From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Members of the CHS Community:

We have lots of good news to share this week. Go Chargers!

Scott Poole

News around Chantilly HS

Congratulations to Mr. John Downes, Ms. Kim Scott and Mr. George Dewey for their 10 year renewal of their National Board Certification.

Recognitions Chantilly Debate Team

The Chantilly Debate team came in Second Place at the Regional Debate Tournament last Saturday.  The following students placed and qualified for the Super Regional Tournament next month:

Second Place:

Julie Ablimit and Yifan Chen -- Public Forum Debate

Cindy Wu – Lincoln Douglas

Third Place:

Saahithi Achanta – Lincoln Douglas

Grady Jones – Congress

Anand Colaco and Kerul Mathur – Policy

Fourth Place:

Akber Latif and Zainab Shamim – Policy

Congress:  Casey Kim, Gayatri Chintala, Jasmin Yoon, Olivia Fergerstrom, Ethan Tsoi

Chantilly Choir

The Choir competed in the District Choral Assessment and all groups received and Excellent rating.  Congratulations to Mr. Ayars and the Choir. 

Chantilly Orchestra

The Orchestra competed in the District Orchestra Assessment this weekend and all four of Chantilly’s orchestras received straight Superior ratings.  Congratulations to Mr. Mynes and the Orchestra.

2019 Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations on an zmazing weekend of science last weekend! Our students provided outstanding examples of science and had a great time!

Grand Prize Winner & First Place

Justin Wang in Physics and Astronomy for Simulation of Timescale Matching between Organic and Metallic Phase Change Materials for Transient Thermal Reduction also Office of Naval Research Gift Certificate and Medal and Patent and Trademark Office Society, First Place

First Place

Lindsay Wang in Behavioral and Social Sciences for the Effect of Sentence Characteristics on Readability and Text Ranking also Dominion Energy First Place Prize, Office of Naval Research Gift Certificate and Medal

Manvi Nair, Shreya Tripathy, Numya Menon in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics for Diagnostic Imaging System for Tumors also Optical Society of America, National Capital Section, Second Place

Pranav Kanapuram in Materials Science for The Effect of Anthocyanins on Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Efficiency also Optical Society of America, National Capital Section, First Place

Thomas Chia in Plant Sciences for The Effect of Dissolved Oxygen on Plant Growth Using Hydroponics and Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Third Place

Shruti Elango and Nadini Ramkumar in Plant Sciences for The Effect of Bio Adsorbent Materials on Lead Polluted Water

Second Place

Ayham Elayan in Cellular and Molecular Biology for The Effect of the Type of Energy Drink on the Amount of Electrolytes

Gitika Gorthi in Engineering Mechanics for The Effect of Fin Shape of Rocket Apogee

Emily Boling and Maleha Asmi in Environmental Engineering for The Smart Rug also U.S. Air Force, Second Place

Ellie Fiening in Materials Science for The Effect of Additives on the Sustainability of Pain

Third Place

Harshini Doguparthi in Animal Sciences for The Effect of Microplastic on Invertebrates

Serena Gulajan in Behavioral and Social Sciences for The Effect of Intermittent Tasks on Short Term Memory

Anjeli Shankar and Nikitha Seri in Embedded Systems for Dealing with Diabetes

Gurinder Vasanta and Suhas Jujjavarapu in Energy: Chemical for The Effect of Biofuel Type on Temperature

Emily Gates in Engineering Mechanics for The Effect of Fin Shape on Glider Speed

Snehal Oberai, Maansi Taori and Shirley Benedict in Translational Medical Sciences for The Effect of Plant Protein on Yeast Cells

Katherine Wang and Tanvi Bhat in Biomedical Engineering for Optimization of Starch Based Polymers for Prosthesis Development through Variation of Plasticizer Amount during Thermoformation

Honorable Mention

Siddharth Krishnan and Rishi Sarraff in Chemistry for The Effect of Different Materials of Electrodes on the Amount of Hydrogen Produced by Electrolysis

Neha Periyapatna, Lizzie Kye and Stephanie Fang in Energy: Physical for The Effect of Insulation Material on Heat Retention

Lucy-Tien Pham in Physics and Astronomy for The Effect of Weight on a Motorless Electric Train

Chantilly Academy HOSA

Last weekend, Chantilly Academy HOSA students attended the Virginia HOSA SLC where they competed in several events.  Congratulations to the following students:

2nd Place - Biomedical Debate

Pamela Pan, Medical Assistant student, CHS Sr.

Deepika Gunturu, Medical Assistant student, CHS Sr.

Hridya Pillai, Exploring Health Science & the Language of Medicine student, CHS Jr.

3rd Place - Health Career Display

Grace Smith, Exploring Health Science & the Language of Medicine student, WHS Jr.

Sophia Nadasy, Exploring Health Science & the Language of Medicine student, WHS Jr.

National Scholastic Art Award winners

Four Chantilly students will be honored by The National Society of Arts and Letters, Washington DC Chapter for their excellence in art!! They will receive their awards at the Kennedy Center on Monday April 8th.

Harrison Roderick  Award of Excellence for Photography

Arin David Certificates of Merit for Studio Art & Digital

Abigail Kahn Certificates of Merit for Photography

Christie Schneider Certificates of Merit For Studio Art & Digital

Congratulations to the following students who received national medals in Scholastic Art & Writing programs. National medalists will be celebrated at an award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June.

Kaylyn Garvin, Silver Medal in Photography

Abigail Kahn, SIlver Medal Photography

Megan Sweeney, Gold Medal Photography

Julia Yoon, Silver Medal Painting

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Matt Benson has become one of the hardest working students in Personal Fitness. He has become an incredibly helpful, positive influence among his peers. A young man in Matt's class just moved to CHS; Matt's welcoming attitude has made that student's transition to CHS smooth and comfortable. Mr. Sean Curry
  • Lilian Haney is always prepared and does an excellent job participating in PE daily. She goes above and beyond as she is always helping and encouraging other students. Ms. Kristina Plaugher
  • Ethan Lesnik is always ready and prepared to be successful in Personal Fitness. He is very interested in learning about weight training techniques that will enable him to take his training to the "next level". His personality and constant knowledge seeking are a joy to have in Personal Fitness! Mr. Brent Newell

 

 

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Parent Engagement Survey

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FCPS Values Your Opinion

On March 24th, you will receive an invitation from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools to participate in the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey! 

We would love for you to complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of:

  • Communicating
  • Providing you opportunities to partner.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Ensuring student success and more.

The survey will be available between March 24th- April 12th.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

For more information, please contact us at 703-222-8100.

Thank you in advance!

Dr. Scott Poole

 

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From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

As the father of a high school student, I read this article abstract and had the thought, “This explains some things.” I hope it helps you make a little more sense of what drives your son or daughter as they navigate life at Chantilly HS and beyond. Have a good weekend.

Scott  

Insights on Teenage Behavior

                In this Edutopia article, Stephen Merrill says that recent research has given us important new information on the adolescent brain.

  • The limbic system (the seat of primal instincts like fear, hunger, lust, and pleasure) is hyperactive during adolescence, while the prefrontal cortex (the seat of self-control, planning, and self-awareness) is still developing. “It’s not youthful irrationality or a flair for the dramatic at work,” says Merrill; “teenagers actually experience things like music, drugs, and the thrill of speed more powerfully than adults do.”
  • The brain’s neuroplasticity at this stage of life makes kids sponges for learning. “The same emerging circuitry that makes teenagers vulnerable to risky behavior and mood swings also confers significant advantages on adolescent learners,” says Merrill.
  • Being with peers increases risk-taking, most dangerously with automobiles and alcohol consumption. “It’s never been a question of feeling invulnerable,” says Merrill; “for teenagers, there’s just something about the presence of peers that is transfiguring. They understand the risks, and take them anyway.”
  • Kids at this age respond well to direct explanations. “Talking to teenagers frankly about their brain development can provide useful context for their emotional worlds,” says Merrill, “and reset their expectations about their potential for continued intellectual growth.” This includes explaining the limbic system, the malleability of their brains, and the peer effect.
  • Similarly, teens are receptive to learning about self-regulation, managing stress, and considering the feelings of others. Instruction in these areas is more effective than trying to scare kids about risky behaviors.
  • Peer culture and teens’ keen sense of fairness and justice can be powerful levers. Preaching about smoking’s health consequences is usually ineffective, but talking about bad breath, peer disapproval, impact on younger children, and the way the tobacco industry hooks and exploits people can change teens’ attitudes and behavior.

