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LCHS Newsletter
Sept/Oct 2014
Inside this issue:
Counseling News 2
Counseling News 3
Military Visits 4
SAT/PSAT 5
College Rep Visits 6
DECA News 7
SCA 8
SCA 9
F.I.S.H Study Help 10
F.I.S.H Study Help 11
Note s from the 12
Nurse
Notes from the 13
Nurse
Scoliosis Brochure 14
Scoliosis Brochure 15
(Spanish)
Enterovirus D68 16
PTSA 17
NJROTC 18
Back Pack Buddies 19
Yearbook 20
Coffee & Conversation 21
Attendance Policy 22
Parent Resource Cen- 23
ter
Class Notes/ 24
Reminders
Student Achievements 25
LOUDOUN
COUNTY
HIGH SCHOOL
A School of Excellence
and a Community
of Character
Principal’s Message
Celebrating
60 years
of Excellence
Dear Raider Families,
Summer fades and Fall brings the start of a new school
year. Loudoun County High School was a busy place this
summer. In addition to my transition to the school, the
leadership team worked together to create an engaging inservice for staff to sustain and expand upon the excellence
of our academic pursuits, the building received several
cosmetic improvements, and we hired more dynamic educators to support our mission of educating 21st Century
Leaders through activities that foster and celebrate Character, Honor, and Scholarship.
Welcome aboard new staff members!
Bob Jackson- Building Engineer
Christine Wobbeking- World Languages
Dorene Kuebler—FACS
Elinor McKenzie- Social Sciences
Ethan Lawrence- Strings
Joel Caruso- Health and Physical Education
Kate Cassidy- Assistant Athletic Director
Kathleen Evangelisto- Special Education
Melinda Shingler- English
Michelle Moses- Special Education
Nathalia Hardy- English
Stephen Sacerino- Math
Tom Voriseck- Long-term substitute for School Counseling
Yuki Gibson- World Languages
I would like to thank the staff, students, and community
members for welcoming me to Loudoun County High
School. I am very proud and honored to serve you as principal. I am confident our work together will make the
2014-2015 school year the best yet in our school’s 60 year
history. Go Raiders!!
Regards,
Michelle Luttrell, Ed.D.
Sept/Oct 2014
415 Dry Mill Road пЃ¶ Leesburg, VA 20175
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571-252-2000
Dates of Interest
SEPTEMBER
4
PTSA Meeting
15
Underclass pics
16
Underclass pics
18
Annual Tailgate
22
BTSN
23
Safe Teen Driving
24
Safe Teen Driving
OCTOBER
1/2
Interims
4
Application Work
shop for Seniors
14
PSAT/Senior Panoramic
16/17
Underclass Pic
Retake
18
NJROTC Drill
Meet
20/21
Senior Pics Make
up
22
Powder Puff Game
24
Homecoming
Game/60th Anniversary Tour
25
Homecoming
Dance
Loudoun County High School
Sept/Oct 2014
Counseling News
Welcome
The 2014-2015 year is off to a great start. Counselors have met with new students and their families, updating records of returning students, and working
to resolve any scheduling issues. Counseling staff visited the Government classes to talk to seniors about the college application process. Seniors recently
received a letter in the mail that stated their official rank at LCHS. This is important information as the counselors will meet with the seniors individually to
discuss their future plans in more detail. The 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students
received a PSAT study booklet in their English classes the last week of September. This booklet will help students prepare for the PSATs and could be a
tremendous studying tool.
Clarity
CLARITY is a secure, web-based, hosted grade book application that allows
teachers to track and analyze student performance on assignments and assessments and communicate that information to parents through the CLARITY Parent Portal. Login information for the Parent Portal does not carry over
year-to-year. If you had access to the Parent Portal last year, you will need
to submit a new account request form for the new school year.
The Parent Portal will open on (or about) October 1, 2014. This is the interim
mark of quarter 1. If you turned in the clarity request form this year your student will bring home a new password near the end of September.
Counseling Department
Counselor
Counseling
Calendar
SEPTEMBER
22 Back-to-School Night, 7:00 p.m.
28 LCPS College Fair Rock Ridge
HS 4:00 -5:30 & 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
OCTOBER
1 Parent College Information Night
7:00 pm
4 College Application Workshop 9
a.m.-noon
13 Columbus day No school
15 Preliminary SATs for Grades 9-11
NCAA Clearinghouse
Alphabet
Mrs. Rowley ............ A-CR
Ms. Schauder ........... CU-HE
Mr. Vorisek (long term sub for
Mrs. Shauder)
Mr. Lesher ............ HI-MC
Mrs. Dunn ............ ME-SA
Mrs. Nagurny ............ SC-Z
Secretaries
Career Center
Mrs. Fulcer
Mrs. Eisenmann
Mr. West
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Counseling News
Deadlines for Requesting Transcripts and
Letters of Recommendation from the
Counseling Office
We require 10 school days to process all requests
Application Due Date
Deadline to Request Transcripts
October 1
October 15
November 1
November 15
December 1
December 15
All January Deadlines
February 1
February 15
September 17
October 1
October 17
October 31
November 17
December 1
December 5
January 16
February 2
**Remember a
complete
request includes:
FAMILY
CONNECTION
Sept/Oct 2014
For those of you unfamiliar with this program, it is a web-based
service designed for educational planning, which we use extensively with students beginning in the ninth grade. It is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making
decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. It is linked with
Counselors’ Office, a service that we use to track and analyze
data about college and career plans. It also allows us to share information with you and your student about up-coming college
rep. visits and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other
web resources for college and career information. In addition, the
site includes a link that can be used to send us an e-mail message.
