From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Members of the CHS Community:

It is with a heavy heart that I let all of you know that a member of our Chantilly Family passed away last night due to flu and pneumonia. Rohit Kulkarni was a freshman this year and formerly a student at Rocky Run Middle School. He participated in robotics, loved Chantilly High School, and was an outstanding student.  Rohit was very strong and brave and loved by all. Funeral arrangements are still in process and will be communicated to the CHS community as soon as they are available. His passing will be felt throughout our school and community, and we send blessings to his family, friends and teachers at this most difficult time.

Sincerely,

Scott Poole

Principal

ANGP 2019

Attention Class of 2019!  The All Night Grad Party is a few weeks away.  Over 200 students are coming - are you?  Register at http://www.chantillyhsptsa.org/ANGP/ANGP.html.  

Recognitions

Congratulations to Iris Malave Compher for receiving a Counselor of the Year Recognition from the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling at their annual conference last month. She was praised for her impact on constituents in the admission process, advocacy for students, commitment to equity and access for all, and thoroughness in her daily work. In addition to this award, Mrs. Compher was awarded a “Colin Powell Award” for her continued assistance with Military Recruiting. Mrs. Compher is an amazing person, who has served our school and community very well the past four year. Congratulations Iris!

Congratulations to Will Pak, who won the District Tennis Singles Title!  

Congratulations to the following students and teams who won First Place Awards in the 2019 TSA Technosphere Competition:

Anthony Spinetta, Engineering CAD

Tony Spinetta, Ronit Bhansali, Numya Menon, Nicolas Bravo, Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Rishi Sarraff, Rithwik Erabelly, Sree Sunandh Katragadda, Siddarth Tibrewala, Engineering Design

Girls Soccer-District Champs

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team for winning the District Championship by beating Madison 1-0 in OT!  Congratulations to Coach Bibbee and the team on a great tournament!!

The following athletes earned All-District Honors in the Concorde District Track Championship and qualified for regionals next week:

Girls 4x800m Relay- DISTRICT CHAMPIONS- 9:48.77 (Elizabeth Wu, Nyla Carter-Ogden, Nicole Re, Ruby Carter Ogden)

Josie Allamby- DISTRICT CHAMPION- High Jump (5’ 0”)

Upcoming Events at CHS

Tonight and all day tomorrow, May 17 and 18, CHS will welcome twenty-three middle and high school band programs from the DMV region for our 39th annual Chantilly Invitational Jazz Festival!  The CIJF was created 39 years ago to provide an opportunity for high school, professional jazz musicians, and  educators to share, learn, and compete.  In addition to this year’s middle school and high school ensembles, we’re delighted to welcome the National Jazz Workshop All-Star Jazz Orchestra and the US Navy Band Commodores as feature ensembles this year!  The Chantilly Invitational Jazz Festival has  grown to include over thirty performing groups celebrating America’s greatest art form.  All performances are FREE and open to the public.  Here is the schedule

Opportunities

The Office of Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) will host a Back2Fairfax Seminar at the Gatehouse Administration Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This event will give our current high school seniors, FCPS graduates, and current FCPS employees an opportunity to hear from existing operational employees in our Information Technology (IT), Facilities, Transportation, and Construction offices. Participants will attend breakout sessions to include the following topics: resume essentials; preparing for an interview; supporting and repairing computer hardware, AV equipment, and software applications in our schools and offices; and FCPS trade careers such as carpenters, roofers, electricians, and HVAC technicians.

There will also be networking time for visiting exhibitor booths from Apple Federal Credit Union, Benefit Services, Client Services, Food Services, Lord Fairfax Community College for Trade Careers, Salary Services, and Transportation.

Event Information

Wednesday, May 29, 2019  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Gatehouse Administration Center Café Registration link: https://back2fairfaxoperationaljobs.eventbrite.com

Calendar Reminder: Schools and Offices Closed on May 27 for Memorial Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 28. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

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.

  • Aryaa Bhole has done an outstanding job improving her study skills. After using her self-advocacy skills to determine how she could improve her grades, Aryaa learned to be better prepared for tests. She applied herself, studied hard, and raised reading test scores, earning an "A" on her final test of the year. Ms. Elaine Birchfield
  • Kartik Chugh scored an 89 on the Java MTA industry certification exam. He has also completed work on a code editor plugin called IRIS that uses machine learning to identify and display patterns that appear a developer's code; these patterns are used by IRIS to perform autocomplete, highlight pattern examples, and flag pattern violations. He submitted a research paper discussing IRIS to the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing for prospective publication sometime in October this year. Mr. Matt Keel
  • Joshua Dantinne has shown an increase in appropriate behaviors surrounding his ability to advocate appropriately for himself over the past two weeks. He worked through an situation with a peer using learned strategies. Ms. Porsche McWhorter
  • Adam Jones has grown as a student. Adam is willing to help other students and teachers. Ms. Rebecca Aufman
  • Derrick Manzi transferred to Chantilly High School in January 2019. He quickly made friends and adjusted to his new school. Derrick is a student who willingly volunteers to help teachers. I've enjoyed having Derrick in my classes. Ms. Karen Beers
  • Matthew McCurry has been a tremendous asset to the Entrepreneurship program this school year. While in E-ship 2 he has assisted greatly with both the Purple Express and the Spirit Box. He even created a website that can be used for years to come! Ms. Karyn Jones
  • Hridya Pillai is excelling in Exploring Health Science and Language of Medicine and participated in District HOSA Competition earning 3rd place in HOSA Bowl. In State HOSA Competition, Hridya earned 2nd place as part of a Medical Debate Team. Hridya will attend the HOSA International Leadership Competition in June and compete in Biomedical Debate. Ms. Sarah Quinn
  • I am proud of you, Nicholas Robinson! I'm proud of your attendance and the effort you are putting forth in class. I enjoy having you as a student and I hope that you will continue with a Technical Drawing course that builds on the visualization talents that you have. Ms. Susan Chudovan
  • Jose Romero-Gonzalez is one of the finest young men in the Academy. Currently, Jose takes advantage of two course offerings in the Academy; Criminal Justice and Automotive Technology 2. Jose is reliable, respectful, a team player and a leader amongst his peers. He consistently demonstrates the ability to think critically and solve complex problems. He perseveres in the face of adversity and eagerly accepts challenges. CTE classes often assess students on a 1-5 competency scale that ranges from cannot perform to can perform with limited supervision to can teach others. As a leader, Jose willingly, with patience, shares his knowledge with others. In the community, he volunteers as a Police Explorer. Next year he is slated to return for Automotive Technology 3 and wants to serve as a teacher’s assistant for Auto Tech. He is a pleasure to have in class. Mr. Gray Brill, Mr. James Hardy, Ms. Meg Holman and Mr. Mark Zook
  • Jack Wong has shown incredible growth the second half of this school year. His cheery disposition and joy in the everyday make it a better day for all of us in our Dept. Thank you Jack! Ms. Katy Smallwood

