can do for your students and how to sign up for a session. **We are trying something new this year by offering asynchronous tutoring.  Students can submit papers Monday-Friday to receive specific feedback from tutors within 72 hours. The tutors are listed below! You may recognize them as strong writers and leaders in the Hayfield community.  Please encourage your students to join the Schoology group and have an individualized session with our highly qualified tutors! Any writing piece at any stage of the writing process is welcome! Contact Stephanie Passino with questions (SLPassino@fcps.edu

If you have any questions please call the Student Activities Office (703) 924-7472 or email Mr. Herbert at JSHerbert@fcps.edu

 

Hawks Athletics Booster Club Virtual Spirit Shop:

The Hawks Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a virtual Spirt Shop for the 2020/2021 school year.  These are all new styles and designs.  Please support our Hawks Athletic Booster Club and our students.  Our students can rock their new Hawk Gear in your virtual classrooms.

Proceeds will go to the Hawks Athletic Booster Club and support all our teams.  Please click on the link below. 

If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact Jeff Herbert at JSHerbert@fcs.edu

Please click on this link:

https://shop.burkesports.com/groups/924-hayfield-secondary-school-spirit-wear/products

  VHSL - District & Region Changes for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 School Year Alignment Cycle:

The following district and region changes were voted in by the VHSL. PLEASE NOTE, this does not affect anything for this coming school year. These changes are for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 alignment cycle.

District (Name TBD) Annandale, Falls Church, Hayfield, Justice, Mount Vernon, John R. Lewis (RE Lee), Thomas Edison and Thomas Jefferson

Occoquan Region 6C Annandale, Fairfax, Falls Church, Hayfield, James Robinson, John R. Lewis (RE Lee), Justice, Lake Braddock, Mount Vernon, South County, T.C. Williams, Thomas Edison, Thomas Jefferson, W.T. Woodson, West Potomac and West Springfield

 

Tom Kinder photographs many Hayfield activities, including many athletic contests.  He posts his pictures at: http://www.hayfieldpictures.com/     Most of the galleries are recent, but some show students and games from more than 10 years ago.

 

Please follow us on our Social Media Accounts and Website:

Twitter - @hayfieldsports

Instagram - @hayfieldhawkssports

Website

https://www.hawksathletics.org

HAWK PRIDE!

E. W. Nowland III, CMAA

Director of Student Activities

 

 

 

January Community Bulletin

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January Community Bulletin

 

4-Peat!

With their smallest team ever, 5 gymnasts, Hayfield Gymnastics won its 4th straight Gunston District title On Tuesday, Jan 26. In addition, The Hawks also took 1st and 2nd in the all-around competition. Senior Virginia Keys took home the titles for vault, bars, floor and all-around. Sophomore Cassidy Mazyck took home the title on balance beam and was 2nd in the all-around. We are so proud of your hard work, ladies!

Swim & Dive!

The Hayfield Swim & Dive team will be competing in Districts this weekend and the Regional meet next weekend. Today, Junior Lucy Porter and Sophomore Finn Belt each finished 2nd in the District Dive Championships!

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Student Services Newsletter January 25, 2021

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Student Services Newsletter, 1/25/21 Academy Open Houses 2/2, 2/8, and 2/10

Edison Academy, West Potomac Academy, and Fairfax Academy invite you to attend their virtual open houses this year to learn more about Academy courses, meet Academy teachers and other faculty, and connect with current students! Fairfax Academy’s virtual open house is February 2nd from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  West Potomac Academy’s Virtual Open House will be held Monday, February 8th from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. Please see the flyer for a link to register for this event! Edison Academy’s Virtual Open House will be held on Wednesday, February 10th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. The links for this event will be posted on Edison Academy’s website the day of the event. The deadline for students to register, with their school counselors, for Academy classes is March 12th. You do not want to miss this opportunity to learn more about all these Academies have to offer students, including hands-on experiences, real-world career certifications, and more! If you have any questions, please contact Cassandra Deedy, Edison Academy Counselor, at CJDeedy@fcps.edu, Meredith Ayala, West Potomac Academy Counselor, at mlayala1@fcps.edu, and Maria Martin, Fairfax Academy Counselor, at mlmartin2@fcps.edu. We look forward to connecting with you soon! 

