Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Important Upcoming Events
- SOL Make-ups - May 16-18
- May 16 - Math
- May 17- Science
- May 18- Reading
- Spring Band Concert - May 18 - 7:00 PM
- SOL Re-takes - May 24-26
- May 24 - Reading
- May 25 - Science
- May 26 - Math
- May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday
This week marked the completion of our official SOL testing season. While we still have a few make-up and retests to administer, by and large, the vast majority of students have completed the testing. We want to share that our students have done amazingly well on the math and science tests (reading test scores are still coming in since we just tested yesterday!). In fact, our students made great progress in math as measured by their fall Virginia Growth Assessments. The science testing presented the challenge of being a test that covered 6th, 7th, and 8th grade material. With our students leaving 6th grade in the spring of 2020, and this past year being much different in 7th grade, we knew that our students had much information to learn to prepare for SOL testing. Prepare they did! Many students did very well on the SOL, and most of those who will take advantage of re-testing were only 1-2 questions shy of passing. We know that our success happens because of the hard work of students and staff partnered with the supports you offer at home. Thanks to all of you for helping our students return to learning in a strong and positive way.
SAVE THE DATE: It is time for the KJMS Awards Program, which will be on Tuesday, June 7th. In the coming weeks, all the parents of students who will be recognized will receive emails from staff or phone calls inviting them to attend. This event will also be live streamed in case you cannot come in person or if you want to share the event with family and friends. We will email each family their student’s Team Award Link closer to June 7, 2022. Here is the schedule for the day for planning purposes.
Tuesday, June 7th
- 7th grade Gym: HOKIES
- 8th grade Gym: SPARTANS
- Cafeteria: CAVALIERS
- Auditorium: PANTHERS
- Library: ESOL by Invitation
- 7th grade Gym: PATRIOTS
- 8th grade Gym: CAPTAINS
- Cafeteria: HIGHLANDERS
- Auditorium: NIGHTHAWKS
After the Awards Programs, we will move into 8th Grade Celebration Day for the afternoon with field events, activities, and food for all 8th grade students. This will be a free event to celebrate their accomplishments of attending middle school–during a pandemic, no less! Our 7th graders will spend time in their TA classrooms doing other activities such as watching “Hidden Figures,” the Disney movie about our namesake, Katherine Johnson, and her team as they helped get our first astronauts to the moon.
In closing, we would like to thank our departing PTA Executive Board for all of the work this year to support our KJMS students and staff. Missy Gallihugh (President), Gina Lummus (Treasurer), and Monika Kluczyk (Secretary) have invested much personal time and energy alongside a core group of other parent volunteers to ensure our PTA had a successful year. We want to congratulate our new 2022-2023 officers:
- President: Jaime Yarussi,
- Secretary: Claudia DeFries,
- Treasurer: Claudia Young.
Tammy SilipigniSpring Band Concert
Come out to the Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm in the KJMS auditorium! Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. The students will be performing challenging band works from long ago, some brand-new, and some pop classics that all will enjoy!
On Wednesday, May 11, we celebrated over 700 students who made the honor roll with a sweet treat. We are very proud of these students who worked very hard to reach this celebrated occasion.Save the Date: Meet the Incoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall on May 17
On Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM, incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall. Watch your email and upcoming issues of FCPS This Week for more details, including how to register. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.
Dr. Reid held an in-person town hall May 3 that can be viewed on the FCPS YouTube Channel.
SOL Testing Information
Students at Katherine Johnson Middle School will be participating in the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests during the last quarter of the school year. Please read the FCPS SOL website about the SOLs and the specific tests your students will be taking.
The specific testing dates for our school are:
- SOL Make-ups - May 16 -20 (regular bell schedule)
- SOL Re-takes - May 23-27 (regular bell schedule)
- Math Inventory - May 23 (New Date)
- Reading Inventory - June 1 & 2 (New Dates)
Students who received an FCPS laptop and charger this year will need to return it to school beginning Wednesday, June 8th. All laptops and chargers must be returned so that they can be updated for next school year. However, IF your student is attending summer programming and needs to keep their device, we need parents to complete this form to let us know.
Laptops and chargers will be collected outside of the cafeteria on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th during all lunches.
Any questions, please contact Kelsea Owens ([email protected]).FCPS Summer Learning
A reminder that FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration and available to eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements. Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit. Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first high school level mathematics course. Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering. Program information is available at Summer Learning.
Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Fairfax County Public Schools is looking for enthusiastic, engaged, and dedicated substitute teachers.
Substitutes help our students thrive when their teacher must be out of the classroom and are essential members of every school’s team. More information about the application process and requirements is available online.
FCPS Substitute Teaching and Substitute Instructional Assistants Information Session
Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant Information Sessions are for external candidates looking to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or instructional assistant.
A Google Meet link is provided to registrants on Monday, May 16.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Making the move from elementary school to middle school can be both an exciting and unsettling time for a parent and student. In this week’s podcast, hear ways to ease the transition by:
- Understanding the developmental changes in your child.
- Getting to know middle school culture.
- Encouraging independence, but remaining available.
- Offering emotional support to your child.
- Reiterating your family values and expectations.
- Staying involved in your child’s school.
This podcast’s infomercial is about summer camps. It’s not too early to start thinking about summer fun. The FCPS Tech Adventure Camp and the Career and Technical Education Camp are taking registrations for summer 2022.
Listen and subscribe:
Using Chrome (google), this bulletin can be translated in many languages. Click here and it will take you to another web page. In the upper left-hand corner, click on the flags and choose what language you prefer.
Con Chrome (google), este boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas. Haga clic aquí y lo llevará a otra página. En la parte arriba a la izquierda, haga clic en las banderas y elija el idioma que prefiera.
이 게시판은 크롬(구글)을 사용하여 여러 언어로 번역될 수 있습니다. 여기를 클릭하시면 다른 페이지로 이동합니다. 페이지 왼쪽 상단에서 깃발을 클릭하시고 원하시는 언어를 선택하십시오.
باستخدام كروم (جوجل) ، يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة بعدة لغات. انقر هنا وسيأخذك إلى صفحة أخرى. في أعلى الجانب الأيسر من الصفحة ، انقر فوق الأعلام واختر اللغة التي تفضلها.Spanish Family Liaison
Si necesita comunicarse con nuestra enlace de padres, por favor llame al 703-934-2454 y deje un mensaje con el nombre de su estudiante y numero de telefono. Tambien puede comunicarse con ella por email a [email protected] or [email protected].Parent Resource Center The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free workshops, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. SIS ParentVUE - See your student’s grades, attendance, and report card!
Watch this video to learn how to navigate SIS ParentVUE - https://youtu.be/vLwkkemipws
- If you have received an email with instructions to activate your ParentVUE Account, start at this website - https://myparent.fcps.edu/index.xhtml?jfwid=202F09BAEDAC35DA93CEF6511F43315F:1
- If you need an Activation code to create your ParentVUE Account, fill out this form - https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm
Please contact Kelsea Owens with any questions - [email protected]with us throughout the year by:
- visiting the Katherine Johnson Middle School Website
- signing up for News You Choose
- visiting the Katherine Johnson MS PTSA Website
- 2021-22 Standard School Year Calendar
Do you want to celebrate a Katherine Johnson employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.Parent and Student IT Support Portal
FCPS has created this Technology Support Page with videos, guides and frequently asked questions.
Still need help?
1. Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week. Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call.
2. Parents and Students may submit a request online.
Please visit HERE to find compilation of Dr. Brabrand's messages to the community.