Lanier Middle School After-School Updates

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After-School Updates

After-School Activities - New activities beginning in December

To find out more, visit our blog at lanierafterschool.wordpress.com.

There, you'll find links to:

Scroll down to browse through all of our recent posts or use the Categories on the right to find shortcuts to the information you're most interested in. We will be updating the site on a daily basis with information about specific clubs and activities, so check back often!

 

Club Information

Details about specific clubs are being posted to the website daily.  Check out our website to find out more about our Fall offerings:

Food Innovation - Session 2 - Sign up HERE

GMU REACH Sports!

Girls Volleyball - Sign up to Tryout (12/2 and 12/4) HERE

Intramural Futsal

Math Counts

Minecraft Club

Girls Volleyball

Lanier will have a Girls' Volleyball Team during the Winter Season.  Team practices will take place on Wednesdays during After-School.  See below for important dates:

Monday 12/2 - Girls Volleyball Tryout

Wednesday 12/4 - Girls Volleyball Tryout

Wednesday 12/11 - Girls Volleyball Team Practice Begins

Sign up for a tryout HERE

Food Innovation

Time to sign-up for the second session of the Food Innovations Club. We will start the 2nd session on Wednesday, December 4th using the FCS food labs. This is for the student that wants to learn how to create a variety of baked items from cake mixes. We will focus on many holiday baked goods to enjoy with family and friends...perhaps starting a family tradition. 

FOOD INNOVATIONS CLUB: Cake Mix Creations will meet on 12/4, 12/10 and 12/19 and 1/9. There is a fee of $5.00 which needs to be paid at the first meeting of Cake Mix Creations. This helps defray the cost of ingredients and most times students have samples to bring home with the recipe.

Sign up HERE

Have questions? Email instructor & retired FCS teacher, Ms. von Schaack, at bleugenes5@verizon.net. Club limited to 20 participants.

Intramural Futsal

Intramural Futsal will begin on Thursdays in December.  Read below for important dates:

Monday 12/2 - Intramural Futsal Team Sign-up Sheet distributed during all lunches

Thursday 12/5 - Open Gym Futsal

Thursday 12/12 - Regular Season Intramural Futsal Begins

Thursday 2/13 - Intramural Futsal Semi-Finals and Student Championship

After-School Kiss and Ride

Please remember that After-School Kiss and Ride is located on the Cafeteria side of the building at Door 7.  Thank You.

Upcoming Dates

11/27-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break

12/23 - Winter Break Begins

After-School Calendar

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Lanier MS Updates - November 22, 2019

Lanier MS News 1 week 6 days ago
Important Upcoming Events

 

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- NO SCHOOL

From the Principal's Desk

Happy Thanksgiving, Families,

 

As we move into this time of thanksgiving and gratitude, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your amazing support as families at Lanier. Thank you for sending students who are prepared for learning, gracious in their actions, and kind-hearted. Thank you for coming out to support our arts programs during our many recent music and dramatic performances. We know our students could not get to all these events without you driving them and making time in your family schedules. Thank you for the hours you spend at home encouraging, assisting, and reviewing homework and supporting projects. We see the value of your investment in our classrooms each and every day. Thank you for asking them how their day was and then contacting us if something does not seem quite right. Our partnership is critical to the success of all our Eagles.

 

As you are spending time with your students next week, we hope that you will find opportunities to laugh and have fun, to make memories and explore new activities and areas. Middle school students are wonderful people who are finding their own voice, looking for acceptance, and becoming inquisitive young adults. It is our honor to serve them and their families as our profession. If you or your child would like to drop a note or email to one of our staff to thank them, it would brighten their day! Thank you!

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Announcements Absences Add Up!  Schedule Family Travel During School Breaks

Fairfax County Public Schools is required to keep track of student participation in school, through attendance reporting to the state of Virginia. You may have received one or more calls or electronic messages when your student did not arrive in class on time, or when the school was not notified that the student would be absent.

It is vital that parents access the school attendance phone line or attendance e-mail when they know that their students will miss school. Knowing the reason why students are absent helps school personnel understand if a specific reason (such as illness or family hardship) is keeping them out of school. 

When parents know that their students must be out for a specific period (more than a day), they can access and submit a prearranged absence form. This must be done at least three to five days in advance of the absence. This gives administrators and teachers time to consider the work, tests, and projects the student may need to turn in on the student’s return to school. Parents should avoid end-of-semester or end-of-course exam periods; state testing periods; etc., when making plans. Please make every effort to arrange travel during school breaks.

Absences add up, and research indicates that missing 10 percent of the school year, for any reason, can have a negative impact on student success. Learn more about FCPS’ attendance expectations.

In Case You Missed It:  2020-21 School Year Calendar Announced

In case you missed it over the summer, the 2020-21 school year calendar has been announced. For planning purposes, notable dates include: First day of school - Tuesday, August 25, 2020; Labor Day Break - September 4-7, 2020; Thanksgiving Break - November 25-27, 2020; Winter Break - December 21, 2020-January 1, 2021; Spring Break – March 29, 2021- April 2, 2021 (Note: Monday, April 5, 2021, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students); Last day of school for students - Friday, June 11, 2021. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Reminders Laptop Health Check/Inventory

All students need to bring their laptop and charger to Teacher Advisory Class on Monday 11/25/19.  Teachers will be doing an inventory of laptops and chargers while students make sure their laptops have received all updates so far.  If a student’s laptop is being repaired, they should still bring their charger to school.

Fairfax County School Health Promotion

E-cigarette use among teens is on the rise and can have many negative health implications. Vaping products contain metals, chemicals, and other substances that not only lead to addiction, but may cause lung-related injury. Teens are more likely to become addicted to e-cigarettes, because brain pathways in teen brains develop faster than adults. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm brain development – which continues until about age 25.

It is important that you talk to and educate your teen about the dangers of e-cigarette use. There are many resources available that help support vaping cessation and promote healthy decision-making.

 

Resource Corner:

QUITline – 1-800-Quit-Now is a free, effective, and confidential hotline for ages 13+. This service is available 24/7 and provides one-on-one assistance.

The Real Cost – Informational site that gives teens the real facts about tobacco products. For more information visit https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/.

