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Mary Ellen Henderson seventh grade students visited Junior Achievement Finance Park, Friday, as part of their financial literacy coursework in Civics & Economics. Finance Park immerses students in the experience of being an adult for the day.

 
Thomas Jefferson fifth graders have been saying, 'Goodbye' to a multitude of butterflies they have nurtured since they were...well, caterpillars.  The 5th grade team purchased the butterfly habitats and supplies through a PTA grant.  

18 Mustang athletes are being honored in the 2014 All-Bull Run District Boys and Girls Soocer Teams including seniors Paul Darmstadter and Claire Trevisan taking top honors as First Team Players of the Year.

FCCPS Photo/Lisa Allan
Fourth grade students lately have been thinking about the ways in which we express ideas, feelings, beliefs, values - and (above) the symbols we use to be expressive and to communicate. This inquiry is part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme of studies.

Photo/Story by Carol Sly
The George Mason Girls Track team has won the 2014 Conference 35 Championship, and the Mason Boys were Conference runners up.

George Mason senior Sophie DeLeo has been nominated for a 'Cappie Award' for her vocal performance in the school's Fall musical, 'Oklahoma!'

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.