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THIS WEEK AT MADISON
WEEK OF 10/2/23
IMPORTANT INFO & EVENTS
October 11 - Please see below for further details
- All freshmen students will have an unscheduled day and do not report to school on this day. Students should take this opportunity to get caught up on any school work, in addition the Student Services Department will be posting some college and career readiness lessons and activities that the students may participate in.
- All sophomores and juniors are expected to take the PSAT’s. See important information below.
- Only seniors who have registered to take the SAT’s need to attend school on this day. See important information below.
PSAT/NMSQT: October 11 (2-hour early release)
- FCPS will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT to students in grades 10 and 11 on October 11. Registration is not required and there is no cost for students.
- Starting this year, the PSAT/NMSQT is a digital test. Students are required to use their FCPS-managed device for this test. Students who do not have a FCPS-device will be provided one on test day.
- Students will participate in a Digital Readiness Check on October 2. They should bring their FCPS-Chromebook to 4th period that day.
- Additional information about the PSAT administration can be found on the Madison website.
SAT School Day: October 11 (2-hour early release)
- Only seniors who registered for the SAT School Day will be participating in the test on October 11.
- If a student has decided not to take the SAT School Day, they should contact Mrs. Frate.
- The SAT School Day is a paper test.
- Students should plan to bring a graphing calculator, #2 pencils (not mechanical), and snacks/water.
- The SAT School Day Student Guide is available here.
- Students have the option to send 4 score reports for free the day of the test. For more information on sending SAT scores, visit the College Board website.
- Please contact our Assessment Coach, Mrs. Frate at [email protected] if you have any questions.
AP Test Opt-Out Timeline and Fees
- Students will receive AP Opt-Out forms on Friday, October 6 through Advisory.
- FCPS encourages all students to take AP tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form. Students must submit any Opt-Out forms by Monday, October 16 to Student Services.
- As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s). More information here. Parents will be billed a $98 non-refundable test fee in December 2022 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests.
- Reference the College Board 2024 AP exam dates site for dates of AP Exams.
College Visits: October 4-10
- College visits are for juniors and seniors. See page 12 in this Guide for details and how to sign up. Log into Naviance for the complete list of college visits to Madison.
- 10/4-10/10: The College of Wooster, U of Notre Dame, Wheaton C, U of Minnesota, Georgetown U, Indiana U, Bentley U, U of Connecticut, Lehigh U, C of Charleston, East Carolina U, Oberlin C, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Purdue U, Alfred U, Randolph-Macon C, Ithaca C, JMU, Dickinson C, Butler U
College Access Fairfax will host virtual workshops for students and families.
- Paying for College - An Overview of the Financial Aid Process
- Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10:00AM. Zoom link here
- Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00PM. Zoom link here
- Scholarship 101 - An Overview of the Process for Applying for Outside Scholarships
- Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 10:00AM. Zoom link here
- Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 7:00PM. Zoom link here
Senior Baby Ads
- Online Senior Ad creation is now available! To purchase an ad for your senior, go to YearbookOrderCenter.com, enter 5307 and then select “Start Your Ad.” You may choose a half, quarter, eighth, or sixteenth page ad. The deadline to purchase and create a Senior Ad for the yearbook is Saturday, November 11, 2023.
- The editors request that you please adhere to the following standards:
- Type your senior’s name in the large font so that it is the “centerpiece” of the ad
- Feel free to include a message in the smaller available font (check for spelling)
- Please choose a different template if your message does not fill the entire space (if there is white space left over)
- Pricing for Senior Ads:
- 1/2 page Color: $225
- 1/4 page Color: $120
- 1/8 page Color: $70
- 1/16 page Color: $35
Registration is open for the FCPS World Language Credit Exam
- FCPS offers testing in over 20 different languages. Students who take the exam may earn up to three World Language credits for levels one, two, and three for the language exam. The credits can fulfill the World Languages requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma. Exams are scheduled on November 8 (Edison HS), November 9 (Centreville HS), and November 13 (Fairfax HS). Check-in for all exams begins at 4:30pm. Students must bring their printed exam confirmation and a valid photo ID. If you are interested in taking this exam, please see your school counselor to schedule your exam date/location. For more information (including languages offered and how to prepare for the exam), please see the World Language Credit Exam site.
