Loudoun County Public Schools

LCPS has educated Loudoun's children since 1870. During the 2019-2020 school year we will educate more than 83,000 students in 94 schools.

The seventh elected Loudoun County School Board was sworn into office on Monday, January 6, at the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building in Ashburn. The members sworn in were Denise Corbo, At-Large; Atoosa Reaser, Algonkian District; Harris Mahedavi, Ashburn District; Ian Serotkin, Blue Ridge District; Leslee King, Broad Run District; John Beatty, Catoctin District; Jeff Morse, Dulles District; Beth Barts, Leesburg District; and Brenda Sheridan, Sterling District.

Following the oath of office, the new board unanimously elected Brenda Sheridan to serve as chair. Sheridan was nominated by former Chair Jeff Morse (Dulles District).

The new board also unanimously elected Atoosa Reaser to serve as vice chair. Reaser was nominated for this position by Ian Serotkin (Blue Ridge District).

In addition, Vice Chair Reaser was elected as delegate to the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA), and Chair Sheridan was elected as the alternate.

Committee assignments for the 2020 school board year were made subsequent to the meeting. Assignments are as follows:

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[01/08/20]   Loudoun County Public Schools are on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, January 8, 2020 with Administrative Offices opening on-time. Because the weather forecast is uncertain at this time, this decision may change to a closure. If the status of Loudoun County Public Schools changes, staff and the public will be notified as soon as possible. Please check our website, www.lcps.org, for specific program information to see how the delay could affect you.

[01/07/20]   All Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) school facilities and administrative offices will be closing at 12:15 p.m. today, January 7th because of the forecast of intense bursts of snow. All activities at LCPS facilities are canceled after 12:15.

On Monday night, January 6, Landon Hawes of Potomac Falls became only the fifth player in Panther basketball history to score 1,000 points. Landon scored 22 points for the Panthers in their 71-56 victory over Tuscarora. Landon hopes to continue playing at the next level and currently holds three Division 2 scholarship offers. Panthers Coach Jeff Hawes got his 400th career win on December 7 with a 74-54 victory over Broadway.

[01/07/20]   Loudoun County Public Schools are closed today, January 7, 2020 with Administrative Offices opening on time. All activities on school campuses are cancelled.

Know an LCPS crossing guard who brightens your day while keeping you safe? Nominate them for Virginia’s top crossing guard at https://bit.ly/2QPmR1R .

Parents and guardians who are considering referring their third-, fourth- or fifth-grade child for gifted services, and who are interested in learning more about elementary gifted education services offered through Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), are invited to attend an upcoming gifted information session.

The sessions are tailored for parents of students in grades three through five. The sessions will be presented by LCPS gifted education resource teachers and will address program goals, services, the screening and identification process and important deadlines. Following the presentation, teachers will be available to answer questions.

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Two Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) teachers have been awarded teacher grants for innovative performing arts projects from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Angela Ramacci, theatre teacher at Heritage High School, and Russ Staggs, theatre teacher at Loudoun Valley High School, were among the seven recipients in the Washington Metro area. The grants are for $5,000 each and support special projects and performances, including master classes, artist residencies and technology. The awards recognize high-quality instruction. Recipients are selected by a panel of judges consisting of arts supervisors from surrounding counties, former grantees and Wolf Trap teaching artists.

Ramacci will use her grant to incorporate circus elements in a production of “Circus of My Mind,” scheduled for the spring of 2020. Students involved with the show will collaborate with artists and medical professionals to highlight issues of mental health.

Staggs will use his grant to support an outdoor production of “The Taming of the Shrew” as part of Shakespeare Under the Stars. Students will work with a voice coach to study vocal techniques and dialects. The free performance of this piece is scheduled for May 2020.

Riverside High School will present “Peter Pan” from January 10th through the 12th. This play is based on the J.M. Barrie classic and has been adapted by Director Marilyn Gilligan. Show times are at 7 p.m. on January 10th and 11th. A matinee will be presented at 3 p.m. on January 12th. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.rvhstheatre.ticketleap.com. This family friendly version offers all of the magic and heart of the classic tale. Take the journey with Wendy, Peter, and Michael, as they explore Neverland and meet the enchanting Nymphs, the adorable Fairies, the fearless Tribe, the amazing Mermaids, the risk-taking Lost Boys and the evil, yet, crazy, Pirate Crew. Featuring a cast of more than 80 students and a crew of more than 20, this incredible play will bring a smile to everyone! Riverside High School is located at 19019 Upper Belmont Place in Leesburg.

Freedom Chick-fil-a Leadership Academy

Students at Freedom High School, who are participating in the Chick-fil-a Leadership Academy, completed a supply drive for the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) as a community service project during “Do Good December.” Twenty-four students are taking part in the leadership academy, which is focused on providing marketable skills to students who are considering career paths. Students in the program explore their needs and interests, along with industry opportunities.

