Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From the Principal
  • South County Theatre
  • Math In Action
  • From the Library
  • From the PTSO
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

Well, we finally arrived at the end of the school year.  I am not supposed to say that I have been counting down the days…. So I won’t.  Feel free to think what you want however. 😊  Even with all of the twists, turns, and curveballs the year threw at us, we still made it through successfully. And through it all we stuck together and found a way to provide our students with a great experience. Your children are quite resilient and their grit truly touched and motivated me.

But before I get into my final message of the year and my tenure at South County, I would like to acknowledge two groups who finished up the year on a very high note. 

First, I want to give the band a huge shout out to our band who performed amazingly on June 1st.  I would like to specifically congratulate our Senior band students for providing he community with an awesome show!  I would Also like to congratulate the rest of our band performers for their commitment to the band program and for where you will take it.  We are expecting great things from you all next year!

I would also like to share congratulations with Ms. Kailyn Nguyen and Ms. Maya Wilson for winning the Virginia State Women's Tennis Doubles Championship!  They performed at a very high level all year and showed just how much they deserved the title with an impressive win in the state finals.  

For those of you who weren't able to make it to Eagle Bank Arena for graduation or able to watch the live streaming, I wanted to say that the ceremony was fantastic and moving.  Dare I say that I was nearly brought to tears myself?  Dare I say that it happens almost every time I am around our students in that type of environment? I admit it.  I am a 6’3” 2XX lb. softy.   578 Stallion students were untethered and released upon the world.  Watch over my babies will you?  They are indeed a very special bunch to me.

It is with very mixed emotions that I share with you that one of our beloved assistant principals,  Mr. Warren Carrington, will be moving on to work in another school district for the 22-23 school year.  You might ask why I care so much.  I hope that you wouldn't, but you might! 😊  Well I of course want to ensure that as I move on, I leave South County in the best possible shape that I can.  Warren will be a huge loss for the South Cunty community and his impact on the building will be sorely missed.  So that is the bitter side of that news.  The sweet side is that he will be going with yours truly to Metz Middle School where he will be given the opportunity to delve deeply back into his middle school roots and continue his path toward his own principalship in the future.  If you happen to run into Mr. Carrington, please give him a huge hug and congratulations, as well as thanking him for all the work he put into making South County such a great place to be a part of.  

I would like to take a quick moment and share my most sincere thanks to every parent and guardian I have been able to work with throughout my time at South County.  While the vast majority of the interactions I have had with Families have been absolutely awesome, there have been one or two that would fall into a different category.  Regardless, I have appreciated every interaction because they have helped to shape me and allow me to grow as a principal.  I have been able to reflect as a result of every conversation, and I believe that I am better because of the lessons learned.  

Thank you for all of the support you have provided me and the rest of the staff, and all of the flexibility you have shown me.  I have always stated that I don't ddo this job alone.  I hope that you realize all the the assistance you have provided to allow me to do the job that I love with all of my heart.  

Your notes and words of encouragement have motivated me throughout my time here and I am thankful for the fact that so many of you have taken time out t share your words with me.  I have appreciated the drop-ins at the school and run-ins in the community from time to time.  Every handshake, hug, and kind smile was very well received and felt to my core.  I don't know what any other principal has gone through, but I wouldn't trade my experiences with you for anyone else's in the world.  

Working with your children is a blessing.  Thank you for trusting that I would take care of them, keep them safe, and provide them with an experience that would allow them to feel like South County was a great place to go to school.  I can only hope that I wa able to provide the type of environment that I set out to provide which would be no less than that I would expect to exist for my own children.  If i could do that for you, I will be able to sleep well the night of my last day.  

Finally, I want to wish each of you a very safe and restful summer.  Please take the time to relax, put your feet up when you can, and enjoy your respective Families.  Give a hug to "My Babies"... (all of them 9 - 12).  Please let them know that I will miss them dearly and that I send my very best!  I will be around until the 30th for the most part if you need to reach me.  Know that you have truly helped to create a great community. I love you all.  #OneStallion

Gary

South County Theatre At The Kennedy Center for the CAPPIES Awards!

Monday night June 6th was the “CAPPIES” Gala at the Kennedy Center! This awards ceremony is the culmination of a year-long viewing and evaluation of the fall plays and spring musicals produced by the theatre departments at over 80 public and private high-schools in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. South County’s exceptional cast and crew from our fall play “Puffs” were nominated in six different categories, and also participated as performers on-stage during the gala’s ceremonies. Congrats to all of our amazing nominees, our 2 CAPPIES winners, and our performers as recognized below!

SCHS Cappies Nominees were:

• Dominique Monette - Stage Management - WON!

• Anna Rae Eppard - Best Supporting Actor in a Play - WON!

• Emma Skog - Props

• Philip Gigrich, Steven Gigrich & Sarah Khalil - Sound

• Zach Smith - Featured Actor in a Play

• Noah Pflugrath - Lead Actor in a Play

 

• Emmie Caplan was SCHS’s Spotlight Performer who performed in the opening song/dance number and acted as an extra in a scene later in the ceremony. 

• Kaitlyn Beasley was a Singer who performed in the opening and closing song/dance numbers.

• Zibby English was on-stage to escort nominees, speakers, and present awards.

  

South County Math In Action

SOUTH COUNTY MATH IN ACTION is excited to announce Math Boot Camps for students entering Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry in the 2022-2023 School Year. 

Dates:  Tuesday August 9, 2022 to Friday August 12, 2022 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  Transportation is NOT provided.

Please direct all questions to Tracy Birrell, [email protected].

Registration Link:  https://bit.ly/3wQiRV0    (Registration Closes Friday July 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm.

  

From the Library

Summer Reading

Looking for summer reading recommendations?

The Fairfax County Public Library has great reading recommendations and activities for summer reading. Please check out the FCPL Ocean of Possibilities Summer Reading Program that is from June 10th-August 12th.

The Virginia State Literacy Association creates book lists of recommendations each year for their Virginia Readers’ Choice lists each year. Check out their fantastic titles on this upcoming year’s lists.

  

Students To Continue Glass Recycling

Two South County HS sophomore students have started a glass recycling program within the Laurel Hill Community. Because of the changes made by Fairfax County, glass is no longer picked up in regular recycling bins. Residents are advised to deposit their glass at recycling facilities. Their program picks up glass and takes it to the facilities as a means of making the process more convenient for our community.  Varun and Eshaan have been able to collect glass and spread the word about how it is important to recycle your glass the right way.  They have been able to learn throughout the development of their program the importance of recycling and how it saves our environment if everyone makes a collective effort.  Over the course of five pickups, these two have been able to collect 1,677 lb of glass.  That is about 2,236 12 oz glass bottles.  This is an awesome effort and we want to not only applaud their work, but also spread the word to allow others to be a part of making this world a better place for us all.  You can find more information about their campaign here.

From the PTSO

Thank you parents and guardians for your never ending support.  The many volunteer hours, gift cards, food and gift donations for our staff and students were greatly appreciated. 

Thank you and goodbye to Deb Boullianne who is retiring this summer after many years of dedication to our school.  We are truly grateful for your support and all you did to help us (many which went unseen).  Thank you to Mary deKanter who helped and guided us this year with our many events at the school (and last minute room changes). 

Thank you Principal Morris and our amazing SCHS staff for supporting our students during a time with so much change.

Thank you to our 2021-22 PTSO board members - Kidada Bivens, Francis Fick, Renee Flynn, Melinda Fortunato and Patty Klunder.  Your dedication is inspiring.

Thank you and welcome to incoming board members Ellen Ardrey, Kitty Greenstein and Katie O’Donnell who will join returning board members Renee Flynn and Melinda Fortunato for our 2022-23 school year.  We wish you all the best.

    

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

.DBDONE

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From the Principal
  • Senior News
  • From the Library
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds each of you well and enjoying this beautiful weather. We are one week closer to closing out and putting a cap on the end of this year.  I am going to keep this one short for you all.

I would like to congratulate a couple of our teams for their accomplishments this week.  Our women’s track team took home the Virginia High School State Championship!    This talented group of ladies finished the year just as they started!  Congratulations to this group!  The Distance Team also faired very well as they placed 5th in both the boys and girls 4x800 meter races as well as 5th and 7th in the 3200 meter races! 

We should also congratulate our women’s soccer team for winning the Women’s Occoquan Region Championship on Friday by defeating Alexandria City HS 4-0. 

Our guitar students put on their year-end concert on Tuesday evening.  This concert featured another group of talented individuals engaged in the activity they are so passionate about.  

Please be sure to have your children return all of their books and materials that need to be returned. We are collecting student laptops this year so that they can be re-imaged and any thing that might be wrong with the device that can be fixed to improve performance can be dealt with.  

Well that is all that I have this week.  For those of you who will be attending the graduation, I look forward to seeing you on Monday. For the rest of you, I will be chatting with you all next week!  Thank you once again for your support and your trust in caring for your children. Take care.  #OneStallion

Gary

SENIOR NEWS Graduation Live Streaming Link

Unable to attend graduation, or have Family or friends who may want to watch and are out of the area? Below is a link to the live streaming of the event.  Remember that graduation will begin at 2:00pm sharp on Monday, June 6, 2022. 

https://boxcast.tv/view/south-county-high-school-graduation-380935

 

Class of 2022 Information

Below is important information for graduation and the end of the year for seniors. If you have questions about graduation, contact Ms. Sam Gero at [email protected] If you have questions about Class of 2022 items including senior trip, contact Kaitlyn Price at [email protected] or Kelley Peck at [email protected] If you have questions about ANGP, contact the PTSO. If you have questions about financial obligations, contact the finance office by calling the main office (703) 446-1600.

Use the Google Site for updated information.

UPDATE: If you are interested in ordering a video recording of graduation, visit this website:  www.memoriesvideography.com. The program will be live streamed. We will share the link when we get closer to graduation via Schoology and on the school website.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • June 6, 2:00 pm - Graduation @ Eagle Bank Arena.

Graduation:

  • Monday, June 6 at 2pm at Eagle Bank Arena
    • Tickets
      • There are no tickets for graduation.  There is no limit to the number of people who can attend per family.
  • Handicapped Seating
      • There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.
      • There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically on seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served
Eagle Bank bag search policy:

There will be a bag check conducted on all guests coming to the event. No exceptions. In order to help enhance the contactless experience, EagleBank Arena is encouraging guests to not bring a bag. If a guest requires a bag for personal or health reasons, we strongly recommend that patrons bring something small and/or clear to expedite the screening process.

 

Prohibited items include weapons, outside food or beverage, fireworks, balloons, noisemakers, non-service animals, illegal drugs, laser pointers, luggage/oversized bags, flags/banners that could block someone’s view, any size pole or stick (medical aids such as canes/crutches are permitted), drones, bottles/cans/containers/coolers, skateboards/rollerblades/hoverboards, projectiles (frisbees, footballs, inflatable balls, etc.), and unapproved pamphlets/handouts/etc.

 

EagleBank Arena reserves the right to prohibit any other item which is deemed unsafe or inappropriate, and will not check or store any prohibited item. It is important for the prohibited items list to be shared with graduates and attendees in advance.

 

The use of still cameras and video cameras at graduations is expected and allowed. However, attendees may only film from their seats. Standing in aisles or portals is strictly prohibited. The use of electrical cords, tripods, or selfie sticks is also prohibited.

 

ANGP:

  • Details:
    • Monday, June 6th
    • 11pm-5am (must enter by 12 midnight) 
    • The St. James Entertainment Complex
  • Tickets:
    • Buy Tickets online at https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/
    • The longer you wait to buy tickets, the more expensive they become. 
    • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
    • Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed
From the Library

Summer Reading

Looking for summer reading recommendations?

The Fairfax County Public Library has great reading recommendations and activities for summer reading. Please check out the FCPL Ocean of Possibilities Summer Reading Program that is from June 10th-August 12th.

The Virginia State Literacy Association creates book lists of recommendations each year for their Virginia Readers’ Choice lists each year. Check out their fantastic titles on this upcoming year’s lists.

  

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release 10am 

                                    Possible Bus Delays on departure.)

  

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From the Principal
  • Yearbook Distribution
  • Senior News
  • From the Library
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • From the PTSO
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

I hope that this message finds each of you enjoying a restful Memorial Day weekend.  I want to again thank you for sharing and trusting your students with us.  This week has been another pretty good week of celebrations and achievements across the school.  It is so much fun to have the opportunity to see our students in their element.

We began the week picking up where we left off the previous week being able to celebrate our Fine Arts students with the viewing of the Art Show.  If you didn't get a chance to come out and see the outstanding work our students put together, you truly missed out on a treat.  We have some real talent walking our halls.  We all should be proud of these sometimes hidden gems. 

On Monday, I was able to enjoy some time with our Leadership students as our Senior students were recognized and celebrated during the Senior  Sendoff Ceremony.  It was nice to hear our student body president, Zion Nuby share sincere words of encouragement with his peers and then to hear from each of the Seniors as they shared their destinations and areas of academic focus for next year.  I was both touched and inspired by their words as well as the ceremony itself. 

We were able to recognize a number of our students who will be taking their athletic talents to the next level.  We gathered in the gym on Wednesday for the Senior College Signing Ceremony.  Over 25 athletes will be representing South County as freshmen on their field of choice and I know they will excel at their respective schools just as they have with us!

Throughout the week we were treated to performances by our Orchestra and Choral students.  Both of these evenings were amazing.  What's even better is that we have the opportunity to enjoy the majority of them again next year.  We are rich with talent and these students are only going to become better at their crafts.  If you were able to get out to either or both of these concerts, you walked away filled with joy because these performers performed their hearts out on that stage!

And we rounded out the week with celebrations of our underclassmen students at the Underclassmen Academic Awards Ceremony.  We were treated to an memorable speech by Kyra Charters who shared with us the experiences of the last few years from the student perspective.  Ms. Charters not only spoke about the challenges, but also the grit and determination our students have displayed throughout the pandemic.  We then went on to award medals to over 40 students for the noteworthy achievements they have made over the course of the year.  

Finally, we can add our student athlete achievements in the post season.  Our track team won regionals, our softball and women's soccer teams continue to advance as well.  And our crew team capped off the best season in South County Crew history with four boats finishing in the top 20 in the country.  (Read more here.)

As we close the year out, we are experiencing an uptick in behavior that is less than desirable.  We have had the classic Senior Pranks that we come to expect.  We worked through those and have moved on.  But we are seeing things like extended hallway wandering, increases in students finding themselves outside of the building unauthorized, ordering of food and having it delivered to school, the propping of doors to allow students who leave campus access back into the building.  As an administrative and security team, we are spending a lot of time chasing down these types of issues that ultimately create voids in our ability to keep our building as safe and secure as it should be.  In light of the recent violent tragedies, we all should have a heightened sense of awareness and need for a secure campus.  I am asking for continued conversations with your children around these types of issues so that we can finish the year without incident.  I know that it may sound a bit over the top being that everyone knows how antsy we all can get at the end of the year.  However, I want you to know that our staff and some of our students are truly feeling the pressure of a long year, and adding a lack of a secure building can put people over the edge.  So please help me out with this.  I would truly appreciate the conversations taking place.

