McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/27/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 2-3 - Summer College Application Workshop (Seniors only)

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

Congratulations to our It's Academic Team!  They are the champions of It's Acadmic!  

Congratulations to McLean's All-Met Athletes Will Mahoney - Soccer

He was the heart of a Highlanders team that came together in the postseason, piecing together a surprising run to the state semifinals. Mahoney will play at Binghamton.

Thais Rolly - Track

Thias finished first in the 1,600-meter race in 4:54.92, at the  Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls and boys outdoor state championship meets.  She also finished second in the 3,200 (10:30.65)..

Griffin Stieg - Baseball

An elite athlete and Virginia Tech commit, Stieg was dominant on the mound for the Highlanders with a 9-1 record, a 0.90 ERA and 93 strikeouts. As a leadoff man, he hit four home runs and batted .368 with 20 walks in 68 plate appearances.

Write-ups courtesy of The Washington Post, High School Sports, June 21, 2022

Arlington Magazine Extraordinary Teen

Congratulations to Luke Valencic for being chosen by Arlington Magazine as an Extraordinary Teen!

School Traffic Pattern - June 20 through mid-August

Starting June 20, cars will not be able to cut through the school from Sea Cliff/Davidson to Westmoreland and vice versa. If you are trying to park for the stadium or main gym, you should come through on the Westmoreland side. If you are coming to the main office you will only be able to enter through the Sea Cliff/Davidson side. This is due to a roofing project that will run through mid-August.

Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder - Class of 2023

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please read this information for submitting records to McLean.  Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year, preferably by July 1. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website

Summer Workshops

This summer, McLean will host two summer workshops for interested students. Workshops will be conducted either in-person or via Zoom. Interested students should register for the workshop(s) they plan to attend using this Google Form by June 15th. See details below for more information about offerings. Links for the virtual workshop will be sent to registrants prior to the first offering.

Narrative Writing in the College Essay
Teachers will facilitate students in drafting an essay they could use as a basis for their college application process. This workshop is geared toward rising seniors only and will be conducted in-person.

We Don’t Talk About Braco
Participants will watch a 20 minute scene from the Disney telenovela series "Violetta" on you tube. Students will then discuss the show in Spanish virtually and do follow up activities with the teacher. This workshop is for students entering Spanish 3, 4, or AP.

Summer College Application Workshop

Student Services is planning for our annual summer College Application Workshop! This summer workshop is for college-bound seniors to learn about the Common/Coalition Applications, how to write strong college essays, interview tips, and more! Guest speakers from reputable college admission committees will be in attendance to provide valuable college advice while also demystifying the application process. Since beginning our workshops, colleges have noted improved applications from McLean students. We are firm believers that the process can be far less stressful if students begin working on their applications before senior year begins.

College Applications Workshop (for Seniors only - Class of 2023):

  • Student Services will be holding a Summer College Application Workshop on August 2nd and 3rd! Students who would like to participate must complete a registration form, which will be sent to student emails on Monday, June 6th. Space will be limited, so sign up early! Students will choose between either an AM (8:30am-12:00pm) or PM (12:30pm-4:00pm) session. There will be a fee of $70 collected between July 1 and August 1. Students who register will receive more information on how to pay this fee at a later date.
  • Many of our Student Services programs are focused on preparation for college. You can view past programs and presentations here: https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/student-services/programs-and-presentations

Haven’t had a chance to take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) yet, or not thrilled about your score? No problem! Many colleges are excited to continue offering test optional policies as part of their admissions process. You can view a list of colleges with test optional policies here: https://fairtest.org/

SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at [email protected]

Weekly Reminders Tutor.com - Summer Access

Students can access Tutor.com over the summer months by logging into Schoology through a course.  However, after mid-June, when a student clicks on courses, the courses from the 2021-22 SY will no longer show up since they will be archived in transition to the new school year.  Therefore, students must follow the instructions below to access Tutor.com from an archived course during the summer months.

When can a student access Tutor.com?
  • New FCPS Student - Newly enrolled students will be able to access Tutor.com through Schoology by August 18.
  • Seniors - July 29 will be the last date graduated seniors will be able to access the network.

Summer School - Students attending summer Credit Recovery Academy (CRA), Online Campus (OC) or Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) can access Tutor.com through their active summer course in Schoology.

Click HERE for more information on Tutor.com

Click HERE for the Tutor.com Summer Access Flyer

Summer Learning Opportunities

Freshman 101

Who: Rising 9th grade students coming to McLean High School during the 2022-2023 academic year

Dates: Monday, July 18, 2022 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Location: McLean High School

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.   

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshman 101 Program. Please complete the electronic form to reserve a spot. Please complete the Emergency Care Form and email it to [email protected] by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. 

AP Bootcamp

Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in college and in the corporate world. This program is targeted for students who are taking their first AP class.

This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). These skills are those that are most desired by Fortune 500 firms.  This hands-on program will actively engage students in the development and use of these skills, while demonstrating their importance.

To go with the military boot camp theme, students will divide into platoons and compete in tasks that will allow them to build and demonstrate these skills.  After each task, students will reflect upon their performance and discuss how they can improve. 

Boot Camp has four goals:

  1. Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.
  2. Guide students in skill development with focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving. 
  3. Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom.
  4. Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers.

Boot Camp will be held Monday, July 18th through Wednesday July 20, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm. It is recommended students participate in all 3 days.  

Recruits will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are 80 available slots for this year’s boot camp.  Registration must be received by July 1, 2022.

Click HERE to register

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/20/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 2-3 - Summer College Application Workshop (Seniors only)

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

On June 25th our It's Academic Team will be competing in the championship round.  The show airs on NBC4 at 10:00am.  

School Traffic Pattern - June 20 through mid-August

Starting June 20, cars will not be able to cut through the school from Sea Cliff/Davidson to Westmoreland and vice versa. If you are trying to park for the stadium or main gym, you should come through on the Westmoreland side. If you are coming to the main office you will only be able to enter through the Sea Cliff/Davidson side. This is due to a roofing project that will run through mid-August.

Meningococcal Vaccine Reminder - Class of 2023

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into one of its schools. All students in grade 12 are required to have been immunized with one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine given at the age of 16 or older. Please read this information for submitting records to McLean.  Proof of immunization must be submitted to the school. These documents need to be returned prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year, preferably by July 1. For more information on this requirement, visit this FCPS website

Summer Workshops

This summer, McLean will host two summer workshops for interested students. Workshops will be conducted either in-person or via Zoom. Interested students should register for the workshop(s) they plan to attend using this Google Form by June 15th. See details below for more information about offerings. Links for the virtual workshop will be sent to registrants prior to the first offering.

Narrative Writing in the College Essay
Teachers will facilitate students in drafting an essay they could use as a basis for their college application process. This workshop is geared toward rising seniors only and will be conducted in-person.

We Don’t Talk About Braco
Participants will watch a 20 minute scene from the Disney telenovela series "Violetta" on you tube. Students will then discuss the show in Spanish virtually and do follow up activities with the teacher. This workshop is for students entering Spanish 3, 4, or AP.

Summer College Application Workshop

Student Services is planning for our annual summer College Application Workshop! This summer workshop is for college-bound seniors to learn about the Common/Coalition Applications, how to write strong college essays, interview tips, and more! Guest speakers from reputable college admission committees will be in attendance to provide valuable college advice while also demystifying the application process. Since beginning our workshops, colleges have noted improved applications from McLean students. We are firm believers that the process can be far less stressful if students begin working on their applications before senior year begins.

College Applications Workshop (for Seniors only - Class of 2023):

  • Student Services will be holding a Summer College Application Workshop on August 2nd and 3rd! Students who would like to participate must complete a registration form, which will be sent to student emails on Monday, June 6th. Space will be limited, so sign up early! Students will choose between either an AM (8:30am-12:00pm) or PM (12:30pm-4:00pm) session. There will be a fee of $70 collected between July 1 and August 1. Students who register will receive more information on how to pay this fee at a later date.
  • Many of our Student Services programs are focused on preparation for college. You can view past programs and presentations here: https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/student-services/programs-and-presentations

Haven’t had a chance to take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) yet, or not thrilled about your score? No problem! Many colleges are excited to continue offering test optional policies as part of their admissions process. You can view a list of colleges with test optional policies here: https://fairtest.org/

SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at [email protected]

Weekly Reminders Tutor.com - Summer Access

Students can access Tutor.com over the summer months by logging into Schoology through a course.  However, after mid-June, when a student clicks on courses, the courses from the 2021-22 SY will no longer show up since they will be archived in transition to the new school year.  Therefore, students must follow the instructions below to access Tutor.com from an archived course during the summer months.

When can a student access Tutor.com?
  • New FCPS Student - Newly enrolled students will be able to access Tutor.com through Schoology by August 18.
  • Seniors - July 29 will be the last date graduated seniors will be able to access the network.

Summer School - Students attending summer Credit Recovery Academy (CRA), Online Campus (OC) or Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) can access Tutor.com through their active summer course in Schoology.

Click HERE for more information on Tutor.com

Click HERE for the Tutor.com Summer Access Flyer

Summer Learning Opportunities

Freshman 101

Who: Rising 9th grade students coming to McLean High School during the 2022-2023 academic year

Dates: Monday, July 18, 2022 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Location: McLean High School

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.   

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshman 101 Program. Please complete the electronic form to reserve a spot. Please complete the Emergency Care Form and email it to [email protected] by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. 

AP Bootcamp

Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in college and in the corporate world. This program is targeted for students who are taking their first AP class.

This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). These skills are those that are most desired by Fortune 500 firms.  This hands-on program will actively engage students in the development and use of these skills, while demonstrating their importance.

To go with the military boot camp theme, students will divide into platoons and compete in tasks that will allow them to build and demonstrate these skills.  After each task, students will reflect upon their performance and discuss how they can improve. 

Boot Camp has four goals:

  1. Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.
  2. Guide students in skill development with focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving. 
  3. Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom.
  4. Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers.

Boot Camp will be held Monday, July 18th through Wednesday July 20, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm. It is recommended students participate in all 3 days.  

Recruits will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are 80 available slots for this year’s boot camp.  Registration must be received by July 1, 2022.

Click HERE to register

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/13/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

Final Grades - Updated Information

Final grades will be processed by Tuesday, June 14th, at 12:00 pm. Grades will be available for viewing in ParentVUE. If you would like a printed copy of your student’s report card please email Molly Payne at [email protected].

See the directions below:

School Traffic Pattern - June 20 through mid-August

Starting June 20, cars will not be able to cut through the school from Sea Cliff/Davidson to Westmoreland and vice versa. If you are trying to park for the stadium or main gym, you should come through on the Westmoreland side. If you are coming to the main office you will only be able to enter through the Sea Cliff/Davidson side. This is due to a roofing project that will run through mid-August.

Summer Workshops

This summer, McLean will host two summer workshops for interested students. Workshops will be conducted either in-person or via Zoom. Interested students should register for the workshop(s) they plan to attend using this Google Form by June 15th. See details below for more information about offerings. Links for the virtual workshop will be sent to registrants prior to the first offering.

Narrative Writing in the College Essay
Teachers will facilitate students in drafting an essay they could use as a basis for their college application process. This workshop is geared toward rising seniors only and will be conducted in-person.

We Don’t Talk About Braco
Participants will watch a 20 minute scene from the Disney telenovela series "Violetta" on you tube. Students will then discuss the show in Spanish virtually and do follow up activities with the teacher. This workshop is for students entering Spanish 3, 4, or AP.

Summer College Application Workshop

Student Services is planning for our annual summer College Application Workshop! This summer workshop is for college-bound seniors to learn about the Common/Coalition Applications, how to write strong college essays, interview tips, and more! Guest speakers from reputable college admission committees will be in attendance to provide valuable college advice while also demystifying the application process. Since beginning our workshops, colleges have noted improved applications from McLean students. We are firm believers that the process can be far less stressful if students begin working on their applications before senior year begins.

College Applications Workshop (for the graduating class of 2023):

  • Student Services will be holding a Summer College Application Workshop on August 2nd and 3rd! Students who would like to participate must complete a registration form, which will be sent to student emails on Monday, June 6th. Space will be limited, so sign up early! Students will choose between either an AM (8:30am-12:00pm) or PM (12:30pm-4:00pm) session. There will be a fee of $70 collected between July 1 and August 1. Students who register will receive more information on how to pay this fee at a later date.
  • Many of our Student Services programs are focused on preparation for college. You can view past programs and presentations here: https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/student-services/programs-and-presentations

Haven’t had a chance to take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) yet, or not thrilled about your score? No problem! Many colleges are excited to continue offering test optional policies as part of their admissions process. You can view a list of colleges with test optional policies here: https://fairtest.org/

Conferences for Learning

As a friendly reminder, please remember to sign up for our new pilot program, Conferences for Learning. This program will take place during the 2022-2023 school year with a select group of students from each grade level. Parents who are interested in having their child participate in this programming should complete this Google Form by Monday, June 13th.

SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Recognitions Spring Season Sports Awards

Girls Tennis- Regional Champions/State Semifinals

1st Team (Singles)

Vanessa Popescu 

Michelle Martinkov 

1st Team (Doubles)

Vanessa Popescu/Michelle Martinkov (District/Regional Champions, State Runner Ups)

2nd Team (Singles)

Hannah Lin 

Dia Aurora 

Sasha Zeltser 

Lauren Woods 

2nd Team (Doubles)

Hannah Lin/Sasha Zeltser

Honorable Mention

Vivian Kreeb 

Emilie Kim

Boys Tennis- District Champion, Regional Runner Up

All District

1st Team

Jan Pekar

Marco Zhang

Wyatt Shinskie

2nd Team

Jan Pekar/Richard Tamirisa (doubles)

Wyatt Shinskie/Yantang Li (doubles)

All Region

2nd Team – Joshua Bright

Boys Soccer

1st Team All- Region

Will Mahoney

Second Team All- Region

Jalen Holliday

First Team All-District

Will Mahoney

Jalen Holliday

Second Team All- District

Noah Barnes  

Kaan Kocabal

Jacob Miller

Jeremy Jannote      

Nick Wankee 

Jo Margita   

All- District Honorable Mention

Nathan Jun  

Daniel Barrera

Girls Soccer

1st Team All District

Kayla Fraser

2nd Team All District

Maggie Olifer

Honorable Mention All District

Malia Bullen

Talia Boldne

Franny Stoik

Isabel Butler

Ana Lazio

Malak El Haddad

Girls Lacrosse

Hailey Buursink:  1st team all district; 2nd team all region

Sarah Beach:  2nd team all district

Sevyn Walton:  2nd team all district

Meaghan Greenway:  HM All District

Boys Lacrosse

1st Team All-District, 2nd Team All-Region

Cooper Ferris                         

Patrick Downey       

2nd Team All-District

Davis Sawyer     

Kaelan Ferris          

Isaac Bell                

Honorable Mention All-District

Tristan  Jander       

Max Mullen         

Landon Moore         

Austin Davis                         

Owen Hacker          

Jacques Khoriaty      

Hugh Hancock        

Charlie Samburg      

Softball- District Champions, Regional Runner Up

First Team All District

Macey Johnson, at large

Piper Tedrow, outfield

Second Team All District

Lily Brumbaugh, at large

Gabby Colder, pitcher

EK Templer, outfield

Elise Walker, pitcher

First Team All Region

Macey Johnson, at large

Second Team All Region

Piper Tedrow, outfield

Baseball- District Champions

All District

Griffin Stieg - District Pitcher or the Year

1st Team

Griffin Stieg - Pitcher

Aidan Carey - Pitcher

Chris Morabito - DH

2nd Team 

Jakob Luu - SS

Ethan Ball - 3B

HM

Gavin Bartlett - OF

Robbie Coates - OF

All Region

Griffin Stieg - Region Pitcher or the Year

1st Team

Griffin Stieg - Pitcher

Chris Morabito - DH

2nd Team

Aidan Carey - Pitcher

Track & Field- Girls Team- District Champions

District Champions- Eva Grau (100 Hurdles), Aneka Andrews (100 meters), Xavier Jemison (800m), 4 x400 (Mary Steinbicker, Mia Fitzgerald, Eva Grau, Aneka Andrews)

State Qualifiers-  Thais Rolly (state champion), Aneka Andrews, Kaitlyn Conley, Mary Steinbicker, Mia Fitzgerald, Leah Durkee, Calypso Rolly, Caitlyn Farley, Lauren Hensley, Marie-Odette de Marc, Ella Munson, Xavier Jemison, Rowan Frew, Ethan Hu, Jahi Jemison, Liam Riley, Colin Reing  

Girls Crew 

3V won gold medal at state championship

2V won at Manny Flex and Charlie Butt, made it state championship finishing 6th

Varsity 8 finished 3rd at States

1V place 5th at Scholastic Nationals

Boys Crew

 Won boys' points trophy at States 

 All 5 boats medaling at States

3 state champion boats

3V setting the fastest time of the day at Lower Boat States

 2V making it to finals at Stotesbury

Weekly Reminders Tutor.com - Summer Access

Students can access Tutor.com over the summer months by logging into Schoology through a course.  However, after mid-June, when a student clicks on courses, the courses from the 2021-22 SY will no longer show up since they will be archived in transition to the new school year.  Therefore, students must follow the instructions below to access Tutor.com from an archived course during the summer months.

When can a student access Tutor.com?
  • New FCPS Student - Newly enrolled students will be able to access Tutor.com through Schoology by August 18.
  • Seniors - July 29 will be the last date graduated seniors will be able to access the network.

Summer School - Students attending summer Credit Recovery Academy (CRA), Online Campus (OC) or Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) can access Tutor.com through their active summer course in Schoology.

Click HERE for more information on Tutor.com

Click HERE for the Tutor.com Summer Access Flyer

Summer Learning Opportunities

Freshman 101

Who: Rising 9th grade students coming to McLean High School during the 2022-2023 academic year

Dates: Monday, July 18, 2022 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Location: McLean High School

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.   

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshman 101 Program. Please complete the electronic form to reserve a spot. Please complete the Emergency Care Form and email it to [email protected] by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. 

AP Bootcamp

Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in college and in the corporate world. This program is targeted for students who are taking their first AP class.

This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). These skills are those that are most desired by Fortune 500 firms.  This hands-on program will actively engage students in the development and use of these skills, while demonstrating their importance.

To go with the military boot camp theme, students will divide into platoons and compete in tasks that will allow them to build and demonstrate these skills.  After each task, students will reflect upon their performance and discuss how they can improve. 

Boot Camp has four goals:

  1. Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.
  2. Guide students in skill development with focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving. 
  3. Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom.
  4. Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers.

Boot Camp will be held Monday, July 18th through Wednesday July 20, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm. It is recommended students participate in all 3 days.  

Recruits will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are 80 available slots for this year’s boot camp.  Registration must be received by July 1, 2022.

Click HERE to register

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at [email protected]

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/6/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

Check out the McLean Website to keep up to date with SOL testing, bell schedule changes, end of the year final exam schedule, Driver's Ed permit testing and much more.  

June 6-9 - early release days 

June 10 - Last day of school - early release

2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

This Week's Bell Schedules Final Grades

Final Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Friday, June 11th. Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. Report Cards will be mailed by Friday, June 18th.

ParentVUE/ StudentVUE will be closed Friday, June 18th at 4pm until Tuesday, June 22nd at 6am.

SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE starting on June 8th. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Underclassmen FCPSOn Laptop/Charger Collection

Underclassmen who no longer need their school laptop for finals:

  • Starting on Monday, June 6 and throughout the final exam week, any student that no longer needs access to their school laptop may stop by the Library Reference Room throughout the school day and turn in their school laptop and charger.  

Underclassmen who need their school laptop until their last exam:

  • Students will turn in their laptop and charger to their 7th period teacher upon completion of their 7th period exam and before the final dismissal bell on Thursday, June 9

Underclassmen enrolled in online summer courses:

  • Students who are enrolled in an online summer course will be permitted to keep their laptop/charger for the duration of their course. At the conclusion of their summer course, students should return their laptop/charger to the main office. Teachers will be given a list of summer course enrollments prior to June 9th to verify which students will need to keep their devices.

What happens if students fail to turn in their FCPSOn laptop?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office or Administration that the laptop must be turned in ASAP.  If they keep the laptop over the summer without an approved reason, their laptop will be disabled, making it inoperable for the remainder of the summer.  

What happens if students turn in their FCPSOn laptop without a charger?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office that the charger must be turned in ASAP.  The laptop will be re-imaged and prepared for the next school year, but will not be re-issued until a charger is turned in or payment has been received through MySchoolBucks.

End of the School Year Medication Pick-up

As the end of our school year approaches, please be reminded that all medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year.  Per FPCS regulations, any medications that remain in the Health Room after close of business on the last day of school must be destroyed.

For SENIORS:  The last day of classes will be May 20th.   Seniors who have medications may keep them in the Health Room until after AP testing and graduation activities are complete.

For ALL OTHER STUDENTS:  The last day of classes is June 10th.

Prescription Medications (Epi-pens, Inhalers, ADHD, etc.) :  Must be picked up by a parent.  Please sign in at the main office.  PLEASE NOTE:  if a student self-carries their epi-pen or inhaler and keeps one in the health room, they may pick it up.

Over-the-counter Medication:  Students may pick up these medications and take them home.  They may be picked up at the end of the day between 2:45-3:00pm any time before the end of the year.

All medications must be picked up by 11:00am, June 10th.

Please contact School Health Aide, Julie Gamboa, with any questions.  [email protected] 

Recognitions NCFL Speech & Debate Grand National Tournament

Songhan Pang competed at the NCFL Speech & Debate Grand National Tournament. This tournament brings together hundreds of students who qualified from their own leagues throughout the year. She wrote and delivered her own speech entitled “Silence: Food for Thought.” Though she did not place in the final rounds, she did an outstanding job representing McLean. Congratulations Songhan!

Spring Sports All District/Regional Teams

Join us in congratulating McLean High School's amazing teams and athletes. Go Highlanders!

Boys Soccer

All District

1st Team- Kobe McCowan, Mawni Mahdavi

2nd Team- Reed Johnson, Adam Kunz, Henrique Paredes, Brendan Cowan

HM- Jeremy Jeannot, Dillon Prestidge

All Region

1st Team- Kobe McCowan

2nd Team- Mawni Mahdavi

 

Girls Soccer

All District

Player of the Year- Kyra Bolden

1st Team- Kyra Bolden, Kylie Keysor, Kaitlyn Helfrich, Ellen Shine, Katie Romhilt

2nd Team- Malina Rubin, Malia Bullen, Faith Whare

HM- Kayla Fraser

All Region

Player of the Year- Kyra Bolden

1st Team- Kyra Bolden, Kaitlyn Helfrich, Katie Romhilt

2nd Team- Kylie Keysor, Ellen Shine

 

Girls Tennis

Qualified for Regionals

District Champion- Hannah Lin

District Runner Up- Hannah Lin/Sasha Zelster (Doubles Team)

 

Boys Tennis

District Champions

Regional Runner Up

District Champion- Jan Pekar/Richard Tamirisa (Double Team)

1st Team All Region- Jan Pekar

1st Team All Region Doubles- Jan Pekar/Richard Tamirisa

 

Boys Lacrosse

All District

1st Team- Alec Butler, Patrick Downey

2nd Team- Eli Wilson, Andrew Nelson, Tate Waugh

Honorable Mention- Billy Ludwick, Christian Margita, Philippe Kabesele, Isaac Bell, Bryce Molnar, Austin Davis, Kaelan Farris

All Region

2nd Team- Alex Butler, Patrick Downey

 

Girls Lacrosse

2nd Team - Kit Reed, Camille Blakemore, Hailey Buursink

Honorable Mention All-District- Julia Bodet, Lianne Garrahan, Sarah Beach

 

Track & Field

District Champions- Xavier Jemison- 800 meters, 1600 meters, 3200 meters, Stella Shen- Triple Jump & Long Jump, Thais Rolly- 3200 meters

Regional Champions- Xavier Jemison- 1600 & 800 meters, Thais Rolly- 3200m

 

Baseball

All District

1st Team - Griffin Stieg, Aidan Carey

2nd Team- Jakob Luu, Chris Morabito, Gavin Bartlett, Evan Fontaine

Honorable Mention- Nick Norton, Jake Lynes

All Region

1st Team- Griffin Stieg

HM- Aidan Carey

 

Softball

All District

1st Team- Rylee Schaar, Gabby Colder, Macey Johnson, Piper Tedrow

2nd Team- Elena Socknat, Lily Brumbaugh, Ryan Shannon, Emory Hadden

Honorable Mention- Rachel Longo, Taylor Stats

All Region

1st Team- Rylee Schaar, Gabby Colder

2nd Team- Macey Johnson

Weekly Reminders Tutor.com - Summer Access

Students can access Tutor.com over the summer months by logging into Schoology through a course.  However, after mid-June, when a student clicks on courses, the courses from the 2021-22 SY will no longer show up since they will be archived in transition to the new school year.  Therefore, students must follow the instructions below to access Tutor.com from an archived course during the summer months.

When can a student access Tutor.com?
  • New FCPS Student - Newly enrolled students will be able to access Tutor.com through Schoology by August 18.
  • Seniors - July 29 will be the last date graduated seniors will be able to access the network.

Summer School - Students attending summer Credit Recovery Academy (CRA), Online Campus (OC) or Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) can access Tutor.com through their active summer course in Schoology.

Click HERE for more information on Tutor.com

Click HERE for the Tutor.com Summer Access Flyer

AP Boot Camp

From Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20, McLean High School will hold an AP Boot Camp, for students in grades 10 - 12. The AP Boot Camp will target students about to take an Advanced Placement course for the first time.

AP Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in AP classes, college and in the corporate world. This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). This program is intended to be a hands-on, cooperative team-building program that actively engages students in the development and use of these skills. Boot Camp has four goals:

  • Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.
  • Guide students in skill development with a focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving
  • Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers

Interested students can register at this link.  

Freshman 101 - Register Now!

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshmen 101 Program. Please complete this electronic form to reserve a spot. Prior to the program, please send a completed Emergency Care Form and email it to [email protected] by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. If you have any questions, please email Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at [email protected]

Where: McLean High School

When: July 18th and 19th

Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Transportation: Details forthcoming

Requesting a MySchoolBucks Lunch Account Refund

If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                                3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.

