McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/27/2022

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 2-3 - Summer College Application Workshop (Seniors only)

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

It's Academic

Congratulations to our It's Academic Team!  They are the champions of It's Acadmic!  

Congratulations to McLean's All-Met Athletes


Will Mahoney - Soccer

He was the heart of a Highlanders team that came together in the postseason, piecing together a surprising run to the state semifinals. Mahoney will play at Binghamton.


Thais Rolly - Track

Thias finished first in the 1,600-meter race in 4:54.92, at the  Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls and boys outdoor state championship meets.  She also finished second in the 3,200 (10:30.65)..


Griffin Stieg - Baseball

An elite athlete and Virginia Tech commit, Stieg was dominant on the mound for the Highlanders with a 9-1 record, a 0.90 ERA and 93 strikeouts. As a leadoff man, he hit four home runs and batted .368 with 20 walks in 68 plate appearances.

Write-ups courtesy of The Washington Post, High School Sports, June 21, 2022

Arlington Magazine Extraordinary Teen


Congratulations to Luke Valencic for being chosen by Arlington Magazine as an Extraordinary Teen!

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.

Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder - Class of 2023

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please read this information for submitting records to McLean.  Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year, preferably by July 1. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website

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 Seniors only - 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:

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:

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

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

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

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