“Decoding the Teenage Brain (in 3 Charts)” by Stephen Merrill in Edutopia, January 31, 2019,

https://www.edutopia.org/article/decoding-teenage-brain-3-charts

 

News around Chantilly HS

Congratulations to Ms. Teresa Clawson-Keeton for earning the Shining Star Award for Excellence in Career and Transition Services. She met and exceeded the ten standards of excellence to earn this award. Ms. Clawson-Keeton was honored at an award ceremony on March 8, 2019 with family, students, supervisors, and staff present. 

Opportunities in the Community Free Screenings of the movie "Angst"

There are 2 upcoming opportunities to attend a free screening of the movie “Angst”.   Angst is an IndieFlix original documentary which is designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts and parents.

Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm at Fairfax High School. This is the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angst-raising-awareness-around-anxiety-rescheduled-tickets-55522861373

Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 pm at Floris United Methodist Church

Recognitions

Congratulations to Annie Wang, a recipient of the 2019 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Annie Wang writes rap songs on recognizing the contributions of teachers, encouraging a positive body image, and overcoming depression and negativity while attaining success. She is a member of the FCPS Student Advisory Council and performed an original rap on female empowerment at the Virginia Girls State Conference.

FBLA

Congratulations to the following additional FBLA students that placed at the NOVA Regional Conference on Thursday, March 7th:

Graphic Design – Emerson Dunham & Victoria Re – 2nd Place

Mobile Application Development – Arvind Ramesh and Joshua Manuel – 1st Place

Computer Applications – Lindsey Lim –  2nd Place

Word Processing – Zachary Sisung – 1st Place

Show Choir     

Show Choir competed in Richmond at Manchester High School and did well in the Open Division earning:

Champion

Best crew

Best costumes

Best vocals

Best choreography

Best show design

Charge Guard and Indoor Drumline

The Charge Guard and Indoor Drumline competed at AIA Woodgove:

Charger Guard- 2nd Place Scholastic AA

Chantilly Indoor Drumline- 1st Place Scholastic Open

 

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Ronit Bhansali is currently in his 3rd year of Technical Drawing and is Sergeant-at-Arms for the Technology Student Association. Over the years, Ronit has grown into a confident leader within the classroom and TSA. He is a focused participant who is always willing to help his classmates, teammates, and even his teacher when needed. I'm so proud of the young man that he has become and I wish him all the best as he studies Engineering at VT! Go Hokies! Ms. Susan Chudovan
  • Nyla Carter-Ogden is a great student with an infectious personality. I am very proud of her accomplishments this year at the DECA State Leadership Conference. Nyla has a deep understanding in the topic of Marketing and goes above and beyond with everything she does as part of the program. Ms. Jennifer Piotrowski
  • Meghan Kelly has done an amazing job competing in the SkillsUSA Vet Assisting competition. She placed in the local and district competitions and is off to compete in States in April! Ms. Ashley Spinetto
  • Zachary Petty placed 1st in his team event at the DECA State Leadership Conference. Zach is currently enrolled in Entrepreneurship and plans to attend the International Career and Development Conference in April in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Karyn Jones
  • Abenezer Sitota is a great all around business student and recently placed first in Web Design at the NOVA Regional FBLA Competition. Mr. Matt Keel

 

 

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Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

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Survey

This spring all Chantilly High School parents will be contacted through email or text message with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school. These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 13 and March 27. When you receive an email or text message from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your opinions matter.

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From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

There's lots of good news and students to recognize this week at Chantilly.  Have a good weekend, and I'm sure I'll see a lot of you at the Purple Tie Bash tomorrow night.

Scott Poole

Principal

 

 

News around Chantilly HS

 

CHS Capitol Hill Day 2019

Calendar Reminder: Students Dismissed Three Hours Early on March 11

As a reminder, students will be dismissed three hours early on Monday, March 11, for a staff development day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 12. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Recognitions

Chantilly High School is among 12 schools nationwide—and 1 of 2 of the only schools in Virginia—selected as recipients of the 2019 First Amendment Press Freedom Award. This is the fifth consecutive award for Chantilly. The award is bestowed by the Journalism Education Association, the National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society.  

Congratulations to Gayatri Chintala for receiving the Silver Key in the 2019 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition, for her entry 'Tear Identity From My Mind.'

A/B Honor Roll for second quarter

Chantilly High School has over 1200 students on the A/B Honor Roll for second quarter. Congratulations to all of these outstanding Chargers. Their names are posted on the bulletin board outside of student services. All recipients can pick up an Honor Roll sticker in the Student Services Offices.

Chantilly Forensics Team

The Chantilly High School Forensics Team won the Super Regional Forensics Tournament.  The following students placed and qualified for the State Tournament next month:

First Place:

Maxwell Taborrok – Impromptu Speaking

Lillie Jerome – Storytelling

Kylee Downey – Humorous Dramatic Interpretation

Susannah Kratt – Serious Dramatic Interpretation

Shreya Surapaneni and Matthew Mendoza – Humorous Duo Interpretation

Lila York and Garrett Jones – Serious Duo Interpretation

Second Place:

Grady Jones – Extemporaneous Speaking

Adriana Gao – Serious Dramatic Interpretation

Amro Ibrahim – Poetry Interpretation

Jared Belsky and Cullen Kendrick – Humorous Duo Interpretation

Jordan Hundley and Molly Marsh – Serious Duo Interpretation

Third Place:

TJ Maher – Extemporaneous Speaking

Trevor Belsky – Storytelling

Rosa Broadberry – Humorous Dramatic Interpretation

Haley Herman –Prose Interpretation

Elise McCue – Poetry Interpretation

Fourth Place (Alternate):

Mallory Bedford – Prose Interpretation

Chantilly Robotics

CHS was undefeated 11/11 matches in qualifying rounds.  Moving to quarter, semi and finals, thery were the Top Alliance team leader and won by a hair-raising 1 point ranking first out of 38 team.  CHS also won the Team Spirit Award.   Students displayed their team spirit, gracious professionalism, and engineering creativity.   The second competition will be March 23-24 at Oxon Hill High School

Chantilly Drama Department

Chantilly Drama made a strong showing at the VHSL One Act State Competition, missing second place by only three points.  Kudos to the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication and for representing Chantilly High School at the State level!

DECA Student Competition Winners

The following students qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. 


Model UN

CHS Model UN students

Last weekend, MODEL UN competed at the Virginia Invitational Model United Nations Conference hosted  at Langley.

Best Delegation

World Food Programme | Priya Viswanathan & Varun Yadav (Sweden)

UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific | Vasanth Mathivanan & Mark Chitre (Palau)

International Atomic Energy Agency | Prithvi Kinariwala & Varish Devarashetty (Sweden)

JCC Cali Cartel | Vanshika Vijayram (Laura Botero)

Outstanding Delegation

Disarmament and International Security | Vraj Desai & Sumanth Patil (Sweden)

National Rifle Association Board of Directors | Asha Maran (James W. Porter II)

Area 51 | Khai Nguyen (David Adair)

United Nations Security Council | Yukta Ramanan (Russian Federation)

Honorable Mention

Disarmament and International Security | Siddharth Krishnan & Rishi Sarraf (Ethiopia)

National Rifle Association Board of Directors | Rohit Alladi (Leroy Sisco)

United Nations Security Council | Krishna Dhavala (Ethiopia)

Verbal Commendation

UN Office for Drugs and Crime | Snehal Oberai & Ishi Bansal (Sweden)

Seaworld 2014 | Manu Balasubramanian (Chris Dold)

JCC Cali Cartel | Vihar Shah (Juan Vejegas)

Congo 1960 | Nayana Celine Xavier (Christophe Gbenye)

Chantilly also won the Secretary-General's Award for the Best Large Delegation!