Smokefree Teen – quitSTART is a free smartphone app that helps you quit using tobacco with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

 

References:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/vaping

www.fcps.edu/vaping

www.cdc.gov

www.truthinitiative.org

www.truthinitiative.org

www.teen.smokefree.gov

  

Hashtag:

#ffxhealthykids

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Lanier MS Updates - November 15, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

11/15 - Fall ONE Act @ 7PM

11/16 - Fall ONE Act @ 7PM

11/17 - Fall ONE Act @ 2PM

11/21 - PTA Meeting @ 7PM

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- NO SCHOOL

From the Principal's Desk

Please note: Progress reports and communication used within the FCPS are  available online by using:

StudentVUE:  Every student is able to access all of their current grades by seeing the teacher's grade book through Student VUE on their school-provided laptop.  

 

ParentVUE:  You also have the same access.  This is a great way to find out what your child scored on a recent assessment or if they turned in the project you watched them work on.  Here is the link to set up your account.  

 

REQUEST a Weekly Progress Report via Email from FCPS:  If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report via email. This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.” Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports. Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 

 

Google Classroom:  Many teachers use Google Classroom for tasks and assignments.  Your ParentVUE account does not give you access to Google Classroom.  However, your child can show you their Google Classroom accounts.  

 

After School Homework Support:  You can find a list of when each teacher stays after school to support students on our Lanier website.

 

Communication:  The best way to get more information about a class or grade, is to reach out to the classroom teacher.  You can find teacher emails on our Lanier website.

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Announcements Lanier Theatre Program

The Lanier Theatre program cordially invites you to attend our production of our Fall One Act Plays.  The performances are this Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th at 7:00pm. The final show is on Sunday, November 17th at 2:00pm

 

Prices for student tickets are $6 and adult tickets are $11. Tickets will be on sale online, in the cafeteria during lunches and at the door, before each show. 

The website for tickets is here- https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1011790/fall-act-fairfax-lanier-middle-school?cobrand=LanierMS

We can’t wait to see you there!  

PTA Meeting - Thursday, November 21st, 7pm

Please plan to join us on Thursday, November 21st at 7pm in the library for our next PTA meeting. After a short business meeting, we will hear a presentation from a FCPS Parent Resource Center representative about the programs and resources their office has to offer all FCPS families. Light refreshments will be provided. 

 

Join the PTA

Have you joined the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year? Just by joining you help provide resources for academic and student programs at Lanier. Although we welcome all parent participation, volunteering and attendance at meetings is not required. Go to https://laniermiddleschool.memberhub.store and select "memberships". 

 

No Fuss Fundraiser

Participate in our No Fuss Fundraiser! We know our families have busy schedules, which is why we won’t ask your student to sell anything to raise money for our school through the PTA. Instead, we are asking each family to consider making a $20 donation on top of their membership dues. 100% of your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE and 100% of your contribution goes to support the Lanier Community. **Please note, any amount big or small is welcome and appreciated ($20 is not the required amount)** While on the website joining the PTA, just click "donations" on the left side of your screen. 

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing... From Daniels Run Elementary School: Reminders Laptop Health Check/Inventory

All students need to bring their laptop and charger to Teacher Advisory Class on Monday, November 25th.  Teachers will be doing an inventory of laptops and chargers while students make sure their laptops have received all updates so far.  If a student’s laptop is being repaired, they should still bring their charger to school.

Fairfax County School Health Promotion

E-cigarette use among teens is on the rise and can have many negative health implications. Vaping products contain metals, chemicals, and other substances that not only lead to addiction, but may cause lung-related injury. Teens are more likely to become addicted to e-cigarettes, because brain pathways in teen brains develop faster than adults. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm brain development – which continues until about age 25.

It is important that you talk to and educate your teen about the dangers of e-cigarette use. There are many resources available that help support vaping cessation and promote healthy decision-making.

 

Resource Corner:

QUITline – 1-800-Quit-Now is a free, effective, and confidential hotline for ages 13+. This service is available 24/7 and provides one-on-one assistance.

The Real Cost – Informational site that gives teens the real facts about tobacco products. For more information visit https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/.

Smokefree Teen – quitSTART is a free smartphone app that helps you quit using tobacco with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

 

References:

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/vaping

www.fcps.edu/vaping

www.cdc.gov

www.truthinitiative.org

www.truthinitiative.org

www.teen.smokefree.gov

  

Hashtag:

#ffxhealthykids

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Lanier MS Updates - November 8, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

11/18 - 1st Quarter Celebration

11/21 - PTA Meeting

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

From the Principal's Desk

Happy Fall Friday, Families!

 

The leaves are changing and the cool air has returned to Virginia. We hope you are finding time during your busy weekends to get out and explore all our wonderful area has to offer with hikes, LMS music concerts, and fall festivals. This short week has been a great time at Lanier with our Career Day on Wednesday and a dance on Friday.

 

Speaking of Career Day, it was amazing! We had nearly 80 presenters talking about over 50 kinds of careers. Ask your child about the three career fields they explored. Our staff and community helped recruit some amazing speakers. For example, as Mrs. Teague (our Director of Student Services) exited an American Airlines flight and saw the pilot saying thank you for flying, she took the opportunity to invite her to Lanier, and she came! Did you know that only 4% of pilots are females? What a great honor to have her as a presenter—on her own time! We also had many partners for our Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, City of Fairfax Fire and Police, local business owners, cyber security folks, professionals from NASA, NOAA, the CIA, the FBI, GMU, Shenandoah University, US Air Force, VDOT, and The Washington Post just to name a few. We would love to acknowledge all of the speakers. Please see the complete list on our website.

 

Report cards were distributed today. We will also send an email on Monday letting you know how to ensure you are getting weekly progress reports about your child’s academic progress. At this time, the ParentVue may still be locked while grades are being finalized.

 

In closing, have you heard about the wonderful feat that our physical education teacher, Pam Clingenpeel recently completed? Please go to https://www.fcps.edu/blog/teacher-triumphs-tanzanian-trek to see about her recent journey to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. We are so proud of her accomplishment!!

 

See you around Lanier,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Announcements Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his/her sweater? jacket? binder and etc?  Have them look through the lost and found in the main office.  We are starting to cumulate many items. 

Reminders Like to order your TEAM Shirt?

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2019-20 FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations

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Outstanding Employee Nominations

 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!  To submit a nomination for a Lanier Middle School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the google form below embedded in each category.  You may nominate an employee in one or more categories.  All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  The google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and eligibility requirements are below.  Deadline for nominations are November 8, 2019.

 

Outstanding Teacher  <-- click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding New Teacher <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding Principal <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form:

Outstanding Leader  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a assistant principals, and director of student services.

Outstanding Professional Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, After-School Specialist, Safety and Security Specialist. 

