LHMS Weekly News and Updates



We celebrated the holiday season with many community events this week.  Our spirit days, talent show, and winter music concert were amazing showcases of the talent and beauty of the Langston Hughes community.   Wishing the whole community very joyous holidays and a healthy and happy New Year!  We return on January 3rd; it will be a Grey Day.





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.


Social Emotional Learning

Students have been reflecting on their academic progress and work habits in Connections.  This week they reviewed their grades in Student VUE and created SMART goals.  Students recorded their goals in Naviance, which is a computer-based program that allows students to track goals, create academic plans, and explore college and career opportunities.  Parents are encouraged to check out Naviance with their student and ask to look at their goal. 





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.

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. 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