Robinson Student Ram Page | November 9, 2020

STUDENT RAM PAGE

Providing students and parents with important updates and reports of events and happenings in the high school.

Black and white Ram

Upcoming Dates/Reminders

Wednesday, November 11th is an early release day. Please see the bell schedule below. 

PERIOD

TIME

MINUTES

2

8:10-9:25

75 min

6

9:40-10:55

75 min

8

11:10-12:25

75 min

Lunch

12:25-12:55

30 min

 

On December 10th and 11th, students will have an opportunity to get additional help with missing assignments or make-up work. If your student does not have any missing assignments or requires support from their teacher, they may not have to attend class. Please communicate with your Ram's teacher should you have questions. 


Senior Regional Orchestra

Congratulations to Matthew Vu, 10th grade violist and Kyle Ryu, 9th grade cellist on their acceptance into the 2020 Senior Regional Orchestra. Matthew and Kyle went through a rigorous virtual audition process to receive this distinction. Though this event will not be held due to COVID restrictions, these musicians are now eligible to audition for All-VA Orchestra 2021. Congratulations!


Service Learning at Robinson

service learning

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, Robinson Secondary encourages service learning at all grade levels. Service learning provides students with an opportunity to connect what they do in the classroom to their volunteerism in the community. 

 

 

Service learning is not a requirement for graduation, however some classes and school organizations may require service learning.  Additionally, students who would like to apply for the IB Middle Years Program Certificate at the end of tenth grade are required to participate in three service learning activities in both 9th and 10th grade (for a total of six).

Service learning hours should be submitted using x2vol.  A significant reflection should be written for each service learning activity.  Some questions to consider while writing your reflection are: 

  • Did your service encourage you to try new things or explore an area of unfamiliarity? Did you develop any new skills or undertake any new challenges?
  • Did your service allow you to plan any activities or collaborate with others?
  • What impact did you have on your local, regional, or global community?
  • How did your service assist you in understanding more about your interests? Did it increase your awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses?

More information can be found on Robinson’s Service Learning site. For help with x2vol, please see these help videos.


Social Work Spotlight

Food For Others

Food for Others - Food Resource!

If you are in need of food, you may go to one of the following neighborhood sites at the times specified. The only question that is asked is, “How many people are in your household?” Please bring your own grocery bags!

Burke: Monday, Thursday

Summit Oaks: Parking lot on Oak Bluff Ct. at the end of Oak Leather Dr., Burke. 6:30pm

Crevenna Oak: Parking lot on Crevenna Oak Dr. at the end of Oak Green Dr. south of Burke Center Parkway, Burke. 7:00pm

Fairfax: Monday, Thursday

West of Circle ¼ mile on US 50, north on Draper Dr. to end at Kingsbridge. Parking lot of Yorkville Apartments, facing Kingsbridge. 6:00pm

Food for Others also has a warehouse for food needs. Please see website for more information: https://www.foodforothers.org/warehouse-distributions/


Learn To Breathe Mindfulness Group

Breathe

Learn to Breathe is a 6 week evidence based group open to students in grads 9-11 at Robinson. The group teaches students breathing and mindfulness techniques that aid in increasing focus and reducing stress. The group will be facilitated by the school social work team. The group will meet virtually on Mondays at 12 p.m. starting on November 9th, 2020. The group will meet on the following dates: 11/16/2020, 11/23/2020, 11/30/2020, 12/7/2020, 12/14/2020, 1/11/2021

Please fill out the google form to sign up! Contact Christyn Levy at clevy@fcps.edu if you have questions.


Robinson PTSO Restaurant Night!

Steak

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

5:00 pm to 8:00pm

Mention this flyer when you order by phone or order on-line at www.georgessteaknthings.com and write Robinson PTSO in special instructions when you check out. George’s Steak n’ Things will give 18% of the proceeds to Robinson Secondary School PTSO.

Located on Ox road in the Gold’s Gym Shopping Center.

Take a break from getting ready for Thanksgiving and order takeout today!!