Attendance Form

Moving forward, McLean High School will no longer use the electronic attendance form. Parents/Guardians will need to call the attendance office, send a written note with your student, or send an email  to [email protected] 

All Day Absences: 703-714-5725

Early Release: 703-714-5726

*As a courtesy please do not call for early release after 1:30pm. 

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at [email protected]

Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10
After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 5/30/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

Check out the McLean Website to keep up to date with SOL testing, bell schedule changes, end of the year final exam schedule, Driver's Ed permit testing and much more.  

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - School closed

June 1 - Graduation - 2:30 Constitution Hall

June 1 - early release for students - 10:30

June 2 - Physical Night at McLean High School

June 6-9 - early release days Final exam schedule

June 10 - Last day of school - early release

2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

Fun Fair - June 6

After the first exam of the week all students will be released at 9:45 to come out to the practice football field and the stadium football field for some games, food, and just some fun.  With the help of the PTSA and the PE department, we are planning fun activities for all students to end the year like they started the year with a celebration.  This time will be similar to Celebrate McLean.

AP Boot Camp

From Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20, McLean High School will hold an AP Boot Camp, for students in grades 10 - 12. The AP Boot Camp will target students about to take an Advanced Placement course for the first time.

AP Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in AP classes, college and in the corporate world. This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). This program is intended to be a hands-on, cooperative team-building program that actively engages students in the development and use of these skills. Boot Camp has four goals:

  • Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.
  • Guide students in skill development with a focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving
  • Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers

Interested students can register at this link.  

Underclassmen FCPSOn Laptop/Charger Collection

Underclassmen who no longer need their school laptop for finals:

  • Starting on Monday, June 6 and throughout the final exam week, any student that no longer needs access to their school laptop may stop by the Library Reference Room throughout the school day and turn in their school laptop and charger.  

Underclassmen who need their school laptop until their last exam:

  • Students will turn in their laptop and charger to their 7th period teacher upon completion of their 7th period exam and before the final dismissal bell on Thursday, June 9

Underclassmen enrolled in online summer courses:

  • Students who are enrolled in an online summer course will be permitted to keep their laptop/charger for the duration of their course. At the conclusion of their summer course, students should return their laptop/charger to the main office. Teachers will be given a list of summer course enrollments prior to June 9th to verify which students will need to keep their devices.

What happens if students fail to turn in their FCPSOn laptop?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office or Administration that the laptop must be turned in ASAP.  If they keep the laptop over the summer without an approved reason, their laptop will be disabled, making it inoperable for the remainder of the summer.  

What happens if students turn in their FCPSOn laptop without a charger?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office that the charger must be turned in ASAP.  The laptop will be re-imaged and prepared for the next school year, but will not be re-issued until a charger is turned in or payment has been received through MySchoolBucks.

End of the School Year Medication Pick-up

As the end of our school year approaches, please be reminded that all medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year.  Per FPCS regulations, any medications that remain in the Health Room after close of business on the last day of school must be destroyed.

For SENIORS:  The last day of classes will be May 20th.   Seniors who have medications may keep them in the Health Room until after AP testing and graduation activities are complete.

For ALL OTHER STUDENTS:  The last day of classes is June 10th.

Prescription Medications (Epi-pens, Inhalers, ADHD, etc.) :  Must be picked up by a parent.  Please sign in at the main office.  PLEASE NOTE:  if a student self-carries their epi-pen or inhaler and keeps one in the health room, they may pick it up.

Over-the-counter Medication:  Students may pick up these medications and take them home.  They may be picked up at the end of the day between 2:45-3:00pm any time before the end of the year.

All medications must be picked up by 11:00am, June 10th.

Please contact School Health Aide, Julie Gamboa, with any questions.  [email protected] 

Freshman 101 - Register Now!

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshmen 101 Program. Please complete this electronic form to reserve a spot. Prior to the program, please send a completed Emergency Care Form and email it to [email protected] by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. If you have any questions, please email Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at [email protected]

Where: McLean High School

When: July 18th and 19th

Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Transportation: Details forthcoming

Tutor.com - Summer Access

Students can access Tutor.com over the summer months by logging into Schoology through a course.  However, after mid-June, when a student clicks on courses, the courses from the 2021-22 SY will no longer show up since they will be archived in transition to the new school year.  Therefore, students must follow the instructions below to access Tutor.com from an archived course during the summer months.

 

When can a student access Tutor.com?
  • New FCPS Student - Newly enrolled students will be able to access Tutor.com through Schoology by August 18.
  • Seniors - July 29 will be the last date graduated seniors will be able to access the network.

Summer School - Students attending summer Credit Recovery Academy (CRA), Online Campus (OC) or Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) can access Tutor.com through their active summer course in Schoology.

Click HERE for more information on Tutor.com

Click HERE for the Tutor.com Summer Access Flyer

All Night Grad Party - Volunteers Needed!

Please volunteer for The All Night Grad Party sponsored by the PTSA scheduled for June 1 from 9 pm - 1 am at McLean High School. This McLean High School tradition celebrates graduates in a safe, supervised space the night they graduate.  There will be catered food, casino games, prizes ,a photo booth, dancing and even a hypnotist show!  We need many volunteers in the school community to make this event happen.  Please consider signing up to help with set up before the party or volunteer to help at the party.  In the past, parents who did not have a graduate helped with setting up.  Then parents of all grade levels helped out at the party.  Let’s give the class of 2022 a proper send off as they create memories with their class one last time!  Please view the Sign Up Genius to see the volunteer options that appeal to you.  

Grad Party Volunteer Sign Up

Physical Night - June 2

McLean Sports Physical Night is Thursday, June 2nd. If you are interested in playing a sport during the 2022-23 school year you must have a sports physical on file at the school dated after May 1 of 2022.  This will satisfy that requirement. Details below

When: Thursday, June 2

Where: McLean HS

Cost: tax deductible donation of $50 (all proceeds go to the athletic training program for supplies and equipment.)

MySchool Bucks link coming soon!

Student Registration:  https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in volunteering, please email Michael Tierney, [email protected] for more information.  We are in need of medical professionals, specifically MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs.  We are also looking for PTs as well. If you would like to register as a volunteer, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

Recognitions Congressional Art Competition Winners

Congratulations to our winners at the Congressional Art Competition!  Each spring a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S House of Representatives. Two Mclean student were recognized for their amazing talent and technique in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District.

3rd  place “Soul Searching” – Emma Chen

Honorable mention “Self”- Aliya Lu

To view the winning artworks as well as this years entries, please check out the virtual gallery below:

2022 Congressional Art Competition Winners

Weekly Reminders Requesting a MySchoolBucks Lunch Account Refund

If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                                3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.

Attendance Form

Moving forward, McLean High School will no longer use the electronic attendance form. Parents/Guardians will need to call the attendance office, send a written note with your student, or send an email  to [email protected] 

All Day Absences: 703-714-5725

Early Release: 703-714-5726

*As a courtesy please do not call for early release after 1:30pm. 

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at [email protected]

Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10
After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, bap[email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 5/23/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

Check out the McLean Website to keep up to date with SOL testing, bell schedule changes, end of the year final exam schedule, Driver's Ed permit testing and much more.  

May 25 - Baccalaureate 7:00pm

May 26 - Convocation 9:00am

May 26- Last day for late buses

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - School closed

June 1 - Graduation - 2:30 Constitution Hall

June 2 - Physical Night at McLean High School

June 6-9 - Final exam schedule

June 10 - Last day of school - early release

Attendance Form

Moving forward, McLean High School will no longer use the electronic attendance form. Parents/Guardians will need to call the attendance office, send a written note with your student, or send an email  to [email protected] 

All Day Absences: 703-714-5725

Early Release: 703-714-5726

*As a courtesy please do not call for early release after 1:30pm. 

Requesting a MySchoolBucks Lunch Account Refund

If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                                3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.

Underclassmen FCPSOn Laptop/Charger Collection

Underclassmen who no longer need their school laptop for finals:

  • Starting on Monday, June 6 and throughout the final exam week, any student that no longer needs access to their school laptop may stop by the Library Reference Room throughout the school day and turn in their school laptop and charger.  

Underclassmen who need their school laptop until their last exam:

  • Students will turn in their laptop and charger to their 7th period teacher upon completion of their 7th period exam and before the final dismissal bell on Thursday, June 9

Underclassmen enrolled in online summer courses:

  • Students who are enrolled in an online summer course will be permitted to keep their laptop/charger for the duration of their course. At the conclusion of their summer course, students should return their laptop/charger to the main office. Teachers will be given a list of summer course enrollments prior to June 9th to verify which students will need to keep their devices.

What happens if students fail to turn in their FCPSOn laptop?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office or Administration that the laptop must be turned in ASAP.  If they keep the laptop over the summer without an approved reason, their laptop will be disabled, making it inoperable for the remainder of the summer.  

What happens if students turn in their FCPSOn laptop without a charger?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office that the charger must be turned in ASAP.  The laptop will be re-imaged and prepared for the next school year, but will not be re-issued until a charger is turned in or payment has been received through MySchoolBucks.

End of the School Year Medication Pick-up

As the end of our school year approaches, please be reminded that all medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year.  Per FPCS regulations, any medications that remain in the Health Room after close of business on the last day of school must be destroyed.

For SENIORS:  The last day of classes will be May 20th.   Seniors who have medications may keep them in the Health Room until after AP testing and graduation activities are complete.

For ALL OTHER STUDENTS:  The last day of classes is June 10th.

Prescription Medications (Epi-pens, Inhalers, ADHD, etc.) :  Must be picked up by a parent.  Please sign in at the main office.  PLEASE NOTE:  if a student self-carries their epi-pen or inhaler and keeps one in the health room, they may pick it up.

Over-the-counter Medication:  Students may pick up these medications and take them home.  They may be picked up at the end of the day between 2:45-3:00pm any time before the end of the year.

All medications must be picked up by 11:00am, June 10th.

Please contact School Health Aide, Julie Gamboa, with any questions.  [email protected]

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at [email protected]

Freshman 101 - Register Now!

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshmen 101 Program. Please complete this electronic form to reserve a spot. Prior to the program, please send a completed Emergency Care Form and email it to [email protected] by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. If you have any questions, please email Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at [email protected]

Where: McLean High School

When: July 18th and 19th

Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Transportation: Details forthcoming

McLean HS Baccalaureate

The McLean High School Baccalaureate will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. The service will be live streamed and made available to those who can not attend. 

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church

Time: 7:00pm

Last Day for Late Buses

The last day for Late Buses at McLean High School is May 26th. 

All Night Grad Party - Volunteers Needed!

Please volunteer for The All Night Grad Party sponsored by the PTSA scheduled for June 1 from 9 pm - 1 am at McLean High School. This McLean High School tradition celebrates graduates in a safe, supervised space the night they graduate.  There will be catered food, casino games, prizes ,a photo booth, dancing and even a hypnotist show!  We need many volunteers in the school community to make this event happen.  Please consider signing up to help with set up before the party or volunteer to help at the party.  In the past, parents who did not have a graduate helped with setting up.  Then parents of all grade levels helped out at the party.  Let’s give the class of 2022 a proper send off as they create memories with their class one last time!  Please view the Sign Up Genius to see the volunteer options that appeal to you.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DA4AD2FA02-version

Physical Night - June 2

McLean Sports Physical Night is Thursday, June 2nd. If you are interested in playing a sport during the 2022-23 school year you must have a sports physical on file at the school dated after May 1 of 2022.  This will satisfy that requirement. Details below

When: Thursday, June 2

Where: McLean HS

Cost: tax deductible donation of $50 (all proceeds go to the athletic training program for supplies and equipment.)

MySchool Bucks link coming soon!

Student Registration:  https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in volunteering, please email Michael Tierney, [email protected] for more information.  We are in need of medical professionals, specifically MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs.  We are also looking for PTs as well. If you would like to register as a volunteer, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

Recognitions

Over the weekend, Kylee Majkowski and Dylan Freeman had the honor of competing in the inaugural Brandon Dixon Awards at the National Theatre.

13 public, private, and charter high schools located within a 25 mile radius of The National Theatre were invited to participate by submitting their fully-staged musical theatre productions for consideration. 

Dylan and Kylee competed against 18 other students throughout the region, and Kylee Majkowski was selected as one of the top 5 Actresses in the region. On Sunday May 22nd, she had the opportunity to perform on the National theatre stage as her character in TheatreMcLean’s production of Head over Heels. Way to go!

Teen Character Awards

On Saturday, May 21st, the McLean Citizens Association awarded 4 Mclean High School students with Teen Character Awards.  Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust; Elaine Tholen, Dranesville District School Board Member; and Scott Spitzer, McLean Citizens Association President presented the awards. 

This award honors teens who demonstrate outstanding character. Teens who have, on their own and without compensation, helped out in their neighborhood or community, are being recognized not only for themselves but as an example to others.

Please join us in celebrating the following students for winning this award. 

Max Blacksten – Junior at McLean High School

Max serves on the McLean Community Center Governing Board. He participated in the Teen Town Hall in March, attends the monthly board meetings, and serves on the board’s Finance and Program Committees. In these meetings he listens carefully and contributes meaningful points by stating his opinion. He is articulate and calm in managing diverse viewpoints. He expresses new ideas confidently for discussion and helps the board move forward in collaboration. By raising the concerns and interests of his fellow peers, Max makes sure that MCC’s program offerings are effectively marketed to teen demographic and that programs are nuanced to what teens are interested in.