FBLA

Congratulations to the following FBLA students who placed in their events at the Regional FBLA Conference at Robinson SS.  They qualified and will be moving onto the State FBLA Conference April 5-6th:

Accounting 1 – Kevin Phillips – 2nd place

Computer Problem Solving – Nicolas Brave – 3rd place

Economics – Iris Duan – 2nd Place

Health Care Administration – Aryan Bangalore – 1st Place

Intro. To Business – Olivia Grindall – 3rd Place

Personal Finance – Han Bao – 2nd Place

Spreadsheet Applications – Anushri Baskar – Top 3

E-Business Team – Sofia ballam, Katie Chan, Kavya Shankar – 1st Place

Electronic Career Portfolio – Kamal Mazhar – 1st Place

Emerging Business Issues Team – Shravan Mohan, Ethan Tsoi – 1st Place

Publication Design – Caitlyn Kantapam – 2nd Place

Website Design – Abenezer Sitota – 1st Place

 

 

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

Tam Hoang is a model student and a wonderful person! She is conscientious, diligent, well organized, and task oriented. In my classroom, she consistently displays character traits such as cooperation, thoughtfulness, cordiality, and integrity. I applaud her industrious, pleasant, and gracious spirit. Ms. Maricel Fernandez

Kimberly (Kimmy) Lee does such great work for French Honor Society. She is a strong and conscientious leader in the club and also in the classroom. I don't know what I will do without her next year! Ms. Elaine Gonzalez

On a recent speaking test, Samuel (Sam) Lepiksaar did an outstanding job despite being very nervous beforehand. I was very proud of him and see real progress. Great job Sam! Ms. Mary Bea Bouchet

Dakota Meny completed a cooking show video project in French where he didn't use a script and was truly speaking French the whole time. It was so entertaining and the entire class was very engaged watching. We were able to see his personality shine! Ms. Renee Kendley

Kimberly Nguyen has made great progress in Spanish 3 this year. She is tackling a difficult concept and applying it correctly! I am looking forward to her presentation next week. Way to go, Kimberly!! Mr. Todd Whitesell

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Momo Challenge and Digital Citizenship Resources

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Communication to Parents and Students about the Momo Challenge and Digital Citizenship Resources

It has come to our attention that a “game” called the Momo Challenge has begun appearing on social media, primarily through WhatsApp. Although believed to be a viral hoax, the game targets primarily elementary aged children, and engages the “players” in a series of increasingly dangerous tasks, including self-harming acts. A message to alert parents (below) has been created for your reference and/or use in upcoming newsletters or other communication you will have with parents.

In Fairfax County schools, county agencies and families are working together to create an environment where children and youth can safely learn, work, and play. Similar to our message containing information about the 13 Reasons Why NETFLIX program and the Blue Whale Challenge, we are sending this communication to alert you to a recent rise in new games and social media challenges that encourage young people to participate in harmful behavior.

One example of this is a potentially harmful game called the “Momo Challenge" that has reportedly been posted on different social media platforms to include WhatsApp and assigns players a series of progressively more intense tasks, to include self-harm. It is important to note that the Momo Challenge is a hoax that has received a significant amount of media attention.

This hoax has been seen across the United States in recent months, targeting primarily elementary aged children. Vigilant parents and guardians in Fairfax County have also reported seeing information about the Momo Challenge or similar games on their children's phones and have alerted school authorities.

Please talk to your child about this type of internet hoax, and check his or her phone or other device for signs of an app or communications with anyone telling them to do specific tasks. This provides an excellent opportunity to remind your child of best practices for internet safety and digital citizenship:

  • Remind your child information shared on social media is not always true and how quickly misinformation can create a panic online.
  • Children should never engage in conversations with strangers online.
  • Be aware of the sites and apps your children are using and know their usernames and passwords.
  • Turn off suggested autoplay on videos to stop children from viewing content they have not selected, and you have not approved.
  • If appropriate, tell your children that Momo is not real and will not hurt them.
  • Encourage open dialogue with them around any concerns.

FCPS has additional resources available on this website: https://www.fcps.edu/node/32086. If you have concerns about your child, please contact your school counselor. Please be aware that a number of mental health resources are available, including Fairfax County Public School resources: School Counseling Services at 571-423- 4420, School Psychology Services at 571-423-4250, and School Social Work Services at 571-423-4300 and Fairfax County resources: Crisis Link Hotline at 703-527-4077, Merrifield Emergency Services 703-573-5679 (available 24/7) or Entry and Referral during business hours at 703-383-8500. The Fairfax County Police Department non-emergency number is 703-691-2131.

More information about the Momo Challenge and other internet challenges or hoaxes is available at these links: 

An article from Common Sense Media about online challenges: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/viral-youtube-challenges-internet-stunts-popular-with-kids

 

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Summer School Information

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Summer School Information

Parents and Students:

There are several upcoming summer course registration time periods that we wanted to bring to your attention. 

For those seeking to take Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance over the summer:

Registration will be open March 11-April 12 for session 1 and March 11-June 14 for session 2. 

A link with course and registration information is below:

 https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/economics-and-personal-finance

If you are looking to take a course through the FCPS Online Campus, please visit this website for more information about the courses being offered, costs, and time commitment:  

Registration will be open April 29-June 14.

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/online-programs

For information about the summer Credit Recovery program, please visit: 

Registration will be April 29-June 24.  This program is for students seeking to remediate a course that was failed during the school year. Students may only register for one course.  

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/summer-learning-programs-credit-recovery-academy

 

Please feel free to reach out to your student’s counselor if you have any questions!

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From the Principal's Desk

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As we complete the first 5 day week of school in 2019, I hope you are doing well. If you find that winter is dragging on and you need a dose of fun, I encourage you to attend the Purple Tie Bash on Saturday, March 9th. “The Bash” is held every other year and it raises much needed money for our athletic programs via the Chantilly Booster Club. The event is a sort of prom for adults, complete with a reception, silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. My wife and I have attended The Bash for years with numerous friends from our neighborhood simply to have a good time. Now that I’m principal of CHS and a parent, I look forward to helping my community school while having fun at the same time. I invite other CHS parents and their friends to do the same. Please see the details below for details and how to buy tickets. As a final incentive, the host of the event, the Marriott at Fair Oaks, is offering heavily discounted rooms for those guests that want to stay the night. If interested, please use the following link: Book your group rate for 2019 Purple Tie Bash. I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Scott

News around Chantilly HS

The CHS Hockey Club Team Completes Successful Season:

The CHS Hockey Club—a non VHSL sanctioned sport affiliated with Chantilly High School—completed an improbably successful season this week with a loss to Langley in the NVSHL semi-final game. Chantilly won the NVSHL Norris Division with a record of 9-1 and finished #1 in the NVSHL during the regular season. This was only the second time in the team's history it advanced to the semi-final round. The team had the second fewest goals against and second most goals for the regular season in the entire league of 23 teams. Chantilly players ended the season atop all offensive statistics:

Points - Michael Peak was #1 in the NVSHL with 33; Owen Morgan was #2 with 30

Goals - Owen Morgan led the NVSHL with 20

Assists - Michael Peak led the NVSHL with 19

Goalie, Jono Hillesohn, tied for the most shutouts in the NVSHL with 2. And among goalies who played all of their teams minutes, he had the lowest Goals Against Average (2.00) and the lowest number of total goals against (20).