As always, I am thankful for having been able to serve you and your children in this capacity.  I have been fortunate to work with a community that is as supportive as you have been.  You are an unmatched group of Family and I know I won't be able to find you anywhere else.  Enjoy the remainder of this holiday weekend and I will chat with you all next week!  #OneStallion

Gary

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook distribution will take place next week.  On Wednesday, June 1, seniors who pre-ordered a yearbook will receive their after graduation practice in the bubble.  Students in grades 9-11 will receive theirs in their English class on June 2 and June 3.

Once all pre-ordered books have been distributed, any extra yearbooks will be sold on Friday, June 3, in the main lobby after school.  Cost of the this year’s book is $90 cash per book.

We will also have previous years’ books for sale on Friday as well for the following prices:

2022- $90

2021- $60

2020- BOOKS SOLD OUT

2019- $40

 

Questions- email [email protected]

   

SENIOR NEWS

Class of 2022 Information

Below is important information for graduation and the end of the year for seniors. If you have questions about graduation, contact Ms. Sam Gero at [email protected] If you have questions about Class of 2022 items including senior trip, contact Kaitlyn Price at [email protected] or Kelley Peck at [email protected] If you have questions about ANGP, contact the PTSO. If you have questions about financial obligations, contact the finance office by calling the main office (703) 446-1600.

Use the Google Site for updated information.

UPDATE: If you are interested in ordering a video recording of graduation, visit this website:  www.memoriesvideography.com. The program will be live streamed. We will share the link when we get closer to graduation via Schoology and on the school website.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • June 1, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Rehearsal @ SCHS Bubble (MANDATORY)
  • June 2 – 8:00am – 6:30pm Senior Class Trip to Kings Dominion
  • June 3 -- 8:30am Senior Award Ceremony
  • June 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Rehearsal @ SCHS Bubble (MANDATORY)
  • June 6, 2:00 pm - Graduation @ Eagle Bank Arena
  • Senior Trip:
  • No more tickets will be sold for the senior trip.

Laptop Collection:

  • First Day of Collection: Thursday, May 26th  during Advisory.
  • Next Date: Friday, May 27th following your 3rd period final exam.
  • LAST DATE: Tuesday, May 31st after your last final exam (2nd period). 
  • YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR CAP AND GOWN, DIPLOMA, etc. if your laptop and charger is not turned in by Tuesday 31st.

Graduation:

  • Monday, June 6 at 2pm at Eagle Bank Arena
    • Tickets
      • There are no tickets for graduation.  There is no limit to the number of people who can attend per family.
  • Handicapped Seating
      • There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.
      • There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically on seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.
  • Cap and Gown
    • Students filled out a Google Form earlier this year with their measurements.
    • We will have extras for those students who did not complete this.

Senior Dues and Financial Obligations

  • Senior Dues can now only be paid in cash to the finance office in the Main Office. They are $75.
  • Students who have other financial obligations (lost textbooks, tech fees, class fees, etc.) should also be paid to the finance office in the main office ASAP. If students have questions about what they owe, they can check with the administrative assistants in the main office and pay their fees during lunches.
  • More class fees and financial obligations have been added since students purchased Prom tickets (club fees etc). Please make sure students are checking to see what owe and clearing any obligations as soon as possible.
  • Students cannot get their cap and gown on June 1st unless dues are paid and all financial obligations are cleared.

Senior Award Ceremony:

  • Friday June 3rd at 8:30am
  • Students and families who are invited will get information from Mrs. Holly Biehl.

 

ANGP:

  • Details:
    • Monday, June 6th
    • 11pm-5am (must enter by 12 midnight) 
    • The St. James Entertainment Complex
  • Tickets:
    • Buy Tickets online at https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/
    • The longer you wait to buy tickets, the more expensive they become. 
    • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
    • Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed
Eagle Bank bag search policy:

There will be a bag check conducted on all guests coming to the event. No exceptions. In order to help enhance the contactless experience, EagleBank Arena is encouraging guests to not bring a bag. If a guest requires a bag for personal or health reasons, we strongly recommend that patrons bring something small and/or clear to expedite the screening process.

 

Prohibited items include weapons, outside food or beverage, fireworks, balloons, noisemakers, non-service animals, illegal drugs, laser pointers, luggage/oversized bags, flags/banners that could block someone’s view, any size pole or stick (medical aids such as canes/crutches are permitted), drones, bottles/cans/containers/coolers, skateboards/rollerblades/hoverboards, projectiles (frisbees, footballs, inflatable balls, etc.), and unapproved pamphlets/handouts/etc.

 

EagleBank Arena reserves the right to prohibit any other item which is deemed unsafe or inappropriate, and will not check or store any prohibited item. It is important for the prohibited items list to be shared with graduates and attendees in advance.

 

The use of still cameras and video cameras at graduations is expected and allowed. However, attendees may only film from their seats. Standing in aisles or portals is strictly prohibited. The use of electrical cords, tripods, or selfie sticks is also prohibited.

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

From the PTSO

ANGP Tickets

Countdown to Graduation and All Night Grad Party! It’s time to buy your ticket for a full night of games, sports, casino, movies, and prizes like TVs, Echos and cash for every senior! Tickets must be purchased by June 3rd! There are reduced-priced tickets available for those who need financial assistance! Please see your counselor as soon as possible! Click here to purchase your ticket

 

ANGP Signup

Please consider signing to help at the ANGP. We have plenty of slots open. You can donate snacks and water for the students or volunteer to help at the party. The slots are primarily 10:30 pm – 1:30 am and 1:00 am- 4:30 am. The link to the signup genius is Class of 2022 ANGP: The Final Stampede.

 

Graduation Seat raffle

Take a chance at winning a set of 10 special seating tickets for graduation at the Eagle Bank Arena. Click here to purchase your raffle tickets. Deadline to purchase raffle tickets is June 2, 2022.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

 

**SAVE THE DATE**
ANGP Final Fundraiser

Join us Wednesday, June 1st at Chipotle Mexican Grill,

9447 Lorton Market Street, Lorton

5pm - 9pm

33% of sales will be donated to the All Night Grad Party. 
Please either print or save a copy of this flyer
on your mobile device and mention SCHS PTSO when ordering!

We will also get credit for online orders (for pick up only) placed
between 5pm – 9pm. Please use ordering code 99ZHLL4

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release 10am (Possible Bus Delays on departure.)

  

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Medication Pick Up

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May 21, 2021

Dear Parent or Guardian:

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services.  A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide or school public health nurse, at 703-446-1610

 

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer.

 

Sincerely, 

Gary Morris

Principal

                                                                                                                                      

8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079 | Main Office: 703.446.1600
Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports:

PRESENTED BY:

Our Corporate Sponsors

Week of May 23

May 23 - Region Boys Tennis @ Robinson - 4pm

 

May 24 - Region Girls Tennis v Robinson - 4pm

 

May 25 - Region 1st Rd Softball v Mt Vernon - 6:30pm

               Region 1st Rd Girls Soccer v Lewis - 6:30pm

               Region 1st Rd Baseball @ Annandale - 6:30pm

               Region 1st Rd Boys Soccer @ TJ - 6:30pm

May 26 - Region Girls Tennis v TBD - 4pm

               Region Boys Tennis @ TBD - 4pm

               Region Track @ West Springfield - 5:30pm

 

May 27 - Region Qtrs Girls Soccer v TBD - 6:30pm

               Region Qtrs Softball v TBD - 6:30pm

               Region Tennis Final v TBD - 4pm

               Region Qtrs Baseball @ TBD - 6:30pm

               Region Qtrs Boys Soccer @ TBD - 6:30pm

 

May 28 - Region Track @ West Springfield - 9am

 

About our sponsor: 

We would like to thank all of our South County Athletic Booster Club Corporate Sponsors:Trademasters, fusebox, Lorton Springfield Dental Implant & Oral Surgery, Sheehy Ford-Springfield, Jersey Mike’s- Lorton Valley, Springfield Lorton Dental Group, Precision Contracting & Remodeling, Exterior Medics, Marco’s Pizza, Nielsen Automotive Group, Commonwealth Cooling & Heating, All Smiles Orthodontics, Lindsay Automotive, Crosspointe Animal Hospital, Ortho Virginia, State Farm- Craig Griffith, Back In Motion Physical Therapy, Silverbrook Nursery, A Z RAZO Construction, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, SCAA

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From the Principal
  • Senior News
  • From the Library
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • From the PTSO
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

Thank you for another week of support and care as we get ever closer to the end of the year. While we are indeed winding down, we are still trying to be just as vigilant in so many areas. Due to the protocols that are still in place for COVID with the CDC and the district, we need to do our best to ensure that we are continuing to engage in those mitigation strategies that will allow us to maintain our safe environment. The custodial staff and our teachers are still employing a great deal of those strategies and we need our students to be on the same page. It is somewhat discouraging to see the letters that go out from our COVID case manager stating that we have seen so many positive cases daily. My biggest concern is that we could have students that miss out on activities as a result of being diagnosed as being positive with COVID. School is school, but it is also a very social environment and I want to ensure that our students are able to be available to enjoy the culture that we have created along with them, for them.

So all that being said, I ask that you continue to have the conversations with your children about washing their hands, wiping down areas behind themselves and before as well. I thank you in advance for taking the time to remind your children about this important matter.

As we get closer to the end of the year and the days of summer, there are a couple of items that I need to share with you. We know that when the weather gets warmer, the outfits tend to change. We are having to have more conversations with students in the realm of dress code. Again, I want students to be able to enjoy their time with their peers while closing the year out strong in the classroom. I have had to have so many conversations over the past week with our young men about their low cut tops and shorty shorts, and I just need a break. (Just kidding, but you know what I mean.). The last thing a student wants to have to deal with is an administrator greeting them with “Good Morning! Can I speak to you in private for a quick second?” If you could remind the students that we will be out of their hair soon enough and they will be free to express themselves through fashion in the manner that they and you all have agreed to. Thank you again in advance.

Well we have a group of young ladies to recognize for digging deep and finding a way to win the 2022 Patriot Championship in Women’s Soccer! Our Lady Stallions beat Fairfax in the second 5 minute period of overtime 4-3. This was one of the most exciting games I have seen this year! This group of ladies should be so proud of themselves. If you see one of them, please take a moment to congratulate them. You will know them when you see one of them because they will still be wearing that huge grin on their faces!

Well that is all that I have for this week. I hope you took the opportunity to get a bit of vitamin D today as it was a beautiful day to be out and about, provided you had a tall glass of something cold to go along with that temperature. Take care of yourselves and continue to be safe. Thank you for all you do to support this machine! #OneStallion

Gary

SENIOR NEWS

Class of 2022 Information

Below is important information for graduation and the end of the year for seniors. If you have questions about graduation, contact Ms. Sam Gero at [email protected] If you have questions about Class of 2022 items including senior trip, contact Kaitlyn Price at [email protected] or Kelley Peck at [email protected] If you have questions about ANGP, contact the PTSO. If you have questions about financial obligations, contact the finance office by calling the main office (703) 446-1600.

Use the Google Site for updated information.

UPDATE: If you are interested in ordering a video recording of graduation, visit this website:  www.memoriesvideography.com. The program will be live streamed. We will share the link when we get closer to graduation via Schoology and on the school website.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • June 1, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Rehearsal @ SCHS Bubble (MANDATORY)
  • June 2 – 8:00am – 6:30pm Senior Class Trip to Kings Dominion
  • June 3 -- 8:30am Senior Award Ceremony
  • June 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Rehearsal @ SCHS Bubble (MANDATORY)
  • June 6, 2:00 pm - Graduation @ Eagle Bank Arena
  • Senior Trip:
  • No more tickets will be sold for the senior trip.

Laptop Collection:

  • First Day of Collection: Thursday, May 26th  during Advisory.
  • Next Date: Friday, May 27th following your 3rd period final exam.
  • LAST DATE: Tuesday, May 31st after your last final exam (2nd period). 
  • YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR CAP AND GOWN, DIPLOMA, etc. if your laptop and charger is not turned in by Tuesday 31st.

Graduation:

  • Monday, June 6 at 2pm at Eagle Bank Arena
    • Tickets
      • There are no tickets for graduation.  There is no limit to the number of people who can attend per family.
  • Handicapped Seating
      • There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.
      • There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically on seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.
  • Cap and Gown
    • Students filled out a Google Form earlier this year with their measurements.
    • We will have extras for those students who did not complete this.

Senior Dues and Financial Obligations

  • Senior Dues can now only be paid in cash to the finance office in the Main Office. They are $75.
  • Students who have other financial obligations (lost textbooks, tech fees, class fees, etc.) should also be paid to the finance office in the main office ASAP. If students have questions about what they owe, they can check with the administrative assistants in the main office and pay their fees during lunches.
  • More class fees and financial obligations have been added since students purchased Prom tickets (club fees etc). Please make sure students are checking to see what owe and clearing any obligations as soon as possible.
  • Students cannot get their cap and gown on June 1st unless dues are paid and all financial obligations are cleared.

Senior Award Ceremony:

  • Friday June 3rd at 8:30am
  • Students and families who are invited will get information from Mrs. Holly Biehl.

 

ANGP:

  • Details:
    • Monday, June 6th
    • 11pm-5am (must enter by 12 midnight) 
    • The St. James Entertainment Complex
  • Tickets:
    • Buy Tickets online at https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/
    • The longer you wait to buy tickets, the more expensive they become. 
    • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
    • Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed
Eagle Bank bag search policy:

There will be a bag check conducted on all guests coming to the event. No exceptions. In order to help enhance the contactless experience, EagleBank Arena is encouraging guests to not bring a bag. If a guest requires a bag for personal or health reasons, we strongly recommend that patrons bring something small and/or clear to expedite the screening process.

 

Prohibited items include weapons, outside food or beverage, fireworks, balloons, noisemakers, non-service animals, illegal drugs, laser pointers, luggage/oversized bags, flags/banners that could block someone’s view, any size pole or stick (medical aids such as canes/crutches are permitted), drones, bottles/cans/containers/coolers, skateboards/rollerblades/hoverboards, projectiles (frisbees, footballs, inflatable balls, etc.), and unapproved pamphlets/handouts/etc.

 

EagleBank Arena reserves the right to prohibit any other item which is deemed unsafe or inappropriate, and will not check or store any prohibited item. It is important for the prohibited items list to be shared with graduates and attendees in advance.

 

The use of still cameras and video cameras at graduations is expected and allowed. However, attendees may only film from their seats. Standing in aisles or portals is strictly prohibited. The use of electrical cords, tripods, or selfie sticks is also prohibited.