Outstanding Operational Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, and Parent Liaison

 

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Lanier MS Updates - November 1, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

11/1 -   End of First Quarter

11/4 - 11/5  Student Holidays

11/6 - Career Day

11/7 - SCA Dance

11/18 - 1st Quarter Celebration

11/21 - PTA Meeting

11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Being Resilient in Algebra with some Elbow Grease

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Eagle Families,

It's November!  We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with your children at Lanier each and every day.  We are thankful for their spirited participation all week in the Spirit Week! 

 

Speaking of Spirit, I'd like to introduce Ms. Marcotte, an 8th grade Algebra teacher who took the initiative to empower her students with some elbow grease.  Her 8th grade students were feeling challenged and a little defeated by the rigor of the Algebra class they had signed up for.  She needed a way to inspire them and saw John Cena on the Today show one Saturday morning. John Cena is jumping from the ring to the pages of a children’s book series which has a modern day feeling similar to the theme of the Little Engine That Could.  In his book Elbow Grease, the main character is a younger, smaller monster truck in a family of monster trucks who each have very different personalities. Elbow Grease has guts, grit and gumption and shows his brothers that he can succeed. She shared the book with her classes and told them if they put in a little "elbow grease" they would gain the resilience and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in Algebra. In the interview, Cena said he wants the book to pass on positivity to help younger generations see that the right mindset is the key to achievement. The students helped create a mural on the wall of the classroom with a picture of Elbow Grease and some inspirational words to help keep their spirits lifted in a positive direction. The students think it would be fun to get John Cena in to read them the book and have been posting pictures of the wall on Twitter and Instagram! She's pleased that she found something to turn their mindset to positivity.

This week, the ESOL Department also hosted the ESOL Family Dinner Night. As you can see by the pictures, it was very well attended. Hearts, and bellies, were full as students shared their stories and wonderful dishes from their cultures.

Thank you to all staff and students who participated in Anti-Bullying Spirit Week. I was so happy walking down the hallways of Lanier finding our Eagles celebrating.  Based on the picture below, you might think the staff is full of twins, nope, that was just Spirit Week. What did the Rock, Paper, and Scissors ask students to do about bullying? "Cut it out!"  

 

Sincerely,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Spirit Week - LMS Staff celebrated Twin Day

The evening began with a lovely dinner hosted by the ESOL department.  Many staff members and families got together to break bread. 

Rock, Paper and Scissor of Lanier (Ms. Johnson, Ms. Bousman-Stanczak (APs) and Ms. Teague (DSS)

Announcements End of First Quarter

It is hard to believe, the end of the first 9 week grading period is Friday, November 1, 2019.

For quarter 1-3 :  Report cards will be sent home with LMS students. Report cards may also be available online through SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE.  ParentVUE and StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device.

For your convenience we have provided you a list of the distribution dates for report cards for the remainder of the school year.  Please be sure to note these dates so that you can check your students’ report card grades once they arrive at home and/or online.

(Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.)

As a reminder, don’t forget to ask your child for his/her report card on Friday, November 8, 2019.  If you do not receive a report card please contact the Student Services office at (703) 934-2430. If you have specific questions concerning your child’s grades contact his/her teacher directly.

NEED A SIS PARENTVUE ACCOUNT OR CANNOT REMEMBER YOUR USER NAME:

Click on this link:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

DO NOT REMEMBER THE PASSWORD:

Click on this link and select “Forgot Password”: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True

SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as iPhone, iPad or Android device. Click on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

Lost and Found

Has your student misplaced his/her sweater? jacket? binder and etc?  Have them look through the lost and found in the main office.  We are starting to cumulate many items. 

Reminders Like to order your TEAM Shirt?

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Impact Aid Forms due by this Wednesday

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Please remember to send your Impact Aid Form in if you have not already retuned it.

Monday, October 21st you should have received the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid requesting confidential information regarding your child’s federal connection.  By thoroughly completing and promptly returning this brief survey, you contribute to your child’s school funding.  If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3, sign, date, and return the form.  A form should be completed for every student.

The deadline for returning the Federal Impact Aid form is this Wednesday, October 30th.

More information (including blank survey forms and translations) is available HERE

 

 

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Lanier MS Updates - October 25, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert / ESOL Potluck Event

11/1 -   End of 1st Quarter

11/4 - 11/5  Student Holiday

 

Principal's Desk

Dear Eagle Families,

Schools across Fairfax County have been recognizing Digital Citizenship Week.  During the Lanier's Digital Citizenship Night that was held last night, we discussed Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  If you missed yesterday's event, please click here to learn about topics we discussed. 

 

2019-20 FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations are now open.  Please take a moment to nominate and recognize a nominee from Lanier Middle School in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google form below embedded in each category.  You may nominate an employee in one or more categories.  All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  The Google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and eligibility requirements are below.  Deadline for nominations are November 8, 2019.

 

Outstanding Teacher  <-- click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding New Teacher <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding Principal <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form:

Outstanding Leader  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a assistant principals, and director of student services.

Outstanding Professional Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, After-School Specialist, Safety and Security Specialist. 

Outstanding Operational Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, and Parent Liaison

 

Sincerely,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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ESOL Potluck Event

CENA FAMILIAR DE ESOL

Los estudiantes de ESOL y sus familias están invitados a una cena compartida en la escuela secundaria Lanier

Nuestro objetivo es fomentar el éxito de los estudiantes mediante la construcción de relaciones entre maestros, estudiantes y sus familias.

 

Por favor traiga un plato típico de su cultura o país para compartir.

Se invita a las familias a usar ropa tradicional de sus países.

 

Fecha: miércoles 30 de octubre del 2019

Hora: 6:30-8:00 PM

Lugar: Cafetería Escuela Lanier

 

Student Services

This week in the 7th grade, counselors and clinical staff screened a Wellness video helping students identify symptoms and signs of depression. Students were encouraged to “ACT,” meaning Acknowledge, Care, and Tell. This same video was screened last year for current 8th graders. We encourage families to have conversations with students about the “ACT” acronym, along with managing stress and mental wellness. FCPS has many resources that can help guide the conversation here.

Federal Impact Aid Survey

On Tuesday, October 22nd, the Federal Impact Aid Survey was sent home with all of our Eagles.  FCPS requires one completed form to be returned for every student. 

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education.  These funds are used to support all FCPS schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date and return the survey to your child's school.  If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by Wednesday, October 30th.  All results are confidential.

