From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

I hope you had a good week. Special thanks to everyone that helped put on a great Homecoming Week. The parade was terrific, the football drew the largest crowd in years, and the dance on Saturday night was attended by over 800 students without incident. In addition to sharing some good news, I need to ask for your help. Membership in our PTSA is way down this year and we need your help. Please help show your children that school matters and that you are invested in their success and their future. The Chantilly HS PTSA offers a variety of unique programs and materials for students, parents, families, schools, and communities. It also gives families and community members a “seat at the table” when it comes to making important school decisions. By working together, PTSA members advance local, state, and national laws and policies to improve the education, health, and well-being of all children. Do good things for kids and join the Chantilly HS PSTA! You can sign up online at: https://chantillyhsptsa.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1421&form=1

or drop off a paper copy and a check to the main office:

https://www.chantillyhsptsa.org/Forms/pdf/Membership/MembershipForm.pdf

Thanks for your support and have a great weekend,

Scott

To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on November 12 (Tuesday) at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at the following link: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com.

Class of 2020: All Night Grad Party

Registration is open for the Class of 2020's All Night Grad Party (ANGP), which will be held at the school on June 2, 2020 from 11pm-5am. The PTSA is committed to promoting a safe, supervised, memory-filled all-night graduation celebration in an alcohol and drug-free safe environment. This year will be the 33rd  party at Chantilly.  Last year, over 350 Class of 2019 students attended and enjoyed the casino, ate food all night long, and attempted to win over a hundred raffles that included electronics, concert tickets, sports tickets, and much more.   To register your student, please go online to the PTSA’s online payment system, PT Board (https://www.ptboard.com/nlg/login).  Complete the registration and submit your payment using PayPal all in one easy step.  The cost is $75 (plus $2 handling fee) until December 31, 2019 then prices will increase to $85 through the end of May. Paying the night of the party is $100 so don't delay!  While on the site, please consider purchasing a Graduation Yard Sign and joining the PTSA.

Odyssey Yearbook

Odyssey Yearbook is still accepting senior personal ads for the 2020 book! View the form with instructions that can be accessed via the CHS Website or the PTSA Website. We have extended the initial deadline until the pages are filled. Students can also pick up a form outside of 229!

Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed on October 14 for Columbus Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools will be closed for students on Monday, October 14, for the Columbus Day holiday. October 14 is a school planning day for staff members. SACC will be open. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 15. See the complete 2019-20 school year calendar.

Recognitions

Congratulations to Ms. Anne Fenton, who recently received the FCPS Cares of the Month award.

"Anne went above and beyond for me this summer. I previously worked in the same building with Anne at CHS about a year and a half ago but never had the pleasure of working directly with her. We would simply say hello in the hallway, eventually learned each other's names, and briefly talked about our daughters. This school year, I found out I will be teaching in a new subject area and reached out to Anne during the summer via email because I knew she taught science. I wasn't even sure which one. She emailed me back within minutes and took time out of her day to me at a coffee shop the following Monday. She gave me a USB with all of her course materials for the course I will be teaching. In addition, she offered continued support throughout the school year and we exchanged numbers. I have worked in FCPS for fifteen years and this is by far one of the kindest things a colleague has done. There are teachers in this county who truly care about one another and support each other. Anne is one of these people and I am grateful for her. Thank you, Anne."

Congratulations to Mr. Joe Clement who was recently honored as the George Mason University Center for Economic Education Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year.  

On October 6, our AFJROTC cadets went to visit residents at a Sunrise Senior Living Facility. They visited with the residents and helped them make posters for an Honor Flight Event on Oct 7. Honor Flight is a program that brings veterans to Washington DC to honor them for their service and take them to visit the war memorials in DC at no expense to the veterans.

On October 7th, 10 cadets went to Dulles Airport to join with others and greet 100 veterans who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam arriving on an Honor Flight from Spokane Washington.

