Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences

Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences


Congratulations, Mighty Mustangs! Trex Plastic Film Collection Challenge CHAMPIONS!
Look what our students are creating! Izzy and Gwen had fun making an accordion snake and a mouse bookmark. Way to go Izzy and Gwen.

Official page of Hunters Woods Elementary School--part of Fairfax County Public Schools

Operating as usual

Photos from Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences's post 10/03/2023

It’s SPIRIT WEEK at HWES! Today was DECADES DAY! These folks were all in!

Photos from Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences's post 10/02/2023

First graders had a blast learning about surface tension through bubble science! Fun Fact: The bubble wands were made on our 3-D printer! Leave it to our wonderful science teacher, Mrs. Negri, to put the "phun" in physics!


HWES 4th Grade Teacher, Mr. C, visited a 2nd grade class to share the story (and song) of a caterpillar and her journey to Mexico! The students are currently studying monarch butterflies and were excited to share their knowledge as the story unfolded!


New HWES Librarian, "Miss Sarah" Richardson, gets to know students better on their first visit to the library!


Miss Gabi and Ms. Sarah's Preschoolers are getting creative with play-doh, shapes and letters!


🌷 We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! Schools and school offices will be closed. Students will return to school on Monday, April 10, 2023.

Photos from Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences's post 03/30/2023

Kindergarten students in Ms. Wilmier's Art class created their self portraits with clay! They explored different clay making techniques to make their features. Stay tuned for the final painted portraits!

Hunters Woods ES on Twitter 03/06/2023

This year's awesome Read Across America activities continue with our first author visit! So exciting!

Hunters Woods ES on Twitter “Children’s book author, Debra Shumaker, shared her fact-filled picture book, Peculiar Primates, with PS-2nd grade students. What a wonderful way to start the day! ”

Photos from Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences's post 11/09/2022

The Measurement Lab Is Now Open at HWES! In second grade we are giving our students hands-on experiences in order to guide their understanding of the concepts of measurement. This gives our students opportunities to make decisions and have meaningful conversations about the measurement process.

Photos from Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences's post 11/03/2022

Chitrasena Dance Company, a classical Sri Lankan dance group, performed and danced with Mrs. O (our dance/movement instructor) and our 4th graders! Catch this amazing company perform this Saturday 11/5 at GMU Center for the Arts!

MrsODances on Twitter 11/02/2022

Our Dance & Movement instructor, Mrs. O(hrnberger), and our 4th grade students hosted an amazing dance group today! Click to see her post on Twitter!

MrsODances on Twitter “Chitrasena Dance Company, a classical Sri Lankan dance group, performed and danced with our 4th graders today! 🎶 Catch this amazing company perform this Saturday 11/5 at 💚 ”

Photos from Hunters Woods Elementary School PTA's post 05/07/2022

The HWES PTA is amazing! Thank you for making this event happen!

Mrs. Cope on Twitter 11/30/2021

We're collecting food for the South Lakes Food Pantry this week. Donations can be dropped off in the school lobby!

Mrs. Cope on Twitter “HWES Gives supporting the South Lakes Food Pantry”

Mrs. Cope on Twitter 09/30/2021

Mrs. Cope on Twitter “Thank you to THE AMAZING for providing pumpkin treats for staff today. What a great way to welcome fall! ”


We LOVE our PTA!! ❤️

A big thank to to our PTA Volunteers and Apple Spice Junction for welcoming back the HWES staff members with a wonderful lunch!

Photos from Hunters Woods PTA's post 05/18/2021

We're so incredibly lucky to have the support of our wonderful HWES PTA and parent community! We are feeling VIRTUALLY UNSTOPPABLE because of you!


The PTA Bookfair is 100% virtual this year. Unlike previous years, you can browse and shop anytime day or night (and you can do it in your PJ’s)! You can also share this link with your family and friends who might be interested in purchasing books this holiday season. Also, there is a wider variety of books available to purchase online...from your child’s first reader to books you can read when you have a quiet moment.

