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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.

The following is the schedule for SOL tests at TJ this spring. Please remember that it is especially important on these days to have your children well-rested with a good breakfast.

Seven Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School students participated in the Virginia State National History Day (NHD) Competition on Saturday in Williamsburg, VA and left with numerous top awards in the state!

Purported to give the 'Best Hugs in the Little City' Mount Daniel Kindergarten Paraprofessional Shay Wakeley has been selected as the 2014 FCCPS Support Staff Employee of the Year.

Six Falls Church City public school employees have been nominated for the 2014 Support Staff Employee of the Year Award. Superintendent Toni Jones and other school division leaders surprised each nominee with balloons and a copy of their nomination letters.

The proposed changes to the schedule next year will not be taking place; a final decision that had not been easily reached. Principal Tyrone Byrd made the decision on Thursday, April 10, after taking many considerations into account.

Join us for a special evening on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm!   The TJ Arts program will be showcased in a new way this year to go along with our new building.