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 plan to meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Lauren Connors is a fabulous student. She has exceeded the standards in both the pacer and mile as well as giving 100% each day. Ms. Bonnie O’Hearn
  • Haley Herman has handled the stress of senior year, college auditions, and applications with grace. She has kept her positive energy and enthusiasm and continues to impress as a performer and lead by example for the whole department. Mr. Andy Shaw
  • We celebrate Collin Johnson as an avid reader and library regular. His reading choices are varied and show an eagerness to learn. Collin is polite and good-natured during his time in the library. Ms. Robyn Chung, Ms. Kristen Zemba and Ms. Jodi Hackett
  • I am very proud of Hayden Lumpkin and the way he has been able to navigate the start of the year. Hayden always comes to class ready to make art and he has a fantastic work ethic. Hayden is a very talented artist and I am looking forward to seeing what he will create this year. Ms. Terilynn Thomas
  • Piper Read has been an essential part of our production team and took on a leadership position the second day of school. She has the ability to encourage all students, has an incredible eye for costume design and is a true professional in her craft. I am very grateful to have such a talented young lady take the lead in class and mentor our beginning students. Ms. Shannon Spicer
  • Parker Stables is an extremely hard worker in my class. He continuously shows his dedication and passion through his work ethic and is such a pleasure to have in class. Ms. Christine Choi

 

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Re: Fairfax Youth Survey

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This year, we will be administering the required Fairfax Youth Survey to all sophomores and seniors through their Social Studies classes between November 6th through 15th, 2019.  The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The purpose of the survey is to assess our students’ needs and strengths and then develop programs to support them in identified areas of need.  If you do not wish your student to participate in the Youth Survey, please complete the attached Opt-Out form and return it to your student’s counselor no later than November 5th.  More information about the survey can be found here:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey

 

 

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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!

I hope you are having a good week. Homecoming festivities remind me why high school is such a memorable time in students’ lives. As I watched band, leadership, and cheerleading students parade through the halls this morning, the feeling of school pride and spirit was palpable. I hope to see you at the parade, taste of Chantilly and football game today (see details below). These activities are a great way to celebrate students and serve to bring together everyone in the community we share.  

I recently read the article excerpt below recently and thought I should share it with you. Numerous studies demonstrate that providing effective feedback is perhaps the most powerful driver of student learning. In a similar vein, it is critical for parents to figure out how to best provide everyday feedback to their sons and daughters. This article made me think about how I can better communicate with my own children, Caroline, and Jake, as I try to impart sometimes difficult life lessons while maintaining a relationship based on trust and respect. It’s a never ending challenge,  and I hope the article provides you some useful tips.

I wish everyone an enjoyable and safe CHS Homecoming weekend.

Have a good weekend,

Scott

Thoughts on Giving Feedback

In this Harvard Business Review article, Craig Chappelow and Cindy McCauley (Center for Creative Leadership) take issue with some of the points made in a recent HBR article on feedback (“The Feedback Fallacy” by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall, summarized in Memo 776). Chappelow and McCauley agree that:

  • Harsh feedback doesn’t help people thrive and excel.
  • Positive feedback is critical for learning.
  • Telling someone how to fix a problem is often the wrong approach.

But they disagree in other areas and make the following points:

  • Hearing the truth in other’s comments – “Feedback is never purely objective since it is delivered from a human being with a unique perspective,” say Chappelow and McCauley. Even so, it’s important to tune in on feedback that others are giving you. After all, they’re making decisions about whom to listen to, cooperate with, trust, and support based on their perceptions of you.
  • Feedback about weaknesses – Potentially devastating events – having a horrible boss, making a serious mistake, being demoted, firing an employee – can be key drivers for improvement.
  • Understanding weaknesses – “Our work has shown that ignoring one’s weaknesses is one of the greatest contributors to individual derailment in organizations,” say Chappelow and McCauley. One unacknowledged and unaddressed flaw – for example, arrogance, inability to build a team, or difficulty adapting to a new environment – can lead to failure.
  • Getting better at the right things – One researcher found that otherwise competent leaders have often not developed in these areas: inspiring commitment, leading colleagues, strategic planning, and change management. “When you focus only on strengths,” say Chappelow and McCauley, “you lull people into believing there are no areas in which they need to improve.”
  • Giving critical feedback – The authors espouse the Situation-Behavior-Impact approach to address both strengths and weaknesses in a clear, specific, professional, and caring way:
  • The time and place where a behavior occurred;
  • Specifically what the behavior was: what was seen and heard;
  • The impact the behavior had on the feedback provider: thoughts, feelings, actions.

Here’s an example: “In our staff meeting this morning when we were discussing strategies for funding a new initiative, you interrupted Jessica while she was talking and said, ‘That idea will never work,’ before she had a chance to finish. This left me feeling disappointed I didn’t get to hear more from her, and I was intimidated about sharing my ideas with the group.” Note how it wasn’t judgmental (“You were wrong to interrupt”), not generalized (“You are always interrupting people”), and didn’t infer reasons (“Do you have no respect for other people’s ideas?”). All this makes it more likely that the person will hear and act on the feedback.