Caroline Klein – Junior at McLean High School

During the pandemic, Caroline took on additional responsibilities so her parents could continue working outside the home. She cared for her younger sister and prepared some household meals. She helped make sure her sister was ready for virtual school each day. She initiated activities with neighborhood children, helping students stay engaged and giving other parents a much-needed break. Even after the pandemic restrictions were lifted, she continued to help the elementary-aged children in the neighborhood with their activities. She can aways be counted on for solace, enthusiastic support of other children’s accomplishments, and spending time outside playing games with them. She is mature and trusted by the families in her neighborhood.

JoJo Philipps - Junior at McLean High School

JoJo’s parents both work and often travel, so a couple of years ago JoJo started cooking dinner one night a week. She plans the meal, buys groceries, cooks it, and cleans up afterwards. She also helps out in the neighborhood. One neighbor wrote that, when her husband died three years ago, JoJo began mentoring her three young children. One afternoon she offered to watch them and secretly took them shopping so they could buy their mother a Mother’s Day present. Since then she has taken the children to buy Christmas, birthday, and Valentine’s presents for their mother. She plays a special role in two other children’s lives—children who would not get special attention without her. She is a model citizen for the kids of her neighborhood and a source of comfort for the very young ones.  She is intuitive, nurturing and mature beyond her years. 

Sam Rakowski – Freshman at McLean High School

Since 2019 Sam has led a project with an organization called Shoes That Fit to deliver brand new shoes to underserved children at Cora Kelly Elementary School in Alexandria. Sam works with the school social worker who identifies the students to receive new sneakers. She gets their shoe size and favorite color. Then Sam collects funds from neighbors and friends and shops for the students. He has distributed more than 250 pairs of shoes He wants to help close the gap between socio-economic groups by gifting brand new and very cool brand name shoes that children are proud to wear. The kids have been very excited to receive their shoes each season and better yet, it enables them to participate in school and sports fully. 

Weekly Reminders Planning for Spring SOLs

For up to date information regarding the SOL testing schedule, logistics, policies & procedures, check out our SOL Testing Infromation page

Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10
After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 5/16/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

Check out the McLean Website to keep up to date with SOL testing, bell schedule changes, end of the year final exam schedule, Driver's Ed permit testing and much more.  

May 25 - Baccalaureate 7:00pm

May 26 - Convocation 9:00am

May 26- Last day for late buses

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - School closed

June 1 - Graduation - 2:30 Constitution Hall

June 2 - Physical Night at McLean High School

June 6-9 - Final exam schedule

June 10 - Last day of school - early release

Bell Schedule Change

The bell schedule will be adjusted May 18, 19, and 20 due to SOL testing.  We will send out reminders to students through Schoology and Instagram.

Link to bell schedule change

Underclassmen FCPSOn Laptop/Charger Collection

Underclassmen who no longer need their school laptop for finals:

  • Starting on Monday, June 6 and throughout the final exam week, any student that no longer needs access to their school laptop may stop by the Library Reference Room throughout the school day and turn in their school laptop and charger.  

Underclassmen who need their school laptop until their last exam:

  • Students will turn in their laptop and charger to their 7th period teacher upon completion of their 7th period exam and before the final dismissal bell on Thursday, June 9

Underclassmen enrolled in online summer courses:

  • Students who are enrolled in an online summer course will be permitted to keep their laptop/charger for the duration of their course. At the conclusion of their summer course, students should return their laptop/charger to the main office. Teachers will be given a list of summer course enrollments prior to June 9th to verify which students will need to keep their devices.

What happens if students fail to turn in their FCPSOn laptop?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office or Administration that the laptop must be turned in ASAP.  If they keep the laptop over the summer without an approved reason, their laptop will be disabled, making it inoperable for the remainder of the summer.  

What happens if students turn in their FCPSOn laptop without a charger?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office that the charger must be turned in ASAP.  The laptop will be re-imaged and prepared for the next school year, but will not be re-issued until a charger is turned in or payment has been received through MySchoolBucks.

End of the School Year Medication Pick-up

As the end of our school year approaches, please be reminded that all medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year.  Per FPCS regulations, any medications that remain in the Health Room after close of business on the last day of school must be destroyed.

For SENIORS:  The last day of classes will be May 20th.   Seniors who have medications may keep them in the Health Room until after AP testing and graduation activities are complete.

For ALL OTHER STUDENTS:  The last day of classes is June 10th.

Prescription Medications (Epi-pens, Inhalers, ADHD, etc.) :  Must be picked up by a parent.  Please sign in at the main office.  PLEASE NOTE:  if a student self-carries their epi-pen or inhaler and keeps one in the health room, they may pick it up.

Over-the-counter Medication:  Students may pick up these medications and take them home.  They may be picked up at the end of the day between 2:45-3:00pm any time before the end of the year.

All medications must be picked up by 11:00am, June 10th.

Please contact School Health Aide, Julie Gamboa, with any questions.  [email protected]

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at [email protected]

McLean Student Services Podcast

Podcast: The College Admissions Process

The McLean High School Department of Student Services would like to share its third, and final, parenting podcast of this school year.  Our topic is the college admissions process, hosted by Paul Stansbery, Director of Student Services, Kathleen Otal, School Counselor and 2021 Virginia School Counselor of the Year, and Ashley Lowry, Technology Specialist.

We discuss the many fears and anxieties that parents may have about the college admissions process and how parents can set their child up for future success.  This episode can benefit parents of students in high school, middle school, and elementary school as they look towards their child’s future.  Parents will gain valuable insights from the experts who are in a unique position to view the process from multiple perspectives.  You can listen to the podcast here.

During the podcast, we discuss the rumor in parenting circles that it’s “almost impossible” to get into college these days.  Watch Kathleen Otal use Naviance to demonstrate how students with B’s, C’s, and even D’s on their transcript still have many college options!  You can see that short video here.

Finally, we recommend listening to this Revisionist History podcast, in which the formula for determining college rankings is uncovered.  We believe that every parent should be aware of this process!

The McLean Student Services team is here to support students as they find the college that is the right fit for them.  We are dedicated to sharing helpful information for parents of students of all ages.  We hope that these resources will help to shed light on the process.

Freshman 101 - Register Now!

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshmen 101 Program. Please complete this electronic form to reserve a spot. Prior to the program, please send a completed Emergency Care Form and email it to [email protected] by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. If you have any questions, please email Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at [email protected]

Where: McLean High School

When: July 18th and 19th

Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Transportation: Details forthcoming

McLean HS Baccalaureate

The McLean High School Baccalaureate will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. The service will be live streamed and made available to those who can not attend. 

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church

Time: 7:00pm

Last Day for Late Buses

The last day for Late Buses at McLean High School is May 26th. 

Learner's Permit Test at McLean

McLean High School is pleased to announce that students can take the Virginia DMV learner’s permit test online at the school. Students will be eligible to test if they are 15 years 6 months or older on the following dates:

Monday, May 23rd, Silver Lab, 3:15-5:30

Please visit this link for all of the details to register.  15 people permitted per session.

All Night Grad Party - Volunteers Needed!

Please volunteer for The All Night Grad Party sponsored by the PTSA scheduled for June 1 from 9 pm - 1 am at McLean High School. This McLean High School tradition celebrates graduates in a safe, supervised space the night they graduate.  There will be catered food, casino games, prizes ,a photo booth, dancing and even a hypnotist show!  We need many volunteers in the school community to make this event happen.  Please consider signing up to help with set up before the party or volunteer to help at the party.  In the past, parents who did not have a graduate helped with setting up.  Then parents of all grade levels helped out at the party.  Let’s give the class of 2022 a proper send off as they create memories with their class one last time!  Please view the Sign Up Genius to see the volunteer options that appeal to you.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DA4AD2FA02-version

Physical Night - June 2

McLean Sports Physical Night is Thursday, June 2nd. If you are interested in playing a sport during the 2022-23 school year you must have a sports physical on file at the school dated after May 1 of 2022.  This will satisfy that requirement. Details below

When: Thursday, June 2

Where: McLean HS

Cost: tax deductible donation of $50 (all proceeds go to the athletic training program for supplies and equipment.)

MySchool Bucks link coming soon!

Student Registration:  https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in volunteering, please email Michael Tierney, [email protected] for more information.  We are in need of medical professionals, specifically MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs.  We are also looking for PTs as well. If you would like to register as a volunteer, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

Recognitions 2022 Cappies Nominations

 

Join us in congratulating the following students for their 2022 Cappies Nominations!

Best Play - Airness: High School Edition

Marketing and Publicity - Clare A’Hearn

SFX - JT Fulkerson, Ethan Jone, Megan Wright

Hair/Make-up - Sabrina Beadie, Emery Graninger, Erin Sharpe

Sound - JT Fulkerson, Ethan Jones, Emma Springer, Matthias Zahinser-Renteria

Lighting - Collin Coerr, JT Fulkerson, Scott Fulkerson, Alessandro Martinat-Pilhaca

Costumes - Kyrsten Lewey, Bri Zawicki

Sets - MHS Set, MHS Set Decoration, MHS Paint

Ensemble in a play - Air Guitarists (Jack Abba, Charlotte Carson, Arielle Else, Idil Erdogan, Kate Fontaine, Jackie Stoll)

Supporting in a female role - Idil Erdogan

Supporting in a male role - Arielle Else

Critics Team - Clare A’Hearn, Arielle Else, Audrey Link, Kylee Majkowski, Miranda Simpson, Sophia Pandit, Allison Pflanz, Emily Reisman, Rebecca Sullivan

 

A total of 81 schools started out in this year-long competition from the DMV area, and both public and private schools were involved.  McLean faced off against four of the five past champions and won those matches. The last time an FCPS team won this tournament was in 1993 with TJ winning and before that in 1974 when Herndon won.  As you can see this quite an accomplishment for our team and our coaches.  The team consists of Noah Chin (junior), Ethan Zhou (junior), and Sam Asimos (senior). Our coaches are Jeff Brocketti and Lindsay Benedict. They all put hours upon hours into preparing for their quiz bowl competitions, and they all deserve a huge congratulations for this accomplishment!

Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl team and their accomplishments this year!

Weekly Reminders Planning for Spring SOLs

For up to date information regarding the SOL testing schedule, logistics, policies & procedures, check out our SOL Testing Infromation page

Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10
Virtual Helping Highlanders

Math and English teachers began hosting virtual study sessions via Zoom in the afternoons/evenings. Subjects offering study sessions include: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus, English 10 and English 11. The schedule for each session and Zoom links are posted to the All Students course in Schoology each week for all students to access. Please consider encouraging your student to attend a study session for extra support in the offered subject areas!

After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 5/9/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

May 14 - Prom at Hilton McLean - 8:00pm-12:00am

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - School closed

May 26 - Convocation

May 26- Last day for late buses

June 1 - Graduation 

June 2 - Physical Night at McLean High School

Prom Tickets!

Prom tickets are on sale!  Juniors and Seniors may purchase their tickets through MySchoolBucks for $65.  Prom will be at the McLean Hilton from 8:00-12:00am on May 14. Buy your tickets on MySchoolBucks!

Prom Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with this year's prom. Duties would include checking bags and monitoring various areas. Shifts are 8pm to 10pm and 10pm to 12am.

Prom is being held at the Hilton McLean, from 8 pm to 12:00 am on Saturday, May 14th. Light refreshment will be provided. 

Click HERE to volunteer. We would love to see you there!

Senior FCPSOn Laptop/Charger Collection 

 Seniors participating in HIP:

  • Seniors can turn in their laptops/chargers on Friday, May 13 during 7th period to the main office.
  • HIP seniors may hang onto their laptops should they continue to need them during their internship/planning their HIP presentation. 

Seniors not participating in HIP:

  • Seniors will have an opportunity to turn in their laptops/chargers following their last final (7th period) on Friday, May 20.
  • Once they finish their final, they can drop off their laptops/chargers to the main office.

Seniors Additional Collection Times:

  • Seniors can turn in laptops/chargers immediately after graduation rehearsals on Monday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 25.
  • We are encouraging all seniors to turn in their laptops by Friday, May 20 to avoid being placed on the obligations list.

What happens if students fail to turn in their FCPSOn laptop?

Seniors:  Students are put on the obligation spreadsheet for $481 (laptop replacement cost) and they cannot receive cap and gown until either the laptop has been turned in or payment has been received through MySchoolBucks.

What happens if students turn in their FCPSOn laptop without a charger?

Seniors:  Students are put on the obligation spreadsheet for $23 (charger replacement cost) and they cannot receive cap and gown until either the charger has been turned in or payment has been received through MySchoolBucks.

Please be sure to download and save your files from Google Drive before they are disabled in early August. You can find instructions on how to do this in Schoology. 

McLean HS Baccalaureate

The McLean High School Baccalaureate will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. The service will be live streamed and made available to those who can not attend. 

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church

Time: 7:00pm

Last Day for Late Buses

The last day for Late Buses at McLean High School is May 26th. 

