4.21.24 Community Gazette



As we get closer to the end of the school year, I know summer activities and programs are important! VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp is still taking applications. Here’s the link to register for VIP Camp.  VIP Camp will be held at Holmes Middle School. Camp runs from July 1st, 2024 to August 1st, 2024! Camp Hours are from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Transportation will be provided. Camp is first come, first served. Once all spaces are filled, students will be added to the waitlist. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at gwilliams2@fcps.edu. Glasgow MS and Justice HS are partnering again this year to offer rising 9th graders the chance to learn a new sport. Girls Field Hockey will be coming to the After School Program. More information will follow. 

For us, our 8th Grade science SOL scores and Absenteeism is a big focus for us. Our actions to address this have been within Tier I classrooms, intervention blocks, Lexia intervention, after-school intervention, Saturday school events and small group targeted instruction. Here are a few resources parents may find helpful:

Please note, the After School Activity offerings will return to its original schedule. Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, and Volleyball will return to it’s original time frame (2nd Block). We will begin our practices/tryouts for the 2nd Annual Little River Rumble Soccer Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2024. There will be two teams from Holmes Middle, Poe Middle and Glasgow Middle School competing for the Little River Cup!

If you’re interested in participating, please contact Mr. Williams, Mr. Rios and/or Mr. Manrique. The last day of After School is May 30, 2024. If you’re interested in summer activities, please click here for the VIP (Value in Prevention) Camp Registration form and information. Spaces are filling up fast, it’s First Come, First Served so please do not wait to register. If you have any questions, please contact me at gwilliams2@fcps.edu.

The PTA board will have another interest meeting on Tuesday April 23rd at 7:30 pm.  We will discuss the 6 open positions and answer questions.  We hope to see you then.  If we do not have at least President, Treasurer and Secretary filled, our PTA will have to disband for the upcoming year.  This would be a huge loss for the Glasgow Community.  Please reach out to glasgowpta.va@gmail.com for any questions.

PTA Virtual Meeting


Victor L. Powell, Principal

Contact Information:

Email: vlpowell@fcps.edu

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times

⛱️ Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

All rising middle schoolers are invited to attend a summer of fun and leisure with VIP Camp. VIP Camp — which takes place Monday, July 1, to Thursday, August 1 — is designed to encourage teens to develop healthy and positive recreation interests and features a wide variety of leisure activities and programs.

Registration is open. VIP Camp costs $100 to attend. Reach out to your school's after-school specialist for scholarship availability due to financial hardship. This camp is sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

The Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award

Nominations are open for the 2024 Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award.  The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) sponsors this award to honor the legacy of Dr. Bussey, a founding member of the MSAOC and a longtime advocate for students and families.  

This award recognizes staff or community members who have demonstrated significant and impactful efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students from groups who are marginalized or underserved.

Any FCPS employee, student, or community member can nominate an individual or group for the award. All nomination materials must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The winner will be recognized at the FCPS Equity Symposium.

Full details and the nomination information form can be found at the Dr. Lawrence Bussey Memorial Equity Award website


Teacher Appreciation Week:

May 6-10, 2024

We would like to provide experiences and tokens of our appreciation to our amazing teachers. If you are able to donate snacks, lunches, or items such as gift cards then please email Dr. Graves sgraves@fcps.edu

Please prepare to drop off donations by Friday, May 3rd.   You can have the item(s) mailed directly to the school from our Amazon wish list: Teacher Appreciation Wishlist 

Morning Drop Off Kiss and Ride

When dropping your child off in the mornings, please use the kiss and ride lane and drop students off at the front of the building.  Dropping students off in the back by the buses or in the parking lot is dangerous and puts your child’s safety at risk.  We realize that the kiss and ride lane can back up, so we will provide students with EXCUSED TARDY passes, if students are late due to the length of the kiss and ride lane.  We do ask that all cars pull as far up as they can when dropping off, so that more students can get out of the car on the sidewalk,  Thank you for your help with this.

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide 

Estudiantes de FCPS en grados 3-12 tomaron la Encuesta de Aprendizaje Social y Emocional (SEL) durante marzo, proveyendo información actualizada en habilidades como alcanzar metas, entender y manejar emociones, establecer y mantener relaciones con adultos y compañeros, y tomar decisiones responsables. El SEL Screener también ayuda a los estudiantes a evaluar los esfuerzos de su comunidad escolar para que se sientan valorados, incluidos y apoyados.

A finales de abril, los resultados individuales del SEL Screener estarán disponibles para las familias en la sección Documentos de SIS ParentVUE. Para las familias que no tengan una cuenta activa en ParentVUE, los resultados se enviarán por correo postal. Para más información sobre el cuestionario, por favor visite la página web del cuestionario de Aprendizaje Social-Emocional (SEL). Para obtener ayuda para entender los resultados individuales de su estudiante o ideas sobre cómo apoyarlos en casa, por favor revise la Guía Familiar 

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! The Institute for the Arts camp is for students currently in grade 6-11. Students design their own schedules and select from art, music, theater, and dance classes. Learn more on the IFTA webpage. Email IFTA@fcps.edu with any questions.

Campamento artístico de verano

No te pierdas el programa de enriquecimiento artístico más divertido de este verano. El campamento del Instituto de las Artes está dirigido a estudiantes de 6º a 11º grado. Los estudiantes diseñan sus propios horarios y eligen entre clases de arte, música, teatro y baile. Más información en la página web del IFTA. Envíe un correo electrónico a IFTA@fcps.edu con cualquier pregunta.  

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How to Access Free Resources from Tutor.com


FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, one-on-one online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to OnlineTutoring@fcps.edu.

Month of the Military Child graphic

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

Arab American Heritage Month graphic

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans.

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage.

Muslim American Heritage Month graphic

Muslim American Heritage Month is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, culture, and an enhanced understanding of the diverse population of Muslim Americans.

View the Fairfax County School Board resolution honoring Muslim American Heritage Month.

Autism Acceptance Month graphic

April is Autism Acceptance Month. One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

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Glasgow MS Theatre Group Presents:

Into The Wood Jr.

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Into the Woods Jr Promo Video!

  • April 26th at 7:00 PM
  • April 27th at 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
  • $8 Adults & Children 5 & U Free
  • Purchase Tickets NOW

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