“What Good Feedback Really Looks Like” by Craig Chappelow and Cindy McCauley in Harvard Business Review, May 13, 2019, https://bit.ly/2Jisowx

Chantilly Homecoming 2019

Homecoming Events on Friday, October 4th

Homecoming Parade – 4:30pm

The parade will start from the OLD Total Wine Parking Lot in the Greenbriar Shopping Center, pass thru the shopping center in front of Giant, CVS, Bath & Body Works, etc., take a right on Majestic Lane, right on Poplar Tree Road, and finish up at Greenbriar West ES.

Taste of Chantilly – 5:00pm– 6:30pm

Fun for the whole family – bounce house, face painting, DJ, and lots of Chantilly clubs and activities will be represented. Tropical Smoothie, Dalia’s Delicious Bites, DC Slices, Burger Shack, and Calletena’s Peruvian will be available for purchase.

Mighty Marching Chargers – 6:35pm

Get your seats early and enjoy the sounds and choreography of our award-winning band!

Football Game – 7:00pm

Come support our football team as they take on Washington and Liberty!

Half-Time Show

We will announce the Homecoming Court and reveal the Senior Royals.

#OTHER PEOPLE MATTER- HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

Book Sale- Chantilly Regional Library

It’s book sale time!  Please come to the fall used book sale at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, from October 25-27.    It’s a great opportunity for students and teachers to purchase books at bargain prices.

To help teachers stock their classroom libraries, we will hold a special Teachers Night on Wednesday, October 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. before the sale opens to the public.  Only children’s fiction and nonfiction and young adult fiction will be available, and materials will be sold at our regular book sale prices.  Teachers will need to show their school ID. 

Proceeds from the book sales fund special programs – including the summer reading program and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – renovations, landscaping, and new equipment and furnishings for the Chantilly Regional Library.  Many of the library’s free programs – such as story times, book clubs, ESL tutoring, visiting authors, etc. – for students and adults would not be possible without the funds raised through the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library’s used book sales.

We look forward to seeing Chantilly school families at the sale!  For more information or reasonable accessible accommodations, please call 703-502-3883. 

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 plan to meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Maleia Barnett is such a pleasure to have in class! She is attentive, engaged, and always participates. Additionally, she demonstrates patience and willingness to help other students. Ms. Emily Sullivan
  • Hailey Chung is such a polite and respectful student. She shows up to class every day with a smile on her face and says hello. She never complains about anything, just does what is asked of her. Hailey is like a breath of fresh air! Ms. Melissa Bibbee
  • Matthew Harper is taking charge of his education and juggling after school activities as well as part of the football team. He's fully engaged in his classes, currently has good grades in all of his classes and doesn't hesitate to help classmates whenever they are in need. Keep up the awesome work, Matthew! Ms. Patricia Heatherly
  • Jason Lopez has been a class leader. He has increased his class participation and focused on working to improve his classroom skills. Mr. John Glufling
  • Katherine Powers does an excellent job of always pushing herself to do her best in PE. She takes initiative to help and is always willing to go above and beyond what is expected in class. Ms. Kristina Plaugher
  • Zoe Rosas has a great attitude in class and leads her group in activities. Mr. Frank Hamby

 

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Homecoming Events on Friday, October 4th

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

 

Homecoming is here! Below is a description of the events planned for tomorrow that the community can attend. The theme for this year is:  A Knight Amongst The Stars. The weather forecast looks great, our football team is undefeated for the first time in many years, and school spirit is very high. Our Leadership students have worked very hard to make Homecoming a success and we hope that you can participate!

 

Sincerely,

Scott Poole

Principal

 

 

Homecoming Events on Friday, October 4th

 

Homecoming Parade – 4:30pm

The parade will start from the OLD Total Wine Parking Lot in the Greenbriar Shopping Center, pass thru the shopping center in front of Giant, CVS, Bath & Body Works, etc., take a right on Majestic Lane, right on Poplar Tree Road, and finish up at Greenbriar West ES.

 

Taste of Chantilly – 5:00pm– 6:30pm

Fun for the whole family – bounce house, face painting, DJ, and lots of Chantilly clubs and activities will be represented. Tropical Smoothie, Dalia’s Delicious Bites, DC Slices, Burger Shack, and Calletena’s Peruvian will be available for purchase.

 

Mighty Marching Chargers – 6:35pm

Get your seats early and enjoy the sounds and choreography of our award-winning band!

 

Football Game – 7:00pm

Come support our football team as they take on Washington and Liberty!

