LHMS Weekly News and Updates



Parents and Caregivers,

All of our 8th graders enjoyed the Finance Park field trip.  They got a real education on the cost of living and how expensive life (and children) are!  I hope they are displaying more appreciation for you as a result.  😊  Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that accompanied them.  See the photos below of the fun.

Also below are important announcements about the end of the quarter and semester which is next week.  We look forward to celebrating the achievement of our students when grades are tallied.  Stay tuned!

Aimee Monticchio

Finance Park Field Trip



Academic Advising and our 2023-2024 SY Hughes MS Registration Site!

For more information about course selection for the upcoming school year, you can access out 2023-2024 SY Hughes MS Registration Site from the menu on the Langston Hughes Middle School website or with this direct link: https://hughesms.fcps.edu/2023-2024-sy-hughes-ms-registration On the site, you will find course selection materials, presentation materials, information and videos about electives and other course offerings, and so much more. Please visit the site and email our Director of Student Services, Michele Beard, at mbeard@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

Important Academic Advising Dates:

Rising 7th Grade

Our counselors will visit feeder elementary schools in the month of February to support course selection. Rising 7th grade students will receive a folder with information about course selection and the course selection sheet. Students will return signed course selection sheets to their elementary schools by the school’s designated date. Rising 7th grade course selection sheets are due to LHMS from the elementary school by March 6th, 2023.

Rising 8th Grade

Langston Hughes counselors will meet with current 7th grade students for class lessons about course selection and academic advising February 6th – 9th through history classes. Students must return signed course selection sheets to their history teacher by February 27th, 2023.  

Rising 9th Grade

Langston Hughes counselors will meet with current 8th grade students for class lessons about the high school course selection and academic advising January 31st – February 3rdh through Civics classes. Students will complete a draft course selection sheet to review with parents. South Lakes counselors will then meet one on one with our students February 10th – 15th through science classes to select high school courses in SIS StudentVue. (If your student will not be attending South Lakes, your child’s current LHMS counselor will work with them to select courses in SIS for another FCPS high school.) Parents will be able to review students’ course request by logging into SIS ParentVUE and clicking “Course Requests.”

Don’t forget to check our site for updates! https://hughesms.fcps.edu/2023-2024-sy-hughes-ms-registration


2nd Quarter Report Cards and SIS ParentVUE

The last day of the second quarter/first semester is Wednesday, January 25th. The Grade Book and Report Card modules in SIS ParentVUE will be closed on January 25th – February 6th for teachers to update final 2nd quarter and semester grades.

If you do not already have a ParentVUE SIS account, it is very important for you to activate this feature to support your child’s academic success. Through ParentVUE, you are able to monitor your student’s attendance, grades, and assignments at any time. Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. In addition, all students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. SIS/ParentVUE can be accessed using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Do you need help creating a SIS ParentVue account? This video walks you through the steps on how to do so. Watch this video to learn how to set up your account. You can also find out more about SIS ParentVUE here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview

Second Semester Schedules

Second semester begins Monday, January 30th. Students will receive a printed copy of their second semester schedules on Wednesday, January 25th. They will also be able to see their schedules in SIS StudentVue.  If students are taking semester classes, their new classes will begin on January 30th. For some students taking semester classes, their PE class period may change in order to accommodate their second semester elective. Student schedules are set, and we do not make schedule changes during the school year other than for academic reasons.



South Lakes High School Virtual IB Information Night Monday, January 30, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Learn about the IB Middle Years, Career-related, and Diploma Programs at South Lakes High School. Register for the meeting at this link: https://rb.gy/sy2bn5

Please contact me if you have any questions,

Marie Turner

IB DP Coordinator

South Lakes High School

Community Forum for Strategic Planning

Thursday, February 16

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hunter Mill

Hunters Woods ES




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


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

Jan 26 & 27 - Student Holiday - Teacher Workdays

Feb 20 - President's Day - Schools and Offices Closed

March 2 - 2-hour Early Dismissal

March 3 - Student Holiday

April 3 - 7 - Spring Break