See this link for details.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout VFW Teacher of the Year Nominations 2019

Every year the Veterans of Foreign War holds a Teacher of the Year award contest that recognizes three exceptional teachers (ES, MS, HS level) for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to students. 

Please refer to this LINK to find rules and eligibility requirements and nomination form.  Submissions can be scanned and emailed to steve@stevehung.org or FAX to (703) 502-0633.  Nominations are to be submitted no later than October 31st.

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Lanier MS Updates - October 23, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

10/24 - PTA Sponsored:

"Digital Citizenship Parent Night" - Agenda

10/28 - PTA Meeting - Vaping Presentation

10/30 - Band Concert

Digital Citizenship Parent Night

All FCPS Families are invited to Lanier’s Digital Citizenship Night – Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Families will have the opportunity to hear about Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  Come learn how to support your kids in our digital world!

Digital Citizenship Night Agenda

“Noche de Ciudadanía Digital”

Todas las familias de FCPS están invitadas a la Noche de Ciudadanía Digital de Lanier Middle School

Fecha: Jueves 24 de octubre

Hora: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Las familias tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar sobre:

  • Seguridad de Juego en Línea
  • Prevención de Pandillas
  • Análisis Forense Digital/Estafa y Fraude
  • Seguridad Cibernética
  • Bienestar Digital
  • Visita al “MakerSpace”
  • Ayuda Activando Cuenta de ParentVUE + StudentVUE SIS

 

¡Ven a aprender cómo apoyar a tus hijos en nuestro mundo digital! Tendremos intérpretes.

PTA Updates

Special Presentation on Vaping & PTA Meeting - Monday, October 28th, 7pm

Please join us on Monday, October 28th at 7pm for a special presentation by FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists on the dangers of vaping. After their 30 minute presentation, we will conduct a short business meeting during which we will be voting on the renewal of our bylaws. Light refreshments will be served. If you have specific questions related to vaping that you would like to hear addressed, please email them to Jenn Wright at lanierptapresident@gmail.com no later than 5pm on Thursday, October 25th so that we can be sure our speakers can answer them on Monday. 

 

Volunteers Needed

The PTA is helping to support the SCA with their upcoming dance by selling tickets during lunch hours on select days. Please click the following link for dates and times that volunteer slots are available. Your help is greatly appreciated! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f44aaaa2ca0f94-ticket Lanier's Career Day is coming up on Wednesday, November 6th. Volunteers are needed that morning from 7am-8:30am to help set up refreshments and welcome presenters in the library.  Please email Ms. Jamie Haley at jhaley@fcps.edu if you are able to help. Spirit Wear Store OPEN! Back by popular demand - we are running another spirit wear sale! The store is open now and will remain open until Friday, November 1st. After the sale closes on the 1st, items will be received and delivered by Monday, November 18th. To place an order, go to https://laniermiddleschool.memberhub.store    Join the PTA Have you joined the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year? Just by joining you help provide resources for academic and student programs at Lanier. Although we welcome all parent participation, volunteering and attendance at meetings is not required. Go to https://laniermiddleschool.memberhub.store and select "memberships".  No Fuss Fundraiser Participate in our No Fuss Fundraiser! We know our families have busy schedules, which is why we won’t ask your student to sell anything to raise money for our school through the PTA. Instead, we are asking each family to consider making a $20 donation on top of their membership dues. 100% of your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE and 100% of your contribution goes to support the Lanier Community. **Please note, any amount big or small is welcome and appreciated ($20 is not the required amount)** While on the website joining the PTA, just click "donations" on the left side of your screen. 

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2019-20 FCPS Outstanding Employee Nominations

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Outstanding Employee Nominations

 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!  To submit a nomination for a Lanier Middle School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the google form below embedded in each category.  You may nominate an employee in one or more categories.  All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.  The google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and eligibility requirements are below.  Deadline for nominations are November 8, 2019.

 

Outstanding Teacher  <-- click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding New Teacher <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding Principal <--click to nominate

Eligibility: Has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form:

Outstanding Leader  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a assistant principals, and director of student services.

Outstanding Professional Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, After-School Specialist, Safety and Security Specialist. 

Outstanding Operational Employee  <--click to nominate

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current positions as a school Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, and Parent Liaison

 

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Lanier MS Updates - October 21, 2019

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A Message from the Principal

Today, we had all staff review expected procedures should we have an earthquake. Students did a nice job of learning how “drop, cover, hold on” could help keep them safe.

We also kicked off Digital Citizenship Week. Students had lessons during Teacher Advisory time to discuss the importance of being safe on line and their digital footprint. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday night at our own Digital Citizenship Night where you can learn about a variety of topics to keep you and your household safe.

Finally, the administrative team met with all of our young men at the beginning of each period in the locker room. We discussed the importance of keeping their hands to themselves, keeping their bathrooms clean, and treating each other with respect. We thanked the majority of our Eagles who follow the SOAR traits each and every day.

Thank you for encouraging all of our students to be great citizens in our halls and on the web!

Digital Citizenship Night

FCPS Families are invited to Lanier’s Digital Citizenship Night – Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-7:50pm.  Families will have the opportunity to hear about Online Gaming Safety, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Preventing Human Trafficking, Growth Mindset, MakerSpace, and SIS ParentVUE.  Come learn how to support your kids in our digital world!

Please sign up for the two sessions you are interested in attending here.

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Lanier MS Updates - October 18, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

10/21 - Picture Make-Up Day

10/23 - Orchestra Concert

10/24 - PTA Sponsored:

"Digital Citizenship Parent Night"

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert

Mr. Henry's class conducting fuel-based model rocket testing in the field

 

Dear Eagle Families,

In looking at the parent communication of some of our regional schools, Westfield HS has a wonderful question and answer section that we are emulating this week. Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that often occur in middle school.  For families who have had more than one student go through Lanier, many things about FCPS and our school are known and understood.  We turnover a half of our student body each year; therefore, we hope this helps you understand some questions you may have. Remember, we gave out Parent Handbook resources at Eagle Fest that are also on our website to help you throughout the year.

1. Please explain block scheduling.

Block scheduling means that a course does not meet daily instead it meets for 90 minutes every other day. This allows time for teachers to re-teach/review previous material, teach new material, and give time for students to practice new material that was taught. Our students go to all classes on Mondays, then to periods 1,2,4, and 6 for block days on Tuesday and Thursday, to periods 1,3,5, and 7 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Since 1st period only meets for 45 minutes, it occurs every day.