Those who have logged on previously and need assistance, or
who wish to register with the site for the first time, should contact
Mr. Langston West, our Career Center Representative, on 571252-2012 or email [email protected] Beginning this
month, counselors will hold evening workshops for parents to
introduce them to this very important program. Please visit the
LCHS Guidance website for more information.
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Transcript Release form/
College Application Checklist
for each college app.
$3.00 Fee for the official transcript
Insight forms/Resume, if requesting a counselor’s letter of
recommendation
Supplemental materials (i.e.
Secondary School Report)
All forms are available on the LCHS
Counseling website and on Family
Connections.
Loudoun County High School
Military Representative Visits
Military
Branch
Army
Navy
Air Force
Marines
Monthly Visit
Contact Name
Contact #
Email
2nd Wednesday, 2:30 pm
TBD
rd
3 Thursday, 2:30 pm
Sgt. Spencer Emert
877-216-1257
[email protected]
304-263-5089
[email protected]
540-764-0330
[email protected]
2nd Tuesday, 9:30am
Sgt.
Austin Delrymple
Sgt. Matthew Womer
College and Military representatives are scheduled to visit LCHS. Students must sign up with Mr. West in the
career center, send an email, or register through Family Connection to attend. Sessions will take place in the
career center unless otherwise announced. Students may also find the college visit schedule by using Family
Connection and clicking on "visit schedule" under the About College category. Contact Mr. West to register
for Family Connection.
2014-2015 PSAT/NMSQT
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The 2014-2015 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) measures critical reading and mathematical reasoning and writing skills important for success in college. Juniors achieving high scores on
this test are considered for recognition and scholarships. It also
enables students to receive information about prospective careers
and to compare themselves with other college bound students.
This year the PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 15. All
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT at no cost.
Please encourage your child to use the practice test which will be
distributed to students with the PSAT bulletin.
Results will be returned to students in late December.
MONROE SHADOWING DAY
APPLICATIONS
Monroe Shadowing day is December 9th
Applications for the Monroe Shadowing Day are due November 21 st.
The Applications are available in the Career Center with Mr. West.
Shadowing is an event in collaboration with the C. S. Monroe Technology Center,
whereby students are given an opportunity to shadow or preview the offering of courses of interest at Monroe. It is primarily for
underclass students who are considering electives from the Monroe selection or classes.
Please contact Mr. Langston West in the Career Center if you have any questions.
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The ASVAB Career Exploration Program in-
cludes tests and activities that
help you identify your interests
and provide information about
your Verbal Skills, Math Skills,
and Science and Technical
Skills.
The ASVAB test
is FREE and is administered locally at HHS on Saturday, November 1, 2014 9am-12pm and at
LVHS on March 7, 2015.
This test is open to all LCPS students, grades 10-12. Please arrive 20 minutes early for registration. Please sign up by Thursday,
October 30th.
If you have any questions, contact
Mrs. Smart, HHS Career Center
Specialist at 71-252-2816 x7 or
[email protected]
Loudoun County High School
SAT AND ACT TEST DATES
2014-2015 SAT PROGRAM TEST DATES
Test Date
Registration
deadline
Late Fee
Required
LCPS
Location
Test
Location
Code
October 11, 2014
September 12, 2014
September 30, 2014
Stone Bridge
Freedom
Tuscarora
47-669
47-643
47-422
November 8, 2014
October 9, 2014
October 28, 2014
Potomac Falls
47-658
December 6, 2014
November 6, 2014
November 24, 2014
Loudoun County
Potomac Falls
47-420
47-658
January 24, 2015
December 29, 2014
January 13, 2015
Loudoun Valley
47-659
March 14, 2015
February 13, 2015
March 3, 2015
Briar Woods
47-667
May 2, 2015
April 6, 2016
April 21, 2015
Broad Run
47-668
June 6, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 27, 2015
Park View
47-662
Register on-line: www.collegeboard.com for the SAT
2014-2015 ACT PROGRAM TEST DATES
Test Date
Registration
Deadline
Late Fee
Required
LCPS
Location
September 13, 2014
August 8, 2014
August 9 – 22, 2014
*
October 25, 2014
September 19, 2014
Sept 20 – Oct 13, 2014
*
December 13, 2014
November 7, 2014
November 8 – 21, 2014
Briar Woods HS
February 7, 2015*
January 9, 2015
January 10 – 16, 2015
Dominion HS
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14 – 217, 2015
Broad Run HS
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9 – 22, 2015
*
*Denotes NO LCPS location
Register on-line: www.actstudent.org for the ACT
In contrast to the SAT, which was designed to assess students by aptitude for college-level work, the ACT is more oriented toward
specific course areas, and it measures mastery of English, reading, mathematics, and science.