Learner's Permit Test at McLean

McLean High School is pleased to announce that students can take the Virginia DMV learner’s permit test online at the school. Students will be eligible to test if they are 15 years 6 months or older on the following dates:

Monday, May 16th, Silver Lab, 3:15-5:30

Monday, May 23rd, Silver Lab, 3:15-5:30

Please visit this link for all of the details to register.  15 people permitted per session.

E-Hall Pass

McLean High School is committed to providing our students with a safe and secure learning environment. With that in mind, we have an opportunity for a new pass system, called e-hallpass, that will replace our current paper pass system. We continue to focus on keeping our students in the classroom and engaged in learning and are excited to be piloting e-hallpass school-wide, with a plan to continue use next school year.

We will hold a meeting on May 9 in the auditorium starting 6:00 for parents to learn about the e-hallpass.  To learn more about the pass please visit this link.  We have videos and frequently asked questions posted.

All Night Grad Party - Volunteers Needed!

Please volunteer for The All Night Grad Party sponsored by the PTSA scheduled for June 1 from 9-1 pm at McLean High School. This McLean High School tradition celebrates graduates in a safe, supervised space the night they graduate.  There will be catered food, casino games, prizes ,a photo booth, dancing and even a hypnotist show!  We need many volunteers in the school community to make this event happen.  Please consider signing up to help with set up before the party or volunteer to help at the party.  In the past, parents who did not have a graduate helped with setting up.  Then parents of all grade levels helped out at the party.  Let’s give the class of 2022 a proper send off as they create memories with their class one last time!  Please view the Sign Up Genius to see the volunteer options that appeal to you.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DA4AD2FA02-version

Physical Night - June 2

McLean Sports Physical Night is Thursday, June 2nd. If you are interested in playing a sport during the 2022-23 school year you must have a sports physical on file at the school dated after May 1 of 2022.  This will satisfy that requirement. Details below

When: Thursday, June 2

Where: McLean HS

Cost: tax deductible donation of $50 (all proceeds go to the athletic training program for supplies and equipment.)

MySchool Bucks link coming soon!

Student Registration:  https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in volunteering, please email Michael Tierney, [email protected] for more information.  We are in need of medical professionals, specifically MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs.  We are also looking for PTs as well. If you would like to register as a volunteer, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

Recognitions US Figure Skating Graduating Senior Awards

Taylor Olson had been awarded the PLATINUM level Graduating Seniors Award. 

The U.S. Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Award recognizes the hard work of student athletes who have participated in figure skating throughout high school; awards are given at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, level based off a skater’s level of competitive achievement in high school. Selection for this award speaks to a skater’s continued commitment to succeeding in their athletic and academic endeavors.

Student Awarded

Join us in celebrating with the McLean High School students listed below. They have been awarded either a Letter of Intent or Recruitment Contract Award. 

Mary Steinbicker 

Abigail Bryan

Abigail Criswell

Annika Fuglie 

Christopher Fuglie 

Benjamin Kelly 

Sofia Lopez 

Olivia Madsen 

Colin Reing 

Claire Smith

Shaylan Warren 

Creative Writing Field Trip

 

Here are some photos from our Creative Writing field trip to Kent Gardens yesterday that were too adorable not to share! We’ll be putting up a display of the project in the Library next week if you want to see more!

We surveyed kindergarten students for their favorite things and then created personalized children’s books for them based on the results. We took a trip to read the books to the kids and bring them popsicles (of course).

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xr_XRihYDLxc70i_T_1g5qGbK3-rV5SH?usp=sharing

VHSL Creative Writing Winners

For the 2021-2022 school year, McLean High School Creative Writing won 4th in the state of Virginia for best overall in the Virginia High School League Creative Writing Competition.

Two students also ranked for individual categories:

Taylor Konditi (10) – 3rd in state for Poetry – “My Throat is a Graveyard”

Rowan McMichael (11) – 3rd in state for Personal Essay – “Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder”

Our students are very proud of their hard work, and thankful to you all for your support of our Creative Writing program.

Weekly Reminders Planning for Spring SOLs

For up to date information regarding the SOL testing schedule, logistics, policies & procedures, check out our SOL Testing Infromation page

Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10
Virtual Helping Highlanders

Math and English teachers began hosting virtual study sessions via Zoom in the afternoons/evenings. Subjects offering study sessions include: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus, English 10 and English 11. The schedule for each session and Zoom links are posted to the All Students course in Schoology each week for all students to access. Please consider encouraging your student to attend a study session for extra support in the offered subject areas!

After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 5/2/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

May 14 - Prom at Hilton McLean - 8:00pm-12:00am

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - School closed

May 26 - Convocation

June 1 - Graduation 

June 2 - Physical Night at McLean High School

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Information

All information regarding Advanced Placement (AP) testing, including this spring's testing schedule, can be found on our AP Testing Information page

Planning for Spring SOLs

For up to date information regarding the SOL testing schedule, logistics, policies & procedures, check out our SOL Testing Infromation page

Senior Events & Graduation

All of the information you need to help celebrate your senior and plan for graduation can be found on our Senior Events page. Check back often for updates. 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to the wonderful teachers at McLean High School!  We are fortunate to have such a professional and caring group of teachers!

Learner's Permit Test at McLean

McLean High School is pleased to announce that students can take the Virginia DMV learner’s permit test online at the school. Students will be eligible to test if they are 15 years 6 months or older on the following dates:

Monday, May 9th, Silver Lab, 3:15-5:30

Monday, May 16th, Silver Lab, 3:15-5:30

Monday, May 23rd, Silver Lab, 3:15-5:30

Please visit this link for all of the details to register.  15 people permitted per session.

E-Hall Pass

McLean High School is committed to providing our students with a safe and secure learning environment. With that in mind, we have an opportunity for a new pass system, called e-hallpass, that will replace our current paper pass system. We continue to focus on keeping our students in the classroom and engaged in learning and are excited to be piloting e-hallpass school-wide, with a plan to continue use next school year.

We will hold a meeting on May 9 in the auditorium starting 6:00 for parents to learn about the e-hallpass.  To learn more about the pass please visit this link.  We have videos and frequently asked questions posted.

Theatre McLean's Production of: Head Over Heels - New Dates!!

Visions, vacations, and a vapid princess. Experience Theatre McLean’s production of Head Over Heels the musical. Featuring music from the Go-Gos, this jukebox musical follows the journey of the royal family of Arcadia as they leave their kingdom to flee from the unfavorable prophecies prescribed to them by the Oracle. Watch as King Basilius and Queen Gynecia, accompanied by their daughters Pamela and Philoclea, try and escape their fate, learning lessons of love, loss, and loyalty along the way. 

The production runs from May 4-6 at McLean High School. “Get Up and Go” buy tickets, $8 for students and $15 for adults, which can be purchased at theatremclean.org.

High School Rankings

Over the last two weeks, many high school rankings have come out.  Here is a compilation of all of the 

Rankings

U.S. World News High School Rankings

https://patch.com/virginia/fallschurch/these-va-high-schools-are-among-2022-s-best-u-s-news

Here is how U.S. World News finds their rankings 

Niche

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.  We are listed #3 public high school in the state.

https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-schools/s/virginia/ 

Jay Mathews Challenge Index High School Rankings

The Jay Mathews Challenge Index ranks high schools by a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or Cambridge tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. The list is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students, so magnet or charter schools that have few or no average students (such as TJHSST) are placed on a separate Public Elites list.

Top 300 Schools Index

  • #229 – McLean
  • #235 – Oakton 
  • #255 – Langley
  • #256 – Madison
  • #275 – Chantilly
  • #285 – Woodson
  • #286 – Marshall
  • #287 – Robinson
  • #298 – Centreville

See the complete 2022 Top 300 Schools Index.

 

Student Equity Ambassador Leaders

Student voice is imperative for the implementation of Equity centered work we strive for in FCPS. Our students have the answers and it’s time that we empower them. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders is a leadership program that amplifies student voice and provides an increased understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity through leadership development, projects and relevant experiences. The goal is to empower students to take an active role in fostering a school culture of inclusiveness and creating a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for students, families and staff. All applications are due by May 6, 2022

SEAL Information

SEAL Application

Physical Night - June 2

McLean Sports Physical Night is Thursday, June 2nd. If you are interested in playing a sport during the 2022-23 school year you must have a sports physical on file at the school dated after May 1 of 2022.  This will satisfy that requirement. Details below

When: Thursday, June 2

Where: McLean HS

Cost: tax deductible donation of $50 (all proceeds go to the athletic training program for supplies and equipment.)

MySchool Bucks link coming soon!

Student Registration:  https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in volunteering, please email Michael Tierney, [email protected] for more information.  We are in need of medical professionals, specifically MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs.  We are also looking for PTs as well. If you would like to register as a volunteer, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

Prom tickets are on sale!  Juniors and Seniors may purchase their tickets through MySchoolBucks for $65.  Prom will be at the McLean Hilton from 8:00-12:00am on May 14.  

Recognitions McLean Juniors Win 1st Place in Diamond Challenge

The team of McLean Juniors Zoe Li and Ben Woods, with TJ Junior Myles Bao, won 1st place ($11,000 prize), Social Innovation track, in the 2022 Diamond Challenge Summit, April 21 – 23, at the University of Delaware. The Diamond Challenge is an annual international entrepreneurship competition where high school students present innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. This year’s participants numbered 2,000 teens comprising 700 teams from 37 countries and 28 states competing before 300 judges. The McLean/TJ team – with its proposed solution to plastic pollution – was among the 64 teams that advanced from the semi-finals back in February before capturing 1st place in the final rounds of the Summit in April. Congratulations to Zoe, Ben, and Myles on their outstanding achievement!

McLean Highlander Math League 

Join us in congratulating the McLean Highlander Math League (MHML) members' outstanding achievements!

Ethan Zhou qualified for the 2022 USA Mathematical Olympiad - 2022 USA Mathematical Olympiad

Aiden Feyerherm, Minseo Kim, Ethan Zhou, Youngmin Kwon, Daniel Leverett and Christopher Tillotson received an overall Honorable Mention in the 2022 Purple Comet! Math Meet - 2022 Purple Comet! Math Meet

Aiden Feyerherm qualified for the 2022 USA Junior Mathetical Olympiad -   2022 USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad

McLean High School won 1st place in the Virginia Math Leage, with Ethan Zhou as the league winner - April 2022 High School Score Report Summary

 

FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge

Olivia Zhang and Morgan Link tied for 2nd place in the FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge sponsored by the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.  

Here is the link announcing our students as 2nd place finishers and a link to their video submission. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPlz5TFMM0  

Weekly Reminders Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10
Virtual Helping Highlanders

Math and English teachers began hosting virtual study sessions via Zoom in the afternoons/evenings. Subjects offering study sessions include: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus, English 10 and English 11. The schedule for each session and Zoom links are posted to the All Students course in Schoology each week for all students to access. Please consider encouraging your student to attend a study session for extra support in the offered subject areas!

After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 4/25/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

May 2 - Eid al Fitr (Sunset May 1 to sunset May 2)

May 14 - Prom at Hilton McLean - 8:00pm-12:00am

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 - Graduation 

June 2 - Physical Night at McLean High School

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Information

All information regarding Advanced Placement (AP) testing, including this spring's testing schedule, can be found on our AP Testing Information page

Planning for Spring SOLs

For up to date information regarding the SOL testing schedule, logistics, policies & procedures, check out our SOL Testing Infromation page

Senior Events & Graduation

All of the information you need to help celebrate your senior and plan for graduation can be found on our Senior Events page. Check back often for updates. 

Administrative Assistant's Week 

Thank you to the wonderful professionals who make McLean a better place due to their work ethic and caring nature.

Theatre McLean's Production of: Head Over Heels

Visions, vacations, and a vapid princess. Experience Theatre McLean’s production of Head Over Heels the musical. Featuring music from the Go-Gos, this jukebox musical follows the journey of the royal family of Arcadia as they leave their kingdom to flee from the unfavorable prophecies prescribed to them by the Oracle. Watch as King Basilius and Queen Gynecia, accompanied by their daughters Pamela and Philoclea, try and escape their fate, learning lessons of love, loss, and loyalty along the way. 

The production runs from April 28 through May 1 at McLean High School. “Get Up and Go” buy tickets, $8 for students and $15 for adults, which can be purchased at theatremclean.org.

Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10, 2022.
  • Middle school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10, 2022.
  • Elementary school: No change to morning notifications.
Virtual Helping Highlanders

Math and English teachers began hosting virtual study sessions via Zoom in the afternoons/evenings. Subjects offering study sessions include: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus, English 10 and English 11. The schedule for each session and Zoom links are posted to the All Students course in Schoology each week for all students to access. Please consider encouraging your student to attend a study session for extra support in the offered subject areas!

After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

Student Equity Ambassador Leaders

Student voice is imperative for the implementation of Equity centered work we strive for in FCPS. Our students have the answers and it’s time that we empower them. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders is a leadership program that amplifies student voice and provides an increased understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity through leadership development, projects and relevant experiences. The goal is to empower students to take an active role in fostering a school culture of inclusiveness and creating a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for students, families and staff. All applications are due by May 6, 2022

SEAL Information

SEAL Application

Physical Night - June 2

McLean Sports Physical Night is Thursday, June 2nd. If you are interested in playing a sport during the 2022-23 school year you must have a sports physical on file at the school dated after May 1 of 2022.  This will satisfy that requirement. Details below

When: Thursday, June 2

Where: McLean HS

Cost: tax deductible donation of $50 (all proceeds go to the athletic training program for supplies and equipment.)