From the Library

All library materials checked out to seniors must be returned to the library by May 23rd. Library materials checked out to underclassmen will need to be returned by May 27th. Please ask your student(s) to continue to check their FCPS Gmail on Monday mornings for email reminders of any overdue library materials checked out to them. Seniors will need to clear their library account before receiving their cap and gown. Students can contact Ms. Strong or Ms. Romney in the library with any questions.

 

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

From the PTSO

ANGP Tickets

Countdown to Graduation and All Night Grad Party! It’s time to buy your ticket for a full night of games, sports, casino, movies, and prizes like TVs, Echos and cash for every senior! Click here to purchase your ticket

 

ANGP Signup

Please consider signing to help at the ANGP. We have plenty of slots open. You can donate snacks and water for the students or volunteer to help at the party. The slots are primarily 10:30 pm – 1:30 am and 1:00 am- 4:30 am. The link to the signup genius is Class of 2022 ANGP: The Final Stampede.

 

Graduation Seat raffle

Take a chance at winning a set of 10 front row tickets for graduation at the Eagle Bank Arena. Click here to purchase your raffle tickets. Deadline to purchase raffle tickets is June 2, 2022.

 

ANGP Fundraiser

 

The Final Stampede All Night Grad Party (ANGP) is quickly approaching and there is still more to be done to reach our fundraising goal -- especially to ensure that we are able to provide assistance to those who may not be able to afford tickets and to ensure all of the students are able to go home with a prize.

Come join us at Hometown Grill and Bar in Lorton! They have joined our efforts by donating 10% of their sales (food & drinks) on the evening of May 25th in support of the ANGP.

Everyone of all grades and all ages is welcome! This is also a great opportunity for Junior parents to meet Senior parents and talk about what they can expect during their upcoming Senior year.

Please tell your server that you are there to support South County High School All Night Grad Party!

 

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

 

 

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

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Exterior Medics

Week of May 16

May 16 - District GSoccer Qtrs v Woodson - 6:30pm

              District BSoccer Qtrs @ Woodson - 6:30pm

              District Semi Tennis Girls Singles @ Fairfax - 3:30pm

              District Tennis Semi Final Doubs - Girls @ Fairfax / Boys @ Ffx - 3:30pm

 

May 17 - Region 1st Rd BLax @ TJHS - 6:30pm

              Region 1st Rd GLax @ Edison - 5:30pm

             District Semi Final Softball @ Robinson - 6:30pm

             District Tennis Singles Final - Girls @ Fairfax - 3:30pm

              District Tennis Doubles Final - Girls / Boys @ Fairfax - 3:30/5pm

                

May 18 - District Semi Final GSoccer v TBD - 6:30pm

              District Semi Final BSoccer @ TBD - 6:30pm

             

May 19 - Region Tennis Boys Team 1st Rd @ Hayfield - 4pm

              Region BLax Qtrs @ TBD - 6:30pm

              Region Glax Qtrs @ TBD - 6:30pm

              District Track Championships @ West Springfield - 5:00pm

 

May 20 - District Final GSoccer v TBD @ WS- 7:30pm

              District Final BSoccer v TBD @ WS - 5:30pm

              District Final Softball v TBD @ WS - 6:30pm

              Region Tennis Girls Team 1st Rd v Mt Vernon - 4pm

                

May 21 - District Track Championships @ West Springfield - 9:30am

              Stotesbury Cup Regatta @ Phila, PA - 8:00am

 

About our sponsor: 

Exterior Medics is an award-winning residential and commercial exterior home improvement and roofing contractor, serving Greater Washington. Through unparalleled customer service and craftsmanship, Exterior Medics provides South County area residents with remodeling and home improvement solutions from roofing and gutters to doors, windows, and siding.  We also specialize in masonry services such as chimney and crack repairs, brick and stone replacement, repointing, and wall column and porch reconstruction. To learn more about our free in-home consultations or get started on a remodeling or construction project, visit us at www.exteriormedics.com

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From the Principal
  • Senior News
  • SCHS Chamber Orchestra
  • From the Library
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • From the PTSO
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

This has been such a whirlwind of a week, and at the same time, a very exciting and enjoyable week.  We had a week of SOLs and AP tests, along with just trying to work toward the closing out of the year.  But before I get into that, I want to go back a couple of weeks and share an event that needs to be shared. 

On April 30th, the Best Buddies Club of South County joined other high schools, companies and organizations in the Washington DC area for a Friendship Walk.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Led by our lead CAT B teacher Mr. Walter Bagwell, students met at the Metro station to join the walk The students and staff enjoyed themselves and as a parent of a special needs child, I was encouraged by the results of this effort.  Walter Bagwell organized the group and woke up early on a Saturday when most teachers take a rest.  Heartfelt thanks go out to Mr. Bagwell and the rest of the staff and the Best Buddies students for rallying a group of teenagers to do the impossible!

Now back to this week.  I was fortunate to be able to close out the rest of our Senior Night celebrations and congratulate our Seniors and their Families on a great four years of Family!  I even was able to go over to the Greenspring Community to be a part of their Scholarship Awards ceremony.  We had 7 students who were recognized and each of them were awarded a $10,000 scholarship.  It was a great ceremony and I was honored to participate. 

On Saturday, May 14th South County High School Crew boats competed in the second weekend of state competition, and our student-athletes took home another 1st place finish.   SoCo Crew also took home two 2nd place finishes and one 3rd place finish.    So now we'll have a second Virginia State championship trophy we'll be able to stand up and put in the school display case. 49 different Virginia high schools came to Sandy Run Park from as far away from Norfolk and Charlottesville, plus of course Loudon, Fairfax, and Prince William counties.  We are so proud of the accomplishments our crew team has earned! 

Lastly, I went to the play this week put on by our Theatre students and I was completely blown away by the talent that has continued to grow and flourish as a result of the effort and dedication put in by our students, teachers, and Families.  I see our students in the hallway all the time, but for some reason, they don’t walk around talking to me or their peers in song!  I wonder why.  But I could have listened to our performers sing and act all night long!  And the big reveal of their college destinations almost brought tears to my eyes.  Amazing!  I hope you had and took the opportunity to see the play.  It was so very worth the cost of admission!

I continue to remind you to ensure that you are staying up to date with your child’s grades and progress.  The best way to do this is to regularly check in through your ParentVue account which will allow you to see your child’s gradebook which is as live as it can be.  This also allows you to be able to have knowledgeable conversations with teachers and your child in the event you need to.

I want to also remind you that the number of positive COVID cases have been on the rise as of late and we have to ensure that we are doing all that we can to mitigate any spread.  Please have the conversations with your children about what they can do to do their part.  I don't want anyone to miss out on any activities due to having to be home isolating.  

Well that is it for this week.  I wish each of you a safe and restful remainder of the weekend.  Thank you for your continued support and kind words and thoughts.  Take care of yourselves and continue to be safe.  #OneStallion

Gary    

SENIOR NEWS

Class of 2022 Information

Below is important information for graduation and the end of the year for seniors. If you have questions about graduation, contact Ms. Sam Gero at [email protected] If you have questions about Class of 2022 items including senior trip, contact Kaitlyn Price at [email protected] or Kelley Peck at [email protected] If you have questions about ANGP, contact the PTSO. If you have questions about financial obligations, contact the finance office by calling the main office (703) 446-1600.

Use the Google Site for updated information.

UPDATE: If you are interested in ordering a video recording of graduation, visit this website:  www.memoriesvideography.com. The program will be live streamed. We will share the link when we get closer to graduation via Schoology and on the school website.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • June 1, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Rehearsal @ SCHS Bubble (MANDATORY)
  • June 2 – 8:00am – 6:30pm Senior Class Trip to Kings Dominion
  • June 3 -- 8:30am Senior Award Ceremony
  • June 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Rehearsal @ SCHS Bubble (MANDATORY)
  • June 6, 2:00 pm - Graduation @ Eagle Bank Arena
  • Senior Trip:
  • No more tickets will be sold for the senior trip.

Laptop Collection:

  • First Day of Collection: Thursday, May 26th  during Advisory.
  • Next Date: Friday, May 27th following your 3rd period final exam.
  • LAST DATE: Tuesday, May 31st after your last final exam (2nd period). 
  • YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR CAP AND GOWN, DIPLOMA, etc. if your laptop and charger is not turned in by Tuesday 31st.

Graduation:

  • Monday, June 6 at 2pm at Eagle Bank Arena
    • Tickets
      • There are no tickets for graduation.  There is no limit to the number of people who can attend per family.
  • Handicapped Seating
      • There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.
      • There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically on seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.
  • Cap and Gown
    • Students filled out a Google Form earlier this year with their measurements.
    • We will have extras for those students who did not complete this.

Senior Dues and Financial Obligations

  • Senior Dues can now only be paid in cash to the finance office in the Main Office. They are $75.
  • Students who have other financial obligations (lost textbooks, tech fees, class fees, etc.) should also be paid to the finance office in the main office ASAP. If students have questions about what they owe, they can check with the administrative assistants in the main office and pay their fees during lunches.
  • More class fees and financial obligations have been added since students purchased Prom tickets (club fees etc). Please make sure students are checking to see what owe and clearing any obligations as soon as possible.
  • Students cannot get their cap and gown on June 1st unless dues are paid and all financial obligations are cleared.

Senior Award Ceremony:

  • Friday June 3rd at 8:30am
  • Students and families who are invited will get information from Mrs. Holly Biehl.

 

ANGP:

  • Details:
    • Monday, June 6th
    • 11pm-5am (must enter by 12 midnight) 
    • The St. James Entertainment Complex
  • Tickets:
    • Buy Tickets online at https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/
    • The longer you wait to buy tickets, the more expensive they become. 
    • No tickets will be sold at the door. 
    • Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed

 

SCHS Chamber Orchestra

The SCHS Chamber Orchestra has been selected to perform at the 2023 VMEA (Virginia Music Educators Association) Conference in Norfolk, VA.  This is a HUGE honor and testament to the high level at which these young musicians are able to perform.  These students will prepare an hour long program to perform in Norfolk in November. Congratulations to the current Chamber Orchestra for being selected and best of luck to the incoming Chamber Orchestra as they begin preparing for this performance.

  

From the Library

All library materials checked out to seniors must be returned to the library by May 23rd. Library materials checked out to underclassmen will need to be returned by May 27th. Please ask your student(s) to continue to check their FCPS Gmail on Monday mornings for email reminders of any overdue library materials checked out to them. Seniors will need to clear their library account before receiving their cap and gown. Students can contact Ms. Strong or Ms. Romney in the library with any questions.

 

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

From the PTSO

All Night Grad Party Amazon donation list!

Anyone can donate prizes for our Seniors!

SOCO All Night Grad Party Wish List

When you get to the checkout page, please choose the shipping address of:

South County ANGP Prizes - ATTN: Kidada Bivins. This will ensure all prizes go to the same location.

Thank you for your support of the South County Class of 2022!

They will all do amazing things and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments!

 

SENIOR PARENTS: All Night Grad Party Tickets

All Night Grad Party Tickets (ANGP) may be purchased at: https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/angp

 

The cost is $75/person. Please email [email protected] with questions. Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed.

 

Our All Night Grad Party (ANGP) will be at The ST. James Entertainment Complex on June 6, 2022 from 11:00pm - 5:00 am.

Come join the fun! There will be a casino, ice skating, virtual reality, golf simulator, rock climbing, BINGO and so much more!

 

Grad Seat Raffle

Buy a chance to win 10 reserved special seating for graduation! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3! Purchase tickets here! Drawing will take place at Graduation Rehearsal!

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

 

ANGP Fundraiser

Join us Monday, May 16th at La Fiamma Italian Kitchen,

6124 Franconia Road, Alexandria

11:30am - 9pm

15% of sales (food only, no alcohol)

will be donated to the All Night Grad Party. 

Please mention SCHS ANGP when ordering!

 

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

 

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From the Principal
  • Testing Corner
  • South County Theatre Arts
  • Senior News
  • From the Yearbook Staff
  • From the Library
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • From the PTSO
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds each of you safe and well as we celebrate another great week of awesome experiences that we hope will hopefully help in shaping our students for years to come. 

Some of you were physically on hand this week (the rest of you spiritually I am sure) as we acknowledged the efforts of our teachers and other staff during Teacher Appreciation Week!  I get lots of credit for the work that is done in our building, and I try my best to ensure that everyone knows that it is the work that is being done by our fabulous staff of educators who should be receiving that praise.  That is because this group of teachers is amazing and they love the work they do; not to mention that they love sharing their passions for their content with our students.  Members of the PTSO and other volunteers laid out an amazing spread for the teachers on May 5th and served it with a Cinco de Mayo theme that everyone enjoyed.  We even had a Mariachi Band in the cafeteria for the students to enjoy. 

We were also able to do some raffles for our teachers and deliver them to them.  We randomly selected students from the halls and asked about teachers who have impacted them the most.  The stories we heard were so touching. We asked those students to accompany us as we delivered the prizes to them and allowed the students to share a bit about their experiences with that teacher and to hand them their gift.  It was amazing!  While I know that we can’t do all these things for our teachers every day, I do realize that they deserve something like this for the work they put in to ensure our students receive a great experience!  Thank you for all you have done to support their work all year long!

As we wind down the time that we have together, it becomes more and more evident that my time at South County HS has been so, so worth every moment. I was able to participate in a number of Senior Nights this week.  I got to see this group in their “four years later” garb and every handshake or hug was heart tugging.  These are my babies!  To our Senior parents I just want to say, thank you for sharing your students with me/us and for trusting me/us to get them through!  That has meant so much to me.  I appreciate you for it.

I was able to peek my head in to see a bit of Mamma Mia this weekend and will take in the entire show next weekend.  We all want to think we can act, but the vast majority of us don’t have the courage nor the skill that our amazing cast members do.  The support they get from their team members, producers, and our set designers and theatre technicians goes a long way also I am sure.  But what these students along with the help of Mrs. Molly Rumberger have been able to put together is nothing short of amazing.  I hope you take the opportunity to put your eyes on this show!  One more weekend left.  Don’t miss your chance to see the show. It will be where all the cool kids are hanging out!

Speaking of amazing experiences, the South County HS Crew Mens-2 boat, with 4 rowers and one coxswain, won the Virginia State Championship in this category on May 7th 2022. The Virginia Scholastic State Rowing Championship (VSRC) is split between two weekends on May 7th and May 14. South County Student Athletes Jae Wan Jung, Andrew Contreras, Shawn Rashidi, William Ngo, Connor Matier won their race by over 6 seconds on a rainy and cold day at the Sandy Run Regional Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia. South County High School is one of 39 member schools with the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (vasra.org).  This is our 2nd State Championship in Crew.  The first was in 2018 and here we are again!  Congratulations to our Crew participants!  Each team has represented South County well!

Congratulations to Yasmin Mirghani who earn a National Scholastic Gold Medal for her sculpture entitled “Emergence”. More than 100,000 students submitted more than 260,000 works of art and writing to the 2022 Scholastic Awards. Her work was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Less than 2,000 works received a National Medal, which places her within the top 1% of all submissions!

