Week of April 18

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April 20 - NOVA Virtual Information Sessions & NOVA Application Workshop, 4:30pm or 6:00 pm

April 20 - Free Tutoring with HUMC, Virtual

April 21 - Student Job Fair, All Lunches, Cafeteria

April 22 - Youth Speakers, 4th period, Auditorium and Gymnasium

April 22 - Posse Leadership Scholarship for Rising Seniors (current juniors), 9:45am, College/Career Center

April 23 - Rise Against Hunger, HHS - Service Learning Opportunity

FCPS Calendar


Upcoming Events

NOVA Virtual Information Sessions for FCPS Families

FCPS and NOVA will host virtual information sessions for FCPS seniors and their families.   The final session will be held at 6pm Apr 20.  Register to receive Zoom link for www.tinyurl.com/April-20

Herndon High School’s First Annual Student Job Fair

April 21st during all lunches in the Cafeteria Herndon HS will host local employers who are looking for not only summer hires, but also students who wish to join the workforce directly out of high school.    Get your resume ready.   A resume template is available for students to download from the College/Career Center Schoology Course (Access Code 2QH2-MXG9-SRBCV) under “Jobs for Students” folder.

Youth Speakers

There will be two youth speakers presenting Friday, April 22. One will be for the underclassmen and one will be for the upperclassmen. This is a religious observation day. The presentations will take place during Stinger only. Here is the flyer.

Learn about the Posse Leadership Scholarship for Rising Seniors (current juniors)

Friday, April 22nd at 9:45am in the College/Career Center.   Ms. Nicol, Posse Trainer, will present the Posse Leadership Scholars Program and answer all your questions for this unique scholarship.    Students are asked to sign-up at https://tinyurl.com/PosseInfo22   Posse is a full tuition merit scholarship ($140,000 plus) at 8 partnering colleges/universities.   It’s much more than a scholarship.   Read about Posse at  https://www.possefoundation.org/about-posse.   You may research the eight participating colleges our students have access to at  https://www.possefoundation.org/recruiting-students/partner-college-university-profiles .  Look under Virginia Posse Virtual Program AND Posse D.C.  to see all 8 schools.

Rise Against Hunger

Help fight global hunger!  Herndon HS is partnering with Herndon UMC to host a food packing event on Saturday, April 23. The goal is to pack over 20,000 meals in three hours.  All are welcome to come help, just sign up for a shift at http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/HerndonUMC Donations will go to support meals and Rise Against Hunger's in country efforts.  Learn more about Rise Against Hunger at riseagainsthunger.org.

From the Library

Spring break is just around the corner! Encourage your students to stock up on plenty to read during the extended holiday. Students can log in to Destiny (using their school Google account) to search for books, put books on hold, see what they have checked out, and renew their books. MackinVIA (linked through Destiny or available as an app) offers hundreds of popular ebooks and e-audiobooks that students can check out 7 days a week/ 24 hours a day. We love to make recommendations based on student interests.

Research questions? We help students find reliable information and learn how to use information ethically. Students can find fantastic research supports through their HHS Library course on Schoology, and they can always reach us at hhs_library@fcps.edu to ask a question or to schedule a one-on-one session.

Did you know the library is open late several days a week? On Mondays we are open till 3:30, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays we’re open till after the late buses depart. If your student would like to enjoy the library later than our posted hours, please have them talk with us.

NOVA / GMU ADVANCE Program Information Session

NOVA and George Mason University partner to provide NOVA students who plan to transfer to GMU the opportunity to apply to the “Advance” program which essentially allows students to be a student at both campuses, but with NOVA prices and transfer seamlessly to GMU.  Attend an information session specifically for FCPS students.

  • Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Information Session in English: Zoom link
  • Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Information Session in Spanish: Zoom link

NOVA Next Steps Session at HHS

Ms. Gomez, NOVA Counselor, will be in the College /Career Center on Tuesday, April 26th at 9:45am. Seniors planning to attend NOVA should plan to attend to ensure they have all necessary information for placement and enrollment for classes Fall 2022. Students who have not yet applied will be assisted after the presentation. Please see the College/Career Center Schoology Course (Access Code 2QH2-MXG9-SRBCV) under the “Especially for Seniors” folder, for the NOVA folder containing previously sent NOVA support documents.

FCPS Annual Senior Survey

This year’s annual FCPS Senior Survey, which gathers data required by the Virginia Department of Education, will be administered during English class via Naviance Student at the end of April and into early May.  The main  purpose of the survey is to record both post-secondary plans (college, employment, military service, career education, etc.) and the final status of college applications for all FCPS graduating seniors. The survey also collects data on Federal Aid (FAFSA), scholarships offered or awarded, and the amount of scholarship money accepted and using. The survey is how your student indicates to Herndon HS where HHS should mail the student’s final transcript after graduation. Students and parents will receive further information from Mrs. Peirce, College / Career Specialist, via email.

