January 13, 2023
VIRTUAL COURSE INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 6pm
This is an online event.
LVHS RISING 9TH GRADE CONNECTION NIGHT
Thursday, Jan. 19th, 5:30pm
Loudoun Valley High School Auditorium
Our goal with this event is to make the transition to Loudoun Valley as smooth as possible. This event will feature a brief introduction by the LVHS administration, followed by a series of different sessions for parents and students to connect.
LCPS Pre-IB Program at Loudoun Valley High School
Information for current 8th grade students at BRMS and 9th grade students at LVHS
If you have not already done so, we ask all students/ families of students currently in 8th grade at Blue Ridge Middle School or 9th grade at Loudoun Valley High School to please complete the following LCPS Pre-International Baccalaureate Student Interest Survey.
This message is for students currently in 8th grade at Blue Ridge Middle School and 9th grade at Loudoun Valley High School interested in the LCPS Pre IB Program. We invite students and families to an optional drop-in work session on Thursday, January 26th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Loudoun Valley High School Library where Michael Skvarch (IB Coordinator) and Paul Hall (Counseling Director) will be available to answer questions and assist students/families with questions they might have pertaining to student course request in preparation for next year.
We are excited to be one of the first schools in Loudoun County to be undergoing the process of becoming an IB World school. Once we are authorized as an IB school, students starting with the classes of 2026 (current 9th grade students) and 2027 (current 8th grade students) will have access to unique International Baccalaureate (IB) classes starting their junior and senior years and will have the ability to pursue a full IB Diploma. For more information visit our website at https://www.lcps.org/IB or visit the official website of the IB: ibo.org.
Students who would attend Loudoun Valley as their home high school will automatically have access to the Loudoun Valley High School International Baccalaureate program. The official start of the program would begin a student’s 11th grade year, however we have specific course request recommendations for students who want to pursue the IB Diploma.
For those students and families interested in the full IB Diploma, we will have an LCPS Pre-IB Student Schedule Work Session on Thursday, January 26th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Loudoun Valley High School Library. This is a drop-in event where Michael Skvarch (IB Coordinator) and Paul Hall (Counseling Director) will be available to answer questions and assist students/families with questions they might have pertaining to student course requests in preparation for next year.
Please bring a device that will allow you to access StudentVue.
We look forward to connecting with you!
Michael Skvarch(IB Coordinator) and Paul Hall (Counseling Director)
**Heritage and Loudoun Valley High Schools are candidate schools* for the Diploma Programme. These schools are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer the Diploma Programme (DP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.
WINTER APPLICATION CYCLE
The winter application cycle for the Academies of Loudoun opened December 5, 2022 and will close on February 21, 2023.
The Academies of Loudoun Admissions Office will be at LVHS on January 17 and 18. Admissions staff will present to all students during study hall. This is a great opportunity for students to meet admissions staff, better understand how the admissions process works, and ask specific questions.
Please view the links below for additional information:
Information on programs and how to apply: https://vimeo.com/463288237
Self-guided virtual tour website: https://blogs.lcps.org/acltours/
If you have admissions questions along the way, please reach out to AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org.
Ms. Stecura is Loudoun Valley’s School Testing Coordinator. Her office is located in the main office. The best way to contact Ms. Stecura is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LVHS Testing Website has more information about testing.
AP Testing information and schedule.
AP ACCOMODATION REQUEST DEADLINE
Attention: The deadline to submit accommodation requests through College Board for AP testing is January 18, 2023.
AP Exam fees will be collected via SchoolCash Online. Any required fees will be posted to your student’s account beginning November 15, 2022. Payment should be made as soon as possible, but no later than March 15, 2023. If payment is not received by March 15, 2023, LCPS may cancel your student’s exam(s).
If you have already registered for SchoolCash Online, you can sign in after November 15, 2022, and pay any applicable AP Exam fees.
If you have not yet registered for SchoolCash Online, directions on how to register can be found here. Once you have registered and attached your student to your account, you will be able to pay any applicable AP Exam fees.
Online payments can be made by Mastercard, Visa, or eCheck. Online payments are preferred.