South County Visual Arts Department also had a tremendous showing at the Annual Tech Arts Competition.  Only 9 entries from each school were permitted and South County had 7 total works of art recognized as finalist. The work will be on display at the ARTS HERNDON Gallery with an awards reception on May, 15 from 2-4pm. Way to Go Stallions!

Digital Photography:

Olivia Mitchell – “Against the Wall”

Karma Thanyachareon – “Lights, Camera, Action”

Caleb Martz – “Cloud of Lightning”

Digital Art:

David Griffith – “Disconnected”

Other Digital:

David Griffith – “Safety On”

David Griffith – “In Dead of Night”

David Griffith – “One Stroke”

All of these works will be on display and much more at the Annual South County Pyramid Art Show which will be held at the Lorton Workhouse Muse Gallery from May 25th through June 5th.

Lastly, I would like to share that we are in the midst of our end of year assessments.  These assessments show the work that our students and staff have put in over the course of the year.  Please ensure that your child is getting the much needed rest they should have in order for them to be able to perform to their potential.  I know how putting the 5 year old down to bed can be a battle.  Putting the 15 – 18 year old down is like a world war!  But I have faith in every one of you to deliver for us!  Good Luck! 

Thank you once again for another great week of Family!  You can’t find this kind of stuff just anywhere.  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, and I look forward to chatting with you again next weekend!  Take care and continue to be safe!  #OneStallion

Gary 

     


Testing Corner

The Testing Office is in need of parent volunteers to help support Advanced Placement (AP) Testing from May 2 through May 17.  Volunteers would support the Student Services staff in checking in students, distributing tests, and supporting test security during the exams.  To avoid conflicts of interest, we ask that parents do not volunteer during their own student’s exam.  Please go to the Sign-Up Genius linked below to volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4FABA82FA0FE3-advanced

If you have any additional questions, please contact Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator, and [email protected] or at 703-446-1643.

   

The SCHS Theatre Arts Department is proud to present their spring musical, Mamma Mia!

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother, Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, and the classic Mamma Mia!, this musical has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing. Please be aware this show contains mature themes. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Performances are on May 13, and 14 at 7 pm and tickets are $15.

Tickets can be purchased at schstheatre.com or directly at this link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15597/.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Molly Rumberger, SCHS Theatre Arts Director,

at [email protected] 

  

Attention Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians!   Link to the Senior Information section

https://sites.google.com/view/schs-class-of-2022/home

 

FINANCE INFORMATION:

All Seniors will need to clear all financial obligations to the school before graduation in June. Different types of obligations have different payment methods available. Students and families may check debts in MySchoolBucks, and ask about debts and lost books in the Main Office.

 

  • Senior dues ($75) should be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1.
  • Fees for this year’s courses should be paid using MySchoolBucks, in the Invoice section, by May 1.
  • Lost chargers or laptops can be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1 OR by bringing cash or a check* to Finance. If you return the item, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Fees for courses you took in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or check.*
  • FCPS-On Technology Support Fee for 2019-20 must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*
  • Books from past years, both textbooks and novels from English class, must be returned to the Finance Office, OR paid for using cash or a check.* If you return the book, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Books from this year should be returned to the teacher who checked them out to you, or paid for in the Finance Office if they are lost, using cash or a check.*
  • Athletic uniforms returned late must be returned to the coach, who must email the Finance Office to have Finance clear the obligation.
  • Other fees or charges must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*

*Prior to May 1, students and parents can pay obligations with cash or a check (payable to South County High School).

After May 1, obligations can only be paid using cash. No checks will be accepted for senior obligations after May 1.

 

GRADUATION ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Thank you for inquiring about handicapped seating at Eagle Bank Arena for graduation. Below is the information we have been provided by the arena. There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.

There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically one seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.

Anyone in need of sign language interpretation at graduation for guests/family members of graduates, please email Kaitlyn Price at [email protected]

   

From The Yearbook Staff

If you want to pre-order a yearbook, you need to do so by Sunday, May 8.  Sales close at midnight.  There is a limited supply of books, and we are close to selling out, so if you want one, the sooner you buy, the better.  All yearbooks need to be bought online at www.yearbookforever.com.

     

From the Library

All library materials checked out to seniors must be returned to the library by May 23rd. Library materials checked out to underclassmen will need to be returned by May 27th. Please ask your student(s) to continue to check their FCPS Gmail on Monday mornings for email reminders of any overdue library materials checked out to them. Seniors will need to clear their library account before receiving their cap and gown. Students can contact Ms. Strong or Ms. Romney in the library with any questions.

 

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

From the PTSO

Many Thanks!

 

We recently hosted a Craft Fair at SCHS and could not have done it without your support! Thank you to our committee chairs Carla Olivo, Renee Flynn, and Elena Jordon, Dena McCoy, Kidada Bivens, Administration and Transportation teams, and our many parent, guardian and student volunteers.

We also hosted a Staff Appreciation Luncheon and were overwhelmed by your generous donations. Thank you for showing our staff so much love and appreciation. Thank you to Doris Straughn and the Foreign Language Department, our Administration team, and our Amazing Committee chairs Karen McGuinness and Kasey Hill and their dedicated volunteers Katie O’Donnell, Jessica Herrington, Amy Biehl and Sandra White for ensuring our Cinco de Mayo themed luncheon was a success!

 

All Night Grad Party Amazon donation list!

Anyone can donate prizes for our Seniors!

SOCO All Night Grad Party Wish List

When you get to the checkout page, please choose the shipping address of:

South County ANGP Prizes - ATTN: Kidada Bivins. This will ensure all prizes go to the same location.

Thank you for your support of the South County Class of 2022!

They will all do amazing things and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments!

 

SENIOR PARENTS: All Night Grad Party Tickets

All Night Grad Party Tickets (ANGP) may be purchased at: https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/angp

 

The cost is $75/person. Please email [email protected] with questions. Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed.

 

Our All Night Grad Party (ANGP) will be at The ST. James Entertainment Complex on June 6, 2022 from 11:00pm - 5:00 am.

Come join the fun! There will be a casino, ice skating, virtual reality, golf simulator, rock climbing, BINGO and so much more!

 

Grad Seat Raffle

Buy a chance to win 10 reserved special seating for graduation! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3! Purchase tickets here! Drawing will take place at Graduation Rehearsal!

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

 

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here.  If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in.  Thank you!

Important Upcoming Dates

 

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds you all safe and well.  As you can see, this message is coming a little later than normal. My trusty sidekick Deb Boullianne has left me all alone this week to fend for myself.  That also means that I am sweating bullets that I get this all done correctly and to her standards.  Wish me much luck!  So I will start this weeks message off with some history…..

It is not like I have anything to do with the selection of the student representatives who sit alongside the FCPS School Board, but I do take great pride in the fact that such a person has been a part of our school community.  I am excited to share that next year’s School Board student rep will be rising Senior, Ms. Michele Togbe!  Michele is an outstanding student leader in our building.  She serves as a member of our South County HS Equity Team, she is a Fairfax County Student Equity Ambassador Leader (SEAL), she currently serves as the Vice President on the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, ss the founder of the South County Equity Coalition, is an officer in South County’s DECA program, is the Vice President of the Stallion Ambassadors and is a 2023 Class Officer.  (That is a mouth full!)  Aside from that, she is a huge student voice in our building as it relates to just allowing our staff to keep a pulse on the building.  I am proud to have come to know her in the manner I have and don’t know that I could have a closer counterpart in this place. 

So, this is great news about Michele indeed, but another piece to this announcement is that South County HS has been fortunate to have had a hand in the student rep game for 3 of the last 4 years.  Ms. Kimberly Boateng was a member of the South County Family before transferring to Lewis High School at the end of her Junior year.  Mr. Nathan Onibudo was of course last year’s representative.  And now Michele!  So again, I thank you all for helping us to develop some of the most influential young people in the county, and for sharing them with us and the rest of our school community.

Now to some other business.  Unfortunately, we have been experiencing some abuse of the online attendance form where we have found a number of students using the form to excuse themselves without parent permission.  As a result, we are suspending the use of that document indefinitely.  The accountability and safety of our students is paramount, so we believe this to be an appropriate step at this time.  Parents, you may still send in notes or call the attendance office to excuse your students from school.

Many of our students who take a Social Studies course with Mrs. Shanae Hill registered to be participants of the George Mason University Center For Economic Education Stock Market Game Program.  As a result of their work I would like to extend a huge congratulations the following students:

Issa Rahmani

Mahad Amir

 Kevin Sedjro

Ethan Omari

I think I may need to put my “futures” in the future of these stock market gurus!

This group of students placed 1st in the George Mason University Spring 2022 Stock Market Game Program! 

Team #VA_76_A4 – South County High School 

$138,798.61 – 43.88% above the S&P 500 Growth Index

A huge thanks goes out to Mrs. Shanae Hill who served as the team’s advisor for providing our students with such a great experience!

The group was asked to make a video about the work they did.  Here is a link to that video.  I was so impressed, and I am sure that you will be as well.  Enjoy!

Lastly I want to share a reminder that we are quickly coming up on the end of the year.  Please be sure to check in with your child’s teachers if you have any concerns.  Also, I ask that you all ensure that you have taken care of any debts or fees that need to be paid.  I want to make sure that everyone has a smooth transition into the summer.  I wish you a safe and restful remainder of the weekend.  As always, Take care and continue t obe safe.  #OneStallion

Gary

In this issue:
  • Testing Corner
  • South County Theatre Arts
  • Senior News
  • From the Yearbook Staff
  • From the Library
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • From the PTSO
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Important Upcoming Dates

Testing Corner

The Testing Office is in need of parent volunteers to help support Advanced Placement (AP) Testing from May 2 through May 17.  Volunteers would support the Student Services staff in checking in students, distributing tests, and supporting test security during the exams.  To avoid conflicts of interest, we ask that parents do not volunteer during their own student’s exam.  Please go to the Sign-Up Genius linked below to volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4FABA82FA0FE3-advanced

If you have any additional questions, please contact Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator, and [email protected] or at 703-446-1643.

 

The current Advanced Placement (AP) exams - Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, and U.S. Government - set for May 2 will continue as scheduled as these dates are set by the College Board. If any student has any concern about this exam schedule due to the change in the observance of Eid al Fitr, please encourage them to speak with Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator at [email protected].

   

The SCHS Theatre Arts Department is proud to present their spring musical, Mamma Mia!

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother, Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, and the classic Mamma Mia!, this musical has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing. Please be aware this show contains mature themes. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Performances are on May 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7 pm and tickets are $15.

Tickets can be purchased at schstheatre.com or directly at this link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15597/.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Molly Rumberger, SCHS Theatre Arts Director,

at [email protected] 

  

Attention Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians!   Link to the Senior Information section

https://sites.google.com/view/schs-class-of-2022/home

 

FINANCE INFORMATION:

All Seniors will need to clear all financial obligations to the school before graduation in June. Different types of obligations have different payment methods available. Students and families may check debts in MySchoolBucks, and ask about debts and lost books in the Main Office.

 

  • Senior dues ($75) should be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1.
  • Fees for this year’s courses should be paid using MySchoolBucks, in the Invoice section, by May 1.
  • Lost chargers or laptops can be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1 OR by bringing cash or a check* to Finance. If you return the item, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Fees for courses you took in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or check.*
  • FCPS-On Technology Support Fee for 2019-20 must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*
  • Books from past years, both textbooks and novels from English class, must be returned to the Finance Office, OR paid for using cash or a check.* If you return the book, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Books from this year should be returned to the teacher who checked them out to you, or paid for in the Finance Office if they are lost, using cash or a check.*
  • Athletic uniforms returned late must be returned to the coach, who must email the Finance Office to have Finance clear the obligation.
  • Other fees or charges must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*

*Prior to May 1, students and parents can pay obligations with cash or a check (payable to South County High School).

After May 1, obligations can only be paid using cash. No checks will be accepted for senior obligations after May 1.

 

GRADUATION ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Thank you for inquiring about handicapped seating at Eagle Bank Arena for graduation. Below is the information we have been provided by the arena. There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.

There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically one seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.

Anyone in need of sign language interpretation at graduation for guests/family members of graduates, please email Kaitlyn Price at [email protected]

   

From The Yearbook Staff

 

DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR YEARBOOK

Pre-sales for the yearbook end on May 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first.

Yearbooks presales take place online and cost $80.  To buy a book, go to www.yearbookforever.com

Books that don’t sell during pre-sale, can be bought during distribution for $90.

   

From the Library

All library materials checked out to seniors must be returned to the library by May 23rd. Library materials checked out to underclassmen will need to be returned by May 27th. Please ask your student(s) to continue to check their FCPS Gmail on Monday mornings for email reminders of any overdue library materials checked out to them. Seniors will need to clear their library account before receiving their cap and gown. Students can contact Ms. Strong or Ms. Romney in the library with any questions.

 

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

From the PTSO  From the PTSO

Please help us thank our amazing teachers and staff with a Staff appreciation Cinco de Mayo lunch!  The PTSO will be catering a hot lunch for all staff on May 5th but we could use some help with drinks, sides and a candy dessert bar. We would also like to have a collection of gift cards that we can randomly gift to some of our staff of 250! We are so lucky to be able to finally thank our teachers in person and show our appreciation for all that they do for our kids!

Please visit the sign up if you are able to donate, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548AFA82DA6FE3-teacher

Thank you!

 ANGP Amazon Wishlist:

Happy Spring South County Family and Friends.  With Spring finally here, we are gearing up for our Seniors to graduate in June.  Part of their celebration includes an All Night Graduation Party that will be taking place at The St. James on 6 Jun 2022.  As we celebrate their achievements and the adventures to come, we will be having a "store" where the students can "purchase" prizes with tickets earned during the night's activities.  We are in need of donations and have created a gift registry on Amazon.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would help support the last exciting event these students have as part of their Senior year. 

In order to make a purchase, please follow these steps.

  1. Go to the registry tab in your Amazon account (top ticker line)
  2. Registrant name: South County High School; Gift list type: Custom gift list
  3. Select South County High School All night Grad Party prizes
  4. Choose the prizes you want to purchase and add them to your cart. We are asking for multiple duplicates with a class size of over 500 students.
  5. When you get to the checkout page, please choose the shipping address of "South County ANGP Prizes - ATTN: Kidada Bivins". This will ensure all prizes go to the same location.

Thank you for your support of the South County Class of 2022.  They will all do amazing things and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments!

 

SENIOR PARENTS: All Night Grad Party Tickets

All Night Grad Party Tickets (ANGP) may be purchased at: https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/angp

 

The cost is $75/person.  Please email [email protected] with questions. Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed. 

 

Our All Night Grad Party (ANGP) will be at The ST. James Entertainment Complex on June 6, 2022 from 11:00pm - 5:00 am.

Come join the fun! There will be a casino, ice skating, virtual reality, golf simulator, rock climbing, BINGO and so much more!

Graduation Lawn Sign Parents can pre-order a Graduation Lawn Sign to celebrate their Senior. Deadline is May 6th!