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Re: SOL testing and attendance

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We Need Your Help

 

Today was the first day for SOL Testing and the ninth day for AP Testing and we had close to 600 students check in late or check out early. While the duration of class periods are altered at this time of year, we fully expect students to attend. Furthermore, students are not permitted to check out of school during an SOL testing block in which they are participating. If they have a scheduled appointment, they will need to be moved to a make-up section. Moving forward, if your student has a need to check in late or check out early, please have him/her bring a note to the Sub School first thing in the morning. This will help the Sub School process them in a timely manner. If you do not send a note, please understand that it will take us more time to process requests that come via a parent phone call. Thank you for your help and support.

 

 

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All Night Grad Party - We Still Need Your Help!

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Dear CHS Family,

As the Chairpersons for the 32nd annual All Night Grad Party (ANGP) at Chantilly High School, all we can say is “Wow!” We are truly humbled and appreciative of the response we received for food and volunteer sign ups last week. The Class of 2019 is lucky to be part of such a caring and generous community.

That said, we are still in need of 30 volunteers – particularly for checking in graduates and chaperoning the party to ensure that all doors are monitored around the school throughout the evening and to alert our SROs if any incidents occur. We know that staying up all night seems difficult, but as many veterans of the party will tell you, once you’re there it’s not that hard, and you’ll be glad you did it. In many cases, as the night winds down, we are able to send some volunteers home early. But we can’t do that unless we have a full team of volunteers. To volunteer, please use the following link Volunteer Signup.

The All Night Grad Party is sponsored by the Chantilly High School PTSA, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. If your company has a charitable volunteer program like Fannie Mae, Fairfax County Government, Capital One, to name a few, you may be eligible to volunteer for this event and take some time off the next day without penalty. Check your company website for more details or talk to your supervisor.

There are also opportunities to donate water and a few other items. Please use this link: Food and Drink Signup.

Thank you again for being part of the celebration for our 2019 Graduates.

The ANGP Committee Co-Chairs

Liz Persell, lizpersell@msn.com and Laura Richer, ljricher@aol.com

 

Volunteer Committee Co-Chairs

Karen Connell, karenconnell12@hotmail.com and Teresa Fletcher, tlfletcher@gmail.com

 

Food Committee Co-Chairs

Jill Boddie, jill.boddie@gmail.com and Ana Fernandes, asf814@gmail.com

 

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From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

Thoughts About the Meaning of Success at Chantilly HS

Since being named principal of Chantilly HS last year, I’ve had many neighbors, friends, and colleagues offer their congratulations and best wishes. Many people have told me that I should be especially proud because Chantilly is a very successful school. By many well-known measures, Chantilly is a very successful school. For example, Chantilly HS was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the 11th best high school in Virginia: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/virginia/rankings . In another example, Chantilly HS was recently named by Washington Post reporter Jay Mathews as one of the better high schools in the Washington region. These high rankings and accolades are clearly a source of pride in our community. At award ceremonies, I am moved by the many achievements and scholarships earned by our students. Teachers, staff, and parents are very proud of what our students have accomplished. While I’ve seen many academic successes at Chantilly, my day to day work with students reminds me that success can take many other forms as well. I have watched students on our athletic teams and performing arts groups experience the success that comes only when someone commits to something bigger than themselves. I’ve worked with students this year who have lost loved ones, and they remind me that success is more about what’s in your head and heart than anything else. I’ve worked with students new to our country who are doing everything they can to learn a new language and culture; they remind me that success comes to those who have the courage to change. I’ve met an incredible young lady at CHS who may not be able to walk well but who has already traveled farther than many in the journey of life; she reminds me that success is a reflection of character and determination. Perhaps most important, Chantilly HS students remind me that success is also about staying strong when times get tough. Like you, I celebrate our high rankings and achievements, but, in my mind, they pale in comparison to the more personal examples of success that cannot be measured by any metric or formula.

Have a good weekend,

Scott

Protestors at Chantilly HS on Thursday During Dismissal:

You may have noticed a few anti-abortion demonstrators holding up posters during dismissal on Thursday, May 9th. They were on public property at the edge of the Chantilly HS campus and cooperated with our security team. The group in question has conducted similar protests at other high schools and was recently featured on local news: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/anti-abortion-activists-protest-outside-virginia-schools-record-students

ANGP 2019

Attention Class of 2019!  The All Night Grad Party is just over 30 days away.  Over 200 students are coming - are you?  Register at http://www.chantillyhsptsa.org/ANGP/ANGP.html.  