If payment needs to be made by cash or check, you can submit payment at your student’s home school. Exact change is required for cash payments. Checks should be addressed to “Loudoun County Public Schools”.
Please contact your school’s Testing Coordinator with questions about this process.
TEACHER CADET INTEREST FORM FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
What is Teacher Cadet?
The Teacher Cadet program is a “grow our own” initiative that consists of two dual-enrollment (DE) courses offered to high school students in Grade 11 and Grade 12 who may be interested in pursuing a career in education.
Interested students who are eligible to participate are enrolled in the following courses:
Grade 11 – Teacher Cadet I DE
Grade 12 – Teacher Cadet II DE
The Teacher Cadet program is designed to attract high school students to the field of education as a potential career “through exposure to a world-class curriculum and hands-on experience that focuses on teaching,” (Virginia Department of Education, n.d.).
Teacher Cadet students earn dual-enrollment (DE) credit through Shenandoah University.
Teacher Cadet I DE = EDUC 210 (3 credits)
Teacher Cadet II DE = EDUC 310 (3 credits)
Teacher Cadet students are also immersed in real-world, project-based learning experiences. Students complete an internship with LCPS teachers and interact with LCPS students at the elementary and middle school levels during observations.
Teacher Cadet students who successfully complete the program receive a letter of intent (LOI) from the LCPS Department of Human Resources and Talent Development (HRTD).
Submitting an Interest Form
The online interest form is available to all LCPS students currently enrolled in Grade 10 with a minimum 2.7 GPA or its equivalent. Eligible students should express their interest in the Student Opportunities portal (LCPS Go) between September 14, 2022 and January 27, 2023.
The student interest form requires a student-created response (i.e., presentation, essay, drawing, video, etc.) and two recommendations. Students will need to provide names and email addresses for two recommenders.
The interest form must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on January 27, 2023. Student directions are viewable here.
September 14, 2022
The interest form becomes available in the Student Opportunities portal (LCPS Go).
January 27, 2023
The deadline for current Grade 10 students to submit an interest form via LCPS Go.
February 10, 2023
All letters of recommendations are due (responsibility of the student to follow up).
February 13, 2023 - March 10, 2023
The committee convenes to review interest forms.
March 27, 2023
The committee communicates accepted and deferred students to stakeholders (students, families, counselors, principals, teachers, etc.).
After April 1, 2023
School Counseling may schedule accepted students in the Teacher Cadet I DE course to begin in the 2023 – 2024 school year as Grade 11 students.
FOLLOW OUR COUNSELING DEPARTMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
STUDY SKILLS & ACADEMIC MOTIVATION PRESENTATIONS
LCPS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
This website offers comprehensive mental health services, support and resources provided by our Unified Mental Health Teams (counselors, psychologists, social workers, school nurses, and student assistance specialists) who can assist and direct families to the right level of services or interventions.
Available information includes:
- How to contact your school’s Unified Mental Health Team
- Resources for parents
- Suicide prevention resources
- LCPS mental and behavioral health services
- Substance use prevention and intervention services
- Resources for families of LGBTQ+ students and families
- Community resources
To access the mental health website created by the Department of Student Services, please visit: www.lcps.org/MentalHealthServices
MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM
MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM
As we approach Mental Health Awareness Month, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and the Unified Mental Health Team (UMHT) at Loudoun Valley want to remind you of the opportunities and resources available to students and families. The Loudoun Valley Unified Mental Health Team supports the mental health of all Loudoun Valley students.
RECOVERY FROM VAPING
DECEMBER WITH RYAN BARTEL FOUNDATION
Parents will find support and valuable resources this month as we prepare a full schedule of resilience-based programs for teens launching in January.
All programs can be found here:
LOUDOUN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
ASVAB TESTING INFORMATION
2022-2023 ASVAB Test Registration
The ASVAB test is open to all LCPS students, grades 10-12. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start time of the test for check-in. If you have any questions, contact the Mrs. Krone, Career Center Assistant at LVHS.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help young adults identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations and develop effective strategies to realize career goals.