 

The Chantilly High School Forensics Team won the Super Regional Forensics Tournament last night.  The following students placed and qualified for the State Tournament next month:

First Place:

Maxwell Taborrok – Impromptu Speaking

Lillie Jerome – Storytelling

Kylee Downey – Humorous Dramatic Interpretation

Susannah Kratt – Serious Dramatic Interpretation

Shreya Surapaneni and Matthew Mendoza – Humorous Duo Interpretation

Lila York and Garrett Jones – Serious Duo Interpretation

Second Place:

Grady Jones – Extemporaneous Speaking

Adriana Gao – Serious Dramatic Interpretation

Amro Ibrahim – Poetry Interpretation

Jared Belsky and Cullen Kendrick – Humorous Duo Interpretation

Jordan Hundley and Molly Marsh – Serious Duo Interpretation

Third Place:

TJ Maher – Extemporaneous Speaking

Trevor Belsky – Storytelling

Rosa Broadberry – Humorous Dramatic Interpretation

Haley Herman –Prose Interpretation

Elise McCue – Poetry Interpretation

Fourth Place (Alternate):

Mallory Bedford – Prose Interpretation

 

Technology Student Association’s Regional Competition:

Here is a list of the top 10 placings. Those students who are in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place will move on to compete in those events at our State competition.

B-09 Architectural CAD (HS)

4th

Iris Chen

 

6th

Harini Voruganti

 

B-10 Engineering CAD (HS)

1st

Tony Spinetta

 

2nd

Russell Desrosier

 

B-11 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (HS)

1st

Team 1

Ronit Bhansali, Numya Menon, Tony Spinetta, Nicolas Bravo, and Shreya Tripathy

2nd

Team 2

Rithwik Erabelly, Sree Sunandh Katragadda, Rohit Kulkarni, Rishi Sarraff

B-12 Debating Technological Issues (HS)

3rd

Team 3

Kamal Mazhar and Mahat Palle

6th

Team 2

Vinati Konda and Snehal Oberai

10th   Team 1

Shirley Benedict and Maansi Taori

B-14 Dragster Design (HS)

7th

Nicholas Chung

 

B-17 Extemporaneous Presentation (HS)

2nd

Mahat Palle

 

 

8th     Tony Spinetta

 

B-19 Flight Endurance (HS)

3rd

Nicholas D'Imperio

 

7th

Ronit Bhansali

 

10th   Jake Smith

 

B-23 Music Production (HS)

8th

Team 1

Kara Barnes and Olivia Newsom

9th

Team 2

Nicolas Bravo and Numya Menon

B-25 Photographic Technology (HS)

3rd

Anna Turtiainen

 

10th 

Isheitaa Bansal 

 

B-28 Promotional Design (HS)

2nd

Harini Voruganti

 

3rd

Irem Sen

 

4th

Shruthi Kalathur

 

B-32 System Control Technology (HS)

3rd

 

Nicolas Bravo, Numya Menon, and  Shreya Tripathy

B-35 Transportation Modeling (HS)

6th

Rithwik Erabelly

B-37 Video Game Design (HS)

6th

 

 Iyanu Akinyemi, Will Baird, and Russel Desrosier

 

Did you realize the Purple Tie Bash is next month?

This year's event will take place on March 9, 2019 at the Marriott Fair Oaks.  Buy your tickets now at this link: Purple Tie Bash Tickets

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to share how proud I am of Josephine Allamby. She has blown me away over the past three years with her dedication to fitness, athletics and academics. She recently earned 2nd place in the Region in the High Jump and is now going to the State Tournament. Josie will compete for Mary Washington University this fall. Josie, I cannot wait to see what more success you hold in your future. Congratulations. Ms. Pringle
  • I’ve been very impressed by the organization and attention to detail that Jaylyn Gustafson has put into her course selections throughout high school. She has worked hard to successfully complete classes at Chantilly while also completing college level courses. Jaylyn has set herself up for a very bright future and I’m very proud of her! Ms. Megan Sullivan
  • Tommy Pho is so polite and always goes the extra mile to make sure others feel appreciated!! Thanks Tommy for being you! Ms. Becky Clonts
  • Isabelle Sheard shows dedication and determination in all she pursues. Keep up the good work Isabelle! Ms. Rebecca Watrud
  • Katie Ulloa-Campos works incredibly hard and always has a smile on her face. I am so proud of her recent accomplishments and her dedication to her school work. Ms. Alice Robertson

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Chantilly Innovation Lab

From the Principal's Desk

What a day at CHS! We held an opening ceremony today to celebrate the opening of our new Innovation Lab.  Over 120 guests--including numerous school, governmental, charitable, and business leaders--were on hand to hear speeches and take part in tours of the first facility of its kind in Fairfax County. With the help of the non-profit Asha-Jyothi, the generosity of CHS parents Sekhar and Malini Puli, and the dedication of numerous educators, we believe that our Innovation Lab will offer an unprecedented opportunity for CHS students of all backgrounds to access, explore, and develop 21st century skills in an experiential learning environment. To give you a sense of what the Innovation Lab is and how it came to be, below is an excerpt from my remarks during today’s ceremony. More information and tours of the space will be made available in the coming weeks:

“Thank you all for being here today. In my mind, today’s event is much more than the recognition of a new facility; instead, it’s a testament to what can be achieved when benevolent members of our community work in tandem with dedicated educators to transform a vision for students into reality. Working with Asha-Jyothi, Chantilly staff members, architect Mary Valadez, Elizabeth Murphy of the FCPS Education Foundation, and the many others that contributed to this project has been one of the most exciting, forward-thinking, and rewarding opportunities of my career. It all started with an email from Elizabeth Murphy in November of 2017. She wrote, “I had a call this morning from a couple who are looking to make a donation that would benefit Chantilly HS. They wanted it to be “something that leaves a lasting impact on the children, the program and the school for a long time to come.”  I think I replied to her in less than 30 seconds. After communicating with Elizabeth a few more times, we learned that the potential donors were Chantilly parents and they were interested in giving $7-10 thousand dollars. We also learned that they are leaders of a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi, an organization devoted to serving the needs of the underprivileged by providing access to education and healthcare. We immediately went to work trying to identify a compelling proposal for them to consider. About this time, several Chantilly staff members and I attended the annual Virginia Society of Technology in Education conference, and a few of us went to a presentation about the growing popularity of makerspaces in schools across the United States. I remember being impressed with the idea, as makerspaces are not a class with a prescribed curriculum; rather, they give all students an opportunity to explore their own ideas in an experiential environment. Academy Principal Scott Settar, who used to implement makerspaces in elementary schools across FCPS, finally looked at me and asked, why don’t we propose to Asha-Jyothi that they sponsor the development of a technology-focused makerspace at Chantilly HS? Next, we facilitated focus groups with students and staff to vet the idea and to prioritize the skills and attributes that we hoped to develop with this initiative, and we immediately saw a direct link to the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate initiative. We soon learned that no other high school in the region is doing what we had in mind, so we conducted a day of field trips to other like-minded facilities, including the Virginia Tech Thinkabit lab in Falls Church and NOVA Labs in Reston. I also learned that we had a former computer lab in the library that was sitting empty because all of our students have laptops through the FCPSOn program. When we approached our head librarian, Robyn Singletary and her staff about the idea, they enthusiastically jumped on board. We put all our ideas together and presented our proposal to Asha-Jyothi leadership in February of 2018. We asked for a donation of $10,000 and offered to match it with a $10,000 contribution of our own. At the end of our presentation, we walked everybody down to the space so they could envision what it could become. Sekhar Puli, Malini Puli, and other Asha-Jyothi leaders seemed very pleased with the idea but remarked that the space was dull and uninspiring. Instead of repainting the room and acquiring some rudimentary furniture as we proposed, they wanted it to be state of the art and have the best of everything. I replied that while I appreciated their enthusiasm, the facility that they had in mind would be much more expensive that our collective budget would allow. Sekhar looked at me, smiled, and stated, “money is not a problem.” After many strategy meetings and a great deal of planning, the Innovation Lab is now ready to open to students and staff. Along the way, we and other schools in FCPS have built an impactful, win-win partnership with Asha-Jyothi that is improving the lives of young people here in Fairfax County and in other parts of the world. As part of our work together, we agreed to help Asha-Jyothi promote their annual 5K Run/Walk, and over 400 FCPS students, parents and staff from 7 schools took part. In recognition of their participation, Asha-Jyothi donated a total of $7,760 to participating schools to promote initiatives consistent with their mission. Chantilly HS, for example, donated all money raised and matching funds from Asha-Jyothi to Generation Yuvaa, a non-governmental social services organization in India that serves abandoned children. During the snow day earlier this week, I had a chance to reflect a bit about my experience with the Pulis, Asha-Jyothi members and all of those that have contributed to where we are today, and I came across a quote that captures what I’ve learned. It reads:

‘The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most rewards. They are simply the ones that care the most.’

