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SENIOR PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

The MHS Guidance Department invites the parents/guardians of Seniors to attend
Senior Parent Night on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Millbrook High School Auditorium. The following topics will be discussed: post-secondary options and pathways, searching for colleges, college application process, scholarships, and financial aid.
PARENT TEEN DRIVERS NIGHT

Parent / Teen Driving Night

There will be an informative meeting for all parents of students who are becoming new drivers. The meeting will be on Wednesday October 10th @ 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Topics include: Licensure information, Behind the wheel, Insurance, Law enforcement and other useful information for new teen drivers.
ONLINE STUDENT INFORMATION

In an effort to save time, paper and money, Frederick County Public Schools is asking parents/guardians to use Parent/Student 360 (Tyler) (http://bit.ly/parentstudent360)
between September 28 and October 26 to review and update the
contact/emergency information for each of their students or to verify that there are no changes.

Parent/Student 360 usernames and passwords for 2018-19 are the same as they were last year. As a reminder, e-mails have been sent over the past several weeks to all parents/guardians providing Parent/Student 360 login information.

Instructions on how to review and update or verify student contact information are available through the FCPS website (http://bit.ly/studentcontactupdate). Reviewing and updating the contact/emergency information is important so the school can contact you in the event of an emergency, you can receive messages sent via the FCPS Rapid Communication System, and items mailed to you by the school, including end-of-year report cards, can be delivered.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
PICTURE MAKEUPS AND RETAKES


Makeup & Retakes for Seniors & Underclassmen
Wednesday, October 17
All students must have their picture taken for the yearbook.
This will be the last day.


You can order online at https://vosphoto.com/millbrook/



ANNUAL AG FRUIT SALE
Click on this link to go to the order form for our Annual AG Fruit & Meat Sale https://bit.ly/2NIayFW
Sale starts October 1st and all forms are due on November 2nd.
SPORTS INFORMATION


In order to provide a safer environment for all, Millbrook High School will not be allowing spectators to enter any after school event with any type of backpack.

Reminder: Any bag you bring on Frederick County Public Schools property can be subject to search at any time. Thank you for your cooperation.
             

Come out and support your Pioneers!  Click here for our fall schedule.
https://bit.ly/2wHwJRW

Dates to Remember
Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting -- October 29, 6:30 p.m.
Winter Sports practices begin on November 5.
You must have an approved VHSL physical on file at the SBO
and a completed Handbook for Student Athletes form on file before beginning.
The Fall MPAA Awards ceremony will be on Sunday, November 18, 2:30 p.m.

Adult Pass

$80.00/year
$70.00/winter and spring (available after fall season)
$35.00/spring only (available after winter season)

Student Pass
$60.00/year
$50.00/winter and spring (available after fall season)
$35.00/spring only (available after winter season)
(5 and under free)

For regular season home events only. Contact school bookkeeper, athletic department, or at ticket counters of home events.

The pass must be in the possession of the pass holder to enter the game via the pass. Once the pass has been obtained by the purchaser/pass holder, the pass becomes the responsibility of the pass holder. Lost/misplaced passes are not the responsibility of the school and will not be replaced by the school.

MPAA MEMBERSHIP
New members who join the MPAA before November 1st will be entered into a drawing for one free cash party ticket. The drawing will be held at the monthly MPAA meeting on November 14th. Click here for the MPAA Membership Form https://bit.ly/2DyPzR9.
GUIDANCE NEWS
Guidance Google Classroom
Attention Parents/Guardians:
Please encourage your students to join the Guidance Department Google Classroom. The Guidance Department will be announcing important information and events through Google Classroom this school year. Once your students join, they can invite you to join the page and you will be able to view the information that is posted. The Google Classroom page is also where your students can sign up to meet with their counselor and with the Career Coach. The code to join the Google Classroom is: 44c3zx.

Remind
Please sign up to join the MHS Guidance Class on Remind. We encourage all MHS students and their parents/guardians to sign up. The Guidance Department will be announcing important information, deadlines, and events through Remind. To sign up, text @pioneernow to the number 81010.

Financial Aid
Join other college-bound students and their parents at Lord Fairfax Community College for Super FAFSA Day on Saturday, October 20th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This event is designed to educate individuals about the financial aid process and assist with the completion of the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Super FAFSA Day is free and open to the public.