 

Half-Time Show

We will announce the Homecoming Court and reveal the Senior Royals.

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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 good weekend,

Scott

ANGP 2020

The PTSA is proud to announce that registration is open for the Class of 2020's All Night Grad Party (ANGP), which will be held at the school on June 2, 2020 from 11pm-5am. The PTSA is committed to promoting a safe, supervised, memory-filled all-night graduation celebration in an alcohol and drug-free safe environment.  This year will be the 33rd  party at Chantilly.  To register your student, please go online to the PTSA’s online payment system, PT Board (https://www.ptboard.com/nlg/login).  Complete the registration form site and submit your payment using PayPal.  The cost is $75 until December 31, 2019.  While on the site, please consider purchasing a Graduation Yard Sign and joining the PTSA.  

#OTHER PEOPLE MATTER- HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT

Dear Region 5 Communities,

Each of the 32 schools in Region 5 of Fairfax County Public Schools are uniting together to support the humanitarian crisis that has occurred in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. We have all witnessed the devastation from this deadly storm and we want to be able to help. There is an estimated 18,000 children in crisis and many children have lost everything they own. So we are calling each of our communities to action!

Over the next two weeks, we will be fundraising by using a GoFundMe page. The link is below which also includes a link to a video for more information. All proceeds will go to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Our funds will go to water, shelter, food, clothes, backpacks, books, and other school materials.

Please join Region 5 in making a difference. Any amount can be helpful! The fundraiser will run from Wednesday, September 18th to Friday, October 4th.

Please click this link to go to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sam3qu-hurricane-dorian-relief

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 plan to meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • William Cho excels at Computer Science. He goes above and beyond on his assignments. He enjoys figuring out the puzzle of coding, and I can't wait to see what he does the rest of the year! Ms. JeanMarie Stewart

 

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RE: PSAT Day, Wednesday, October 16

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 we will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to all 10th and 11th graders. The exam starts at 8:10 a.m.   FCPS is covering the cost for all 10th and 11th graders to take this exam.

Ninth graders will be participating in a 9th Grade Transition Day which is an Academic Career Plan day for our freshman to participate in a wide variety of activities to explore their academic career plans as well as freshman transition lessons. The 3-hour session will include the opportunity to attend an Activities Fair and meet upper class students who have been actively involved at Chantilly for several years. All 9th graders need to bring their fully charged laptop to school on this day to participate in the interactive lessons.

Twelfth graders will be participating in a senior activity to include a class meeting and a class photo.

This is a 2-hour early release for all students.

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CHANTILLY PYRAMID MENTAL HEALTH GOOGLE SITES

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CHANTILLY PYRAMID MENTAL HEALTH GOOGLE SITES

 

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

 

We also have a second site specifically for students located on the Chantilly High School Student Google Site.  This site is accessible through a Charger icon on the FCPS issued laptop.  It is viewable when students are logged on to their FCPS accounts: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/chantilly-student-mentalhealth/home

 

Feel free to access both sites on your own.  If you have specific questions or needs, contact your child’s school counselor directly.

 

Finally, all counselors in our pyramid encourage families to attend the sixth annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference sponsored by Inova being held on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Information is available at the Mental Health and Wellness Conference webpage.   

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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 good weekend,

Scott

Free NASA STEM Opportunities for Virginia High School Students!

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12. Online course applications are OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 10th.

  • Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Online course for 10th grade students focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/
  • Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/
  • Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students features NASA scientific research and data. Students can earn up to five dual enrollment college credits and can also be selected to attend a summer academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

NASA Invites Students to Name Next Mars Rover - To enter the contest, students must submit by Nov. 1 their proposed rover name and a short essay, no more than 150 words, explaining why their proposed name should be chosen. For complete contest and prize details, visit: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/participate/name-the-rover/. Register to be a Judge: NASA is seeking volunteers to help judge the thousands of contest entries anticipated to pour in from around the country. U.S. residents over 18 years old who are interested in offering approximately five hours of their time to review submissions should register to be a judge at: https://www.futureengineers.org/registration/judge/nametherover.