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College Representatives are scheduled to visit LCHS this fall. Students must sign up with Mr. West in the career center or through Family Connection to attend. Sessions will take place in the Career Center unless otherwise noted. Visit the counseling web page for an up-to-date schedule.
Parent College Info Night
College Application Workshop
Counselors will visit seniors in government classes on
September 22 and 23 to review the college application
process and post high school planning. The Counseling
office is offering a parent college information night on
Wednesday, Oct 1, 7 pm. There will be a short meeting,
then parents and students will meet with their specific
counselors.
On Saturday Oct 4, there will be a college application workshop from 9am -12noon. This is an opportunity for parents and/or students to meet with a
member of the counseling staff, to ask questions
and review college applications.
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Mrs. Diane Petrella
ECA, an association of marketing students, guided
by the direction of marketing teachers, Mrs. Diane Petrella and Mrs. Tricia Virts, will strive to reach the national DECA goals of preparing the next generation to be
Academically Prepared, Community Oriented, Professionally Responsible and Experienced Leaders.
We are proud to announce the 11 officers
for the 2014-2015 school year:
Megan Chapman, President
Kasey Ello, VP of Community Service
Kyle Peyton, VP of Community Service
Victoria Brown, VP of Finance
Sophie Fitzgerald, VP of Leadership Development
Emma Stitt, VP of Membership
Will Turnage, VP of Membership
Lyndsey Dorozynski, VP of PR, Club Focus
Ethan Walker, VP of PR, Club Focus
Lacey Caviness, VP of PR, Community Outreach
Rachel Graney, VP of PR, Community Outreach
The club advisors and officers are busy implementing
the membership campaign to promote the DECA club to
all eligible students. Students enrolled in a Marketing
class or enrolled in Personal Finance and Economics are
eligible to become a member of the LCHS chapter which
in turn makes them a member of State DECA and International DECA. The deadline to join DECA will be Friday,
October 17th and the dues are $35. This fee includes a
club t-shirt, local dues, state dues, and national dues. Our
goal is to have as many active members as possible and
continue to give back to our community as we have in
the past. Last year we had over 100 members and raised
over $20,000 for local organizations needing our help.
Please see Mrs. Diane Petrella in Room 103 for more information regarding the club.
Sept/Oct 2014
October
Think Pink BC awareness
Monster Mash club social
November
District Leadership Conference
@ SBHS-1st level of competition
December
Salvation Army Adopt-An-Angel
sponsorship
NYC Fieldtrip
January
Help to local pet adoption
February
Teens 4 Jeans collection of gently
worn jeans for homeless
Make Valentine cards for the
Heritage Hall Elderly Home
March
State Leadership Conference in
Virginia Beach-2nd level of
competition
April
Autism Awareness-fundraising for
LCHS Autism class
May
International Career Development
Conference-3rd level of
competition in Orlando
June
American Cancer Society Relay 4
Life walk at HHS
The Raider Trader School Store is operated by Marketing Education students under the supervision of
Marketing teacher, Mrs. Diane Petrella. The store is
open for 30 minutes each morning from 8:20 until 8:50
when the first warning bell rings. In the afternoon it is
open from 3:50 until 4:05. The store sells Raider spirit
wear and spirit items, food and beverages and school
supplies. Marketing Level 1 and Advanced Marketing
operate the School Store as it is a “learning laboratory” on how to operate a retail business. For the past 4
years, we have participated in the National DECA level project of certifying our store according to National
DECA standards. A 30 page document was written
detailing how we operate using the essential procedures to keep accurate inventory, sales, pricing and
financial records. This top level certification
is recognized as a GOLD level certification
and there are limited schools in the country
with this accomplishment.
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THE LOUDOUN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT COUNCIL ASSOCIATION
OFFICERS FOR THE 2014/15 SCHOOL YEAR:
PRESIDENT
Hayley Wright
V. PRESIDENT
TREASURER
SECRETARY
REPORTER
SENIOR DELEGATES
Madison Batts
Matt Simons
Lian Joseph
Julia Massey
Hayley Oliver, Tiffany Maliska, Tyler Wolff,
Griffin Buscavage
Edward Calley, Elizabeth Lazzaro, Katie Van Nuys,
Phineas Jones
JUNIOR DELEGATES
Monday - College Day
Tuesday- Breakfast Club Day
Wednesday- Play on Words Day
Thursday-Villain Day
Friday- Class Colors Day
Note: Watch for a How to Dress for the Spirit Days Video-coming soon!
OCT. 22 * 7:30
POWDER PUFF GAME
OCTOBER 23 * 4-9PM
HALLWAY DECORATING
SENIORS-WINTER
JUNIORS-FALL
SOPHOMORES-SUMMER
FRESHMEN-SPRING
OCTOBER 24 * DURING SCHOOL
PEP RALLY/CLASS COLOR DAY
SENIORS-RAIDER BLUE
JUNIORS-RAIDER YELLOW
SOPHOMORES-WHITE
FRESHMEN-GREY
OCTOBER 24 * 7PM
HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME
OCTOBER 25 * 8-11PM
Note: t-shirts available for purchase in the Raider Trader school store.
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THE LOUDOUN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT COUNCIL ASSOCIATION
The SCA is sponsoring its nineteenth Annual Powder-Puff Football Game. In this
game, the girls are the football players and guys are the cheerleaders. The format of
the game is flag football with two fifteen minute halves.