Grad Seat Raffle

Buy a chance to win 10 reserved special seating for graduation! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3! Purchase tickets here! Drawing will take place at Graduation Rehearsal!

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here.  If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in.  Thank you!

Important Upcoming Dates

 

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports:

PRESENTED BY:

South County Athletic Association

Week of April 25

April 25 – Girls Tennis v Fairfax - 4pm

April 25 - Boys Tennis @ Fairfax - 4pm

                 Boys Soccer v Woodson - 5:45/7:15pm

                 Girls Soccer @ Woodson - 5:45/7:15pm

 

April 26 - Var Softball / JV Baseball v Woodson - 6:30pm

                 Var Baseball / JV Softball @ Woodson - 6:30pm

                 GLax v West Springfield - 6/7:15pm

                 BLax @ West Springfield - 5:45/7:15pm

 

April 27 - Boys Tennis v Lake Braddock (Sr Night) - 4pm

                 Girls Tennis @ Lake Braddock - 4pm

                 Track @ Alexandria City - 5:30pm

                 Var Baseball @ Marshall - 6:30pm

 

April 28 - Boys Tennis v Alexandria City - 4pm

                 Girls Tennis @ Alexandria City - 4pm

                 Boys Soccer v Robinson - 5:45/7:15pm

                 Girls Soccer @ Robinson - 5:45/7:15pm

                 Track @ Penn Relays Apr 28-30 - Philadelphia, PA - TBD

                

April 29 - Girls Tennis v West Springfield - 4pm

                 Boys Tennis @ West Springfield - 4pm

                 Girls Lax v Fairfax (Senior Night) - 6/7:15pm

                 Boys Lax @ Fairfax - 5:45/7:15pm

                 Baseball/Softball @ Robinson - 6:30pm

               JV Baseball / JV Softball v Robinson - 6:30pm

 

April 30 - Track @ Chantilly - 9am

                 NOVA Regional Championship @ Sandy Run - 9am

About Our Sponsor:

South County Athletic Association, "SCAA", provides youth sports programs for interested youth residing in Lorton‚ Fairfax Station, Mason Neck, Springfield, and surrounding areas like Burke and Fort Belvoir. Our youth programs currently include: tackle football, flag football, cheerleading, boys and girls lacrosse, rec basketball, select basketball, rec soccer, select soccer, wrestling, volleyball, field hockey, ice hockey, and track & field. 

Visit http://www.scaasports.net/ for more information.

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

Weekly News From South County High School

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From The Principal

Family,

Once again I begin my message with a huge thank you. This week’s thank you is for sharing your awesome children with us. Our children are doing amazing things and the fact that they are willing to share their talents and passions with us makes the work we do with them so much easier. I am not ever going to say that there aren’t going to be issues and some headaches, but the experiences we continue to share far outweigh any issues that come our way.

At the top of the charts this week for me was being able to spend time with our drumline students prior to their departure to Dayton for their competition on Tuesday. Not only did they put on an amazing show, we were all treated to being able to enjoy the George Mason University drumline and their show! Both groups of musicians were so talented and I know that we will hear more about their successes in the future. The audience was also treated to a show put on by our Color Guard. Another amazing group of talented individuals who have come together to make create something beautiful!

I also had the opportunity to spend an evening with a number of our athletes. I don’t ever care about the number of wins or losses our teams may accumulate. What is important to see them rally together in competition and walk away with their heads held high because they gave their all.  I have been fortunate to have been able to learn so many life lessons from my experiences in competition or just working in groups with others that I would never trade them in for anything. I know our children are walking away with some of those lessons as well.

Inside the classroom I have been able to watch students work together and learn together. As we wind the year down and students work on final projects and problem-based assessments, I will continue to be able to see the teamwork in so many different areas of our building knowing they will take those experiences away with them beyond our walls.

Lastly, I watched our students get dressed to the 9’s as they enjoyed time together at prom. What turns out to likely be my last prom was a very special and enjoyable one. To see them all dressed and in this social environment tugged at my heart a little. “My Babies” are all grown up now and preparing to move on to new things.  The proud Poppa Bear left the venue Saturday night truly proud of them.

Again, thank you for this opportunity to work with some of the very best people on the planet.  They keep me excited about the work and make me feel as though my own younger children are not doomed! :) I wish each of you a safe and restful remainder of the weekend.  Take care and continue to be safe! #OneStallion

Gary

In this issue:
  • Month of the Military Child
  • Testing Corner
  • South County Theatre Arts
  • Senior News
  • From the Yearbook Staff
  • From the Library
  • From Performing Arts
  • ANGP Fundraiser
  • Boys Summer Basketball Camp
  • From the PTSO
  • DECA Fundraising
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Leading Ladies Global Inheritance
  • Important Upcoming Dates
April is Month of the Military Child Purple Up!

South County is celebrating the Month of the Military Child!  Next Wednesday, April 27th will be our next  “PURPLE UP” Day.  We encourage all students and staff to dress in purple, a color that represents resiliency as well as a combination of the colors of all our military service branches, to show your support of our military community.  Military connected students are also encouraged to join us in the Silverbox next Wednesday, April 27th between 7:40-8:05 for some grab and go breakfast items sponsored by our wonderful PTSO.   

  


Testing Corner

The Testing Office is in need of parent volunteers to help support Advanced Placement (AP) Testing from May 2 through May 17.  Volunteers would support the Student Services staff in checking in students, distributing tests, and supporting test security during the exams.  To avoid conflicts of interest, we ask that parents do not volunteer during their own student’s exam.  Please go to the Sign-Up Genius linked below to volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4FABA82FA0FE3-advanced

If you have any additional questions, please contact Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator, and [email protected] or at 703-446-1643.

 

The current Advanced Placement (AP) exams - Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, and U.S. Government - set for May 2 will continue as scheduled as these dates are set by the College Board. If any student has any concern about this exam schedule due to the change in the observance of Eid al Fitr, please encourage them to speak with Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator at [email protected].

   

The SCHS Theatre Arts Department is proud to present their spring musical, Mamma Mia!

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother, Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, and the classic Mamma Mia!, this musical has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing. Please be aware this show contains mature themes. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Performances are on May 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7 pm and tickets are $15.

Tickets can be purchased at schstheatre.com or directly at this link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15597/.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Molly Rumberger, SCHS Theatre Arts Director,

at [email protected] 

  

Attention Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians!   Link to the Senior Information section

https://sites.google.com/view/schs-class-of-2022/home

 

FINANCE INFORMATION:

All Seniors will need to clear all financial obligations to the school before graduation in June. Different types of obligations have different payment methods available. Students and families may check debts in MySchoolBucks, and ask about debts and lost books in the Main Office.

 

  • Senior dues ($75) should be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1.
  • Fees for this year’s courses should be paid using MySchoolBucks, in the Invoice section, by May 1.
  • Lost chargers or laptops can be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1 OR by bringing cash or a check* to Finance. If you return the item, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Fees for courses you took in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or check.*
  • FCPS-On Technology Support Fee for 2019-20 must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*
  • Books from past years, both textbooks and novels from English class, must be returned to the Finance Office, OR paid for using cash or a check.* If you return the book, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Books from this year should be returned to the teacher who checked them out to you, or paid for in the Finance Office if they are lost, using cash or a check.*
  • Athletic uniforms returned late must be returned to the coach, who must email the Finance Office to have Finance clear the obligation.
  • Other fees or charges must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*

*Prior to May 1, students and parents can pay obligations with cash or a check (payable to South County High School).

After May 1, obligations can only be paid using cash. No checks will be accepted for senior obligations after May 1.

 

GRADUATION ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Thank you for inquiring about handicapped seating at Eagle Bank Arena for graduation. Below is the information we have been provided by the arena. There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.

There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically one seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.

Anyone in need of sign language interpretation at graduation for guests/family members of graduates, please email Kaitlyn Price at [email protected]

   

From The Yearbook Staff

 

DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR YEARBOOK

Pre-sales for the yearbook end on May 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first.

Yearbooks presales take place online and cost $80.  To buy a book, go to www.yearbookforever.com

Books that don’t sell during pre-sale, can be bought during distribution for $90.

   

From the Library

All library materials checked out to seniors must be returned to the library by May 23rd. Library materials checked out to underclassmen will need to be returned by May 27th. Please ask your student(s) to continue to check their FCPS Gmail on Monday mornings for email reminders of any overdue library materials checked out to them. Seniors will need to clear their library account before receiving their cap and gown. Students can contact Ms. Strong or Ms. Romney in the library with any questions.

 

From Performing Arts Indoor Drumline WGI Championships

This weekend the indoor drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio to compete in the Winterguard International Championships event.  South County is currently ranked 11th in the nation and will be competing against the best ensembles from around the country.  Please join me in wishing our students luck!

Virginia All-State Band/Orchestra/Choir 

Congrats to Eric Bach, Natalie Beasley, Eva Jaghori, Sarah Peckham, David Ransom, Connor Walsh, Daniel Kim, and Zayd Kahn as they traveled this week to participate in the Virginia All State events. We are so proud of you for representing South County and for your amazing talent. 

  General Interest Meeting for Marching Band April 27th at 7PM 

It is time to get ready for Fall 2022 Marching Season!! Woot Woot!!  This meeting is for parents and students both new and returning to find out about the upcoming season. For new students and parents it will be a chance to find out about the Marching Band and meet Mr. Engdahl. This is also when all students and parents, new and returning, will find out what the show will be, the schedule for the year and to have any questions answered. Please plan to attend and bring all your questions.  More information at schsbands.org

 

 

 

South County High School All Night Grad Party Fundraiser

WHAT: A Great-Tasting Fundraising Event!

WHEN: April 26, 2022; 5pm-9pm

WHERE: Kung Fu Tea (Lorton Market Street)

WHY: Come visit Lorton’s newest hot spot, Kung Fu Tea!

If you order online, eat in or take it to go, 25%of your

order will go to the South County All Night Grad Party.

Tell your neighbors, friends and family to head to Kung

Fu Tea and mention South County High School when

they place their order. Help our seniors have an

awesome graduation night!

www.kungfutea.com

 

2022 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP June 20th-24th & June 27th-July 1st

Who | Basketball Enthusiasts Ages 7 - 15 Time | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost | $190 Save $15 if you sign up for both sessions Sibling Discount - $15 off first sibling Location | South County HS Gym (Entrance #11)

To Register: https://www.stallionsboysbasketball.com/basketball-camp.cfm

 

Camp Includes:

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5  League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

What to bring

  • Basketball shoes
  • Athletic shorts & t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

 

From the PTSO 

Please help us thank our amazing teachers and staff with a Staff appreciation Cinco de Mayo lunch! The PTSO will be catering a hot lunch for all staff on May 5th but we could use some help with drinks, sides and a candy dessert bar. We would also like to have a collection of gift cards that we can randomly gift to some of our staff of 250! We are so lucky to be able to finally thank our teachers in person and show our appreciation for all that they do for our kids!

Please visit the sign up if you are able to donate, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0548AFA82DA6FE3-teacher

Thank you!

 

ANGP Amazon Wishlist:

Happy Spring South County Family and Friends. With Spring finally here, we are gearing up for our Seniors to graduate in June. Part of their celebration includes an All Night Graduation Party that will be taking place at The St. James on 6 Jun 2022. As we celebrate their achievements and the adventures to come, we will be having a "store" where the students can "purchase" prizes with tickets earned during the night's activities. We are in need of donations and have created a gift registry on Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help support the last exciting event these students have as part of their Senior year.

In order to make a purchase, please follow these steps.

  1. Go to the registry tab in your Amazon account (top ticker line)
  2. Registrant name: South County High School; Gift list type: Custom gift list
  3. Select South County High School All night Grad Party prizes
  4. Choose the prizes you want to purchase and add them to your cart. We are asking for multiple duplicates with a class size of over 500 students.
  5. When you get to the checkout page, please choose the shipping address of "South County ANGP Prizes - ATTN: Kidada Bivins". This will ensure all prizes go to the same location.

Thank you for your support of the South County Class of 2022. They will all do amazing things and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments!

 

SENIOR PARENTS: All Night Grad Party Tickets

All Night Grad Party Tickets (ANGP) may be purchased at: https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/angp

 

The cost is $50/person. Buy your tickets today! Price increases to $75 on May 1st! Please email [email protected] with questions. Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed.

 

Our All Night Grad Party (ANGP) will be at The ST. James Entertainment Complex on June 6, 2022 from 11:00pm - 5:00 am.

Come join the fun! There will be a casino, ice skating, virtual reality, golf simulator, rock climbing, BINGO and so much more!

 

Graduation Lawn Sign Parents can pre-order a Graduation Lawn Sign to celebrate their Senior. Deadline is May 6th!

Grad Seat Raffle

Buy a chance to win 10 reserved special seating for graduation! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3! Purchase tickets here! Drawing will take place at Graduation Rehearsal!

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

 

DECA Fundraising

DECA is bringing 27 marketing students to the International Career Development Conference and Competition in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of April! Please consider supporting their trip by purchasing FUN PASTA!! Whether you love pasta yourself, or want to gift to it to a friend, everyone loves to play with the fun little shapes that Fun Pasta Fundraising offers! Check out the Horsin’ Around pasta for a good Kentucky Derby or SOCO theme!! Orders will be shipped directly to you! As always, thanks in advance for supporting our students!! 😊 https://funpastafundraising.com/shop/south-county-deca_1647353163903

   

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

   

Leading Ladies Global Inheritance

Our mission is to create a pathway for under served high school females to reach their potential through STEM education,internships, and leadership development training.

The Leading Ladies Initiative provides students between10th -12th grades an opportunity to break the barriers of women entering the STEM industry through a work-based learning program. During the program students will experience first-hand how STEM is applied in various careers and gain an understanding of how both high school course selection and college preparedness equips you for a STEM career.

www.globalinheritance.net

[email protected]

  

Important Upcoming Dates

 

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

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Leading Ladies Global Inheritance

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  Leading Ladies Global Inheritance

Our mission is to create a pathway for under served high school females to reach their potential through STEM education,internships, and leadership development training.

