MidYear Parent Check In Survey

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Dear Hayfield Parents:  How are your students doing?  How are WE doing?  Please take a moment to answer the questions in the survey below which will help inform our administration and staff for planning for the second semester.  This information will be shared with administration, counselors, and teachers.  Thank you and Happy New Year!


Hayfield Parent Midyear Check-in Survey

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November 2019 Hayfield Community Bulletin

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November 2019

Nadia Ghosheh, Bulletin Coordinator

Martin Grimm, Principal

  • Annual Latin Convention Award Winners
  • 2019 - 2020 Hayfield PTSA Reflections Winners
  • Suma Gakuen Visited Hayfield SS


Latin Convention Award Winners

On November 24-25, Hayfield sent 26 students to Virginia’s Annual Latin Convention in Richmond. The convention is attended by approximately 1,500 students annually by high schools and middle schools located all over Virginia. The convention has activities including academic tests, graphic and creative arts competitions, lecture sessions, informal games, and a talent show.  Below are the awards that we took home!

These are very competitive awards, with generally around 100 competitors on every level of each academic test, and awards are given only to the top ten placements. Overall, Hayfield did exceptionally well, and we are exceedingly proud of our award winners!

BEST IN SHOW – Creative Arts (Impromptu Art) – Best Creative Arts Submission

Bella Hoagland

Sweepstakes Winner – 9th grader, overall achievement

Jordan Kirkpatrick  - 5th (i.e. Jordan was the 5th highest overall scoring 9th grader at the convention).

Level 1:

  • Nathan Claflin - 6th place mottoes
  • Alexander Molina - 1st place grammar, 8th place vocabulary
  • Patrick Rebar - 1st place mottoes
  • Jordan Kirkpatrick - 2nd place mottoes, 2nd place vocabulary, 3rd place pentathlon, 4th place reading comprehension, 6th place derivatives, 8th place grammar 
  • Nathan Grunkemeyer - 6th place mottoes, 6th place grammar 

Level 2:

  • Samantha Rutledge - 1st place grammar, 1st place vocabulary
  • Alex Shepard - 1st place pentathlon, 5th place mottoes, 8th vocabulary,  9th reading comprehension, 10th derivatives
  • John Berrigan - 5th place myth 

Level 3: 

  • Jade Galligan - 8th place mottoes
  • Joohun Lee - 2nd place mottoes, 4th place life, 5th place derivatives, 5th place pentathlon
  • Leela Ohri - 3rd place derivatives, 4th place mottoes, 5th place myth, 10th place pentathlon

Creative Arts Awards:

3rd place 11th grade small models - Kaylee Chan 

3rd place 11th grade Roman games – Kaylee Chan

3rd place 9th/10th grade modern myth essay contest – Leela Ohri

3rd place 12th English Oratory – Olivia Henry



2019 - 2020 Hayfield PTSA Reflections Winners

Congratulations to all our HSS PTSA Reflections award-winning students on their wonderful entries interpreting this year’s theme: Look Within. Four entries (marked with an * below) have advanced to the county-wide competition. Good luck to all our advancing artists!

Music Composition

Alexandra Wong – Outstanding Interpretation *



Olivia Henry – Outstanding Interpretation*

Isaiah Mamo – Award of Excellence

Darya Mason – Award of Merit


Visual Arts

Charlotte Uehling – Outstanding Interpretation*

Milan Rey – Award of Excellence

Hanna Pham – Award of Merit



Emily Olson – Outstanding Interpretation*

Cassidy Mazyck – Award of Excellence

Laura M. Defillo Rosado – Award of Merit

Alexandra Wong – Award of Merit



Suma Gakuen Visited Hayfield SS

On Friday, November 8th, Hayfield hosted their 7th Suma Gakuen visit from Kobe, Japan. We hosted 129 9th graders who joined in regular classrooms and lunch with their partner students who are taking Japanese at Hayfield. Although their language skills are still limited, it was nice, as always, to see these young people communicating and building friendship!

