LHMS Weekly News and Updates



Langston Hughes v Rachel Carson Basketball Game

We are excited about having a fun night of basketball and community building at the Hughes v. Carson Basketball Game!. This is a family friendly event. We hope many of you will come with the family. A couple logistical items for the game.

Students must be accompanied by an adult to get in.  No backpacks are allowed in the event.  Hughes families should use door one (1) flag pole side to enter and exit the event. Once you leave the event area you cannot re-enter.  The cost is $5 at the door (cash).  The Snack Bar will be open.

The PTA is still in need of help for this evening activities, if you are available to help please click on link below and sign up


Go Langston! Beat Carson!


Opioid Awareness

Across the country, we are losing students to the dangers of fentanyl every day. This crisis is here, in our schools and communities. It is time to have an honest conversation about it. We can all agree, there is nothing more important than the safety and wellbeing of our students, families, and communities. 

Please join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for a community meeting on Opioid awareness, Monday, March 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Fairfax High School. During this event, you will hear from individuals and family members affected by the opioid epidemic, medical experts, and law enforcement representatives. You will also have an opportunity to hear directly from Fairfax County Public Schools and the Fairfax County Police Department about local initiatives to address this issue.

Register for the March 13 event.

For more information, please watch this short video and visit our website. 

Over two dozen LHMS students are featured in the shows and will have their work on display for the rest of the month.





FCPS Purple Up! T-Shirt

April is the Month of the Military Child and Virginia’s Purple Up! Day is Wednesday, April 19. The FCPS Purple Up! t-shirt is available for order now through March 16 here! 



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.



      If you would like to know more about the program you can find at

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/college-success-program/college-partnership-program-cpp  or contact Ms. Brooks at mlbrooks@fcps.edu or Mr. Blocker at mfblocker@fcps.edu

   Application link for students:   http://tinyurl.com/CPPAPP2023  

   Application window closes on March 10, 2023



Family-Facing Curriculum for Core Content Being Added to Public FCPS Website

On March 9, 2023, the curriculum overviews and unit standards from the planning and pacing guides will be posted on the FCPS public web and shared with the School Board. Over 86 web pages are being developed to reflect the scope and sequence of core content areas across K-12. The goal is to provide families a comprehensive overview of what students are learning and when they are learning it.

An introductory paragraph on each grade level or course page includes the following statements: “The objectives and outcomes for each unit are common across FCPS and based on the Virginia Standards of Learning. The pacing by quarter and by week provides an example of how the curriculum can be organized throughout the year. Teacher teams may adjust the pacing or order of units to best meet the needs of students.”

Information will be updated at the start of each school year to reflect curriculum updates. Grade level and content links to the family-facing pages will be included in the Schoology Curriculum Groups for teacher’s easy access beginning March 9, 2023, through March 17, 2023. To access the grade level and/or course web pages directly, first search for the level within the Academics page, select grade level or content, and click on Year at a Glance. 



Are You Interested in Tutoring?

FCPS is now actively recruiting qualified tutors to provide academic support in-person to small groups of students. These new FCPS tutors will be paid an hourly rate of $47.17. The position is flexible, and the number of hours worked and location will be based on the tutor’s availability and qualifications, as well as the needs presented throughout FCPS. Apply now! Contact tutor@fcps.edu for more information. 

Note: Current FCPS staff can only apply to tutor outside of their contracted hours.

Tutor.com Is Still Available and Free for All FCPS Students

Online tutoring through Tutor.com is available to all FCPS students as a resource for support and enrichment. As of January 2023, approximately 8,000 students have participated in approximately 34,000 tutoring sessions. Tutor.com remains available to all FCPS students at no cost. Find out more about Tutor.com.


March 20   PTA Meeting @ 7pm

April 3-7     Holiday - Spring Break

April 13       End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 14       Student Holiday - Orthodox Good Friday (Professional Workday)

April 21       Holiday - Eid al Fitr

May 29       Holiday - Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed

June 16       Last Day of School - Early Release*