2. What is Teacher Advisory (TA) and Learning Seminar (LS)? What can my student expect?

Once a week (usually Mondays), students meet in Teacher Advisory where they will build community, set goals and support one another to achieve academic success. TA teachers serve as a mentor, cheerleader, and coach. 

LMS embeds time within the school day to best meet our students’ needs. We offer many enrichment and intervention opportunities to prepare all of our students for high school and beyond. By incorporating Portrait of a Graduate skills into academic activities, we are preparing our students for the rigors of HS and responsibilities of citizenship.  The LS time allows for a school-wide intervention and extended learning time. LS rotations occur about every 5-6 weeks to allow for students to have more enrichment opportunities and to get help in more academic areas.  

3. Speaking of schedules, are there any early release dates or special events that we should know about?

  • Student Holidays November 4 & 5, 2019
  • Special Events like our upcoming Digital Citizenship Night will be spotlighted in these weekly announcements.

4. What should I do if my student will be late or absent?  Is it the same procedure if I need to pick him/her up early?

Resources regarding absences, late check-ins and checkouts can be found on the Lanier website by going to the homepage, clicking on the “Full Menu”, select “About” and click on the arrow listing the “Attendance” option. You may report absences, tardies and early dismissals online and avoid having your child come to the office with a note.

5. What does it mean if I get a phone call / text /email that my student has been marked absent?  …especially if I know they are at school.

If a parent is getting a call that a student has been marked absent it means that the teacher determined that the student is not in class. Many teachers take attendance in the beginning of the period and have the ability to change it later. Teachers do not immediately update attendance each time a student comes into the classroom as it takes away from instruction. It is important to be in class on time so accurate attendance is taken. If a student needs to go somewhere other than their assigned class, it is best to check-in with the teacher first, then proceed to approved location. If you notice and error, please call the office at 703-934-2400.

6. What forms are required for every student? When do they need to be updated and re-submitted? Who is the contact person at LMS for my student’s forms?

Forms required of every student:

Emergency Care Form & Health Information Form

Updated/Resubmitted: 

Both forms need to be submitted at the start of each school year OR if there is a change in information (health, residence)

Contact: Forms are collected at the main office (Emergency Care/Health – shared with Clinic)

7. Where / how can I find my student’s ID number?

Student ID number can be found when you login to SIS ParentVue under Student information. As a reminder, student id number does not change as a student moves through FCPS.

8. What do families need to know about the student laptops issued by FCPS?

With the FCPSOn initiative, over 1,000 laptops have been distributed to Lanier students.  Along with the laptops came 1 charger.  Students are expected to come to school every day with a fully charged laptop, it is not recommended that the student bring the charger to school.  It is only to be used for educational purposes.  More Information

  • The laptop is only for student use.  Family, friends, etc. should not be using the device.
  • A support fee will be charged to high school students More Information
  • Internet Content Filtering- Students will receive the same filtering at school and at home. More Information
  • Repairs- tech support is provided at the school.  Please do not take to a retail store.
  • If lost or stolen please alert school staff ASAP
  • Cost of replacement:
    • HP Probook Laptop $355
    • Dell Latitidue Laptop $395
  • Cost of replacement power adapter
    • HP $38
    • Dell $28
  • Laptops & chargers will be collected at the end of the school year.
  • Students will be reissued the same computer the following school year. 

9. What is MySchoolBucks and how is it used?  Is it just for cafeteria funds?

MySchoolBucks is an ecommerce website that FCPS utilizes for three different purposes:

  1. Lunch Accounts – load money for your student to purchase meals *this is run through Food & Nutrition Services and not the individual school*
  2. School Store – Allows for credit card and e-check payment for items available within the store.  Product examples from our store include gym clothes and Team Shirts.  All items in the store are created when the teacher for each item requests to have it set up in the store.
  3. Class Fees – Allows for credit card and e-check payment for class fees. Any student enrolled in a class that has a course fee will be invoiced via email and that invoice will appear when you log on to MySchoolBucks until it is paid.

If a parent is new to LMS and never used it before:

  1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com
  2. Add your students using Lanier Middle School, and either their student ID or birthdate

You will receive a confirmation email that your account has been established.

If you participate in the free or reduced lunch program, you must reapply each year.

10. How do we find out about after-school activities, clubs and activities?

You can find helpful information for all after-school at https://lanierafterschool.wordpress.com/

11.  What do I need to know about dropping my child off at Lanier in the mornings?

As the temperatures are getting lower every morning and it remains dark outside, we want to remind you about our morning drop-off procedures. Because staff are not present until 7:00, students are not invited into the building until 7:00 every morning.  For their safety, we do not allow students in the building prior to having adults stationed to monitor the hallways. Students may enter the building from busses to the café at 7:05 or through door 1 at 7:00 where they may wait in the lobby until 7:10.  We ask that you not drop students off prior to 7:00 AM.

 

For the safety of our staff and parents visiting the building in the morning, we also ask that you follow the Kiss & Ride protocols. Please do not drop off students or park in the staff parking lot.  When parents drive through the lot to let their children out of cars, this causes unnecessary confusion and safety risks.  Only staff members should be walking on the approved crosswalk in the student unloading zone. Along with the colder temperatures, we have darker mornings as well.  We only have to staff members available to supervise Kiss & Ride and monitor parking lot safety during official drop off times.  We thank you in advance for partnering with us for the good of the community by following our requests.

 

Specifically regarding how to drive through to the drop off area, you can drop students off starting at 7:00 AM, please no earlier as has been beginning to occur.  The directions to use Kiss & Ride as intended are to take the first right into our parking lot and follow the Kiss & Ride road around to the front of the building.  Pull up all the way to the orange Kiss & Ride sign before stopping your car to keep the flow of traffic moving. The sign is posted to allow two cars between the sign and the cross walk.  If you are the third car, please stop before the crosswalk.  Please be mindful of the staff directing Kiss & Ride traffic and pedestrians in the crosswalk.  This is a single line of traffic, so please do not pass the cars in front of you. Again, you should not be dropping students off in the staff parking lot to use the staff crosswalk. Thank you for keeping all of our Eagles safe.

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Federal Impact AID

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Like to order your TEAM Shirt?

Please visit MySchoolBucks to make your purchase.

Digital Citizenship Night

All FCPS Families are invited to Lanier’s Digital Citizenship Night – Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Families will have the opportunity to hear about Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  Come learn how to support your kids in our digital world!