I feel very grateful to have worked with so many outstanding people to make the Innovation  Lab a reality for the Chantilly HS community. I cannot thank you enough.”

Scott Poole

Principal

 

CHS Innovation Lab Grand Opening

Reception

News around Chantilly HS

CHS was recently awarded a grant for $4900 from Toshiba American Foundation to purchase air quality monitors and install them around the county.  FCPS students will be monitoring the air quality in our communities and work on outreach programs to educate the public on air quality.

 

Did you realize the Purple Tie Bash is next month?

This year's event will take place on March 9, 2019 at the Marriott Fair Oaks.  Buy your tickets now at this link: Purple Tie Bash Tickets


Recognitions

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball Team, who were recognized by the Board of Supervisors for winning the VHSL 6A State Championship!

 

The Wrestling team competed in the State Wrestling Meet at Robinson with the following results:

A.J. Crews finished 3rd in the state at 113 lbs.

Andres Sagastume finished 3rd in the state at Heavyweight. 

Kelly Brookshier competed in the State Gymnastics meet in the Floor Event.  She finished 12th and scored a 9.25.  Congratulations to Kelly!      

Our AFJROTC Drill Team traveled to Battlefield High School this past Saturday and had a banner day!  They took FIRST PLACE OVERALL and brought home the coveted GOLDEN BOOT award.  The team was commanded by Cadet Alexis Rickard (Chantilly) and here are the results:

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DRILL TEAM for taking FIRST PLACE OVERALL at the GOLDEN BOOT COMPETITION!  Here are the final results:

1st Year Unarmed - FIRST PLACE (Commander: Cadet Andre Marsh, Westfield)

1st Year Inspection - FIRST PLACE (Commander: Cadet Ngoc-Han Le, Centreville)

1st Year Color Guard - THIRD PLACE (Commander: Cadet Adam Denner, Chantilly)

Advanced Unarmed - FIRST PLACE (Commander: Cadet James Conard, Centreville)

Advanced Armed - FIRST PLACE (Commander: Cadet Adam Denner, Chantilly)

Advanced Inspection - SECOND PLACE (Commander: Cadet Hannah Havens, Chantilly)

Advanced Color Guard - THIRD PLACE (Commander: Cadet Alexis Rickard, Chantilly)

Unarmed Exhibition - FIRST PLACE (Commander: Cadet Alexis Rickard, Chantilly)

Armed Exhibition - FIRST PLACE (Commander: Cadet Christopher Lee, Centreville)

 

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • I am very proud of William Goetz for working hard in Biology. Continue working hard!!!!  Ms. Neelam Yadav
  • Kennedy Williams simply refuses to give up and has shown progress in her understanding of physics concepts. Her confidence has improved greatly in recent weeks. 3 cheers.  Mr. George Dewey
  • Lauren  Zarbo is the definition of a hard worker. She is dedicated to her learning, like few I have seen before. She is always on the quest for learning, not just for a grade. Ms. Michele Gates 

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From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Members of the CHS Community:

We have a lot of people to celebrate this week!  Please see below. 

Have a great weekend!

Scott Poole

Principal

 

Juniors Parents – please REGISTER for and plan to ATTEND Junior Focus Night on Monday, March 18th (6:30 – 8:30 PM) @ Chantilly HS

https://goo.gl/forms/HHiWmCL7qaV2oH1J3  

You and your student can select 3 sessions (you do not need to attend the same ones).

  • Going to College? What should I be doing now?
  • Completing Highly Selective College Applications
  • Essays that Wow!
  • Craft a Standout College Resume!
  • NCAA Student Athletes
  • Where Can I Get $$$ for College?
  • Essential Employability Skills Military Options
  • NOVA Options

Junior Focus Night is a wonderful opportunity for students and their parents to start exploring more in depth the options available after high school graduation.  Representatives from a variety of post-secondary programs and CHS Student Services Department staff will lead the sessions.  The event is FREE, but registration is required for all students and parents/guardians. We need the numbers to determine room assignments for each session. We want to make sure we have enough seats.

Register today @ https://goo.gl/forms/HHiWmCL7qaV2oH1J3

Deadline: February 28th, 2019

For more information, contact:

Your School Counselor or Mrs. Compher @ immalavecomp@fcps.edu

Spotlight on Student Learning

Please join us for a spotlight on student learning in the Chantilly Pyramid.

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School  

Learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our classrooms.
  • How to safeguard student’s health and well being while using devices for learning.
  • Students perspective on learning in the modern classroom.
  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.

An opening presentation will be followed by choice sessions and student and teacher presentation in the gymnasium.  Click here to RSVP

News around Chantilly HS

Chantilly HS recently received a $10,00 grant from Northrop Grumman to increase STEM activities. 

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed on Monday, February 18

As a reminder, schools will be closed on Monday, February 18, for the Presidents Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 19. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Did you realize the Purple Tie Bash is next month?

This year's event will take place on March 9, 2019 at the Marriott Fair Oaks.  Buy your tickets now at this link: Purple Tie Bash Tickets

Recognitions

 

Girls Track-Concorde District Champions

Indoor Track:

The Chantilly Girls Indoor Track team won the Concorde District Championship for the 3rd year in a row, winning with a score of 137.5 pts.  The Boys team finished 4th place, with 75 pts, behind Westfield, Centreville & Oakton.

The following athletes earned All-District Honors:

Nicole Re- 1000m Run (3:07.62); DISTRICT CHAMPION- 1600m Run (5:13.58)

Josephine Allamby- High Jump (5' 3"); 4th Place- Triple Jump (31' 10"); 5th Place- Long Jump (15' 2.25")

Jenay Soumahro- 55m Hurdles (8.70)

Girls 4x800m Relay- (9:46.40) (Nyla Carter-Ogden, Elizabeth Wu, Ruby Carter-Ogden, Nicole Re)

The following athletes have earned All-Region Honors and qualified for the state meet next week:

Nicole Re- 1000m Run (3:04.84)

Josie Allamby- 2nd Place- Girls High Jump (5’ 4”)

Girls 4x800m Relay- 2nd Place-9:45.48 (Nyla Carter-Ogden, Elizabeth Wu, Ruby Carter Ogden, Nicole Re)

Boys 4x800m Relay- 4th Place- 8:15.08 (James Monson, Wyatt Cyr, Adam Jaynes, Patrick Marlow)

Basketball:

Congratulations to these players that were selected to All-District Teams:

Girls:

Player of the Year – Meghan O’Brien

Defensive Player of the Year – Meghan O’Brien

2nd Team All – District – Megan Baxter

Boys:

1st Team All – District – Derek Smith

Choir:

The following students participated in the District Chorus Festival last Saturday.  Here are our District 12 Honor Chorus Participants:

Jade D’Avanzo, Sai Embar, Angela Giaconia, Stephen Hwang, Suryanshu Kommoju, Madeleine LeBeau, Elise McCue, Joanne Moon, Zoe Sandler, Andrew Seidel, Aadi Karthikeyan, Paula Muente Mizushima

Congratulations to Madeleine LeBeau for being chosen as a Delegate to All-Virginia Chorus this Spring!

