Message from the PTA President
The PTA welcomes you to the Langston Hughes Middle School Panther Community!
The Langston Hughes Middle School PTA strives to include all, help create community, encourage student activism, and support our teachers, students, and families.
Your time, talent, and treasure help us serve our community.
Time: Attend our monthly PTA meetings, make a Costco run for teacher breakfast items, secure a speaker, or help deliver spirit wear.
Talent: Are you good with web design? Can you organize a PTA closet? Are you gifted in other languages to help our non-English speaking families? Do you have a knack for reviewing financials? Your talents can help expand the PTA’s skill set and reach.
Treasure: If you become a member or simply make a donation to the PTA, these funds help our programs thrive. Do you know of a local business that can contribute? Maybe your employer is generous to non-profit organizations. We graciously accept all help.
As a member of the National PTA, Virginia PTA (VAPTA), and the Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA), we have a shared mission: to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We also support the Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA). Every child. One voice.
Reach out if you would like to talk about where you can fit it in. You can find me at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in the hallways of Hughes and helping our Panther POWER shine through!
LHMS PTA President
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
Welcome to Langston Hughes Middle School. We are glad to have you as part of the Hughes community, and we want to assure you that every one of us will work diligently to help each student experience academic, emotional, social, and physical growth. Middle school is a time of transition for students and therefore families. Our staff is trained to assist students and their families during this time.
Hughes houses many programs that ensure a rigorous academic experience for all students. We are one of five International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program schools in Fairfax County Public Schools. Our students feed into a full IB program at South Lakes High School. In addition, we have Honors level courses for students with strengths in specific subject areas. We have also been identified as an Advanced Academic center for students who qualify for Level IV services.
We strive to develop knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced risk-takers, inquirers, and communicators. Every class is rigorous and appropriate for the students. Teachers prepare engaging lessons, monitor progress with many types of assessments, and give meaningful feedback to students.
Academic and social development continue in the Hughes After-School Program, where students can explore interests, receive academic help, and develop talents. Details of the program can be found on the Hughes website at http://www.fcps.edu/HughesMS/
Langston Hughes Middle School is proud to serve the Reston community in educating and caring for its children. We depend on the support of the community and the many hours of dedication from the parents and families of our students to assist us in our mission of delivering a world class education. Please connect with the PTA to volunteer in any way during the school day or outside of school hours as your schedule permits. I count it a privilege to work together with you on the mission to develop students that are outstanding scholars and productive citizens. We look forward to having you as a part of our community!
Langston Hughes Middle School Principal
School Board Representative -- Hunter Mill District
Our representative for the Hunter Mill District is Melanie K. Meren. Melanie is also a Langston Hughes Middle School Parent. You can connect with her office here.