Langston Hughes Middle School opened its production of The Little Mermaid Friday. The show runs through Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee. For more information, click here. (Photos by Lyn Cordts)
Langston Hughes Middle School
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Of the 3,121 students who applied to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 76 percent of applicants were from Fairfax County.
For the second consecutive year, the majority of students accepted to the incoming freshman class at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST or TJ) will come from middle schools in Herndon and Falls Church. According to data from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Carson Middle School in Herndon had the most students accepted, a total of 64, for the class of 2017. Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church and Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly each had 55 students accepted. Last year, 76 students were admitted from Carson and 72 from Longfellow. Langston Hughes Middle School had 85 students apply and 18 students were accepted to TJ this year. Read more: Which Middle School Sends the Most Students to TJHSST? A …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Middle School can't hold annual art exhibit at Reston's US Geological Survey headquarters due to furloughs and cutbacks.
The sequestration-releated closing of the United States Geological Survey's visitors center has affected another group of local children. Langston Hughes Middle School has had to cancel its annual April USGS art exhibit and gala. Hughes students had held an art show at USGS the last several years. A little over a week ago, parents who had registered their children ages 8-12 for Reston Association's Science Camp held at USGS were informed that science camp could not be held at USGS this summer due to the sequester cutbacks. RA is still looking for a place to hold science camp in 2013.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Northrop Grumman engineers lend a hand to build a castle out of cans.
Engineers from Northrop Grumman were on hand last week to help Langston Hughes Middle School students at the fourth annual CANgineering event at the school. This annual event is part of Engineers Week, which hopefully will inspire middle schoolers to seek a career in STEM fields. The structure will be on display in the Hall of Nations at Hughes for several weeks. The canned food will be donated to the Hughes Middle School Food Pantry and to Reston Interfaith.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Science Innovation and Inspiration Youth Conference attracts students from across Fairfax County.
Seventy-two students from middle schools across Fairfax County used hands-on activities to learn about science, engineering, technology and math at the Science Innovation and Inspiration Youth Conference (ScI2YC) at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston last Saturday. ScI2YC brought together seventh- and eighth- grade students from eight Fairfax County Middle Schools. The day was organized into three macro-topics: Forensics, Physics, and Energy. Each macro-topic included hands-on activities through which students worked collaboratively to learn about the scientific and technological basis of each field. Students extracted DNA, performed liquid chromatography, experienced gyroscopes, created miniature wind turbines, and much more. Guest …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hughes students featured on WJLA-TV broadcast as they practice earthquake readiness.
Langston Hughes Middle School among participants in worldwide earthquake drill.
Students at Langston Hughes Middle School will "drop, cover and hold on" Thursday morning as they take part in an earthquake drill as part of the Great ShakeOut. More than 400,000 Virginians are expected to take part in the Great ShakeOut, a worldwide earthquake drill set for 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 18. The US Geological Survey says earthquakes pose a risk to more than 165 million people in 37 states. Virginia was hit by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August of 2011. "It’s a great opportunity for residents to practice what they’d do if we have another earthquake anytime soon, as well as a 'top of mind' awareness about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency situation," said Jim Person, a spokesman for Fairfax County. Virginia …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Local residents join hundreds at Nationals Park to try and set a world record.
Jeanette Essig, Reston resident and a Fairfax County Public Schools music resource teacher, and Darien Whaley, an eighth-grade student at Langston Hughes Middle School were among the hundreds of trombone players who played in pursuit of a world record at Nationals Park Friday night. The event was organized by Arena Stage's Larry Goldberg in conjunction with the new production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, now playing at Arena Stage. One of The Music Man's signature songs is 76 Trombones. Arena Stage said in a press release it was aiming to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the DC Metro area. "It was really cool having all those trombones there at once," said Darien. Said Essig, a former music teacher at …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Students invited to take part in several grounds projects at the school.
Langston Hughes Middle School is organizing two projects that will help the environment and beautify the grounds. The school recently won a $1,000 grant to develop a Litter Club. Students are invited to a meeting on May 29, immediately after school, for a litter cleanup around the grounds of the school. Students can work for a half hour, an hour or even the full scheduled two hours. Meet in front of the school. The group will split up to pick up litter around the LHMS/SLHS campus and the adopted area along the creek bed leading to South Lakes Drive. There will be pizza and water for everyone to enjoy! Please contact Logan Moody in school, or register by an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (Logan). The school…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Two Reston teams advance to the World Finals of problem-solving tournament May 23-26 in Iowa.
Two Reston teams are off to Ames, IA, in two weeks to take part in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The teams from Langston Hughes Middle School and Hunters Woods Elementary School earned their spots with top finishes in the Virginia championships on April 14 in Newport News. The Hughes team, one of three from the Reston middle school, took second place in Newport News. Odyssey of the Mind is an international problem-solving prorgam for students in kindergarten through college. Students on the Hughes team include Aarti Bhandari; Sharvari Bhatt; Darya Kharabi; Geetika Mahajan; Catherine Medvid; Olivia Strahan;Edison Turner and coach Rajesh Bhandari. Along with preparing for the final competition, the team is trying to raise the money …