Wolf News January 29


Fifth graders kicked off their Global Awareness Technology Project by reviewing Portrait of a Graduate skills.

Thank A Teacher Tomorrow


Oak Hill's Beat the Winter Blues School Spirit Days ends on Friday.  Tomorrow everyone is asked to wear their favorite Oak Hill shirt.  We are asking students to show their appreciation for their teacher with a note, poem, or a picture.  Please have your son or daughter bring this to school tomorrow.

SOL Testing Schedule: Grades 3-6

Students in grades 3-6 will participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) Online Assessments from May 4-29. Please review the testing schedule below in order to avoid making appointments that may take students out of school during this time period.  Testing will begin at 9:00am and are untimed.  Thank you for your support and assistance with our SOL test administration.

3rd grade

  • Thursday, May 14: Reading, Part 1
  • Friday, May 15, Reading, Part 2
  • Thursday, May 21: Math, Part 1
  • Friday, May 22, Math, Part 2

4th grade

  • Tuesday, May 12: Reading, Part 1
  • Wednesday, May 13: Reading, Part 2
  • Wednesday, May 20: Math, Part 1
  • Thursday, May 21: Math, Part 2
  • Wednesday, May 27: VA Studies

5th grade

  • Wednesday, May 13: Reading, Part 1
  • Thursday, May 14: Reading, Part 2
  • Monday, May 18: Math (Bennett, Fredericks, & Giovanini), Part 1
  • Tuesday, May 19: Math (Bennett, Fredericks, & Giovanini), Part 2
  • Tuesday, May 19: Math (Glass, Klopfenstein, & Payne)
  • Wednesday, May 27: Science

6th grade

  • Friday, May 15: Reading
  • Wednesday, May 20: Math (Cosby & McGorty)
  • Thursday, May 21: Math (O'Malley & Wright)
  • Friday, May 22: Math (Bowe, Kosaraju, & More)

Make up testing will occur throughout the window based on staff availability to administer tests.  Expedited Retakes for eligible students will be administered June 1 through June 5.

Tip of the Week


How To Help Your Child Build a Working Vocabulary

Children who read more frequently acquire a stronger vocabulary. Having a strong vocabulary assists children with not only communicating effectively but also supports their preparation for standardized tests. In addition, there is a deep connection between vocabulary and comprehension.   There are numerous ways parents can enhance vocabulary instruction and introduce new, exciting words to their children. To learn more about how to support your child’s vocabulary at home and on state tests, please the links below. 

Building Your Child's Vocabulary

VDOE Vocabulary tips

National School Counseling Week


National School Counseling Week 2020 will be celebrated from February 3-7, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.  School counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  Oak Hill would like to thank our counselors, Mrs. Kimberly Gallagher and Mrs. Christy Ryder, for all of their hard work and dedication.

If you would like to send Mrs. Gallagher or Mrs. Ryder a note through the FCPS Cares recognition program, please click here.

Principal Coffee


Have you heard of Growth Mindset?  Come learn what Growth Mindset is, how we use it in the classroom, and how you can use it with your kids at home.  Three Oak Hill teachers will present information at our next Principal Coffee on February 5th from 8:30-9:30am in the Oak Hill Library.  Parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms to see Growth Mindset in action. 

If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP here by Monday, February 3rd.  We will be capping this coffee at 25 participants in an effort to keep groups small as we are visiting classrooms.  If you have any specific questions regarding this coffee, please contact Katherine Andersen at keandersen@fcps.edu.   

Spirit Days


Oak Hill is beating the "winter blues" by having Spirit Days.  Below is the remaining schedule to help your son or daughter participate.  Have fun!

January 30: Thank a Teacher Thursday, wear your favorite Oak Hill shirt

January 31: Football Friday, wear your favorite sports jersey in honor of the Super Bowl

Key Calendar Dates


January 30: 6th Grade visits Franklin MS, 9:45-11:45am

February 4: 4th Grade (Horn, Wagner, & Wieder) Field Trip to the Planetarium, 9:30-12:15pm

February 5: Principal Coffee, 8:30-9:30am, 6th Grade students visit Rachel Carson MS for Orientation, 9:30-11:30am

February 6: 4th Grade (Conlan & Djuric) Field Trip to Planetarium, 9:30-12:15pm

February 11: Franklin MS Counselor visits Oak Hill, 2:15pm

February 12: Class Candid's and Clubs/Team photos

February 17: Presidents' Day, no school

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