LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC

LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC MSAAC is striving to ensure that the LCPS community is culturally competent and provides fair and equitable instruction to all LCPS students.

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@loudounmentors invites you to join them at their upcoming informational tomorrow at 6 PM!
12/14/2021

@loudounmentors invites you to join them at their upcoming informational tomorrow at 6 PM!

@loudounmentors invites you to join them at their upcoming informational tomorrow at 6 PM!

12/06/2021

Good Afternoon MSAAC Parents,

You are invited to take part in a working session that will inform the next 5-year LCPS Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held in person on December 8, from 7pm - 9pm in Room 100B of the LCPS Administration Building (21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148) with RTI Consulting. We are aiming for maximum participation from parents of the underrepresented student population to ensure this new document meets the needs of all students. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected] and the name of your child's school and grade. Our collective voices are essential, and our diverse perspectives are critical to further academic achievement for each and every student, so come out and share your thoughts.

11/24/2021

MSAAC is deeply disturbed to learn that children within LCPS continue to be traumatized by the viral effects of racism on school grounds. During our virtual general body meeting on Nov. 17, the community listened to current and former LCPS students share memories and the damaging effects of microaggressions experienced within LCPS. LCPS must work harder to protect underrepresented students who continue to be harmed by ideologies and behaviors that inhibit their ability to achieve and grow healthfully. MSAAC implores each and every adult within the LCPS community, including families, to commit to teaching kindness and acceptance of differences. In today's climate, we must be particularly vigilant to protect and cherish the minds, innocence, and vitality of our children. Partner with us by writing your school board representative and promoting change that supports the achievement of each and every LCPS student.

Come see Loudoun Mentors on November 17th at 7pm and learn more! Watch live at https://www.lcps.org/webcast #MSAACHotMic...
11/15/2021

Come see Loudoun Mentors on November 17th at 7pm and learn more! Watch live at https://www.lcps.org/webcast #MSAACHotMic #MSAAC2022andYou

Come see Loudoun Mentors on November 17th at 7pm and learn more! Watch live at https://www.lcps.org/webcast #MSAACHotMic #MSAAC2022andYou

Don't miss MSAAC's "Hot Mic" Discussion on Student Advocacy, where LCPS students, Loudoun Mentors, and others will speak...
11/11/2021

Don't miss MSAAC's "Hot Mic" Discussion on Student Advocacy, where LCPS students, Loudoun Mentors, and others will speak on learning at LCPS. Meet us online November 17, from 7-9pm! Watch live at https://www.lcps.org/webcast #MSAACHotMic #MSAAC2022andYou

Don't miss MSAAC's "Hot Mic" Discussion on Student Advocacy, where LCPS students, Loudoun Mentors, and others will speak on learning at LCPS. Meet us online November 17, from 7-9pm! Watch live at https://www.lcps.org/webcast #MSAACHotMic #MSAAC2022andYou

Join us October 20 at 7pm for our discussion on how to withstand challenges and build resilience in your home! #MSAAC202...
10/13/2021

Join us October 20 at 7pm for our discussion on how to withstand challenges and build resilience in your home! #MSAAC2022ANDYOU

Join us October 20 at 7pm for our discussion on how to withstand challenges and build resilience in your home! #MSAAC2022ANDYOU

Please join us at 7pm on Wednesday, September 15th for the  MSAAC General Body Meeting. #MSAAC2022ANDYOU
09/15/2021

Please join us at 7pm on Wednesday, September 15th for the MSAAC General Body Meeting. #MSAAC2022ANDYOU

09/02/2021

Our hearts are heavy as we ponder the loss of a tireless ally in Broad Run District Representative Leslee King. She was, in the words of Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Ziegler, “a positive force for good.” A committed partner, she served as MSAAC's liaison to the Loudoun County School Board for the past two years. She was a steady presence in our meetings and cared deeply about the needs of all children. Ms. King was a longtime supporter of social injustice and the fight for equality for all, having been present during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. She dedicated her life to serving others, and for that we commend her. MSAAC extends our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Ms. King. She was a gem in our community and will be greatly missed.

The Academies of Loudoun 2021 Fall Admission Cycle opens today and will remain open until Friday, October 22, 2021. The ...
08/18/2021
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The Academies of Loudoun 2021 Fall Admission Cycle opens today and will remain open until Friday, October 22, 2021.

The Fall Admissions Cycle is for 8th graders interested in applying to the Academies of Loudoun for 9th grade entry into the Academy of Engineering & Technology (AET) program and/or the Academy of Science (AOS) program for the 2022-2023 school year.

The admissions office will be conducting four (4) Fall Admissions Information Sessions on the following days:

Monday, August 23 at Blue Ridge Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 15 at Sterling Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 25 at Brambleton Middle School starting at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 7 at Smarts Mill Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m.

