C'ville School News 12-17-2021

C'ville School News 12-17-2021

Message from the Principal

Wildcat Families,

Thank you to the community for the donations and contributions to support our Centreville students and families in need this holiday season.  We are fortunate to be part of a wonderful Wildcat community, and I continue to be grateful as your principal.  

We’ve had a busy few weeks leading up to the winter break including excellent music concerts, community service projects, the opening of winter sports, and a host of other student activities.  It is a joy to see our students engaged in the activities they are so passionate about.  

I hope everyone has a chance to rest and relax over the winter break and spend time with friends and family.  From everyone at CVHS, we are wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season!



To help make sure your family has a restful winter break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, but no assignments will be due the first two days of school following the break.

Classes resume on Monday, January 3, 2022


Social Media Concerns

This is a great time to talk with your student and remind them to avoid inappropriate online behavior.  We have been made aware of several inappropriate anonymous Instagram accounts, which target Centreville students and staff.  The accounts often use the CVHS name and logo and at times post hurtful and derogatory comments and pictures.  We are reporting these accounts to Instagram and FCPS Cyber Security in an effort to have the accounts removed.  We will also follow up with any students who may be identified as creating or contributing to these sites.  We have great students at CVHS, and most would not consider posting bullying and harassing type messages.  We want our students to treat each other with respect and kindness, and this behavior does not align with our expectations.  Here are helpful tips for the conversation.  Thank you!


All Night Grad Party - We Need You!

The PTSA is in desperate need of a chair for the ANGP.  Preferably, this would be a junior or sophomore parent who could then share their expertise with the next chair.  Without a chair, it will be difficult to have the ANGP.  The Chair would be the main coordinator of the event, with support from an ANGP Board and other parents. Anyone interested in volunteering or knowing more can reach out to Principal Lehman at CRLehman@fcps.edu or Stephanie Sursi, PTSA President, at president@cvhsptsa.org.


Cell Phones

Teachers are sharing increasing challenges with students using cellphones during class.  Despite teachers' best efforts to engage students and curb phone use, many students continue to be distracted, which impacts productivity, learning, and grades.  Our expectation is that phones are away and out of sight during class unless the teacher has given students permission to use them for an instructional activity.  Please support our efforts and remind your students to put their phones aside during class.


Morning Arrivals

We need your help to ensure that students arrive at school on time.  The first class begins at 8:10, and students are expected to be in the classroom at that time.  To give themselves enough time, students should arrive at school no later than 8:00.  We are seeing an increase in the number of students arriving late to school.  We don’t want students to miss important class time in the morning, and we know punctuality is an important habit to develop.  Thank you for your support!


Yearbook & Senior Ad and Portrait Information

Yearbook Orders: 

To order a 2021-2022 yearbook online, click here. They are currently $65, and the price will go up to $75 on January 1


Senior Ads: 

In the final section of the yearbook, CVHS has a tradition of offering families the chance to send a special message to their graduating senior. We print "Senior Ads" as a way of helping celebrate the accomplishments of your senior! Those can be designed and purchased on the same website as yearbook orders - click here. Senior ads must be purchased by January 1. 

 Senior Portraits:

If you have any questions about senior portraits, please contact Nadine Taylor at nktaylor@fcps.edu. The final opportunity for seniors to take their pictures at CVHS are on December 11 and 18. 

If you have any questions about the content of this email or the yearbook overall, please contact Nadine Taylor at nktaylor@fcps.edu.


Vision & Hearing Screening for 11th Graders - Jan 6 & 7

On Jan. 6th & 7th, 11th graders will have vision & hearing screening during their English classes.  A sign-up genius will be sent on Jan 3rd requesting volunteers. Thank  you in advance if you are able to sign up for a few hours.


Compliment a Cat

As part of our school-wide ROAR program – Respect, Ownership, Achievement, Relationships – we would like to provide opportunities for these pillars to be recognized across the entire Centreville community. If there is a staff member that you would like to recognize for one of these attributes (or any other positive contributions to CVHS), please consider filling out the form below to give them a shout-out. We will share these compliments with the staff member. We love hearing all of the good news that is happening throughout our building and community and want to recognize our hardworking Wildcat staff!



Academic Advising

Academic Advising and Course Selections for the 2022-23 school year will be conducted throughout the months of January-March.  After the break, we will send a more detailed message that outlines the various programs, events and information to help parents and students understand options prior to students selecting courses with the school counselors.  Below are some of the upcoming dates but more specific details will be shared after the winter break.


Important Dates

Dec. 20-31 - Holiday - Winter Break

Jan. 3 - Classes Resume

Jan. 6-7 - Vision/Hearing Screening - 11th Grade

Jan. 10 - In -School Electives Fair for Students - 8:10-9:45am

Jan. 12 - Winter Pep Rally during Plus

Jan. 13 - Rising Freshman Liberty Middle to visit CVHS

Jan. 13 - Curriculum Night for Parents and Students - 6:30 - 8:00pm

Jan. 17 - Holiday - Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 18 - Virtual Academic Advising Q/A for rising 10th-12th Grades

Jan. 18 - PTSA Meeting - 7:00 pm - Library

Jan. 20 - End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

Jan. 21-  Student Holiday -Teacher Workday

Jan. 24 - Student Holiday - Professional Development Day

Jan. 26 - Virtual Academic Advising Q/A for rising 9th Grade

Jan.25-Feb. 4 - Rising 12th Grade Course Selections with School Counselors

Feb. 7-18 - Rising 11th Grade Course Selections with School Counselors

Feb. 22-March 3 - Rising 10th Grade Course Selections with School Counselors