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 plan to meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Mason Allen is working hard to persevere. Way to be forward-thinking, Mason! Ms. Theresa Giroux
  • Kudos to Garren Azo for being new to high school and self-advocating when he has questions or needs help with something! Ms. Theresa Giroux
  •  Hugo Chambert transferred to Chantilly from another school and is doing a great job in English 11. He is prompt with assignments, actively participates in class and has been a good classmate to others. Ms. Lora Bates
  • Samet Cabir has moved to ESOL Level 3 from Level 1 this year. His participation in class is exemplary -- he always pays attention, asks a lot of follow up questions, tries to clarify confusing words. His positive attitude affects his classmates. Way to go! Ms. Tatiana Goldovsky
  • Abraham Cux Ixcolin came to Chantilly near the end of the previous school year. He has been a great student since day one. He is a terrific math student. He works hard, asks good questions, helps other students, and takes great pride in his accomplishments. Ms. Tatiana Kahn
  • Nour Elyousfi moved to the Chantilly area from her country and is new to Chantilly High School, yet she has become very comfortable with the school. She is seeking out many things in order to enrich her first year. She is a great helper in my class and a pleasure to have in my class. Ms. Beth Jacob
  • Adrianna Talento has consistently been on task, willing to ask questions, responding to questions and overall very serious about her academics. Ms. Katherine Sherman
  • Roxanna Vanegas-Guzman has had an incredible start to her senior year. She is on top of her academics, seeks support as needed, is helpful to others, and is really geared up to be successful in life. Ms. Rebecca Daniels

 

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Re: Events on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Events on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Chantilly High School will have a 2-hour early release day for all students.  High school academy courses will not be held. 

 PSAT/NMSQT

Students in grades 10-11 will take the PSAT/NMSQT.  FCPS is covering the cost of the assessment for these students.  Only students in grade 11 are eligible to compete for the National Merit Scholarship; however, taking the PSAT/NMSQT in grade 10 provides students practice. More information about these tests is available on the CollegeBoard website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/  Results will be distributed electronically by CollegeBoard with an access code emailed in December 2019. 

 PSAT Pre-Survey

At the beginning of the PSAT, students are presented with a voluntary pre-survey that asks questions about a variety of topics. Parents/guardians may view the pre-survey questions and access information on how to opt out on the PSAT Pre-Survey Opt-Out Policy public webpage at: https://www.fcps.edu/node/36639. Pre-survey opt-out forms must be returned to Caitlin Franks, Assessment Coach, at Chantilly High School by Friday, September 27, 2019. If you choose to opt your student out of the pre-survey, please be sure your student knows they should not answer the pre-survey questions at the beginning of the test.

9th/12th Grade Activities

Instead of taking the PSAT 8/9 this year, students in grade 9 will participate in an academic and career planning experience that supports the transition to high school. They will also attend an Activities Fair run by upper classmen to learn about clubs and other activities here at Chantilly.  Students in grade 12 will participate in senior meetings including the panoramic photograph.

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From the Principal's Desk

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Dear Members of the CHS Community:

What a week! I think the Tech Pathways kick-off event that Chantilly was asked to host on Tuesday was a big success. I was pleased that so many leaders in government, education and the private sector were on hand to recognize the great work happening at CHS, but I was more pleased that so many of our students had a chance to take part in a memorable experience. For example, our JROTC students interacted with leaders and our talented orchestra students had a chance to demonstrate their talent; Mr. Keel’s students had a dialogue with Governor Northam about course content and possible career options; the CHS Robotics team had a chance to show off their work to the Governor and his entourage; the Knightly News team were able to interview the Governor and student volunteers were able to demonstrate their skills to others in our Innovation Lab. I could go on, but the point is that it was great to watch so many of our students showcase their many talents with pride. In other news, I encourage everyone to come to our first home football game tonight. Our 1-0 Chargers look great so far and it promises to be a fun evening. Finally, don’t forget to sign up for the Asha-Jyothi 5k at Fairfax Corner on Sunday. All the money we raise will help support the construction of a shelter for homeless orphans in India (see details below).

Have a good weekend,

Scott

Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run

Last year, Chantilly received a donation from the non-profit, Asha-Jyothi, to fund the Chantilly Innovation Lab, which opened in February, 2019.  Asha-Jyothi sponsors an annual 5K Run/Walk in locations throughout the United States.  The local event will take place on September 15th at Fairfax Corner at 8am. 

Participants need to enter the school-specific code included at the bottom of the flyer (chs-aj5k) so Chantilly gets credit for their participation. We plan to donate all money raised to help build an orphanage for homeless children, with a completion date around Spring/Summer 2020.  This fundraising is part of the Youth Leadership group collaboration at Asha-Jyothi. Please see the link for details: https://www.asha-jyothi.org/cause/orphanage-for-a-good-cause/ . We supported this effort last year, and our efforts were greatly appreciated

Recognitions

Congratulations to the following 2020 National Merit semifinalists.  All semifinalists are eligible to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $31 million, to be awarded in spring 2020.

