LBSS Weekly News October 6

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Message from Ms. Kearns

Hello Bruin Families!

It has been a busy week at Bruin Nation, starting with last week's Pyramid Carnival. What a fun evening seeing so many families on campus. Next week is Homecoming and we have a number of activities planned. Please see the flyer below.

This week we celebrated our Custodians. They work so hard behind the scenes keeping our school looking the best it can. We are so grateful to Building Supervisor Guery Cespedes and his team.

Go Bruins!

Lindsey Kearns


In this Issue

New Information

Indigenous Peoples' Day
Homecoming Festivities
October 13 Schedule
Homecoming Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Opportunity in Main Office
Winter Sports Q&A

Middle School Bruin News

October 11 Schedule
School Pictures Now Online
MS Yearbook Information

High School Bruin News

Yearbook Information
Message for 10th and 11th Grade Parents

Class of 2024 News

Important Dates
Senior Ads
PTSA Mulch Sale and All Night Grad Party


Family Liaison News



Quick Links

New Information


Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past and present. This year, Monday, October 9, is a student holiday and staff development day. Learn more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day from the National Museum of the American Indian. See the complete school year calendar.


October 13 Schedule

On Friday, October 13, 2nd and 8th periods will be flipped for both MS and HS due to the HS Pep Rally in the afternoon. Students will report to 8th period for the first block in the morning. 

Homecoming Dance Coming - Volunteers Needed

SGA needs volunteers for the homecoming dance on 10/14! If you are interested please sign up for a shift at the link here. If you have any questions please email

Volunteers Needed for LB Main Office

We are looking for one or two volunteers to help with photocopying in the Main Office. If you are interested, please email Julie Moore.

winter sports qa

Never miss out and stay up-to-date with all things High School Athletics by subscribing to the LBSS Student Activities Weekly Newsletter!

Middle School Bruin News

October 11 Schedule

Next Wednesday, October 11th, while High School is hosting the PSAT & SAT, MS students will attend their Gold day classes. MS students will follow the 2-hour-early-release schedule provided below. There will be no after-school activities on this day.

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Middle School Student Portraits are now online!

Great News! School Photos are now online! Families should have received an E-proof via email. Please remember to check your spam. If you did not receive an email proof, use the following link with your student's ID as the online code:

For any questions about your student's school pictures please contact:

The team at Victor O’Neill Studios would like to thank Lake Braddock Secondary School - MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS for a great picture day!


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Upload Images to the Middle School Yearbook

Order a Middle School Yearbook

When ordering a Middle School Yearbook, use the code 13596. 

High School Bruin News

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Message for 10th and 11th Grade Parents

The PSAT is digital this year. On October 11, students must bring their school issued device, fully charged, with their charger. Students who do not bring their issued device or charger will be dismissed from testing with no option to make up, as there are no loaners for the PSAT.

Class of 2024 News

We are excited for the start of the school year and are looking forward to celebrating the success of our Class of 2024 Seniors all year. 

While the year may have just started, we are already looking forward to our End of Year celebrations for our senior class. Below are important dates for you to have and some upcoming meetings to help keep everyone up to date with important information for our graduating class. 

October 23rd, 2023 - Senior Class Panoramic Picture

  • Seniors will take their class panoramic picture in the stadium during Advisory

March 7th, 2024 - 100 Days Meeting @ 6:30

  • Little Theatre
  • Informational session for parents leading up to graduation, prom, and All Night Grad Party

May 17th, 2024 - Prom - Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park 

June 4th, 2024 - Graduation - Eagle Bank Arena @ 2:00 pm

June 5th, 2024 - All Night Grad Party @ Saint James 11:00 pm

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PTSA Mulch Sale and All Night Grad Party

Please see 2 important save the dates below. Please know that we are currently actively searching for adult volunteers to LEAD some events at the Mulch Sale as well as the ANGP. If you are interested in being a part of the magic that  happens at Lake Braddock, please fill in the attached google form. Again, we are searching for adult volunteers across ALL grades to help us out! 


The Mulch Sale 
Lake Braddock's Senior Class LARGEST fundraiser for the All Night Grad Party
March 15-17, 2024
Mulch will go on sale after Jan 1, 2024.

All Night Grad Party
Wednesday June 5, 2024

Any questions please direct them to


Throughout the school year, we often hear the same questions asked regarding technical assistance. We hope to help everyone by sharing various information. Today's tip is regarding joining the school WiFi.


Q: How can I join the school wifi?

  1. To connect to Lake Braddock wifi, while in the building, locate your phone or laptop’s wifi settings and join the FCPS Onboarding network. 
  2. Open Safari (iPhones) or Chrome (Android or Google) and type in the site 
  3. Agree to the FCPS terms and conditions. 
  4. Click on the “Guest” Tab. 
  5. Follow the directions to sign in!

Family Liaison News

Please stay up-to-date with our Family Liaisons on our web site:

There you will find our weekly newsletters full of important information for our families.


Summer Yearbook Photo Ad

Additional Resources

Family and School Partnerships

Family Resource Center

Parenting Education Programs through Fairfax County

English Empowerment Center: USA Learns 

English Empowerment Center: Free Conversation Class  and Continued Learning Between Semesters 


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FCPS Students Continue to Outperform State and Global Averages on SATs

The average SAT score for FCPS students in the class of 2023 was 1181. That is higher than the state average (1113) and the global average (1028). The scores for Fairfax County Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (596) and Mathematics (585) subtests are also higher than the averages for students in the state and worldwide. Read more about the class of 2023 Fairfax County SAT data.

PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day

FCPS will offer access to PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day for rising 10th through 12th grade students at no cost to families. Exams will be held at each high school on Wednesday, October 11

This year, the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) will be administered in Fairfax County in a digital/online format. Learn about SAT assessments and PSAT assessments

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Kick Off  

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future: A Community Conversation. Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help us plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. 

Events are open to all. Find out about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid. Your voice matters!

District News/In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Important Forms for Caregivers to Complete
  • Immunization Reminder
  • Free Tutoring Resources

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

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