At two unique sessions on April 9, George Mason High School students, staff, parents, and community members gathered to share ideas for innovative programs. They discussed creating a new GMHS diploma program that would including student service learning and civic engagement. The meetings were spawned from discussions held last summer at a larger "Visioning" forum. Stay tuned for the next step.
First Graders at Mount Daniel School performed an adventurous Spring Musical on April 10. Through costumes, movement, and music, students led the audience on a delightful journey of Da Bear in "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" by John Jacobson and John Higgins. View more photos at Mount Daniel on Google+
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School third grade teacher Stephen Erick is the 2014 Falls Church City Public Schools Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
Both the girls and boys varsity soccer teams have started their seasons off undefeated and full of confidence. Each team has played only three games; two games against Strasburg and Clarke County were postponed due to snow on the field, against Warren County, Madison County, and William Monroe.
Students visited historic sites such as the Governor's Palace and the Capitol building, where they were able to show what they have learned about Virginia's roles in the American Revolution and the creation of our country. At the Courthouse, teachers like Mrs. Fay stood trial (but was found 'not guilty' of all charges.)
To cultivate active engagement in outside reading, Ms. Bridget Dean-Pratt’s Honors English 10 classes composed movie "trailers" using American Literature texts beyond those studied in-class.
The George Mason publication staffs embarked on another successful trip to New York City to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s spring conference last week, capped with The Lasso, GM’s student-run newspaper, winning a prestigious Silver Crown Award, which honors the very best in student publications across the country.
Are you ready to test your FIFA 14 skills against other MEH students? Join the Technology Student Association (TSA) for the first edition of the 2014 Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School FIFA World Cup and see if you have what it takes to become the next world champion!
Mary Ellen Henderson 8th grader, Greg Wohlford, placed 2nd out of 325 entries in the Virginia International Aviation Art Competition. Based on the theme "Flying Saves Lives," Wohlford's work will be featured with other winners soon on the Virginia Department of Aviation website and Virginia Aviation newsletter. Pictured above is MEH art teacher Debbie Baird, Wohlford, and Principal Seidah Ashshaheed.
The George Mason High School Team 1418 Vae Victis (above, middle) picked up 2nd place in the FIRST Robotics Virginia Regional competition this weekend in Richmond. They also won the competition's Industrial Design Award for their robot. This weekend the team will compete in the Greater DC Regional at GMU's Patriot Center Thursday - Saturday.
Mount Daniel's youngest FCCPS team "The Owls" participated in the Primary division of the Odyssey of the Mind tournament. 6 were kindergarteners and 1 was a first grader. They did an awesome job! Students are Jahan Smith, Solomon Modell, Katie Trombo, Ellie Shin, Tiberius Schmittel, Tessa Papadopolus and Adam Batchelor Riera. Their coach was Michelle Schmittel.
Nineteen students brought some fierce competition to the 1st Annual 7th grade Battle of the Books. Over the course of 3 months, participants read books from the 2013 Virginia Reader's Choice books trying to remember the plot twists, characters, settings, and conflicts so they could answer questions about the books.
Photo Courtesy/Jennifer Cipriano
FCCPS schools were well represented at the Odyssey of the Mind NoVA Prime Regional Tournament this weekend. Staged alongside 190 regional teams, TJ's 18 competitive teams brought home 8 award ribbons. Six other Primary teams from TJ participated, making 24 total teams from TJ. Both Mary Ellen Henderson teams also received awards, including a tie for first place and 3rd place. Mount Daniel also had one team who participated in the Primary division. Additional pictures of the fun and specific results are available.