Hayfield Student Services Newsletter 3/14/2023

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter 3/14/2023 Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - For Parents and Caregivers - Space Still Available - March 20, 2023

In partnership with FCPS Office of Safety and Wellness, Hayfield is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for Parents and Caregivers, Monday, March 20, 2023 from 8:30-3:30 in the Middle School Lecture Hall.  This course is designed to teach parents, family members, and caregivers how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  Please RSVP HERE, limited to one caregiver per household.  Click here for more information: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.  For questions, contact [email protected]

11th Grade College/Career Lessons and Parent Night 

Thursday- Friday, March 16-17: Classroom Lessons through English 11/ AP Lang

         Counselors will visit all English classes to share information about career & college options after high school. (Juniors not enrolled in English 11/ AP Lang will be invited to attend this presentation in the College & Career Center on Wed. March 15 at 9:45 a.m.)

Tuesday, March 21 @ 9:45- 11:05 a.m.: Optional Workshop for Interested Juniors

Juniors may choose to attend one workshop during SOAR or they may choose to remain in their SOAR classroom.**

- College Admissions (Auditorium)**

OR

- Career Training/ Military Options (MSLH)**

**Registration link for SOAR workshops will be shared during class lessons on March 16-17**

Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

College Night for Junior Parents & Guardians

College admissions experts share their advice for the college selection and application process. No pre-registration required.

Presented in Spanish in the Career Center (Room 1370)

Presented in English in the Auditorium

Future FBI Agents in Training - Teen Academy is Accepting Applications  (HS)

Future Agents in Training - Teen Academy program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Generally, each course iteration is a minimum of eight hours but can be a week-long program with blocks of instruction and demonstrations at a local field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber crime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. 

The FBI Washington Field Office is currently accepting applications for its 2023 Future Agents in Training program.

The program will welcome high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 years old to join us on July 17-21, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (applicants must be 16 by 7/17/23 to apply)

Future Agents in Training 2023 Flyer

United States Naval Academy High School Flight Day (HS)

Investigate principles of flight with hands-on sessions exploring rockets, gliders, and rotorcraft. Meet faculty & student mentors, learn about college majors and careers in flight and aerospace engineering.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

8am-3pm

There is no cost to attend, however, advance registration is required. View the event flier and apply to attend at usna.edu/STEM/.

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Ticket Information - Hayfield v. Patriot State Championship Game Tomorrow

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Hayfield State Basketball Championship Ticket Information! Sent of Behalf of Hayfield Student Activities 

Good Afternoon Hawks!

Below is the link for tickets to the Boys State Basketball Championships vs. Patriot at 8:00 pm on Friday March 10th.   All attending are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

https://vcutickets.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AVCU%3AB22%3AVHSL4%3A&linkID=vcu&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=VHSL&cgc=&dataAccId=738&locale=en_US&siteId=ev_vcu

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Student Services Newsletter - March 6, 2023

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter 3/6/2023 Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - For Parents and Caregivers - March 20, 2023

In partnership with FCPS Office of Safety and Wellness, Hayfield is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for Parents and Caregivers, Monday, March 20, 2023 from 8:30-3:30 in the Middle School Lecture Hall.  This course is designed to teach parents, family members, and caregivers how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  Please RSVP HERE, limited to one caregiver per household.  Click here for more information: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.  For questions, contact [email protected] 

Workforce Innovation Strategic Hub 

Is your junior or senior undecided on post-secondary plans?  The new Workforce Innovation Strategic Hub (WISH) recently invited Hayfield students to check out its spaces and programming.  Students got to try out various career training opportunities, including welding and flying drones.  For more information about this program, click here.  

Academic Advising Underway 

Students have been meeting with their counselors to select classes for the next school year.  These meetings are wrapping up this week.  To preview what your student has signed up for, you can log into SISParentVue and view "Course Requests."  

Virtual FCPS Military Night (HS)

FCPS Virtual Military Night is March 20, 2023 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. FCPS students and families will learn about the various pathways available, including enlistment, ROTC, Senior Military Colleges, and Service Academies. The Google Site associated with the event is live and registration is open! 

Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series (HS)

Looking for a job or volunteer opportunity? All students are invited to attend the 2023 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series kicking off Saturday, March 11th from 11am to 1pm at West Springfield High School. The other fairs will be held on Saturday, March 18th at South County High School from 11am to 1pm and on Saturday March 25th from 1-3pm at Chantilly High School. At each fair, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers offering part-time, full-time, seasonal, and volunteer positions. During the fairs, students will also be able to attend career-building workshops like Resume Building and Interviewing 101. Most positions at the fair are geared toward students age 16+, but some opportunities for younger students may be available with parental consent. Registration for students is free and available online or at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage and the event flier.

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Announcement from Hayfield SS

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Sent on behalf of Mr. E. W. Nowland III

Good Morning HAWK NATION,

It is with very mixed emotions that I am sharing this information with you all. Friday, March 10, 2023 will be my last day in Fairfax County Public Schools and at Hayfield Secondary School. I have accepted a leadership position in a neighboring county. This is my 14th year at Hayfield Secondary School, which has  been half of my professional career.

I am very proud of the work that we have accomplished, and I would like to thank the administration, parents, booster club, PTSA, coaches, volunteers, faculty and most importantly our students. The one thing that I will always have is HAWK PRIDE!

Mr. Mough and Hayfield Administration will collaborate with Region 3 and will develop a transition plan that will support the Hayfield Student Activities Office until a new Director of Student Activities is Chosen.

I will continue to be Hayfield’s biggest fan and will always Rock the Orange! This is not goodbye. It is “see you around”.  ONCE A HAWK ALWAYS A HAWK!

Sincerely,

Mr. Nowland/E. W

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Student Services Newsletter - 2/16/2023

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter 2/16/23 College Board National Recognition Programs 

The College Board’s National Recognition Programs’ applications for students opened on Wednesday, February 15. You can find information about these opportunities in the student flier. College Board has identified students who are eligible to apply, and students identified by College Board will receive an email invitation from the College Board. Students are also able to nominate themselves by visiting bigfuture.org/NRP.

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board 

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).

The application involves 2 components.  Both are required to be considered for the Election.

  • Written Applications are due March 17, 2023. 2023 Student Representative to the School Board
  • A thirty second candidate statement via Flip Video is due March 31, 2023. Candidates will be emailed a link to record their video on March 20, 2023.

The 2023 election will consist of two parts:

  • The first part of the Election is a virtual Primary Election held on April 17, 2023, using FCPS zoom. Candidates have the option to attend the Primary Election. Candidates will be notified by email regarding the Primary Election results.
  • The second part of the Election is a General Election held in person on April 19, 2023, at Thomas Jefferson High School. Candidates who advanced from the Primary Election are required to attend the General Election on April 19, 2023.

Additional information and details regarding both the Primary and General Elections will be shared with candidates.

Color of Justice Program - March 25, 2023 

The Color of Justice is an annual program designed to expose high school students to the legal profession while encouraging diversity participation in the law. This Program is open to all high school students.

The Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia will be hosting the event this year at the Fairfax Courthouse (4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030) on Saturday, March 25, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.  Registration information is linked here.  

Color of Justice Registration Packet 2023

2023 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs!  

Pat Herrity from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors sponsors three job fairs each year.  They host a large and diverse group of area employers. The fairs are open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment, volunteer opportunities, or tips on building their resume. 

Registration is open. 

