McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/13/2022

Important Upcoming Dates

2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

Final Grades - Updated Information

Final grades will be processed by Tuesday, June 14th, at 12:00 pm. Grades will be available for viewing in ParentVUE. If you would like a printed copy of your student’s report card please email Molly Payne at

See the directions below:


School Traffic Pattern - June 20 through mid-August

Starting June 20, cars will not be able to cut through the school from Sea Cliff/Davidson to Westmoreland and vice versa. If you are trying to park for the stadium or main gym, you should come through on the Westmoreland side. If you are coming to the main office you will only be able to enter through the Sea Cliff/Davidson side. This is due to a roofing project that will run through mid-August.

Summer Workshops

This summer, McLean will host two summer workshops for interested students. Workshops will be conducted either in-person or via Zoom. Interested students should register for the workshop(s) they plan to attend using this Google Form by June 15th. See details below for more information about offerings. Links for the virtual workshop will be sent to registrants prior to the first offering.

Narrative Writing in the College Essay
Teachers will facilitate students in drafting an essay they could use as a basis for their college application process. This workshop is geared toward rising seniors only and will be conducted in-person.

We Don’t Talk About Braco
Participants will watch a 20 minute scene from the Disney telenovela series "Violetta" on you tube. Students will then discuss the show in Spanish virtually and do follow up activities with the teacher. This workshop is for students entering Spanish 3, 4, or AP.

summer workshops

Summer College Application Workshop

Student Services is planning for our annual summer College Application Workshop! This summer workshop is for college-bound seniors to learn about the Common/Coalition Applications, how to write strong college essays, interview tips, and more! Guest speakers from reputable college admission committees will be in attendance to provide valuable college advice while also demystifying the application process. Since beginning our workshops, colleges have noted improved applications from McLean students. We are firm believers that the process can be far less stressful if students begin working on their applications before senior year begins.

College Applications Workshop (for the graduating class of 2023):

  • Student Services will be holding a Summer College Application Workshop on August 2nd and 3rd! Students who would like to participate must complete a registration form, which will be sent to student emails on Monday, June 6th. Space will be limited, so sign up early! Students will choose between either an AM (8:30am-12:00pm) or PM (12:30pm-4:00pm) session. There will be a fee of $70 collected between July 1 and August 1. Students who register will receive more information on how to pay this fee at a later date.
  • Many of our Student Services programs are focused on preparation for college. You can view past programs and presentations here:

Haven’t had a chance to take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) yet, or not thrilled about your score? No problem! Many colleges are excited to continue offering test optional policies as part of their admissions process. You can view a list of colleges with test optional policies here:

Conferences for Learning

As a friendly reminder, please remember to sign up for our new pilot program, Conferences for Learning. This program will take place during the 2022-2023 school year with a select group of students from each grade level. Parents who are interested in having their child participate in this programming should complete this Google Form by Monday, June 13th.

SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today:


Spring Season Sports Awards

Girls Tennis- Regional Champions/State Semifinals

1st Team (Singles)

Vanessa Popescu 

Michelle Martinkov 

1st Team (Doubles)

Vanessa Popescu/Michelle Martinkov (District/Regional Champions, State Runner Ups)

2nd Team (Singles)

Hannah Lin 

Dia Aurora 

Sasha Zeltser 

Lauren Woods 

2nd Team (Doubles)

Hannah Lin/Sasha Zeltser

Honorable Mention

Vivian Kreeb 

Emilie Kim

Boys Tennis- District Champion, Regional Runner Up

All District

1st Team

Jan Pekar

Marco Zhang

Wyatt Shinskie

2nd Team

Jan Pekar/Richard Tamirisa (doubles)

Wyatt Shinskie/Yantang Li (doubles)