Back by popular demand! 

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Parenting Education Programs is currently enrolling families for the upcoming parenting class in Centreville for parents with children ages 12-18.  This class is special in that both parents and children attend the classes together but are taught in separate classrooms.  Classes are free for Fairfax County residents.  Free childcare for children 4 and under.  Dinner is also provided at no cost for the family each night. This class will meet once a week on Monday’s from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm for 11 weeks beginning June 10, 2019.

For more information, please see attached Parenting Education Programs class flyer 6-3-2019.pdf   Please note start date will be June 10, 2019

Recognitions

Congratulations to Chantilly HS for receiving a 2019 First Amendment Press Freedom Award. This is Chantilly’s fifth consecutive First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Mary Kay Downes, on behalf of all Chantilly media, was recognized at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

Congratulations to Kartik Chugh, who was recently named a winner of a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  He plans to study computer science. 

Chantilly DECA  

Chantilly DECA  had a successful trip to the 2019 International Career and Development Conference in Orlando, Florida.  The following students placed Top 20 in the World:

Sports & Entertainment Marketing Management Team

Akshay Ganta

Prakash Jawajar

Hospitality Services Management Team 

Vijay Rudraraju

Jeremy Sanchez

Congrats to all 26 Marketing students who attended ICDC 2019!

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.

  • Maleia Barnett is extremely kind, polite, and eager to help me or her classmates. She is an excellent leader in her class. Mr. Evan Ayars
  • Krista Bueno has worked hard all year in Studio Art and Design. With such strong dedication to her art, Krista tied for 1st place in the 2019 Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. Congratulations to Krista! Ms. Terilynn Thomas
  • Franklin Medrano Carranza has worked incredibly hard in Digital Art this year. He has persisted at tasks that were difficult and excelled at them. He learned and mastered multiple skills and techniques and has created beautiful artworks in both Photoshop and Illustrator. Ms. Rebecca Miller
  • Aline Munayer continues to impress in Tech Theatre class. She has expanded her skill set and grown as a leader in the classroom. She bounces effortlessly between projects and leads by example for the other students in class. Mr. Andy Shaw
  • Samantha York has been an incredible asset to our theatre department for four years. She is currently in our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and is doing an incredible job! Her continual dedication to her acting craft, her contagious wit and laughter and ability to ensure everyone feels part of the team will be missed when she graduates this spring! Ms. Shannon Khatcheressian
  • Uttara Das has been teaching violin lessons to a Chantilly pyramid elementary student through our student-run tutoring program. I have been most impressed by the maturity she has shown in handling scheduling and communicating with the student and parent. Also, her student received a superior rating at Solo & Ensemble Festival. Mr. Aaron Mynes

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 9, 2019

This year’s theme is "Suicide Prevention: Strategies that Work."

 

National Resources and ways to get involved:

 

Fairfax County’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Open House

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Healthy Minds Fairfax, and the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative are hosting an Open House recognizing National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday, May 9, from 3:30 to 6:30pm at the Merrifield Center.

Learn about new programs in our community being offered to address children’s mental health challenges. This event features hourly speakers, events for children, professionals, and adults. Learn how to provide comfort to others, effectively and safely. Gain tools to help our youth, from a variety of providers at the resource fair. Hear directly from youth in Fairfax County Public Schools about student wellness. All are welcome. Fliers available in English and Spanish.

 

The Fairfax County Youth Survey shows how every adult can make a difference and foster resilience and protective factors in our youth.  Research supports Three to Succeed  

 

            

       

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AP and SOL Testing Started Today

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AP and SOL Testing Started Today

 

Students are NOT allowed to bring cell phones into the testing rooms. Please remind your students of this policy. We also ask that you encourage your child to find out where they will be taking their AP exam(s). This information is posted in Google Classroom and on Blackboard sites. They can also ask their teachers for this information.

 

Students will be emailed their SOL schedule to their FCPSSchool.net account by Monday, May 13.

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SOL Testing

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SOL Testing

The SOL testing policy states that students cannot use unauthorized electronic devices of any kind during the testing session.  Prior to SOL testing, every student will check the box on the Electronics Policy stating they understand that cell phones are prohibited in the exam rooms. This policy also includes MP3 players, electronic translators, cameras, ebook readers, portable listening or recording devices, smart watches, handheld gaming systems, fitness trackers and any other type of electronic or communication devices. Students should consider leaving these devices at home on testing days.

Students caught accessing a cell phone and/or other electronic device during SOL testing (including during a bathroom break or after their test has been submitted) will have the SOL score voided.  They may receive a discipline consequence from their administrator, may be required to retake the SOL test, or may receive a zero on the SOL test. This testing irregularity may result in consequences determined above the school level.

Students will be using their FCPSOn Devices for SOL testing.  Students will need to bring a fully charged laptop and power charger each day.  While in the testing location, these devices may be used for SOL testing ONLY.  Accessing other websites, programs, social media, emails, or network folders is prohibited and is subject to the same consequences stated above.

While the main testing window is from Thursday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 22, this policy applies to all make ups and retakes as well.  The SOL schedule can be found on the Chantilly HS webpage: https://chantillyhs.fcps.edu/student-services/testing/spring-sol-schedule.  It is important that your child attend school on these days and have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.  If your child has an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, they will be moved to a makeup date prior to Friday, May 31.   

