Weekly News From South County High School


Important Upcoming Dates


  • June 9th- 9:30AM: Graduation Eagle Bank Arena (No School)
  • June 16-Last Day of School (Early Release)

Message from Dr. Khoshaba

Happy June, SoCo family!

With the weather warming up this past week, we’re all looking for ways to be “cool” as we get ready to close school! I know I’m not a poet, but that’s my best attempt at rhyming. 😊

Let’s get to something that is much cooler than my rhyming skills!

There were several highlights in this past week, and one of my firsts was attending the Work Awareness and Transition (WAT) Employer Recognition ceremony. Hosted by Mrs. Taylor-Hendricks and Mr. O., this event recognizes the incredible business partners who work collaboratively with our students to help develop their employment skills. Relationships should always be reciprocal, so giving back to the people who give so much time and love to our students is important.


I also had a wonderful experience visiting Ms. Gero’s Creative Calculus Cooking. As I was talking with students in class to learn more about their project, one student shared, “Who would have thought that Calculus could be this much fun!” I have to echo those sentiments. I have known half dozen Calculus teachers over my 26-year career, and I’ve never seen one who enjoys being this creative as Ms. Gero! The students had to use calculus to create and answer questions that would align with the amounts of ingredients they needed to make these delicious treats! Yummy!


Next, my experience with the Crew team grew to new heights this past Wednesday. I had the honor of entering the shell (i.e., boat) with eight of our all-star Stallions. They coached and encouraged me as I learned just how athletic and synchronous one has to be to not only participate in this sport, but to also become the champions that they are. A special shout out goes to Ms. Higgins, Celia, and the entire coaching staff for their patience and tutelage of me!


I was pleasantly surprised to receive notification that we completed the Global Classmates program for our Japanese language class. This email message confirmed that we had great success with our Japanese-language students who recently completed participating in Global Classmates. This is a competitive grant-covered virtual cultural and language exchange with high school students in Japan. A highlight of this program was the conversations that occurred in the topic responses. The students were able to connect with teens in Japan and deepen their understanding of their thoughts and cultural awareness. The program motivated them to continue studying Japanese and visit Japan in the future. I’m so proud of Ms. Mayfield and her students for representing our SoCo community in this very unique and prestigious Global Classmates program!

As I write this email, our Boys and Girls Track teams are still competing in the State championships this weekend in Hampton Roads. Results from Friday night found our Girls team finishing in 1st (Catalina Sanchious), 2nd (Cat Thompson), and 3rd (Myanna Mason) places in the 100 event, and our Boys 4x8 team (comprised of John Baxter, Isaac Garcia, Nayan Kasperowski, and Kian Khorashadi) are State Champions! I’ll have more results to share next week with you about results from Saturday. Way to go, SoCo Track team!


On Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending the South County Pyramid Art Show at the Workhouse. If you have never been to this event, you’ll definitely want to catch it soon. It features artwork from all four feeder elementary schools, the middle school, and SCHS. The gallery is on display through June 11, so I encourage everyone to attend who has a love of all things art. I enjoy sharing pictures from all of the events I see, and I usually keep the number of pictures limited for space purposes, but this event had SO MANY exceptional pieces, that I feel compelled to include these items. Trust me, it was incredibly hard narrowing the pics down to just these few. In some cases, I was able to meet the artists at the event, so I was honored to snap some pics of them beside their artwork.


Thursday afternoon, I was excited to attend the Newington Forest 40-year Anniversary. My colleague and good friend, Ms. Thompson, is the Principal there and they had an exceptional event. Not only did their students music students perform, but SoCo was able to join in the celebration as well. Several of our Orchestra students played along with their ensemble, and the performance was exceptional! Our African Dance Team also performed at this event. This celebration showed what it means to say that in SoCo, We Are One! On a more personal note, it was also pleasant to spend some time with my SoCo pyramid Principals who were also in attendance, including Ms. Peerman and Dr. Simpkins.


Attending their Anniversary reminds me that our 20-year Anniversary is approaching soon. So this summer we will begin planning for the 2025 celebration. If you are interested in being part of this committee, please email a one-sentence statement of interest to my wonderful Administrative Assistant, Connie Gibson at ccgibson@fcps.edu.

I’d like to end this week with two incidents that happened on Friday afternoon and how we are responding. I really don’t like having to share bad information through this type of non-verbal communication, but I want to be transparent with you about details that I can share.

First, around 11:25am, several of our students brought coolers of water balloons into the building and began throwing them into a crowd of students on the gym hallway. The floor was soaked with water from the event, and I’m aware of a few students who slipped and fell. We have video surveillance of this event, and we will be following up with consequences for those students this week. I encourage all parents to speak with their students about the importance of finishing the year strong and behaving. I know students get excited about ending school, but consequences at the end of the year can and will follow students into the beginning of the next year, and we want ALL students to feel safe everyday, including the last one of the year.

Second, at 11:35am, the police department called us to go into a “secure the building” status because they were pursuing a community member in the SoCo area. We secured the building immediately by bringing in all students and staff who were outside; however, students and staff inside the school were able to continue moving as they normally do. The police department called us at 12:00pm to inform of that we could return to normal operating procedures, which we did. I am very proud of our staff and students for how they responded in this situation. They remained calm but took the situation seriously, which is what we practice with our drills.

I hope you all have a relaxing remainder of your weekend.

Restfully yours!



Calling All Seniors That Attended Silverbrook Elementary!!!

Please come by 10 AM on Monday, June 5 to the front of Silverbrook Elementary and wear your college T-shirt or T-shirt representing the city you’re moving to in the fall. Seniors will parade through the newly renovated school, so you can show all the Silverbrook elementary kids all the great schools and things you’ll be doing in your future! Congrats!!


Fairfax County Public Library LEAP(Library Equity Access Pass) Program

In addition to our school’s library, all Fairfax County Public School students have accounts(LEAP accounts) with Fairfax County Public Library(FCPL) to checkout books from their libraries also! A student only needs their name, not a physical library card, to check out books at any of the Fairfax County Public Library branches. Please note: These accounts are only for print books, and students would still need to register for a standard FCPL library card to access the public libraries’ databases.  Please see this LINK for more information and contact Ms. Strong erstrong@fcps.edu or Ms. Romney rromney@fcps.edu for more information.

school nurse

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after the last day of school will be destroyed.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, with the exception of over the counter medications such as Tylenol or Motrin; all other medications cannot be sent home with your student.  If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by FCPS, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site on the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

For questions, call the heath room at (703) 446-1610, or email zfindley1@fcps.edu School Health Aid. 



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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)

The last day of the 2022-23 school year is Friday, June 16, and students will be dismissed early.

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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.

In the month of June, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically. We stand with those facing an ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. This Pride Month, we affirm our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

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