NOVA JUMP START for Seniors attending NOVA Fall 2022

NOVA is pleased to announce JumpStart2NOVA for summer 2022. Who/What: Qualified seniors graduating this spring may take one 3-credit course and our 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition cost.  Apply by April 29, 2022. To learn more about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, minimum qualifying scores, and details on how to apply, please visit http://www.nvcc.edu/jumpstart/.

Sports Physicals

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 2nd. For the first time ever, it is guaranteed that we will not have any games that night- so take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year!

 The current physicals on file expire on June 30th, a new physical is needed for next year. After June 30th, students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities (other than interest meetings) until a new physical has been submitted. You are always welcome to get a sports physical through your family physician or an urgent care center, but this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser. We receive NO FUNDING from the county or from game ticket sales- this event is how we raise money to purchase medical supplies (bandages, gauze, tape, crutches, splints, etc.) that we use for all the sports teams for the entire school year. We provide a comprehensive physical evaluation with several stations including height, weight, blood pressure, vision screening, and orthopedic and postural evaluations performed by Athletic Trainers, Nurses, EMTs and Physical Therapists. The money earned is used to purchase the supplies that allow us to help our student-athletes stay healthy and play to their highest potential. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes.

We thank you for your continued support of our program and look forward to seeing you on the May 2nd!

Click here to make an appointment: https://forms.gle/3B5fa12DqqQpq8CV8

Please contact Lisa Petruzzi at LTPetruzzi@fcps.edu with any questions, comments or concerns.

International Night/Talent Show

Herndon High School International Club proudly presents the International Night/Talent Show on Friday, May 6, 2022 in the auditorium from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The tickets are for $5.00 each that includes FREE food. There is free admission for children 6 and under, for the performers, and for those who bring a dish to share. Drinks will be sold for $1.00 each.

The tickets will be sold during all lunches in the school cafeteria on April 27, 28, 29, and May 4, 5, and 6. If you buy 4 tickets, the 5th is free.”

Class of 2023 Class Council

ATTENTION JUNIORS (rising Seniors): Applications for the Class of 2023 Class Council DUE by May 9th

Are you interested in bringing together your fellow classmates during your final year of high school before your June 2023 Graduation?  Mr. Dacanay, Mrs. Rocci, and Mrs. Taylor, the faculty sponsors for the Class of 2023, are eager to accept applications for Class Council for 2022-2023 school year. Major tasks of the council will be Homecoming Float build, senior activities, and Graduation. 

Students looking to take an active leadership role in a fun way and are willing to work with others to accomplish set goals should apply. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and a good attendance and discipline history.  Additionally, applicants will need a 11th grade teacher or high school counselor to endorse his/her application.

Completed Application (electronic) and Student & Guardian Signature Form (hard copy) MUST BE turned in by Monday, May 9th to Mrs. Taylor at btaylor@fcpsschools.net

Click HERE to open copy of Application. HERE is the Student & Guardian Signature Form.

Yearbooks on Sale!

2022 Yearbooks are on sale now through My School Bucks. Price is $65 while supplies last! Free and reduced lunch students get a discount and should see Mrs. Hans in room H101 for more information, or you may email her at kdhans@fcps.edu

The HHS PTSA Needs You!

Interested in joining the Executive Board of the PTSA for next school year?  We are looking for you! Email herndonptsa@gmail.com for details.

The HHS PTSA is collecting Amazon gift cards for teacher appreciation!  Click here for the wish list - gift cards can be mailed directly to the PTSA at checkout: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/7X9EYR593Z29?ref_=wl_share

HUMC Free Tutoring Program

TGFT will remain virtual for the start of the 2021-2022 school  year, with sessions beginning on September 8. Information regarding the program can be found on our website:  herndonumc.org/tgft 

Students are encouraged to fill out the registration form on the website, as this allows us to match students with our subject-area specialists. As in the past, we offer assistance in all math subjects, chemistry, and physics.

We want to help your students be successful this year!

27th Hornet Golf Classic

Herndon Sports Boosters presents the 27th Hornet Golf Classic on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Algonkian Golf Course, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA  20165.  10:00 am Check-in and 11:00 Start.  Register at the following link:


Looking forward to seeing you all there again this year!

FCPS Mental Health Resources

If you are depressed, in crisis, or just want to talk, please text NEEDHELP to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone will be there to listen.

If you're going through a tough time, don't go it alone. Reach out to a parent, friend, or trusted adult. You can also text NEEDHELP to 85511 at any time–day or night.