All players must receive a t-shirt and a mouth guard in order to play. Flags will be
provided by the SCA and must be returned at the end of the game. As per
Loudoun County Public School Policy, in order to play in the game, YOU MUST
BE AT SCHOOL BY 9:00AM, OR HAVE A DOCTOR’S EXCUSE, ON THE DAY OF THE
GAME. NO EXCEPTIONS!
GAME TIME
Wednesday
October 22nd
7:30 pm
$5.00 for spectator admittance or $2.00 with at least one canned good.
THE ATHLETIC PASS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
If You Just Want a Powder Puff Shirt and Do NOT Want to Play:
Shirt Orders will be taken at all lunch shifts on Wednesday, September
17th.
Price: $25 Cash or Check payable to LCHS Money due with Order.
See Ms. Thomas or any SCA officer in room 227 with any questions.
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Loudoun County High School Presents
2014-2015 F.I.S.H. Schedule (Fostering Independent Study Habits)
A monthly workshop for parents to learn how to help their children study smart
******Workshop topics may include but are not limited to….******
Tuesday,
September 9
7:00pm
Getting Organized/Time Management
пЃ· Binder Use
пЃ· Agenda Use
пЃ· A place for homework
пЃ· How Raider Rally time should
be used
пЃ· SSR Time
пЃ· Organized Study Space at Home
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пЃ·
Teachers’ VISION pages and
CMS pages
Computer Lab/Library Times
(outside of school hours)
Online Database Access:
www.lcps.org/lch then click,
�Library’; then click, �Online
Databases’
http://www.vark-learn.com/
english/page.asp?
p=questionnaire
www.litpick.com
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Tuesday,
October 14
7:00pm
Taking Notes
пЃ· The Cornell Way and
пЃ· How to Effectively Study from
those notes.
пЃ·
пЃ·
www.quizlet.com
www.khanacademy.org
Tuesday,
November 11
7:00pm
Critical Reading
пЃ·
пЃ·
www.criticalreading.com
http://
www.gamequarium.com/
readquarium/skillsi-p.html
Tuesday,
December 9
7:00pm
Mid-Term Exam Prep
пЃ·
Know the daily schedule (on
CMS)
Begin reviewing early
Dealing with Test Anxiety
Tuesday,
January 13
7:00pm
Out with the Old, In with the New
пЃ· Re-Organizing the Binders
пЃ· Weeding 1st and 2nd quarter
information and papers
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Tuesday,
February 10
7:00pm
Graphic Organizers for Writing
and
Tips to Help Parents Edit
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Put all old papers in manila
folders at home.
Mark folders with 1st or 2nd
quarter.
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/
testing/sol/standards_docs/
english/2010/online_writing/
index.shtml
http://
www.readwritethink.org/files/
resources/interactives/
essaymap/
Loudoun County High School
Loudoun County High School Presents
2014-2015 F.I.S.H. Schedule (Fostering Independent Study Habits)
A monthly workshop for parents to learn how to help their children study smart
******Workshop topics may include but are not limited to….******
пЃ·
Tuesday,
March 10
7:00pm
Standards of Learning, AP and SAT
Prep
Tuesday,
April 14
7:00pm
Helping Your Child Managing Test
Anxiety
Tuesday,
May 12
7:00pm
Final Exam Prep
пЃ· Review of all notes
пЃ· Go over old tests
пЃ· Ask what type of exam
пЃ· Ask how many questions
пЃ· Enough sleep, healthy food prior, arrive early, all supplies
Helpful Links for studying:
пЃ· www.quizlet.com
пЃ· www.khanacademy.org
пЃ· www.edutopia.org
пЃ· www.readwritethink.org
пЃ· www.studygs.net
Tuesday,
June 9
7:00pm
Summer Reading/Summer Math
Keeping Skills Sharp
пЃ· Review of online resources
пЃ· Rust Library/Teen Center
пЃ· Cool Math Apps
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities
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http://www.doe.virginia.gov/
testing/index.shtml
(On the right of your screen,
you will see the core subject
areas. Click on any one to see
the standards. Scroll down to
get links to practice items.)
Safari Montage Videos
(Accessible at Home too!)
Test Anxiety PowerPoint on
CMS page
http://www.teenreads.com/
teenreadscom-ultimate-reading
-list
http://www.reading.org/
Resources/Booklists.aspx
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/
http://www.edutopia.org/
blog/10-apps-for-math-fluencymonica-burns (math fact fluency)
www.litpick.com
www.ixl.com (math fact fluency)
www.adlit.org
http://www.shelfari.com/
tdagstanibattlebooks/shelf
To Be Determined
Loudoun County High School
If your child has any significant medical
needs, please notify the Mrs. Nerantzis
even if the school has been notified in previous school years. If your child has asthma, diabetes, seizures, life-threatening allergies, or other medical conditions, you
and the physician will need to complete a
form so the school can understand and address your child’s needs. These forms are
available on the Loudoun County Public
School (LCPS) website. These forms must
be updated each school year.
