LHMS Weekly News and Updates



Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our non-perishable food drive wrapped up this week with an amazing 3305 items contributed!  These food items will be delivered to the South Lakes High School Food Pantry to benefit the families in need in our community in this holiday season.  Thank you to all the parents who supported their children in buying and bringing a contribution.  Indeed, we demonstrated that we are a Caring Community here in in the South Lakes Pyramid.  If you would like to contribute beyond our drive more information can be found here: https://www.southlakesptsa.org/pantry.

If your family or one that you know is in need of support this season, the Pantry offers a limited curbside distribution to families in the SLHS Pyramid on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:00pm.  The Capital Area Food Bank also has resources for county households.  More information is here:  https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/find-food-assistance/ 

Thank you again to all who contributed to this generous donation.

Aimee Monticchio


Congratulations to Ms. Bergman, Ms. Echols, Mr. Headley, and Ms. Jimenez 4th period classes for being the first who had every student return their Impact Aid forms.  These students will receive a treat during "Connections" class on Monday, December 5th.



8th grade is going on a field trip to "Finance Park"  January 11, 12 ,13 and 17th. 

Would you be interested in volunteering for your student’s field trip?  If so, sign up to volunteer for this unique experience at: https://www.myja.org/parents/fairfax






All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email.

For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide


Please contact Sharon DuncanHudspeth at SDDuncanHuds@fcps.edu if you think you can support this program. Donations of $5 or $10 gift cards are ideal and can be delivered to the school: Attention – Sharon DuncanHudspeth.



Makeup & Retake Images from Langston Hughes Middle School are now online!


Good day!

We want to let you know the Make-up/Retake images are now viewable online.

Please visit: vosphoto.com/uc

use your student ID when prompted for the online code.

For questions regarding school pictures

please email: underclass@vosphoto.com

Thank you!

Victor O'Neill Studio!



Get Ready for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Plan ahead, and make sure your contact information is up-to-date in UConnect, so you will receive text messages from FCPS. Bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare if needed, and know what items you may want to take home with you before a weather event.


Hi Hughes Family, 

My kiddos are at it again. We will be participating in the Iron Giraffe Challenge to help raise money for the Water for Sudan organization. 

Please see the attached letter from Salva Dut (one of the Lost Boys of South Sudan) Salva's letter about IGC.pdf and the fundraiser link.

Each year, my students participate in the iron giraffe challenge in conjunction with reading the story of Salva Dut in the novel, A Long Walk to Water. Our goal is to raise $1000. I am proud to say that each year we have surpassed that goal. Your contributions in the past have undoubtedly helped us get there. Please share the link on your social media platforms and with your family and friends. Of course, you are also welcome to give if you so desire. 

Thank you in advance for your support. 


Ms. Echols


Holiday meals are a special time when families come together. Can you help make the holidays special for a local family struggling with food insecurity? Since 2016, Food For Neighbors has been providing holiday meals to students in middle and high schools throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. For every $50 donated to the Food for Neighbors Holiday Meals Program, they will provide a $50 grocery store gift card for a local family to purchase a nutritious and delicious meal this season. To donate, visit FFN Holiday Meals Program.

Hunger is an unwelcome guest during the holidays and with your generosity, families throughout our community will experience the joy of gathering around a table together to enjoy a nice meal.

Did you know that FCPS has partnered with Tutor.com so students may access assistance on their schoolwork 24/7?  Learn “How It Works” and how to get started by exploring the FCPS Website!  Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!



Talking Points now available countywide.

What is Talking Points? Talking Points is an easy and safe way families can communicate your child’s school and teachers for free, in your correspondence language!  Amplify your conversations with your child about school with the help of Talking Points and easy access to what’s happening at Langston Hughes Middle School!

Talking Points for Families Video



Still learning Schoology? 

Check out the abundance of resources for you and your child in our Langston Parent Course and in our Student Course!  


Dec 2 - Ice Skate Night for LHMS Students at SkateQuest, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Dec 6 - PTA Meeting @ 6 p.m.

Dec 16 - Last day of school for winter holiday

Dec. 19 – Jan 2, 2023 – Winter Break

Jan 3 - Welcome Back, Staff and Students! 

Jan 9 - PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m. with special presentation from Director of Student Services, Michele Beard, to discuss 8th grade and 9th grade course selection, Middle Years IB, and all things class schedules