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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - 17 March 2022
"Pre-Flight Checklist: Preparing for College (Virtual evening program)" - 11th Grade Event
On Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30- 8:00 p.m., Hayfield HS Student Services will host an evening event for junior families focused on college planning. Special guests from college admission offices will discuss the steps students should take to find their fit, make campus visits, and apply to college. Representatives from Northern Virginia Community College, University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Grinnell College, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Rochester are scheduled to attend and share their professional wisdom with Hayfield families.
We will have separate Zoom rooms so that Hawks can choose to hear this program in English or in Spanish. Links will be sent to junior families the week of the event.
Military Night (In person)
FCPS Regions 3 & 4 will be hosting Military Night at West Springfield High School (6100 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152) on Tuesday, March 29th from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. This event will feature informational tables with representatives from Military Academies, Military Colleges, ROTC Programs, Recruiters, and Congressional Offices. If your students have any interest in serving in the military, this is the event you do not want to miss!
Students- please fill out this quick Google Doc if you plan to attend (must do so through your fcpsschools.net account- parents will not be able to view or complete this form).
Month of the Military Child
April is Month of the Military Child (MOMC), and Hayfield Student Services would like to honor your children/our students in a variety of ways during the month, with a specific focus on FCPS Spirit Week for MOMC! Spirit Week is being celebrated in many schools across Fairfax County, with a variety of ways and events. At Hayfield would like to incorporate our military families/community into as many of these planned events as we can. The week of April 18-22nd has been designated as FCPS Spirit Week; each day will have a theme and fun facts will be shared during morning announcements.
April 20th is specifically designated as Purple Up! day for FCPS schools. On this day we are encouraging the student body and staff to wear purple to show support for our military students. Hayfield will also be hosting an assembly for our military community. The assembly is where we need your support, parents and guardians!! We are asking parents to write letters to their military children in response to this prompt: What it means to you (parent) to have a child who supports, moves, and makes the sacrifices the military life asks of them. It is during this assembly we would like to present your letters, along with certificates of appreciation. Letters can be mailed, emailed to [email protected], or dropped off from 9:33am – 11:00am on the 12th April (more information on this to come).
Finally, we would like to curate a collection of pictures of our military families and communities that will be highlighted during the month. Please email family photographs highlighting your family’s commitment and service to this country to [email protected]
Northern VA Regional College Fair (In Person)
The Northern Virginia Regional College Fair will be held at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena on Thursday, April 7 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, visit: https://events.admissions.gmu.edu/nvrcf-2022/
Save the Date! Virtual College Workshop for Sophomore Families
On Wednesday, April 13 from 7:00- 8:00 p.m., parents and guardians are invited to a VIRTUAL evening event for sophomore families. Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at Randolph College, will share her presentation, “Preparing for College”. This is the same workshop students will attend during the day on April 12 and 13 through their English classes.
Links will be emailed to sophomore families the week of the event.
Academy Day 2022
Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents or guardians, and school counselors to Academy Day 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout sessions with representatives from the United States service academies for presentations and an interactive question and answer period.
On the main stage, you will hear from representatives from the Virginia congressional delegation about the application procedures for congressional nominations to the academies as well as speakers from the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, the University of Virginia ROTC programs, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University. There will also be time to speak in more detail with any of these representatives at their virtual resource tables.
Save the Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Invitation to follow. To ensure you receive it and the registration link for the event, please email [email protected] For more information on the Academy Nomination Process, please visit www.warner.senate.gov.
Save the Date! “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” Workshop for 9-11th Graders (Virtual)
College Access Fairfax, in partnership with FCPS, is offering a free “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” virtual workshop on Wednesday, April 27 from 7:00- 8:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered include: understanding Cost of Attendance (COA), when to apply, types and sources of financial aid, forms and financial information required, and how need is determined. Also learn how to search, apply and find scholarships and tips for a successful scholarship application.
No pre-registration is required. A link to this workshop will be emailed to all Hayfield 9th- 11th grade families the week of the event. View the power point presentations for these workshops (as well as more information) here.
ASVAB Testing Opportunity (In person)
Registration is now open for the ASVAB, which will be given at Hayfield on Thursday morning, March 31. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a test that helps in identifying different skills and competencies. It is also the entrance exam for the military. This test is open to ALL sophomores, juniors and seniors.
To register for the ASVAB, please complete this Google form online NO LATER THAN Fri. March 25 at 3:00 p.m.: https://tinyurl.com/ASVABMarch2022. **Please note: only students can use this registration link, as it is accessible through their FCPS Google (Schoogle) account.
Once you have registered online, all communication (reminders about test day, score notifications, etc.) will be done via e-mail. For more information and a list of ASVAB test prep options, please see the blue underlined attachment at the bottom of this message. If you have any questions, please email Colonel Ruhl at: [email protected].
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