2021 OPEN HOUSE FLYER Fairfax Academy.pdf

WPA Virtual Open House Flyer 2021.pdf

Edison Academy Open House Flyer 2021.pdf

Race and Equity Town Hall - 2/22/21

Hayfield's No Place For Hate committee and the Hayfield Student Equity Council are facilitating a Race and Equity Town Hall on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021 from 12:30PM - 2:30PM. The Race and Equity Town Hall is an opportunity to provide a safe space to have uncomfortable, yet important conversations led by students. We hope to inspire students to use their voice and speak on important issues and would like staff input as well. 

Please complete this form to let us know what you want to talk about: https://forms.gle/VBnkbjG631UmKTFSA. While this form is not required, it is highly encouraged so that we are able to address as many questions and concerns as possible! This is about making YOUR VOICE heard! This form will remain ANONYMOUS, so do not be afraid to be as open and honest as you would like. We look forward to the conversation on Feb. 22.

Hayfield's No Place For Hate committee strives to create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment, regardless of one’s race, sex, gender, religious, or socioeconomic background, through the facilitation of candid discussions and events, learning, acknowledging, and celebrating our differences. The Hayfield Student Equity Council strives to foster inclusivity, diversity, and knowledge through empowering student voices and community outreach. HSEC aspires to provide students with the foundation to actively serve as a catalyst for engagement that provides a safe space for intentional, cross-cultural interactions that support an equity platform for change.

National School Counseling Week – February 1 – 5, 2021 

National School Counseling Week 2021 (#NSCW21), "School Counselors: All In for All Students," will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2021, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Fairfax County Public Schools employs close to 700 school counseling professionals, including school counselors, directors of student services, and career center specialists. These professionals are committed to preparing students to become lifelong learners and productive members in a global society with a focus on social emotional wellness, academic success, and college and career readiness. Thank you to all of our school counseling professionals for the tremendous work they do!

Getting Organized: Tips During the Pandemic

We know it has been really hard to manage everything. Check out these tips from the Child Mind Institute for getting organized: bit.ly/3p0x1wf

NEW Hayfield Guided Meditation Group

The Group will provide bimonthly synchronous meditation sessions as well as meditation resources accessible 24/7 via Schoology. Use the access code to join: QSW2-697G-TBMQZ

From Mr. Joyner, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Welcome to 2021 and a new year of possibilities.  I hope you got some rest and are energized and hopeful of what this year can become for all of us.  With all of the current discussion surrounding vaccines, I have a question to ask…

Can we develop a Vaccine for Substance Abuse?

Technically speaking, a vaccine is “a substance use to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases”. While we may not be able to create a shot to protect us from drug and alcohol abuse, what if we could create a “behavioral vaccine”? Could we “prevent” our children from using substances even when they are “exposed”? Can we teach them “behaviors” for dealing with the major causes of substance abuse?

According to the 2019-20 Fairfax County Youth Survey, depressive symptoms, vaping, healthy eating and screen time are among the issues that influenced the health and wellbeing of our youth in the 2019-20 school year.  We also know that when students have three or more positive, protective factors in their lives, they are more likely to manage stress, make better choices and develop healthy habits.

Fairfax County has developed the “3 to Succeed” model.  These are “Protective Factors” that refer to the supports, opportunities and relationships our youth need across all aspects of their lives to achieve their potential.  These include:

  •         Having high personal integrity
  •         Having community adults to talk to
  •         Performing community service
  •         Participating in extracurricular activities
  •         Having teachers recognize good work
  •         Having parents available for help

While we may not be able to develop a “vaccine” like we can for certain illness and diseases, we can all work together to develop a “behavioral vaccine” for our students.  With the protective factors listed above, we can help our students be prepared for anything that will challenge them and prepare them to make smart decisions.  For more information on the 3 to Succeed Program, please click HERE.

Vape-Free Fairfax Text Message Support Program

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEED HELP TO STOP VAPING?

This is Quitting offers text messages for teens and young adults that provide support throughout the quit process. This is Quitting is easy to use, free and anonymous.

Here's how This is Quitting can help:

  • Set a quit date and receive up to 12 weeks of tailored daily text messages.
  • Get 24/7 on-demand support for cravings, stress, relapse, or requests for more messages.