Community Partners Band Together in the Spirit of Giving:
The Leesburg Police Department (LPD) in collaboration with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), Loudoun Hunger Relief and Ketterman’s Jewelers sponsored two Heritage High School families in need during the month of November and two Loudoun County High School families in need during the month of December.
Loudoun County High School faculty and Heritage High School faculty donated funds towards their schools’ sponsored families. School employees who donated were permitted to wear jeans to work one Friday that month. Leesburg Police Department school resource officers Buracker and Holzerland took the students grocery shopping for holiday meals and groceries with the donated funds. Christmas gifts also were purchased for the Loudoun County High School students and their families using donations. The officers then delivered the meals and gifts to the homes of each family.
We would like to thank all who donated and participated in this wonderful spirit of giving during the holiday season!

The members of Loudoun County’s seventh elected School Board will be sworn in at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 6.

The board members’ oath of office will be administered by Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices in Ashburn. The new members’ term of office will last until December 31, 2023.

Following the swearing in, the new board will convene for an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. During this meeting, the board will elect a chair and vice chair and establish a meeting schedule for calendar year 2020.

Among the major tasks the new board will undertake are the review and adoption of its fiscal year 2021 budget. The Superintendent’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 9. The School Board will hold budget work sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, and Tuesday, January 21.

The new members being sworn in are:

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Farmwell Station Contacts International Space Station

Students at Farmwell Station Middle School spoke to astronaut Andrew Morgan as he orbited 220 miles above the earth aboard the International Space Station.

All-Region 4C Football Team
Mitch Griffis, of Broad Run High School, has been voted the Region 4C Offensive Football Player of the Year through a vote of the region’s coaches. Matei Fitz, of Tuscarora High School, and Payne Bauer, of Sherando High School, were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year.
Tuscarora’s Brandon Wheelbarger was named Coach of the Year.
Members of the All-Region 4C Football Team included:
First Team Offense
Mitch Griffis, senior, Broad Run High School
Jack Fielding, senior, Broad Run High School
Jon Kuhler, junior, Liberty High School
Offensive Lineman
Noah Gick, senior, Tuscarora High School
Gabe El-Fiky, senior, Tuscarora High School
Jimmy Christ, senior, Dominion High School
Keith Gouveia, junior, Sherando High School
Running Back
Brice Duke, sophomore, Tuscarora High School
Darius Lane, junior, Sherando High School
Gavin Evosirch, senior, Millbrook High School
Jevonn Gilyard, senior, Tuscarora High School
Jordan Jackson, senior, Millbrook High School
Romy Miner, senior, Broad Run High School
Tight End
Lance Lacny, senior, Broad Run High School
Jordan Hicks, junior, Liberty High School
Jack Hendren, junior, Sherando High School
Jimmy Kibble, sophomore, Loudoun County High School
Kick Returner
Jabril Hayes, senior, Sherando High School
Ethan Gick, senior, Tuscarora High School
First Team Defense
Matei Fitz, junior, Tuscarora High School
Jordan Woodson, junior, Liberty High School
Tyler Duckstein, senior, Millbrook High School
Defensive End
Kesean Dyson, senior, Broad Run High School
Cooper Thunell, senior, Loudoun Valley High School
Payne Bauer, senior, Sherando High School
Chaz Allison, senior, Broad Run High School
Will Hatfield, senior, Tuscarora High School
Fred Harris, senior, Liberty High School
Defensive Back
Tre’von White, senior, Liberty High School
Cam Chambers, senior, Broad Run High School
Aiden Haines, junior, Millbrook High School
Jabril Hayes, senior, Sherando High School
Jimmy Kibble, junior, Loudoun County High School
Punt Returner
Jabril Hayes, senior, Sherando High School
Joseph Groves, senior, Loudoun County High School
Keegan Shipe, junior, Liberty High School
Second Team Offense
Kaden Buza, senior, Millbrook High School
Mason Raymer, senior, Loudoun Valley High School
Josh James, senior, Liberty High School
Owen Whisenant, senior, Kettle Run High School
Tyler Duckstein, senior, Millbrook High School
Running Back
Bennett Miller, senior, Broad Run High School
Trey Hayes, senior, Dominion High School
Sam Adkins, senior, James Wood High School
Jabril Hayes, senior, Sherando High School
Tre’von White, senior, Liberty High School
Ryan Upp, senior, Tuscarora High School
Kick Returner
Jevonn Gilyard, senior, Tuscarora High School
Malachi Imoh, senior, Handley High School
Second Team Defense
Cam Miller, sophomore, Loudoun Valley High School
Robbie Laylan, senior, Broad Run High School
Kameron Buckhanan, senior, Culpeper High School
Defensive End
Stephen Daley, sophomore, Handley High School
Skyler Taylor-Goode, senior, Sherando High School
Trent Weller, senior, Loudoun Valley High School
Noah Lokey, senior, Loudoun County High School
Riley Harrison, junior, Culpeper High School
Quinton Newman, senior, Handley High School
Defensive Back
Mikey Marquez, senior, Tuscarora High School
Andrew Corkrey, senior, Loudoun Valley High School
Romy Miner, senior, Broad Run High School
Evan Jackson, junior, Fauquier High School
Chris Garcia, junior, James Wood High School
Punt Returner
Joseph Groves, senior, Loudoun County High School