The Virginia Department of Education requires high school students enrolled in an SOL course to take the EOC test if the student needs a verified credit for graduation or if the student has not yet met federal testing requirements (1 Math, 1 Reading, and 1 Biology SOL attempt taken during grade 9-12).  Students who have met the testing requirements for graduation and federal accountability are not allowed to test.  If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your child’s school counselor.

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From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

Here's the news around Chantilly! Have a great weekend!

Scott

 

Chantilly High School Sports Physical Registration now open!

It is time to start planning for the 2019-2020 school year and Chantilly High School Sports Physical Night is about a month away!  The first step to participate in any preseason or afterschool athletic activity is completing a sports physical.  The Chantilly High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Chantilly High School on Wednesday, June 5th, 2017. This physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, and weight room workouts) for the 2019-2020 school year.  This event is a fundraiser for the Chantilly High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Chantilly High School.  The cost of the physical is $50 when you register online, $60 for walk-ins. There are five time slots in 30 minute increments, beginning at 5:30pm. 

Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser for the year. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services that we do for our student-athletes!  You can register by following this link: https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings and click on “student athlete registration for physicals”

We are always looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to assist us for the event. If you are interested in helping out, please contact us at kabishop@fcps.edu or click on the registration link to sign up. 

Thank you in advance!

Katelyn Bishop & Kevin Boss

 

ANGP 2019

Attention Class of 2019!  The All Night Grad Party is just over 30 days away.  Over 200 students are coming - are you?  Register at http://www.chantillyhsptsa.org/ANGP/ANGP.html.  

Recognitions

Chantilly Drill Team

  Chantilly Drill Team

The drill team traveled to Atlee High School last weekend to perform in America's largest and longest running Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Competition!  We are delighted to share with you the results of our amazing Drill Team.

2nd Place OVERALL (State Runner Up) (Commander: Cadet Alexis Rickard, Chantilly)

STATE CHAMPIONS - Armed Regulation (Commander: Cadet Alexis Rickard, Chantilly)

STATE CHAMPIONS - Unarmed Exhibition (Commander: Cadet Alexis Rickard, Chantilly)

2nd Place Unarmed Regulation (Commander: Cadet Taylor Havens, Chantilly)

4th Place Color Guard (Commander: Cadet Adam Denner, Chantilly)

4th Place Inspection (Commander: Cadet Ria Singh, Chantilly)

Honorable Mention for Armed Exhibition (Commander: Cadet Chris Lee, Centreville)

5th Place Knockout (Cadet Alexis Rickard, Chantilly) (over 200 cadets were in this individual competition)

Our cadets had an emotional day as they celebrated their last competition together, and the last competition for our graduating cadets.  We hope you will join us in congratulating them in their well earned success.

 

Prom 2019

Congratulations to Senior Prom Queen Leah Tyrrell and Senior Prom King Jared Belsky and Junior Prom Princess Angela Kim and Junior Prom Prince Ben Condemi for being voted in by your class. 

 

Chantilly DECA  

CHS DECA had a successful trip to the 2019 International Career and Development Conference in Orlando, Florida.  Congrats to all 26 Marketing students who attended ICDC 2019! The following students placed Top 20 in the World:

Sports & Entertainment Marketing Management Team

Akshay Ganta

Prakash Jawajar

Hospitality Services Management Team 

Vijay Rudraraju

Jeremy Sanchez

 

Boys Tennis

Boys Tennis (11-0, 8-0) defeated Centreville 6-3 to win the District Regular Season Championship!

 

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 impressed with Ethan Do's willingness in French 2 class to help out students at his table when they are not understanding. He is a very talented French student and is always engaged during our discussions. I look forward to seeing him progress as he moves into the upper levels of French! Bon travail, Ethan! Ms. Mary Bea Bouchet
  • Manvi Nair applied for acceptance to Governor School in Spanish. She went through a rigorous testing and selection process. Manvi was very persistent, organized and prepared to endure the process until the end. She demonstrated high skills in the acquired language and character strength to accomplish all requirements needed to be selected. I am very proud of Manvi's acceptance to the Governor School but even more of her resiliency to succeed. Ms. Laura Falkowitz
  • Axel Rojas has done good work in World History 1. Throughout the course of the year, he has demonstrated understanding of historical concepts, and he has consistently submitted assignments in a timely fashion. He is an exemplary student who also supports his classmates. Mr. Robert Sebring
  • Viviana Terrones recently received an Offer Letter for Employment at her worksite. Viviana will be working at KinderCare as a paid employee starting in June. We are so proud of you- Congrats! Ms. Blair Kersh

 

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Suspension of Attendance Notifications for Testing Windows

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Suspension of Attendance Notifications for Testing Windows at Middle and High Schools

The morning attendance telephone calls, texts and e-mails for reporting student absences will not occur for middle and high schools during AP, IB and SOL testing from Monday, April 29, 2019 through Friday, June 7, 2019. Students involved in testing are often in designated testing sites within the school during the normal attendance-taking time, so morning attendance notifications will be suspended. The evening attendance notifications will remain in place.

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From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

Here's the news around Chantilly! Have a great weekend!

Scott

 

CHANTILLY PYRAMID MENTAL HEALTH GOOGLE SITE

Mental health continues to be a “hot button” topic across the country.  School counselors are excited to share our mental health resource site for our Chantilly community.  As elementary, middle, and high school counselors continue to work with families in each school, we feel it is necessary to share similar information and resources with everyone in grades K through 12.  The Chantilly Pyramid’s comprehensive Google site link can be found here https://sites.google.com/view/chantillycounselorsresources/home.  Feel free to access the site on your own.  If you have specific questions or needs, contact your child’s school counselor directly.

