Lanier MS Updates - September 27, 2019

Mark your calendar

Important Upcoming Events

TODAY - Homecoming Parade and Celebration at Fairfax High School starting at 4PM.

10/15 - Chorus Concert

10/21 - Picture Make-Up Day

10/23 - Orchestra Concert

10/24 - PTA Sponsored:

"Digital Citizenship Parent Night"

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert

Principal's Desk

Dear Eagle Families,

In October, we have many events planned for your family to return to Lanier and meet with our staff in a variety of events. We will be having music events, Digital Citizenship Night on October 24th, and an ESOL Family Potluck on October 30th.  We also still need many Career Day speakers to help us have a successful career day on November 6th.  Use this LINK for more information. 

Additionally, your support in our community has resulted in some monetary donations to our schools. Your students' efforts at school have also resulted in recognition at the state level for our eco-awareness efforts.

  • The Asha-Jyothi 5K Run was on Sept. 15th and your participation earned us $407.  I thank all families and students who participated Lanier's first year of participating in this community event to raise money for STEM activities. 
  • The 3rd Annual Safeway Foundation SCHOOL SPIRIT campaign was this past month. Your shopping at Safeway store on Willard Way, Fairfax, VA raised $1,652.63 on behalf of Lanier.  Thanks!
  • Again for the eighth year, Lanier is selected as one of four schools as the 2019 Virginia Naturally Schools.  Virginia Naturally Schools is the official environmental education school recognition program of Virginia. 

Thank you for making LMS a great place to work by entrusting us with your most precious treasure. We do not take this responsibility or partnership lightly. 




Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

Was my communication helpful?  FEEDBACK PLEASE



Fairfax High School


Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application Available Online

Online applications for free and reduced-price meals for the 2019-20 school year deadline is October 10th.  Completing the application online results in faster processing time.  Electronic meal applications are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Tagalog
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Paper applications are still available to complete and submit.  They are available at main office, school cafeteria, and other FCPS buildings.  Paper applications must be original red print forms.  Copied application forms cannot be accepted.

Parents and guardians can now complete the free and reduced-price meal application and the consent to share information in the same document.

More information is available on the Free and Reduced-Price Meals web page


School Clinic


We need your help with Vision & Hearing testing!  October 16th and 17th from 7:30am - 2pm.  No experience required.  Training provided the day of.  Any bit of your time volunteered helps.  Please reach out to school health aide, Taylor Smith at or call 703-934-2410.


VFW Teacher of the Year Nominations 2019

Every year the Veterans of Foreign War holds a Teacher of the Year award contest that recognizes three exceptional teachers (ES, MS, HS level) for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to students. 

Please refer to this LINK to find rules and eligibility requirements and nomination form.  Submissions can be scanned and emailed to or FAX to (703) 502-0633.  Nominations are to be submitted no later than October 31st.


Yearbook Info

Please purchase EARLY BIRD discount

Click on the LINK

latino night

Pyramid Latino Night


Estimados Padres, les invitamos con toda su familia a la cena/presentación

“La Presencia Latina en los Estados Unidos”

Fecha: miércoles 9 de octubre del 2019

Hora: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Lugar: Fairfax High School (Cafeteria)


      Para confirmar su asistencia puede hacerlo de dos maneras:

Mental Health and Wellness Conference

Sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference set for Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax HS

Fairfax County School Health Promotion

Info on Vaping

Please read through regarding cases of severe respiratory illnesses associated with the use of e-cigarettes and "vaping" among youth and young adults.  Additional information can also be found at the Fairfax County website

"Hey Stress, Let's break up"


There are often many pressures in the lives of young people.  Worrying about school work, experiencing physical and hormonal changes, and fitting in to a social circle, are some of the stressors that impact a teen's daily life.  While stress may ebb and flow, there are so many ways to encourage your child to cope with the difficult situations that arise.  Motivating your teen to be healthy is a great place to start.  Encourage your child to get enough sleep at night, make time to relax and have fun, and engage in more physical activity.  Promoting healthier behaviors may allow your child to feel more at east when faced with challenges that causes stress. 


Breathr-app that teaches youth easy and fun ways to practice mindfulness

Kid's Health - has interactive videos and tools for teens that encourages stress management



health fairs

Come to a health fair and meet health care professionals and community service providers and find out about getting involved in the BeWell project!!

New this year – the Health Department will be providing vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2 to 5 p.m.

Merrifield Center

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

Get a printable flier.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gartlan Center

8119 Holland Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

Get a printable flier.

  • Get health smart! Find out about:
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Smoking cessation
  • Screenings available:
    • HIV testing
    • Blood pressure
    • Glucose
    • Vision
    • Liver
  • Check your height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • CO2 testing for smokers
  • Vaccinations available:
    • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Learn how to get connected to:
    • Primary care
    • Pharmacy services
    • Dental care
  • Light refreshments will be provided

Summer Trip Opportunity 


Mark Your Calendars!

Please join us at an informative meeting to discuss the details of this amazing opportunity to embark on a fun and educational adventure!  This will be an opportunity of a lifetime to travel and see all that Germany, Switzerland & Austria have to offer.  Don't miss it!

We will also be discussing any current incentives and special discounts for the trip at the meeting.  Please RSVP by SignUpGenius.


When:  September 19, 2019 at 5:15PM (Right before the BTSNs)

Where:  Lanier Middle School Library

Bring?:  Your questions!

Program Leader:  Faiza Alam


Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019, 5:30-&;30pm in Room 1000A.  This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher. 


The information session will begin with presentation from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Troops to Teachers will also present their programs offerings to our military veteran attendees.  A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.