Link:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

West Springfield High School Saturday, March 11 11am- 1pm

South County High school Saturday, March 18   1- 3pm

Chantilly High School Saturday, March 25 1-3pm

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist - Talking with your Students about Alcohol 

It’s never too early to have age-appropriate conversations with your child about alcohol. About 10% of children say they have tried alcohol and that number increases to 50% by the time they are 15 (SAMHSA). Early and frequent conversations about alcohol and other drugs tend to be more effective than having “the talk” once. If you choose to not have the conversation with your child as a parent, they will still have the conversion with their peers. Silence communicates as loudly as a verbal conversation, so it’s up to you to decide what message is explicitly shared. 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Sources & Resources: 

Why You Should Talk With Your Child About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Talk, They Hear You 

FCPS SAPS Program

For further Information & support:

Bryan Villalobos

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

[email protected]

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter 1/31/23

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter 1/31/23 FCPS Gap Year Fair

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President.  Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities.  Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

For more information, visit USA Gap Year Fairs or FCPS Gap Year Fair, or contact Pamela White, Special Projects Liaison, at [email protected] or 571-423-4431.

2023 FCPS Gap Year Fair Flier

**In the event of inclement weather on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The Gap Year Fair will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

FCPS Academy Open Houses 

A high school academy is a center within an existing high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that successfully integrate career and academic preparation.

Enrollments in the Academy elective course offerings will provide students with career and academic preparation for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Students and their families are encouraged to learn more about the opportunities available in FCPS Academy courses at their upcoming open houses in January and February.

Instruction 2 Industry: A career expo for high school students (HS)

During the week of February 13-16, 2023, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and school divisions across the region, are hosting a Career Fair with panel discussions. Industry experts, in multiple fields, will be speaking on their professional journeys and providing valuable insight into how to achieve your own success. A virtual, but live, event, Instruction 2 Industry, is free to all Northern Virginia high school students.

For more information about the schedule and to register for the event, visit the Instruction 2 Industry Event Page.

Camp Corral Summer Camp for Children of Wounded, Ill, or Injured Military/Veteran Service Members (ES, MS, HS)

Over the last 12 years, Camp Corral has served more than 30,000 military-connected children from across the country. Our one-of-a-kind program is tailored to address the most common needs and concerns of military children to include finding peer connections, creating support systems, building confidence, and learning coping skills. Children who participate in our programs experience adventure, test their limits, challenge their fears, celebrate their accomplishments, and make life affirming friendships that assure them they are not alone.

Camp Corral is open to children ages 8-15 who have a guardian that is a wounded, ill or injured military/veteran. This is a one-week summer camp that is NO COST to the families.

More information can be found at https://www.campcorral.org/ and on the program flier.

Registration opened on January 18th and applications are accepted on a first come/first serve basis.

What Should I Do Before My Child Grows Up? Future Planning for Elementary and Middle School Students with Disabilities (ES, MS)

It’s never too early or too late to start preparing for your future. We want to help you 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 what is known as transition planning. Please join CTS and other support service personnel for an evening focused on planning for the future. You will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of representatives from CTS programs and services for students with disabilities, short- and long-term postsecondary supports, employment and postsecondary education considerations, and Supported Decision Making, and student self-determination as an evidence-based predictor of post school success. This event also includes a student/parent panel where members describe their firsthand experiences as they navigated Fairfax County Public Schools and planning for their child’s future. A questions/answer session will follow.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Luther Jackson Middle School, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Eating Disorders Information for Parents 

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a webpage with detailed information and resources to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. This information may be found at the following link:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/37440

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Hayfield Secondary - January 2023 - Community Bulletin

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January 2023 - Community Bulletin Check out what's been happening at Hayfield! High School Students Visit the Molina Family Latino Gallery in D.C.

In November, Hayfield High School's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher, Theresa Downs, led 80+ students on a field trip to the Molina Family Latino Gallery at the Smithsonian's American History Museum. Students enjoyed learning about the exhibit titled, "Latin History is U.S. History." 

 

Hayfield's School Resource Officer Holds Discussions with Students

A great tradition continues!  Advanced Placement (AP) Government classes were visited by one of Hayfield's School Resource Officers (SROs), Officer Grace.  Students had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss information with Officer Grace to help bring understanding around student rights in schools.  These conversations ushered Government students into their unit about civil liberties and student’s rights in school.