The Regional Financial Aid Night will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall on the campus of Shenandoah University. This free event, hosted by the Financial Aid professionals at Shenandoah University, will provide parents, students, and educators with information on applying for financial aid and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Career Cluster Day
Millbrook will hold a Career Cluster Day, highlighting law and public safety careers, on Thursday, October 18th, during advisory periods. All students, grades 9-12, are invited and encouraged to attend. Industry professionals will be here to speak with students about their career paths and answer questions.

PSAT Test Takers
Students that signed up to take the PSAT need to come to guidance on Oct. 3rd to get their testing notice and last minute information. The test will take place on Oct. 10th. Students need to be at their testing room by 7:45 that morning for check in. Students must bring a picture ID. They will not be allowed to test without it. Students also must provide their own approved calculator.

SOL Fall Writing Testing – Seniors Only
Seniors still in need of a verified credit in writing will be taking the Writing SOL on Oct. 23rd (multiple choice) and Oct 24th (short paper). Attendance is imperative for both days since the test cannot be scored unless both batteries are completed within this window. Students must pass this test to satisfy graduation requirements. Students will be getting testing notices the week prior to testing. Students will need to bring their fully charged Chrome-book with adapter cord to the testing room.

ASVAB Testing

Expand your horizons! Don’t miss the first step. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help you take steps now toward finding a career that’s right for you. Take advantage of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program as you consider a full range of career options. Free career testing will be 9:00 am on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Millbrook High School. Seats are limited. This test is also a requirement for acceptance to the military. Come to guidance to register October 8th to November 2nd. *Students must have a picture ID the day of testing.
YEARBOOK INFORMATION
Reserve your copy of the 2018-2019 Brooktrails yearbook today. You can order a basic book, with no extras, through MySchoolBucks or you can use the online order form https://bit.ly/2wxbiSx.

Yearbook Senior Tributes
Senior parents interested in purchasing senior tribute space in the 2018-2019 Brooktrails yearbook may pick up packets in the main office, Lab 434 or access the information online https://bit.ly/2PlwEdt and order form https://bit.ly/2wwZcZF  or on the Class of 2019 Google classroom page. Contact Mrs. Laffoon (laffoonc@fcpsk12.net) if you have any questions.




IMPORTANT DATES
October 1 - Powerderpuff Game 7 p.m.
October 8 - Seniors Parent Committee Meeting 7 p.m. in the library
October 10 - Parent Teen Driving Night 6:30 p.m. 
October 11 - End 1st Nine Weeks
October 12 - No School - Teacher Flex Day
October 15 - Pioneer Spirit Awards 8:15 a.m.
October 17 - Last Day for Senior Portrait Makeups
October 17 - Underclassman Picture Makeups & Retakes
October 18 - Career Cluster Day
October 18 - SCA Forum 2 p.m. Auditorium
October 24 - Report Cards Issued
October 29 - Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting 6:30 p.m.
November 5 & 6 - No School - Professional Development for Teachers
November 5 - Winter Sports Begin
November 8 - Cap & Gown Senior Meeting 8:05 a.m. followed by Cookie Social
November 9 - Veteran's Day Program
November 9 - The Addams Family Musical 7 p.m.
November 10 - Senior Fundraiser - Green Turtle Breakfast 8 - 10 a.m.
November 10 - The Addams Family Musical 7 p.m.
November 11 - The Addams Family Musical 3 p.m.
November 12 - Senior Parent Committee Meeting 7 p.m. in the library
November 15 - Cap/Gown orders during advisory/lunch
November 15 - SCA Forum 2 p.m.
November 15 - Graduation Fair for parents to order cap/gowns 3 - 7 p.m.
November 16 - Cap/Gown orders during advisory/lunch
November 17 - ASFAB Testing
November 18 - Fall MPAA Awards Ceremony 2:30 p.m.
November 21 - 23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

 
MILLBROOK SCHOOL MUSICAL
November 9 & 10 - 7 p.m.
November 11 - 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10
Children 5 and under $6

 
SPEAK UP, STAY SAFE
Keeping schools safe is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to school staff and the authorities. Suspicious activity may include: a vehicle or individual in an odd or concealed location; an unattended package or backpack; individuals seeking information about a school, its operations or security procedures beyond mere curiosity; or unusual, repeated or prolonged observation of school buildings, bus stops or students. Contact the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 540-662-6168.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), John Linaburg, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

251 First Woods Drive, Winchester, VA 22603 (540) 545-2800


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