The Leading Ladies Initiative provides students between10th -12th grades an opportunity to break the barriers of women entering the STEM industry through a work-based learning program. During the program students will experience first-hand how STEM is applied in various careers and gain an understanding of how both high school course selection and college preparedness equips you for a STEM career.

www.globalinheritance.net

[email protected]

 

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

This Week in Stallion Sports

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This Week in Stallion Sports: PRESENTED BY: Silverbrook Nursery

Week of April 18

April 18 - Baseball @ Marshall - 6:30pm

                 Softball @ Mt Vernon - 6:30pm

 

April 19 - Boys Tennis v Alexandria City - 4pm

                 Girls Tennis @ Alexandria City - 4pm

                 Var Softball / JV Baseball v Alexandria City - 6:30pm

                 Baseball v Alexandria City @ Simpson Park - 6:30pm

                 JV Softball v Alexandria City @ Witter Park - 6:30pm

                 BLax v Woodson - 5:45/7:15pm

                 GLax @ Woodson - 6/7:15pm

 

April 20 - Track @ West Springfield - 5:30pm

                 Girls Soccer v Dominion - 5:45/7:15pm

 

April 21 - Boys Tennis v WPo - 4pm

                 Girls Tennis v WO @ Sandburg MS - 4pm

                 BLav v Robinson - 5:45/7:15pm

                 GLax @ Robinson - 6/7:15pm

                 Baseball/Softball v WPo - 6:30pm

                 JV Baseball/JV Softball @ WPO - 6:30pm

 

April 23 - Al Urquia Regatta @ Snady Run - 9am

 

About Our Sponsor:

Silverbrook Nursery & Landscaping is a family owned and operated business located at 8408 Monacan Rd., Lorton, Virginia. They are your neighborhood garden center and would love the opportunity to transform your property into your own personal sanctuary! With more than 25 years of landscaping and nursery experience, and 8 acres of beautiful options, Silverbrook Nursery & Landscaping can fill all your landscaping and lawn maintenance needs.

Visit them at [email protected] or call 

(703) 690-1231 for more information.

 

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From The Principal
  • Month of the Military Child
  • Testing Corner
  • South County Theatre Arts
  • Senior News
  • From the Yearbook Staff
  • From the PTSO
  • DECA Fundraising
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

I hope that everyone has enjoyed a wonderful weekend so far.  We had a couple of pretty nice weather days recently.  The rain held off on Thursday evening and we had a great turnout in the sports complex for the sporting events that were held here, and our teams were pretty successful.  Softball and soccer had some competitive and exciting games, while baseball woke the bats up pretty soundly against Lake Braddock!  It was truly nice to see so many of you out and about. 

Friday evening I was invited out by the Muslim Student Association to participate in their Potluck Iftar celebration which is the meal eaten at sunset during Ramadan.  It was so nice to see this group assembled and to be able to witness and partake in this tradition.  I felt so welcomed and I truly appreciated being able to learn and be a part of this experience.  #Family

We have so many outstanding folks who work at South County HS and I would like to take a moment to acknowledge a group of people who have done so much to stand the school up over the course of the last week.  As you know we have had to work through the fact that our Spring Break did not align with many other surrouonding school districts where a number of our staff reside.  As a result, due to child care concerns, our staff have had to take a number of days off in order to take care of home (understandably).  In the midst of sub shortages, we are required to find coverage inside our building to ensure that every classroom has a responsible adult in front of the students for every class.  Our front office staff took on that task and did everything we needed to make that work.  I would like to begin with our Subschool Admininstrative Assistants who do the bulk of the coordination.  Ms. Kathleen Winston and Ms. Natalie Barnes coordinated with every department to ensure coverage.  Ms. Katy Whittemore and Diana Lauria took care of the tons of attendance calls, Ms. Andrea Aguerriberry, Ms. Judy Toy, and Ms. Loraine Goodenough supported the attendnace office by fielding calls when the attendnace lines were locked up, and Ms Mary DeKanter and Ms. Susanna Carrasco spelled the teams for lunch while still dealing with their own resposnsibilities.  And let's not forget Mrs. Deb Boullianne who monitors all of this work while also keeping me in line (no easy task at all).  This group is the face of South County HS operations and I just wanted to ensure everyone  knows who the folks are behind the scenes making this machine churn on every day.  Thank you ladies for your awesome efforts! #Family 

Flipping to a couple of management issues, I am struggling with having to make a decision about our students being able to eat outside.  On one hand we have opened our campus up to allow our students to be able to be in a more spacious environment.  This was truly needed in the beginning of the year with the pandemic in full swing.  On the other hand, as a result of this decision and accommodation, we have been seeing a ton of trash in the areas where students are eating even though we have supplied a number of trash cans for students to use.  Not to mention that our neighbors in the Spring Hill community are complaining abut some of that trash finding its way over to their property.  I am asking that you have a conversation with your children about this because if I don’t see a change this coming week, I am going to have to close off access to eating outside and limit it to the tent we provided.  It has just created a huge burden for our custodial staff members and I have to protect that group considering all the other responsibilities they have in our building.

You may have heard the horrible rumor that was going around last week about our choral department not allowing a certain group of students to participate in the singing of a particular song based on race.  First let me reiterate that it was completely a horrible rumor.  While I was confident from the beginning that this wasn’t true, I did have to run this down to ensure that the information I was sharing back to you was accurate.  I just wanted to make sure that you all knew that while I can’t control some things, your children are in a safe space and our teachers work diligently to provide an inclusive environment every day.  And even in the event we had a problem with someone not working in that vein, I will work tirelessly to correct that issue. 

Looking toward next year, our awesome library staff continues to ensure that our resources and wealth of knowledge around research for projects and such are used to the highest levels and as a result, they find themselves a little stretched at times.  This being the case, they have asked me to share that if you would like to volunteer your time to help out in the library to please feel free to reach out to either Ms. Emily Strong ([email protected]) or Ms. Ronielle Romney ([email protected]) for more information.  We truly welcome volunteer support if it can lead to an expansion of the services we can provide to our students.  I thank you in advance for any assistance you are willing to provide. 

Please continue to have your children mine their spaces for items that will need to be turned in at the end of the year.  While we are only in April, the end of the year will be here before we know it and we want to be able to close out efficiently.  For our seniors, we want to ensure that your students don’t have any outstanding fines to take care of that could impact participation in graduation.  I want our day at Eagle Bank Arena to include every student who is supposed to be there.  Students may stop by the finance office in the main office to check on balances or items owed at any time. 

Well I am going to cut things off here and wish you a safe and restful remainder to the weekend.  While it isn’t as warm as it was yesterday, it is a beautiful day.  Get out and get some of that much needed Vitamin D if you are able to!  Happy Easter to everyone and thank you once again for affording me this awesome opportunity to serve you and your children!  Until next week, take care and continue to be safe!  #OneStallion

Gary

April is Month of the Military Child Purple Up!

Since 1986, April has be designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experiences of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. The South County family has a large population of students who are the children of active duty, retired and guard or reserve members.  We will be celebrating and recognizing these students during the next two weeks.  Wednesday, April 20th and Wednesday, April 27th will both be “PURPLE UP” Days.  We encourage all students and staff to dress in purple, a color that represents resiliency as well as a combination of the colors of all our military service branches, to show your support of our military community.  Military connected students will also be recognized with some tasty treats at events sponsored by our wonderful PTSO on Friday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 27th. 


Testing Corner

The Testing Office is in need of parent volunteers to help support Advanced Placement (AP) Testing from May 2 through May 17.  Volunteers would support the Student Services staff in checking in students, distributing tests, and supporting test security during the exams.  To avoid conflicts of interest, we ask that parents do not volunteer during their own student’s exam.  Please go to the Sign-Up Genius linked below to volunteer:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4FABA82FA0FE3-advanced

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator, and [email protected] or at 703-446-1643.

 

The current Advanced Placement (AP) exams - Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, and U.S. Government - set for May 2 will continue as scheduled as these dates are set by the College Board. If any student has any concern about this exam schedule due to the change in the observance of Eid al Fitr, please encourage them to speak with Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator at [email protected].

   

The SCHS Theatre Arts Department is proud to present their spring musical, Mamma Mia! On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother, Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, and the classic Mamma Mia!, this musical has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing. Please be aware this show contains mature themes. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Performances are on May 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7 pm and tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased at schstheatre.com or directly at this link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15597/. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly Rumberger, SCHS Theatre Arts Director, at [email protected] 

  

Attention Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians!   Link to the Senior Information section

https://sites.google.com/view/schs-class-of-2022/home

 

PROM:

Prom Ticket Information:

  • Prom is Sat. April 23 from 8-11pm at Westwood Country Club
  • The cost is $60 a ticket.
  • Tickets are currently available for purchase through MySchoolBucks (in the School Store). You can buy tickets in MSB between now and April 20th. 
        • Students will not receive their physical ticket (which they need to enter the event) until it is verified that they have paid their Senior Dues and have taken care of all previous financial obligations. If they are purchasing for a guest, that guest must also have their financial obligations cleared before they can receive their tickets
        • Any student who would like to bring a guest from another high school or a graduate (20 years or younger) needs to have a guest form filled out prior to receiving their tickets. Forms can be found in the Subschools. They require multiple signatures, so students are encouraged to complete these forms ASAP.
  • We will be starting to sell tickets in person during green day lunches only starting April 11th through April 22nd.
          • If buying in person, students will need a guest form completed in order to buy a ticket for anyone who does not attend SCHS.
  • Students can pay with exact change cash or a check made out to SCHS Class of 2023.
FINANCE INFORMATION:

All Seniors will need to clear all financial obligations to the school before graduation in June. Different types of obligations have different payment methods available. Students and families may check debts in MySchoolBucks, and ask about debts and lost books in the Main Office.

 

  • Senior dues ($75) should be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1.
  • Fees for this year’s courses should be paid using MySchoolBucks, in the Invoice section, by May 1.
  • Lost chargers or laptops can be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1 OR by bringing cash or a check* to Finance. If you return the item, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Fees for courses you took in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or check.*
  • FCPS-On Technology Support Fee for 2019-20 must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*
  • Books from past years, both textbooks and novels from English class, must be returned to the Finance Office, OR paid for using cash or a check.* If you return the book, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Books from this year should be returned to the teacher who checked them out to you, or paid for in the Finance Office if they are lost, using cash or a check.*
  • Athletic uniforms returned late must be returned to the coach, who must email the Finance Office to have Finance clear the obligation.
  • Other fees or charges must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*

*Prior to May 1, students and parents can pay obligations with cash or a check (payable to South County High School).

After May 1, obligations can only be paid using cash. No checks will be accepted for senior obligations after May 1.

 

GRADUATION ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Thank you for inquiring about handicapped seating at Eagle Bank Arena for graduation. Below is the information we have been provided by the arena. There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.

There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically one seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.

Anyone in need of sign language interpretation at graduation for guests/family members of graduates, please email Kaitlyn Price at [email protected]

   

From The Yearbook Staff

 

DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR YEARBOOK

Pre-sales for the yearbook end on May 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first.

Yearbooks presales take place online and cost $80.  To buy a book, go to www.yearbookforever.com

Books that don’t sell during pre-sale, can be bought during distribution for $90.

   

From the PTSO 

The South County High School PTSO is pleased to offer achievement-based scholarships to well-rounded graduating seniors pursuing full-time higher education at a two- or four-year college or university or technical/vocational institute. Award amounts will be $500 each.

All applications are reviewed anonymously by an impartial selection committee and are evaluated on the following criteria: academic and other achievement, extra-curricular activities, letter of recommendation, essay submission, community involvement, leadership, and overall quality of application.

To apply and see eligibility requirements:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmS7fgGy3C2z0kxJeTWxuEzfRHSbWwgq/view?usp=sharing

 

Applications are due April 22nd!

 

Any questions, please reach out to Jeanne Ludwig at [email protected]

 

 

Lorton Spring Fling!

 

Need to get your Mother’s Day shopping done? Come out next Saturday for the 1st Annual Lorton Spring Fling presented by the South County PTSO. More than 80 vendors will have their handcrafted wares for sale. We’ve got gifts for Mom, gifts for Dad and gifts for your graduate! Join us from 9a-2p in the bus parking lot (Rain date is Sunday April 24). Face painting by the SCHS Theatre Boosters and games for the kids. Food Trucks, Silent Auction and More! Proceeds benefit the PTSO.

Help is needed with vendor setup, parking, concessions, Silent Auction and the Kids’ Zone.

Service hours are available for high school students.

Please click here to volunteer.

 

We are still seeking gift card donations for this event! Would you please consider donating gift cards of any denomination between $5 - $25 to support our fundraising efforts at the craft show? Gift cards may be dropped off at the front office in an envelope labeled "PTSO." To donate gift cards, please click here.

 

ANGP Amazon Wishlist:

Happy Spring South County Family and Friends. With Spring finally here, we are gearing up for our Seniors to graduate in June. Part of their celebration includes an All Night Graduation Party that will be taking place at The St. James on 6 Jun 2022. As we celebrate their achievements and the adventures to come, we will be having a "store" where the students can "purchase" prizes with tickets earned during the night's activities. We are in need of donations and have created a gift registry on Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help support the last exciting event these students have as part of their Senior year.

In order to make a purchase, please follow these steps.

  1. Go to the registry tab in your Amazon account (top ticker line)
  2. Registrant name: South County High School; Gift list type: Custom gift list
  3. Select South County High School All night Grad Party prizes
  4. Choose the prizes you want to purchase and add them to your cart. We are asking for multiple duplicates with a class size of over 500 students.
  5. When you get to the checkout page, please choose the shipping address of "South County ANGP Prizes - ATTN: Kidada Bivins". This will ensure all prizes go to the same location.

Thank you for your support of the South County Class of 2022. They will all do amazing things and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments!

 

SENIOR PARENTS: All Night Grad Party Tickets

All Night Grad Party Tickets (ANGP) may be purchased at: https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/angp

 

The cost is $50/person. Buy your tickets today! Price increases on May 1st! Please email [email protected] with questions. Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed.

 

Our All Night Grad Party (ANGP) will be at The ST. James Entertainment Complex on June 6, 2022 from 11:00pm - 5:00 am.

Come join the fun! There will be a casino, ice skating, virtual reality, golf simulator, rock climbing, BINGO and so much more!

 

Men’s Wearhouse Fundraiser

 

Men’s Wearhouse in Springfield is offering South County students rental deals for this year’s Prom on April 23, 2022. Please stop by the Men’s Wearhouse located at Springfield Mall and mention you're a SoCo student to receive special pricing for your prom rental needs. This is also a fundraiser for the All Night Grad Party! Men’s Wearhouse will donate $5.00 to ANGP for every rental!

  Graduation Lawn Sign Parents can pre-order a Graduation Lawn Sign to celebrate their Senior. Deadline is May 6th!

Grad Seat Raffle

Buy a chance to win 10 reserved special seating for graduation! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3! Purchase tickets here! Drawing will take place at Graduation Rehearsal!