Science Olympiad:

On Saturday we took 45 students in 3 different teams to Fairfax High School for our Regional Science Olympiad Tournament, with a good showing.  We brought home a 5th place Trophy for the school.  And several students placed in the categories they participated in.

Anatomy and Physiology:

3rd - Samantha San and Meriel Chang

Astronomy:

2nd -  Nikhil Aluru and Cameron Khan

Chem Lab: 

3rd - Nikhil Aluru and Cameron Khan 

4th - Angus Chang and Leela Yaddanapudi 

Disease Detectives:

6th - Meriel Chang and Kartik Chugh

Dynamic Planet:

6th - Shreya Tripathy and Parth Vakil 

Forensics:

3rd - Leela Yaddanapudi and Daniel Zhao

Fossils:

4th - Uttara Das and Daniel Zhao 

Mousetrap Vehicle: 

4th - Alex Pyo and Rishi Sarraff  

5th - Aaryaman Bhute and Maneesha Chaudary 

Sounds of Music: 

6th - Manu Balasubramanian and Vraj Desai

Water Quality:

5th - Sidd Krishran and Meghana Vasireddy 

Circuit Lab: 

2nd - Cameron Khan and Ahmad Taka

Thermodynamics: 

1st - Nitin Aluru and Riya Garg 

3rd - Ahmad Taka and Jasmin Yoon

Upcoming Community Event

 

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Chugluk (Julie) Ablimit adds energy, fun and outside knowledge of world and domestic public affairs. Thanks Julie! Mr. Matthew Stoner

  • Andrew Beck-Dennison is a deep thinker who always participates positively in class. Thanks Andrew!  Mr. Robert Sebring
  • Yohanna Cruz has earned an A on almost every unit test we've taken---sometimes being part of the exclusive "Triple Digit Club" (earned 100%). She is attentive, engaged, and works hard every single day in class. Well done, Yo Yo!  Mr. Mike Flak
  • Maeve Hutcheson has shown tremendous improvement in World History during second quarter. Keep up the great work, Maeve! Ms. Antonette Bowman
  • Lareen Kalle did a terrific job of studying in a dedicated way for a recent test in World History. She set the example and inspired others to study hard as well! Great work, Lareen! Ms. Antonette Bowman
  • Keith Khan is consistently prepared for deep AP levels of discussion every day. In some instances he reads ahead of the class. I also appreciate his humor he has really added to the AP World Civilizations experience! Mr. John Downes
  • Nolan Riley is a joy to have in class, and he has been working hard in World History 2 HN this school year. His efforts do not go unnoticed, and I appreciate how well he connects with his peers. His lighthearted jokes and laughs are contagious and appreciated by his classmates. 6th period would not be the same without him! Keep up the good work, Nolan! Ms. Lisa Oughton

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School Health Services Survey

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School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed by the FCHD to be shared with all parents or guardians and school staff members who interact with the school health rooms. This may include principals, school counselors, and main office staff members. The survey has been approved for distribution by the FCPS’ Internal Survey Advisory Committee.

Electronic versions of the survey forms may be accessed at:

School Health Services Survey – Parents 2019: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/85QGH7C

School Health Services Survey-Parents 2019 (Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLSF55F

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will provide the FCHD with valuable information.  Your participation in this important endeavor is appreciated. 

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FCPSOn

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FCPSOn

John Hopkins University is conducting an evaluation of the FCPSOn initiative in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Learn more about the FCPSOn initiative here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

As a student in a school implementing the FCPSOn initiative, we are requesting permission for Chantilly students to participate in this evaluation. Their participation will involve being invited to complete a short survey online and they may be selected to participate in a brief focus group to share their opinions concerning the FCPSOn initiative.

FCPS Parental Consent Form-English    FCPS Parental Consent Form-Spanish

 

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From the Principal's Desk

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Helping students in India

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Members of the CHS Community:

I hope you had a good week. I thought I should share an example of how Chantilly High School students and staff are connecting with and making a difference for students on the other side of the world.

Last fall, 168 students and staff took part in the annual Asha-Jyothi 5K in Fairfax and raised $1750 to help others in need. As they did with all participating schools, Asha-Jyothi agreed to match whatever money each school raised. We decided to donate our money to Generation Yuvaa, a non-governmental social services organization in India that serves abandoned children. Our donation and the matching money provided by Asha-Jyothi purchased food, clothing, and school supplies for the children pictured above. Special thanks to all those who participated int the event and to Asha-Jyothi for their support.

 

Scott Poole

Principal

 

Happy National School Counseling Week! 

This week we honored and celebrated our counseling team and the entire staff in Student Services.  The theme nationally for 2019 is “Providing Lessons for Life,” which exemplifies what our dedicated Chantilly counseling team do every day and the contributions they make to our school community.  "School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in post-secondary options and social/emotional skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., ASCA executive director. “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success."  Thank you to Ms. Robyn Lady and our entire Student Services Department for the work they do every day for our students! 

Chantilly Academy Participating in 6th Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

Students from Chantilly Culinary Academy will be participating in Real Food for Kids 6th Annual Culinary Challenge on March 2 at Hayfield Secondary School. The Public Tasting of students’ dishes is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The “challenge” at the heart of this event is the same one faced by school food professionals every day: to create healthy, delicious and appealing menu items that conform to USDA school meal guidelines. Entries are judged by a panel of students, school food professionals, chefs, and local luminaries. Winners in the lunch category are featured in school cafeterias across the region the following year. The event is FREE to attend, but registration is required.

 

Get more information and register to attend.

Upcoming Community Event

The NCA Cappies are excited to announce an upcoming performance by the Capitol Steps musical political satire troupe to benefit high school theatre, on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Fairfax High School. The proceeds will help the Cappies program to continue to support and promote excellence in high school theatre throughout the metro area. 

Tickets are available at https://www.cappies.com/nca/

Did you realize the Purple Tie Bash is next month?

This year's event will take place on March 9, 2019 at the Marriott Fair Oaks.  Buy your tickets now at this link: Purple Tie Bash Tickets

Recognitions

Congratulations to Abhishek Das and Diego Gutierrez who have been selected as candidates for the 2019 Presidential Scholars program, designed to recognize and honor some of the country’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Drama

Congratulations to the drama students and Ms. Shannon Khatcheressian, on her one-act play, Reunions, moving on to the VHSL Theatre State Final!

Wrestling: Congratulations to the District Champion Wrestling Team!

Concorde District Results:

Team Scores

1Chantilly 243.0

2Westfield 169.0

3Oakton 129.0

4Centreville 107.5

5James Madison 106.0

Daniel Tohti 2nd

AJ Crews 2nd

Tyler Cefola 2nd

Paul Jacobs 1st– District Champion

Maxim Keel 3rd

Denzel Bain 3rd

Alex Iparraguirre 1st– District Champion

James Felix 1st– District Champion

Ryan Romero 1st– District Champion

Alec Davis 1st– District Champion

Adam El-Zoobi 2nd

Mario Gonzalez 1st– District Champion

Jack Madaj 1st– District Champion

Andres Sagastume 1st– District Champion

Girls Basketball - All District Awards

Meghan O’Brien – Concorde District Player of the Year and Concorde Defensive Player of the Year

Megan Baxter – 2nd Team All District

Jiyun Chae – Honorable Mention

Sklyar Bibbee – Honorable Mention

Gymnastics 

Kelly Brookshier and Maddie Bullock competed in the Region Meet.  Kelly Brookshier has qualified to advance to the State Meet

Congratulations to the following students who successfully auditioned into the 2019 All-District Band!

Mi-Ju Han – Flute – 1st in the District – Advances to state audition

Mathuin Smith – Oboe – 1st in the District – Advances to state audition

Shari Tian – Clarinet – 5th in the District – Advances to state audition

Timothy Koh – Alto Saxophone

Jake Li – Clarinet

Nidhi Bharadwaj – Clarinet

Alan Jiang – Trumpet

Allison Lampe – Euphonium

David Kang – Bassoon

William Tae – French Horn

Caroline Dunning – Flute

Steve Kim – Bass Clarinet

Congratulations to Mi-Ju Han (flute), who was selected to perform with High School Honors Band this weekend in Carnegie Hall.  Mi-Ju was selected from a pool of international applicants to perform with this esteemed ensemble.