SCHOOL-SPONSORED
AFTER-SCHOOL
ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS
If your child has diabetes, an epinephrine
auto-injector, an inhaler, or other emergency medication at school, please notify the teacher/sponsor that
your child has the health concern. Also notify the
health clinic specialist/nurse 2 weeks prior to the
event. The clinic is closed after dismissal and the
HCS/RN is not in the building. Arrangements need to
be made to have medication available and to train
staff. It is strongly suggested that middle and high
school students carry their own inhaler and/or epinephrine auto-injector for quick access to medication.
For students to carry an inhaler, the physician must
complete and sign the “Asthma Action Plan” giving
his/her permission for the student to carry the inhaler,
and the parent and student must sign page 3, the
“Parent/Student Agreement for Permission to Carry
for Permission to Carry an Inhaler”. For students with
an epinephrine auto-injector, the physician will need
to sign the bottom of the “Allergy Action Plan” and
the parent and student will need to sign page 2 under
“Agreement for Permission to Self-Administer and/or
Carry Epinephrine.” For students with diabetes to
carry any of their medical supplies, the diabetes form,
Part 4: “Permission to Self-Carry and Self-Administer
Diabetes Care,” will need to be signed by the physician, parent, and student.
Sept/Oct 2014
If your child is ill because of a contagious disease such as the flu,
strep throat, chickenpox, etc., it
would be helpful to note the
reason for the absence when
you call the absentee call-line.
This will help the school take measures to
know the extent of the disease and reduce
its spread.
Students who have fevers should be kept at home until free of fever for 24 hours. Students who do not
feel well should stay home. When students come to
school ill, they not only are unable to participate fully
in class, but they may also infect other students with
their illness.
A parent or guardian must deliver any medication
(prescription or non-prescription) to the school office
or health office. Students may not transport any medication to or from school. Parents are responsible for
picking up any unused medication. Medication remaining in the health office at the end of the year will
be destroyed according to state law and LCPS guidelines.
If your child takes a prescription medication and
missing a dose would have serious health consequences (seizure medication, insulin, etc.), it is strongly
suggested that a 24-hour supply of the medication be
left in the school Health Office in case of a prolonged
school day. The medication must be in an original
pharmacy-labeled bottle and have a physician’s order
on file in the health office. The order must give the
times during the
24-hour period that the medication is to be
administered.
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The HCS/RN must have written instructions from the physician in order to administer prescription medications. The instructions should include:
student’s name;
name and purpose of the medication;
dosage and time of administration;
possible side effects and measures to take if those occur;
end date for administering the medication;
parent/guardian signature giving permission to administer medication and to contact
physician, and physician’s signature.
LCPS will not accept parent/guardian amendments to a physician’s order, including
any restriction of the principal’s designee (HCS/RN) from contacting the physician to
clarify the medical order.
The “Authorization for Medication Administration” form should be used for physician’s
orders. Copies of this form as well as other medical forms are available in the school
office or at the LCPS website under Student Health Services.
ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION MUST BE IN THE ORIGINAL PHARMACY BOTTLE WITH THE PROPER
LABEL CONTAINING THE STUDENT’S NAME, MEDICATION, DOSAGE, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION. UPON REQUEST, MOST PHARMACIES WILL PROVIDE AN EXTRA LABELED BOTTLE WITH
THE PROPER AMOUNT OF MEDICATION FOR SCHOOL.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND MORE THAN A 60-DAY SUPPLY OF MEDICATION.
it must be provided by the parent/
guardian in an original package with
the name of the medication and instructions;
she must have a note from the parent
regarding when and how much medication to administer;
she will only give the amount listed on
the package for your child’s age and
weight and for the recommended
length of time the student should receive the medication unless she has
doctor’s orders on the “Authorization
for Medication Administration” form
to dispense differently;
and she cannot administer medication
that is not in its original container.
Sept/Oct 2014
Be sure to keep the “Emergency Information” updated so we can reach you if
your child is ill or injured. This can easily
be done on-line through the Parent Information Management System (PIMS) on
the LCPS website.
All 3rd, 7th, and 10th grade students and
students new to LCPS will be screened for
vision and hearing during the first 60 days
of school. Kindergarten students who did
not have distance vision screening or
hearing tests within two months of the
beginning of school will also be screened.
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that
school divisions provide information on
scoliosis to parents of students in grades 510. The scoliosis flyer on the next two pages is provided by the school at the beginning of each school year.
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Scoliosis
View From Back
Curvature of the Spine
Shoulder blades and
spine appear straight
Scoliosis is an abnormal
curving of the spine from
side to side often described
as an “S” curve. It affects
2% of Americans, mostly
adolescents.
Cause
The cause is unknown in
most cases.
Girls are affected more
often than boys.
Untreated, severe scoliosis
can lead to lung and heart
damage, back problems, and
distressing cosmetic changes.
Abnormal View
From Back
The spine curves abnormally to the side
Normal Spine
Has a slight outward curve
in the upper back and an inward curve at the waist.
If scoliosis is detected early,
then treatment can be started
before it becomes a physical
or emotional disability.
Signs
One shoulder higher
than the other
Scapula (shoulder blade)
on one side of the body is
higher or more prominent
One-sided fullness at the
waist
One hip higher than the
other
Unequal rib prominence
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Abnormal View
Bending Forward
Shoulders and/or hips
appear uneven
Symptoms
Backache or low back
pain
Fatigue
Maybe none
How to Check Your
Child’s Spine
Stand behind the child.