 


Robinson Fundraisers

Support Robo Band and Orchestra

Band and Orchestra

Robo Band

Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide and Alcohol

Please see link below for information regarding Suicide and Alcohol Use, including risk factors and who to contact for support.

Suicide and Alcohol

Tiffany Jones, LPC, CSAC Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist


SCHOOL PICTURES / ACTION NEEDED

SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS are coming soon!

All students will receive a school ID card on site. You MUST sign up for an appointment time to have your photo taken. This photo will appear in the yearbook. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0444A9AB22A7F58-yearbook

November 2-Freshmen; November 9-Eighth Grade; November 16-7th Grade

 

Picture Day

SCHOOL PICTURE ALTERNATIVE FOR YEARBOOK- Please see the guidelines in the document if you would like to submit your own school portrait for use in the yearbook instead of having one taken at Robinson.

amforte@fcps.eduGuidelines for Submitting a School Portrait DEADLINE: November 16, 2020

  • Student must be centered in the photo facing the camera, both eyes visible.
  • Pose must be a waist-up shot. No full body shots. No hands near face—arms and hands should not be above the waist. No knees blocking the body.
  • Student must be sitting or standing. No photos of students laying on the ground, sitting on the ground, etc.
  • Student’s clothing and jewelry must fit school dress code guidelines and be “school appropriate”.
  • No props (animals, hats, sunglasses, cars, sport equipment, musical instruments or additional people in the photo). No weapons.
  • Backgrounds (trees, rocks, columns, etc.) should not block the view of the student.
  • Background must be simple and uncluttered.
  • No texture, filter, name stamping, embossing, or date stamp.
  • Photo must be vertical. No horizontal photos.
  • Submit the photo in digital format. All photos must be saved as a JPG file.

Photos files must be named with the student’s legal last name and then the legal first name and grade (ex: Smith,William,10th.jpg) Email photos to: amforte@fcps.edu

**A sample picture is located in your Ram's grade level google classroom.


Library

 

Library Spotlight

Hello Robinson Families,

Exciting news - curbside pickup service has been extended! Robinson is offering curbside service every Monday, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please visit the RBSS curbside pickup guide to learn all about our curbside services and procedures: https://robinsonss-fcps.libguides.com/c.php?g=1011920&p=7901604.

Questions? Please reach out to one of us. We are happy to help! 

Happy Reading!

~ Your Robinson Librarians


Database Spotlight

Featured Library Database 

Major U.S. and international newspapers; search for full text articles by title, headline, date, newspaper section, etc. A one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

Password: rams

Curious about Media Bias? We encourage students to evaluate news outlets using the Media Bias Chart (https://www.adfontesmedia.com/interactive-media-bias-chart-2). A great strategy to avoid misinformation is to read about a news event from several different publishers.


Do you want to recognize your senior with a special ad in the yearbook? Create a lasting tribute to your senior by following the steps below. Deadline is December 6.

senior portraits

Quick Links

MHRESOURCES

High School Student Services 

Counselors

A-Bram

Jason Woehrmyer

jewoehrmyer@fcps.edu

Bran-Dan

Sofia Panzenhagen

smpanzenhage@fcps.edu

Dao-Gar

Taylor Oakley

tmoakley@fcps.edu

Gas-Hug

Doreen Boateng

daacheampong@fcps.edu

Huh-Lan

Mark Gomperts

mgomperts@fcps.edu

Lao-Mit

Danny Ramirez

daramirezgas@fcps.edu

Miu-Per

Joanie Murphy

jemurphy@fcps.edu

Pes-Sca

Megan Jones

mmniemiec@fcps.edu

Sch-Ton

Brianne Slizofski

beslizofski@fcps.edu

Too-Z

Taylor Nelson

tanelson@fcps.edu

 


High School Administration

Danny Clements            9th Grade              l dsclements@fcps.edu

Jennifer Krempasky      10th Grade            l jmkrempasky@fcps.edu

Sara Genetin                  11th Grade             l sjgenetinpil@fcps.edu

Dr. Scot Turner               12th Grade            l sbturner@fcps.edu

Francesca Knight           Dean of Students  l fwknight@fcps.edu