Prior to the classroom visit, the students enjoyed each other’s cultural presentations. This year, the Hayfield Step Team joined the assembly and performed for us. It was a powerful performance representing American culture. The students also sang a Japanese song called “Best Friend” together with some orchestra students who played their instruments. It was a very beautiful moment for them doing something together as a group with friends from the other side of the globe.

Thank you very much for visiting Hayfield, Suma Gakuen!

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Community BINGO Night returns to Hayfield Nov. 22

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Community BINGO NIGHT returns to HAYFIELD SS

When: Friday, November 22, Doors open at 5:30 PM, play begins at 6:00 PM

Where: Hayfield Secondary School Cafeteria

Enjoy a fun night with family and friends. Pizza and drinks available.

Prizes are themed baskets built around donations from: GMU Center for the Arts, Washington Nationals, Top Golf, Signature Theater, Studio Theater, Nalls Produce, Hayfield Spirit and MORE!

Avoid the lines and pre-order BINGO books and pizza here:


The PTSA could use your help!!!

  • Sponsor a Basket or Donate Gift Cards/Gift Certificates – every little bit helps! Contact Trina Estrada-Good, estradat2@hotmail.com, PTSA Fundraising Co-chair
  • Volunteer with us for 30 minutes and earn a FIVE GAME BINGO BOOK at no cost!

Sign Up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4cada728a57-community

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Nominations Open for Outstanding Employee Awards

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Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Hayfield Secondary Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google form link. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.


Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 22, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Oktavec at 703-924-7403 or at kaoktavec@fcps.edu.


Outstanding Teacher  

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category


Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category


Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)


Outstanding Leader  

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services


Outstanding Professional Employee  

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school


Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid)



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October 2019 Hayfield Community Bulletin

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October 2019

Nadia Ghosheh, Bulletin Coordinator

Martin Grimm, Principal

  • HS DramaHawks Win Improv Tournament
  • MS DramaHawk Courtyard Performance
  • Senior Regional Orchestra
  • H2N Newsmagazine and Yearbook Awards



Improv Team Win at Mt. Vernon HS

The Hayfield DramaHawks won again! The Improv Team took home the trophy at the most recent tournament at Mt. Vernon High School - competing against various other high schools from all over Fairfax County. 

Congratulations to the Improv Team!

MS DramaHawks Courtyard performance 

This October, the Middle School DramaHawks performed the 48th annual Courtyard Show! They reimagined 12 of Shakespeare’s famous plays and created a sketch comedy show. 

Senior Regional Orchestra

Hayfield Hawk, Serenity Flores, has been selected to the Senior Regional Orchestra on harp for the second year in a row. The orchestra is one of the most elite in the state and will allow her to audition for All-VA orchestra in February. The concert will be directed by Daniel Myssyk of VCU on Saturday, November 9 at 2:30pm at Fairfax HS.

Congratulations Serenity!

H2N Newsmagazine and Yearbook Awards

The Hayfield newspaper, the H2N Newsmagazine, and the school yearbook for 2018-2019 have been evaluated by the Publications Evaluation Services of the Virginia High School League. The publications both received an outstanding achievement rating of "Excellent".  

Furthermore, for both publications, we have been given a "First Class" recognition award that we may frame and display proudly.  Congratulations to our scholastic Journalism and Yearbook students, Mrs. Eckard, and to all who contributed in making the news magazine and yearbook outstanding!

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Drive 4 UR School Event at Hayfield SS on Sunday, November 3

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Join the PTSA on Sunday, November 3, 2019 for the FORD DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL event from 9AM TO 3PM.  FORD will donate $20 to the PTSA for every valid test-drive (18 years and older with valid license and insurance).  


Only one donation per household.  Test drive a new Ford Mustang as well as other new Ford cars.