Ask child to stand with
feet together and bend forward to touch the toes.
Check that the shoulders and the top of the hips
are at the same height, the
head is centered, and the rib
cage is symmetrical. Note
that the waist is even and
that the body does not lean
to one side.
It may be helpful to run
your hands along the spine
to detect any abnormalities.
Ask the child to stand
up, turn around to face you,
and to bend down again.
Repeat the assessment.
If any lateral curvature is
noted, your child needs further evaluation.
What should be done if
any of the signs and
symptoms are present?
Contact your primary
care physician for an
appointment to have
your child’s back evaluated.
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Escoliosis
Curvatura Vertebral
IlustraciГіn Normal de
la Espalda
Escoliosis es una curvatura
anormal de la espina dorsal
que parece la forma “S” y se
extiende de lado a lado.
Afecta 2% de Americanos,
mayormente adolescentes.
OmГіplatos y espina
parecen rectos
Causa
La causa no es conocida
en la gran mayorГ­a de casos.
NiГ±as mГЎs que niГ±os son
afectadas.
Si no se trata, escoliosis severa puede provocar daГ±o a
los pulmones y el corazГіn,
puede causar problemas de
la espalda, y cambios drГЎsticos a la postura.
IlustraciГіn Anormal
de la Espina
Curva anormal hacia
un lado
Espinal dorsal normal
Tiene una leve curvatura
hacia afuera en la parte de
arriba de la espalda y otra
hacia adentro en la cintura.
Si la escoliosis es detectada
lo antes posible, se puede
comenzar tratamiento asГ­
evitando que se convierta en
una discapacidad fГ­sica o
emocional.
SeГ±al
Un hombro mГЎs alto que
el otro
EscГЎpula(omГіplato) en
un lado del cuerpo es mГЎs
alto o mГЎs prominente
El ГЎrea de la cintura se
ve mГЎs redondo/lleno
Una cadera mГЎs alta que
la otra.
DesproporciГіn de costilla
(sobresalida)
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IlustraciГіn Anormal
Doblado hacia delante
Desigualdad de hombros
y/o caderas
SГ­ntomas
Dolor de espalda/baja
Fatiga
QuizГЎs ninguno
Como chequear la Espalda de su hijo/a
PГЎrece detrГЎs de su hijo/
a.
PГ­dale que se pare con
pies juntos y se doble hacia
adelante tocando sus pies.
Verifique que ambos
hombros y caderas estГ©n al
mismo nivel/altura, la cabeza en el centro, y las costillas se vean simГ©tricas. Verifique que la cintura parezca simГ©trica y el cuerpo no
se incline hacia un lado.
El palpar la espina de
arriba hacia abajo quizГЎs
puede detectar anormalidades.
PГ­dale que se pare recto
frente a frente a usted y nuevamente se doble.
Repita los pasos arriba.
Si nota curvatura lateral su
hijo/a necesita una evaluaciГіn mГ©dica.
ВїQue debo hacer si encuentro algГєn sГ­ntoma o
seГ±al?
ComunГ­quese con su pediatra o mГ©dico para acertar
una cita para la evaluaciГіn
de la espalda de su hijo/a.
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E N T E R O V I R U S D68
What you should know...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Enterovirus D68 (EVD68) is a non-polio enterovirus that was first identified in the United States over 50 years ago.
Cases have recently been confirmed in several states. EV-D68 causes respiratory illness and
the virus can be found in respiratory secretions such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum. It can
be spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches surfaces
and contaminates them.
Mild symptoms of the disease may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, skin rash,
mouth blisters, and body and muscle aches. There are no anti-viral medications currently
available to treat the EV-D68 infection, so thorough hand-washing continues to be the
most effective deterrent to illness, followed by avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth
with unwashed hands. In addition, avoidance of kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or utensils
with someone who is sick is important.
Additional information may be found at the following websites:
http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_whatsnew_001
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/index.shtml
Thank you for working with Student Health Services to keep our students
healthy and ready to learn.
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P
T
S
A
The LCHS PTSA is an organization of parents, teachers, staff members and
students sharing the common goals of strengthening and unifying the
LCHS community through teacher, parent and student cooperation
and collaboration.
PTSA membership and volunteer forms were included in your child’s “first-day packet” and can be
found on the PTSA website. Your membership helps the PTSA sponsor events for your child, such as
Homecoming, educational speakers, scholarships,
teacher/club grants and the All-Night Graduation
Party. The PTSA also sponsors numerous Teacher
Appreciation events. Our goal is to help the entire
school community. To continue to sponsor these activities, we need your Time, Talent and Treasure.
Please support our Un-fundraiser to help raise funds
for these activities.
The PTSA is teaming up with Chik-Fil-A to support
our Raiders! We currently have two dates, December 3rd and May 6th as LCHS spirit nights, and are
looking to add at least two more dates through the
year. You must let the cashier know you are supporting LCHS when you go there between 3 and 9
pm on those dates. Income received will be distributed
between the classes and PTSA.
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NJROTC
A New Year!
