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, Stallion family!


Without question, this past week has been one of the busiest yet most rewarding weeks of the year. Let’s jump right into our spotlight recognitions first!

Spotlighting …

  1. Our first spotlight is on our DECA program.  Our DECA chapter had the honor of bringing 32 students to the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida last week. We are incredibly proud of the effort each of these students put forth over the course of the year to reach that accomplishment. Please join me in congratulating John Claude Shaffer (Personal Financial Literacy)andAva Ellis (Principles of Marketing) for placing Top 20 IN THE WORLD, and Karina Argueta for placing 2nd in world for the Franchise Business Plan event category. (She brought home the BIG TROPHY!!)


2. We had Senior Night for Track this past Tuesday. It was a great celebration as members of the Boys and Girls teams (and their families) walked through the tunnel of their teammates celebrating them. At the end of their walk, each senior left their hand imprints on the Stallion wall. I thoroughly enjoyed this creative way to celebrate our incredible student-athletes!  




3. As a follow-up to last week’s announcement about the TSA, I met with the students to congratulate them. As a reminder, they competed at the state level. I learned this week that this is the first year that we’ve had TSA in some time, so that makes the win that much more special. 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!




4. I want to thank our Fine Arts department, Ms. Fischer, Mr. Christie, Ms. Kimble, and Mr. Dwyer, for hosting our Senior Art show this past Wednesday night. All of our seniors who are in the Arts classes had their work on full display. The following day, teachers were permitted to bring their classes to the library to see how special and talented our student-artists are here in SoCo. I couldn’t be any prouder of these exceptional Stallions!


5. We had another PHENOMENAL choral performance this past Thursday, with the Singing Stallions performing several Broadway hits. Among the many songs that night, a boys group sang Earth Angel, while the girls countered with a remix of Walking on Sunshine. It was a packed house, and our choral students put on one of their best productions!



Lastly, this weekend was our Prom, and it was an outstanding event! There are so many people to thank for coordinating this event, but I want to highlight just a few. First, thank you to Ms. Hill and Mr. Kingston for the countless number of hours they’ve spent coordinating the details of this event, as well as the selling of tickets. I also want to thank La Bella Fashion Boutique for the Brand New Prom dresses they donated. Everyone at SoCo doesn’t have the same living circumstances, so La Bella Fashion Boutique took it upon themselves to ensure that every girl who wanted to attend had the opportunity. Certainly, this company is making dreams a reality for many of our Stallions! And of course, thank you to everyone else, from those who advertised, received money, coordinated vendors, and so much more. I’ll have pictures for you from the Prom in next week’s newsletter.

Upcoming events:

  1. Our Student Advisory Council will have their final meeting of the year on May 23 during Advisory. Please encourage your student to attend to provide input on developing plans for next year, including school culture, instruction, safety, and after-school events.
  2. Our final Parent Advisory Council meeting will be on Thursday, May 25 at 6:00pm in the library. Please complete this link to rsvp. to Parent Advisory Council Meeting 05/25
  3. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEAL) is a leadership program that amplifies student voice and provides an increased understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion through leadership development, projects and relevant experiences of high school students. It is the time of year when we ask school administrators to select student representatives for the upcoming school year. We are running one week behind, so we are accepting applications through this Thursday, May 25. Please use the resources below to support you in your selection:

Read more about the SEALs here.

SEALs Nominations Guidelines

SEAL’s nominations are now being accepted: https://forms.gle/nByWbRpuQZb3d8X67

  1. We are excited to have been chosen to be a pilot school for Salad Bars here in Fairfax County Public Schools!

For the week of May 22-26, we will be implementing a salad bar into one of our serving lines. Students will still be able to choose their hot main entrée in this line, but they will also get to choose to create their own salad to go along with this.

This setup is similar to the salad bars that were open in every elementary school this year.

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Further details about the salad bar are:

  • No hot vegetables
  • No salad bar proteins on this line (eggs; cheese; diced chicken; etc.)
  • Squeeze bottles for ranch dressing
  • Yogurt & PBJ are still available

We cannot wait to hear your feedback on this! Please contact Sean Petitt, our Food Service Operations Manager, at sppetitt@fcps.edu with questions or feedback.

Stuff That Makes You Smile:

To end this week’s message, here’s a pic of one of our students and her teacher who were dressed up for our theme day, Senior vs. Kindergartner.


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Have a great remainder of your weekend!





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 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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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.



People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in

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