“Noche de Ciudadanía Digital”

Todas las familias de FCPS están invitadas a la Noche de Ciudadanía Digital de Lanier Middle School

Fecha: Jueves 24 de octubre

Hora: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Las familias tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar sobre:

  • Seguridad de Juego en Línea
  • Prevención de Pandillas
  • Análisis Forense Digital/Estafa y Fraude
  • Seguridad Cibernética
  • Bienestar Digital
  • Visita al “MakerSpace”
  • Ayuda Activando Cuenta de ParentVUE + StudentVUE SIS

 

¡Ven a aprender cómo apoyar a tus hijos en nuestro mundo digital! Tendremos intérpretes.

Yearbook Club

Lanier Yearbook Club would love to feature and asks to share any pictures you took while attending any Lanier events.  Please share them so that Yearbook Club can include in the yearbook.  The preferred method for sharing pictures is using Jostens ReplayIT which can be done online or by downloading the ReplayIt app on your phone. 

Fairfax County Public School

As a school in the City of Fairfax, we are able to have the benefits of a small community while also taking advantage of the opportunities provided within the larger Fairfax County. We encourage our City of Fairfax Schools families to connect with the City. To learn more about our unique relationship, please visit the City of Fairfax website. You can also follow the City Schools on Facebook (City of Fairfax Schools) and Twitter (@FairfaxSchools or Dr. Pajardo, the Superintendent @DrPhyllPajardo).

FCPS Cares Program Recognizing employees who go above and beyond

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they are.  We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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Digital Citizenship Night - PLEASE SIGN UP!

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Digital Citizenship Night

All FCPS Families are invited to Lanier’s Digital Citizenship Night – Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-7:50pm.  Families will have the opportunity to hear about Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  Come learn how to support your kids in our digital world!

 

Please sign up for the two sessions you are interested in attending here.

 

“Noche de Ciudadanía Digital”

Todas las familias de FCPS están invitadas a la Noche de Ciudadanía Digital de Lanier Middle School

Fecha: Jueves 24 de octubre

Hora: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Las familias tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar sobre:

  • Seguridad de Juego en Línea
  • Prevención de Pandillas
  • Análisis Forense Digital/Estafa y Fraude
  • Seguridad Cibernética
  • Bienestar Digital
  • Visita al “MakerSpace”
  • Ayuda Activando Cuenta de ParentVUE + StudentVUE SIS

 

¡Ven a aprender cómo apoyar a tus hijos en nuestro mundo digital! Tendremos intérpretes.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Lanier MS Updates - October 11, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

10/14 - NO SCHOOL

            COLUMBUS DAY

10/21 - Picture Make-Up Day

10/23 - Orchestra Concert

10/24 - PTA Sponsored:

"Digital Citizenship Parent Night"

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert

Career Day Presenter Registration

Presenter registration deadline for Lanier Middle School’s Annual Career Day is  Friday, October 18th!! 

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 7:30AM to 10:10AM in LMS classrooms. We NOW have 30 presenters registered and are looking for 20 more! We are open to presenters from ANY career field, and especially those working in sports-related careers, medical professions, law, trades, and the arts. For presenter registration and information, please use this link or visit the Lanier webpage and look for the Career Day announcement. Spread the word!

Digital Citizenship Night

All FCPS Families are invited to Lanier’s Digital Citizenship Night – Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Families will have the opportunity to hear about Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  Come learn how to support your kids in our digital world!

“Noche de Ciudadanía Digital”

Todas las familias de FCPS están invitadas a la Noche de Ciudadanía Digital de Lanier Middle School

Fecha: Jueves 24 de octubre

Hora: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Las familias tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar sobre:

  • Seguridad de Juego en Línea
  • Prevención de Pandillas
  • Análisis Forense Digital/Estafa y Fraude
  • Seguridad Cibernética
  • Bienestar Digital
  • Visita al “MakerSpace”
  • Ayuda Activando Cuenta de ParentVUE + StudentVUE SIS

 

¡Ven a aprender cómo apoyar a tus hijos en nuestro mundo digital! Tendremos intérpretes.

Fairfax High School

Fairfax High School Theatre Boosters is introducing 1-Day Drama Camp in the Fall and Spring for students in grades 1st through 8th.   The camp is sponsored by the Fairfax High School Theatre Department and will take place on a student holiday / teacher work day.  We also offer a discount to FCPS employees.  Our theme for the Fall Camp on Tuesday, November 5th is Superheroes!

Should you have any questions, please contact Grace Lee at 703.309.0281. 

City of Fairfax Schools Update

As a school in the City of Fairfax, we are able to have the benefits of a small community while also taking advantage of the opportunities provided within the larger Fairfax County. We encourage our City of Fairfax Schools families to connect with the City. To learn more about our unique relationship, please visit the City of Fairfax website. You can also follow the City Schools on Facebook (City of Fairfax Schools) and Twitter (@FairfaxSchools or Dr. Pajardo, the Superintendent @DrPhyllPajardo).

Fairfax County Government Fairfax County Public Schools FCPS Cares Program Recognizing employees who go above and beyond

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they are.  We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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A Message from the Principal

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Good afternoon, Lanier Families,

 

At approximately 1:25 today, the City Police asked us to go into “Secure the Building” mode, which means that all staff and students were to remain indoors and learning and instruction went on as scheduled. They were investigating an event at Kutner Park. By 1:40, we were released to resume normal activities.

 

Please relay our appreciation to your students for their cooperation during this event. When we went into “Secure the Building” mode, some students may have become nervous and felt the need to text home even though they had limited information. Because we are “Away for the Day,” we realize that you are waiting for us to let you know about events such as these. Your child’s safety is our priority, so we will always strive to keep you accurately informed as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for entrusting us with your most beloved family members,

Tammy Hanna

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Calling ALL Volunteers

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Vision & Hearing Test

We NEED your help with VISION & HEARING testing! October 16th and 17th 7:30am-2:00pm. No experience required. Training provided the day of. Any bit of your time volunteered helps. Please reach out to our School Health Aide, Taylor, if you have any questions. 703-934-2410

Below is a sign up genius link for you to choose a time slot that works best for you. Any help at anytime is appreciated.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094dafac2da4ff2-vision

 

Presenter registration for Lanier Middle School’s Annual Career Day is open – and the link is now functional!! This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 7:30AM to 10:10AM in LMS classrooms. We hope that parents, guardians, and community members will strongly consider participating as presenters. The goal of Career Day is to help students connect school to work and explore various careers.  We NOW have 30 presenters registered and are looking for 20 more! We are open to presenters from ANY career field, and especially those working in sports-related careers, medical professions, law, trades, and the arts. For presenter registration and information, please use this link https://tinyurl.com/laniercareerday or visit the Lanier webpage and look for the Career Day announcement. Spread the word!