Recognitions

Congratulations to Lindsay Jones and Daniel Zhao who were named winners of the 2019 National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarship for CACI Scholarships

Congratulations to our Governor's Challenge in Economics team that placed 3rd in the state at the competition in Richmond.  Kyle McClelland, Zach Petty, Ryan Swindell and Max Tabarrok answered questions involving macroeconomics, microeconomics and international trade as well as econ current events. They did really well and we are very proud of them!

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.

  • Sapha Abbas demonstrates politeness, timeliness and a good-natured attitude as a student library volunteer for the 2018-2019 school year. Sapha supports the library staff by completing routine daily tasks and does so without complaint. We are grateful for her assistance. Ms. Robyn Singletary, Ms. Kristen Zemba and Ms. Jodi Hackett
  • Students are able to learn programming at their own pace using code studio. In the project app, Zach Carter has created games such as flappy birds, music videos with dancing avatars, and he is currently creating a game that could possibly rival fortnight. Mr. Marques Cameron
  • Mya Diffin has been an exemplary student this year in Discrete Math. She works tirelessly to make sure she really understands the topics and has done very well in the course. She has shown outstanding perseverance when she faces difficulties and always does so with a smile on her face. Mr. Craig Primus
  • Allison Martin has worked extremely hard in her probability and statistics class all year. She is actively engaged in the lessons and participates responsibly. Allison's work displayed a deep understanding of the concepts and an interest in the material being taught. Allison is a joy to have in class! Ms. Sarah Gentile
  • Levente Nas is doing computer programming for the first time this year (in Intro to Computer Science and in the programming club) and is already elite by our standards. Not only does he make himself available to help his peers, he also offers helpful hints for his teacher, Mr. Neff, who is teaching Java for the first time. Mr. Adam Neff
  • Clark Saben came into Comp Sci A with little background in programming, but all year has shown examples of positivity, curiosity and a great work ethic. He has continued to demonstrate interest in the subject outside of the classroom and extending his own learning and he has shown tremendous progress in his coding ability. Mr. Bradley Smith
  • Michael Stout earned a 92% on his most recent Unit Test and a 90% on his most recent quiz. His affect and demeanor in class is great. Mr. Timothy Murphy

 

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Tornado evacuation this afternoon at Chantilly HS

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Dear CHS Parents and Guardians:

Please be aware that all students and staff moved to shelter areas for approximately 15 minutes as a result of a tornado warning being issued for Fairfax County at approximately 2:40PM. Once the warning was lifted at 2:53PM, students were dismissed from school after being reminded to be cautious on the way home. All safety procedures were followed and everything went smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office at 703-222-8100.

Sincerely,

Scott Poole

Principal

 

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Re: Teen Job Fair

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Teen Job Fair at Mount Vernon High School this Saturday, April 27

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend the FINAL teen job fairs and résumé-building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and résumé-building workshops will be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. This final job fair will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Mount Vernon High School from 10 a.m. to noon.

Learn more about the teen job fairs.

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From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

Have a great Spring Break!

Scott

 

International night, tonight in the cafeteria

Tickets will be sold tonight from 4:30 to 5:15 pm. Please follow the signs for directions pertaining to the performance location, (on the senior side of the cafeteria).

There are two parts of the event: performances and a tasting of international cuisines. Performances will take place from 5:30-7:15 pm in the senior side of the cafeteria and the tasting will take place from 7:15 to 9:30 pm on the other end. Pizza and drinks will be provided by the International Night Committee along with the international food. 

Reminders School Food Accounts

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June.

Spring Break:  April 15-19

Chantilly HS will be closed during Spring BreakClasses will resume on Monday, April 22. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Recognitions

Congratulations to Mitchell Davis, who is one of six participants from the Northern Virginia region selected to advance to the Supreme Court round in the Model Judiciary.  On Monday, April 22, Mitchell will be appearing in the Supreme Court of Virginia and arguing his case before actual Supreme Court Justices in Richmond.   After the competition, the Justices will hold a small reception where the students will be able to meet and talk with them. Congrats to Mr. Keenan Goldsby and Mr. Jim Hardy for their support and guidance in the Model Judiciary.  

Congratulations to the following students in the Chantilly Academy, Teachers for Tomorrow class.  This year, Dr. Brabrand announced something new for students in the program. At the Teachers for Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony last week, FCPS offered employment contracts to students to come back and work for FCPS once they complete a teacher licensure program in Virginia.

Lindsay D’Imperio- CHS

JP Miner- CHS

Elise Mozeleski – CHS

Becca Owens- CHS

Sagal Ahmed- CHS

Alexis Novell- Westfield

Virginia Threlkeld- Herndon

Amber Silva- Herndon

Zenisha Marshall- Woodson

The Chantilly Debate team won the Super Regional Championship on Saturday.  The following students placed and qualified for the State Tournament later this month:

First Place:

Julie Ablimit and Yifan Chen – Public Forum

Casey Kim -- Congress

Second Place:

Akber Latif and Zainab Shamim – Policy

Third Place:

Anand Colaco and Kerul Mathur -- Policy

Gayatri Chintala -- Congress

Fourth Place:

Cindy Wu – Lincoln Douglas

Jasmin Yoon -- Congress

Congratulations to the following students who placed at the FBLA State Conference:

Kevin Phillips – 3rd Accounting I

Iris Duan – 5th Economics

Kamal Mazhar – 3rd Electronic Career Portfolio

Shravan Mohan & Ethan Tsoi – 2nd Emerging Business Issues

Arvind Ramesh & Joshua Manuel – 5th Mobile Application Development

Congratulation to the Boys & Girls Track teams, that hosted Oakton & Westfield on Wednesday.  

