Hayfield Secondary - January 2023 - Community Bulletin

High School Students Visit the Molina Family Latino Gallery in D.C.

Hayfield students at the Smithsonian's American History Museum

In November, Hayfield High School's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher, Theresa Downs, led 80+ students on a field trip to the Molina Family Latino Gallery at the Smithsonian's American History Museum. Students enjoyed learning about the exhibit titled, "Latin History is U.S. History." 


Hayfield's School Resource Officer Holds Discussions with Students

A great tradition continues!  Advanced Placement (AP) Government classes were visited by one of Hayfield's School Resource Officers (SROs), Officer Grace.  Students had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss information with Officer Grace to help bring understanding around student rights in schools.  These conversations ushered Government students into their unit about civil liberties and student’s rights in school.

Officer Grace speaking with government students

Middle School Girl's Circle Gives Thanks

turkey cupcake from Girls Circle

In November, the Middle School Girl’s Circle worked together to make turkey cupcakes and wrote about what they were thankful for about school for the holidays.  Girl’s Circle is a fun social skills group where students learn about developing coping skills, self-esteem, how to be themselves, how to make friends and have positive peer relationships, and how to connect with trusted adults in school. 

Hawk Writing Center Works Together to Share the Learning

Hawk Writing Center tutors in action

The Hawk Writing Center continues to serve our community of writers.  Students in grades 7-12 are welcome to come for support on any writing assignment from their peers.  The writing center, located in Ms. Passino’s room – 2445, is available for tutoring in-person during 6th period along with period 13.

Students can bring their lunch and work with a tutor to brainstorm, revise, and edit written work.  If a student can’t come during those times, they can submit their writing for feedback: tinyurl.com/HWCasync2023

A tutor will respond with feedback within 72 hours. Check out tutoring of an AP US History DBQ in action!

Middle School Yearbook Team Looks for Input

The Middle School Yearbook class needs your help!  Please send the team photos of your 7th or 8th grader doing any of the following to be included in this year's yearbook:

  • working on school work
  • hanging with friends/family
  • playing sports
  • participating in hobbies
  • traveling
  • attending Hayfield events, etc. 
  • You can upload photos here: hjeshare.com using the code 13038.

Auto Tech Students Place First and Second in Regional Competition

auto tech students and teachers

Hayfield students were very successful in the 2023 Automotive Service Technology SkillsUSA Competition that took place on January 26 and 27:

  • Ian Maloy, 1st Place
  • Bailey Hobbs, 2nd Place

The Skills USA competition "is consistent with the automobile technician task list outlined in guidelines published by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the ASE Education Foundation at: www.aseeducationfoundation.org. Competitors demonstrate their ability to perform jobs or skills selected from the standards mentioned above as determined by the SkillsUSA Championships technical committee."

Ian will represent Hayfield and District V at the Virginia State Competition in April, with Bailey serving as an alternate, in Virginia Beach!  Great work to both Ian & Bailey!

Four Hayfield Students Recognized with 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards

The 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards program awarded 337 FCPS students across the county in grades 7-12, a total of 533 awards for outstanding artwork, including 174 Gold Key awards, 171 Silver Key awards, and 188 Honorable Mention awards.  Four of our Hawks were recognized across multiple disciplines as outstanding artists!  

Hayfield's Gold Key Award Recipients

  • Richard Diego DiMassimo, Photography
  • Gretchen Fink, Ceramics & Glass

Hayfield's Silver Key Award Recipient

  • Gretchen Fink, Digital Art

Hayfield's Honorable Mentions Award Recipients

  • Richard Diego DiMassimo, Photography
  • Gretchen Fink, Printmaking
  • Grace Taylor, Photography
  • Grace Warden, Photography

Congratulations to our talented Hawks! 

Dulles display

Seen at Dulles International Airport

Recently, a staff member was dropping off a family member at Dulles International Airport when they observed a display highlighting ten of the 2022 FCPS Scholastic Art Award winners.  Upon closer inspection, they noticed not one, but two Hayfield winners had artwork displayed at the airport!  It made waiting in line for security so much more enjoyable.

A special shout out to Hayfield's 2022 winner of a Regional Scholastic Gold Key, Gretchen Fink!

This digital art piece to the right is on display in the departures area of Dulles.

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artwork at Dulles 1

A special shout out to Hayfield's 2022 winner of a Regional Scholastic Silver Key, Adelina Allred!

This photography piece to the left is on display in the departures area of Dulles.

Portrait of a Graduate Corner

What is Portrait of a Graduate (POG)?

From the FCPS Website: "...POG acknowledges that in our rapidly changing world, education needs to evolve to fulfill our mission of supporting student success in school and in life. POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future." 

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Collaborator Attribute

Hayfield's Collaborator Skill for January:

At Hayfield, we work with our peers and teams to accomplish tasks. 

Portrait of a Graduate Ethical and Global Citizen Attributes

Hayfield's Ethical & Global Citizen Skill for January:

At Hayfield, we participate in activities that benefit our community. 

Please notice above in bold some of the ways our Hawks demonstrated growth in these skills in January!