LHMS Weekly News and Updates



Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you to the PTA and all the parents who volunteered for our Hughes v. Carson Basketball night last week.  We had a wonderful, spirited night coming away with two wins and two losses to Carson.  It gave our students the opportunity to demonstrate good sportsmanship no matter what the outcome. 

Please join the PTA on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. Monica Rogers, our local FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, will speak to us about vaping and tobacco plus other substance abuse issues our teens and pre-teens are facing. This is an important and timely topic for all parents.  We hope to see many there.

Aimee Monticchio



Community Meeting on the Dangers of Fentanyl
Monday evening, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid and Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis hosted nearly 400 families, staff, and community members for a conversation on the dangers of fentanyl. During this impactful event, audience members heard testimonials from individuals affected by the opioid epidemic and learned facts from medical experts and law enforcement representatives.
The conversation will continue on Monday, April 24, with our next community meeting on the critical topic of fentanyl danger and opioid awareness. More information is coming soon. Visit our Opioid Awareness webpage for updates as they become available.
Visit the Fairfax County Government webpage on opioids for information on how you can take action and how to get help for yourself or loved ones.




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.


SEL Screener

Students will take the Spring Social Emotional Learning Screener on Monday, March 20 during Connections class (4th period).  By offering the SEL Screener and seeking to understand how students feel about themselves, we are valuing students’ voices and honoring their input as they develop critical skills.  Click here to learn more about the SEL Screener. Students who were opted out of the screener in the Fall, will continue to be opted out.  If you would like to update your student’s opt out, please email Marissa Brooks.


Proposed Updates to Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Department of Special Services will be hosting two virtual meetings for the FCPS community regarding proposed updates to the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Regulation. Please join one of the meetings below via Zoom (click the date to register):

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the suggested updates and ask questions via Zoom Chat. Language interpretation will be available in Spanish. A certified deaf interpreter will be available as well. 

Beginning Monday, March 20, staff and families will also be able to provide input on proposed updates to the SR&R via an online feedback form. Please stay tuned for details. Visit FCPS’ website for more information

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*