While last year
proved to be an excellent one for the
Loudoun County
High School
NJROTC unit, this
year has already
started with a bang!
In late August, the
unit welcomed nearly 70 new cadets as
part of the annual
New Cadet Introductory Course (NCIC).
Cadet Ensign Kirk
Kalian, one of the
squad leaders, commented “I think it
was a very productive week, not only
for the cadets, but
also for the leaders.
NCIC helped us all
to learn new leader-
ship skills, and put
them to use.” When
the school year began, so did the unit’s
participation in service projects within
the community. On
September 13th, Cadet Ensign Jeff
VanGilder led a
group of cadets in
aiding the Children’s
Heart Foundation
vendor show and
silent auction. This
event raised money
to fight Congenital
Heart Disease in
children, and proceeds were donated
in memory of Donavan Plasmier. The
cadets set up the
event and also sold
raffle tickets to attendees. On September 6th, cadets
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CJ Mills, Dalton
September/October
Summers, Colin
Daniels, and Troy
Cadet Ensign Oliver
Breeden participated
Alliss,
Public Affairs
in a color guard
Officer
event at Mount Zion
Community Cemetery in downtown
Leesburg to honor
African Americans
who fought for the
Union during the
Civil War. September certainly was a
big month for the
unit, which has plans
to participate in
many more exciting
events throughout
NCIC Uniform Inspection
the school year.
Area Manager’s Inspection
This October brings
the unit’s annual Area Manager’s Inspection (AMI). Captain James Daniels,
USN(Ret), will come
to LCHS on October
16th. The purpose of
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the AMI is to make
sure that the unit is
in good standing.
Every cadet in the
unit is inspected during the AMI to make
sure they meet uniform standards and
cadets will perform a
formal pass-inreview and drill
demonstration. The
cadet staff is currently preparing for Captain Daniel’s personal review of each
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departments. The
formal portion of the
AMI is open to the
public (parents are
welcome) and will be
held in the Main
Gym at 10:30.
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Back Pack Buddies
Loudoun County High School
Back Pack Buddies is a program created by Feeding America to provide food for the weekend to
students who are in need. LCHS has started this program at our school. Each week, we will
provide a grocery bag filled with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 snacks for weekends.
Don't let hunger be a worry for any student in our school community. Please lend your support to
this much needed program and help make a difference in a child's life!
We are in the process of filling our Loudoun County High School Pantry for the Backpack Buddies
program. Consider supporting this program by: Donating food from our “preferred items” list below. A collection box will be located outside Loudoun County’s main office the first week of every
month!
Grocery Store Gift Cards and Charitable Financial Contributions are
Welcome. Average cost per bag is $10 per child per week. 100% of all proceeds will go
directly to buy food for this program.
BACKPACK
BUDDIES
PREFERRED
ITEMS
HIGHEST NEED IS FOR INDIVIDUAL SIZED BOXES OF CEREAL AND SHELF MILK.
CUPS OF RAVIOLI, BEEFARONI OR SPAGHETTI
CHICKEN)CANNED OR CUPS OF SOUP/TAB TOPPED
CANNED VEGETABLES/TAB TOPPED
CEREAL (INDIVIDUAL SIZED BOXES)
GRANOLA OR CEREAL BARS
APPLE SAUCE
CANNED/POUCHES OF MEAT (TUNA OR
FRUIT CUPS
CHEESE/PEANUT BUTTER CRACKERS
INSTANT OATMEAL
EASY AND MACARONI AND CHEESE
SHELF MILK (VANILLA OR CHOCOLATE)
****All Donated Food Needs To Be Individual Portion Size Only****
All canned items should be tab top only* No glass containers * No refrigerated items
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]
Include this portion with your charitable donation, make checks payable to: Loudoun County Backpack Buddies.
___ $10
___ $25
___ $50
___Other
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Name: ________________________________
Address:_______________________________
_______________________________
Email: ________________________________
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Picture "make up" day will be Oct. 16-17 in the auditorium through Lifetouch Photography. This service is for anyone who was absent on Picture
Day. "Re-takes" are available to any student unsatisfied with their photos
who are purchasing photos from Lifetouch.
If you have not had your senior portraits taken, please check the appointment schedule with
Prestige Portraits/Lifetouch Photography at 1-800-445-1189 or by going to
www.prestigeportraits.com.
Senior portrait photographers for Prestige Portraits will be in the auditorium at Loudoun
County High School on the following days:
October 20th from 3-9pm
пЃ· October 21st from 3-9pm
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Students may also go to Loudoun Valley High School on one of the following Saturdays:
пЃ·
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September 27: 9:30-3:00
October 18: 9:30-3:30
November 8: 9:30 - 3:30
The Lord Loudoun yearbook staff is now accepting orders for senior ads in the 2015 yearbook.
It’s time to choose phots and start working on your message of congratulations! The yearbook
staff will design your ad, or you can submit a plan for us
to follow.
The deadline for receipt for completed ad materials is
October 31st but the Lord Loudoun staff cannot guarantee space will be available until that date. Ads will be
accepted in the order in which they are received. Contact Mrs. Sibley via email with any questions:
[email protected]
Forms can be found at http://lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?