There’s no place like home for the holidays—and Newton-Lee third grader Jai Srinivasan understands that better than most.
Eight-year-old Jai has been appearing in the role of Tiny Tim in the Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol.” While it’s the chance of a lifetime, this opportunity has taken him away from his friends in Ms. G’s third grade class.
Thanks to technology, Jai skyped into the school’s annual holiday sing-a-long on Friday, Dec. 20. He spoke with a few classmates and answered questions. He noted that the best part of the experience was meeting people and making new friends. Jai’s younger sister, Ivy, also was in the group at Newton-Lee.
The Newton-Lee Chorus performed several numbers before the schoolwide sing-a-long got underway. Students accompanied holiday favorites with bells, ukuleles and recorders.

Freedom High School received its Unified Champion School banner from Special Olympics during its pep rally Friday. This means Freedom has met the 10 standards set by Special Olympics that show it is committed to inclusion. Freedom is one of only seven high schools in Virginia to become a Unified Champion School this year.

The Briar Woods High School Band is proud to represent Briar Woods, Loudoun County and the Commonwealth of Virginia as it performs in the halftime of the Camping World Bowl Game in Orlando on Saturday, December, 28. The Falcon Regiment is one of 10 bands from across the nation invited to perform in this nationally televised event. The game will feature Notre Dame vs. Iowa State and should be an exciting introduction to college football for the band members. The game will be on ESPN at noon.

Gingerbread babies were on the loose Wednesday at Countryside Elementary. Danielle Sullivan’s first-grade class went to the cafeteria to search for the newly baked gingerbread babies first thing Wednesday morning. When she looked, Cafeteria Manager Manjit Sohi discovered the gingerbread babies had escaped from the oven. (Although she had plenty of chocolate chip cookies.) A frantic search by the first-graders discovered the gingerbread babies, safe and sound, in the library. In the kindergarten class of Natalie Hall-Jackson and assistant Cathy Tsao, the students knew where their gingerbread babies were as they constructed models of their favorite holiday treat.

Decorated doors and ugly sweaters were displayed – and judged – on Wednesday at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. The crack team of judges included School Board Chair Jeff Morse, Freedom High School Principal Doug Fulton, Cardinal Ridge Elementary Principal Mojisola Adejumo, Hutchison Farm Elementary Principal Heidi Smith, Little River Elementary Principal Kevin Murphy and LCPS Art Specialist Julie Galvin.


LCPS-TV/ Webcast / Live Webcast

LCPS is experiencing technical difficulties with the broadcast of its School Board meeting. The meeting is being streamed live through our website https://www.lcps.org/Page/140009.

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The 3rd Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, at Independence High School.

This conference will highlight presentations by mental health professionals and Loudoun County staff.

Conference sessions will provide parents and students information on anxiety, stress, resilience and information about LCPS prevention and education programs.

Three breakout sessions and a screening of the independent film “LIKE” will highlight the day. “LIKE” addresses the impact social media has on student anxiety, physical and mental stress, human connection and depression.

Dr. Edward Spector, one of a handful of clinical psychologists who specializes in the compulsive use of technology, will provide practical ideas for parents to help limit, and decrease, the influence of social media. Spector also will conduct a breakout session – “Healthy Use of Technology” – prior to the screening of “LIKE.”

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Excellence in Education 2019

The 37th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet hosted by Loudoun Education Foundation and LCPS at The National Conference Center on December 8, 2019 honoring 354 outstanding high school seniors and their teachers.

Growth and Opportunity in Virginia (GO Virginia) has awarded a $2.4 million grant to the Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) for the creation of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline program in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS).

The two-year project will focus on designing an educational model that integrates computer science and computational thinking skills across the curriculum in grades K-12, building a sustainable pipeline of graduates with a strong foundation in the competencies needed to fill Virginia computer-science jobs. The grant funds the grades 6-12 portion of this initiative.

During the 2018-19 school year, only 2 percent of CPS students and 15 percent of LCPS students, or a total of 900 students, were enrolled in advanced high school computer science courses. This initiative will see that all students are exposed to elements of computer science in each grade level, growing the supply of potential employees in those fields.

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