LHMS Weekly News and Updates



Parents and Caregivers,

This Monday I invite you to join the PTA Meeting to talk with your peers and have an opportunity to hear updates and ask questions. 

We will begin with a presentation from Director of Student Services, Michele Beard. She'll discuss the 8th grade and 9th grade course selection process, Middle Years IB, and all things class schedules. This will be very informative for our current parents. 

Networking and refreshments will be from 6:45-7 p.m. in the beautiful Hughes library. Then we’ll begin at 7 p.m. with Ms. Beard's presentation. 

Mark your calendar now for 7:00 p.m. Monday

Aimee Monticchio, Principal


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





Families of Rising Langston Hughes 7th Graders

We are excited to invite you to our Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night on Wednesday, January 11th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Langston Hughes Middle School. (There is an early bird session about Advanced Academic Programs and an early bird session about the AVID program – both are from 5:45-6:15 pm.)

Students and parents/guardians will learn about daily life as a Langston Hughes student, core curriculum, electives, clubs, and other school programs and activities. Learn more about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP), AVID, advanced academics, and special education and ESOL services. Students will have an opportunity to tour our school and explore electives classrooms.

If you have questions, please contact Michele Beard, Director of Student Services.

We can’t wait to meet our rising 7th graders and look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

Michele Beard

Director of Student Services

Langston Hughes Middle School


Familias de los estudiantes que entrarán al Grado 7 en Langston Hughes

Estamos emocionados de invitarlos a nuestra Noche de Currículo para los alumnos entrando al 7º Grado el miércoles 11 de enero de 6:30 a 7:30 pm en la Escuela Intermedia Langston Hughes. (Hay una sesión para temprana sobre el Programa de Académicos Avanzados de 5:45 a 6:15 p. m.) Los estudiantes y los padres/tutores aprenderán sobre la vida diaria del estudiante de Langston Hughes, el plan de estudios básico, las asignaturas optativas, los clubes y otros programas y actividades escolares. Podrán obtener más información sobre el Programa de los Años Intermedios del Bachillerato Internacional (IB MYP), AVID, estudios académicos avanzados, educación especial y servicios de ESOL. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de recorrer nuestra escuela y explorar los salones de clases electivas. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Michele Beard, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles. ¡Estamos ansiosos por conocer a nuestros futuros estudiantes de 7º grado y esperamos verlos el 11 de enero!  Michele BeardDirectora de Servicios EstudiantilesEscuela Secundaria Langston Hughes

South Lakes Curriculum Night for Rising South Lakes 9th Graders

 South Lakes High School is excited to bring back our In-person Curriculum Night! Next Thursday, January 12th from 6:30- 8:30pm. We invite students and families to come and learn more about course offerings. Each of our departments will have a table in the cafeteria or lecture hall with teachers available to answer general questions about the courses, expectations, and workload.

We will also continue to offer videos made by our teachers for more course information. Those videos will go live on the evening of January 12th, which is especially helpful if you are unable to make it to Curriculum Night. Stay tuned – we will follow up with links to the videos.


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 Screener

Families will be receiving their student’s SEL Screener results in the mail shortly.  The screener offers valuable information about students' SEL skills, relationships, school environment, and well-being.  You may review this Family Guide in order to best understand your child’s data.  If you have any questions about your student's results, please reach out to their school counselor.




Career and Transition Services (CTS) is gearing up for our transition night for younger students, families, ES and MS staff on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Luther Jackson MS.  Please join us to learn more about.

What should I do before my child grows up? Future Planning for Elementary and Middle School Students in Special Education For families, caregivers, and educators of students receiving special education services.

Please click on the appropriate link below to learn more.

What Should I do Before My Child Grows Up.pdf

What should I do before my child grows up-Spanish.pdf

What should I do before my child grows up-Arabic.pdf

What should I do before my child grows up-Chinese.pdf

What should I do before my child grows up-Korean.pdf

What should I do before my child grows up-Urdu.pdf

What should I do before my child grows up-Vietnamese.pdf

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!  



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

Jan 16 - Schools and Offices Closed - MLK Day

Jan 25 - End of Qtr. - 2-hour early dismissal

Jan 26 & 27 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workdays