Weekly News From South County High School


Important Upcoming Dates


  • May 29-Holiday/Memorial Day-Schools closed
  • June 9th- 9:30AM: Graduation Eagle Bank Arena
  • June 16-Last Day of School (Early Release)

Message from Dr. Khoshaba

Greetings SoCo family!

We’ve had another wonderful week! Lots is happening, from AP and SOL testing to sports to club meetings and so much more. Our school culture is rich with talented students. Do you want some examples? Great! Here they are!

The first week of States for the Crew team was this weekend and we had 4 boats race, 2 fours and 2 eights, all of which are now the top 5 in the state. The women's novice 4 got 5th, the women's novice 8 got 2nd, the men's novice 4 got 5th, and the men's novice eight got 2nd. We are racing the 2nd week of States this weekend, so come support our Stallion Crew team if you are able. Go Stallions!

Please join me in congratulating the South County High School Technology Students Association club!  This past weekend, the SCHS TSA club traveled to Hampton Roads, Virginia to compete at the state level. Two of the teams placed. Nimah Rahman took First Place in HS Data Science and Analytics.  The team of Dinah Addisalem and Amir Al-Husainawi took Second Place in HS Geospatial Technology. We’re all very proud of our TSA students!

Congratulations to our Guitar Ensemble. Two students performed at the VMEA North Region Guitar Assessment this past weekend and achieved a Superior rating, the highest honor that can be achieved from an assessment weekend. We love our music in Stallion Country!

We also want to congratulate Natalie Beasley and Ethan Larimore, who have been selected to attend the Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts.  Be sure to congratulate them when you see them!

I had a great time at the Hispanic Student Association meeting this past Monday. Great food and student leadership was on display. I had a great time playing Jenga with Dominic and Allison, along with having great camaraderie with the other club members.




On Wednesday night, we had an incredible night of Girls Soccer vs. Lake Braddock. This was Senior Night, and it was so wonderful to see the support for our seniors as we went on to win this very competitive game.



Lastly, I want to give a reminder to parents that we are having our opioid presentation for on May 26 during the first class of the day. Due to space limitations, we can only have one graduating class of students for this presentation, and the freshmen were selected. If you do not want your students to attend this presentation, there is an opt-out form that was sent to you previously. Feel free to email my Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Gibson (ccgibson@fcps.edu), if you need help locating that document.


Have a great weekend!






From The Testing Office

Parents – WE NEED YOU!!! - AP Testing Parent Volunteers

The Testing Office is in desperate need of parent volunteers to help support Advanced Placement (AP) Testing from May 8 through May 12.  Volunteers would support the Student Services staff in checking in students, distributing tests, and supporting test security during the exams.  To avoid conflicts of interest, we ask that parents do not volunteer during their own student’s exam.  Please go to the Sign-Up Genius linked below to volunteer:


If you have any additional questions, please contact Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator, and cwbird@fcps.edu or at 703-446-1643.

Spring SOL Testing

Annual End-Of-Course SOL testing will begin at South County High School on April 24 and continue through June 2. The primary testing date for each exam is as follows:

Tuesday, April 25 – English: Reading

Monday, May 8 – Biology

Tuesday, May 9 – Geometry

Wednesday, May 10 – Algebra 2

Friday, May 12 – Earth Science (Geosystems)

Monday, May 15 – Algebra 1 and Chemistry

Seniors will be testing during the weeks of April 24 and May 1, as will some students with special testing accommodations. Students should check with their classroom teachers regarding the dates and details of their individual tests.  Please check with your student regarding their testing dates.

There will be no advisory on April 25, May 9, and May 15 in order to facilitate SOL testing. The full SOL testing calendar can be found here on the SCHS web page.


Christopher Bird

Assessment Coach/ School Test Coordinator


From the Library

As the school year winds down, please ask your student(s) to check their FCPS Google email on Monday mornings for reminders of overdue library books.

Printed notices will be distributed through English classes during the week of May 15th and again the week of June 5th.  All library books need to be returned to the library by June 2nd. Seniors must clear their library records before picking up their cap and gown.  

If a library book has been lost, students will need to pay the replacement cost listed on the reminder notice. The library can only accept exact cash for lost library books from seniors, but can also accept checks from underclassmen.

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Senior Dues:

  • $100 – pays for graduation, cap and gown, diploma cover, etc.
  • Must be paid in the Finance Office.
  • Cash Only.