Purchases will be shipped directly to your home (or the address of your choice) and will be delivered 7 to 10 days from purchase. All orders over $30.00 get free shipping.

As in the past, teachers will be creating wish lists for their classroom libraries. If you purchase books from a teacher’s wish list, they will be sent directly to the school.

Profits from the book fair sales will help fund the Classroom Diversity and Inclusion libraries and other PTA projects. Thank you for your support!

Photos from Hunters Woods PTA's post 11/24/2020

We are so thankful for our amazing Hunters Woods PTA!! What perfectly timed, delicious treats! We appreciate all of you! We’re also incredibly grateful for Mrs. Cope and Mr. McCartney, who personally, and safely, delivered many of these sweet treats to the doorsteps of HWES teachers!

Timeline photos 10/19/2020

Digital citizenship is how you use media + technology responsibly to learn, create, + participate. This participate with your kid by using curated activities from and following us for daily questions!


Monday, October 12, is a school planning day as well as a student holiday. Teachers will participate in professional development and planning activities. They will not be available for office hours. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments on this student holiday. Please view the 2020-21 school year calendar at this link:

Timeline photos 07/29/2020

If you've been missing your Senior Centers or Community Centers, they are now on Twitter! Follow them at

Learn how you can:
📌 Connect with your peers and engage in a variety of activities
📌 Join live, interactive programs or watch classes on demand on your own schedule
📌 Discover virtual activities and useful services throughout Fairfax County
📌 See your favorite Center staff and more!


FCPS enrollment forms choosing full-time online instruction OR in-person instruction are due by midnight *today.* If no response is received, the student will automatically be enrolled in in-person instruction for the year. Please see information on How to Enroll: Also, here is the link to Return to School FAQs:

Return to School - Frequently Asked Questions for Families | Fairfax County Public Schools Return to School - Frequently Asked Questions for Families Questions and answers about the Fall 2020 Return to School Plan Athletics and Activities| Calendar | Change in Conditions | Class Size | Comparison of In-Person and Full-Time Online Instruction | Curriculum | Distance Learning |....


FCPS has extended the deadline for parents to choose how they want their children to return to school this fall for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Responses are due no later than Wednesday, July 15. Additionally, Dr. Brabrand announced that he will ask the School Board to delay the start of school until after Labor Day, which will be Tuesday, September 8. Get more informaton:

Brian Silva on Twitter 06/10/2020

Thanks for making Wednesdays so much fun this year, Mr. Silva! We appreciate you!

Brian Silva on Twitter “Happy Final Workout Wednesday of the 2019-2020 year ! I hope you enjoyed the workouts this year. Remember to stay active and have some fun this summer where and when you can.”

Brian Silva on Twitter 06/03/2020

Thanks for keeping us moving, Coach Silva!

Brian Silva on Twitter “Happy Workout Wednesday . Mrs Washington's class created this workout for us about 3 months ago and I thought it would be fun to try it again Have fun and work hard!”

HWES_Dance on Twitter 05/04/2020

HWES_Dance on Twitter “Have you seen the website yet? If not, go check it out! 👯 . Every week, a different dance program is featured—and this week, it’s HWES 6th Grade STARS Dancers! Mrs.O wrote a message to the 6th grade graduating class 💕😁”


It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Please join us in celebrating our caring, creative, and passionate educators who *always* go the distance for students!

HWES_Dance on Twitter 04/29/2020

HWES_Dance on Twitter “Happy International Dance Day!!! 💃🕺🌎 . Comment below how you have been keeping the BEAT in your feet and the ART in your heart! 💞”

Brian Silva on Twitter 04/29/2020

Happy Workout Wednesday! Check out this week's video to find our who joined Mr. Silva to help coach us this week!

Brian Silva on Twitter “Happy Workout Wednesday ! Here is the workout for this week Remember to exercise on the 45s for 1 minute or for a challenge do all 6 exercises on the 45s for 1 minute each all day. Have fun! Work hard!”

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HWES 4th Grade Teacher, Mr. C, visited a 2nd grade class to share the story (and song) of a caterpillar and her journey ...




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