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. More than half of all high schools nationwide administer the ASVAB test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 (sophomores cannot use their scores for enlistment eligibility).
The ASVAB consists of the following eight individual tests:
-Auto and Shop Information
Students are provided with scores on each of these individual tests and three Career Exploration Score composites: Verbal Skills, Math Skills and Science and Technical Skills. The battery takes approximately three hours to complete, and test results are returned to schools in a few weeks.
The Military uses students’ ASVAB scores to identify the occupations that best suit their abilities. Junior, senior and post-secondary school students can use their ASVAB scores for enlistment for up to two years after taking the test.
Additional information (dates and testing sites) and registration is available at:
FREE RESIDENTIAL STEM PROGRAM
NASA’s Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is excited to share that the application window is now open for our FREE summer residential STEM program for current 8th and 9th grade students in Virginia!
Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) is ideal for students who have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and have not yet had either the confidence or the opportunity to participate in experiential STEM programs before now. We are asking for your help to ensure every qualified student in Virginia knows they can apply.
SKILLED TRADES FAIR AT ACADEMIES OF LOUDOUN
MEET & EAT
Wednesday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m. we will be hosting Chef Raj with the West End Wine, Bar and Pub to discuss careers in culinary arts. Sign up on your Naviance account.
FINANCIAL AID 101 - FALL 2022 PRESENTATION
NOVA EARLY COLLEGE SPRING 2023
MUSIC FAMILIES NEWSLETTER
OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS
If you have money to put on your account, you can bring it to the cafeteria in the mornings.
EDITING SPENDING LIMITS
LCPS will be using Ticket Spicket digital tickets for all high school athletic regular season events. Tickets can be purchased using the Ticket Spicket website or app.
Please Note: Tickets can not be redeemed prior to the event. Tickets must be presented to the event staff before being redeemed.
2022-23 Ticket and Annual Pass Prices
- Tickets for regular-season events: $7 per ticket
- All LCPS Access Pass: $500 provides access to home and away regular season athletic competitions held at any LCPS high school (each member in the immediate household will receive a pass with purchase of this package)
- Family Pass: $250 provides entrance to all regular season home games for the selected school (each member in the immediate household will receive a pass with purchase of this package)
- Individual Adult Pass: $125
- LCPS Student Pass: $100
Additional information along with helpful resources about Ticket Spicket can be found at LCPS.org.
Parents - We want to see your athletes in action! Please send pictures and updates to email@example.com
We are sponsoring a volunteer event to provide books and reading materials to promote literacy in underserved children. This event is Saturday February 4th 11AM - 3PM. Lunch will be served and volunteer hours rewarded. Please sign up below to help us reach our goal. Please message Jessica Scalzo firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Below is the link to sign up to volunteer.
Do you want to learn something new and different?? Come join Loudoun Valley Track and Field Throwers. Join the track team and come learn how to throw shot put and discus. If you would like more information please contact Coach Gildersleeve at 480-861-2481.
Our next Athletic boosters meeting is Monday Feb 13th at 7PM in the library. Everyone is invited!
Loudoun Valley Athletic Boosters
WHAT TO DO IF LCPS GO IS DOWN
Direct Links for Students to Instructional Tools
HOW TO SIGN IN: Google: student email address IDnumber@lcps.org, i.e. email@example.com
HOW TO SIGN IN: Google
TOOL: Google Meet
LINK: https://meet.google.com/ OR the link you created for your class
HOW TO SIGN IN: Google
TOOL: Clever (for app integrations)
HOW TO SIGN IN: Student ID and Password
HOW TO SIGN IN: Student ID and Password
I've used the links and received sign-in errors. Is my password wrong?
Sometimes an LCPS Go outage is limited to LCPS Go, and other times it may be a network problem affecting multiple sites. In this instance, a password or other sign-in error may or may not reflect the actual problem. Wait and try later, refresh your browser window, and clear the cache if needed.
HIGH SCHOOL TOOLKIT
STUDENT SOFTWARE CATALOG
Location: 340 North Maple Avenue, Purcellville, VA, USA
Phone: (540) 751-2400
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