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

 

DECA Fundraising

DECA is bringing 27 marketing students to the International Career Development Conference and Competition in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of April! Please consider supporting their trip by purchasing FUN PASTA!! Whether you love pasta yourself, or want to gift to it to a friend, everyone loves to play with the fun little shapes that Fun Pasta Fundraising offers! Check out the Horsin’ Around pasta for a good Kentucky Derby or SOCO theme!! Orders will be shipped directly to you! As always, thanks in advance for supporting our students!! 😊 https://funpastafundraising.com/shop/south-county-deca_1647353163903

   

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

   

Important Upcoming Dates

April 23                      Prom

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

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PRESENTED BY:

Crosspointe Animal Hospital

Schedule:

Week of April 11

April 12 - Girls Tennis v Woodson - 4pm

                 BLax v WPo - 5:45/7:15pm

                 Boys Tennis @ Woodson - 4pm

                 GLax @ WPo - 6/7:15pm

                 Baseball / Softball @ Fairfax - 6:30pm

                 JV Baseball / JV Softball v Fairfax - 6:30pm

 

April 14 - Boys Tennis v Robinson - 4pm

                 Boys Soccer v WPo - 5:45/7:15pm

                 Baseball / Softball v Lake Braddock - 6:30pm

                 Girls Tennis @ Robinson - 4pm

                 Girls Soccer @ WPo - 5:45/7:15pm

                 JV Baseball/JV Softball - 6:30pm

 

April 16 - Track Invitational - 9am

                 Ted Phoenix Regatta @ Sandy Run - 9am

 

 

 About Our Sponsor:

Crosspointe Animal Hospital is proud to serve the pet community of South County and beyond. Our veterinary staff is committed to the health of your pets whether they are coming in for wellness care and vaccinations, various pet surgeries, dental care, or diagnostic treatments.

To learn more about our practice and comprehensive services please visit us at: https://www.crosspointeanimalhospital.com/

   

 

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Tuesday Apr 5

Softball v South Lakes @ West Springfield – 2pm

BLax v Centreville @ Woodson – 4pm

Baseball v  McLean @ Woodson – 5pm

 

Wednesday Apr 6

Softball v Marshall @ West Springfield – 2pm

Blax v @ McLean @ Robinson – 4pm

Baseball v Edison @ West Springfield – 6pm

Track @ West Springfield -- 9am

 

Thursday Apr 7

Baseball @ Hayfield – 6pm

 

Friday Apr 8

Baseball @ Marshall or McLean – TBD

 

Saturday Apr 9

Crew @ Darrell Winslow Regatta @ Sandy Run – 9am

      

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From The Principal
  • Testing Corner
  • SEL Testing
  • Senior News
  • From the Yearbook Staff
  • From the PTSO
  • DECA Fundraising
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds each of you safe and well.  I cannot believe that we are already here at spring break!  It was just a few weeks ago that I was sharing with you that we were ending the first quarter.  Time is flying and that means we are getting older!  😊 Seriously speaking, before you know it, I will be shaking hands, distributing diplomas, and saying goodbye to our Seniors.  I am not ready!  So if your child comes home to you the week after spring break telling you that the 6’3” black principal guy was walking around teary eyed hugging on students, don’t be alarmed.  I am just not ready!

This week, I promise to keep it short.  I will be focusing this message around the work our students have done in the realm of Science.  A couple of weeks ago our students participated in the Regional Science Fair and I am proud to announce that our school teams did a bang up job!  Below is a list of our winners and here you can see the corporate sponsors associated with the various categories.  Our fine students are recognized in the following places on the website: 1, 9, 12, 22, 35, and 37.  Our Environmental Engineering competition team will be advancing on to the state level competition!  All of these students are absolutely amazing! 

1st Place  Environmental Engineering  Ryan Dang,  Joseph Thibodeau,  Siya Patel  1st Place Chemistry Sophie MacLean,  Caelan F. Wommack 2nd Place Microbiology Taylor Kurz 2nd Place  Plant Sciences Hannah Diep 3rd Place  Biochemistry Doan Nguyen,  Danilah Zhuravel 3rd Place Chemistry Drea Barmonde,  Leyat Samson 3rd Place  Earth & Environmental Sciences Nimah Rahman 3rd Place Physics & Astronomy Arman Bajwa,  Ayaan Shaikh

 

In more Science news, On Saturday, 3/26, our Science Olympiad team competed at the State Tournament at the University of Virginia. We earned 9th place overall out of 24 teams, and medaled in 6 events!

·        Bridges – 5th place – Lily Lai, Tiffany Ling

·        Codebusters – 5th place – Diya Amat, Bethel Daniel, Siya Patel

·        Gravity Vehicle – 5th place – Niya Gupta, Rishika Deshmukh

·        Trajectory – 1st place – Matthew McCollum, Ayaan Shaikh

·        Wright Stuff – 5th place – Matthew McCollum, Pouya Amini

·        Write It, Do It – 5th place – Bethel Daniel, Niya Gupta

 

If you see these students or anyone from our state team, please congratulate them! Here is the list of the entire roster of participants.  Each of these outstanding future scientists deserves recognition!

Jai Agarwal Siya Patel Asmita Karandikar Diya Amat Vista Sedghi Lily Lai Pouya Amini Ayaan Shaikh Tiffany Ling Bethel Daniel Mackenzie Williams Matthew McCollum Rishika Deshmukh Niya Gupta Pavi Gupta

 

I want to thank our CAT B staff who work with a very special portion of our Exceptional Education population for creating the opportunity for our students to enjoy the experience of the Washington Zoo this week.  The students had a blast visiting the various animals and other attractions.  This is a huge win anytime we can provide these types of outings.  

I need to reiterate one more time the need for everyone to ensure we are creating the safest environments for our students.  Please only drop off and pick up your students in areas designated for doing so.  Dropping students off at the entrance of our bus loop or at the Spring Hill community entrance on Laurel Crest Road is not a safe practice.  Not only can it impede the travels of our busses, it can also create unsafe issues for our students loading or unloading with you.  You may begin to see a staff member directing cars to appropriate areas in the mornings and afternoons.  Please follow their guidance.  I thank you in advance. 

Okay, so this is it for the next two weeks.  I will not be publishing a message next Sunday so unfortunately, you will have to go elsewhere for your entertainment.  But in the meantime, take the opportunity to enjoy your awesome children for the week.  They will be missed in the building, but I am sure I will find a way to occupy my time!  As always, thank you so very much for this opportunity to lead our children.  It is an honor to do so.  Have a very happy, safe, and enjoyable spring break and we will see your children again on the 11th.  #OneStsllion

Gary

Testing Corner

The current Advanced Placement (AP) exams - Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, and U.S. Government - set for May 2 will continue as scheduled as these dates are set by the College Board. If any student has any concern about this exam schedule due to the change in the observance of Eid al Fitr, please encourage them to speak with Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator at [email protected].

   

Spring SEL Universal Testing

The Spring Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Universal Screener testing window will open on April 12th for all students. For more information about the SEL Universal Screener Administration please visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892. Any Opt-Out Request Forms should be signed and delivered to the Student Services Office.

  

Attention Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians!   Link to the Senior Information section

https://sites.google.com/view/schs-class-of-2022/home

 

PROM:

Prom Ticket Information:

  • Prom is Sat. April 23 from 8-11pm at Westwood Country Club
  • The cost is $60 a ticket.
  • Tickets are currently available for purchase through MySchoolBucks (in the School Store). You can buy tickets in MSB between now and April 20th. 
        • Students will not receive their physical ticket (which they need to enter the event) until it is verified that they have paid their Senior Dues and have taken care of all previous financial obligations. If they are purchasing for a guest, that guest must also have their financial obligations cleared before they can receive their tickets
        • Any student who would like to bring a guest from another high school or a graduate (20 years or younger) needs to have a guest form filled out prior to receiving their tickets. Forms can be found in the Subschools. They require multiple signatures, so students are encouraged to complete these forms ASAP.
  • We will be starting to sell tickets in person during green day lunches only starting April 11th through April 22nd.
          • If buying in person, students will need a guest form completed in order to buy a ticket for anyone who does not attend SCHS.
  • Students can pay with exact change cash or a check made out to SCHS Class of 2023.

 

 

FINANCE INFORMATION:

All Seniors will need to clear all financial obligations to the school before graduation in June. Different types of obligations have different payment methods available. Students and families may check debts in MySchoolBucks, and ask about debts and lost books in the Main Office.

 

  • Senior dues ($75) should be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1.
  • Fees for this year’s courses should be paid using MySchoolBucks, in the Invoice section, by May 1.
  • Lost chargers or laptops can be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1 OR by bringing cash or a check* to Finance. If you return the item, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Fees for courses you took in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or check.*
  • FCPS-On Technology Support Fee for 2019-20 must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*
  • Books from past years, both textbooks and novels from English class, must be returned to the Finance Office, OR paid for using cash or a check.* If you return the book, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Books from this year should be returned to the teacher who checked them out to you, or paid for in the Finance Office if they are lost, using cash or a check.*
  • Athletic uniforms returned late must be returned to the coach, who must email the Finance Office to have Finance clear the obligation.
  • Other fees or charges must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*

*Prior to May 1, students and parents can pay obligations with cash or a check (payable to South County High School).

After May 1, obligations can only be paid using cash. No checks will be accepted for senior obligations after May 1.

 

GRADUATION ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Thank you for inquiring about handicapped seating at Eagle Bank Arena for graduation. Below is the information we have been provided by the arena. There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.

There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically one seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.

Anyone in need of sign language interpretation at graduation for guests/family members of graduates, please email Kaitlyn Price at [email protected]

   

From The Yearbook Staff

 

DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR YEARBOOK

Pre-sales for the yearbook end on May 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first.

Yearbooks presales take place online and cost $80.  To buy a book, go to www.yearbookforever.com

Books that don’t sell during pre-sale, can be bought during distribution for $90.

   

From the PTSO 

The South County High School PTSO is pleased to offer achievement-based scholarships to well-rounded graduating seniors pursuing full-time higher education at a two- or four-year college or university or technical/vocational institute. Award amounts will be $500 each.

All applications are reviewed anonymously by an impartial selection committee and are evaluated on the following criteria: academic and other achievement, extra-curricular activities, letter of recommendation, essay submission, community involvement, leadership, and overall quality of application.

To apply and see eligibility requirements:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmS7fgGy3C2z0kxJeTWxuEzfRHSbWwgq/view?usp=sharing

Any questions, please reach out to Jeanne Ludwig at [email protected]

 

Lorton Spring Fling!

The Lorton Holiday Extravaganza is such a great success; we just couldn’t wait until next December to do it again! Join us next month on April 23 for the 1st Annual Lorton Spring Fling featuring 80+ handcrafted vendors, kid’s activities and games, face painting, food trucks and a special kids’ shopping area! We are still seeking gift card donations and volunteers! Contact Renee Flynn at [email protected] Signup genius link coming soon!

 

Men’s Wearhouse Fundraiser

Men’s Wearhouse in Springfield is offering South County students rental deals for this year’s Prom on April 23, 2022. Please stop by the Men’s Wearhouse located at Springfield Mall and mention you're a SoCo student to receive special pricing for your prom rental needs. This is also a fundraiser for the All Night Grad Party! Men’s Wearhouse will donate $5.00 to ANGP for every rental!

 

ANGP Amazon Wishlist:

Happy Spring South County Family and Friends. With Spring finally here, we are gearing up for our Seniors to graduate in June. Part of their celebration includes an All Night Graduation Party that will be taking place at The St. James on 6 Jun 2022. As we celebrate their achievements and the adventures to come, we will be having a "store" where the students can "purchase" prizes with tickets earned during the night's activities. We are in need of donations and have created a gift registry on Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help support the last exciting event these students have as part of their Senior year.

In order to make a purchase, please follow these steps.

  1. Go to the registry tab in your Amazon account (top ticker line)
  2. Registrant name: South County High School; Gift list type: Custom gift list
  3. Select South County High School All night Grad Party prizes
  4. Choose the prizes you want to purchase and add them to your cart. We are asking for multiple duplicates with a class size of over 500 students.
  5. When you get to the checkout page, please choose the shipping address of "South County ANGP Prizes - ATTN: Kidada Bivens" This will ensure all prizes go to the same location.

Thank you for your support of the South County Class of 2022. They will all do amazing things and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments!

 

SENIOR PARENTS: All Night Grad Party Tickets

All Night Grad Party Tickets (ANGP) may be purchased at: https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/angp

 

The cost is $50/person. Buy your tickets today! Price increases on May 1st! Please email [email protected] with questions.

Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed.

Our All Night Grad Party (ANGP) will be at The ST. James Entertainment Complex on June 6, 2022 from 11:00pm - 5:00 am.

Come join the fun! There will be a casino, ice skating, virtual reality, golf simulator, rock climbing, BINGO and so much more!

  Graduation Lawn Sign

Parents can pre-order a Graduation Lawn Sign to celebrate their Senior. Deadline is May 6th!

Grad Seat Raffle

Buy a chance to win 10 reserved special seating for graduation! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3! Purchase tickets here! Drawing will take place at Graduation Rehearsal!

Flock a Friend

Celebrate a special occasion by delivering a flock of flamingos or herd of stallions. We will deliver the evening before the special occasion to be celebrated and will pick it up at the end of the special day. Suggested minimum donation $25. Flock a friend here.

Car Magnets

Please click here to purchase Car Magnets (2022-2027 class magnets and student driver magnets).

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

  

DECA Fundraising

DECA is bringing 27 marketing students to the International Career Development Conference and Competition in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of April! Please consider supporting their trip by purchasing FUN PASTA!! Whether you love pasta yourself, or want to gift to it to a friend, everyone loves to play with the fun little shapes that Fun Pasta Fundraising offers! Check out the Horsin’ Around pasta for a good Kentucky Derby or SOCO theme!! Orders will be shipped directly to you! As always, thanks in advance for supporting our students!! 😊 https://funpastafundraising.com/shop/south-county-deca_1647353163903

   

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

   

Important Upcoming Dates

April 4-8                     Spring Break/School and Offices Closed

April 23                      Prom

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

HBLF

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Attendance: 703.446.1625 | Web | Twitter

This Week in Stallion Sports

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Commonwealth Cooling & Heating

 

Schedule:

March 28 - Girls Soccer v Alexandria City - 5:45/7:15pm

                   Boys Soccer @ Alexandria City - 5:45/7:15pm

 

March 29 – Girls Lacrosse v Westfield - 6/7:15pm

                   Baseball / Softball v Robinson - 6:30pm

                   Boys Tennis v West Springfield - 4:00pm

                   Boys Lacrosse @ Westfield - 5:45/7:15pm

                   Girls Tennis @ West Springfield - 4:00pm

                   JV Baseball/JV Softball @ Robinson - 6:30pm

 

March 30 - Track v Ffx, Robinson, WS - 5:30pm

                   Girls Tennis v Lake Braddock - 4:00pm

                   Boys Tennis @ Lake Braddock - 4:00pm

                   Boys Soccer @ Colgan - 5:45/7:15pm

                   JV Softball v Woodson - 6:30pm

 

March 31 - Girls Tennis v Lake Braddock (Match cont) - 4:00pm

                   Girls Soccer v Colgan - 5:45/7:15pm

                   Boys Tennis @ Lake Braddock (Match cont) - 4:00pm

                   JV Baseball v Alexandria City - 6:30pm

 

April 1 - Girls Lacrosse v Alexandria City - 6/7:15pm

               Baseball /Softball @ West Springfield - 6:30pm

               JV Baseball/JV Softball v West Springfield - 6:30pm

 

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Weekly News From South County High School

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In this issue:
  • From The Principal
  • Senior News
  • Testing Corner
  • SEL Testing
  • Math In Action
  • From the Yearbook Staff
  • SOCO Chorus
  • From the PTSO
  • Stallion Spirit Store 
  • Senior Spring Sports Ads
  • Important Upcoming Dates
From The Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds you all safe and well.  Another week of learning and another week of getting ourselves closer to that much needed Spring Break.  I know that each of you understands what I mean when I say that.  I will begin this week’s message with a couple of items I meant to share last week. 

