Week of May 16


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May 18 - Herndon Band Spring Concert, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

May 18 - Free Tutoring with HUMC, Virtual

May 20 - Senior Exams Begin

May 20 - Herndon Orchestra Pyramid Concert, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

May 20 - Orchestra Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A, North Point Village, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm 

May 30 - Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 01 - Class of 2022 Graduation, 9:30, Eagle Bank Arena

June 10 - Last Day of School (Early Release)

June 13 - 27th Hornet Golf Classic, 11:00 am, Algonkian Golf Course

FCPS Calendar


Upcoming Events

Yearbooks on Sale!

Attention Parents!  Buy a yearbook now for the pre-order price of $65! Pre-orders will be accepted until May 20 on MySchoolBucks or cash/check. After May 20, books may only be purchased in person for $80 at distribution (this will be some time the week of May 23, depending on the book's ship date). 

The Free/Reduced lunch price of $50 will end on May 20 (the reduced price can only be done by cash or check). Students with free/reduced lunch can still purchase a yearbook for a discounted price of $65 during distribution after May 20. 

Contact Mrs. Katheryn Hans with any questions. 

Parent Workshop: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety

With all of the challenges we've faced this year, children may seem more anxious than everAldrin Elementary School is pleased to be offering a special virtual Zoom presentation (Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm) for parents on how to help children cope with anxiety. Led by our keynote speaker Rachel Bailey, this workshop will teach parents how to respond effectively to their child in the moment when they are feeling worried, shutting down, or even becoming irritable or angry. Parents will also learn strategies to foster their child's overall resilience so they're better equipped to handle obstacles now and in the future. 

With a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Rachel Bailey has taught thousands of parents and children tools for improving behavior, motivation, resilience, and self-esteem through her podcasts, speaking engagements, and parenting programs. Following the workshop, Rachel and our team will answer questions from parents. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for this important virtual workshop -- the Zoom link to join is below! Live Spanish translation will be available. 

Join Zoom Meeting https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95047016109

From the Library

As the end of the school year approaches, please keep the following due dates in mind. Seniors’ library materials are due by Tuesday, May 17.. All other students should return their materials by Friday, May 27.

Students who will be returning to Herndon HS in the fall and whose library accounts are clear can check out books for the summer beginning on Tuesday, May 31. Items checked out for the summer should be returned by Friday, August 26—the week students return to school. 

You know it’s almost summer when SYNC Audiobooks for Teens returns with free audiobook downloads. Their free season has started, and runs through mid-August. Two titles are available each week, and change every Thursday. Once you’ve downloaded a title, it’s yours to keep forever. Find all of the details here.

Herndon Fortnightly Library is seeking teen volunteers to assist with summer programming. From their website: “Are you between the ages of 12-18 & attending 7th-12th grade in the fall? Do you love books and helping others? Are you interested in volunteering for the library over the summer?  Come to summer volunteer orientation to learn all about the process and sign up for time slots. Available opportunities may include teen reading buddies, craft preparation, helping with summer programs and more.” Register for the June 13 Teen Volunteer Orientation here.

Herndon Band Spring Concert

You are invited to attend the Herndon Band Spring Concert this Wednesday May 18th at 7pm  in the HHS auditorium. This concert is FREE. Family and friends are welcome. Additional Information available here.

Herndon Orchestra Pyramid Concert

Friday May 20th, 2022 in the Herndon HS Auditorium

Come see the grand finale concert of the school year! Herndon High will perform fun movie tunes from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Disney's Up, in addition to inspiring pieces like Wayfaring Stranger, North Star to Freedom and Nimrod from the Enigma Variations. This concert is a true pyramid concert with the Reston-Herndon Area Orchestra and Herndon Middle school orchestras joining us. A true celebration of orchestral excellence in Herndon!

Orchestra Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A

What - Herndon HS Orchestra Spirit Day 

Where - Chick-fil-A, North Point Village, Reston

When - 7:00 am - 9:00 pm on Friday May 20, 2022

Mention you are there to support HHS Orchestra, and 25% of the proceeds will go towards the school orchestra to offset expenses. Flyer here.

You can: Drive through, Call ahead, or Use their CFA Mobile App (mention HHS Orchestra in special instructions) , then pick up your yummy food!

Senior and Underclassmen End of Year Calendar

Please find below the calendar with the senior and underclassmen end of year final exam schedule. The calendar is also available here.


Youth Symposium – Explore Your Future!

Saturday, May 21st at 9am- 2pm at Rowan Tree, 208 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA  20170.   Join  the Reston/Herndon Opportunity Neighborhoods and Cornerstones for a day of networking, career exploration, and fun!   Learn from professionals about different career paths, college preparedness, and more. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HN9G6TS. Flyer available here.

Volunteers Needed from ALL Grades - 2022 All Night Graduation Party 

The Class of 2022 All Night Graduation (ANG) Party is coming up on June 1-2 (10:30 PM - 5:00 AM) at the high school.  This party had been a tradition at Herndon High School for over 20 years prior to the pandemic - and is back for the first time since 2019!   

ANG is an all night event sponsored by the PTSA to provide a fun-filled evening of games, food, entertainment and prizes in a well-chaperoned, drug and alcohol-free environment to help keep our seniors safe on graduation night.

Many volunteers are needed to make this a fun event! All grade level parents are encouraged to volunteer to support the senior families and see what the All Night Graduation Party is all about!  Due to the pandemic, knowledge about the event has been diminished so it would be really helpful for the underclass parents to attend as it will facilitate your planning efforts in future years.

Please sign up below if you are able to assist with any available spots   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca9ae2e5-allnight

Thank you all so much! Your support is GREATLY appreciated!

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!

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!

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.