National Honor Society
- Applications are now being accepted for JMHS National Honor Society inductees for all eligible Juniors (Class of 2025) and Seniors (Class of 2024). Applicants must have a 3.50 minimum GPA and have no disciplinary or Honor Code violations. Students can access the application materials through the candidates’ Schoology group.
- The join code is: DTMH-QJ4W-4CTJF. Please note that students are joining a group and not a course. The application and all relevant materials can be found under the “Resources” tab.
- Completed applications are due no later than Tuesday, October 10.
- Please direct any questions to co-sponsors Mr. Culp ([email protected]) and/or Mr. Anderson ([email protected]).
Future Webinars from Family Resource Center
Resources from our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Hidden in Plain Sight Program
- Join us October 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Madison High School.
- Register here: https://bit.ly/hipsmadison23
- The Hidden in Plain Sight (HIPS) program is an IN-PERSON interactive program for adults to be educated about the signs of risky behavior in teens and young adults. It touches on drug and alcohol use, mental health concerns, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors and more.
- The PowerPoint presentation details red flags (props will be passed around) and how they are indicative of — or used in — risky behavior. We include up to date statistics and local trends, and law enforcement officers will share their experiences they have had in our community identifying risky behavior and helping to put kids on the right path to a healthy life. Let’s open the door to communicating with our teens!
- If you have questions related to substance abuse, please contact your Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Michael McNulty / [email protected] / 703 319 9472.
Concorde District info - www.concordedistrict.com
Northern Region info - www.novahsathletics.com
Madison Athletics info - https://www.warhawksports.org/
Madison Athletic Boosters - https://warhawkboosters.com
Madison Student Passes - $70 for all home events excluding postseason. Purchase HERE
Monday, October 2
Tuesday, October 3
- Girls Golf @ Jefferson District, 3:30
- Fr Field Hockey v Woodson, 5pm
- JV / V Field Hockey v South Lakes, 6:15 / 7:30
Wednesday, October 4
- Girls Golf @ Twin Lakes, 4:00
- XC @ Lake Fairfax, 4:30
- Fr Field Hockey @ Washington-Liberty, 5pm
- Fr / JV / V Volleyball @ Centreville, 5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15
Thursday, October 5
- Fr / JV Football v Westfield, 5:30 /7:15
Friday, October 6
- V Football @ Westfield, 7pm
Saturday, October 7
- JV / V Cheer @ Stone Bridge Invite, 12pm
FCPS DIVISION MESSAGES
🗓️ Attendance Tip: Scheduling Family Trips or Events
Good attendance is an important life skill that will help students succeed in school and beyond.
When scheduling trips or family events, try to use weekends and school holidays, and refer to the FCPS Calendar when planning. Every day of learning is a day toward success. Keep in mind that absences add up quickly. Students who are absent 10% of the school year (or just two days per month) are considered chronically absent.
When possible, schedule appointments for your child outside of school hours. If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or another reason, you must report the absence to their school. Most schools have links to their attendance email or notification systems on their homepages. If you are unsure how to report an absence, please call your school’s front office.
Watch this video with tips on understanding our school calendar and visit our Attendance webpage for additional information. Attend today, achieve tomorrow!
🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Kick Off
Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future: A Community Conversation. Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to:
In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:
- Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health
- Attend Superintendent Reid’s Community Conversation
- Free COVID-19 Tests
Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.
October 15: FCPS College Fair @ EagleBank Arena, 4-7pm
October 16-17: FCPS Virtual Postsecondary Nights
October 28: College Access Fairfax Paying for College Virtual Workshop, 10am via Zoom
October 19: SEL Screener during Advisory
November 6: UVA Jefferson & Walentas due
November 14: College Access Fairfax Paying for College Virtual Workshop, 7pm via Zoom
November 16: VT Pamplin Leadership Award due
November 18: College Access Fairfax Scholarship 101, 10am via Zoom
November 28: College Access Fairfax Scholarship 101, 7pm via Zoom
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Madison High School strives to create and maintain an identity affirming learning environment where our students embrace, support, and encourage each other where multiple forms of identity (i.e. race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or disability) are recognized and regarded as assets for teaching and learning. We work to ensure school is a place where students feel safe and can be themselves. We do not tolerate hate speech, racist speech, bias, or acts of discrimination in our school. We want all students to feel a sense of belonging. We want to see all students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We are committed to learning, growing, and building the best Madison High School for all our students. We are One School - One Community - One World.
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