SOL Retake and Appeals Permission Form
The Virginia Board of Education allows certain elementary and middle school students who fail Standards of Learning (SOL) test on their first attempt to retake the test before the end of the school year. Retesting is available when a student failed his or her first attempt by a narrow margin (scored of 375-399, with a score of 400 needed to pass). Schools can also appeal scores below 375 when there is evidence of a discrepancy between a student’s SOL score and his or her performance in the course.
Statistics in Schools Week: Free Activities
Statistics in Schools: Everyone Counts! Week is March 2-6. FCPS is supporting the 2020 Census by encouraging students and teachers to use free U.S. Census Bureau activities focused on statistics. Each activity also highlights the importance of a complete census count, which helps fund our schools. Census postcards will arrive via U.S. Mail in mid-March.
Microwave Donation Needed
HMS students are is in need of a replacement microwave in the cafe! Please contact Ms.Sanchez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Bordenkecher (email@example.com) if you like donate one! Thank you!
Homework Helpers: Student Tutors Needed
Through this program, middle school students are able to give back to their community by tutoring local elementary school students. The tutees receive an enriched education and positive behavior modelling, while the tutors gain a deeper sense of community service and personal reflection. Tutoring sessions take place once a week, and last approximately an hour. If you have any further questions, please visit our website: homeworkhelpersorg.com and click here for more information.
Semester 2 Hawk Times
At the start of the second semester, students’ Hawk Times may have changed. The decision to move a student into a Hawk Time with a math, English, or science teacher was based upon how individual students scored on the FCPS District-Wide Assessment, along with student performance on unit assessments, and teacher input. In these Hawk Times, student will be able to receive additional support and instruction from a content area teacher. Other Hawk Time changes that occurred might have been made to ensure that we keep Hawk Time teacher to student ratio as low as possible.
Supporting Our Community
Herndon Middle School’s food pantry and clothing closet regularly distributes clothing and food to our students and their families. Please shop our Amazon wishlist to help us meet the growing needs in our community. Select what you want to contribute from the list, and select The Wishlist, Herndon MS address for shipping. Click here for more information and to access the wishlist.
Career Day Volunteers
We are having a ‘Career Day’ event on April 16th where students will have the opportunity to learn about different careers and fields. We are seeking representatives from various career clusters to share about their job and professional journey. Participants will be required to attend from 12:15-2:15. Click here for more information and to express your interest!
National Eating Disorder Association Information
In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed eating disorder documents with detailed information to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events at Herndon Middle School
Donate to HMS!
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency
Mobile Crisis Unit