Sign up now: Text VapeFreeFFX to 88709

Substance abuse can still happen during virtual learning. If you need support with your child please feel free to reach out to me at amjoyner@fcps.edu and we can discuss options that may be of help to you and your family.  Additionally, the Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing general mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found by clicking HERE.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness: (571) 423-4270 or visit our website by clicking HERE.

Mr. Joyner                                                                                                                                                              

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

West Springfield & Hayfield Pyramids

amjoyner@fcps.edu

7630 Telegraph Rd Alexandria, VA 22315  | Main Office: 703-924-7400
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Student Services Newsletter - January 9, 2021

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Student Services Newsletter - January 9, 2021 Support for Parents Concerned About Their Child’s Mental Health

Ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and school closures continue to have a significant impact on children’s mental health. As an example, according to the CDC, from April to October 2020, the proportion of mental health-related emergency room visits for children aged 5-11 and 12-17 years increased approximately 24% and 31%, respectively, compared with 2019.

 This one-pager (https://bit.ly/38k8Xyz) from Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information about when and how to get help.  

TJHSST Admissions Update (Current 8th Grade)

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has posted an update to their website calendar, https://www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-high-school-science-and-technology-admissions/freshman-winter announcing the Application Window for current 8th graders will begin on February 1st at 8:00 am and close on February 26th at 4:00 pm. For questions, contact Ms. Brussel, Hayfield Middle School Counselor at arbrussel@fcps.edu

*New* Curriculum Fair Video Sites Published 

Due to our virtual environment and increasing need for OnDemand information opportunities, we have developed a video library to supplement the Course Selection Sheets and Course Catalogue descriptions.  Our wonderful teachers have produced introduction videos to many of our courses to give students an overview about prospective courses.  These videos, along with updated links to the FCPS Course Catalogue and our Course Selection Sheets, can be found here: HS Course Selections/Academic Advising (Rising Grades 9-12) and MS Course Selections/Academic Advising (Rising Grades 7-8).  

Curriculum Night Town Hall Q&A - January 12 (6-7 PM MS, 7-8 PM HS) 

Parents/Guardians are invited to attend Hayfield Curriculum Town Hall Q&A on Tuesday, January 12.  This will be an opportunity for parents to ask general questions about courses from our subject administrators, department chairs, and select teachers.  For the first 10 minutes there will be a brief overview about the format and parents will be able to virtually drop into any department’s BBCU link that they wish for the remainder of the hour.  This is intended to supplement the Course Selection Videos, Catalogue, and other resources.  A resource point of contact list will also be shared should parents have follow up questions about 2021-2022 course offerings.  The BBCU Links to this event will be shared by 4 pm on January 12 via Enotify 

Exploring Post-Secondary Options through the College & Career Center: A Webinar for Students and Their Families

Preparing for life after high school requires research, exploration, and planning. Student success is individualized based on achieving goals and determining the best fit and match in postsecondary planning. Discover a student's potential by exploring options now! 

This webinar will focus on:

  • Higher Education Options
  • Financing Your Plans  
  • Apprenticeships 
  • Military Opportunities (Enlistment vs. ROTC) 
  • Testing (SAT/ACT) 
  • Gap Year Experiences 

Join Tisa Frederick and Carla Shaw, FCPS College and Career Specialists for this important webinar.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

Pre-registration is required: Register for Exploring Post-Secondary Options through the College & Career Center: A Webinar for Students and Their Families

Career Options with a High School Diploma

Students and parents are invited to learn more about career programs (apprenticeship, Year Up, trade and technical options) as an option for post- high school training. This virtual event is open to all grade levels, but will be most relevant to juniors and seniors.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:30-8 p.m. Pre-registration is NOT required- use this link to join the live meeting: meet.google.com/xcw-tunb-wvo.  

 

Alfred Street Baptist Church Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair

Please save the date for Alfred Street Baptist Church’s 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Festival. This virtual event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021.We will share additional information about registration soon.

Edison H.S. 11th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair

Please save the date for Edison’s 11th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair. This virtual event will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 9am -3:30pm

Colleges are still signing up, and some details are still being finalized.  Please see https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home  for a running list of participants and more information. (Please note, you must be logged on to your FCPS Google Account to access the site.)  Each college will present for 10 minutes on one main event link. More information will be posted soon.

We hope to “see” you there! 

7630 Telegraph Rd Alexandria, VA 22315  | Main Office: 703-924-7400
Attendance: 703-924-7419 | Web | Twitter

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