The Boys finished first with 105 pts, followed by Oakton (49) and Westfield (45).  The girls also won, with 96.33 pts, with Westfield in second (61.33 pts) and Oakton third (38.33).

First place finishes came from:

Tyler O’Reilly- 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles

Emera Cooper- 100m Dash

Matt Harper- 100m Dash, Long JUmp

Emma Lenz- 1600m Run

Ben French- 1600m Run

Girls 4x100m Relay (Graceyn Jones, Jessica Fernandes, Priti Yadav & Marissa Barbero)

Boys 4x100m Relay (Tro Davenport, Davonte Brown, Aaron Aldridge, Nick Gonzalez)

Kendra Bush- 400m Dash, 200m Dash

Caroline Aronhime- 300m Hurdles

Julia Rodrigues- 800m Run

Boys 4x400m Relay- Glenn Hogan, Jayden Crosby, Ryan Brown, Tim DePalma

Josie Allamby- Long Jump, Triple Jump

Chris Youk- High Jump

Bryan Rogers- Shot Put

Sydney Fish- Discus

The Boys & Girls Track team will compete in the Lake Braddock Hall of Fame Invitational on Friday & Saturday, April 12th & 13th.

Congratulations to the Boys Tennis team, that won 8-1 over Madison.

Congratulations to Lindsey Wang for her third place award at the Virginia State Science Fair last weekend. 

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.

Enrique (Rico) Alcazar has improved in all areas of school and has been making the staff very proud. Keep up the hard work, Rico! Ms. Rebecca Daniels

Katherine Corrales Soriano transferred into Chantilly as a Level 1 ESOL student and has worked very hard in English 9 and in her ELD class. She works well with other students and she works hard to improve her English. Ms. Beth Jacob

Valentina Fala came to Chantilly from Italy at the beginning of 2nd Quarter and has been a wonderful student from the minute she arrived. In English, she is thoughtful and diligent and an excellent writer. She works extremely hard and has straight As in all her classes. Ms. Lora Bates

Axel Guerra Munguia is a recent arrival to Chantilly. From his first day in school he has impressed me with his willingness to work hard, to try to speak English, and to learn all that we are teaching him. He likes to be challenged and he likes to help other new students in class. Axel is a delightful young man. Ms. Tatiana Kahn

Christopher Lynch has made great strides in his classes and finding many successes.  All of his teachers are very proud of him! Ms. Katharine Sherman

In English 9, Luis Machado Carrillo is determined to succeed. He has steadily raised his grade each quarter. I can't wait to see what he's going to accomplish during quarter 4! Ms. Lori Partlow

Nathan Myers is a respectful, positive and polite person. We are proud of his academic accomplishments this year. Ms. Chris Gagne

Sadman Nafis came to Chantilly High only in the beginning of the third quarter. He came to us from Bangladesh. Being highly motivated to learn, Sadman is working hard in my class finishing every assignment on time, asking questions and making real life connections with his studies. It is a pleasure to have him in class. Ms. Tatiana Goldovsky

Haby Delphine Thiam has adjusted well to a new school environment after transferring to CHS this quarter. She is polite, respectful, responsible and engaged in the learning process. Ms. Theresa Giroux

 

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Re: SOL Testing Changes

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Changes for High School SOL Testing from the Virginia Department of Education

This spring, most FCPS high school students will take fewer Standards of Learning (SOL) tests than were required in the past, thanks to changes from the Virginia Department of Education. Additionally, most students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2017-18 or prior will have new options in which SOL tests they take to complete certain graduation requirements.

In the past, students took the SOL test any time they enrolled in a SOL course. Now, high school students are only required to take the SOL test if they need the assessment to fulfill:

  • Federal participation requirements (mathematics, reading, and biology), or
  • Content area verified credit requirements for graduation (English, mathematics, social studies, and science).

Students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2017-18 or prior have one additional “student-selected” verified credit required for graduation, beyond those needed for specific content areas. In the past, when students had to take the test for every SOL course, the term ”student-selected” did not involve any decision-making. Now, schools can consider available “student-selected” test(s) to determine which may be most appropriate to ensure students fulfill their graduation requirements.

If the changes regarding “student-selected” SOL test(s) affect your Chantilly student, parents will receive a letter in the mail over the next week.  This letter describes the decision(s) your student made during spring academic advising with their school counselor regarding testing options they were given.  Please review these choices with your student and notify your school counselor by April 26, 2019 if you have any questions. 

 

Learn more about student-selected tests

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From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

I hope you had a good week. This time of year is typically a bit challenging for students as cool temperatures drag on, the novelty of the school year has worn off, and everyone is looking forward to Spring Break.  I’m hopeful that the three day weekend will provide a reprieve before we start the 4th quarter and the home stretch of the 2018-2019 School Year.

I read the article below and thought I should share it with you. It reminds all of us that students cannot learn unless they are psychologically available. As an educator and Dad, it also reminds me how important it is to constantly seek to understand what’s going on in the minds of young people and the trouble that can result when we make assumptions about students. While principal of Woodson, I experienced first-hand how trauma can substantially impact the way students see themselves and school. In October of 2015, a chemical explosion and fire resulted in six students going to the hospital—two of them by helicopter—and an entire class of students was left reeling from what they experienced. School staff had to work diligently with parents, therapists, religious leaders, and others to help students heal. In most cases, however, student trauma is not as public or well known. The loss of a loved one, surviving a major health problem, divorce, or bullying are much more common types of trauma but no less serious. If your child or any other in our care needs a helping hand, please reach out to us at CHS so we can all work together to keep our students psychologically safe so learning can flourish.  