 

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Carter Hicks is not only a hardworking student, but a sincere and genuinely kind person. He takes the time after class to talk with his teachers and build a relationship. He is always engaged in class discussions and contributes interesting anecdotes. We always appreciate his shares. Carter is responsible and advocates for his needs appropriately. He is mature and wise beyond his years! Ms. Mannikka Rosa and Mr. Mike Kirk
  • Alex Romero-Gonzalez is a very polite and hardworking student. He always tries his best and wants to do better on his academics. Alex even asks for homework! Ms. Karen Beers
  • Dima Tambil goes above and beyond in what is asked of her in class. She is always organized, well prepared and gives 120%. She is a deep thinker who is very quiet in class, but when you ask her a question her answer shows deep thought. Ms. Mary Catherine Keating
  • Patrick Wood has worked very hard to improve his social interactions and remember expectations on the job site. His gentle side is coming out as he interacts with others, and he is a joy to work with. Ms. Lauren Soljanyk

 

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School Environment Parent Survey

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School Environment Parent Survey

Dear Parent,

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is studying how school environments relate to discipline practices in the Division. As part of the study, you will receive a survey from FCPS’ Office of Research and Strategic Improvement. A small number of classrooms will also participate in the study’s student survey. The surveys are designed to help FCPS understand your and your child’s thoughts about the school environment and how discipline is approached in their school.

Surveys to parents will be translated into multiple languages and come via eNotify. Student surveys will be administered at school. Participation is voluntary for you and your child, and all responses will be anonymous.

I encourage you to participate in this important survey to help FCPS understand what is working well and where we can improve.

Thank you,

Scott Poole

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Teen Dating Safety

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Teen Dating Safety

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. One in 10 high school students has been hit, slapped or physically hurt by a dating partner. This adds up to nearly 1.5 million high school students each year experiencing physical abuse from a dating partner a year. Of those students, only 33% of teens who are in abusive relationships ever tell anyone. Teens often don’t know how to initiate the conversation or are unaware they are in an abusive situation. We encourage you to make time to discuss this issue with your teens.

Last month we provided all of the seniors with a program on this topic. Students learned about a former Chantilly student, who was killed by her boyfriend. The family of the victim started Dating Abuse Stops Here. The website is an excellent resource for further discussion with your own teens. During the presentation we highlighted what defines a HEALTHY relationship.

          Healthy Partners Should:

  • Bring happiness
  • Appreciate and celebrate your family and friends
  • Bring comfort
  • Boost your confidence and make you feel good about yourself
  • Grow and change together
  • Be positive
  • Have down/alone time
  • Embrace each other’s schedules
  • Value each other’s opinions
  • Respect each other’s privacy

 

Additional Resources:

    • loveisrespect - www.loveisrespect.org  
    • 1-866-331-9474      Text: loveis to 22522
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    • Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-838-8238

www.datingabusestopshere.com

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From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear CHS Parents and Guardians:

I would like to congratulate Mrs. Mary Kay Downes, English and Journalism teacher and sponsor of our award-winning yearbook, Odyssey.  She has just been named the recipient of the Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award by the Journalism Education Association (JEA).  Mrs. Downes is known nationally and shares her 40-plus years of knowledge and experience with journalism educators and advisors around the country, teaching at workshops and conventions, and encouraging advisors to actively participate in local, state, and national press associations. She is known in the scholastic journalism world as a yearbook pioneer and voice for student press rights, and will be recognized at the JEA-NSPA (National Scholastic Press Association) convention in April in Anaheim.  We are very proud of her and her tremendous accomplishments. 

Have a good weekend.

Scott Poole

 

Chantilly Drama Department-VHSL One Act Play Festival

The Chantilly Drama Department took 1st place at the VHSL One Act Play Festival on Saturday, January 19th. 

They performed “Reunions,” a one act romantic comedy written and directed by Ms. Shannon Khatcheressian that follows the journey of 6 high school students as they come face to face again at their 10 year high school reunion.  Senior, Valerie Mellard, who stars in the leading role,  received the “Outstanding Performer” award at the festival. The drama department moves on to regionals this Saturday, February 2nd at George C. Marshall High School.  They will perform at 2:30 p.m. if you would like to come and cheer them on, admission is free!  Please note since this is a competition their performance will start EXACTLY at 2:30 p.m. and no one is admitted into theatre once it has started, so arrive early!

CHS AFJROTC Cadets

AFJROTC Annual Awards Dinner

The Chantilly Academy Air Force Junior ROTC Corps of Cadets hosts an Annual Awards Dinner. The Awards Dinner is done in the style of a military Dining-Out, a time-honored tradition where military members and guests meet socially at a formal function to recognize individual and unit achievements. The cadets were honored with awards and ribbons earned during the first semester. Additionally, the outstanding flight, Cadets of the Semester, and second semester commanders were announced. Awards were also given to cadets in each flight (class) for Most Improved and Best Attitude.

Costa Rican students and their CHS hosts

Costa Rican students visit Chantilly HS

We would like to thank all the families who opened their homes to host students from Costa Rica.  Your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated. 

Gracias

Did you realize the Purple Tie Bash is only 47 days away! 

This year's event will take place on March 9, 2019 at the Marriott Fair Oaks.  Buy your tickets now at this link: Purple Tie Bash Tickets

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed for Students on Monday, February 4

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, February 4, for a Staff Development day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 5. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar.

Recognitions

Junior Sophia Skiavo, Chantilly's school winner for Poetry Out Loud, competed in and won the Poetry Out Loud regional tournament on January 25th. She advances to the state competition on March 15th.

 

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Minami Brandt has shown growth in her leadership on the job. She recently spoke at a STEP tour for prospective students. Minami also led the way for two student interns who were temporarily placed at her worksite. Ms. Blair Kersh
  • Tevon Brown began work in the Pipe Shop at Dulles in the beginning of January. He is the first intern we've placed in the Pipe Shop in six years and has been a great addition to their team. His personality and work ethic fit exactly into what his supervisor/co-workers are looking for and he is doing a great job. Mr. Doug Boyle
  • Rose Chicky is kind to other students and is willing to help her peers in the classroom. She enjoys helping out her teachers, as well. Rose greets her teachers every morning and says goodbye to everyone before getting on the bus. Ms. Rebecca Aufman
  • Mizky Kaneko is working at Inova Fairoaks Hospital in both the cafeteria and laundry. He works consistently and efficiently to complete all tasks in both areas. His supervisor reports that even though the work is tiring, Mizky works with a positive attitude and does not quit until he is finished. Ms. Elaine Birchfield
  • Margarita Lipkina is very motivated to work in class and always gives her best effort. She is a helper and will stay to assist in the clean-up process. Margarita’s positive attitude makes her a pleasure to have in art class. Ms. Terilynn Thomas
  • Alyssa Loyd arrives to the Wingate with a positive attitude and ready to work. She is the best at making Mount Alyssa :-) Keep up the hard work! Ms. Kirsten Hassan
  • Franklin Medrano Carranza has done an amazing job in Digital Art 1 this year. He works hard and is willing to try new things. He is in inquisitive, creative and a pleasure to have in class. I love to see the artwork he creates! Ms. Rebecca Miller
  • Simone Miller has been borrowing books regularly from the library since her freshman year. We recognized her appetite for reading early on and have been challenged to keep just a step ahead of her in supplying new books. She is soft spoken, pleasant and just genuinely a nice person. We will miss her next year as she moves on to college. Thank you for allowing us, the Library Ladies into your CHS experience... Onward toward success. Ms. Robyn Singletary
  • Aiden Roger is a voracious reader, willing to take on massive series and get thru them in record time. He has been with us since day one of his freshmen year. Watching his progression from quiet freshman to a much more confident sophomore has been no less than joyous for us. We applaud his willingness to move forward. Keep reading Aiden.... Ms. Jodi Hackett
  • Way to go, Austin Shull! You are doing such a great job at your job site, Poplar Tree. I know the custodial staff there is so grateful to have you as a student intern. You are positive, hard-working, and helpful to everyone you encounter. We are so lucky to have you as a student in the STEP program! Ms. Meghan Chavez
  • Erin Taylor is an avid reader and library user. This year she has stepped up to take on a leadership role in the Readers Club. It has been our joy to watch this young lady blossom.   Ms. Kristen Zemba

