John Champe Knightly News

Edition 4, October 18 - 29, 2021

Hello, gourd-geous.

You really autumn know, we are gratefall for you!


Please read on for information that takes us through the month's end: Homecoming 2021!

Admin Corner

Grade level classes are seeking your kindness and generosity! In previous years, each class has accrued some discretionary monies from fundraisers or other collections, which allowed for more opportunities for the class to show recognition or otherwise celebrate students. After last year, each class's fund account is empty or even operating in the red. What can you do if you so feel called? Please check out the online payment portal in the coming week to find an item for "Class of 20 - - Donation" where you can contribute in whatever amount you see fit. We truly appreciate your consideration and support so we can continue some of our traditions or even have the ability to start new ones.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the previously scheduled Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Drill will now occur on Monday, October 18 during the first class block of that day.


Please remember that October 28th is last day of quarter one, so work with your student(s) to ensure they are on track and up to date. October 22nd is the LAST DAY to turn in missing work to teachers. Additionally, October 29th is a professional development day for teachers - there is no school for students. The next newsletter will go into more detail about the week of November 1-5, but please note that November 3rd and 5th are now asynchronous days for students; November 1, 2, and 4 are student holidays.


As a reminder, Mr. Tyson is out on paternity leave; please contact the appropriate administrator for your student's last name.


Ms. Melissa Sargeant, Interim Principal


Dr. Tara Woolever, Assistant Principal (A-Fa)

Mr. Solomon Wright, Assistant Principal (Fe-La)

Mr. David Scott, Interim Assistant Principal (Le-Ri)

Mrs. Alycia Hakes, Assistant Principal (Ro-Z)

Congratulations JCHS!!

Congratulations to John Champe High School for having the highest graduation rate for the 2020-21 School year. Champe's 99.5% on-time graduation rate was the highest out of all LCPS High Schools. This is a major accomplishment considering Champe also had the largest graduating class in the history of LCPS last year! Congratulations to the amazing students, staff, and Champe family!!

MAGIC Makers

At the October faculty meeting, Deputy McClintic was recognized as a MAGIC Maker at Champe for his comforting presence in our building. Deputy McClintic greets everybody with the same care and respect and goes out of his way to be engaged and connected with all Knights.


Additionally, Mx. Molly Harper was selected as a MAGIC Maker. Mx. Harper's contributions to Champe are most noticeable in English classes and eSports but will continue through involvement with our theater department.

School Counseling

Champe Academy for Parents (CAP)

"How to make life with teens run more smoothly"

with Dr. Cameron Caswell, Adolescent Psychologist


Frustrated with your teen's lack of motivation? Over their attitude and disrespect? Worried about their anxiety and depression? Fed up with their addiction to devices? Tried everything and nothing seems to work? Please join us October 21 at 6:30pm in the auditorium to hear useful strategies for life with your teen.

Important Update from the Clinic

School Nurse Ms. Mehta would like to share that the Loudoun County Healthy Department is offering appointments on Mondays, starting October 18, for any student still in need of school required vaccines (current kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade students). Please call 703-777-0236 to make an appointment; location is 102 Heritage Way NE, Suites 100 and 101; Leesburg, VA 20176.


As an alternative, the LCHD suggests you use private medical providers, local pharmacies, Health Works (Fort Evans Road in Leesburg), or INOVA Cares for Families in Sterling.

CHARGE up and Connect

Club updates

Most groups are in full swing, but students are still welcome to join! Interested in seeing what Champe has to offer? Check out the organization directory of the ICC website.


DECA invites students to participate in their first ever Walk-a-Block Fundraiser benefitting Loudoun Breast Health Network. The Walk takes place during 8th block on October 22. Students interested in participating will need to pay $2 via the online payment portal for their ticket; additional donations can be made there as well.

DECA is also looking for adult volunteers to serve as judges and proctors at the DECA District Leadership Conference on November 6, held at Broad Run High School from 8am-12pm. Please contact katelyn.frye@lcps.org if you have a business background and are interested in volunteering!


Athletics

Be sure to follow Champe sports on Twitter (@ChampeSports12) or on Facebook (Champesports12) or click the Athletics button below for the full Athletics website. Please attend events whenever possible to show your support for our Knights!


Career center

College visits continue this month and next in the Career Center. Students can sign up to attend via Naviance (upcoming schools are listed in the ongoing announcements button just above). See Mrs. King (karen.king@lcps.org) in the Career Center with questions.

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The cost of a college education is higher than ever. How will you afford this expense? What if your children attend elite or out-of-state schools? What if they don't graduate in four years? The costs can be monumental. This workshop will teach you how to send your children to the college of their dreams without bankrupting your retirement nest egg. You'll discover strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education. JCHS is hosting The College Funding Coach® on October 27 @ 7 PM in the library. Please join us for information you can't afford to miss! Please Register Here and take a look around the website www.thecollegefundingcoach.org for helpful resources and information.

Seal of Biliteracy Testing

Juniors and Seniors: The Credit Through Testing (CTT) is available at no cost for Arabic, Bengali, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese.


Students are expected to be able to read and write in the Exam Language. Instructions and Prompts are all in the Exam Language, not English.


Testing Dates and Locations

11/8/21 Tuscarora HS 4-6pm

11/9/21 Park View HS 4-6pm

11/10/21 Broad Run HS 4-6pm

11/11/21 Lightridge HS 4-6pm


Registration for the CTT is now available on LARS until 5pm EST on October 29, 2021. A confirmation ticket will be sent to the student and the parent/guardian email on file.

For more information about the test and seal: click here

If you have any further questions, email kristin.wells@lcps.org


Students wishing to earn the Seal of Biliteracy for Latin will need to take the ALIRA. Please see Ms. Prokopchak for information on this assessment.

PTSA

The PTSA is looking for a Communications Chair to help spread the word about PTSA opportunities and events. Interested? Please email JohnChampePTSA@gmail.com to find out more!


Additionally, the PTSA would love for you to sign-up as a volunteer! Please use this form to sign-up.


Have you still not joined the PTSA?! If not, please visit their site for more information or access the membership form directly here.


Check out their flyers below and remember to follow the PTSA on Twitter for timely updates! Thank you for your support of the PTSA, which directly impacts our school's ability to provide valuable resources for students and teachers.

Homecoming 2021

Homecoming is coming! Check out this video and the flyers below from the SCA. Get ready to show your spirit each day!
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Senior Capstone

Seniors in the Class of 2022 will hear about the inaugural capstone opportunity in an upcoming advisory lesson, but in the meantime, we are looking to make connections with organizations in our community that might be willing to mentor one or more of our seniors as they explore work beyond the walls of JCHS.


Families, if your workplace or organization might be interested, please begin a conversation with the appropriate person. Looking for more details? An info night will take place November 16th at JCHS.


If you/your company is interested in mentoring a JCHS senior for a capstone experience, please contact the Capstone Coordinator (meghan.bonner@lcps.org) to be included in an on-going list for students that may need a place to connect. Thanks in advance!

Save the Date

October 18: Homecoming tickets go on sale via online payment portal

October 21: Counseling's parent event, 6:30pm (auditorium)

October 22: DECA's Walk-a-Block Fundraiser (8th block)

October 25-30: Homecoming week

October 27: College Fund Workshop, 7pm (library)

October 30: Homecoming Dance, 8pm-11pm (football stadium)

November 5: AP Test Registration deadline (click here for AP testing info from Ms. Stecura)

November 8-11: Testing options for Seal of Biliteracy

November 16: Senior Capstone Information Night

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break