Have a good weekend,

Scott   

Creating a “Trauma-Sensitive” Learning Environment for Students

In this article in Principal, Pete Hall and Kristin Souers say that many students walk into school feeling the effects of trauma. This can affect their own ability to learn, the climate of their classrooms, and the orderliness of the whole school. Trauma, in the words of Daniel Siegel of the UCLA School of Medicine, is “an experience that overwhelms our ability to cope” – perhaps including the death of a loved one, mental illness in the home, witnessing a crime, parental fighting or divorce, an incarcerated family member, homelessness, bullying.

“When children lose the ability to cope with the traumatic events in their lives,” say Hall and Souers, “they seek ways to regulate. They access whatever resources they have – healthy or unhealthy – to manage the intensity associated with the stress of these events.” Their school work and behavior often suffer. One study found that traumatized children are three times more likely to fail academically, five times more likely to have problems with attendance, and six times more likely to have behavior problems than peers who haven’t experienced trauma.

“We can’t always know what students have experienced, or even all the details about it,” continue Hall and Souers, who worked together in an elementary school in Spokane, Washington where half the students had a trauma history. “Neither can we erase traumatic experiences from students’ memories or stop trauma from happening again. But we can work diligently to create an atmosphere that is inviting, welcoming, peaceful, and safe for all our students” – one that is “trauma-sensitive.” Hall, who was principal of the school, brought in Souers, a local mental health therapist, to work with teachers, custodians, and other staff on understanding and supporting needy students. “Souers’s lessons,” they write, “centered on the one element of the equation that educators and school personnel can control: ourselves.” Here is what they worked on:

  • Understanding motives – When students who have experienced trauma feel threatened, unsafe, or ill-at-ease, they often react by fleeing, fighting, or freezing. In the past, these actions often resulted in students being scolded or punished, but adults in the school began to see what was behind the actions, understood them as “normal reactions to not OK things,” and became more strategic in planning how to react when there were problems.
  • Building positive relationships – Staff members were prompted to reach out to students, especially those with the most challenges, and get to know them better.
  • Reacting strategically – Teachers and other staff worked on remaining calm, consistent, and caring in the face of provocative behaviors. Traumatized children sometimes create chaos – screaming, cursing, throwing papers, upending desks, tantruming, tormenting others.  “Just because a child has chosen a disruptive regulation strategy doesn’t mean we need to hop on board,” say Hall and Souers. “Educators should ask: What problem is this child attempting to solve?” Was there a trigger? “The key is to avoid reacting to these infringements with frustration, anger, or irritability because a trusted adult’s response to off-kilter behaviors can either escalate or mitigate the surrounding  environment… When we analyze the motivation, we can empathize with the student’s plight, talk the student down off the proverbial ledge, offer alternative strategies for self-regulation, and maintain order in the classroom… Our calmness serves as a model to students of how to self-regulate, reducing the need to remove students from our classrooms.” The teachers in Hall’s school adopted the mantra, Stay out of Oz, meaning don’t get swept away by the tornado.
  • Keeping your footing – Educators have numerous demands and stresses themselves, say Hall and Souers, and it’s easy to slip. They advocate using affirmations of core values and professional purpose and aspirations – I believe… I love… I will always… I can… – to stay rooted in the most effective posture and strategies for helping all children thrive.

 

“Address Trauma with Calm, Consistent Care” by Pete Hall and Kristin Souers in Principal, March/April 2015 (Vol. 94, #4, p. 14-17), http://bit.ly/1GDsF55

 

International night, Friday, April 12th, in the cafeteria.

Tickets will be sold for $5 during lunches the week of 4/8-4/12 and on the day of the event (4/12) from 4:30 to 5:15 pm. Please follow the signs for directions pertaining to the performance location, (on the senior side of the cafeteria).

There will be two parts of the event: performances and a tasting of international cuisines. Performances will take place from 5:30-7:15 pm in the senior side of the cafeteria and the tasting will take place from 7:15 to 9:30 pm on the other end. Pizza and drinks will be provided by the International Night Committee along with the international food. 

Vaping Flyer

Vaping Flyer (Spanish)

Recognitions

Congratulations to Krista Bueno whose work was selected as a semifinalist in the National 2019 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest.

 

Forensics Team

Chantilly Forensics Team

Congratulations to Ms. Clougherty and the Chantilly Forensics Team!  They secured the State Tournament Title for the fourth year in a row. The following students placed:

First Place:

Humorous Interpretation -- Kylee Downie

Humorous Dramatic Duo -- Jared Belsky and Cullen Kendrick Serious Dramatic Duo -- Jordan Hundley and Molly Marsh

Second Place:

Extemporaneous Speaking -- Grady Jones

Humorous Interpretation -- Rosa Broadberry Humorous Duo -- Shreya Surapaneni and Matthew Mendoza Dramatic Duo -- Lila York and Garrett Jones Poetry Interpretation -- Amro Ibrahim Serious Dramatic Interpretation -- Adriana Gao

Third Place:

Impromptu -- Maxwell Taborrock

Storytelling -- Lillie Jerome

Prose Interpretation --Haley Herman

Serious Dramatic Interpretation -- Susannah Kratt

 

Chantilly AFJROTC

Chantilly Academy AFJROTC

Our Chantilly Academy Air Force Junior ROTC Team traveled to Stonewall Jackson High School’s Invitational Drill Competition last Saturday. Here are the results:

FIRST PLACE OVERALL (Drill Team Commander: Cadet Alexis Rickard, Chantilly)