Academies of Loudoun Admissions Website: https://www.lcps.org/AcademiesAdmissions

APPLY HERE: Online Admissions Portal: https://webinter.lcps.org/AcademiesOfLoudounAdmissionPortal/

Questions—contact the Admissions Office by emailing [email protected]

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MSAAC Virtual Awards 2021. Please tune in for the live broadcast on Comcast Channel 18 and Verizon FIOS Channel 43. The ...
05/15/2021

MSAAC Virtual Awards 2021. Please tune in for the live broadcast on Comcast Channel 18 and Verizon FIOS Channel 43. The program may also be seen via simultaneous webcasts on the LCPS website.

MSAAC Virtual Awards 2021. Please tune in for the live broadcast on Comcast Channel 18 and Verizon FIOS Channel 43. The program may also be seen via simultaneous webcasts on the LCPS website.

Do you know someone who has worked to advance equity at LCPS this year? TOMORROW is the last day to submit nominations f...
04/15/2021
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / MSAAC Awards 2021

Do you know someone who has worked to advance equity at LCPS this year? TOMORROW is the last day to submit nominations for the 2021 LCPS awards!

We are accepting nominations for Administrators, Principals, Teachers, Students, MSAAC Delegates, and Equity Leads. Learn more and submit your nomination here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/227228

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Governor Northam has designated April 2021 as the Month of the Military Child. Frequent moves, family separations throug...
04/15/2021

Governor Northam has designated April 2021 as the Month of the Military Child. Frequent moves, family separations through deployments, and reintegration following deployments can make school, home, and community life challenging for military children. Yet, even in such circumstances, these students continually demonstrate resilience and perseverance. Their contributions to our schools and communities also include unique and valuable perspectives on learning, friendships, and growing up.

Governor Northam has designated April 2021 as the Month of the Military Child. Frequent moves, family separations through deployments, and reintegration following deployments can make school, home, and community life challenging for military children. Yet, even in such circumstances, these students continually demonstrate resilience and perseverance. Their contributions to our schools and communities also include unique and valuable perspectives on learning, friendships, and growing up.

You are cordially invited to attend The MSAAC Awards 2021 Presentation.  The virtual ceremony will be held on Thursday, ...
04/02/2021

You are cordially invited to attend The MSAAC Awards 2021 Presentation. The virtual ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 7pm, during the MSAAC General Meeting. This will be the last MSAAC meeting of the 2020-2021 school year. We also invite you to take action and nominate those that you believe are deserving of recognition for their role in Advancing Equity Through Action in 2021! Nomination forms and award criteria can be found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/227228

You are cordially invited to attend The MSAAC Awards 2021 Presentation. The virtual ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 7pm, during the MSAAC General Meeting. This will be the last MSAAC meeting of the 2020-2021 school year. We also invite you to take action and nominate those that you believe are deserving of recognition for their role in Advancing Equity Through Action in 2021! Nomination forms and award criteria can be found here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/227228

03/27/2021
03/27/2021

On Friday, March 26, 2021, MSAAC issued a call to action to our community supporters asking for help in ensuring those in favor of equity in education have their voices heard. We would like to sincerely apologize to anyone who may have felt as though your voice would be silenced or who has been offended by our post as that is not now, nor has it ever been our goal or intention.

While we stand behind the five call to action steps, the post that accompanied them was shared in error. It was a personal statement taken out of context and not at all reflective of the MSAAC committee or LCPS as a whole, and does not align with our mission and goals.

We are fully supportive and welcoming of all opposing views and the rights of those who hold them to be able to express them in a civil manner. We do not condone violence nor threats of violence. We are a group of parent volunteers focused on ensuring equity in education for all LCPS students.

MSAAC is dedicated to advancing the academic, social, and cultural development of every student and to ensuring that the needs of all minority students are met. As one of two parent-led advisory committees to the Loudoun County Public School Board, we serve as a critical component to ensuring these needs are addressed throughout the system. Our goal is to help ensure all learners in the classroom have a positive and supportive environment.

Every other year, the Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated teams with the Washington, DC Chapter of The Society, In...
03/18/2021

Every other year, the Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated teams with the Washington, DC Chapter of The Society, Inc. to offer a program showcasing area high schoolers’ talents in the arts. For the last several years, the event has been held on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. This year we are pivoting for a virtual event with performances by 10 promising 11th graders on April 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The applications for participation are due no later than midnight 3/20/2021.

Get more information and apply at:
https://restonlinksinc.org/index.cfm?action=documents.event_detail&zid=78&ContentID=00&EventID=2717

Every other year, the Reston Chapter of The Links, Incorporated teams with the Washington, DC Chapter of The Society, Inc. to offer a program showcasing area high schoolers’ talents in the arts. For the last several years, the event has been held on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. This year we are pivoting for a virtual event with performances by 10 promising 11th graders on April 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The applications for participation are due no later than midnight 3/20/2021.

