Principal Ty Byrd presents Senior Maeve Curtin with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President's Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
The 2014 Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Career Fair packed the gym on Thursday! Over 85 volunteers from varying professions such as surgeons, real-estate agents, judges, reporters, and teachers, etc. showcased their careers to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes, sharing stories and projects with the students.
"There's an app for that" wasn't true for MEH before 8th-graders Carlos Mercado and William Langan (l to r) created one. Their entry at the Intel NoVa Regional Science and Engineering Fair brought home the Best of Fair Grand Prize and will be moving on to the national competition. The top award grants a monetary prize of $25,000.
The TSA Northern Spring Regional Fair, held Saturday at Mount Vernon High School, provided leadership development activities and competitive events for students who are members of the Technology Student Association. Special congratulations goes out to 7th Grader Casandre Rice (above), who placed third in the Digital Photography event. She will now advance to statewide competition at Technosphere '14.
As part of the MEH inaugural Science Olympiad team, 6th and 7th grade students have studied, researched and practiced since October in events ranging from studying diseases and public health, rocks and minerals to building small scaled helicopters. MEH Huskies had a strong first showing medaling in several events and winning top dog in one!
Ever wonder who the big group of kids are that flock into Ms. Dean-Pratt’s room about once a month, and leave with a large bag of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? This group of students is not there to eat though; they are part of one of George Mason’s new clubs, Key Club. Key Club is a high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International and members of the club perform acts of service in their communities.
The Falls Church City Public Schools’ 2014 Summer Enrichment Camp offers students in grades 2-8 the opportunity to pursue individual interests during a 9-day enrichment academy. All instructional activities will be developed and delivered by FCCPS educators. The summer enrichment camp will run Monday, June 23 – Thursday, July 3, 2014. The registration packet and more information is available here.
The Month of February is recognized as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month by the Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE). Teachers and students at MEH are integrating CTE into the classrooms in a lot of different ways. So, to honor CTE Month at MEH, we would like to highlight some of our very own projects, clubs, events, and organizations that feature Career and Technical Education.
Nominations are open for the Support Staff Employee of the Year a special Falls Church City Public Schools award which recognizes exemplary support employees.
Falls Church is a wonderful community filled with talented individuals who come together collectively to create one of the best small cities in America. As our School Board carefully considers my proposed budget request that will fund the next school year, the theme is similar to the past few years: FCCPS continues to see rapidly increasing student enrollment.
The Extended Day Care Program has experienced tremendous enrollment growth for the last few years. Soon the program will face a decrease in usable space as current areas will become additional classrooms to service Mount Daniel's incredible growth. At TJ, Day Care faces the challenge of hiring a sufficient number of staff to manage the large numbers of children in our care. Because of these issues, we anticipate a Wait List may become necessary for the first time in 38 years.
From February 3-14 the GMHS Student Council Community Outreach Community is having a cereal drive. This is an attempt to help stock the Arlington Food Assistance Center shelves for families in need. Collection boxes will be placed outside the library.
Two George Mason High School students have earned national recognition as National Merit Scholarship finalists. Noelle Darling (left) and Elinore McLain today received letters notifying them that they are among an elite group of students nationwide who are eligible to compete for the prestigious academic scholarships.
On Saturday, GMHS Scholastic Bowl team (l to r) Coach Jamie Scharff, Jarman Taylor, Matt Earman, Elinore McLain and Alex Warren went 6-1 at the 2A East Region tournament. At Maggie Walker Governor's School in Richmond, they finished second to the hosts and earned a spot at the state tournament, which will be held February 22nd at William and Mary.
Congratulations to the four Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School students, Claudia Gusman, Katy Callahan, Cassandre Rice and Chloe Sanders, who were selected to participate in District Choir this past weekend at Hayfield Secondary school!
Charles Stein, a volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Survivors Speakers Bureau, visited MEHMS seventh grade students Friday. He shared his story of escaping Vienna, Austria, after the Anschluss, and the path that brought him to the United States.