Weekly News From South County High School

From the Principal


From The Testing Office

March Writing SOL for 11th Graders

The Writing SOL for English 11 and English 11 Honors students will take place on March 11th and 12th. We will be operating on a modified bell schedule on those days.  Please be sure to avoid scheduling any appointments on those days.  Please remind your student to bring their fully-charged school-issued laptop and charger to school on those days.  Students will test first thing in the morning, so it is important to get a good night’s sleep prior to the test and eat breakfast the mornings of the tests. I encourage you to discuss the testing with your student. Best wishes to you and your student.


Families of Advanced Placement Students

This week, your student should have received the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents as well as a letter from the SCHS Testing Office regarding the upcoming AP exams in May. The bulletin and letter contain valuable information regarding scheduling, deadlines, and how to get their AP scores. Please review this information over with your AP student.  If you know now that your student has a conflict with one of their AP exams, please see Chris Bird in the Student Services Office (D107-06) by Monday, March 9th or email him at cwbird@fcps.edu.   Arrangements can be made to schedule a later exam date, if the request is made to College Board in a timely fashion.  However, there may be a fee associated. 


From the College and Career Center

Military Night at West Springfield High School

March 12th 7:00-8:30 PM

This event is a fair setting featuring U.S. service academies, ROTC programs, congressional representatives, senior military colleges, and enlistment recruiters.  It is open to all FCPS students and their families interested in learning more about military education and service options. Registration is not required.

College Night at South County High School

March 18th 7:00-8:30 PM

A panel of college admission counselors will be sharing recommendations and insights on the college search process, community college options, admissions factors, affordability and financial aid, and managing the application process and making a final decision. The program is best suited for juniors and their families, and registration is not required. 

South County MAC

South County MAC provides FREE tutoring on select Saturdays for all core subjects. Our next sessions are March 14 and 28 from 10 am- 1 pm in the SCHS library. South County MAC events are open to all SCHS and SCMS students and parents! We invite parents and students of all backgrounds and demographics to join and attend MAC events. If you are interested or for additional information regarding MAC please contact us at SouthCountyMAC@gmail.com.


Mental Health: 101

Come out to a free workshop on Mental Health:101, sponsored by The Ross Center and Fusion Academy on March 5, 2020 at 7pm in Tyson, VA.  Purchase a sticker(s) from Stickers Speak while you're there, a student lead business - part of JA Company a Junior Achievement of Greater Washington program. Go to their table on March 5, 2020 to learn how this company is helping to support Mental Health Awareness.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-101-navigating-mental-health-services-for-your-child-registration-91656072781-



Buy your YEARBOOK today.  Yearbooks cost $75 until the end of March.  Get yours now before the price goes up.  All sales are online at www.yearbookforever.com



Senior ads for yearbook are on sale at www.yearbookforever.com until March.  Space is limited.  Get yours today to congratulate your senior on a job well done.  (Ads can be bought for individuals, best friends, or school group of seniors- friends, seniors on teams, clubs, etc.). 


Attention Senior Parents:

To order the official 2020 South County High School graduation announcements please go to http://www.balfour.com.  Balfour is our vendor for those products. 

Please contact Balfour with any questions 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.


From the PTSO

Teacher of the Year Reception

The PTSO is hosting a reception to honor the Teachers of the Year on the morning of Tuesday, March 3.  We are looking for both food donations and people to help set up, serve and clean up.  Please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044aaaac29a46-toyreception


From the Choral Boosters

Parents take a break! Put those Pots and Pans away!!

Mark your calendars to COME out and JOIN US for


Tuesday, March 4th, 5pm-9pm

8971 Ox Road in Lorton


**Student Meal Deal Regular Sub/Chips/22oz. Fountain Drink $8.49

Must show valid student ID

Choral Boosters

Attendance Office

Early Dismissals

Please send a note with your student in the morning to give to the Attendance Office first thing upon arrival. They will receive a pass for an early dismissal at that time. Phones calls should be reserved for sickness, late arrivals, and unscheduled events. Not only does this ensure your student will be dismissed on time but it also does not interrupt instructional time for other students as the pass is delivered.

Thank-you for your assistance!