 

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Eating Disorder Parent Letter and Fact Sheet

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Eating Disorder Parent Letter and Fact Sheet

In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law (Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2) requiring Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2013),

Thirty million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed eating disorder documents with detailed information to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. The letter and fact sheet have been translated and posted on the following webpage:

http://fcpsnet.fcps.edu/ssse/translations/dss-healthmedical.htm

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2-Hour early release today

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2-Hour early release today due to inclement weather

We will follow the class schedule below:

2nd period:  8:10-9:00am

4th period:  9:05-9:55am

8th period: 10:00-10:50am

6th period (w/lunch)

    A Lunch  10:55-11:25am

    B Lunch  11:25-11:55am

    C Lunch  11:55-12:25pm

    D Lunch  12:25-12:55pm

Please note dismissal for all students is 12:55pm.  There is no open lunch today. 

 

 

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From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear CHS Parents and Guardians:

We Need Your Help to Get Students to School on Time

As mentioned in previous messages to the community earlier this year, improving student attendance is one of our major priorities for the 2018-2019 School Year. I’m pleased to share that we have made major progress when compared to previous years. Current data shows a decrease in tardiness in comparison to last year’s numbers as the majority of Chantilly students seem to be making improved efforts to arrive to school on time and avoid our new  “Tardy Tables”. For example, out of 70 days of school, 51 of these days saw a decrease in the number of students running late to class. This past week, however, we experienced a significant spike in the number of students running late to school in the morning.  Please note that we sometimes give students a grace period in the morning if we become aware of a major accident or inclement weather. The point is that while we are holding students accountable in order to maximize instructional time, we apply our rules with common sense and fairness. Please help us continue to emphasize the value of being in class by teaching your son or daughter good habits and supporting our attendance expectations as outlined below:

 

IF A STUDENT ARRIVES LATE TO SCHOOL:

  • All students not in class by 8:10 are required to check in at the Tardy Table located at the main entrance of the building (Door 1) to receive a pass to class.  Students arriving to school after 8:20 will be directed to their sub school to check in and receive a pass. 
  • Students are considered excused for reasons such as illness, court appointment, medical appointments, etc. but the school must be notified by a parent/guardian.  A parent/guardian may call or email the Student’s sub school.  A parent/guardian or medical office note is also acceptable.
  • Unexcused tardies include oversleeping, car trouble, ride not showing up, missing the bus, traffic, weather issues and other reasons deemed not acceptable by the Administration.
  • Students with excessive tardies will meet with the Dean of Students and consequences may be assigned.

Thanks for helping us set students up for success.

 

Scott

 

CHS wants to help our furloughed workers 

We will be waiving fees for CHS home sporting events for any furloughed worker (with the presentation of a government ID) for the duration of the shut-down. 

Recognitions

We absolutely rocked the regional Scholastic awards!! Our students won a total of 55 awards!

All Gold Key winners will be moving on to compete in Nationals! All Gold and Silver Key winners will be displayed at the NVCC Annandale Campus from Feb 13-March 21st.

There will be an awards ceremony on Wednesday March 6th form 7-9pm at the Ernst Cultural Center. Congratulations to our students! Please see the list of students.  Chantilly.pdf 

Indoor Track:

After the first day of Concorde District Competition (8 of 15 events completed), the girls Indoor Track team is in 1st place (4 pts ahead of 2nd place Westfield). The boys are in4th place.

The following athletes earned All-District honors and qualified for regional competition.

Girls 4x800m Relay- DISTRICT CHAMPIONS- Nyla Carter-Ogden, Elizabeth Wu, Ruby Carter-Ogden, Nicole Re

Jenay Soumahro- DISTRICT CHAMPION- 55m Hurdles; 6th Place- 500m Dash

Josie Allamby- DISTRICT CHAMPION- High Jump; 5th Place- Long Jump

Kylie Dougherty- 2nd Place- High Jump

Carlex Tiemeni- 2nd Place- Shot Put

Momiji Barlow- 3rd Place- 3200m Run

Ruby Carter-Ogden- 3rd Place- 500m Dash

Emera Cooper- 3rd Place- 55m Dash; 5th Place- Shot Put

Spencer Kinnier- 4th Place- Shot Put

Caroline Poole- 4th Place- 3200m Run

Davonte Brown- 5th Place- High Jump

Nyla Carter-Ogden- 5th Place- 500m Dash

Claire Jones- 5th Place- 55m Dash

Tyler O’Reilly- 5th Place- 55m Hurdles

Keoni Puhek- 5th Place- 3200m Run

Bryan Rogers- 5th Place- Shot Put

Jason Clark- 6th Place- Shot Put

Trosoadas Davenport- 6th Place- 55m Dash

Graysen Jones- 6th  Place- High Jump

Emma Lenz- 6th Place- 3200m Run

Boys 4x800m Relay- 3rd Place- James Monson, Wyatt Cyr, Adam Jaynes, Patrick Marlow

 

The Chantilly Forensics team won the Regional Title at the regional forensics tournament yesterday.  The following students placed and qualified to compete at the Super Regional Tournament next month:

First Place:

            TJ Maher – Extemporaneous Speaking

            Maxwell Tabarrok – Impromptu

            Lillie Jerome – Storytelling

            Rosa Broadberry – Humorous Interpretation

            Adrianna Gao – Serious Dramatic Interpretation

            Mallory Bedford – Prose Interpretation

            Amro Ibrahim – Poetry Interpretation

            Shreya Surapaneni/Matthew Mendoza – Humorous Duo

            Jordan Hundley/Molly Marsh – Serious Duo

Second Place: 

            Kylee Downey -- Humorous Interpretation

            Susannah Kratt – Serious Dramatic Interpretation

            Haley Herman – Prose Interpretation

            Elise McCue – Poetry Interpretation

            Jared Belsky/Cullen Kendrick – Humorous Duo

            Garrett Jones/Lila York – Serious Duo

Third Place:

            Grady Jones – Extemporaneous Speaking

            Trevor Belsky – Storytelling

 

Wrestling defeated Madison last night on Senior night: Chantilly 58 Madison 15.  We are 9-0 and District Dual Champions.

 

Recent Student Successes

This is the next installment for the school year of what has become a weekly segment aimed at recognizing students for demonstrating recent improvement or achievement in academics, behavior or citizenship. At the end of each recognition, you will see the name of the nominating teacher or staff member. On a rotating basis, departments will nominate students.  I meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Hayden Lumpkin earned a 98% on his Unit 5 Test on Radicals and Rational Exponents in Algebra 2. In addition, he always comes to class prepared and is an excellent advocate for himself in class when he needs clarification on a concept. Mr. Timothy Murphy
  • In World History 1, Eshal Malik consistently strives to do her best. She submits work in a timely fashion, demonstrates her knowledge on assessments, and serves as a role model for her peers. Mr. Robert Sebring
  • Magnus Sherpa has greatly improved his understanding of Active Physics by working hard in the classroom and at home. He made a great improvement on the most recent Unit Test. He continues to work hard to make sure he understands the subject. Mr. Robert Smith
  • Dream Stewart has dedicated herself to improving her academics overall. She is also fostering positive relationships and the spirit of hard work. I've known Dream for two years and am very happy to see how she's progressed in the past few months. Great job, Dream! Ms. Patricia Heatherly

 

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