Letter from Student Services

We have had a successful start to the school year and are thrilled to be heading into Homecoming Spirit Week this week.

Highlights:
Our Mentor Program, sponsored by the Warhawk Foundation, is off and running in its second year. This year the mentors who were trained before the school year ended met up with their freshmen mentees during Flight School Orientation in August and again during their first Mentor Connect Day on September 12th. Our next Mentor Connect Day will be on October 10th.

Updates:
On September 25th any student currently enrolled in an AP course for this school year received an AP Opt-Out form through their Warhawk Time class. This is the student’s opportunity to opt-out of taking an AP exam associated with that course. FCPS covers the cost for all students’ AP exams up to six (6) exams throughout their high school tenure in FCPS. Any exam taken beyond those six costs $93 per exam. The deadline for returning this form to their Warhawk Time teacher or counselor is October 11th. The form only needs to be returned if the student is wishing to opt out of an exam.

Upcoming:
October 16th – PSAT Day – 2 hour early release. Students are released at 12:55.

  • All Sophomores and Juniors will take the official PSAT at Madison on that day through their Warhawk Time classes. If your student receives accommodations they will be notified in advanced of any changes to their testing status. Please contact their case manager or school counselor with specific questions.
  • All Freshmen will participate is a variety of academic and career planning lessons in their Student Naviance account through their Warhawk Time class. Parents will be able to view these after students have completed them. In addition the students will view an educational film, Like (https://www.thelikemovie.com/) that focuses on social media usage.
  • All seniors will report directly to the cafeteria at 9:15 where they will have a senior breakfast, get measured for cap and gowns, review name pronunciations for graduation and have the senior class group photo taken.
Sincerely,
Timothy Buckley
Director of Student Services
James Madison High School
703-319-2337