Congratulations to the 13 FCCPS Employees who are retiring this year. These employees have contributed a combined 205 years to our students and schools. They will be recognized on Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
Nathan Sperry, a seventh grade student at MEHMS on first place in the Chemical Sciences section at the Virginia Junrio Academy of Science Reserach Symposium at Virginia Tech. Nathan's experiment, When Carrots Turn Green… Literally! was first presented at the MEHMS Science Fair.
The TJ gym was alive with Peruvian music and stories as Creative Cauldron brought "Tales From Peru" to the school. Students clapped along to the music, and enjoyed the traditional Peruvian folktales, brought to life by actors in simple, but beautiful costumes. The presentation was made possible by a grant from Creative Cauldron.
FCCPS Photo / Alane O'Neill
If you were here at TJ on Friday, May 17, you may have seen a (future) famous author! Mrs. Smith's Second Grade Class hosted a tea for their parents in celebration of their writing projects. Each student wrote up to five stories in the style of traditional stories they have been studying this spring: fairy tales, fables, tall tales, trickster tales and pourquoi. They dressed up in their finery, escorted their parents to their spots, read the stories and shared iced tea, cupcakes and cookies.
Assistant Principal Mr. Ken Siekman, who has worked at George Mason for ten years, is retiring at the end of this school year.
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The George Mason JV Boys Soccer team ended its regular season with a flawless district record, not allowing a single goal from a Bull Run District foe.
Mt. Daniel kindergarten students are greeting new class members this week. The baby chicks have started to hatch in many rooms. This is Darth Vader from Room 8. Some chicks hatched overnight, and others are pecking their way out of their shells while students watch.
At its Annual Gala, the Falls Church Education Foundation surprised four FCCPS teachers with a new award - Technology Teacher of the Year. The four teachers are Courtney Quinlan, Mt. Daniel School first grade teacher; Lisa Allan, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School fourth grade teacher; Michelle Janney, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School sixth grade math teacher; Al DeFazio, George Mason High School English teacher.
TJ sent thirteen fouth grade scientists to the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament
Over the course of two days, they participated in fourteen events, which sported names like Weather or Not, Simple & Compound Machines, Mission to Mars, Build-a-Barge, Laboratory Process, Gunk, I've Got Your Number, and Backyard Botany.
Because of construction at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, there will be no access to the TJ physical site. Office and administrative personnel will be at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School from June 17 until sometime in August 2013 (TBD).
The Falls Church City Public Schools World Languages Department is currently reviewing textbooks. The following are being recommended and the public is invited to review it and provide comments for the department’s consideration:
nbsp;Mr. Matthew Hills was approved by the Falls Church City School Board and will be joining us starting this summer as Mason’s newest assistant principal. Hills replaces Mr. Ken Siekman who will retire at the close of the school year. Says Principal Byrd about Hills, “[he] brings a wealth of professional experience and enthusiasm to our community and I look forward to working with him.