FIRST PLACE OVERALL – FIRST YEAR CADETS

FIRST PLACE – Advanced Unarmed Regulation (Commander: Cadet Taylor Havens, Chantilly)

FIRST PLACE – Advanced Armed Regulation (Commander: Cadet Joseph Gonzalez, Centreville)

FIRST PLACE – Advanced Inspection (Commander: Cadet Sai Greeshma Gayam, Chantilly)

FIRST PLACE – Advanced Color Guard (Commander: Cadet Adam Denner, Chantilly)

FIRST PLACE – First Year Unarmed Regulation (Commander: Cadet Deanna Wang, Centreville)

FIRST PLACE – First Year Color Guard (Commander: Cadet Zoe Patton, Langley)

SECOND PLACE – First Year Inspection (Commander: Cadet Sara Greenly, Centreville)

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

FIRST PLACE – Armed Exhibition (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.

  • Luna Baral enters the room every day with a smile and a greeting. She brings enthusiasm to each of her assignments. She works hard to be both thorough and creative. It’s been a joy to have her in English 12.   Ms. Mary Kay Downes
  • Simone Miller is an absolute joy to have in class. As an intelligent, thoughtful student, Simone speaks passionately about issues while respectfully listening to opposing views. I also love that Simone is a reader. Because she loves to read books of all genres, she has an acute sense of insight into others' experiences and perspectives. Ms. Barbara Clougherty

  • We are so proud of Juan Penaloza's growth this year! Not only does he seek help whenever he needs it, he also utilizes that feedback in order to improve his writing, especially. His dedication and diligence do not go unnoticed! Ms. Nikki Lehman and Ms. Kristin Dreyer
  • All year, Alex Pyo has consistently sought help to better understand and improve for the future. He asks questions before school, after school, during CT, and over email, always seeking to ensure he is on the right path. He had a major triumph with our Julius Caesar unit, and I could not be prouder. Alex earned every point he received, and I hope he takes to heart the dividends of three quarters' dedication. Way to go Alex!         Ms. Molli Atallah

 

 

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From the Principal's Desk

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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 Ms. Natalie Valenzuela for renewal of her National Board Certification.

CHS Blood Drive

We are so happy to report that our staff and students donated a total of 230 units of blood in our blood drive last week, which is enough to save 690 lives. We were able to far surpass our goal of 206 total units. 

Thank you so much for your continue support of our HOSA students for organizing the blood drive!  We are extremely proud of all of our students and this achievement!!!!

Calendar Reminder: April 5 Is a Student Holiday; Spring Break Is April 15-19     

As a reminder, Friday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. The last day of the third quarter is April 4. Classes will resume on Monday, April 8.

Looking ahead, spring break will be April 15-19. See the complete 2018-19 school year calendar

Recognitions Chantilly Band

Symphonic Band performed with great energy on a particularly challenging grade V program, earning EXCELLENT ratings from all adjudicators.

Symphonic Winds created some stunning musical moments on a stylistically diverse grade VI program, earning SUPERIOR ratings from all adjudicators.

Symphonic Winds' Superior rating coupled with our Mighty Marching Chargers' Superior rating at the State Marching Band Assessment this fall means that the Chantilly Band will be recognized as a VIRGINIA HONOR BAND for the 3rd year in a row and the 15th time in school history!  This achievement is a product of the incredible hard work, dedication, and perseverance demonstrated by all band students year round.

Chantilly Robotics

FRC 612 had another great tournament.  They were the team leader of the winning alliance and are currently ranked first in the Chesapeake District (129 teams).   In addition, they won the Gracious Professionalism Award for helping other teams repair their robots.   They have qualified for Regional Championship which will take place April 11-13 at George Mason University where they are hoping to qualify for the World Championships.  We would love to see you there!  

Yearbook

Congratulations to the Odyssey yearbook staff and Ms. Mary Kay Downes, adviser, who won the 2019 Silver Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

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 observed Cristian Araniva Lopez and Gabriel Franco Galeano assisting a custodian set up lunch tables in the morning before school. They were waiting for breakfast, early enough that they were the only ones in the cafeteria. When the custodian began setting up the tables, Cristian and Gabe put their phones down and got up to help. They took a 20-30 minute job (presumably) for the custodian down to a 5-7 minute job for the three of them; at least 30 tables. This is an example of character success and something that should be more commonplace. I was happy to see our students doing the right thing. Mr. Philippe Brady

Ariel Chien will be going to the All-State Orchestra for the first time as the third highest ranked violist in the state! Mr. Aaron Mynes

Christopher Cognetta is a leader and is compassionate in helping all students to succeed in PE. Christopher is the first student to step up to a new assignment with positive energy and reaches out to the students that are struggling, to help them. Mr. Frank Hamby

Brianna Fujiwara has grown to become a strong musical leader and example in our Concert Band. She took on extra responsibility in our last concert when we rewrote one of the melodies for her to play as a solo. She handled this role with great success and was even complimented by one of our judges for her wonderful playing! Mr. Doug Maloney

Colin McLean is an extremely self-motivated and helpful student. He is a leader in his section of Concert Choir, and is eager to help out the Choral Department as a whole. Mr. Evan Ayars

Sazane Qeriqi has always presented characters with energy and enthusiasm, but she continues to grow as a performer and add depth and dimension. Her recent performance of a Shakespeare sonnet had nuance and subtle characterization that show tremendous growth and achievement. Her continued development as a performer has been amazing to watch. Mr. Andy Shaw

Emma Wymer has been very successful this month in PE. Great job Emma! Ms. Bonnie O’Hearn

 

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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 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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From the Principal's Desk

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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