Please pre-register at https://d4ur.com/BW87M is highly recommended, which will make event day a little easier.  THIS EVENT IS FREE and in conjunction with the Hayfield SS Auto Show on that same day.  SEE YOU THERE!  HAWK PRIDE!


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Hayfield Digital Citizenship Week Activities

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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.

Hayfield Secondary School is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week with daily themes and encouraged activities that focus on developing healthy habits around technology use. We know that technology has become an integral part of many people’s daily habits, no matter their age. By focusing on media balance and well-being, we are hoping to open a dialogue about how tech is used daily and making sure the balance still exists between high-tech and analog activities.


Below you’ll find the schedule of the daily themes and resources and suggested activities to help support healthy habits at home too. 


Resources and Suggested Activities for Each Day’s Theme


Monday: Put on your thinking cap and reflect on your media use and habits.

Families are encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with technology, their media habits, and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. 


Tuesday: Exercise healthy technology habits.

Students and families are encouraged to exercise healthy tech practices such as managing notification settings and turning off screens an hour before bedtime. Try some of these ideas:

  • Consider making phone-free zones in your home.
  • Promote better sleep by disconnecting from screens at least one hour before bedtime and charging your phone outside of the bedroom.
  • Change your phone’s notification settings to minimize distractions or try some of these suggestions.
  • Visit Google’s Focus Your Time page for suggestions to track usage and manage your time on Android apps as well as time management suggestions for Youtube and Gmail.
  • Try some family mindfulness activities with GoNoodle’s Flow channel.


Wednesday: Focus on how you can use technology to be creative.

On this day, students and families are encouraged to think about how technology can be used to create original works.  Encourage students to favor the active use of technology for creation over passive consumption. Try some of these ideas:

  • Use Common Sense Media’s App Reviews to learn about your child’s favorite games and apps and what you might need to teach them in order to use it safely.
  • As an FCPS student, your child has access to a number of digital tools that promote creativity including Wixie (elementary only), Voicethread, and G Suite including Google Docs, Slides, Drawings, and more. These tools are available for students to create outside of school too!
  • Students are also encouraged to experiment with computer coding at home. Code.org has activities that teach students to use coding to design games, apps, drawings, and websites.


Thursday: Look for and use high quality media.

Students and families are encouraged to think critically about the media they consume and actively evaluate and select high quality, age-appropriate media. Try some of these ideas:

  • Help your child become a critical consumer of media by discussing these 5 questions with them when you consume media together such as books, movies, and news articles.
  • Consider Common Sense Media’s reviews of movies, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music for information that can help you decide if the media your child is consuming is appropriate for them.
  • Check out this tip sheet with your child and emphasize the importance of choosing quality resources.
  • Try these additional tips on how to establish expectations at home around media use.


Friday: Take a break from screens and technology. 

Students and families are encouraged to practice media balance by taking a break from screens to engage in real-world experiences and quality time with their friends and family. Try some of these ideas:

  • Have a device-free dinner and focus on connecting as a family.
  • Take on a Phone-Free Day challenge as a family and commit to leaving the phone at home when family members go to school or work.  Notice how your day changes and discuss the benefits and challenges together.
  • Have a family board game night instead of playing video games or watching TV.
  • Make a phone call or write a letter to a family member or friend instead of sending a text or email.
  • Spend time outside as a family and leave the phone behind. Thank you for participating in Digital Citizenship Week!  Take good care of your body, mind and your relationships and enjoy the benefits of using technology in a healthy and balanced way. 


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Hayfield ANGP Donations and Volunteers Needed This Weekend and More

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The All Night Grad Party committee has been busy the last few weeks! Have you seen our website?  Please visit class of 2020 ANGP website for all the latest details!  Click here to find out everything you need.

https://hayfieldss.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/all-night-grad-party-angp Or go straight to https://sites.google.com/view/2020angp

The Hayfield Citizens Association is hosting it's Annual Halloween Parade in the Hayfield Farm Community on Sunday, October 20 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ANGP has been invited to participate by selling hot dogs with 100% profit going to ANGP. There will be over 200 people in attendance based on previous years. We need donations and volunteers to help with taking flocking orders, selling candy bars, blankets, magnets, t-shirts and food. Donation drop is at Hayfield Elementary on the black top from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm the day of the event (Sunday). Please let us know if you are able to offer your support by reviewing the available slots below and clicking on the button to sign up to help the class of 2020. Thank you!

Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084ba9a72ea4fa7-hayfield 

Our next fundraising event is PANDA EXPRESS. Please check out flyer at this link. If you order online, please Enter 304493 in the promo code box during online checkout. community.pandaexpress.com/events/promotions/fc6c6dd9-f0e4-86d2-a10e-fbb6143d09a8/en/landing   *****PLEASE SUPPORT********* Thank you to all the parents who stepped up to man tables, sell candy, haul supplies back and forth from cars, coordinated events, attend our meetings. We are so excited with the ideas and creativity of this group and dedication to our seniors and our focus to provide the best ANGP that we can.

We need a Co-Chair so please send us an email at hayfield2020angp@gmail.com if you are interested in being a Co-Chair. (HSS Parent, Senior, or underclassman) Clock is ticking, so please send us your fundraising ideas so we can raise funds to help reduce the cost of ANGP tickets. Check out the countdown clock @ https://hayfieldss.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/all-night-grad-party-angp

HAWK Chocolates: We still have boxes of chocolates for distribution. We ask that you pre-pay $48 for the box of 48 bars of Gertrude Chocolate and then sell those at work, gatherings, wherever, and repay your investment.

Shutterfly-Don’t forget to shop our storefront at http://hayfield2020angp.shutterflystorefront.com/

Finally, LAST CALL to order your Blankets. We must submit our order by 25 Oct 19 so we can have them for the holidays. We need at least 18 more orders to keep the low-cost vendor price. If you haven't submitted your pre-order, please visit our website or Facebook page and complete an order form to get first dibs on these fabulous blankets before the cold weather sets in!! Or, just send an email with your name and telephone number with your order. Please join our email list to receive the most timely updates, please email us at hayfield2020angp@gmail.com

Thanks for your interest and please let us know if you have any questions

Follow us on Twitter (@hayfield2020) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ANGP2020/) and check out our website https://sites.google.com/view/2020angp

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Dog Costume Contestants and Volunteers Needed for Friday Homecoming Parade

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Our Students need your help on Friday 11 Oct 2019!



Dress up your dog in their best costume and walk in the HSS Homecoming Parade. 

Please use the links below to register your dog in the competition and to sign up as a Volunteer for the Parade and/or Hawktoberfest.

Contestant Registration Link:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/17M8gcfvt4dGA7w0-9xdCvZk5RncTR-bZAmweRGso6D0/edit?fbclid=IwAR15q_ObyKut5AhIInizMKurQmfkhHd5Ot4KKyRpTExp8Qo_bIsLcdUUhk4


Volunteer sign up link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084BA9A72EA4FA7-dogcontest


Hayfield ANGP Dog Contest

Homecoming Parade Dog Costume Contest and HAWKTOBERFEST


The All Night Grad Party is hosting it's second annual Hawktoberfest Dog Costume Contest during Hayfield Secondary School Homecoming celebrations on Friday 11 October at Hayfield Park.  The parade will begin with students/contestants leaving the school at 4:30 PM. Contestants with dogs will CHECK IN at 4:00pm  at the Dunkin Donuts parking beside the school. Once the Parade enters the Park, the winners of the Dog Costume Contest will be announced. There will be treats and surprises for the winners and all contestants.

Following the Homecoming Parade, ANGP will be selling chocolates, class magnets and taking blanket orders at the SGA HAWKTOBERFEST in the Senior parking lot 5 pm and 7 pm.

Please SIGN UP to volunteer or participate as a Contestant to support our seniors


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