February 26, 2020 Announcements

LUNCH MENU: Branded Pizza, Soft Taco, Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla, Potato Soup, Pinto Beans, Steamed Carrots, Fresh Fruit, Mixed Fruit Cup, Cake

Attention AP Testers: 
Final Payments for AP Exams are due on March 6th and are payable through my school bucks.  If you do not make this deadline you will not be able to take the AP exams you ordered.

FCCLA invites you to our “Dream Vacation”
fun during Activity Period Friday. See an adviser in 104, 107, or 110 to get a pass to attend. Fun and food provided! 

Athletic Trainer Interactive Opportunity for Students
offered through Shenandoah University. On Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 8:00 am -11:15 am Learn about what it’s like to be an athletic trainer through interactive stations including: managing fracture, administering emergency oxygen, assessing concussion symptoms, the anatomy of the upper body, and career opportunities.      A Continental breakfast will be served.       *****NOTE: This is a NO SCHOOL day for students. You will need transportation to  get you to your school to load the bus and to pick you up when the bus returns to school after the trip. Speak to the career coach or your school’s athletic trainer for a permission form. Return forms are due to guidance by Friday (2/28)


Are you interested in a career in banking or a related field? March 17th is Bank day, an opportunity for students to shadow and network with local professionals in this area through United Bank. Seniors who participate may also be able to earn a scholarship. Permission forms are available in the School Counseling Department and must be completed by February 28th.

The girls basketball team
lost a heartbreaker last night, 75-40 to Loudoun Valley in the Region 4C Semifinals. The Lady Colonels finished the season 22 and 5 and regular season Co-District Champions. Makayla Firebaugh paced the scoring with 15 points. Brynna Nesselrodt had 9 points, Brenna Prunty had 7 points, and Brooklyn Crate finished the night with 6 points.

Placement testing for dual enrollment or attending LFCC
will be offered on March 4th and March 11th after school. Please sign up in the School Counseling Dept. or see Mrs. Humphreys for questions. 

Looking for a break from the ordinary? Why not join the creative writing class? You’ll be part of the award-winning Afterwords magazine, enjoy fun field trips, class parties, and finally write that thing you’ve been meaning to write! See Mrs. Lancaster in Room 325 for questions or an application. Applications due Friday, Feb. 28.

Colonels Got Talent, the annual James Wood talent show will be held in Washington Auditorium on Friday, February 28 at 7 pm.  Come out to watch your fellow Colonels showcase their talent as they sing, dance, play instruments, and even do some BMX bike tricks.  You do not want to miss it!  Tickets are $5 and pre-sale tickets will be sold during lunch on Monday, Feb. 24.

Seniors: Are you attending Lord Fairfax Community College this fall? If so, New Student Orientation will be held on March 12th at 6pm, here at James Wood High School in the Auditorium! You must apply to LFCC before attending Orientation. Please see Mrs. Humphreys for any questions you may have regarding the application process or the Orientation.

Get a head start on your career in the education field. Apply for the Teachers For Tomorrow class and earn credentials, receive waivers for college courses, and receive preferred interview status with the school system upon completion of collegiate studies. Your future is in your hands. Pick up an application in guidance or room 110 today.  Applications are due February 28.

Are you a rising 10th or 11th grader interested in pursuing a Health and Medical Career? Apply for the Health Sciences Academy. Spend five days exploring careers, getting hands-on experience and earn college credit! If you are interested in applying, come to the school counseling department and ask for an application! Applications are due March 1.



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