Get more information and apply at:
https://restonlinksinc.org/index.cfm?action=documents.event_detail&zid=78&ContentID=00&EventID=2717

We are heartbroken to learn about the atrocities that occurred last night in Atlanta. MSAAC stands firmly in solidarity ...
03/17/2021

We are heartbroken to learn about the atrocities that occurred last night in Atlanta. MSAAC stands firmly in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We are clear that anti-racism includes Asian-Americans. We must condemn all hate!

We are heartbroken to learn about the atrocities that occurred last night in Atlanta. MSAAC stands firmly in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We are clear that anti-racism includes Asian-Americans. We must condemn all hate!

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), EWeek is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educ...
02/26/2021

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), EWeek is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding and interest in engineering and technology careers.

What better way to celebrate this week than to showcase a few local Loudoun Black engineering role models. A study has shown that when Black youth have exposure to the personal and professional accomplishments of Black engineers, they know that an engineering career is possible. #EngineersWeek #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackEngineersofLoudoun #InspiringFutureEngineers #NSBEAlum #CareerAndTechnicalEducation #EngineeringMentors

Tune in TONIGHT at 6 PM for the first annual, all-virtual, BSA Open Mic Night event! We have quite the showcase of talen...
02/22/2021

Tune in TONIGHT at 6 PM for the first annual, all-virtual, BSA Open Mic Night event! We have quite the showcase of talent from all over Loudoun County! Students from Freedom, John Champe, Riverside, Lightridge, Heritage and Rock Ridge High Schools are represented. We also have interviews from local African-American heroes like Cameryn Hunter and Loren Barber of Loudoun Mentors, as well as our first African-American Loudoun County Judge Lorrie SInclair-Taylor!

Don't forget, the BSA Open Mic Night event will be held on Monday, February 22 at 6:00 pm!! They have quite the showcase...
02/18/2021

Don't forget, the BSA Open Mic Night event will be held on Monday, February 22 at 6:00 pm!! They have quite the showcase of talent from all over Loudoun County! Students from Freedom, John Champe, Riverside, Lightridge, Heritage and Rock Ridge High Schools are represented. They will also have interviews from local African-American heroes like Cameryn Hunter and Loren Barber of Loudoun Mentors, as well as our first African-American Loudoun County Judge Lorrie Sinclair-Taylor! You don't want to miss this! Be sure to scan the QR code to access the event.

Don't forget, the BSA Open Mic Night event will be held on Monday, February 22 at 6:00 pm!! They have quite the showcase of talent from all over Loudoun County! Students from Freedom, John Champe, Riverside, Lightridge, Heritage and Rock Ridge High Schools are represented. They will also have interviews from local African-American heroes like Cameryn Hunter and Loren Barber of Loudoun Mentors, as well as our first African-American Loudoun County Judge Lorrie Sinclair-Taylor! You don't want to miss this! Be sure to scan the QR code to access the event.

Did you know our featured speaker for this months meeting is also a published author? We are happy to have her with us t...
02/17/2021

Did you know our featured speaker for this months meeting is also a published author? We are happy to have her with us tomorrow speaking on the topic of teacher diversity.

If you are interested in reading this book, the link will be in the comments.

We are excited to hear what Dr. Constance A. Lindsay will share with us tomorrow night! Be sure to tune in!

Did you know our featured speaker for this months meeting is also a published author? We are happy to have her with us tomorrow speaking on the topic of teacher diversity.

If you are interested in reading this book, the link will be in the comments.

We are excited to hear what Dr. Constance A. Lindsay will share with us tomorrow night! Be sure to tune in!

Announcing the MSAAC 2021 Award Committee! The MSAAC Award Committee 2021 seeks nominations of those who have enhanced o...
02/16/2021

Announcing the MSAAC 2021 Award Committee!

The MSAAC Award Committee 2021 seeks nominations of those who have enhanced our mission of Advancing Equity Forward With Action, at LCPS.

We seek nominations in three categories for the Fisher Award:

Administration
Teachers/Licensed Staff
Support/Classified Staff

We seek nominations in three categories for the MSAAC Student Award:

Elementary
Middle School
High School

We seek nominations in the category of MSAAC Delegate Award.

Nomination form coming soon!

Announcing the MSAAC 2021 Award Committee!

The MSAAC Award Committee 2021 seeks nominations of those who have enhanced our mission of Advancing Equity Forward With Action, at LCPS.

We seek nominations in three categories for the Fisher Award:

Administration
Teachers/Licensed Staff
Support/Classified Staff

We seek nominations in three categories for the MSAAC Student Award:

Elementary
Middle School
High School

We seek nominations in the category of MSAAC Delegate Award.