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Coffee & Conversation
Loudoun County High School is proud to host a monthly
coffee on various student/school-related topics
throughout the school year.
Oct 14th What Guidance can tell you? and
The Importance of School Involvement
Nov 18th Shadowing Day @ Monroe Technology
Dec 9th
Center
Pressured to Make the Grade
We will meet in the library from 9am – 10am. A light
breakfast and coffee will be provided.
Questions please contact Anna Mitchum, Parent Liaison.
We look forward to seeing you!
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Students may not leave school grounds for any reason before the
end of the day without prior written permission from a parent/
guardian. Students must sign out with the attendance staff in the
foyer before leaving for an early dismissal. Students leaving due
to an illness MUST be seen in the clinic prior to dismissal.
Permission notes must be presented to the Attendance Secretary or
Attendance Staff in the front hall before 9:00 AM.
The note must contain the following:
NAME
DATE
REASON
DISMISSAL TIME
PARENT/GUARDIAN
SIG
PHONE NUMBER FOR
VERIFICATION
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
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October 2014 Event Schedule
*Unless otherwise indicated, events are held at the LCPS Admin Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, 20148. Events are cancelled
when schools are closed or after school activities cancelled. Call 571252-2185 or go to www.lcps.org/prc to register. Titles are linked to
event flyers.
Hocus Focus: Addressing the Emotional and Behavioral Needs in Foster,
Adoptive and Kinship Families
October 7 and 14
Co-sponsored by the LCPS Parent Resource Center, Loudoun County Department
of Family Services and Formed Families Forward
Presented by Erin D. Berman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist NIMH
How to identify the anxious child and change anxious thinking
The science and biological roots of anxious children and
current treatment options
Thursday, October 23 from 7-9 pm
Identifying and Analyzing the Communication Function of Behavior is Critical
Thursday, October 30, 9-11 am
Three Sessions on Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and 13 from 6:30-8:30
Attendance required at all sessions
Building Healthy Relationships, Communication and Conflict Resolution
If due to a disability, you need assistance or an interpreter,
call 571-252-2185 10 Bus Days before an event.
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SCHOOL NOTES
The SCA has
60th Anniversary
Pinnies on sale for
$25 !
Parents:
In an effort to
reduce classroom disruptions, we are no longer calling classrooms when lunch
deliveries are made. If you
are bringing your child lunch, please let
him/her know ahead of time so that they
can pick it up at the beginning of their
lunch shift. Please speak with your child
to find out when their lunch shift is on
A/B days so that you can meet your
child in the foyer at the appropriate
time. Thank you for your cooperation.
NHS Members/Future
Members
NHS applications will be available on Monday,
September 15th in the school counseling office. All applications are due
back to the school counseling
office by 4:00 PM on October
8th. In order to be eligible for
membership you must be a junior or senior with at least a 3.5
GPA. Details and other requirements can be found on the application. The next meeting for current members
is 10/6.
Beginning in October, the Science NHS will be offering tutoring in
all science classes every Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings in Room 240.
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If you have not picked up your parking
permit, see Ms. Harden in the main office. There are still a few spaces available for those students interested in purchasing.
YOU MUST DISPLAY
YOUR PERMIT IN
YOUR CAR IF YOU
ARE PARKING ON
CAMPUS.
For the safety of our students and staff, students are now required to have their student
ID on them at all times in order to gain entry
into the building when they arrive tardy.
These ID’s were given out on
picture day. If your child
missed picture day, please remind them of our new policy
when they receive their ID’s
during picture re-takes.
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Student
Achievements
GRACE WU and CLAIRE PUNTURIERI who
were selected to participate in the Senior Regional Orchestra event that will take place later in
November.
AND….
NATHAN ANDERSON, DANIELLE BORGONIA, NICOLE FETTERMAN,
and SEAN ZIRPOLI for being selected to the 2014-15 LCHS
Guitar Quartet.
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Loudoun County High School
415 Dry Mill Road SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
NONPROFIT
ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
LEESBURG, VA
PERMIT NO. 21
Loudoun County High School seeks to educate 21st Century
Leaders through activities that foster and celebrate
Character,
Honor, and
Scholarship.
ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Luttrell – Principal
Mr. Patterson ............. Assistant Principal
Mr. Brown ............. Assistant Principal
Mrs. Heanue ............ Assistant Principal
Mr. Wright ............. Athletic Director
MAIN OFFICE STAFF
COUNSELING STAFF
Ms. Harden ................. Secretary
Mr. Croyle ................ Director of Counseling
COUNSELORS
Mrs. Cameron ................. Secretary
Mrs. Garrison ................. Secretary
Mrs. Rowley ................. A - CR
Mrs. Keener ................. Attendance
Ms. Schauder ................. CU - HE
Mrs. Rives ................. Bookkeeper
Mr. Lesher ................. HI - MC
Mrs. Nerantzis ................. Nurse
Mrs. Dunn ................. ME - SA
Mrs. Nagurny ................. SC - Z
Main Office: 571-252-2000
Fax: 571-252-2001
Attendance: 571-252-2002
Guidance Phone: 571-252-2012
Guidance Fax: 571-252-2013
Mrs. Fulcer ............... Counseling Secretary
Mrs. Eisenmann ............... Secretary
Mr. West ............... Career Center
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