MySchool Bucks link coming soon!

Student Registration:  https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in volunteering, please email Michael Tierney, [email protected] for more information.  We are in need of medical professionals, specifically MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs.  We are also looking for PTs as well. If you would like to register as a volunteer, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

DEA Drug Take Back Event

Saturday, April 30th is National Drug Take Back Day from 10am-2:00pm. Bring your unused medications (over the counter and prescriptions) for proper disposal. The McLean District Station is a drop-off site, and there are other available sites in the county. The flyer for the Drug Take Back Event and sites can be found here

Prom tickets are on sale!  Juniors and Seniors may purchase their tickets through MySchoolBucks for $65.  Prom will be at the McLean Hilton from 8:00-12:00am on May 14.  

AP Exam Information AP Exam Proctors:  Parent Volunteers Wanted!

Due to the large number of AP exams being given this year, we are in search of parent volunteers to help with proctoring between May 2nd  and May 17th.  Primary responsibilities include monitoring test takers and assisting with material distribution/collection. All proctors will be asked to review a brief virtual training and sign a non-disclosure agreement from the College Board. Please be advised that parent volunteers CANNOT proctor their own children (if your student is taking an AP exam, you cannot proctor that specific test).   

If you would like to volunteer your time to help proctor an AP Exam, please see the link below to a sign up form including dates and times we are in need of volunteers.  Forms should be submitted by Wednesday, April 27th. Thanks in advance for your help!  

AP Proctor Volunteer SIgn Up Link

Recognitions All VA-Band and Orchestra

The students listed below were accepted by audition into the All-VA Band and Orchestra this year. The event was held Thursday through Saturday at Christopher Newport University. McLean has more students accepted than any other high school in Virginia!  These students are the best of the best.

Yanni Aknine and Hannah Sim, Oboe

Jake Barnard, Trumpet

Nicole Chan, Kian Choi and Belinda Li, Clarinet

Tieran Holmes, Piccolo

Brian Horrigan, Tuba

Catherine Kim, Basoon

Robert Klein, Percussion

Julia Tan - Flute

Clara Marks, Horn

Daniel Ahn and Christina Wu, Cello

Alexander Bills, Ryan Chun, Donghwa Shin, Caleb Wang, and Joshua Wang  - Violin

Mikayla Li, Viola

McLean Highlander Math League 

Join us in congratulating the McLean Highlander Math League (MHML) members' outstanding achievements!

Ethan Zhou qualified for the 2022 USA Mathematical Olympiad - 2022 USA Mathematical Olympiad

Aiden Feyerherm, Minseo Kim, Ethan Zhou, Youngmin Kwon, Daniel Leverett and Christopher Tillotson received an overall Honorable Mention in the 2022 Purple Comet! Math Meet - 2022 Purple Comet! Math Meet

Aiden Feyerherm qualified for the 2022 USA Junior Mathetical Olympiad -   2022 USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad

McLean High School won 1st place in the Virginia Math Leage, with Ethan Zhou as the league winner - April 2022 High School Score Report Summary

 

Parent Events Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends and Support Webinar

Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports.

The topics covered will be:

  • Most Commonly Used Substances
  • In Depth Opioid Information
  • Reasons Why Youth Use Substances
  • Ways Parents Can Support their Children
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources
  • Ways Students, Parents, and Community Members can connect with Support Providers

It is being offered virtually in every language at 7:00PM on 4/20, 4/26 and 4/28.  Kelly Rankin, McLean's Alcohol and Other Drug counselor, will be one of the presenters.  Here is the link.

McLean Community Center Photo Updates for Students

Is your current profile picture outdated? Is it a cropped picture from Prom or Homecoming? If so, sign up now to get a professional headshot made at MCC! You can use this headshot on your social media profiles, résumé or collage applications. Hilary Schwab Photography will be onsite to provide you with a professional headshot, all you have to do is register for a 15-minute time slot on Wednesday, April 27th at the McLean Community Center. A limited number of time slots are available, so sign up quickly if you want access to an amazing new headshot! Sign-ups for the event can be found here

April 26 - Book Talk with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Former Stanford dean and New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims explains why our culture of over-parenting is hurting our children and making them ill-equipped for college and adulthood.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, How to Raise an Adult is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

This FREE program takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/

Brought to you through a partnership between the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School. 

Upcoming Cultural and/or Religious Days Eid al Fitr

May 2, 2022 (Sunset May 1 to sunset May 2)

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the lesser Eid, marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. (The Muslim use of a lunar calendar means these dates begin between 10 to 11 days earlier each year.) Muslims congregate that morning for Eid Prayers. It is a time of official receptions and private visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited. The most common way to wish someone a Happy Eid al Fitr is Eid Mubarek, which means “blessed feast” (or festival). FCPS has designated Eid al Fitr as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.   Eid-al-Fitr ( is from sunset May 1 to sunset May 2).

Weekly Reminders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 4/18/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

April 18 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving program

April 20 - Month of the Military Day - Purple Up Day

April 22 - April 22 Orthodox Good Friday

April 23 - Passover ends at sunset

May 3 -  Eid al Fitr Religious Observance

May 14 - Prom at 

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 - Graduation 

June 2 - Physical Night at McLean High School

Virtual Helping Highlanders

Math and English teachers began hosting virtual study sessions via Zoom in the afternoons/evenings. Subjects offering study sessions include: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus, English 10 and English 11. The schedule for each session and Zoom links are posted to the All Students course in Schoology each week for all students to access. Please consider encouraging your student to attend a study session for extra support in the offered subject areas!

After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

Student Equity Ambassador Leaders

Student voice is imperative for the implementation of Equity centered work we strive for in FCPS. Our students have the answers and it’s time that we empower them. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders is a leadership program that amplifies student voice and provides an increased understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity through leadership development, projects and relevant experiences. The goal is to empower students to take an active role in fostering a school culture of inclusiveness and creating a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for students, families and staff. All applications are due by May 6, 2022

SEAL Information

SEAL Application

Physical Night - June 2

McLean Sports Physical Night is Thursday, June 2nd. If you are interested in playing a sport during the 2022-23 school year you must have a sports physical on file at the school dated after May 1 of 2022.  This will satisfy that requirement. Details below

When: Thursday, June 2

Where: McLean HS

Cost: tax deductible donation of $50 (all proceeds go to the athletic training program for supplies and equipment.)

MySchool Bucks link coming soon!

Student Registration:  https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7

We are in need of volunteers for this event. If you, or someone you know, think you might be interested in volunteering, please email Michael Tierney, [email protected] for more information.  We are in need of medical professionals, specifically MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs.  We are also looking for PTs as well. If you would like to register as a volunteer, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/zJrGabyD7xunnvYS9

Girls' Leadership Committee Annual Networking Event - Monday April 18

The virtual nature of the event will allow us to connect with women on a broader scale than just the McLean area. We will begin with a moderated panel discussion at 6 PM EST, followed by an audience facilitated Q&A which should conclude by 7:30. The panel will include 6 women, in a variety of fields like Finance, Law, Medicine, Engineering, Art, and Technology. We will cover topics such as how they decided on their career, the best and most challenging aspects of their profession, and any advice they may have for high school girls.

If you can join us, please either RSVP here:RSVP

or click this link:https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/93831703985?pwd=K1psZFQ5YzZudVN1YTZvbjVCeFp5QT09  at the time of event.

Upon sending an RSVP, you will receive emails with the biographies of our panelists and any reminders for the event beforehand, so we strongly recommend completing that form. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or contact us through our Instagram @mcleanglc.

April is the Month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children. Wear purple on Wednesday, April 20th to celebrate military kids! Purple references the joint environment of the military, encompassing all service branches, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans. Purple combines each branch’s colors into one: the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard all use shades of blue, the Army uses green, and the Marines use red.

Prom tickets are on sale!  Juniors and Seniors may purchase their tickets through MySchoolBucks for $65.  Prom will be at the McLean Hilton from 8:00-12:00am on May 14.  

AP Exam Information AP Exam Proctors:  Parent Volunteers Wanted!

Due to the large number of AP exams being given this year, we are in search of parent volunteers to help with proctoring between May 2nd  and May 17th.  Primary responsibilities include monitoring test takers and assisting with material distribution/collection. All proctors will be asked to review a brief virtual training and sign a non-disclosure agreement from the College Board. Please be advised that parent volunteers CANNOT proctor their own children (if your student is taking an AP exam, you cannot proctor that specific test).   

If you would like to volunteer your time to help proctor an AP Exam, please see the link below to a sign up form including dates and times we are in need of volunteers.  Forms should be submitted by Wednesday, April 20th. Thanks in advance for your help!  

AP Proctor Volunteer SIgn Up Link

AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) at McLean High School due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Jennifer Beach, Assessment Coach ([email protected]) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

 

Early Release/Late Arrival Permission Slips for AP Test Days

If students have a morning exam and wish to go home after its completion, or if they wish to come late to school to report for their afternoon exam only, they must submit a signed permission slip for each exam to Renee Yates in the Attendance Office by April 22nd.

Early Release Permission Slip.

Late Arrival Permission Slip.

Recognitions Congratulations to our Latin students who placed in the National Latin Exam

John Farrell (9)summa cum laude, gold medal, perfect score

Amelie Yan (9)summa cum laude, gold medal

Karina Bhatt (10)summa cum laude, gold medal

Vidya Suri (11)summa cum laude, gold medal

Zhicheng Zhao (12)summa cum laude, gold medal

Elliott Berry (9)maxima cum laude, silver medal

Abigail Sterner (10)maxima cum laude, silver medal

Eleanor Ague (10)magna cum laude

Taylor Konditi (10)magna cum laude

Olivia Anglin (10)magna cum laude

Ethan Zhou (11)magna cum laude

Philip Rotondo (10)cum laude

Ryan Chun (9)cum laude

Meghana Thondaiman (10)cum laude

Jane Smith (11)cum laude

Eli Cartwright (11)cum laude

The Tartan and The Highlander Receive Top Recognition

McLean High School’s literary magazine, The Tartan, and news publications, The Highlander newsmagazine and website, earned national recognition from both the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) over the past few weeks.

The Tartan, advised by Lindsay Benedict and Seth LeBlanc and led by editors-in-chief Hyohyun Jung and Marina Qu, was one of just six literary magazines in the country and the only one in Virginia to receive the prestigious 2021 NSPA Pacemaker at an awards ceremony on April 9. “The literary arts magazines selected by the judges reflect both classic and contemporary formats,” said Gary Lundgren, associate director and coordinator of the Pacemaker competition. “The quality of the art, photography, poetry and prose showcased on the pages of these magazines is amazing.”

https://studentpress.org/nspa/2021-literary-arts-magazine-pacemakers/

In addition, The Tartan was named a 2022 CSPA Gold Crown recipient in the literary magazine category at an awards ceremony on March 18. McLean’s literary magazine was one of three Virginia literary magazines and the only in FCPS to earn this award from Columbia University. According to the judges’ comments, “The Tartan presents an exceptionally balanced literary arts magazine. The writing shows a mature command of language, aware not just of meaning but also of the potential beauty in the sound of words. The art is inventive and heartfelt. The designs are strong, confident and elegant. The staff has created a publication with many different topics that blend into one voice.”

The Highlander newsmagazine and website (thehighlandernews.com), advised by Lindsay Benedict and led by editors-in-chief Akash Balenalli, Heran Essayas, Marina Qu and Jack Shields, received a 2022 CSPA Gold Crown recipient in the hybrid news category. The Highlander was one of three hybrid news publications in Virginia to earn this award from Columbia University; tjTODAY from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was also a recipient. According to the judges’ comments, “What is distinctive about The Highlander is the quality of the verbal reporting and the page designs which complement the content and create a reader-friendly ‘whole publication look.’ Writers focus on what happened and why it matters to the readership in stories on the rise of student polarization over the presidential election, problems with equity issues over virtual learning and the parallel world people of color face.”

https://cspa.columbia.edu/recepient-lists/2022-awards-student-work-crown-awards-scholastic-recipients

Thank you all for your continued support of McLean’s publications!

Parent Events Fairfax County Youth Substance Use Trends and Support Webinar

Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports.

The topics covered will be:

  • Most Commonly Used Substances
  • In Depth Opioid Information
  • Reasons Why Youth Use Substances
  • Ways Parents Can Support their Children
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources
  • Ways Students, Parents, and Community Members can connect with Support Providers

It is being offered virtually in every language at 7:00PM on 4/20, 4/26 and 4/28.  Kelly Rankin, McLean's Alcohol and Other Drug counselor, will be one of the presenters.  Here is the link.

McLean Community Center Photo Updates for Students

Is your current profile picture outdated? Is it a cropped picture from Prom or Homecoming? If so, sign up now to get a professional headshot made at MCC! You can use this headshot on your social media profiles, résumé or collage applications. Hilary Schwab Photography will be onsite to provide you with a professional headshot, all you have to do is register for a 15-minute time slot on Wednesday, April 27th at the McLean Community Center. A limited number of time slots are available, so sign up quickly if you want access to an amazing new headshot! Sign-ups for the event can be found here

April 26 - Book Talk with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Former Stanford dean and New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims explains why our culture of over-parenting is hurting our children and making them ill-equipped for college and adulthood.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, How to Raise an Adult is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

This FREE program takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/

Brought to you through a partnership between the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School. 

Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s last date for the 2021-2022 calendar year is:

April 18

To register for the April 18 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Upcoming Cultural and/or Religious Days Orthodox Good Friday April 22, 2022

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today. FCPS has designated Orthodox Good Friday as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.

April 23, 2022

(Passover begins at sunset on April 15 and ends on April 23)

Many Jewish communities in the United States mark the last day of Passover (April 23) as the end of a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Many Jewish families in the United States eat a ceremonial meal known as the Seder, which involves telling the story of the exodus from Egypt as well as eating various symbolic foods, such as meat of the paschal lamb and bitter herbs, recalling the harsh life of slavery. (This holiday occurs when school is not in session.) 

Weekly Reminders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 4/11/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

April 15 - Good Friday Religious Observance

April 15 - Theravada New Year Religious Observance

April 22 - Last Day of Passover Religious Observance

May 3 -  Eid al Fitr Religious Observance

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 - Graduation 

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Good Friday April 15, 2022

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is a day of mourning. During special Good Friday services Christians meditate on Jesus's suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith. FCPS has designated Good Friday as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.

Theravada New Year April 16, 2022

In countries where Theravada Buddhism is the most dominant religion, April is the month of celebration. It marks the end of the lunisolar calendar and the beginning of another just like January 1 for most people in the world, and is why this holiday is termed the Theravada New Year. The Theravada New Year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon in April. Theravada means “the teachings of the elders”.

Celebrations begin with people attending the local temple in the morning for chanting and meditation. In the afternoon they have a water festival in which they meet the Buddha image and pay respect to the elderly by watering their hands together. Building sandcastles is also one of the most popular activities during this day of celebration. (This holiday occurs when school is not in session.)

Change in Observance Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

SIS ParentVue and StudentVue Access Unavailable March 31 - April 16

Due to grade preparation for third quarter marks, SIS will be unavailable to all FCPS parents and students from Thursday, March 31 at 4pm until Saturday, April 16 at 6:00am.

AP Exam Information AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) at McLean High School due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Jennifer Beach, Assessment Coach ([email protected]) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

 

Early Release/Late Arrival Permission Slips for AP Test Days

If students have a morning exam and wish to go home after its completion, or if they wish to come late to school to report for their afternoon exam only, they must submit a signed permission slip for each exam to Renee Yates in the Attendance Office by April 22nd.

Early Release Permission Slip.

Late Arrival Permission Slip.

Parent Events McLean Student Services Book Talk, April 12

The McLean Student Services Department is excited to announce that Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, the authors of the book, What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home will be speaking in person at McLean.  Last fall, these authors spoke virtually to our Longfellow and McLean parents.  The event was very popular and parents wanted a chance to ask the authors more questions!  

Our in-person author talk will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 PM in the McLean Lecture Hall.  The authors will discuss how parents can engage in respectful and effective dialogue with their teens, discuss boundaries around technology, and improve communication.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice from the experts. 

We invite all parents from McLean and Longfellow to attend!  Purchasing the book is not required, but if parents do want to purchase they can do so at this link.  Please fill out this form to register for the event.  If the link is giving you trouble, you can show up to the event without registering, we welcome all parents!  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

April 26 - Book Talk with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Former Stanford dean and New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims explains why our culture of over-parenting is hurting our children and making them ill-equipped for college and adulthood.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, How to Raise an Adult is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

This FREE program takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/

Brought to you through a partnership between the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School. 

Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s last date for the 2021-2022 calendar year is:

April 18

To register for the April 18 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Student Achievements McLean High School student, Ava Macomber, particpated in a White House roundtable on Mental Health

On the last day of Women’s History Month, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and Gender Policy Council Director Jennifer Klein hosted a roundtable at the White House with young women leading their communities in improving  mental health. Participants were joined by the leadership of national girl's  advocacy organizations, each of which have prioritized mental health policy and supported young women leaders tackling this issue.

Click HERE for the White House Briefing Room statement. 

Weekly Reminders Virtual Helping Highlanders

Beginning in March, math and English teachers began hosting virtual study sessions via Zoom in the afternoons/evenings. Subjects offering study sessions include: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus, English 10 and English 11. The schedule for each session and Zoom links are posted to the All Students course in Schoology each week for all students to access. Please consider encouraging your student to attend a study session for extra support in the offered subject areas!

After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students.  

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: SOL and AP Testing Information

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Spring 2022 SOL Testing

Across Virginia this spring, high school students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests.  An FCPS Frequently Asked Questions webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43148) provides more information about SOL EOC tests in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). 

Students may be taking one or more Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between April 25 and May 25. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school. School staff will schedule and communicate specific testing dates for your student based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify your student’s school as soon as possible.

Some SOL assessments are required under federal law, and some may be needed to verify credit for high school graduation. The table below shows the SOL EOC non-writing tests available to fulfill federal participation and/or verified credit requirements. 

  • Federal law requires schools to provide students one SOL test in reading, in mathematics, and in science during grades 9-12. These assessments provide information about student achievement to the parent/guardian, school, division, and state. 

State law requires students to verify credits to fulfill Standard and Advanced Studies diploma graduation requirements, as outlined on the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-plann…) SOL tests are the most common way students earn the verified credits they need. However, performance assessments (in certain social studies courses only) or substitute assessments approved by the Virginia Board of Education may be another option available for your student to verify certain credits.

If you do not want your student to participate in SOL assessments, you have the right to refuse testing. However, any decision to refuse SOL tests should be made in consultation with school staff to allow full consideration of any potential implications for on-time graduation. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers important information as you consider this decision.

In most cases, SOL assessment results are available in the Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE within about three months. If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Jennifer Beach, McLean HS assessment coach/school test coordinator, at [email protected].

Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited

As SOL season is approaching, we want to remind families that students may not have access to their electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) in the SOL testing environment, except in the case of a documented medical need.  Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  

Parent FAQs: SOL Testing

Q: What should my child bring to school specifically for testing?

A: Students should bring a pencil, their FCPSOn computer, and charger to testing. Students should not bring personal computers, as they cannot be used for SOL testing.  They are permitted a water bottle, sweater, or jacket as well. 

Q: Are students allowed to use calculators on the SOL test?

A: For math and science related tests, students are allowed to bring a calculator, but for the math SOLs, an online version of the DESMOS calculator is available during the tests.

Q: When will my student get an SOL schedule?

A: Student testing letters will specify testing dates for students, and will be sent out at least two weeks prior to testing via student FCPS email.

Q: How long are the SOLs?

A: SOL tests are untimed, and a student has the school day to complete the exam. Some of the longer tests like the reading, math, or science SOLs may take around 90-120 minutes.

Q: Which classes have SOLs?

A: At the high school level, there are 10 End of Course classes that have SOLs during the spring testing window.

  • English 11 and AP Language: Reading
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geosystems: Earth Science
  • World History I
  • World History II 
  • United States and Virginia History (US/VA)

Please note that once a student has earned a verified credit and fulfilled the federal participation requirements in a subject, they will not have to take any further SOLs in that subject.  For example, if a student passes the Biology SOL during the 9th grade, they will earn a science verified credit and fulfill the federal participation requirement for science, which means that they will not need to take any other science SOL tests during the rest of high school, such as the SOL in Chemistry or Earth Science.

Q: How can my child prepare for an SOL test?

A: McLean teachers follow the state Standards of Learning in class to prepare students to succeed on SOL tests.  Students can also access review materials and practice tests at the McLean Assessment Resources Page (students must be signed into their school Google account to access this link). Parents can also visit the VDOE webpage for resources such as updated standards, practice tests, and materials. 

Q: When are make-up tests?

A: We must pull students who missed an SOL test into make-up testing within the primary SOL attempt window. If you know that your child will be absent from testing in advance, contact your child’s SOL teacher and Jennifer Beach ([email protected]) for make-up options.

Q: What happens if my child does not pass an SOL?

A: The passing score range is 400-600. Normally, if a student scores within a range of 375-399, he or she will be permitted to retake the SOL after remediating with a teacher. 

Q: What SOLs does my child need, depending on his or her diploma type and ninth grade entry date?

A: You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2016-17 and 2017-2018.

You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who enter the ninth grade for the first time in 2018-2019 and beyond.

SOL Test Dates 2022 SOL Testing During Ramadan

Students who are observing Ramadan during SOL testing in April may request to take their SOL test on the makeup date in mid-May. Contact Jennifer Beach, McLean’s Assessment Coach, at [email protected] to make this request.

Spring 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

AP Testing begins Monday, May 2nd. Please see the schedule below for times and locations.  Students should report for morning exams at 8:00am.  Students should report for afternoon exams at 12:00pm.  Students taking afternoon exams will not finish testing until 3:45 – please plan your transportation accommodations accordingly.   

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 AP Exam Schedule and Religious Observance Days

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. 

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) at McLean High School due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Jennifer Beach, Assessment Coach ([email protected]) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below. 

Early Release/Late Arrival Permission Slips for AP Test Days

If students have a morning exam and wish to go home after its completion, or if they wish to come late to school to report for their afternoon exam only, they must submit a signed permission slip for each exam to Renee Yates in the Attendance Office by April 22nd.

Early Release Permission Slip.

Late Arrival Permission Slip.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 3/28/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1 - Student Holiday

April 2 - First Full Day of Ramadan Religious Observance

April 4-8 - Spring Break - McLean HS Offices will be closed

April 15 - Good Friday Religious Observance

April 15 - Theravada New Year Religious Observance

April 23 - Last Day of Passover Religious Observance

May 3 -  Eid al Fitr Religious Observance

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 - Graduation 

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Thursday, March 31st - 2 Hour Early Release Day

Click HERE for link to McLean High School's Bell Schedule page. 

First Full Day of Ramadan

April 2, 2022

This year, the first full day of Ramadan is April 2. Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, who believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam's sacred text, to Mohammed, on a night known as "The Night of Power." During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline—of deep contemplation of one's relationship with God, extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Quran. (This year, the first full day of Ramadan begins when school is not in session. It will last for 30 days.) 

Change in Observance Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

SIS ParentVue and StudentVue Access Unavailable March 31 - April 16

Due to grade preparation for third quarter marks, SIS will be unavailable to all FCPS parents and students from Thursday, March 31 at 4pm until Saturday, April 16 at 6:00am.

AP Exam Information AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) at McLean High School due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Jennifer Beach, Assessment Coach ([email protected]) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

 

Parent Events McLean Student Services Book Talk, April 12

The McLean Student Services Department is excited to announce that Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, the authors of the book, What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home will be speaking in person at McLean.  Last fall, these authors spoke virtually to our Longfellow and McLean parents.  The event was very popular and parents wanted a chance to ask the authors more questions!  

Our in-person author talk will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 PM in the McLean Lecture Hall.  The authors will discuss how parents can engage in respectful and effective dialogue with their teens, discuss boundaries around technology, and improve communication.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice from the experts. 

We invite all parents from McLean and Longfellow to attend!  Purchasing the book is not required, but if parents do want to purchase they can do so at this link.  Please fill out this form to register for the event.  If the link is giving you trouble, you can show up to the event without registering, we welcome all parents!  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

April 26 - Book Talk with Julie Lythcott-Haims

In partnership with The Potomac School, the Safe Community Coalition is pleased to share with you the details of an upcoming FREE event on Tuesday, April 26th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. 

Fromer Standford dean and NewYork TImes best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents "Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Stratefies for Rainsing Successful Kids" 

This FREE program is open to all and the link can be found on our website:

http://mcleanscc.org/

Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s last date for the 2021-2022 calendar year is:

April 18

To register for the April 18 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Student Achievements 2022 Student Peace Award Winner - Olivia Zhang

Students from 23 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2022 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Read more about the award winners here.

Olivia Zhang, McLean High School. Olivia Zhang is the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, Cancer Kids First which has thousands of volunteers in chapters around the world sending toys, books and care packages to over 50 pediatric hospitals.

2022 Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC)

McLean High School Junior Sweta Das has been awarded Affiliate Honorable Mention for the 2022 Award for Aspirations in Computing. This award honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Congratulations Sweta!

McLean Entrepreneurship Club Semifinalists

Congratulations to the team of McLean Juniors Zoe Li and Ben Woods (co-founders of McLean's Entrepreneurship Club), with TJ Junior Myles Bao, on becoming semifinalists in the Diamond Challenge 2022 Competition. The team of three has been invited back to the University of Deleware for the final rounds of the International Diamond Challenge Summit this April. We wish Zoe, Ben and Myles good luck!

Weekly Reminders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Giving Back at McLean High School

Our students truly care about our school and community. This school year, our students have shown this care for others by holding a variety of collection drives. 

PowerBars for Ukraine

Many McLean High School students have voiced their concern about the war in Ukraine. As a result we have decided to collect PowerBars to send there. Please drop off your PowerBars in the marked boxes in the Main Office. 