Nomination form coming soon!

Talented LCPS high school students, the BSA, BSU, and Rising Rams are looking for YOU to participate in the 2021 BSA Ope...
02/02/2021

Talented LCPS high school students, the BSA, BSU, and Rising Rams are looking for YOU to participate in the 2021 BSA Open Mic Night on February 22, at 6:00 pm!

This all-virtual event is hosted by Freedom, John Champe and Riverside High Schools to celebrate Black History in a creative way. Submit a 3 - 5 minute recording of your spoken word, vocal, dance or musical performance, as an individual or group, that positively highlights African-American contributions/people/culture. We hope to see a diverse representation of ALL of our LCPS students.

Scan the QR code in the image below to register before February 16.

Questions? Send an email to [email protected].

Talented LCPS high school students, the BSA, BSU, and Rising Rams are looking for YOU to participate in the 2021 BSA Open Mic Night on February 22, at 6:00 pm!

This all-virtual event is hosted by Freedom, John Champe and Riverside High Schools to celebrate Black History in a creative way. Submit a 3 - 5 minute recording of your spoken word, vocal, dance or musical performance, as an individual or group, that positively highlights African-American contributions/people/culture. We hope to see a diverse representation of ALL of our LCPS students.

Scan the QR code in the image below to register before February 16.

Questions? Send an email to [email protected].

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Ashburn, VA
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@loudounmentors invites you to join them at their upcoming informational tomorrow at 6 PM!
Good Afternoon MSAAC Parents, You are invited to take part in a working session that will inform the next 5-year LCPS Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held in person on December 8, from 7pm - 9pm in Room 100B of the LCPS Administration Building (21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148) with RTI Consulting. We are aiming for maximum participation from parents of the underrepresented student population to ensure this new document meets the needs of all students. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected] and the name of your child's school and grade. Our collective voices are essential, and our diverse perspectives are critical to further academic achievement for each and every student, so come out and share your thoughts.
MSAAC is deeply disturbed to learn that children within LCPS continue to be traumatized by the viral effects of racism on school grounds. During our virtual general body meeting on Nov. 17, the community listened to current and former LCPS students share memories and the damaging effects of microaggressions experienced within LCPS. LCPS must work harder to protect underrepresented students who continue to be harmed by ideologies and behaviors that inhibit their ability to achieve and grow healthfully. MSAAC implores each and every adult within the LCPS community, including families, to commit to teaching kindness and acceptance of differences. In today's climate, we must be particularly vigilant to protect and cherish the minds, innocence, and vitality of our children. Partner with us by writing your school board representative and promoting change that supports the achievement of each and every LCPS student.
Come see Loudoun Mentors on November 17th at 7pm and learn more! Watch live at https://www.lcps.org/webcast #MSAACHotMic #MSAAC2022andYou
Don't miss MSAAC's "Hot Mic" Discussion on Student Advocacy, where LCPS students, Loudoun Mentors, and others will speak on learning at LCPS. Meet us online November 17, from 7-9pm! Watch live at https://www.lcps.org/webcast #MSAACHotMic #MSAAC2022andYou
Join us October 20 at 7pm for our discussion on how to withstand challenges and build resilience in your home! #MSAAC2022ANDYOU
Please join us at 7pm on Wednesday, September 15th for the MSAAC General Body Meeting. #MSAAC2022ANDYOU
Our hearts are heavy as we ponder the loss of a tireless ally in Broad Run District Representative Leslee King. She was, in the words of Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Ziegler, “a positive force for good.” A committed partner, she served as MSAAC's liaison to the Loudoun County School Board for the past two years. She was a steady presence in our meetings and cared deeply about the needs of all children. Ms. King was a longtime supporter of social injustice and the fight for equality for all, having been present during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. She dedicated her life to serving others, and for that we commend her. MSAAC extends our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Ms. King. She was a gem in our community and will be greatly missed.
The Academies of Loudoun 2021 Fall Admission Cycle opens today and will remain open until Friday, October 22, 2021. The Fall Admissions Cycle is for 8th graders interested in applying to the Academies of Loudoun for 9th grade entry into the Academy of Engineering & Technology (AET) program and/or the Academy of Science (AOS) program for the 2022-2023 school year. The admissions office will be conducting four (4) Fall Admissions Information Sessions on the following days: Monday, August 23 at Blue Ridge Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 15 at Sterling Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25 at Brambleton Middle School starting at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 7 at Smarts Mill Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m. Academies of Loudoun Admissions Website: https://www.lcps.org/AcademiesAdmissions APPLY HERE: Online Admissions Portal: https://webinter.lcps.org/AcademiesOfLoudounAdmissionPortal/ Questions—contact the Admissions Office by emailing [email protected]