McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 3/14/2022

Important Upcoming Dates

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1 - Student Holiday

April 4-8 - Spring Break

April 15 - Good Friday Religious Observance

April 15 - Theravada New Year Religious Observance

April 23 - Last Day of Passover Religious Observance

May 3 - Eid al Fitr Religious Observance

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 - Graduation 


2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information


ParentVue Information


Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Giving Back at McLean High School

Our students truly care about our school and community. This school year, our students have shown this care for others by holding a variety of collection drives. 

PowerBars for Ukraine

Many McLean High School students have voiced their concern about the war in Ukraine. As a result we have decided to collect PowerBars to send there. Please drop off your PowerBars in the marked boxes in the Main Office. 


Book Drive

MHS Book Drive - March

In honor of National Reading Month, we will be hosting a book drive to donate books to elementary and middle schools in our pyramid. Bins will be placed in the main office so be sure to drop off your gently used books!

GLC Menstrual Product Drive

The McLean Girls' Leadership Committee is hosting a menstrual product drive throughout the month of March. Many women and girls have trouble affording food and basic necessities. Especially now during the pandemic, expensive yet necessary menstrual products can take a toll on families living paycheck to paycheck. Drop off your items in the marked boxes in front of the Main Office




McDance-a-Thon is a student-led fundraising club that raises money for Children’s National Hospital. In 2019 McDance-a-Thon successfully raised $55,726.44, and in 2020 they surpassed that with $61,986.99! Every year the biggest event the club has is our 7-hour dance, where we dance, play games, push fundraising, and then at the end of the night reveal how much money we have raised throughout the year. Check out the video below, showcasing the energy and environment from previous dances. 

This year we are so excited to get back to an in-person dance!

McDance-a-Thon will be hosting our 7-hour dance in the main gym at McLean High School on Saturday, March 26th from 4:00 - 11:00 PM. We will provide food and are so excited to also have a DJ! 

Because our club's message surrounds children's health, masks will be required at the dance but there are outdoor locations where students will be able to take them off. 

Interested in supporting McDance-A-Thon? 

Donor Drive Link 

March is National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month and March 6-12, 2022, is National Social Work Week, an opportunity for schools, communities and partners to acknowledge and recognize the impactful work of our social workers in supporting students, families, and their communities. This week we are honoring Marly Jerome-Featherson, McLean High School’s amazing School Social Worker . We appreciate all you do for our students. Thank you Marly!

Social Work Week

Student Achievements


FIDM Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Winners

Olivia Zhang and Morgan Link tied for 2nd place in the FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge sponsored by the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. They will receive a $1000 travel stipend to attend DEVA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in April and will be recognized during the Grand Awards Session. Congratulations Olivia and Morgan!

Virginia Journalist of the Year

Aleena Gul, Editor-in-Chief of The Highlander, came in second place in the VaMediaNow Journalist of the Year 2022 competition. Congratulations Aleena!

Click below to see the Twitter and Instagram posts. 




All Virginia Band & Orchestra

All-Virginia Band & Orchestra

Please join us in congratulating the students below for being selected as members of the All-Virginia Band & Orchestra!

Band Students: Clara Marks, Jake Barnhard, Yanni Aknine, Kian Choi, Nicole Chan, Brian Horrigan, Catherine Kim, Julia Tan, Tieran Holmes, Belinda Li, Rovert Klein and Hanna Sim

Orchestra Students: Ryan Chun, Joshua Wang, Alexander Bills, Donghwa Shin, Caleb Wang, Lydia Hu, Michelle Kim, Mikayla Li, Christina Wu and Daniel Ahn

Weekly Reminders

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due March 23, 2022.  The application and related details can be found at Student Representative to the School Board.

Deadline Date

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00

Additional Links:

  • Application Site to access the “Application for the 2022 Student Representative to the School Board”
  • Spotlight: Location where the Application can also be found. 

Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s last date for the 2021-2022 calendar year is:

April 18

To register for the April 18 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (; a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

Social-Emotional Support Information

Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist,

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist,

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker,

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.