All Region

2nd Team – Joshua Bright

Boys Soccer

1st Team All- Region

Will Mahoney

Second Team All- Region

Jalen Holliday

First Team All-District

Will Mahoney

Jalen Holliday

Second Team All- District

Noah Barnes  

Kaan Kocabal

Jacob Miller

Jeremy Jannote      

Nick Wankee 

Jo Margita   

All- District Honorable Mention

Nathan Jun  

Daniel Barrera

Girls Soccer

1st Team All District

Kayla Fraser

2nd Team All District

Maggie Olifer

Honorable Mention All District

Malia Bullen

Talia Boldne

Franny Stoik

Isabel Butler

Ana Lazio

Malak El Haddad

Girls Lacrosse

Hailey Buursink:  1st team all district; 2nd team all region

Sarah Beach:  2nd team all district

Sevyn Walton:  2nd team all district

Meaghan Greenway:  HM All District

Boys Lacrosse

1st Team All-District, 2nd Team All-Region

Cooper Ferris                         

Patrick Downey       

2nd Team All-District

Davis Sawyer     

Kaelan Ferris          

Isaac Bell                

Honorable Mention All-District

Tristan  Jander       

Max Mullen         

Landon Moore         

Austin Davis                         

Owen Hacker          

Jacques Khoriaty      

Hugh Hancock        

Charlie Samburg      

Softball- District Champions, Regional Runner Up

First Team All District

Macey Johnson, at large

Piper Tedrow, outfield

Second Team All District

Lily Brumbaugh, at large

Gabby Colder, pitcher

EK Templer, outfield

Elise Walker, pitcher

First Team All Region

Macey Johnson, at large

Second Team All Region

Piper Tedrow, outfield

Baseball- District Champions

All District

Griffin Stieg - District Pitcher or the Year

1st Team

Griffin Stieg - Pitcher

Aidan Carey - Pitcher

Chris Morabito - DH

2nd Team 

Jakob Luu - SS

Ethan Ball - 3B


Gavin Bartlett - OF

Robbie Coates - OF

All Region

Griffin Stieg - Region Pitcher or the Year

1st Team

Griffin Stieg - Pitcher

Chris Morabito - DH

2nd Team

Aidan Carey - Pitcher

Track & Field- Girls Team- District Champions

District Champions- Eva Grau (100 Hurdles), Aneka Andrews (100 meters), Xavier Jemison (800m), 4 x400 (Mary Steinbicker, Mia Fitzgerald, Eva Grau, Aneka Andrews)

State Qualifiers-  Thais Rolly (state champion), Aneka Andrews, Kaitlyn Conley, Mary Steinbicker, Mia Fitzgerald, Leah Durkee, Calypso Rolly, Caitlyn Farley, Lauren Hensley, Marie-Odette de Marc, Ella Munson, Xavier Jemison, Rowan Frew, Ethan Hu, Jahi Jemison, Liam Riley, Colin Reing  

Girls Crew 

3V won gold medal at state championship

2V won at Manny Flex and Charlie Butt, made it state championship finishing 6th

Varsity 8 finished 3rd at States

1V place 5th at Scholastic Nationals

Boys Crew

 Won boys' points trophy at States 

 All 5 boats medaling at States

3 state champion boats

3V setting the fastest time of the day at Lower Boat States

 2V making it to finals at Stotesbury

Weekly Reminders - Summer Access

Students can access over the summer months by logging into Schoology through a course.  However, after mid-June, when a student clicks on courses, the courses from the 2021-22 SY will no longer show up since they will be archived in transition to the new school year.  Therefore, students must follow the instructions below to access from an archived course during the summer months.

When can a student access

  • New FCPS Student - Newly enrolled students will be able to access through Schoology by August 18.
  • Seniors - July 29 will be the last date graduated seniors will be able to access the network.

Summer School - Students attending summer Credit Recovery Academy (CRA), Online Campus (OC) or Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) can access through their active summer course in Schoology.

Click HERE for more information on

Click HERE for the Summer Access Flyer

Summer Learning Opportunities

Freshman 101

Who: Rising 9th grade students coming to McLean High School during the 2022-2023 academic year

Dates: Monday, July 18, 2022 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Location: McLean High School

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.   

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshman 101 Program. Please complete the electronic form to reserve a spot. Please complete the Emergency Care Form and email it to by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. 

AP Bootcamp

Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in college and in the corporate world. This program is targeted for students who are taking their first AP class.

This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). These skills are those that are most desired by Fortune 500 firms.  This hands-on program will actively engage students in the development and use of these skills, while demonstrating their importance.

To go with the military boot camp theme, students will divide into platoons and compete in tasks that will allow them to build and demonstrate these skills.  After each task, students will reflect upon their performance and discuss how they can improve. 

Boot Camp has four goals:

  1. Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.
  2. Guide students in skill development with focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving. 
  3. Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom.
  4. Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers.

Boot Camp will be held Monday, July 18th through Wednesday July 20, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm. It is recommended students participate in all 3 days.  

Recruits will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are 80 available slots for this year’s boot camp.  Registration must be received by July 1, 2022.

Click HERE to register

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at

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.