The four scariest words a principal could hear are, “You made the news!”  This time it was for all the right reasons!  Fox 5 was in the building last Friday to do a short piece on a wonderful student-run club in our building called the Elder Outreach Club.  The club was started last year by John Claude Shaffer, who is the club president.  The goal of the club is to strengthen connections between the youth and the elderly that live in our community.  Because the club started during Covid, the focus has been on letter writing instead of in person visits.  The group has continued that focus this year.  Each month they have a letter writing campaign and they are focused around holidays/seasons (Halloween/Fall, Winter/Christmas, Valentine’s day, St. Patrick’s Day/Spring etc.).  Students can write a letter or they can draw a picture.  All submissions are personal.  Students earn service hours for participating in the letter campaigns.  Now that things are beginning to open up, our officers have been able to go into the care facilities to deliver the letters and start having conversations with the seniors.  They hope to do more in-person visits next year and explore ways we can do fundraisers in order to donate needed items to these facilities as well.  I sat with John Claude to discuss the work he and his peers are doing with this club and the passion he displayed just talking about it was infectious.  Phenomenal is what comes to mind.

Each year FCPS recognizes students across the district for their efforts to make this world a better place with the FCPS Peace Awards.  This year, South County’s recipient was Niyat Asefaw.  I have included here a link to the press release about Niyat’s contributions to our community.  I am sure you will agree that the work this young lady is doing is without question worthy of this recognition.  We are truly honored to have someone of this caliber among our learning environment.  I want to thank Niyat and her Family for making South County a better place just by being among us. 

This past week we received our building inspection report which identifies areas of the building that may need addressing and what areas of the building may need additional attention related to the cleaning of it.  I am proud to say that we received very high marks across the board.  I want to thank our outstanding custodial staff for the work they put in every day to ensure that our building is welcoming and safe.  The marks are a testament to how dedicated this group is to ensuring all staff and students see and feel that this place is more than a school; it is a second home.  If you happen to come across one of our custodians while on campus, let them know you appreciate all they do for us!

I want to reiterate a message I shared with you last week.  Please be sure to be aligned with your child in your knowledge of where they are academically prior to leaving for Spring Break.  Make contact if you have questions with your child's teachers so they can provide you with accurate information.  As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, March 31, the last day of the third quarter. Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. 

This week I attended the PTSO Board meeting to discuss the business of the board and how we can continue to support the work of our teachers and students who do so much to make learning a wonderful practice at South County High School.  One of the things that we walked away with is that we need more of you to be a part of this work.  While I fully understand the time constraints that everyone finds themselves under, we still need your assistance.  Volunteers are always welcome and committee members are without a doubt being searched for.  The commitment is not always something that is so large, and believe me when I say, any assistance is valued.  Please, please, please, consider becoming a member of the PTSO and then volunteering to help out with the various activities and initiatives they are invested in.  Remember, everything we do with the PTSO goes to benefit your children.  You can find membership toolkit information in the "From The PTSO" section of this week’s message. 

I have received a couple of concerns related to traffic safety around the school building.  I understand that we all have places to go, but please know that if anyone finds themselves in a fender bender or having struck a child, the time you wished to save is gone due to the time you have to deal with the police report.  Please have the conversation with your driving students and your significant others (because it could never be you) so that we can ensure a safe environment for our fellow drivers and pedestrians. 

Please remind your students that you have entrusted us with the care of your children from the moment they arrive to us, until they arrive back home.  This is not something we can accomplish when they elect to leave campus unauthorized during the school day.  South County HS is a closed campus and therefore, students must remain on campus unless they check out of school through approved means.  The job is difficult enough trying to control matters of safety and education inside our building.   We are most definitely not equipped to handle issues that happen off campus due to students leaving without permission. I thank you in advance for having that conversation. 

Well I will stop talking your heads off here and once again thank each of you for your continued support of me and the work I do.  I have truly appreciated our conversations over the past many weeks and look forward to chatting with more of you as we bring the year to a close.  South County is a special place and I am honored to have this opportunity to serve your children.  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend, and please take care and continue to be safe.  #OneStallion

Gary

Attention Class of 2022 Parents/Guardians!   Link to the Senior Information section

https://sites.google.com/view/schs-class-of-2022/home

 

PROM:

Prom Ticket Information:

  • Prom is Sat. April 23 from 8-11pm at Westwood Country Club
  • Starting on Monday March 21st, tickets will be available for purchase through MySchoolBucks (in the School Store).
  • The cost is $60 a ticket.
  • Students will not receive their physical ticket (which they need to enter the event) until it is verified that they have paid their Senior Dues and have taken care of all previous financial obligations. If they are purchasing for a guest, that guest must also have their financial obligations cleared before they can receive their ticket.
  • We will be selling tickets in person in April after Spring Break. More details on that will be released soon.
  • Any student who would like to bring a guest from another high school or a graduate (20 years or younger) needs to have a guest form filled out prior to receiving their tickets. Forms can be found in the Subschools. They require multiple signatures, so students are encouraged to complete these forms ASAP.

If you have questions, reach out to Mrs. Price ([email protected]) or Kelley Peck ([email protected]).

FINANCE INFORMATION:

All Seniors will need to clear all financial obligations to the school before graduation in June. Different types of obligations have different payment methods available. Students and families may check debts in MySchoolBucks, and ask about debts and lost books in the Main Office.

 

  • Senior dues ($75) should be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1.
  • Fees for this year’s courses should be paid using MySchoolBucks, in the Invoice section, by May 1.
  • Lost chargers or laptops can be paid using MySchoolBucks, through the School Store, by May 1 OR by bringing cash or a check* to Finance. If you return the item, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Fees for courses you took in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or check.*
  • FCPS-On Technology Support Fee for 2019-20 must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*
  • Books from past years, both textbooks and novels from English class, must be returned to the Finance Office, OR paid for using cash or a check.* If you return the book, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Books from this year should be returned to the teacher who checked them out to you, or paid for in the Finance Office if they are lost, using cash or a check.*
  • Athletic uniforms returned late must be returned to the coach, who must email the Finance Office to have Finance clear the obligation.
  • Other fees or charges must be paid in the Finance Office, using cash or a check.*

*Prior to May 1, students and parents can pay obligations with cash or a check (payable to South County High School).

After May 1, obligations can only be paid using cash. No checks will be accepted for senior obligations after May 1.

 

GRADUATION ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

Thank you for inquiring about handicapped seating at Eagle Bank Arena for graduation. Below is the information we have been provided by the arena. There is no reserved seating that we can provide. Everything is first come, first served.

There is handicapped seating in the arena at each of the entrances built in. They are clearly marked on the concourse and are located at each section entrance. The entrance to the seating is on the concourse level so there are no stairs or challenges to reaching the seating. There will be ushers who work for the arena who are able to direct you to the seating when you enter the arena. There is typically one seat marked for each seat that is available for a companion to the wheelchair seating. This seating is first come, first served.

Anyone in need of sign language interpretation at graduation for guests/family members of graduates, please email Kaitlyn Price at [email protected]

   

Testing Corner

The current Advanced Placement (AP) exams - Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, and U.S. Government - set for May 2 will continue as scheduled as these dates are set by the College Board. If any student has any concern about this exam schedule due to the change in the observance of Eid al Fitr, please encourage them to speak with Chris Bird, AP Test Coordinator at [email protected].

   

Spring SEL Universal Testing

The Spring Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Universal Screener testing window will open on April 12th for all students. For more information about the SEL Universal Screener Administration please visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892. Any Opt-Out Request Forms should be signed and delivered to the Student Services Office.

  

 

South County High School Math in Action is inviting all Algebra 1 Students to the “Algebra 1 After School Skill Builders”.  This is a great opportunity for students to revisit, practice, and expand their Algebra 1 skill set.  These sessions will take place every Wednesday and Thursday in March and April from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at South County High School. 

Registration

Registration is ongoing

 

TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

(https://forms.gle/b1wihVcxxzcZ6wtD7)

 

Questions

Please contact Tracy Birrell at [email protected].

   

From The Yearbook Staff

 

DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR YEARBOOK

Pre-sales for the yearbook end on May 1 or when they sell out, whichever comes first.

Yearbooks presales take place online and cost $80.  To buy a book, go to www.yearbookforever.com

Books that don’t sell during pre-sale, can be bought during distribution for $90.

   

Support SOCO Chorus With a $25 or More Donation!

 

Thank you so much for all your support for South County High School Chorus. As with many music programs in Virginia, the bulk of the budget to support student programming and initiatives is self-funded by each individual school.

Every year chorus participates in Tag Day, solicits patrons, sponsorships, and participates in numerous fundraising activities all through the school year to collectively raise funds to advance the program.

This funding pays for the audition fees and music that are required to participate in distinguished events like the Virginia Music Educator Conference program, District Chorus, Assessments, and provides meals for students during concert rehearsals, performances, the printing of concert programs, guest clinicians to work with students, student scholarships and awards, and many other initiatives to make SOCO Chorus one of the best programs in Fairfax County!

We are asking the Chorus community including former students and alumni parents to help us broaden our donor base by reaching out to a friend or family member – grandparent, uncle, aunt, cousin and ask them to make a $25 donation to the SOCO Chorus program.

If every family brings in $25 that will raise $4,000 for Chorus!  You can make your donation right through the Chorus website www.southcountychorus.org and view some of our amazing concert performances and the incredible work of our students.

AJ and our talented and dedicated students have accomplished so much at this mid-point in the school year.  Some of the amazing highlights achieved include:

 

  • Virginia Music Educators Association Conference Selected Performing Choir
  • AJ Rodriguez has been nominated as an outstanding teacher at SCHS
  • Fifty-Two SCHS students selected for District Chorus with five alternates
  • Six SCHS students selected for All Virginia State Chorus with three alternates

 

Your financial support also helps us reach beyond our concerts and into the local Lorton/Fairfax Station/ Springfield community.

We can bring the message of diversity, tolerance and acceptance to as many as possible, and encourage all individuals to learn, grow, and change through the power of music!

 

Thank you for your support of SOCO Chorus

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From the PTSO  Achievement Based Scholarships

The South County High School PTSO is pleased to offer achievement-based scholarships to well-rounded graduating seniors pursuing full-time higher education at a two- or four-year college or university or technical/vocational institute. Award amounts will be $500 each.

All applications are reviewed anonymously by an impartial selection committee and are evaluated on the following criteria: academic and other achievement, extra-curricular activities, letter of recommendation, essay submission, community involvement, leadership, and overall quality of application.

To apply and see eligibility requirements:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmS7fgGy3C2z0kxJeTWxuEzfRHSbWwgq/view?usp=sharing

Any questions, please reach out to Jeanne Ludwig at [email protected]

  

Lorton Spring Fling!

The Lorton Holiday Extravaganza is such a great success; we just couldn’t wait until next December to do it again! Join us next month on April 23 for the 1st Annual Lorton Spring Fling featuring 80+ handcrafted vendors, kid’s activities and games, face painting, food trucks and a special kids’ shopping area! We are still seeking gift card donations and volunteers! Contact Renee Flynn at [email protected] Signup genius link coming soon!

 

ANGP Amazon Wishlist:

Happy Spring South County Family and Friends. With Spring finally here, we are gearing up for our Seniors to graduate in June. Part of their celebration includes an All Night Graduation Party that will be taking place at The St. James on 6 Jun 2022. As we celebrate their achievements and the adventures to come, we will be having a "store" where the students can "purchase" prizes with tickets earned during the night's activities. We are in need of donations and have created a gift registry on Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you would help support the last exciting event these students have as part of their Senior year.

In order to make a purchase, please follow these steps.

  1. Go to the registry tab in your Amazon account (top ticker line)
  2. Registrant name: South County High School; Gift list type: Custom gift list
  3. Select South County High School All night Grad Party prizes
  4. Choose the prizes you want to purchase and add them to your cart. We are asking for multiple duplicates with a class size of over 500 students.
  5. When you get to the checkout page, please choose the shipping address of "South County ANGP Prizes - ATTN: Kidada Bivens" This will ensure all prizes go to the same location.

Thank you for your support of the South County Class of 2022. They will all do amazing things and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments!

 

SENIOR PARENTS: All Night Grad Party Tickets

All Night Grad Party Tickets (ANGP) may be purchased at: https://southcountyptso.membershiptoolkit.com/angp

 

The cost is $50/person. Buy your tickets today! Price increases on May 1st! Please email [email protected] with questions.

Please see your counselor if financial assistance is needed.

 

Our All Night Grad Party (ANGP) will be at The ST. James Entertainment Complex on June 6, 2022 from 11:00pm - 5:00 am.

Come join the fun! There will be a casino, ice skating, virtual reality, golf simulator, rock climbing, BINGO and so much more!

  Graduation Lawn Sign

Parents can pre-order a Graduation Lawn Sign to celebrate their Senior. Deadline is May 6th!

Grad Seat Raffle

Buy a chance to win 10 reserved special seating for graduation! Tickets are $10 each or $25 for 3! Purchase tickets here! Drawing will take place at Graduation Rehearsal!

Flock a Friend

Celebrate a special occasion by delivering a flock of flamingos or herd of stallions. We will deliver the evening before the special occasion to be celebrated and will pick it up at the end of the special day. Suggested minimum donation $25. Flock a friend here.

Car Magnets

Please click here to purchase Car Magnets (2022-2027 class magnets and student driver magnets).

 

If you are interested in learning more about the PTSO, please visit our website here. If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our programs that serve your children and/or become a member, please create an account (if you don’t already have one) and log in. Thank you!

SoCo Merchandise Available at the Stallion Spirit Store Website, Kiosk and Vending Machine!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store has a variety or ways you can purchase items for the school year. We have a website where you can browse our spirit wear and find a PDF Order Form for download; invoicing for payment on MySchoolBucks will be sent after your order is fulfilled.  You can also find our kiosk in the cafeteria during lunches on odd days (5th period) as well as in the gym lobby by way of a retail vending machine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory, review financial records and create promotional plans. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

Senior Ads in Spring Sports Program

Celebrate your Senior or a group of Seniors participating in Baseball, Crew, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Track & Field with a Senior ad in the Spring Sports Program! The deadline is March 30, 2022!  Please contact Elena Jordon at [email protected] or 703-302-0197 for more information.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

March 31                    End of Quarter/Two Hour EarlyDismissal

April 1                        Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

April 4-8                     Spring Break/School and Offices Closed

April 23                      Prom

May 30                       Memorial Day

June 6                        Graduation  2pm  Eagle Bank Arena/Early Release 

June 10                      Last Day of School/Early Release

  

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