GLC Menstrual Product Drive

The McLean Girls' Leadership Committee is hosting a menstrual product drive throughout the month of March. Many women and girls have trouble affording food and basic necessities. Especially now during the pandemic, expensive yet necessary menstrual products can take a toll on families living paycheck to paycheck. Drop off your items in the marked boxes in front of the Main Office

MHS Book Drive - March

In honor of National Reading Month, we will be hosting a book drive to donate books to elementary and middle schools in our pyramid. Bins will be placed in the main office so be sure to drop off your gently used books!

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 3/21/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1 - Student Holiday

April 4-8 - Spring Break

April 15 - Good Friday Religious Observance

April 15 - Theravada New Year Religious Observance

April 23 - Last Day of Passover Religious Observance

May 3 - Eid al Fitr Religious Observance

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 - Graduation 

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Senior Parent Coffee

Friday, March 25th from 8.30am-9.30am

@ McLean High School Lecture Hall

Join us for a PTSA sponsored Senior Parent Coffee to learn about expectations for the remainder of the year for Seniors, and information on commencement, graduation ceremony, and the all night graduation party. You will hear from the school’s Senior Class Administrator, Sean Rolon. He will be joined by Emily Geary, Systems of Support Advisor, and the Senior Class Sponsors, Cameron Keuning and Melissa Duluc. 

You will have a chance to purchase yard signs and graduation party tickets at this event. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited, please register here for the event. Questions? Email at [email protected]

Change in Observance Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due March 23, 2022.  The application and related details can be found at Student Representative to the School Board.

Deadline Date

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00

Additional Links:

  • Application Site to access the “Application for the 2022 Student Representative to the School Board”
  • Spotlight: Location where the Application can also be found. 
AP Exam Information AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) at McLean High School due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Jennifer Beach, Assessment Coach ([email protected]) no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

 

Parent Events April 12 - MHS Student Services Book Talk

The McLean Student Services Department is excited to announce that Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, the authors of the book, What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home will be speaking in person at McLean.  Last fall, these authors spoke virtually to our Longfellow and McLean parents.  The event was very popular and parents wanted a chance to ask the authors more questions!  

Our in-person author talk will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 PM in the McLean Lecture Hall.  The authors will discuss how parents can engage in respectful and effective dialogue with their teens, discuss boundaries around technology, and improve communication.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice from the experts. 

We invite all parents from McLean and Longfellow to attend!  Purchasing the book is not required, but if parents do want to purchase they can do so at this link.  Please fill out this form to register for the event.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

April 26 - Book Talk with Julie Lythcott-Haims

In partnership with The Potomac School, the Safe Community Coalition is pleased to share with you the details of an upcoming FREE event on Tuesday, April 26th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. 

Fromer Standford dean and NewYork TImes best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents "Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Stratefies for Rainsing Successful Kids" 

This FREE program is open to all and the link can be found on our website:

http://mcleanscc.org/

Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s last date for the 2021-2022 calendar year is:

April 18

To register for the April 18 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Student Achievements McLean Entrepreneurship Club Semifinalists

Congratulations to the team of McLean Juniors Zoe Li and Ben Woods (co-counders of McLean's Entrepreneurship Club), with TJ Junior Mules Bao, on becoming semifinalists in the Diamond Challenge 2022 Competition. The team of three have been invited back to the University of Deleware for the final rounds of the International Diamond Challenge Summing this April. We wish Zoe, Ben and Myles good luck!

Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Students


CONGRATULATIONS to both groups on outstanding performances at the VBODA District 12 State Assessment!
Wind Ensemble received two "Superior" ratings and two "Excellent" ratings.
Symphonic Band received "Superior" ratings from all four judges.

Congratulations to all!

Cynthia Ma - Global Leaders of Fairfax County

McLean HS student Cynthia Ma participated in a Global Leaders of Fairfax County event last week. She joined the visit of EPA Administrator Michael Regan to Flint Hill ES. Cynthia is one of only a handful of FCPS students who was invited to participate in this event. As part of the visit, Cynthia was able to ride on a new FCPS electric school bus and participate in a press briefing with Administrator Regan and Congressman Gerry Connolly.

Weekly Reminders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Giving Back at McLean High School

Our students truly care about our school and community. This school year, our students have shown this care for others by holding a variety of collection drives. 

PowerBars for Ukraine

Many McLean High School students have voiced their concern about the war in Ukraine. As a result we have decided to collect PowerBars to send there. Please drop off your PowerBars in the marked boxes in the Main Office. 

GLC Menstrual Product Drive

The McLean Girls' Leadership Committee is hosting a menstrual product drive throughout the month of March. Many women and girls have trouble affording food and basic necessities. Especially now during the pandemic, expensive yet necessary menstrual products can take a toll on families living paycheck to paycheck. Drop off your items in the marked boxes in front of the Main Office

MHS Book Drive - March

In honor of National Reading Month, we will be hosting a book drive to donate books to elementary and middle schools in our pyramid. Bins will be placed in the main office so be sure to drop off your gently used books!

McDance-A-Thon

McDance-A-Thon

McDance-a-Thon is a student-led fundraising club that raises money for Children’s National Hospital. In 2019 McDance-a-Thon successfully raised $55,726.44, and in 2020 they surpassed that with $61,986.99! Every year the biggest event the club has is our 7-hour dance, where we dance, play games, push fundraising, and then at the end of the night reveal how much money we have raised throughout the year. Check out the video below, showcasing the energy and environment from previous dances.  https://youtu.be/CNIvZ_6JMVg 

This year we are so excited to get back to an in-person dance!

McDance-a-Thon will be hosting our 7-hour dance in the main gym at McLean High School on Saturday, March 26th from 4:00 - 11:00 PM. We will provide food and are so excited to also have a DJ! 

Because our club's message surrounds children's health, masks will be required at the dance but there are outdoor locations where students will be able to take them off. 

Interested in supporting McDance-A-Thon? 

Donor Drive Link

https://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4814 

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean High School Post Season Honors - Winter Sports

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Post Season Honors - Winter Sports

Congratulations to all our Winter Sports athletes who received post season honors! Thank you for a great season!

Gymnastics

Adeline Gevinson, Leah Sexton, Maia Le, Anna Ntep, Brooke Hawken (not pictured – Christina Knauss)

 

Districts – 2nd Place on Floor – Maia Le

Regional Qualifiers – Adeline Gevinson, Brooke Hawken, Kristina Knauss, Maia Le, Anna Ntep, Leah Sexton

Regionals – 1st Place Vault – Leah Sexton (qualified to states)

Girls Basketball

Vilte Kacerauskaite, Mia Fitzgerald, Shushan Krikorian (not pictured - Kara Bremser)

 

 

The Girls Basketball team came in 2nd in the Liberty District

Mia Fitzgerald – 1st team All-District, Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All Region

Kara Bremser – 1st team All-District

Shushan Krikorian – 2nd team All-District

Vilte Kacerauskaite – All-Rookie Team

Wrestling

Jalen Holliday, Will Lewey, Brigham Devore, Boss Chandmani (not pictured – Luke Dettleff)

Wrestling: 2nd in the Liberty District

All Region:
Jalen Holliday
Boss Chandmani
Luke Dettleff
Will Lewey- District Champion
Brigham Devore- District Champion

All State:
Brigham Devore

Swim & Dive

Noah Wanzer, Nick Wanzer, Aaron Jia (not pictured - Jocelyn Brooks, Catherine Hughes, Ryan Sribar, Lily Flint, Danielle Hughes)

Swim & Dive - 2nd Place in Districts

First Team All-District Team – Nick Wanzer, Jocelyn Brooks, Catherine Hughes, Ryan Sribar

Second Team All-District – Lily Flint, Danielle Hughes

Region Champion – Catherine Hughes (2x)

3rd Place @ Regional – Lily Flint

2nd Place @ Regional – Aaron Jia

2nd Place @ Regional – Nick Wanzer

2nd Place @ Regional – Ryan Sribar

State Champion – Catherine Hughes (2x)

3rd Place @ States – Nick Wanzer

All-Northern Region Team – Nick Wanzer, Noah Wanzer, Catherine Hughes, Lily Flint, Jocelyn Brooks, Ryan Sribar, Aaron Jia

All-State Team – Nick Wanzer & Catherine Hughes

Winter Track

Ethan Hu, Jahi Jemison, Alexandre Stephant, Rowan Frew, Xavier Jemison, Thais Rolly, Marie-Odette de Marcellus, Aneka Andrews, Calypso Rolly, Mary Steinbicker, Kaitly Conly (not pictured- Collin Reing)

Marie-Odette de Marcellus- District Champion- High Jump

Aneka Andrews- District & Regional Champion- 55 Hurdles, Triple Jump

Xavier Jemison- 1600M Regional Champion, State Champion- 1k

Thais Rolly- State Champion 3200m

Boys 4x400 District Champion/Regional Qualifier- Xavier Jemison, Jahi Jemison, Ethan Hu, Collin Reing

Girls 4x400 District Champion- Aneka Andrews, Isabella Andreoli, Kaitlyn Conly, Mary Steinbicker

Girls 4x800 State Qualifier/Regional 2nd Place- Calypso Rolly, Mary Steinbicker, Thais Rolly, Kaitlyn Conly

Boys 4x800 State Qualifier/Regional 3rd Place- Alexandre Stephant, Rowan Frew, Xavier Jemison, Colin Reing

Boys Basketball

Zach Hasan, Jakob Luu (not pictured – Paarth Soni)

Zach Hasan – 2nd team All District

Paarth Soni – Honorable Mention All District

Jakob Luu – 1st Team-All Defensive All District

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 3/14/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

March 31 - End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

April 1 - Student Holiday

April 4-8 - Spring Break

April 15 - Good Friday Religious Observance

April 15 - Theravada New Year Religious Observance

April 23 - Last Day of Passover Religious Observance

May 3 - Eid al Fitr Religious Observance

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 1 - Graduation 

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Giving Back at McLean High School

Our students truly care about our school and community. This school year, our students have shown this care for others by holding a variety of collection drives. 

PowerBars for Ukraine

Many McLean High School students have voiced their concern about the war in Ukraine. As a result we have decided to collect PowerBars to send there. Please drop off your PowerBars in the marked boxes in the Main Office. 

MHS Book Drive - March

In honor of National Reading Month, we will be hosting a book drive to donate books to elementary and middle schools in our pyramid. Bins will be placed in the main office so be sure to drop off your gently used books!

GLC Menstrual Product Drive

The McLean Girls' Leadership Committee is hosting a menstrual product drive throughout the month of March. Many women and girls have trouble affording food and basic necessities. Especially now during the pandemic, expensive yet necessary menstrual products can take a toll on families living paycheck to paycheck. Drop off your items in the marked boxes in front of the Main Office

McDance-A-Thon

McDance-A-Thon

McDance-a-Thon is a student-led fundraising club that raises money for Children’s National Hospital. In 2019 McDance-a-Thon successfully raised $55,726.44, and in 2020 they surpassed that with $61,986.99! Every year the biggest event the club has is our 7-hour dance, where we dance, play games, push fundraising, and then at the end of the night reveal how much money we have raised throughout the year. Check out the video below, showcasing the energy and environment from previous dances.  https://youtu.be/CNIvZ_6JMVg 

This year we are so excited to get back to an in-person dance!

McDance-a-Thon will be hosting our 7-hour dance in the main gym at McLean High School on Saturday, March 26th from 4:00 - 11:00 PM. We will provide food and are so excited to also have a DJ! 

Because our club's message surrounds children's health, masks will be required at the dance but there are outdoor locations where students will be able to take them off. 

Interested in supporting McDance-A-Thon? 

Donor Drive Link

https://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4814 

March is National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month and March 6-12, 2022, is National Social Work Week, an opportunity for schools, communities and partners to acknowledge and recognize the impactful work of our social workers in supporting students, families, and their communities. This week we are honoring Marly Jerome-Featherson, McLean High School’s amazing School Social Worker . We appreciate all you do for our students. Thank you Marly!

Student Achievements FIDM Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Winners

Olivia Zhang and Morgan Link tied for 2nd place in the FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge sponsored by the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. They will receive a $1000 travel stipend to attend DEVA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in April and will be recognized during the Grand Awards Session. Congratulations Olivia and Morgan!

Virginia Journalist of the Year

Aleena Gul, Editor-in-Chief of The Highlander, came in second place in the VaMediaNow Journalist of the Year 2022 competition. Congratulations Aleena!

Click below to see the Twitter and Instagram posts. 

Instagram

Twitter 

All-Virginia Band & Orchestra

Please join us in congratulating the students below for being selected as members of the All-Virginia Band & Orchestra!

Band Students: Clara Marks, Jake Barnhard, Yanni Aknine, Kian Choi, Nicole Chan, Brian Horrigan, Catherine Kim, Julia Tan, Tieran Holmes, Belinda Li, Rovert Klein and Hanna Sim

Orchestra Students: Ryan Chun, Joshua Wang, Alexander Bills, Donghwa Shin, Caleb Wang, Lydia Hu, Michelle Kim, Mikayla Li, Christina Wu and Daniel Ahn

Weekly Reminders Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the Board

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).  Applications are due March 23, 2022.  The application and related details can be found at Student Representative to the School Board.

Deadline Date

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00

Additional Links:

  • Application Site to access the “Application for the 2022 Student Representative to the School Board”
  • Spotlight: Location where the Application can also be found. 
Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s last date for the 2021-2022 calendar year is:

April 18

To register for the April 18 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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