14th Annual Golf Classic

The South County High School Athletic Boosters (SCHSAB) announces the 14th Annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia.  Call your friends and rally a team to come together and enjoy an afternoon golfing at our hometown club, Laurel Hill Golf Club.  To register, click here:  https://birdease.com/scgolfclassic 

The Golf Classic is an important event that funds and sustains our state of the art athletic programs and fields.  The Boosters work hard to provide the best atmosphere for our athletes and competitors to excel.  Help us lead the charge to be the best in Fairfax County Public Schools.  Did you know that the Boosters are a huge part of keeping our fields in such pristine condition?  The funds raised by the Boosters help maintain and sustain all the fields both turf and grass, as well as team uniform replacement and equipment.  We can’t do it without YOU!  Thank you for YOUR SUPPORT!

If you are unable to participate and wish to make a donation, this link also offers the opportunity for you to show your support through sponsorships.  Do you own a business or know someone who does?  Please consider supporting our efforts through a funding a Sponsorship.  To Sponsor the SCHSAB, click here: https://birdease.com/scgolfclassic  and follow the Sponsorship button for giving opportunities.  Companies and corporate giving are welcome!  

Come Golf with us at the 14th Annual Golf Classic!  For more information about the tournament or to register to play please click here: https://birdease.com/scgolfclassic 

For more information on playing golf at the Classic or a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Mike Hickman at michael_a_hickman@yahoo.com or Dan Clarke at danimalcl@aol.com 


Golf Classic

Mulch Sale/Spring Fundraiser

South County High School will be sponsoring a mulch sale with delivery scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, 2020.

For more information click 2020 SC Mulch Fundraiser

This Fundraiser benefits South County's Baseball, Boy's Soccer, and Wrestling Teams.


South County Crew

Save the date! February 29, 2020

Ergathon 2020; Row Across the USA

ERGATHON 2020 - Row Across the USA Join South County Crew on February 29th, 2020 as we attempt to row across the roughly 4000 kilometers of the United States in celebration of the 2020 Olympics!

South County Crew Club members and CrossFit Lorton invite you to the Row Across the U.S.A challenge where every participant will have the opportunity to row up to 10,000 meters in an hour with an overall cumulative goal of 4000 KM.

The first 100 participants to register before February 17th, 2020 will receive a free t-shirt with the promo code EARLYBIRD. Registration fee is $35. Earlybird registrants will also have the opportunity to reserve their time slot. Please go to https://tinyurl.com/ergathon2020 to register. Walk-in registrants are also welcome.

South County Crew is a national award-winning club that is completely self-funded. We rely on South County Stallion families and our community to help support our program. Come out, have some fun in what we affectionately call The Pain Cave, on the ergs with us and help us raise funds for our Spring 2020 Season. If you are unable to come row with us, please consider making an in kind donation in lieu of rowing at

For additional information or sponsorship opportunities please contact: Terry Dover at sococrewfundraising@gmail.com   

Please save your itemized receipts when you dine with our friends at Glory Days from now through April 5, 2020. SoCo Crew will receive a donation when you send these receipts to our fundraising chair, Terry Dover. Please click here for details.  


Golf Club Donations Needed

The Physical Education department is currently taking donations of your used golf clubs.  We are looking to add a golf unit in the spring and are looking for your wedges, 9 irons and 8 irons only.  Please contact Erich Gunderman @ cgunderman@fcps.edu to arrange a drop-off.

Thank you for supporting SCHS PE Department


Lorton Community Action Center



Get in the game for a great cause! 13th Annual Monopoly Tournament to benefit Lorton Community Action Center. GO and make a difference in your community! Saturday, March 7, 2020/9am-2pm/Moose Lodge-9612 Fernedge Lane/Lorton, VA 22079/703-339-6688. Table sponsorships available from $300, $500 and $1000.

To register or sponsor a table click here.


The 2020 Spring into Action Gala is LCAC's annual spring gala which is the biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, the gala will be held at the Harbour View event center on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM. The evening includes a silent auction, cocktail hour with an open bar and passed hors d'ouevres, plated dinner and dessert, live music and more.

To register or sponsor click here.


Important Upcoming Dates

March 3                                Student Holiday/School Planning

March 7                                Teen Job Fair and Career Building Workshop

April 3                                   Third Grading Period Ends

April 6-10                              Spring Break

April 13                                 Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day

May 25                                 Memorial Day

June 8                                  Graduation/No School

June 12                                Last Day of School/ 2 hour school day


FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our South County HS Staff. Just click FCPS CARES.


Submission Deadline for March 7th News You Choose will be March 5th at noon. Please send all submissions to DBoullianne@fcps.edu.