  • May 20th 8pm-11pm at Westwood Country Club, Vienna
  • $60 – ticket sales begin May 8th during lunches.
  • IMPORTANT: There will be no tickets sold at the door.
  • Tickets can be purchased through my school bucks or pay during lunch (cash only)
  • If you your student has overdue fees on their account, they will need to resolve those first before buying a prom ticket

Senior Class Trip:

  • Wednesday, June 7th Kings Dominion
  • $50 – ticket sales begin May 8th during lunches (Cash Only)


  • Friday, June 9th at 9:30AM Eagle Bank Arena
  • Students must arrive to Eagle Bank by 8:30 AM with only a car key in hand (no phones, no wallets, etc.)
  • No tickets required for graduation – unlimited seating
  • Required Graduation Rehearsals: Tuesday, June 6th 10AM and Thursday, June 8th 10AM in the bubble

Caps and Gowns:

  • Make sure your senior completes the Senior Caps and Gowns form to have the correct size ordered ASAP. Students will need to be logged into their FCPS google account to complete this form.
  • Caps and gowns will be distributed during graduation rehearsals.
  • If your student owes fees (textbooks, senior dues, missing chargers/laptops, etc.) they will not be able to collect their cap and gown until their fees are resolved.

Graduation Pictures:

  • Graduation will be photographed by Victor O’Neill Studios
  • You can create an account before graduation in order to view pictures after graduation.
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Hello South County seniors/juniors who are planning on attending prom. If you don't have a dress yet, SoCo Leadership is having May 9th, 12th, and 17th as try-on dates for the dresses collected during the Prom Dress Drive at 3:15 until 4:15 after school in the girls locker room. These dresses are completely free, if you love it take it home! If not, try on more. Please remember that these dresses are donated and may be secondhand/worn. 


*Prom this year will be on May 20th, from 8-11:00 pm at the Westfield Country Club in Vienna.   

*Tickets will go on sale May 8th-12th during Blue day lunches and May 15-19th during all lunches. 

*Tickets will also be sold on my school bucks from May 8-May 19.

*All School debts including dues must be paid before you can purchase a prom ticket.  

*Additionally, if you are bringing a guest from outside of SOCO you will need a completed Prom Guest Application to purchase your ticket. These applications can be picked up in Sub Schools.   

*Please see Mr. Kingston (A125) or Mrs. Hill (A119) with questions.


SCHS Theatre Arts Department


Check out the trailer for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical!



South County High School Theatre Arts Department is proud to present The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. With over 100 students involved in the production process, you don’t want to miss this one! Tickets are available at schstheatre.com or directly at this link. Performances are on May 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7 pm. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is based on the 2005 novel by Rick Riordan. Follow Percy Jackson who newly discovers that he is a demigod and goes on a quest to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Rumberger at mdrumberger@fcps.edu.  



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South County High School 2023
Summer Basketball Camp Boys and Girls

Time: 9am- 3pm ( Early Drop off will be available)

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys and Girls Basketball Camp

✓ Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
✓ 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
✓ 1 on 1 Tournament
✓ Hot Shot Contest
✓ Free Throw Contest
✓ Individual & Team Awards
✓ Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: July 3,5,6,7 and July 10-14

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to South County basketball Attn: South County Basketball or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt
Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

See Attached Flyer & Registration


South County High School 2023

Summer Basketball Camp

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boy’s Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 19- 23 & June 26–30 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND




The 2023 ANGP Committee is in need of volunteers to make the All-Night Grad Party a success for our seniors. 

Underclassmen Parents: By signing up to help, you will see how this event comes together and what you will need to do next year.

PLEASE consider signing up for one shift/slot. The ANGP Committee thanks you, in advance.


  Tickets for All Night Grad Party (ANGP) 

The night is meant to celebrate your student and their fellow classmates in a fun and positive environment.  We can’t wait to celebrate the Class of 2023 at the All Night Grad Party!

Theme: Final Stampede

Date: Friday, 9 June

Location: St. James Sports Complex (Springfield)

Price: $60.  Get your ticket now!

Follow the link to purchase a ticket, sign the waiver, and emergency contact form:  https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/24432443

The following registration information MUST be completed and agreed to by a parent/guardian.  This waiver and the purchase of a ticket allows entrance into the South County All Night Grad Party.

************   BE PART OF THE FUN *******

*********HELP is needed for the 2023 ANGP ****(Sign-Up Here)

Class of 2023: Class of 2023: ANGP Sign-Up (signupgenius.com)


You are cordially invited to The Newington Forest Elementary

40th Anniversary Picnic

Newington Forest Elementary is thrilled to be able to connect with classmates, teachers, students and administrators from today and years past. Please join us on Thursday, June 1, 2023 for a fun filled evening of activities, food, and fun.

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Newington Forest Elementary

Spread the word far and wide and RSVP here by Friday, May 26.



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