We are under construction!
Temporary Move to Lake Ridge Elementary School!
Due to construction, beginning Monday, June 20, 2016,
our offices will temporarily relocate to Lake Ridge Elementary School.
You may contact us at our temporary offices using the following phone numbers:
571.492.3646 or 571.492.3744
We look forward to returning to our newly renovated office space at the end of the summer.
High School Specialty Program Applications Due
All High School Specialty Program Applications are due TODAY, FEBRUARY 1
Be sure your application is completed and submitted today. No late applications are accepted!
High School Transition Information Night!!
Attention all 8th graders!
Curious about high school specialty programs? Want to learn more about the transition to high school? If so, please make sure you attend the information night at Woodbridge Middle School on November 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
8th grade is all about preparation, come see what you need to do to create the path that's right for you.
This program is being hosted by Lake Ridge, Woodbridge Middle, and Fred Lynn Middle.
Study Skills Tips-Afternoon Session
What to improve your grades???
If you didn’t get the grades that you wanted in the 1st marking period, we are here to help! The LRMS School Counseling Office is hosting a Study Skills Session to help give tips on better ways to be organized, participate in class, complete homework, take tests, prioritize and study.
Join us Thursday, November 19 from 2:50-3:50 for a Study Skills session! Please sign up in the counseling office by 12:00 on Nov. 19. You must sign up to attend!
We look forward to seeing you!
2016-2017 High School Specialty Program
Please use the attached links for more information regarding high school programs for next year. 8th grade is all about planning, make sure you have the information you need to make the best decisions for you! Any 8th grader interested in applying to a program is encouraged to attend an information session at that high school. Program coordinators will be able to answer specific questions you may have regarding their program. Please check the links below and high school web pages for more information and dates!
Deadline for most programs: February 1, 2016
Deadline for Colgan HS Fine & Performing Arts: December 11, 2015
High School Specialty Program Main Webpage:
Specialty Program Calendar:
High School Specialty Program Dates
If you are interested in applying for a Specialty Program in High School, it is very important that you attend the Program Information Sessions. Attending these sessions will allow you and your parents to get all of the information that you need in order to make an informed decision regarding high school and your future.
For specific dates for each program please see the link under department files.
Options for Education after High School
4-Year Colleges- Students earn a degree once they have completed a program of study. They usually offer a bachelor's dregree in the arts (e.g. English, history, drama) or sciences (e.g. biology, computer science, psychology, engineering).
2-Year Colleges- Students earn an associate degree once a they have completed a two-year course of study. Some colleges award certificates to students who have met course requirements and are ready to practice in their career fields. Some students start at a two-year college then transfer to a four-year college due to financial issues or to improve their gradesbefore going to a four-year college.
Vocational or Technical Schools- They usually offer programs that are two years or less. The schools provide students with hands-on experience related to their future career interests. Students typically earn a certificate for the particular skill or trade upon completion of the program.
Keys to having a successful school year
THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER:
Get an adequate amount of sleep
Eat healthy well balanced meals everyday
Pay attention and take notes in classes
Write down assignments and make sure to plan ahead of time for up coming due dates
Complete and turn in all assignments
Read for pleasure everyday
You want to make sure that you allow for some independence as your children are growing up and need to learn how to be responsible for themselves in order for them to be successful, positive contributors to our society.
College admission requirements get more challenging every year. So thinking ahead will help open many doors and allow them to have more opportunities and options available to them.
Approach each day with a positive attitude
Virginia Cooperative Extension parenting seminars
Signs that your child may be being bullied
Important contact numbers for extra support
Form to use in order to report incidents of bullying at LRMS. Please e-mail completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not required to record your name on the form. The form will be forwarded to the appropriate grade-level counselor to address the concern.
We need to Laugh
Tips for completing the 9th grade course selection form
Transitioning to High School