Rithika Balguri, Yifan Chen, Gayatri Chintala, Timothy Koh, Madeleine LeBeau, Angelina Lu, Thomas Maher, Anastasia Obernberger, Joshua Pak, Justin Park, and Shreya Tripathy.

Recent Student Successes

This is the first installment for the school year of what will 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 plan to meet with recognized students each week to congratulate them in person.

  • Maleha Asmi is immediately lovely. She has a genuine desire to improve herself as a writer. I only knew her a few days before we were deep into analyzing her last years' essays so that she could make them better--just out of her own curiosity and intensity as a learner.   Ms. Julianne Abruzzo
  • Jon Connell has that most wonderful gift of sharing laughter and fun stories when the stress of college application essay writing is just too much. I appreciate his ability to reduce tension and encourage positive thinking in the classroom.  Ms. Deb Wydra
  • Jolie Dennis is attentive and cheerful each and every class. So far she has demonstrated great qualities of listening and sharing thoughts with the class and her group both orally and in writing. She is a joy to have in class. Ms. Mary Kay Downes
  • Saniah Harris wanted to challenge herself with English 10 Honors this year, and she has been creating beautiful work since our first class together. She is focused, kind, an excellent team-player, and an overall wonderful addition to our 4th PD class. I'm proud of you, Saniah!  Ms. Molli Atallah
  • Isabella Hunt has quickly and comfortably immersed herself in our Creative Writing course. She is willing to collaborate and to share her writing with others. I'm so excited to see how she grows this year!  Ms. Nikki Lehman
  • Jacob Lockey demonstrated creative and original thought while rewriting William Stafford's poem "You Reading This, Be Ready." He made sure that "funny" was also "smart" and inspired critical thinking among classmates. Ms. Kimberly Scott
  • Estiben Quino Ruano displayed exemplary effort during our mini-project about heroes. The detail that he provided in his project demonstrated his keen understanding of heroic archetypes. His work ethic and desire to improve is admirable and inspiring.  Mr. Luc Nguyen and Ms. Emily Sullivan
  • Gabriel Ransom is such a wonderful contributor to his speech and debate class. From the very first day of school two years ago, Gabe has approached each assignment with seriousness, enthusiasm, and passion. I appreciate how Gabe listens to a variety of viewpoints and carefully considers all sides of an argument when formulating an opinion on a controversial topic. I have loved watching Gabe grow as a cooperative student, thoughtful listener, and confident speaker.  Ms. Barbara Clougherty
  • Samantha Sudama-Saroop is an enlightened young woman who is always reading for a greater meaning, and takes every opportunity in AP Lang to better her analytical and argumentative skills. Moreover, she is a model for peers in terms of perspective and maturity, and thus she is a joy to have as a student.  Mr. Bobby Nelson

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Some High Indoor Temperatures at Chantilly HS

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Some High Indoor Temperatures at Chantilly HS

As you may be aware, we experienced high temperatures in some of our classrooms on the second floor yesterday, and the problem continues this morning.  Our AC system is malfunctioning due to a software issue controlled by an FCPS vendor and it is apparently impacting numerous schools in Fairfax County. Some units at CHS are working while others are not, and we have been powerless to manipulate the system via the usual technological controls.  Central office personnel are working with our vendor to rectify the problem, and we remain hopeful that our AC system will be fixed soon. We are also trying to manually override each non-cooperating unit to drive down temperatures in the building and are relocating classes as needed to cooler parts of the building. I will update the community as needed.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Scott Poole

Principal

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From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Members of the CHS Community:

I hope you had a good week. I have some positive news to share about what’s happening at Chantilly:

  • I’m pleased to share that CHS was selected to host a Tech Pathways kick-off event on Tuesday, September 10th during the school day. Sponsored by all k-12 school districts in Northern Virginia and Northern Virginia Community College, the initiative is aimed at promoting more student pathways to careers in technology. Governor Northam will be in attendance along with numerous leaders in government, education, and the private sector.  Attendees will be touring our Innovation Lab, as well as a few classes that embody what the Governor and supporters of the initiative want to emulate in schools across Virginia. While we are proud to showcase Chantilly’s model programs, we are having to make some modifications on Tuesday to accommodate so many guests—especially in regards to parking. Approximately 60 students and staff are being asked to not park in their designated spots, and they were notified yesterday via the announcements and a flyer that was placed on their car. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation to make this memorable event possible. Please note that due to capacity limitations, this event is only open to invited students, staff, and special guests from around the state.
  • I will be taking part and answering questions in a PTSA-sponsored dialogue with parents on Tuesday, September 10th from 6-7:30pm in the Lecture Hall.
  • I encourage everyone to sign up for the Asha-Jyothi 5K planned for Sunday, September 15th (see details below). All proceeds raised by Chantilly HS will benefit a shelter for homeless children in India.

