Save the Date! Key Summer and Fall Dates

Below you can find information about events at Oakton this summer and early fall as we look to next school year!

Read below for details about:

  • Activities and Athletics Summer Dates to Know
  • Senior Portraits for Class of 2025
  • Jump Start
  • Orientation and Cougar Kickoff
  • Back to School Night
  • Homecoming 2024


Activities and Athletics Summer Dates to Know

We are already planning for next school year and that includes starting some activities and fall sports tryouts before the first day of school! Our fall sports tryouts start on August 5. For the schedule and more details, visit Band camp is scheduled for the weeks of July 31 and August 5; more information is at


Senior Portraits

Rising senior students are now able to sign up for senior portraits! Unlike previous years, seniors have to sign up for a picture session with Victor O’Neill. Our first sessions will be held June 20, 21, and 24; we’ll send information about subsequent sessions as they come up. The link to sign up was emailed to students and parents on Monday, June 3. If you have questions about senior portraits in general, please email Victor O'Neill studios at @email. Please kindly include your Senior’s First and Last Name and “Oakton Class of 2025” when emailing, for faster assistance. If you have other senior portrait or scheduling questions you can email Martha Rodeheaver, Assistant Principal, at @email


Jump Start 

We will be hosting a two-day optional Jump Start program to help prepare rising 9th grade students for the 2024-2025 school year. The program will be held on Tuesday-Wednesday August 6th-7th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Oakton teachers will lead sessions on topics including study skills, literacy and math skills, as well as a fun and exciting introduction to Oakton High School. Participants will get to hear from Oakton teachers and students regarding questions they have for the upcoming school year. Participation is $40.00 which will include an Oakton t-shirt for each participant.  If you are interested in your rising 9th grader attending, please fill out the registration form here.  Payment will be made at a later date.  

Questions? Email rising 9th grade administrator, Martha Rodeheaver, at @email


Orientation and Cougar Kickoff

Mark your calendars for our new student orientation and Cougar Kickoff! We have tentatively scheduled our back-to-school events for Thursday, August 15. We will send more information as we get closer but will always post on our website: Our first day of school is Monday, August 19.


Back to School Night 

Oakton's Back to School Night is tentatively slated for Tuesday, August 27. 


Homecoming 2024 

Homecoming is tentatively slated to run the week of September 16.  A fun-filled week will culminate in the Homecoming Football game on September 20 and our Homecoming Dance on September 21. 

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