Middle School Girl's Circle Gives Thanks

In November, the Middle School Girl’s Circle worked together to make turkey cupcakes and wrote about what they were thankful for about school for the holidays.  Girl’s Circle is a fun social skills group where students learn about developing coping skills, self-esteem, how to be themselves, how to make friends and have positive peer relationships, and how to connect with trusted adults in school. 

Hawk Writing Center Works Together to Share the Learning

The Hawk Writing Center continues to serve our community of writers.  Students in grades 7-12 are welcome to come for support on any writing assignment from their peers.  The writing center, located in Ms. Passino’s room – 2445, is available for tutoring in-person during 6th period along with period 13.

Students can bring their lunch and work with a tutor to brainstorm, revise, and edit written work.  If a student can’t come during those times, they can submit their writing for feedback: tinyurl.com/HWCasync2023

A tutor will respond with feedback within 72 hours. Check out tutoring of an AP US History DBQ in action!

Middle School Yearbook Team Looks for Input

The Middle School Yearbook class needs your help!  Please send the team photos of your 7th or 8th grader doing any of the following to be included in this year's yearbook:

  • working on school work
  • hanging with friends/family
  • playing sports
  • participating in hobbies
  • traveling
  • attending Hayfield events, etc. 
  • You can upload photos here: hjeshare.com using the code 13038.
Auto Tech Students Place First and Second in Regional Competition

Hayfield students were very successful in the 2023 Automotive Service Technology SkillsUSA Competition that took place on January 26 and 27:

  • Ian Maloy, 1st Place
  • Bailey Hobbs, 2nd Place

The Skills USA competition "is consistent with the automobile technician task list outlined in guidelines published by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the ASE Education Foundation at: www.aseeducationfoundation.org. Competitors demonstrate their ability to perform jobs or skills selected from the standards mentioned above as determined by the SkillsUSA Championships technical committee."

Ian will represent Hayfield and District V at the Virginia State Competition in April, with Bailey serving as an alternate, in Virginia Beach!  Great work to both Ian & Bailey!

Four Hayfield Students Recognized with 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards

The 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards program awarded 337 FCPS students across the county in grades 7-12, a total of 533 awards for outstanding artwork, including 174 Gold Key awards, 171 Silver Key awards, and 188 Honorable Mention awards.  Four of our Hawks were recognized across multiple disciplines as outstanding artists!  

Hayfield's Gold Key Award Recipients

  • Richard Diego DiMassimo, Photography
  • Gretchen Fink, Ceramics & Glass

Hayfield's Silver Key Award Recipient

  • Gretchen Fink, Digital Art

Hayfield's Honorable Mentions Award Recipients

  • Richard Diego DiMassimo, Photography
  • Gretchen Fink, Printmaking
  • Grace Taylor, Photography
  • Grace Warden, Photography

Congratulations to our talented Hawks! 

Seen at Dulles International Airport

Recently, a staff member was dropping off a family member at Dulles International Airport when they observed a display highlighting ten of the 2022 FCPS Scholastic Art Award winners.  Upon closer inspection, they noticed not one, but two Hayfield winners had artwork displayed at the airport!  It made waiting in line for security so much more enjoyable.

A special shout out to Hayfield's 2022 winner of a Regional Scholastic Gold Key, Gretchen Fink!

This digital art piece to the right is on display in the departures area of Dulles.

A special shout out to Hayfield's 2022 winner of a Regional Scholastic Silver Key, Adelina Allred!

This photography piece to the left is on display in the departures area of Dulles.

Portrait of a Graduate Corner

What is Portrait of a Graduate (POG)?

From the FCPS Website: "...POG acknowledges that in our rapidly changing world, education needs to evolve to fulfill our mission of supporting student success in school and in life. POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future." 

Hayfield's Collaborator Skill for January:

At Hayfield, we work with our peers and teams to accomplish tasks. 

Hayfield's Ethical & Global Citizen Skill for January:

At Hayfield, we participate in activities that benefit our community. 

Please notice above in bold some of the ways our Hawks demonstrated growth in these skills in January! 

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