Thanks. It's great to have the school year up and running!

Scott Poole

Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run

Last year, Chantilly received a donation from the non-profit, Asha-Jyothi, to fund the Chantilly Innovation Lab, which opened in February, 2019.  Asha-Jyothi sponsors an annual 5K Run/Walk in locations throughout the United States.  The local event will take place on September 15th at Fairfax Corner at 8am. 

Participants need to enter the school-specific code included at the bottom of the flyer (chs-aj5k) so Chantilly gets credit for their participation. We plan to donate all money raised to help build an orphanage for homeless children. Please see the link for details: https://www.asha-jyothi.org/cause/orphanage-for-a-good-cause/ . We supported this effort last year, and our efforts were greatly appreciated

Sporting Goods Eagle Project at CHS

My name is Liam Reardon. I am approaching the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 158 and for my project I wanted to do something that would involve the whole community. My project is a collection of used sports equipment which I will donate to my beneficiary, Leveling the Playing Field - a non profit organization that collects and distributes used sports equipment to underprivileged communities. Leveling the Playing Field accepts mostly all types of equipment except for bicycle equipment, clothing and uniforms, hats, and sneakers (however cleats are accepted). I will have a collection box placed in the gym lobby of the school from 9/9-9/30. I would greatly appreciate your help with my project. More information can be found at http://www.levelingtheplayingfield.org/. For further questions please email me at Lmreardon00@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support.

 

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Back-to-School Night Additional Buses from Franklin MS

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Dear CHS Parents:

We look forward to seeing you at Back-To-School Night this evening! Our teachers and staff are enthusiastic about meeting you and sharing what is planned for the 2019-2020 School Year. Below are a few tips to help our BTSN experience go smoothly:

  • The event begins at 6:30PM. Chantilly HS has approximately 3500+ students on campus every day, so please plan for a fair amount of traffic and challenges in regard to parking (see options below).
  • Parking options in addition to the main campus:
    • Park across Stringfellow from CHS at Chantilly Park or the Chantilly Regional Library. Please use the crosswalk to stay safe.
    • Park at Rocky Run MS. A shuttle bus will pick you up near the entrance (#1) at Rocky Run and drop-off/pick up at CHS by entrance #11 (the side of the building by the tennis courts).
    • UPDATE:  Park at Franklin MS. A shuttle bus will pick you up near the entrance (#1) at Franklin MS and drop-off/pick up at CHS by entrance #1 (the main entrance).
    • Park at Greenbriar West Elementary School and walk across the track/stadium.
  • Staff and student aides will be available with campus maps and to provide assistance as needed. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
  • To save time, all welcome back videos by FCPS leaders are available at https://chantillyhs.fcps.edu/back-school-night

Thanks and we will see you soon.

Scott Poole

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Back-to-School Night Tonight

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Dear CHS Parents:

We look forward to seeing you at Back-To-School Night this evening! Our teachers and staff are enthusiastic about meeting you and sharing what is planned for the 2019-2020 School Year. Below are a few tips to help our BTSN experience go smoothly:

  • The event begins at 6:30PM. Chantilly HS has approximately 3500+ students on campus every day, so please plan for a fair amount of traffic and challenges in regard to parking (see options below).
  • Parking options in addition to the main campus:
    • Park across Stringfellow from CHS at Chantilly Park or the Chantilly Regional Library. Please use the crosswalk to stay safe.
    • Park at Rocky Run MS. A shuttle bus will pick you up near the entrance (#1) at Rocky Run and drop-off/pick up at CHS by entrance #11 (the side of the building by the tennis courts).
    • Park at Greenbriar West Elementary School and walk across the track/stadium.
  • Staff and student aides will be available with campus maps and to provide assistance as needed. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
  • To save time, all welcome back videos by FCPS leaders are available at https://chantillyhs.fcps.edu/back-school-night

Thanks and we will see you soon.

