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Seventeen remarkable FCCPS employees were recognized in front of a full house at the Celebration of Excellence Tuesday evening. Administrators, school board & city council members, parents, family members, students, colleagues, and community members honored the outstanding contributions these individuals make to our students. A full list of honorees can be found here and include Stephen Erick, Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Employee of the Year, Shey Wakeley. Congratulations!

Nathan Sperry (3rd from left), an 8th grader at MEH, won first place in Chemical Sciences Section C at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium.

Michael Addo-Ashong was named the male District Athlete of the year. He had 33 points in the meet, coming in first in the 110 Hurdles, 2nd in the 100 dash, 3rd in the 300 Hurdles, 1st in the Triple Jump and 6th in the Long Jump.

Mary Ellen Henderson never seems to disappoint in finding ways to get students energized for two weeks of the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests - which begin today.

Falls Church City Public Schools is providing notice to all that records for students with disabilities who graduated in 2009 will be available until August 1, 2014.

Meet Pink Fluffy Unicorn (left) and Bob, two chicks who hatched in Room 7 at Mt. Daniel.

FCCPS Photo/John Wesley Brett
Tuesday night, May 13th Thomas Jefferson Elementary 3rd grade teacher Stephen Erick (center) received his crystal apple and monetary award from the Washington Post for being Falls Church's Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary was well represented at the regional Division A Science Olympiad on Saturday! We had 42 of our third, fourth and fifth grade students attend the tournament held at Kilmer Middle School in Vienna. There were 25 schools participating, with approximately 650 area students. This is the second year that Thomas Jefferson has participated, and the first year that our school has sent students from all three grades. Our students did outstandingly well, earning a total of 44 medals in 18 events. Well done, Tigers!

Students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary spend their time in STEM engaging in inquiry-based problem solving activities that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Courney Quinlan's First Grade classroom economy is a fun, inquiry-based, experiential way for students to learn about basic economic principles.

Recently, a group of students in French levels III, IV and V participated in the second part of the George Mason High School and Lycée Ozenne exchange.

Hosted by Principal Tyrone Byrd, the Byrd Feeder is a primary fundraiser for the ANGC, and with a unique and varied selection of items for the silent auction, over $4,500 was raised.

Helping Others Pursue Education (H. O. P. E) is affiliated with the Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH), a volunteer nonprofit organization that assists students in rural Uganda with education, health care, development opportunities and community outreach.

Twelve eager Biology II students hopped off the bus at the lower entrance to Shenandoah National Park, anxious and excited to release 60 Brook Trout. After taking attendance and checking on the fish, science teacher Dr. Peter Mecca began the seemingly lengthy trek down to Wildcat Hollow as he beckoned to the students.

Mr. Buck and Mr. Dippold’s seventh grade FleX students participated in the Virginia Bar Association’s Rule of Law program on "Law Day", Thursday, May 1.  Law Day is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.

The Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) is pleased to announce that twelve TSA members received their Silver (State Level) Achievement Awards at the Opening Session of the 2014 Virginia Technosphere Conference in Richmond, Virginia.  

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Board of Education announced today that Falls Church City Public Schools is the only division in the state to receive a 2014 Board of Education Excellence Award.

Hollywood Stunt Scientist, Steve Wolf, visited MEH on Monday to present his keynote program "The Secret Science Behind Movie Stunts & Special Effects". The assembly revealed the STEM concepts behind movie stunts and special effects.

Erlynn Kirsch, an 8th grade World History teacher at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, has been named a 2014 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow.

Two FCCPS teams competed this weekend in Rocky Mount, Virginia in the Virginia State Odyssey of the Mind Competition. While neither team will be advancing to the World Finals in Ames, Iowa, both teams worked hard, had fun, and enjoyed a beautiful competition weekend.