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First National Jr. Honor Society Members Meeting - 10/10/19

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National Junior Honor Society

 

National Junior Honor Society members will have their first mandatory 2019-2020 meeting on Thursday, October 10th from 2:30-4 in the Makerspace. Late buses are available. If your student has a conflict, please contact Ms. Crawford cscrawford@fcps.edu or Ms. Rivero dcrivero@fcps.edu, our co-sponsors this year.

 

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Lanier MS Updates - October 4, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

 

10/21 - Picture Make-Up Day

10/23 - Orchestra Concert

10/24 - PTA Sponsored:

"Digital Citizenship Parent Night"

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert

Principal's Desk

What a wonderful time to be an AVID student at Lanier! AVID is a program offered at some FCPS sites that encourages students to attend college by offering support and college readiness skills at the secondary level. This week, our students signed a banner pledging to be committed to AVID’s ideals and strategies. We are very proud of these students. This past week, all 7th graders attended our Meaningful Watershed Experience at Cub Run to practice environmental science in a real-world setting. They were wonderful scientists!

Sincerely,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

https://lanierms.fcps.edu/

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Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application Available Online

Online applications for free and reduced-price meals for the 2019-20 school year deadline is October 10th.  Completing the application online results in faster processing time.  Electronic meal applications are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Tagalog
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Paper applications are still available to complete and submit.  They are available at main office, school cafeteria, and other FCPS buildings.  Paper applications must be original red print forms.  Copied application forms cannot be accepted.

Parents and guardians can now complete the free and reduced-price meal application and the consent to share information in the same document.

More information is available on the Free and Reduced-Price Meals web page

Career Day Presenter Registration

Presenter registration for Lanier Middle School’s Annual Career Day is open! This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 7:30AM to 10:10AM in LMS classrooms. We hope that parents, guardians, and community members will strongly consider participating as presenters. The goal of Career Day is to help students connect school to work and explore various careers.  We NOW have 30 presenters registered and are looking for 20 more! We are open to presenters from ANY career field, and especially those working in sports-related careers, medical professions, law, trades, and the arts. For presenter registration and information, please see this link: https://tinyurl.com/laniercareerday. Spread the word!

School Clinic

We need your help with Vision & Hearing testing!  October 16th and 17th from 7:30am - 2pm.  No experience required.  Training provided the day of.  Any bit of your time volunteered helps.  Please reach out to school health aide, Taylor Smith at TLSmith3@fcps.edu or call 703-934-2410.

Digital Citizenship Night

All FCPS Families are invited to Lanier’s Digital Citizenship Night – Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Families will have the opportunity to hear about Online Gaming, Digital Forensics/Scam/Fraud, Digital Wellness, MakerSpace, Cyberbullying, and SIS ParentVUE.  Come learn how to support your kids in our digital world!

VFW Teacher of the Year Nominations 2019

Every year the Veterans of Foreign War holds a Teacher of the Year award contest that recognizes three exceptional teachers (ES, MS, HS level) for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to students. 

Please refer to this LINK to find rules and eligibility requirements and nomination form.  Submissions can be scanned and emailed to steve@stevehung.org or FAX to (703) 502-0633.  Nominations are to be submitted no later than October 31st.

Fairfax HS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

Sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference set for Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax HS

Pyramid Latino Night

 

Estimados Padres, les invitamos con toda su familia a la cena/presentación

“La Presencia Latina en los Estados Unidos”

Fecha: miércoles 9 de octubre del 2019

Hora: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Lugar: Fairfax High School (Cafeteria)

                                                                             

      Para confirmar su asistencia puede hacerlo de dos maneras:

Fairfax County School Health Promotion Info on Vaping

Please read through regarding cases of severe respiratory illnesses associated with the use of e-cigarettes and "vaping" among youth and young adults.  Additional information can also be found at the Fairfax County website

"Hey Stress, Let's break up"

There are often many pressures in the lives of young people.  Worrying about school work, experiencing physical and hormonal changes, and fitting in to a social circle, are some of the stressors that impact a teen's daily life.  While stress may ebb and flow, there are so many ways to encourage your child to cope with the difficult situations that arise.  Motivating your teen to be healthy is a great place to start.  Encourage your child to get enough sleep at night, make time to relax and have fun, and engage in more physical activity.  Promoting healthier behaviors may allow your child to feel more at east when faced with challenges that causes stress. 

Resources:

Breathr-app that teaches youth easy and fun ways to practice mindfulness

Kid's Health - has interactive videos and tools for teens that encourages stress management

 

References:

www.kidshealth.org

www.cdc.gov

Come to a health fair and meet health care professionals and community service providers and find out about getting involved in the BeWell project!!

New this year – the Health Department will be providing vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2 to 5 p.m.

Merrifield Center

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

Get a printable flier.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gartlan Center

8119 Holland Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

Get a printable flier.

  • Get health smart! Find out about:
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Smoking cessation
  • Screenings available:
    • HIV testing
    • Blood pressure
    • Glucose
    • Vision
    • Liver
  • Check your height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • CO2 testing for smokers
  • Vaccinations available:
    • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Learn how to get connected to:
    • Primary care
    • Pharmacy services
    • Dental care
  • Light refreshments will be provided
Summer Trip Opportunity 

Mark Your Calendars!

Please join us at an informative meeting to discuss the details of this amazing opportunity to embark on a fun and educational adventure!  This will be an opportunity of a lifetime to travel and see all that Germany, Switzerland & Austria have to offer.  Don't miss it!

We will also be discussing any current incentives and special discounts for the trip at the meeting.  Please RSVP by SignUpGenius.

 

When:  September 19, 2019 at 5:15PM (Right before the BTSNs)

Where:  Lanier Middle School Library

Bring?:  Your questions!

Program Leader:  Faiza Alam

 

Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019, 5:30-&;30pm in Room 1000A.  This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher. 

 

The information session will begin with presentation from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Troops to Teachers will also present their programs offerings to our military veteran attendees.  A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

 

FCPS Cares Program Recognizing employees who go above and beyond

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they are.  We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

sharing info from The Smithsonian Libraries

Smithsonian Libraries is hosting two mystery events at the National Museum of Natural History called Book Cases on November 4th and 5th. Space is limited, register soon!!