Scott Poole

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From the Principal's Desk

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Members of the Chantilly HS Community:

I hope you had a good first week of school. While we experienced the typical challenges that come at the start of each school year, I believe that we had a great first week. I made it around to 20+ classrooms on the first day, and I really enjoyed observing teachers as they engage students in course content, built relationships, and in some cases, explained their why for becoming a teacher. This is the 2nd edition of From the Principal’s Desk where I try to consolidate all important information into one weekly email. Below is the latest important news from Chantilly HS. In the coming weeks, you will also see one of the most important parts of my newsletter, the Recent Student Successes Program.  It is a weekly initiative to recognize identified students for demonstrating growth in terms of academics, behavior, or citizenship.

Have a great holiday weekend,

Scott Poole

Principal

 

Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run

Last year, Chantilly received a donation from the non-profit, Asha-Jyothi, to fund the Chantilly Innovation Lab, which opened in February, 2019.  Asha-Jyothi sponsors an annual 5K Run/Walk in locations throughout the United States.  The local event will take place on September 15th at Fairfax Corner at 8am. 

Participants need to enter the school-specific code included at the bottom of the flyer (chs-aj5k) so Chantilly gets credit for their participation. We plan to donate all money raised to help build an orphanage for homeless children. Please see the link for details: https://www.asha-jyothi.org/cause/orphanage-for-a-good-cause/ . We supported this effort last year, and our efforts were greatly appreciated

Every Day Counts! Absences Add Up

Parents/Guardians, as we begin another school year, here are some important school attendance reminders:

  • Learn the ways to alert your child’s school when your child will be absent.
  • We do monitor your child’s attendance daily, and will reach you if your child does not arrive at school or class as expected.
  • Please continue to contact the school via the attendance line or email if your child will be absent. The school attendance contact information can be found on the Chantilly HS website, under Attendance.
  • We strive to maximize instructional time with the expectation that students are in class and ready to learn by 8:10 each morning.  The Tardy Table will open on September 3rd at Chantilly HS.  Late students will check in and receive a red pass before heading to their 1st or 2nd period class. 
  • The calendar for the 2019-20 school year has been posted. Make plans to have your child back at school, ready to learn, starting on August 26!
  • More information about FCPS attendance expectations is located here.
Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, August 30th - School Holiday; school office closed

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day Holiday

Wednesday, September 4th - Back to School Night, 6:30-8:20pm

 

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

Recognitions

Congratulations to the following students and teams that won top honors at the high school level at the 2019 National TSA (Technology Student Association) Conference:

Anthony Spinetta, Irem Sen, the Computer Integrated Manugacturing team and the Engineering Design team.

Congratulations to Rhea Tuli and her team of students from other FCPS schools, who were recognized at the National Student Leadership Summit for their company, SIPSY.  Rhea is the CEO of the student led company that sells eco-friendly straws.  They competed in Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and received first place and the title of Company of the Year for Sipsy.  They are traveling to the Junior Achievement Global Achievement Conference in Vienna, Austria. Great work to Rhea and her team!

Arjun Rajan was recently selected to be the Chantilly HS Student Commissioner for the Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission.  Congrats Arjun! 

Ms. Michele Bechtel was recently honored with the Career and Transition Services’ 2019 Erica Hickson Shining Star Award!  "Through her career, Michele has been dedicated and committed to student success, advocacy and career and college readiness.  A strong leader,  Michele has the  skills and the ability to inspire special education students .... Michele’s students feel “respect, dignity, joy, and self-worth” through the experiences afforded in her class. Her enthusiasm regarding student’s success in the classroom, and, more importantly, life is palpable.  She looks at her work with a positive light and a creativity exploring and utilizing CTS and community resources."  Congratulations to Ms. Bechtel for her outstanding recognition!

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BTSN Update

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BTSN Update

Dear Families,

Please note one correction to the BTSN schedule that you were sent last night.  Based on feedback that we received, we are shortening the passing times to expedite the evening.  Sorry for the confusion.

Scott Poole

A Day

1st Period   6:30 – 6:50         Welcome Video, First Period Class

5th Period   6:55 – 7:05

7th Period   7:10 – 7:20

          B Day

2nd Period  7:25 – 7:35

4th Period   7:40 – 7:50

6th Period   7:55 – 8:05

8th Period   8:10 – 8:20

Class times will begin and end via public address system.    

 

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Free and Reduced Lunch

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Free and Reduced Lunch

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now online.  Families must re-apply every year to receive this service.  More information and a link to the application can be found at:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Please also complete the consent to share information (section 4 of the application) as this can allow the school to waive course fees and receive reduced fees for other activities.  If families do not re-apply their number will be inactivated in early October. We also ask that you give a copy of the confirmation letter to your student. This will allow your child to show the letter to faculty and staff as needed.  

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