Lanier MS Updates - October 25, 2019

Important Upcoming Events

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert / ESOL Potluck Event

11/1 -   End of 1st Quarter

11/4 - 11/5  Student Holiday


Principal's Desk

Dear Eagle Families,

Schools across Fairfax County have been recognizing Digital Citizenship Week.  During the Lanier's Digital Citizenship Night that was held last night, we discussed Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  If you missed yesterday's event, please click here to learn about topics we discussed. 


2019-20 FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations are now open.  Please take a moment to nominate and recognize a nominee from Lanier Middle School in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google form below embedded in each category.  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 links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and eligibility requirements are below.  Deadline for nominations are November 8, 2019.


Outstanding Teacher  <-- click to nominate

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 <--click to nominate

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

Outstanding Principal <--click to nominate

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

Outstanding Leader  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a assistant principals, and director of student services.

Outstanding Professional Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, After-School Specialist, Safety and Security Specialist. 

Outstanding Operational Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, and Parent Liaison




Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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ESOL Potluck Event


Los estudiantes de ESOL y sus familias están invitados a una cena compartida en la escuela secundaria Lanier

Nuestro objetivo es fomentar el éxito de los estudiantes mediante la construcción de relaciones entre maestros, estudiantes y sus familias.


Por favor traiga un plato típico de su cultura o país para compartir.

Se invita a las familias a usar ropa tradicional de sus países.


Fecha: miércoles 30 de octubre del 2019

Hora: 6:30-8:00 PM

Lugar: Cafetería Escuela Lanier


Student Services

This week in the 7th grade, counselors and clinical staff screened a Wellness video helping students identify symptoms and signs of depression. Students were encouraged to “ACT,” meaning Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. This same video was screened last year for current 8th graders. We encourage families to have conversations with students about the “ACT” acronym, along with managing stress and mental wellness. FCPS has many resources that can help guide the conversation here.

Federal Impact Aid Survey

On Tuesday, October 22nd, the Federal Impact Aid Survey was sent home with all of our Eagles.  FCPS requires one completed form to be returned for every student. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education.  These funds are used to support all FCPS schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date and return the survey to your child's school.  If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by Wednesday, October 30th.  All results are confidential.

See this link for details.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout



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.

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Team shirt

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