 

Potent Potions
Three wizard school professors are under a sinister spell. Can you reverse it?
November 4, 9am-12pm, Middle School Students (Register Now)
November 4, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Strange Things
A curious librarian went missing when she uncovered a deep government secret. Can you find her?
November 5, 9am-12pm, Middle School Students (Register Now)
November 5, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

 

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Lanier MS Updates - September 27, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

TODAY - Homecoming Parade and Celebration at Fairfax High School starting at 4PM.

10/15 - Chorus Concert

10/21 - Picture Make-Up Day

10/23 - Orchestra Concert

10/24 - PTA Sponsored:

"Digital Citizenship Parent Night"

10/28 - PTA Meeting

10/30 - Band Concert

Principal's Desk

Dear Eagle Families,

In October, we have many events planned for your family to return to Lanier and meet with our staff in a variety of events. We will be having music events, Digital Citizenship Night on October 24th, and an ESOL Family Potluck on October 30th.  We also still need many Career Day speakers to help us have a successful career day on November 6th.  Use this LINK for more information. 

Additionally, your support in our community has resulted in some monetary donations to our schools. Your students' efforts at school have also resulted in recognition at the state level for our eco-awareness efforts.

  • The Asha-Jyothi 5K Run was on Sept. 15th and your participation earned us $407.  I thank all families and students who participated Lanier's first year of participating in this community event to raise money for STEM activities. 
  • The 3rd Annual Safeway Foundation SCHOOL SPIRIT campaign was this past month. Your shopping at Safeway store on Willard Way, Fairfax, VA raised $1,652.63 on behalf of Lanier.  Thanks!
  • Again for the eighth year, Lanier is selected as one of four schools as the 2019 Virginia Naturally Schools.  Virginia Naturally Schools is the official environmental education school recognition program of Virginia. 

Thank you for making LMS a great place to work by entrusting us with your most precious treasure. We do not take this responsibility or partnership lightly. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Tammy Hanna

Principal, Lanier Middle School

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Fairfax High School Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application Available Online

Online applications for free and reduced-price meals for the 2019-20 school year deadline is October 10th.  Completing the application online results in faster processing time.  Electronic meal applications are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Tagalog
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Paper applications are still available to complete and submit.  They are available at main office, school cafeteria, and other FCPS buildings.  Paper applications must be original red print forms.  Copied application forms cannot be accepted.

Parents and guardians can now complete the free and reduced-price meal application and the consent to share information in the same document.

More information is available on the Free and Reduced-Price Meals web page

 

School Clinic

We need your help with Vision & Hearing testing!  October 16th and 17th from 7:30am - 2pm.  No experience required.  Training provided the day of.  Any bit of your time volunteered helps.  Please reach out to school health aide, Taylor Smith at TLSmith3@fcps.edu or call 703-934-2410.

VFW Teacher of the Year Nominations 2019

Every year the Veterans of Foreign War holds a Teacher of the Year award contest that recognizes three exceptional teachers (ES, MS, HS level) for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to students. 

Please refer to this LINK to find rules and eligibility requirements and nomination form.  Submissions can be scanned and emailed to steve@stevehung.org or FAX to (703) 502-0633.  Nominations are to be submitted no later than October 31st.

Yearbook Info

Please purchase EARLY BIRD discount

Click on the LINK

Pyramid Latino Night

 

Estimados Padres, les invitamos con toda su familia a la cena/presentación

“La Presencia Latina en los Estados Unidos”

Fecha: miércoles 9 de octubre del 2019

Hora: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Lugar: Fairfax High School (Cafeteria)

                                                                             

      Para confirmar su asistencia puede hacerlo de dos maneras:

Mental Health and Wellness Conference

Sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference set for Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax HS

Fairfax County School Health Promotion Info on Vaping

Please read through regarding cases of severe respiratory illnesses associated with the use of e-cigarettes and "vaping" among youth and young adults.  Additional information can also be found at the Fairfax County website

"Hey Stress, Let's break up"

There are often many pressures in the lives of young people.  Worrying about school work, experiencing physical and hormonal changes, and fitting in to a social circle, are some of the stressors that impact a teen's daily life.  While stress may ebb and flow, there are so many ways to encourage your child to cope with the difficult situations that arise.  Motivating your teen to be healthy is a great place to start.  Encourage your child to get enough sleep at night, make time to relax and have fun, and engage in more physical activity.  Promoting healthier behaviors may allow your child to feel more at east when faced with challenges that causes stress. 

Resources:

Breathr-app that teaches youth easy and fun ways to practice mindfulness

Kid's Health - has interactive videos and tools for teens that encourages stress management

 

References:

www.kidshealth.org

www.cdc.gov

Come to a health fair and meet health care professionals and community service providers and find out about getting involved in the BeWell project!!

New this year – the Health Department will be providing vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2 to 5 p.m.

Merrifield Center

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

Get a printable flier.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gartlan Center

8119 Holland Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

Get a printable flier.

  • Get health smart! Find out about:
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Smoking cessation
  • Screenings available:
    • HIV testing
    • Blood pressure
    • Glucose
    • Vision
    • Liver
  • Check your height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • CO2 testing for smokers
  • Vaccinations available:
    • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Learn how to get connected to:
    • Primary care
    • Pharmacy services
    • Dental care
  • Light refreshments will be provided
Summer Trip Opportunity 

Mark Your Calendars!

Please join us at an informative meeting to discuss the details of this amazing opportunity to embark on a fun and educational adventure!  This will be an opportunity of a lifetime to travel and see all that Germany, Switzerland & Austria have to offer.  Don't miss it!

We will also be discussing any current incentives and special discounts for the trip at the meeting.  Please RSVP by SignUpGenius.

 

When:  September 19, 2019 at 5:15PM (Right before the BTSNs)

Where:  Lanier Middle School Library

Bring?:  Your questions!

Program Leader:  Faiza Alam

 

Fairfax County Public Schools

FCPS Career Switcher Information Session

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Career Switcher Information Session at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center on Monday, October 14, 2019, 5:30-&;30pm in Room 1000A.  This event will give military veterans, community members and anyone interested an opportunity to learn how to become a licensed Virginia teacher. 

 

The information session will begin with presentation from the five approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) career switcher programs, Educate Virginia, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Troops to Teachers will also present their programs offerings to our military veteran attendees.  A panel of FCPS educators will share valuable information with attendees, followed by an opportunity to network with the six presenters, the FCPS licensure team and the substitute office.

3801 Jermantown Road Fairfax, VA 22030 | Main Office: 703-934-2400
Attendance: 703-934-2424 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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